Mary’s Visit t Elizabeth
Elizabeth was from the tribe of Aaron, and was married to Zechariah who was a high priest. They were both righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.They had a son in the latter part of their life, and named him John who was known as John Baptist. The fore runner to Christ foretold by Isaiah in Isaiah 40:3. She was also a relative of Mary the mother of Jesus.She also spoke three times in gospel of Luke found in Luke 1:25, Luke 1;42-45 and Luke 1:60. Luke was only person who address Zechariah and Elizabeth in his account.
After Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit she visited Elizabeth and she was filled with the Holy Spirit found in Luke1:41 and in Luke 1;42-45 ; You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed! How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me! She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!” Note Luke 1;43 in that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Matthew Henry commentary wrote,” Elisabeth was herself filled with the Holy Ghost, or a Spirit of prophecy, by which, as well as by the particular suggestions of the Holy Ghost she was filled with, she was given to understand that the Messiah was at hand, in whom prophecy; emphasis added foretold in the Old Testament by the prophets concerning the Messiah.
Believer’s Bible Commentary wrote,” There was not a trace of jealousy in her heart; only joy and delight that the unborn baby would be her Lord. Mary was blessed among women in that she was given the privilege of bearing the Messiah. The fruit of her womb is blessed in that He is Lord and Savior. emphasis added redeeming both Mary and Elizabeth from the curse of sin. “
NKJV Study Bible wrote,” Elizabeth marveled at the grace that allowed her a role in God’s great plan. She knew God owed her nothing; but she also knew that God had mercifully given her much.”
Like her husband Zechariah she witnessed the birth of the Messiah meaning the chosen one who will be the Savour who will be Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Declared by her son John. She uttered these words, ”She who has believed is blessed.” Matthew Henry wrote,” (Luke 1:45): Blessed is she that believed. Believing souls are blessed souls, and will be found so at last; this blessedness cometh through faith, even the blessedness of being related to Christ, and having him formed in the soul. They are blessed who believe the word of God, for that Word will not fail them.”
Magnificat is Latin vulgate meaning to glorifies.or my soul doth magnify the Lord in the hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke1; 46-55 and it is filled with OT allusions and quotations. It reveals that Mary’s heart and mind were saturated with the Word of God. It contains repeated echoes of Hannah’s prayers,
Got A Question define it as The Latin translation of Mary’s response begins with the word magnificat, which simply means “magnify” (or “exalt,” “glorify,” etc.). The Magnificat is a poem of praise to God, praising Him for His blessing to Mary and His faithfulness to Israel. The Magnificat also highlights a series of reversals in which the proud are humbled and the humble are exalted—not the least being a poor young girl who will be the mother of the Messiah.
It is filled with OT allusions and quotations. It reveals that Mary’s heart and mind were saturated with the Word of God. It contains echoes of Hannah’s prayers
Luke 1:47 & 1:48 like James and Judah Jesus half brothers where they wrote in their epistles, James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: or Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, Greek work slave or bondservant is doulos meaning someone who belongs to a bond slave another, without any ownership rights of their own. is used with the highest dignity in the NT – namely, of believers who willingly live under Christ’s authority as His devoted followers. Where in Luke 1:48 Greek word for slave is doulé meaning female slave, bondmaid. In both incident they mention slaves not brother or Son While Mary was His mother and James and Jude was Jesus was their brother. They also recognize Jesus and as Lord and Savour who redeemed them from theirs sins as indicated in Luke 1:47. As Dr John MacArthur wrote Mary referred to God as “Savior,” indicating both that she recognized her own need of a Savior, and that she knew the true God as her Savior.
In 1:28 who did Lord find favour with a man or woman” Who conceived the Messiah a man or woman? Who did the angel appeared before bearing the good news about the Messiah a man or woman? Who uttered my mother of my Lord should come to me, You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed a man or woman? In Luke Who uttered these words found in Luke1; 46-55 a man or woman In 1:47 who uttered these words God my Savior, a man or woman? in Luke 1:45 who uttered these words, “She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!” a man or woman? in 1:6 Zechariah and Elizabeth were they both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord. Lastly how does Godly man view his wife ? Or how does God view a woman or what does bible say about woman and the role woman play in the church and family or society?
Is woman part of the salvation plan and their sin purchased on the cross
In Galatians 3; 28-29 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.
John MacArthur wrote,” you are all one in Christ Jesus. All those who are one with Jesus Christ are one with each other. This verse does not deny that God has designed racial, social, and sexual distinctions among Christians, but it affirms that those do not imply spiritual inequality before God. Nor is this spiritual equality incompatible with the God-ordained roles of headship and submission in the church, society, and at home. Jesus Christ, though fully equal with the Father, assumed a submissive role during His incarnation (Phil. 2:5–8).”