Luke 1:67-71 KJV(i) 67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; Luke 1:67-71Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Zechariah’s Prophecy 67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, 70 just as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets in ancient times; 71 salvation from our enemies and from the clutches of those who hate us. Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 67 He spoke the message wanted him to speak and boldly proclaimed God’s word. Even if there is no new revelation for the church we are to boldly proclaim the word of God which is the scriptures. 68 He knew that God had made this to happen. He knew that the God Israel served was the one true and only God. He knew that God’s plan was to redeem His people and He would do more than this and redeem any who believed, both Jew and Gentile. 69 He is not speaking of John here because John was not of the house of David; he was this whole time speaking of Jesus. John prepared the people for Jesus but Zechariah may have been the influence God gave John to aid him in gaining what he needed to do so. 70 He was this was the answer to what the prophets had spoke. The word God gave to the prophets will all be fulfilled even the parts that had not been finished yet. All things will come to pass by the power of Christ. 71 He may have thought that Jesus would bring Israel back to power; he may have thought Jesus would over throw Rome; He will over throw the powers of this earth when He returns.