God’s Promise of Fruitfulness By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: God’s Promise of Fruitfulness
A wonderful New Month to you! God’s awesome presence shall be made manifest in your home, bringing about great signs and wonders. If you have waited a while to hold your baby in your hands, I am glad to let you know that this month is your time of visitation!
Barrenness is an issue that transverse geographical, economic and social barriers. This challenge has made many people engage in unspeakable things, so they could be called parents or be successful in life. Many people have found themselves in strange places, sacrificing to strange gods; yet, to no avail. The truth is, your long-awaited answer is in Jesus Christ. From the beginning, God blessed man: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1:28).
When God blesses, He adds no sorrow to it! So, receive your long-awaited blessings now, in Jesus’ name! This month, we will be examining the topic: God’s Promise of Fruitfulness. When God told Adam to be fruitful, it was not intended for him alone, but all human beings that would come after him. So, from the beginning, before you ever came into existence, you have been proclaimed blessed.
You must understand that the word ‘fruitful’ does not only include physical fruitfulness or childbearing but to be successful and have good results. In other words, God blessed the family and said, “Be successful, have good results”. If God said, “Be fruitful”, it means He had made adequate provisions for you to be fruitful in all ramifications. God is not wicked; He will not ask you to do what He knows you do not have the ability to do. So, when He said “Be fruitful and multiply,” it should dawn on you that you have what it takes!
Fruitfulness is not reserved for a few people; every child of God is ordained to be fruitful. The Bible says:
Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle (Deuteronomy 7:14). You need a working knowledge of your covenant of fruitfulness
to take what belongs to you. Just in case you have been looking up to God for the blessing of children, you can be sure that God will put your own miracle into your hands right now! God has designed your home to be a heaven on earth, and in heaven, there is no barrenness, everything is productive, you cannot remain barren.
But what are the factors that make the covenant of fruitfulness effective?
1. Consecration: God through several Scriptures have made it clear that righteousness provokes or gives room to His blessings upon our lives. If being fruitful is part of God’s blessing, then consecrating ourselves will grant us access to these blessings. The Bible says: The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing (Psalm 92:12, 14)
What does consecration mean? It is to ”set apart, or be separated, for use by the Lord”. It is the giving of our whole being to God for service. Many people have undertaken risky and frustrating journeys, all in search of fruitfulness. Until you find your place in Christ, this journey will be more frustrating. There is a covenant of fruitfulness with Christ and this comes by truly dedicating your life to Him. God’s foundation as stated in 2 Timothy 2:19 cannot be changed, whoever builds on it can be sure of all-round fruitfulness, including having your biological children.
2. Service: The Bible 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. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill (Exodus 23:25-26). When you genuinely serve God, you commit Him to your welfare. Service means giving yourself to the advancement of God’s Kingdom through prayers, fasting, reaching out to lost souls, seeking the welfare of other believers and giving your time and energy to the advancement of God’s work on the earth. When you are truly committed to these, God’s integrity is intact to ensure your fruitfulness. Take the story of the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4, as an example. She devoted her time and resources for the care of Prophet Elisha and she received the blessings of a son in return. Even when that child was challenged, he was raised instantly by her devotion to the Prophet (2 Kings 4:16-17).
When you are actively in God’s service, you are entitled to a reward and Psalm 127:3 says: Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As you covenant to serve God today, I see Him making you fruitful.
Marriage is designed for fruitfulness. Barrenness is not of God and should not be seen as a lesson or punishment from God; He tempts no man with evil. If there is anything like that, it is of the devil. Remember, the devil is the thief who has come to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). If you are married and reading this article and you are expecting the fruit of the womb, know that God is very interested in your being fruitful and multiplied. The devil is the cause of your affliction. A loving father does not give his son a stone in place of bread. Splash the Blood of Jesus on the devil and collect back your inheritance from him now!
For instance, you have been married for a few years now, and you are running out of patience with God. Maybe, there are even some mockers around you saying it to your hearing that you are ‘Baba or Mama nobody’, rejoice and be glad. Why? The will of your heavenly Father is that you be fruitful and the Word says: For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly (Psalms 84:11).
He will not ask you to come back tomorrow for this good thing; It is in His power to give you and He will surely give it to you now. This is your hour. God has made known His will to you. Who can turn His hand back? What kind of medical report can annul what the Almighty Himself says? Whose report will you then believe? Relax and stop panicking and running helter-skelter! Stop cursing and abusing your mockers! Be at peace with yourself and with your God and let His Word come to pass in your life.
If you are already born again, rejoice because your case is settled. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and 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 to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 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).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.