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What was the message the angel gave to Mary?


What can we learn from the words of Gabriel?

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The angel said:
Luke 1:30-35 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
The message elements are these:
  1. Mary had found "favour” or grace in God’s sight – that is she had been especially chosen for a great work
  2. She would bear a son and call him Jesus or Yahshua [Joshua] which means Yahweh is salvation
  3. He shall be given the throne of David [which was in Jerusalem] see 2 Samuel 7:12-14; Matthew 1:1; 6:10
  4. He shall reign over the house of Jacob [i.e. Israel]
  5. His Kingdom will be everlasting
  6. The birth would be "virginal"
  7. The child would be "the son of God”
Here are links to information you will find helpful:
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
The Kingdom of God on Earth
Jesus, God the Son or Son of God?
Your Share in God’s Promises
God’s Promises
I hope you have found this helpful.
God bless,
Mike
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