As different and unpredictable as it has been, 2020 can still be a year of victory, increase, and breakthrough. God wants you to experience a breakthrough this year in your relationship with Him, your family, your health, finances, job, and relationships.
What are you believing for yourself and your family?
God is saying that 2020 can still be a year of breakthroughs for you!
1 Chronicles 14:8-11 | NKJV Now 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. (9) Then the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. (10) And 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.” (11) So 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.
Verse 11 in the BBE: “…as a wall is broken down by rushing water…”
Once there is a breakthrough, there is no more resistance.
This is like using a power drill to get through a tough material and once the bit gets through to the other side, there is no more resistance to the bit.
In the NKJV, there is a note by the name Baal-Perazim and it says “Master of Breakthroughs”.
God is a Master of Breakthroughs and He wants to bring a breakthrough in every area of your life that you need to break through.
Seven Areas of Breakthrough This Year:
- Faith – your personal walk with God
- Family – marriage, with children
- Finances – managing our money, etc.
- Freedom – areas of our lives that we have strongholds
- Fun – we need to enjoy life (Satan did not create fun, he just perverted it.)
- Job or vocation
- Relationships (socially, friends, etc.)
There are two keys to having a breakthrough in every area of your life:
- Our faith in God’s Word
1 John 5:4 | TPT You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world.
David had God’s Word on the matter:
1 Chronicles 14:9-10 | NKJV Then the Philistines went and made a raid on the Valley of Rephaim. (10) And 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.”
Start with the answer from the Word of God!
The way that you have faith is to ask God what the answer is and then He speaks to you and then you have a basis for faith.
David was the greatest warrior that ever lived but yet he still asked God what He wanted him to do. In order to have faith, he needed to hear what the Word of the Lord was for him.
Once you have a Word from God in whatever area you are believing God, then you have a basis for faith.
- You are not going to have a breakthrough unless you have faith.
- You are not going to have faith unless you go to God’s Word.
- What is the most practical thing that you can do for the remainder of this year so that you can have faith? Set aside time to hear from God.
Faith is NOT a blind leap.
Psalms 119:105 | NKJV Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
When God gives you a Word it is not a blind step; it is a light filled step. We must take time to find out what God is saying.
- Corresponding actions of obedience
James 2:17-20 | NKJV Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (18) But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (19) You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! (20) But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:17 | AMPC So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
James 2:17 | Phillips Well, all you can do is to show me a faith without corresponding actions, but I can show you by my actions that I have faith as well.”
You are going to have to put action with your faith to get the result. The proof of your faith is your actions.
Another definition of works/corresponding actions is obedience, or simply do what God says.
Notice the difference in the two times David defeated the enemy:
1 Chronicles 14:13-15 | NKJV Then the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley. (14) Therefore 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. (15) And 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.”
Notice what the Lord said, “And it shall be, when you hear a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees…” This would take faith. It also took obedience.
God’s instructions were not the same. Both times required listening and obeying.
A relationship with God through His Word and prayer is going to be necessary to obtain your breakthrough.
Pray and obey.
You will never have a breakthrough if you pray about it and then don’t do what He tells you to do.
1 Chronicles 14:9 | KJV And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
Special Note: The Philistine army camped in the valley of Rephaim. Rephaim means the “Valley of the Giants.” This was an intimidation tactic.
1 Chronicles 14:10-11 | NKJV And 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.” (11) So 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.
- David named the place “Baal Perazim.” Baal is the name of the Philistine god. So why did he not name it “Jehovah Perazim.”
- This mountain was named Mount Baal before because this was their high place, where they worshipped all of their idols. There was a temple of Baal there.
- This is the place where the enemy was the strongest and they felt the most secure. This is why they gathered in this place.
- David gets the victory. David names it “Baal Perazim” not because this was the place that Baal broke through. No, this was the place that Baal was broken through! Now this place is called “Baal is broken!”
- The place in your life where you think the enemy is the strongest is the place in your life that God desires to give you a breakthrough.
- What is that place that you never seem to get the victory? You can have a victory in that area this year!
- The highest place the enemy has in your life is still lower than God’s authority and victory.
- God wants to give you a breakthrough in the area of your life where you don’t think that you can have a breakthrough.