Contending for Your Breakthrough

 

Bible Reference: 1 Samuel 17:23-36 

I Samuel 17: 32-33.  32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Breakthroughs never come without a fight of some kind. Devil does not easily give up territory he has occupied. Mark 3: 27 “No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.”

Please understand this fact. Don't be surprised when the devil opposes and actively fights against you. 

The devil has absolutely no desire nor plans to bless you.

He has no plan to release you.

His only desire is to kill - steal - and destroy! John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Your next level will not come without a fight. Understand this about your giant, it will speak to you. It will try to intimidate, limit and constrain you from possessing what is yours in God. It will speak to you with words like, "Who do you think you are? You think God has a destiny for you? You think God will ever use you?" The words you hear will be in relation to the area of battle you are facing. "You think you will be free? You think things will change? Things are never going to change. You are going to keep going around this mountain. You are nothing. Just give up and quit!"

THINGS TO DO:

1. BE READY TO FIGHT: Your next level will not come without a fight. Understand this about your giant, it will speak to you. It will try to intimidate, limit and constrain you from possessing what is yours in God. It will speak to you with words like, "Who do you think you are? You think God has a destiny for you? You think God will ever use you?" The words you hear will be in relation to the area of battle you are facing. "You think you will be free? You think things will change? Things are never going to change. You are going to keep going around this mountain. You are nothing. Just give up and quit!"

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

2. BE READY TO LIVE HOLY AND ACCEPTABLE LIFE: Romans 12: 1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

3. FASTING:  Mark 9: 29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”  Esther 4:16 “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”

PRAYER POINTS:

Power to succeed in life, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.

Power to over-come, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.

-God is bringing you and your family into a season of breakthrough in Jesus’ name.

-Children away from God are going to come home

-Jobs are going to be secured.

-Long-standing health problems are going to be healed.

Pastor Festus