This 👆 is a statement every disciple of Christ would often hear – be it during Sunday sermons, during funerals, or any typical Christian gathering. Nevertheless yes, it’s very true that Jesus is going to appear anytime to catch His bride away! Therefore what every follower of Christ needs to do is, to see whether he/she is ready to be caught up at Jesus’ Coming; and for this they must lift up their heads to watch and pray! But then there would also be some would be unable to do so!!
WELL THEN, WHO CAN NEVER LIFT UP THEIR HEADS?
1. Those who constantly enjoy the pleasures that the world offers – The world is always eager to keep everyone of them happy, who seek joy from the world. But such people can never enjoy the happiness heaven offers because their heart and mind would be mindful only to the things of this world. There is an account of a rich man in the Bible, about whom Jesus had said.
There was once a rich man who dressed in the most expensive clothes and lived in great luxury every day. There was also a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who used to be brought to the rich man’s door, hoping to eat the bits of food that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs would come and lick his sores. Luke 16:19-21
The luxury of the world blinded him so much so that he forgot God and to do good to his neighbour as well! After his death he ended up being in hell. May our state not be like that of the rich man.
2. A person under a yoke/harness can never lift up his head – Normally a yoke is placed on the necks of oxen, before ploughing a field. Under the weight of the harness the animals are not in a position to lift up their heads whenever they want and hence they are in a bowed down state. The oxen are then led as per the desire of the farmer.
The enemy(devil) uses exactly the same method to place the yoke upon the necks and lives of people, making it difficult for them to stand upright. This kind of yoke is referred to the burden of sin, sickness, death, troubles etc. Living a sinful life will not help someone to lift up his/her head. However, Jesus gives an open call to those under the burden of sin and sickness. Mathew 11:28,29.
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright. Leviticus 26:13
How can this yoke be broken? Only through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isaiah 10:27
(… to be continued)