RIGHTEOUS AND BLAMELESS, YET BARREN

Luke 1:5-14 KJV

[5] 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.

[6] And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
[7] And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

[11] And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

[12] And when Zacharias saw him , he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

[13] 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.

[14] And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Zacharias and Elizabeth were barren. They had no child. The Bible testifies that they were both righteous before God and they had stayed in that condition for years till they were now well stricken in years with grey hairs, yet they had no child of their own.

Was their barrenness as a result of the past wayward life of the woman? No. the Bible says she was well brought up from the household of Aaron the Chief Priest who stood before the Ark and ministered in the Wilderness. She came from the household of priests and priestesses, so she was a Priestess of God by extension. She spent her youthful life well. But she was barren.

Was their predicament as a result of the past wayward life of the man Zacharias, before he married his wife? No. Was this as a result of a spiritual problem? No. The Bible says:
“both of them were righteous before God. walking in all the commandment and ordinances of the Lord blameless”
RIGHTEOUS AND BLAMELESS, YET THEY WERE BARREN.

THIS SCRIPTURAL VERDICT OVER-RULES THE JUDGEMENT OF MAN THAT:
Whenever some God-loving, Spirit-filled, Heavenly Conscious and God fearing children of God are Barren, and have no fruits of the womb;
there is, THERE MUST BE A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM somewhere, or a Foundational OR Generational Curses that must be dealt with.
NO.

ZACHARIAS AND ELIZABETH WERE BOTH RIGHTEOUS AND BLAMELESS BEFORE GOD AND THEY WERE BARREN. AND GOD KNEW ABOUT IT.

I have seen people who are both righteous and blameless before God, beginning to doubt their faith in the Lord and thinking there must have been one spiritual or physical problems or the other responsible for their barrenness.

I have seen people going for deliverance and casting out of the deviils that were not in them in the first place, because they had lost their faith in the Lord and theiir ability to wait upon Him was no longer there.

Now, What is the compelling thing around this couple?
They never got distracted. They continued serving the Lord. Zacharias never departed from serving the Lord. He never abandaned his duty post because of his childlessness. He never thought the problem of their childlessness was caused by the woman; he never laid the reasons of their childlessness on the neck of his wife.

He never divorced the woman because she could not give birth to a child.
He never ran around seeking for help for his childlessness.
He never departed from his service in the temple.
HE KEPT SERVING AND WAITING ON GOD TILL GOD MET HIM AT HIS DUTY POST.

I have seen men of God who love God so well and have remained childless still, hoping and waiting on God for issues, yet still serving the Lord with all their heart at their duty posts.
I have seen couples who are ministers of God who still keep waiting for God to answer their prayers, but still keep doing their ministries with their whole heart.
I have seen wonderful women of God who are yet to have children of their own, but took great delights in hosting , caring for and loving other women’s children and conducting a lot of naming ceremonies in their churches, and taking church children to picknics and vacations. THEY STAND AT THEIR DUTY POSTS.

I have seen some of such great women of God filling their homes with motherless babies and building orphanages where they surround themselves with many growing children. THEY STAND AT THEIR DUTY POSTS.

But I have also seen the other side of the coin.
I have seen some ministers and children of God who have divorced their wives because she could not give them issues of the womb.
I have seen men of God laying the blames of their childlessness on the neck of their wives who they had married as virgins and had broken the gates of their virginity themselves.
I have seen men of God and children of God leaving their duty posts and abandoning their calling and ministries to search for children from wherever they could get them.

I have seen men of God and children of God, who have married secretly somewhere else to have children they can call their own. I have seen the devil pushing many ministers away from their calling and ministries because they are desperately in searching of children.

I HAVE SEEN MEN OF GOD, DRAMA AND MUSIC MINISTERS AND CHILDREN OF GOD WHO ARE ON THEIR WAY TO ETERNAL HELL FIRE BECAUSE THEY DEPARTED FROM THE LORD TO LOOK FOR CHILDREN FROM ANOTHER “GOD”.

I have heard of people coming to give testimonies of the faithfulness of God for giving them babies which they had received from the devil.
I have seen children of God eating on the dinning table of the Devil and entering into eternal covenant with Satan just to have a baby of their own.

Luke 1:11-14
[11] And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

[12] And when Zacharias saw him , he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

[13] 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.

[14] And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

When you wait upon the Lord standing in your Duty Post serving Him, one day He will open your file and send you your answers, and “thou shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth”

May I never depart from the presence of the Lord because of a prayer He has not answered.
May I be found fulfilling His purpose at my duty post till He sends His helps.

Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye|Published with permission

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