And They Prophesied

7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day. 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. 9 He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. Acts 21:7-9

Throughout Scripture we read certain details that sometimes baffle us. Take verse seven for example. The deacon Philip had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. What are we to do with that? Because we’re 2000 years removed we’re not able to find husbands for them. They prophesied.

We know that they were Godly women who set themselves apart for the men they would marry. More to the point, they also set themselves apart for God and His ministry. We know nothing about Philip’s wife except that she was also a Godly woman who raised her daughters in the fear of the Lord.

What does it all mean to us? Well, I see a lot of Believers discouraged about their children. They’ve brought them up to obey the Lord, but the children go astray. The parents blame themselves and revisit every wrong they’ve ever said or done in the presence of their children.

Hang in there. God is still at work in you and your children. If you’ve done everything humanly possible to bring your child back to the faith, it’s in God’s hands now. Letting Him take control of the situation may be the hardest thing in life to do.

Keep praying. Keep the faith that God is still in control.

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