January 26, 2022


What is the purpose of a tent peg? Imagine you are a tent peg and the owner of the tent has placed you. If you don’t fulfill your purpose, the tent isn’t able to stand, right? That’s when the owner walks over and determines whether he will pull you up or hammer you down. As a tent peg with the purpose of being firmly anchored to the ground and tightly bound to the tent, your preference (as uncomfortable as it may sound) is to be hammered more securely in place. To be pulled up would be declared as useless.

As a Kingdom agent, you stand between heaven and earth. The tabernacle (tent) represents the abiding presence of God. You are deeply invested in this world as the King’s representative, and you are joined to heaven as a child of God. As Christ’s representative, you connect God’s presence to earth and bring the King’s dominion. His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven! We’re not looking to be uprooted, but instead to be more established because this life is training for the coming millennial reign of Jesus.

There are people in positions of influence that are being pulled up and cast down, because they’re no longer serving the King’s pleasure. At the same time, there are people who have faithfully served that are feeling a Godly pressure upon them. They are being more deeply established so that when the slack is taken up, they will be secure. This Tent will stand.

This past Sunday, Jill Nothrop shared a very prophetic message which included these ideas. Watch the full message by clicking on the image above. Take notes and meditate on what she shared. Each of us must examine our lives, our motives, and our worldviews, and we have to ask ourselves, “Would I be pulled up or hammered down?”

Friday night I’ll be speaking at BE THE CHANGE, hosted by Restore Ministry. Restore Ministry’s main mission is to help people wounded from the pain of abortion and past trauma and to empower them to walk in their God-given freedom. I’ll join other speakers in talking about the very real war of both ideas and faith currently tearing apart our nation. We’ll share data, actual experiences, and how we as believers are being challenged to stand up. There is only one hope for this nation: Jesus Christ. And as the Head of His Church, He is directing His agents to BE THE CHANGE! If you’d like to come or would like more information, email Carolyn Barry at carolyn@iamrestored.net.

Jan 28 – Restore Ministry Presents “Be the Change”
Jan 31 – MORE Women’s Meeting
Feb 16 – Prayer & Worship Night

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need information about any upcoming activities.

Let’s walk in our calling together!

Matt Neese
daily reading.001
  • 01/26 Genesis 26, Psalms 26, Judges 2, Matthew 18:21-35
  • 01/27 Genesis 27, Psalms 27, Judges 3, Matthew 19:1-15
  • 01/28 Genesis 28, Psalms 28, Judges 4, Matthew 19:16-30
  • 01/29 Genesis 29, Psalms 29, Judges 5, Matthew 20:1-16
  • 01/30 Genesis 30, Psalms 30, Judges 6, Matthew 20:17-34
  • 01/31 Genesis 31, Psalms 31, Judges 7, Matthew 21:1-22
  • 02/01 Genesis 32, Psalms 32, Judges 8, Matthew 21:23-46
  • 02/02 Genesis 33, Psalms 33, Judges 9, Matthew 22:1-22


“I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”
— Genesis 26:4-5 ESV

Imagine God saying to you, “I’m going to bless you, your children, and the whole world through your family because your dad obeyed me.” Would you be satisfied with the blessing or would you want to know the Blesser? Would you be happy to know Him as your dad’s God or would you want to know Him as your God?

Isaac grew up watching God and his father Abraham and their interactive relationship, and he chose to walk with God like his father did. Just like Abraham stared at the stars with God, Isaac would go out into the field and meditate (Genesis 24:63). He grew up with God and he chose to continue with God. Later when Isaac’s son Jacob encountered God, He introduced Himself as the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac (Genesis 28:13).

I know the Lord God. I love Him and I choose a life of listening and following. My children will be blessed because of my relationship with Him, but my great hope is that they will continue what they’ve seen in my life and choose God. And may they live an authentic, sincere life of faith before their children, that their children would choose God. I know my descendants will be blessed, and my prayer is that they’ll embrace the Blesser.

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