Daily Word for Friday, August 21, 2015
Breaking through for the believer is not an event but a lifestyle; it’s the way we live, a mindset we are to have; a system through which we process the stuff of life.
God frames us in the language of victory. In Romans 8:31-39, Paul speaks of our absolute victory in Christ, saying that as we face “trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword… in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Romans 8:31-39 – What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Did you get that? You are not just a conqueror but you are more than that! The text goes on to build the case for the inseparability of our loving relationship with God; not even death can separate us. Now that is victory!
Philippians 4:13 tells us that “[we] can do all things through Christ who strengthens [us].”
I John 4:4 further says, “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”
Needing a breakthrough is a part of life. We know that God has supplied all our needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus [Philippians 4:19].
So then, as we go from one breakthrough to the next, we do not move without “inquiring of the Lord” first.
It is only when we hear from God and know what we need to know from Him that we can move forward in His victory for us.
Breaking through is a process that is under God’s management because He alone is the “Possessor of the Breach” and so we wait on Him!
Isaiah said it best in Isaiah 40:27-31 [Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my just claim is passed over by my God”? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint].
We wait my friend, bound together with Christ. We wait with patient expectation of receiving what we need, we wait with confidence, trust and endurance and we wait with another kind of strength.
Peace and blessings!