The Blessing of Fruitfulness
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.”
As we are beginning to grasp what a blessing actually is and the power that it releases in our lives when it’s received by faith, let’s look at the first recorded blessing in history. God spent six days working and preparing everything for His family. He carved out the canyons and the depth of the ocean. He fashioned the trees, animals, birds of the air and fish of the sea by His creative words. He did all of this for His son Adam, His daughter Eve and the children they would have. Then, He made clear His intention and set into motion His magnificent plan for their future in the blessing.
God’s blessing and original intent hasn’t changed. His pronouncements are eternal. The life-giving words that He spoke over Adam and Eve are the words of authority and increase that will be a powerful force in our lives if we’ll activate them by faith. Faith begins when we understand, either by intellect or by revelation, God’s will for our lives. So let’s examine God’s will in this preeminent blessing
The Lord commanded you and me to bear and display fruit. This is not just an order, but through these words, it is our nature. You can see this in the life of every human being, whether godly or not. We produce and display for the entire world to see the fruit of who we are. Just give any discerning Christian a few minutes with a person and he can tell what is in a man’s heart and mind by his actions, words and attitude. A man forms and fashions his future by the words that come out of his mouth.
Our words produce fruit and the very first thing that God empowered Adam and his descendants to do was to be fruitful. Don’t just read over these life-giving words. This passage contains the very power of God for you and your ministry. We are created to reproduce God on the earth. That means His divine qualities should be evident in us. We aren’t called to just produce enough love, healing power and wealth for ourselves. Doing so would make us mere consumers, but we are called to be fruitful. We were made and empowered by the blessing to generate enough love, power and finances that the excess would produce a display for the entire world to see. All of creation is groaning, waiting eagerly for you and me to begin manifesting the fruit of God’s character in our lives.
God’s creative and empowering words in this blessing to “be fruitful” not only placed His nature to produce abundantly in mankind, but these words also commanded everything that He created to assist in the fulfillment of this primary directive. Don’t miss this. Through the blessing, every creature, whether physical or spiritual, must submit and become subservient to the law of fruitfulness when it’s invoked by faith. Every animal, every plant and all matter must line up with God’s intent for you and for me. When we access the power in this blessing, every angel we command will serve us in this matter and every demon must cease and desist his activities against it. Praise the Lord! All of creation will help us increase if we understand and access what has been spoken over us. Lack is a thing of the past for those who choose to believe this and line up their lives and conversations with this revelation! We have been created to increase and to display God’s love, power and wealth for the entire world to see. For us, to be fruitful is the Word’s first command. Won’t you begin to walk in increase today?
Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of
God will be taken away from you and given to
a people who will produce its fruit.
Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.
People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or
grapes from briers.
He cuts off every branch in me that bears
no fruit, while every branch that does bear
fruit he prunes so that it will be even more
fruitful…This is to my Father’s glory, that
you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be
He did this to show us in all times to
come how much he can bless people and how kind
he is. It was Jesus Christ who brought this
kindness to us.
2:7 (Worldwide English Translation)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.