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Don’t Breakdown, Breakthrough! – A Word by Derrick Gates

Derrick Gates

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The natural human tendency is to break down when obstacles or troubles come your way. This is the opposite of what God has intended for your life. God is the God of the breakthrough! All through the Bible, we see the mighty hand of Breakthrough at work. Isaiah 28:21 clearly says that "He (God) will complete his work, his mysterious work". He is not going to start something that he is not going to finish, in spite of what the natural may look like. He always intends on his words coming to fruition. My favorite verse in the Bible is Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you"... The word "but" is a conjunction word that cancels anything before it. Therefore you may have a problem that seems too big for you to handle "but", Holy Spirit has come upon you that you may breakthrough that issue and see victory. Philippians 4:19 says that he will provide every need according to His riches and Glory. This tells me that it has nothing to do with our current natural state of wealth or ability, but instead, it's all about his ability to do it in you and through you. Then we have the full armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18, he has given you instructions on how to be equipped for the battle to win every single time. I find it interesting that out of all the pieces of armor that God lists in the word he leaves out one very important piece, the backplate. My personal belief is that two things are at play in this missing piece. The first is that God never expected you to run from the battle, he never expects you to turn from your problems, that eliminates the need for the backplate. The second reason is, He has your back. God is behind you He is protecting you from your enemies. When the God of the breakthrough has your back we have no reason to run. So next time you feel like breaking down remember, we as followers of Jesus don't breakdown; we breakthrough. 

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