Arise, shine; for thy light is come, And the glory of the
Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1
breakthrough is a military concept. When one army is able to weaken its
enemy’s forces to the point of collapse, a breakthrough occurs, allowing
that army to invade and take its enemy’s territory.
But in war a
breakthrough only really matters if it occurs at a strategic location. And
the evidence that a location is strategic is almost always revealed by the
amount of enemy forces amassed to protect it. An enemy led by skilled
generals plans to ferociously protect what it prizes highly.
This means that an invading army can expect its attempt to achieve a
breakthrough to be met by a barrier of fierce enemy opposition. Increasingly
intense fighting always precedes strategic breakthroughs. Strategic ground
is not yielded easily.
This is as
true for spiritual warfare as it is for terrestrial warfare. In the
spiritual realm, as opposed to the terrestrial, the church is an invading
force. If you’re praying for a breakthrough and not seeing it, do not give
up. Opposition precedes breakthroughs.
mind that strategic ground is not yielded easily. Whether we’re battling for
breakthroughs against our own stubborn sin or the unbelief of a loved one or
breakthroughs in the missional advance of our local church, keep praying and
BELIEVE that God is able! He is the God of the breakthrough. Arise in Jesus’
Name - the LIGHT has come!