Lessons From 4 Women In The Bible [3]

Friday 13th December 2019 Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- Luke 1:1-66

Topic:- Lessons From 4 Women In The Bible [3]

Text:- Luke 1:6

g. Rahab is a role model for making the right decisions and standing firm, even when it means going against your own peers. No wonder God wanted to honor her faith and courage by placing such a woman in the line of the Messiah.
h. Boaz, one of the most gentle and godly men in the Old Testament, was her offspring and the book of Ruth; see chart, The Family Tree of Jesus).
i. God honored Rahab’s faith and courage by placing her in the lineage not only of Israel’s great King David but also of Jesus, the King of Kings. See Matthew 1:1-6.
j. These stories of faith and leadership can speak to us today. Be encouraged through the life stories of these godly women as you seek to lead in the areas of influence that God has placed you.

4. Elizabeth A Spiritual Mentor:
a. Elizabeth is described by Luke as a woman of integrity and obedience. As both the daughter and wife of a Priest, she lived a righteous life, even though she carried a quiet sorrow because of her childlessness. See Luke 1:1-6.
b. Then a miracle occurred. Her husband Zacharias, who served in the temple at Jerusalem, was the first person in 400 years to receive a direct word from God that is recorded in Scripture. While he was burning incense, an angel appeared to announce that his wife Elizabeth would have a child who would be named John. See Luke 1:13.
C. Elizabeth was the first to recognize Mary of Nazareth as the mother of the Messiah. When Mary came to visit during Elizabeth’s sixth month of pregnancy, John leaped inside Elizabeth’s womb when Mary spoke. See Luke 1:41.
d. Elizabeth understood immediately the imminence of the Messiah’s birth. What a joyful time the two expectant mothers must have had as the godly Elizabeth shared hospitality and wise advice with her young cousin. Her interaction with the young Mary clearly distinguishes Elizabeth as an outstanding mentor. See Titus 2:3-5.
e. Mary left after three months, but Elizabeth’s joy continued with the birth of her own child. See Luke 1:14,24,25.
f. Not only did Elizabeth miraculously conceive a child in her old age, but also God once again came to His people in fulfillment of centuries of eager anticipation.
g. John the Baptist became a powerful preacher of the message of repentance and the forerunner who introduced the Messiah. Jesus said that no one was greater than this son of Elizabeth. See Matthew 11:11.
h. Elizabeth could have faced her old age with a sense of failure and waning faith, but her vibrancy of spirit serves as a reminder that God watches over every woman with loving care. Elizabeth trusted and God blessed her.
I. She shared herself liberally with Mary, and undoubtedly she trained her son in the Lord while she lived out her faith before him. See Luke 1:5-25,57-66; Isaiah 46; 2 Kings 2.

Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, make me a spiritual giant in You ,I refuse to be a dwarf in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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