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Thursday, 07 July 2011 05:55

Catherine Brown: Moving From Pain to Gain

Catherine Brown

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV)

Jabez' Genealogy and Background

Jabez lived in southern Israel after the conquest of Canaan and during the time of the Judges. He was born into the tribe of Judah and eventually became the notable head of a clan.

Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying "I gave birth to him in pain." 1 Chronicles 4:9 (NIV)

Why does the Chronicler record that Jabez was considered to be more honourable than his brothers? Perhaps it was because he had set his heart to please God no matter what. One thing I have learned in life is that when trouble and trials assail us, to focus on the inherent goodness of God is of paramount importance if we are to remain faith-filled, surrendered and obedient to the Holy Spirit.

Published in Voice of The Apostles
Catherine Brown

Let us consider a few aspects of a godly, spiritual father/mother:

· Loves unconditionally and selflessly
· Establishes foundations, boundaries; builds - identity, discipline, relationship
· Provides for
· Protects
· Accompanies
· Educates/trains a child in the way they should go
· Nurtures/disciples
· Encourages, Affirms, Accepts
· Trustworthy/faithful
· Teaches a child appropriate stewardship and responsibilities
· Lifestyle model – instills character and values
· Forgives and shows faithfulness
· Delivers
· Shows strength

Moses and the Burning Bush – The Father's Foundation

Published in Kingdom Gateway

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.—1 Corinthians 3:10-11

Catherine Brown

The Most Amazing Vision

During a recent time of prayer I had a revelatory encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. In a vision I saw that Jesus had dug a large hole, and once a deep enough foundation had been created, the Lord planted a big pillar with the word "ESTABLISH" etched on its exterior. The Lord then began to expand my understanding of the vision in relation to the "establishing" role of apostolic ministry. The vision has some personal applications, but it also has a relevant and timely corporate application for the Church, especially leaders, at this time.

God has graciously endowed me with a building anointing, and I believe we are living in days of acceleration and multiplication. However, before we can advance, we must ensure that our foundations are in place. A building or building work must have sure and strong foundations or the work built upon it will perish. Before we can advance as a people of God, we have to embrace the establishing aspect of apostolic ministry, which will labour to ensure strong and godly foundations are laid—upon which ministries can flourish and the Kingdom of God advance with miracles, signs and wonders to the glory of His name. Establishing is part of building.

How to Establish Your Personal and Powerful Flow Straight from God Himself

Published in Voice of The Apostles