Breaking Point, Pt. 1: Your Breaking Point

(Part 1 of 5)


Is there a breaking point in your life? At what point do you start to fall apart? At what point in your life can you fight the devil and win? At what point do you give in to him and receive into your life and into your body all manner of conflict? The devil believes that there is a breaking point in everybody’s life. Turn to Job 3 and begin to read. This passage may sound negative to you, but read carefully. “After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spake and said, Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it” (vv. 1-4, KJV). How many times in your own lifetime have you come to this place and said, “I wish I had never been born”? How many times in your life have you been faced with such deep darkness that it produced a bitterness in your spirit, so much so that you literally opened up your mouth and cursed the day of your birth? Job cursed his own mother’s womb. He even went so far as to say in verse 20, “Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul.” We find that he became both negative in spirit and suicidal in spirit. What is it that makes a man curse the day of his birth?

Maintain Your Spirit

In Proverbs 18:14 the Bible says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” (KJV). The Bible also says that “the spirit of man is the candle of the LORD” (Proverbs 20:27). The spirit of man (that is your spirit, not the Holy Spirit) will sustain his infirmity. The word “infirmity” as it is used here refers to tribulation, poverty, oppression, persecution, and sickness. Your spirit will sustain your infirmity. The word “sustain” means to “maintain” or to “minister unto.” God says your spirit will minister to your infirmity! “The spirit of a man will minister to his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?”

Proverbs 25:28 says, “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls” (KJV). How many murders, how many crimes have been committed because somebody could not rule his own spirit and his temper got the best of him? This verse is talking about your spirit that can keep out the devil, your spirit that ministers to you. If you have rule over your spirit and it is strong, then your wall will not break down, and trials can’t overcome you. Your spirit is the most important part of you. It’s the candle of the Lord. If your spirit breaks down, you have problems. Paul writes to Timothy, “The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit” (2 Timothy 4:22). Paul, greatly anointed of God, said to a young evangelist, “Timothy, you are going to face difficulties, you are going to face persecution, you are going to face problems.” So he finished his exhortation with, “The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” We need this word too. Paul ended all his epistles with “the Lord be with your spirit.”

To be continued…

Pastor George Belobaba

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