The moments after Zechariah’s voice returned his excitement was such that he sang a prophecy. A prophecy of the Messiah and what John’s purpose would be as the forerunner of the Messiah. All who are filled with the Holy Spirit as Zechariah was should also express this kind of excitement to share the gospel.
“In sending the Messiah, God has made a gracious visit to his people. He has worked out redemption for them: He has redeemed his people. He has fulfilled the covenant of royalty made with the most famous Old-Testament prince, that is, David. He has fulfilled all the precious promises made to the church by the most famous Old-Testament prophets: As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets. God is now doing that which he has long ago spoken of. Sending the Messiah.” [quoted by Matthew Henry].
Such an amazing and wonderous event. John will grow up and be Jesus’ forerunner to prepare the way and prepare the people of His coming.
We are all to be His disciples. He calls us to be His workers planting the seed and cultivating leading people to God for the harvest.
I struggle with this. However, I do what I can. It seems like a daunting task. Although, with the Holy Spirit, it can be done. As the body of Christ, we work as one team to accomplish this. We don’t have to go it alone.
How is God using you for His great plan? What would you do if you were visited in person by God? I’d probably faint.
Dear Yahweh, I pray that we are willing and ready to be used by You for Your purpose in spreading the Gospel. It’s four our own good. Thank You for the gift of salvation through the Messiah, the greatest gift known to man. I pray the readers of this blog seek You and will surrender all to you, as I have. In Jesus’ name, amen.
These angels of the Lord are busy characters. In this scripture, one of the angels is comforting Zechariah to not be afraid, as well as, informing him that God heard his prayer and his wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son (Elizabeth was on older woman by this time. She’s not been able to conceive before now) and they are to name him John. John will be great in the eyes of the Lord. John mustn’t touch any kind of alcoholic drink. Even before John is born he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
He will be the forerunner of Jesus.
So, something that blows my mind is that the Holy Spirit is to dwell in utero within John’s fetus. At the same time, Mary will be pregnant with Jesus. That’s amazing because two of the Trinity are in baby form at the same time. He is the all-powerful, almighty, and supreme God. There is none other. He is one of a kind. He is alive; living in and through His word and His church body.
That proves HIS Omnipresence. He can be everywhere at the same time all the time.
Yahweh is beyond amazing; comprehension is unattainable regarding how He works.
This is where faith kicks in. We must trust Him. If we don’t, chaos ensues.
The Messiah is coming!
How does this scripture speak to you? How do you apply this knowledge to your life? Me?
I cannot help but praise, honor, glorify, worship, adore, and love Yahweh for this gift He has given to us. He is so beyond any comprehension I have. I do trust Him. I’ve long ago surrendered to Him. Yeah, there are times I break down and question my faith and why He is doing with my life. I also wonder what is that He needs to use me for? I feel useless at times. But, that’s what Satan would have us believe. He is a liar. He’s the father of lies. I stomp on his head in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Almighty Abba Yah, thank you can’t say it good enough. But, thank You. You are amazingly awesome. I lift up the readers of this blog to You. I pray that they will be blessed beyond measure. Pressed down and overflowing with Your grace and mercy. I pray the Holy Spirit washes over them and brings them to their knees in full adoration and honor to You for who You are and what You’ve done for our depraved souls. The gift of salvation is the only way to Heaven. I pray for everyone reading this blog to seek You fully. In Jesus’ name, amen.