“Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope; drive the tent pegs deep.” Isaiah 54 vs 2 (MSG)

One thing our man of God emphasises is the application of principles. In order to receive the manifestation of every God-given promise or word, you cannot afford to sit on your hands. You must apply the word accordingly. Imagine folding your hands and saying, “God has blessed me beyond a curse”. Yet, you do not seek out opportunities or even take a course for when the right opportunities come your way. Or saying, “Men are saved all over the world”, and you do not consciously intercede for souls or speak to them. The writers of the part of the scriptures that emphasises praying for all men (1 Timothy 2:4) or preaching the message (Romans 10:14) knew exactly what they were saying. Although God has blessed us and wants us to have an intimate relationship with everyone, it doesn’t come by just sitting pretty in waiting. There is a place for application.

Now, someone is wondering, “I understand applying the word, but what exactly does driving your tent pegs deep mean?” In a short response, it means BUILDING CAPACITY. An amazing thing about our opening verse is that in another translation, it uses the word ‘build’. Voice translation says, ‘Enlarge your house. You are going to need a bigger place; don’t underestimate the amount of room that you’ll need. So, build, build, build.’ We see clear-cut instructions that emphasises ‘building’. Another logical question at this point is, “What exactly am I building?” You are building yourself! That’s it. You’re building yourself! Spiritually, intellectually, financially, and in all areas of your life.

The bible in Colossians 3:17 AMPC says, “And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.”  One key thing here is do EVERYTHING (sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life) in the name of Jesus and in DEPENDENCE upon Him. Ecclesiastes says, whatever your hands find to do, do it well.

Again, Proverbs 22:29 reminds us, “Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men”. Now, you see more reasons to DRIVE YOUR TENT PEGS DEEP. You cannot give what you do not have. Even normal employers seek out professionals. You cannot handle the manifestation of great and tremendous promises when you have not built the capacity for it. That is why reading through Isaiah 54 again, you see that although the promises have been given, there is an instruction to build capacity closely following.

As we round off this remarkable month of October, it is pertinent to understand that sitting on our hands cannot cut it anymore. This season of EXPANSION and ESTABLISHMENT requires wisdom as our man of God has said. And clearly, we see that wisdom (or a part of it) is not far-fetched. It is simple; DRIVE YOUR TENT PEGS DEEP (and of course, with total dependence upon the person of Jesus Christ).

With love,

TMM Publications.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Femi Adeyemi

    Wow. I’m so blessed by this. Thank you TMM Publications.
    I will build, build, build, in dependence on God.

  2. Abimbola Odunnoiki Balikis

    Wow wow I am so so blessed.
    I think Big and build great capacity!!!
    No more siting one my hands.
    I begin to do all things diligently.
    Thank you so much TMM publications.

  3. Adebayo

    I’m building and building!! Never sitting on my hands!!! Always ready to work and act out that which the lord has committed to my hands!!🤲🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥

    Thank you TMM Publications❤️

  4. Racheal Adewole

    I’m motivated by these words 🔥🔥

    I will build myself, No more sitting on my hands.

  5. Ruth Ayantoye

    Hmmm🤔… “You cannot handle the manifestation of great and tremendous promises when you have not built the capacity for it.”
    I totally depend on Jesus Christ
    No more sitting on my hands as I build and I drive my tent pegs deep

    Thank you TMM publications for sharing this

  6. Falana Oreoluwa

    Wow, I am motivated to be diligent, and not sit on my hands.

  7. odun ayoola

    Glory to God!!
    I am building myself in all areas in this season of expansion, no more sitting on my hands.

  8. Oluwabunmi Audu

    Building myself and expanding my capacity.

    Thank you TMM Publishing Team.


    I build and drive my tent pegs deep.
    I’m super blessed by these words, A diligent and skillful man will stand before kings and before not mere man.

    I build, build, and build.
    Thank you so much, TMM PUBLICATIONS.
    I am super charged🙌🙌🙇🏾🙇🏾

  10. omonike Mudasiru

    Thank you so much for the insightful words,I’m so blessed and motivated to be diligent.
    No more sitting on my hands,I will drive my tent pegs deep with total dependence on Jesus🙌

  11. Olubido Oreoluwa

    Thank you so much for this wonderful words. I feel so much blessed and motivated. Motivated to build myself more in the way of the Lord in any way that will help in fulfilling my mission and purpose in life “That all men be saved and come to the knowledge of Truth. This is the time to MOVE and BUILD CAPACITY with UTMOST FAITH AND RELIANCE ON JESUS.

  12. Busola Fagbenro

    I drive my tent pegs deep with total dependence on Jesus! Thank you TMM publications!

  13. Toyibat Adeyinka Teriba

    _You cannot handle the manifestation of great and tremendous promises when you have not built the capacity for it._

    This stayed!! Thank you Pastor!! I’m so blessed reading this!! Glory to Jesus!!

  14. Opemipo Awe

    This is really great.
    I build capacity, I do not sit on my hands.
    I do not depend on myself, I totally depend on JESUS🙌🙌

    Thank you so much TMM publications.

  15. I can not handle the manifestation of great and tremendous promises of God to me if I have not BUILT CAPACITY for it.

    Application is the difference between “God said…” and “it came to pass…”

    A part of the wisdom I need for expansion and establishment is to build capacity with total dependence on the person of jesus. Sitting on my hands doesn’t cut it!

    Thank you so much, TMM Publications. I am so blessed!

  16. Okikiolamilekan Bamgboye

    I am so blessed by this.

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