“Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.” (NKJV)
All the Gospel narratives about the resurrection are awesome and filled with powerful Truth, but I particularly love these verses about the big surprise these ladies had when they got to the tomb looking for the body of Jesus. They had waited patiently through the Sabbath, until they could go as soon as the new day dawned to the tomb of Jesus. They hurried there with hearts that were heavy with grief, to witness something completely supernatural. While the “great” earthquake must have left them shaking and disoriented, the sight of the angel must have really been a shock! They probably never expected to see any of that. And then, the empty tomb… Hallelujah!
Friend, the Word of God reminds us (Romans 8:11) that this same explosive power of the Holy Spirit is living in you and me! The same heavenly power which moved that huge rock, which is said to have weighed more than a ton. It is the same power that raised our Lord from the dead, the precious Holy Spirit, God Emmanuel in us and with us, hallelujah! He is the breakthrough power for this breakthrough hour! There are many things we can take from these few verses of Scripture, but today, I feel the Holy Spirit wants us to open ourselves to Him in a whole new way. He is the presence and power of God unlimited. He is omnipotent, almighty God, the Comforter, the Helper, the One who Jesus promised us would come to make Him real and bring to our remembrance all things that He taught us. It is the blessed Holy Spirit who brings us into the revelation of the Father’s love, and the power of the name of Jesus. It is He who opens our hearts and minds to the reality of God’s glory and prepares us for heavenly encounters. He is our God of breakthrough!
1) There is a “breakthrough anointing” in the Holy Spirit, which empowers us to overcome the snares, attacks and road blocks the enemy has placed in our way. The enemy tries his best to keep us from the presence of God, from the power of the Word and worship, because this draws us deeper into Jesus and into the fulfillment of our Kingdom calling. There are people and situations which are used to block us from the path we are meant to walk, even the lack of resources and finances. Perhaps you have been facing some hindering or painful situation for a long time, or seen some problem regularly recur in your life. The Holy Spirit is saying today “Enough”! “No more”! I declare the breakthrough anointing to rise up and overflow you; to rise up and overthrow every barricade and block that has been placed before you. Every infirmity and pain that has affected your health has to go in Jesus’ name. Every financial burden and spirit of lack has to go in Jesus’ mighty name! In the power of the Holy Spirit and the name of Jesus, I bind divorce, discord, division and disaster from your home, marriage and family. I command them all to be gone in Jesus’ name. I command every oppression and depression to cease and desist in Jesus’ name. I release the power of the breakthrough anointing to break every yoke, every addiction and dependency. I declare the fire and power of the Holy Spirit, the One who raised Jesus from the dead – into your body, spirit and soul, into your home, your family, your place of work, even your bank account and finances. There is something new beginning to happen as you agree with this word and this prayer. Transformation is happening, in the mighty name of Jesus! It is the power of the Spirit of Breakthrough, hallelujah!
2) There are breakthrough angels God has assigned to us in this season, who bring forth the power of heaven, and who work with the Holy Spirit to remove the hindrances that stand between the children of God and their calling and destiny. There are “rocks” standing in the way of the fulfillment of the promises of God. These block people from stepping into their God given blessing, and they also block people from releasing that blessing upon the lives of others. As you open yourself to the possibility of angelic assistance, you will begin to see the heavenly help God Himself has assigned to each of His children. Breakthrough angels are stepping into action on your behalf! There is a realignment happening for you in the heavenly realms, in Jesus’ name Amen.
Dear friend, our Father takes no delight in watching us struggle with the various issues that we are faced with. He wants us fruitful and free! So many of us keep trying to push the rock out of our way, struggling and getting exhausted, using the many formulas we have learned. We keep believing that we will break through and see a positive result with our own efforts, prayers and work. We have been working so hard to push this 2 ton rock out of the way and get out of the darkness of the tomb when all along God has ordained that we are overcomers and conquerors, successful, fruitful, and victorious in the power of His name and His Spirit. You have already been raised with Christ and you are sitting in heavenly places with Him. (Ephesians 2:6) Jesus has already done everything that needs to be done for you to live the complete life He planned for you to live. Friend, God has decreed freedom, healing, joy, and a complete breakthrough for you. He has already commissioned angels to help you. He has already given you the Holy Spirit to fill you, the same amazing and awesomely powerful Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the grave! Believe today that God is with you, that His presence and power are overcoming everything that has stood against you. Resurrection power, breakthrough power has been given to you, hallelujah! I pray you will see this Word fulfilled in your life and for those around you too. Receive the breakthrough power. This is your breakthrough hour! In Jesus’ mighty name, amen. Minoli Haththotuwa, 26 April 2017www.risingonwings.org