24 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahveh of armies: “My people who live on Zion, you must not be afraid of Assyria. It beats you with the rod, and it lifts up its staff against you in the way of Egypt. 25 My wrath will come to an end for still a little, a trifle, and my anger is directed to their destruction. 26 And Yahveh of armies is going to swing a whip against him, as when Midian was defeated at the rock of Oreb; and his staff over the sea, and he will lift him up in the way of Egypt. 27 And in that day his burden will be taken off your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.
The king of Assyria had grown fat on all the excess he was receiving as tribute from those nations he had under his yoke. But the LORD promised his people that those days are numbered. Soon, that yoke would be broken, and God’s people would be free from that foreign tyrant.
Another Tyrant has God’s people in his control today, and he grows fat from all the kingdoms of the world under his yoke. The LORD’s message is to him as well. The days of Satan’s tyranny are coming to an end. The yoke he has on us is breaking. King Jesus is taking back the planet which belongs to him. He will break the yoke of the usurper.
LORD Jesus, we choose to take your yoke upon us, because your yoke is easy, and your burden is light. Show us how to stop allowing the usurper to grow fat through our tribute.