The angel gave six specific promises to Zechariah in this passage:
- Your prayers are going to be answered.
- God has been gracious. (The name “John” means “grace of God”).
- You and your people will know Joy and gladness.
- Your child is going to be great.
- Israel will see national revival.
- Your child is the forerunner to the soon-coming Messiah.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MIRACULOUS…
1. Live faithfully for God. (v. 6)
2. Remember that your service matters to God. (vs. 8-9)
3. Keep praying with persistence. (v. 13)
4. Believe that God’s Word is enough. (vs. 18-20)
Thanks again to Brandon Cox for great ideas on the application