Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Multiplication of God

Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” … And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:20, 22)

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind; cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25)

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living that moves on the earth. (Genesis 1:28)

And God said, “See, I have given your every herb that yields seed which is on the face of the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. (Genesis 1:29)

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)
  • God’s plan is for multiplication and abundance, for the earth to be filled with His bounty.
  • God’s plan is to multiply and fill the earth with His dominion. He will do this through His people, who are created in His image.
  • God’s plan for multiplication is through fruitfulness: each fruit bears the seed for more fruit; each harvest bears the seed for an even bigger harvest.
  • The principle of seedtime and harvest will continue for as long as the earth remains.
  • The principle of seedtime and harvest is that each seed shall reproduce according to its kind. That is, the kind of seed you sow is the kind of harvest you will reap.
  • There is a divine order: First comes the seedtime, then comes the harvest. In between is a period of time. It may be short, it may be long. We may not always understand the timing, but each seed knows its own time.
  • The harvest is much greater than the seed that is sown. One seed brings many more seeds.
  • God intends for His people to enjoy the fruits of the harvest.
Are you ready for the multiplication of God in your life?