God Said

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God Said

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Gen. 1:28 KJV)

God made Man to be fruitful. God’s end or purpose in the creation of Man was for Man to be Fruitful. It is this purpose (of being Fruitful) that defines and denotes the true and cherished existence of Man. Gaining and owning the understanding of this grand objective would motivate and provoke every man to pursue and realize the set goal.

It is contextual to gain the notice of the first set of words Man heard at creation; “Be Fruitful…”; these two words must trigger a ring tone in our existence as the primary mission for being alive. We have a Mandate (an official order to perform a task), a commission and an assignment to be Fruitful. A mandate to bring forth. yield and produce to the delight and pleasure of God who so assigned. To pursue and perpetuate this noble call and course, we must understand the importance of the Mandate to God, the process and path to realize this objective.

God desired and designed Man to gain dominion, subdue and replenish the earth; for God said about creating Man, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:26 KJV). To operate in dominion, Man must be fruitful. Being fruitful confers the means to gain dominance and influence.

This was aptly illustrated by the growth of Israel in Egypt.  The Bible says, “And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:” (Exo. 1:7-10 KJV). Being fruitful made Israel “more and mightier” thus becoming a threat to the Egyptians.

Beloved, let us awake and pursue this urgent and premier assignment of God, for He said, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion…”. We shall surely please God and inherit God’s plan when we obey His call to be fruitful. Praise the Lord.

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Words

And they remembered his words (Luke 24:8)

Words!

Words are the verbal and audible expression of whom and what a man truly is. Words are the thoughts and intents of a man represented by letters. A person can only be truly identified by his words; until a man speaks, it is impossible to accurately identify or classify him.

Facial recognition is a foul and very misleading benchmark to appraise a man. It is simply inadequate and insufficient. At the most, it is laughable as an index. That’s why it is a cheap and common means for man to disguise behind facial placard to deceive or defraud.

The worth of every man is his word. This is implicitly and tacitly true. Either sooner or later, one always measure up to his words. Words are simply supernatural. It is God’s mechanism built into everyman to identify him – it is intricately accurate without any margin of error. Words exactly imprint a man’s true content and color. Even if a man is lying: attempting to evade recognition through his words, his breath being the untrue words by which such man is attempting to deceive. Words will always unveil the true man.

Peter being beneath the palace at the trial of the Lord Jesus Christ was approached by a certain maid who attempted to identify Peter by his facial recognition said to him, “you were one of those with Jesus of Nazereth too… Then he commenced invoking a curse on himself [should he not be telling the truth] and swearing, I do not know the Man about Whom you are talking!”  (Mark 14:67-68 AMP) but some that stood by who heard the words of Peter, denying (not only knowing Jesus) but rather directly denying his own facial identification, looked on Peter and identified Peter by his words when they said, “Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.” (Mark 14:70). Peter was identified by his words…a man’s word will also agree with his true self about which Peter “when he thought thereon, he wept. (Mark 14:72)

Beloved, it is a matter of time, ones words will naturally verify one. Let us grow and mature by our words. Consider what the Bibles says, “Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.” (Prov. 17:28 AMP) Let’s observe and take good notice of the Scripture here, the means by which someone may be misidentified is if he does not speak or his words are not heard, the converse of which is exactly true; someone cannot be misidentified if he speaks or his words are heard.     

In the context of Jesus’s resurrection, He had previously by His Words, told them of His betrayal by one of his disciples, his death and that on “…the third day He shall be raised again” (Matt. 17:22-23) but they neither took it to heart nor believed Him. How they were reminded of who Jesus was/is when “the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among [those who are] dead?He is not here, but has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee (Luke 24:5-6). Let us go up and grow up maturing in our person, verified not by how we look but what we said…as “they remembered His Words” (Luke 24:8)

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The Seed is The Word of God

The seed is the word of God. (Luke 8:11 KJV)

The Earth is governed by strict laws that create and hold its content in balance; the result of these laws are the cycles of activities/events that hold the Earth in its place, to refresh and replenish it. These laws are “simple” pronouncements of God, backed by His power to give force and effect to the Word spoken.

Consider this,” While the earth remained, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”  (Gen. 8:22) This statement set in motion a cycle of activities that is being sustained till this present day; while the earth remains: planting and harvest season, summer and winter, day and night, etc. are natural and continuing activities, ‘simply’ because God said so. These natural occurrences and activities must both inform and elicit our fear (awe) and reverence for the Word of God and motivate our reliance and trust on them. Whatever God says will surely be established.

The notion of Harvest must attract our interest to learn and explore it. First because it is established by the Word and commitment of God, similar to the cycle of day and night; and also because of the latent benefit inherent in Harvest.  There is a manifold benefit in the intent of God to have seedtime and harvest as a standard and recurring event while the earth remains.

According to Wikipedia, “Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields… The completion of harvesting marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and the social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as harvest festivals, found in many religions.”  Consequently, Harvest is a season of God’s reward for man’s activities on the Earth, a time of compensation for man’s toil and labor on the earth. It is a time when man reaps of his labor sown. We need to pause here and extract the laden truth of Harvest and harness it.

Man, according to the Bible and natural cycle of seedtime and harvest, sows and then could only wait for Harvest: he has no means of warranty, to induce or influence the volume or outcome of Harvest. That (Harvest) is the cause and call of God.

The Bible describes the process thus “A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”   (Mark 4:26-29). There is a unique feature of the process highlighted in the sentence “…the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how” That aspect unknown to man is what culminates in Harvest known and controlled by God.

God is the Lord of Harvest, (Matt. 9:38); He controls and determines the activity, response and yield of seed sown on the Earth and does so as a proof of His commitment to His Word and reward. Let’s fear and hope in God to graciously and mercifully command a plenteous yield in our lives’ Harvest season. Welcome to Harvest

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True Rest

Giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. (Col. 1:12 NIV)

God has an inheritance for His Holy people of whom you and I are a part through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This inheritance is held and derived in His Kingdom as we become Kingdom citizens.

We become God’s Kingdom citizens when we receive by Faith God’s redemption plan delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection from the dead respectively signifying the judgement of death delivered to punish sins committed and rising to newness of life unto righteousness for and on behalf of everyone who would believe on His Name; i.e. Jesus Christ.

According to the Scriptures, “In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up—and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life. “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (John 3:14-18 MSG).  

This salvation plan is great and unique. It delivers a glorious inheritance at the instance of Faith so that… everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.  It is this trusting and expectant reliance on the substitutional punishment inflicted on the Lord Jesus Christ that entitles and enlists one as beneficiary and bona fide member of God’s divine Kingdom and the attending privileges it delivers including a new life of righteousness modulated by God’s Holy Spirit.

Having become God’s Kingdom citizens, it is congruent on our part to devote time and energy to understanding God’s Kingdom rights and privileges, our necessary duties and the compliance requirements to maintaining the Kingdom citizenship. We must personally invest in understanding what has been delivered to us to derive blessings and appropriate them for our necessary good.

An important fact to note about God’s Kingdom is its Spiritual nature, it is invisible; it cannot be observed but rather experienced.  Its invisibility or intangibility does not deprive or deny its authenticity: it is real and truly exists. It is about this its feature that the Bible informs and warns that we must not rely on our physical senses or “naturality” to participate, transact or operate in the Kingdom.

The Kingdom is derivable by Faith in the Invisible God. Paul puts it thus; “I need to emphasize, friends, that our natural, earthy lives don’t in themselves lead us by their very nature into the kingdom of God. Their very “nature” is to die, so how could they “naturally” end up in the Life kingdom? (1Cor. 15:50 MSG). To inherit, possess and operate in God’s Holy Kingdom, we must be spiritually inclined to unveil its rich and glorious blessings by living a lifestyle dominated and controlled by God’s Holy Spirit. This is REST.

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