Theme: Manifested to Dominate
Text: Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
It is not just enough to be fruitful. We need to multiply.
You cannot give unto someone what you do not have. The way you can multiply is to be fruitful. God always works on us first before he expects us to work on others. That is why Paul exhorted the church not to appoint new converts as bishops and elders. They first have to be fruitful, then they can multiply themselves (that is their role; to disciple others).
We live in connection with others, and God strategically deploys us after making us fruitful so we can raise others.
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