I pray that you all are well and moving in the things that you’re called in. It’s been a while and I do apologize, I have been building other rooms in the foundation. I have been blessed to have been able to build and establish other outlets to push out the word of God.
As I was writing my thrive weekly schedule God started to give me instructions on comeback to the blog. I’m actually pretty excited because it pushes me to study the word of God and go deeper. I won’t keep you to long but welcome back if your coming back. welcome if your new to Journey in praise Bible Study. Please see the about section to learn who I am and what I do, you can also find the outlets to reach me.
Luke Chapter 1
Chapter 1 takes us to the preparation of the birth of Jesus. Before the birth of Jesus there was a first step. It’s important to understand that we first have to go through the building portion. As a disciple of Christ I learned that God is strategic in all the things He does. Before the big thing we must go through the first step. first he created light, John came before Jesus. I’m sure that there are something in your life that God put in a strategic order and at this moment the Holy Spirit is showing you exactly what that thing is.
Before Mary was impregnated with Jesus her cousin Elisabeth was pregnant with John. now we know that John baptized Jesus so of course he had to be the first .
The beginning of Luke tells us that the angel Gabriel came to Zacharias who was a priest married to the daughter of Aaron ( Moses brother). Zacharias and Elisabeth were righteous before God which means that they loved, respected and honored God. Gabriel tells Zacharias that his wife Elisabeth was going to get pregnant at her old age and name the child John. Now we know that this can happen because we know that the Lord did this first with Sarah and Abraham. let me add this detail that Elisabeth was barren.
Gabriel told Zacharias that he and his wife was going to be given a son. The word tells us that John would be filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb. Luke 1:15
Now Zacharias did not believe Gabriel he found it hard to believe that his wife was going to get pregnant she was well past child baring age, she was barren. Because Zacharias did not believe Gabriel, Gabriel says to Zaharias that he’s going to make him dumb. Zacharias could not speak.
There was no telling anyone what the angel Gabriel had said or when he had visit Zacharias had to keep his mouth shut. Sometimes God gives us something that we have to keep our mouths shut about. somethings seem so unbelievable that our tongues become twisted. we can’t tell someone because we can’t believe it.
The word tells us six months after visiting Zacharias Gabriel visited Mary in Galilee. the word tells us that 8 days after John was born he was circumcised and they were getting ready to name him after his father and Elisabeth said that his name would be John, when they went to Zacharias he was able to speak and started praising God.
. This chapter makes me think about the saying moving in silence. Zacharias didn’t go around writing on his tablet what Gabriel told him nor did his wife repeat it. In this day we have that habit of talking too much. I’m guilty of this one as well.
Somethings are between us and God. Zachrias and Sarah’s story is an example of how we should be handling the babies that God has given us.
In Prayer God shows you a vision
we Write it down
we speak on it to everyone
This makes room for others to put there mouths (negativity) on what God has given you.
okay what God has for you is for you, BUT when you allow others in, you allow them to influence your thoughts and your prayers they begin to put you in a place of wavering faith.
Can I tell you we should be spending our pregnancies in silence, we should be waiting to open our mouths after we give birth. All they can do is praise God
Did you catch that? They begin to praise God for what he has done in your life Miracles signs and wonders!
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