“PUT ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT THAT WOULD KEEP YOU FROM FOLLOWING AFTER ME” – Stephen Hanson

2/12/18

28“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt. 11
Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1
(During this message the Lord showed me a scene of people walking along a road and all of them were bent over carry packs of their belongings. One lady in particular had a pole across her back and there was a pale of water on one side that she was carrying. At one point, I saw the Lord reach down and take the heavy loads from the people, and then He put them on His back. There was a horse and the Lord was upon the horse, and I saw Him reach down for a young child and He lifted her up and placed her beside him.)

“Put aside every weight that would keep you from following after Me. Every weight has a way of accumulating and building into even heavier weights. Many carry the loads of weights that have been building and building over the years. Some trudge through this life attempting to walk out their days but they, as it were, are walking through mud.
These weights can hinder your walk with Me. I say to lay your burdens down at my feet. I say to throw them down there and leave them there. Pack horses are meant to carry heavy loads. How would one go on a long journey if they had to carry everything on their back? I have said that my yoke is easy and my burden in light. But many of you would rather carry these things than give them to Me.
The road has been long and you are weary for the many travels that you have made. But I walk these roads with you. And if you would, you can release those burdens that you have been carrying for so long. Allow Me to carry them for you. Would that you would allow Me to carry you through the difficult days that are ahead. You can’t do this on your own. I AM the only One who can bring you safely through the days that are ahead. These days will be wrought with trouble on either side. Many will fall by the wayside.
You cannot be strong in your own strength. If you attempted to walk through these days alone you would surely be left by the wayside. A runner runs a race and he does it by conditioning himself. You must take on endurance for the road that is ahead. ”

Stephen Hanson