Breakthrough to Blessing
God desires for us to be living a life of breakthrough. I’ve heard it said that what is better than a miracle is breakthrough. This is the truth. When we live in breakthrough then we become the conduits of miracles, more than being recipients. Jesus never needed a miracle for He lived in a higher place as a man filled with the Spirit. He lived the perfect life. He was a vehicle used to perform miracles. Jesus lived with an open heaven over His life walking in union?with God.
Something in Us That Says “Not Enough!”
“And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ?Let me go, for the day has broken.? But Jacob said, ?I will not let you go unless you bless me.?
The Lord looks for something in us that will not settle for less than His best, His blessing. Jacob had this desperation in his life. He would not let go until the Lord blessed him.
2 Timothy 1:6
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”
?We need to learn to wrestle with God, press in to the reality of His Presence. We don’t need to wait for something to happen. Instead we need to stir that which God has already put inside of us. It is our hunger and thirst for Him that will break us into a greater reality of His glory.
When we learn to live in breakthrough we move ourselves into a place of blessing and overflow, spilling over into the lives of others. we can be greater blessing to others lives when we live in breakthrough. The beginning to living in breakthrough is found in our own times with God. The keys to our personal breakthrough can look different for each individual although there will be some common methods. There may be one thing that helps you in particular to breakthrough. Every day may look a little different. It’s important to stay flexible to how your breakthrough is achieved even though you will have all your weapons available.
Here are some weapons of breakthrough:
1. Worship, praise and thanksgiving
I almost always begin here. Although there are exceptions. We are to be continually offering our praise to God. It is a huge key to breakthrough. The extra note is “with thanksgiving”. Our heart attitude plays a major role in breakthrough. Thanksgiving is the good foundation to entering into the “spirit of worship”. Otherwise we will just be spouting empty worthless words.
The “new song” is a powerful weapon of breakthrough for our lives. God sings songs of deliverance over us. When we tap into those songs we experience this deliverance by His Spirit.
As well, be free in regards to how to express your love for God in worship. Dance, flags, instruments and other all help to engage the entirety of our being in worship. Don’t just sit. David danced with all of His might before God. Sometimes our outward expression is a sign of whether we are really enjoying and experiencing the freedom we have in Christ.
2. The Word of God
When I receive a revelation word from God, whether it be a dream or something I’m getting in my heart, I then study out of the written Word. This solidifies the foundation of what you have received. Then we also study the Word then revelation follows. It works both ways.
Asking the Holy Spirit to pour out the spirit of revelation and wisdom will help us to breakthrough. When we are receiving His words they cannot be taken away. His words break up the ground of our hearts making us ready for His will. This is our conversation with God. We speak to Him, but now He speaks to us. Remember that God always has something to say and show us, the question is “are we listening?” Dreams, visions and the inner voice are all ways God speaks to us.
4. Prayer: Spirit and Understanding
When we pray with our spirit or in tongues, it accelerates our strength within. We are building up our most holy faith. Our spirit needs attention being strengthened by our active communion with God.
5. Soaking in God’s Presence
We need to make a habit of getting quiet before God, still all the noise of voices and the soul. Our society is geared to be noisy with busyness as the gauge of whether you are accomplishing anything. We need to be committed to just soak in God’s Presence. Turn on some instrumental music and meditate on scripture, praying in the spirit. Let the emphasis be on what God does in you, not what you do.
If you are trying to soak in God’s Presence but don’t feel a thing, it may be that you need to try a different weapon, breakthrough and then just receive by soaking in His Presence. Sometimes soaking comes easy, other times not. When you go through your days many times you can pick up stuff from other sources that need to be broken off. Take some authority over these things, break unholy agreements that you have come into in your own mind and etc. Then spend some time in worship and thanksgiving. It is usually in the times where you are not experiencing God’s Presence that God will help break you through in another way. The key is to find what helps you experience His Presence in the moment. Once you break through soaking in the Holy Spirit comes easy.