I Am Blessed and I Will MultiplyBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 08/04/2019
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. 16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: 22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. Genesis 28:12-22 KJV
And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. Genesis 35:1 KJV
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. 13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel. Genesis 35:11-15 KJV
a. God gave a prophetic word.
b. The word MULTIPLY.
2. I Am Blessed and I Will Multiply.
a. Genesis 1:28 KJV — And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
b. Genesis 9:1 KJV — And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
c.Genesis 9:7 KJV — And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
d. Genesis 12:2 KJV — And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
e. Genesis 13 & 15
f. Genesis 17:1-2 KJV — And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
g. Genesis 17:20 KJV — And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
h. Genesis 26:4 KJV — And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
3. God’s Blessing Means Multiplication.
a. We see this truth of God’s blessing means multiplication in Jacob’s life.
b. Jacob comes from a DYSFUNCTIONAL family.
c. Jacob MEETS God at Bethel and God blesses him.
d. Over 20 years later Jacob is back at Bethel.
e. In Genesis 35, he has MULTIPLIED.
f. God reaffirms His BLESSING on Jacob.
4. MULTIPLY is a COMMAND and a BLESSING.
a. God is speaking to us.
b. We must do OUR part—God will do His part and bless.
c. We must come into COVENANT with God as Jacob did (Genesis 28:20-22).
d. We must stay free of DEFILEMENT.
e. Genesis 35:2 KJV — Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments.
f. Abraham was instructed to walk before the Lord blameless and God would multiply him (Genesis 17:1).
g. We must be a WORSHIPPER (Genesis 35:1 &14).
h. Build an altar by making being in church a priority.
i. We must be OBEDIENT to God’s Word.
j. We must PRAY (Genesis 32:9).
k. We must PERSEVERE (Genesis 32:22-31).
l. We must WORK HARD.
m. Genesis 31:6
n. Proverbs 10:4
o. Proverbs 12:24
p. Proverbs 21:5
5. We Have to Contend for His Promises.
a. We have to CONTEND for His promises to be fulfilled by standing in faith.
b. BARRENNESS stood in the way of God’s promise being fulfilled.
c. Jacob BELIEVED God would multiply him.
d. REMEMBER God’s blessings of the past.
e. PRAISE God.