“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” -Matthew 11:12
Christianity is not a spectator sport. Christianity is not passive, it’s aggressive and it is not for the faint hearted. We are not called only to defend the faith, but also to advance forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout this earth. To do this, it means that the Lord must work through us to break through every obstacle that comes in our path (And believe me, there will be a lot of them). It is easy to get discouraged and frustrated, but that’s why we must keep our eyes fixed upon the Author and Finisher of our faith Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2). He is the only One who can and will break through every obstacle that comes our way if we take Him at His Word, are yielded to His will, and if we put actions to our faith. Remember, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).
Barbara Yoder put it like this in her book The Breaker Anointing, “…there is no way that is impenetrable to God. He will break open any way or route that He has ordained for us to go through, even if it seems blocked. God the breaker goes up before us. This is no ordinary person on our side-it is the King Himself who will pass through before us.” Every true child of God will be faced with obstacles and things he or she must overcome. Not that he or she can do it alone, but God works through men and women to break through in His name and for His purposes.
Whatever you may be facing at this moment, even if the way seems blocked, God can break through it! It is the anointing that breaks the yoke of bondage (Isaiah 10:27), but how can we expect break through in our lives if we are not submissive to God’s will and obedient to His call. Yes, God works through vessels to accomplish His work, but those vessels must be yielded to Him and walk in obedience and faith, if real breakthrough in their lives and the lives of others is going to occur (Even if it seems impossible).
Take Moses, for example, as again Barbara Yoder puts it in her book, God said to Moses, “I will do it” concerning the Exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt. However, “Though God said He would do it, Moses had to believe God [side note from me: and yield his will to Gods] and initiate bold action. He had to go before Pharaoh and confront him. Yet God is the One who broke through on behalf of the Israelites. Moses’ faith, expressed through his action, released God to act. A mighty breakthrough occurred when, through Moses, God visibly lead Israel out of Egypt.” What a day that must have been for the children of Israel!