TOPIC: Bearer of a Horn of Salvation
TEXT: Luke 1:67-79(NKJV)
67. Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
68. “Blessed [is] the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people,
69. And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,
70. As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who [have been] since the world began,
That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us,
To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant,
The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
STUDY: Our passage today is an account of Zechariah’s Prophecy after the birth of his son, John the Baptist. As the Lord removed his dumbness, his first words were songs of praise to God who had raised a horn of Salvation for His people. He revealed that John the Baptist had been born to fulfil the mandate of preparing the way for the Lord Jesus through a message of repentance, and to bring people who sit in darkness to the light of the knowledge of the Saviour. Zechariah revealed that a new age would dawn and John had been raised to correct the false ideas about the Messiah among the people
Today we celebrate the Anniversary of the Church Missionary Society who were instrumental to the liberation of Africa from the path of destruction to the saving grace offered through the blood of Jesus. Through their increasing and burning desire to spread the gospel to where it had not been heard, the CMS disregarded every obstacle and exploited the land for the Lord.
God has raised you to bear His horn of Salvation which is Jesus so that those in darkness will come to the marvelous light of God’s salvation. Like John the Baptist, God has graciously saved and raised you to proclaim this good news to the world around you.
PRAYER: Eternal Father, empower me by Your words and may my life become a channel to draw more souls to Your kingdom in Jesus Name. Amen.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.”– Beth Moore
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 27th July 2021 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.