Psalm 1:1-3 (KJV) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

God is very interested in your prosperity.

The thing that is said here in this scripture is for us to not follow the world.  There is a difference between saved and the unsaved, the righteous and the sinner.  They are not a sinner because of what they have done but how they are born. God is telling us not to walk in the counsel of people who don’t know God.

We are to meditate in God’s Word day and night.  Meditation basically transforms what you believe.  Everyone of us comes into the Kingdom of God and gets born again with ungodly thought patterns.  A thought pattern establishes your mindset and that’s the way you act.  Once you get into the Kingdom of God your delight is in the law of the Lord, which is the Word of God. It always works and always works the same way and it will always work the same way for anybody who meets the Biblical requirements.

The Word of God is a platform for all increase.  The reason I am putting emphasis on increase is because God has a covenant of increase with His people.

Genesis 1:28 (KJV) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, …

Replenish means to reinvest.  God wants you to increase and reinvest.  So that is the first place God mentions increase.

Somebody said if you check science you will see the universe is still expanding.  So, even the universe is expanding, and God has a covenant with His people that He is saying over in Psalm 115:14,

Psalm 115:14 (KJV) The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

God said that because increase is God’s nature.  God has a nature of increase more and more and He increases everything.  You plant an apple seed and it is going to increase into an apple tree.  You plant all the seed from that apple tree, and it will increase into a forest.

A child conceived by a seed and is born and all of a sudden you see this increase and the next thing you know the child grows up to become six feet tall.  That is increase because God is a God of increase more and more.

This whole idea of increase somehow didn’t reach some people in the church; because you are not supposed to be at the same place this year by next year.  Even marriages are supposed to get better.  Especially in the church for some reason we haven’t accepted increase as the norm.  We have somehow looked at increase as somebody trying to get rich or some other thing we have made it out to be; but increase is a part of God and God’s plan for His people.  God wants to increase you more and more both you and your children.  If you look in the scriptures you will see in Genesis 26 where this plays out.

Genesis 26:1-4 (KJV) And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, …

Your family is increasing.  It started out with whoever and ended in increase more and more.  Families have reunions because of increase.

Genesis 26:12-14 (KJV) Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

They envied him because they can’t get this kind of increase.  This is only with covenant people.

Genesis 26:12-13 (MSG) Isaac planted crops in that land and took in a huge harvest. GOD blessed him. 13 The man got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy.

Isaac took in a huge harvest.  He got richer and richer by the day and became very wealthy.  That’s how you should be increasing by the day. I say that to say part of you manifesting God’s promises is expectation.  You got to expect God is going to increase you.  You must expect it.

Some in the church have been so against this increase and so they take up a poverty vow which is totally against the Word of God.  Some say they do this to show their love for God.  The truth is you love God by keeping His commandments.

In Matthew 25 there was a man who had some stewards who worked for him and he gave one five talents, another two and another one.  He went on a journey and came back to check on how they did.  The one who had five had invested and doubled his and had ten total.  The one who had two talents doubled his because he had invested and had a total of four.  The one who had one talent dug a hole and buried the one talent.  The Lord fired him because there was no increase.

Suppose every church decided not to evangelize.  There will be no increase.  That is against God and it is against God in your finances.  It is against God in knowledge because you are supposed to increase in knowledge and that’s why you meditate the Word day and night.

We have a whole creative nature about us to keep creating and that is what many people are doing in the corporate world.  Microsoft and Apple are continuously coming out with new products.  They are increasing because you are made to increase.  You are attracted to increase because increase is God’s way but religion fights increase and it blinds you and makes you think God is against increase, increase of a nice new car, a nice house, etc.

Check your life, if you are not increasing you better find out why because you are a steward of what God has given you and God wants increase more and more, even daily increase more and more.  If nothing else people are going to be watching you.  If you are a Christian, guaranteed they are watching you.  They want to see what your God is like.

Now get ready to increase because God wants to increase you more and more both you and your children.

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