Genesis 32:24 - "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. 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.
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."
BREAKTHROUGH TO BLESSING
Some have said that what is better than a miracle is breakthrough. Breakthrough leads us into God's CALLING (God's PURPOSE for our lives) - our DESTINY.
"Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.....if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-17
The first step to getting out of the box is to fellowship with the God of the breakthrough. The Holy Spirit will charge you with fresh vision and boldness.
PLACE OF SPILLOVER
When we experience a revelation of our 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.
Here are a few of the weapons that we can use for breakthrough:
1. WORSHIP, PRAISE, AND THANKSGIVING
Psalm 100:4 - "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him and bless His name."
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.
Asking the Holy Spirit to pour out the spirit of revelation and wisdom will help us to break through. 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.
3. THE WORD OF GOD
By confessing out loud and meditating on the inheritance and promises to the believer in God's word we receive the revelation of breakthrough.
4. PRAYER - SPIRIT OF 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.
Your time in communion with the Lord will raise you to that "Come up here, let me show you something you didn't know before" place for substantial breakthrough.
"I saw a door open in heaven and heard the same voice speaking to me, the voice like a trumpet, saying 'Come up here: I will show you what is to come in the future.'" - Revelation 4:1
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.
To be ever present with Him is to be acutely aware in every moment that He is in us and we are in Him. Out of that present awareness, that place of oneness. We will begin to flow from His boundaries and borders, and not be confined any longer to our old mindsets.
Expect exponential blessings in your breakthrough. Expect faith upon faith to rise up! Expect advancement from strength-to-strength! Expect to go from glory-to-glory as God opens impossible doors for the advancement of His kingdom and His glory.
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