Anna the Prophetess Bears Witness to the Redeemer – Day 17
· Yesterday’s message was about Simeon who was waiting for the consolation of Christ. He was the person who dedicated (spoke blessings upon) our wonderful Savior to And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God…… read Luke 2:25-35.
· As I move forward with messages leading up to the day we celebrate Jesus’ birth, I am sharing about another very instrumental person that was an intercessor and a prophetess.
Note: I must continue to put emphasis on the church in regard to not accepting the full Gospel of Jesus Christ, and especially in this story about a woman who was serving in the temple in the capacity she was called to function in as prophetess and intercessor.
· Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fasting and prayers night and day. And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:36-38).
This was what I was thinking, and I searched out for more truth-
From Just Disciple - Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born as part of God’s master plan of redemption which He prophesied in Genesis 3:15. He would be the one to ultimately bring redemption for the sin of the world, reconciling all things unto Himself. His birth is the next step in that process. Not only that, but His birth is the incarnation of God Himself on earth in human form.
· Let’s allow the story of the awesome woman of God, be an example of us also being called to pray, fast, and tell all those we come in contact with about our Savior, as we celebrate the upcoming date of His birth. We can tell them how that part of redemption plan came though Jesus’ birth. Also, don’t let your older age be an excuse for not witnessing.
I am excited about this time of year as we celebrate “Jesus, O’ What a Wonderful Child”
Next - Events Leading to Jesus’ Birth -The shame that it Could have Brought
~ Betty A. Burnett ~