CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL OCTOBER 17, 2021 (COVENANT OF MULTIPLICATION)
TOPIC: COVENANT OF MULTIPLICATION
Read Matthew 14:13-21
13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. 15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”
16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
MEMORISE: And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it (Genesis 9:7)
Notwithstanding the claims of cessation of miracle, or non-existence at all, there is no better way to explain the feeding of about 5000 men with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes, with leftovers totaling 12 baskets, than it being the miracle of God. Your own miracle is on the way from the unchanging God (Heb. 13:8). Miracle would cease, if God ceases to be, and that is not going to happen. Evidently, God exists; we see Him in all His creations, and His deeds prove Him TRUE, REAL, POWERFUL, and RELIABLE (Psa. 19:1ff).
God who has the best interest of man at heart, commanded man to be fruitful and multiply on earth. That is God’s agenda for man. What happens to your soul here and hereafter is of paramount importance to your Creator. Ever before Adam and Eve’s fall from under that covenant, God had made an everlasting provision in Christ Jesus to restore man to Himself (Gen. 3:21).
We saw that the same command He gave man in Genesis 1:28 was repeated in 9:1. When God eventually adopted Israel as His own people, He re-echoed the command to Abraham (12:1ff). The covenant became permanently sealed in the course of Abraham’s walk with God, when he willingly offered Isaac, his only son, to God (22:17).
The key to enjoying God’s covenant blessing, prosperity, peace, and everlasting priesthood, like Phinehas, is your obedience and commitment to God. You must exhibit the multiplication and increase in your life as a believer, because it is your heritage and birthright.
Therefore, you have no excuse to be wallowing in poverty as today commemorates International Day of the Eradication of Poverty. However, sin can terminate this great purpose and agenda of God in your life. Jesus operated under this principle and He was able to feed the multitude. He multiplied Himself and fulfilled God’s purpose.
1. Lord, make me a blessing to my generation, and never a liability.
2. Lord I receive the grace to lead more people to You by my life.
3. The spirit of diminishing return die in all our churches in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Isaiah 37:5 – 39:7; Colossians 2:9 – 3:7
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE