Order is a key word in the Kingdom of God. God is a God of order, not the author of confusion. (1 Corinthians 14:33; 40 NKJ).
God never started multiplying plants and animals on earth until He had first ordered the environment with the proper light, air and water. Likewise nothing flawed is ever mass-produced. When you strive for order and to make yourself an example, you are preparing for multiplication.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:28)
I will multiply seed. (22:17-18 KJV)
The big difference in these two passages of Scripture is in who is doing the multiplying:
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJ).
Paul planted (human function) and Apollos watered (human function) and God gives the increase (multiplication growth). The two human functions with the one divine impartation bring about explosive growth. God’s multiplication is only in response to man planting and watering. If man does not do his part, the multiplication of God will never happen.
- The church went from 120 to 3,120 believers overnight (Acts 1-2).
- “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).
- Five thousand men were saved and the gifts of healing and power were released (Acts 4:4).
Over the next few months leading up to our World Conference, I will give Seven Areas that God has Promised to Multiply if the church and individual Christians will do their part.
1. The first area of Multiplication is the Word of God.
God will multiply His Word if believers sow His Word.
The Parable of the Sower is about the one who sows the Word of God (Matthew 13:18-23). A hundred-fold return is a 10,000 percent increase of the original seed. Nearly all forms of multiplication are directly tied to the sowing of God’s Word and obedience to it.
Then there is the role of the Teacher in watering God’s seed.
Remember, Apollos watered the seed before God gave the increase—Apollos was a teacher of the Word (1 Corinthians 3:6, Acts 18:24-25). The teacher helps people understand God’s Word. When a person does not understand God’s Word, the devil will come to steal the Word.
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. …But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:19; 23)
…The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. And those of the people who understand shall instruct many…. (Daniel 11:32-33)
Finally, there is the Holy Spirit’s Role in Teaching the Word.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26)
So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. (Acts 19:20)
This is one of the most awesome and significant verses in the entire Bible. The Word of the Lord has a life of its own, releasing power that can change the spiritual climate over whole communities.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. (Mark 16:20)
In 1975 I read Mark 16:16-20 as a brand new believer, wondering what could possibly be exciting about being a Christian. When I read this something came alive in me and I said “this is incredible,” nothing boring about this. My wife and I began to do what the Bible said to do and God began to work miracles in us, through us and around us. We experienced God working with us confirming His word with signs and wonders and miracles. The rest is history as personal revival became a corporate revival and went on to become a community revival and then a national and international life changing, barrier breaking movement.
This year from July 13-18 we have our Victory Churches International World Conference, back where it all began 36 years ago in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. This will be a great family reunion where we will celebrate what God has done, what He is doing and what He is going to do! The theme of the conference is a Five Fold Revolution for Kingdom Expansion and Global Impact! You are invited to come and join the Revolution! It’s not too late, God has a plan for you and the best is yet to come!
“The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,” says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:9)
Yours for Kingdom Expansion and Global Impact!
Dr George Hill
President/Founder - Victory Churches International