"Filled With the Holy Spirit and Prophesied"
“Filled With the Holy Spirit and Prophesied”
Zacharias was able to speak and hear.
He broke forth in prophetic proclamation and praise.
We will look at it over a few days.
For now, read slowly and watch what we learn of…
- the ways of the Lord
- the child
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of David His servant—
As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old—
Salvation FROM OUR ENEMIES,
And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US;
To show mercy toward our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant,
The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
This child, John, would be a prophet of the Most High.
He would go before the Lord to prepare His way.
The Lord accomplishes His ways…then, now and in the future.
Rest in this.