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Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.

What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching from the world and making ourselves available for the Holy Spirit. By detaching from the world--now you have time--the commodity that most Christians are not willing to give.

Jesus said, "Self-help is not help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, to finding yourself, your true self. (Matthew 16:25)

"God has planted eternity in the human heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." (Acts 20:24)

"We have been sent to speak for Christ." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

Albert Finch
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Unclogging Our Wells

Posted 05-14-2024 at 07:28 PM by Albert Finch

2 Samuel 5:20, "So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, "The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water."

David is speaking about his experience with the Lord's breakthrough. He describes it like an outburst of waters that is like a flood breaking down the wall of resistance coming from the enemies of God. We always need breakthrough. If we don’t realize that, then we begin to settle for less.

There is always more ground to take, more minds to be changed, and promises to be fulfilled. Because of this, we are always in need of more breakthrough.

Breakthrough does not come to us as much as it comes "through us". Just as Jesus said, "rivers of living water will flow out of us."

From Strong's Concordance -- #6556 "peres": a break (literally or figuratively): breach, breaking forth (in), forth, gap, breach, gap, breaking, breaking forth, breaking in; breach, gap, bursting forth, outburst breach broken wall.


God is the river -- the One Who breaks forth with an outburst through the glory of His Spirit. He is the One Who breaks forth, springs forth inside of us driving out all resistance to His Presence and Person.

Isaiah 59:19, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." NKJV

"For He will come in like a narrow, rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives [overwhelming the enemy]." AMP


We all want this place of "overflow" in God's Presence. Breakthrough is an integral part of that overflow. To tap into a life of breakthrough is to avail ourselves to the living waters of the Spirit through staying connected to God, the Source of these waters.

This should lead us to ask the question:

"How do we find a consistent life that has a non-stop flow of God's presence, prosperity, and power?"

There are many aspects to breakthrough, but the beginning is where we open up our spirit. Removing spiritual blockages are central to the progress of the flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Thankfully God has created a simple way and method to bypass the complexity of reasoning to see this accomplished.

Through lives of prayer and fasting, especially in the context of communion with God, we can accelerate the process of breakthrough in our lives.

When we see that our lives need to be "unclogged" then we can approach God with this understanding, using prayer and fasting as tools to open up the channels of our hearts. There is a reason fasting is called "fasting". It gets things done faster.


John 4:31-34, "In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, 'Rabbi, eat.' But He said to them, 'I have food to eat of which you do not know.' Therefore, the disciples said to one another, 'Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?' Jesus said to them, 'My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.'"

Jesus said to His disciples that His food was to do the will of the Father. God breaks through when we give our time and the other things we have, in the context of advancing and bearing fruit that remains for His Kingdom.

Take fasting, the Word of God, prayer, and worship to clear out your well that God can bring your heart significant breakthrough and that you may experience His rushing river consistently through your life.

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