The Will of God is for us to increase in every area of our lives and the truth is that God is interested in our growth, increase and abundance.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Some attribute the source of increase to the devil, some attribute the source of increase to God, some don't want to get increase because they think its evil and some others are just complacent about increase. Even though God wants us to increase in every area of our lives much more He wants us to seek him the Giver of the gift much more than the gifts.These nuggets will bring light and will expose the truth in God's Word about increase, where , how and in what areas He wants us to increase in. I believe that knowledge is power and nobody can take away from us what we know. For the next few days , I will be posting these empowering nuggets on increase. Enjoy and get renewed in your mind on God's position for us regarding Increase.
1. To become greater or larger.
2. To multiply; reproduce.
3. To make greater or larger.
Gen 48 :16 The Angel who has delivered me from all harm —may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my father’s Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth.”
Exo 23:30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
Lev 19:25 But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the LORD your God.
Lev 25 :16 When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price, because what is really being sold to you is the number of crops.
Deut 7:13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.
Deut 8:13 And when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied.
Deut 16 :15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
Ps 67 :6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us
Ps 71 :21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.
Ps 107:38 He blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
Ps 107 :41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
Ps144 :13 Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields
Prov 13 :11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.
Prov 28 :8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
Eze 36 :11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Increase is from God and not the devil. God does not want us to seek increase by going to the devil or compromising our faith /values in order to increase. God is not unhappy for our desires to increase, because He puts them there but He is concerned about our focus and ways that we are seeking the increase. God desire and wants our attention/focus to be on Him and Him alone.
Increase was given as a command from the foundation of the earth for mankind before Satan ever existed.
God desires us to increase in our procreation in the context of marriage between a man and woman. Marriage was not man or devil’s idea but God’s.
Gen 1:27- 28 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground
Gen 9:1 [God’s Covenant with Noah] Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
Gen 24 :60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies.”
Jer 29:6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.
God wants us to increase in our joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength,
Neh 8:10. We are not to allow any situation, or circumstances or any one steal our joy.
Isa 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
Isa 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
To be continued.
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