Jesus says in John 4:23-24, "But the hour is coming, and now is, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."



SPIRITUAL HANNAHS

HANNAH'S WOMB AND THE BIRTHING OF MANY SAMUELS
Ching Co
Nov 4, 2000

1 Samuel 1:1-28

SPIRITUAL HANNAHS

There are many people within the body of Christ that have been called spiritual Hannahs. God has used your lives as spiritual wombs where the Holy Spirit has planted heavenly visions and dreams.

You have carried these visions and allowed them to grow deep within despite the outward signs of barrenness and seemingly fruitlessness in the past years. And like Hannah, year after year, you did not stop crying out to the Lord to bring to life all that you've sensed growing inside of you. You have faced provocation, you have cried bitter tears. Like Hannah, you have been mistaken for a drunk because of your desperate cries for help.

THE MOMENT OF BIRTH

The Lord wants to announce to every one who has walked this path that your season for birth is at hand. As the Lord remembered Hannah and in the course of time she conceived and gave birth to Samuel (1 Samuel 1:19-20)-- So your time for giving birth to your Samuel has also come and is now at hand.

WHOLLY DEDICATED TO THE LORD

But like Hannah who brought Samuel to the house of the Lord and gave him to the Lord and he worshipped the Lord there-- So many of the Samuels that will be birthed in the coming days will belong totally to the Lord.

LIKENED TO ABRAHAM

Like Abraham, your Isaac will soon be born to you. And in the same way that God instructed Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering-- So you too have to offer your Isaac to God. (Genesis 22:1-2)

"Even now, prepare your hearts" says the Lord. "Learn to let go even before You received them [your Isaacs and your Samuels]. Take hold of them lightly for they belong to Me."

APPLICATION

Many visions that God has planted in the spiritual wombs of His people are about to come to fullness. However, like Hannah everyone of them will belong to God from the moment of birth. He will raise up others to care and make this vision grow-- and like Hannah, many who have carried them will have to watch their spiritual visions grow from a distance.

The Lord is saying today that we must not be afraid to let go of our Samuels once they are birthed-- No matter how young they look and regardless of the surroundings where they will grow. The Lord will overshadow these visions and--just like Samuel, God's hand will be upon them and He will not allow these visions to die but will fulfill the purpose for which they have been birthed. (3 Samuel 3:19-20)

Even now the Lord is speaking to many of the spiritual Hannahs and encouraging us to lay our spiritual Samuels to Him. He wants full control of how these visions will be fulfilled. He will determine and chart the path that they will take to grow. He may choose to call and appoint others to do this, or He may, in due time return stewardship of these visions to us.

However the Lord would choose to do this, He desires for His children to have that assurance that our coming Samuels will be in GOOD HANDS. --HIS HANDS.

In the same manner that the Lord was with Samuel as he grew up , and he let none of his words fall to the ground-- and Samuels words came to all Israel (3 Samuel 19-20)-- So the Most High God will do the same with every one of our spiritual Samuels.

May the peace of the Most High God flood our soul as we choose to walk the path that Hannah did. And may these words from the mouth of Hannah becomes ours too as we rejoice in the victory that the Lord will bring to those who love and obey Him all the way.

HANNAH'S PRAYER: ( 1 Samuel 2:1-12)

Then Hannah prayed and said:

"My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.

"There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows and by him deeds are weighed.

"The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.

" Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry hunger no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.

"The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.

"The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.

"He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.

"For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's; upon them he has set the world.

"He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness.

" It is not by strength that one prevails; those who oppose the Lord will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king and exalt the horns of his anointed."

Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the Lord under Eli the priest.

Blessings,
Sis. Ching Co Cebu City Philippines

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