The limit breaker
A limit simply means a drawn line meant to curtail or restrain, to peg or place a barrier that would define a boundary or restriction.
If you ask a blind man to move round to your room to get you a particular thing, he will obviously reply you that he cannot because he is limited by his blindness.
He may have his eyes in his eye sockets but cannot see. He has the potential to move round to the room to bring to you that particular thing but he cannot because he is blind.
There are certain people that have the potential to go beyond the level they are today, but are not able to go beyond where they are now because they are barred from exceeding a particular level dictated to them by forces, situations, and circumstances that they cannot explain.
In our bible text, we discovered that the man at the beautiful gate has the potential to walk his way into the temple but something over the years continue to pin him down to the gate until God through apostle Peter and John came his way. The limitation reduced him to a common beggar.
His hopes and aspirations were dashed and his dreams shattered. What he desired to do and achieve, he could not because of the limit.
When God intervened in his life, he crossed the boundary for the first time in his life. May you cross over every satanic limit set to stop you in Jesus’ name.
There are basically two types of limitations; first is the physical limitation: These are barriers that are visible to the optical eyes.
The case of the lame man at the beautiful gate is an example of this. He was physically impaired. A disease or sickness can bring about a physical limitation.
The second type is spiritual limitation: These are the invisible barriers that cannot be seen physically but whose presence and burden are grossly felt.
This can also lead to physical limitations. For instance, Jabez in 1 chron. 4:9-10 was an honorable man among his brethren but full of sorrows.
His mother, due to the sorrowful agony she went through during his birth named him “Sorrow” and that name set a limit to his joy, progress and happiness in life, he was laden with sorrow but He prayed to God to remove his limitations. When the hand of the Lord God comes upon a man, he lifts up that man.
The following are things that can limit a man: The first one is Sickness: A man that is sick cannot do what he wants to do.
An example is blind Bartimeaus in Mk. 10:46-52, who was blind and could not move forward in life. He was stagnated outside the city of Jericho on his way to Jerusalem.
The journey of life of a man could be stopped or stagnated by sickness. Secondly, a man could also be limited by satanic laws issued against him/her.
In Col. 2:14, the bible says these laws or ordinances could be as a result of a pronouncement, rule or judgment that was passed on us that we are subjected to.
In 1 Kgs. 2:36-45, Solomon in order to revenge Shimei for insulting his father David, agreed and took an oath with Shimei, not to go beyond the boundary at brook Kidron. But after three (3) years, he went in search for his servants, he crossed the boundary and as a result Shimei was killed by the king.
Shimei means famous. He was ordained and had the potentials to be famous but he never fulfilled it.
In Gen. 49:3-4, Israel made a pronouncement on Reuben never to prosper. As soon as Israel pronounced it, Satan went ahead to implement it. Thirdly, satanic activities can limit a man.
In Matt 22:23-29, seven brothers got married in turn to a certain wife hoping to break the barrier of barrenness to give their brother at least a child, but they all died including the woman.
In verse 29 Jesus said they perished because of their ignorance. Their death was neither scientific nor ordinary.