Just like there are literal thieves, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical burglars attempt to rob us of our destiny. These sneaky little intruders will slowly siphon the gas needed to propel us forth into our glorious future if left undetected. Throughout the coming weeks, we will look at some of these robbers and learn how to pick up the equipment needed to thwart and guard against these usurpers. Our first thief to call and cancel out is procrastination. Join me in Breakthrough Land to pick up what you need to help live a victorious and ground-breaking life.
For those who follow the Hebrew Calendar, we entered into the Jewish New Year 5782 on the eve of September 6, 2021. Some weeks before this new season, I inquired of the Lord for this year’s revelation, and a tuning fork immediately came into my spiritual vision. I instantly connected this with Apostle Chuck Pierce’s upcoming Glory of Zion Rosh Hashanah celebration with the theme of building the house to take place that coming weekend (Glory of Zion, 2021).
According to Breathitt (2015), a fork represents “coming to a place of decision, always take the high road or the path less traveled” (p. 169). Webster’s Dictionary defines tuning (to tune) as “agreement, harmony, in tune with the times” (Merriam-Webster, n.d., Tune). To build properly, we must be in tune with God’s Words and not people. These are indeed perilous times, and we mustn’t change our tune in doing what is right and staying in sync with God’s Truth because things are getting uncomfortable or unpopular for us.
I find myself needing to be tethered to God more than ever. Therefore, and out of great necessity, I have increased my times of prayer, praise, and worship. Walking in the conviction of our Father’s truth is critical to remaining upright and not being moved by what is happening around us. God is certainly making people choose, so we must select bravely and wisely. There is no longer a middle ground or middle of the road. You are either a goat or a sheep. Choose to be a sheep. A sheep hears the voice of the Good Shepherd (John 10:27). A goat hears a different voice that leads to death and destruction. In a tuning fork, there is no middle prong. There are only two clear options, and you must choose one or the other. In this new season, God is presenting us with only two clear choices. No longer can we claim or hide in a middle decision.
The Apostle Paul gives us a proper perspective, “For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4). And the Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Christ, upon Whom all righteous things are built admonishes, “What good does it do for you to say I am your Lord and Master if you don’t put into practice what I teach you?Let me describe the one who truly follows me and does what I say: He is like a man who chooses the right place to build a house and then lays a deep and secure foundation. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it continues to stand strong and unshaken through the tempest, for he built it wisely on the right foundation. But the one who has heard my teaching and does not obey it is like a man who builds a house without laying any foundation at all. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it will immediately collapse and become a total loss. Which of these two builders will you be?” (Luke 6:46-49, TPT).
Some of the Hebrew numbers associated with this new year are 80, 2, and 22. These derive, in some form or fashion, from 5782. The number 80 (Peh) represents the mouth and speech, and 2 (Beit) represents duality (right versus wrong). The number 22 represents the consequences of choices: either light and revelation to unlock mysteries, or disorganization, disintegration, and corruption (Breathitt, 2015).
Therefore, 5782 is a Peh Beit year, meaning what and who we agree with, how we harmonize, and what we choose to tune into determines which direction we head—either right or wrong. Since we are in the season of Peh, we must fine-tune our speech to find and flow in the frequency of Holy Spirit. This time will present us with many difficult forks in the road and many decision points. Again, God has removed the middle ground. We each must choose one of two options: to walk in the ways of God or to walk away from God’s ways. This will take courage, boldness, steadfastness, stick-to-itiveness, and a conviction that can only come from God’s Holy Spirit by Way of The Blood of Jesus. I cannot overstate enough that we must choose to walk continuously in the conviction of God’s truths in this season. We must do so in God’s great love, mercy, and grace, yet without compromise. Find your frequency by tapping into, speaking, and conducting the language of Heaven, because anything less will fall flat in terms of building God’s Kingdom.
Shanah Tova! Wishing you a good, sweet year, filled with every rich blessing from God.
With warmest regards, And in service of The Most High King,
When certain individuals, groups of people, or teams get together under the right conditions for the right reasons, they can create some amazing and powerful synergy. Synergy is that something extra created or produced which is greater than what each individual alone can do or generate. The same is true of words. When we pair certain words together and practice walking in that pairing toward an intentional and directed purpose, major breakthroughs occur. A much-needed example for such a time as this is combining self-control and discernment. Want to learn more? Join me in Breakthrough Land so you can grab hold of and experience what you need to work for your best life now!
Are you investing in your mistake or the value produced? We are not splitting words here, family, as there is a big difference. The portion you invest in determines how and how well you move forward. Take your mistake to the threshing floor so you can extract the value and apply it to your future endeavors. Don’t know what a threshing floor is? Even better! Join me at the threshing floor in Breakthrough Land and bring your mistakes!
Have you checked your purpose lately? Are you walking with purpose, or just taking a walk? If you need to streamline your stride and purpose your step, then today’s breakthrough word is for you. And if your first internal reaction is “nope, I’m good” then you might want to double back and listen anyway. Even if you have a purpose that you are walking in, you want to make sure you get it tuned up periodically, so you can keep on stepping!
Feeling stuck, or like you are spinning your wheels? Then it’s time to journey to breakthrough land to pick up your timely tool called momentum so you can move forward. And don’t worry about your feelings, as we will sort those out as well. Acquire some tools and strategies to help you during your time of transition, so you can move on in an intentional, positive, and successful way. So shake off stuck and let’s get going!
Perspective produces prospects, both fruitful and fruitless, depending on your viewpoint. According to Webster’s Dictionary, perspective is “a mental view or prospect.” What mental view are you looking through? If your view is positive, proper, and clear, then you will find abounding prospects you would never have otherwise seen to glean! However, if your perspective is dim, cloudy, or skewed, then you’re walking by hidden opportunities waiting to be discovered.
Speaking of perspective: one of the worst productive-perspective-robbers is the cancel culture, which I address in today’s close. This being said, join me in Breakthroughland as we travel to the portion where perspectives are waiting to provide you with prolific prospects ripe for the picking!
Webster defines diligence as “steady, earnest, and energetic effort: devoted and painstaking work and application to accomplish an undertaking.” Diligence is not easy, and many times it is painstaking. Diligence is a noun; therefore, it needs action to be activated. How do you activate this? By directing your diligence with intentionality into those areas where you have been feeling restricted and experiencing resistance. Diligence is a force, a substance, a weapon to be used to break through in those areas of your life that have been holding you back. Want to learn more? Then press through to join me in Breakthroughland so you can make diligence work for you. Come on, let’s go!
There is no short supply of kindness, so why is there a decrease of it in circulation? People need to experience unexpected acts of kindness now more than ever. Sadly, many are not visiting the storehouse of kindness to reach in and send out their supply. Kindness benefits the giver as well as the receiver. This all sounds like common sense, so why is there still an unleveraged act?
Come find out, and then grab your supply from the Breakthrough Land Storehouse! The OWB will be closed for the season, and will resume hours after January 20th. In the meantime, start sowing kindness. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and a spectacular New Year. Be safe, be well, and be kind to one another.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. profoundly penned: “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” This is a grave warning of sorts. Hate does terrible things to people, and causes people to do terrible things. It attacks, degrades, compromises, and ultimately destroys communities, neighborhoods, societies, and civilizations. Hate causes people to be less than who they were created to be and what they are called to do. Hate devalues all of us.
I am grieved to my core at the collective low where this nation has been pulled. Let me be crystal clear: my purpose in writing this reflection is not to take a position for or against this or any other president; but rather to urge each of us to do our part to help raise us to higher, healthier, and more fertile ground. Individually, we can do our part to dispel this toxicity by refusing to engage in hate, which includes hateful words, actions, deeds, or mindsets. Let us employ reason, civility, grace, and mercy, for the greater good. Liking or not liking a person is not and should not be a pre-requisite to treating them kindly and speaking well of them.
So why not just write an article on hate and leave the president out of it? A good question deserving of an answer. Because hate is bombarding the highest representation of what embodies us as a nation. When the head is attacked, the body is affected, impaired, altered, and in danger of losing its way. This should not be. I say this regardless of whether the head of this nation is a republican, democrat, independent, or otherwise. And we are the body of this nation. Mark 3:25 warns “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
Webster defines hate as “extreme dislike or disgust,” and the online entomology dictionary adds: “abominable, deserving of curses, regard with extreme ill-will, have a passionate aversion to.” Some synonyms for hate include abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, hatred, loathing.”
The insidious thing about hate is that it destroys the very person who employs it, operates in it, and launches it. Hate has a boomerang effect, much like deception. The one who operates in deceiving others will eventually fall victim to the very tactic they employed. And just like deception, hate becomes the employer of those who desire to employ it. Hate and deception work hand-in-hand. When you open the door to one, you eventually get the other. They feed off each other, eventually destroying their host, and then moving on to the next.
Consider the following fable (unattributed): Once upon a time there were two men who hated each other. They did all they could to manifest their utter detestation. When one failed or was hurt, the other celebrated. One night, an angel appeared to one of the men and said, ‘I will give you anything you ask, but whatever you receive, the one you hate will receive twice as much. Do you long to be rich? You can be very rich, but the other will be twice as wealthy. Do you want a long and healthy life? You can, but the other will be longer and healthier. What is your desire?” The man thought for a moment, then responded, “Blind me in one eye!”
This is what hate does to an individual. This is what hate does to the body. When one invites this deceiver in, hate makes itself right at home, and then propagates itself over and over and over again until a society or a nation is destroyed; unless it is countered with civility. Civility is the compass that tethers us to righteousness and objectivity, and keeps us out of the weeds. Civility takes us to and keeps us on that higher ground. Civility prevents us from hating the other so much, that we would rather hurt ourselves than see the one we hate get a blessing.
If anyone had a reason to hate, it was Dr. King. But he knew the blinding effects that hate leaves in its path—the carnage it creates. And he knew that was not a legacy worth seeing.