Isaiah 9:7 - "Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end......"
How important is increase to God? Jesus once cursed a fig tree for not bearing fruit out of season (Mark 11:13-14)! A man in one of His parables was cast into outer darkness for burying his money and not obtaining an increase for his master (Matthew 25:24-30).
When the main goal of our faith is keeping us safe from the devil, our faith becomes inferior to what God expects. Jesus had in mind more for us than survival. We are destined to overcome.
Every conversion plunders hell. Every miracle destroys the works of the devil. Every God encounter is an Invasion of the Almighty into our desperate condition. This is our joy.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
1. Do I have an increase or a survival consciousness? What fruit am I bearing today - in season or out of season?
2. What conversion, miracle, or God encounter have I experienced recently?