UNDERSTANDING THE BREAKTHROUGH COVENANT

25 08 2010

General Introduction:

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God”. (Deut28: 1-2)

From the above scripture:

  • When one diligently hearkens to biblical instructions and observes to do all that God commands, supernatural breakthrough shall be the outcome.
  • Therefore, breakthrough in life is not a promise, it is a covenant.
  • Which implies that, until our part is adequately paid, God is not committed. (Ps 89:34)

Our running text for this series is Eccl 10: 5-18 and here we understand that when the covenant is broken, breakthrough is impossible.

We shall be examining the demands of breakthrough in this series.

THE DEMAND OF VISION

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct”. (Eccl 10:10)

  • Where no vision is the people perish (Pro 29:18)
  • It is God’s backing that makes front liners and God backs His plans and not our plans (1Thess 5: 24, Mk 16:20)
  • When one is in his place doing what he should be doing, supernatural breakthrough is what results. (Jonah 3: 1-10, Joel 2:1-11, Gen 12:1-4, Gen 13:1-2, Gen 26: 1-14)

Everyone belongs to somewhere, set out to find out where you belong and abide there 1Cor 7: 20, 24)

THE DEMAND OF SKILL

The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city”. Eccle 10:15

  • Wisdom here connotes the relevant skill in ones field.
  • It takes a skilful motor mechanic to command breakthrough in his garage.
  • It takes a skilful lawyer to command great clientele.
  • The quality of any product is a major factor in determining its access to the market.
  • David had his breakthrough to the palace through his skillfulness in playing the harp. (1 Sam 16:14-23)
  • King David was also said to have guided Israel by the skillfulness of his hands – (Ps 78:72)
  • Quality training can turn giants out of riff-rats – the 400 ordinary fellows trained by David, later emerged as the mighty men of David. (I Sam22: 2-3, II Sam23:8)
  • Abraham trained his domestic servants and they became great warriors. (Gen14: 14-20)
  • Skill is a covenant requirement for commanding breakthrough in any field.

GO GET IT!!!

THE DEMAND OF DISCIPLINE

“Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!” – Eccl10: 16-17)

Discipline can be defined as the efficient management of time, energy and resources.

  • Our value for time is vital in determining our breakthrough
  • We are called to make most our time (Eph 5:15-16, Col 4:5)
  • The quality of time invested in one’s field is a proof of one’s commitment to one’s assignment.

As I often said, “you cannot be committed and not be creative, you cannot be creative and not be productive, and you cannot productive and not be successful”

  • Discipline can also be defined as operating as demanded and not as convenient.
  • Discipline is the trademark of any sport star, and so it is for any highly successful man in any field.

THE DEMAND OF DILIGENCE

By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through”. – Eccle 10:18

  • Nothing is a Substitute For Hard work In The Pursuit Of Success
  • Christ the living word of God himself; the most anointed that walked on the planet earth still had to work to fulfill his mission. (Jn 5:17, Jn9: 4)
  • Paul, a man of great revelation and endowed with a unique spirit of faith and grace said: “…but I laboured more abundantly than them all…” (1Cor 15:10)
  • Only hard workers become high flyers (Pr 10:4, 12:24, 13:4, 20:4, 22:29)
  • Abraham was a hard worker; Isaac, a tireless worker; and Jacob, a creative worker.
  • You too must start working in order for things to begin and continue to work for you.

Therefore;

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;…”. Eccle 9:10

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