The Breath of Breakthrough
Wind and breath can be symbols of the Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts, the coming of the Spirit was accompanied by the sound of a mighty rushing wind. In the book of John, Jesus breathed upon His disciples and instructed, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
It was the wind of Heaven that opened an impossible path for the Israelites to move through the red sea.
At the blast of your breath, the waters piled up! The surging waters stood straight like a wall; in the heart of the sea the deep waters became hard.
(Exodus 15:8, NLT)
It was the breath of God that was released through the shouts of the Israelites - causing the walls of Jericho to fall.
When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.
(Joshua 6:20, NLT)
Rest assured, it was not the shouts of the Israelites that caused the walls to crumble. The mere breath of men cannot accomplish such a thing. Nor was it the wishful thinking of Moses that caused the Red Sea to open. It was the breath of God, the wind of Heaven - it was the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit caused the water to rise like walls and the walls to fall like water.
When the Holy Spirit begins to breathe upon your life and ministry, everything changes. What seemed before impossible, what seemed before too difficult, becomes easy. He makes a way where there seems to be no way.
Just when you think it’s over, just when you feel like quitting - that’s when the Holy Spirit’s power is best displayed.
He works beyond your ability; He even works beyond your timeline. He accelerates the timeline! The Holy Spirit can accomplish more in a single moment than can your best efforts in 100 years. The miracle that seems so distant, so far away, is closer to you than you think.
The wind of the Spirit is blowing afresh upon you. Your breakthrough is just an act of faith away. Lift your hands and say, “Breathe upon me, breath of God.”