Keys to a Miraculous Breakthrough - Jerry Savelle (sermon online). Every time you need a breakthrough, there is a "word" from the Lord for you. Spend time in His Word and He will show you. Don't just start doing anything and everything - get in His Word. And the moment you get "your word", be obedient to do it. Don't hesitate, don't wait, obey! Develop an unwavering faith that God will honor His Word to you!
JERRY: Hello everyone. I'm Jerry Savelle. Welcome to our broadcast today. We certainly appreciate you watching and today I have with me my wife Carolyn. We have been married for 51 years and we are so blessed to the Lord. And I wanted her to join me today in wishing you a Happy New Year, a Merry Christmas, and we just thank each and every one of you for watching our broadcast and especially those of you that are partners with us, thank you for believing in this ministry, thank you for believing in the call of God on our lives.
CAROLYN: As I was praying this morning I came across this scripture and I wanted to read it to you. "If they obey and serve Him they spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasure." That is the will of God for us, to spend our days and our years enjoying the fruits and the goodness of our God. And I want to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you who support us. We really do appreciate it.
JERRY: Amen. And listen, I want to read a scripture to you as well. This is what I'm praying for each and every one of you in this coming New Year. Psalm 115:12-15. It says, "The Lord has been mindful of us, he will bless us." It goes on to say, "And the Lord shall increase you more and more you and your children." That's our prayer for you in this coming New Year that God's blessing will overtake you, that you will experience increase beyond anything you've ever experienced before and praise God, we're expecting testimonies of that from you as we get into the New Year. And listen, stay tuned, in just a few moments I'll be back with today's message.
JERRY: Hey, welcome back and thank you once again for watching our broadcast. You know we believe that the program that you are about to see is going to inspire your faith and challenge you to dare to believe God no matter how impossible your situation may seem. I'm going to take you into a service where I was preaching about keys to a miraculous breakthrough. This is the Southwest Believers Convention sponsored by Kenneth Copeland Ministries and I'm privileged to be a speaker in that conference each and every year and I trust that the message that you are about to hear once again is going to inspire your faith and challenge you to believe God no matter how impossible your situation may seem. I'm going to take you into 1 Kings Chapter 17, talking about Elijah and the little widow who needed a major breakthrough in her life. So, pay very close attention as you watch, mark the scriptures in your Bible as you listen to them and if at all possible take notes because what you're about to hear is a proven principle from the Word of God that you will experience a breakthrough in your life if you become more than a hearer of the Word you be a doer of the Word. So get ready and watch now as I take you into this message on keys to a miraculous breakthrough.
JERRY: 1 Kings chapter 17 and verse two. "And the word of the Lord came unto him saying," this is Elijah, "Get thee hence and turn thee eastward and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook and I have commanded the Ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the Ravens brought him grid and flesh in the morning and bread and flesh in the evening and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while that the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the Lord came unto him saying ..." Now notice every time Elijah needed a breakthrough the word of the Lord came. Everybody say the word of the Lord.
JERRY: The word of the Lord came to him each time as we follow this story here, and in obedience to that word, then the breakthrough came, the miracle came. "And the word of the Lord came unto him saying, arise get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon and dwell there, behold I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath and when he came to the gate of the city, behold the widow woman was there gathering of sticks and he called to her and said, fetch me I pray thee a little water in a vessel that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it he calleth to her and said, bring me I pray thee a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said as the Lord our God lives I have not a cake but a handful of mill in a barrel and a little oil in a cruise. And behold I am gathering two sticks that I may go in and dress it for me and my son that we may eat and die." It seems like God forgot to tell him that part. God had already spoken to her and all Elijah had to do was be obedient. "Elijah said unto her, fear not, go and do as thou has said but make me there of a little cake first and bring it unto me and after make for thee and thy son." But notice, "For thus sayeth the Lord." The Lord God of Israel "The barrel of mill shall not waste neither shall the cruise of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did." She went and did. Say that with me. CONGREGATION: She went and did.
JERRY: According to the word of Elijah. And what did he say? It was the word of the Lord. "And she and he and her house did eat many days and the barrel of mill wasted not neither did the cruise of oil fail according to the word of the Lord, which he spake unto Elijah." Notice here a couple of very important ingredients you might say to a major breakthrough in your life. Number one, a word from the Lord. A word from the Lord. None of this would have happened if there hadn't been a word of the Lord first. That's why it's so important when you need a breakthrough stay before the Father, stay before the Lord. Amen. Because he knows exactly what to do, he knows exactly where to send you, he knows exactly when and where your breakthrough will take place. You ought to pray often, Lord, put me in the right place at the right time. Put me in the right place at the right time. And notice here the word from the Lord was vitally important for this breakthrough both for Elijah and for her and her son. The Lord said to me coming into 2017, the faithful shall flourish and it will be like days of heaven on earth. The faithful shall flourish. Faithful people, people that won't quit, we've been talking about in my day services, quit is not an option. Quitting is unacceptable. You never get rewarded for quitting. Faithful people don't quit. Faithful people stick with it. Faithful people so even when it seems like in the natural it's not feasible. Notice this little woman says, I only have enough for me and my son. We're going to eat it and then die. Don't you think Elijah might have thought, boy, did I make a wrong turn somewhere. God told me to come down here and this widow woman would sustain me and I get here and she's about to eat the last meal she has and then she and her son plan on dying. Am I in the wrong place? Many times it looks like before the breakthrough comes that there's no evidence that the breakthrough will ever come. Can you say amen. CONGREGATION: Amen.
JERRY: But he was in the right place and he was at the right time. But notice once again the most important element in this breakthrough was a word from the Lord. Every time I've needed a breakthrough, I spent time in the presence of God and I got the Word of the Lord and when we did what he said, the breakthrough came, praise God. Amen. The breakthrough came. When the Lord said that to me in October of 2016, then I began to confess it immediately because I have endeavored to be faithful all these years. And God's blessed me and God's caused me to flourish and so forth, but sound like to me he was ready to take us to another level. Amen, there's always another level. Amen. There's always another level. When you think you have reached the top, there's always another level. But if you never spend quality time with him and you never hear that word from the Lord it's not likely that you'll ever experience that breakthrough. Can you say Amen. So notice here the most important element of this miracle that both she and her son experienced and Elijah as well was a word from the Lord. Notice Elijah received that word to go to that brook. And the Bible says, the ravens sustained him. They brought food, they brought food for him to live on. Most people wouldn't think in terms of God would use the birds but he did and even when the brook dried up God was already ahead of that. He already had plans for where he needed to go next and he said, you go to Zarephath, there's a widow woman there, I have commanded her to sustain thee. Amen. And when he gets there it certainly doesn't look like that she's capable of doing this but notice he encouraged her. Even though you're down to your last cake, don't eat it, sow it. Don't eat it, sow it. Amen. That was the word of the Lord to her. Don't eat it, sow it.
And the Bible says, "And as she went." I love that story because I don't notice in here that she contemplated for about three months, came back to him and said, I think maybe you've heard God that's what I'll do. As she went. When he said that, she didn't hesitate. Too many times we want to bargain with God as if God didn't know what he was doing. The moment that she heard that word she went. She was obedient and that's the second most important element is if you need a major breakthrough in your life get the word of the Lord. Don't just start doing anything and everything, get the word of the Lord. And the moment you get it, then be obedient to do it. Amen. She was willing to obey, as she went. And the Bible says, "As she went, she and he and her house did eat many days and the barrel of mill wasted not neither did the cruise of oil fail according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah." Did it happen, did it come to pass, did she get her breakthrough? Did God honor his Word? He always honors his Word. Amen. And a third ingredient that I see here is this, an unwavering faith that God would honor what he said.
So number one, a word from the Lord. Number two, a willingness to obey and number three an unwavering faith that God would honor his Word. Amen. I have a great airplane that takes care of my needs here in the U.S. and boy, I'm really enjoying it. God gave it to me, praise God. It's a great blessing to my life. It protects the anointing on me, hallelujah and we're certainly thanking God every time we get in that airplane and what a blessing it is. But I travel overseas the majority of the time. A number of years ago I started believing and sowing seed toward an international jet. At one point I thought, well, maybe I don't need an international jet anymore. All my offices were doing well. I thought I'd pretty fulfilled everything the Lord told me to do overseas. I had an easel in my office with a picture of the jet I was believing for, international jet. I had Romans four on there about God calleth things that be not as though they were. And every time I'd go in my office, I'd lay my hands on that, it's a beautiful big easel of that jet, I had a model of it made and set on my desk and every time I'd walk in my office I'd lay my hands on that easel and I lay my hands on that model and thank God for that jet. And then like said one day I just kind of thought, what do I need with an international jet. Maybe we can do this other ways and so forth. One day the Lord said, whose idea was that? And the way he was talking I knew better than to say yours. It was my idea not his. And I had put that easel in the closet. And he said, go to your closet in my office, go to your closet and get your dream out of the closet. That hit me like a ton of bricks. I walked in there and I dusted that easel off and I brought it back out and set it there were it had been setting for some time and dusted that model off and I said, the Lord told us Carolyn to get our dream out of the closet. That he's not through yet with us in aviation, praise God. And he's not through blessing us with aircraft. I've been thinking about it the last several weeks. Every airplane that God's ever put in this ministry came by the word the Lord, instructions as to what to do, being willing to obey those instructions and sowing my best seed. Every time. Every major breakthrough that I've ever experienced. First, the word of the Lord. Secondly, a willingness to obey and third, sow the best seed I had. Amen.
Today I was praying about the service and the Lord said, "How serious are you about that international jet?" I said, "I'm real serious." He said, "Why aren't you doing what you've been doing all these years?" He said, "Do you have enough money to pay cash for it now?" I said, "No." He said, "You remember the three dollars Carolyn had and it didn't meet her need and so it became seed." He said, "You got a quarter of a million. What are you going to do with that?" I said, "By the way you're talking it sounds like it's becoming seed." Amen. I talked to Carolyn today and I said we've got the money and I want to be part of the reason why Brother Copeland has that G5. And so, we're going to take what we've got in that aviation account and we're going to sow it. Amen. And you know what's about to happen to me, my barrel of mill will waste not and my cruise of oil will not fail. Hallelujah, Amen. A miracle breakthrough praise God. Amen.
And some of you may be down to the bottom of the barrel. That's not a bad place to be when you know God, when you know the Word. Now for people that don't know God and they don't know the Word, that's a real bad place to be. But when you know God and you know the word, then apparently there is nothing else you can do in the natural to change your circumstances. But you don't live in the natural. You live in the supernatural. You walk by faith and not by sight, hallelujah. Amen. So I challenge you tonight that if you're down to your last cake, don't eat it, don't eat it. Sow it. Brother Jerry, you don't know what you're asking. Well, if you're not at the place where you can do it, then hold on to it. Pray about it. But I pray some day you'll get to the place that it becomes a way of life to you. That you don't even think twice, you don't even bat your eye. Every major breakthrough we have ever had in the ministry has come just this way and personally just this way. We found out what God wanted us to do, we got the word of the Lord and then we were willing to obey and then with an unwavering faith we did it. And God has never let us down. Never let us down. Praise God.
I believe something has broken in the spirit realm tonight. I believe there are supernatural breakthroughs that are own our horizon, praise God. Wouldn't surprise me if some of you had some before you even left this convention, praise God. Amen, Amen. So I'm going to ask you to pray about following the Bible example. Get the word of the Lord. Is God speaking to you tonight about sowing seed into this ministry and all the things that they're believing God for. What better ground could you find. I've never sown in this ministry that I didn't reap harvest. Is God speaking to you? Are you willing to obey? Is your faith at the level where you'll do it without hesitation, without reservation, unwavering faith. Amen. And apparently when this woman went, she went expecting. Why would you do that and not expect results. She already told the prophet all I have is just a little bit here, we're going to eat it and die. But when he gave her the word the Lord, she just got up and went. You wouldn't do that if you didn't expect something to happen. Can you say amen. How many of you have expectancy in your heart today. How many of you believe God wants you to flourish, praise God. Amen. That it's going to become in your life like days of heaven on earth. Glory to God. So tonight, I'll preach the other sermon in the morning or whatever my next time is but tonight I'd like for you to follow my example. Follow me as I follow the Lord. Sow your best seed believing that your barrel of mill is not going to waste and your cruise of oil is not going to fail and that God will multiply and you're going to live many days on the harvest, hallelujah. Can you say amen. Give the Lord a shout if you believe it and if you receive it. Amen. Praise God, Hallelujah.
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JERRY: I want to say it again. God is the God of the breakthrough. Don't ever give up on God, don't ever give up on his Word. I enjoy hearing testimonies of people just like you that are receiving miracles in their life, breakthroughs in their lives, answered prayer and I always enjoy reading them and I enjoy sharing them with our viewing audience because I know that when other people besides just me are having miracles in their life it inspires people of faith. I know that when I share a miracle that's taken place in my life you might say well, that's you because you're a preacher. It's not because I'm a preacher. I know a lot of preachers that are not having miracles, it's because I'm a believer. But here, here's someone that's not a preacher, it's a person just like you and they're sharing with us how that they too have experience breakthroughs from God. This is from Lou Anne. She says I wrote about four months ago for prayer for my sister Lisa and I wanted to update you. She was diagnosed with grade four lung cancer. The tumor in her left lung was half the size of her lung. The doctor told us it was a rare cancer and that there wasn't a chemo drug to kill it. However, I want to say that God has done the miraculous. The tumor has begun shrink half the size, praise Jesus. I want to say God bless you and all that work for you and keep my sisters in prayer because we know that God is going to finish this work. And Lou Anne, we thank God for that testimony and we praise God that he is doing a great miracle in your sister's life. Here's one from Gloria. My son and his wife had a situation trying to sell their home and finding a new home. Four days after writing a prayer of petition, the book we received from your ministry the Lord answered my prayer and my son's prayer and now their house has sold and they're in their brand new home and it certainly is an upgrade, God does answer prayers. And praise God, he'll answer your prayers as well. Don't ever give up on God. Say it with me, my God is the God of the breakthrough. Say it again, say it out loud. My God is the God of the breakthrough. That's what our special offer is about this week. Get to know the God of the breakthrough. Three powerful CD's. Anointed teaching. I'm telling you it will inspire your faith. I don't think you're going to be able to put it down once you start listening to it and I believe praise God that as you listen to it, you'll get to know the God of the breakthrough more intimately and then you'll begin to believe that he can break through for you. So order your copies today. Thank you once again for watching our broadcast. We'll see you again next week and until then, don't ever forget your faith will overcome the world.