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Divine Settlement

Divine Settlement
1 Peter 5:10 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

In the book of Ruth, Elimelech, Naomi and their two sons left Judah for Moab. Things were hard in the land of Judah so they sought greener pastures abroad.
Ruth 1:1-2 Now it came to pass in the days when the Judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

Their sojourn in Moab was a disaster and ended very badly. They sought greener pastures abroad but all they found was misery, loss and death. Elimelech and his two sons died mysteriously leaving behind Naomi and her two daughters in-law. She eventually returned to the land of Judah with one daughter in-law who cleaved to her and refused to let her go. That daughter in-law was Ruth and she ended up getting married to a Jew named Boaz. Although the story ended well for Naomi and Ruth, it ended very badly for Mr Elimelech and his two sons. They sought success but ended up experiencing tragic failure in a foreign land.

There is a mystery of being in the right location, at the right place, pursuing the right cause or objective. There is something supernatural about being exactly where The Lord wants you to be.
Divine settlement means compensation. It means rest from struggles.It means moving into a new home and job. It means entering the place of rest. It means to get married or finding favor in marriage.

However, there’s a price to be paid, a principle to be followed, and an exam to be passed,before God can settle you.

Let’s examine 1 Peter 5 :10 critically. You will discover that there are four things that must happen before God settles you.
  • First, you must suffer.
  • Second, you must be perfected.
  • Third, you must be established.
  • Fourth, you must be strengthened.

  • Before Divine settlement there is suffering for a while. The word of God never promised absence of trouble but it promised the way of escape. Do you want God to settle you? You must suffer in prayer and fasting. You must suffer in memorizing the word of God. You must suffer in denying yourself the pleasures of sin. You must suffer in living a life of holiness. You must suffer in carrying the cross of Christ. Unfortunately,most people want to be divinely blessed without going through the School of suffering, which accounts for their inability to advance forward in their Christian life .

    You must be perfected.
    Do you want God to settle you ? Then, you must be ready to be perfected. You must be perfected to produce the fruits of the spirit. You must be perfected to kill your flesh and die to self. You must be perfectedto cut off your old habits- anger, impatient, gossip,lying, lust, envy, etc You must be perfected to become a saint. Unfortunately, most Christians want to receive miracles and breakthroughs without going through the School of perfection. No wonder, they are yet to be settled by God.

    You must be established.
    Do you want God to settle you? Then you must be established as a Christian. Are you merely a church goer or a servant of God? Are you merely a follower of Jesus or a disciple of Jesus? What are you doing for God? How many souls have you won for Christ this year? What are you doing for God that brings joy to the kingdom? Beloved, you must be established as a dependable, fruitful,reliable servant of Christ before God can focus on you, for divine settlement. Yet again unfortunately, most Christians are not willing to pass through the School of establishment ; they are not doing anything for the kingdom of God. Alas, God also refuses to settle them as they have no value to the kingdom.

    You must be strengthened.
    Do you want God to settle you? Then you must be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to receive divine settlement. The Bible says in that day the burden shall be lifted up and the yoke shall be broken because of the anointing. It is the anointing of God that strengthens you spiritually making you a candidate of divine settlement. How long do you pray in the Spirit daily? How long can you do personal worship. Beloved, unless the power of God falls on you, and strengthens you to break the evil bondages and cages, your divine settlement may not materialize.

    You must pass through the School of spiritual strength before you can receive divine settlement.

    DATE: Sat, 1st Jun. 2024 3:06pm
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