Multiply what you have

19 May, 2019

There was once a king in India who was a big chess enthusiast and had the habit of challenging wise visitors to a game of chess. One day a traveling sage was challenged by the king. The sage having played this game all his life all the time with people all over the world gladly accepted the Kings challenge. To motivate his opponent the king offered any reward that the sage could name. The sage modestly asked just for a few grains of rice in the following manner: the king was to put a single grain of rice on the first chess square and double it on every consequent one. The king accepted the sage’s request.

Having lost the game and being a man of his word the king ordered a bag of rice to be brought to the chessboard. Then he started placing rice grains according to the arrangement: 1 grain on the first square, 2 on the second, 4 on the third, 8 on the fourth and so on.

Following the exponential growth of the rice payment, the king quickly realized that he was unable to fulfill his promise because on the twentieth square the king would have had to put 1,000,000 grains of rice. On the fortieth square, the king would have had to put 1,000,000,000 grains of rice. And, finally, on the sixty-fourth square, the king would have had to put more than 18,000,000,000,000,000,000 grains of rice which is equal to about 210 billion tons and is allegedly sufficient to cover the whole territory of India with a meter thick layer of rice.

There is power in multiplication.

Life was not fair with Jacob – he had a series of tragedies in his life. I’m amazed at the way the Holy Spirit has aligned all the characters through the 66 books of the Bible. We can identify ourselves with some of the seasons/phases in the lives of these characters.

In Genesis 30:29-43, we find that Jacob was not properly rewarded for his services to his uncle and father-in-law, Laban. He came to a point where he desperately wanted a reward and blessing in his life. You too may be in the same situation, and the good news is if you have come to that point, it is the beginning of breakthroughs. There is a time for everything! Seasons are going to shift. If you’ve seen tragedy after tragedies, you’re going to see triumph after triumph.

Jacob started dreaming of a great future in the Lord and he later became an exceedingly prosperous man. Jacob carried the blessing and others were benefited by him. Even if you’re serving under an earthly master, you’re originally serving under Christ, the big boss. Christ Jesus has His account book and will reward you. Your honesty will testify for you in the future.

Kingdom Multiplication Principles

  1. Have a deep desire for increase – You will enjoy no change in this life until and unless you are frustrated with your current situation. As long as you’re complacent with something, you will continue in that mode. Jabez cried out to God to enlarge his territory and God did expand his territory until there was a city built up in his name – the city of Jabez – it was the city of the elite class. Today, I challenge you to pray one desperate prayer that will change your life and your children’s life. Your desire has great potential to change your life.
  • Your good desires originates from God :Philippians 2:13 – for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
  • God desires to give the desires of your heart : Psalm 20:4 – May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
  • Psalm 37:4 – Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart
  • Psalm 145:19 – He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
  1. Have a vision for increase – Jacob was not satisfied with being an employee under his uncle come father-in-law, Laban. He wanted to have his blessings directly coming from his Father in Heaven. His dream was birthed by the Holy Spirit – a dream of increase and multiplication. According to the Bible – the Holy Spirit has seven eyes, the Holy Spirit can see your past, present and future. If the Holy Spirit gives you a vision – it will be a 360 degree, perfect vision. And with the eyes of the Holy Spirit, you will see the provision for the vision you have received.
  2. Have a strategy for increase – Jacob had a strategy for increase
  • He identified what was his – Have you identified your share/reward/blessing?
  • He separated his flock from the rest – God’s blessings are earmarked for you
  • He did prophetic acts of faith – placed peeled branches of trees in all the watering troughs.
  1. Work hard towards your vision for increase – Prayer is not a substitute for work. Jesus prayed all throughout the night and worked during the day. Two sides of the same coin – one side you have to pray secretly, confidentially, privately with the Lord; and on the other side you have to work hard with the energy and the vision and strategy you received in prayer. Jacob worked hard for 20 long years – Genesis 31:38-41.

If you want to achieve/possess/master something in your life; you need to have 3 keywords –

  • Desire
  • Decision
  • Dedication

Whenever God multiplied something, the first question He asked was, “What do you have in your hand?” The Widow of Zarephath had enough food throughout the famine to feed the prophet and her family, the disciples with five loaves of bread and two fish to feed the five thousand. If you surrender what you have in your hands to the Lord, He will start multiplying it.

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About the Author

Ps. Damien Antony 

BRev. Damien Antonyorn and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.