The other day my mum mentioned that this year, 2017, was prophesied to be the year of the breakthrough. The moment she said it, my heart leaped. I spent the following morning transfixed on Google as I tried to figure out exactly what was said. My research led me to the fact that it is indeed true. I read about how the USA was going to see breakthrough in their economy and financial structures and how there would be revival seen in large cities all across the world.
What I love about this prophecy is that it’s so hard to believe. It’s incredibly difficult to look at our current situation on earth and think, oh yeah I can see breakthrough happening any moment now. That’s why I’m so excited – because God is so good at the impossible. You know, I reckon that He loves to wait for the moment when man can’t anymore just to prove how faithfully He can.
But what gets me really, really excited is that I have already seen glimpses of breakthrough in the lives of people in my world. Family and friends who are about to start a new season of their lives. I can see how God is watering seeds that have been planted a long time ago. I can picture Him smiling and saying it’s almost time for that harvest.
You may be reading this and thinking that there’s no way that breakthrough is on the agenda for your 2017. Well, I’m sitting here on this sunny Tuesday afternoon, interrupting my ever expanding to-do list in order to write this blog post especially for you.
The enemy knows when we’re close to breakthrough. He knows when God is about to change everything around and bring what we thought was dead back to life. Because of that, he’ll do anything to get in the way. It’s called spiritual warfare. It’s a scary truth, but what’s greater is the Truth that lives within us. And so we don’t have to be afraid.
Just look at Abraham. I love this verse – Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping… He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.
(Romans 4:18, 21)
So you may be sat in March 2017, wondering where on earth your life is heading. You may be in your darkest season, your most painful hour. Remember that the enemy never attacks when he doesn’t see anything worthwhile on the other side.
He’s making life harder for you because of the breakthrough that’s coming.
I’m believing for breakthrough this year – for me and for you. I’ve written a long list in my journal for what I’m praying for God to break through in. You should do the same. Expect more from the God who so faithfully provides. Ask for more from the God who always exceeds our expectations and needs. Believe for more in the Lord who loves you more than you could ever know.
Because He is always faithful and I’m certain that there is breakthrough coming. This is the year that He will answer those prayers that have sat so heavily on your heart for longer than you can even remember. We will see our loved ones come back to Christ. We will see miraculous healing. We will see new life. We will see redemption and forgiveness. We will see the Lord reign in our hearts and our lives like never before. This is the year.
Share this with a friend who you’re believing a Heaven-planned, God-breathed breakthrough for. Let’s stand in prayer with and for one another.