Good Morning Family,
As we come before You today in the name of Jesus, we declare that You are the One true God and earnestly we will seek You. Father, it’s our desire to see You in the place; to behold Your power and Your glory. Father, Your love is greater than life and our lips will magnify and glorify You. We will praise You as long as we live and in Your name we will lift up our hands. You have satisfied our souls beyond riches and with singing hearts we will give You praise.
In Jesus' name
I am anticipating and praying that every one of you here today, will shortly experience a break through to a new place of freedom in Christ. We must break through walls of empty, formalistic, dry, staid, mediocre and meaningless professions of lip-service modes of worship. We must break forth into a place of contrition and humility that will birth travailing prayer, a burden for the lost, loving obedience to the Word, submission to one another, spontaneous and heartfelt praise and worship, along with supernatural signs, wonders, and miracles.
Have you ever reflected on some of the WOMEN IN JESUS' GENEALOGY WHO BROKE THROUGH TO A PLACE OF DESTINY?
"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king.
David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah."
The widow of Uriah was Bathsheba -(daughter of the oath). She overcame the situation of adultery, the loss of a child in judgment, and gave birth to Solomon – SHE OVERCAME SIN.
Rahab - (proud) a harlot of Jericho who helped the spies who had been sent there by Joshua. She was the ancestress of eight prophets, including Jeremiah and the prophetess Huldah. SHE OVERCAME SHAME
Ruth - (friendship) a destitute Moabite widow - left her people and her homeland to serve her widowed mother in law. Humbled herself to glean - take the leftovers in the field of Boaz -overcomes poverty, OVERCAME SELF.
Matthew 1 tells us that Judah begat Perez by Tamar. Let’s take a closer look at
THE HOUSE OF PEREZGoing first to Ruth 4:11-12, which records a dialogue between Boaz and some of the most influential people of his city regarding Ruth, his bride-to-be: "And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, 'We are witnesses, The LORD make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel: and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. May your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the LORD will give you from this woman.' "
Notice these holy Spirit inspired words in the book of Nehemiah regarding the fruitfulness of the house of Perez:
"All the sons of Perez who dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight valiant men."
"Over the first division for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel, and in his division were twenty-four thousand; he was of the children of Perez, and the chief of all the captains David's army for the first month."
1 Chronicles 27:2-3
The leader of the 30 mighty warriors of David; he joined David at Ziklag and was best known as the man who killed at least 300 men at one time.
Now take a look at the
Tamar palm tree, erect, a Canaanite, humiliation, whose first two husbands died, played the harlot, Genesis 38:6-11 to conceive a child by Judah. This particular woman in the genealogy of Christ OVERCAME SIN, SHAME AND SELF.
She was a victim of other peoples’ unrighteousness, selfishness and broken promises. She was used and abused. For example, a man named
|One of the sons of Judah, was Tamar's first husband. Er was wicked and God killed him. It seemed that her fulfillment of destiny was going to be plundered by someone else’s sin and wrongdoing.
|Was Er's brother, a man who wouldn't give her his sperm as was the custom in that day for a brother's widow who had been left childless. Oman withheld her inheritance because he knew it would belong to his brother. Again, Tamar became a victim of selfishness and fraud, and her ability to conceive/reproduce was being controlled by another. Because of his sin, God killed Oman.
|Judah's - 3rd Son
|Again, Tamar's inheritance was withheld due to delay, broken covenant and false accusation.
It seemed like 3 strikes and you're out!!! Her barrenness led to bitterness and taking desperate measures. She didn't conceive an illegitimate child, but conceived the seed of lineage that she was entitled to and belonged to, yet she did it in an illegitimate way. Judah’s wife had died and Tamar hadn't been formally given to the third son yet, so the conception of her twin sons, though outside of legitimate marriage, was in the family line through her father-in-law. This brings us to
ZARAH = to irradiate light, to rise and shine. The people of Bethlehem blessed the union of Boaz with Ruth, saying to him:
I read about The Breaker this morning in Micah 2:13
"The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out,
Pass through the gate, And go out by it;
Their king will pass before them, With the Lord at their head.”
Revelation - 1 Samuel 3:1 -
"Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation."
The revelation of his mind and will to men, was precious, rare in those days; there was no open vision. Literally, there was no vision that broke forth. Even though prophecy was an essential condition of the spiritual life of Israel, it had not gone forth and been established of late. God had not entirely withheld the gift, but neither had it been permanently granted to his people as something settled and to be expected,
Man needs the word of God! Without it we are ignorant of the highest truths, and have no ability to know them by our own efforts.
As in the days of Eli, so it is today. Indifference prevailed. Corruption was rampant.
The absence of a vision breaking forth from anointed lips is worse than a famine of bread. Amos prophesied during a time of great spiritual declension and moral pollution The situation got so bad that God showed his man a basket of summer fruit.
"And He said, “Amos, what do you see?”
So I said, “A basket of summer fruit.”
Then the Lord said to me:
I will not pass by them anymore."
The Lord shows that the people are ripe for judgment.
Explaining this revelation, Amos denounced the oppression and greed of the people, and warned them that those who despise the Word of God shall some day suffer from a famine of the Word.
"Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it.
“In that day the fair virgins
And strong young men
Shall faint from thirst."
So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim."
1 Chronicles 14:8-11
I want you to believe God with me for Expansion - Genesis 28:14 – God’s visionary word came forth to the seed of Abraham named Jacob, saying:
"Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
The Changeless Promise
Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ."
"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."
I wonder, who will believe God with me, not only for the expansion of his church in this community, but also for Abundance!
"Thus the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys."
This is a Word for THIS CHURCH and for
EACH OF YOUR HOUSES INDIVIDUALLY!!
FOR A NEW BEGINNING:
|Be Willing to Change - To birth something you must undergo stretching, and uncomfortable times. Change is the way of life. Don't leave well enough alone! There is more for us! Challenge yourself to change!
|An Attitude of Praise is everything! - Tamar and Judah produced Perez - Praise broke the curse of injustice and brought breakthrough!
3. You Must Leave the Past Behind - Tamar had to look ahead and break through her past disappointments, setbacks, shame and overcome a victim mentality.
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
|FOCUS - Faith Operating Consistently Until Satisfied Determine your goal, get a focal point and a vision. What are you aiming at? What are you believing for?
|Breathe! - In other words relax and learn to Trust in God. Labor to enter into the rest of faith.
|Don't Be Limited By What Seems Impossible Or By What Others Say Is Impossible - It was impossible to break the 4-minute mile until Roger Bannister did it. Now over 350 men have broken the same barrier.
|Push Until the Breakthrough Comes! - Trying times are no time to quit trying! Quitting is not an option. Don't give up! Some have quit and have lost their birthrights! The brink of disaster and the brink of supernatural look a lot alike!
|Be Prepared for the Double Portion Blessing! - Tamar birthed twins who were both named in Christ's genealogy.
What is the double portion? It deals with inheritance, it's more than natural possession:
It reverses the curse - "Instead of your shame you will have a double portion" Isaiah 61:7
It is a guideline of expectation for restoration of what the enemy has stolen - "If a thief be caught with a living animal he is to restore double" Exodus 22:4
It is the picture of spiritual heritage (mantle) being passed as with Elijah and Elisha
It represents the marriage of twin anointings:
Warfare & Worship
Apostolic & Prophetic
Building Locally/Warring Globally
Community Harvest Yet Impacting Nations
Winning Souls & Equipping For Destiny
Reaching The Needy & The Wealthy
Prophesying & Also Being A Prophetic Demonstration
Powerful Prayer But Also Proactive Involvement
And now may the Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Now and forever, in Jesus' name
Brian Monzon Ministries