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Summary: This sermon exams the life of Hannah and the process she went through in giving birth to Samuel. There are three spiritual principles for fruitfulness.

FRUIT FROM THE WOMB

1 Samuel Chapter 1

This is the story of Hannah and her desire for children. Every Hebrew woman longed to give birth to a male child, for since the time when Eve was given the promise of a Seed who would come from woman, there was a possibility that every son born could be the Messiah or in His line.

The son therefore represents the promise that is contained within each one of us lying dormant until conceived and birthed by the Holy Spirit. This sermon examines the story of this woman and the birth of Samuel, a prophet from whom not one word he spoke “dropped to the ground”.

Conceiving and giving birth is usually a picture of the process of the believer coming into their promise. It’s interesting to note that 9 months is symbolic of the pregnancy period e.g. Job’s trial was 9 months.

Hannah – Hebrew woman who was barren – no promise, no blessings, no inheritance to the messianic line. Barrenness was assumed to be the result of curse - Deuteronomy 28:18 (quickview)  “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body …”

Yet notice the cause of her barrenness - 1 Samuel 1:5-6 (quickview)  But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the LORD had closed her womb.6 And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the LORD had closed her womb.

Her situation had been caused by God here is a principle –

Deuteronomy 8:1-5 (quickview) ,16 “Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers.2 “And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.3 “So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.4 “Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.5 “You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.16 “who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end—

God is constantly testing us – to see what is in our hearts – to refine our faith – to produce fruit that will be lasting – to do us good in the end.

THE TESTING GROUND

• From the country of Ephraim - Genesis 41:52 (quickview)  and the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

• The Feast of Tabernacles - Deuteronomy 16:13-15 (quickview)  “You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days, when you have gathered from your threshing floor and from your winepress.14 “And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates.15 “Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.


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Jeff Strite

commented on May 5, 2009

The comment in the sermon that "Her situation (closed womb) had been caused by God here is a principle" troubles me a little bit. Two reasons: 1. This is one of only 2 incidents in Scripture that I could find where this is mentioned (God closing a womb). I realize I could be wrong, but my 2nd reason expands on this: 2. I believe God was working in Hannah''s life to bring her to the decision she made: i.e. giving her son to the Lord. The closing of her womb could easily have been part of that plan. The resulting gift of Samuel to God began the ministry of one of the great prophets of the Old Testament.

Heather Bouey

commented on Mar 22, 2017

Most time it`s good to share problem. WHO KNOWS?? I suffered Adhesions that damaged my uterus and this is really what i think you should understand. I finally was able to conceive a child to my own the year 2016 after 21 years without any issue. this really was the worst thing ever. It was a miracle that indeed shocked me. because i was left with no option but to use a Herbal Health Concoction that was prepared from Herbs to help the Immune. I got to find out about this from someone and i talked to the direct source about my problem. He`s name is Dwr Dexter and HE told me how some necessary few herbs will be useful as to women`s health and recovery and he had to do what knows best. He sent the Herbs to me and gave instruction on method of use. this all happened and i really have been able to say i`m glad God did this. You can congratulate me (201) 426-7860 but dont call at bed time.. You can get in-touch with Dexter via Email (Dexterherbs@dr.com) Really just felt like dropping this, not for all THO! Virus-free. www.avast.com ..........

Heather Bouey

commented on Mar 22, 2017

Most time it`s good to share problem. WHO KNOWS?? I suffered Adhesions that damaged my uterus and this is really what i think you should understand. I finally was able to conceive a child to my own the year 2016 after 21 years without any issue. this really was the worst thing ever. It was a miracle that indeed shocked me. because i was left with no option but to use a Herbal Health Concoction that was prepared from Herbs to help the Immune. I got to find out about this from someone and i talked to the direct source about my problem. He`s name is Dwr Dexter and HE told me how some necessary few herbs will be useful as to women`s health and recovery and he had to do what knows best. He sent the Herbs to me and gave instruction on method of use. this all happened and i really have been able to say i`m glad God did this. You can congratulate me (201) 426-7860 but dont call at bed time.. You can get in-touch with Dexter via Email (Dexterherbs@dr.com) Really just felt like dropping this, not for all THO! Virus-free. www.avast.com .......... ////

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