THE BIRTH OF THE LORD’S FORERUNNER FORETOLD, PART 4: INEXCUSABLE UNBELIEF & INTIMATE APPRECIATION (LUKE 1:18-25)
As the Holy Spirit moved him along, Luke was very thorough, going back to the beginning, to a point in the Lord’s history when an angel appeared to an old priest to foretell the birth of the Lord’s forerunner. The angel’s incredible announcement was that old Zechariah’s old and barren wife would bear him a son, John, who would bring them much joy and delight, and be prominent, pure, and powerful in his prophetic ministry, as the one going before the Lord to prepare people for His coming. How did Zechariah and Elizabeth respond to this news? Well, in this message, we are going to see Zechariah’s inexcusable unbelief and Elizabeth’s intimate appreciation.
Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”