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Expanding the Kingdom

on May 10, 2013

I spoke to a Pastor/Apostle a few weeks ago on a personal matter. In our discussion he informed me how he is advancing the Kingdom of God and which other areas he still want to gain for Christ. The areas that he mentioned are 1000 to 1500 km away from where he resides and one of the areas are urbanised, which might have its own challenges. Challenges include that of rebellious and wealthy citizens that might not have time for church or Christ to say the least. I am not in the least suggesting that this is the norm but big city residents sometimes find it  difficult to find time for the things of God.

I our discussion I volunteered to enquire of God. The Lord guided me through impressions and scriptures as listed below.

 :  26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs (Matt 10: 26-27).

He will also tell me something about the persons nature e.g neat, tidy focused; unmovable in his ways; emphasising his shoulders [which relates to the burdens that he carries]. I believe that by showing me this it serve as confirmation to the Pastor that the message is for him.

The Lord continued by giving me Joshua 4: 5-7 and shows the “stone on the shoulders to the middle of Jordan” and ” go before the ark”. This text talks about the 12 tribes and of the water being cut off and Israel crossing on dry land.


The Pastor is reminded :-

  • The Pastor leads as with the 12 tribes in the text
  • He goes before the ark of the Lord
  • The Lord has made a way – [open a way]
  • The water was cut off. He and his people is delivered.

The Lord also showed a man walking and the colours purple, blue and yellow, which have a significant meaning for the Pastor by his own admission.                                                                                                      

The Lord confirms that the Pastor will be brought to a new land and that he is part of the Joshua generation. The Joshua generation does in three days what Moses tried to do in 40 years.

The Lord by means of Deuteronomy 9: 1-6 spoke of the nations that the Pastor will encounter , nations stronger (mightier) and more ( in numbers) than himself.  They live in big cities with high walls. The Lord reminds the Pastor of the nations’ strength and he also alluded to their nature, which is full of pride and that they brag about who they are.  They think they are impregnable  and no one can overcome them or stand against them.

Deut 9: 1-6: Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky.The people are strong and tall—Anakites! You know about them and have heard it said: “Who can stand up against the Anakites?” But be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the Lord has promised you. After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.  (Deu 9:1-6  (NIV) Not Because of Israel’s Righteousness)

The Lord reminded the Pastor that he (God) is

  •   is a fire that consumes
  • he overcome nations and rule over them

He also reminded the Pastor that the battle will be won quickly as he had promised in his word. He confirms this promise to the Pastor.

I have experienced that in most cases the Lord gives words of encouragement but also words of warning. This case was no different. The Lord goes on by warning him not to think highly of himself after he has overcome these nations. He will be granted victory because the nations are evil. His victory is not due to him being perfect. The Lord confirms that this is part of his covenant with our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The Lord states that the Pastor is a stubborn nation. I did not check with the Pastor how this statement applies to him. When it comes to sensitive areas I tend not to ask but leave it up to the person and God to deal with the matter.

The Lord concluded by showing that the pastors area leaders needed to put more effort into what they were doing [ be more committed]. He said that they will then get out more. He clarify that they put to little of his Word in the mouth [heart] therefore they do not get out [ from life /congregation] what they expect.

Trust the Lord to guide you in terms of where He wants you to work as well as how to expand His kingdom for His glory.


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