Master of Breakthroughs

Master Of Breakthroughs Part 1


God has wired mankind to make breakthroughs, part of life and our God given DNA. Examples include medical breakthroughs, motor vehicles, airplanes, splitting the atom, putting man on the moon, and more recently the iPhone.

Micah 2:13

The one who breaks open will come up before them;
They will break out,
Pass through the gate,
And go out by it;
Their king will pass before them,
With the Lord at their head.”

The God of breakthrough lives in us.

1. Don’t be surprised there are obstacles before you

Like the children of Israel God has a promised a land of blessing, fruitfulness and victory for all of us. However, remember there were giants in the land that had to be defeated in order to enjoy the great blessings that were God’s will for them. God will use these obstacles to bring you closer to Him and develop spiritual muscle. He will help you breakthrough.

2. God is the master of breakthrough

2 Samuel 5:17-20

17 Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. 18 The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 19 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”
And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.”
20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lordhas broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.

God worked a great victory for David and he called the place Baal Perazim which means "Master of Breakthroughs." Our God can not only help us to breakthrough, He specialises in it. He is the master of breakthroughs.

3. Genesis 32:24- 28

Genesis 32:24- 28

24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”
But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”
27 So He said to him, “What is your name?”
He said, “Jacob.”
28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Israel means "a prince with God." Jacob refused to let go until God blessed him, and answered his prayer. One problem is, we have created an "I want it now" generation. When it comes to asking for a breakthrough, it needs persistence. Persistence and determination alone are powerful. Without perseverance how many people would never have graduated, great music never written or books never published. Behind most achievements stands one word…perseverance.

4. 2 Kings 13:14-15, 17-19

2 Kings 13:14-15, 17-19

14 Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!”
15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows.

17 And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” 18 Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. 19 And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”

Elisha tells a King who is in fear of attack, "take your arrows and strike the ground." The King strikes the ground three times and then stops. Elisha said he should have struck six or seven times, and he would have utterly destroyed the enemy. Because he did not persist he would only win a partial victory.

Luke 11:1

Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

This is only the time the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. He shares Lord’s prayer and then tells a story of a man wanting bread for his guests. The man knocks on a friends door at midnight.

With Joshua and the battle of Jericho God’s people are told to march around the wall seven times.

Elisha told Naaman an army commander who was a leper in 2 Kings 5:10 "Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, you shall be clean." Naaman would have wondered why seven times. After the third or fourth time he may have thought this is not working. Only after Naaman had fulfilled the required persistence and obedience he got his miracle. Imagine if he gave up after six times.

The darkest hour is often before greatest blessing. To get your breakthrough you have to be willing to fight. It takes effort and energy. We can't be lazy, slack, or have a "she’ll be right' attitude. We need to release enough power for breakthrough.

Elijah kept praying for rain and sent his servant seven times to see if there was any rain. He had to release enough power for the answer to come.

Daniel had to pray for twenty-one days before his answer came. There was a battle in the heavenliness hindering the breakthrough coming.

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