SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK: GENESIS 1:27-31
As you look in Scripture you’ll find that God always does significant covenant things at the timing of His Feasts. Feasts are a part of what God uses to set His people in timing.
When God created Adam and Eve, He told Adam “I want you to be fruitful, to multiply and be full! And I want you to operate in the Earth where the whole Earth becomes fruitful, multiplies and is full. That is the definition of Blessing! Blessing means you’re fruitful, you can multiply and you can be so full that you begin to overflow. Jesus said in John 15, if we abide in Him we will bear much fruit!
Jesus came to set us back into the purpose for which God created man. But when Adam and Eve sinned and stepped out of that calling, it created a curse; a curse that had three dimensions to it.
1) Because they chose not to listen to God’s voice but had listened to another voice, it affected their relationship. He said to the woman you’re going to desire to control your husband but your husband is going to dominate you. If you’re in that kind of destructive conflict, your ability to become fruitful and multiply is going to be sorely limited! The divorce rate, even among Christians, is a demonstration that the curse is alive and well!
2) To the woman, when you bear children you’re going to have pain. It’s hard to be fruitful and multiply when you have that kind of pain at childbirth. Since 1973 in the United States, 60-80 million pregnancies have been aborted. China established the one-child policy. That’s a curse! Because it demonstrates a limitation in how fruitful you can be. God never set a limit. When people set a limit that God did not set, it will invite a curse.
3) To the man, when you work the earth with your hands, when you’re involved in your work, you will find that you will have to work so that by the sweat of your brow you may produce something. God never intended the earth to operate that way. God created the earth to be fruitful. He spoke from Day 1 to Day 5 to all creation and creation understood their assignment. The only one that didn’t get it was Day 6 and that was man. That’s why Paul says that all creation groans; it labours under the curse as it waits for us to rise up and take hold of what God has made us to be!
One of the ways that God sets us in blessing is by getting us to move in His timing. God opens up very specific windows of time in which He has designed the earth to move in a way, and His people to move in a way that will release blessing.
Everything on the earth grows and becomes fruitful according to the phases of the moon. God’s cycles are established according to how He made the earth operate. You move with God in His cycles and you’ll find that even if you don’t understand everything, you will be fruitful, you will multiply and be full!