Breakthrough: Wilderness Journey

Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt. (Exodus 13:17, 18 NKJV)

I am continuing to post on the topic of breakthrough because of the season we are in. I know, by the fact that you are still reading, that you are waiting on manifestation. You must have a full understanding of the “breakthrough process” {if I had a fancier phrase I would use it} in order to see physical manifestation.

You must understand the following:

The Lord has given you a vision (we will call it your Promised Land) but there is a journey that you might must take in order to reach it.

Notice that I have emphasized must, this is because the journey is unavoidable. It is absolutely necessary in order for you to grow and be prepared to enter into your Promised Land. (I’ll write a post specifically on this as well)

Now what exactly do I mean by

journey?

Greek Word: nasa

Meaning: to cause to blow, bring, get make, go away, forth, onward, forward, out

A journey is a set of events/actions that move you forward towards the Promised Land.

For example: Joseph’s journey involved being thrown in a well, being sold into slavery, prison (Genesis 37, 39-40) {take the time to read these chapters}. All of these events led to his rise to power (or Promised Land).

Here are several facts that will help you during this process:

  • It won’t necessarily be short
  • This part really may try to bother you. I understand because I was like that as well, I wanted it and I wanted it now {stomps foot, throws self on ground}. But whatever necessary events the Lord has planned are just that: necessary.

    In the above scripture, we see that God planned for the Israelites to travel the long longer way, through the wilderness of the Red Sea. Although it would have been faster to go through the land of the Philistines, they would have seen some things they weren’t ready for and turned around (note: if you turn around you won’t make it there).

    Hopefully you read the chapters I suggested or this will fly right over your head. Joseph had a vision that he would rule over his family. What happened next? He ended up a slave. This is the exact opposite of the vision, but Joseph had confidence in God’s plan.

    So remember, faster is not necessarily better (Luke 15:11-32). God knows you and what is best for you (Jeremiah 1:5).

  • God is with you
  • Without a doubt, you will experience situations that will try to make you feel frustrated, fearful, sad, angry, confused (or any other useless emotion). Circumstances may will arise that seem contrary to the vision. At times you may not even “feel” God’s presence, but He IS there.

    And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night. (Exodus 14:19, 20 NKJV)

    Notice that God’s presence was light to the Israelites and darkness to the Egyptians. Not everyone is going to understand the path that God has you on. That is not only okay, but it’s normal. In addition, what others see in your situation may be different than what God revealed to you. That too is okay and normal.

  • Fear is your greatest opponent
  • Fear gives the enemy permission to operate where he was not previously licensed.

    In the story of Job, the Bible says he prayed for his children just in case they sinned against God (he was operating out of fear, and expectation that something bad would happen). This fear gave the enemy space to operate (Job 3:25).

    If you allow fear to set in, you may be tempted to turn back.

    “…Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” (Exodus 14:12 NKJV)

    When fear tries to come upon you, remind yourself of personal victories the Lord has accomplished in or through you. Remind yourself of His power by reading His Word.

    Remember that you will reap if you do not faint!

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    1. Raymon Nelson MD says:

      I wrote this morning and then read your blog and realized we were quoting the same scripture. God is real and his message is real. Thank you!

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      1. ReignofFaith says:

        The Spirit is moving!

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