God counsels His people to magnify Him not fear and worry. Revival and reformation is in the process of being birthed in the hearts and lives of people on a grand and glorious scale. Millions will be saved. Great signs, wonders, and miracles will appear in diverse places—pointing to Jesus Christ as the truth, the way, and the life (see John 14:6).
Despite pressing negativity, we must focus on magnifying God in thanksgiving for who He is, what He is doing and will do.
We must remain in confident trust and rest that God is much bigger than all the obstacles we face. God’s plans and purposes for His people will be accomplished in and through those who will magnify Him in worship and be faithful even as He is always faithful.
Consider David when he approached Goliath, he didn’t consider the size of Goliath, but rather he saw God as much bigger.
David gathered five smooth stones (five is a symbol of God’s grace) and put them into his pouch for ammo. With a sling and stone David brought Goliath down to the ground and cut off his head with the sword. That giant’s voice of threats, fear, and dismay were silenced (see 1 Sam. 17:40-51).
God is bigger. God’s grace is bigger. Faith, love and grace in action will slay the giants of fear and worry around us. God has great and glorious plans and purposes for His people.
Jeremiah 29:11 states, “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.”
If we stay true to magnifying Him through heart-expressed worship and actions of faith, He will draw us forward to seeing the bigger victories.
Even as Goliath spoke fear, doom, and gloom in an attempt to paralyze and defeat the Israelites—so the devil is trying to put the focus on negativity, fear, and worry through the secular media.
Don’t dwell on the negative. Don’t magnify fear and worry. Again and again God is much bigger.
Remember the bad report given by ten men who spied out the Promised Land. They declared, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we…. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:31b-33).
The Promised Land stood before them, but they chose to magnify their enemy above God and thus failed to enter into what God had promised for them. Joshua and Caleb were of a different heart because they saw God as bigger and well able to overcome any foe. They did enter into the Promised Land.
I assure you with great joy and confidence that God has spoken for revival and reformation for our society. There will be pain in this just as a woman undergoes travail to bring forth a child to birth—yet how wonderful and glorious will be what God births. Many will be saved and great signs, wonders, and miracles will come forth. God’s power and enduring love is greater than we can conceive.
Psalm 69:30 teaches us to magnify God with thanksgiving. Magnifying also involves diligent faith in action. God’s word in 2 Peter 1:5 AMP teaches us to add diligence to God’s divine promises and employ every effort to exercise faith.
Exercise progressively stretches us to newer and greater capacities. Those that dare to magnify God in word and deed position themselves towards receiving and doing the greater things.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
I heard a story about some elephants that were held together by only a thin rope. Upon seeing this display, a young spectator asked the elephant trainer how come the elephants didn’t break free. The trainer exclaimed that the elephants didn’t know they could break free from the rope since they had been held together by this rope since their infancy.
Despite the fact that the elephants possessed the strength to break free they were conditioned into believing the rope held them captive.
So often God’s people are only restrained from achieving their full potential and their calling because they believe the lies of the devil that they are just too inadequate.
When we are baptized and anointed by the Holy Spirit we are enabled to perform great exploits for Him. It is apart from Him that we are inadequate.
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. (Acts 1:8 – Amplified Bible)
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
I saw a wonderful documentary not long ago regarding advancements in astronomy due to the magnification of large scale lenses for telescopes.
The more these lenses were enlarged, the deeper into space the scientists could see. By studying these deeper outposts of time and space scientists were able to acquire long awaited answers about our universe and our present earth.
Many advances in technology have occurred through the study and advancements in astronomy. The complexities of our solar system reveal the magnificent handiwork of our great God. Seeing through God’s magnified perspective helps us to better address the smaller issues of life.
Joseph was given by his father Jacob a coat of many colors or a mantle (Genesis 37:3). International speaker, author, and co-senior pastor Johnny Enlow shares in his book titled, “The Seven Mountain Mantle” the Lord’s revelation to him concerning the significance of this mantle.
This same type of mantle has been given to spiritual Josephs of our day with the authority to displace darkness from the seven mountains of society. Pastor Enlow states in his book, “The coat of many colors had all the colors of the rainbow, which related to the seven spirits of God (Rev. 5:6) that are sent into all the earth to dispel the darkness from the seven mountains of society—the mountains of government, education, economy/business, media, family, religion, and celebration (arts and entertainment).”1
Just as Joseph went through much adversity before becoming second in command in Egypt so many of the Josephs of this age have been going through much adversity, testing, and refinement before promotion.
I believe in these latter days Josephs in our society will arise to positions of great influence and promotion for purposes of infusing kingdom solutions into these seven mountains of society.
God is bringing forth worshippers across our land to carry God’s glory and reestablish the tent of David. Amos 9:11 states, “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old.”
During the reign of King David, the tent or tabernacle of David was set up in Jerusalem to hold the ark of the covenant where God’s glory dwelt. God’s glory brought blessings to King David and the nation of Israel.
On a future day, the millennimum temple will also house the Lord’s glory. This temple as described by Ezekiel’s vision will have a river that flows out from the temple.
The river will water fruit- bearing trees that will not fail and the leaves from the trees will be for healing (Ezekiel 47:12).
The water that will come from the temple will heal the waters of the sea that it mixes with and make it fresh water—so the waters of the sea will swarm with fish (Ezekiel 47:8-9).
This water that comes from the temple is symbolic of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit that God desires to pour out through His people. The Holy Spirit as He moves in power, brings forth healing, refreshing, restoration, life, and the fruits of righteousness.
The Holy Spirit also draws in people like swarms of fish to receive life, liberty and health that comes from the presence and power of God’s Spirit.
If we want the river of the glory of God to flow from us in great power then we must set our hearts like flint to always magnify God through worship. We cannot afford to flirt with complaining and murmuring as many of the Israelites did and missed entering into the Promised Land.
Jesus paid the price. Just before Jesus died on the cross He said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). In the Greek Jesus was saying, tetelestai meaning “Paid in full.” 2
Once and for all, our sins were paid for. All healing and great blessing is ours according to our inheritance in Christ Jesus. We enforce what is ours through our actions of faith and our steadfast confession of faith in magnification of who God is and what He has promised us through His word.
God assures us in Ephesians 3:20b AMP that God “is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”
Believe and declare, “God be magnified in all the earth!”
– Bruce Koch
1 Enlow, Johnny, The Seven Mountain
Mantle, Creation House, Lake Mary,
Florida, Copyright © 2009
2 Strong, Dr. James, The New Strong’s
Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville,
Tennessee, Copyright © 1995, 1996
Bruce Koch is president of the Gospel Tramway. He is an author, intercessor, chaplain, pastor, teacher, and preacher of God’s word. He resides in San Marcos, Texas with his wife Sherry and son Ethan.