3 Ways to Unlock Your Heavenly Breakthrough

Are you in need of a breakthrough in your life, family or ministry right now? I believe the following 3 points are not only timeless Biblical principles, they are also a powerful prophetic insight that will help you position for the breakthrough that you have been waiting and praying for.

1. Understand that Breakthrough is a ‘Reaction’.

Prepare for BreakthroughIn 2 Samuel 5, we read that when David was crowned King of Israel, the Philistine army came out against him. David won the battle after God spoke to him saying, ‘Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.’ (2 Sam 5:19)

He named that place ‘Baal Perazim’, meaning ‘Lord of the Breakthrough’. [1]

The key to David’s breakthrough was listening to God, and responding obediently to Him.

In spite of this powerful victory, David did not take it for granted that God would move the same way when the enemy army came against him for a second time. God’s instructions to him were entirely different (2 Sam 5:23-24).

This is an important principle, and one we see again and again in Scripture:

Breakthrough is a REACTION to an ACTION you take, that is one of obedience to God.

When you know that breakthrough is a reaction, you can seek and be open to what God is saying to you. You are sensitive and responsive to the Holy Spirit.

Step forward in the time of extremity

Sometimes God may allow an extremity—a position of great need—in your life, because He is positioning you for breakthrough.

When Moses stood with Israel between the armies of Egypt and the Red Sea (Exodus 14) they were in dire need of a miracle. God spoke to Moses, saying ‘Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground’ (Ex 14:16)

That act of obedience caused a reaction. Breakthrough! The waters parted and Israel journeyed safely through.

Standing in faith—let alone stepping forward in faith—can be very difficult when you are in the crisis. But when that step is one of obedience to God, breakthrough is the result.


2. Take the Journey of Transformation

There are times we desire a breakthrough, but God wants to take us on a journey of transformation.

We want the ‘quick fix.’ But His higher purpose for us is that we become like Jesus. He is working on our character.

‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’ (2 Cor 3:18)

A good question to ask is, ‘Father, is right now a season for breakthrough, or for transformation?’

Here is the main difference between transformation and breakthrough:

Transformation is gradual, but breakthrough is sudden.

Transformation takes place over a period of time, during which you are cooperating with God.

Transformation is not only about God’s work in you. Whilst waiting, you can be used of God to transform the environment around you.

When Joseph was in the darkest place, in prison, he did not wait passively for his breakthrough. He brought transformation, order and leadership to the prison environment. In that dark place, his spirit, gifts and skills shone.


3. Prepare Your Mindset for Breakthrough

There are times when we want God to act quickly, and we wonder why He isn’t.

Sometimes, our Father knows that if He brought the breakthrough suddenly, we would not be able to contain it.

He wants to pour out the abundance, but the ‘container’ of our mindset is too narrow—and the harvest our Father wants to give us would be wasted.

In order for our thinking to be enlarged, we need to take time to be saturated in God’s Word.

A change of mindset means that your thinking comes into alignment with what the Bible says. When you think according to God’s Word, you speak and act rightly.

  • Perhaps you are looking for a financial breakthrough, but God wants to first take you on a journey of renewing your mindset concerning finances.
  • You may know that there is a big ministry call upon your life—and you have been waiting for the door to open that will launch you into that ministry. But is it possible that leading up to that time, your Heavenly Father wants to upgrade your thinking, your attitude, experience, knowledge or vision?
  • Perhaps you are seeking a breakthrough in the area of healing, but God wants to take you on the journey to a healthy lifestyle—where you are taking care of the body He has given to you.

Being on the journey of transformation does not mean that the breakthrough will never take place.  It means that you are positioning for the breakthrough.

When you are aware that you are in a season of transformation, you can cooperate with what God is doing. By the time the breakthrough comes, you have a proven track record. You have participated in transformation. And you will be a good steward of what God is giving to you.


Notes

[1] Strongs ref H1167 and H6556. ‘Lord of the breaks; possessor of breaches’.


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24 thoughts on “3 Ways to Unlock Your Heavenly Breakthrough

  1. Andrea Richarson

    This is awesome. Some great revelation here. I can see I’m in a season of transformation but l can feel my breakthrough is close. It’s been quite a journey but I’m starting to see breakthrough in some areas. You have given me revelation of what is needed in other areas I’m still waiting for breakthrough in. Thank you.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Andrea, that’s so good! I am praying for you today for faith, hope, anticipation to overflow for you.
      ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ (Rom 15:13)

  2. Onkemetse Ramokgobi

    As an upcoming preacher, iam learning a lot from you. Most of the time it’s like your messages are directed to me personally because they will be pointing to challenges iam facing. By so doing i get encouraged where it was hopeless.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      I am glad to hear you are finding the blog articles relevant and helpful, Onkemetse. May the encouragement and breakthroughs continue to flow!

  3. Solomon Mkhatshwa

    Thank you so much for this lesson. I am also going through a very tough journey but this revelation has just helped me. I was starting to even lose hope but after this article I feel like jumping and shouting. Glory to Jesus

  4. Malcolm Calder

    Hi Helen and thank you so much for this one. Very powerful!! I read it and now know that God has shifted me in thinking as a result. For me, it’s a life-changer !!!
    Thank you for your insight and wisdom!!

  5. Tigist

    May God bless you more,
    I read all your post .and it’s very uplifting and clear message to understand God ‘s calling for my life.

  6. Teresa Maru-Munlo

    This is a beautiful teaching; just what I needed because sometimes I wonder why others experience sudden miracles while others take time! Thanks Helen

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Teresa, yes I loved doing this study because it is so relevant to my own journey too – definitely in the season of transformation in some areas, and fast breakthroughs in others!

  7. Nadia

    Thank you for your teaching it has encouraged me !!! You see, I got into 2016 with loads of promises and yet manifestation has been so minimal .? But now I understand and suddenly I see that God has been doing a complete overhaul transformation in my life .its been painfully hard and tough but With each stage God has been patient and kind to me waiting for me to cooperate before we move onto the next thing . After reading your article I am now bursting with excitment because this journey He has led me in is certainly for the biggest and most radical breakthrough in my life . I have made the decision by the grace of God to begin to cooperate more and more with God for surely I can almost see , smell and touch my breakthrough .Thank you , may God continue to bless your ministry

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hello Nadia, oh yes, being in this process of transformation with our Heavenly Father is sooo worthwhile!
      I pray these words of Scripture over you tonight Nadia, that ‘the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for you who believe.’ (Eph 1:17-19)
      He is so good and He is at work in you!

  8. Patricia Jenkins

    Thank you so much for talking about Baal peraziam God of the breakthrough, I’m believing God for something so big, pray for me.

  9. Nana

    Im in Complete awe of Gods faithfulness ,God ushered my spirit into this powerful website for the very first time less did I knew He had this profund message prepared for me . I can relate with everything .I have a prophetic calling God speaks to me through dreams visions and audible specifically around the Second Coming but in the process I have lost everything I had , marriage, esteemed career ,houses ,finances and hated this calling by passion. I pleaded with him to take it away and restore my finances nothing happened but his never ending grace favour and mercy kept me this far and no doubt im still under transformation process theres a major breakthrough underway . Thank you Helen you are a blessing in Gods kingdom ,im truly humbled and inspired hopefully one day I will completely step out of the boat and follow him without whining

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Nana, I’m glad the blog article has been a blessing to you. Thank you for sharing your story – your comment at the end made me smile 🙂

  10. Swetha Naomi

    Hey Helen ,

    I’m so glad that I landed to this page , it spoke right to my heart been going through a pruning process in my life for the past 2.5 years now very hard phase where I’m loosing out everything I held dear , but been able to go through the process just coz of His peace that surpasses all understanding.Please pray for my marriage , career that everything goes according to His will and that He’ll give discernment in knowing what is for me.

    Thank You.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Swetha Naomi, I’m sorry to hear about the tough time you have been going through- I’m praying for you right now, for God to supernaturally unveil His purpose for you, for His grace and discernment. Bless you <3

  11. Apostle Mike F S Chisale

    I would like to appreciate what God is doing in this ministry.
    The Lord has ministered to me in a very special way. May His grace be upon you all. Apostle Mike Chisale. Malawi

  12. Lillian

    Waaaw, this article is just what I need. I believe I have been going through transformation and have the feeling that the breakthrough is around the corner. Thank you so much Ma’am.

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