Do not be scared by the title of this article if you have never fallen in love with the subject called Mathematics. We are only going to employ some of the terms in it.
Brackets:- This concerns only those who are within the group of God’s family. These are the people who have been born into the family (Born again ) indeed. (John 3:1-6).
These are those who do not halt between two opinions nor sneek out of the family circle. They remain within it unwavering. These are the people who maintain unity of His people.
OF:- Note that these are people of God… They are called by His name only. The glory of God is revealed in them. His eyes are on them steadfastly. They are always on the side of the Lord. These people know Him, He knows them and they hear His voice.
Division: – As members of the same family , there should be sharing among them. Among the early disciples, the norms was “dalily distribution”. (Acts 6:1):
“Now the multitude of those who believe were
of one heart and one soul, neither did anyone say
that any of the things he possesed was his own but
they had all things in common.” Acts 4:32.
The disciples learnt this from the Master himself. When about five thousand men were to be fed,
“He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, broke and gave the loaves to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude” Matthew 14.19.
Jesus also gave specific instruction thus,
“Take this and divide it among yourselves,” Luke 22:17.
When Apostle Paul came upstream, he said about certain brethren,
“Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.
Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning… For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. ”
Another aspect of dividing in the house of God is His word.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Multiplication: – increase, abound, richly.
What immediately follows division or sharing, is multiplication. If you share what you have, you will multiply and what you shared will be multiplied to you.
“But we urge you, brethen, that you increase more and more, that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside.” I Thess. 4:10-12.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom , teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and spititual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16.
“But this I say : He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly , and He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as one purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound towards you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Cor 9:6-8.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without me you can do nothing. “John 15;5
“Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.” 2 Cor 9:10
“Multiply and in increase in bearing the fruits of the spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Gal 5:22-23.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Pet 1:2.
“Be fruithful and multiply…” Gen 1:22.
The piece continues in part two.
Let me inform or remind you that the Lord is coming soon, prepare to meet Him.
Scripture quoted are from New King James Version of the Holy Bible.