Finally, the promised Messiah had arrived to bring God’s full revelation to mankind and fulfill Old Testament prophecies.
A person with true peace within finds joy, laughter, and confidence.
Here we see God’s sovereignty over the leader of the nation of Rome to make sure that His prophetic word in the Scriptures regarding the Messiah will take place and get fulfilled (see Matthew 2:1-6).
Here John is called a prophet of God. Not only was he a prophet, but he was also above those before him because of the unique role that God had given him before he was born (see Matthew 11:9-11 & Malachi 3:1-5).
The word “seraphim” means fiery serpent. We can know for sure that these seraphim do not look like serpents because they are described in other passages as having four faces. This name first comes up in Numbers 21:6…
On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. -Matthew 2:11 BSB