Breaking Through

Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!
— Isaiah 62:10-11 NKJV

The journey toward maturity can be difficult. It requires long-suffering, but along the way, we are gifted with some of the most treasured experiences we could ever desire. Sometimes I feel like these are scars imprinted in our lives. We can look at them and immediately recall how we got them. We also experience setbacks that knock us flat, leaving us looking around in a daze, trying to figure out what went wrong. The funny thing is that while we may glean answers from some of these events, others we will never figure out.

The most important thing to realize is that when we take the journey, we are not alone! The Father is with us every step of the way. We will share some great conversations with Him that will instill in us the strength to keep going. There will also be times of silence, but even then, He is still with us. Yet doubt still can creep in quickly and we can feel the sting of fear. It is during these moments that we must remember what the Father said to us. This is His word/promise coming to grow with us. For a while, it might seem like nothing is taking place, but do not be misled into doubts of the mind. Hold on tight, because great things are about to unfold!

When the Father proclaims, “Go through,” He has given us permission to “go.” Prior to His word, we did not have the green light. No matter how tall or how strong the wall in front of us looks, or how well-barricaded it may seem, when Father says, “Go through,” we move forward. His voice is our breakthrough. We go through, knowing first that we have stepped into something we have long awaited. But it’s not just for us; we go in to prepare the place for others to join in on the adventure. We construct by the Father’s blueprint, laying out everything He has shown us. The people inherit something beyond their imagination.

The raising of the banner is the raising of His standard. He is King, and we are his children. This is an ensign for the world to see and know that there is a called-out people who have the standard, nature, and character of their Father. This will attract the nations to come and bow down before the King.