Genesis 1:28 says; And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
Today I was thinking about the difference in how ‘we’ bless and how God blesses.
I thought of our meals and how we pray, ‘Bless this food and cause it to bring nourishment to our bodies.’ Or how we bless others ‘Father, bless them today and cause your plan to be seen in their lives.’
While I was meditating on this subject, I went to the book of Genesis 1, where we see the very first time of blessing.
God’s word says; God BLESSED them. God SAID unto them. BE FRUITFUL. MULTIPLY. REPLENISH. And SUBDUE. This is God’s kind of blessing. This is what I want to dig into with you today. First, let’s look at a few definitions found in this insightful scripture.
Said: spoke, commanded, told, promised.
Blessed: empowered to prosper.
Fruitful: to bear fruit, to branch off and increase.
Multiply: become great. Become much. Become numerous. Increase greatly or exceedingly.
Replenish: be filled with abundance. Be accomplished. Be fulfilled and completed
Subdue: to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance.
Earth: as opposing heaven, two conflicting things.
Oh, my goodness! Just meditating on the meaning of the words in this scripture gets me excited!
To paraphrase, this scripture is saying ‘God, spoke to them, commanded, them, promised them, that they were empowered to prosper, to bear fruit, to become great and numerous, and that they would increase greatly and exceedingly.’ He commanded them to…fill the earth with abundance and bring completion. He then said, ‘conquer every force that exerts its power against the power of God.’ He also said to completely disable them so that there is no further resistance.
Oh, my word! God has given us everything we need to overcome, in this one verse. Did you know that you are empowered to succeed? Yes, you are.
You are empowered by GOD to overcome every opposing force. To overcome it to the degree that it is no longer able to resist. I love that!
Now, I have shared all that with you for this purpose, to give you a different way to pray today.
If this resonates in your spirit, may I suggest you begin to pray and speak to things the same way God does.
Remember, God SAID to man…we too must SAY to things or situations in our life.
Say to your checkbook. ‘I bless you in Jesus name. I empower you to prosper. Be fruitful, multiply, become great and numerous. Increase greatly and exceedingly. I say to you be filled with abundance! I speak to every hindering force, every force that would oppose my abundance and command you to cease now in Jesus name. You are cut off, you have no right to resist my words, I am blessed by God, therefore my finances are blessed by God. My finances increase and multiply greatly in Jesus name.’
Say to your body. ‘I bless you in Jesus name. I empower you to prosper. Be healed and whole in Jesus name. I declare you are filled with the Zoe life of God. By the stripes of Jesus you were healed and made whole, body, receive that wholeness and walk in it. You are complete THIS DAY in Jesus name. From this moment on, you are whole.’
Say to your children. ‘I bless you in Jesus name. You shall prosper in all you set your hand to. You are blessed by God, you will excel and be exceedingly prosperous in school, in work and in all areas of your life. I command every hindering force opposing you to cease now in Jesus name, you are blessed, nothing can stop the blessing from working in your life. You will increase and multiply from this day forward! In Jesus name.
Friends, we are already blessed, however, we must begin to believe it and declare it.
Mark 11:23 says; For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Here is your word for the day. Say it, believe it and do not doubt it. Then, and only then, will you have it.
It is time to speak to your circumstances. You are already blessed, call it forth in Jesus name.
Say it. Speak to whatever you need changed, declare the blessing of God over it.
Believe it. Feed your faith on the word of God daily until that word becomes a part of you and nothing can move you off that word.
Do not doubt it. Don’t speak against what you are praying for and don’t allow any thoughts to cause you to doubt it. Speak the word only and refuse doubt.
Then you will have it. You will see it. Jesus said you would and He has never lied, He will not start now. He is truth and there are no lies in Him, you can trust His word today. You are blessed and you can have what you say.
Proverbs 13:2 tells us we will eat the fruit of our lips. What are you eating of today? And what will you eat of tomorrow? I encourage you today, eat the good fruit, choose life, speak the word of God and be fruitful and multiply. It’s His promise to you. And it is yours for the taking.
Prayer for today: Father, I thank You for this word, I WILL apply it to every area of my life that needs change today. I am fruitful and I will multiply. In Jesus name. Amen.