BE FRUITFUL AND INCREASE IN NUMBER (1)

 

“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Gen 1:28)

 

A number of Christian women asked me to pray for them, that they marry and have children. Some are young and some are not so young. I feel for them because I am a mother and a grandmother. For their sake I decided to study again the scriptures that promise natural and spiritual fruitfulness. I recommend that you fast and pray. Meditate upon the revelation of the Word of God. It is clear that God wants us to marry and have children. The devil hates that. I believe that God will answer your prayers! I believe that your dream will come true! In Christ, the victory and the testimony is sure!

 

God is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible. His name is Jehovah Elohim. God created the earth and all the living things on it. The word ‘create’ means to produce something out of nothing; to bring something into existence; to mentally conceive, design and execute something for the glory of God. Man recycles but only God creates!

 

After creating all other things in the nature, lastly, God created the human race. He created Adam from the soil and gave him His own Spirit. Then the man became a living being. Out of his rib God created a woman. The first couple was called Adam and Eve. Man-kind was created ‘in the image of God’. The word ‘image’ means a resemblance like a shadow. It means that each time I see a man, a woman or a child I see the shadow of God, their Creator. God blessed the first couple. At the beginning He commanded them to do two things: to be fruitful and to rule over the nature. In other words, man was to have many strong children so that God’s ‘shadow’ (or glory) will fill the whole earth.

 

We and our many strong children are supposed to subdue the earth and rule over all the rest created things, big (like the whale) and small (like the viruses). God has given us and our children the authority to rule the earth. The more children we have, the greater the authority to rule. This revelation taken by faith applies to natural children and spiritual children in Christ Jesus. To subdue it means to subjugate, to positively conquer the enemy and bring him into bondage. To rule it means to have dominion, to overtake and prevail against the enemy. Both words imply that there is a spiritual war. After the fall of man, God has decreed that the woman and her children shall fight against the devil and his children (Gen 3:15). Jesus Christ, the Son of God born of a woman has won total victory against the devil and his demons.

 

From these scriptures we see that the devil hates children, in particular, God’s children. He hates to see the image, the glory-shadow of God spreading on the earth. The devil hates to see that God’s babies are conceived and born to defeat him and his followers. To conceive an ordinary child is easy (Ask Hagar and she will tell you…). But to conceive a man or a woman of God is not easy (Ask Sarah and she will tell you…). There must be warfare prayer that ends in praise. You need to fast and pray focusing on God’s Word! But the God of Genesis is stronger than all opposition. The devil will deceive you saying that you do not have enough money to take care of your children. That is a lie! For God who provides the children will also provide the resources to take care of them. The devil will deceive you that you are too old to marry and become a mother. That is a lie! Sarah was ninety when she became a mother!

 

In Christ I declare:

I am a child of God! I am a woman of God! I am a godly wife and a godly mother of children! By the grace of God I am a fruitful vine! My husband and I shall have many children, natural and spiritual. Our children shall surround our table with testimonies, blessings and gifts. Our wonderful beautiful children are spiritual, straight and strong arrows to defeat the enemies of God! Our children are men and women of God. They shall serve God. They shall worship God in Spirit and in truth! To the glory of God and for the increase of His Kingdom! “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Mt 19:14). By faith, I believe that in Christ, my children will come to me!  In Jesus name, amen!

 

Let’s Pray:

“Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You by the Blood of Jesus. We thank You for the revelation that it is Your will for us to have many naturally and spiritually strong children. We thank You for the hope we have in Christ. We pray that You grant us the desire of our hearts. We want to marry and have godly children. We promise that we shall teach the children to know You and to love You. By faith, we dedicate our unborn children to You. We are like ‘Abraham who believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing’ (Rom 4:17). Abraham was not too old and Sarah was not too old to have children. By faith, our bodies are not too old, sick or weak to have children. We believe in miracles because we believe in You. We command every evil spirit that blocks the conception and delivery of our children, to go away in the name of Jesus! We destroy every covenant we have made, ignorantly or not, with the demons of doubt, barrenness and fear of poverty. Holy Spirit please seal and approve this request! Fill our bodies, souls and spirits! Prepare us to be mothers! We vow to give You alone all the glory! In Jesus name we pray, amen!”

A newborn baby snuggling into white linen

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