CAC Living Water Daily Devotional | Sunday, October 17, 2021 | Covenant Of Multiplication
Topic: Covenant Of Multiplication
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021 [International Day of the Eradication of Poverty]
Read: Matthew 14:13-21
Matthew 14:13-21 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
He said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it (Genesis 9:7)
Notwithstanding the claims of cessation of miracle, or non-existence at all, there is no better way to explain the feeding of about 5000 men with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes, with leftovers totalling 12 baskets, than it being the miracle of God. Your own miracle is on the way from the unchanging God (Heb. 13:8). Miracle would cease, if God ceases to be, and that is not going to happen. Evidently, God exists; we see Him in all His creations, and His deeds prove Him TRUE, REAL, POWERFUL, and RELIABLE (Psa. 19:1ff).
God who has the best interest of man at heart, commanded man to be fruitful and multiply on earth. That is God’s agenda for man. What happens to your soul here and hereafter is of paramount importance to your Creator. Ever before Adam and Eve’s fall from under that covenant, God had made an everlasting provision in Christ Jesus to restore man to Himself (Gen. 3:21). We saw that the same command He gave man in Genesis 1:28 was repeated in 9:1. When God eventually adopted Israel as His own people, He re-echoed the command to Abraham (12:1ff). The covenant became permanently sealed in the course of Abraham’s walk with God, when he willingly offered Isaac, his only son, to God (22:17).
The key to enjoying God’s covenant blessing, prosperity, peace, and everlasting priesthood, like Phinehas, is your obedience and commitment to God. You must exhibit the multiplication and increase in your life as a believer, because it is your heritage and birthright. Therefore, you have no excuse to be wallowing in poverty as today commemorates International Day of the Eradication of Poverty. However, sin can terminate this great purpose and agenda of God in your life. Jesus operated under this principle and He was able to feed the multitude. He multiplied Himself and fulfilled God’s purpose.
1. Lord, make me a blessing to my generation, and never a liability.
2. Lord I receive the grace to lead more people to You by my life.
3. The spirit of diminishing return die in all our churches in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 37:5 – 39:7; Colossians 2:9 – 3:7
Author: Christ Apostolic Church [Worldwide]