In 2 Samuel 5, David was fighting the Philistines. They had arrayed themselves across the valley of Rephaim. David inquired of the Lord as to whether he should attack. The Lord gave the clearance and David achieved victory that day.
In gratitude and humility, David named the place Baal-Perazim. The first part of the phrase means “lord,” “master,” or “possessor.” The second part means “breaches” or “breakthroughs.” Therefore, we could translate David’s intended memorial as “Lord of the breakthrough.”
Among other things, David was a military man. To have a Lord capable of breaking through was no small advantage.
Of course, the Lord Himself is our breakthrough. He broke through the heavens to take upon Himself flesh and live as one of us. He broke through the unbelief of this world and carved a path of righteousness that we can follow. He broke through the bonds of death, making a way for all of us. He broke through the heavens once again to return to His throne. He is indeed the Lord of the Breakthrough.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.