And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord…And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord…” Luke 1:8, 9, 11
Our opening scripture talks about Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist. There was a prophecy that a fore runner of Jesus was to be born in that family and they waited for years without seeing any manifestation. Zachariah and his wife Elizabeth didn’t have any child for many years, even though there was a prophecy over their lives. When theier appointed time came an Angel appeared to Zachariah and said, “Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.” (Vs 13). The striking thing about this is that the answer to his prayer came when he was on his duty post. Our opening scripture says he ‘executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course’. This means he was never found wanting. He was always found on his duty post in the house of God. So when the Angel came with his answer, he was able to receive it. Imagine what would have happened that day if he had said he was tired and was not in his duty post, or he decided to go elsewhere. He would have missed the blessing. That’s how many believers miss the answer to their blessings. Most people don’t have a duty post while others are not devoted to their duties in the house of God. The promise of John the Baptist was fulfilled because Zachariah was serving faithfully in his duty post.
Beloved, what do you do in the house of God? Which service unit do you belong to? What impact are you making in the church? What is your contribution? Are you are church visitor or a church worker? When an Angel is sent with your answer, what will he find you doing in the house of God? If you already have a duty post, how committed are you to it? Are you serving with eye service? Are you serving to please the pastor or to impress somebody in church, or are you serving to honour God? Your fulfillment of prophecy is tied to your duty post. Make sure you have something doing in church today and get committed in it. Remember, your Divine visitation is tied to your faithful service.
My mother has been sick for some time now. We have spent so much money on her health but nothing changed. One day we came to see daddy and he declared her healed. We also got the oil of gladness and blood of Jesus and she began using them. To the glory of God, she is now free.
– Sis. Rose
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, give me grace to stay committed and devoted in my place of service in Jesus name.
2. Every generational affliction that runs in my family, I carve myself out by the blood of Jesus.
3. Every handwriting of ordinance against me and my immediate family, I wipe it by the blood of Jesus.
4. Any personal mistake that has brought affliction into my life, I plead for mercy now. Let it be wiped by the blood of Jesus. I decree, the works of my hands are blessed in Jesus name.
5. I decree, positive prophecies made over my life and family shall be fulfilled this month. No more delays in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]