What is a breakthrough?
Full Definition of BREAKTHROUGH based on Merriam Webster’s dictionary
1. an offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare
2. an act or instance of breaking through an obstacle
3 a : a sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique
b : a person’s first notable success
An offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare – As Christians we all go through a certain type of warfare. Of course it is spiritual in nature. We fight against sickness and diseases, poverty, salvation for the entire family, peace of mind and sense of security.
Our instinct will lead us to pray for those. Unfortunately, there are times that we feel God is not answering our prayers. We feel that God has abandoned us. If this is so, then why was Jeremiah 33:3 written? “Jeremiah 33:3King James Version (KJV)
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
It is not that God did not answer it, we may have missed His answer. Why? Because we are unable to comprehend the ways God has answered our prayers. We want God to answer our prayers the way we think is good, however God’s plan is far more exceptional than ours. so we get to miss out on our breakthrough.
An act or instance of breaking through an obstacle – We do things our own way. We tend to take things and control our situation.
We are waiting for the breakthrough that we have been expecting, but it is not coming. . . .
This may result to:
1. Over doing things within our capacity instead of observing Proverbs 3:5-6 “5Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”
2. Or testing of faith enters, we start to doubt our stand before God, we even think that we have disappointed God. Let us be reminded that because of Jesus we can “now come boldly to the Throne of grace to obtain mercy at the time of need” Hebrews 4:16
To avoid getting disappointed in our pursuit of our breakthrough, let us always remember that:
Isaiah 55:8 King James Version (KJV)
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. and
Psalm 46:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The bigger question is, are we ready for our breakthrough?
Are we sure that once we get what we have long prayed for we know how to handle it. I have a secret I would like to share with you. You may find it on Joel chapter 2. Where we will see how God has allowed His people to suffer from the hands of the enemy. However on verse 23 reads “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.”
When is the first month we may ask, let us check Exodus chapter 12. In the entire chapter it discusses the Feast of the unleavened bread and the Passover feast. How the Israelites will exit from Egypt. Let us take a closer look at verse 2 which states: “2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” The Hebrew calendar is God instituted, thus His time table is based on it.
If God will restore unto us the former rain and the latter rain on the first month and the first month He had instituted is what our Hebrew brethren refers to as Rosh Hashanah which they celebrated from sundown on September 24 to nightfall on September 26. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Tishrei 5775. Hallelujah! We are now in the first month of the year!
Are we expectant of God’s abundant restoration? All of the promises stated in the second chapter of the book of Joel will all happen in the first month.
I just can’t help but be excited and expectant of what God has in store for me. If we continue reading the rest of the chapter of Joel 2;
“24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.”
Just imagine, whatever was stolen from you by the enemy will be restored back a million fold. We will eat plenty and be a blessing amongst the nations, so everyone will know that the God we came to know and believe in is all powerful, all mighty and everlasting GOD.
I am ready for my breakthrough, how about you?