Meaning of Fruitful: [Dictionary.com]
Producing good results
Abounding in fruit; bearing fruit abundantly
Producing an abundant grow as in fruit
In Genesis 1:28 [
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
From the time of creation we were wired by God to be fruitful and to have dominion. Of course, sin entered the world and that put a slight wrench in the plan, but not really. The Bible said, the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world, so God anticipated what would happen and he worked out the end at the beginning. So Jesus came, died, was risen, he spoiled principalities and powers making a show of them openly then he took the keys of Death and Hell from the Enemy. For those of us who have faith in His finished work, we have been restored. God is back to having an expectation that we will be fruitful, we will multiply in the natural and in the spirit and that we would rule, or have dominion in the earth. Of course, that does not happen without some push back from the enemy but that is to be expected. Jesus came that he might destroy the works of the devil and we are still carrying on that mandate today through the agency of the Holy Spirit, the Blood and the Word.
Jesus told the disciples, I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Then in the New Testament, Jesus tells us that unless we abide in him we will not produce anything. It is clear. We can not do anything in and for the kingdom without relying upon the person of Jesus Christ and the operation of the Holy Spirit.
Father God, I thank you that I walk in the anointing that ignites the life of God in me through Jesus Christ and causes me to rule and reign with Christ as I rest in him. Your word says there remaineth there fore a rest unto the people of God. I understand that unless I rest in Christ as well as enter into his suffering I cannot rule. I thank you Lord for the anointing that makes resting, abiding and living in Christ easy. I thank you for teaching me to number my days so that I can live soberly remembering to produce fruit that comes out of an active, vital and dynamic relationship with the Godhead. May I fulfill the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17 to make my home in you. Let me be a habitation for you, Jesus and the precious Holy Spirit.