"Believe, For With God Nothing Is Impossible"
“Believe, For With God Nothing Is Impossible”
Zacharias and Elizabeth had a baby on the way.
Elizabeth was remaining in seclusion…rejoicing.
The next verses continue the account by Luke…a very familiar passage. Do not let a spirit of familiarity rob you of what the Spirit is saying today.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”
But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.
The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.
“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;
and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
“And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Did you note the timing?
In the sixth month.
Sixth month of what?
At that time, Gabriel the angel appeared to Mary.
Look at what He declared to Mary…
- You are a favored one
- The Lord is with you
Perplexed at what this meant.
What kind of greeting was this?
She questioned…”How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
There is nothing wrong with pondering, wondering, questioning…if done in faith and belief.
Mary believed (as we will see later).
Zacharias did not believe initially and was struck deaf/dumb.
Believe, for with God nothing is impossible.