The Humility of Elizabeth!!!
And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”…… Luke 1:41-45
In our previous Study, we see Mary going to Elizabeth immediately to have Fellowship with her. Here we read of what happened immediately Mary sets her feet into Zachariah’s mouth anymore.
And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; Mary was coming to Elizabeth to share the good news about what the Lord has done for a her but something extraordinary was happening within Elizabeth . The baby in her womb leaped for Joy. Everything within us must rejoice when we hear about Jesus. Everything within us must leap for Joy at the mention of the name of Jesus.
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me: Those whom the Lord visit, He fills with the Holy Spirit. One of the greatest asset in Christianity is the fullness of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that shows us those things that are Christ. It is the Holy Spirit that reveals Jesus to us. We can never know about the presence of the Lord without having witness from the Holy Spirit. Another thing the Holy Spirit does in our lives is to give us revelation. Elizabeth got a supernatural revelation about the pregnancy of Mary. It is the Holy spirit that give us insight into the Hidden deep things of God. It is the Holy Spirit that shows us the mind of God. For Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,Nor have entered into the heart of Man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God(1 Corinthians 2:9-10)”. Having been filled by the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth said to Mary, ” “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. She was not jealous of what the Lord has done for Mary. Although she was far older than Mary, yet she rejoiced greatly that the Lord has called Mary to have a greater ministry than her. Those who are genuinely filled with the Holy Spirit do not envy others ministry. They rejoice that God’s work is expanding even when the Lord is using someone else and not them. We need more Older Leaders Like Elizabeth who sees the Grace of God upon a Younger brother and sister and gives them room to manifest instead of getting jealous and seeking to kill and suppress the gifts of God in those younger lives.
But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. : Behold the Humility of Elizabeth!!! Indeed, those who are filled with the Holy Spirit have low thought about themselves. She said, “Who am I that You are coming to Me?” During the the baptism of Jesus, John the Baptist also said to Jesus, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?(Matt 3:13)”It is a great honour to have the Lord coming us. For What is Man that You are mindful of Him?. What a great privilege we have that the Lord himself comes to us seeking for a relationship with us. God always take the first step towards Man. When Adam sinned, it was God that came Looking for Him saying, “Where are You?”. We only come to Love the Lord because He Loved us first. None of us have chosen the Lord, He was the one that has chosen us. We responded only because He came knocking at our door. This should keep us Humble for the rest of our lives. That our own Lord should be the one coming to us!!! Also notice, Elizabeth Called Mary, “The Mother of Her Lord”. God’s intention is to make Jesus the Lord of All things. Unless Christ becomes the Lord of our lives, then we have believed in Vain. We must submit all the members of our bodies to the Lordship of Christ. Our eyes, our Mouth, our ears must be given to the Lord. It is hypocrisy to say Jesus is Lord and Yet offer our bodies as instruments to Sin. Romans 6:16 says, ” Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”: blessed is everyone who believes because when we believe, there will be a fulfillment of what the Lord has said to us in the Scriptures. There are many promises the Lord has said to us through the Scriptures, but we will never enjoy it if we don’t believe it. God promised to bring that Generation of Israel that left Egypt into the promise Land but only two entered the land from all those that left Egypt. Why? Is God not faithful to what He has Promised? If He has promised them, then why didn’t they ALL entered? That Generation perished Because of their unbelief in what God has said to them. The Holy Spirit says in Hebrew 6:16-19 that, ” For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the Wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of UNBELIEF” God told them at the border of the promise Land to enter the Land and posses it but they said the Giant in the land is too big to be defeated. And they missed what God had for them because they did not believe in the power of God. The story of Israel was written for our instruction so that we could learn from the Mistakes they made so that we wouldn’t make the same mistakes. God has said in Romans 6:6, “Sin shall not have Dominion over You”. Do You believe it? God has said in Romans 8:28 that, ” And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Do you believe it? Then why are you still complaining about things that comes across your path?. There are Many wonderful promises in God’s word but it will only be fulfilled in the Lives of those who believed it. It would be done to You according to your faith(Matthew 9:29). It was written that Jesus could not do Many mighty works at Nazareth because of their unbelief(Matt 13:58). Just imagine the Look on your face if you stand before the Lord on Judgement Day and He says to You, “There are many Things I wanted to fulfill and do in your life and through Your Life but I could not do it because You didn’t believe in My words!!! I really wanted to but I could not!!! If only You had trusted in Me, if only you have depended on Me and not on Men, I would have done great things through You ” Let us therefore be diligent and strong in Faith in God’s promises and word so that we may have no reject when we stand before Him.
Dear Friend, Seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit!!! The greatest gift of God to this generation is the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Have a low estimate of yourself like Elizabeth and count it as a great privilege that The Lord is coming towards You. Believe in God’s word and promises so that when He returns in Glory, You may approach Him with confidence and not turn away in shame. May the Lord give us Grace to wait upon Him for the rest of our lives(Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day.
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The Humility of Elizabeth!!!