Birth Prophecies

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 13, 2015
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Notes:

Luke 1:67 – Zacharias’ words are inspired by God, and they primarily pertain to the Messiah.

68
– A common feature about prophecy is to speak in the present about things that have not yet happened. Jesus was still three months from birth.

69
– He speaks of Jesus, not John, because of the reference to the house of David, and John was from the house of Aaron.

1 Chronicles 17:1-ff; Psalm 89; Jeremiah 33:19-32


71
– Quoted from Psalm 106:7-12

75
– The two important Kingdom covenants connected with the birth of Jesus are the Abrahamic and Davidic, and both are mentioned in this prophecy.

Genesis 22:15-17
– God promised, cut a covenant, and swore to Abraham that He would fulfill the promise made all relating to the coming Kingdom.

76
– The prophecy turns to John. Malachi 3:1

79
– Isaiah 9:1-7 The prophecy ends by returning to the coming of the Messiah.

Luke 1:41-45
– Elizabeth and Mary

46-56
– This section is called the Song of Mary or the Magnificat (from its opening word in the Latin translation).

1 Samuel 2:1-10
– It may be that Mary on her four days’ journey to Elizabeth brooded over the story of Hannah and then uttered her own inspired praise.

2 Samuel 7:26


Luke 1:39-45
– Elizabeth, moved by spirit; 67-79 – Zacharias, filled with spirit; 2:25-32 – Simeon had the spirit upon him; Mary is not said to have the spirit’s influence.

The young woman, Mary, must have understood the Scriptures well.

46
– Psalm 34:3

47
– Hab. 3:18; Isaiah 61:10; and Psalm 35:9

48
– Psalms 136:23; 138:6

49
– Psalm 111:9; Isaiah 57:15

50
– Psalm 103:17; Exodus 20:6

51
– Psalms 98:1; 89:10

52
– Psalms 75:7; 147:6; 107:40

53
– Psalms 107:9; 34:10

54
– Psalm 98:3

55
– Psalm 105:42



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