The entire Bible is , in effect, a massage from heaven, been approved by our heavenly father for our in lnstruction , how ever, two special massage where delivered nearly 2,000 years ago by an angel who stand near before God, His name is Gabriel. Let us examine the circumstances of these two important visit to earth.
The year is 3 B. C .E in the judean hills probably not too far from Jerusalem ,.lives a priest of jehovah.by the name of Zachariah. He has grow old , and so his wife Elizabeth, and they no children Zachariah wall is taking his turn at priestly service in God's temple in Jerusalem. Suddenly Gabriel appears at the right side of the incence alter.
Zachariah is very much afraid . But Gabriel quiet his fears. Saying. Have no fear, Zachariah because your supplication has been favourably heard , and your wife Elizabeth will become mother to a son to you and you are to call his name John, Gabriel goes on to proclaim that John will be great before Jehovah, and that he will get ready for Jehovah a prepared people.
How ever , Zachariah cannot believe it . It seems so impossible that he and Elizabeth could nhave a child bat that age .
So Gabriel tells him, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my word.
Well, in the meantime, the people outside are wondering why Zachariah is taking so long in the temple . When he finally comes out , he could not speak but can only make signs bwith his hand, and they realize he has seen something supernatural.
After Zachariah finishes her s period of temple service, he returns home. And soon afterward it really does happen
Elizabeth becomes pregnant !! While she wait for her child to be born, Elizabeth stays at home away from people for five months .
Letter Gabriel appears again. And to whom does speak?
It is to a young unmarried woman by name is f Mary from the town of Nazareth . What massage does he deliver bthis time? You have found favour with God. Gabriel tells Mary, look you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son and you are to call his name Jesus" Gabriel adds: this one will be great and will be called bson of the most high..... And will rule as jing over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of his Kingdom ."
We can be sure that Gabriel feels privileged to deliver these massage. And as we read more about the john and Jesus , we will see more clearly just why these massage from heaven are so important.
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