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  • Writer's pictureMatt Garris

The Breaker Anointing

The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them. (Micah 2:13, King James Version)


For years, I have heard various ministers talk about the “breaker anointing,” but I honestly did not know what they meant. In modern English, the term breaker has several different meanings. It might refer to a wave as it crashes into the shore. It could mean a circuit breaker, an electrical safety feature used to protect homes and devices from shorts and surges. It might also be a person who literally breaks or destroy things. When I heard this “breaker anointing” mentioned, I always scratched my spiritual head and left more confused than when I had arrived. Until now…


I found the breaker mentioned in Micah 2:13 and dug a little deeper to better understand what the Lord intended when He used this word in Micah’s prophecy. It turns out that the breaker is one who breaches the boundaries of containment. It can mean breaking out of boundaries, breaking through an enemy’s defensive boundaries, overflowing or spilling over the expected limits, pushing against a boundary in an attempt to weaken it, or accelerating through or circumventing systems and timelines. In each of these cases, the defining feature of the breaker is that it attempts to breach the expected boundaries in a situation. The breaker anointing is vital to your success in fulfilling your God-given destiny!


Micah 2:13 speaks prophetically of the Breaker to come, who was Jesus. He proclaimed liberty to the captives, broke chains, destroyed yokes, and released the grip of sin. But it is important to know that we have access to the same power Jesus had when He was in the world. Jesus was the Anointed One, and 1 John 2:20 says that you and I have an anointing from the Holy One. Since Jesus was the Breaker, you and I can also be breakers. The breaker anointing is not an optional luxury feature of the Christian life; it’s standard safety equipment. God anointed us to be breakers, to breach the boundaries of containment in many situations for His purposes and His glory. We are breakers, and we carry the breaker anointing. When we walk into a situation, we should see boundaries begin to crumble because of this breaker anointing at work in our lives.


There are some God-ordained boundaries that we should honor and not resist, but there are boundaries that the enemy will use to keep people contained and unable to accomplish all God has planned for them. You need the breaker anointing to wear down, tear down, overwhelm, overcome, and overflow those boundaries Your breaker anointing can smash through the boundaries that have for too long constrained you or held you back from living the life God desires for you. Your breaker anointing can pierce through the enemy’s lines of defense, eradicating those stubborn strongholds which have plagued you for far too long. Your breaker anointing can cause resources to surge beyond your immediate needs and capacity, leading to an overwhelming abundance that not only enriches your life, but blesses others within and beyond God’s kingdom. Your breaker anointing will help get people out of their comfort zone, pushing against their personal boundaries to break through, confront root issues, and advance the gospel in hostile territories. Your breaker anointing can accelerate or bypass processes and systems, allowing things to move more quickly than expected. You are a breaker, so use your God-given breaker anointing to boldly push against the boundaries that hinder the advancement of the gospel and kingdom. It’s time to break down, break free, break open, break out, and break through the boundaries of containment!


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