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THE EVER-EXPANDING KINGDOM- DESTINED TO MULTIPLY

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. - Ephesians 1:3

God has blessed us in heavenly places. Heavenly realms mean territories, regions and dominion.

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”- Genesis 1:22

Eden was not where man was supposed to end; it was where mankind was supposed to begin. From Eden, God gave Adam the command to expand. The principle of the kingdom from Genesis to Revelation has to do with the principle of multiplication and expansion. Throughout all scripture, God calls us to expand, multiply, advance, and be fruitful.

THE SPIRIT OF MULTIPLICATION - WE ARE DESTINED TO MULTIPLY

Genesis 1:28 (NRSV): God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion’…

  • God created human beings for relationship and wanted them to cover the earth. What dream was on God's heart from the beginning? How has our Creator built an organic strategy for multiplying human beings in the likeness of God in both the physical and the spiritual realms?
  • Why would the devil try to stop this plan from advancing by getting people to multiply sin and brokenness instead of the peace and purity of God?Genesis 17:2 (NIV): ‘I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’
  •  When God Almighty is choosing a family and nation to redeem, why does he want to grow it so large?
  • How is the God's blessing to Abraham seen in the evidence of exponential multiplication of his herds, wealth, and descendants?

Exodus 1:12-13 (NIV): ‘But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.’