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Sunday, June 23, 2024
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A Year of Relocation!

Happy New Year! Praise the Lord! I believe that God has kept you and your household. My wife and I are doing well and are very thankful to God for the gift of life and your friendship. It is my prayer that this 2016 will be a glorious year and you will be relocated to new heights in Jesus Name, Amen.

Last year, we declared it our Year of Restoration and are very grateful for the many things that God did. This Year, I see God Relocating you, Shifting you and Propelling you to new heights. It is our Year of Relocation!

Friend, God placed in my heart the book of Ruth. It is a quick read and has only four chapters; I encourage you to read it.

In the Bok of Ruth, the Bible says that there was famine in the land and Elimelech (Naomi’s husband) left Bethlehem to go to Moab. He left with Naomi and their two sons. Time passed – 10 years to be precise, the husband and the two sons died. The sons died having married Moabite women, Ruth and Orpah. Naomi heard that the famine in Bethlehem had ended and she decided to return to Bethlehem and Ruth followed her and subsequently married Boaz, a kinsman redeemer.

The Holy Spirit ministered to me several lessons pertaining to this Year of Relocation.

Many times, when God has a grand plan for you, He asks you to relocate. He asked Abram to relocate; He asked the Children of Israel to relocate to Canaan; He asked Lot and the family to leave Sodom and Gomorrah; The Prodigal Son came to his senses and relocated, etc… So get ready for a unique visitation from the Master as you step in this new season of relocation.

Often times, when people hear of relocation, they think of a physical relocation. However, relocation can be in various forms but I will share a little on only 7 types.

1.      Physical (A Physical Shift)

2.      Financial (A shift in your financial base)

3.      Relational (A change in your relationships)

4.      Health (A change in your health)

5.      Positional (A change in your current level)

6.      Generational (The beginning of a legacy)

7.      Spiritual (A Shift in your spiritual level)

The Bible says that “the paths of the righteous grows brighter and brighter to the fullness of day” (Proverbs 4:18). This Year, get ready for God to shift you to a new place, a new level, a new height. The relocation is for the better and everything concerning you will become brighter and brighter as the days go by. Friend, every darkness, every lack of clarity will disappear in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

A Physical Relocation


Naomi decided in her heart that it was time to go back to Bethlehem. This year, God will place in your hear the exact timing and direction of your move. This may mean moving from one location to another, it may mean moving from one company to another, it may mean moving from one neighborhood to another, one business type to another, one church to another etc. Whatever the move, God will give you the peace that passes all understanding as He Spirit nudges you to move. Do not resist the nudge, it is your season and it is for your good.

Indeed, Moab is “a land of nothing”, a waste land while Bethlehem is “a land of Bread”. You may have been in one place too long and gained nothing. It seems you have “wasted” your time – this is your season to move to your Bethlehem in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. I pray that God will visit you in dreams and visions and by His peace this year in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. May you hear the God guided voice “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21. in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

A Financial Change


God never relocates you without providing for you. In fact, He not only provides, but totally changes your financial position. Look at the children of Israel – when they left Egypt, God made the Egyptians give them much silver and gold and all that they needed. We also see Abraham, in Genesis 24 being blessed with all manner of blessings. God told Abraham “For all the land you see, I will give it to you and your posterity forever” (Genesis 13:15). This came to pass. Remember, silver and gold belong to God (Haggai 2:8) and He also owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). God is able to provide for you much more than you can think or imagine in Jesus powerful Name. Amen. This year, get ready for a financial breakthrough that will be mindboggling. May you get witty inventions, may He prosper the work of your hands, and may He give you things you never bargained for in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

God destined Naomi to arrive in Bethlehem during the time of the barley harvest. Friend, God will order your steps to places at the right time. Your investments will be on time. Your decisions will be on target. Remember, Ruth was able to gather where she never sowed. She would ultimately end up owning the whole field. I pray that God would relocate you from a state of survival - “just enough” to one of abundance - “more than enough” in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. May He change you from a consumer to a distributor of His wealth in Jesus Powerful Name, Amen. This year, 2016, get ready for uncommon surprises.

Generational (The beginning of a legacy)


From Ruth and Boaz, came Obed and Obed was the father of Jesse and Jesse the father of David – one of the greatest kings in Israel. A legacy was created. From David we can trace the genealogy of Jesus Christ. What a legacy! This year is the beginning of an uncommon legacy for you and your household. Years down the line, you will look back at this year and thank God for the great things that He will begin in your life. May you be able to trace the greatness of your household to what God will do in your life this year in Jesus Mighty name, Amen.

If you have no children – get ready this year. Ruth had no children but when God stepped in her affairs, the situation changed. Sarah had no children but God changed that. Hannah had no children – but God intervened. You will hold your own child in Jesus Mighty name, Amen. You will live to see your children’s children and your children will be generational changers in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

Other changes

Relational changes, regarding your Health and Positional changes - changes in levels

Ruth 1:14 states “And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Even though Orpah, Naomi’s other daughter in law, lifted up her voice and wept, she left Naomi and is never heard of again. She is not the only one; the kinsman who was meant to redeem Naomi left her. His name is not even mentioned and he is never heard of again. This year, some of your so-called friends, will leave you.

I pray that every toxic relationship be cut off and likewise we call forth divine relationships in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Anyone with the motive of misusing, abusing, confusing and pulling you down, we declare a divine disconnection in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Wave bye bye to all these people and do not feel sorry. God will bring God ordained, destiny enabling relationships.

God also sustained Naomi during the famine and her youth was restored and many continued to call her blessed. She had lost hope of ever being called Naomi and in fact she wanted to be called Mara meaning bitter but God had a different plan for her. Where you have written off yourself – God will surprise you this year and your youth will be restored in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

God will also lift you to heights you never imagined. Ruth ended up being the wife of one of the richest men in Bethlehem. Remember, Joseph became a prime minister in Egypt. Esther became a queen. Moses was relocated by a divine hand from the palace to the bush and subsequently the head of all the Israelites. I see an upward shift in your professional level. I see a shifting at your place of work. God will push you to heights you never imagined and relocate you to levels you never dreamt of. God will change your position this year in Jesus Mighty name, Amen.

Spiritual shift


Naomi left a land where they were worshiping idols to a Land where Yahweh – Jehovah is LORD! The shift is from a land known as waste to a place of great harvest. Spiritually, God will cause you to move from a spiritually dry area to a place where you first loved Him. God will cause you to relocate spiritually.

I see a shifting in your spiritual life. I see an increase in the desire to know, to serve and to love God. I see your passion for the things of God being enlarged. I see you hungering and thirsting more for the things of God and for the household of faith. Like a deer that is panting for the waters, I see you thirsting for more of Him and HIS presence. I see you witnessing more and I see you understanding the Truth much more. I declare that as this shifting happens, you will be turned into another man altogether. May the fire of God consume you and rest upon you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. I pray for a fresh anointing to rest on you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. I see a shift in your prayer life! You have shifted spiritually in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Friend, you are relocating in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen! Have a blessed RELOCATION in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Be blessed,

Pastor Chester