We have a covenant of increase with God.
In order to truly comprehend what belongs to us, we need to compare our understanding of a contract and the true, biblical meaning of a covenant.
A contract involves making promises. If I purchase a car, I promise to pay a monthly amount, and the dealer promises to give me the car and the title.
A covenant involves taking oaths. When you get married you enter a marriage covenant. You make promises to each other and swear an oath, calling on God’s help to fulfill your oath.
In a contract you exchange something tangible with another person. In a covenant you exchange your very being, swearing an oath before God, the highest Authority.
God doesn’t make contracts with man – He establishes covenants.
For when God made the promise to Abraham, He swore [an oath] by Himself’ since he had no one greater by whom to swear. (Hebrews 6:13AMP)
God’s covenant of increase with man is expressed in His original intent that man and woman should live a blessed life.
Genesis 1:26-28New King James Version (NKJV)
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
What was the first thing God did after He created them? He blessed them. From the very beginning God intended man to love a blessed lifestyle.
Excerpt: Adventures In Faith, Increase God’s Way” by Jerry Savelle