The Angel Gabriel Talks To Mary, Luke 1:26-38

The Angel has a message for Mary and sings at Jesus’ birth

The angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will have a baby and to call him Jesus.
Also that Elizabeth her cousin is six months pregnant.

The Angel Gabriel was one of about three Archangels, the most important angels in God’s realm. Michael is the other mentioned in the Bible. Satan is a fallen Archangel.

The Angel Gabriel also announces to Zechariah the priest about the birth of his son John the baptist.

Gabriel in Hebrew means: God is mighty.

Background Reading:

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

1:26 Now in the sixth month of her pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,27 to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel came to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you!” 29 Startled by his statement, she tried to figure out what his greeting meant.

30 Then the angel told her, “Stop being afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with God. 31 Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end.”

34 Mary asked the angel, “How can this happen, since I have not had relations withm a man?”

35 The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will surround you. Therefore, the child will be holy and will be called the Son of God. 36 And listen! Elizabeth, your relative, has herself conceived a son in her old age, this woman who was rumored to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 Nothing is impossible with respect to any of God’s promises.”

38 Then Mary said, “Truly I am the Lord’s servant. Let everything you have said happen to me.” Then the angel left her.
Luke 1:26-38


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