|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
Luke 1:28-35 presents some of the most wonderful words of assurance and divine certainty in connection with the Lord Jesus Christ from His conception and birth as King of the Jews, to His ultimate triumph as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Specifically, in verses thirty-one to thirty-three, Luke presents seven wills in this Christmas narrative. Contextually, each of the verbs translated as will is in the future tense — will conceive, will name, will be great, will be called, will give, will reign, and will have no end. The use of the future tense here is known as a predictive future. That is, the tense indicates the expectation that something will take place. These wills speak of Christ’s Advents — His First and Second. From the present readers perspective, four of these wills are past, occurring at Christ’s advent. The last three wills are future and will be fulfilled at Christ’s second advent.