Do you know Jesus the burden bearer? Whether you agree with the scriptures or not, he is the most important personality you would need in your life.
Is Jesus a Teacher?
Many people see Jesus as a teacher because the Bible recorded that he went about teaching and preaching in villages and towns around Palestine during his earthly ministry. Acts 10:38.
Yes, those who see Jesus as a teacher are right. Some people even called him teacher in the Bible.
He used parables to teach people about the kingdom of God, and obedience to the Commandments God.
One notable parable among the many that he told the people was the parable of the tares among the wheat. Matthew 13:24–43.
He used this to illustrate what the enemy has come to do in the life of man; that is, to plant his own purpose when men sleep, and turn man from the will and purpose of God.
This parable also illustrates why man needs Jesus the burden bearer, who can help remove whatever the enemy has planted, and give true joy and peace.
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Is Jesus a Miracle Worker?
Many people see Jesus as a miracle worker. That is very true.
He healed all manners of sicknesses and diseases, including ailments caused by demons.
The case of the madman of Gadarene is a case to be mentioned here. Luke 8:26-39.
This man had in him thousands of demons, who drove him out from living among men to the grave.
No one could tame him, because he can cut the strongest chains.
When he sighted Jesus afar off, he ran to meet him and worshipped him. Jesus drove the demons out with just a word of command, and the man was totally free.
Is Jesus a Prophet?
There are some people who called Jesus a Prophet because he foretold many things about the end of the world.
He talked about those things that would characterized the end times such as famines and pestilences, wars and rumors of wars in diverse places, earthquakes, and strange sightings.
All of these have happened as he revealed them. He particularly mentioned that when we see the fig tree budded, and the branches bringing forth new leaves, then we must know that the time is near.
Bible scholars know that the fig tree that Jesus was referring to is the nation of Israel; a scattered and homeless people who became a nation in 1948.
Indeed, the fig tree had budded.
Of a truth Jesus was a teacher, a miracle worker, and a prophet when he was on earth, but indeed he was much more than these, he is the savior of the world who came to save us from our sins, and the consequences, and by that he becomes Jesus the burden bearer.
The Key Statement Made by Jesus the Burden Bearer
In Matthew 11:28-31 Jesus said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
The importance of a statement is determined by the one who made it. It will tell you whether you are to believe the statement and act on it or not.
If you have a case in a law court and you got there on the day the judgement is to be delivered, and you happen to meet one of the cleaners.
If the fellow tells you that “man, don’t worry you will be discharged and acquitted today.”
Surely you will not take that serious, or you may take it as a word of encouragement from the fellow.
If on the other hand you happen to meet with the judge who would deliver the judgement, and he said the same thing to you, then you know that truly the judgement will be given in your favor.
The one who speaks here is Jesus the burden bearer, introduced in the book of Isaiah 53:5-6.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;Isaiah 53:5-6 (esv).
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
That was foretold by the prophet many years before Jesus was born, and he came to fulfill it.
The burden that Jesus came to carry was such that no one else can do. It was the burden upon the whole humanity – sin.
Sin entered into the world through Adam and Eve when they disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit.
Sin became a burden which man still has to carry today.
It is a burden that holds its victim in bondage, and no matter what the victim tries to do, he can never be free from its grip.
The fruits of sin are listed in Galatians 5:19.
With these in place, man became separated from God and live in total submission to the will of the devil.
The will of God is for man to be totally free from the bondage of sin with all the burdens attached to it, so that man can serve him.
Since sin came into the world through one man, it has to be removed through one man, and without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sin. Romans 5:12.
But since all human born into the world have the sinful Adamic nature in them, no one is qualified to be a burden bearer who will help take away the sin of man and other attached burdens.
God has to make a special arrangement, where Jesus the burden bearer will be born without the usual sexual union between a man and a woman.
He was conceived when the Holy ghost came upon Mary his mother who was a virgin. Matthew 1:18-2:23. He escapes the inevitable Adamic nature.
This is Jesus the burden bearer who went to the cross to fulfill his mission, as he took our place in judgment and removed the burden of sin over us.
He came to help those who labor and to carry our burden! He came to deliver us from all forms of suffering.
Labor is different from work. According to 2 Thessalonians 3:10, and proverbs 22:29. God expects you to work diligently but not to labor.
To labor means to work like an elephant and eat like an ant. To work and have nothing to show for it.
According to Exodus 1:13-14, the Egyptians made Israel to work with rigor. They made them labor from morning till evening time, year after year, but with nothing to show for their forced labor.
Many people are laboring in offices, businesses, marriages, careers, and all manner of pursuits in life.
They know that they are making efforts more than the other people around them, but the results they are bringing in does not measure up with the efforts they are putting into the work.
God wants you to prosper in everything you do. Psalm 68:19, psalm 1:1-3.
He does not want you to suffer or labor hard before you eat. These were not part of God’s plan for man at the beginning.
It was after the fall of man that God cursed the ground, and made a pronouncement that man will sweat before he eats.
If you are laboring or you are heavy laden, Jesus the burden bearer is inviting you today.
A burden is a heavy load that you cannot put down. 2 Kings 5:1-14, tells about Naaman, the General of the Army of Syria. He was successful and wealthy, but a leper.
He had a load that cannot be hidden and that he cannot put down, until he came in contact with someone who connected him with the burden bearer.
He dipped in the water seven times and the burden was gone.
In Mark 3:1-6, a man with a withered hand came in contact with the burden bearer, and his withered hand became whole again.
The woman with the issue of blood in Matthew 9:20–22, carried her burden for 12 years. She sold all her belongings in a bid to get solution, and put the burden down.
None of her efforts yielded any positive result. She resigned to fate and expected death to come, but one day she encountered Jesus the burden bearer, and with just a touch of the helm of his garment the woman got healed.
Her 12 years old burden was rolled away.
There is nothing that Jesus the burden bearer cannot do. He can remove all burdens.
What Will the Burden Bearer Requires of You?
1. To praise him. Ps 13:6. Ps 30:1.
This is a necessity for anyone who wants to get the attention of the burden bearer. Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, a blind man, did this to get the attention of Jesus.
He shouted ceaselessly, “Jesus the son of David, have mercy on me.” It was a call for mercy, but laced with the declaration that the burden bearer was the son of David, the man after God’s heart.
The Bible says when Jesus heard it, he stood still, and commanded the blind man to be brought to him. Bartimaeus got his healing that day.
2. He expects you to tell others of what he has done for you. Mark 5:19-20.
If the burden bearer helps you, he expects that you broadcast it to all that comes your ways. This is a way of giving him thanks for what he has done.
He alone should take the glory for your deliverance, and your testimony should make others to be aware of what he can do, so that they too can come and have a taste.
When you do that, he will ensure that your testimony is permanent, and that the enemy will not be able to tamper with you again.
3. To become committed unto him. Matthew 11:29-30.
Jesus the burden bearer is not just interested in removing your burden, his mission is to save you from sin, and ultimately make you a candidate of heaven.
He had used his blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary to secure a passage for you.
It is one thing for you to be free from burden after you encounter Jesus, it is another thing to remain free thereafter.
The only way to be permanently free is to accept him as your Lord and Savior, and take upon you his yoke.
He said “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30. You need this yoke because after you might have been delivered, Satan the owner of the burden that was removed would come back to see if he can still find an abode in you.
If you have not put on the yoke of Christ and become a new person entirely, Satan will reinforce, and come in with a greater burden.
This is the reason why Jesus told people that he delivered from burdens to “go and sin no more.” John 8:11.
Are you laboring, are you carrying a load that you cannot put down, come to Jesus the burden bearer, he will deliver you.
Are you tired of keeping evil companies, tired of living on drugs, tired of burden of sin, come to the one who was ordained from heaven to set you free?
He had paid the price for your freedom. He had provided the solution that you need.
Cry to him to save your soul and take away the burden. Tell him that you will serve him if he can help you.
If you have known him as your Lord, then tell him about the burden in your life too. Just tell him that you will praise him and serve him more, and he will do it.
Jesus the burden bearer is right by your side waiting for your call. Call upon him now.