“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 Sam 5:20; NLT)
The Hebrew word for “bursts through” is “perets” and in this verse it means “to break asunder”, i.e. to scatter or disperse hostile forces. Well, I don’t know about you, but that caught my attention!
As usual, David was fighting the Philistines but God gave him a great victory! Maybe today you are feeling like there are some “hostile forces”, coming against you; if so, remember God doesn’t change and he can give you the same kind of “perets” breakthrough that He gave David!
If you are in that situation here are 3 things that can help you: -
- Focus more on the solution than the problem, “we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor. 5:7 NKJV).
- Oppose satan’s hostile forces through prayer, Eph. 6:10-18.
- Praise God and thank Him for the victory in advance, “give thanks to the Lord; His faithful love endures forever.” (2 Chron. 20:21 NLT).