It is Time for Your Breakthrough By Babatunde Olugboji
Still on how grace can massively impact us as believers, and still on the story of Judah, the brother of Joseph the dreamer, we’ll continue examining the narrative of the birth of his two sons, a delivery that was filled with both drama and miracle.
Judah in Genesis 38 appeared to be a man doomed by his poor choices. When his two sons were put to death by God, it became clear that he was not a great dad. He pushed Tamar, his daughter in law out of his home and unknowingly slept with her as she desperately wanted a child and at the same time hit back at his father-in-law. But God, through his grace, spared him from disgrace, and was gracious unto him.
The strange narrative of Judah reveals that God is able to make things work in our favor (Romans 8:29). As such, we are not fighting for victory, but on victory.
So, how did the boy, originally thought to be the last, but who defied the pronouncement of the midwife, break forth? I believe the hand of God was on him like it was upon Ezekiel in the vision narrated in Ezekiel 47. And when the hand of God is upon you, you will start operating in the supernatural.
So, it became clear that the midwife spoke too early by incorrectly identifying the boy that came out first. Maybe people have said horrible things about you in the past, it doesn’t matter, as long as you know what God has said about you: No magic spells can bind Jacob, no incantations can hold back Israel. People will look at Jacob and Israel and say, “What a great thing has God done!” (Number 23:23) People shall look at you and testify to the goodness of God in your life.
I declare this week that you will not have to announce yourself, your breakthrough will announce you, just like the pregnancy would visibly illustrate the miracle of God in the life of a pregnant woman.
So, the boy without the scarlet thread eventually came out first and he was named Perez, which means ‘he who pushes through.’ Doesn’t that remind you of the way a day breaks forth at the break of dawn, after fighting the forces of darkness?
The dictionary defines breakthrough as an act of removing an obstruction or restriction; the overcoming of a stalemate; any significant or sudden advance, development, achievement, or increase that removes a barrier to progress. You will break through this week in Jesus name.
Perplexed, the midwife asked how he had broken forth? It wasn’t clear if she was muttering to herself. She was caught off guard because she had earlier declared that Zerah was no 1, but with her own eyes she was witnessing a change of order, of position, and of hierarchy. Those who have pronounced you finished, will with their own mouth declare your victory.
What the midwife thought was a done deal was undone by Him who is about to undo all that has kept you back.
Have a great week.
Kingdom Dynamics, a weekly column written by Dr. Babatunde Olugboji, the President, Kingdom House, a non-profit organization in New Jersey, USA.