Did you happen to notice that the Scripture mentions both a male, Simeon, and a female prophetess, Anna, being used by the Holy Spirit to proclaim that the Messiah has come for the redemption of Israel and the Gentiles? Another pattern that both male and female were used by the Spirit for the blessings and announcement of Yeshua’s coming.
There are times in our lives that counsel is a matter of life and death. It may not be death in the natural…it could be a spiritual death. Either one is devastating to our lives.
A few of the things mentioned in those verses were: being devoted to one another in brotherly love, giving preference to one another in honor and rejoicing in one another.
As we often hear in messages, the easiest person to deceive is ourselves. That’s why being connected to a strong community will give us accountability and keep us on track. We often end up on the fringe when we are not diligent in the Word and prayer, as well as having strong, healthy fellowship with one another.
4 And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full.”
5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.
6 When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not one vessel more.” And the oil stopped. [They had all that they needed.]
Psalm 5:8 says, “O YHVH, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; make Your way straight before me.”
There is no storm in our lives that is stronger than the strength of our Creator!! He gives to His people the Spirit of Power to overcome any situation that He allows us to go through. May we lift His name on high and receive the promises contained in these words.
May we remember the following: As it was then, so shall it be now, that the prophets will rise up with instruction for what is coming on the scene and we will know how to prepare. The Holy Spirit will never leave us in the dark. May he who has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying.
7 if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery [including robbing tithes from Elohim…Malachi 3:6-12 speaking to the sons of Jacob], but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,