FAITH FOR FRUITFULNESS AND INCREASE GEN 1:28
“ And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
_ By giving us Gen. 1:28 God’s intention is to channel our thought life, our thinking to be more productive for Him and in our personal lives
_ As a man thinketh, so is he.
_ All that any man achieves or fails to achieve is as a result of his thinking.
_ Believe it or not, your life moves in the direction of your thoughts.
_ Your thoughts can move you closer or further away from your future.
_ This is why faith in God’s word is so powerful.
_ The enemy of our souls knows the power of our thoughts so he tries to replace the blessing of fruitfulness with the curse of bareness in our mind
_ He bombards people with bad dreams,curses,diversions and bad visions that seek to overshadow our focus on God’s word
_ May be you are here today and immediately before and after your
marriage the enemy brought you some nasty bareness dream,today is the
end of that dream
_ The hopes and dreams you fill your mind with have the power to transform your life and the lives of your loved ones.
_ Your thoughts are as fast as the speed of light.
_ As quickly as a light illuminates a room, a single thought can illuminate your life.
_ As you change your thought today you change your destiny too in Jesus name.
_ Your thoughts magnetize positive or negative events to you,so Satan and
his agents seek to hijack your thought life
_ Actually everything we can see around us began in the unseen realm. Heb. 11:3.
_ God is the master of faith, He is the master of all imaginations.
_ God spoke the world into existence.
_ But before, He ever spoke, His thoughts were in place.
_ God’s mind is the source of all fruitfulness.
_ He is the creator, the one with the great imagination that calleth the things that be not as if they were.
_ Your thoughts are powerful, if you want to put some order in your life, you must first put order in your thoughts.
_ If you want to learn to pray, learn to pray to control what filters through
your mind, by praying God’s word
_ If you want to be fruitful, if you want to increase and multiply, you have to be careful what you pay attention to.
_ What do you spend your time thinking about and dwelling on? Prov. 4:23.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
_ This is why our thoughts, intention or motivations in life must not be surrounded by fear , unbelief or any lust organized by Satan the master liar and thief.
_ Examine your life, examine you fruits, they are the results of your thought I Cor. 4:5.
_ Just as a seed, that is hidden underground it will eventually breakthrough the surface and manifest.
_ Everything you see in the natural, every fruit you harvest begins as spiritual seed it begins as a thought.
_ If you understand this spiritual truth, your fruitfulness, increase and multiplication will soon embarrass you and those around you.
_ Your thoughts, ideas, words and prayers will become extremely powerful Prov. 23:7a “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”
_ Every situation in life is as a result of a choice.
_ Every choice is as a result of your thoughts.
_ All those things that fill your mind hold the keys to your reality.
_ And so what did God say about fruitfulness do you know it?
‘_ Exodus 23:25-26;Deut 7:14-15;Isa,66:9;Gal 3:13-15;John 15:16
_Nobody can curse you when God has blessed you.God has the final say Lam.3:37 Number 23:19-20
_ If we must be fruitful and reign as kings and priests in life, we must properly channel our thought lives to God’s will and counsel.
_ We must fill our minds with God’s words and thoughts for our lives.
_ Memorise these words,meditate on them,delight in them,rejoice in them and thank God for them
_ We must understand who we were created to be.Stop thinking of satanic dreams and agenda for your life
_ We must know we are God’s children and understand the authority we have in Christ.
_ We have inherited God’s Kingdom and we have been given dominion over all our adversaries
_ We must take authority over the enemy and exercise kingdom dominion
_ We must think fruitfulness, increase,dminiona and all round abundance and prosperity
_ If we want to possess our possessions, we must take possession of our thoughts.
_ Not only did God pronounce blessings on those who trust in Him,He offered his son as the ultimate sacrifice to make sure it happens
_ Everytime we call on Jesus and plead his blood, God remembers his covenant with his son and blesses us abundantly.Zech.9:11
_ God smelled the sacrifice of Noah after the flood and blessed the earth with fruitfulness
_ The sacrifice of his only begotten son is even much more powerful
_ Our thought life must be delivered to focus on God only and ignore Satan
_ We are told that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against wicked spirits, principalities and powers.
_ This is a fight we must win with our minds.
_ We must be skilled in our mind .Taking control of your thoughts will cause you to gain control of your life.
_ Winning the battles of life through our minds requires that we meditate daily on God’s word
_ It requires that we daily confess the truth if God’s word. Josh. 1:8
_ This requires that we also take possession of our tongues.
_ This is actually how to master Spiritual warfare.
_ Part of our training in spiritual warfare requires.
_ That we master the art of aligning our thought life with God’s word.
_ The New Testament, teaches as that our battles do not take place physically but in the realm of the spirit.
_ We are told in nearly every book of the New Testament:
“Fear not, only believe” Mk. 5:36
“Gird up the loins of your mind” I Pet. 1:3
“ Renew your mind” Romans 12:2
“Put on the mind of Christ” I Cor. 2:16
_ We are taught in Romans 8:6 that to “set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace”
_ We are instructed in 2 Cor. 10:4-5 to “take every thought captive to obey Christ”
_ Because “the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but have divine power to destroy strongholds ……. and ever high opinion raised against the knowledge of God” 2 Cor. 10:4-5
_ All battles are won or lost in the arena of our minds.
_ If you don’t take authority over your thought life and hold it captive to Christ, you will create unpleasant physical circumstances for yourself in life.
_ You will just struggle from one difficulty to another.
_ Your spirit man should control your mind and bring forth fruits unto eternity Phil. 4:13
_ You must command your thoughts as Jesus commanded the sea Lk. 8:24.
_ David address his mind in Ps. 42:5.
_ In Ps. 91, David masters his fears:
“……I will say of the Lord” surely He shall deliver thee (me) “ Thou (I) shall not be afraid of the terror by night……
_ He says in Ps. 118:17 “I shall not die but live to declare the works of the Lord.
_ Jabez chose to focus on God’s word to fuel his future desires rather than his present circumstances.
_ If you focus on the negative, you will live in a vicious circle of negativity.
_ You have to pray for your mind and train it to focus on the positive promises of God for your life.
_ Whatever is going wrong in your life is as a result of your focus.
_ If you don’t like what you are experiencing change your focus
_ Abraham was fruitful because God taught him something about focus.
_ He told him to look at the territory he was giving him.
_ He told him to walk barefoot on it and to see his offspring’s as many as the sand on the sea shore.
_ God trained Abraham to focus on bigger thoughts.
_ He made him visualize his destiny.
_ If you want to change your future, if you want to be fruitful.
_ You must focus on things people or circumstances that are bigger than you are.
_ Your focus will either feed your faith or confirm your fears.
_ Learn to think like Abraham , think internationally think big and think generationally and futuristic thoughts.
_ Think about the present too! Think about what you want to achieve, whom you want to marry etc.
_ Condition your mind to accept God’s greatness and power to achieve what you want.
_ The angels will pick up what you want and draw the experiences and opportunities to you.
_ Sometimes the first thing you need to change is what you think that God wants for you.
_ You need to know God’s thoughts towards you are for abundance, fruitfulness, prosperity progress and peace.
_ His desire is to give you divine guidance to great success and prosperity.
_ You must say it to yourself till you have the conviction and assurance of God’s will for your life: “God wants me to live in abundance, prosperity and fruitfulness.”
_ Jesus says in Mark. 9:23 “If you can believe all things are possible to him that believe”
_ Every achievement begins with a thought.
_ All the innovations, discoveries, peacemaking and problem solving, all begin with a thought.
_ God’s Spirit is his creative power of His word and He is in us.
_ The inspiration you have is from God. God is up to something good and He has you in mind.
_ What you think determines who you are.
_ It determines what you are; where you go where you live, who you love, where you work, what you read, what you accomplish and what you acquire.
_ You will never have more or rise higher than you thought life.
_ When you believe God’s word and meditate on fruitfulness success you will get some wonderful results. Prov. 4:23.
_ But you must be specific about what you want exactly.
_ Start to spend some quality time with God in prayer and ask Him to enlarge your mind, your capacity for thinking and for great imagining.
_ Ask Him to help you take the limits off. I Chron. 4:10
_ Finnaly Fruitfulness in the field of soul winning, is God’s will for us. lives John 15:1-8;16
_ In this parable of the vine and the branches Jesus talks about 4 aspects of fruitfulness in connection with making disciples and fulfilling the Great Commission.
_ Let us examine our lives even as the gardener looks at the vine.
_ Verses 1,2,6 speak of the Father Jesus and us we must bear fruit or be judged. No Fruit Leads to Judgment
_ The Father is the gardener, Jesus is the true vine and we are the branches.
_ Is it possible to be Jesus and bear no fruit?
_ Apparently there are some branches that have no fruit. is that possible?
_ They are grafted (Rom 11:17) in the vine but somehow are not bearing fruit.
_ They are connected to the vine but are not receiving the nourishing sap and are not producing fruit.
_ They are ‘officially’ in the vine but they are not abiding, not remaining and hence not fruitful.
_ They have come to the wedding feast without the wedding garments; they are wolves in sheep clothing.
_ What isTheir Fate?: They are to be cut off. They lose their vital connection with the vine.
_ They dry up and wither, they are fit only for the fire
_ Some Fruit Leads to Pruning Fruitfulness is encouraged: When we bear fruit the gardener wants us to bear more fruit.
_ Fruit is good for food, for drink, for seed that reproduces after its kind. Fruit is an indicator of health.
_ Jesus was always looking for fruit,Remember the cursed fig tree in Mark 11: 14 and parable of the fig tree Luk 13:6,?
_ Much Fruit Is the Goal Of God the Father and it only happens by remaining or abiding in Christ.
_ This is more than just a physical connection it is a deep abiding that causes a flow of life and Jesus shows us how, He says
_ My Words Must Remain In You: Fruitfulness comes from the Word becoming flesh in our life.
_ Not just an intellectual doctrine in the head, but the lived out word ,the word becoming flesh.
_ The promise: ‘ask whatever you wish and it will be given you’ conditional on abiding and fruit bearing.John 15:7
_ God wants us to bring forth Much Fruit: , a natural result of abiding; that glorifies the Father and shows that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ.
_ Finally our fruit must last unto eternity
_ Lasting fruit is eternal:It speaks of the souls of men won for all eternity.
_ This is our appointment our commission to go and bear fruit, make disciples.
_ Then The Father Will Bless You: If we do what God has chosen and appointed us to do then the Father will do His part: ‘give you whatever you ask in my name’John 15:16
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
_ This is one weapon of warfare that always defeats the enemy
_ If Satan attacks any area of your life be aggressive in bringing forth fruit in that area.Explain and testify
_ Where are you today in your fruitfulness? If you are fruitless it is time to change, to repent.
_ If your are being pruned rejoice with the gardener that He wants you to be more fruitful.
_ If you are bearing fruit, know that the Lord is pleased to give you anything you ask for and that your fruit will last for eternity.
SALVATION PRAY FOR YOUR MIND
FRUIT OF THE WOMB
ANOINTING FOR FRUITFULNES ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL