God’s Word gives us many examples of people who went to God for help but David is a standout

David had just been anointed King over Israel and the Philistines heard of it and searched for him.  

So David inquired of the Lord, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines?  Will You deliver them into my hand?’ The Lord answered, ‘Go up for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.’ So David went and at Baal Perazim, there he defeated them.  David exclaimed, ‘the Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.’ Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim (Master of Breakthroughs).” (2 Samuel 5:17-20)

The Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the valley of Rephaim (giants.) David enquired again of the Lord. This time the Lord said, ‘you shall not go up: circle round behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the trees advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.’ And David did what the Lord commanded him, and drove back his enemies.

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There are times when we need a breakthrough from the Lord. The problem is beyond us, we need Him to act. Wisely David enquired of the Lord and very wisely he followed the Lord’s instructions and there was a breakthrough.  

In itself, that breakthrough was a battle rather than the whole war, for the Philistines returned and threatened again.  Very wisely David enquired again and did not repeat the previous strategy. This time the Lord’s plan was different. Again, following the word from the Lord, David had victory over his enemy.

When we need a breakthrough, for the problem is greater than us, we can enquire of the Lord. We can listen for His answer but note that it may need patience which is difficult when we are under threat. Yet scripture assures us that we will receive an answer –

Ask and it will be given to you…For everyone who asks, receives.’ Matthew .7:7-8

The apostle Peter confirms that the breakthrough will come if we stand firm. He says ‘Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God…cast all your care on Him…be sober and vigilant… The devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him and stand firm in the faith…  Then after you have suffered a while the God of all grace will give you the breakthrough – He will perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.’  (from 1 Peter 5:6-11)

Paul wrote to the Ephesians telling them to stand and when they had done everything to keep standing – always looking out for the sword of the Spirit – that specific word (rhema) from God, that specific instruction just like David received when he enquired of the Lord.  Our breakthrough comes in the same way – ask, listen and obey the specific instruction, not relying on previous victories for God’s strategy is always right for every problem. Patience is needed!

Why is patience needed? Because patience is having its perfect work in us. Patience is abiding under pressure – enduring. So we keep standing and waiting for the breakthrough which will surely come at the right time.

Go to for more helpful articles and videos. This article was written by Peter Mitchell of ICCC UK.


I recently received the following report from Pastor Charles Otieno. I consider him to be the leader of the Kenya House Church Movement that is growing rapidly. The group has come under intense spiritual warfare and I believe I am called by God to help them and I hope God inspires some of my LEN supporters to help as well. Over the last two years, three of the leaders have experienced family tragedy. Charles had his teenage daughter abducted from school, fortunately to be found weeks later in neighbouring Tanzania just before she was sold off and taken to who knows where. She was months in recovery. Ps. Alfred lost his daughter to Covid and now Ps. Maurice has lost his home.

“The Kenya house church movement is comprised of 8 house church groups. We are committed to carrying out the great commission, with no church buildings, and no paid pastors.

We believe that the last day’s church will be like the first church as described in the Book of Acts and we believe in the end-time prophetic signs of Jesus second coming to reign and rule here on earth for 1000 years.

Each of the 8 house church groups is headed by a pastor and an elder and the Kenya house church leadership is much involved in the day to day spiritual and physical challenges our believers are undergoing.

Recently, we witnessed the burnt premises of one of our fellow brothers. Pastor Maurice has been a strong pillar, and of a great help to me (Charles) and to the entire Kenya house church movement (KHC).

He called me over the phone on 2nd December 2020. The gas cylinder his daughter was using in cooking had exploded and the whole premises caught on fire. It was by God’s providence, that none were killed or injured, particularly his daughter. But everything in the premises was burnt to ashes.

The local administration took the family to a nearby school, where they continue to spend their days in a hall, but had no clothes, food, furniture cooking utensils, and other basic necessities. I bought them some foodstuffs, and a few clothes to help support the family. Good Samaritans also helped support the family with a few items.

On behalf of the family of pastor Maurice and the Kenya house church movement, I do kindly request the community of believers and the followers of Living Eternal Now, to join with us to provide a helping hand in giving support to the family of pastor Maurice so that our brother and his family, may be able to get a house and other basic needs in life and get a fresh start.

I have attached for you a PDF of the old burnt premises of pastor Maurice. Before and after the fire destroyed the place.
Your help and support will be highly appreciated. May God continue to fulfill his awesome plan and purpose in you and through you.”

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Fortunately, since the fire Charles and friends of Maurice have been able to put up a tin shed as temporary shelter but it is primitive as you can see.

Please go to my Home Page and the icon Donations to help Ps. Maurice and his family. A small amount of money goes along way in Kenya so please help with whatever amount you can spare. Blessings, Ron