However as we move into the new year, I want to encourage you STAY IN YOUR PLACE!. DETERMINE to stay in your place. There will be battles of replacement and displacement but you must stay in your place. Hold your ground don't give up or give in to the enemy. The bible says in the book of proverbs 27:8, "like a bird that wanders out of it's nest so is a man who wanders out of his place" there is a place called 'your place',
don't allow yourself to be kicked out of your place. God has ordained you to prosper and flourish in your place, don't get carried away with the trend. Seek out your own place and stay there. No matter the hardship or challenges, your own place is the best place for you to grow strong and prosper. Hold your ground, labor, invest, work, sow in your place and see glorious things happen for you and to you. Isaac sowed in the land where famine struck and he yielded harvest in a hundred folds, be instructed beloved. The beginning of vagabondary is leaving your place.
Your place could mean a location, it could be a state of heart, a condition of mind, a position, your role in ministry, your assignments or even your posturing, whatever it means to you, DON'T LEAVE YOUR PLACE. Lucifer left his place, King Saul left his place, Vashti left her place, Demas, John Mark, Judas, the prodigal son, Adonija, Absalom, Jonathan, Adam and Eve all left their places in God. 2017 is a year for men and women who will take their places and remain there strongly, forcefully powerfully without compromising. The scripture talks of one of David's mighty men called Shammar, the son of Agee in the book of 2 Samuel 23:9 who held his ground on a field of lentils when the philistines came against Israel, others fled, but he stood his ground the bible said in verse 12 "but he stood in the midst of the ground and defendedit and slew the philistines and the LORDwrought a great victory"
Heaven is ready to back up men and women who stay in their place and stand their ground even if the popular trend is contrary. Pastor, stand your ground, don't compromise; Son, keep being a faithful son, don't try to usurp your fathers place; Wife, keep being faithful, young man, young lady stand your ground for the Lord and keep loving Him, STAY in your place. The Lord Jesus Christ stayed in His place and today He has a name above all names. Lucifer is forever condemned to eternal punishment with his angels because they left his place. Don't let him lure you out ofyour place. Stay in your place.
Till next year go and win with Jesus
Rev Olusola Areogun