Shortly after the birth of Jesus, His parents brought Him to the temple in Jerusalem. It was a custom under the law to bring sons to the temple and dedicate them to the Lord. As they entered the temple they were met by a man called Simeon, a just and devout man. The Holy Ghost revealed to Simeon that he would not die until he saw the Messiah. Simeon spent much of his time in the temple praying and looking for the Lord’s Christ. So, when Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the temple the Holy Spirit revealed to Simeon that Jesus was the one he was waiting to see.
Luke 2:29-30 Lord, now let me your servant depart in peace, according to your word. For my eyes have seen the Messiah, the Christ.
This is the only account of Simeon in the Bible, he died and went to the bosom of Abraham. Simeon saw what he was praying for but he did not see all the works of Jesus. The Lord has instructed us to pray for a move of the Spirit beyond anything we have ever seen. A move of the Spirit is coming, those of us who are praying for it may not be here to see it, we may be with Simeon in heaven. This generation of believers is currently walking in the revelations and prayers of Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth and many other servants of our Lord. The rewards they have now far exceed what they prayed for us to have. They are still reaping the rewards from the revelations they imparted to us that we are walking in.
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established.
The Apostle Paul had a great desire to see the church in Rome to share a revelation the Lord gave him. The revealed Word of the Lord would strengthen the church, it would confirm what the Lord gave them to do and to expect a move of the Lord. When the church hears what the Lord has planned for them, they are filled with hope and expectation. If we continue on with what we have with no hope of more, we will become religious. We do not have nor have we seen everything the Lord has prepared for us. We must be like Simeon, we must remain in the presence of the Lord and pray for a move of the Spirit. We may not be the one’s who see it but the Lord is coming in power for His people.
Acts 3:21 Heaven will not release Jesus to come for His people until the times of restoration of all things, that the prophets said would come.
We must not be caught off guard thinking God wants to do something totally foreign to the church. The old covenant prophets have prepared us for such a time as this. God has done great and wonderful things and He is not nearly done. So, we must not become complacent. Let us continue to believe and pray for God’s perfect will, the world needs a move of His Spirit.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.