Greetings, The Gatherings, The Gift and Prayer.
Genesis 1:26-28 (NLT): “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground. So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, ‘fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.’”
We Were Made to Multiply
Multiply: (v) increase or cause to increase greatly in number or quantity.
This Is How We Do It:
WE MEDITATE ON THE WORD OF GOD. Psalm 1:1-2 (NKJV): “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he medi-tates day and night.”
WE EVALUATE OURSELVES AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD. John 14:21 (NKJV): “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Heb 4:12 (NKJV): “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
WE ADMINSTRATE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV): “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Colossians
3:17 (NKJV): “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
WE EDUCATE OTHERS IN THE THINGS OF GOD. Matthew 28:16-20 (NKJV): “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.”
In Closing, Matthew 22:14 (NKJV): “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Rev. Bryan A. Tomes
Crossroads Community Church