Midwives Birth Children of Promise

Clear Word to the Church

Recently I heard the Lord say, "I'm stirring the waters of intercession over this Body to bring forth new life and life in abundance, and I will pour out My Spirit on those who walk in obedience to My Word. Let no man say I am weak, for where two or more are gathered lo, I am with you" (Matthew18:20).

Women are going to come together as "midwives" in intercession and will travail till this birth takes place.

Midwives are typically women who offer care to childbearing women during pregnancy, labor and birth. They offer support, care and advice for the mother and family. The Church has been pregnant too long and her labor has been difficult, but the baby's head is crowning now and about to emerge into the glorious light of the Lord.

These midwives will deliver the children of promise. These children are the Isaacs coming forth, and they're coming to receive their long awaited birthright! All the blessings God gave Abraham were also given to his descendants. Isaac is the natural son of promise and we are Abraham's descendants according to faith (Hebrews 11:12).

What is Isaac's birthright? They are the blessings of Abraham's well at Beersheba.

Obedience is Key!

In Genesis 26:1, Isaac began a journey to Egypt because of a famine in the land, however the Lord appeared to him and said: "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you" (verse 2). In obedience, Isaac and Rebekah returned to the land of Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines, where Abraham had dug three wells. Over a period of time, the Philistines had stopped them up with earth, which represents the demonic realm and earthly desires.

Isaac's herdsmen began to redig these three wells, calling them by the same name Abraham gave them. The herdsmen of Gerar and Isaac's herdsmen quarreled over the wells, claiming the water was theirs (Genesis 26:18). In the same way today, the Body of Christ has quarreled among themselves. Leaders were not willing to cross-pollinate and walk in love; they chose to walk in pride. Their sheep felt threatened and lived in fear instead of faith. The sheep literally feared man more than having the reverential fear and awe of God.

The Three Wells

First well – Esek means strife and contention because it made others jealous. The Philistine herdsmen quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen over the well.

Second well – Sitnah means accusation and hostility because the herdsmen quarreled to a greater extent to no avail.

Third well – Rehoboth means broad places and running water. This well was dug by Isaac's servants alone and they did not quarrel. They got a revelation of working together for a greater purpose. I believe they tapped into the promises God made Abraham and in the same way, we can tap into them today.

And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth because he said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land." Then he went up from there to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake." So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well. Genesis 26:22-25


This place was called Beersheba because it was the well of the oath; it was where covenant was made. At Beersheba three important encounters took place between God and man. Here God appeared to Hagar (Genesis 21:17), Isaac (Genesis 26:23-33) and Jacob (Genesis 46:1-5).

Abimelech recognized the favor of God on Isaac's life. Therefore Abimelech wanted to make a covenant or oath with Isaac so that Isaac would not do them harm. When we are in covenant with God, even our enemies will recognize His blessings and they will fear our God.

Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the Heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. Genesis 22:17

The first two wells remained the same; born out of a spirit of jealousy, strife and accusation, and they could not change. I believe these two wells represent two previous wells of revival that got polluted by works of man. There were mighty moves of God with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but after a while, man wanted to own it and plugged up the well with human reasoning. Man's fleshly desire will always stop a move of God. The power of the Holy Spirit cannot be manufactured or manipulated. It can, however, be imitated and mocked; when this happens, the Holy Spirit departs and the wells are left dry and polluted by human waste.

A greater maturity was required of Isaac's herdsmen and a working together among the brethren. In the same way, I believe the Body of Christ must come together in unity in order to receive its spiritual inheritance. The Church has had opportunity to advance, but because of striving, contention, inability to reason with one another, and most importantly, not allowing the Holy Spirit to lead, the Church remained in bondage to man.

Now in this season, midwives are birthing the Isaac generation. There will be a unity like the Church has not experienced in past generations. There cannot be striving and accusation. Instead there will be agreement with the Father conceived in love.

The Repentant Church

The Church that has repented and is clean before the Lord is blessed. It is covered by the Blood of Jesus. The Church whose spirit has been renewed (Psalm 51) is a people of no guile like Nathaniel, and God imputes His righteousness to them. Righteousness is conforming to His thoughts, purpose and action (Romans 4:7-8), and God finds no fault in this Church (Psalm 32:1-2).

The Church must be continually before the Lord in prayer and intercession, allowing the Holy Spirit to pour water on the tares of its soul. Each time God reveals a need for repentance, the Church must repent with a whole heart. Then God considers them blessed!

Prayer and Intercession

Psalm 32:6-11 – this is where the CHURCH is headed in this two-year season! As the Church prays, their message will be heard through intercession. The promise is: the trials will not overflow the Church that is committed to God through intercession. He will raise up a standard against the enemy (Isaiah 59:19).

The standard is Jesus Christ; the anointed One (Psalm 32:6-7). Their praise and worship will bring deliverance for the Body. By making a full commitment to God, the Church will be led by the Holy Spirit of God (Psalm 32:8). God will speak to those who have understanding. The 200 sons of Issachar had understanding of the times and knew what Israel should do. Mature sons and daughters have learned how to bridle their tongues (Psalm 32:9). The wicked will know the woes of God, but the righteous shall know His mercy and loving-kindness (Psalm 32:10). The righteous shall rejoice and be glad in the Lord (Psalm 32:11).

Let's Embrace the Promise

It's time to embrace the promise God is extending to the Church. It's our job to offer the invitation. It's up to the Church to embrace it. The Church has a choice to make now: to receive the prayer warriors or reject them. The prayer warriors that are coming along now are women.

A general is called to lead, but he needs to lead the whole Body. Intercessors are prayer warriors, and most of them are women. It's going to take both men and women to be warriors. They are the ones who will take the high ground. The time to embrace this is now, and the choice is extended to the Church. The Church that embraces the women and allows them to come forth is the Church that will prosper and grow in number.

Midwives Travail

There's been a full frontal attack against women, but it's coming to an end. Midwives are travailing now and birthing this next generation. Let's embrace the midwives and this move of God in His Church. Let's join with the intercessors and cover them and allow the women to birth the Isaac generation.

Let's be like the two Hebrew midwives at the time Moses was born. They feared God, not the king of Egypt. They told the king that the Hebrew women delivered their babies before the midwife arrived, therefore the baby boys lived. God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong (Exodus 1:17-24).

This isn't about women, it's about a move of God and His releasing power and authority to a Body of Believers. Women are natural child-bearers; they birth babies every day. When intercessors come together in unity without striving and jockeying for position, powerful revelation takes place. Think of the power released when intercessors enter into the presence of God and experience "on earth as it is in Heaven."

Let us be a people who are willing to put our ambitions aside and be Kingdom minded. We can't allow the dirt of the past to fill our wells and prevent us from working together. Let's repent for our striving and accusations against our brothers and sisters in Christ and begin working with one another in unity, in Spirit and truth. By doing so we can redig Beersheba: the well of the oath from where the blessings flow. Let's do this together!

The Church can accept it or not!

Bob and Bonnie Jones
The Prophetic Ministry of Bob and Bonnie Jones