God’s Multiplication principle

“… 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
This is the key verse in what Jesus did when he feed over 5000 people and there were 12 baskets full of leftovers. A closer look at the process illustrates how our good lord Multiplies what we may think is little and of no significance for the benefit of his kingdom.
The act of taking the bread is significant, for it shows that before He can use anything it must pass into His own power, and be pervaded with His own will, and, as it were, be baptized with His own choice, and saturated with His authority. Just as long as the loaves and fishes were in the hands of the boy they were under the boy’s control, and not under the personal and absolute will power of Jesus, the Son of God, but when the boy turned them over to Christ, they passed out from his personal choice, and became the personal property of our Lord and Master, and, as it were, the bread and fishes went from the human to the Divine, from the control of a man to the control of God.It is when our life is turned over into the absolute possession of God’s will and then the Son of God takes what we offer to Him into His personal power, that with it He multiplies and feeds others. It is beautiful to see how God waits upon our free will and does not compel anything of us whether a loaf of bread, or a human heart. Just as He took the bread from the boy, so He wants to take us and make us into bread for the feeding of others. It is the longing of our Lord to gain full possession us, to have us saturated in His will, but in order to do this He has to wait until we surrender ourselves into His hand. What we give to the Lord becomes doubly ours – for it is ours to give to Him, and then He gives it back to us – multiplied and filled with blessing.
God can only save us, purify us, possess us and use us in proportion to how much we are willing to yield of ourselves to His full control and choose His will in place of our self-will. In other words
Just as soon as those loaves and fishes were given up by the boy and passed into the personal possession of the Lord Jesus, they entered, as it were, a supernatural world, and became flooded with God’s will and glory, and were then in the realm of the divine – the realm of the inexhaustible supply. Hence, the multiplication of the loaves and fishes was no surprise. As long as those loaves were in the boy’s hands, they were under what we may call the natural law, but when the Lord Jesus took them into His hands they were above natural law, for they were under the immediate will of the Creator of all laws, and hence could be miraculously multiplied above all natural law of physics
When we offer ourselves unreservedly into the hands of the Lord so that His will can seize entire control of our hearts and lives, he then can bless us to bring forth glory to God. Furthermore, He blesses us in the same double way in which He blessed the bread, that is to say,he praises the Father for the privilege of saving us, and washing us in His own blood to make us His very own prized possession, then He imparts to us His own divine nature, His holiness, and His glory
Our value in creation depends on what God puts in us and upon us. In our own humanity, we are nothing but an earthen vessel . It is the blessing poured into us by and in Christ that makes us truly rich and adds no sorrow with it . It is by clutching onto things in our own hands that deprives ourselves of the blessing of God and what impoverishes us. In other words, it is the assertion of our self-will rather than the yielding of it to the Lord that halts the down-flow of God’s blessing. If that little boy had even held on to those loaves and fishes with his little finger, or with the unseen clutch of an unwilling mind, it would have prevented Jesus from taking the bread and blessing it
The loaves and fishes do not begin to increase and multiply until at the point where they were broken in pieces. When Jesus took a loaf and broke it, then suddenly each broken pieces of the loaf swelled into a full-sized loaf, so that the bread He held in His hands did not diminish rather they multiply. This is much like the process of mitosis for the cells in our body to grow and multiply. Likewise, we cannot grow spiritually until we yield ourselves unreservedly into the Master’s hand and allow Him to break us and bring about the necessary growth and multiplication that we desire. The increase and usefulness begins where there is breaking; and if you stop the breaking, you stop the multiplication! When we see and realize that this is God method of multiplication, we will regret the many opportunities the Lord has afforded us to be broken in grace so that we can grow and multiply for the satisfaction of both God and man.

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7 thoughts on “God’s Multiplication principle

  1. My time my talents,my tithe and my thoughts ,I surrender to you. Multiple for the benefit. Of your kingdom. Take all that you need of me lord

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  2. We are stewards and not owns in this world. Use me lord. All that I have belongs to you. May your. Will be done.

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  3. Learning to let God be God by giving him our insufficiency allows he to add to our blessings what we need. What ever little you have when given willingly becomes sufficient through the hands of Jesus. Giving willingly to God opens the windows of heaven.

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  4. God gave us authority on all that is in this world. He can not do anything here without us giving him permision as the authority lies with us. Allow God to do that which you want and the blessings will be abundant.

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