Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],
In the Gospel of John, the Word of God tells us the story of an extraordinary fishing trip. The disciples had spent all night looking fish in vain. Then came the Lord Jesus in the morning (John 21 :3-5). « And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish » (John 21 : 6).
What would have happened if the disciples had cast the net on the left side? Could they have caught so many fish? I do not think so because the Master’s instruction was precise: the net had to be thrown on the right side because that was there the blessing the disciples were looking for all night was located!
The Lord wants to bless you but He needs you to be in the right place at the right time for this blessing to materialize. Without divine orientation, you can miss out on a grace reserved for you. The territory of favor where your blessing awaits you is a very important concept. This is what I call the territorial blessing. “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country,” emphasizes Deuteronomy 28:3. May this blessing be your portion, in the name of Jesus !
In 1 Kings 17:1-4, precise instructions were given by the Lord to Elijah in his territory of favour. “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” Yes, beloved, there was a “there” where the blessing awaited Elijah!
The Bible gives us another example: to heal a blind man in the city of Bethsaida, the Lord Jesus had to lead him out of the village. And after praying for him twice in a row to recover his sight, “ Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town ‘” (Mark 8:22-26). This passage clearly shows us that the village was not the right place for this man to be healed (the blessing)!
Many other biblical texts teach us that divine favour is closely linked to a territory. That is why it is important to let the Holy Spirit direct you to the right place, the right person; to the specific area or specialty to which a particular blessing for you is linked.
When you finally find your territory of favour, the God of love goes beyond by bringing you into a broad place, just as He did for Isaac in Genesis 26:12-22. Indeed, Isaac had to face adversity many times; every time he dug a well in one place to find living water. Then the Bible says in verse 22: “And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.“.”
Beloved, your God delivers you from your adversaries and puts you out into a broad place “there”, in the territory or area of your blessing, of the double favour He promises you in 2021. He guides you precisely by His Spirit to your “Rehobot”, to your “there”, to show you His glory (Psalms 18:16-20)!
May God bless you !