‘…They called the name of that place Baal Perazim.’ 1 Chronicles 14:11
The Bible says: ‘The Philistines…made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. And David inquired of God saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.” So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [which means “breaking through”]’ (vv. 9-11 NKJV). To get a breakthrough in your life you must do what David did: 1) He reminded himself that ‘the Lord had made him king’ (1 Chronicles 14:2). You must remember Who called you, and Whose spirit lives within you. God called David, and He’s called you too. When you know that, you won’t let the enemy put you down or push you around. 2) He enquired of the Lord, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines?’ (1 Chronicles 14:10 NKJV). Have you talked it over with the Lord? God doesn’t respond to your need, He responds to your obedience. When you’ve obeyed Him, you’ll win. 3) He gave God the credit: ‘God has broken through my enemies’ (v. 11 NKJV). Sometimes God will do it for you, other times He will do it through you. That’s why you must hear from Him before you make a move. You can’t do God’s part, and He won’t do yours. It’s not just a matter of ‘doing something’, it’s a matter of doing what God tells you! When you do, you’ll get a breakthrough.