DECEMBER 11: THE SPECIAL ANGEL

THE SPECIAL ANGEL

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Daniel. Zacharias. Mary.
All three of these individuals were privy to an intersection and exchange with Gabriel.
Gabriel was the supernaturally appointed agent conferring prophecy, blessing, and promise upon God's elect.
It's worth a special look at Scripture to identify our sightings of him.
I'm only enlisting the passages with a direct inference to him by name:
" And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood a man before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was afraid and fell upon my face: but he said to me, 'Understand, O son of man; for at the time of the end shall be the vision.' Now as he was speaking to me, I was on a deep sleep on my face toward the ground; but he touched me and set me upright. And he said, 'Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation; for at the time appointed the end shall be ..."
Daniel 8:15-19
See also: Daniel 9:21-27; (Daniel 10:10-21 sounds curiously like "Gabriel" but his name is not provided).
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"And Zacharias said unto the angel, 'Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man and my wife well stricken in years.' And the angel answering said unto him, 'I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee, these glad tidings. And behold, thou shalt be dumb and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season."
Luke 1:18-20
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"And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary ..."
Luke 1:26-27
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These passages, dear seeker, vividly and splendidly tell us the story that the special angel "Gabriel" is the chosen angel selected to tell news of the first and second coming of Christ.
How absolutely notable and beautiful!
The remarkable prophetic fulfillments told of Christ in these passages ought to send shivers down the spiritual spine and promote it to a sense of supernatural longing and exclamation, reminding us that the best is yet to come as the forecast announces!
Gabriel's words rang true once and they shall surely ring true again.
My but God is good, and his wonders worth exclaiming and proclaiming!
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Gabriel played a beautiful, supernatural role in the glory and coming of the Messiah.
Let us rejoice in the holy presence which emanated from him and the individuals marked out by God for his presence among them.
Together God is worthy of our praise ...
And our exaltation this Christmas season, which honors the Messiah's first coming, explores also the advent of "His" second ... and to Him be all praise on the chosen and waiting:
"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders, and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. Saying with a loud voice, 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing ..."
Revelation 5:11-12
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STUDY FOR GROWTH:
1) As we read the proclamations which flowed from the lips of Gabriel, what special message is conferred upon us and to us about the Messiah?
2) What merit does an angel wield with his words in comparison to man?
3) Does not the mention of Gabriel's name now not cause us to sit and take note of the higher glories invested and involved in the foretaste of the Messiah?
The chosen messengers of God, delivering messages from God, are truly extraordinary.
To God be all praise ...
In Him rejoice!