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Saturday, October 7, 2023

The 3 Levels and 5 Engines of Breakthrough - Purity 1166


The 3 Levels and 5 Engines of Break Through - Purity 1166

Purity 1166 10/07/2023 Purity 1166 Podcast

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Good morning,

Today’s photo of the mammoth doorway of Deeper Walk International’s brick-and-mortar headquarters under a light blue cloud-filled sky comes to us from yours truly as I was quick to capture a couple of shots of the front of the property at 7983 Grand Blvd in Hobart when the Indiana sun finally made a stunning yet brief late afternoon appearance.  

Well, It’s Saturday, and although the weather here in Indiana has been somewhat Blah over the last couple of days, the atmosphere inside at Deeper Walk’s 35th Anniversary Breakthrough Conference has been filled with the warmth and light that can only come from the Holy Spirit’s anointing and blessing on a gathering of Christians brought together in unity.

Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) says
1  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!

The word of God is true and the last two days at the Deeper Walk Conference has been good and pleasant, despite the generally gray skies outside, because the Christians  gathered here are united to celebrate Deeper Walk’s 35 years and are committed to continue the work to help more of the body of Christ church to experience their freedom in Christ and the heart focused discipleship community that results when Christians come together to help one another to learn, heal, and grow by resolving their personal and spiritual conflicts in the presence of the Lord.    ‘


TammyLyn with the Sun's light pouring down as she waits for me to go into the afternoon sessesion. 

 I love how Deeper Walk provides the tools and teaching that can help people to move beyond traumas of the past and to fill in the gaps in their maturity that are keeping them stuck or from being the people that God created them to be and how their models for freedom, victory, and community require Christians to not only know what they believe and why they believe it but to actually practice biblically sound principles for Christian living and the techniques based on brain science that result in increased emotional resilience and joy.  

Deeper Walk’s president, Dr. Marcus Warner’s teaching this weekend, and his latest book which will be released in March of 2024, highlights the ministry’s holistic approach for helping Christians to experience healing and freedom that addresses the “five engines of breakthrough”.    In reviewing traditional discipleship and pastoral counseling efforts within the body of Christ, Warner noticed that often the solutions offered to help the Christians to grow or overcome struggles were based on a single strategy – such as changing one’s beliefs and worldview through Bible memorization, changing behaviors with community and accountability support, or employing spiritual warfare encounters to cast out demonic influences. While these single strategies could lead to breakthroughs, Warner noticed that single-strategy approaches tended to not resolve all of a client’s problems and the positive results gained through them often diminished or disappeared over time because they failed to move people through the three levels of break through because they didn’t address the 5 engines that drive one to break through.  

 

Warner explained the three levels of breakthrough to include:

 

1.    Relieve Pain – to make the hurting stop.

2.    Repair Damage – to help someone heal from the trauma they suffered.

3.    Rebuild Maturity – to help someone grow in skills and Chrisitan character to consistently “act like themselves” and to “return to joy” more quickly– to be the people that God created them to be regardless of circumstances, even in the midst of trials.

 Warner admitted that while good work is being done to move people through the first two levels of breakthrough, far too few people are provided with the means to grow into maturity, in part because single-strategy approaches fail to address all five engines of breakthrough.

Warner’s call for a holistic approach for breakthrough calls for our strategies to address the “five engines” of breakthrough” – the 5 areas that if properly dealt with would “drive” one to experience all three levels of breakthrough.   

The five engines of breakthrough are:

1.    The Body – Our emotions can affect our bodies and our physical health can affect our emotions.  Single strategies for help would either completely focus on, or completely ignore, the body.

2.    Beliefs – (Left Brain) – our beliefs (our worldview, personal narratives) influence what we believe is possible in life and tell us how life works. Gaps in our beliefs can cause us to not properly see possible causes and solutions to our problems.

3.    Bonds – (Right Brain) – Our attachments – our relational dispositions – define how we interact with one another and the situations we face in life– causing us to bond and respond to one another, or life in general, out of fear or joy. 

4.    The Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit is the spirit of Truth and will guide us in the ways we should go. If we are not seeking His guidance, we will undoubtedly suffer by believing “lies” about what will satisfy us in life.

5.    Wicked Spirits – the Bible clearly teaches the reality of spiritual forces of darkness that seek to tempt, condemn, accuse, and deceive mankind to lead them to destruction. If we don’t believe in or adequately guard against demonic influences we are liable to suffer torment.

Warner teaches that only a robust dynamic strategy for helping people to heal and grow that addresses all 5 engines of breakthrough will “drive” them to discover through the three levels of breakthrough and live in the peace of maturity. 

The conference attendees have been blessed by the teaching that has been provided this weekend and I would encourage anyone who seeks to find their freedom in Christ or who seeks to help other Christians experience breakthrough to check out the vast array of resources available to help, including videos of the conference’s teachings (https://deeperwalkinternational.org/product/35th-anniversary-conference/) at https://deeperwalkinternational.org/.

God has made us to experience the joy of living in His presence by His guidance but we have to step out in faith, and address all 5 engines of breakthrough, to experience the abundant life of joy that He wants us to have.

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For those who want more evidence for Christianity than my simple encouragements provide, I offer apologist, Frank Turek’s website, https://crossexamined.org/ .

Today’s Bible verse comes to us from “The Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling” By John G. Kruis.

( While Bible verses on various topics of Counseling can be found with a quick Google search, we encourage you to purchase this resource to support the late author’s work. (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Scripture-Reference-Counseling-Kruis-ebook/dp/B00CIUJZT2?ref_=ast_author_dp )

This morning’s meditation verses come from the section on Assurance of Salvation.

Romans 8:16-17 (NLT2)
16  For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
17  And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

Today’s verses fall under the second point of our counseling reference guide resource’s section on Assurance of Salvation.

 2. The Spirit testifies with our spirit.  

Today’s verses testify of the reality of the Holy Spirit’s power to drive us to the breakthrough realization that we are children of God.   The Holy Spirit comes to indwell those who put their faith in Christ to tell them in their spirit that – “YES – you are saved. Yes, you are forgiven. Yes, you are a new creation.  Yes, you – that’s right you - you are a child of God!”  

While we may be afflicted with doubts about our salvation, those who have sincerely put their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior – were never meant to be. Christians are supposed to believe what the word of God says is true and to embrace the truth of what the word says about us who are “in Christ”.

When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit enters dwells within us and seeks to guide us through life. When we are “walking in the Spirit”, we respond to life by faith – we do what the word of God and the Holy Spirit guide us to do because we have become children of God- we are new creations so we begin to live and think in a new way! 

So agree with the Holy Spirit and the word of God and be assured that you are saved because the Spirit of God lives in you and testifies to your spirit that you are in God’s kingdom now and forever more.  

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As always, I invite all to go to mt4christ.org where I always share insights from prominent Christian theologians and counselors to assist my brothers and sisters in Christ with their walk.

Today we continue sharing from  The Holy Spirit By A.W. Pink.

As always, I share this information for educational purposes and encourage you all to purchase A.W. Pink’s books for your own private study and to support his work.  This resource is available online for $0.99 (https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Spirit-Arthur-Pink-Collection-ebook/dp/B008CM5292/ref=sr_1_3?crid=AHKAQOM39CTN&keywords=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit&qid=1684376225&sprefix=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit+%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-3

A.W. Pink’s The Holy Spirit

28 -The Spirit Preserving

Regeneration and Preservation

There are two eminent benefits or spiritual blessings which comprehend all others, filling up the entire space of the Christian’s life, from the moment of his quickening unto his ultimate arrival in Heaven, namely, his regeneration and his preservation. And as the renowned Puritan Thomas Goodwin says, “If a debate were admitted which of them is the greater, it would be found that no jury of mankind could determine on either side, but must leave it to God’s free grace itself, which is the author and finisher of our faith, to decide.” As the creating of the world at first and the upholding and governing of all things by Divine power and Providence are yoked together (Heb. 1:2, 3), so are regeneration and preservation. “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thess. 5:24)—i.e., preserve (v. 23). “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope … to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled … who are kept by the power of God through faith” (1 Pet. 1:3–5).

The same blessed linking together of these eminent benefits is seen in the Old Testament: “Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy Father that hath bought thee? hath He not made thee and established thee?” (Deut. 32:6); “And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you; I have made and I will bear” (Isa. 46:4); “Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved” (Ps. 66:9)—the verb has a double meaning, as the margin signifies: “putteth” at the first, and “holdeth” or maintaineth afterwards. How wonderful is this in the natural: delivered from countless dangers, preserved from epidemics and diseases which carried off thousands of our fellows, recovered from various illnesses which had otherwise proven fatal. Still more wonderful is the spiritual preservation of the saint: kept from the dominion of sin which still indwells him; kept from being drawn out of the Narrow Way by the enticements of the world; kept from the horrible heresies which ensnare multitudes on every side; kept from being entirely overcome by Satan, who ever seeks his destruction.

What pleasure it now gives the Christian to hear of the varied and wondrous ways in which God regenerates His people! What delight will be ours in Heaven when we learn of the loving care, abiding faithfulness, and mighty power of God in the preservation of each of His own! What joy will be ours when we learn the details of how He made good His promise, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isa. 43:2)—His Providence working for us externally, His grace operating internally: preserving amid the tossings and tempests of life, recovering from woeful backslidings, reviving us when almost dead.[1]

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[1] Arthur Walkington Pink, The Holy Spirit (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, n.d.).