"When Herod was king of Judea, there was a Jewish priest named Zechariah. He was a member of the priestly order of Abijah, and his wife, Elizabeth, was also from the priestly line of Aaron. 6 Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. 7 They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old".
Just as in the case of Zechariah and Elisabeth, we can be blameless,set apart for God but like them, they had a BUT. There was something that was tarnishing their happiness and joy. A BUT that you could also have which becomes an area of weakness, an Achilles heel which disturbs you and robs you of inner peace.
The key verse is 7 ... .but ... ..What is your But?
What is troubling you?
What is your difficulty?
Because what happened to Zechariah and Elisabeth is what will happen to you
Here's the story:
13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
One day Zechariah was in the presence of God, praying and offering sacrifices and that day an angel appeared to him to give him good news.
The BUT for Zechariah was finished with another BUT... this but says: BUT THE ANGEL SAID ZECHARIAH DO NOT BE AFRAID. GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER.
If you are like Zechariah and Elisabeth searching for the presence of God, loving and obeying Him, he will bring an answer to say do not afraid I have heard your prayers. I have seen your tears and the time has come for an answer to your prayer. All fear is gone because I, the Almighty God who inclines my ear to hear you, I am responding to your need and the desire of your heart.
And the end is even better, let's see:
36 Look, even Elizabethyour relative has conceived a son in her old age,and she who was called barren is in her sixthmonth. 37For nothing will be impossible with God.”…
What a beautiful closure because it shows us and reminds that Elisabeth's circumstances were not the best, she was old, her husband too and besides that was known as the barren, but GOD IS BIGGER THAN CIRCUMSTANCES, because for him our weaknesses are nothing, for NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM, NOTHING!
Have you seen yourself barren?
Do not you see a response?
Are you old enough to make your dream come true?
You do not see job opportunities?
Do you see only closed doors?
Do not worry, God does not depend on your circumstances, or obstacles to perform your miracle. God has the power to do wonders, he is bigger and nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing is impossible for him and for information sake He is Omnipotent, who can do everything.
PRAY AS ZECHARIAH AND ELISABETH, LOVE GOD, REST IN IT AND ONE DAY YOU WILL GET YOUR RESPONSE WITH A BUT ... GOD ANSWERED ... (WRITE YOUR NAME HERE) AND HE OR SHE ENJOYED THE MIRACLE OF GOD AND WERE GLORIOUS AND JOYFUL DESPITE BEING CALLED THE UNEMPLOYED.
The separated, the almost divorced, the sterile, the losers, the sick, etc.
God changes your scenario.
God removes your BUTs!
God is Omnipotent
Honor God, now, rest in Him and He will do ... because nothing is impossible for GOD
Now smile and say Lord I believe in you and I say AMEN!