“The enemy of breakthrough”
nas 2Sam. 5: 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
baal-perazim means “lord of the breakings through”
nas Phil 3:13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
press is the pursuit of a commitment.
One of the greatest enemies of commitment is dissapointment
jer 29:11 – an expected end
Prov. 23:18 for surely you have a future ahead of you; your hope will not cut off
Phil 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall not be put to shame in anything
dissapointment is defined by websters as; the frustration of expectancy.
dissapointment is always a product of things not going the way you expect.
let’s just call adversity, things not going the way you expect.
if you don’t expect results then you are not going to invest the effort.
negative expectation left undelt with will becomes discouragement.
nlt Gal 6:9 So don’t get tired (weary) of doing what is good. don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
discouragement undealt with becomes dispare or hopelessness.
nas James 1:12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
this word LIFE; zoe
the greek word trial, peirasmos, a putting to proof (by experience of adversity)
nas James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
when you commit to the revealed will of god adversity is going to come your way to put to proof what you believe.
the grk word adversity (thilipsis) is translated – tribulation, trouble, persecution, hardship, burden, anguish, affliction and Pressure.
James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He himself does not tempt anyone.
James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
James 1:4 And let endurance (patience) have its perfect result
this means be consitent in your stance on what you believe, the words you speak. be consistent.
don’t change to accomadate the adversity
James 1:4 and let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU FEEL PRESSURE… UNDER ATTACK IS COUNT IT ALL JOY AND KNOW YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Phil 3:13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind
all dissapointment is rooted in past experience.