Mighty Breaker Anointing represents the power of the Anointed One to break the bonds that hold us back, and release us into freedom as well as new purity and devotion for Him (dove’s eyes).
- 2 Samuel 5:20 (AMP) So David came to Baal-perazim, and he defeated them there, and said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” So he named that place Baal-perazim (master of breakthroughs).
- Isaiah 10:27 (NIV) In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat.
- John 8:36 (NKJV) “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
A series of eight Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams are connected to this. They’re based on Psalm 18:12-19 (TPT):
Suddenly the brilliance of his presence broke through with lightning bolts and with a mighty storm from heaven— like a tempest dropping coals of fire. The Lord thundered, the great God above every god spoke with his thunder-voice from the skies. What fearsome hailstones and flashes of fire were before him! He released his lightning-arrows, and routed my foes. See how they ran and scattered in fear! Then with his mighty roar he laid bare the foundations of the earth, uncovering the secret source of the sea. The hidden depths of land and sea were exposed by the hurricane-blast of his hot breath. He then reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He reached down into my darkness to rescue me! He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to himself, taking me from the depths of my despair! Even though I was helpless in the hands of my hateful, strong enemy, you were good to deliver me. When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked— but the Lord held on to me. His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!
The first Prophetic Nugget is called “I Wield My Power with Wisdom.”
Psalm 18:12 (TPT) Suddenly the brilliance of his presence broke through with lightning bolts and with a mighty storm from heaven— like a tempest dropping coals of fire.
Beloved, I AM able to bring dramatic and instantaneous breakthrough. In the same way that lightning rapidly and powerfully strikes – bringing immediate change and intensity, so I AM able to move quickly and with extreme power.
Trust Me to wield that power with wisdom. Simply because I do not move in your timing doesn’t mean I’m unable to do so. It just means My plans are different than yours. Beloved, choose to trust My plans. Breakthrough will come in My perfect timing. Trust Me.
The second Prophetic Nugget is called “The Power of My Voice.”
Psalm 18:13 (TPT) The Lord thundered, the great God above every god spoke with his thunder-voice from the skies. What fearsome hailstones and flashes of fire were before him!
Beloved, refuse to underestimate the power of My voice. I spoke creation into being. A word from Me causes mountains to tumble and seas to become dry land. If I can move heaven and earth by the words from My lips, why do you question My ability to shift things for you?
No circumstance you find yourself in is too much for Me to resolve. No addiction you’re facing is more powerful than I AM. No heart wound is too deep, no relationship too fractured – nothing is too much for Me to walk you through. So trust Me, and simply listen for My voice – then wait for things to shift. Behold, I AM God.
The third Prophetic Nugget is called “Look to Me for Breakthrough.”
Psalm 18:14 (TPT) He released his lightning-arrows, and routed my foes. See how they ran and scattered in fear!
Beloved, at the snap of My fingers everything changes. Breakthrough doesn’t have to be long and arduous, it can happen in a moment. Why do you think the enemy trembles at My name?
Remember that breakthrough often manifests in the heavenlies before you see it with your natural senses. So trust and rejoice, knowing I AM God of the breakthrough. The breaker anointing is of My Spirit, so look to Me for breakthrough.
The fourth Prophetic Nugget is called “El Perazim (God of Breakthrough).”
Psalm 18:15 (TPT) Then with his mighty roar he laid bare the foundations of the earth, uncovering the secret source of the sea. The hidden depths of land and sea were exposed by the hurricane-blast of his hot breath.
Beloved, no root is buried so deeply I can’t find it, for nothing is hidden from My eyes. I bring the things in darkness into the light. I divide right and wrong with the truth of My Word. I part the seas with My breath. And beloved, I bring change for you in the exact moment it’s needed.
When you yield your heart to Me, I will not allow the wounds therein to fester. But like waters bursting through a dam, I will wash away the pain and the hurt with the torrent of My love. I refuse to be restrained or held back. I AM the God that breaks through – El Perazim (God of Breakthrough).
The fifth Prophetic Nugget is called “Reach for Me.”
Psalm 18:16 (TPT) He then reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He reached down into my darkness to rescue me! He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to himself, taking me from the depths of my despair!
Beloved, in moments of desperation or despair, reach for Me and you will find Me already reaching for you. So grab hold, and refuse to let go. Trust Me to be your safe place of refuge. I AM YHVH Misgab – the Lord your strong tower, and YHVH Manowc – the Lord your refuge.
Put your trust in Me, for I AM mighty to save and no one is beyond My reach. So grab hold, for I AM YHVH Ezer – the Lord your help, and Elohim Yakol – God most able. Look to Me as I move in breakthrough, and then give glory for I AM King.
The sixth Prophetic Nugget is called “I AM More Than Enough.”
Psalm 18:17 (TPT) Even though I was helpless in the hands of my hateful, strong enemy, you were good to deliver me.
Beloved, resist the urge to be strong in your own abilities. Instead rest on Me, rest in My strength, and rest in the strength that comes from Me. I can walk you through the most difficult situations with grace, so if you aren’t feeling grace, press in to Me.
I AM more than enough. No enemy is too strong, no situation is too complicated, no challenge is too great. I AM El Gibbor – Mighty God, and I AM all you need.
The seventh Prophetic Nugget is called “Hide Beneath the Shadow of My Wing.”
Psalm 18:18 (TPT) When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked— but the Lord held on to me.
Beloved, when you give yourself to Me, I hold you fast and don’t let go. Resist the urge to presume if I haven’t moved in the way you desire that I’m unable or unwilling. Instead trust Me, and look to see where My hand is at work, for it surely is.
I AM a good father, and fiercely protective of My children. My love for you is so great that it cannot be measured. It cannot even be fathomed. So do you think I’d turn a blind eye to your circumstances, or a deaf ear to your cries? Surely not. Hold tight, beloved, and hide beneath the shadow of My wing.
The eighth Prophetic Nugget is called “Burst Forth into Your Open Place.”
Psalm 18:19 (TPT) His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!
Beloved, healing and restoration are found in Me. Allow My love to break the yokes of bondage, and be set free. Like a calf released from the stall and let out to pasture, burst forth into your open place (Malach 4:2).
For your land of promise is before you, and I AM at your back. Spread wide your arms, beloved, and receive. For I delight in you. You are the apple of My eye. And My promises to you are steadfast and true.
A prophetic download from Dorinda Agosto is connected to this. It’s called “Complete Surrender.”
I am startled out of a deep slumber by the sound of banging. At first I am afraid but then curiosity gets the best of me. I get out of bed and notice the whole house is so lifeless, old and dark. The only light is from the moon as it shines through the windows. There is little light to guide me as I make my way toward the sound that awoke me. I can see well enough to make out an open door at the end of the hall. As I approach the door I realize that’s where the banging is coming from. The room is completely empty. As I enter the room I can see a figure banging on the wall with bare hands like they are trying to break through.
I sense His presence with me and He tells me to take a closer look. I step closer to see who it is. As I look at the face I realize the figure is actually me. I appear catatonic and exhausted at the same time. I can see that my hands are bloody and raw from banging on the wall and I notice I am becoming weaker. I watch myself slowly give up and sink to the ground in defeat. My heart breaks at the sight and I run and kneel down in front of her but she cannot see me or hear me. I stand up and ask Him, “Please Abba! Help her! What does this mean?”
The Father walks over and takes my other self by the hand and lifts her to her feet. I can hear Him whispering to her, but I cannot make out what He is saying. I watch as He cradles her in His arms, and she sobs from pain and exhaustion. All I hear her say is, “Please forgive me. Please help me.” For the first time I am keenly aware that my flesh and my spirit are separate and I wonder how we are ever going to coexist. He hears my thoughts and gives me that all-knowing smile as He glances over at me.
He looks at me with such compassion and says, “This is you trying to complete this task on your own. You cannot do anything apart from Me my child. You must not lean on your own understanding, but instead acknowledge Me, and I will get you through.” He looks at her and says, “I know you are frustrated, and I know you are tired, but you must trust that I know what’s best for you. My timing is perfect and so are my ways.”
“Will you please help her Lord?” I ask.
“My child, of course I will.” I watch Him walk her down the dark hallway back into the room I came from, and I can hear Him praying with her until she falls asleep.
He makes His way back to me and says, “Now, are you really ready to break out of here? Or do you want to stay?”
I reply, “Lord, I want to be free, but will she be alright?”
“She will join us soon enough.”
He takes me by my hand and leads me back to the wall. His face is set, but there is a twinkle in His eye that excites me. As He gives my hand a gentle squeeze He touches the wall with the tip of His finger and the wall collapses before us and we step into the fresh night air.
I am suddenly startled out of a deep slumber by a loud rumble. At first I am afraid, but then curiosity gets the best of me. I get out of bed and notice I am still in the same old lifeless place. For so long I have been here waiting to be set free. I have tried to break through the wall to no avail. Then I notice my hands have been bandaged up with tender care. I remembered my prayer, “Father, please help me. I have been trying to break out of here on my own. I can’t do it anymore. I am tired and weary. Please forgive me for trying to do this on my own. Please set me free.”
I remember Him cradling me and telling it was going to be okay. All I needed to do was surrender, and I would be set free. I shook my head because I thought it had to be a dream, but then I looked at my bandaged hands again and I had no explanation. I knew in that moment, it had to be Him.
I ran down the hall to the open room, and as I entered the room I saw the wall had fallen down and there was a light breeze. I was FREE! I didn’t have to stay in the same place anymore. I stepped out into the crisp night air and I saw Him and someone who looked like me. They smiled and looked over their shoulders at me and said, “We’ve been waiting for you.”
A post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Celebrate Each Breakthrough.”
Sometimes breakthrough happens quickly – an immediate shift or change, but other times it happens more slowly – incremental breakthroughs culminating in big long term change. Both are powerful, and simply because as humans we prefer the immediate gratification of the one, doesn’t mean we should discount the lasting impact of the other.
When an infant is learning to walk, each step becomes a breakthrough. Each part of the process is a vital progression towards a greater goal. And we remember to cheer on the children, celebrating each victory along the way, and yet we stop celebrating our own victories as we get older simply because we don’t view them as a significant enough breakthrough to acknowledge and be grateful for.
A principle I share regularly is that what you focus on, you make room for. So consider this possibility, if you are constantly focusing on your shortcomings and the areas that you haven’t made the progress (had the breakthrough) you’re looking for, are you in fact making room for more disappointments? Conversely, if you are focusing on your gratitude for each success, are you making room for more successes?
In my post Wholeness: the Key is Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19), we talk about the fact that gratitude makes room for increase. What a wonderful reminder to be intentional with our focus! So rejoice in every breakthrough, whether great or small. Give glory to the God who brings the breakthrough and give Him praise.
1 Corinthians 15:57 (TPT) But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.
A Meditation of the Word called “The Moment of Breakthrough” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.
I have always been fascinated by God’s words to the Israelites concerning the process by which He would empower them to dispossess the promised land of the nations that were there:
Deuteronomy 7:21-22 (VOICE) So don’t be so terrified of these other nations—the Eternal your God is with you. He’s a great and awesome God! But He will drive out these nations ahead of you only little by little. You won’t be able to finish them off all at once because if you did, the wild animals would reproduce rapidly in the empty land and that would be dangerous.
These verses encourage me to manage my expectations when it comes to the process of breakthrough. If Christ’s work was finished on the Cross and liberty in the Spirit is available now, then why is it such a process to walk in that freedom?
There’s a saying that goes, “The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one.” I believe this saying can aptly be applied to the concept of spiritual breakthrough as well. The moment of our breakthrough isn’t when we finally get off the merry-go-round of our cycle of pain. It isn’t when we stop having panic attacks, experiencing those outbursts of anger, or when we stop having to scrape dollars together to make ends meet.
Our breakthrough happens the moment God shines the light of understanding upon our lives and reveals the root of each cycle itself. Now we may feel exposed and defeated when finally see what has kept us bound, restricted, and feeling powerless. And we may feel overwhelmed and intimated thinking of the internal battles we will face in the days ahead to dispossess the resident lies, trauma, and shame.
However, it’s no small miracle to be able to recognize limiting thought patterns and wrong beliefs. We can’t address the things that we can’t even see. And there is no need to think that we have to fight these battles in our own strength. Ultimately, each battle has already been won through the Cross. God has gone before us!
Truly, the moment of our breakthrough is the place where we choose to follow God into a new area of our inner promised land. Each day becomes an opportunity to receive new truths from His Spirit and have our minds renewed. Instead of walking in circles in the wilderness, we can open our hearts to learn a new way of being and experience abundant life.
Another post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Incremental Breakthroughs and Managing Our Expectations.”
In my previous post, Celebrate Each Breakthrough, we talk about being intentional to celebrate each breakthrough – whether great or small – because in doing so we cultivate a space for more breakthrough to happen. As we focus with gratitude on the victories, we make room for God to bring more.
Our frustrations with the minor victories often come from an unmet expectation that a bigger breakthrough is coming. In my post The Impact of Expectations (How-to Manage Your Expectations), we talk about how much of our frustrations come from expectations that haven’t been met. But – more importantly – the fact that often it’s our expectations that are off base to begin with, and so the root of our frustration falls squarely on our shoulders.
The same holds true with expected breakthroughs. We must be careful to manage our expectations rightly so we can set ourselves up for success. As we begin, let’s look at a scripture that can help us manage our expectations in this area.
Deuteronomy 7:21-22 (AMP) [emphasis mine] You shall not dread them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God. The Lord your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for [if you did] the wild animals would become too numerous for you.
In these verses, God is very clearly setting the Israelites expectations. He’s preparing them for the fact that multiple smaller breakthroughs will culminate in the ultimate, big breakthrough. The takeaway we get from this is that God has reasons for why He may choose to do smaller breakthroughs rather than one big breakthrough. Therefore, we would be wise to be expectant for the greater breakthrough, but stay open to God doing it incrementally.
If we are able to hold the “how” our breakthrough comes with an open hand, we will find that we experience a lot less frustration and let down. Our faith is simply in the fact that God is a God of breakthrough. He will bring it, but we trust Him to choose how is the best way for Him to bring it.
This brings to mind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3:17-18 where they say God is able to deliver them, but even if He doesn’t, still their faith won’t waiver. In essence, standing in faith while holding the specifics loosely as they trust God to do what He sees as right.
And so as we hold the specifics of our breakthrough loosely, and we celebrate each victory big or small, our gratitude for these breakthroughs makes room for God to bring more (I talk about this principle more in my post Wholeness: the Key is Gratitude (Luke 17:11-19)). So let’s choose to be intentional in our thanks, and open in our expectations, as we stand fast in our faith: our God is a God of breakthrough!
An article by Dr. Michael Brown called, “A Hebrew Insight That Breaks the Yoke” is connected to this. In his article, Dr. Brown talks about Isaiah 10:27 from a Hebraic perspective. A common translation of the verse is that the yoke would be destroyed by the “anointing”. However, Dr. Brown explains the actual translation of the word shamen is actually “fatness.”
“Do you get the picture? Here is an ox with a yoke on its neck, enslaving it to the will of its master, forcing it to a life of servitude. But eventually, it gets so healthy and fat that the yoke simply bursts from off its neck. That ox is now free!
“And that is a picture for each of us when we find ourselves bound or oppressed or beaten into submission by the enemy. We simply feed our spirits the living Word day and night, we continue in worship and praise and prayer and communion, and little by little, we get so healthy and strong—so ‘fat’—that suddenly the yoke of oppression has to burst. The fatness destroys the yoke!
“Now you know what the Word really says. Put it into practice, and you will be blessed. It’s time to break the yokes!”
A final post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Breakthrough: Though it Tarries, It Tarries Not.”
In previous posts, we’ve talked about Celebrating Each Breakthrough, and we’ve talked about Incremental Breakthroughs and Managing Our Expectations, but in the midst of all this talk about smaller breakthroughs, I don’t want us to lose sight of the fact that God also moves through big breakthroughs. Our focus on smaller breakthroughs is simply an acknowledgment that they are worth noting and celebrating, not that they are the only breakthroughs God does, for nothing is impossible with God.
In reality, the need to quantify our breakthroughs as “big” or “small” comes from our human nature. The reality is that all breakthroughs are incremental. Even when we have what we’d qualify as a “big” breakthrough, it typically is part of something even larger God is doing (e.g. parting the red sea, which was part of establishing the Israelites in the promised land). However, unlike the “smaller“ breakthroughs, no one has to be reminded to celebrate the “big” breakthroughs, so it’s a good reminder to rejoice in both.
Character building happens in all of them. The “smaller” incremental breakthroughs require us to continue on even when the greater breakthroughs hasn’t yet manifested. And the character building that tends to happen with the “big” breakthroughs is in the wait leading up to them as well as the faith required to stand fast during that wait. With that said, let’s start with some scripture. This is two variations of one of my favorite breakthrough scriptures.
2 Samuel 5:20 (GW) [emphasis mine] So David went to Baal Perazim and defeated the Philistines there. He said, “The Lord has overwhelmed my enemies in front of me like an overwhelming flood.” That is why that place is called Baal Perazim [The Lord Overwhelms].
2 Samuel 5:20 (NLT) [emphasis mine] So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “The Lord did it!” David exclaimed. “He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”).
This picture of God overwhelming or bursting through feels like a description of a “big” breakthrough. Those suddenlies that sometimes almost overwhelm us even when we’re expecting them. Often God will tell us of these big breakthroughs long before they happen (by “tell” I mean either God will impart it to you, you may simply sense it, or through a prophetic word). He likes to let us know in advance to build our faith and our fortitude in standing fast.
And as I was praying about this topic of breakthrough, God connected it to Habakkuk 2:3(KJV), “For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
In my post Suddenlies (Genesis 41), we talk about this principle of how God will share a promise which seems to take forever in coming (and “forever” feels different for everyone – for a toddler, ten minutes is an eternity), and yet it arrives just in time. This is the crux of breakthrough. We wait for it, we’re expecting and longing for it, we stand in faith even as it seems to take an eternity to happen, and ultimately God moves at exactly the right moment.
So be encouraged to stand fast, and trust that God is who He says He is, and is capable of more than you could begin to imagine. Trust His judgment. Trust that He knows what is best, and trust that He will move in your best interest even as He is doing what is needed for the Kingdom. We serve the God of the impossible, for nothing is impossible with Him. He is the God of the breakthrough – whether it be big or small, He is God of them all.
The lyrics to Elevation Worship’s song “See a Victory” is connected to this. This song acts as a declaration and reminder that, in the midst of our battles and our process, we are sure to see victory. We can rest with confidence by setting our eyes on our mighty God and leaning upon the power of the Cross.
Father, thank You that You are a God of breakthrough. Thank You that nothing can hold You back, and thank You for wanting to move on behalf of Your children. You are a good father, and we trust You – and Your timing – and know You love to move in ways we least expect. We rest in Your hands and await Your perfect will.