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Principles of Multiplication

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I don’t normally do this, but this sermon was so powerful, I just felt like I needed to share it. Below the scriptures are my notes from the sermon. But I encourage you to watch it for yourself. He uses stories from his life to illustrate his points. You’ll find the link at the end of this blog.

Tonight, as I was flipping through the stations, I came upon a tv preacher I hadn’t ever seen or heard before. The pastor was Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He’s really good, and has a great sense of humor. He’s telling his version of the Feeding of the 5000 from Luke 9:10-17. 

10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

It is important to note that the miracle didn’t happen in the Master’s hands, it happened in the hands of the disciples.

The Principles of Multiplication
1. It has to be blessed before it can multiply. It was the blessing of Jesus that gave it the potential to multiply. The only way we are blessed by God is to give the first 10% to the House of God. When we do that, the rest is blessed and the rest multiplies.
2. It has to be given away before it can multiply.

In order to multiply and be blessed, we must:
1. Get out of debt. Get your finances in order. He cannot and will not bless anything that is not in order. In this, as with everything, God will always clarify what He means.
2. Don’t manipulate. God is your source for everything.
3. Give. *Tithing* is not giving. Tithing is returning to Him what is already His. You have two choices with tithing: you either bring it to the House of God, or you steal it. {WOW. Ouch.} He will tell you what, where and how much to give. “My sheep hear My voice.” With every check we receive, we should say, “This is God’s money and every penny is His.” Then ask Him what to do with it.

I hope this will touch you as it did me…

If you would like to watch the sermon for yourself, click here. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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