A Time to be Born
by Manuel Vargas
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A Time to be Born
Itís a womanís Dream with her husband to have a child. Itís a scary experience for a young teen or young adult to experience an unplanned pregnancyóin a one night stand. Yet, it is Godís plan to make it happen despite the situation or ungodly circumstances. It amazes me how people who did not plan to pro-create usually ends-up with an unwanted pregnancy and are seeking ways to abort the child. And those who took the TIME to plan out the pregnancy by eating, sleeping, and exercising right to experience being pregnant usually encounter delays or failures of becoming pregnant.
Hi Faith-Writers, Iím back to continue to speak about TIMEóthat is, Godís TIMING and SEASON for doing things. Looking back at what Solomon stated;
There is an APPOINTED TIME for everything. And there is a TIME for every event under heaven--A TIME to give birthÖ (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a NAS).
A TIME to give birth
The Bible is clear about the Characters in Scripture that experienced complications on giving birth. When God promised Abraham that he will be a father of many nations and he was 75 years old at the TIME with Sarah being 65 years old. It seemed like an impossible task. However, during the wait Sarah was impatient and sought to have a Surrogate child experience which she convinced Abraham to do with Hagar and they came up with Ishmael (Genesis 12:1-5 / 16:1-6 NKJV).
After 24 years had passed God appeared to Abraham and Sarah to reaffirm the promise that she will have a child God said, I will certainly return to you according to the TIME of LIFE, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son (Genesis 18:10 NKJV) (Whole story Genesis 18:1-15 NKJV). The following year Sarah had Isaac.
It is estimated that 15% of Americans (thatís 1 in 6) couples experience difficulties in conceiving. The reason for this phenomenon is the ever popular age factor. As a woman ages researchers say the rise in pelvic inflammatory diseases that scar the fallopian tubes block sperm migration. Another issue is Endometriosis that creates a disorder and attaches itself to the fallopian tubes, lungs, intestines, outer urine walls, ovarian walls, and on the ligaments that support the uterus. It can be surgically corrected or dealt with by hormonal preparations. Finally, low sperm count on men will create problems with fertility. Normally men produce 60-80 Million sperm per milliliter of semen. When it drops to 20 Million, fertility begins to decline.
I donít know which one of the 3 factors delayed Abraham or Sarahís situation but the Apostle Paul spoke about the Power of Godís ability that revitalized Abraham and Sarahís reproductive organs to function as though they were teenagers.
Paul said, (ďas it is written, A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOUĒ) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (v. 17)
In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, ďSO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE.Ē (v.18)
Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarahís womb; (v.19)
Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, (v.20)
And being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. (v.21)
Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. (v.22) (Romans 4:17-22 NAS)
Identifying with Abraham and Sarah
I would like to share a word to the rich and well to do. Abraham and Sarah was financially well off. They attempted to do the surrogate thing which they did with one of their servant girls. They had the money and influence over Hagar. They perhaps even made many offers and promises to her. Hagar agreed with their human plan to bare them a child. Besides it was part of that culture of that day as well as we have the same opportunities today.
However, I would like to point out some points to their story, include other Biblical Characters and share my testimony on how God bless my wife and me with a child in our old age. I said before Iím a Practical Bible Teacher and Iím going to share the Practical Word of God.
Promises and Problems
We must overcome many issues that will keep us from experiencing the Miracle Working Power of God.
1. We must believe in the Promise of God. There are Scriptures that Promises us that we will be fruitful and have children. God said to Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28 NKJV). God said if we obey Him, bless will be the fruit of our body (Deuteronomy 28:1-4 NKJV). If we fear the Lord and delight in His commands our seed shall be mighty upon the land (Psalm 112:1-2 NKJV). God said, I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thy off-spring (Isaiah 44:3 NKJV) There are about 60 promises that God made to us about our having children through the normal process of fertility. We need to pray these Scriptures over and over until they manifested.
2. The second thing we must do is wait for the Promise of God to come to pass. This is the hard part that got Abraham and Sarah into trouble, Sarah resented waiting and moved in despair and went head of Godís intended plan. You see, God has a TIME-TABLE factor thatís a great part of the over-all plan for everyone. Not just for your joy and happiness to be fulfilled but for the sake of the childís happiness and calling that God has appointed for the child to fulfill. Isaac had to be born on a specific date to then bring forth Jacob and his family, then they would live in Egypt for 400 years and God would raised up Moses, Aaron and Miriam to bring deliverance to Israel. (See Acts 7:2-37 NKJV).
This same concept of waiting had to become true for the Prophet Samuel. Samuelís mom Hannah who yearly went to the temple in Shiloh was distressed and she had an enemy (Peninnah) taunting her of her inability to have a child. The Bible says that the Lord closed up her womb. God purposely delayed the process for a good Divine reason. To place Samuel in her womb right before the high priest Eli would die. (See 1 Samuel Chapter 1:1-28)
Another story was John the Baptist. Why the delay in his birth? Because he had to be born 6 months before Jesus was supernaturally place in Maryís womb. (See Luke Chapter 1)
Understanding the Supernatural Part
We need to get our eyes off the physical aspect of conceiving and look at conceiving from a spiritual/ supernatural point of view. Sperm and egg matter only in the physical realm or world. But it is God who blows the baby human spirit into the womb of every expectant mother. God has appointed a TIME He will give life into your womb. We can only produce sperm and eggsóGOD GIVES THE HUMAN SPIRIT OF THE BABY THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The Faith Factor
It requires Faith to put up with nagging people, negative people and impatient people when we are trying our best to bare a child. Faith is only increased in our lives if we place our focus on Godís Divine TIMING to grant us a child. We increase our faith by quoting the promises of God over our lives. We also increase our faith by reading the stories in Scripture about Abraham and Sarah, Samsonís birth, Samuelís birth, and John the Baptistís promises and birth they all experienced.
These Biblical true stories will increase our hope and expectancies to experience the same thing. We donít need medical procedures that cost thousands of dollars. We donít need to go to the black market @ buy a baby.com. We donít need to convince some poor teen or drug addict to sell their child to us. We have to stop thinking like Sarah and start thinking like Mary and say be it on to me according to your word (Luke 1:38 NKJV) Because all things are possible with God (Luke 1:37 NKJV).
I always wanted a baby girl. My first wife did not produce. I was eventually divorce and remarried. My second wife had a boy with her previous marriage. I told her I wanted a girl and God will give us a girl. She wanted a boy. I said we will have a girl. God knows my desires. Sad to say my wifeís dog died being 18 years old in human years. But the same week she was pregnant, I was 43 she was 42. Doctors were afraid they gave us all the negatives of having this baby. I said itís going to be fine. One day I said she is going to have blue or green eyes. 5 months into the pregnancy the baby was kicking me at which TIME I was looking for a name for my girl. Then in the middle of the night she kicked me so hard that I said Gabriella stop kicking me and she stopped. Well, we had a great pregnancy and a beautiful baby girl with blue eyes. Sheís so beautiful people stop me everywhere to give us compliments and bless us. So donít think that youíre too old or unable, because with God all things are possible.
Is anything too hard for God?
When God made this statement HE wasnít referring to the Red Sea splitting open or some other miracle. God wasnít referring to the 10 Plagues in Egypt, or water coming out of the rock in the wilderness. God told Abraham that Sarah will conceive a child 24 years after the first promise when Abraham was 75. Then a year later when Abraham turned 100 it happened, Sarah gave birth to Isaac (Genesis 18:14 NKJV)
For with God nothing will be Impossible
When Gabriel appeared to Mary he told her that she is going to have a child. She said how I donít know a man? (Luke 1:26-34 NKJV) She did not doubt what Gabriel was saying but she questioned the process of it actually happening. Gabriel said The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the Power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren; For with God nothing will be impossible. (Luke 1:34-37 NKJV)
You may be wondering when itís going to happen? And how it will happen? The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the Power of the Highest will over shadow you. When you come together on a Specific TIME and God will breathed life into the womb and you will have a child.
Personally the night that my wife conceived was a special night of love-making I had never experienced. To explain it, the atmosphere in the room was uniquely filled with a presence of peace and love that is hard to explain but it was dynamic, a special something I never felt before then a few weeks later we got the good news. I believe you will receive the same news everyone in Scripture received as well as I received. So be fruitful and multiply in Jesusí name amen. And remember All things are possible with God.
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