By: Tim Sader
1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
In 2009 I had a dream about all different kinds of birds gathering in a city for a festival honoring them for their unity and knowledge. These birds knew how to fix the problems our world was facing and the people were seeking those answers. These birds represent the different churches because we are where the world looks for spiritual solutions. We represent the kingdom of God and we should be the example of the way God does things. Just as Jesus was our example we are to be examples sacrificing self so they will see Jesus and He will do things right. We must learn to properly influence the world so they can see Jesus and join the flocks with us. The answers the world is looking for can only be answered if the church comes together and shows the world how God wants it done. We have the answer and the answer is seeking Him to be that answer. We have been given territory to do in it what God want us to do. Later in 2009 in a dream I was looking at land with two pastors from church. In this dream my brother and I were in our wheelchairs and the pastors were walking with us. The red clay path we were on got rougher the further we went along. Suddenly it turned to the right up a steep hill and the trail became very uneven. My brother being more daring than me managed fine so he went ahead and disappeared from my sight. I had a hard time keeping control and balancing myself but after the struggle I made it to the top. Just as I reached the top a large field came into view and that field had something to do with what the Lord is planning for what He’s shown me about healthcare.
In the dream I the empty field I seen represented healthcare but this field is different for each of us. This field was just a field waiting to be used for a greater purpose. We are to influence the territory God has showed us by expanding it and building it up into the dream He put in us. Everywhere Israel went they prospered and increased their territory (Genesis 47:27). So us being children of God we should be building up His kingdom in the field we influence. In an oath long ago God promised to enlarge the territory of His people if they would follow after Him. By walking always in His ways and loving Him in all that we do where ever we will go He will build it up (Deuteronomy 19:8-9). God has called us all into a field so we can do great things. Boasting in the works of others does not show what God is doing for us. For this reason we should be busy working to expand our own territory so that in our field we can show the goodness of God. The influence we have over others when their faith grows we gain territory for the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:15-16). When Satan took Jesus up on the high mountain top he offered to Him all the nations of the world if He would worship him. Notice Satan offers to Him the nations so they are under the influence of the evil one. Jesus answers back by saying, “it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Matthew 4:8-10).” The nations are influenced by evil but they belong to God. If we worship and follow Him the places we influence become His territory and we take back what the enemy has taken from us. Our prayer needs to be the prayer of Jabez for the Lord to bless us, expand our territory and keep us safe so we can better build in our field (1 Chronicles 4:10).
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16