God Will Settle You, By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
Settle can be defined as: To make out a compensation for a claim; To pay a debt; To put into order; or arranged as desired; To agree to fix in advance; To be establish as a resident of a place; To restore calmness or comfort to; To come to rest.
If your case is similar to any of those definitions, may God settle you.
God will make out a compensation for your claims; He will pay your debt; He will put your life in order; He will sort you out well ahead; He will establish you in this land; He will restore calmness and comfort to you; He will make your life to enjoy rest.
God love to settle His people and He always does. He will do yours too. He is not a debtor.
Hebrews 6:10 – For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Through all ages, God has always compensated His people or grant them settlement. David was the last of his father’s eight sons. He has always been used as an errand boy: looking after the family sheep and going from one place to another. Whenever a blessing is coming to Jesse’s family, they would forget him. But God was watching! When the time was ripe, God sent Samuel for his compensation. His father, prophet Samuel and all his seven brothers could not sit down until David arrived from the field (I Sam. 13:1-12).
God will settle you. You may have been despised, undermined, neglected, forgotten, but God will personally handle your settlement. The anointing for settlement will rest on you afresh today.
Ruth was such a faithful and pleasant lady, but how she suffered in the early part of her life. I guess it would have been hard for her culturally as a Moabitess to marry an Israeli man, but she did. After about ten years of marriage, her husband died without having any child for him. No Moabite man would want to marry her again. Then the only companion she had, her mother in-law wanted to go back to Canaan and to leave Ruth by herself.
She must have been greatly troubled. Her mother in-law pressed her to stay in Moab, but she declined and followed. Even then, in Canaan she can only married to someone related to her husband by tradition. God honoured her faithfulness by arranging her compensation. She was Divinely connected with a wealthy man called Boaz, who happened to be the choicest kinsman to her late husband.
Boaz happened to be the great grandfather of David, and therefore in the linage of Jesus!
You are here, you just lost something very dear to you. God will compensate you with a greater blessing. Mahlon or Chillion died, but Boaz came. Whatever your Boaz may mean, may God connect you to him.
Does you Mahlon or Chillion appeared to have died? Boaz is coming.
I have said this before, my father retired from civil service as a Foreman in 1978. He was supposed to be higher, but for persecution. He was denied promotions because he would not connive with his superiors to lie.
God however settled him miraculously. While waiting for his gratuity after retirement, he got a letter promoting him twice, and backdating his promotion eight months backward to reflect in his gratuity and monthly pension! That can only be God.
Your settlement is coming.
Joseph was serving faithfully in his master’s house. Portiphar’s wife casted her eyes on him and began to seduce, entice and persuade him. Joseph refused which caused him great pain. At most, if he had agreed, he would have just been a secret lover to a sugar mummy. Not too long, God compensated him greatly. He became the commander of Pharaoh’s house; the Controller of Egypt; and an in-law to the Priest of On – the most revered man after the king!
You are here, it like you are suffering for taking a good stand. The devil is telling you that if you had compromised, things could have been better for you. God says I should tell you not to worry. He said He will compensate you. What is coming your way will greatly outweigh what you have missed.
It was said of a lady that sponsored his fiancée through the military academy. Friends and family advised her against it but she wouldn’t listen. When the guy finished, he jilted her and married someone else. Her life was wrecked! Through pastoral counselling, she resumed her life back. God then compensated her big time. She was Divinely connected to a senior military officer as a husband, who her former fiancée was an aide de camp to. The young officer had to open the door for her every time, carry her bag, and refer to her as Madam. May God settle you beyond your dreams.
In Luke 5:1-10, the bible tells us how Peter and Andrew had toiled all night to catch fish and caught nothing, and as they were washing their nets to go home, Jesus asked that they borrow Him the use of their boat to preach. After preaching, He asked them to launch out in the daytime to catch fish. They caught so much fish that their boats began to sink!
In John 6:8-13, same thing happened to the lad Jesus took His bread and fishes to feed five thousand men. After the people had eaten, there were twelve basket full left overs. Biblical history says all these were taken to the home of the lad!
I have a word of reassurance for someone. God says He will repay your sacrifice. ‘I will pay you back’, He said.
My immigration case was at a time very hopeless. I entered UK without a work permit. Even when I found what I could apply for, my solicitor told me the chances I had was 1%. After 5 years of trials, just about the time when we were told to leave the Country, God compensated us by making the then government to grant an amnesty to certain number of families, which we were part of.
God will settle you. It might appear to be long, but your compensation will surely come.
What to do to be settled by God
- Believe that He is and that He does reward (Heb. 11:6). But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
- Know and Obey His instructions (Jos 1:8). This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
- Don’t owe God (Mal. 3:8). Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Holy Ghost, perfect all that concerns me
Father establish me
Holy Spirit strengthen me
Father, settle me in my Rehoboth
God Will Settle You, By Pastor Samuel Obafaiye, was delivered on March 1, 2015 at the Thanksgiving Service