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Monthly Archives: November 2014

To feel and know that we are winning in life, to not be merely in the repetition of new resolutions like our old ones that keep us in struggle or end with us dismayed, we need the Breaker to go before us.

“Behold, the Lord cometh forth out of His place” wrote the prophet Micah.

And so it was. Jesus trod that lonely valley. What? Is this, the “Mighty God?” Is this Emmanuel, meaning God with us? Is this the people’s King?
How shall He deliver us so that we are delivered indeed?

“The Breaker (the Messiah) will go up before them. They will break through, pass in through the gate and go out through it. And their King will pass on before them, the Lord at their head” (Micah 2).

We are mortal. He Is Immortal. The “Breaker” broke through. This was the floodgate opened; the window of heaven opened for all to see.

Jesus showed Himself as the “Breaker” with the resurrection. He came into the world, “overcame” it – every obstacle for us, so that we would live the lives of look-alike overcoming. We are left for a while in this body and this life – to be like exactly like – in the same power and with the same faith.

“I am crucified with Christ – nevertheless I live – yet not I but Christ in me – and the life I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” We’re the today’s breakers.
(Galatians 2)

But we have sinned and He did not. Satan – and the Lord – are well aware of our sin; in fact, Satan prowls the earth looking for what he might use (of our sin) to accuse us before the Lord. Jesus is our Defender our “Advocate.” Who then can accuse us?

The Breaker really does set me free, really does break the bonds and fetters, really does “Wash me and make me white as snow.” And when “I put the past behind me,” I must determine it remain in the past. He, seals me with the power of the Holy Spirit such that only rebellion within can drag me again to where captivity was once made captive.

He is Savior. He saves me from the paths of destruction. He leads me into collision with His paths of blessing.

Paul said it: “We are more than conquerors through Him . . .” (Romans 8:37). Breaking through all sin, doubt, and dismay involves spiritual battle in the mind, in the will; but the Breaker said, “It is finished.” Faith says, “It is finished indeed.”

Who will we believe?

As for me and my house, we will have the Breaker to be our King and our boast. Leaning on Him, we are in this world as ice-breakers forging through to the end.

“Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing”
A Mighty Fortress is Our God / Martin Luther