Barren to Fruitful
Ps Bob Scroggins
August 5, 2020
I'm partnering with Xandria over the next few weeks to unpack dreams that she recently had over four consecutive nights. The dreams are in regards to Grace Church. Each dream and its interpretation builds on the following dream. Last week Xandria shared her dream about a little girl who was trying to get over a threshold but was unable to do so because of an extra leg that had been sown onto her. When she got rid of the appendage which was holding her back she was able to move into what God had for her. As we get rid of what is restricting us we are free to move forward into what God has for us as a church.
This week's dream is about an unmarried woman giving birth. This is how Xandria describes her dream...
"I dreamt last night that Shanti, who is unmarried and in her 60’s, gave birth to a child. As I looked and pondered , I heard the words "more are the children of a barren woman than of her who has a husband". When I woke up, I read Isaiah 54. What a blessing and comfort. I remember that Pastor Paul gave a similar word to the church in 2016"
Here is the first verse from Isaiah 54...
"Sing, a barren woman, you who never bore a child, burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labour; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband." - Isaiah 54:1
Notice how Isaiah gives a prophetic exhortation to sing and shout for joy before you see children being born. Before we see fruit in our lives we begin to celebrate! We are believing God and expressing ourselves before we see things happen with our eyes. More are the children of the desolate women than she who has a husband. God wants to birth through us that does not happen through natural means.
A few Sunday's back Pearl stood in as a proxy for Grace Church. We gathered around Pearl to pray, prophecy and call forth Grace Church into her destiny. I sensed God was wanting to birth something new in and through Grace Church. It's very much like when Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit and then gave birth to Jesus. The birth of Jesus did not happen through natural means. So it is with us. God is wanting us to conceive that which is of the Spirit of God and give birth. One day the birth will come but we sing and rejoice now!
This last week I was visiting with a friend. As I was leaving his house he asked me if I'd like to take some oranges home with me. As I was going down the driveway I stopped the car and picked from an orange tree laden with fruit. It's a picture of God calling us to bear and enjoy fruitfulness. Let's begin to sing and rejoice now. Fruitfulness is coming!!
For His Honour,