God’s Promise of Fruitfulness (Part 3) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: God’s Promise of Fruitfulness (Part 3)
We have had wonderful sessions since we began this series on fruitfulness. In the first week, you learned that a consecrated heart and genuine service to God is a guaranteed way of being fruitful. Last week, you were also taught some keys to engage with when confronted with delay in childbearing. In this edition, I will be discussing with you on: Principles to a stress-free pregnancy period.
God’s Word can never be broken! He declared you fruitful and you are indeed fruitful. Now that you have been blessed with the fruit of the womb, what next? This may sound funny to you, maybe because this is not your first pregnancy or you are already a grandma, or even still, you are not married yet. Remember, there is always something new in the Word of God. Pregnancy, as it were, might be seen by some people as traumatic and hectic. But I tell you, by the Word, it can be quite exciting and filled with ease. This shall be your own experience in Jesus’ Name. Amen. If we are to groom children for greatness, we must begin with their conception, through delivery, unto adulthood. The Bible in Psalms 139:13-16 says that right from conception, He has known us. In the entire pages of the Bible, it was never recorded that any woman had a traumatic pregnancy period due to some medical anomalies. The Bible is our perfect guide and blueprint for successful living. We must not, as covenant children, give excuses for the lies of the devil. If we follow the instructions contained in it, we shall not experience what the people of the world experience. So, what are the blueprints for a stress-free conception for God’s covenant children?
Make Joy Your Life Style:
The Bible says: Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). Make joy a lifestyle. As you wake up in the morning, whether you feel like it or not, praise God. Let everything within you spell joy. As you form the habit of letting joy surge from within you, every part of your body system is revitalized. The Bible says: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine(Proverbs 17:22). It has been said that during pregnancy, moods swing. You are up now, but down in the next minute. You begin to frown at everyone around you. You are easily irritated. This shouldn’t be with a covenant child of God. The Bible says the Hebrew women were lively. For you to be lively on the delivery table, joy must have been part and parcel of you. It is already in your system.
Consider this, the Bible says in Luke 1:44: For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. If the mother was not joyful, how would she have known that the baby in her womb was leaping for joy at the instance of that greeting? Don’t let the time of pregnancy be a time of depression for you. Remain joyful, glorifying God for the wonderful experience of procreating with Him. I tell you, women are most privileged of God. It is just a unique experience that cannot be absolutely described. Joy is an important ingredient in the school of healthy living. It is better to stay healthy by remaining joyful, than spending money on drugs by being moody or sad.
Study the Word of God
The Word of God is the bedrock of all things in life. The Bible says He upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). All things include you and the baby in your womb. Read the Word, meditate and study it. This is the time to drink in the juice of the Word, for your ‘health’ and the baby’s. The Word is the maker of all things. It has the power to create. The Bible says: In the beginning was the Word…. And nothing was made without the Word(John 1:1,3 paraphrased). Fill your belly with the Word of God. Speak it to the baby in your womb. Sow the seed of God’s Word into his/her life.
No one can pray for you like you. Commune with God on the basis of His Word, which you have received. The Psalmist exclaimed: O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come (Psalm 65:2). Soak yourself and the baby in the Blood of Jesus. Destroy the hold of the enemy upon the developing child in the womb and also on yourself. Commit and dedicate the child to God, even while inside the womb. Pray concerning the delivery day. Cover yourself, the baby, the birth attendants, the clinic, the materials to be used, etc. with the blood. Commit his life, school, career, marriage, life, etc. into God’s hands. Pregnancy is not a license to begin to go from house to house, talking and gossiping with neighbors and friends, just because you no longer have to go to your business place. Invest your time in prayers and secure your environment from any form of evil.
Keep the Right Company
Show me your friend, and I will show you who you are. Don’t keep company with negative talkers. People who only remember those that died during pregnancy or childbirth are dangerous. Those who only talk about babies born deformed are to be feared and run away from. Saturate and clean your environment of any negative talking. Negative talks don’t edify, flee from such companies. Foolish talks bring disasters. In fact, the Word says foolishness kills. Don’t try it. Anywhere you see them talking negatively, draw away and fill your own heart with positive reports.
As you combine all these with personal hygiene, taking a lot of rest, taking balanced meal diet, (not just eating any junk that comes your way,) and adhering to the advice from your medical personnel (I mean qualified medical personnel in the field of gynecology and obstetrics), you are set for the easiest time of pregnancy and delivery, bringing forth a Godly seed to the glory of God.
Are you born again? If your answer is no and you would want to be born again and to be called a child of God, 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. 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).
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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.