“Then David inquired of the Lord: ‘Should I go to war against the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?’ The Lord replied to David, ‘Go, for I will certainly hand the Philistines over to you.’ So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated them there and said, ‘Like a bursting flood, the Lord has burst out against my enemies before me.’ Therefore, he named that place the Lord Bursts Out. The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.” (2 Samuel 5:19-21, HCSB).
Have you ever had an emotional outburst caused by stress or anger or even joy? In the stories of King David recounted in 2 Samuel 5 and 6, we see this sort of behavior displayed by God.
God has an outburst!
In fact, God has more than one outburst in these chapters. First, God “burst out” against the Philistines (or empowered King David to burst out against them). Then, God burst out against His own people when the Ark of the Covenant was improperly handled as it was transported to a new destination.
The Hebrew verb, pāraṣ, means to break out (literally and figuratively), to breach, to break away, down, forth, in, or up, to burst out, compel, disperse, grow, increase, open, press, scatter, and urge. In the HCSB its English translation includes break down, urged, spread out, break out, burst out, and increased.
In each case, when God had an outburst, then a heavenly breakthrough occurred!
When God burst out against the Philistines the mortal enemies of Israel, they had to abandon their idols and King David’s army destroyed them by burning them in fire (see 1 Chronicles 14:12).
When God burst out against Uzzah (and killed him) because he reached out to prevent the Ark of the Covenant from toppling off a wagon transporting it, David realized he had presumptuously attempted to move the Ark rather than following the proper procedure, which allowed only consecrated priests and Levites to transport the Ark (see 1 Chronicles 15;13).
So there is always a heavenly breakthrough coming, when God breaks into the events of your life!
Maybe God bursts out in your life to give you deliverance from sickness or oppression. Or maybe God bursts out against your own secret sin. Or God bursts out to bless you!
Whatever the reason, when God bursts out in your life, then there’s a spiritual breakthrough coming that will increase your faith and send you to a higher level of fellowship with Him and empower you to accomplish His plans and purposes.
“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.” (Ephesians 1:3, HCSB).