God’s Promise Of Fruitfulness (Part 2) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: God’s Promise Of Fruitfulness (Part 2)
It is another privilege to share God’s Word with you. I mentioned last week that God’s greatest desire is that you have your miracle children. I started by pointing out the fact 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 disposal to make life pleasurable and pleasant for them, He also decreed that man shall be fruitful and nothing or nobody can make man unfruitful.
In this edition, I shall focus on some peculiar set of people, who perhaps are facing physical unfruitfulness right now and what they can do to come out triumphant in this battle. Immediately after establishing the first 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); His blessings stick!
This should excite you because it means that no matter the family into which you were born or married, it is God’s intention to bless your family. Your family is blessed; and because the blessing of God makes rich and 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 are curses, particularly curses from the devil and his agents. You find a husband and wife who have vowed to love each other for the rest of their lives and who are believers, quarrelling, fighting or even going as far as divorce just for a very temporary delay in bringing forth children. While, any of these can be traced to many other factors, for many, there is a curse at work.
However, no matter where that curse is coming from, because you are connected to God and you are a child of destiny, I see God turning those curses into 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)
But, when Faced with barrenness, what do you do?
1. Praise Him (Psalm 67:5-7)
Praise is comely. As you praise Him, 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, year in and out, she went to Shiloh with her husband, full of complaints that her mate was mocking her. Until she learnt the art of heartfelt prayer and vow to God, nothing happened. Stop looking at your distractors, face your God. When you look up to the sun, you don’t see the shadows. Look up unto the Sun of Righteousness and let your healing and deliverance from the bondage of barrenness come speedily.
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 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.
2. Get Rid of Unbelief:
Unbelief symbolizes lack of faith in God or His ability to make you fruitful. It always places a limit on God because He cannot go outside His Word to bless you. The Bible says: According to your faith be it unto you (Mathew 9:29). Until the stone of unbelief is rolled away from your heart, your miracle cannot reach you. Therefore, it is time to get out of unbelief and enter into faith. Remember, faith guarantees victory.
3. Shun Tradition and Vain Philosophies:
When you agree with tradition, you make the Word of God ineffective in your life. Tradition can be defined as a tale, belief or practice handed down to one from generation to generation. While Philosophy is the investigation of the nature of being, knowledge or cause-effect of all things. Many have accepted that they might not be able to conceive because medical doctor has confirmed they do not ovulate, menstruate or even have a womb. However, I have seen God over and again break such rules of medical science.
Some others might have been pregnant and because they saw signs of blood, they assume they had a miscarriage. The truth is, the report you choose to believe will determine your outcome.
A woman recently shared her testimony in faith tabernacle of how she was said not to be ovulating and her husband had low sperm count. However, God broke those negative medical verdicts when he confirmed her set of twins, even when several scan results could not detect these babies. They chose to believe the report of God, engaging in Kingdom advancement services to God and He proved Himself faithful in their lives. You too can have the same testimony if you chose to believe God’s Words, over whatever anyone has to say.
4. Destroy all Alternatives:
God is a jealous God. He will never share His glory with anyone, talk less of an idol. Whatever else, apart from God that you put your trust in acts as a hindrance to God’s intervention in your life. The Bible says: They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed (Psalm 34:5). Those who rely on God are never be stranded. He is a covenant keeper; when you believe His report, He reveals His mighty hand to you.
Nothing has the power to stand against your being fruitful. All it takes is knowledge – locating yourself in the Word of God. If you want to enjoy fruitfulness, as God has declared you to be, go for the light of God’s Word. 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 and your own will not be an exception. By the power backing the Word, I bring to you today, that situation of barrenness is 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!
Have you been 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).
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.