In order to peck your way through a situation, you will need a sharp ‘B.E.A.K.’ which will assist in developing the stamina and patience you will require until the manifestation of your breakthrough has met your need.
You will need a sharp ‘B.E.A.K.’ to:
B – Break through the issue that is paralyzing you to move forward
E – Endure until you are able to break through the barrier that hinders you
A – Annihilate the plans and tactics of the enemy with the Word of God
K – Keep your armor sharpened at all times: iron sharpens iron (Pro. 27:17)
Interesting enough, when I researched the word ‘beak’, I found that one of the synonyms for this word was the word ‘thorn’.
Just like we need a ‘Sharp B.E.A.K.’ to peck our way through to the other side, we need a thorn to on our side to help us to remain humble before God (2 Cor. 12:7-10).
Another way to describe a thorn is by the choices we make. For example:
A thorn can become a curse by the words we speak or the actions we take. A thorn becomes a curse in our minds when we determine that a thorn is nothing but a useless tool which has no value, so therefore, we toss it to one side.
Or the thorn can become a blessing when we determine in our mind that it is a useful tool which we can use to help us breakthrough to the blessing God has for us on the other side.
Christ received a ‘crown of thorn’ so that we could be set free from the law of sin and death. The thorns on His sacred brow represents the curse Christ set us free from, and once we receive Jesus in our hearts and our lives as Lord and Savior those thorns became a blessing on our behalf (John 2:19).
When we determine in our minds that we are going to keep our beaks sharpened and use it like a thorn which is the weapon that will assist us from breaking through the barrier(s) that are holding us as prisoners in our own minds.
As long as we see the thorn as a curse instead of a blessing, our beaks will become dull and useless. But once we come to understand that the thorn is there to keep us humble, then we can use the beak with the attributes of a thorn to press forwards until we get a breakthrough.
Like a pick is used to break the ice which is cold and heart, a thorn can be used to break through the hardness of the heart with warmth and tenderness (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
However, once we have determined in our minds to outdo the negative effects by activating the Word of God against that barrier/s which is or are holding us captive, then our beaks will form into a thorn to assist us as we drill our way through to the other side.
The thorn will dig as deep as we will let it go. A thorn causes pain once it has pierced the skin which is enough to make us quit if we let it. A thorn will irritate us to the point where we’ll become so frustrated that we’ll give up, if we let it.
However, with the help of the Holy Spirit the thorn will turn that thorn around for our blessing, if we allow Him.
The mouth is like a thorn as from it comes both blessings and cursings (James 3). The words we speak produce life and death (Prov. 18:21).
Our beaks (lips) form around the mouth which opens and shuts as we speak or eat.
One could say that religious views are like thorns in the flesh. Remember what Jesus had to say about legalism to the Pharisees, and remember Paul’s experience with Christ on the way to Damascus (Matthew 23 and Mark 7:13).
The thorn will try your patience … the ‘proof is in the pudding’ they say (Matthew 6:24; Ephesians 4:23; romans 8:7, 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-18, 24-26 and James 4:4).
The thorn will help you to remain humble before God (James 4:7-10).
The thorn is there to assist you to punish your disobedience with obedience (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
The thorn is patient, so the more you resist, the deeper it will dig (James 1:28).
The thorn will not leave until it has fulfilled purpose (Romans 7:13-15; Ephesians 6:12 and 1 Corinthians 15:55-58).
The “B.E.A.K.’ combined with the ‘Thorn’ will position, encourage, correct, and will provide knowledge with the information for understanding. The thorn beckons us to submit to submit to the will of the Father.
The value of the thorn then helps us to understand the importance of remaining humble before God. The thorn has been sent for a purpose which is to prick the conscience (convict the heart) and will hold us accountable for our thoughts and actions.
The thorn, then, is like a diamond that will scratch and scratch the surface until you succumb to its purpose which is to help you to fulfill purpose. God bless you 🙂
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