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 fastings 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 (KJV)
Prohetess Anna’s prophetic intercession played a crucial role in Jesus’ birth. Prophetic intercessors labor in the place of prayer and sacrifice food, sleep, personal ambition, and other natural desires to birth what God wants to do in the earth. All sacrifices are Spirit-empowered. God wants to do something in the earth through everyone in our household. We must labor to bring it to pass. The Bible reveals that there are spiritual laws and spiritual laxity can abort or delay the fulfillment of prophecy. Let’s keep our watches and make sacrifices. We are in the days of power. It’s time to prioritize spiritual growth.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts2 Peter 1:19 (KJV)
The Bible is a book of prophecies concerning God’s people, and we are God’s people. Our lives should fulfill prophecies. Like prophetess Anna, we must get on God’s spiritual frequency to see prophecies fulfilled. We cannot live like everyone else and expect a different result. We will always reap what we sow.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.Galatians 6:8 (KJV)