Releasing_Kings_Newsletter-Staging-Your-BreakthroughStaging Your Breakthrough
March 04, 2007
Conferences – You’re Invited. These conferences have an amazing level of impartation; and they are just plain “fun.” I’ve posted some of the feedback the two in January on our conference page. We also have DVD’s and CD’s from the Calgary conference available on our Store page. If you can’t make a live conference, it’s an option to pick up on the Spirit of what’s happening.
Yakima, WA with the FGMBFI on March 9-10 (Fri-Sat) Contact Wayne Norman 509-698-3424 or 509-899-4264 (Brochure)
Huntington West Virginia with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) March 30-31 (Fri-Sat); contact Rod Davis 304-776-7334 (Brochure). The nearest large airport is Charleston. Get a ticket!
Staging Your Breakthrough
Where’s my heart?
“Thanks John, I really enjoyed this months newsletters, well done and well said. We have been pressed on every side, at work, financially and in ministry. Yet we are rejoicing and stepping up our plans to do more evangelistic crusades this year than ever before.” (Howard Ferris).
Howard is my favorite Civil Engineering evangelist and I feel just like that. In the midst of resistance, “we’re stepping up our plans for more.” Today my heart is soaring because I sold a horse yesterday and we get to release some Kings in Yakima this weekend. My heart is dancing right now. The bills are paid and a plan for more is in place.
The Initiating Event – We often feel that our breakthrough is in God’s hands and that perseverance is the key to survival. Staying power is very important but it’s a little too passive. It’s true that our breakthroughs require God’s intervention; power far beyond our natural abilities. But, we have the privilege of opening the door for that to happen… we have the keys of the Kingdom. Here’s what initiative looks like and the jailbreak it releases.
*Moses got cornered, stretched his hand over the Red Sea and God parted the waters; and closed them up again to destroy an army (Ex 14)
*Gideon reduced his army to 300 and “scared” his enemies into self-destruction (Judges 7)
*The disciples broke five loaves and two fish and fed 5000 men and their families (Lu 9)
*Peter preached a simple message and 3000 were saved (Act 2)
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Heb 11:32-34
When I’m Stuck? – God is all powerful, but He’s chosen to work with us. He’s the bomb; we’re the fuse. He’s the forest fire; we’re the match. He’s the healing; we’re the prayer. Faith always precipitates the release of God’s power through some relatively little thing we do. Now, when I’m pressed on every side, it’s natural to just curl up and hide. My “little contribution” seems really big. Our breakthrough comes when are emotionally ready to ask the Lord to show us the fuse. We’re unsinkable. When tossed overboard, we float. Deaths just precipitate resurrections. Persecutions bring revivals. Adverse circumstances are just waiting to be changed. How is all this possible? Jesus left us the keys to the Kingdom. Heavens storehouse is stocked with our provision to be released with prayer and a little “fuse lighting.”
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” Matt 16:19-20 NASU
“Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Matt 18:18 NASU
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matt 18:19-20 NASU
Are you facing resistance? – Only if you’re trying to do something (Hello). There’s lots of theology that traditionally paints a need for testing, trials and tribulations as though we should endure them and try to enjoy them for the wonderful maturity they bring. Those things do build character. However, I like to suggest a faster way to character than the school of hard knocks. Read your Bible and find a mentor who knows how to stage a breakthrough – it’s not that hard. God is not really testing us to teach us how to enjoy defeat. He wants the breakthrough more than we do. The reason we count it all joy when when we face trials is the “breakthrough.” Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before him (Heb 12:2). It’s not about the trial; it’s all about the breakthrough.
God doesn’t take any pleasure in seeing us immobilized in fear and unable to get on top of our problems. He dances over breakthroughs too! The character that He’s looking for is the tenacity to stick a fork in your problem and say “it’s finished.” Light the fuse and blow the doors off your jail. Said another way, pray, expecting the Holy Spirit to show you what initiative to take that will break the back of your resistance; then do it. And if it doesn’t work the first time, repeat the above two steps every day for seven times seventy. Do not accept defeat or delay as though it was inspired by God. Let your weakness be turned to strength. “Just say no” to condemnation.
Here’s your assignment:
…conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Heb 11:32-34
If you have a friend that’s stuck, become the mentor that breathes new life into his or her heart. Get in the fray on their behalf through intercession and prophetic encouragement. It feels really good to have friends willing to enter the battle on behalf of your dream. Forward the newsletter and ask the question, “What’s your dream and how can I help.”
Life is an adventure. People are a blessing. God is amazing. We’re winning.
John & Harold (are dancing – Join us)
Our back issues are organized by topic – great way to find what’s interesting! You’ve also been voting. Here are the greatest “hits” newsletters from the past.
February – Turning Delays into Deliverence
December – Wealth is a Tool
November – Kings Take Initiative and Risk
October – Kings – Have God’s Favor
PS: I’m really excited about our next book, From Desire to Destiny: Six Steps To Your Marketplace Ministry. It’s written to help us through the implementation of the message in Releasing Kings. Right now it’s in the editing process and it should be available in a couple of months. We been doing modules from it in the conferences with great impact.
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