BIG NEWS!



Luk 1:26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 
Luk 1:27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 
Luk 1:28  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 
Luk 1:29  And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 
Luk 1:30  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 
Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 
Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 
Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 
Luk 1:34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 
Luk 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 
Luk 1:36  And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 
Luk 1:37  For with God nothing shall be impossible. 
What a fascinating passage of Scripture! 
   First, look at who is making this announcement. Think about the most important events in our world. Who makes the announcement. It might be a Fox News or CNN reporter, always a human. But the messenger for this piece of news coverage was an angel. Mary was startled, but the angel reassured her.
        Next, notice to whom this big news is given. In our world big news is normally delivered to the masses. But this very important news was made to a young, Jewish, virgin.
      The news was that Mary, the maiden, the virgin, would become a mother. She would give birth to a man child (a son.) But this child would not have a human father. This man child was the Messiah. Generation after generation passed down the prophesies about how that one day a Jewish mother would give birth to the anointed one. It says He shall be great. We can look at Jesus' life and ministry on earth in the Word of God to see how great He is; but we also know how great he is by what he has done in our lives. He is above all, no other human has or ever will compare to Him. It also says He would be called the son of the Highest or son of the Most High. God is often called the Most High in the Scriptures. He is supreme. There is none higher than God. This also denotes the diety of Christ. Jesus will be a Monarch. He will sit on David's throne. He is king of the Jews. He is the epitome of Royalty. He is King of Kings. His kingdom will never end. He shall reign forever and ever. S. M. Locker said it very well.... 

  • "He always has been and He always will be. I'm talking about the fact that He had no predecessor and He'll have no successor. There's nobody before Him and there'll be nobody after Him. You can't impeach Him and He's not going to resign. That's my King! That's my King! 

  • Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Well, all the power belongs to my King. We're around here talking about black power and white power and green power, but in the end all that matters is God's power. Thine is the power. Yeah. And the glory. We try to get prestige and honor and glory for ourselves, but the glory is all His. Yes. Thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and ever. How long is that? Forever and ever and ever and ever. . . And when you get through with all of the ever's, then . . .Amen!"
        Mary  marveled at the news. She first responded with a question. How could she have a baby being a virgin?  
            In verse 35 the angel reassured Mary again, and he explained how God would work the miracle. The Trinity is clearly represented in this verse. There is one God (Monotheism) represented in three persons, the Highest (God the Father), the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost. In verse 36 he told Mary about another miracle: her cousin Elizabeth, who had been barren, was expecting a child. Verse 37 he finished off this conversation about miracles by saying "For with God all things are possible."
        I am so thankful that we serve a miracle working God. He did a miracle when he saved my soul. How else could a lost, hell-bound sinner like me believe the gospel and repent. He turned my life around 29 years ago, and I will never get over it. It was big news when the angel made his announcement to Mary and it is big news when God saves a soul.
Blessings!
Lisa

1 comment:

ღ soraya ღ said...

nice post! thank you for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya

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