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2021/3/17 Take My Yoke on You and Learn from Me—A Testimony

Ron Sawka Ministries

March 17, 2021; Nissan 4, 5781

www.rwsministries.com


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry” (Matt. 11:28–30, NET).


Understand today that the Lord your God who goes before you is a devouring fire; he will defeat and subdue them before you” (Deut. 9:3, NET, emphasis added).


Online Releasing the Fire Conference Keeps Getting Bigger

(Saturday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. [Japan Time])


We knew the Lord wanted us to host this conference about the fire of God and how to receive it and walk in it. We just didn’t know how much He would back us and promote this. Numbers registered keep growing. The Lord is releasing His fire on the earth today because He wants His harvest to be brought in.





Take My Yoke on You and Learn from Me—A Testimony


The other day I was thinking/fretting about something. I was using energy trying to figure out if I should raise a certain topic and how to do so. I reached no conclusion, but definitely wasn’t in peace or at rest. However, next on my schedule was scripture-reading time. I began to read, but at the same time still continued to “wrestle” or waste energy with that problem.


Then as part of my scheduled daily reading, I came to this scripture: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry” (Matt. 11:28–30, NET).


Wow. I started smiling and then actually laughing at myself. I saw the irony of what I was trying to do. It was all about me trying to solve the problem my way. And thinking if I didn’t come up with the right method, it could never be solved. Yet here was the invitation to take His yoke and come learn from Him.


No, Jesus wouldn’t wrestle or fret with the issue like I was. He would be at complete peace. He would continue to be gentle and humble, knowing His heavenly Father would take care of it; knowing that heaven always had a way.


I knew I could and should do the same. Stop fretting. Stop thinking I had to have the right solution or things wouldn’t change. Instead I knew He wanted me to remain at peace. Be gentle and humble and He would take care of it. I could make that choice trusting that God would take care of it in His way and in His time. It took about two seconds to make the choice.


So simple and so easy. Immediately I was shifted into peace and rest. (This was shared on March 16 MPP.)


Thanks for praying. Be blessed.


Ron and Teddy


Hearing the Voice of God—Online Prophetic Training


As part of our efforts to operate as an online apostolic center, we are offering this course from April. Details regarding this six-part seminar on how to hear and release the voice of God is here.


Judah Goes First—Let This Be a Month of Extra Praise

Nissan: The first month of the Hebrew Year, March 14–April 12


When God decided to set Israel free from Egypt, He told them to start numbering their months (Exod. 12:2), which helps us understand why the Lord wants us to pay attention to each month. He wants us to experience more deliverance, become increasingly free, and grow in Him. Nissan is also connected with the tribe of Judah, which means “praise.” Let this be a month of extra praise as we follow the Lord into all He has for us. (Blessings for the month of Nissan may be found here.)


Online Apostolic Center


Weekly Broadcast Schedule: We are canceling our regular Friday evening and Sunday evening broadcasts this week. We feel we must focus on the Releasing the Fire online conference.


Below is a list and times (Japan Standard Time) of public meetings you can connect with via Ron’s public Facebook page.


  • Every Tues., 8:30–10 p.m., Apostolic Center Training (English/Chinese) Registration required.

  • Mon.–Fri., 6:00–6:45 a.m., Morning Prophetic Prayer (English/Japanese)


No MPP on the following days:

  • April 1–2 (Thurs.–Fri.), next scheduled monthly break


Those who have special needs for ministry can contact us at: info@rwsministries.com or info@mppjapan.com.


You can join the live broadcast via Facebook (Ron’s public page), or can access the other channels to view the recording at your convenience:


MPP Japanese Facebook

MPP YouTube


Giving to Ron Sawka Ministries


1. Thank you so much for your giving, which plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful.


2. You may also feel led to become an Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1,200 (US) or its equivalent for the year.


Yes, I Commit to Being an Apostolic Fund Supporter for 2021


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Please send us this information with the subject line “2021 Apostolic Fund Supporter.”


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You can give online by credit card at https://give.mogiv.com/app/giving/rwsministries.


In addition to online/credit card giving which can be used from any nation, you may give via the following:


Japan

Japan Apostolic Fund Supporters should give directly to CTF Japan.


Direct Bank Transfers from Overseas

Account name/number: Ronald W. Sawka 93642377

Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank