In Luke 1:5-25, we saw that 400 years of silence was broken. God gave no prophetic word to Israel from the time of Malachi until the Day that Gabriel announced to the priest Zechariah that he and his wife would have a son in their old age. This son would be the greatest prophet because he would serve as the forerunner of the Messiah.
In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 1:26-38), Gabriel puts in a second appearance. This time he announces the coming of the Messiah to Mary. Her Son, conceived by a miracle from God, would be Son of David and Son of God. As King, he will rule forever.