Positioning Ourselves for A Breakthrough

  • We need the Master of the Breakthrough; we need the breakthroughs of God.

  • Breakthroughs are not going to happen until we have a relationship with God and we are aligned with Him.

Acts 16:25-26 NKJV But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. 

  • Singing and worshipping God in the middle of your impossible situation is a key to breakthrough.

  • In the midst of a situation that they could not break, Paul and Silas worshipped God and God brought a divine intervention.

Joshua 6 NKJV The Fall of Jericho

There’s breakthrough in God’s presence.

  • There’s something about the quietness of God’s presence.

  • When God’s people align themselves, then God can bring breakthroughs in ways that don’t seem humanly possible.

  • It’s our private posture that affects our public influence.

  • Private choices bring public consequences. What we do in private can affect not only ourselves, but our families and the Body of Christ.

  • We need to take personal responsibility through introspection.

Psalm 73:21-26 NKJV Thus my heart was grieved, and I was vexed in my mind.  I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  • There’s a place of humility and a posture that we must always take.

  • No one says, “I can’t wait to fail!”

  • We need to hold on to the anchor of God’s presence, God’s word, His character, and His Spirit.

  • Also, we need to let Him lead us.

Psalm 23:3 NKJV He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

“Let others live on the cutting edge. You and I should live on the edge of eternity.” – Leonard Ravenhill


  • It’s not about me. Not about now only. It’s about eternity.

  • God is giving us the privilege of His calling to be part of what He’s doing.

  • “All I want is you. You are all I need. I just need You!”

Psalm 73:28 NKJV But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.

It’s important for us to stay close to God.

  • Don’t just look at what God has promised. It’s time to possess the land of God’s promises.

  • There are still giants and Jericho walls, but God is bigger than all that.

  • We can’t do it according to the natural realm. We need to do it God’s way.

2 Chronicles 20:7-9 NKJV Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’ 

Daniel 11:32 NKJV Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

To know God is not to know about Him, but to have a relationship with Him.

  • We need to respond according to the Spirit of God.

2 Chronicles 20:12-15 NKJV  O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You…Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

  • First, love His Word and let His living Word get in us

  • Second, we need to be in a place of worship

    • Living worshippers offering ourselves as living sacrifices

Romans 12:1 NKJV I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 

God is getting ready to do a supernatural expansion of breakthrough.

  • Obediently take each step, one at a time, as God directs us

    • Simple obedience is the greatest form of worship.

    • The first scriptural context of worship was not in the form of singing, but in obedience to God.

  • Worship is an external expression of what is going on in our hearts.

2 Chronicles 20:17-19 NKJV You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.

  • We need to position ourselves.

  • When we understand that the Lord is with us, there is nothing too difficult for God.

  • We need a posture of true humility. 

  • Furthermore, we need to recognize that the battle is God’s and not ours.

  • We don’t have to be afraid or dismayed.

  • There is a place of communication with God. We transition from the place of quiet introspection, of recognizing who we are in Christ and who He is in us to the humble posture of worship.

2 Chronicles 20:21b NKJV …as they went out before the army and were saying:

“Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.”

  • Our position is the place of quiet introspection, of getting into His Word, a place of communicating with God in authentic relationship and humble posture.

  • We need to humble ourselves before God recognizing there is nothing we can do, but that we need a breakthrough.

  • We need Him, the Master of breakthrough.

  • In the place of worship, the place of the presence of God, we can begin to shout with praise and thanksgiving.

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  • We have the supernatural peace of God because of thanksgiving and gratitude.

  • We come before the altar not expecting anything from Him, but to worship Him because of who He is and what He’s already done.  It’s in that place that God begins to give us a heart that looks beyond our circumstances.

  • God wants to expand the kingdom.

Acts 10 NKJV  Cornelius

  • There’s something about extravagant generosity that blesses God and brings His presence into our situations.

  • When we offer what we have in thanksgiving with a heart of gratitude, God shows up in a divine intervention for supernatural expansion.

  • Key Scriptural Principles of Breakthrough: 

    • Be in His presence, 

    • Get in His Word, Worship, 

    • Maintain a posture of Quietness and in Holiness, 

    • Offer praise with thanksgiving and gratitude

  • We need to have times of quiet introspection without just going through the motions so our hearts are set in order.

  • In the house of the Lord, this place that God has established, God will be with us and He will break through the barriers.


It’s Time to Cross the Jordan by Doug Stringer

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