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SNT 0318 Simeon and Anna: Luke 2 and Leviticus

Simeon and Anna: Luke 2 and Leviticus

December 26, 1965

Teaching about Simeon and Anna, the two who prophesied in the Temple concerning Jesus’ coming.
SNT – 318

Topic: DRAFT, God, Simeon, prophecy, child, lord, revelation, holy spirit, comfort, temple, Christ, manifestations, Israel, born, spirit
Format: audio
Publication Date: 12-26-1965

Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

Luk 2:21-25; Lev 12:1-5; Act 2:1

Luk 2:25-34

Luk 1:67-78

(Jos 1:3); Luk 2:36-42; Mat 2:11

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Snt-0318-SimeonAndAnna DRAFT

SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, Simeon, prophecy, child, lord, revelation, holy spirit, comfort, temple, Christ, manifestations, Israel, born, spirit

Now tonight we have this tremendous record in the Gospel of Luke, after the birth of Christ, that we want to go into and read very carefully, and understand as it's written in God's wonderful word. There are, as I said earlier tonight, manifestations of the Spirit, usually miss called gifts of the spirit of these manifestations of the Spirit. There are three manifestations which are used in believers meetings according to the record in the Word of God. These three manifestations used in believers meetings, or among believers are referred to in First Corinthians and named as speaking in tongues interpretation of tongues. And the third one is what prophecy. Now tonight, we want to deal with prophecy, primarily because this was one of the tremendous manifestations in operation in the life of a man and a woman at the time of the birth, or shortly after the birth of Christ. And it's set beautifully here in the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke. And we're going to begin reading with the 21st verse. And when eight days were accomplished, for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. A day, on the eighth day after the birth of the male child, the child on that eighth day, was circumcised. Usually, the circumcision took place in the home. It is a ceremony, not only observed by the children of Israel, but a ceremony that was observed by many of the Eastern peoples, besides those we refer to as Jews or children of Israel. Now, I perhaps ought to also say that the child, the naming of the child, was always the father's prerogative. In our family, my daughter, she named something, at least some of them. I don't know, she named them all. In the Bible. In the Bible, the father always named the child. Remember, when John the Baptist was presented, they wanted to call him something else. And the father said, his name is what John, and the women said, why there's nobody in your family by the name of John, you don't want to call him John. He said, his name is John. So you find these records all through the Bible. Now, when Jesus was on the eighth day, were circumcised. Then there's verse 22. And when the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses were accomplished. They brought him to Jerusalem, to present him that is Jesus to the Lord. This presentation is referred to in common vernacular, as dedication. And these things are remarkable because of the troops that are set in the word teaching. On the eighth day, he was circumcised on the 41st day, on the 41st day, he was brought for dedication into the temple. Why? Because of the record of the law, which is set forth in Leviticus chapter 12. If you'll keep your finger in Luke, because we're coming back, go to Leviticus, chapter 12. Very interesting portion of the Word of God, as it relates itself to what they did with Jesus on this 41st day. And the Lord spake unto Moses saying, verse to Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, if a woman have conceived seed and born a man, child, then she shall be unclean 717 days ago According to the days of the separation for her infirmities shall be shall be unclean. This is why that on the eighth day, they would circumcise the child. And in the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised, and she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and 30 days, she shall not touch hallowed things, or come sanctuary and so forth. But verse five, if she bear a main child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, 14 days. And she shall continuing purifying, threescore, and six days, you see the record for a male child, seven days of uncleanness, then on the eighth day is a circumcision. But for another 33 days, after the seven, they continued in purification, then on the 41st day, they would present the child in the temple for to the Lord in what we refer to as dedication. If it was a girl, a little baby girl that was born, then the woman had to stay in seclusion for 14 days instead of seven, and the purification period to continue for a total of 66 Did we read that 66 days. At all together, I just trying to figure my math not too good tonight, can't get to 80 fast enough. But that seven days plus the 33, this is what I was concerned about, makes the 40. And in Leviticus there, it said, when these were fulfilled, 40 days fulfilled, then the next day would be the 41st day, on the 41st day, they did this which is recorded in Luke chapter two. And when the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, which had been 40 days, they brought him Jesus, to Jerusalem, on the 41st day, to present him to the Lord. Why, verse 23, is a parentheses Do you see the parentheses at the beginning and the end? A parentheses is indicative of the fact that it is an explanation, to expound and to explain something. And now he's going to explain it, as it is written in the law of the Lord, every male who opened the womb shall be called holy unto the Lord. When animals were born, the first animal that was born always belong to the Lord. It had to be brought to the temple. It was a sacrifice animal. So it was with a child, the first child that would be born was a sacrifice, child. But instead of sacrificing that child, it became indicated among the people that it was being sacrificed, because they brought other animals in with the child and the animals stayed at the temple while the child was redeemed. Verse 24, to offer a sacrifice, according to that, which is said in the law of the Lord, apparent turtledoves or two young pigeons. Now, while they were there, verse 25. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man, Simeon was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of God, Israel, waiting for the consolation of Israel. This man Simeon must have believed that God's word was God's will. Otherwise he would not have been waiting for the consolation of Israel. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds I would like to say and be right to 1000s of people who are not waiting for the return of Christ's second coming. They do not believe he's coming back. They're they they're not waiting for His coming. Simeon must have worked the Word of God and believed God's word because he was waiting. He was expecting, looking for the coming up. The Lord Jesus Christ, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And then this tremendous phrase, and new Maha Gill Holy Spirit, no article in any critical Greek texts, and the Holy Spirit was upon Him,

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the Holy Spirit was upon him is this before the day of Pentecost or after? Before definitely. And as we have seen many times in the classes on power for abundant living, when we work the Old Testament, we find that the Holy Spirit was upon people in the Old Testament, but from the day of Pentecost on, it was in people. Jesus himself says, In the Gospel of John, the Holy Ghost is with you, the Holy Spirit is with you by Chow the future tense in you speaking to the apostles. So in the Old Testament days, when there were men of God, profits, or profits, the Holy Spirit was with them, this gift from God was with them, to a degree, but not in full, because it had not yet fully come. The fully coming of the Holy Spirit is recorded in Acts chapter two, when it says and when the day of Pentecost was fully come. Up until that time, it was God's prerogative to put upon people and he did all through the Old Testament, a portion of that gift, Holy Spirit. And with that manifestation in operation, or with that power, and then the subsequent manifestations in operation, you have some tremendous truths that are explained in the Word of God. But you must understand that this man they leave God's word is God's will. No person gets saved unless you believe God's word is God's will. You cannot manifest the more abundant life unless you get to the place that you know God's word is God's will. We cannot receive the abundance that God has available for us. Until we first come to the word. We have to have a knowledge of God's word before we can appropriate. Otherwise, it's just like shooting in the dark. You're aiming all over the place and hitting nothing. It's a lack of the knowledge of God's Word. Which is primarily responsible for people good, sincere, honest people to go through 1020 3040 years of their life, and still not really know where they're headed. Because they like the knowledge of the word. This man was waiting for the consolation of Israel, he had the knowledge of the word, he knew the Christ was coming. He did not know that he was coming just then. He had not known this five years before, or six months before even but believing God's word, he saw the signs of the times and he looked forward to coming. Hundreds of others have looked before also, but he had not come at that time. But you see, every man who believes God's word is always looking for that which God's word says it's going to occur. Like to those of us who belong to the church, born again of God's Spirit, it says we are looking for his return, waiting for his return we're looking for it could occur tonight, would occur tomorrow next week. I don't know. But we're looking. So Simeon, was in the temple on this 41st day. When Mary and Joseph Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the temple, to present him on to the Lord for redemption, according to the law, and the Holy Spirit was on him. Verse 26, and it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, it was revealed on to him that wonderful, there are three revelation manifestations in the Bible, the word of knowledge, the word of wisdom, and discerning the spirits, as there are three manifestations to be utilized in among a believer or in the believers meeting, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues and prophecy. So there are three manifestations of Revelation, word knowledge, where the wisdom and discerning the spirits word of knowledge tells you the score, where the wisdom tells you what to do about it. It was revealed unto him revealed, Revelation revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see them. Before he had seen the Lord's what, boy, is that something, isn't it? What a comfort,

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what a comfort there is in the manifestations of Revelation, how God revealed to this man Simeon that he would not see that until he had first seen the Lord's Christ. Boy with that kind of Revelation, that man could really walk. Because if he got the mumps, they couldn't kill it. If he got the measles wouldn't kill him. If he had arthritis or rheumatism, or cancer or anything else, it couldn't kill him. Nor was there a bullet made that could shoot him or kill him, or a knife that cutting his throat. Why? Because the revelation said that he would not see death until He had first seen the Lord's cry.

 

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Why that must have been something with the notice. But remember, he was a devout man, waiting for the consolation of Israel. Verse 27, says, and he came by the Spirit into the temple. How did he come to the temple? Did he go to a wheat G board? Is that what you call him? Or Ouija board or something? Did he Did he go to some spiritualist meeting? Did he have these palm read? Nope. Didn't have you had a better connection than that devil spirit stuff. He has the Holy Spirit Ani. And by the Holy Spirit, it was revealed on to him that he would not see that until he had first seen the Lord's Christ. Furthermore, the Spirit said unto him, the spirit, the spirit and he came by the Spirit into the temple. He didn't guess he didn't work it out from the stars. Didn't get it from a Ouija board or a spiritualist séance in got it directly from the Lord. He came by the Spirit. Verse 26, says it was what unto him, revealed that he wouldn't see death and they'd seen the Lord's Christ. Then, when the Lord's Christ came, it was revealed to him by the Spirit. And he was told to go to the temple. Simeon wasn't in the temple all the time waiting for the Lord

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on a bunch of baloney, that is, you know, sometimes people get religion, or they think they get religion. And then they think they have to sit around all the time waiting for the Lord to come back. Good gravy, he's coming anyways. You can look for without sipping route all the time. You can be doing something beyond the moon. You don't have to be in church all the time, or sitting in the front pew saying Amen. Glory, hallelujah or something else. You don't have to be on your knees praying all the time. No, no, no, no, no, no. If you're born again of God's Spirit, filled with the power and you know the word and you're walking in the word, you're constantly walking in the light as He is the light. And then revelation can be given the Lord and totally made see Christ. Then when he got time, he said to him by the Spirit. Let me get over there to the temple boy get moved. And I want to tell you something. Simeon stayed home for another two weeks thinking about ah. He rationalized and he said, Well, I can't quite be true. No, no, no, no, no. When the Spirit when it was revealed to him by the Spirit, he came to the temple. And when the parents brought the child Jesus to do for him after the customer at all. Then verse 28, took him up in his arms, and he bless God and said, Lord, verse 29, now let us thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine I have seen by salvation, who is that Jesus Christ class, ask yourself the question How did he know that this particular boy was the consolation of Israel? Again, by revelation, there were other children being dedicated at the same time. How would you like to walk into a place where they'd be 20 or 30, gathered at the same time, and just by hit and miss pick out and say, well, that is the child. You might miss 24 times out of 25. He walked by the spirit by the spirit, he went in the temple. And when they brought this child in, God said to him, that's the child. Then God told him something else, which ordinarily was not done by a man like Simeon. God said to him, pick up that child, pick him up. Because in verse 28, it said, he took him up in his arms. He did. And he did all of this by revelation. By the way, this little phrase in here is still the theological phrase, which is used many times when people bring their children in the Episcopal Church, and some other churches, so that they are dedicated to the Lord. The minister takes the child in his arms that get it from this verse, you get cold in here? Well, we'll turn the air conditioning down a little. These are tremendous truths in God's word, that really are a blessing to the hearts and lives of people who understand the greatness of the operation of the Holy Spirit. And you understand what goes on in, in our country, sometimes the culture in which we live and so forth. Now in verse 31, For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, verse 30, mine is he said, I have seen this Lord's Christ, and the word had promised him he wouldn't see death until after he had seen the Lord's Christ. When he had see, when he hadn't seen him. He said, Now I've seen it. I've seen it. Therefore, Lord, I'm ready to go. But then comes a word of prophecy. And prophecy will always exhort, and comfort. It edifies those who hear it edifies it builds them up by exhorting them and comforting them. I want you to see these truths in the following verses which thou has prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people, Israel.

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That's something prepared before all the people all of Jesus Christ came into the world, to bring good to everybody, to bring salvation to bring life to bring life to everybody. A life to lighten the Gentiles. And he was to be the glory of the people Israel. Verse 33, and Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. Why did they marble, the marble because they hadn't talked to Simeon. Simeon had not discussed this child with them, but that Simeon should, from his mouth, utter these tremendous truth is what really astounded them. And Simon, verse 34, and Simeon, rather, bless them, and said unto marry his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel for a sign, which shall be spoken against. That's something the child is set for the fall and rising again, of many in Israel. Look at this information that came forth. If you keep your finger here in Luke two and go back to chapter one. Regarding John the Baptist, in verse 67, of Luke chapter one and his Father, John the Baptist father, Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost. The same as we read about Simeon was filled with the Holy Ghost. Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, was filled with the Holy Ghost and he prophesied, saying, verse 68, bless it be the God Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people, and has raised up and horn a salvation for us in the house of his servant David. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began, that we should be saved from ours, enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us to perform the Mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, the oath which he swear to our father, Abraham, that he would grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear. Look at the comfort, the edification, the exhortation in this prophecy, verse 75, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. And thou child, referring to John the Baptist, shall be called the Prophet of the highest. For Thou shall go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his weights. Plus, now let me ask you some, if John the Baptist is going to go before the face of the Lord, if he is going to be what is commonly referred to as the forerunner for Christ. This prophecy says there is going to be right then can you get the whooping cough and die in infancy? Can you get run over with an automobile or a track? No. Why? Because the prophecy was that this child would be the foreigner of Christ. Then how in the world can you be the foreigner of Christ and die before it happens? That'd be nuts when you see the comfort that's in prophecy. Hardly anybody knows anything about prophecy. So we don't know. Soup from apple butter. We don't know which way to turn. But when you read the word and you understand these men were filled with the Holy Spirit. And he said, they prophesied then from that scripture, you understand why prophecy really does?

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Look at the comfort in that scripture. You just need more of the power of God, you know if lay awake all night, husbands the same way we fathers, right? The prophecy was, is going to be the the Prophet of the highest. You prepare the way for the Lord Jesus Christ, ministering a blessed God.

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That's why she could go to sleep at night. She had the comfort, the quiet acquiescence the peace? Don't you see class why the church needs this message again, of the greatness of God's Word. The church needs to hear the Word of God again. So that people who are born again who are in the church can again have comfort and peace in their life. And not have to run every psychologist and psychiatrist and all this stuff. I didn't write the word. If you don't like it complaint, the management, I have nothing to deal with it. But there it is as plain as the nose on my face. planer. Right, almost. I cannot emphasize sufficiently only God can teach you the greatness of this I can show you the scripture. But boy, just sit in Think for a moment. When he said Thou shall be called the Prophet of the highest, now go before the face of the Lord to prepare his way. She absolutely had no fear. Because there was nothing that could kill him. There was nothing that could obstruct you. There was nothing that could waylay him because the word of the Lord was he's got to do this job. People sometimes used to sometimes I suppose they still do think I'm half nuts or something. What I tell them in my classes on power for abundant living, that if you've got a work to do And you know God's will and God's word, then there is absolutely nothing that can kill you before you get it done. Now, this is not fatalism. This is operating by revelation, by what? I remember the time I was on the plane going to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We got into one of these turbulent storms. It was a daily you know, when you step in some of these big planes do you think boy aren't a terrific they're just bigger and blazing. But somehow or other when they sometimes get up there and the wind starts to blow, they're real tiny, somehow or other. And that thing just whipped around from one side to the other, we drop and we go up, we drop it. Oh. And everybody was almost everybody was sick on the plane, almost ran out of those paper bags. And it was becoming so turbulent that even the stewardess was almost white, you know, some fear. Because I believe she had almost come to the conclusion that we were going to really bust up. We'd never make it. So she came by holding on trying to help people that were sick. She was tremendous lady. Most stewardess are wonderful people. And I said to her, I said, Lady, don't get excited. We're going to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. And she looked at me at all with eyes like hen's eggs wondered, what kind of touched fellow this was see? And then I said to her a little further. I said, Look, I said, God wants me in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm on this plane, and I'm going to Calgary, Alberta and you're going along, whether you like it or whether you don't because I'm going that she thought I was not your nutsy. Right. You know what, she didn't understand that before I had ever left then word Ohio. I had the go sign. And God wanted me in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All the arrangements were made the way I was to go. Now, how in the world could I get to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and get dead on the way because the plane cracked up. It's impossible, right? As long as we're in the will of the Lord. And as we got into Calgary, she was quite a different lady. She was just beaming. She was just effervescing. And she said to me, Well, who was on I told her I was a preacher. And then she was still more shocked. And then number of other things that came up. It's been a long time ago since I have this experience. But I think of these things and other things that you can document in your own life. How many times have you been close to being accidentally killed free?

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Well, why word? There must be a reason. And I'm sure of this thing. That as a believer, and walking on the word, you've got a ministry to accomplish you've got a job to do. Oh, bless God, if I were you, I'd find out if I didn't know I'd find out what that job was and not get it done. At least start on it don't hurt you. But start. Right, sure. Get to move another thing. Because people when we are in the center of God's will, as this child was, as Simeon was, you can reach story after story like this in the Bible. Nothing could ever terminate their life, their existence until that which they had to do was accomplished. And what a comfort prophecy is and how little people know about prophecy. How little? Not all they know about prophecy is that somebody says well, prophecy must be foretelling. Like I say, a foretold. Jeremiah foretold frv That's part of it. But the greatest part of prophecy is that manifestation in operation where there is simply f o r t, h, a foretelling of the will of God for God's people at that particular time, just like you heard here tonight. When two or three of our people whoever were brought a word in prophecy, that word was just for you who are here tonight. And if you're hurting and if you understand and work on it, it will come to pass exactly. As you heard it, with not one bit omitted in any way, shape or form. He said, Thou child shall be called the Prophet of the highest, or Thou shall go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of sin, through the tender mercy of our God, look at the comfort in that whereby the dayspring from on high had visited us had at the time, historically speaking of this prophecy of Zacharias, in verse 78, had Jesus Christ been born, no. And yet in prophecy as it came forward. He's put in the past tense, that which was still future. You know why it can be put in the past tense because it's future, because God has established? As he said to Simeon, you will? Not not, until after you have seen the Lord's Christ, it was established, said, Therefore, he could put it in the past tense. He said, This day spring from on high happiness and it us Christ had not yet been born. Did he lie? No, no, no. Because what God's word says God means and it will come to pass. Therefore you can put it in the past tense, even though it's in the future. Why the Scripture says we have already been translated, seated in the heavenlies. With him. It's in the past tense, although it's still future. Remember when Joshua? When Joshua, getting too hot in here, again, started across the river. The Lord said to him, or he said something your Lord said, every place that the soul of your one foot shall tread upon, I have past tense already given to you. And he hadn't. His old touches hadn't even covered wanting to ground in the Holy Land. But God said, every place your foot will, future tense, shall future tense tread upon I have past tense already given you something. You know why they could say that? Because the will of God. Because once God has said it, it'll come to pass, you put the past tense. It's already it's already done. God said it, it's going to come to pass. Therefore, you can say it's already in the past tense to accomplish. Sure. Go back to the second chapter. Verse 36, in the temple at Jerusalem that day, was not only a Simeon, but there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of renewal of the tribe act. She was a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity. But she was a widow, of about four score and for years, which departed not from the temple.

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But serve God with fasting and prayers, night and day.

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And she verse 38, came in that instant I wonder how in the world she just got in there on time.

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God must run quite a synchronization of alarm clocks or something to get them all in at the right time of watching. Again, Bala, rebel if you know how I know that because the word says she was a what Prophet? And to be a prophet is she could not have been one unless she was had the Holy Spirit honor, right. So she came by revelation, she came in that instance. And she gave thanks likewise under the Lord and spoke or speak of him, of Jesus, to all them that look for redemption in what? Oh, that's a tremendous state. When the people came into the temple, she Anna spoke to them about this Christ. She gave them a word of prophecy as to that which had occurred. And she spoke to the people who looked for redemption in droves. What are the what about those who were not looking for the coming of the Savior? What do you do for them? Oh, she said go fly a kite. hang your head on a willow tree or do something. She spoke to those who looked for redemption. Boy, oh boy, how many times haven't I run, tried to help people who didn't want help? How many times haven't you've gone out of your way to your neighbor or someone else and tried to invite them to the great use of God's word, but they didn't want it. Anna, walking by revelation walking by the Spirit spoke to those who looked for right now. She didn't waste her breath on those that were cold as a cucumber. Didn't give a hoot and a hailstorm about anything. But she spoke to those who were looking. What a lesson. What a tremendous lesson. You see, I know in the depth of our hearts, you get so engrossed within the greatness of God's Word in his love, that you can hardly stand it. If not, if everybody just doesn't listen to what you've got to say. You go day and night, witnessing to people, you'd go anywhere. And you can hardly stand it that the next door neighbor, three doors over someone else has no concern about the greatness of God or he's worried. You've got to come to the place that you're walking by the Spirit of God with him. And give that Word of God to men and women who are looking for redemption, who are looking for the word of God, who are looking for a knowledge, if you are, if people are satisfied with what they've got, even if they haven't got it. They're not going to go looking for it. Right? Only young people and adults who have a hunger are going to reciprocate and going to respond. And God has always had men and women who are feeding those who are looking. These are the men and women again, that will be in the class starting January, the ninth men and women who really want to know the answers, you young people, if you want to know the answers, you'll be there. The adults, if they really want to know the answers, they'll be there if they're really looking for a knowledge of God's word, so they can know God's will. But if they're already satisfied with what they've gotten, they think they've got it. They think they know it, even though they don't know what or do not have it. They're not going to be there because they're really not doing the one thing and that is looking Word of God says that He will fill us if we're hungry and thirsting after righteousness. But God cannot give anything to anybody who is not hungry and thirsty. And I believe that in every community, as we have consistently proven these last 10 or 12 years in our ministry of teaching, and every community there are young people, there are adults, there are fathers and mothers and single men and women.

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Oh really are looking for answers. They're tired of getting pushed around from pillar to post. They're tired of guesswork. They want to again come to the place that they know that they know that they know. Well, people the only way you can get to that place is to come back to God's word right? Or it is God's word that is God's will. And when we know God's Word we know God's will. As Simeon knew it that day, as an annuity, and Anna, talk to the people who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem. And verse 39 says, And when they they who Joseph and Mary had performed all things, according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Nope. After the 30/41 day class, I'm asking you after the 41st day, what does the Scripture say they did after they were in Jerusalem. They returned where they didn't go to that flame. They went to Galilee, to the city of Nazareth, which was the home of Joseph and man, they returned back after the 41st day. So when the wise man came some period of a year and more later than this, then they didn't come to Bethlehem of Judea, they must have gone to Nazareth. Because read the story of that wise many Matthew, Matthew, First Chapter, our second wonderful someplace. Verse 11, second chapter Matthew, talking about the wise man. And when they were come into the White House, they saw the baby. No, they saw the lot, the young child, because after the 41st day, the dedication or the presentation of Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem, they return to their home town of Nazareth in Galilee. And later on, when the wives maintain, they found the young child with his mother, in a house, not in a stable, not in a manger, but in a one and a half. So back to loop. Verse 40, and the Child Jesus grew, and whacked strong in spirit. The text gives it the child grew, and what strong spiritually. You see, some children can grow up strong physically and mentally, but not strong spiritually. It is the will of God that we grow up physically, mentally, and spiritually. And Jesus grew physically, but he also grew spiritually. And he was filled with wisdom. And the grace of God was once upon him. And that is the record until you get to the time of their return from Egypt. And the verse 41 tells you that his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. If they went every year, then they went what, every year, if it would say they went about every year, and they go about every year. Now when it says they went every year, this is a great key. And of course, in our research, in a couple of weeks now we'll be out that this is the kind of thing that we will be working. And then the next record you have is the one when he was 12 years old, and they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. You see why this prophecy is so important in the life of believers. It's the prophesy that goes out over children that goes out over individualize. That has a tremendous impact. But now, does this mean that every time you come along, you're prophesy over someone?

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No? How did? How did Simeon go in the temple? by revelation? How did Anna arise by Rabbi unless you have revelation you don't lay your hands on people and prophesy over below, prophesied or wrong thing? Straight from the pit. But if you have revelation, God says, so So then by inspiration, inspiration, you're bringing forth that word of God which is hidden in your heart, which is prophecy. Then people we can walk with the greatness of God's wonderful words.