3 Ways to Activate the Spirit of Increase
Did you know that it’s God’s will for you to increase in every area of life?
We know that we are redeemed from the curse of the law, and that we are called to be a blessing. The word blessed in Hebrew means “empowered to prosper and increase.”
Do you know the full extent of that promise? The Bible says that God sends forth His Word to accomplish His will, and it will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). God expects us to continually access His Blessing–His Spirit of Increase in everything that we do.
Psalm 115:14, KJV, says “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.” It’s God’s will that you and your descendants increase in every area of life.
Are you experiencing Kingdom increase and fullness in every area of life? If not, here are three things that will help you get on the path to increase.
- Understand That Increase is God’s Will
The Lord created mankind to expand. Genesis 1:28, KJV, says, “God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” God’s original intent for mankind was to increase and have dominion. His will has not changed.
3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (KJV). God wants you prosperous! God wants you healthy! God wants you wise! It is His express will that you live in a perpetual state of increase–taking dominion and living a life of success.
The word blessing means “increase and abundance,” whereas the closest definition of curse is “decrease and loss” according to the Jewish commentator Ibn Ezra. Think about that.
Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, KJV).
God’s will is for you to live a more abundant life–exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think, according to Ephesians 3:20, (KJV)! And Galatians 3:13-14, KJV, says that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law–that curse of decrease and loss–so that THE BLESSING of Abraham–increase and abundance–could come upon us.
That’s great news!
- Believe the Word of God
That sounds so simple and obvious, but are you doing it?
Mark 4:24-25, KJV, says, “And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.”
It may seem unfair to take away from those that have not and give to those who have, but listen to what the Lord is saying here. Our level of increase is directly related to the amount of faith we have in the Word of God. Jesus is basically saying that we decide how much increase we will experience. If you hear the Word and believe it–mixing it with faith–you will increase. If you hear the Word and mix it with doubt and unbelief, you will decrease.
God wants us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23), meditate on His Word (Joshua 1:8), and believe what we hear (Hebrews 11:6). When you meditate on God’s Word, giving heed to what you hear and mixing it with faith, it will result in increase. An increase of faith. An increase of blessing. An increase of wisdom.
However, you can’t look at the Word once, and walk away expecting a miracle. James 1:23-24 talks about the man who walks away after hearing the Word and forgets it. You must diligently seek the Lord and study His Word to experience great increase in your life.
Remember the parable of the sower in Matthew 13? Those that bring forth fruit–30, 60 and one hundredfold are those who hear the Word and receive it. Something more happens to these people than just hearing the Word–they mix it with faith, and it brings forth fruit!
Change your thinking from worldly unbelief and begin thinking faith thoughts. Believe that it truly is God’s will to prosper and increase you. Do not be conformed to this world (Romans 12:2)–that negative and hopeless way that the world thinks. But be transformed–changed into the image of Christ–by the renewing of your mind.
That means that you should stop looking at what the world says about you and start believing what the Word says about you. That’s the way you prove what God’s will is! You get to prove that God’s Word is right! You don’t have to take somebody else’s word for it–you can prove what the Word says!
- Speak Increase
God calls those things that are not as though they already exist, according to Romans 4:17–and you should too. You have been created in His image to do the same things that He does. When your finances look bleak, speak to them. When your body looks sick, speak to it. When your faith is weak and you feel afraid, speak! Speak to your mountain!
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says” (Mark 11:23, KJV; also see Matthew 21:21, 17:20; Luke 17:6).
If you believe that the things you say will come to pass, they will! You shall have whatsoever you say! That’s an amazing promise. Speak to your body. Speak to your finances. Speak to your children’s lives. They were created to expand and carry on a legacy. Every single part of your life was meant to expand and increase. You were created in the image of God and the Word says that His kingdom is ever expanding.
So no longer be subject to your circumstances. Rise up and understand that you were created for increase!