Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Saturday, 9 February 2013


“God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters” (Gen 1:22).

This is the first blessing recorded in the Word of God – the blessing to become fruitful and to multiply. We should be fruitful in character and also multiply in number. Both these aspects of our life should be balanced and go hand in hand. The second mention of ‘God blessed them’ (Gen1:28) also indicates the same truth.

It is not of much use saying, “I am a great saint,” if I have no passion for saving perishing souls and multiplying souls for the kingdom of God. And, there isn’t any use in winning souls if we are not fruitful in divine character.

The Lord does not want us to have a barren experience in our spiritual life. He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings, and He tells us, “Be fruitful and multiply!” Let us be filled with the fruit of the Spirit, with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance, let us help others also to grow in these divine natures.
We read that Joseph was a “fruitful bough whose branches run over the wall.” Our branches must run over the wall – to feed the hungry and the hungering around us.

“Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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