You Must Be Fruitful (2) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: You Must Be Fruitful (2)
Topic: You Must Be Fruitful (2)
It is another privilege to have this opportunity to share God’s Word with you. I started this topic by examining fruitfulness as God’s will for you. I noted that God has designed your marriage for fruitfulness and fruitfulness should be natural to man, because God has declared it to be so. I also mentioned that God’s plan and purpose for every family is to be fruitful and multiplied. Just as He instituted marriage and placed everything at their (Adam and Eve’s) disposal, to make life pleasurable and pleasant for them, He also decreed that man shall be fruitful; so, nothing or nobody can make man unfruitful.
Today, I shall be looking at some peculiar set of people, who perhaps are facing physical unfruitfulness and proffering what they can do, by the help of God, to come out triumphant in this battle.
Immediately after establishing the home, the Bible says: And God blessed them (Genesis 1:28). In other words, He proclaimed blessings on them, not curses. When God blesses, no man can curse (Numbers 23:20) because His blessings stick. This should excite you, because that means no matter the family into which you were born or married into, it is God’s intention to bless your family. Since the blessings of God makes rich and He adds no sorrow to it (Proverbs 10:22), whatever has been causing sorrow in your family is rolled away right now!
One major cause of crisis in homes today is curses, particularly curses from the devil and his agents. You find a husband and wife, who are believers and have vowed to love each other for the rest of their lives, quarreling, fighting or even getting a divorce just for a very temporal delay in childbearing. While any of these can be traced to many other factors, for many, there is a curse at work.
However, no matter the origin of that curse, because you are connected to God and are a child of destiny, I see God turning those curses to blessings! God has declared in His Word: Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. Nevertheless, the Lord thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee (Deuteronomy 23:4-5).
Faced with barrenness, what do you do?
Praise God (Psalms 67:5-7)
Praise is comely. As you praise God, your womb begins to yield her increase. Stop murmuring, God is not against you. Stop complaining, God is not the cause of your trouble. Remember Hannah? Every year, she went to Shiloh with her husband, full of complaints that her ‘mate’ was mocking her. Her situation persisted until she learnt the art of heartfelt prayer and vow to God. Stop looking at your distractors; face your God. When you look up to the sun, you don’t see the shadows. Look to the Sun of Righteousness, and let your healing and deliverance from the bondage of barrenness come speedily (Malachi 4:2-3).
When you wake up in the morning, let joy fill your heart and soul. Sing His praise and thank Him for a good day ahead. Thank Him that you are even in your right senses to know the desire of your heart. Will a mad woman on the street remember being barren? Thank Him that you even have a husband who is one flesh with you for procreation. 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 stole will be 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 Him (Exodus 23:25-26)
This is a covenant between God and you. When you fulfil your own part of the agreement, you are automatically free to enjoy the benefits of that agreement. As you serve God, you can never remain barren. Check through Scriptures, there was no one who served God and was initially called barren that remained so forever; God always intervened. Remember Zacharias in Luke1:5-17? He was serving God, when his captivity of barrenness turned. Although, he and his wife had passed the normal childbearing 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 life. Don’t look for God because of children; rather, serve Him with your heart for who He is. Matthew 6:33 says, every other thing, including children, will freely be added to you.
Nothing has power to stand against your being fruitful. All it takes is knowledge: locating the Word of God for your situation. If you want to enjoy fruitfulness as God has declared you to be, go for the light of God’s Word and keep declaring it until that barren situation disappears. As it is recorded in John 1:5, no situation is too much for God to handle. Countless number of people got their own testimonies simply by operating God’s Word, yours will not be an exception! By the power backing the Word, I decree that situation of barrenness consumed right now! You are liberated! I declare you fruitful in Jesus’ Name! This is your own month! Your trials are over in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ! I await your testimonies.
Are you born again? If your answer is no and you would want to be born again and called a child of God, say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today acknowledging that I am a sinner who needs Your forgiveness. I believe You died for me and rose again on the third day. Forgive me of my sins, wash me with Your Blood and write my name in the Lamb’s Book of life. Thank You Lord for saving me.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, 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).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected]; 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 and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).