A Prophetic People

A Prophetic People
Luke 1:67-80
Zacharias’ Prophecy

John the Baptist - “Jehovah is gracious”

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth. Revelation 5:10

Prophetic Utterances

  • The angels (messengers)
    • Luke 1:11-17; Luke 1:30-37; Matthew 1:20-25
  • Elizabeth – Luke 1:42
  • Mary – Luke 1:46-55 The Magnificat
  • Simeon – Luke 2:29-35
  • Anna - Luke 2:36-38

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. Luke 1:67-7

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.” Luke 1:76-7

We are a Prophetic People

  • 1 Corinthians 8:2-3
  • Romans 7:18
  • 2 Timothy 1:12
  • Romans 8:28
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1

Jesus did not die to make bad men good, but to make dead men alive!

Christmas is an indictment before it is a delight.