DATE: 12TH FEBRUARY, 2016.
TEXT:Genesis 1:26-28; Exodus 1:7; Exodus 23:25-27; Hosea 10:12
TOPIC:THE MONTH OF FRUITFULNESS
MULTIPLICATION - PART 2
INTRODUCTION TO MESSAGE
Having seen the foundation for fruitfulness and multiplication last Tuesday, we believe that everyone that listened to the message has laid a solid foundation in God through confession of sins,genuine repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and personal Savior and by the grace of God have received grace to live right. Also,those who have foundation in God through Christ's cleansing blood must have strengthened it by taking firm decision to shun all unrighteousness or compromise of any form. Remember, as we do this, we shall be fruitful and multiply abundantly in Jesus name (Psalm 1:3; Job 22:23-30; John 15:5).
1. SERVICE AND GIVING UNTO THE LORD.
God has ordained that through rendering services unto Him, He shall bless us, make us fruitful and multiply us in every area, and we know that God can't lie, He watches over His word to perform it,(Exodus 23:25-27; Number 23:19; Titus 1:2; Jeremiah 1:12)
Take note, the services we render to God are services rendered to the body of Christ or services rendered to all for the sake of God, we also render direct services to God by worshiping and singing praises to Him and by giving to sponsor his work.
Examples abound in the Bible of those who served the Lord and He blessed them with Fruitfulness and Multiplication (Exodus 23:25-26) Abraham had no child and material blessings, but as he served the Lord, He made him fruitful and multiplied him in all things (Genesis 12:1-4; Genesis 13:2; Genesis 24:1).
The Israelites of old obeyed and served the Lord and He blessed them, that was also the case of Zachariah, his wife was barren and they were old, but as they served the Lord, He blessed them with the fruit of the womb (even the child John). Consider the case of the Apostles of old(Mark 10 28-30).
Remember, also the case of Mary Magdalene and those saints that ministered to Paul the Apostle (Luke 8:3; Phil 4:15,19), all these people in the Bible were blessed, they had their Fruitfulness and Multiplication in abundance as a result of serving and giving, As we follow after their steps from now on, we too shall be blessed in every area in Jesus name.
2. OUR APPLICATION AND THE BENEFITS
Having seen that through service and giving, the people of old got their blessings of Fruitfulness and Multiplication, we must not hesitate to do so immediately (Luke 6:38). Those who will meet this principle will from now be made fat, for God loves a cheerful giver (Galatians 6:7-10; 2nd Corinthians 9:6-7)
Take note of all these cases we have seen above, all those who will give their lives totally to God and serve Him from tonight, He will give them salvation, sanctification, Holy Ghost baptism and all the fruit and gifts of the spirit, He will heal and deliver them, defend and make them fruitful, and multiply them in every area of their lives, the barren shall conceive and bear children, those that are barren of knowledge and wisdom, barren of peace in their homes, barren of employment, promotions, material things of this life God will make them fruitful and multiply them abundantly in Jesus name
For sinners and backsliders, they should repent and surrender their lives to Jesus Christ (John 3:8-9; Proverb 28:13; John 14:6; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:13; 2nd Corinthians 5:17; Deuteronomy 8:18; Romans 3:23; John 10:10; 2nd Corinthians 13:5).