TRINITY HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH
3rd of September, 2023
Preacher: Reverend Ebenezer Olawuyi
Text: Isaiah 66:9
Husbands who are newly married are so blessed. When their wives want to deliver, they can go into the delivery room because the doctors permit it but you know I never had such opportunity. In those days, doctors don’t allow husbands into the delivery room but these days, he can go in and look at his wife while she is pushing and in most cases, you see the woman bite the man, saying he caused it but that won’t stop her from conceiving again. While we were traveling, this thought came to my mind and I asked my wife why doctors ask women not to sleep during labour. She exclaimed and said it is dangerous for a woman to sleep while in labour, then I started thinking about a lot of things that happen in the delivery room.
The delivery room is a place of life and death. Many go in and don’t come back, but God has provided us a room of life and not a room of death, amen. Medical science and technology have tried to work on conception but I don’t think there is any medical research that has been able to reduce the gestation period of human beings to three months. You know, gestation period is the time from conception to delivery, I don’t think there is anyone that has been able to reduce it. Science is wonderful, they have been able to reduce the number of years that a plant takes to produce fruits. They have been able to reduce the time of fruiting of cocoa from 8 or 10 years to 2 to 3 years. Okro used to be about 3 months but now you have it within weeks, however, they have not been able to do that for humans. Even when there is premature birth, most times they still put the baby inside an incubator for some times and this is all because God has destined it and created man that his day of delivery will be nine months.
Nine is significant in the scheme of God. Anytime you hear ‘nine’, it talks about the birth of a new life. Most times, the doctor will tell you the EDD (Expected Delivery Date), which is usually any day within the ninth month. Nine is so significant, it speaks of delivery and you know, when we talk about delivery, we don’t necessary talk about delivery of a baby; dreams can be delivered, visions can be delivered, even those long expectations can be delivered. God is saying, September, the ninth month, is our month of delivery. It is our month of harvest and we are going to bring forth those expectations. The scripture says in Isaiah that ‘Shall I take you to September, the ninth month, and not cause delivery? Not cause you to bring forth?’ ‘Shall I take you from January to September and not bring to pass that promise? Will I do that?’ That part came up new to me again – ‘Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?’ I pray for you: You have one, two or three and are looking for one more. Wherever you are listening to me today or whether you are believing God for somebody here, hear the Word of the Lord. The Lord says, ‘Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?’ I stand in the name of the Lord here today and declare, every shut womb, in the name of Jesus, be opened. Amen.
You know what? During delivery time, it’s dangerous to sleep. And that’s the Word I want to leave for you here. As you go into this month, don’t sleep. Thou shalt not sleep. It’s dangerous to sleep. I am not saying you should not rest in the night – ‘He gives His beloved sleep’ (Psalms 127:2) – but don’t sleep spiritually. Remember, ‘While men slept, the enemy came and planted tares.’ There are wasters of foetus but in the name of Jesus, the wasters will be wasted this morning. Don’t sleep! It is dangerous for you to sleep because you are going to bring forth. God who has brought you to this month will cause you to bring forth but thou must not sleep. Awake spiritually, be alert to the things of God. Be sensitive spiritually, awake! This is not the time to draw back. Things may be challenging in the nation today; things may be challenging for you but don’t ever sleep. Don’t draw back because God has something greater for you this month. He says, while you are waiting, don’t sleep.
When a woman sleeps, the baby can die. I speak to you in the name of Jesus: Your testimony will not be aborted, you will not suffer miscarriage, no stillbirth this month. Your testimony will not experience stillbirth and your joy will not be cut short. This month, your joy will not be cut short, no miscarriage, no stillbirth. Don’t sleep! In your prayer life, don’t sleep, awake in the night to pray. Don’t miss prayer meetings; don’t miss your hour of visitation. Don’t miss Bible Study. At times, you may say transport fare is challenging, but don’t miss it. You know what a woman does in labour? She groans – that’s labour. Paul said, ‘My children that I laboured over.’ ‘When Zion travailed, she brought forth her children’ (Isaiah 66:8). Do you know what it means to travail? To labour. This month, don’t sleep. This is not the hour of sleep. Wake up because God has assured us and said, in this ninth month, your testimony will reach your hand. All your prayer points will be converted to praise points this month in the name of Jesus. That pregnancy of greatness that destiny has conceived for you, this month, they shall be brought forth. Some of you are destined greater for where you are – the pregnancy that needs to be delivered which destiny has conceived for you, you will deliver them, amen. For someone here who is listening to me, listening to the word of the Lord, this month is the beginning of your destiny revelation. You have been covered and behind for too long but this month, you begin to break forth. I speak as a servant of the Lord and call forth that destiny. Come forth! Bring forth! In the name of Jesus. Amen.
You know, there is what is called pregnancy of wickedness. The enemy also conceives, that is why the scripture says ‘The imagination of the wicked shall not stand.’ That’s why the scripture says, ‘Shake wickedness out of the morning.’ Every conception of wickedness against you this month is aborted in the name of Jesus. Whatever has been conceived against you, your family and destiny, let them suffer miscarriage, amen. Let that pregnancy be aborted, amen. ‘Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? … He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision’ (Psalms 2:4 KJV). Job 5:12 says ‘He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprises.’ Every device of the crafty concerning your children, career, health, etc. are frustrated this month in the name of Jesus.
Now, listen to this word. The scripture says when you plant, you reap. There is a time for planting and harvest. Every good thing that has been planted, this is the month of delivery, you will harvest good. Every good thing you have sown into your life or that people have sown; that good prophecy concerning you, this month they are coming to fulfillment. Throughout this month, I say again, those great testimonies and great joy, great miracles that God has destined for you will come to you this month. Amen.
Lift up your hand and thank God that you believe His Word. Tell Him that you refuse to sleep. Tell Him that throughout this month, you will not sleep spiritually. Tell Him that you believe His Word.
Say: I receive grace not to sleep at the time of labour. I receive grace to be awake spiritually. My testimony will not die. I will not draw back. The enemy will not draw me back. I receive the grace to be present at prayer meetings, Bible Study, etc. I will make heaven. I will labour because this is my month of delivery. In my hour of visitation, I will not be missing.
Call to Salvation
God is a God of covenant. He deals with us on the basis of covenant. God deals with us on the basis that as long as there is day and night, His covenant with us shall not be broken. And what is the covenant? When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you enter into a covenant with God to become precious to Him. If you know you have not given your life to Jesus… you are here listening to me and want to say, ‘Jesus I surrender to you’, you want to be a covenant child and not just a worshipper, you want to say, ‘Jesus, I receive you,’ say this prayer after me: My father, I have heard your Word. I receive You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for forgiving me and making me your child. In Jesus Name, amen.’
Father, I pray for those who have received You this morning; those who have said ‘I receive You in the name of Jesus.’ I pray that You write their name in the book of life and Jesus be glorified in their lives. Thank you, Father.
We believe You that this is our month of delivery and that our testimonies shall not be aborted. We shall not suffer miscarriage; that pregnancy of greatness shall be delivered. We will not be weary at the point of delivery. Every waster standing to stop us at the point of delivery, let them be wasted, amen.