"Before I formed you in the womb
I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." (Jeremiah 1:5)
THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST FORETOLD
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:17)
John the Baptist is the forerunner of the Lord Jesus Christ, and son of Zacharias and Elisabeth, was born about six months before Jesus Christ. God gave Zecharias and Elizabeth this child even though God foreknew of the tragedy this family would face. The martyrdom of John was not a failure to succeed as a prophet, but this was a major part of his testimony as a "bright and a shining light." His birth, name and office for foretold to his father Zacharias, when he was performing his functions as a priest in the temple of Jerusalem. Zacharias was a priest of the course of Abia (1 Chr. 24:10), and his mother, Elisabeth, was of the Daughters of Aaron (Luke 1:5). Because of this descent, John held the priesthood of Aaron, giving him the authority to perform baptisms of God.
The voice of one who cries, Prepare you in the wilderness the way of Yahweh; make level in the desert a highway for our God. -- Isaiah 40:3
"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before [in the face of] me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, behold, he comes!" says Yahweh of hosts. -- Malachi 3:1
His birth took place six months before that of Jesus, and according to the Gospel account was expected by prophecy (Matt. 3:3; Isa. 40:3; Mal. 3:1) and foretold by an angel. Zacharias lost his power of speech because of his unbelief over the birth of his son, and had it restored on the occasion of John's circumcision (Luke 1:64).
John was a Nazarite from his birth (Luke 1:15; Num. 6:1-12). He spent his early years in the mountainous tract of Judea lying between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea (Matt. 3:1-12). He led a simple life, wearing rope (gamla) fiber clothing and eating "locusts and wild honey" (Matt. 3:4).
Samson's birth was foretold by an angel. His mother's barrenness was a divine opportunity for God to show favor to Manoah and his wife. The angel gave specific instructions to Samson's parents as to how to reaise their special son. He would be consecrated to God from birth. Even his dietary habits must be watched over. It was not permitted for wine to ever touch his lips (wine was a principle component of early Canaanite idol worship ceremonies- hence its prohibition). He would be a Nazarite - specially chosen to live his life in a particular way.
The name Samson in Hebrew means like the sun. His long hair represented the glory of God in his life like the rays of the sun. It was a glory which must never be shaved or shorn. Samson would be strong only as long as he manifested the glory of the Lord.
1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years. 2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. 3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. 4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: 5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no rasor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name: 7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death. 8 Then Manoah intreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born. 9 And God hearkened to the voice of Manoah; and the angel of God came again unto the woman as she sat in the field: but Manoah her husband was not with her. 10 And the woman made haste, and ran, and shewed her husband, and said unto him, Behold, the man hath appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day.
11 And Manoah arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said unto him, Art thou the man that spakest unto the woman? And he said, I am. 12 And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass. How shall we order the child, and how shall we do unto him? 13 And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Of all that I said unto the woman let her beware. 14 She may not eat of any thing that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe. 15 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.
16 And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD. 17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour? 18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret? 19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on. 20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground. 21 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD. 22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God. 23 But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these. 24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him. 25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
THE SHUNAMITE: GOD REWARDS THOSE WHO CARE FOR THE NEEDS OF OTHERS
According to the Bible, Elisha was a powerful prophet in the Kingdom of Israel during the mid-late ninth century B.C.E. Known as the successor of Elijah the Tishbite, Elisha was an absolute opponent of Baal worship. God performed miracles through him. He distinguished himself as a model disciple to his master Elijah.
When Elisha came to Shunem this notable woman invited him to a meal in her home (v.8), so that her hospitality encouraged him to stop there whenever he passed that way.
Thus, by frequent contact she perceived that Elisha was a holy man of God. She wisely took time to learn this, but then her hospitality became genuine concern for the man of God. Not content with having him eat with them on occasion, she asked her husband that they should build on their house a small upstairs room for Elisha to lodge in when he came. Her genuine subjection to her husband was such that he willingly accepted her suggestion, though he did not evidently have the same energy of faith as she had (v.23).
Though the Shunamite woman and her husband were sufficiently financially well off, she did not ask for a richly furnished room for Elisha. She knew that the prophet would not want this, but would appreciate the simple furnishings she suggested; a bed upon which to rest; a table, a stool (or chair);" and a lampstand, (v.10). These were simple necessities, but ample for a servant of the Lord. There Shunamite woman was spiritually sensitive to the needs of a servant of God. She provided him with the necessities of a servant of the Lord to make his stay both pleasant and convenient. To reward a childless Shunamite lady of for her hospitality, he prophesied that she would have a son, which she did. (chap. 4) Elisha told her that about the same time the next year she would embrace a son (v.16). This was far more than the woman could have imagined, and she protested that his words seemed false. No doubt she had deeply desired a son, but had come to the point of being content without him. Is it not often true that when we learn to be content without something for which we have yearned, the Lord then allows us to have what we desired? Thus, the spirit of being content with what God gives will bear unexpected fruit.
A year later Elisha's words came true: the woman gave birth to a son (v.17). We are not told how she felt then, but the following history shows how greatly she treasured her son.
Scripture teaches us to care for the needs of others, for God rewards us in this. It is easy to allow ones problems to cause one to become self-focused. If life would only come together like an exquisitely beautiful masterpiece people might never have to experience the sorrow. But scripture teaches us that life is a Refiners Fire, and sadness has a purpose in our lives. God's word promises that And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom. 8:28 KJV). This encompasses everybody and not simply a select few.
38Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, to as many as the Lord our God will call." (Acts 2:38-39 )
The Lord turns our sadness into joy and our mourning into dancing. I read a poem once called "The Dark Threads The Weaver Weaves" which reflects the truth that in the midst of life's trials, we don't see the whole picture. But God does! Life's like a weaving of various hues and shades. God sees the finished product, but we the underside.
When people fall in love they're elated with the prospect of a happy life. The situation can turn suddenly and dramatically, when a child is conceived out of wedlock. The baby may be viewed as a financial burden or an interference in the relationship, rather than a blessing. God didn't promise that life would be perfect. It will always have it's imperfections. The Apostle Paul himself writes: "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect--but I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 3:12) When we fail, we can look to Him who never fails, Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith for the answers. What He said in His word is that He'd perfect us, so that we can stand before Him in Jesus Christ's own righteousness, which is consistent, no matter what. We are God's master-piece! It's a work in process from the moment we are born. From the day we consciously make the decision to repent, and to surrender our lives to Him.
When in spite of the most expensive or gorgeous wedding, time passes and the groom walks off with another woman, or the bride commits adultery with another man, God is as near as a whispered prayer. When we learn a family member is ill or has an alcohol abuse problem and needs treatment the Lord will care. If a family member is diagnosed with cancer, or HIV, or the family is devastated over a family members problems the believer is not alone, for God stands with them. Or the relationship is strained when grandpa is insulted because Dad has his own mind about things, and he doesn't want to do the type of work grandpa suggests, or they don't see eye to eye on the type of religion one should have, or home or make of car that the family should purchase. And it seems like people are thinking: Why don't they just "get it together?"
GOD MULTIPLIED BIRTHS TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN TIME OF SEVEREST PERSECUTION IN EGYPT.
God doesn't judge things as man does. His ways are higher than ours. Man's logic will never place you in God's perfect will. God uses the base things, the despised things, so no flesh will glory in His sight! People will say: We'll have a child as soon as we get out of debt. For some, the son or daughter will never be born. In the first chapter of the Book of Exodus, we see from God's perspective, a time when Israel served the Lord and the multiplication of the babies born was a miraculous sign to their adversaries. From within this flock of God the Lord's hand would rest upon a Deliverer for the nation of Israel. God waches over the unborn, and brings to the birth for His own will and purposes.
15 The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 saying, "When you deliver the Hebrew women, look at the birthstool: if it is a boy, kill him; if it is a girl, let her live." 17 The midwives, fearing God, did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, letting the boys live?" 19 The midwives said to Pharoah, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women: they are vigorous. Before the midwife can come to them, they have given birth." 20 And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and increased greatly.
People purpose to remodel or build a home by waiting for the ideal set of circumstances too. Daniel the Prophet prophesied: "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and sixty and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times." You must follow the leading of the Lord.
In Egypt God multiplied children to the Israelites at there time of most severe persecution. We were in a service listening to a visiting speaker, when he told the story of the birth of his son. They wanted very much to conceive a child. God told them to move to a certain place. They relocated and the promised child was born some time later.
God singled out an old man to make him the "Father of Many Nations," when there were many younger men of his day. God looks not on the outward appearance but upon the heart. Abram was born in Ur of the Chaldees, located in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley region. From Ur, Abram and his family moved to Haran, about 600 miles (975 kilometers) to the northwest. There, at the age of 75, he received his calling from God:
"The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:1-3) Most relatives would complain: The baby be born at a place far from where we live? This can't be of God!
Abram obediently left for Canaan (today Israel) with his family, including his wife Sarai (later renamed Sarah) and his nephew Lot. He traveled down through the land, Shechem, Bethel, Ai, and right south toward the Negev. During that time The Lord appeared to him and told him that, "To your offspring I will give this land." (Genesis 12:7).
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty;" walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous." Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are now an alien, all the land of Canaan, for a perpetual holding; and I will be their God."
Sarah was childless until she was 90 years old. God promised Abraham that she would be a mother of nationsť (Genesis 17:16) and that she would conceive and bear a son, but Sarah did not believe. Isaac, born to Sarah and Abraham in their old age, was the fulfillment of God's promise to them.
Joseph, was told to get up, take Mary his wife and the infant child Yeshua/Jesus and to flee in the middle of the night into Egypt, for Herod, the evil king of Judea is seeking to kill their son. When two years had passed in Egypt, Joseph was told in yet a third dream that they could return home again. In a fourth dream, he found that he was unable to settle in Bethlehem, but hadto return to Nazareth, where Yeshua/Jesus was destined according to God's prophetic word and will, to grow up. How often people strive against the flow of God's Spirit instead of praying that His perfect will be done in their lives. Scripture tells us not to say: "I will do this or that..." But rather to say: If the Lord wills, I shall do this or that."
GOD BRINGS HIS PROPHETIC WORD TO PASS IN SPITE OF TROUBLE
My mother had a life which seems ideal in many ways. Her father was an incredible man, a lecturer on the Chatauqua Circuit, and a poet with published works. Her mother was born in the South Pacific, the daughter of Danish immigrant parents, who was one of the first medical students in her area, and an artist in oils. However, when mother was still quite young, suddenly her father died, leaving her mother to support the family alone. Her younger sister became ill, had multiple surgeries which imposed a tremendous financial burden upon the struggling family and she eventually died at a very young age. Things were difficult for the her mother and siblings. When she was old enough to obtain employment, my mother went to work to help support the family. My grandmother was in the millinery business with her sisters, and loved making marvellous hats. It took patience to produce each of these beautiful works of art. Sometimes a woman will look at another woman wearing a hat and think to herself: I'm going to get one of those, so I can be beautiful too! But when she tries it on, to her dismay, the hat that looked so great on another looks funny on her. She thinks to herself: It's just not me!" In life, our lives and situations vary and we are uniquely different, possessing various circumstances so that God in His purposes, deals with us differently. We must pray that God will work to develope our own special calling in Him. Because if we try to imitate, and to simply formulate or fabricate what we observe in the lives or calling of others, we find, that like David with King Saul's armour, it is not always suitable for us, or is not the way in which God dealts with us.
My mother taught me that the same God made little brown sparrows and brilliantly coloured birds of paradise.Grandmother, whom I said was an artist, mentored me in the arts and taught me the need for perseverence, and encouraged me to be an artist, and had been thinking recently that I wanted to go back over some of the photographs of our daughter Amber when she was younger, and paint them in oil, acrylic or watercolour. In our marriage we lost a child through a miscarriage, and were quite devastated by this. We assumed that another child would be conceived. But God gave us comfort through a prophetic word that He would add another child to our family. God said: "I will open the Red Sea for you and your baby will be a brand plucked out of the burning." These words are from scripture: And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the burning?
After applying to adopt a child the process was relatively easy and within the year our baby girl was in our arms. But our faith was in the Mighty God. Tom took Amber and I to Chemainus for Mother's Day, and we stayed in a Bed and Breakfast called Bird Song Cottage, in which the owner had oil paintings from her own childhood on the walls throughout her lovely house, that her sister painted. I'd taken my french watercolor paintbox, brushes and some watercolor paper in my suitcase, and worked on a watercolour painting in the quiet solitude of our charming attic room, which had marvellous light. This time together as family, was a season of encouragement. The Bird Song Cottage has quite a collection of vintage hats, and we have photos in our album of Ami and I trying on hats together. My mother, who was born in Chatham-Kent, loved hats and possessed a remarkable collection of them. We still have some of them that we have kept for our younger daughter to play dress up in.
Our older daughter also has a wonderful destiny. We were given a prophecy or two concerning her prior to birth as well. Before we were married, God had given my husband Tom a vision of himself at the piano with a little blond daughter seated by his side.
Our older daughter Amber was born about 3 and a half years after our marriage. Tom was given a vision by the Lord of himself sitting at the piano with a small blond daughter on the bench at is side, long before he ever married. He looked for God to fulfill His promised word as received in the vision, and though the fulfillment seemed a long time in the fulfillment, and took faith on our parts to believe, it was fulfilled. With the loss of a child such as we'd experienced, there is such great grief, that at times a person will be afraid to believe again for this cherished desire of their hearts. God cares. In Psalms 37:4 God promises:
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
One day a woman intercessor was praying and God showed her a prophetic vision of the Lord giving me a gift tied with a pink ribbon. When we wanted to have a child, but none had been born to us, and one day I heard a testimony about singing praise to God in spite of our circumstances, and even singing to the "barren places" in our lives, and I began to do this. One day not many weeks or monthes after this, we learned that I was pregnant. We were delighted, and wanted God to be present in every aspect of our daughter Ami Nicole's birth and life.
It's a wonderful thing to have children. The scriptures state "they're the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward." This gives them a two-fold purpose in our lives, to be 1) A blessing and inheritance of God's. 2) A blessing or a reward to us. God gives to us creative ability to create a home for our children, in which their own spiritual gifts, talents and abilities can be honed, stimulated and developed, and He leads us by His Spirit to provide lessons of faith thay families might grow together in His grace. God as our Creator, brings us beauty for ashes, and the oil of joy for mourning. He makes all things new.
GOD'S PROPHETIC SPIRIT SCATTERS THE ENEMIES OF DOUBT & FEAR
When Hannah conceived and bore Samuel, her adversary Penninah's mouth was stopped! Hannah sang praise to God which noted this. A birth may be contested, but this is just greater proof of the calling and divine purpose in the life of the little one.
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh : and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: " (Acts 2:17-18)
My husband and I frequently counsel people from the scriptures. The following is a story of how God used a prophetic vision to help a young woman who was going through a difficult time. She was unmarried and expecting a baby.
Angie is a young woman who had many confused feelings concerning her unplanned pregnancy. As Christian counsellors, we didn't want to do anything to make things worse. She would alternate between stating she wanted an abortion, or that she could not do this alone, i.e. make the choice to have the baby and give it up for adoption, and needed our support.
Following Angie's disclosure, we were praying about how to counsel her concerning this issue. We took a trip to a nearby city on business, and as we drove up into the mountains for an extended period of prayer, we were both quiet as we waited upon God. I stared out the window at the trees and sky, and wondering what the future held, when suddenly the light of God broke through. God gave me the most incredible vision. Sometimes people who are from broken family relationships vow negative inner-vows which can stay with them and affect their lives for many years to come, such as: I will get an abortion! When rejection gives place to to revenge, the vows sound like this: "He (my baby's father) will pay for what he's done to me! Or they think I'm not a good person! My family, parents, friends, etc. will never get to see my baby! Well, God showed me Angie's baby! And I was able to show it to her through the vision, He gave. The Lord had a divine purpose in sowing words and thoughts of life into her mind and heart. He wanted her to see the child she was carrying, not as a blob of tissue, as some abortion counsellors describe, but as His own beautiful child, "a heritage of His and her mother's reward." In the vision, Angie had given birth to her baby, and I was exclaiming to her: And she is absolutely beautiful! Then in the vision, I handed her to her mother, and we both gazed lovingly at her, as Angie examined her precious new baby more closely. She looked very happy in the vision.
This baby she's carrying, is her firstborn. I told her how God feels about children, and what His word states concerning the significance of the firstborn. That the Lord Jesus is God's firstborn, and in Him, we inherit that double portion. Sometimes I will greet a woman and say to her "How's "firstborn?" The very word was a prophetic statement, not only of this child's significance, but of the fruitfulness to come. It says 1) This child will be born. 2) This child has a special destiny and significance because it's your first. 3) There will be others.
PROPHESYING TO CITIES OF THE BIRTH OF THE UNBORN
"But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel."
God knows everything about us even before we're born. He can foretell our tragedies as well as our triumphs! He doesn't just prophesy to the parents of a child, but can (as in the case of this prophecy to Messiah) prophecy to the very city in which the infant will be born. God promised Bethlehem: You may be a small place, but a ruler is coming forth from you who will rule My people, Israel. This prophecy to Bethlehem warred against those that would intend harm upon the child.
In the case of this young woman of which I speak, the days passed, and at times the young woman would be very angry concerning the baby's father. We later learned that he'd said some things to her that could have influenced very strongly her decision to give birth to or to abort her baby. When I shared this vision with her that God had given me, she disclosed to me that she'd been battled with thoughts that her baby would have birth defects or something wrong with it. Without possessing knowledge of any of the conversation he'd had with her, as I revealed the vision, and God swept away the refuge of lies she'd been hiding in concerning her unborn daughter. I knew that God was fighting for Angie and her baby.
SANCTIFYING THE LIFE OF THE UNBORN
"My soul also you knew full well; nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works. (Psalm 139:14,15)
When in our family we wanted very much for our children to have a little sister, but the years passed and one was not born to us, we continued to seek the Lord. We believe as the scriptures have said: "hope doesn't disappoint," and this faith and hope was still there. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not being seen..." (Hebrews 11) God spoke to us in a vision and prophecy, promising that we'd have another baby, and we were greatly comforted. He said: "I will open the Red Sea for you and your baby will be a brand plucked out of the burning." God's will for us concerning this long awaited child of promise was fulfilled through foreign adoption. We believe that adoption wasn't God's second best because a child was not conceived, but this child came into our home because of God's own fore-knowledge. The Lord that this specific child would thrive in our home. That we would love and raise her in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It had as much to do with her calling as our own. She is a very unique and special child, caring and compassionate but not undiscerning. She loves to study God's Word. And she has loved to praise and worship the Lord from a very early age and sets aside a significant part of her day to spend in the presence of the Lord. Adoption does not occur because people lack faith. Frequently a couple will conceive a child after they adopt.
As we counsel people, God gives us things to say to them from His Word, to comfort and provide clear direction for them. A person is never "abandoned" or helpless, but they do not know how to contact God who is near to bless and protect them and to provide His power and wisdom in every situation.
The Lord said to me one day: Tell such and such a young woman to look at pictures of the way the unborn grows in the womb. As the little eyes and ears are formed, teach her to say: I plead the atoning work of Jesus over my baby's eyes. I plead the cross of Christ over my baby's ears. God doesn't want the spirit of curses to touch the child, inflicting dreaded diseases. I knew that I must do exactly what the Lord told me to. I told her what God said, and I described to her how the people of the bible believed that each and every child had a special destiny in God, and they would bless their children. Ot they named their children names which testified of a child's prophetic destiny. I told her to pray for her child, sing to her, and speak the scriptures over her infant even before she is born.
Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mothers womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works. What ever it is that would blind an individuals eyes to the value of each human life before God, the veil of doubt and unbelief will be lifted when he or she looks into God's Word and reads that it was God who formed that life, and it's precious in His sight! ncourage yourself in the Lord. Is anything too difficult for Him? (Psalm 139:13,14)
Dreams, Visions & Prophecy Concerning The Unborn