Emanna for 09/26/2017
Christ--A Horn and the Rising Sun (1)
Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and accomplished redemption for His people, (69) And raised a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant. (70) Even as He spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old-- Words of Ministry
[Part 1 of 2]
In verse 68 we have the beginning of Zachariah's prophecy... Here we see that Zachariah's prophecy is concerning God's redemptive move for His people unto their salvation. God moved redemptively for the salvation of His people by raising Christ as a horn of salvation in the house of David in His humanity and as the rising sun from on high in His deity through God's rich mercy according to His holy covenant. Zachariah's prophecy brings in more light concerning the divine-human Person and the saving work of the Man-Savior....
Zachariah's prophecy concerns God's move. This is the move of God's redemption for His people resulting in their salvation. By raising up Christ as a horn of salvation and as the rising sun, God's redemptive work results in the salvation of His people. This horn of salvation
is Jesus the Savior, who came out of the house of David. A horn signifies fighting power. Hence, the horn of salvation is the fighting power of God's salvation in the house of David. The phrase "the house of David" indicates that this salvation is in the humanity of the Man-Savior.
In verse 70 we see that the raising up of the horn of salvation was according to what God spoke "through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old." This refers to God's faithfulness in keeping His word.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 41-42. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.