Breakthrough: Why Am I Suffering?

I have written quite a few posts on the topic of breakthrough. The Lord has been moving me to do so and I believe that a shift is occurring this season and you will begin to see the physical manifestation of the promises (corporate and individual) of God. You must gain an understanding of the principles of the Kingdom in order to participate in this shift. With that said you will probably feel like I am repeating myself in my posts {because I am}.

In my previous post, I discussed the law of faith. To summarize briefly:

Faith is not a movement, heretical {people throw this word around willy nilly} teaching, or new age concept. It is the law that governs the Kingdom. It goes beyond just believing Jesus came to the earth in the form of a man, was crucified, buried, resurrected, and ascended into Heaven. Faith also should motivate you to act in obedience {according to God’s Word and His instruction}. At some point, Satan convinced Believers, and maybe even you, that to believe in Jesus was enough. That is a lie from the pit of Hell. Yes, I said Hell. Believing and receiving Jesus into your life justifies you, but you still have a life to live, that does not belong to you.

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 NKJV)

As a Believer, a follower of Jesus Christ, you must begin to seek God for His will for your life, receive instruction from Him and act accordingly, in obedience.

It is important to understand that on your journey to breakthrough, promise, inheritance you will be trained. Faith was given to you by God, obedience you must learn.

…though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. Hebrews 5:8 NKJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. (1 Peter 3:13, 14, 17 NKJV)

You will endure an element of suffering on your journey. But do not be dismayed nor disheartened, this is your training. The sufferings you endure help you to learn obedience as well as other necessary lessons. You will learn to follow through, in spite of opposition, to overcome your fear, etc.

And Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days. Now within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your place, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand according to the former manner, when you were his butler. But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house. For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon.” (Genesis 40:12-15 NKJV)

Joseph was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. If that does not qualify as suffering, I dont know what does! Never once will you read that Joseph cursed God, complained against God. He patiently endured. That was actually a sidebar, so let me get back to the point. That suffering led him into the very territory he would later rule. His imprisonment helped him grow in dream interpretation, which he later used to gain favor with the king. Remember, God says that all things work for good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

You do not have to grow your faith, but you will grow into your faith by adding to it obedience (Hebrews 8:28), virtue, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-8). If you are experiencing situations that you believe qualify as suffering, look at this list. Are you exhibiting these characteristics? Are the fruits of the Spirit evident in your life or are you ruled by your flesh? This is one of those self examination moments and although difficult, honesty with yourself will help propel you forward.

The Bible says

No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:16, 17 NKJV)

You cannot bring old ways, unfruitful relationships, old mindsets, etc. into the new promise that you are approaching. Do not delay. Examine yourself so you can move forward. It may not be that you have something to change. God may be using these situations to position you. Seek God trough prayer and fasting. He will let you know!

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  1. Raymon Nelson MD says:

    Strong and inciteful. Keep letting God guide you! Our breakthrough is on the way.

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