The Lord has been telling me that there are many forerunners in this hour, yet there are few that carry a breaker anointing. There are followers, then leaders, then there are pioneers. Lately, God has been speaking to me about a forerunner authority. Some would call it a pioneer, some would say apostolic, yet even others would say a breaker anointing. Jesus Christ as the supreme apostle (...Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, Heb. 3:1) was the one who broke through the temple and made a new and living way for us to follow into the presence of God.
Since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us... (Heb. 10:19-20)
I believe that is exactly what the pioneer, apostolic, or breaker anointing does. It opens up new and living ways. Roads that were totally unknown and unfamiliar to a community of people are now available, and they are equipped in strength to travel the new road. I believe it is important to understand that each forerunner defines only in the best terms as they know how to interpret what they see, and this can leave detrimental effects to the rest of the community––positive or negative. The anointing of a pioneer is powerful!
Jesus as THE apostle, broke through and opened a new and living way. I believe in order to truly be effective in the great commission, the forerunner must do the same in their efforts to establish the Kingdom of God.
We must break through to a NEW and LIVING way.
A Brand New Way
The pioneer is the first to enter new atmospheres. Because they tread on new roads the message is not always believed or believed in. In Numbers 13, we read about pioneers that are given the responsibility of exploring Canaan. They go and find great assets, potential, and frankly are mesmerized at what they see. They want the land. They come back and give the description to Moses, Aaron, and the rest of the Israelite community. They say, “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit (Num. 13:27). Yet, just as they were giving the awesome testimony of what they saw, could have, and were promised; they then switched into another testimony of impossibilities and dangers of why it would never work out. “But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We saw descendants of Anak there (Num. 13:28). A spirit of fear was released to a whole community of people even though there was visible fruit of what could be accomplished. Yet, in the midst of doubt one spoke up, Caleb. Caleb believed they could take the land––Caleb did not see through the eyes of a normal person, nor did he have the same spirit of the other forerunners. There was something different about him than the other pioneers, he saw a super reality. In fact, he is rewarded and said of by the Lord that he had a different spirit and followed Him wholeheartedly. Joshua also was one that stood with Caleb and believed they could take the land.
It was a new way for the all of the Israelites, and they could not believe the message of Caleb and Joshua. There were other forerunners with Caleb and Joshua, yet it was only Caleb and Joshua who carried the breaker anointing.
The Lord has been telling me that there are many forerunners in this hour, yet there are few that carry a breaker anointing. There are many people that are really walking in a new thing and obeying directions to explore the new land, but there are few that see in super reality. In fact, there many that have had experiences and have seen life at all angles, but when it comes to taking the land and establishing the Kingdom they say in their actions and speech there is no hope. They release doubt, fear, and operate out of a natural reality.
A true pioneer is one that stands even in the midst of everyone affected by disbelief. It is a brand new way, yet it is a possible one. The authority of a pioneer is many times challenged, but their authority is weighty and can shift societies, cultures, and nations.
Also, A true pioneer is one that breaks through not only the blocks to create a new path, but also breaks down the walls that would keep them from dwelling there continually as a culture! Caleb and Joshua were these type of men. They not only opened a new way and went into the promise land, their heart was to establish a living way. God is wanting to establish not just an experience where we taste fruit and see the great land or experience heaven on earth as an event or service. He wants us to know it as a continual dwelling place as a culture. Which leads me to my next point.
A Living Way:
God is not interested in merely a good time or event by itself. In fact, He is not interested in a new way alone. He is interested in abundant life. Life that is ongoing, He is interested in a new and living way. A revival torch is to ultimately spark and grow into a fire that is ongoing, that is Kingdom. God is interested in a lifestyle of revival and outpouring. You see if we never take revival out of the service or make it a dwelling place we become like the pioneers that give an impossible report. They believed they couldn't dwell in the fullness of the riches because of the giants. But, there is a voice saying, "We can take the land, we can live in an ongoing outpouring because it is a living way." It is not just a way that is new and never seen; It is a way that is alive and unending--a living way. The path that Christ torched for us to come into the Kingdom was completely new and could not be opened by any besides Himself. Yet the path is still open today and it is living, Kingdom Living. You see the Kingdom of God is 24/7, it is continually in season and out. It must become a dwelling place, a place that is inhabited or the normal Christian life will just be seen as events and seen only through earthly reality––we have available for us a super reality, heaven on earth. I am telling you, God has available for the body of Christ open heavens that will not shut and we can dwell in a place like so. A living way is a breathing path that has limitless fruitful encounters.
Stephan carried this type of anointing. The Bible describes him as one that was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. He was the first person in the New Testament who was martyred for following the ways of Jesus. As he was being stoned, Stephan was literally brought into an open vision as he saw physically what was happening in the spiritual realm. As he was being stoned, he shouted out, “Look, I see heaven opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of the God (Acts 7:56). Yet, though Stephan literally saw this open heaven over his life, I believe he had it over his life even before then. I believe that Stephan was one that saw in a higher level, super reality. Stephan was truly a forerunner. His death caused the church to literally grow and spread in a new and living way. We read right after his death in Acts 8:1-4, that when the persecution of the church broke out the whole church was scattered. But, they were not just scattered, rather the church was being relocated and the Kingdom advanced.
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went (Acts 8:4).
Those that where scattered spread the fire outside and beyond their normal living quarters. Stephan's act birthed a community of missionaries! It was as if a bolder was dropped from one-hundred feet in the air into a lake of lava, which caused lava to splash out into other areas. The breaker anointing––it stayed opened for others to dwell in and operate out of!
Lions Traveling Unfamiliar Paths
Caleb, Joshua, and Stephen were not followers, nor were they leaders––they were pioneers. Yet they were not pioneers that were out to merely make a new discovery; they were men that were dedicated to bring an entire nation into it with them. They took the initiative and did not wait for others––they were courageous lions.
The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind. The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest... (Micah 5:7,8).
I believe God is raising up super-breakers or super-pioneers to not just make a new way, but to make it a new and living way like Christ did. They are the ones that take the initiative and do not wait for others to do it. They are young, old, and middle-aged. They are learned, unlearned, and of all classes. God is taking people in this hour and turning them into someone who sees through the eyes of faith, super reality, to destroy the works of darkness. They not only want to taste the fruit of the land, they want the whole land! This is the call of the revivalist in this hour, this is the call of the teacher in this hour, this is the call of the entire five-fold ministry in this hour. To pioneer what God is commanding us to go into, and bring entire nations into it to dwell! We must not wait for others, we must not see like others, we must be like lions!
God is not just raising up forerunners. God is asking the forerunners: What type of report will you give? What type of reality will you see? What type of kingdom will you release? God is calling the forerunner to carry a breaker anointing and be lead on unfamiliar paths to take an entire nation into a living way––birthing a supernatural community! NEW AND LIVING.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them (Isaiah 42:16).