Saturday November 23 2019
Sweet Hour of Prayer Mini Story #1
Prayer Heard & Answered
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before GOD, walking in ALL the commandments and ordinances of the LORD blameless. They had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. 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.
The whole multitude of people were praying without at the time of incense; and there appeared unto him an angel of the LORD standing on the right side of the altar of incense. When Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him, but the angel said unto him, fear not, Zacharias; for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. He shall be Great in the sight of the LORD, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the LORD their GOD. 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.
Observation: Zacharias & Elisabeth were righteous before the LORD
Situation: They were childless and had become old
Task: Zacharias is of the tribe of Levi and serves in the temple (it was his time to perform the custom of the priest’s office e.g. burn incense).
Zacharias’ Visitation: An angel of the LORD presented Zacharias with astounding news!
Result: Zacharias & Elizabeth’s prayer was heard and answered
Question: Is anything too hard for the LORD? Answer: NO!!!
Thank you, Thank you LORD!!!