“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

“Fill me up, till I overflow, I wanna run over… I wanna run over!” Such powerful lyrics to a song that we sing, called “Fill Me Up”.

Here’s the thing, whatever we fill ourselves with – that is what will flow out from us.

Praise and worship should be readily on our lips, because this flows out from a heart that is thankful, and grateful for who Jesus is. The Word of God says that it is from the overflow of the heart, that the mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)

If we want to walk in the overflow of the Lord, we have to be spending time in the presence of God. We must work through the struggles of our past, whatever those issues might be, because they take up room in our soul that should be filled with more of Jesus.

The burdens we carry can be heavy, but we don’t necessarily have to be carrying all the burdens. They’re like oil being mixed with water, it comes to the surface and there it stays until it’s cleaned up.

Praise breaks through the toughest situations we find ourselves in. We have to push through, until we break through. Surrender your heart, and all that you are to Jesus, and allow him to fill you with a strength that is supernatural.

You don’t have to be stuck in a prison. Paul and Silas showed us that, and they were in a literal prison. We can take hold of the place we find ourselves in and begin to declare words of faith, and breakthrough, and the Lord will set us free.

My biggest breakthroughs have come when I have completely surrendered to the Lord in the area I’ve been struggling with. My “Hallelujah!” releases the captivity of my mind, and causes fear to leave. There are times when I’ve been shaken, instead of doing the shaking in the spirit, but God says that Jesus is my cornerstone, and I will not be shaken!

I declare over you today that you will not be shaken by the enemy, but that you will shake him down!


Pastor Branden Aggett-Cox
Associate Pastor, DGFC