Breakthrough in Prayers: Daniel 10:12-14
Welcome to our 3rd Sunday service of the Year 2020. When we speak about God’s Glorious Breakthrough, it’s important we understand that a breakthrough is in a military concept. When one army is able to weaken its enemy’s forces to the point of collapse, a breakthrough occurs, allowing that army to invade and take its enemy’s territory.
This is as true for spiritual warfare as it is for terrestrial warfare. In the Spiritual realm, as opposed to the terrestrial, God’s people (the church) are an invading force. Jesus clearly intends for us to be aggressors not merely defenders. The Great Commission is to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19). In a world that lies in the power of the evil one (1 John 5:19) our mission is to liberate those taken captive by the devil to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26).
Daniel 10:12-14 gives us a brief glimpse of what’s happening in spiritual world. Daniel had been praying and fasting for 21 days to gain greater insights and revelations. In Daniel 10:3 an angel finally showed up with an answer to his prayers. This messenger said that he had been trying to get to Daniel for those 21 days, but had been detained by the prince of the Kingdom of Persia. The chief angel Michael had to come, fight and free him.
There are two lessons from Daniel experience that we need to learn for us to experience God’s breakthrough in 2020.We as believers need to:
Persistently pray and fast until we have our breakthrough.
Be strategic to realize our breakthrough.
So as we pray and trust God for a breakthrough, we may experience more temptations, discouragements, frustrations, weariness, doubts and cynicism than before. DO NOT GIVE UP. Our God is all powerful and able to fight for you. Remember, He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). He has overcome the World (John 16:33) and He will give the much needed breakthrough (Luke 18:8).
Domnick Odiembo, CTY Director