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YOU MUST BE FRUITFUL!

Christian Family » Family Matters » May, 2014
 

Dear Reader,

You are welcome to this glorious and exciting moment in God's presence. As you pay fascinated attention to God's Word concerning your marriage today, His hands shall rest upon it!  In the course of the month, I shall be considering the theme: You Must Be Fruitful.

            I want you to know that God has designed your marriage for fruitfulness. Fruitfulness should be natural to man; but when you are resisted by hell, you need an understanding of God's provision for your fruitfulness in marriage, to combat the enemy.

            Today, I shall be examining fruitfulness as part of God's plan for your marriage. The same breath that God called forth light with and it came to be, also made man to be fruitful.  The Word of God says: 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).      So, when He said to you, "Be fruitful," you must be fruitful. This is a commandment from God; it is neither a suggestion nor admonition. He that said, "Let there be light" and it was so, is the same ONE that gave this commandment. In your body, He said, "Be fruitful.'" Never mind whatever contrary report you may be holding in your hands now. Just remember, everything God said when He was creating the world came to be. Therefore, it is impossible for what God has said concerning you and your home to fail. The counsel of the Lord stands for ever. The Word of God says: The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations (Psalms 33:11).

            Have you ever considered that if God wanted, He could have created more people to fill the whole earth, just the way He created Adam?  God is the all-powerful and the Omnipotent God:  He can do just anything, but He decided to give man the assignment of procreation. He is the all-wise God, so He knows what He is doing. If He didn't put the power to conceive and bring forth in us, He won't be asking you and I to do it.

            Therefore, for every male and female creature of God, who has come together in holy wedlock, the injunction of their Creator is to 'be fruitful.' If there is anything short of this, it is not God. He can never change His Word.  The Word of God says: I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him (Ecclesiastes 3:14). So, since God has said to you, "Be fruitful," blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count, and such like, cannot stop that word from coming to pass in your life.

            Barrenness is not of God; therefore, it should not be seen as a lesson or punishment from God. God tempts no man with evil (James 1:13). 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 reading this article, as married individual who is expecting the fruit of the womb, know that God is very interested in your fruitfulness.  Peradventure, you have been married for some years, and you are running out of patience with God. Or maybe, there are mockers around you saying to your hearing that you are papa or mama 'nobody,' just rejoice and be glad. Why? The will of your heavenly Father states that you are fruitful. The Word of God also 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 (Psalm 84:11). God will not ask you to come back tomorrow for this good thing; He will give it to you right away!  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 debar Him from fulfilling it? 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 come to your senses. Stop panicking and running helter-skelter; and stop cursing and abusing your mockers. Stop spending your fortune looking for man-made-god-given-children. Stop frustrating your life; just be at peace with yourself and your God, and let His Word come to pass in your life. God's Word says: Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward (Psalms 127:3).  As long as you are a child of God, you are entitled to the blessing of children. No matter what the doctors have diagnosed as being responsible, God is greater than man's report.  Below is a testimony of a miracle baby, despite all odds.

            "I got married in April 1998, and expected to have my baby immediately, but nothing happened.  I went to the hospital after I lost a pregnancy, and the doctor told me I had fibroid and that I needed to undergo an operation, before I could get pregnant. I didn't believe the doctor's report; so, I started praising God and forgot about it. 

            During the Victory Celebration of that year, the Bishop prophesied that we would get pregnant.  Before then, my menstrual period always flows heavily for 21 days. On the first day of the Victory Celebration, my period started, but gradually the flow was reducing until it became normal.  In December, I discovered I was pregnant.  My baby was one month old in September 17, 1999!" – Adegbeli, F. (Mrs.).   I see God giving you your own testimony!

Giving your life to Jesus Christ is the gate-way to fruitfulness, because children are the heritage of the Lord. Do you want to be born again so you can have all it takes to be fruitful? If you are ready to give your life to Christ, you can say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins.  Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour.  Now I know I am born again!

Congratulations! That's it! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through: E-mail: counselling@faithoyedepo.org; Tel. No: 07026385437, 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 Family, and Success In Marriage (Co-Authored with Bishop David Oyedepo).

 

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