(2 Samuel 5:17-20 NKJV Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. (18) The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. (19) So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?“ And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” (20) So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.
“Breakthrough” = Sudden increase in fruitfulness
(Proverbs 3:10 NIV) then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
– Heb: ‘parats’- one breakthrough.
– ‘Perizim’ breakthroughs, breakout, bursting forth of the waters
– Baal Perizim: Lord of the many breakthroughs.
In this short story – 3 things.
1. David is anointed to a whole new level
– and the enemy opposes it.
-of Prophets, Priests and Kings.
(Revelation 1:5-6 NIV) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, (6) and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
2. David receives a new Promise of victory
-I’ll give the victory into YOUR hands. A personal word. A specific word. A ‘now’ (rhema) word.
(2 Peter 1:4 NIV) Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
3. Jesus is “The Lord of the Breakthroughs”
(Colossians 2:15 NIV) And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Lifehouse in 2018
– Kyoto, Yokosuka
– Grow Course, New season of joy: Options, Freedom, Dream Team, Connect Groups
– Financial turnaround
Lifehouse in 2019
– Sasebo, Seoul
“The best is yet to come”