“But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.” I Pet. 5: 10
According to the dictionary; Settlement means, a conclusive resolution of a matter. To take out of discomfort to a comfortable place, to be paid what is owed and due, to terminate and put an end to a rough season and suffering. What is Divine settlement?
Divine settlement is to be supernaturally restored to a place of glory, power, peace and rest. It can be in form of restored health, deliverance, good job, fruit of the womb, a husband or wife, marital peace, a good home or restoration. It means a favorable turnaround of a matter.
Life is a journey full of ups and down experiences, but the beautiful thing about life is that God is always there to help us when we turn to Him for help. Psalm 30:2-5 says; “O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit...Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” And Isaiah 30:18-19 says – “So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.”
Our God is the God of divine settlement, and this is confirmed with various examples in the Bible. (1) After many years of oppression and slavery, the Israelite were delivered and settled into their promised land. Exodus 3:7-8. (2) Against all odds and biological reasoning, Abraham and Sarah were divinely settled with the fruit of the womb. Genesis 21:1-2. (3) After enduring many hardships, Joseph was divinely settled with a place of power, glory and rest. Genesis 41:39-44. (4) After receiving the news of death, Hezekiah’s life was divinely extended for another 15 years. 2 Kings 20:1-6. (5) After losing her husband, Ruth was divinely settled with a husband and a good home. Ruth 4:13-15. (6) After many tragedy and misfortune, Job was divinely settled with the restoration of everything that the enemy stole from him. Job 42:10-16. (7) After 20 years of injustice, Jacob was divinely settled with wealth. Genesis 31:41-42. And these is just a little of what God can do. (8) Simon Peter was divinely settled after a night of toiling and catching nothing. Luke 5:5-6 says; “But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless, at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.”
Prayer Point: Any situation that connotes toiling and failure in my life, I command you to be divinely settled this Month in Jesus name.
When we look at the lives of these people, we will discover that amid their circumstances, they turned to God for help. Because the devil is still roaming about this world, it is normal for the child of God to be challenged by the devil, but after the challenge comes God’s glory! God only planned glory for us. He did not plan shame or reproach for any of His children – only glory.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12
“But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause—Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number. Job 5:8-9
“And he said, the things which are impossible with men are POSSIBLE WITH GOD.” Luke 18: 27
In this season of settlement, God will divinely settle you in Jesus name. He will compensate you for lost glory. He will comfort you and restore you to a place of peace and rest. Get ready to see all your problems – even those that have stuck like glue – get settled in Jesus name!