While listening to a Christian Song, hearing them say over and over again, His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light, I sang with the Song, but my spirit convicted me saying, “I don’t know why people keep saying that, it sure isn’t that easy to me.. I fight this World, Flesh, Temptation, Thoughts, Demonic Influence every day and satan surely isn’t letting up..”
“Am I walking wrong or is this another misinterpreted Scripture taught by the Lukewarm Church?”
However, my spirit still felt the grievance of the Spirit..
I began to make excuses, saying, “Well Lord compared to satan Your Yoke is definitely more easy and more light, so the Bible should be correct. Yeah Lord, Your Yoke is Easy when you think of it that way… They are saying this correctly….maybe..maybe not Lord.. I don’t think this is right..You are not a liar Lord.. This seems untrue though..” Hmmm..Hmmmm..hmmm..
The Spirit then convicted me and spoke and said, “Trev, you know better than this. Never assume something is True, even if it pertains to Me, I Am not a Man that I should lie. I tell you to Test the spirits because if it is me, then it will verify as Truth. Go look it up.”
So I opened up the Concordance and sure enough this Scripture in Greek aligns to the Narrow Path as I suspected and not the Wide, Lukewarm Path taught in the Church.
This is why studying in the Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew are so important because even the King James and other translations are inaccurate at times.
See King James below..
Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy(G5543), and my burden is light(G1645)
30 For G1063 my G3450 yoke G2218 is easy, G5543 and G2532 my G3450 burden G5413 is G2076 light. G1645
Let’s take a look at “Yoke is Easy” first in Greek.
Strong’s Concordance G5543
Original Word: χρηστός
Phonetic Spelling: khrase-tos’
[χρηστός] from G5530; employed, i.e. (by implication) useful (in manner or morals)
Strong’s Concordance G5530
Original Word: χράομαι
Phonetic Spelling: khrah’-om-ahee
[χράομαι] middle voice of a primary verb (perhaps rather from G5495, to handle); to furnish what is needed; (give an oracle, “graze” (touch slightly), light upon, etc.), i.e. (by implication) to employ or (by extension) to act towards one in a given manner Compare G5531; G5534.
Strong’s Concordance G5495
Original Word: χείρ
Phonetic Spelling: khire
[χείρ] perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument)
Strong’s Concordance G5494
Original Word: χειμών
Phonetic Spelling: khi-mone’
[χειμών] from a derivative of χέω (to pour; akin to the base of 5490 through the idea of a channel), meaning a storm (as pouring rain); by implication, the rainy season, i.e. winter
So now if we put all this together, the beginning of Verse 30 reads..
30 For my yoke gives you a Job ( In the Vineyard), that is useful in Morality to furnish what you need by touching you lightly by implication resembling a storm.
Now let’s take a look at Burden is Light..
Strong’s Concordance G1645
Original Word: ἐλαφρός
Phonetic Spelling: el-af-ros’
[ἐλαφρός] probably akin to G1643 and the base of G1640; light, i.e. easy
Strong’s Concordance G1643
Original Word: ἐλαύνω
Phonetic Spelling: el-ow’-no
[ἐλαύνω] a prolonged form of a primary verb (obsolete except in certain tenses as an alternative of this) of uncertain affinity; to push (as wind, oars or dæmonical power)
Affinity Definition– a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages
The idea of the daemon comes from the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks. To them, a daemon was a spiritual being falling somewhere between a god and a human, or the ghost of a fallen hero. Daemons are good or helpful spirits. The idea of the daemon has survived today as a sort of guardian angel or an inner driving force.
So now if we put all this together, the end of Verse 30 reads..
my burden is a prolonged form of pushing you by wind or circumstances to build similar characteristics of Christ using Guardian Angels or by the Holy Spirit.
Now let’s read Verse 30 again in the complete translation in Greek..
30 For my yoke gives you a Job In My Vineyard, that is useful in Morality to furnish what you need by touching you lightly by implication resembling a storm and My Burden is a prolonged form of pushing you by wind or circumstances to build similar characteristics of Christ using Guardian Angels or by the Holy Spirit to do so..
Therefore, enter through the Narrow Gate. Stand in Daily Repentance, Walk in Obedience and Holiness, Turn Away from your Sin, become an Overcomer by surrendering your life and body ad a Living Sacrifice, that you may be a Walking Word -Ramah as Jesus was.
New International Version
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Prepare for the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Please repent, carry your cross daily and accept the free gift of Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross for payment for your sins.
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