We use “breakthrough” so much in the body of Christ that it is becoming trite and possibly losing its meaning to those of us who really need a breakthrough. God wants to reassure us that He is still the God of a breakthrough.
When David needed a breakthrough, he did the following:
1) He went into the stronghold – a private secret place with just him and God; away from the enemy; away from his enemies who were coming against him. He stole away in secret and in quiet to spend time in the presence of God. How often do you get in the presence of God? How often do you go into a safe and private place just to talk to God?
2) He prayed to God. Then listened intently for what He had to say. He was still and quiet and he listened. I just got off the floor from 40 minutes straight of prayer and worship. I get on my face with my nose to the floor and just cry out to God in my fortress or stronghold; tongues, worship, and prayer over and over and over again. Do you seek God like that? How often? Is it only when you need a breakthrough?
3) He asked God, “Lord, if I go out and fight my enemies, will you give them over to me and let me defeat them?” See we have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. Know when to walk away and know when to run. (smile) Sometimes God will say, “Be still. Don’t fight. Let Me fight for you.” Sometimes, He will say, “Fight.” But the weapons of our warfare are never carnal in this season, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Yes, there will come a time when God awakens His people and a vast army will arise but we will still be engaged in a spiritual battle even if we have to physically fight at that time. So for now, we have to ask God, “How do You want me to fight- other than praying, fasting, studying Your Word? Is it anything else I need to do?” Don’t move unless God says move. Stop acting in your flesh and fighting using the devil’s methods. God won’t bless that kind of fight.
4) Then, he fought when God said to fight and honored God when He won the battle. See David honored God with a perpetual honor because he named the place of the battle “Baal-perazim” because that is the place of his breakthrough.
2 Samuel 5:20 “So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. ‘The LORD did it!’ David exclaimed. ‘He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!’ So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means ‘the Lord who bursts through’).”
Do you give God all the glory praise and honor when God breaks through for you? Do you read, study, fast, and pray every day after your breakthrough? Do you honor and seek God daily AFTER you get the breakthrough? God may be waiting on us to seek Him for our breakthrough. Pray and seek God now in Jesus’s name. Dr.J. #2017FastAwakening #21DayDanielFast #January1throughJanuary21