Mother of Nations! (3) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Mother of Nations! (3)
I welcome you again this week to a most exciting teaching time. I started this topic by laying the foundation from the Word of God that fruitfulness is God’s will for you. I said that God has designed your marriage for fruitfulness which should be natural to man because God has declared it to be so.
Also, I have shed light on the channel through which this blessing of fruitfulness can be realized. Faith is still a potent force.
Today, I shall be showing you what to do when you are putting your faith to work – Change Your Countenance.
Hannah was a woman of many sorrows in the Bible days. She was barren and her darling husband took another wife. The new wife was fruitful; she did not stop at that, but she went ahead to afflict Hannah. Now there was a certain man… And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children… And her adversary also provoked her sore… therefore she wept, and did not eat (1 Samuel 1:1-7).
May be your story is like that of Hannah, I have a good news for you. God of Shiloh will make you fruitful. But see the step that Hannah took to defeat her adversary: And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore… Eli thought she had been drunken… And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit… So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad… and the Lord remembered her… she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.
Hannah the sorrowful became Hannah the joyful. She became praiseful and her womb began to yield her increase. The Word of God says: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him (Psalms 67:5-7).
Stop murmuring, God is not against you. Stop complaining; He is not the cause of your trouble. Stop paying attention to distractions; look unto your God. When you look up to the sun, you don’t see the shadows. Look unto the Sun of Righteousness, and let your healing and deliverance from the bondage of barrenness come speedily.
When you wake up in the morning, let joy fill your heart and soul. Sing His praise and thank Him for the fulfillment of His promises. Thank Him for His Word that can never fail in your life. Thank Him and thank Him again. As you keep rejoicing in Him, everything that the devil has stolen is being replaced, and sooner than you even think, you will carry your baby. God did not give Hannah only one child as she requested, but many more children followed. This shall be your portion.
Serve God with Gladness
This is a covenant between God and you. When you fulfill your own part of the agreement, you are automatically free to enjoy its benefits. As you serve God, you can never remain barren. The Word of God says: And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee (Exodus 23:25). Check the Scriptures. No one who served God and was initially called barren remained so for life. God always intervened.
Remember Zechariah (Luke1:5-17). He was in the service of God, when his captivity of barrenness turned. Even though, he and his wife had passed the normal child-bearing age, the covenant of God – via service – will never be broken. As you wait on God for your own child, serve Him with your time, means and your life.
Fruitfulness is an inheritance that you have, if you are a child of God. Being born again is the gate-way to fruitfulness. If you are yet to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you can do so now. By confessing your sin and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you would want to give your life to Christ, you can say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, congratulations, you are now a child of God! He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name!! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home, Success in Marriage (Co-Authored) and You Shall not be Barren – David Oyedepo