If you've been living holy but seeing little to no fruit—if you've been putting first the kingdom of God, but you've witnessed barrenness instead of abundance in your life, business, family or ministry—God is about to bring a supernatural confirmation of a supernatural birthing in your life.
When I read Judges 13, the Holy Spirit illuminated this passage to me and gave me this prophetic encouragement. I'm taking it for myself and sharing it with you. This word comes from the life of Samson—before he was born... when his mother was barren:
There was a certain man from Zorah, from the tribe of Dan. His name was Manoah. His wife was infertile and had borne no children. The angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, "Indeed, you are infertile and have borne no children, yet you will conceive and bear a son. Now be careful, I pray, that you drink no wine or strong drink and that you do not eat anything ritually unclean. For you will conceive and bear a son. No razor may touch his head, for the boy will be a Nazirite to God from the womb. He will begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines (Judg. 13:2-5).
Purposeful Prophetic Announcements
This was a prophetic announcement from the angel—and not just any angel. This was the angel of the Lord. This was the preincarnate Christ. We know angels deliver messages of supernatural births.
Gabriel announced to a barren Elizabeth that she would bear a son. Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to have an immaculate conception. God doesn't have to send an angel to make an announcement. He can send a prophet—or just tell you. But many times after hard seasons—or after dry seasons, our hope is deferred, our heart is sick and we're weary.
Let's go on:
He said to me, 'You will conceive and bear a son. So now, do not drink wine or strong drink, and do not eat anything ritually unclean, for the boy will be a Nazirite to God from the womb until the day he dies.' "
Then Manoah prayed to the Lord, "O my Lord, let the man of God whom You sent come again to us, so that he can teach us what we should do for the boy who will be born." (Judg. 13:7-8).
Sometimes We Need Confirmation
Sometimes we can tell people what the Lord said and they have a hard time believing it. To be honest, sometimes we have a hard time believing. Sometimes we need confirmation.
God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman. She was sitting in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her. The woman hurried and ran to tell her husband, "The man who came to me the other day has appeared to me."
So Manoah got up and went after his wife. He came to the man and said to him, "Are you the man who spoke to my wife?"
He said, "I am."
Then Manoah said, "Now may your words come true! What will be the boy's way of life and his work?"
The angel of the Lord said to Manoah, "Your wife must observe everything that I said to her. She must not consume anything that grows on the vine. She must not drink wine or strong drink, and she must not eat anything ritually unclean. She must observe everything that I commanded her" (Judg. 13:9-14).
Manoah sought and found supernatural confirmation of a supernatural birth—and so will you. If your heart is to advance the kingdom. If you are generous toward God. If you are willing to believe, there are supernatural births that break demonic cycles of barrenness and supernatural confirmations coming to build up your faith.
Please watch the video and listen to the actual prophetic insight and prayer. This article is merely laying a foundation. The video is powerful!
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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