God Of Favor, Fruitfulness, Multiplication, Covenant and New Life


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For I will be leaning toward you with favor and regard for you, rendering you fruitful, multiplying you, and establishing and ratifying My covenant with you And you shall eat the [abundant] old store of produce long kept, and clear out the old [to make room] for the new. (Leviticus 26:9-10 Amplified)

I m A Leaning God, I Am A Beholding God

In the very beginning I prepared, formed, fashioned and created all things. With a voice like many waters, I commanded for all things to be. I moved upon the waste places…the empty places which were only a shadow of things to come and called them into being with the breath of My mouth. And, when all was complete I stopped to behold…to see. What did I see? I saw all things both present and future My hands had made and said, “It is good!”

The word “saw” has more meaning than you may know. Many times My people pass right over the small everyday words…the common words I have spoken because the think they know what they mean. In doing this, many times the depths of My heart and what I am saying remains undiscovered. When I told you “I saw” it means so much more and includes you. I saw you before you ever were and declared you to be good.

When you think of seeing something, what comes to mind? Perhaps it is a visual picture you relate to only on a surface level…perhaps sometimes it is visual and emotional…perhaps sometimes you see it more with your heart.

When I used the words “God saw” it meant and still means so much more than anything you have come to believe about seeing. Therefore, don’t be confined to the language of your day. Be open to the language of the heart…the language of My heart and discover depths yet unknown. I am here to open the eyes of your heart in a whole new way. Let these words sink into the shadowy places of things to come.

The word “saw” to Me means to stretch out to see all I can see…to lean in and behold what I am looking at…and on the day when I proclaimed all things good it, included you. I was even then leaning into you to behold you. I was beholding you and called you suitable and pleasant. I approved of you completely.

Saw means to gaze upon, to behold and consider, to enjoy and have experience with…to joyfully look upon…to look one upon the other…to come up and upon, to perceive and regard with great pleasure…to provide and have respect for, to stare at intently…to have visions of and enjoy…to be the recipient of favor from the one beholding. I am beholding you. Selah.

I am leaning into you…seeing you…beholding you and I want you to lean into Me without reservation to trust in not only My love for you, but in My power, wisdom and goodness (2 Timothy 3:15). Do not rely on your own insight or understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Do not rely on the words or traditions of men to interoperate the language of My heart.

Do not fear the gaze of My eyes fixed upon you. I have already declared you good and now I am breathing on all the waste places…all the destructive places that are only shadows of what I have already called them to be. I am breathing on the tender places for they are captured in the loving gaze of My heart. I am beholding the intimate places to enlarge the Secret Garden of our love. I behold it all; therefore’ let us look one upon the other and the visions of My heart for you will become yours.

The Principles Of Rendering And Fruitfulness

In the very beginning I gave a blessing of fruitfulness to Adam and Eve which was meant to continue on through the generations. However, things were subverted by the enemy…what happened when Adam and Eve believed a lie about who I was and still am. The enemy’s desire was to sabotage, undermine and destabilize all I had given them and lead them into death and not life…into bareness and not fruitfulness. They had to leave the garden, least they live forever in their sin…least they live forever in unfruitfulness dooming all to come to an eternal existence not destined by Me.

Beloved, fruitfulness was and is still the plan for you and all those I love. If not , there would be no need for Jesus to have come to make a way…to rend a path…to give His life in exchange and thereby execute judgment on the spirit of death…to cause you to be by translating you out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. There would have been no need to take you from being a wasted barren unfruitful field into a watered garden (Isaiah 32:215; Isaiah 55:11).

Today I am coming to render you fruitful and help you to see what is being reproduced in your life. I do not want you to reproduce fruit which brings barrenness to your soul or the lives of others. The blessing still stands. Therefore: one must be careful about what fruit he is producing.

Just as life and death are in the power of the tongue…fruit is birthed out of the soil of your soul and its broken places…its partially formed and shadowy places. Good fruit is born of the spirit when you walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit…when you walk according to the goodness I have proclaimed about you. When you acknowledge said goodness bad fruit falls away for you no longer believe a lie and your actions…your gardening reflects it.

Therefore, I am here to behold you…to capture you within My loving gaze all the while removing those things that cause you to be fruitful in ways that do not give glory to My name. I render your heart according to My great love for you and extract all things not beneficial to the revealing of your destiny. Therefore, cooperate with Me when I bring things to the surface and do so with the understanding that I do not condemn you; I deliver you as you render…as you surrender your heart knowing I am good.

By bringing things to the surface and removing them, the soil of your soul and all it experienced at the hands of the life and the enemy is transformed into the image…the vision I had of you before time was. I am here to deliver you…to make you into the realization of the newness you already are in Me. All the while I am making available everything you need for life and godliness for I have indeed called you according to My own excellence and glory (2 Peter 1:3). Lean into Me as I lean into you and let Me have full sway to render you fruitful in ways that are good and pleasing (Acts: 14:17).

Principles Of Multiplication, Reaping And Sowing

Beloved, I am the God of multiplication. I am your God of multiplication in every way and in everything. Simply put, I multiply you and all I have put in you. I multiply all you have and all you need. Because of this, come to love the seed (The Word or Words) I give you…love the wisdom I give you for every situation and circumstance.

I am ever present to magnify the beauty of who I am in you at all times. I am ever near to give you strength when you have no might to overcome. I give you seeds of truth in many various ways desiring for you to take them and plant them in the good soil of your heart; the soil of love, salvation and redemption. You see, your spirit is born again. It is the good soil…rooted in My love for you and My love for My Son who gave all to make you alive in Me.

Many times My children take the seeds I so carefully create and sow into their lives lightly not realizing how the purposeful planting of them in the good soil of their hearts will cause goodness (whatever it is they need) to multiply. As a result, they find themselves wondering what to do and how to do it. They planted the seed carelessly in the soil of their souls and wrong beliefs and did not plant them in the knowledge of who I am according to faith…according to truth…or they didn’t plant their seed at all, but instead left them long the wayside or on rocky ground.

The devil (the first person impersonator) comes and tells lies just as he did to Adam and Eve. Nothing has changed in that respect. He still comes with the same old question aimed at creating doubt about My goodness. “Hath God said” rings louder than My still quiet voice many times and wrong things are multiplied.

Beloved know this, you are created in My image you have the same ability to multiply. I only multiply in goodness and truth but you, because of the fall, can give way to the flesh and multiply in negative ways…hence the Cross which provides an advocate unto forgiveness and cleansing (1 John 1:9).

All seeds multiply and produce a crop after their own kind according to the law of reaping and sowing (Galatians 6:7). If you do not know what wrong seeds you have planted take time to ask Me. Once I have answered you must then confess, repent and speak death to any crops they might yield.

Remember, you have the ability to multiply either good or bad according to the words you speak or the seeds you plant. The law of reaping and sowing is a law of multiplication pure and simple. Therefore be careful what you plant and how you walk. Hearken to My precepts… knowing I, the Lord the Hope of Glory who lives in you is ever present to multiply you unto righteousness.

Keeping covenant releases blessings in every area of life, including strength to overcome (Deuteronomy7:12-13; Isaiah 40:29).Therefore, cherish the good seeds I give you and purposely plant them in the good soil of love and salvation where they can grow in the light of My Presence…where they can birth faith, hope and love in abundance.

I Am He Who Establishes And Ratifies My Covenant With You

Beloved, I am He who established the heavens and the earth. With words of My mouth all things were made. The worlds were framed by My words, My wisdom and My understanding (Hebrews 11:3; Proverbs 3:19; Jeremiah 10:12). I gathered the wind in My fist…I bound the waters in My garment and I established all the ends of the earth to be a habitation and not a wasteland (Proverbs 30:4).

Just as I created and established the earth I did the same for you. The earth was created to be a habitation for you and you were created to be a habitation for Me…a place of intimacy and communion…a meeting of hearts to express the truest language of love; mutual respect and adoration.

Because of My great love I gave you something yet unheard of. I gave you free will and then wooed you…drew you into My loving embrace…an embrace forged on blood soaked wood…forged out of a dying son’s obedience because of the joy set before Him; that joy is you. You are worth it.

Beloved, establish means to securely and permanently position someone or something…to enable them to be planted and grow successfully in a new place. I did this for you. I delivered you out of the control and dominion of darkness and placed you in the Kingdom of My son, Jesus (Colossians 1:13). I made covenant with you when you called upon the name of My son to receive all He gave His life for. At the moment you received Him you were given all you will ever need to be accepted…to be called My son as was Jesus, the first born among the brethren (Matthew 5:9; Romans 8:29).

Someone had to die to establish a secure and safe place for you to dwell and be free from the law of sin and death. Someone had to die in order for you to live (Hebrews 7:22). Someone gladly did and now we are united in intimacy and fellowship, bound together for all time. My covenant to you is imprinted upon My heart (Psalms 105:8).

Yes, I am bound by My Word and His sacrifice. Therefore, do not ever doubt the lengths I will go to in order to set you in a large place…to pull you out of pits…or to make your crooked way straight and your rough way smooth. I am here to encourage you…to establish and ratify the truth of My covenant with you. I sanctioned, approved of, and authorized the death of My son in order to securely make a place for you with Us.

Beloved, today is a day of renewed covenant with you…a day to call you into the Secret Place of divine romance where no condemnation lives or can have power…to call you into a place where resurrection has triumphed over the law of sin and death…to a place where you can be no more loved no matter what you do than you are right now.

I am removing all the wrong structures which say you have to do something, besides what has already been done, to be established in Me. No more performance…no more trying to make yourself into an image you feel will be acceptable to Me because of good works…no more anything but being established as who you already are, My beloved child who is of a covenant ratified with blood, who I love unconditionally…who I would do it all over for in a heartbeat (Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:25). You are worth it all and always will be. I love you.

Clear Out The Old And Make Room For The New

Beloved, My favor and high regard are yours right where you are…right now. My desire to render you fruitful…to multiply you….to establish and ratify My covenant with you will never change regardless of what you go through…what you experience or don’t experience.

I am God of all situations and circumstances. I am present and accounted for today when it comes to your life and heart. I am present and accounted for to give you a future and a hope. I am present and accounted for to root out your enemies and destroy them as you line up in agreement with Me. I am here to defend you on every turn as you surrender to Me and My Word. I am here to lean into you (Leviticus 26:9-10).

I am your God and I have no limitations. Neither time nor space can limit what I do. Neither devils nor demons can limit what I am capable of doing. Devils know this. Do you? Do you really know what I can and will do? Do you really know… know what the ratification of My covenant gives you on a practical level day by day?

Beloved, do you know old things are passed away and behold (there’s that word again) all things are becoming new each and every day. “Are” speaks of ongoing process and I do love process. I know it isn’t something you are always ready to hear or experience; but, I do love it. Once you realize how much I love it and do not condemn or despise the things you go through or the mistakes you make, you will be more relaxed…more released to be who I have called you to be. You will be able to truly rest in the finished work of the Cross. After all, you are already spotless and without blemish.

The making of a son is a beautiful thing. The letting go and making room for more of Me is something I delight in…take part in…and relish because in the process you become more like Me. When you become more like Me our intimacy grows because you are able to accept the fact that you are loved unconditionally on a whole new level. Like aged wine, our relationship gets more potent with each passing day.

Remember, I am God who restores the years the locust have eaten just as easily as you can think about or say My name. Nothing is beyond redemption to the surrendered heart who knows it is My life flowing out of them that pleases the Father….who knows Jesus’ blood cleanses from all sin. Knowing this makes it easier to let go and receive forgiveness because identity is found in Me and not in your ability to do or not do.

Beloved, knowing who you are changes everything…knowing who you are enables you to let go. Today is a new day of letting go and making room for the new wine of a better covenant bought with blood…a new day of grace where My mercies are new every morning.

One last thing, I love you and I have come to meet with you right where you are today…to give you favor, to make you fruitful, to multiply My Kingdom in you, to establish you in the covenant of My everlasting love, and in the process make all things new (Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 12:24).

Prayer Of Supplication and Declaration

Father, it is hard not to lean on my own understanding. Yet as I look upon You and Your awesome beauty, I realize I cannot comprehend how wonderful and mighty You really are. I realize I am truly made in Your image and that is unexplainable. I grasp for words to describe the love in my heart for all that You have done. I too am a partaker of the breath You breathed into Your first creation.

When You said all You created was good it included me though I was not yet born. This is something I long to have a deeper revelation of…to know beyond a shadow of doubt. To do so will change how I see not only myself but everyone else.

What an amazing thing to know You knew me before the foundations of the earth. It is hard to believe the reality of Your love and acceptance when I know of all my imperfections and flaws; yet, You loved me so much that You redeemed me from my sins.

Help me to walk in a deeper revelation of the goodness You declare over me, because I am Your workmanship in Christ Jesus. Help me to understand Your special love language…the language of the heart. May I see what You see and understand what You saw so long ago without qualification.

Father, I will not fear what You reveal to me for I know You are Love. Your eyes are fixed on me and My eyes are fixed upon You. Just as an eagle locks talons with its mate as they fall through the air in an act of complete trust, I lock my heart with Yours in one accord. I lock my heart with Yours in the bonds of trust never to be released. As we walk together in the intimate places in the secret Garden of our love, I will see all the beauty of who You are, and who You are making me. I receive the visions of Your heart for me.

Please forgive me for believing any lies about You…for doubting Your faithfulness because of my own failings or the unfaithfulness of others. I understand the enemies desire to steal, kill and destroy all with which You have blessed me. This is nothing new. However, because of Your loving words of affirmation, I am more aware of the enemy’s actions in this endeavor. Believing his accusations causes me to plant seeds of doubt and unbelief which lead to hopelessness. Hope in you Lord, does not disappoint. I choose to stay my mind on You and the fruitfulness of Your undying love. There is no other way…nothing else is profitable.

Help me to continue to be aware of the enemy’s devices. I understand he will attempt to sabotage, undermine and destabilize any and all areas of my life if he can. I see the world being shaken, and the destabilization of our economy as well as our government. This can easily give way to fear should I take my eyes off of You and the truth of Your word. Yes, my eyes are set on You Lord. In the midst of darkness, You translated me into the Kingdom of Light and call me a son of God created to bring forth fruit.

Thank You for helping me to walk in the Spirit and not after the flesh, enabling me to bring forth one hundred-fold fruit. May my garden reflect the beauty of the Perfect Gardener, as You prune away all that is unfruitful. How I desire to bring You Glory in all I do and say. How I desire to walk according to all You already know I am. Therefore, I will cooperate with You to bring to the surface all hidden things capable of producing bad fruit. Manifest and destroy every work of the enemy in my life. Enable me…strengthen me that I may walk in Your perfect will all my days…that my whole heart be surrendered for Your service.

Father, I praise You for providing seed for the sower and bread for eating…for providing all I could ever possibly need to bring about an abundant harvest in my life. I cherish the seeds You provide and plant them in the good soil of my heart. As a result, I will produce fruit that glorifies You from a pure heart forever submitted to the truth of Your Word. I realize how important it is to purposefully plant the seeds of truth in my heart in a proper way that they may be multiplied according to Your truth and not my flesh. Out of the abundance of harvest, I can share Your love with those You send me to.

The Word planted in the good soil of my heart and mind will cause me…make me to recognize the enemy of my soul and all his tactics…will cause me recognize doubt and unbelief in my heart as he whispers “Hath God said”?

Help me to see and know where I have planted wrong seeds so I may confess and repent…so I may speak death to all his plans before a harvest is produced. I will guard my heart and only allow the seeds of truth and wisdom given to me to be planted in the garden of my heart. Thank You for creating me with the ability to multiply. I choose to multiply goodness and truth to glorify You in my life.

Father, it is an awesome thought to know You not only created Heaven and Earth for my habitation, but You created me as an exquisite habitation for You…created me as a temple to house Your glorious Presence. How amazing this is. My heart longs to fathom the depth of Your great love and Your willingness to live in me.

Thank You for creating an intimate place where we can share our hearts…a place of relationship and confidence where we can express the truest language of all, the mutual expression of devoted love. You have given me the gift of free will. You allow me to choose to respond to Your call and Your loving embrace. No matter how I respond, you still love me; therefore, I am motivated to react in positive ways, taking all You have promised at face value. I believe and I receive.

Lord, help me to walk in complete freedom and not in a performance based mentality. Relationship with You is built on the accepting the Cross of Christ and all it means. You thought I was worth dying for therefore, I choose to walk in a manner which demonstrates You are worth living for. I choose to enter into a renewed covenant with You today, knowing You rescued me from darkness and placed me into the Kingdom of Your Son. I praise You knowing there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus for You triumph over the law of sin and death. It is truly awesome to know that I cannot be loved any more than I am right now. No more performance, for it is by the Cross I am saved. I am free to be me, the creation of God You have made me to be.

Father, it is an awesome thought to know You not only created Heaven and Earth for my habitation, but You created me as an exquisite habitation for You…created me as a temple to house Your glorious Presence. How amazing this is. My heart longs to fathom the depth of Your great love and Your willingness to live in me.

Thank You for creating an intimate place where we can share our hearts…a place of relationship and confidence where we can express the truest language of all, the mutual expression of devoted love. You have given me the gift of free will. You allow me to choose to respond to Your call and Your loving embrace. No matter how I respond, you still love me; therefore, I am motivated to react in positive ways, taking all You have promised at face value. I believe and I receive.

Lord, help me to walk in complete freedom and not in a performance based mentality. Relationship with You is built on the accepting the Cross of Christ and all it means. You thought I was worth dying for therefore, I choose to walk in a manner which demonstrates You are worth living for. I choose to enter into a renewed covenant with You today, knowing You rescued me from darkness and placed me into the Kingdom of Your Son. I praise You knowing there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus for You triumph over the law of sin and death. It is truly awesome to know that I cannot be loved any more than I am right now. No more performance, for it is by the Cross I am saved. I am free to be me, the creation of God You have made me to be.

Reflect and Journal

1. How do you personally describe the word saw? Meditate on the different meaning of the word described above. Truly God saw you in the beginning, for He sees the beginning and the end, yet He still proclaimed all that He created as good. You were included in that creation! Selah.

2. Write down what you believe the language of the heart is. Can you understand it? Take some time to remember…to look back at some to the sweet things the Lord has said to you. Write them down and make a free will choice to elevate them over the subtle and not so subtle accusations of the enemy in whatever form it came…through his whispering voice or by the words of men.

3. Describe the difference of seeing something in the visual realm and seeing something from the emotional visionary realm. The things you experience when you worship, read the Word or in times of meditating on Him leave an emotional imprint on your heart that is just as important as those things you can feel, touch or see.

4. How do you think God sees you? Are you willing to let Him show you? Are you willing to make the commitment to meet Him in the Secret Garden and see what He wants to reveal to you? Write down those revelations so you can refer back to them as a reminder.

5. Seek the Lord and ask Him if there is any area of your heart that is not fully surrendered to His loving hand.

6. What do you believe the Lord is calling you to do with the gifts He has provided for you, as He makes available everything you need for life and godliness?

7. As you visually walk through the garden of your life, what areas do you believe the Gardener needs to prune in order to make you more fruitful? Does this cause you fear or create peace born out of knowing how much He loves you?

8. Write a letter to the Gardener of your soul giving Him permission to prune what you knowingly and unknowingly are aware of…permission to prune all things capable of keeping you from bringing forth a beautiful harvest for His Glory.

9. What do you do with the seeds of truth that God gives to you in so many wonderful and various ways? Do you recognize them as seeds filled with potential harvest capable of transforming your life and the lives of others?

10. Ask the Lord if you have planted the seeds carelessly, mixed with wrong beliefs bringing the wrong type of harvest.

11. Write your understanding of the principle of seed, time and harvest, and how it applies to you spiritually.

12. Speak death to wrong seeds of ungodly words, attitudes, unforgiveness or sins you have given to yourself so that you may reap the abundance of love and truth in all you do. This prepares you to plant new seeds into your own heart as well as the hearts of others.

13. With the understanding of how the process of multiplication works, write a declaration to the Lord of your commitment to purposely plant the seeds from the Lord in the good soil of your heart…and confess them over your own life. Use some of the seeds the Lord has shared with you about His plans for your life or the lives of those you love.

14. Have you been struggling thinking you needed to be good enough for the Lord? Have you believed you need to perform in some way in order to make yourself into a specific image God would more likely or be proud of and accept?

15. Write a list of things you believed you have to do to be secure in the salvation of the Lord or to feel more acceptable to Him. Recognize nothing on anyone’s list can secure the path to Heaven. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

16. Do you understand the depth of value the Lord ascribes to you? Selah and write Him a thank you note.

17. He died for you and by accepting Him you are a new creature whose debt is “Paid in Full”! Take time to praise God for paying the price for your salvation.

18. What do you think the word establish means? He has established you to be in His Kingdom for eternity. Meditate on the security of your salvation in the midst of world where everything that can be shaken is being shaken.

19. God has given you a free will. Are you willing to use your free will to draw closer to Him and praise Him for the price He paid for you?

20. What areas of your life are you willing to let go of to make more room for the Lord?

21. Take time to understand what the word process means. Here are some definitions to consider: to treat or prepare something in a series of steps or actions, a series of actions directed toward a specific aim, to discuss the interpersonal dynamics and emotional content of an event or situation, treated or prepared using a special process, progression, practice, course of action, development, sort out and method.

22. Can you identify areas in your life the Lord is taking you through a process of healing or restoration? Consider some of the definitions above.

23. God has no limitations in time or space. Do you understand nothing is truly too difficult for God? Are there areas in your life where you believe God may be limited and cannot work on your behalf?

24. Meditate on the meaning of God’s Covenant with you. Write down what you believe the Lord means when it is written, “I will establish and ratify My Covenant with you”. God is not a man that he could lie; therefore He will keep His word. What do your Covenant rights look like to you in a practical way for your life?

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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