Open Heaven Devotional For April 23, 2023 : Topic – More Than Fruitfullness
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Open Heaven 23 April 2023 TOPIC: More Than Fruitfullness
MEMORISE: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” – Philippians 4:6 (KJV)
READ: Psalm 67:5-6 (KJV)
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 14-16
My God is so generous that when He wants to make the barren fruitful, He gives them multiple babies. If you don’t believe me, ask Hannah. In 1 Samuel 2:21, Hannah asked for just one boy and even promised to give him back to God, but the Lord gave her the boy she asked for and five more children! I have good news for at least one woman who has been labelled barren: In nine months’ time, you will be carrying your twins, in Jesus’ name.
There have been several testimonies at our programmes in The Redeemed Christian Church of God where people were told by doctors that they could not have a baby and God gave them multiple babies. There was one particular woman who the doctors had told that her womb was too small to accommodate a baby. She wrote us and we prayed. From that same womb pronounced as ‘too small’ for one baby, four babies came out at once. I decree once again: It doesn’t matter how long you have been waiting for the fruit of the womb, my God will give you multiple children in nine months’ time, in Jesus’ name.
If you’re already bearing fruit and want more, note that John 15:1-2 says if you already have fruit, God will make sure that you bear even more. Being fruitful is however, not limited to child bearing; it also involves business, ministry and many more areas of life. There are two types of fruitful people – those whose fruits increase by addition and those whose fruits increase by multiplication. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to multiply than to merely increase by addition.
The secret to your fruits multiplying is in thanksgiving. When you thank God adequately for the things He did for you yesterday, He will do even more for you today. After Hannah had Samuel, she sang a song of thanksgiving to God and He gave her five more children (1 Samuel 2:1-10, 21). When Jesus needed the multiplication anointing to work on the five loaves of bread and two fishes in Matthew 14:13-21, He simply thanked God for the provision and it began to multiply. Thank God for His provision and watch Him transform you from the realm of additional increase to that of divine multiplication.
Father, thank You for all the things You have already done for me. I would never have amounted to anything without Your help. Thank you, Lord.
HYMN 18: Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, The King Of Creation
1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation;
Join the great throng,
Psaltery, organ, and song,
Sounding in glad adoration.
2 Praise to the Lord, over all things he gloriously reigneth:
Borne as on eagle-wings, safely his saints he sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen,
How all thou needest hath been,
Granted in what he ordaineth?
3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy way and defend thee;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee;
What the Almighty can do,
Who with his love doth befriend thee.
4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath breath join with Abraham’s seed to adore Him!
Let the Amen
Sum all our praises again,
Now as we worship before Him.