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WHEN THE MASTER OF BREAKTHROUGHS SHOWS UP — sermon outline

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WHEN THE MASTER OF BREAKTHROUGHS SHOWS UP

2 Samuel 5:17 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.[a] 21 And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.

Footnote in Bible Gateway  tells us that the word Baal Perazim (v20) literally means the Master of Breakthroughs. All of us know what it is like for circumstances engineered by the enemy has us hemmed in. In these times, we need breakthrough. David learned that God was the Master of Breakthroughs.

The above passage shows us that God brought breakthrough to David against the Philistines. From David’s life we see what kind of man we need to be to see breakthrough against the barriers before our lives:

1. A MAN WALKING IN HIS ANOINTING

2 Samuel 5:17 Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel,…

-Make sure you do what you do under the anointing of God upon your life when going against the enemy.

2. A MAN PROTECTED IN HIS STRONGHOLD
2 Samuel 5:17 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.

-Know how to stay in your stronghold. For the Believer, it is our place in Christ. Our lives are hid with Christ in God.

3. A MAN WHO ENQUIRES BEFORE HE CHARGES
19 So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”

-The sin of presumption and haste has brought the failure of many well meaning endeavors entered into by God’s people, even His choice servants.

4. A MAN WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO OBEY GOD
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.[a] 21 And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.
 

-Asking and discerning God’s will is just the first step, doing His will is the step that brings the breakthrough. Too often breakthrough does not come even though it is just one step away, the step of obedience.

Eddie Lawrence
As a husband, father, pastor, author, and web developer, Eddie lives an exciting and productive life. He holds earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees and is also the owner of Sermon Seedbed.

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Comments

  1. Timothy says:

    Very Good. We do serve the God of Breakthroughs. And when we inquire of the Lord, He revels and gives what we ask. And I have been hearing for the last three days “God of Breakthroughs”. I have read the scripture references, and studied it. But I could not remember where it was and I inquired and it came to me to type in “Sermon God of the Breakthrough“. And your site came up. Again it is very helpful and blessed. Now I will keep studying and see what else the Lord, desires for me to hear and see. Thanks.

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