The minute the Philistines heard that David had been made king over a united Israel, they went out in force to capture David. When David got the report, he marched out to confront them. On their way, the Philistines stopped off to plunder the Valley of Rephaim. David prayed to God: “Is this the right time to attack the Philistines? Will you give me the victory?” God answered, “Attack; I’ll give you the victory.” David attacked at Baal Perazim and slaughtered them. David said, “God exploded my enemies, as water explodes from a burst pipe.” That’s how the place got its name, Baal Perazim (Baal-Explosion). The Philistines left their gods behind and David ordered that they be burned up.
Interestingly enough the amplified version says “God has broken through my enemies like the breakthrough of waters.” When you think how water, that simple H2O molecule, can break into the most impenetrable places as the force of a hurricane, monsoon or tsunami pushes it, it is no wonder that God could do the same thing for David as He can for you. But look at the qualifier here: David’s breakthrough depended on him “praying to the Lord,” or inquiring of the Lord, as the amplified version puts it. People get impatient when they don’t see prayer answered right away, and some people even turn their back on the Lord. Which I find ridiculous since your problem is with the devil, not God. Remember how Daniel had to wait 21 days for his answer even though the angel had it in hand the day he prayed? Many times the only way your breakthrough is going to come is by you dropping to your knees. Surrendering your mind, will and emotions to the Lord will cause you to enter into His rest. And that is where you will receive your breakthrough.