Pastor Paul Dawson in this service gives us the promise for the month of September. Rehoboth is the key word for this month. It is also the key that will change our current state of being, from striving to ease. God will make room for us but we must make every effort towards bearing good fruit. Listen to this short message and claim the Word of God for this month.
The promise for the month of September is found in Genesis 26:22 and declared by Isaac, “Now the Lord hath made room for us.”
Genesis 26:22 - And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
Here “Now” means from henceforth. It is the Lord who has done it. Isaac did not say the Lord has made room for me but for us. That means that all those who were with Isaac would have room. Notice that God didn’t make room for all people but only for a specific group who were with Isaac.
The second part is, “we shall be fruitful in the land.” Even that is for Isaac’s group and Isaac is confessing it on behalf of his group. He is confessing because God has opened his eyes the same way as He opened Hagar’s eyes. Isaac understood what God had done and because of that he confesses.
When the Lord makes room, no one can block it. The Lord refers to the Creator, the Almighty God, who moves according to His time. God moved on Isaac’s behalf. Genesis 26 shows us that Isaac’s life was a life of striving even though he was a covenant child. We see that in the following scriptures:
Gen 26:20-21 - And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived
Here we see how the inhabitants of the land were striving against him. His whole life was like that. Why was there striving? Because the Lord had not yet made room. Though you may be a covenant child, if the Lord does not make room for you, you will continue striving. The Lord has given us His Word and it is full of exciting revelations.
When they reached the last well, why didn’t they strive? Do you have an answer? Tell me. We see very strange behaviour. The people who hated Isaac, did not strive with him at the last well. Isaac recognized God’s hand and called that place ‘Rehoboth’. Rehoboth means – “God has made room for us.”
Even in our lives we see how God has made room for us. It is exactly 7 years since we dedicated the building at Miracle Power Zone. The dedication was on 29th August, 2014. Miracle Power Zone. God has done it. The number 7 is the number that amounts to perfection. Biblically in Joseph’s time there were 7 years of prosperity and then 7 years of famine. 7 years of sowing followed by 7 years of reaping. 7 years represents an end of a phase. In the time of sowing, you can see nothing. During the time of sowing, you will not get any benefit. The benefit comes only in the harvest time. God has made room for us and thereby we shall be fruitful in the land.
I have one humble request to you - don’t make a mess of the plan of God. Maybe all this time, you were messing up but don’t make it worse as the days go by. The world is going down, down and down. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. We need God to move for us in such a time as this.
John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The thief cometh to steal so you should be very careful that he doesn’t steal what God has planned for you. Whether you will lose or not, is dependent on you. You have to be very careful of the devices of the devil especially at this time, he will try to confuse you. The Lord has made room for us. Therefore, we shall be fruitful.
Why will we be fruitful? Because He has decided that we will be fruitful. Everywhere, today the fruitful land is becoming a barren land. At such a time, we will be fruitful.
God is a restoring God, a Mighty God. Be encouraged. The Lord has made room for your family, The Lord has made room for your children and for your business. He has made room for everything.
“We shall be fruitful” is solely based on your actions. You can mess up everything that God has done for you. You can change it to be fruitless. It can continue, if you are not careful. So therefore this is what you have to do.
God wants you to be well but why are you sick? “We shall be fruitful” is not the promise. That is part of your walk with God. Isaac was confident of his group and so he boldly confessed it. After Genesis 26:22, there is no more striving in Isaac’s life. But I am not 100% confident of the people with me. I am telling the truth. I cannot sugarcoat my words. I know how some people can live a better life but they are not able to. The things that are blocking that growth in your life, needs to go.
We have also devised some plans on how this can come true in your life.
2 Corinthians 10:8 - For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us for edification and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed—
The promise is that God will make room for us. The second part is for us to undertake sincerely. Cooperate with us and God to this end.