I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about why I am so passionate about breakthrough and the Breakthrough segments on Ruach.Live. My life, like yours, has been filled with so many ups and downs that I cannot count them all. I remember sitting on my floor in the middle of my bedroom as a kid and asking God if He would use me to destroy the enemy’s camp. It was a pretty bold prayer for an eight year old, but I meant it. I wanted to destroy what the enemy had taken from others and see God restore what had been lost or stolen. As you may know, if a prayer like that is prayed and God is giving His yes, then it is immediately followed up with life experience to walk out what was so boldly prayed. I would like to call this, “Life.” Life can hit us hard. Life can just knock the wind right on out of our sails, sweep us off our feet and throw the curve balls we never saw coming. Life has a way of bringing us closer to God, or pulling us away. Life is messy, beautiful, hard and everything in between. Somewhere in our lives we were hurt, things were said, we felt positive but also negative emotions.
John 8:31-32 ESV says:
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Most of where we need our freedom is the truth of who God has said we are. We need to be set free from the words of someone close to us said, or an experience that shaped our perspectives on ourselves. If we begin to see who God created us to be, who He called us into existence for, we get to see Jesus in a whole new way. We become heaven walking on earth. When we can begin to heal, forgive, let go of the past, we have the ability to draw closer to Christ and come into a deeper relationship with Him. I have always believed that satan’s tactic from the beginning is to strip us of our God given identity because he knows that if we truly knew who God created us to be and believed it, we would move the hearts of people, and destroy enemy strongholds by just walking into a room. When you choose to partner with God in breakthrough for your life and allow Him to step into the parts and areas of your heart that have been broken or hurting, He will do miracles in you and then through you. This is what Breakthrough is all about. Partnering with God, starting a conversation with God about who you really are and purposefully taking action for healing, identity and surrender to God in your life.
I believe God’s desire is to bring healing and breakthrough to each of you in a new way.
Jesus is the Truth. He is Healer, Hope, New Life, New Breath, Love, Identity Giver and the Truth came into this world to set you free from more than sin. He came for your brokenness, pain, abuse, childhood, adulthood, misunderstandings, your mistakes, failures, dreams, the whole bit. Nothing can keep you from His Love. Nothing can stand in His way for restoration, except you. It’s time for Breakthrough.