On Birthing Your Man-Child (Answers To Questions From Our Last Meet)
I have been getting so many questions since our last meet.
We shared on “Seeds and (spiritual) pregnancies (See the messages HERE).
I believe it was a word in due season for us all but then, as is usual with the Word, we need to not just hear but more importantly be doers of the Word.
And so our ladies have had questions ranging from:
How do I know the seed God has placed in me…
How do I nurture and bring it all to life…
I wouldn’t claim to know it all as even today, I found myself still pondering on the messages (yes I was just a vessel, the words were meant for me too)…
But I would just want to try to answer the questions on our ladies hearts by the Spirit’s help.
So the first question I believe we should look into is: why are seeds so important?
What’s the big deal about seeds? It’s such a small particle right?
Why should the devil pursue after the little man-child like we saw in Revelations 12?
“Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?
It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds,
but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”
Oh, I haven’t gotten the full gist on the above passage (maybe we will deal with it later) but Jesus our Lord says what you are carrying is not just a seed.
He says see, seeds are how the Kingdom of God work. The Kingdom works by seeds.
It seems like it is just a small seed, but oh, that seed will grow.. it will grow till it becomes the largest of all plants. It will have long branches and birds can make nests in its shade.
Can you imagine that?
In that seed/man-child in you, God says it can so grow, so much so that others come to find refuge in its shade.
Sometimes, especially as women, we downplay the role that God has for us on the earth but Jesus says DON’T DO THAT!
See that seed inside of you? That’s the way I work with everyone that belongs to my kingdom.
You are important.
YOUR MAN-CHILD IS IMPORTANT.
Now we can come to the question that I believe bugged a lot of us.
How can I know this man-child that I am carrying?
I don’t even have an idea of what it is.. what can I do to get insight on it?
First thing you must realize is that God is the one who has put that seed in you so God is the only one who can answer your questions. So it all has to begin with Him.
It wouldn’t do to get anxious about what God has placed inside of you.. there is a process for knowing the mind of God. And that process simply takes places the way all things take place in the Kingdom – through prayer.
“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called–his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
I only just saw this.. but notice the first part of that verse..
Paul didn’t just declare that their hearts be flooded with light, HE PRAYED.
And what was he praying for?
He wanted their hearts to be flooded with light (some versions say enlightened) so that they could understand the hope God has given to them.
He had to pray for their hearts to know this hope.
I recommend same obviously because the Word of God is our compass.
You can take a week even of fasting and prayers… that’s what I did in the year 2014 when I was really confused about what I had inside and what was my purpose.
I took a week and just stayed on my face before God, asking questions, etc. I still have jotters from that time.
Also pray a lot in tongues.. as you speak the divine mysteries, the Holy Spirit will open your understanding to them.
It is important to note that some of these things will not occur immediately, neither will they happen automatically.
When God tells you/gives you a seed or man-child, the excitement may make it seem like it will happen right now, but remember a physical child stays for 9 months in a womb. A seed has to also germinate and mature, some take months and some take years.
Once you know what you are carrying, you have to be faithful to staying the course.
Don’t abort your man-child by your own hands; satan is waiting to devour it already (see Revelations 12) so why be your own enemy? The one enemy you have is already enough.
Finally, remember that “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.” (Zechariah 4:6).
Remember from our message that Ichabod the son borne by Phinehas wife meant that the glory has departed from Israel (see 1Samuel 4:19).
When you try to bear the man-child by your own physical strength/schemes, God takes no pleasure/glory in that.
And if the glory does not go back to God then what are we really struggling for?
All the glory must go back to God sisters.
Walk with God through your pregnancy and incubation period.
Don’t go running off on your own.
Let Him take your hands and lead and guide you every step of the way.
With Him at the beginning and the end, your seed will be sure to grow into shade that other birds can come and find rest.
I have tried to answer questions that maybe in our hearts as much as I can but if there are still any other things bugging you arising from the message at the meet, then please mail email@example.com
Or if you simply just need a sister to check in with/talk to (we all do), reach out to me. By God’s grace, I will do the best I can as we all run on the course to birthing our man-child.
Lots of Love,
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We will be having a blast for 12 days leading onto 2017!
We going on a thanksgiving roll on the blog here.
Get ready to praise God along with our ladies for all He has done for us.
We staying grateful all the way!Posted on: December 14, 2016, by : Frances Okoro