Vince Viozzi: “What Does is It Mean to ‘Breakthrough’?”
Nov 3, 2018
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“What Does is It Mean to ‘Breakthrough’?”
Breaking Off, Breaking Through and Breaking Out!
I have been hearing and sensing a level of frustration in God’s people, because many have been declaring it’s a time of “breakthrough” and not seeing the end result! I find that many do not understand what breakthrough means. I want to help bring clarity to this area so that the enemy doesn’t have a foothold to keep us back from pursuing our destinies. Here’s an illustration I’d like use to help us understand this process, and bring more clarity to it so we can be released into our greater levels of God’s destiny for our lives.
Breaking the Sound Barrier
Before structural changes were made to the aircraft, hitting the sound barrier was described like hitting a brick wall in space. (This is how many of you have felt like for a long time!) These airplanes were not properly designed to withstand the forces of breaking through this seemingly impenetrable, invisible, but very real, force in the heavens.
As I looked into the issues of how aircrafts were able to break the sound barrier, they all came down to this: When going through the barrier, the aerodynamic pressures changed, and the old-style planes were not strong enough to hold together through the transition. This is why the the first step in being able to break through to the next level is going through the process of change! Simply put: We need to be made stronger through changes in our spiritual structure!
Step #1: God Starts With the Process of “Breaking Off”
Daniel 4:27 (NKJV), “Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.”
God is first and foremost interested in the spiritual condition of our souls! 3 John 2:2 (NKJV), “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
I sense in the spirit that many of you are going through a process of being redesigned and upgraded to meet the coming challenges. You are being stripped down to the basic components in order to become a vessel with the ability to handle the next level of spiritual warfare! (Photo via Unsplash)
Step #2: The Ability to “Breakthrough”
Breakthrough is the result that occurs after you have allowed God to change you. Your sins and iniquities are no longer holding you down and making you weak in your battle against the enemy. You are NOW able to take over new territory, having a more effective warfare against him, and giving you greater access and entry into the next level of your destiny.
1 Chronicles 14:11 (NKJV emphasis mine), “So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, ‘God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.’ Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [meaning Master of Breakthrough].”
Breakthrough means you have allowed God to change you more into His image and likeness, and this has given you greater strength and the power to defeat the enemy who has bound you and imprisoned you for so long.
Isaiah 61:1 (NKJV), “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” (Strong’s definition for liberty: from an unused root (meaning to move rapidly); freedom; hence, spontaneity of outflow, and so clear—liberty, pure.)
Breakthrough means that the prison doors are now opened—no longer standing in the way of you getting to the next level of your destiny. Breakthrough means NO MORE BRICK WALL. NO MORE DAM STOPPING THE FLOW. However, breakthrough shouldn’t stop there. This is where I believe we are misunderstanding breakthrough. It is when we achieve breakthrough, and the boundaries to victory have been removed, that we then need to breakout—start pursuing and defeating.
In 1 Samuel 17, after David knocked Goliath out with the stone, he still proceeded to cut off his head! After that the Israelite armies broke out from hiding and pursued and overtook the Philistines, defeating them. David provided the breakthrough so that the Israelites could breakout into the final victory of the battle.
Step #3: The Ability to “Breakout” Into New Victories
Micah 2:13 (NKJV), “The one who breaks open [breaks through] will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it [new found freedom—take new territory and accomplish great victories]; [because] their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head” (emphasis mine).
Breakthrough opens the way and breakout pursues the victory! The Gospel of Mark says it this way: Mark 16:20 (NKJV), “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”
Breakout also requires our participation. The barriers to the final victory have been removed. Now we need to start pursing the final victory. I believe what we are looking for in breakthrough is BREAKOUT—the finale of breakthrough.
2019—A Year of Breaking Out!
I feel the Lord saying this, “2019 is going to be the year of BREAKOUT! The storms that many of you faced were not sent to destroy you nor to make you become disillusioned. They strengthened you and built you up, to be able to withstand the enemies that you will face at this next level. (Photo via Unsplash)
“Because of the ACCELERATED PACE in which I have been proceeding this year, you were hit constantly and it was hard to get your wind back before you were struck again. But I promise you this, YOU ARE NOW STRONGER THAN YOU WERE. Therefore, those of you who have allowed Me to do this in your life and have not drawn back, you are the ones who will be able to go on now to take new ground from the enemy. You have been promoted in rank and are now gaining larger spheres of authority.
“The enemy is quaking at this new battalion that I have raised up. They are Special Ops forces, raised up to go into carefully guarded domains of the enemy and deal a blow to him and his agents of darkness! In 2019 I am going for deeper territory from the enemy. Some of the agents of darkness who thought they were beyond defeat will find themselves in chains and shackles, being dazed by the defeating blows that My special ops battalions are going to hand out.”
Vision of a Ship
I see a Victorian-style ship, with large, old-style sails in a storm, rocking back and forth, side-to-side. It is being severely hammered by winds of resistance. However, it has come to harbor safe and is secured at the dock now. The Lord says, “Storms will not defeat this great vessel, for I have built it to withstand that which is coming its way!” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Vince Viozzi is the founder of Vince Viozzi Ministries. He has served the Lord with his prophetic gift for over 35 years and was also a senior pastor for several years. His passion is to help to strengthen and bring clarity to God’s Kingdom people by operating as a prophet/teacher, delivering God’s Kairos rhema word through prophecy and prophetic teaching.
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