Our worship team sings a currently popular song* which includes these lyrics

I know breakthrough is coming
By faith I see a miracle
My God made me a promise and He won’t stop now

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon an interesting reference in 1 Chronicles 14:11. David defeated the Philistines saying, “God has broken through my enemies at my hand like the breakthrough of waters.” They named the place Baal-perazim meaning “Lord of Breakthrough.”

Over the years, I have studied the names of God many times, but had never come across this name spoken of God after this victory. I was curious about the word perazim and wanted to find other usages. Just a few verses earlier, it is found in verse 11 of chapter 13. However, this time the context is not favorable. When Uzza touches the Ark of the Covenant to keep it from falling off the cart, the Lord’s anger breaks through and Uzza dies.

The same glory and majesty of God that accomplishes the impossible victory or performs a miracle also breaks forth in judgment.

Contrary to what I first supposed, the idea of a breakthrough coming is biblical. However, the Lord of the Breakthrough may not manifest Himself as the song describes when all will be made right for me. He may breakthrough in correction and refining.

Even so, when we sing the song, I imagine the breakthrough coming described in Revelation 1:7 Behold! He is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him, even those who pierced Him.

He promised to His own that is He is coming back to gather us to Him. May we remain faithful and stand firmly until He returns.

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*Won’t Stop Now by Elevation Worship


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