in the very presence of God
and my appearance
I know heaven
and I know earth
I fight battles unseen
and I bring messages of truth
All tremble at my appearing
for I stand
in the presence of God
Daniel, Zechariah, and Mary
all recorded as God followers who heard my voice
I came with good news
and I came with challenging words
messages from the Maker of heaven and earth!
who I revere
who I adore
who I obey
in whose presence I stand
I am Gabriel
and God is my strength
I do only what He directs
and I am given authority in the spiritual realm
by His gracious hand
I am Gabriel
and I spoke tenderly with the mother of my Lord
I told her of the conception immaculate
and the beautiful name to be given her son
He is great and is called the Son of the most High!
His reign and kingdom will have no end!
which have seen God
look deep into her
and she who is highly favored
bows to God’s words
She is to be the mother of the Messiah
I am otherworldly and intimidating
but God’s mother listens intently
and she does not doubt
I, Gabriel, stand in the presence of God
and I go to earth to speak His words
to those who also
will stand in His presence
because of Messiah
– Susie Stewart
Then the angel said [to Zechariah], “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was He who sent me to bring you this good news!
– Luke 1:19 (NLT)
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!“
Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name Him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His ancestor David. 33 And He will reign over Israel forever; His Kingdom will never end!”
Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and He will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail.”
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
– Luke 1:26-38 (NLT)
As I, Daniel, was trying to understand the meaning of this vision, someone who looked like a man stood in front of me. And I heard a human voice calling out from the Ulai River, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of his vision.”
As Gabriel approached the place where I was standing, I became so terrified that I fell with my face to the ground. “Son of man,” he said, “you must understand that the events you have seen in your vision relate to the time of the end.”
While he was speaking, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. But Gabriel roused me with a touch and helped me to my feet.
Then he said, “I am here to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath. What you have seen pertains to the very end of time.
– Daniel 8:15-19 (NLT)
The biblical meaning of Gabriel is “God is my strength”.