May
5
2015

I AM Gabriel

Daniel 8: 16-17

I heard a voice call out over the Ulai River, “Gabriel, explain to him the meaning of what he saw.”

“Mortal man, understand the meaning.  The vision has to do with the end of the world.”

Daniel 9: 21-23

While I was praying, Gabriel whom I have seen in the earlier vision, came flying down to where I was.  It was the time for the evening sacrifice to be offered.

He explained, “Daniel, I have come here to help you understand the prophecy.

When you began to plead with GOD, he answered you.  He loves you, and so I have come to tell you the answer.  Now pay attention while I explain the vision.

Luke 1: 11-38

An angel of the LORD appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar where the incense was burned.

When Zechariah saw him, he was alarmed and felt afraid.

But the angel said to him, “Don’t be afraid Zechariah! GOD has heard your prayer, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son.  You are to name him John.

How glad and happy you will be, and how happy many others will be when he is born!

John will be great in the LORD’s sight.  He must not drink any wine or strong drink.  From his very birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

And he will bring back many of the people of Israel to the LORD their GOD.

He will go ahead of the LORD, strong and mighty like the prophet Elijah.  He will bring fathers and children together again; He will turn disobedient people back to the way of thinking of the righteous; he will get the LORD’s people ready for Him.”

Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know if this is so? I am an old man and my wife is old also.”

“I am Gabriel,” the angel answered. “I stand in the presence of GOD, who sent me to speak to you and tell you this good news.

But you have not believed my message, which will come true at the right time.  Because you have not believed, you will be unable to speak; you will remain silent until the day my promise to you comes true.”

In the meantime the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he was spending such a long time in the temple.

When he came out, he could not speak to them, and so they knew that he had seen a vision in the Temple.  Unable to say a word he made signs to them with his hands.

When his period of service in the Temple was over, Zechariah went back home.

Some time later his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and did not leave the house for five months.

Now at last the LORD has helped me.” she said. He has taken away my public disgrace!”

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy GOD sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.

He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David.  Her name was Mary.

Mary was deeply troubled by the angel’s message, and she wondered what his words meant.

The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary; GOD has been gracious to you.

You will become pregnant and gave birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High GOD.  The LORD GOD will make him a king, as his ancestor David was, and he will be the king of the descendants of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end!”

Mary said to the angel, ” I am a virgin.  How, then, can this be?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and GOD’s power will rest upon you.  For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of GOD.

Remember you relative Elizabeth.  It is said that she cannot have children, but she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very old.

For there is nothing that GOD cannot do.”

“I am the LORD’s servant,” said Mary; “may it happen to me as a you have said,”

And the angel left her.

 

Nicetas

About the Author: Nicetas Juanillo

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