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SNT 0316 Announcement of John the Baptist

Announcement of John the Baptist:
Luke 1

December 11, 1966

The announcement of the conception of: John the Baptist.
SNT – 316

Topic: DRAFT, Zacharias, angel, Elizabeth, temple, Luke, God, born, gospel, lord, birth, child, Gabriel, lord Jesus Christ
Format: audio
Publication Date: 12-11-1966

Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

(Scripture chronology - Luk 1:5-25, 26-38, 39-56; Mat 1:18-25; Luk 1:57-80; 2:1-20, 21, 22-24, 25-35, 36-38, 39; Mat 2:1-23)

(Luk 2:42-52); Luk 1:1-5; (Gal 1:12); Joh 3:7; Jam 1:17; 3:15, 17

Luk 1:5-14

Luk 1:15-25



SNT-0316-AnnouncementOfJohnTheBaptist DRAFT

SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Zacharias, angel, Elizabeth, temple, Luke, God, born, gospel, lord, birth, child, Gabriel, lord Jesus Christ

We have take your Bibles tonight and turn to the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Luke chapter one. I'd like for you to have your pencils and papers ready tonight. And for the people listening to the broadcast, I wish you would get a pencil on a piece of paper and perhaps your life would be blessed as you make these notes that I'm going to share with you tonight. I want to give you the chronological order in which you will have to read the gospel stories. If you want to get the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, properly aligned. You just cannot go to the Gospel of Luke and start reading or to the Gospel of Matthew and start reading and get the story, right. I want to give these to you in their chronological order. And then you'll have them you can utilize them, you can read the stories of the birth of Christ, logically and systematically, then I understand that Paul Harvey this past week had a tremendous broadcast, in which he and a group of scientists were engaged in endeavoring to cross the go back in the study of the stars, and so forth. Regarding this particular occurrence of the birth of Christ, I was delighted to hear the report he gave, because it agrees with the things that the Bible stands for the research that we have done through the years, indicating the birth, the year and so forth of the birth of Christ. Apparently, I did not hear the broadcast, but some of my people did. And therefore they're endeavoring to get the broadcast for me, so that I can listen to it and see exactly what was sent. But I believe that I will give you all of the scriptures in their order. And then we'll see once where we get to it. The first record that you will have to read, of course, is recorded in Luke chapter one, verses five, to 25. This is the first record and this record in Luke one. Luke chapter one, beginning with verse five deals with the birth of John the Baptist, or the announcement of the birth of John the Baptist and how he was to be conceived. Now, I know that a lot of these scriptures, many of them, will come one right after the other, but each one that I give you will be a different truth, a different story will be taking place. The second record, the second record that comes up is in Luke chapter one, beginning with verse 26. And going through verse 2838, verse 38, and this is the record of Gabriel's coming to the city of Nazareth, and the announcement to the Virgin Mary, of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, the third record begins in Luke chapter one, beginning with verse 3939. And terminating with verse 56. You see if you're right, these right in order one after the other, right on top of the other, Luke one, five to 25, and then under that, but Luke 126, to 38. Under that, put Luke 139 to 56, you'll have the order that I want you to put it in. So beginning with verse 39, you have the record of how Mary came to the hilt country in Judea, and met with Elizabeth. And it tells how, in the 56, verse Mary abode with her with Elizabeth, for about three months, and then she returned back to Nazareth. Now, after that record in the Gospel of Luke, you go to the Gospel of Matthew, Matthew chapter one, verses 18, just 3518. To 2518, to 25, no 35 in that chapter 25 I must have made a mistake when I made these notations. And by the way you check up on all of these because it would be possible for me to have made a mistake as I noted these down, but Luke, Matthew two chapter one, verse 18, tells about the birth of Jesus Christ, about Mary, and Joseph, and the whole story of how the angels talk to Joseph, and the information came to him. Then the record in Luke, again, now you go back to Luke chapter one. And there you begin with verse 57. And verse 57, tells you about the birth of John the Baptist. And biblically and accurately class, as far as I know, the word of God. John the Baptist was not the designated specifically for runner of the Lord Jesus Christ. It just happened that John the Baptist, came before Jesus Christ was born. And therefore people refer to him as the foreigner. But he came to bring the Word of the Lord, to prepare the way of the Lord. That's all. And these things, of course, you will understand if you get to really working this word. And there, you have the record, also, in this loop 157, to 80, of all these wonderful prophecies that were given forth, regarding John the Baptist, and the Lord Jesus Christ. The next record, which you'll have to now take is in chapter two, Luke chapter two, verses one through 20. And this is the record, that of the decree that was sent out by Caesar Augustus, that all the worlds should be taxed, and of how Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem in Judea, and how that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, and it tells about the shepherds and what they did. And by the way, it's in this chapter that you learned that angels do not sing. It's nice poetic license and him license to get angels to sing. But if angels would sing the Word of God break to pieces, because never in the Bible do angels sing. Angels always speak, and saints do the singing. So you might as well get practically stuck down here, because most of you, ladies will never be angels. And us men never will be either. So this is why like in verse 10, it said, in the angel watts, said, The angel said, you see all the way through the word of God, you find these tremendous troops. And on the night of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, the wise men did not come, it was only the shepherds who came to the stable, and who found the Lord Jesus Christ there. So this record in chapter two, verses one through 20, gives those wonderful truths about the angels making the announcement about the shepherds coming. And then the next record, is in chapter two, verse 21. And this verse 21, is regarding the circumcision of the child when the eight days were accomplished. And I just had a report recently, that this was written by a number of medical men presented to the American Medical Association, that the only good time to circumcise a boy was the dates which are given the days that are given in the Bible. You circumcise them earlier than this, you have much tendency of infections and last and so forth. So they're going back exactly to the dates that are given in the Word of God. It's just something thrown in. It doesn't cost you any more. Now, the next record is in Luke chapter two, verses 22 to 24. And this is the record of the pure after the days of the purification of Mary, how they brought Jesus to Jerusalem. And of course, you know, that this was there were 40 days involved in the purification, and all of this then recorded in 22 to 24 took place on the 14th day and thereafter. Now, the next record In chapter two of Luke, Luke, chapter two, verses 25,


to 35, and this is the record of what Simeon, who was a prophet, who was in the temple said, when this Jesus Christ was presented in the temple, after the purification period. Then the record in Luke chapter two, verse 36, verses 36, to 38. The record of a prophet is named Hannah, and what she said, when the Lord Jesus Christ was brought into the temple. And then in chapter two of Luke, verse 39. And this is a tremendous truth. And when they had performed all things according to watch, the law of the Lord, and this was after the 14th day, then returned they into Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth. This is where they returned. Now, after this record in Luke, you must go back to Matthew chapter two.


In Matthew chapter two, beginning with the first verse, and I forget how far we're going to have to go here, I missed this notation. But it's the record of the coming of the wise men, one to 23. It's the record of the coming of the wise men who came about a year and a half later than the birth of Jesus Christ. So you will have to, after Luke 239, you might want to write in there one and one half years later. This is approximate, but it's not too far up. It could be a month of one way or the other, but it's approximately one and one half years later. And then comes the record in Matthew two, about the coming of the Wiseman. And it's many times a surprise to people, when they realize that the wise men did not come to find the Lord Jesus when he was in Bethlehem, in Judea. But when they came a year and a half, after the birth of Christ, they found him in a house in Nazareth, as I read to you a while ago from loop, after they had performed those things, after the 14th day, they returned back to their hometown in Nazareth of Galilee. Then, the as you this record, completes itself here in Matthew, there is one more record you might want to put down. And that is that when Jesus was 12 years old, or 12 years of age, you'll have to go back to Luke chapter two, verses 42, to 52. And that will take you through the chronological order of the accuracy with which the stories are set in the Gospel of Matthew and in the Gospel of Luke. For those of you who are deeply concerned about the accuracy of the word, I believe that this edition of the way magazine that has Mrs. krones article in it on the the the birth of the the genealogy, the genealogies from Matthew and from Luke, she has properly aligned in this particular edition of the way magazine, and you should read that article because it will help you very, very much. Now I'd like for you to go to Luke chapter one, please. That's the order in which it's given. And now I want to go back with you to Luke chapter one. The record I gave you began with verse five, right? But I want to read the first four verses, or as much then as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word. Some of you will remember the work that we have done in the science of history in which we have proven lots stand the test. What what what testimony can you trust? Certainly a man living 2000 years after an incident is entirely as far as your can't trust his testimony. nearly as much as you could trust the testimony of an eyewitness or someone who was there when it occurred, certainly people living, or here on earth 2000 years from tonight, are not as accurate in their reporting of that which occurred here tonight, as you people are in this auditorium who are eyewitnesses. This gospel, this Gospel of Luke, was written by a man by the name of Luke. And he tells in these opening verses that these things were written by those are presented by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word. Therefore, he said in verse three, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect, the word perfect is the word definite, definite understanding of all things, from the very first, to right under the an order, most excellent Theopolis. The words from the very first, the three words, the very first, those three words are one word in the Greek text, animal thin, meaning from above. From above, it is the same word, A and O, I will not write it on the board, I'll spell it for you, if you wanted. A N O T, H, E, N is the word animal thin.


The word annual thin means from above. Here it is translated, the very first. And it has caused no amount of confusion. It has been this that has caused the critics to say that the Gospel of Luke is more authoritative, and more accurate than the gospel of Mark for the Gospel of Matthew, because the sources of information that Luke had were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word and he was with them and had perfect understanding of all of the matters from the very first and beginning, therefore, Luke is more authoritative. This is not true. Luke got his information the same way, that which was to be written the same way as everybody got it, who wrote anything in the Word of God, and that is that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. And as Paul says, In Galatians, it was given to him by revelation as to what to write, and how to write it. So this word, and all 10 means from above, he had perfect your definite understanding of all things, from above, it was given to him by revelation, God is Spirit. And Luke, having the Spirit of God in Him, God by revelation, word of knowledge, and word of wisdom, was able to give him the information he wanted written, and telling him how to write it. Then Luke used his vocabulary and wrote, that's how we got it. Now, if you'll keep your finger here and Luke, we're coming right back. You may look at John, chapter three, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, chapter three, verse seven, marble not that I sent unto thee, he must be born again. The word again, the word again is the word, animal sense. born from above, it is this all through the Word. Whenever they whenever you read about being born again, the word again is always the, the word. Wilson mean born from above. The first time I was born, I was born, since knowledge wise, naturally, physically. When we are born again, we are born spiritually of God, right? Born some above, born from above is a real accurate, wonderful usage of the word. Therefore to be born again is to be born from above. To be born, the first time is to be born of earthly parents, having daddies and mommies. But to be born again is to be born of our heavenly Father, which is to be born from above. So if this verse seven, that's what that word again, is, it's the same word that we just covered in Luke chapter one, verse three. I think you'll also find in James, I'd like to just look this up, James, you may look it up to James chapter one. Verse 70, every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above. The word above, is the word, animal sin. From above, in James chapter three verse 50, this wisdom descended not from above, descendants not from above, the word above there, again is the word animal thin. And in verse 17, not the wisdom that is from above, the word above is the word animal thin. Now back to the gospel. It seemed good to me also having had definite understanding of all things from above. That's how he got his info from above. To write unto thee in order in sequins order, most excellent. The awfulness. The critics in the commentaries say that this book is was sent to a man, that's not true. The word Theopolis means beloved of God. It is sent to the beloved of God. Therefore, the information in the Gospel of Luke, like in the, in the gospels, like in the Old Testament is for our learning, it's sent to the beloved of God, for their learning. And this record in the Gospel of Luke, is to those of us who are beloved of God, those of us who want to know the score, if you want to know the truth, regarding the reality of Christ and His work, you go to the word, right, and this is why it is sent to us for this purpose. That's what the word Theopolis means, beloved, the bone verse for that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, where in bow has been instructed that you might know the surety the certainty, not question, not the sale, but that you may know for a certain date, those things were in you, the beloved, have been instructed. There was, in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest, named Zacharias of the course of a buyer. And his wife was the duck was up the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. The priestly tribe was the tribe of one, the Levites, the Levites, were the priestly tribe. Now, every priest, every priest was a Levite. But not every Levite was a priest, to be a priest. He had to be a Levite. Out of the bloodline, however, of Aaron. Right. Only those children of Aaron were in the priestly category, but the rest of the Levites they served also in the capacity of the temple, and so forth. Now, this Zacharias was of the Aran bloodline, so to speak. And he was of the course of a bio, the courses were originally set up, and then when so called underground with the persecution, and with the return of the children of Israel, from Babylon, as they returned out of captivity, they reset the courses. And he belongs to the course of a buyer. They had 24 courses, if I remember correctly, that right 24 I'm trying to bring this back to my mind, and they would all serve only a short period. And then, three times a year the whole group would serve together at the great feast, the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of Tabernacles and one of the other Passover Feast, then they all served together. This is why when you work this course business as to when this course of a buyer served in the temple, you can go to this verse, And by deduction, you can get to the month of the year in which he was in the temple when this occurred to him. So his wife, Elizabeth, was at the doctor's of Aaron. In other words, she came out of that priestly line, the same as he did. As a matter of fact, there was a level that the priest had to marry someone who was in the proper line, in other words out of the same bloodline, the Arab bloodline. Now, verse six, and they were both righteous before God. Before is the word in the presence of they were both righteous Elizabeth and Zacharias were both righteous. In the presence of God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless. The word ordinances is the legal requirements of the Lord. They were blameless. What a wonderful couple. Zachariah said, Elizabeth, I wonder how many this can be set up today. They were both righteous before God. And they walked in the commandments and all the legal requirements of the Lord blame. They must have worked pretty hard on their lives, to stay in alignment in harmony with the Father's will. Verse seven said, and they had no child. And if you know the history of Judaism, and its teachings, you will realize that Zacharias had a tough time. Because it was a disgrace, if you had no heirs, and especially so if you were a priest, if you are one of the men speaking for God, and if you had no children in your family, then they point the finger at you. And they'd say, Well, what sin have you committed? What have you done, that? God has not blessed you with a child? This is why the previous verse told us that as far as Zacharias and Elizabeth were concerned, in the sight of God, they were both blameless. And they walked in the commandments and the ordinances of the Lord. That's the answer that question that people would ask, well, Zacharias, why don't you and Elizabeth have a baby? Why don't you have a child? If you're going to serve in God's service, then Why has God not blessed you? The answer is already given in verse six when it said that they weren't blameless, that they didn't have like a child because they were sinning or done something wrong, right?


And they had no child. The answer is, Elizabeth was what Baron and they both were now well stricken in yours. And it came to pass that while he executed, while he was in the temple, the priests office before God in the order of his course, that a course of a Bible, verse nine, according to the custom of the priests office, his work, the word a lot is the word work. His work was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And while he was in there, firsthand, and the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense, and there appeared onto him on Zacharias, an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. This angel of the Lord, all angels are spirit beings, and therefore, for a spirit to be seen, it must come into concretion in some form or other, it must have some type of manifestation. In the ESP field, they talk about it as ectoplasm. There appeared unto him an angel of the Lord. And where was he standing on the right side of the altar of incense. Had he stood on the left side, it would have meant this the right side is always the side of blessing. The left side is always the side of cursing. Oh, this is why in the Far East to this day, when I was in India, we were in India and other places in the Far East. When people would give us gifts. They would never give you a gift with their left hand. Over here, it doesn't make much difference the United States you just tickled to death to get it I guess or some the rest of the world I thought of this our Good friend, Mr. Dorsen, Eddie dorsum had a birthday this week. And over here in the United States, it's customary if you have a birthday somebody brings you presents right? Many places across the world, it's a custom when you have a birthday you give them. And so Mr. Dorsen, carried out the Eastern custom, he took he and Mrs. dorsum took me out for dinner. So they were out giving well. This record is very accurate, he stood on the right side, the right side of the altar of incense, what versus that it was very sea level, you see how he stood on the left side, it would have been real bad. But being on the right, it's always an indication of blessing. In the Old Testament, you have a have a record of the two mountains, one mountain was the mountain of blessing, it's outside or close to the city of scenario. And the other mountain was on the left hand side, it's the mountain of cursing, you can read this story in the Old Testament. So it is all through the Far East, even to this day, when they give you a gift, it will be with the right hand. And when they when they bless you, they bless you with the right hand. They never lift their left hand. Sometimes over here, you know, we shake hands with people your right handed but they you shake hands with your left hand. This never happens in the Bible never happens in the Far East. Because the right hand is the hand of blessing. The left hand is the hand of cursing. So if you want to curse someone, you lift your left hand. But if you want to bless him, you lift your right. So this angel was standing at the right hand side of the altar of incense. These are just terrific trues that are hidden in the Word. They're not hidden. They're wide open, but you have to have the understanding of why they are there. Verse 12, of chapter one. And when Zachariah saw, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, fear not Zachariah for thy prayer is heard, and by wife Elizabeth shall bear the sun, and thou shalt call his name, John, the first thing the angel said de Zacharias was what feared up. Every time I read this in the record, in the Gospel of Luke, I always think of the foundational class on power for abundant living, how each foundational class that I've taught here in the united states and foreign countries, we always begin with that list on how to conquer fear.


Here again, the first thing the angel dealt with was fear. He said to Zacharias, fear not, do not be afraid. You see, you've got to get rid of fear. Fear has to go if you're really going to tap resources. And naturally, when this manifestation became evident to Zacharias, he was somewhat setback. And the first thing the angel said, Fear not, for thy prayer is hurt. And I wife, Elizabeth, shall bear the sun, and thou shall call his name John. The word John means Jehovah shows favor. That's the meaning of the word, John. It's remarkable the information that this angel brought. Little later on, we're going to read about Elizabeth pregnancy. And I'll tell you something, she never needed to go out and buy any girls clothes. Were a little baby girl. She had this thing all beat from the beginning. Because she knew that when she was going to have a baby, it's going to be a boy. I understand they're able to tell now, way ahead to whether it's going to be a boy or girl. And they can tell definitely. Then I heard the doctor who was in on that discussion a week or two safe. He just sort of thought they might as well dispense with it. It was much more interesting to find out what it was what it came. But here we have the record. Here we have the record of what the angel said. And our venture to say when Elizabeth gets pregnant, she's not going to have a girl because the angel said Elizabeth shall bear the one a son, and even totally what it was to Kylie. Jehovah has shown favorite John. Why? Because she was barren. She at Elizabeth and Zacharias had not had any children. And therefore this child was to be named John because it was gone who had shown the favorite Jehovah verse 14, and thou shalt have joy and what and many shall rejoice at his birth. Why? For He shall be great in the sight of oh, boy didn't say he'd be great in the sight of the world did it. Because if you read the record of John the Baptist, he wasn't too great in the sight of the world. Even a little Lady Gaga is responsible for he getting his head cut off, you know, Salome dance to Gucci or something, whatever she does, and then she got his head. Well, he wasn't very great in the sight of the world, but he was certainly great in the sight of the Lord. And he wasn't great, because he did not drink wine or strong drink. This is not like he was great. He was great because he was filled with new Maha Gilde Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. That's a tremendous thing. And many of the children of Israel, John, he turns to the Lord, they're gone. Many of the children of Israel Celli turn to the Lord their God, and he shall be go before him. Before him who? God, that's the key, the verse before it, he should turn the children to the Lord. And he's going to go before him before God in the Spirit and in the power of Elijah, he Elias is Elijah. That does not mean that Elijah was reincarnated. That doesn't mean that at all. It's the same kind of use a jazz you would say, well, he is going in the same spirit and with the power of his grandfather, or he grandmother, this kind of thing. He shall be great before the Lord. And he will go before in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready of people prepared for the Lord or the Lord God who is Jehovah. That's right, to prepare the people. Why? Because some four or 500 years had passed, since they had a prophet Malachi was the last prophet before John the Baptist, can you imagine an age of four or 500 years going by? With no man of God, to minister to God's people?


No wonder it was an age of darkness, a lot of religion, but an age of darkness much like we have today a lot of religion but great darkness. And for all of those years, there was not a man of God. Now there is a man, John the Baptist. Why was there not a man of God before this? Because God operates by freedom of wheel. And he knew down through all those years, there was not one man who would believe God, not one, until this man came along, John the Baptist, and he would believe God, and therefore, it was he who would go before God, and that he would turn the children back to God, to make ready of people for the Lord dawn. Verse 80. That's the record by the way of what the angel reported. And Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby, or how shall I know this? Why I'm an old man, and my wife is well stricken in years, she was past the age of childbearing. She passed through the menopause period, first 19. And the angel answer he said unto him, I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show the these glad tidings. Now, verse 20, and behold, thou shalt be what? Dumb and not able to speak until the day that these things shall be performed. They cause doll believers, not my one. That's a remarkable verses script. You're alive, still grace and love. God knew that this thing would be so tremendous to Zacharias and do Elizabeth. And here speaking to Zacharias, he knew, Gabriel knew that gold Zacharias just couldn't quite see through this thing how this could be. And yet he was a man of God, all of God. And therefore, because of his own unbelief. Gabriel told him, you're going to be dumb. You know? That Until the day when these things will be performed. So I know he's got a good nine months period coming up here, he's not going to talk must have been a lot of silence in that house now. And the answer is because not believe us, not my watch, which shall be fulfilled once in their season. That's a tremendous revelation. Sometimes you take like the witnessing we are sharing we had from Mr. Banks tonight, how he couldn't even read blueprints, or any of the Bible or any of that when he came into class, how God delivered him so quickly. That was not in what you would call season. That it happens like that. That's a miracle of healing, for instance, it's a miracle of deliverance. But the angel said that this child would come first, in due season. In other words, in the time that it naturally takes for a child to be born. It was a miracle, yet it was fulfilled in due season in time. The nine months period is involved in this verse 20, verse 21, and the people, they waited for Zacharias, and they marveled that he tarried so long in the temple, they were in a hurry to go home, or something, maybe. And they wonder why was in that place so long? Sounds like Sunday morning service or so. At a young minister, they told me that story this week, some or last week, somebody told me the story about this young minister. And boy, when he was all enthused, you know about his church that he had, and so forth. So he preached for two hours, the first sermon he preached, and my water disrupting and disturbing thing that was in the congregation. And then when he had preached for two hours, he of course, went to the back of the church to shake hands with the people when they went home. And he said to one of his good old farmers in there, he said, How did you like the service this morning? While he said it was shirt? Tremendous. You were sure loaded word. He said, Yes, it was. While he said I want to tell you a little story that may help you as a young minister. He said, you know, in two words, so loaded with the things that God I think you'll understand this, my being a farmer, he said, I take my hay out to the kettle.


But he said, I want to tell you, when we've got those 30 or 40 cattle out there, he said, I don't take all of my hay the first day and unload the whole thing for the whole year. So why don't he tarry long in the temple? Reuben, you understand Harry Lang in the temple, because of the of the angel that was there and what was going on? Now verse 22, says what happened? When he came out of the temple, he could not speak unto them. And they perceive that he had seen a vision in the temple. Now, that's why this verse, the word vision, apparently explains what Gabriel looked like. Right? It was, it was not a physical ectoplasm type of form. It was a manifestation in concretion. Like the sheep that was left down from heaven, for Peter to see in the book of Acts. Remember, this was a vision, a picture that he saw, like the picture of Elijah and Moses on the Mount of Transfiguration with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible does not say that literally. Moses was Elijah wasn't sure not Elijah, and Moses and Elijah. It does not say that Moses and Elijah, were brought back from the dead. Or they were brought back from some purgatory place to be on the Mount of Transfiguration. It says that Jesus saw Moses and Elijah in a vision, a picture of it. This is exactly what occurred here. That word you must underscore and drive into your brain cells in your mind, because else you run into great confusion. He has seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned on to them, and remained speechless. Verse 23, and it came to pass that as soon as the days of his watt ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house and Verse 24. And after those days, his wife Elizabeth did want conceived and hid herself, five months sang, does have the Lord dealt with me in the days when he looked on me to take away my reproach among miss the how the record works there with Verse 23 And verse seven. In verse seven, it said they had no child because Elizabeth was Barrett. And yet the verse before that told us that Elizabeth and Zacharias were perfect before God walking in the commandments and ordinances. And here in verse 25, she really blossoms out when she says, this has the Lord done for me, and praise the Lord for it, for he has taken away my reproach among God, before God, no reproach, where, and that's something she had no reproach before God before they forgot, they were walking blamelessly right. What people you know, cause you more headaches, shake a stick at once one. And these people had reproached Elizabeth and Sacra. And what she was so tickled to death about was that God had taken her and Zacharias as reproach away from the forming. He does the same for us today in many different categories. When people laugh at your this kind of thing, God is able to take that reproach away that laughs because he is still able to supply all of our needs, according to his want. riches in glory. This is why I believe it should bless your heart when you put them all together. Now I've just gone through the first one with you tonight. This is all we have time for all our time I want to take you can take the rest of the scriptures that I have put together with you tonight and set them for you. And you can read them and study them out yourself and it'll be a real blessing to your heart.