After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5v.7
If you were looking in the phone book for a landscape designer or a caterer for a party, you'd want one that had been established for some years. The word "establish" means: to place on a permanent basis, to prove, to secure permanence or acceptance. This is a step beyond pioneering and ground-breaking. It means you have held on to your dream in spite of suffering. You fought off the devil's abortion attempts. This is the step God is preparing many of us to make this year. "Establish" is the Word of the Lord for you today.
In 2010 God wants to complete and make you what you ought to be. He wants to establish you and ground you securely, and strengthen and settle you. (1 Peter 5v.7 AMP). For myself and some of you like me who battle with strong poverty mind-sets and generational histories of lack, it may take a few earthquakes, hurricanes (I don't like saying this, but we need the truth to set us free!) and dynamite blasts to tear down some bad and build for righteous increase (Jer.1 v.10). When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous have an everlasting foundation. (Prov.10v.25)
The rest of you may seemingly ice-skate on to establish and take ground this year. Your fight will be in your heart to hold faith and courage as you rush towards a new, awesome future. We will ALL increase and expand this year - just our opposing winds will differ according to our talents and abilities in the Spirit.
Established means they find you in the telephone book of life. "The harvest searches for you" is what I am saying. Established means the winds can come, the storms come, but you stand. You are permanently fixed and secured in place and favored. Remember, the people of God must ESTABLISHED for us to take DOMINION and win this world for the cause of Christ Jesus!
Father, establish Your people in Your truth today!
February 4, 2010