BE FRUITFUL AND INCREASE IN NUMBER (2)

 

“The Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them” (Ex 1:7)

 

As I said yesterday, 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 compassion 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 the will of God for you to marry and have children. But the devil hates that. I join my faith with yours. 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!

 

In Genesis 1:28 God blesses the first couple on earth and He commands them to be fruitful and increase in number. Satan deceived them to rebel against God. But even after the fall of man, God’s command of fruitfulness was obeyed. Men increased in number on the earth. In the Book of Exodus 1, we see that this blessed commanded fruitfulness belongs especially to the people of God. They multiplied so much that Pharaoh and the Egyptians became afraid of them and made plans to reduce their number. Their evil plan was three fold.

*The first thing they did was to increase the burden of labor upon God’s people.

“So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor… But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly” (Ex 1:11-14)

 

*The second thing the Egyptians did was to intimidate and bribe the midwives to be negligent in their work so that the male new born babies will die. The midwives wisely refused to obey the wicked decree.  Because of that, Jehovah, the God of Israel, blessed them with families of their own.

*Finally, when Pharaoh discovered that both these methods failed to reduce the numbers of God’s people, he gave a decree that all new born baby boys should be thrown into River Nile. In Exodus 2 we see how Jochebed, the mother of Moses, by faith, she saves her son’s life thru the same river of death. Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s palace but later, he becomes the deliverer of Israel and leads them out of the land of bondage. This is a wonderful story!

 

Spiritually speaking, Egypt stands for the world. The Pharaoh ‘who did not know Joseph’ represents the devil who is the god of this world. The plan of the devil is to stop the natural and spiritual fruitfulness of God’s children. In other words, the devil does not want you to have children. The devil will attack with bareness and confusion. “Do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even expose them” (Eph 5:11). Pray for discernment when you make friends and pray for God’s light! Darkness is a symbol of evil. The children of darkness are unfruitful and they want you to be unfruitful too, so that you can be ‘friends’. God forbid! You are to discern their wickedness and confront them with the Word of God. Dwell in the light of God! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!

 

Now this is a very important question: how do you know that you are getting closer to your exodus, to your breakthrough? What are the signs that you will soon marry. Be pregnant and have children?  According to the Book of Exodus 1 things will become rougher become they become better!!! The first thing you will experience is that your work in your office is more difficult. Your business will be under attack. Also, the medical staff will not be able to help you. They may proclaim that you are barren and that there is no solution for your infertility. As you try to come to the light, at the end of the tunnel, you will be attacked by evil powers of darkness, by demons of fear, doubt, depression and total discouragement. These attacks are unpleasant but they are not the end of your story! I am saying this because I know that God will fight on your behalf and rescue you from all these troubles. Light always kills the darkness! If the devil likes it or not, you shall marry and have children!!! In Jesus name!

 

Children of God be encouraged today! As Pharaoh could not stop God’s blessings upon Israel the devil cannot stop God’s blessings on you! Dear sisters, by faith in God and in His Word, I decree that you shall marry, be happy and have as many children as you desire (surely more than one!). Your life, your marriage, your womb, your future, your finances, your destiny is not with the devil but in God’s hands. The hands of Jesus pierced by the nails of judgment are the very hands holding you close and lovingly blessing you even right now! Your marriage is decreed and approved by God! You shall be a happy mother of children! Have faith in God! Your children shall be many and brilliant like the stars in the sky! Now I am saying this: by faith in God, buy your wedding shoes and some baby shoes (send me some pictures in my inbox, please…). You shall use them soon! I am very happy as I write these words, because I believe that they are true! To God be all the glory! In Jesus name, amen!

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babies-shoes.

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

SURRENDER TO GOD

HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT

Our prayer meeting was very good. We laid the foundation for this year. Of course, no foundation can any man lay except that which has been laid: Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected; Savior and Lord! But we needed to come back to the altar, entering this year with a fresh, purer and larger vision. There was a prophetic word calling men and women to total unconditional surrender to the Lord. We presented our bodies as living sacrifices for the pleasure of the Lord. The worship must continue…The Holy Spirit was calling believers to work for God, to do ministry. We started praying in the Spirit… Initially there was some resistance in the room. The religious spirits were fighting back refusing to let go of their slaves. But the anointing was breaking the yokes! Some people were hiding in the shadows, excusing themselves, saying in their hearts that a little religion is good enough for heaven’ approval. They became skillful in the art of ‘playing church’. Because of that, their hearts became dry, hard and cold. But the Holy Spirit was calling and calling, and will not let go… (I love the patience and persistence of God). We could not proceed further with the service until this matter of repentance and surrender was done. The Holy Wind was blowing spreading the fragrance of Christ in the room. The stony hearts became soft and none could stop the melting. Christ arrested the prodigals. Coming home was the only way for many tonight. The lost got found. The blind could finally ‘see the King in His beauty’. We bowed in adoration proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord! Finally, we worshipped God with thanksgiving for He alone is worthy! Glory to God!

“You gently call me into Your presence guiding me by your Holy Spirit
Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through Your eyes
I’m captured by your Holy calling
Set me apart, I know You’re drawing me to Yourself
Lead me Lord I pray…

Take me, mold me, use me, fill me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand
Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand”
(By Darlene Zschech)

GOD PROMOTES AND GOD DEMOTES

HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT
“My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies for I delight in Your deliverance…“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God… “The Lord sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; He seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor” (1Sam 2:1-8)
 
The women’ fellowship was very good. We had a record number of women attending. We are fasting and praying this month. I could feel the expectation and faith ‘in the air’. We praised God with songs and dance. Some sisters testified to the goodness and faithfulness of God. Sister H said that she was healed from serious back pain and she is now debt free. Sister Y testified that God helped her mother who fell on top of hot rice in her kitchen. She burnt her back but it could have been worse. Her mother in law miraculously escaped a stray bullet. Sister A fell and twisted her foot during Jesus Mega Party. She could not work but she continued to do her ministry at the media stand. She said that she will never take walking for granted. Sister E’s son was very sick but God healed him. Sister B testified that since the prophetic word of peace came last month, she has experience the peace of God that passes all understanding. We all praised God for His faithfulness towards His children!
 
Then the Word came: “God promotes the humble and God demotes the proud”. Proud Queen Vashti had to vacate the throne and Esther, a humble child of God, replaced her. The wicked, rich and powerful Haman ’fell from grace’ and was replaced by the humble and faithful Mordecai. Hannah wept and asked God for a baby boy. She vowed that she will give her son back to God. She got pregnant and had Samuel. She brought the child to the altar according to her vow. Then God gave her more children. Samuel became a prophet and a great man of God. This was her victory against her mate Peninah who had many children and who in the past oppressed her with words. God promoted Samuel who replaced the corrupted priesthood, represented by the wicked sons of Eli.
 
All power belongs to God. He is able to change all situations. Like Hannah, your prayer shall become praise. Your weeping shall be replaced with tears of joy. Do not look at your immediate circumstances. Look up ‘unto the hills’ of grace from where your help comes. There is a change in the spiritual atmosphere. People who are known as great, rich and secure, shall fall down, humbled by the living God. But the humble faithful children of God, who are waiting on God for many years, shall suddenly be promoted and none can stop it. God shall bless the work of your hands: money shall meet money! There shall be no interruptions of poverty or lack in the holy chain of wealth granted by Jehovah Jireh. Health shall meet health! There shall be no seasons of sicknesses interrupting the divine health, the gift of Jehovah Rapha. God will perfect the good work He has started in you and in your family! God is the God of miracles. All things are possible for God! We believe! We refuse to doubt! We prayed with passion, faith and courage. We worshiped God in Spirit and in Truth! God will surely answer us. The testimonies shall increase and multiply! In Jesus name, amen!
 
mother-and-baby
(This is a picture of a happy, grateful to God African mother and her child. I imagine that Hannah and Samuel could have looked like this)

YOUR WEDDING IN 2017

This is a word for a Christian sister who is praying for marriage: Fast and pray this month of January! Read the book of Esther. Identify with Queen Esther! The first wife, Queen Vashti had to leave the marriage, the throne and the palace before Esther could become the new wife and Queen. You may marry a man who is now divorced and who has suffered in his first marriage. Esther was by far more spiritual than King Xerxes. Your husband may be less spiritual than you but he is surely a child of God. He may not be a pastor but a business man. Remember the Word of God: The wife is the spiritual helper of the husband (Gen 2:18). Your future husband needs you to fulfill his destiny. Without you he cannot do it. Marriage is more work than pleasure. Pleasure comes, but not immediately. It comes like the harvest, after much planting and caring. You must learn the principle of delayed satisfaction! You invest in your husband the very things you want to enjoy later. You cannot expect to marry a ‘ready-made’ man. Even if his mother, sisters or former wife planted seeds (good or bad) in him, you need a new plantation in your marriage. You shall patiently uproot those old plants and plant new good seeds. What is important is that his heart is a good ‘soil’ heart. He must be a child of God! You cannot marry an unbeliever. But you can marry a ‘baby Christian’. Basically, your husband loves God; is a kind, loving, hardworking and generous man. Have faith that the miracle of a godly God glorifying wedding will happen this year, 2017! You too shall leave the rank of single women and become a married woman to the glory of God! In Jesus name, amen!

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