MultiplyBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 08/05/2018
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:29 KJV
1. The Promises Are for Us Today.
a. The promises are not just for God’s people, Israel: but for us, the Church, today.
b. 2 Corinthians 9:10 KJV – “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness).”
c. Deuteronomy 1:11 AMPC – “May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you as He has promised you!”
d. Psalm 119:90 AMPC – “Your faithfulness is from generation to generation…”
e. The curse is to the third and fourth generation.
f. Numbers 14:18 KJV – “The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”
g. The blessing is to a thousand generations of those who love Him.
h. Deuteronomy 7:9 AMPC – “Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations.”
2. Blessings and Increase.
a. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 AMPC – “Jabez was honorable above his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez [sorrow maker], saying, Because I bore him in pain. 10 Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request.”
b. Psalm 115:14-15 KJV – “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.”
c. Luke 6:38 KJV – “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
d. Malachi 3:10 AMPC – “Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
e. Proverbs 3:9-10 AMPC – “Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income; 10 So shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine.”
f. Job 8:7 AMPC – “And though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.”
g. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 KJV – “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.”
3. God is Faithful to Keep His Word.
a. God’s Word is full of promises that are for us today, as we stand on His Word, and believe.
b. Psalm 119:89 KJV – “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”
c. Romans 3:4 AMPC – “…Let God be found true though every human being is false and a liar…”
d. Numbers 23:19 KJV – “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
e. We have to come with simple, childlike faith – trusting Him, knowing that He does not lie, and that He watches over His Word to perform it.
f. Jeremiah 1:12 AMPC – “…for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”
g. Isaiah 55:11 AMPC – “So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
4. Come in Faith and Expectation.
a. Deuteronomy 28:2 AMPC – “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.”
b. Why would He say His blessings will come on you and overtake you, if He didn’t mean it?
c. If you believe, you shall receive.
d. Hebrews 11:6 KJV – “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
e. God is a rewarder of His children, who come to Him with expectant faith.
f. He is waiting for us to come and to ask.
g. James 1:17 KJV – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
h. God has not changed His mind about you.
i. Zephaniah 3:17 KJV – “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
j. Psalm 35:27 AMPC – “Let those who favor my righteous cause and have pleasure in my uprightness shout for joy and be glad and say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, Who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
k. Isaiah 58:14 KJV – “Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”
i. Deuteronomy 28:11 AMPC – "And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you."
5. Stand on His Word, Believe and Receive.
a. Let these truths be locked in your spirit today.
b. Many will get to the other side and realize all that was available to them, if they had only believed.
c. Hebrews 2:3 KJV – “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.”
d. Believe and receive today.
e. Receive His healing and delivering power and His abundant blessings.
f. Let this week, this month, this year, be a time of multiplication.