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Signs given!

 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Isaiah 8:18.

God is a baby maker, signs and wonders are his franchise. The commandment to be fruitful and multiply is for quality seeds not quantity. Every covenant child is a sign and a wonder. God is proud of his children, their status is known before birth. Their life is a proof of their status; a promise fulfilled. God has such seeds waiting to be born than the desire to have them. Imagine where everyone is born great! What a world that would be. Signs and wonders are not products of chance, they are born. These children are pacesetters, and trailblazers. These are gifts from the lord of Hosts, who dwells who mount Zion. Those that like them never lack them; he gives to all that ask from him. The prayer of Hannah is instructive.

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”1 Samuel 1:11.

Hannah asked for a son, he received the gift of a sign. Her covenant with God was the return of the same to God. Wonders come from God, it’s for those that ask of him It’s all yours for the asking, God’s wonder stores overflow with children. Your gift of wonders shall not be delayed or denied. When you are set to ask, God is set to give His store of wonders are inexhaustible, desire determines your portion. Every request for children end in signs and wonders. That is the covenant at work; covenant sons are signs.

“Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.” Job 9:10.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”Matthew 7:7-8.

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Signs and wonder

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Isaiah 8:18.

While many are seeking for children, God has a package of signs and wonders. Covenant sons are for signs and wonders. Every supernatural conception end up as a wonder. Supernatural conception start with signs following. Abraham and Sarah were too old to have children, the covenant dissolved old age. Sarah was amused at the idea of having pleasure, laughter became his name. With all the odds against them, the covenant was performed. The covenant is the only odd to conception, every other odd is cancelled. Signs are new events, that has never occurred before. The covenant gives rise to new things irrespective of challenges. When these new things are repeated they are wonders.

“Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.“Psalms 74:20-21.

When the covenant is in force natural laws are suspended. The covenant respects nothing but the covenant. Everything in heaven and on earth have respect to the covenant. God respects the covenant also, signs & wonders are the proofs.. The covenant word is the seed of creation, it creates and recreates everything. Signs and wonder children are not convenient but covenant made. Supernatural conception is the master key to the birth of signs and wonders. Covenant Sons are for signs and wonders after the order of Isaac’s, Joseph’s Samuel and Jesus. They are no noisemakers but newsmakers. The covenant word creates signs and wonders as sons.

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.“John 1:13-14.

Blessing follow me!

O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days:for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. Jeremiah 22:29-30.

I have since imagined the earth to be an inert substance until I started seeing from scriptures the contrary. The earth is a living thing having ears to hear & witness the spoken word. The earth is usually taken by hand of some persons, words are spoken against others and the piece of earth released. That is a curse, and they take effect because it was powered by hell. Blessing is God’s word spoken over your life, written on the earth and powered by heaven. The earth take notes of blessing & curses; the earth is a living thing, a witness. No matter the distance away from where the word is declared it is potent. The word of God dissolves curses and blessings follow you. The earth yields whatever is programmed within her.

“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.

Blessings replenish the earth, curses destroys the earth. Blessing is God’s franchise, God has spoken and blessing must follow. The word of God on the earth is that we be fruitful and multiply. Curses came late, and they are expunged by the same word. Only a blessing can terminate a curse, not complaining. Pick up the earth and declare, I am programmed to be fruitful and multiply. It’s an act of faith but it terminates every curse on your earth. You are walking out of curses and blessings are following you. What you don’t want, don’t watch; take responsibility to replace curses with blessing. It’s your heritage in Christ. Blessing follow you! Be fruitful and multiply. Fruitfulness is not negotiable, the fruit of the womb is not debatable. Replace curses with blessings, that is the covenant the earth is your witness.

 “Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:”Genesis 49:25.

Remembered

And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her. 1 Samuel 1:18-19.

Does God forget? Why is there a waiting period for answered prayers. Valid question begging for answers. The first part is not mine to answer, the second part is already answered. None is ever forgotten by God, you are always remembered. If your case is not forgotten then God does not forget. Hannah was remembered, something changed; her approach. God is God whether he gives you a child or not; worship him. Instead of being sad, she asked for help, vowed and worshipped God. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is foolishness. Every appearance before God should be for an encounter, not routine. This time her appearance was registered, hence her remembrance. Every connection with God in Zion results in a change of story. Who else was remembered? Rachel.

 “And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.”Genesis 30:22-24.

Remembrance is an acknowledgement or acceptance of your worship. Every contact with this wonder God leaves behind a tale open wombs. Every prayer is answered, every desire is granted and every expectation met. This happens when you meet with God. Hannah met with God and was remembered, so also Rachel. It’s not synonymous with how many times you have prayed, it’s happens when God meets with you. It’s beyond being in church but being in touch. Someone is overdue for an encounter with God. It’s your season of remembrance; as soon as he hears, he remembers.

Who else will be remembered?————-/——- Every encounter with God is for your remembrance. Those that are remembered have their babies as a proof.

 “The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.”Psalms 20:1-4.

When God laughs

And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her. 1 Samuel 1:18-19.

Mockery make people laugh; misrepresenting and imitating someone. Making mockery of life situations is the stock in trade of some comedians. They tell the story of poverty, lack, barrenness and failure. One reason for sadness of many childless couples is the mockery of men. One sure thing, humour does change lives when God is the comedian. Many attending comedy shows go home sad as laughter is transient and knowing that they were laughing at their situation. The only humour that does not end in sadness causes a change of story. Hannah’s countenance was no longer sad when her change of story came. Every encounter with the God of wonders affect your countenance forever. Laughter becomes a force of change of story.

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”Psalms 2:4-5

God also laughs, he makes his people laugh also. This is not transient laughter, it’s everlasting bliss. God turns mockery to making babies, God laughs at your mockers. Watch out when your mockers multiply, they are witnesses arranged for your making. Church is God’s comedy house for making men great. Worship makes God laugh and deploy his warship of wonders. Those that mock at your childlessness become the audience to celebrate the arrival of Isaac. While you are a mockery, God’s word is at work to making your heritage. The maker of children transforms the mockery of men. It’s never late to have your Isaac; when God laughs, you are remembered.

“And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.”Genesis 21:6-7.

When God becomes a comedian.

The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Joel 1:12.

Humour is big business, laughter is an enterprise. It’s not easy for many to laugh, even when a joke is made. Life is too serious to joke about it. The comedians thrive in their trade, programmes are created to make people laugh. Comedians have multiplied and clowns have become professionals. God also make people laugh, joy is his recipe. He is the founder ad father of joy. Joy is a fertilizer, the tonic for productivity. Everything dries up sooner or later when joy is absent. Joy guarantees fertility, productivity and fruitfulness. Imagine God becoming a comedian, it’s unimaginable to some. He makes mockery of the known by doing a new thing. When God make you laugh wonder conceptions are provoked

“And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.”Genesis 21:6-7.

Some need to employ a comedian as member of staff and have humour breaks. They make laughter from everyday events; transient laughter is their trade. A few of us have subscribed to the Almighty as our joy and laughter. God does not cause laughter to humour man, wonders are the byproducts. Sorrows are turned to joy, everlasting joy and laughter. God makes men laugh not once and for all but once and again. You will not laugh and walk away but have a reason to keep laughing for life. When the Almighty becomes a comedian, Isaac is born. It’s not over until you begin to laugh; another Isaac is born. Sorrow and mourning free lifestyle is the end-product of God laughter.

 “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”Isaiah 51:11.

Sing O Barren Sing, O barren,

Sing O Barren Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:1.

One of the maxims learned growing up”You can’t be spank & prevented from crying” Crying was the expected response to correcting a child. Smiling or laughing in the face of obvious misdemeanor was considered rude and disrespectful. Life challenges for some attract similar response, the child in them emerges. Issues of barrenness is sensitive, crying is the norm, blame games are played. How can God do this to me? Sobbing, sadness, gloominess. God has never been the cause or source of Barrenness, he is the cure instead. His commandment is to sing o Barren! Sobbing replaced by singing. God is enough reason to sing, Salvation is the song of the redeemed. God is the father and founder of joy; joy is the highest faith. Sing your way to fruitfulness, it’s your access to the source.

 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”Isaiah 12:2-3.

When joy is absent access to the wells of salvation is denied; dryness. Water is needed for anything to germinate, dryness and lack is the opposite. The wells of God are full of water, there is no lack or dryness in him. The desire & expectation is in him, the water from his wells is your source. Joy grants access, sadness denies access to these wells of salvation. God is the source of joy and giver of children. He is not the one chastising with barrenness; sing o barren, stop sobbing. Your cry cannot attract his attention but Joy grants access to the source. A song of praise is all you need to provoke fertility in every area of life. Those that sing never sink, the blessing of fertility is provoked with a song. Let the song begin! Sing your way to fruitfulness.

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.”Psalms 67:5-7.

Joy therapy.

Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; Isaiah 54:1-2.

One predictable response to not having children is sadness. Bitterness and rancor may arise from hopelessness & helplessness. The society is not helpful nor supportive, the body language is discouraging. Laughter is a gift to a woman with fertility issues. Being unaware of their challenge, their countenance is obvious. For some attitudes are affected, the cycle of despondency continues. Joy is a tonic, laughter is therapeutic; a song of praise is a trigger. That was one of the secret cards of Abraham and Sarah. Sing, O barren is a commandment, not a consolation. Fertility is joy provoked, barreness is destroyed by the Joy of the lord. Joy restores hope and keeps Faith alive. Faith in God refuses sadness, God is too faithful to fail.

“The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.”Joel 1:12.

The seed can only germinate in joyful places; a joyful heart. Sadness dries up the womb, Joy fertilizes everything. Singing provokes joy and laughter; Faith in God is activated. Joy is a faith booster, just as your face brightens, your faith is activated. Joy is the recipe for more blessing, an invitation for God’s intervention. Joy is therapeutic, it’s the tonic of fertility; trusting God absolutely. Sing O barren! Joy strengthens your faith for performance. The dead parts are refreshed and revived; joy therapy. Joy gives glory to God, your shame is overturned by glory. Whatever has withered due to lack of joy is revived now; enjoy!

“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”Romans 4:19-21.

Wonder conception

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. Luke 1:28-29.

Having a background in Roman Catholic tradition, reciting above scriptures was the norm. Beyond the recital lies the revealation of the word of God. That the Christian faith is founded on assisted conception. Two key things for wonder conception are outlined. The blessing and the presence of God. Angelic visitation is not an exceptional gift but the norm. Angels are sent to speak and show the word of God. They also respond to the word of God spoken by men The word is the vital seed for fertility, it delivers the blessing and the presence of God.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.“John 1:1-5.

The word of God spoken by angels or men prove true. The word of God is God at work; the same word, the same God. The word of God is the seed of favour and fertility; potent and active. The word of God delivers the presence of God and the blessing of God. The word of God is creative, and reproductive; it terminates infertility. Your fertility was concluded before your creation. Your season of divine visitation has come. The twin effect of the presence and power of God delivers fertility by force. It’s not by chance, it’s by the word of God; wonder conception. When the power of his word and his presence is incubated a child is born.

“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35.

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