Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal (Matthew 6:19).
Do you notice that word in italics, black and underlined? It’s the most used word when believers are so focused on money.
Here in the West, there’s much attention directed toward this word. Most prayers are rapped on it, “Lord, please I need breakthrough in my finance”, “I need breakthrough in my marital-life”. And patiently, God answers this sometimes for reasons they haven’t really understood. Most times, he rarely does!
So what’s the word in italic, black and underlined? Breakthrough!
Jesus said, where thieves break through and steal. He said it’s thieves who spend time breaking through to get things. When robbers decide to get a huge sum of money and the whole building is totally surrounded, what do they do? They break through to have it. Breaking through is simply a word that implies force and illegal means of obtaining things.
The ways of thieves are illegal and their way requires breaking through. So do we still need to break through?
This World Is A Bank
Lately, news ran across the country that over fifty robbers had robbed banks and we were told how they got in. They had to breakthrough. While robbers do breakthrough, normal citizens who respect the law do enter in through the door of the bank.
In the same way, we should understand we don’t need breaking through in any part of our lives. We need to trust Jesus.
This world is like a bank. It has lots of good things that the heart lust after. However, we’re not to lust after them but ask Jesus and if he’s willing, he’ll give them to us. We ain’t made for them but they were made for us.
In getting the things of this world, thieves breakthrough but Jesus said how we’re to get them,
I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture. (John 10:9).
All we need to do is ENTER IN. To who? Into the Door. Thieves break through the walls but Christians enter in through the door to get what’s in the Lord’s will.
This is where the verse ASK and it shall be GIVEN unto you comes alive. We get in to live, ASK and receive. The children of this world break through to kill, take by force and and receive. It’s exactly what the devil does in every way.
We’re to enter in, not break through to get whatever is necessary in our lives. God knows we need these things and is wholeheartedly ready to give them to us. He doesn’t want us to breakthrough but just ASK. Children ask from their daddy. Thieves get by FORCE.
Yes, we all need finance, children, marriages and many more but the key is by ASKING. We aren’t told to seek these things but seek Jesus and he will add them all. We don’t break through. We let God open the door for us to get in.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
When we seek him, we’re simply entering in but when we seek the things of this world, we’ll no less breakthrough to get them.
From this moment on, may our desire be to seek Jesus without any intention to get the good things of this life and we’ll be surprised how much he knows about our needs and is ever willing to provide them. We’ll not need to break through!
God bless you.