1 Chronicles 14:8-17 (NKJV)
8Now when the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went out against them.
9Then the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim.
10And 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.”
11So 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.
12And when they left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13Then the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley.
14Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.
15And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.”
16So David did as God commanded him, and they drove back the army of the Philistines from Gibeon as far as Gezer.
17Then the fame of David went out into all lands, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
When do I need a breakthrough?
- When I want to move ahead
- But I face a barrier
How do I get prepared for my breakthrough?
- Admit that I need a breakthrough
Ask:Am I experiencing resistance?
Am I experiencing reluctance?
Do I need redirection?
- Decide where I need a breakthrough
- David prayed for a military breakthrough
- Decide who to reach out to
- God has broken through my enemies by my hand
- “Baal Perazim” means the Lord of Breakthroughs
David’s next breakthrough:
- The Philistines raided again
- David prayed again
- The Mulberry Treetop Solution:
- God went out before David
- God will work for us when we have worked with God