Luke 1:74 NKJV To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
For over nine months since Zacharias encountered an angel while taking care of his priestly duties in the temple of the Lord, he hasn’t spoken. His lack of faith in the Word of the Lord is what led to his loss of speech. But 8 days after the birth of his son when it was time to name him on the day of his circumcision, his speech returned when he named his son John as the angel had instructed him. The whole house was in awe when he spoke… but then he began to prophesy. This prophetic word recorded in Luke 1:68-70 was about the coming Christ (Jesus) and what would be his son’s role in preparing the way for Jesus.
In verse 74 Zacharias speaks of a promise of God to Abraham that would be realized in Christ freeing us from dead works, sin, condemnation, and from bondage to the Enemy so that we could serve Him without fear. God’s heart toward us is that we would live free from fear. We have been freed from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:15) and we have been freed from the fear of the threats and curses of the law. We are no longer in bondage to the devil nor to the law. We are free. Free to fearlessly serve our Lord.
“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me (us) free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). There is an old Jewish saying, “Greater is he that serves from love than he that serves from fear.” This was true in Christ as He served both the Father and mankind from love and it is true in you and me as we serve our Lord free from fear of what curse may come upon us, knowing that all of them were put on Christ, and instead from love of who He is and what He has done for us.
It is His desire that we would stand in His fearless nature and serve Him fearlessly. We have been delivered from all our fear (Psalm 34:4). There is no more curse of the law and the enemy has been defeated. There is no fear of death for those in Christ Jesus. So with our confidence in Him we can fearlessly serve Him and fearlessly proclaim all that He has done. Jesus came and fulfilled a promise the Father made to Abraham and granted to us that we being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without FEAR!