My Christmas notes- Praying the prophecy-1
Luke 2:36 “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;”
Luke 2:37 “And she [was] a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served [God] with fastings and prayers night and day.”
Luke 2:38 “And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.”
Merry Christmas once again beloved. Hope you had a wonderful celebration?
Another item on my note is what I call Praying the Prophecy. There are two personalities mentioned in the Book of Luke Chapter 2 who are key to the fulfilment of the coming of the Messiah. They are a man called Simenon (Luke 2:25-30) and a Prophetess, Anna by name.
These two played a great role in the birthing of the Messaih. They both prayed and interceded till Christ came. Anna in particular prayed for eighty four (84) solid years before Christ came.
A bible scholar Montefiore by name came to a conclusion that by the time Anna saw Christ she was probably about one hundred and six years old (106 years). In there days a lady typically gets married at about fifteen (15) years old. Her husband died after seven (7) years and since then she’s been in the temple praying and fasting for the birthing oft the Messaih.
Anna interceded for 84 years, praying and fasting night and day. What can we learn for this?
Between the prophecies of the birthing of the Messaih and when he finally came, we have a time span of well over a thousand years. The prophecy seemed delayed until these intercessors started standing in the gap.
The lesson is this, prophecies don’t just fulfil themselves, they are birthed in the place of prayer! It is not enough to receive prophecies we must make warfare with them.
To be continued…
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