BE FRUITFUL

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Monday 26 May 2014
THEME : BE FRUITFUL
Memorise:
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.
Genesis 1:28
Read:
Genesis 1:27-28
27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created
he him; male and female created
he them.
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.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : EXODUS
6:14-8:32 and PSALM 110 – 111
Message
In Genesis 1:28, “Be fruitful” is
presented both as a
commandment and a blessing. The
blessings that God bestowed on
humanity in this passage can
therefore be regarded as the
source from which the human race
has flourished. This passage also
defines a very important principle
of life: fruitfulness comes before
multiplication. A person that is
fruitful will automatically multiply
and anyone that refuses to be
fruitful will never multiply. This
theme is repeated about seven
times in the book of Genesis alone
(9:1, 9:7, 17:20, 28:3, 35:11 &
48:4) to emphasise the significance
of this divine principle. Now, since
the Lord has spoken and His
promises are yea and Amen, why
then do we have people that are
barren and unfruitful? The answer
is in John 15:4-5, it says:
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no
more can ye, except ye abide in
me. I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth
forth much fruit: for without me ye
can do nothing.”
For any branch of the vine to be
barren or unfruitful, it must either
be sick or detached from the vine.
It is possible for the branch to be
sick according to Psalm 107:17:
“Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.”
Thank God for Psalm 107:20 which
states the remedy:
“He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from
their destructions.”
John 1:14 confirms Jesus as the
Word that was sent, while John
6:51 says that eating the Word
from God gives you access to
everything you need for healing
and deliverance. I therefore decree
into your life, that as you read and
meditate on the word of God from
this moment, you will receive the
power to live above sickness,
bondage, poverty, failure and
death in Jesus’ Name.
Furthermore, it is possible for a
branch to be detached from the
vine, making it impossible for the
fluid of life that flows from the
vine to reach the branch. Such a
detached branch will not only find
it impossible to bear fruit, it also
stands the risk of dying off. As a
result, I admonish you to accept
Jesus as your Lord and Saviour
today, connect yourself with the
source of life and begin to bear
fruit in abundance in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point:
Father, please help me to remain
connected to you so that all your
blessings embedded in Genesis
1:28 will be my portion forever in
Jesus’ Name.

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