Key verse: 2 Corinthians 6:16
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Read: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
A yoke is a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (such as oxen) are joined at the head or necks for working together. This was predominant in agriculture back in the days for ploughing. For the best result, two animals that are of same strength and size are commonly yoked together. If a strong animal is yoked with a feeble one, the tendency is for the feeble to slow down the strong one or, for the strong one to over drag the feeble one to death. This position is equally true in spiritual matters. Where a spiritually weak individual is in close connection with a strong one, the weak whittles down the effect of the strength of the strong in the affairs of life.
For those who know it, any time a man mates with a woman, there is a spiritual joining. As an analogy, where a man has mated with ten different ladies for instance, the man has been subdivided at least ten times in the spirit. That is why Paul spoke of being “joined” to a harlot. This accounts for why the voice of certain people is not heard in prayer as they have so become infinitesimally small in the spiritual realm that they lack a voice. If such a being is joined eventually to a virgin, the glory of the virgin is dragged down somewhat by the operation of the same spiritual law. It is tantamount to being unequally yoked. A drunkard and a sober person cannot come together for proper spiritual result. Neither can a thief and a righteous being cooperate successfully in business. Ask Jehoshaphat the righteous king of Judah how he almost died in battle when he was unequally yoked with the wicked king Ahab of Israel. Notice the reaction of Elisha to the duo when they approached him for direction. Although Elisha acknowledged Jehoshaphat as a righteous king in the end, at first sight he had poured out his wrath on them both.
Don’t be unequally yoked with the wicked. The bullet of the enemy when released will not differentiate between the two. The beauty of the kingdom of God is if you decide for Christ, no matter how filthy you had been, God will erase your past with the blood of Jesus and you will become new. Please stop that imbalanced fusion. It can only slow you down. If you are the unrighteous party, repent now and become of easy yoke. God is looking out for you.
Pray: Lord, please open my spiritual eyes that I may see and therefore avoid being yoked unequally in Jesus name.