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Lengthen The Cords Of Your Tent

tent cords

 

May you be blessed with increase and your ministry be
enlarged so that you have to lengthen the cords of your
tent and stretch forth your curtains.

“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.  3  For you shall
expand to the right and to the left…” (Isa.54:2-3a, NKJV)


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Enlarge And Stretch Forth

Enlarge And Stretch Forth

It is this writer’s conviction that the term “them” of Isa.54:2 is with reference to the term “children” in v.1. “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; (Isa 54:2 KJV) The expectant (byboy-set-tent facilitation, not by accident) coming into place of those “children” and the increasing number of “them” is the reason of necessity to “enlarge, stretch, spare not, lengthen, and strengthen” (whether they be biological children or spiritual sons/daughters makes no difference). I believe it is with good reason that we count everyone within our sphere of influence as cause to enlarge our “tent” of edification/facilitation whether we are affectionately disposed or not. We must extend our influence through more than biological children to fulfill the mandate of Gen 1:28—”Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.” Our spiritual children should outnumber our natural children.

(This is another in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00

Click here to listen to Melissa singing worship: http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-25T08_55_13-08_00


The Degree Of Influence We Have

The Degree Of Influence We Have

Seasonally, individuals and entities must re-evaluate the type and degree of influence we have upon culture and adjust for the coming season (Gen 13:14-17; Acts 9:1-6; 10:11-15). Enlarge the tentplace of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; (Isa 54:2 KJV) It is obvious (by consideration of God’s nature [creative, growth, maturity, increase] and by Scriptural principle) that God desires each of our spheres of influence to increase. It is also obvious that some degree of effort and participation on our part is expected by the terms used in v.2: enlarge, stretch, spare not, lengthen, strengthen. While I do realize that this portion of Scripture was written to Israel concerning the building up of Jerusalem, I do not discount it because it was also written and preserved for us today; and the nature and principles of our Lord are timeless (Rom 15:4; 1Co 10:11).

“And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.” (Gen.13:14-15,NKJV)

(This is the second in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt of Dr. Crum’s teaching on “Royal Dynasty”:

http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-21T11_06_35-08_00


YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE

You are not without influence (Gk.: “metron”- a sphere of influence). Each and every person, each and every entity (e.g., a church, an apostolic network, a training center) hasSHOW OF HANDS 3 some degree of influence with some number of people. God will, at some point, in some manner, begin to emphasize the sphere of influence of a person and of a local house (church).  He will begin to bring the type of influence and the degree of influence into our thinking and consideration so that He can enlarge that sphere for wider effectiveness.

“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. (Isa.54:2, NKJV)

(This is the first in a series by Marty entitled “Your Sphere of Influence,” an article taken from SEEC Magazine.)

Marty will be speaking at the 6th Annual Concerning The Kingdom Conference March 6-8. For more info: martygabler.com/ctk-conference. To see a short video about CTK2013 go to the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/EH1cGlijfF8