Micah prophesied to Isreal about God’s judgment on their oppressors. “Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster” (Micah 2:3). God was grieved about the treatment of his people, especially the women, who are driven out of their houses and their children taken away. He promised to assemble the remnant of his people, like sheep in a fold and a pasture or like a noisy multitude of men. He promised to open the breach (barrier), go ahead of them as they break out and lead them out of their confined spaces.
God leads his people to safety, abundance and to a broader place where we can thrive. This is like Isaiah’s saying to Isreal to enlarge the place of their tent and let out their curtains. They were commanded to stretch out and lengthen their cords and steaks. “For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities” (Isaiah 54:3). Moses was anointed to lead Israel out of their confinement in Isreal and into the promised land. Pharaoh pursued the people and they found themselves confined between an army and the Red Sea. God went ahead of them to divide the sea and allow them safe passage.
The same sea that allowed safe passage for God’s people swallowed up their enemies. God will not allow his children to be pursued when he opens a way for them. We need the supernatural power of the anointing to lead us out of confinement and limitations. There are barriers that have been created by the devil to limit people such as gender, race, class, educational status or age. God is a barrier breaking God and the anointing which is power for service, is able to break glass ceilings and break down iron gates. “Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in” (Joshua 6:1) Israel did not have the equipment to bulldoze the walls of Jericho.
Nevertheless, God gave them supernatural power and the anointing to tear down the walls. Many man made systems, walls and barriers have been erected to try to keep God’s people out of what he has promised. Promises include financial freedom and being free from debt. Many people want access to better employment, health care or education, for example. Employment systems and demonic powers try to keep people from being promote or advancing at work. All power belongs to our God and he will level the crooked places, make a way through the wilderness and break through barriers and boulders. “For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall” (Psalm 18:29).
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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