“So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. ‘The LORD did it!’ David exclaimed. ‘He burst through my enemies like a raging flood!’ So he named that place Baal-perazim (which means ‘the Lord who bursts through’)” (2 Samuel 5:20 NLT).
David is describing the natural power of water when it is released from limiting confines. When water breaks out of its banks, or bursts from behind a dam, great power is displayed as the water washes away everything in its path. David describes the power of God in a similar way because when God unleashed His power, there was nothing that could stop it.
Before the breakthrough, the scene in the scripture is called “Valley of Rephaim,” meaning, “House of the Giant.” After the breakthrough, it is called “Ba’al Perazim,” meaning, “Possessor of Breaches, Lord of the Breakthrough.”
Why was this place renamed after Ba’al, a god of the Philistines, and not after the Lord? Because it was to be a reminder that at this place, the enemy thought he was the strongest. So David called it “Baal Perazim,” declaring God broke through the stronghold of the enemy!
As God’s prize possession, His greatest idea and the pinnacle of His creation, He is standing-by ready to catapult you into your very best days. Whether you are a long-time prayer warrior, or this is your first experience in praying for breakthrough, we are confident that you can and influence your world that is craving the realities of God’s extravagant love.
Today is my day to experience the flood of God’s goodness and favor. In the areas of my life where the enemy has been the “strongest” and I have believed the lies of the accuser, that is where I am going to write the truth of God on my heart and experience breakthrough like never before!
It’s Bob’s birthday today (yahoo!) and in his honor we are going to take time away this weekend to pray for you specifically. There’s nothing more rewarding for us than believing for breakthrough! If you’re interested, email me directly with 1-2 sentences of how we can pray for you. (Audrey@bobandaudrey.com)
We are praying for you, and fighting for your family.
With Much Love,