And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.Genesis 9:7 KJV
We have all read the creation story. God told every living creature to be fruitful and multiply. For humans, it meant a little more. It wasn’t only that we should populate the Earth. It meant that we should be fruitful in all areas of our lives and to share our testimony to all that we encounter to enlarge the kingdom of God. This phrase is repeated more in Genesis than any other book of the bible.
God was telling us to progress. To keep moving forward in purpose on assignment. We were never meant to stay in one place; doing one thing. We were created to evolve. To discover the mysteries of God. To develop a relationship with Him. It is the reason why when you sit in one place too long you begin to feel restless. Your assignment is imprinted on your spirit and when you are not moving in it, you begin to get restless.
Restlessness can be dangerous if you are not in the right place. There are many things that distract us from hearing God’s voice. So much so that we stay in a place we are meant to pass through. The Israelites did this very thing. The price? A generation was denied the promise of God. God passed it on to the next generation because they could not get out of a place they were only meant to pass through.
God desires that we develop the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV): But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. As we grow in this fruit, we are to help others grow. Multiplication. Love brings empathy, compassion and understanding. Joy brings happiness. Peace brings clarity. Patience (longsuffering) brings insight. Gentleness brings the ability to extend mercy. Faith brings hope. Meekness brings humility. Temperance brings self-control. All of those things put together helps us progress in mind, spirit, and body.
Stay in prayer. Stay in study. God speaks through His Word. He provides revelation for growth. You in turn share your revelation with those around you so that they too can grow. Then, they will share the revelation and so on. As long as you breathe, there is always something to learn about yourself and the things of God. Your assignment doesn’t end. You may have completed a task but God will meet you and say, “Behold, I’m doing a new thing!” Keep growing. Keep teaching and sharing. Be Fruitful and Multiply! ~ Selah