JABEZ IT’S YOUR TIME 3/24/13
EXPERIENCE: I found myself saying the name Jabez
twice in my tongues tonight. I hadn’t thought or heard
of his name in years. It was such a surprise to hear the
name and it was very clear through my own lips. I knew
it was the Lord.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 And Jabez was more honorable than
his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez,
saying, Because I bore him with sorrow. 10 And Jabez
called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would
bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your
hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from
evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him
that which he requested.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 YLT
And Jabez is honoured above his brethren, and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, `Because I have
brought forth with grief.' 10 And Jabez calleth to the
God of Israel, saying, `If blessing Thou dost bless me,
then Thou hast made great my border, and Thy hand hath
been with me, and Thou hast kept [me] from evil--not to
grieve me;' and God bringeth in that which he asked.
h3258. יַעְבֵּץ ya'ḇêṣ; from an unused root probably
meaning to grieve; sorrowful; Jabets, the name of an
Israelite, and also of a place in Palestine:— Jabez.
AV (4)- Jabez 4; Jabez ="sorrow" n pr m
the head of a Calebite family n pr loc a town in Judah
apparently near Bethlehem
OT:7337 rachab (raw-khab'); a primitive root; to broaden
(intransitive or transitive, literal or figurative):
KJV - be an en- make) large (-ing), make room, make
OT:1366 COAST OR BOUNDARY
OT:1366 gebuwl (gheb-ool'); or (shortened) gebul (gheb-ool');
from OT:1379; properly, a cord (as twisted), i.e. (by
implication) a boundary; by extens. the territory
KJV - border, bound, coast, great, landmark, limit,
When I searched my archives, I found this interesting
entry. It had several key buzz words that the Lord has
been speaking to me about for this season: Graduate,
led by the Spirit, restoring faith and intimacy. I
believe it is a Word for now.
7/22/00 FAITH, INTIMACY, WORKS
HEARD: The Lord bless you. Graduate. The first
thing is that your faith should come back. And then your
intimacy. And then your works. You will be Holy Spirit
led. Safe harbor. Enlarged.
QUICKENED SIGN: "Coast to coast. True Value." I
saw this sign today and it was quickened to me as a
confirmation of hearing the Lord say, "Enlarged."
WORD TO PONDER: CATAPULTING YOU INTO ENLARGEMENT
Yes, dear one, you have suffered pain in your birthing,
but I have heard your prayer that you want to be blessed
and be a blessing and be kept from pain and evil as you
move into new places.
There are times when you walk forward taking careful
steps of faith, as I carefully build confirmations and
you find your way. There are times when you need a
strong helping hand to jettison you past the
impediments. Wonderful plans I have for you, as you
spring forth into enlarged territories. I AM
catapulting you up and over the places that have held
you in confinement. I will uphold you as you overcome
the stumbling stones so that you not fall.
Dare to dream big. Give all reluctance to Me. Don’t
let what you see around you become your boundaries and
limits. Instead see the wide expanse in the distance.
Expect Me to visit you and translate you up and out of
what impedes you so that it will forever be behind you.
As you prepare your heart for those special times of
visitation, when I catapult your faith into a higher
place, you will be prepared and willing. Then with
glee, you will participate with My genuine joy as I hurl
you right up over the top into climax and fruition of My
Word. Go for it, dear one, and all heaven shouts with
Col 1:13-14 NKJV
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and
conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in
whom we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins.
1 Chron 4:9-10 NKJV
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his
mother called his name Jabez , saying, "Because I bore
him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Israel
saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge
my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that
You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!"
So God granted him what he requested.
CONFIRMATION JABEZ – EXCERPT QUOTE PASTOR JAMES
After soaking in this place for a few minutes, I was
carried by the Spirit to another room. Everything in
this room was made of pure gold. There were low tables
and benches all around, each of pure gold. I had not
seen this room before, but learned later that this was
an equipping room. Each of us received a medium sized
backpack filled with supplies. As I looked into the open
backpack, I saw a very large bottle of the energy drink
called vitamin water, several energy bars, various small
booklets to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God and
other things I did not see clearly. Then the Lord said,
“It is time to extend your area of influence! It is time
to extend your tent pegs! You are now equipped to go
further in your mission area, and you must not delay!”
When I heard this from the Lord, I thought of Isaiah
54:2-4 (The Message Bible) “Clear lots of ground for
your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think
big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep.
You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing
family. You’re going to take over whole nations; you’re
going to resettle abandoned cities. Don’t be
afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed. Don’t hold
back—you’re not going to come up short. You’ll forget
all about the humiliations of your youth, and the
indignities of being a widow will fade from memory.”
As we prepared to leave Heaven and enter the mission
field, I remembered the prayer of Jabez, “Now Jabez
was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother
called his name Jabez (Literally He will cause Pain,
from NKJV), saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And
Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You
would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that
Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me
from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted
him what he requested.” (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
Think about it! God answers prayers like this. He is
ready and willing to enlarge your territory! His hand
will be with you! He will keep you from evil! He will
help you to cause no pain and experience no pain! Think
about it! All you have to do is ask! Read again the
prophetic word form Isaiah 54:2-4 and claim it for
yourself, your family, and your church! God is faithful!
He will answer prayers like this! However, you still
need to ask! Remember what Jesus said, “Ask and you will
receive!” Amen and Amen!
Pastor James Durham
Higher Calling Ministries, Intl