"Step Into Your Breakthrough - Through the Fires of God's Glory"
By Betty King
I want to highlight something that the Lord revealed to me, which is key to be aware of during this month of September. Apostle Chuck Pierce brought
a word to our church recently in which he spoke about the importance of knowing the timing for things, and the importance of unblocking the flow of God's promises in our lives by addressing the hidden issues that have somehow managed to remain.
In this message I want to share keys for unblocking the issues that have hindered breakthrough. Now is the time to come into your promises! Many of the Lord's people have made an effort to pray consistently and have
been disciplined in seeking breakthrough, yet they still feel like they are stuck. I want you to know that this does not mean that breakthrough is not coming. Rather, it is a sign that it is time to learn the patterns of breakthrough and what it looks like
from beginning to end.
Understanding Resistance and Breakthrough
It is vital to recognize that whenever new ground and new territory are being taken,
there will be a time of resistance. This may manifest as a moment in time when it feels like your strength is gone, and as though your power has been sapped by some sort of "kryptonite." It is in this very moment that you need to push through and aggressively
pursue God and look for the stirring of a fire inside your spirit. This fire will focus you for purification and consecration and propel you again before God.
If you haven't been to this place before it
may feel unusual at first, as it is a place where your spirit sees something happening that has not yet shown up in your circumstances. However, as you embrace this fire of God and allow yourself to live within it, you will find yourself changing and becoming
more sensitive to the things of God. You will begin to see more clearly the signs that God is using to point you in the right direction. You'll notice the smaller breakthroughs along the way that He is using to strengthen your heart and your resolve and guard
you from deception and discouragement.
Discerning the Moment of Resistance
Our example comes from Exodus 31:18 and 32:1-2. Moses had gone up to the
mountain of the Lord to receive the Law. In a divine encounter, the Lord was handing Moses the blueprint for the nation of Israel. The people at the bottom of the mountain, however, did not see this, nor did they appreciate what was taking place. The people
had an expectation for the time of Moses' return, and when that time had passed ever so slightly, the children of Israel allowed the mindset and culture of the Egyptians, which had tagged along with them, to rise up in the form of a voice demanding a god to
worship. They went to Aaron, the priest, with the demand and straight away he had an idea in mind as to how to create one for them! This is shocking, but let's explore it and see what went wrong.
of delay in Moses' return and the uprising of the people with an inappropriate demand was the moment of resistance. It came just as a historical breakthrough for an entire nation was about to be revealed! Aaron was the rightful priest and was called to his
office, but he did not recognize the meaning of the moment or what to do.
God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt supernaturally, with signs and wonders, and these had been given to the people to assure
them of God's plans and promises and to ground them in His truth. At this point, Aaron was meant to have discerned the moment and pointed the people back towards the truth of God, reminding them of the signs He had given and of the help He had given them thus
far. He was meant to bring alive the testimony of their nation to them anew, to strengthen them and to bring their minds back to the words of Moses and the instructions given to them for their period of waiting.
However, Aaron buckled in the face of the demand and gave in without any argument. It was as though his strength was gone. His mind was drawn into what was immediately before him and he was distracted from the big picture. Rather than allowing the
fire of truth to stir in his spirit, he sided with his circumstances and became ensnared in an idolatrous scheme in which a different kind of fire was used to melt the gold of people to produce something abhorrent.
The pivotal moment came when Aaron used his voice to validate the voices of untruth that had risen up around him. What does this mean for us in this season? I believe the Lord
is really warning us not to use our priesthood to validate any voice that is contrary to His voice or truth. Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth (Zechariah 8:3).
We need to know, clearly, what
the Lord has spoken in this hour to each and every one of us and hold to it. The priesthood in us needs to discern the moment we are in, and if there is a delay in the breakthrough we are praying for, we must be careful not to validate whatever voices of untruth
are present in our surroundings.
The Egyptians, in the midst of the Israelites, represents those that have attached themselves to the move of God, but without commitment to the purpose of the journey.
In life, there are those who latch onto the move of God in another person's life but are not themselves committed to the godly character that is required to sustain the move. In their impatience, they simply want to see something happen and to have another
one of their needs or demands met, whether it preserves truth or not.
If you, as the priest and person of God, are not strong enough, you may give in to their demands and give permission for an idol to
be created. You must avoid this by all means. An idol may momentarily take away the need to wait on God and so offer temporary relief, but in return it will make you wait forever for a real breakthrough, as this is not something it can provide.
God shapes us and gives us His strength, but idols take our strength to shape them. Idolatry will substitute the truth of God for whatever ideas you are able to come up with, and His glory for whatever you can create
by your own means. After all, the Israelites created the idol using their own gold and craftsmanship, but it could do nothing for them in return.
It is also important to understand the dynamics amongst
the people that led to the situation. When fear or anxiety or any other emotional torment grips a person, they want to make it corporate. They do this by looking for others with similar fears or anxieties to align with. When this happens, a kind of cabal is
formed, and that cabal can become a voice calling for something that is completely contrary to the mind of God, because it arises from a wrong spirit.
If this voice is allowed to prevail it can bring progress
to a halt. This sort of coming together is not an agreement for change or for transformation. Rather, it's an agreement for false comfort, for shelter from unmanaged emotions, or even for revenge against someone or something that has caused wounding.
Be careful not to be drawn into relationships that are about affirming your negative emotions or experiences. These things create chains rather than break them. If you really want to break your chains, draw close the
fire of God! Do not cleave to crowds that reinforce your problems, but press into God and through your personal Gethsemane, so that you can move forward to occupy His promises.
Service unto God alone,
By Reverend Betty King
Betty King Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321