blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the
seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth (Genesis 1:22).
chapter of Genesis gives a clear narration of how God brought creation into
being. It tells us in verses twenty and twenty-one precisely what God did: He
spoke words. He said, “…Let there be…” and everything He said came into being.
Then in the twenty-second verse, we observe something: He blessed every living
creature that He created saying, “…Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the
waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
He spoke to
create, and He blessed what He created, with words. When He said, “Be fruitful
and multiply,” He invoked into them the power to multiply, the power to
increase mightily and to spread. He did it with words. He did the same thing
after He created man. Genesis 1:27 says, “…God created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
verse twenty-eight, we read that He blessed them saying, “…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.” Observe that God created man in His own image, and
likeness. That means He created man to look like Him, and to function like Him
(in His likeness).
since God creates and blesses with words, it means we have the ability, and are
required to function like Him. We bless and create with our words. Your words
are so important. Only say things that are consistent with the will and purpose
of God for your life.
18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue….” Use your tongue
to speak blessings, creative and corrective words, words of peace, health, and
prosperity. Bless, that is, invoke the power of multiplication, increase,
fruitfulness, and productivity into your finances, your business, and other
areas of your life with words. God has given you a wholesome tongue (Proverbs
15:4), to create or recreate the circumstances of your life to align with His
destiny and perfect will for you. Keep yourself in the transcendent life, with