Terry Casales - August 31st, 2021
The term “multiplier effect” is a term that means “the effect of a relatively minor factor in precipitating a great change.” It interesting to note that God can take something that seems very small and insignificant at first and multiply it. Just look at Adam and Eve. God told them to be fruitful and multiply. God is all about multiplication. The enemy always comes to take away, or subtract, from a situation or from an individual. God is Jehovah Jireh, the Provider of blessings.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” - Genesis 1:28 - NKJV
We can see God’s will of multiplication again in the story of Noah:
So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. - Genesis 9:1 - NKJV
Do you realize that multiplication is part of God’s covenant with mankind? We first saw it with Adam and Eve, and we see it in the covenant He made with Abraham:
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” - Genesis 17:1-2 - NKJV
We can see that His abundant blessings are part of the covenant He made, not just with Noah (through his family line) but also with His creation:
Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” - Genesis 9:8-17 - NKJV
A great example of God producing the “multiplier effect” is when He operated through Jesus to feed the five thousand:
But just then, Andrew, Peter’s brother, spoke up and said, “Look! Here’s a young person with five barley loaves and two small fish . . . but how far would that go with this huge crowd?” “Have everyone sit down,” Jesus said to his disciples. So on the vast grassy slope, more than five thousand hungry people sat down. Jesus then took the barley loaves and the fish and gave thanks to God. He then gave it to the disciples to distribute to the people. Miraculously, the food multiplied, with everyone eating as much as they wanted! - John 6:8-11 - TPT
It is interesting to see the difference in the perspective between the disciples and Jesus. The disciples were of the world mindset of limitation and the fear of lack, seeing with their natural eyes, whereas Jesus understood who He was and who His Father was. He clearly understood that He came from the place where there is only abundance and riches — the place where limitation does not exist because He has already been there and has actually seen it and experienced it for Himself from before the foundation of the world.
Remember that God sent Jesus down to fulfill His assignment on earth to save and to redeem mankind. Jesus always remained in tune with the heart of God, listening and watching for what His Father was doing so that He would be faithful to do His will in humble obedience and be His vessel of love personified.
To clarify, Jesus spoke up and said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and bring it to completion.” - John 4:34 - TPT
What makes Jesus’ work on the Cross beyond extraordinary is that His sacrifice was once and for all time — making the gift of salvation — reconciliation to God the Father — available to every single human being born from that moment forward. Talk about multiplication! Jesus made it possible for God’s original commandment to Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and multiply” to ultimately being fulfilled for the restoration of mankind to the Garden — for His Family to be multiplied exponentially for all eternity as if sin had never entered the picture. God is the God of restoration. It is His perfect will to restore and to reconcile (to restore to friendship and harmony) all things unto Himself for His good pleasure.
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. - Colossians 1:19-20 - NKJV
You can see God’s desire to restore people in His healing work through Jesus during His ministry on earth. We can see this in the example of the man with the withered hand who Jesus restored through the power of the Holy Spirit:
Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. - Matthew 12:13 - TPT
God understood the impact that His miracle-working power would have to reconcile many into His Family. We can see this in the example of the noble man’s son who was at the point of death:
The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. - John 4:49-52 - NKJV
Jesus understood that God would use miracles, signs and wonders through Him by way of the Holy Spirit, as a way to make Himself known by displaying the higher reality of His Kingdom on earth so that many would believe He is who He said He is and accept Him into their hearts as their Lord and Savior, being restored as sons and daughters of God. His purpose for sending Jesus down to earth was to help teach and prepare us, the body of Christ, to step into our Great Commission of advancing His Kingdom on earth, helping to bring in the Great Harvest of souls — ushering in His new Kingdom Era.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: - John 1:12 - NKJV
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
- John 14:15-18 - NKJV
Jesus understood that His Father is not only good, but that He is generous and He never does anything half way. For God to multiply is the most organic thing to Him because it is His nature to be generous. God is the God of extravagance and He has an endless supply of anything that we would ever need or want and His will is always to love us and to bless us abundantly. It is His will for us to have more than enough for everything that He has called us to do and to be for His glory because we are His.
Everything we could ever need for life and godliness has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. - 2 Peter 1:3 - TPT
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. - Ephesians 3:20 - TPT
“What is the value of your soul to God? Could your worth be defined by any amount of money? God doesn’t abandon or forget even the small sparrow he has made. How then could he forget or abandon you? What about the seemingly minor issues of your life? Do they matter to God? Of course they do! So you never need to worry, for you are more valuable to God than anything else in this world. - Luke 12:6-7 - TPT
Then Jacob, with all of Joseph’s family, came from Canaan to Egypt and settled in Goshen. God made them very fruitful, and they multiplied incredibly until they were greater in number than those who ruled them. - Psalm 105:23-45 - TPT
Have you ever noticed that, right before God breaks through in an area of your life, the moment comes where everything seems to point to the opposite of what He promised you? It is in that moment where you have been in the wilderness, tired, weak and weary, just hanging on by a thread that even the stream that He has provided for you to drink from seems to be drying up and there is no sign that things will change and hope is quickly dwindling.
Just look at Elijah’s story where God had promised him that the rain would come to end the drought they had been in for a long time, which seemed impossible:
Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea. So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. - 1 Kings 18:41-46
I believe these are the times where we need to ask God to give us eyes to see from His perspective — just as Elijah asked Him to give his servant eyes to see — and to stand on His promises because His ways are bigger and greater than our ways, and He sees the entire picture. He has already been and seen where He is taking you.
The enemy would like nothing better than to make you think that you are alone, abandoned, with no help in sight and that you are outnumbered. Beloved, do you realize that there are many more that are for you than against you?
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. - Deuteronomy 20:1 - NKJV
And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. - 2 Kings 6:15-17 - NKJV
Beloved, just like I multiplied the five loaves and the two fish, I shall multiply everything I have called you to put your hands to in this new era. When you partner with Holy Spirit and abide in Me you shall see a great harvest of blessings in every area of your life.
And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you. - Deuteronomy 7:13 - NKJV
Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly. - Job 8:7 - NKJV