Grace, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 372 – TAKE OFF THE ILL-FITTING LOADS 1

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Monday, 30th January, 2024

TAKE OFF THE ILL-FITTING LOADS 1



“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.” 

Colossians 2:8 (Amplified)



Oftentimes, we assume the greatest opposition to the gospel is “materialism” and “secularism”. But that isn’t what deeply opposes the divine intention. The greatest oppositions of our Faith are religion, philosophy and culture (founded mostly on narcissism). It’s not just the members of Christ who are not hooked to material things, most religious groupings frown at “materialism”. Yet their philosophy hewn out of their religious groundings, makes them radically oppose the knowledge of Christ.

These traditions, cultures and philosophies are not founded on Christ.
Please note, this isn’t some sort of anti-intellectualism propaganda.

In God’s plan and purpose, we are to enjoy and function only in the economy (arrangements or administration) of Grace.

This economy serves us only with an un-forceful rhythm. It doesn’t enslave us and put a yoke on our necks.

But that is not the situation with the law of Moses and even the traditions of men.

When the Church leaders met in Jerusalem to discuss the reality of the gospel.

Peter’s response to those who were trying to enforce Jewish laws upon the believers is still refreshing.

“So why on earth would you now limit God’s grace by placing a yoke of religious duties on the shoulders of the believers that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?  Don’t you believe that we are introduced to eternal life through the grace of our Lord Jesus—the same grace that has brought these people new life?”
Acts 15:10-11 (TPT).

Look at what Jesus also said Himself,

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 (Message)

This is what religion does, it puts an overload weight of rules and regulations upon your neck and demands perfection.

The religious traditions of men only demand perfection and righteousness, they don’t supply life.

Jesus didn’t say I have religious traditions, rules and regulations which will keep you righteous.

Jesus invites you to an organic fellowship of love and rest. He wants to share in your weakness, as He supplies strength to you through His grace.

There are some who teach that “Grace places demands of responsibility on us. Grace doesn’t want us to be irresponsible”.

Grace doesn’t promote laziness, however, the idea that God demands or Grace places demands on us is not consistent with God’s mindset.

Sincerely, I will humbly point out that Grace doesn’t place demands of responsibility on us. God doesn’t place demands on us. There’s no way we can meet God’s demands.

That’s why Jesus came!

He came to SUPPLY. Grace supplies us with the ability to produce results.
Not that we a sufficient of ourselves but our sufficiency is of God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)

That’s the difference between the Covenant of Promise (which was fulfilled as the New Covenant and given to us as a Testament) and the Old Covenant.

The OLD COVENANT wasn’t part of God’s eternal plan at all. It was never his intention to DEMAND ANYTHING FROM US.

His plan was to SUPPLY US WITH LIFE so that we would BE HIS EXPRESSION.

God’s intentional and eternal plan is for you to live a life of rest daily and not to be caged in stress.

Christ came that we will have Life; to be our true selves. The God-begotten selves.  (John 1:13, Message)

“I commend you to God, and to the word of His Grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified” Acts 20:32

Selah.

DIG DEEPER
(Galatians 5:1; Acts 15: 6-11; Matthew 23:4; Galatians 4:1-5,9; Galatians 2:3-5)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will continuously increase in the knowledge of Christ and that our hearts will be fully liberated from the yoke of religion.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Leviticus 5 – 8
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am free from any yoke of religion.
 
 – I walk daily in the liberty that Christ has given me.
 
– I live a life of rest daily.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!

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Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
4 months ago

I walk daily in the liberty that Christ has given me.

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
4 months ago

Grace supplies us with the ability to produce results

Mercy Ennin
Mercy Ennin
4 months ago

I live a life of rest dialy
I walk dialy in the liberty christ has given to me

Nuel
Nuel
4 months ago

Oh Glory to God

My relationship with the father is meant to be solely by Grace.

Observing days, dressing I’m a particular way, following some cultures and traditions of men is not what will qualify me to be accepted by the father.

Even the execution of my responsibilities in Christ is solely by His Grace.

It’s a Grace360 thing

I now understand.

Thank you Apostle Sir

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

I live a life of grace

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

Because I have the life of God I don’t struggle to live right.

JOA
JOA
4 months ago

Thank God Jesus came.

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

Thank You Lord Jesus

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

I enjoy God’s supply

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
4 months ago

It’s interesting how some preachers after enjoying the supply of Grace seek to put unbearable yokes on the neck of some believer. It really matters who you are listening to

Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago

I live a life of rest daily. I’m free from any yoke of religion

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

What a God I serve. The only king who sends you and will go with you. I’m blessed

Emmanuel Gmajombane
Emmanuel Gmajombane
4 months ago

I am free from any yoke of religion.

I walk daily in the liberty that Christ has given me.

Hallelujah ????????

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

Zoë.

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

Galatians 5:1 MSG
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.

Bernard kissi Adjare
Bernard kissi Adjare
4 months ago

O thank you lord: for through knowledge shall the just be delivered; the lord doesn’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting upon me to bare

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
4 months ago

One thing that ministered to me a lot was when Apostle Bennie said, God doesn’t place demands on us. Apostle said there is no way we can meet God’s demands. That is the perfect reason why He gave us Jesus. That through him we may live and have our being.
I refuse to give my mind to traditions, philosophies and religious acts that opposes the knowledge of Christ.
Grace makes the difference. Jesus came and he supplied grace which gives ability to achieve great results. Thank you Apostle Bennie

Bumbede
Bumbede
4 months ago

Thank you Apostle
This is so refreshing

God has always been the supplier of the grace so that we live each day in His rest freely expressing Him.

Today’s Machaira is a whole deliverance session on it on.

Glory to God

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I continue in the reality of faith and I give no room to the traditions of men.

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
4 months ago

Christ is the home of liberty.Therefore I walk in liberty.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I keep company with my Lord Jesus always
I get away with him
I watch how he does it and then, I do it the same as He does

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

An organic life of fellowship with Love and rest in beloved Jesus

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

Jesus invites you to an organic fellowship of love and rest. He wants to share in your weakness, as He supplies strength to you through His grace.

I enjoy an organic fellowship of love and rest
Thank you Jesus that you share in my weakness

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

Christ came that I will have Life; to be my true self. The God-begotten self .

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

I get away with Jesus from the noise of religion and philosophy.

I walk and work with Jesus —I watch how He does it and Learn the unforced rhythms of grace

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
4 months ago

Apostle Peter’s submission at the Jerusalem meeting crowns it all:
“So why on earth would you now limit God’s grace by placing a yoke of religious duties on the shoulders of the believers that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?”

I wonder how Apostle Peter would be feeling to see his refreshingly relieving submission neglected today by some in the body of Christ. Its unfortunate that even at the time of Apostle Paul, he faced similar issues with the Galatian brethren who sought to continue living by the works of the law rather than submitting to grace.

The whole purpose of the gospel is to relieve yokes of bondage and bring us out of slavery into the marvelous liberty of the Son of God.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
4 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus.

Knowing that God does not place some rules and regulations on me, demanding my self effort -righteousness and Justification makes me peaceable with God. I can freely and boldly go to Him in faith.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I function in the economy of Grace always ,
My sufficiency is of God
I learn the unforced rhythms of Grace

Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
4 months ago

The traditions of men only demand perfection and righteousness, they don’t supply life.
Strength is supplied to us through grace; the grace of God is responsible for our help.
It is not in God’s mindset to place demands on us. It is God’s heartbeat to supply his life to us so that we become his expression. Glory to God!

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
4 months ago

Glory to God my righteousness is not founded on the fables of men (religion) but that which Jesus has accomplished for me

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
4 months ago

I am free from the bondage of philosophy of men

Sulley
Sulley
4 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for taking all the demand and burdens of the Lord off my shoulders and supplying me with your very Life. I allow you to be my daily supply of rest and grace

Pamela
Pamela
4 months ago

Thank you Lord. I live a life of rest daily

Miriam Atoklo
Miriam Atoklo
4 months ago

I produce results. Glory to God

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
4 months ago

Glory to God. I live a life full of rest… I am not in stress. Christ Jesus share in my weakness and He supply his strengths to me through his grace.
Gloreeeeeey to God.

I live in organic fellowship with Christ Jesus, in rest and in love. His Grace is in abundance in my life. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ. I love you Jesus Christ.
God bless you more Apostle Sir.

Addenilla Ewusiwaa Ennin
Addenilla Ewusiwaa Ennin
4 months ago

NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR!!!

axor israel
axor israel
4 months ago

I walk daily in the liberty that Christ has given me

Bernard kissi Adjare
Bernard kissi Adjare
4 months ago

Thank u sir for the opportunity, pls concerning “Grace not putting demands on us…”if one has the ability to raise say 5 people, does it not mean it’s expected of him to do so by the ability granted him, and if yes is that not a demand expected of him by reason of his abilities?

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
4 months ago

The wickedness of religion has caused more harm to the church than good. Glory to God I am free from any yoke of religion, and I walk daily in the liberty that Christ has given me.

Nuel
Nuel
4 months ago

God’s economy is designed to sole operate by Grace. Nothing more nothing less.

And it’s so interesting with how this grace has it’s inherent intelligence teaching us to deny ungodliness effortlessly and supplying us with the divine ability to produce kingdom results.

Oh what a life.

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