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Embrace Your Role

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Reading: Luke 1: 76-79

Verse 76: “You will go on before the Lord to prepare a way for Him”.

Zechariah, like every other person living in Israel, was awaiting the coming of the Messiah. The Jews had been living under the thumb of the Romans and the harsh leaders they appointed. They long for a Messiah King to come and set them free.

When I think of bringing people to faith in Jesus Christ, I think we all want to be the closer. We want to be the one that hits the walk-off home run, the one who inks the big deal, the one who prays for the first time with one who has given their life to Christ. But for most of us, wr are the kids that shags the foul balls, the gal who ran off the copies of the big contract, the humble servant who lives a life that simply bears witness to the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Zechariah had drawn the life time opportunity to go into the inner temple to burn the incense at the altar. When he was in the Holy of Holies the angel of the Lord appeared to him. “You will have a son!” was Gabriel’s message. The faithful and blameless but old and barren couple was to have a child! Clean-up batter is walking to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded. The pitcher throws a curve ball that doesn’t break. The pitch floats in, almost hanging there, right over the heart of the plate. The batter’s eyes get big. Nope Zechariah, not this time. Your boy, John, won’t close the big deal. He will not be the Messiah that you and so many are longing for. He will be the set-up man.

Zechariah embraces this role. He knows the Old Testament story. There has to be a voice calling out in the wilderness. John may not be the One, but his role is still super important. John will be “a prophet of the Most High”. Zechariah prophesies, “You will go on before the Lord to prepare a way for Him”. Read that line again: “You will go on before the Lord to prepare a way for Him”. This too is our role. We too are called to be the humble servant who lives a life that simply bears witness to the love and hope of Jesus Christ. Embrace your role. Live into your role today. That person you encounter today may never meet the Lord Most High if you don’t introduce them today. Help prepare a way for the Lord.

Prayer: Lord, may I be a great set-up man today. May all I meet be inched a little closer to knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior today. May it be so. Amen.

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5 thoughts on “Embrace Your Role

  1. THE PROPHET THAT HATH A DREAM , LET HIM TELL A DREAM, AND HE THAT HATH MY WORD, LET HIM SPEAK MY WORD FATHFULLY.,. IS NOT MY WORD LIKE AS A FIRE? SAITH THE LORD AND LIKE A HAMMER THAT BREAKETH THE ROCK IN PIECES??
    JEREMIAH 23 V 28, 29.

    IN ORDER TO WALK WITH GOD , WE NEED A RELATIONSHIP AND A DAILY COMMUNING WITH HIM. WE NEED TO WALK CAREFULLY ALLOWING GOD TO LEAD US IN THE WAYS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE MUST PRAY, MAND SPEAK OFTEN TO GOD. AND WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US.

    PASTOR JOHN BRITT, ID LIKE TO TAKE TIME TODAY, TO THANK YOU FOR BEING FAITHFULL TO GOD, AS A PASTOR AND SHARING GODS WORD AND THE TIME YOU SHARE GODS WORDS 7 DAYS A WEEK, YEAR AFTER YEAR, YOU SPREAD MUCH LOVE IN GODS WORD, YOU A FAITHFULL BROTHER.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR BEAUIFULL WIFE , AND CHILDREN .,

    WE ALL NEED TO EMBRACE THE TEACHING OF GODS WORDS, OF OUR FAITHFUL CHURCH LEADERS. WE ARE DEPENDENCE ON GOD.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS.. WITH A SISTERS LOVE. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  2. SILENT NIGHT HOLY NIGHT , ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT , ROUND YON VIRGIN, MOTHER
    AND CHILD HOLY INFANT SO TENDER AND MILD.. SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE
    SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE. AMEN .

  3. Faith is alive.

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