You Are Created To Be Fruitful (Part 3) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: You are created to be Fruitful
Praise the Lord! His Word can never be broken. He declared you fruitful and you are indeed fruitful.
Now that you are pregnant, what next?
This may sound funny to you, may be this is not your first pregnancy, or you are already a grandma, or even still, you are not married yet. But I tell you, there is always something new in the Word of God, something new to learn, something new to add to knowledge and pass across to our younger ones.
This week, I will show you what to do when you are pregnant.
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 raise Godly children, we must begin with their conception through delivery unto adulthood. After all the Bible says, that right from conception, He has known us (Psalm 139:13-16).
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 the Word of God, we shall not experience what the people of the world do experience. Here are what you are to do:
Maintain A life of Praise and Joy:
Make praise a lifestyle. As you wake up in the morning, whether you feel like it or not, praise God. Let everything within you radiate joy. As you make it a habit of letting joy surge from your inside, 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. No, 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. You can’t fake joy on the delivery table. Woman, just live out the Word of God. It is possible.
Consider this, the Bible says: For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy (Luke 1:44). If the mother was not joyful, how will she have known that the baby in her womb was leaping for joy at the instant 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 the 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 and meditate on 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 1:3b). All things include you and the baby in your womb. Read, study it and Meditate upon the Word. This is the time to drink the juice of the Word, for your health and the baby’s. The Word is the maker of all things. It has power to create. The Word of God 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.
Maintain a lifestyle of prayer:
Pray, pray and pray again. No one can pray for you like yourself. Talk to God intelligibly in prayer. Commune with Him on the basis of His Word, which you have received. 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 of Jesus Christ. Commit his life, school, career, marriage, life, etc, into God’s hands. Pregnancy is not a licence to now begin to go from house to house, talking and gossiping with neighbours and friends, just because you no longer go to your business place, in order for you to take time to rest. Invest your time in prayers, and secure your environment from any form of evil.
Keep Right Company:
Show me your friend, and I’ll 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 speech. Negative talks don’t edify, flee from such companies. Foolish talks bring disasters. In fact, the Word says foolishness kills. Don’t try it. Keep off anywhere you see people talking negatively, and fill your heart with positive reports.
As you combine all these with personal hygiene, take a lot of rest, balanced diet, not just eating any junk that comes your way. Also importantly, adhere to the advice from your medical personnel – I mean qualified medical personnel in the field of gynecology and obstetrics. As you do, you are set for the easiest time of pregnancy and delivery, bringing forth a Godly seed to the glory of God.
As you believe that God, who has the control of the entire universe in His hands, and nothing has been misplaced up till now, and can never be forever, cannot mishandle your little life, even during pregnancy, you will keep your mind at rest, and surrender your entire being to Him. It’s a new day for you in Jesus’ name. Just like the Hebrew women in the Bible, before your enemies would know it, you would have brought forth.
The power to conceive and bring forth is from the Lord. If you are not born-again, you need to surrender your life to God by confessing your sins. If you want to do so, you can say this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 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:
Making Marriage Work
Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored)