By Pastor Andrew Bawa
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1: 28 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Genesis 1: 31, Genesis 1: 22, Psalm 1: 1-3, John 15: 7-8.
The first blessing that God released is the blessing of fruitfulness. To be fruitful is to be blessed and to be unfruitful is to be cursed. You are commanded to be fruitful. Bless here means empowered to be fruitful. You carry the potency of fruitfulness. You are meant to be fruitful in every area. It's in your DNA. Not being fruitful is disobedience.
3 things God uses when he blesses; be fruitful, multiply and occupy.
You cannot dominate until you are fruitful. Another definition of fruitfulness is to bear. You are destined, wired to be fruitful. You carry in you the seed of fruitfulness. You carry in your nature, fruitfulness. If your spirit is fruitful, everything around you should be fruitful. When God blesses you, he is giving you a seal of authority. When you are fruitful, you are blessed beyond measure. You have to be fruitful because you are carrying the mandate of God.
You must be fruitful, it is a command! It is a sin not to be fruitful. Fruitfulness means to procreate. All you need to do is speak. Whatever you speak, believe it and it will come to pass. Anywhere a fruitful person enters, the place starts to change. No one is permitted to be barren. Anytime you are fruitful, God is glorified and happy. You are supposed to recreate. Don't do things small because you serve a big God. When you get it big, God will fill it.
To be fruitful, you have to be connected with holiness and righteousness.