Raising a people of purpose


The Word: Luke 2: 25 – 30(KJV)

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Dig Deeper: Luke 2: 36 – 38(KJV)

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; 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. 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.

Think about it

God works with plans. He is not obliged to make his plans open. He however likes to share his plans with his friends. In our text today, we read about 2 different individuals: Simeon and Anna. Both of them were prayerful individuals. If we are prayerful and have the right heart it’s almost impossible for us not to be given access to Divine revelations. God speaks to people close to him. And it’s a powerful thing to be in tune and in line with heaven’s plan. When we are in tune, then we will recognise our seasons. So Simeon and Anna were prayerful people, they had access into the spiritual. It seems both of them were old people: always praying and fasting. We don’t know Simeon’s age but Anna had been a widow for 84yrs, she was married for 7yrs. That’s 91yrs. If we assume that she married at 18yrs, that would be atleast 100yrs. So she wasn’t young. But even at that old age both of them were so in tune and informed of real time spiritual information. The Holy Spirit had told Simeon that before he died, he would see the messiah. One day the Holy Spirit told him to go to the temple. When he got there he saw that Jesus had been brought in to the temple to be dedicated as a first born to God. Thesame time, the Holy Spirit told Anna to go into the temple. She also came into the temple at the exact time Jesus was brought in for dedication.

We can be in a position where we are flowing with Divine agenda, where God is leading us, where we know the season we are in spiritually, when we know Divine secrets….. It takes spiritual closeness to be getting real time spiritual top secrets. That is where God wants us to be.

We can be privy to Divine secrets 

Our memory verse for April 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1

1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord, help me to be so close to you that you can share anything with me.

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren