We're living in a realm of incredible grace—a supernatural endowment from the Lord, a greater capacity to live as overcomers, and not as people overcome. I sense the Lord taking it up a notch, taking grace to an entirely new level. No longer will life be allowed to dictate our circumstances, nor will others, nor will our present realities. Instead, we will move and function by the unseen realm of the Kingdom by this incredible flow of grace exploding into the natural.
Impact for TODAY
No longer should we settle for what was yesterday. It is time to go after impact for today. Tomorrow, we will do the same. It won't be yesterday's fullness that we have to draw from, because we will wake up, filled fresh every day in the Holy Ghost! That is how I want to live the rest of my life here on earth. How about you?
Sometimes in our desperation or our struggles, we pull away, but this new level will cause us to want to press in for breakthrough. We will not back off anymore. If we press in we will have breakthrough, and it will not be the same breakthrough as yesterday. We do not need the same breakthrough. When new breakthrough for today comes, we will establish the land and walk in it daily. "Oh Lord," we should pray, "I want that grace for today for a fresh breakthrough, and I will press in until I get it."
Expect New, More!
Even if you have experienced the greatest breakthroughs, a million breakthroughs, the Lord has more for you! There are never enough. We should always be hungry for more. We have to "see" more than we see right now. We need to see sustained breakthrough in our lives. We need to see breakthrough that transforms a whole city by the glory and power of God and see that city witness to another and another, setting off a chain reaction that will transform a nation. We need to see breakthrough for salvation of our children that has them walking forever and ever in His grace and witnessing to entire schools. We need to see radical breakthrough for finances such that we are never in monetary need again, such that you can give to the poor and still have more than enough!
For things like this to happen, we MUST believe EVERYTHING that is written in His Word! It is vital for a breakthrough with longevity to see whole nations saved!
When you rise to this new level of breakthrough for today—people will notice! My children notice! My son Troy saw me ministering on television not too long ago, and the first thing he said when I returned home was, "Dad, you're on another level, aren't you?" Troy has been with me in ministry for five years—he has seen the new levels the Lord has taken this ministry into. When the beauty of the glory of the Lord is upon you, your children will notice. Think of the impact on our young people! Glory!
Ask for More
We have to want it. We have to desire more. God loves us hungry! I know that I am asking for more in this season than I had last season. Last year was good, but today I am dreaming bigger. I have tasted awesome breakthrough, but I am craving more. If I get a taste of something I like, I want more and I won't quit until I get it. How about you?
Refuse to Quit
Don't be a quitter! Say aloud, "I can't quit!" God will give you grace that will empower you to sustain and break through to new levels in your divine destiny. Whatever realm of grace you are asking for in your life, God wants to release for the long haul for the good!
Benefits of Sustained Breakthrough
The benefits of seeking longevity in what God releases to you to move you forward are multifold. Primarily, you become:
• a person who is not tossed to and fro.
• a person not moved by the words of man.
• a person not moved by your circumstances.
• a person so deeply rooted and anchored in the love of God that you cannot be moved!
Someone who cannot be moved is a person firmly planted in and drenched by His grace. In short, this is the ammo of an overcomer! But there's one more thing we can be assured of. That is, that we will be glad.
Let God Arise and Be Glad!
"Let God arise. Let His enemies be scattered. Let those also who hate Him flee before Him; as smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad." Psalm 68:1-3
Contrary to popular belief, judging from the looks on so many Believers' faces today, God wants, desires, expects us to be glad. He desires to arise on our behalf and scatter our enemies. You'd be glad for that kind of breakthrough, wouldn't you? His presence brings breakthrough.
No More Sighing!
We've all encountered tough times, haven't we? Do you ever wake up in the morning and just heave a big sigh? This place of breakthrough is one where the floodgates of gladness, happiness, and joy burst wide open even if things in the natural aren't optimum.
I'm in that place these days where I awaken in the morning and I'm glad. Where I used to wake up and think, "What a mess things are," today, I just awake laughing. My wife Janet will ask, "Why are you laughing," and I just say, "I'm glad."
Glad has a look, and it's contagious! The Word says, "The righteous are glad"; it's right there in the Bible and often! Hey, I choose to be happy because I am the righteousness of God! Let the righteous be glad and "let them rejoice before God. Yes let them rejoice exceedingly."
As we come into a 2009, why don't you contend for the breakthrough that will make you glad? When people are glad, they rejoice, so in our gladness, why not contend that this will be the year of exceeding rejoicing before God? Exceeding rejoicing for exceeding breakthrough—what a combination!
God's people should be happy. Why then are so many of us going around with sour looks on our faces? What would happen to the Church if this year, we all began rejoicing over everything God does, big or seemingly small? Let's make everything big! Let's not take anything for granted. What to do in your circumstances? You might as well rejoice!
In Joel 2:21, the people are told by God through the prophet, "…be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done marvelous things!" Harvest was breaking forth. Then, He told the children of Zion again in verse 23, "…and rejoice in the Lord your God…He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month."
God didn't say, "Let Me bring forth harvest, the former rain and the latter rain and then rejoice." No, He said to "Rejoice, rejoice" first. Rejoicing is like a prophetic decree that brings forth the marvelous things of God; that brings breakthrough to the forefront of your life.
Rejoicing somehow establishes the rule and reign of the Kingdom into our hearts such that we can, in the face of the enemy, of adversity, actually exceedingly rejoice in the mess to bring in breakthrough, instead of letting the mess weigh on us, scare us, or mow us down.
We're coming into an apostolic realm this season that's not so much about the apostolic as it relates to an individual gifting, but a corporate apostolic anointing—a people, an exceedingly rejoicing and glad generation who know their God, who are commissioned by God, and sent forth by God to prophetically decree breakthrough.
Rejoice! His Word Never Fails
A word from God can change everything in an instant! Breakthrough can happen just like that! God rides on the clouds and when we rejoice before Him He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
"Sing to God, sing praises to His name; extol Him who rides on the clouds, by His name YAH, and rejoice before Him." Psalm 68:4
"Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord…To Him who rides on the Heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice. Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, and His strength is in the clouds." Psalm 68:32-34
God rides ON the clouds, on the Heaven of heavens. Here again, we're told to sing to God, to rejoice before Him. Significant? I know so. We rejoice, His voice thunders, rattling our enemies, causing them to scatter.
Do You Know the Sound?
His word won't ever fall void. He does what it says He will do. Every word that goes forth from His mouth shall not return to Him void, but will accomplish what He pleases, AND it shall prosper in the thing for which He sent it (see Isaiah 55:11). His voice brings breakthrough. Psalm 89 tells us that we are blessed if we know the sound. The sound is God speaking. Everything He says He will do; He will accomplish. Not some things. Everything. Whether it was something from a thousand years ago, 500 years ago, 100 years ago, 20 years ago, or just yesterday, His voice will accomplish it.
When Does Restoration Come?
The Holy Spirit watches over every word God ever spoke. He has spoken words over entire cities and regions, and do you know that they have never fallen to the ground? Words that He sent forth to accomplish haven't returned to Him empty, and they won't.
The Word is there, the plan is there, the purpose is there. Who will rejoice and release the thunder of His voice to scatter the enemy? Rejoice! Release His voice. Rejoice! His voice will drop the rain (see Psalm 68:8). The former and the latter rain will come together. The former has not yet come to pass but the time is near when the two become one, when the two become one!
When breakthrough happens, restoration comes. His voice will break every inhibitor of His word. Everything ever prophesied or decreed over your family, even generations ago, He will accomplish. When breakthrough comes, so does restoration.
When the threshing floors are full of wheat and the vats are overflowing with new wine and oil, He will restore to us the years that the swarming locust have eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust! (See Joel 2:24-25). He will bring back to the original state what He always meant for us. Right now, though, He is searching for those who will decree, "Let it be unto me according to what You have spoken."
Stand Firm World Ministries