• Gabriel understood the power of words
• If you keep confessing long enough, you’ll get what you confess because it becomes a reality in your life.
• If somebody gets healed because we lay hands on them, you better recognize that it doesn’t have anything to do with you, other than God spoke to you to lay hands on them. God is just using you as a conduit.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.
— Luke 1:26-27 NLT
• We can’t stand on man’s opinion or Christian philosophy, we stand on the Word of God. When we take the text out of context, we end up with the con.
Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.
— Luke 1:34-35 NLT
• Mary asked the angel how it would happen, she did not tell the angel why it couldn’t happen. It is OK to be inquisitive of God, just don’t be in lack of faith.
• If you want to know what your destiny is, if you want to know what your purpose is, let the Holy Spirit overshadow you. Let God speak to you.
• You need to let God birth something in you. When God births something in you and it comes to fruition, it won’t die.
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
— Luke 1:38 NLT
• Sometimes when people speak to us or prophesy to us, instead of ignoring it, we need to pray over it.
• We need to be taught that He is alive. He ever lives to make intercession for you. We don’t serve a dead god. We serve a risen Savior. Don’t ever leave him on the cross. Don’t ever leave him in the tomb. Put Him in your heart.
• The more you hang out with God, the better you can hear Him. The more that you believe you can hear Him, the better you can hear Him.
God speaks to us in the present to prepare us for the future.