Breakthrough Into BlessingBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 10/29/2023Foundation Scriptures:
But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord. 9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.Jeremiah 1:7-10 AMPC
a. God anointed and appointed Jeremiah and put His words in his mouth.
b. The power of God was in Jeremiah’s mouth, to judge the nations and the kingdoms of the earth.
c. The key to breakthrough, is submission and obedience to God and His Word.
d. If we obey and serve God, He will sustain and bless us.
e. But His hand is against those who will not obey.
f. 1 Samuel 12:15 KJV - But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers.
g. Isaiah 1:19-20 AMPC - If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
2. Root Out.
a. Root out (Hebrew nāṯaš) means: to root out; to pluck out; to pluck up, by the roots; to pull up; to expel; pluck up; destroy; forsake.
b. Jeremiah 12:17 AMPC - But if any nation will not hear and obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says the Lord.
c. Anything that is dead and unproductive in your life needs to be plucked up by the roots.
d. If you do not do it, God will have to do it for you—which is not going to be good for you.
e. Jude 12 KJV - These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.
f. The life that is rooted in grounded in God will endure, but that which is dead will be plucked up by the roots and destroyed.
3. Pull Down.
a. Pull down (Hebrew nāṯaṣ) means: to pull down; tear down; break down; cast down; throw down; beat down; destroy, overthrow; break out (teeth).
b. Exodus 34:13 AMPC - But you shall destroy their altars, dash in pieces their pillars (obelisks, images), and cut down their Asherim [symbols of the goddess Asherah].
c. As the Lord instructed Israel to pull down and destroy the altars and idols of the heathen; so, we ought to pull down and destroy any idol of the heart in our own lives (Ez. 14:1-8).
a. Destroy (Hebrew 'āḇaḏ) means: destroy, or be destroyed; perish; vanish; go astray; exterminate; exterminated; to wander away; not escape; lose; be undone; have no way to flee.
b. Psalm 1:6 AMPC - For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).
a. Overthrow (Hebrew hāras) means: to break through; to tear down; to break down; to overthrow; to throw down; to beat down; break; destroy; pluck down; pull down; utterly ruin.
b. This word “overthrow” is also translated as “breakthrough” and is used in connection with breaking through the walls or defenses of the enemy (2 Kings 3:26).
c. If God is fighting for you then He will empower you to break through any obstacle the enemy puts in your way.
d. You will break through to victory!
a. Build (Hebrew bānâ) means: to build; make; build up; rebuild; restore; establish; make permanent; cause to continue; built again; repair; set up; have children; obtain children.
b. Jeremiah 42:10a AMPC - If you will remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pull you up.
c. If we fully obey God, He will build us up and establish us, and we will walk in His full and permanent blessing.
d. Job 22:23-28 KJV - If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. 25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
a. Plant (Hebrew nāṭa) means: to plant; fasten; fix; establish; to set upright.
b. When we honor, obey, and serve God, He will bless us and bless what we do.
c. He will bless us, our families, our business, our ministry, everything we build and plant, and everything we put our hands to.
d. Isaiah 65:21-23 KJV - And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.