Date: 1491 BC – Year: 2513 – Ref: Ex 23:30-33;
When the Israelites are in the wilderness, preparing to go into Canaan, God again re-iterates His command to be fruitful. Yahweh tell his people that...
“30 "I will drive them [the Canaanites] out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land. … 31b " for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. "” (Ex 23:30, 31b NAS95)
So, in this case, God's command is in the form of a promise. Cultivating the command yields the fruit of the promise. The Lord will drive out Canaan’s inhabitants gradually as the Israelites fruitfully multiply to fill the land and take dominion and fully possess the formerly pagan region.