Take the easy yoke of THE SON OF THE MOST HIGH today thus let go the heavy burdens of life that can prevent you from entering Heaven!

Martin Ongau Mokaya
15 min readNov 21, 2022

And THE SPIRIT and the bride say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.(Revelation 22:17).

The cry of CHRIST to the thirsty soul is still going forth, and it appeals to us with even greater power than to those who heard it in the temple on that last day of the feast. The fountain is open for all. The weary and exhausted ones are offered refreshing draught of eternal life. JESUS is still crying,’’ If any man thirst, let him come unto ME, and drink’’. ‘’Let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.’’ ‘’ Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.’’(Revelation 22:17;John 4:14).{Ellen Gould White,’’ Desire of Ages’’, pp454.3}.

Not by painful struggles or wearisome toil, not by gift or sacrifice, is righteousness obtained; but it is freely given to every soul who hungers and thirsts to receive it.’’ Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy and eat…..without money and without price.’’ Their righteousness is of ME, said THE LORD,’’ This is His name whereby He shall be called THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’’(Isaiah 55:1;Isaiah 54:17;Jeremiah 23:6).{Ellen Gould White, ’’Mount of Blessings’’, pp18.2}.

Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters ,and he that has no money; come you ,buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness (Isaiah 55:1,2).Photo by Markus.
Thus said THE LORD, let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am THE LORD who exercises lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness ,in the earth: for in these things I delight, said THE LORD.(Jeremiah 9:23–24). From unsplash.
JESUS answered and said unto her, If thou knew the gift of GOD, and who it is that said unto thee, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.(John 4:10).From unsplash.
But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.(John 4:14).Photo by Emma Harper.
Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes: but know you, that for all these things will GOD bring judgement. Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh: for childood and youth are vanity.(Ecclesiastes 11:9–10).Photo by Alberto Restino.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world ,and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall THE SON OF MAN be ashamed when he comes in the glory of HIS FATHER with the holy angels.(Mark 8:36–38). Photo by Jacob Chen.

Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28–30).

Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on; Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER feeds them. Are you not better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if GOD so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER knows that you need of all these things. But seek you first THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(Matthew 6:25–33).

He was never elated by applause, nor dejected by censure or disappointment. Amid the greatest opposition and the most cruel treatment, He was still of good courage. But many who profess to be his followers have an anxious, troubled heart, because they are afraid to trust themselves with GOD. They do not make a complete surrender to Him; for they shrink from consequences that such a surrender may involve. Unless they do make this surrender, they cannot have peace.(Ellen Gould White, ’’Desire of Ages’’, pp 330.3).

Spiritual Violence Brings Reward

And he said, Let me go for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me. And he said unto him, what is your name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince has you power with ALUAYHM and with men, and has prevailed.(Genesis 32:26–28).

Spiritual Violence Brings Reward—With the great truth we have been privileged to receive, we should, and under the Holy Spirit’s power we could, become living channels of light. We could then approach the mercy seat; and seeing the bow of promise, kneel with contrite hearts, and seek the kingdom of heaven with a spiritual violence that would bring its own reward. We would take it by force, as did Jacob. Then our message would be the power of God unto salvation. Our supplications would be full of earnestness, full of a sense of our great need; and we would not be denied. The truth would be expressed by life and character, and by lips touched with the living coal from off God’s altar. When this experience is ours, we shall be lifted out of our poor, cheap selves, that we have cherished so tenderly. We shall empty our hearts of the corroding power of selfishness, and shall be filled with praise and gratitude to God. We shall magnify the Lord, the God of all grace, who has magnified Christ. And He will reveal His power through us, making us as sharp sickles in the harvest field. (Ellen Gould White, ‘’The Review and Herald’’, February 14, 1899). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1089.6}.

The Spirit and Power of Elijah

Behold ,I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of THE LORD:(Malachi 4:5).\

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make it ready a people for THE LORD.(Luke 1:17).

In the spirit and with the power of Elijah, John denounced the corruptions of the Jews, and raised his voice in reproving their prevailing sins. His discourses were plain, pointed, and convincing. Many were brought to repentance of their sins, and, as evidence of their repentance, were baptized of him in Jordan. This was the preparatory work for the ministry of Christ. Many were convicted because of the plain truths uttered by this faithful prophet; but, by rejecting the light, they became enshrouded in deeper darkness, so that they were fully prepared to turn from the evidences attending Jesus, that He was the true Messiah. (The Spirit of Prophecy 2:48, 49). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1089.7}.

Witness Rejected

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgement than for you. And thou Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.(Luke 10:13–15)

The deeds of love and compassion performed by Jesus in the cities of Judea, were regarded with wonder by the angels of heaven; and yet multitudes in Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum looked on with indifference, and in their hardness of heart they acted as though time or eternity was scarcely worth their attention. The majority of the inhabitants of these cities spent their time in cavilling over themes of little importance, and but a few took the position that the Saviour of mankind was the Christ. {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.1}

The prophecies of the Scriptures were plain, and gave clear predictions of His life, character, and work; and from the testimony of men who had spoken as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, evidence was sufficient to prove that Jesus was all He claimed to be - the Son of God, the Messiah of whom Moses and the prophets did write, the Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Israel. But it was in vain that He sought to convince the priests and rulers, and to draw the hearts of common people to His light. Priests and rulers, scribes and Pharisees, clung to their traditions, their ceremonies, customs, and theories, and suffered not their hearts to be touched and cleansed and sanctified by divine grace. The few who did follow Christ came from among the lowly and unlearned. (Ellen Gould White,’’ ’’The Review and Herald’’, June 2, 1896).{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.2}.

The Yoke of Restraint and Obedience

Christ says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you”—the yoke of restraint and obedience—“and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” We are to find rest by wearing His yoke and bearing His burdens. In being co-workers with Christ in the great work for which He gave His life, we shall find true rest. When we were sinners, He gave His life for us. He wants us to come to Him and learn of Him. Thus we are to find rest. He says He will give us rest. “Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.” In doing this you will find in your own experience the rest that Christ gives, the rest that comes from wearing His yoke and lifting His burdens. (The General Conference Bulletin, April 4, 1901). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.3}

In accepting Christ’s yoke of restraint and obedience, you will find that it is of the greatest help to you. Wearing this yoke keeps you near the side of Christ, and He bears the heaviest part of the load.{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.4}

“Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.” To learn the lessons Christ teaches is the greatest treasure students can find. Rest comes to them in the consciousness that they are trying to please the Lord (Ellen Gould White, Letter 144, 1901). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.5}.

Help to Bear Every Burden

There is a condition to the rest and peace here offered us by Christ. It is that of yoking up with Him. All who will accept the condition will find that the yoke of Christ will help them to bear every burden needful for them to carry. Without Christ at our side to bear the heaviest part of the load, we must indeed say that it is heavy. But yoked with Him to the care of duty, the burdens of life may all be lightly carried. And just as a man acts in willing obedience to the requirements of God, will come his peace of mind.... {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.6}

Meekness and humility will characterize all who are obedient to the law of God, all who will wear the yoke of Christ with submission. And these graces will bring the desirable result of peace in the service of Christ .(Ellen Gould White, ‘’The Signs of the Times’’, April 16, 1912). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.7}.

Symbol of Submission to God’s Will

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.(Matthew 16:24–25).

Symbol of Submission to God’s Will

And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the ministers and the people making a noise, He said unto them, give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.(Matthew 9:23–25).

We are to bear the yoke of Christ that we may be placed in complete union with Him. “Take my yoke upon you,” He says. Obey My requirements. But these requirements may be in direct opposition to the will and purposes of the human agent. What then is to be done? Hear what God says: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” The yoke and the cross are symbols representing the same thing,—the giving up of the will to God. Wearing the yoke unites finite man in companionship with the dearly beloved Son of God. Lifting the cross cuts away self from the soul, and places man where he learns how to bear Christ’s burdens. We cannot follow Christ without wearing His yoke, without lifting the cross and bearing it after Him. If our will is not in accord with the divine requirements, we are to deny our inclinations, give up our darling desires, and step in Christ’s footsteps....{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1090.8}

Men frame for their own necks yokes that seem light and pleasant to wear, but they prove galling in the extreme. Christ sees this, and He says, “Take My yoke upon you. The yoke you would place upon your own neck, thinking it a precise fit, will not fit at all. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me the lessons essential for you to learn; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” The Lord never makes a false estimate concerning His heritage. He measures the men with whom He is working. When they submit to His yoke, when they give up the struggle that has been unprofitable for themselves and for the cause of God, they will find peace and rest. When they become sensible of their own weakness, their own deficiencies, they will delight to do God’s will. They will submit to the yoke of Christ. Then God can work in them to will and to do of His good pleasure, which is often entirely contrary to the plans of the human mind. When the heavenly anointing comes to us, we shall learn the lesson of meekness and lowliness, which always brings rest to the soul (Ellen Gould White, ‘’The Review and Herald’’, October 23, 1900). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1091.1}.

Christ’s Yoke Never Galling

Your work is not to gather up burdens of your own. As you take the burdens that Christ would have you, then you can realize what burdens He carried. Let us study the Bible, and find out what kind of yoke He bore. He was a help to those around Him. He says: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.” You see there is a yoke to bear. Now this is the very faith that we want—a faith that will grasp the promises of God, one that will take the yoke of Christ and bear the burdens that He would have us. We often think we are having a hard time in bearing burdens, and it is too often the case, because God has not made any provision for us to carry these burdens; but when we bear His yoke and carry His burdens, we can testify that the yoke of Christ is easy and His burdens are light, because He has made provision for these. But when you feel depressed and discouraged, do not give up the battle; you have a living Saviour that will help you, and you will have rest in Him. You must not put your neck under the yoke of fashion, and yokes that God has never designed that you should bear. It is not our work to study how to meet the world’s standard, but the great question with each one should be, How can I meet God’s standard? Then it is that you will find rest to the soul; for Christ has said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1091.2}

When you have a yoke that is galling to the neck, you may know it is not Christ’s yoke; for He says His yoke is easy. What God wants of us is to be learning every day of our lives how to build our characters for time and for eternity. He does not want us to get into one channel and never turn out of that; to have fixed ideas, and hold them fast, whether they are right or wrong. He will place us amid trials and difficulties, and when we have learned to overcome obstacles in a right spirit, with high and holy purpose, He will give us another lesson. And if we have not the meekness of Christ to be constantly learning of Jesus in His school, then .(Ellen Gould White, ‘’The Review and Herald’’, May 10, 1887).{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1091.3}

Hard to Give Up Own Will and Way

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me. I am the Vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.(John 15:4–5).

If you are willing to learn meekness and lowliness of heart in Christ’s school, He will surely give you rest and peace. It is a terribly hard struggle to give up your own will and your own way. But this lesson learned, you will find rest and peace. Pride, selfishness, and ambition must be overcome; your will must be swallowed up in the will of Christ. The whole life may become one constant love sacrifice, every action a manifestation, and every word an utterance of love. As the life of the vine circulates through stem and cluster, descends into the lower fibres, and reaches to the topmost leaf, so will the grace and love of Christ burn and abound in the soul, sending its virtues to every part of the being, and pervading every exercise of body and mind. (Ellen Gould White, Letter 14, 1887). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1091.4}.

How to Wear the Yoke

Take hold of the arm of God, and say, “I am nothing, and Thou art everything. Thou hast said, ‘Without me ye can do nothing.’ Now, Lord, I must have Thee abiding in me, that I may abide in Thee.” Then advance step by step, by living faith abiding in Jesus Christ. This is wearing His yoke, the yoke of obedience (Ellen Gould White Manuscript 85, 1901).{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1092.1}

Wearing the yoke with Christ, means to work in His lines, to be a co-partner with Him in His sufferings and toils for lost humanity. It means to be a wise instructor of souls. We shall be what we are willing to be made by Christ in these precious hours of probation. We shall be the sort of a vessel that we allow ourselves to be moulded into. We must unite with God in the melding and fashioning work, having our wills submitted to the divine will .(Ellen Gould White, Letter 71, 1895). {Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1092.2}.

Easy Yoke Does Not Give Life of Ease

The Lord calls His yoke easy, and His burden light. Yet that yoke will not give us a life of ease and freedom and selfish indulgence. The life of Christ was one of self-sacrifice and self-denial at every step; and with consistent, Christlike tenderness and love, His true follower will walk in the footsteps of the Master; and as he advances in this life, he will become more and more inspired with the spirit and life of Christ . (Ellen Gould White,’’ The Signs of the Times’’, April 16, 1912).{Ellen Gould White ‘’Bible Commentary Volume 5,pp 1092.3}.

Plea

Seeing his days are determined, the number of of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;(Job 14:5).

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement: So CHRIST was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall he appear the 2nd time without sin unto salvation.(Hebrews 9:27–28).

The days of our years are 70;and if by reason of strength they be 80,yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so your wrath. So TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS, that we may APPLY OUR HEARTS TO WISDOM.(Psalm 90:10–12).

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said THE LORD GOD: and not that he should return from his ways and live?(Ezekiel 18:23).

Come now, and let us reason together, said THE LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.(Isaiah 1:18).

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Martin Ongau Mokaya

Enthusiastic Writer (Appointed by OUR HEAVENLY FATHER in HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN DEAR BELOVED SON’S name) of the Everlasting Gospel to all the world.