Gabriel, an archangel, is a messenger of God. He
appears twice in the Old Testament Book of Daniel
and twice in The New Testament's Book of Luke.
Gabriel appeared twice to the prophet Daniel.
One of those appearances was to explain the
meaning of a vision that the prophet had experienced
(Dan.8:16). The second visit of the angel was to
explain a prophecy that God had revealed to Daniel
but that the prophet did not understand (Dan.9:21).
Gabriel had the privilege of announcing the future
births of John the Baptist and Jesus. In Luke’s
Gospel, the angel appeared to Zechariah to
announce the coming birth of John the Baptist to his
wife Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-19). Gabriel said this about
himself: “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God,
who sent me to speak to you and tell you this good
news.” (Luke 1:19). The pregnancy was a miracle
because Elizabeth bad been unable to bear children
up to this point.
It was Gabriel who appeared to Mary (Luke 1: 26-38).
This is the revelation of another miracle, a virgin
birth. The angel tells Mary that she has been blessed
among women to mother the “Son of God”. He also
informs her that her relative Elizabeth is also
pregnant. “For there is nothing that God cannot do.”
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