Psalm 74:17:” You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter.”

 The meaning of territory is an area that has borders and is under the power of a ruler or authority. For example: after the Israelites succeeded in entering Canaan, God assigned each tribe their own area or land. Jabez understood this and he prayed, “That You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory.” 1 Chronicles 4:10.

God does the same thing to us, His children. He gives us a territory and it is different for each person. We have to live in the territory God assigned for us, not in others’. In our own territory, we can move wherever want to go as long as we stay within that territory. Like in a house, the owner of the house can do anything they want as long as they do not bother the neighbors.

What is inside a territory of God’s child? Surely there are borders/stakes that surround the territory. The border is the Word of God. For example, do not kill, do not lie, do not be envious, do not have anger, love one another as you love yourself, pray without ceasing and etc.  Someone whose territory is surrounded by the Word of God will have security and peace. The devil cannot enter the territory to steal or destroy what is inside.

Because the territory comes from the Lord, there is God’s vision/calling within it – something that He wants us to do in our territory. Like God’s command to the Israelites to work on their land, we must also work on the vision God gave us. This means we have to work on that vision and enlarge it. One’s ability and faithfulness to do so will make their territory be blessed and be a blessing. Their territory will be filled with the fruits of the Spirit and righteousness. Other people will be blessed when they see and enter that territory.

There are God’s children who do not do anything. They stay still in the territory God gave them. Isaiah 54:2 says, “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.” Let us always enlarge our territory and let us do all of this for the glory of God. God bless.

                                                                                                                 hs/Publishing Team, IBC Church