“From Break Off To Breakthrough”
2019 The Year of …. Possessing Your Breakthrough
‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.(the anointing) In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me
David said, “I watched the LORD break through like a mighty flood.” So he named the place “The Lord of the Breakthrough
I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people.
God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
2 Sam. 5:19-20
2 Tim 1:7
Throughout this year remember… “It’s all about the spiritual”
On earth as it is in heaven”
We first breakthrough in the spiritual real
Then we see it in the physical realm
This year We’re building on the
The key to Victory (Breakthrough) for the Christian is
“Be filled with the Spirit”
The essential to all the Lord has
in every area of our lives
I underlined so we don’t lose sight of what the Lord was saying
BT is a common “buzz word” today (science, medicine, technology)
BT in the Bible is one of the definers of God
His character and nature
His desire to break off areas of the enemy and BT into His promises
Spiritual BT isn’t just “breaking through” it also
includes “breaking off”
David said when he faced the Philistines
2 Sam 5:20
“The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who breaks through”).
The Lord will open the way and lead the people out.
The people will break through the gate and leave
the place where they were held captive.
We continue our BT Series
from Break Off to Breakthrough
We continue by looking at
Areas the hinder or hold back
Breakthrough in our lives
This is the greatest tool of the enemy
for the days ahead
Breaking “The Spirit of Fear”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
We began with the foundation to
Everyone has been impacted by this emotion
It began in the Garden of Eden when man stepped out of God’s protection
- The prevailing feeling of society today (terrorist, fraud, insecurity, mass shootings)
- Surveys show over 80% of the people say that fear is
- the driving force in their lives
- Causes sickness, debilitation, paranoia
- The second most marketable subject of movie industry
- Single most effective tool of the enemy
I said in order to defeat fear
We have to understand its characteristics
We have to be aware of the traps of the enemy
Once we recognize the signs we can break its influence and live in freedom
What is fear?
Fear is a feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by a nearness of danger, evil, pain or an expected wrong outcome of events.
It is a God given emotion aroused when we perceive something as a threat or danger in our lives.
It is a positive emotion when there is real danger and the level of fear is in balance with that danger.
The “spirit of fear” is not based on
“real danger” (deception) and is
out of proportion to the threat.
We looked at major causes
- Parental influence
Some fear is due to being raised an atmosphere of insecurity
- Past associations and events
Bad experiences from the past can cause fear. Memory of what happened can cause fear to persist and influence other areas
Unresolved guilt produces fear (condemnation)
- Lack of knowing God
Incorrect, incomplete understanding of
God can result in fear
Results of Spirit of Fear
- Sickness (cancer , heart attack, other maladies)
- Bondage (phobias, addictions, emotional disorders )
- Reduces activity and productivity
- Sets up a “failure syndrome”
- Removes self worth
- Quenches faith, hope, love
- Limits God
Fear Cycle (See video)
How to BREAK the SPIRIT of FEAR
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of sound mind NKJ
- loss of assurance
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy
1 Peter 5:8
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 (Msg)
The devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping
The enemy comes to bring
the thief comes to rob spiritual
Word says about
Rom 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
Rom 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Rom 8:31 If God is for us, who can defeat us
John 15:9;13 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
The enemy desires to
Remove who we are in Christ in order that fear, doubt worry, anxiety can enter in
Remove our sense of God’s love for us which causes us to lose trust in Him
Why does the enemy try to remove our feeling of God’s love for us?
The Key to Defeating Fear
(Not determination, self help classes, vacations, denial, mind over matter, yoga or drugs )
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear (NIV)
Love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear.( New Contemp.)
There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts. (New Life )
- Without mixture
- God created
1 John 4: 18
There is no fear in love. But God created genuine, without mixture love, forces out drives away and locks out fear
Love – looks for opportunities to give
Fear – clutches and is distrusting
Love – thinks no evil
Fear – thinks of little else
Love– believes all things
Fear – Suspicious of everything that everyone
Contrast Love & fear
Love– is busy at today’s tasks
Fear – is neutralize today for worrying about tomorrow
Love – forgives and releases
Fear – holds on and binds up
Love – leads to greater love and trust
Fear – leads to greater fear and suspicion
Love is the key
Here is how it works
3 part being
1 Thess 5:23-24
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
Cover yourself with the full provision of God to defeat the attempts of the enemy (fiery darts) to derail you. (MCV)
3 Part Beings
You cannot defeat the enemy with your
Enemy comes to attack your soul (mind)
Circumstances out of control
Problems too big
Fear of tomorrow
Things are going to turn out wrong
Going to fail
God has abandoned you
TRUST brings PROPER ALIGNMENT
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Do not be afraid. Trust in God; trust also in me.
Trust: take security, rest, receive peace
Spirit agrees with
Ps 27:1 The Lord is my light so, with him on my side I am fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.
Ps 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Matt 6:31-32 So do not worry about tomorrow your heavenly Father knows that you need.
Phil 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus
1 John 4:4 the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV
2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Fear’s control and influence can be broken
How to live without fear
Can it be done?