In I Chronicles 14 (NLT) we learned that when God elevates you, the enemy will often plot and scheme in a malicious attempt to eliminate you!
In verses 8-10 of I Chronicles 14, the Bible says, “When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he marched out to meet them. The Philistines arrived and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim. So David asked God, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?”
The LORD replied, “Yes, go ahead. I will hand them over to you.”
Then in verse 11 we learn the fate of the Philistine army; “So David and his troops went up to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “God did it!” David exclaimed. “He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So they named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”).
The enemy is persistent and he wants nothing more than to take from you what God has given to you! One would think after the first butt whipping the Philistines received they would’ve backdown once and for all, but no! They charged at David and his troop again and in verses 13-16 we find the second deployment experienced the same fate as the previous one!
The point of my message today is that it doesn’t matter what type of enemy we are battling, God fights all of our battle for us! I encouraged to re-read verse 11! Notice, the first thing David declared after he and his troops defeated the Philistines infantry the first time: “God did it!”
So, if you are waiting for God to burst through your situation remember that if God guaranteed David’s victory before the battle begun, He is most certainly capable of doing it again! It doesn’t matter how many times the enemy comes at you!! Always seek God first before heading into battle and then declare this Baal-perazim promise over your life and over the lives of those you hold dear to your heart and God guarantees that you too will be in position to declare; ‘God did it!’