blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Genesis 22:17 (NKJV)
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.
Matthew 14:19 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Genesis 22:17 (NIV) — 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
Matthew 14:19 (NIV) — 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
Thoughts of Devotion:
Through the Scriptures we can see that when God blesses, the result is that there will be multiplication. God promised Abraham that he would bless and as a result we see that his descendants multiplied. In Genesis 13:16 it tells us, “And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.” This is the God we serve, a God of multiplication! When he decides to bless our lives, then we could surely anticipate multiplication. We can trust that there will not be lack in our life, but we will have enough to accomplish what God has called us to do in 2016.
We see this same thing happen when Jesus fed five thousand men, not counting women and children. From just five loaves and two fish, thousands were able to eat. This is the result of the blessing, when God blessed the loaves and fishes the scene change! In Mateo14: 20 it says, “So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.” Not only were all fed, but there was more than enough. God blessed the little, and as a result the miracle of multiplication just took place.
Today God wants to do the same in our situation. He is still a God of provision! No matter how difficult or impossible our situation seems, if God blesses, then we can rest assured that our situation will change! The time will come where we will experience the blessing of God active upon us. With your own eyes you will see the miracle of provision! Remember that when God blesses everything changes, that is was Genesis 28:3 declares “May God Almighty bless you, And make you fruitful and multiply you, That you may be an assembly of peoples.” This morning you might not see it, but get ready because multiplication is underway, the best is yet to come!
Matthew 14:20 (NKJV) — 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
Genesis 15:5 (NKJV) — 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
Hebrews 11:12 (NKJV) — 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
Genesis 28:3 (NKJV) — 3 “May God Almighty bless you, And make you fruitful and multiply you, That you may be an assembly of peoples;
Genesis 13:16 (NKJV) — 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.
Isaiah 54:1 (NKJV) — 54 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
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