Continual Increase

Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

God is working with us to move us into a new level of His Kingdom. We can say that the Kingdom has come, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve arrived. We’re just on a lower level of the Kingdom. Remember the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:3-9? There was a fruitfulness of thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and hundredfold. We begin as thirtyfold Christians and move up to sixtyfold as we grow spiritually. Then one day we move into the hundredfold realm. But then we realize we are in the thirtyfold of the hundredfold, and we’re going through the process again. When you reach the hundredfold again, it is again the thirtyfold of the hundredfold. There is no end to the increase of His government and peace (Isaiah 9:7). Your salvation should continually increase and expand.

Copyright © 1999 by Henry DuBose