” To shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to the guide our feet into the path of peace. ” – Luke 1: 79.
Zacharias uttered a prophecy concerning the Kingdom and Salvation of the Messiah. The Gospel bring light with it; in it the day dawns. In John the Baptist it began ( Read message posted on the 10/12/2017: The beginning of the good news – John the Baptist ). The Gospel is discovering it shows that about which we were utterly in the dark; It is to give light to those that sit in darkness. ( Read message posted on the 22/12/2017: Jesus at home in the heart ) Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. It is reviving it brings light to those that sin in the shadow of death, as Condemned prisoners in the dungeon:
2 Corinthians 2: 15 – 16 ” For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ ( which exhales ) unto God, ( discernible alike ) among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; To the latter it is an aroma ( wafted ) from death to death ( a fatal odor, the smell of doom ); to the former it is an aroma from life to life ( o vital fragrance, living and fresh ). And who is qualified ( fit and sufficient ) for these things? ( Who is able for such a ministry?) “
We? It is directing; it is guide our feet in the way of peace, into that may which, will bring us to peace a least –
Romans 3: 17 ” And they have no experience of the way of peace ( they know nothing about peace, for a peaceful way they do not even recognize ). ( Isaiah 59:7 – 8 ).
John gave proofs of strong faith, vigorous and holy affections, and of being above the fear and love of the world. Thus he ripened for usefulness; but he lived a retired life, till he came forward openly as the forerunner John the Baptist of the Messiah. Let us follow peace with all men, as well as seek peace with God and our own consciences:
Romans 13: 8 ” Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor ( who practices loving others ) has fulfilled the law ( relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements ).”
And if it be the will of God that we live unknown to the world, still let us diligently seek to grow strong in the grace of Jesus Christ.