Let me share with you about the midwife. The Bible says, in Exodus 1:20-21, "So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own." But what is a midwife; and what was God speaking to me in "calling for the midwives"? A Midwife is defined as, "one who brings to birth". A woman who helps women in childbirth. A midwife has often been an older relative or friend of the family. Part of her duties are described in Ezekiel 16:4, as cutting the umbilical cord, washing the baby with water, rubbing it with salt, and wrapping it in swaddling clothes. The key role of the midwife was to protect the child and mother, to provide encouragement and expertise in the aspect of birthing, to create an environment conducive to birthing, and to be the ones that ensure safe passage for the new child. They were given the joy of naming the child. The midwife also has two jobs: 1. Dress the child and 2. Whisper to the child (which means provides mouth to mouth resuscitation).
THERE IS A SPECIAL ANOINTING that has been lost to the church. This special anointing is called, “The Ministry of the Midwife!" This anointing is what has helped to usher in the revivals of the past. It does not bring with it fanfare and popularity. You will not gain followers on social media or even gain access to the elite green rooms. In fact, if this anointing is done right then you will most likely not even be seen; but, oh how heaven will speak of you. In the day and age of celebrity driven Christianity that makes the arrival of the called look more like a movie premier taking selfies on a red carpet that is stained by the martyrs' blood, those who once stood for truth and holiness in generations past. We must hold onto the words of Christ in Matthew 24:8-9, “This is how the first contractions and birth pains of the new age will begin! You can expect to be persecuted, even killed; for you will be hated by all the nations because of your love for me.”
Luke 7:31-32, "Jesus went on to say, "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: "We played the pipe for you and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry."
WE MUST HEAR THE CRIES OF A GENERATION AGAIN!
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