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- The OX is A SERVANT
“But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.” (Psalm 92;10). A wild ox yet anointed. wild yet anointed. adventurous yet structured. built for the duty to that which he is assigned too.
The OX IS A TYPE OF CHRIST
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1).
- The OX REPRESENTS THE ENDURING BELIEVER
…travelling in the greatness of his strength? (Isaiah 63;1). Travelling.or marching in the “greatness of his strength.”—The Hebrew verb (bending, or tossing the head) indicates the movement and gestures of a conqueror exulting in his victory (ELICOTTS). The ox is one who travels, plugs and labours in the spirit of a conqueror.. he labours with zeal, he plots with focus, unwavering and undeterred he is set for the task.
THE OX SPEAKS OF THE MIGHTY WORKS OF GOD.
Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” (Isaiah 63;1)
He who is “mighty to save” pulls th plough of mighty salvation with all his energy and heart. He pulls a plough through hard soil, unbroken soil, soil that is pressed down by the feet of man throughout the ages, doctrine that has been supressed, truth that has been ridiculed, the spirit of the OX in a man unlocks the spirit of a ploughman in a preacher. His effort shall be rewarded, his time of victory will be seen. The ploughman shall overtake the reaper (Joel).
THE YOKE-MAN is MIGHTY TO SAVE … salvation come by those with the spirit of a ploughman and the strength of a ox. Look to him who is mighty to save, he who is all glorious in his apparel. “Who is he that cometh from Edom. Red, earth or earth man who is this man, what man is this, what kind of man is this one whose nature is hidden in earth? What man among men is mighty to save?” Edom and Bozrah may be taken in the appellative sense, to denote in general, a field of blood, or a place of slaughter; (BENSON). A sheep for the slaughter bit what an ox. is it not in the nature pf the best of man to slaughter the best among men? he whois described as having a vesture dipped in blood.
- THE LONELY OX, TREADING “ALONE” IN GOD’S MISSION FIELD
He speaks in righteousness, mighty to save. “Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress ALONE; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. (Isaiah 63:1–3). God chose you for your grit! Stick with it O preacher.
THE OX TAKES ON HIS MASTERS MISSION
He the believer with the spirit and tenacity of an ox, puts his hands to the plough and refuses to look back. He ploughs a straight line without deviation distraction. bearing his masters yoke, his makers assignment and his saviours cause.”God brings him out of Egypt and is for him like the horns of the wild ox; he shall eat up the nations, his adversaries, and shall break their bones in pieces and pierce them through with his arrows.” (Numbers 24;8).For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? (1 Cor 9:9).Take my yoke upon you said Jesus.. It will make a God man of you!