There Shall Be None Barren
“Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.’”
– Genesis 15:4
Most offices have a reception or waiting lounge where the guests are received before they are admitted into the office. In the same manner, some would-be-parents are restricted for a while in God’s waiting lounge.
Abraham, at age 75, had no children. The Lord God spoke to him and promised him a son:
“Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.’” (Genesis 15:4)
He waited for 25 years more and God still held on to the promise that he would have a son.
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” (Genesis 17:1-2)
God affirmed his promise when he changed his name from Abram to Abraham
“No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.” (Genesis 17: 5)
In the “waiting lounge” what has the Lord said concerning you? There is a child of promise for every believer because it is the will of God for you to be fruitful;
“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:28)
God also delights in your having children because he seeks Godly offspring:
“Has not [the Lord] made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.” (Malachi 2:15)
It is God’s plan that children will be equipped in the love setting with a male as the father and a female as the mother.
Read up God’s promises on parenting, (Psalm 119:89, Gen.1:28, Deut.7:13-14, Ps.113:9, Heb.11:6, 1 Sam.1:27, Is.49:23, Heb.10:23, 35-36), pick up a good literature on how to raise godly seed, start parenting now by training children who are looking for fathers and mothers (like Abraham did), build and prepare your career and save up for the anticipated delivery.
Do not waste your ‘waiting time’ on depression, complaints, comparison, nagging, anxiety and fear. There shall be none barren!
“And none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.” (Exodus 23:26)
(Adapted from the Secret Golden Book of wealth for Couples by Funmi Johnson)
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your word that says there shall be none barren in my land. Today, I agree with your word and declare the blessing of the fruit of the womb is mine in Jesus Name.
I pray for and prophesy over everyone within my circle of influence and my faith community especially that is waiting on you for a child of their own, It is their time to birth a child from their own body just as in the life of Abraham in Jesus Name.
May they remain joyful, strong and resolute in faith till their appointed time comes in Jesus Name. Amen.