Monday, July 2, 2018

Scripture for our series Who is Jesus? Chapter 8

Reading today a portion from Luke chapter 1, which is an important scripture that will be with our next chapter "Who is Jesus?"    (The birth of John the Baptist was a miracle, because both of his parents were old and his mother was barren.  But an angel appeared to the Priest Zacharias telling him the good news, however because Zacharias doubted and said negative words, the angel caused him to be mute and not speak until the child was born.)

Luke 1:5  There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 
6  And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 
7  And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. 
8  And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course.
9  According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
10  And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. 
11  And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 
12  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 
13  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 
14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 
15  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. 
16  And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 
17  And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 
18  And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 
19  And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. 
20  And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believed not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 

1 comment:

Karen said...

Thank you for this series. I hope you are having a wonderful week.