Praying the Benedictus 8
Luke 1: 76 “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him”
Zechariah now turns his attention to his own son, John. He came second to Jesus in his song and Zechariah is clear on what his role would be in life.
The prominent One is Jesus
John was an answer to prayer, he was a miracle child for sure, but he was not the prominent One.
You may think you are important, you may have many reasons to be so, but there is One who is more important.
Putin, Trump, Merkel, Modi, Jinping, Netanyahu, none of these!
It is Jesus.
He is Almighty One (Rev 1:8); Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13); Advocate (1 John 2:1); Author and Perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2) and Authority (Matt. 28:18).
Are you understanding? It is Jesus.
He is the Bread of Life (John 6:35) and the Bridegroom (Matt. 9:15)
He is the Chief Cornerstone (Ps. 118:22)
He is the Deliverer (1 Thess.1:10)
He is the Faithful and True (Rev.19:11)
He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:1) and the Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14)
Who is most important? It is Jesus.
He is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22) and the Holy Servant (Acts 4:29-30)
He is the I Am (John 8:58); Immanuel (Is. 7:14) and the Indescribable Gift (2 Cor. 9:15)
He is the Judge (Acts 10:42)
He is the King of Kings (Rev. 17:14)
Who is the most prominent one? It is Jesus.
He is the Lamb of God (John 1:29); Light of the World (John 8:12); Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5); Lord of All (Phil. 2:9-11) and the Loved Son of God (Matt. 3:17)
He is the Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5); Messiah (John 1:41) and the Mighty One (Is. 60:16)
He is the One Who Sets Free (John 8:36) and Our Hope (1 Tim. 1:1)
He is Peace (Eph. 2:14) and Prophet (Mark 6:4)
He is the Redeemer (Job 19:25); Risen Lord (1 Cor. 15:3-4) and the Rock (1 Cor. 10:4).
He is the Sacrifice for Our Sins (1 John 4:10); Saviour (Luke 2:11); Son of Man (Luke 19:10); Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32) and the Supreme Creator over All (1 Cor. 1:16-17).
He is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25).
He is The Door (John 10:9); The Way (John 14:6); The Word (John 1:1); The True Vine (John 15:1) and the Truth (John 8:32);
He is the Victorious One (Rev. 3:21)
Have you got it yet? It is Jesus.
He is the Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)!!!
So the world doesn’t revolve around you nor does it revolve around your hero or bully. Jesus is the centre of it all.
Centre of the Universe,
Be the centre of my life, my ways and my words.
Be the prominent One.
All in all.
I surrender, move over, give way and lay my life down to you so that people can see you in me.
I understand now.
There is no other way.
It is you and you alone Jesus.