Enlargement of coast – Breaking the bounds
“Enlarge your coast” is our theme for the month and it is my prayer and belief that you will have an enlargement of coast in Jesus name.
Characteristics of enlargement of coast
You have enlargement of coast when you get married, get a job, open a new business, receive an open door, ministerial increase, new babies, open another branch of your business, when you have more customers, experiencing spiritual growth-you can pray in tongues, read Bible, preach the gospel, etc. In all these your coast is enlarging.
When we talk about the coast, we are also talking about boundaries, territories and geographical emplacement.
Boundary is the real or imaginary line that marks the edge of a state, country etc., or the edge of an area of land that belongs to someone.
Synonyms for boundary
Everything in life has bounds or borders that define its content. Every product has a container that defines its space.
There is a great tendency for them to remain within their natural habitat, environment, and container for life.
Sometimes God ordained it that way that the elements remain and some other time He desires that they expand.
From the little geography that we know, we are told that the earth is a circular object and that 70% of the earth is covered with water. If that is true, have you ever wondered how come the whole world has not been submerged with floods and swept away?
Jer 5:22 KJV Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Job 38:10-11 KJV 10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Psa 104:9 KJV Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Job 26:10 KJV He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
The Lord was talking about Himself and the work of His hand. Here we found out about one of the attributes and abilities of God.
He said He made bound for the sea with sand and this was done by a perpetual decree. Remember that Paul in Colossians said that he sustains the universe by the word of His power, not the power of His word but that the word carries power. Col 1: 17; Heb 1: 3.
So the sand actually contains the water of the seas and oceans so that no matter how they agitate, they cannot spread and cover the surface of the earth.
The desire of the Lord is that we don’t remain contained in one place year in year out. He communicated that desire to Isaiah
Isa 54:2 KJV 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;
Now the devil does not have original but perverse what has been created and this is what he goes about doing by setting bounds and limits too. He set boundaries against individuals, marriages, homes, businesses, enterprises, progress and success in life, etc.
Just as God made decree, so also the devil directly or indirectly through humans invokes decrees, pronouncement, declaration, about an individual or group of people.
No matter how much that person struggles, he cannot pass that bounds.
One of our pastors told us that there are some individuals that have set a limit on their account and as soon as money in that account is about reaching that set amount, something will happen like sickness, police trouble, unexpected and unforeseen trouble that will deduct or wipe out the account. Such an individual will not be able to achieve anything higher than that limit in life.
The reason why this is very important was that God made His own by decree and not just a decree but a perpetual decree.
The Hebrew word for perpetual in that Jer 5: 22 is ôlâm ‛ôlâm. It means: long duration, antiquity, futurity, forever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world ancient time, long time and continuous existence.
But the good news is that whatever has been decreed against anyone can be vacated, it can be annulled, it can be set aside and can be canceled.
The reason is that we have been redeemed from the curse of the law Gal 3: 13. Also, Jesus shed His blood for our redemption and deliverance Col 1: 12-13. So, now we have a good foundation and premise to make our prayers.
How do you vacate a pronounced decree?
It is not by begging, crying and appealing to the higher authority. I remember when the military promulgate a decree, if they decide to annul the decree, they have to make another decree to set aside the earlier decree.
Est 8:5-8 KJV 5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king’s provinces: 6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred? 7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews. 8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring: for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse.
Do you know Esther came after Haman had been executed to make this request. Why? Of what necessity? After all Haman that made the decree was dead. But here is a powerful point to note; any decree or law made subsist even though the person made has died. Take for example in our country, many or the people that were in the 1999 constitutional conference have died yet the 1999 constitution is still in vogue and bidding on us till now. It will take another constitution to set that 1999 constitution aside.
Every perpetual decree that has been decreed, pronounced, promulgated against my life, my marriage, my business, I decree they are terminated and brought to annulment now in the name of Jesus.
God used sand to set bound for the sea, whatever the devil is using as an instrument to set limits, boundaries over my life, be destroyed by fire in Jesus name.
In the name of Jesus, I refused to be limited in life, I refused to be contained. I reject every plan and program to set embargo upon my life and destiny.
From this moment, I decree every agenda and program to set limits over my life is broken in Jesus name.
I decree upward and forward movement, I am unstoppable.
Every word that produces bounds spoken by any man living or dead is revoked now in Jesus name.