Breakthrough for Daniel & Moses

Breakthrough for Daniel & Moses

Published Feb 15, 2022

By Shelia Walsh

Daniel and Moses were able to stand strong when everything around them was falling apart because they knew who they were—not their job assignments but their true identity. Although Daniel lived and worked in the palace of the king, he knew that he belonged to God, and nothing and no one could change his allegiance. Moses had experienced life in the palace and life on the run, and the rock he now stood on was the great I AM. So too for you and me. Because our identity is based on who we are in Christ, we can stand strong and pray and believe that God will bring a breakthrough no matter how long it takes, even if it’s not what we expected. Understanding our true, eternal identity is huge; it changes everything.

For many years, I had no idea who I was, and when the pressure of life was overwhelming, I fell apart. Falling apart was the breakthrough I needed. Falling apart was God’s gift to me. God began to strip away every layer or mask that I depended on. That painful season gave me the truth I now live out of.  I am Sheila Walsh, daughter of the King of Kings. That’s who we are as God’s daughters, and on days when it feels as if our identity is being shaken, we can call the following truths to mind.

I am chosen.
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. (John 15:16)

I am free.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)

I am a new person.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. (2 Cor. 5:17)

I am forgiven.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Eph. 1:7)

I am not condemned.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (Rom. 8:1)

I am healed.
By his wounds, you are healed. (1 Pet. 2:24) 

When our identity is in anything other than who we are in Christ, we will end up on shaky ground. We were made for so much more. If it’s your honest prayer to have a real spiritual breakthrough in your life, a new level in prayer, a new authority in Christ, then you must begin to build your confidence not on who you are but on who our God is.

He sees everything that concerns you, and He wants to be everything you need. For that to happen, you need to know who He is. There are so many verses in the Bible that tell us about His character. You might know that He is your shelter, but did you know that He is also a wonderful Counselor, that He will be your Father forever? You might take comfort in the truth that He is your peace, but did you know that He is also your strength? The Bible contains countless expressions of who God is. While you are praying, call out these Scripture passages but personalize them.

He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isa. 9:6)

You are my wonderful Counselor. You are my mighty God. You are my everlasting Father. You are my Prince of Peace.

Make the truths of the Bible yours. Call them out. Declare them over your life!

I love you, Lord; you are my strength. (Ps. 18:1)

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. (1 John 4:16–17)

For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. (Ps. 32:7)

I am the Lord, and I do not change. (Mal. 3:6)

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. (Ps. 145:8)

There are so many more expressions of who God is. Ultimately, He is good, He is love, and He wants the best for you. If you are praying for a breakthrough in some area of your life, don’t lose heart and don’t give up. The enemy would love for you to quit before your answer comes, but press on for your breakthrough and remember this:

The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4 NIV)

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