The following is an excerpt from ‘Supernatural Childbirth’ by Jackie Mize. You can also get the Kindle Edition for your kindle. The following are notes that I want to read over again and declare over my pregnancy and labour experience. Hope the words will speak life into you too. 🙂
It was one of Kenneth Copeland’s “Super Sunday” meetings, and after he finished teaching, he began to prophesy:
“The Lord says, ‘There are ladies in here now who are expecting a baby and others who want to have babies. If you’ll use My Word and stand on My Word, you’ll have those babies supernaturally without pain. The doctors, nurses and medical personnel will be astounded and amazed at the way you come through this delivery. It will be something they haven’t seen before–then you can tell them that God did it. It will be a testimony to them.”
That just went off on the inside of both Terry and me. We knew it was the truth; it was possible! It’s one of those times that you hear something for the first time yet know without a doubt it’s right, but you don’t understand how in the world it will happen.
Supernatural vs Natural Childbirth
I want to clarify the difference between what I’m calling “supernatural” childbirth and what everyone else calls “natural” childbirth. In prenatal classes, woman is taught breathing exercises, and the husband is taught to coach her through it. This natural method does work to a degree and praise God for it! Without it, many women would have had really bad experiences in giving birth.
Natural childbirth is good, but God always has a better way of doing everything. Supernatural always exceeds natural in any area.
When I refer to supernatural childbirth, I’m talking strictly about being able to conceive, and have a pregnancy free from nausea, morning sickness, pain, moodiness, depression and without fear of any kind; then going through the entire labour without pain, and through the delivery without stitches and anesthetic. I’m talking about using the Word of God to overcome, change and make things better.
During Pregnancy or Threatened Miscarriage
You don’t find ‘miscarriage’ or ‘abortion’ in the bible. It was not and is not today the will of God for you to lose your baby. God wants you and your baby healthy, whole, and prosperous spiritually , physically, mentally and financially.
“And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land,…” – Deuteronomy 7:13a
You do find in the Bible that babies, even in the womb, were real, alive and known to God.
“And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” – Luke 1:41
God didn’t just see fetuses, He saw men and the nations they would become.
“And the Lord said to her: “Two nations are in your womb,…” Genesis 25:23
Finally I figured up and said to Terry, “I know without a doubt this baby has to be due. Yesterday was the last possible due date I could have. This baby is at least one day past due.”
Then Terry laid his hands on my large round abdomen and said, “Body, you function perfectly, the way you should function to have a baby. Bones, joints, you spread where you need to spread. Muscles, you contract the way you need to contract. Cervix, you soften and dilate fast, easily and without problems. Vagina, you stretch easily; you be elastic and stretch perfectly without tearing.”
Then he spoke to the baby. “Baby I command you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to get in position and to be born in the morning.”
Speak to everything you can think of, then be confident that your body and your baby have to line up and obey the name of Jesus.
Pain Free Labour
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.” – Psalm 127:3
The bible says children are the heritage of the Lord, a blessing. We studied in the Word and the more we studied, the more we knew that was true. We started believing God right then that we would have our next baby without fear, pain or problems. I knew in my heart now that there was a way to have a baby without pain and fear. Of course, my head told me many reasons it wouldn’t work, but we were growing in the Word and refused to allow the devil to steal this truth from us.
“And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.”” – Exodus 1:19
The Hebrew women are not as Egyptian women. The women with a covenant are not like the women without covenant. These Hebrew women knew and acted on their covenant and had their babies fast and easily. Many people have thought that those midwives were just lying about the situation, but they weren’t. Those Hebrew women knew their covenant. And the apostle Paul said we have an even better covenant today.
“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” – Hebrews 8:6
“that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” – Galatians 3:14
Why would a woman who is expecting a baby be afraid? Where does the fear come from? Who told her it had to be a bad experience?
This fear is preconceived and is based on what mamma, grandma, television, movies and books have portrayed. People share their experiences and it is rare that the report is good. Usually it is about how bad it was for them and that it wouldn’t be any better for you. That’s natural for people to do. They believe it and confess it, and they have their confession working against them. The bible says we are in this world, but not of this world (John 17:14).
Many doctors and nurses I have talked to say the worst enemy of a pregnant woman in labour is fear. The opposite of fear is faith. Say out loud, “I rebuke you fear in the name of Jesus. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. I have God’s perfect love that casts out fear.” (2 Tim 1:7; 1 John 4:18)
You rebuke fear and fear leaves. But it will come around again, so learn to recognize the first symptom of fear and deal with it. When the contractions came, I would start tightening up and get scared. I’d talk to my body very quietly but loud enough for me and God and devil to hear. Recognise fear and command it to leave in Jesus’ name.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7
God wants to bless you. Never let the devil condemn you or push you into doing something just because someone else did it. Remember, the issue is to have a healthy mother and a healthy baby. Study the bible and decide for yourself. God loves you just the way you are and wherever you are is where He’ll meet you.
Jackie’s Labour Experience
We didn’t know what to expect. Finally we decided that we would command my water to break. We could at least have a sign, something so we would know I was in labour and should go to hospital.
I had slept soundly for about five hours when the baby dropped into position, jarring me awake. I had never experienced anything like it, but I knew what had happened, so I got up and went into the bathroom. One little trickle of water ran down my leg. I went back to bed for an hour and when I got up again, I left a small puddle of water with every step I took. Then, I had my first contraction.
Beginning with the first contraction, every muscle was working, contracting and pushing, but without pain. The contractions were so intense that if I were walking, I had to stop and wait for it to passed to take another step, but they didn’t hurt! I remember thinking, I know this is the way God intended for women to have babies from the beginning.
I thought that the baby was going to be born in the car before we reached hospital and that scared me. And because I became fearful, the next contraction hurt really bad. I knew I had to gain control fast. I asked Terry to pray for me and he placed his hand over my abdomen and said, “We’re not going to have any fear or pain. Go in Jesus’ name.”
From the beginning of labour to the time our baby was born was only forty minutes. I experienced a joy and a thrill that no words could ever express as I gave that one big push to get that second miracle baby out.
Let me tell you, those afterbirth pains are under the same curse as any other pain. You can use the name of Jesus and make your body do what it needs to. Command the uterus to contract like it is supposed to, without pain.
“If we’re redeemed from the curse of the law, then we are. If we are, we are!”
Have you read this book? What are some of the things that spoke to you? Feel free to share them in the comments section below. You can also read my ‘Book Review: Christian Pregnancy Books’ post.