“… and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah …” (v16). Zechariah was burning incense in the temple when suddenly, an angel announced that he and his elderly wife Elizabeth would have a son who would prepare people “for the Lord” (v17). What they had read about, studied, and waited for was going to happen; their son John was the link between the Old Testament prophecies and the Messiah’s arrival.
“Your prayer has been heard” (v13). Just as the Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled, we can trust that one day our salvation will be complete and the whole creation renewed, as God promised (Rom 8:21). #NCManna