God will bring our desires and feelings into alignment with His when we begin to act on what He says. Feelings always follow faith, and faith is manifested in action.
Parats can also be translated as "spread abroad." Breaking out involves spreading into more and more territories--breaking into places previously untouched by the gospel.
Christians should be boundary breakers. This goes back to the original apostolic mandate of multiplying and filling the earth (see Gen. 1:28). It was also the mind-set of apostolic leaders in the New Testament.
The empowering of the Holy Spirit is about an enabling by God Himself to break us out of the confines of our current borders and to make us into witnesses (see Acts 1:8).
We are to take the gospel into every area of the earth. For apostolic people, this necessitates the breaker anointing.
Whatever restricts God's revelatory unfolding of truth to us has to be broken. Whether it is unconfessed sin, Satan or the enemies of God, every obstruction has to be removed so that truth can break through.
We must break out of small-mindedness and old mind-sets and enter into the mind and plans of God. Paul says that we will not understand the things of God with our natural reasoning (see 1 Cor. 2:9-11).
So many people fail to comprehend the full purposes of God. They limit their experience and destiny to what they can figure out with their natural minds.
God has put within us His Holy Spirit. His presence within us is God in us. Part of the identity of God is as the Breaker.
Every single person filled with the Holy Spirit is filled with the Breaker and has access to this aspect of God's personhood. This generation of believers is destined for victory because the Breaker who lives in them and goes before them is a king who keeps His word and has the ability to break through every wall, every hindrance and every obstacle.
Barbara J. Yoder is the pastor of Shekinah Christian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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