Consolidation can be defined as “the action or process of making something stronger or more solid”. It can also mean “the action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole”.
It doesn’t matter how strong or solid a structure might be; there must be a plan and effort in place to maintain its strength over time, otherwise, the structure will become weaker and weaker.
God is committed to always consolidating His work; even though whatever He does is always good from the onset. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1), which must be beautiful. But as a result of the war in heaven and the casting down of the rebel Angels; that made the earth to become formless as it was filled with a huge mass of water (Gen. 1:2; 2 Peter 3:3-6). God, however, began to consolidate the earth. He created new things, other things were also moved around to give birth to the earth we have today (Gen. 1:3-31).
God equally gets involve in the lives of His children to effect works of consolidation. God was very gracious to king David. During his reign, the Kingdom of Israel became very powerful and enjoyed its widest extent. But there were however signs of fault-lines and fractures still within the kingdom. For example, the overriding power wielded by Joab – the commander of the Army; the over-ambitious mind of Adonijah – son of David; the envious and aggrieved heart of Shimei – the Benjamite; the treasonable act of Abiathar – the High Priest; etc. How can there be sustained stability when…
It was however in the hands of Solomon that God consolidated those fault-lines and fractures (I Kings 2:13-46); such that the kingdom was strengthened for another 40 years (I Kings 4:20-25).
Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry. And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life. And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal, Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallow deer, and fatted fowl. For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer–sheba, all the days of Solomon. (1 Kings 4:20-25 KJV)
God says this is our year of all-round consolidation. For individuals, for families and the whole church, God says He will make us stronger and more solid. Your motto for 2020 shall be “stronger and more solid”.
I will establish you further.
I will plant you deeper.
I am not far from you.
I will show mercies to the obedient.
I will build you stronger and bigger.
Exciting times are ahead of you.
I will command my blessings on the united.
For the Church
I will make you more impactful, effective and efficient.
I will help you combine your disjointed parts to form a coherent whole.
I will extinguish every power that has been employed against you.
I will disgrace every over-ambitious elements seeking to hijack your purpose.
I will put to shame every envious and aggrieved element seeking your downfall.
Better days are still ahead of you.
I am working out something beautiful and solid on your behalf.
I will make your feet immovable and your presence unmissable.
You have been doing well, I will, however, heighten your performance.
May the zeal of the Lord of hosts bring all these to pass in our lives in Jesus name.