God has blessed us in heavenly places. Heavenly realms mean territories, regions and dominion.
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.
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?
‘And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.‘ NLT
‘And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.’ ESV
By Pastor Charles Karuku
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation at war. This country of 70 million people has a wealth of over $24 trillion dollars (which is twice the GDP of USA and UK). That is where The Lord sent us on a journey of love. What a place to take a message of hope! The team was made up of covenant life ministerial fellowship team of pastors and leaders. Dr Judy, Pastor Joe and Pastor Mcnay led a team from the USA to go to DRC (I tagged along). Bishop Francis Katembo, our local host, was able to gather a group of over 1300 pastors and church leaders and set up a stadium crusade with over 35,000 in attendance.