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Who was Anna?

Anna was a prophetess, daughter of Phanuel, and a widow.  She came from the tribe of Asher.

"And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;  And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day." (Luke 2:36-37)

The tribe of Asher can be found in the 300 of Gideon's army (Judges 6:35 & Judges 7:23)  This tribe of Asher was faithful and kept the  Passover that was called by Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 30:10-11)

Anna "...served God with fasting and prayers night and day."  

She persevered. 

She was steadfast.  

She had purpose. 

She had an objective. 

She was a minority. 

She had faith. 

She did not quit. 

She kept the vision. 

She humbled herself.  

She was patient. 

She believed in God.

Let us have the spirit of Anna, and let us remain steadfast in our daily prayers and fastings.  We must keep a vision for world wide revival.