Breaking Limitations (Stepping out of the Natural) ~ Sis. Mercy Iluebbey
Topic: BREAKING LIMITATIONS (STEPPING OUT OF THE NATURAL)
Text: Matthew 15:21-28 (AMPC)
Speaker: Sis. Mercy Iluebbey
Date: 8th January 2023. 1st Service
Matthew 15:21-28 (AMPC)
21 And going away from there, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman who was a Canaanite from that district came out and, with a [loud, troublesomely urgent] cry, begged, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon!
23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, for she is crying out after us.
24 He answered, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 But she came and, kneeling, worshiped Him and kept praying, Lord, help me!
26 And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [a]little dogs.
27 She said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little pups ([b]little whelps) eat the crumbs that fall from their [young] masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you wish. And her daughter was cured from that [c]moment.
Breaking Limitations can be breaking limitations in academics, business, marriage, relationships etc. But some limitations are natural, that is to say, those limitations are normal on earth and we may not see them as limitations because they are processes or procedures we are to follow but God is saying that this year He wants to bring you out of the process, the normal circle, the normal way of life, the normal procedures of things and bring you into the supernatural.
The Lord needs people that will say “Lord help me out of the natural”. In verse 26 of the text, she couldn’t wait, her situation was too critical, knowing that through the normal way, she didn’t deserve to be heard by Jesus but she knew that it was time to come out of the natural and she made her heart cry known to Jesus saying ” Lord help me, have mercy on me”.
So many of us are in the natural state and we don’t even mind, we stay in our offices and it takes time, steps and levels we have to pass for us to get promoted but God is bringing you out of the natural into the supernatural where protocols are broken, where limits are broken, where there is a shift but you must be ready to ask the Lord to help you.
Oh Lord help me! Take me out of the boundary and limitations.
The reason why we can boldly come and ask God for help and be sure enough that when we cry out to Him, He will answer is because the Bible tells us in the book of Romans 8:17 that we are more than conquerors, so we are not trying to break into a space where we are not accepted, we are not trying to break into a space that does not belong to us or come through the window as the thief does but because we are in Christ Jesus and He has told us that we are more than conquerors that is why we have every authority, access and boldness to come out of every limitation to where God wants us to be (may the Lord help us in Jesus name, Amen!).
When we say natural limitations, we will agree that they may be right and we should follow the due process without the natural we cannot operate in the supernatural, so we respect the natural process, the procedures and everything but if we follow the natural process and we say we have a God that is above the natural then what makes us stand out? what makes us different?
God wants to glorify and dignify you, He wants you to be different and stand out but most times we are still limited by the natural realms. He wants you to break out because in that He is glorified. John 17:4-7, people must know and understand that the glory they see in your life is from God.
God doesn’t want you to live an ordinary life. Just like Jesus who was not limited to the earthly boundaries, this doesn’t mean that He didn’t follow the process, He followed and He went higher because, at 12 years, He was able to sit amongst great doctors and teachers, He was able to teach them, study the scriptures and have a great and deeper understanding of the scriptures. He lived above His natural state and above what everybody would think. You should not be limited to the natural realm, because if you are limited to the natural realm alone, you will not be able to step out to glorify your Father who is in Heaven.
This is a calling to us, it is time to step out and reign, you have to step out into the supernatural where protocols are broken, where there is no limitation, God wants us to be above! It only takes a willing heart, a heart that has accepted the Father, a heart that loves the Father, and a heart that is intentional about following Jesus, because God does not want us to operate only in the natural because there is a higher realm and that is the supernatural (this is where God wants us to operate).
We will be able to break forth and step out in the place of studying the word of God and in prayer. When you study the word of God, you’ll see the life of Jesus Christ, and how He stepped out and was distinguished from His peers. The Bible tells us that when Jesus does all those things, Mary the mother will keep to herself and observe, people are observing, and they know when you are different and outstanding, they see it.
When God break protocols, you won’t be able to explain it all you can say is thank you, Jesus. God has given us a higher place; He has given us a higher realm that we should operate in and that is why He wants us to break the earthly limitations and step out!
You must be in the garden, you must be obeying God, and you must be sowing the seed until He finds you in the garden, He does not find you when you are doing nothing, your hands must be open, you must be working with your hands, you need to go to school, you need to get the qualifications, you must be prepared.
It takes you to be intentional and break out of that limit for God’s countenance to shine on you. John 7:37-38, If you believe that He can break that limitation over your life and pick you out of the crowd and step you out then out of your belly shall flow rivers of living waters.
- Father may I not be lost in the natural sphere that I forget that there is a higher sphere that takes a man from where he is to where he has never imagined being, help me Lord to trust and look up to you, help me to acknowledge your help. I refuse to be ordinary in my business, career, academics etc. Take me, Lord, to the supernatural. I am ready to step out, I am ready to break limitations.
- The result that only the spirit can produce is what I want to have this year, the office that only the anointed can operate in that is what I want to operate in this year. In Jesus’ name, Amen!