A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication to change, overturn, or overthrow. (condensed from H2015 Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Definitions.)
This is a year of God turning around the things we need changed. He has already overthrown the enemy. He has no power over us or anything connected to us. This is the year for a Turnaround Breakthrough!!
Breakthrough: a sudden increase in knowledge, understanding, an important discovery that happens after trying for a long time to understand or explain something.
More definitions of Breakthrough:
-an offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare
-an act or instance of breaking through an obstacle
-a sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique
-a person’s first notable success
Synonyms: advancement, advance, enhancement, improvement, refinement
Don’t get discouraged with a setback. Turnaround breakthroughs are coming to you this year and this is what I am hearing in my spirit: God is turning things from what was to what it should be.
It’s time to advance into new things, new places, and even new realms of God’s glory. The more we allow God to heal us, the more He shines and His glory is revealed. We let go of what was holding us back last year and press ever forward into the new of this year.
You are on the heels of your turnaround breakthrough! It is interesting the term “on the heels of.” I came across this the other day and it really fits in so many ways with my message. “On the Heels of” means “closely following.” It is a phrase we use when something is close to something else, to come or follow hard after.
I love that! King David was known as one who “Followed hard after God.” We could change the wording and say, “David was hard on the heels of God!” He was a chaser of God. Thinking about this we can see that our turnaround breakthrough is coming hard on the heels of some hardship or trial in our life…. then the Breakthrough comes!!!
Personally I have been experiencing for over a month pain on the heels of both my feet. It was just this past week that it laid me up and I could hardly walk. Pain shot up from the balls of my feet like a knife sticking in my heels and going up my legs. It brought me to tears several times. God used the pain in my heels to get my attention to how close my own personal turnaround breakthrough really is to me. I believe with everything inside of me this new year is a breakthrough year! God uses things in the natural to get our attention in the spiritual.
What areas do you need a breakthrough in?
I believe you are on the heels of your turnaround breakthrough. Instead of giving God the 12 things You need to do so you stay saved today… “Well God If I don’t get a breakthrough I just can’t go on, I mean I got to hear from you today God. I am going to church today and I have to have a word from you!” Are you desperate for a turnaround? Has that been your prayer lately? Get ready, get ready, get ready your turnaround is a comin’!!!
I have something for you… Stop being selfish, deposit yourself with God, be a blessing everywhere you go. You will have life and not know what end is up! Follow His example in living, and if need be in dying. (To self) Just a side note: All disobedience is related to selfishness.
I shared in my last message: “Obedience Brings Blessing” that when we obey we will be blessed. Trust me, if you choose disobedience you are delaying your turnaround breakthrough and may even prevent it from coming.
When we die to self and desire what God wants and follow His Word, we are setting ourselves up for increase. We decrease which allows God to increase more of Himself in our lives.
Gal. 2:20 AMP Bible
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I give myself away to God (my will, thoughts, emotions, desires, etc…) and that makes me usable for His glory. God loves you and has great plans for you. You are His baby.
I believe this is a turnaround year of divine reversals, breakthroughs, multiplied grace and new beginnings. Many things that did not seem to break through last year will begin to break through this year if you keep believing in faith.
As a seed is planted in the ground and dies then starts the process of pushing its way up to the surface, many of your breakthroughs are just about ready to spring up. Just because you do not see anything occurring on the surface does not mean that nothing is happening, but quite the opposite. You need to persevere in prayer until you see the harvest start to pop up from underground.
If you stop continuing to pray, praise, declare, and thank God just because you don’t see it, you might stop the process when you were so close – maybe only hours or days away from your breakthrough. There is a lot happening under the surface, even if on the surface you don’t see it yet; your faith is pushing the manifestation to the surface.
Daniel could have given up on the 20th day of his fast and would not have had the angelic encounter and answer to his prayers for his nation if he did not persevere until He got the answer.
Daniel 10:11 – 13 NKJV
And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty0one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”
Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary describes the “Prince of the kingdom of Persia” as an angel of darkness. John Gill Exposition of the entire Bible states an evil angel, or Satan – the prince and God of this world, or one of his principle angels under him. He was employed to do mischief in the court of Persia, and against the people of God. Scofield Reference notes refers to the phrase “prince of” as the intimidation is clear that the holy angels are sent forth in behalf of the heirs of salvation, so demons are concerned in behalf of the world system of Satan.
The angel of darkness, or satan himself, waylaid the angel sent by God. He told him that every day he was praying it was affecting the breakthrough for the angel to get to Daniel; his prayers were the fuel to get the angel to him. True persevering faith will be needed this year to pray without ceasing until you see the promise manifest, the turnaround breakthrough!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus…
There are other examples in the Bible of people pushing and pressing to get their breakthrough. One example that really touches home to me is Jacob. His name means: supplanter or deceitful (One who takes the heel). He was born a twin to Esau. When it was time for the two to be born Esau came out first but Jacob was holding onto Esau’s heel. Ultimately Jacob stole Esau’s birthright and pretended to be Esau so Jacob would bless him (the first born). Esau found out and wanted to kill Jacob so he fled. From the beginning of Jacob’s life he was a planner, a schemer. He dealt with everything in his life that way. In turn, he was schemed upon by Leah’s father, Laban, for Rachel. God wanted to change this about Jacob. It came down to a wrestling match with Jacob and an angel (or God Himself).
Do You Limp?
Genesis 32:24 – 31 (NKJV)
“Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” So He said to him, “What is your name? He said, “Jacob.” And he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Just as he crossed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip.”
Frederick Buechner, one of the most read authors by Christian audiences, characterizes Jacob’s divine encounter at the Jabbok River as the “magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.” It’s in Jacob’s story we can easily recognize our own elements of struggle: fears, darkness, loneliness, vulnerabilities, empty feelings of powerlessness, exhaustion and relentless pain.
Even the apostle Paul experienced similar discouragements and fears: “We were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within” (2 Corinthians 7:5). But, in truth, God does not want to leave us with our trials, our fears, our battles in life. What we come to learn in our conflicts of life is that God offers us a corresponding divine gift. It is through Him that we can receive the power of conversion and transformation, the gift of not only surrender, but freedom, and the gifts of endurance, faith and courage.
In the end, Jacob does what we all must do. He confronts his failures, his weaknesses, his sins, all the things that are hurting him . . . and faces God. Jacob wrestled with God all night, alone. It was an exhausting struggle that left him crippled. It was only after he came to grips with God and ceased his struggling, realizing that he could not go on without Him, that he received God’s blessing (Genesis 32:29).
What we learn from this remarkable incident in the life of Jacob is that our lives are never meant to be easy. This is especially true when we take it upon ourselves to wrestle with God and His will for our lives. We also learn that as Christians, despite our trials and tribulations, our strivings in this life are never void of God’s presence, and His blessing inevitably follows the struggle, which can sometimes be messy and chaotic. Real growth experiences always involve struggle and pain.
Jacob’s wrestling with God at the Jabbok that dark night reminds us of this truth: though we may fight God and His will for us, in truth, God is so very good. As believers in Christ, we may well struggle with Him through the loneliness of night, but by daybreak His blessing will come. (www.gotquestions.org/Jacob-wrestling-with-God.html#ixzz3QKx7G4eU)
The limp represented letting go of his old life, and his old nature, Jacob died to self.
Truthfully, I have a hard time trusting people who haven’t developed a “limp.” People who don’t “limp” are usually weak, and fearful over little things. They don’t know what it means to persevere. Why? Because they give up too quickly.
Limping people show they’ve pressed through a struggle for a blessing. Their limp shows up wherever they go. They walked through a fight or a struggle, even with God, to come out the other side victorious.
You can spot “limpers” everywhere you go. They are the ones who are tenacious in dealing with things that come up in their life. They are those who have faith and know who they are in Christ. They are those who know what it is like to lack and know what it is to receive. Those who have a spiritual limp have wrestled with God over things and come out stronger, better, and forever changed over it. They are people who say, “I am pressing, pushing through this in Jesus Name!” They don’t allow their circumstance to win, but cry out to God for help and a blessing. They are those who have wrestled with God and have given up their self-will and said to God, “Not my will but yours be done! They have decreased so God could increase in their lives.
Your setbacks are positioning you for a come back. Your struggle will not last forever. Your pain is not permanent. You will not remain where you are forever. A change is coming! You are close to a miracle! You are on the heels of a breakthrough!
You are on the heels of a miracle! You are about to enter into the greatest season of your life! You are on the heels of a turnaround breakthrough! Regardless of what you see or how you feel, a change is coming! You may be weeping today but you will be rejoicing in the morning!
Your payday is coming!
Are you willing to wrestle with God for your Turnaround Breakthrough? This is your year to let go of self and reach for the new God has for you. It is time to press into God and see within yourself your hunger for change. What are you made of? Do you limp or are you walking in your own understanding and your own ways? Today is the day for turnaround change!!!
Say with me: Turnaround! Breakthrough! is coming to me in Jesus name!
Your sister in Christ,