The Seed (for multiplication) is in the Fruit -
Gen. 1: 11 - Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose SEED is IN ITSELF, on the earth”; and it was so.
After reading this scripture something jumped up inside my spirit.
I saw that all fruit on trees only form after a long growing season, with the right environment. ( i.e sun rain, nutrients)
The fruit takes time to mature and ripen before the seed can be released in order to multiply in the right season. Without this process, there can’t be any multiplication.
The Holy Spirit revealed that this process is the same spiritually with each of us in the body of Christ. Many are striving to multiply their gifts and callings without first growing up spiritually and coming to full maturity in Christ. Eph. 4: 13
Even in the natural, children, although being equipped for reproduction, cannot bear children (or multiply) until the age of physical maturity.
Jesus wants us to bear fruit, and fruit that remains. The only type of fruit that remains, is fruit that is born of the Holy Spirit, not of religious works. The spiritual fruit is listed in the book of Galations, and is a result of deeply abiding in Christ and His word.
Gal. 5: 22 - 23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23. Gentleness, self - control. Against such there is no law.
I believe we are in the season of the great harvest, which is the season of great maturity or fruit bearing! This fruit bearing and subsequent scattering of the seed which God has put in us, will bring forth a season of multiplication in the Kingdom of God.