The Annunciation of our LORD

And 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 call his name Jesus. 

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 

and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 

And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?” 

And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.

Luke 1:30-35

Today is such a glorious feast in the life of the Church.

We recall today as when God Almighty sent the angel Gabriel to Mary to proclaim the start of His New Covenant in Christ Jesus.

The Word was made flesh, and started His dwelling among us, this day, 2020 years ago!

How awesome is the power and wisdom of our God!

At last, the fullness of time had come. As St Paul says, in the fullness of time, God sent His son born of a woman.

Today, the hope of all the prophets, from Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Malachi and all others who prophesied the coming of the Messiah, was fulfilled.

The promises of God, came into existence, suddenly and nothing ever remained the same again.

Suddenly, the Light of the world stepped into our darkness.

Oh praise God’s glorious love, for us!

Today, let us celebrate the Incarnation of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Let us offer God, glorious praise for fulfilling His Redemption promises.

As we too wait in hope for His second coming, let us ask for a holy and new revival in our land.

The Bible account of the Annunciation from Luke’s Gospel starts with, “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin…”

The message of Jesus’ conception, was preceded by the message of John the Baptist’s conception; with the sixth month referring to six months after John the Baptist was conceived.

Angel Gabriel even refers to this when speaking to Mary, informing her that Elizabeth had conceived “for with God nothing is impossible.”

This is important for us in our time, because John’s mission on earth was to be the messenger of the LORD who went before Him to “prepare the way for the LORD”.

Therefore John preached a baptism of repentance and turned the hearts of the people of Israel back to God, before Christ could begin His public ministry.

In our time too, the LORD is waiting for His sons and daughters to arise in the boldness of His Holy Spirit to proclaim a message of repentance and deliverance for the earth.

Then we would have done our part to prepare the way for His second coming in glory.

And if it pleases Him to tarry as the Father wills, let us remember that right here, right now, people are in need of God’s restorative work in their lives.

So let us not delay in our ministry but as people of faith, raise up altars of prayer, worship and praise in union with the Divine Incarnate Word of God, Who also is our great High Priest, our Redeemer, our Paschal LAMB.

Prayer

Holy God we worship You today in thanksgiving and praise for Your endless goodness and mercies towards us.

Today we recall the Incarnation of Your Son.

In doing so, we realise how You fulfil every Word and promise that You have spoken concerning our lives, our creation, existence and redemption.

For this Holy God, we are eternally grateful.

We offer our lives to You this day, as You offered Your life to us this day.

Take us, and receive us, and do with us according to Your good pleasure.

Thank You Most High God for hearing us.

In Jesus Mighty Name we pray.

Amen.

(Mother of Christ, pray for us).

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

25 Mar 2020

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