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THEME: NEW TERRITORIES Psalms 105:17-24 NKJV ”He sent a man before them— Joseph—who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, He... Revelation of the Word:


Psalms 105:17-24 NKJV

”He sent a man before them— Joseph—who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him. The king sent and released him, The ruler of the people let him go free. He made him Lord of his house, And ruler of all his possessions, To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom. Israel also came into Egypt, And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham. He increased His people greatly, And made them stronger than their enemies.“


-Joseph a slave boy was sold by his brothers to the Ishmaelites and taken to Egypt at the age of seventeen years (Genesis 37:2). He persevered in prison for approximately thirteen years for he was appointed ruler over Egypt at the age of thirty years (Genesis 41:46). Joseph possibly thought he would be a slave for a shorter time. Just after his first release, Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce him; and he refused. She accused Joseph of making unwanted sexual advances, and Potiphar had him thrown into prison again (Genesis 39:7–20). During that time Joseph had tasted leadership being in charge of everything in Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39:2–6). Finally, the Lord restored him and gave him a new territory to take charge of, he took authority over Egypt. Some among us might be going through a difficult time or have prayed for a specific matter for a long time that seems like the time of Joseph’s imprisonment. God is releasing a breakthrough and a lifting during this season that we may move into new territories in every aspect of our lives. 


Territory in Hebrew is written as gebul and in Greek ‘edafos, which means a coastline, boundary or border. A multitude of instances can be cited from the Bible to explain the relevance of new territories. Abraham was instructed by God to leave his country, his father’s household and move to the land that the Lord will show him, and he will bless him (Genesis 12:1-2). The Lord also promised the Israelites an inheritance in the territory of Canaan where other nations occupied. From this study we discover that taking new territories may either be through a peaceful takeover and other times through war and violence. The Lord ordered his people to pass through the territory of Seir peacefully where the descendants of Esau lived for that land was given to them (Deuteronomy 2:4-5). King Jehoshaphat led the Israelites in worship, prayer and fasting and the Lord gave them victory. On the other hand the Israelites went into war with the Moabites and defeated them and ten thousand men died under the leadership of Ehud the judge (Judges 3:12-30). Jabez overcame his personal challenges through prayer. Even though he was born through difficulty thus his name Jabez, he emerged victorious through his dedication to God. He prayed that the Lord may bless him and expand his territories. He also prayed that the hand of the Lord may be with him knowing that none can oppose God’s hand. The hopeless are therefore encouraged to pray and hope in the Lord, and He will surely answer their requests. The barren and desolate woman is encouraged to sing to the Lord and give praise, and the Lord will enlarge her tent (Isaiah 54:1-3). Those who have given up are called to arise and rejoice in the Lord in all situations and they will find rest in the Lord. Jesus tore the temple veil through His death, the same veil that Moses revealed as he exposed the people to the presence of the Lord. Therefore, then the whoever turns to the Lord, their veil is taken away and their hearts are transformed from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:14-18). When we submit our hearts to God, He becomes our Lord and Savior and captures the territory of our entire self with His gift of salvation for the glory and honor of His name. Therefore, having the Holy Spirit indwelling in us, we are called to go into the nations and make disciples baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all things that the Lord has commanded and He will be us always to the end of age (Matthew 28:19-20). 


We thank dear Lord Jesus for You have removed the veil of eternal destruction upon us. You have healed and delivered us from oppression of the law and have given us the law of love that we may love You and our our neighbors as ourselves. May You deliver us dear Lord Jesus from every disease, delay, barrenness, lack, oppression, misfortune, curse, addiction, sin, iniquity, condemnation, injustice, our Great High Priest. May You remove every accusation against us in the courts of heaven our Righteous Judge by Your precious blood. May You enable us to take new territories in every sphere of our lives. Lord Jesus, You have called and commissioned us to take new territories in every sphere of our lives. May You help us, empower us and anoint us afresh Holy Spirit for the great work that You have called us to do. May You release Your Abrahamic blessings upon us, our families, churches, nation and whole world, and grant ever soul the gift of salvation. May You make known to us all the purposes for which You have called us that we may leave a lasting legacy for the glory and honor of Your name. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord Jesus. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Psalms 1:1-3, Psalms 2:8-9

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