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 KJV)
The KJV version translation does not bring out the correct meaning of the last part of this verse. It says the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. The meaning it conveys, which we have typically used when this verse is quoted, is that God’s anointing or power will break the yoke from our necks. Well, this is not what this verse is saying.
The Israelites were under the terror of the king of Assyria, and he had a burden on their shoulders and a yoke around their necks. He had them in captivity and oppression. The Lord was speaking prophetically to comfort His people and give them hope in the face of Assyrian pressure. He said the yoke of the king of Assyria would be destroyed because of fatness. The metaphor is an unusual one and probably the reason why the KJV translators choose the word “anointing”.
The idea here is that of an ox with a yoke around its neck. The ox flourishes and grows so fat that the yoke around its neck gets broken! God said you will be so blessed that any yoke or bondage of the enemy will no longer fit on you! You become bigger than the yoke so it just falls off!
Think of the meaning of the metaphor above for a second. Imagine being so full of God’s fire that Satan just runs away. Or being so blessed financially that those needs you thought you had vanished because you have more than enough. These are examples of the fatness of neck that breaks the yoke!
APPLY THE WORD
There is a blessing in spiritual maturity. Some problems will simply fall off as you grow in the faith. Let yokes fall from your neck as it becomes fat with divine blessings and favor!
Thank the Lord for the fatness in the Spirit that breaks yokes from your neck.