Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fruitfulness, The Mandate Of Sons

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Genesis 1:11-12 (KJV) “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good".

My Chukwudi's wife had just delivered a bouncing baby girl, the midwives thought it a thing of joy to break the news to him, but to their surprise, he became sad immediately he heard of the baby's sex. “Oh God, I have four daughters already, why didn't you give me at least a son, just one, just one to preserve the family name" he responded.

My Chukwudi's concern was with the propagation of his family name, he had spoken like a typical untransformed cultural African man. His desire was not bad, but his view was myopic.

God seeks men and women who will propagate his life on earth, He seeks men who will make his name glorious and hallowed.

Every living thing created by God has installed in it the ability to reproduce after its kind, this ability is contained in their seed. Since God had created man in his own likeness and image, we are His kind, hence, it is expected that we produce His kind; “God-kind". This is why he commanded us to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion...” (Genesis 1:28).

This ability was corrupted when Satan sold sin to man, the result of which was man having the sinful nature (Genesis 6:3, 12), but when a man comes to God through Christ Jesus, this corruption is taken away and the ability to manifest the divine nature restored(2 Peter 1:4).

Go into today Knowing that once you accept the lordship of Jesus Christ, you have been mandated to manifest the divine nature. You thus can no longer live for yourself.

Prayer: Father, help me to produce the God kind of life wherever I'm placed in Jesus’ name. Amen!
—Dr. Emmanuel James

Bible in 1 Year: I Timothy 1-3 (in today's audio)

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