Prophecy of Zacharias

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 11, 2016
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Luke 1:18-23; 57-66 -- Elizabeth’s pregnancy as well as John’s muteness and his ability to speak after the birth were miracles. All happened openly and drew attention to John.

-- “Filled with the spirit” always implies what is said or done is God’s doing. His prophecy is not only regarding John but more so Jesus. See verses 15 and 41.

-- The phrase “Lord God” occurs almost 450 times in the Scriptures. In the Old Testament, “LORD God” is Yahweh God and “Lord GOD” is Lord Yahweh. In the New Testament, the Greek makes no distinction so we determine from the context.

Redemption for His people is not from John, rather from Jesus the Christ.

-- Zacharias and Elizabeth are both from the house of Aaron (verse 5). Jesus is from the house of David (1 Chronicles 17:1-15).

Psalm 18:1-3; Isaiah 9:7; Jeremiah 23:5
-- Horn of salvation

-- The great promise is we will be saved from our enemies (quoted from Psalm 106:1-11 - “not one of their adversaries were left”). This is a type for what will happen.

Genesis 12:1-3; 22:17
-- For Abraham, the father of faith, his enemies were God’s also.

Exodus 23:22 and 27
-- The great promise to Israel

Psalm 27:1-ff
-- Throughout life, Yahweh will help us defeat our enemies with total victory promised in the end.

Psalm 110:1-ff
-- The great prophetic prophecy about the Messiah is the destruction of all our enemies. Matthew 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42; Acts 2:34, 35; Romans 5:10; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12-14

1 Corinthians 15:25
-- Death, our greatest enemy, will be destroyed.

Ephesian 2:1-3; 6:11 and 12
-- Our true enemies

Luke 1:72-80

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