“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Jesus spoke these words. Though they're poetic, they raise some questions. How can I rest if I'm working? What kind of work will make my soul rest? What does it mean to be yoked with Christ?
Jesus' yoke is singular. His whole work is the redemption of mankind from sin and hell. Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
To take up the yoke of Jesus is to enter this work of saving others. We can't separate our own personal holiness and salvation from soul-winning. Though exhausting physically, this work brings rest to the soul. Joy and peace fills the heart engaged in evangelism.
If America is going to experience revival, Christians must experience revival. Simply, revival is a new beginning of obedience to God. If you're already a Christian, this means confessing and forsaking all sin and dedicating your life to the work of saving sinners–and then doing it.
Will you lay down your life, 100%, for revival?