So David went to Baal Perazim and defeated the Philistines there. He said, “The Lord has overwhelmed my enemies in front of me like an overwhelming flood.” That is why that place is called Baal Perazim [The Lord Overwhelms].
2 Samuel 5:20 (GW)
David is speaking about his experience with the Lord’s breakthrough. He describes it like an outburst of waters; that is like a flood breaking down the wall of resistance coming from the enemies of God. This reveals how important it is for us to stay flooded with His Presence and let His water spring forth in our lives. Breakthrough does not come to us as much as it comes through us. Jesus puts it this way, out of you shall flow rivers of living waters.
We all want this place of overflow in God’s Presence, breakthrough is an integral part of that overflow. To tap into a life of breakthrough is to avail ourselves to the living waters of the Spirit through staying connected to God, the Source of these waters. This should lead us to ask the question, “how do we find a consistent life that has a non-stop flow of God’s presence, prosperity and power?” The answer lies in our basic consistent plan of commitment to the Lord, a life of discipline or discipleship.
The next time you are faced with a challenging situation, instead of looking around you, look inwards. Allow the flood of God’s presence that is bubbling on your inside overwhelm the storm of the enemy that is raging outside.
My declaration and confession: I DECLARE I am more than conqueror. The Lord always brings me through and I am victorious. I am a winner in Christ. I am not intimidated by the enemy and I have a sound mind and a spirit of courage and boldness. I am prepared and ready to face every challenge the day brings. I am more than conqueror through Christ!
Ignite thought: Your enemies are counting on you to break. The world around is counting on you to breakthrough.