“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
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.”
Genesis 1:26-28 NIV
Genesis in the bible gives us an account of God creating the earth and man to look after what he created. It is God’s intention ongoing for humankind to increase and multiply. God blessed them and said to them,”be fruitful and increase in number.” God gave man and woman authority to look after the earth. All Adam had to do was be a gardener. It was not heavy work. He rested. He was able to spend time with his wife and talk to God in the cool of the evening. He had open communication with God and his wife. Oh what an idyllic situation. Nowadays many men find it hard to communicate with their wives never mind communicating with God. What happened to mankind since the Garden of Eden.
The devil interfered with God’s plan for mankind. He tempted Eve to eat the Fruit of the tree of Knowledge of good and evil. She and Adam ate the fruit and so sinned and disobeyed God. They had to leave the Garden of Eden. Sin and sickness came on mankind.
God’s intention for mankind to increase has never changed. He wants to bless man and woman. God’s promise to us in Deuteronomy you shall be blessed in the fruit of your womb. This promise is freely given to one if we he obeys God. The power of every sickness or hindrance that stops mankind increasing can be broken by the power of the Blood of Jesus who died on the cross. Every affliction of a woman’s womb to stop a child being conceived or carried will be healed by the Blood of Jesus. Every affliction on the man hindering him being fertile will be healed in Jesus name.
Jesus tells us, “Ask the Father anything in my name and he will give it to you.”
“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
John 14:14 NIV
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
John 15:7, 16
“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.”
John 16:23-24, 26 NIV
When I read these scriptures many years ago, I believed them. I was excited to read them. This was so simple. No more long repetitive prayers were needed. I wanted another child at that time. I simply prayed to God and said I will give my life to you if you give me another child in Jesus name. I became pregnant with my third child. I had no complications or difficulty in carrying or delivering my baby.
I began to be fruitful and multiply. You too can be fruitful and multiply.
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Great post! Reminds me of John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
We were called and appointed to bear fruit! Keep up the great blogs mum!