Ba'al-Perazim ‘The Lord / Breaking Forth’ April 17
2 Samuel 5:18-20
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand?
And the LORD said unto David, “Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.”
And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore, he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
So here are the representations of these places and names: Valley of Rephaim means: Valley of the Giants. LORD: LORD is in all caps, the actual name used here is YAHUAH. Which means; “I AM HE WHO BREATHES LIFE!”
“Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.” Keywords: Into thine hand
David had to do his part, I have seen this several times over the years, a Christian receives a word and then just sits back waiting for God to do it and guess what? It just doesn’t happen. The word falls to the ground, sometimes you must get your hand into it.
Ba-al Perazim: The Lord/Breaking Forth. David entered into Baalperazim & then named it Baalperazim after the victory, how can this be? Because in order to gain the victory you must first see the victory. David didn’t go into battle wishing he could gain a victory, he came in knowing he had a victory. Don’t let your circumstances name themselves! We all face giants at one point or another in our lives, circumstances that are beyond our control, obstacles that are just too big to overcome. I once asked the Lord what the Leviathan was in the book of Job, and He answered me, He said something like this: “Any obstacle in life that is too big for you to conquer without My help.”
After David won, he named the place: Baalperazim, 'The Lord/ Breaking Forth' Now David knows without a shadow of doubt that God is on his side and he is going forth for the win. He has weakened his enemies before him, and now David knows his authority.
He is: Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah
Mighty in Battle