7 And the word of God increased, and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7 (KJV)
According to the Scripture referenced above, you’ll realize that the Word didn’t increase without an increase in the number of disciples. At that time, all they had was the spoken Word; they didn’t have the written Word or epistles about Jesus. As they went everywhere preaching about what they heard and saw, so, the Word of God increased because they increased in numbers.
The Word went forth in them, and anyone who tried to persecute them persecuted the Word. That’s what Jesus said from heaven when Saul of Tarsus was persecuting the Church Acts 9:4, 5
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. Acts 9:4-5 (NIV)
In Acts 12:24, “But the word of God grew and multiplied.” We previously read that the Word of God increased, but it’s not enough for the Word of God to increase; there’s got to be tremendous growth and also multiplication.
“You’ve got to move to the next level in every area of your life; you’ve got to grow in the name of Jesus Christ.” How’s that going to happen you might ask? It’ll be by the Word of God
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” 1 Peter 2:2.
2 Peter 3:18 also says, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ….”
The Lord Jesus Christ said the one who feeds on His Word is like a house that’s built on a rock; the floods and the winds came and beat against it, but the house remained standing.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)
Build your life on the Word of God and you’ll be unshakeable. You’ll grow, make progress, multiply. When you multiply, you add more growth, significantly in every area of your life. The Bible says, “So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed” Acts 19:20. At this level, you’re not just multiplying; you’re prevailing, your challenges would crumble before you, the Word of God has made you more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Roman 8:37
Say these words out loud “ The Word of God is alive in me, in every part of my being. I’m making progress and profiting in all areas of my life through the Word of God. I’m flourishing like the palm tree, like the cedar of Lebanon, there’s luxuriant and luscious growth like a well-watered garden. I’m fruitful and productive in every area of my life, bearing fruits of righteousness, and pleasing the Father in all things. Blessed be God!