9/05/17 MAINTAIN WHAT YOU HAVE
To maintain what you have obtained. That is the strategy.
Don’t let go. Be refreshed in the midst of your stress.
MAINTAIN YOUR HOME GROUND 4/21/05
When I send you forth to move out and occupy increased
boundaries of influence, authority, and responsibility, it
is important that you take assessment of the boundaries I
have thoroughly marked in your life. Know their importance
and prioritize them.
If you put all your energy into occupying and don’t cover
your home territory, it leaves you vulnerable to losing what
you have obtained. Maintain what you have obtained. Fight
to keep the foundations I have engraved in your life. Do
not lose an inch of them while you are stretching forth and
taking new places. Stay disciplined and a watchful eye on
your home ground so that nothing is allowed to be plundered.
Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag,
on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South
and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had
taken captive the women and those who were there, from small
to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away
and went their way. So David and his men came to the city,
and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their
sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.
Set your house in
I have placed a need inside of you to set your environment
in order. And when you allow disorder, it builds up in your
subconscious and eventually affects your self esteem. Why do
you think it makes you feel so satisfied after you clean up
a room and then sit down to appreciate it? It is a part of
My nature to bring order out of chaos. I have set the
universe in order and everything hangs in the balance with
symmetry. You have this same nature within you. There are
certain things in your life which are not under your
control. But if there is nothing actually impeding you, you
can apply this spiritual exercise to put your house in
order. It will encourage you to get back on the right road
and stay there.
Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise
is much more important, for it promises a reward in both
this life and the next. This is true, and everyone should
Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it
10/13/06 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
STRETCHING AND ENLARGING
I heard the name Jabez and saw
a rubberband. I had the impression of a rubber band being
stretched out, then when let go, it bounces right back into
place. I heard,
Maintain what you have obtained and the
Lord brought back the memory of the scripture:
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out
the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your
cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to
the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit
the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.
I realized that stretching has a
tension and a pressure added, and it can reach out, and then
come back in. It is just like the skirts of a tent. The
tent has a certain boundary, which has a limit to which it
can stretch its skirts.
Immediately I realized that just like driving demons out of
a person, you must fill the hole, otherwise 7 more come
back. I suddenly understood that
we must “occupy and grow
into” the territory and maintain it, not just reach out and
stretch into it.
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I
have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness
and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River
Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great
Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your
territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all
the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be
with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong
and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as
an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to
understood that the way we occupy this new territory that is
swept from the demonic is literally to walk into it. The
what we have
by faith, is to walk in that authority and that comes
through obedience to what we know is the Lord. If we do not
walk in it, then we cannot keep that ground.
To the same level of
integrity that we walk in our life, is the same level of
"See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse
thing come upon you."
'And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but
walk contrary to Me, then I also will walk contrary to you,
and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more
wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the
last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it
also be with this wicked generation."