GOING VIRAL PART 1
You are made up of 1 trillion cells and yet you started as Just one cell. Wow….How incredibe. Every second your body multiplies and creates 2 million blood cells. This equates to 120,000,000 blood cells a minute. Every hour your body creates 7 billion 200 million cells.
Why would God do it this way?
So his theology and plan for you would be part of your biology A physiology that is constantly refreshing renewing and rebuilding.
- God is such a God of fruitfulness and multiplication that the universe is constantly expanding and accelerating.
- God is such a God of multipliation that you would drop dead if you didn’t continually multiply. You arekept alive by your body being fruitful.
- God is such a God of multiplication that the entire earth is established on this principle. All of the plants, the flowers, are filled with seeds.
- Whenever the wind blows, multiplication happens all over the earth.
- He is such a God of multiplication that when he wanted to talk explain the kingdom of God, he used a seed to explain it.
Just like a womb is created on purpose to be fruitful and multiply ,so was your mind, your talents, your health, your marriage, your kids, your finances.
Genesis 35:11 (NLT) 11 Then God said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Be fruitful and multiply.
Leviticus 26:9 (AMP) 9 For I will be leaning toward you with favor and regard for you, rendering you fruitful, and multiplying you
Deuteronomy 8:13 (NIV) 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
Deuteronomy 1:11 (MSG) 11 And may God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, keep it up and multiply you another thousand times, bless you just as he promised.
Luke 18:30 (MSG) It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!"
2 Corinthians 9:10 (AMP) 10 And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing
Hebrews 6:14 (AMP) 14 Saying, Blessing I certainly will bless you and multiplying I will multiply you.
GOD’S FIRST 3 COMMANDS ARE ABOUT FRUITFULNESS AND MULTIPLICATION
Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply
Genesis 9:1 1Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and multiply in number and fill the earth.
Genesis 9:77 As for you, be fruitful and multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”
When God chose Abhraham to be the father of faith he chose him because he was someone who couldn’t but wanted to to show that fruitfulness is the result of a promise not just human effort.
Romans 4:16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring. He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
When Abraham chose to believe that it was possible to be fruitful against the odds and when he chose to believe God,it was so incredible that it was counted as a righteous act that qualified him to be accepted by God.
God loves to use people who want to but can’t.
Once you believe it’s for you then comes Step 2.
SO WHAT’S THE FIRST KEY?
You have to get connected. Abraham had to get connected in order to be fruitful.
You will never be fruitful alone.
Proverbs 18:1 One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.
Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Everytime we break through we are tempted to settle for a win.
After having Isaac, Abraham wants to settle down so God has to take him on a journey where he asking him to sacrifice the fruit and gift he was given. God did this to get his attention and remind him that his plan wasn’t just not about 1 child, it was about nations.
Fast forward a few years and we see God’s people being blessed so much that they filled the land.
Exodus 1;6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Let’s be shrewd with them…. 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor. in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
Understand that the enemy of your life is trying to interrupt your ability to multiply. He’s trying to stop you, slow you down and undermine your ability.
- Such extreme busyness there is no time to be fruitful
- Such extreme busyness there is no energy to be fruitful
- Such pressure that 2 people could never get connected
The enemy of your life is trying to destroy your margins so you have no time for fruitfulness because you are working so hard.
The enemy is trying to create such pressure in your life , you start looking for the easy way out. He’s trying to choke you so you don’t have time to connect.
There are 2 options to this kind of pressure.
- Surrender to the pressure and Take an Advil and say I’m too tired.
- Or Remember that the pathway to fulfillment, joy and combating stress is to connect. That God created great fulfillment in the act of connecting.
You can tell from the scripture that the people despite busyness, despite pressure, despite the tiredness the lack of time and energy, chose to connect because the bible says that they just kept multiplying.
When it comes to House Parties some of you are going to say….. I’m too tired, I have too much on and I don’t have the time. Or you will say this takes effort but it’s the pathway to relationships that are meaningful and fruitful.
The enemy tries tactic no 2.
And he goes after the babies.
The devil wants to destroy all of your ideas just as they are being born.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.”
Ever had an idea destroyed in it’s infancy. Ever started on a pathway only to have it aborted. Ever tried to begin afresh only to have your dreams sabotaged.
Understand 2 things this morning. God’s plan his purpose and his command to you is to be fruitful. The measure of a persons life is fruitfulness. Busyness is not the measure, fruitfulness is. Secondly life/the spirit of the world and the devil himself wants to make you exhausted, pressured, tired so that he can stop you from being fruitful and if that fails he wants to destroy your dreams.
The answer is to find people like these 2 midwives who will help protect the new dream, the new start, the new you.
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