The Virgin Birth Part1

 

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.  And, behold ,thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto  Him the throne of His father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever;  and of his kingdom there shall be no end.  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall  this be, seeing I know not a man?  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.  -  Luke 1:30-35

The Incarnation 

God chose the descendent of David to give birth to the Son of God 750 year before the events described in Luke chapter 1.  Isaiah 7:14 says “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” 

The Lord Himself will give a sign – a miracle, a wonder.  Something out of the ordinary will take place.  A virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son in a supernatural way.  His name shall be called Immanuel – which means God with us, referring to The Incarnation. 

God’s first promise of the Incarnation was given just after Adam committed high treason.  God said to Satan in (Gen. 3:15).

 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed  and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel” (Gen. 3:15). 

God realized man’s need for a savior could only be met by the Incarnation of His Son.  This Savior could not have been born of natural generation because man was a fallen being, subject to Satan.  This wonderful being therefore had to be conceived of the Holy Spirit.  The womb of the virgin was simply the receptacle of the Holy One until the day He was brought forth. 

Adam was created.  The rest of the human race was brought forth by natural process.  But this Incarnation was formed by a special act of divine power. 

 His Preexistence 

The person we know as Jesus Christ is one of the three divine Persons of the Deity.  As God, He had no beginning.  John speaks of Him as existing in the very beginning with the Father. 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. 

So you can clearly see that Jesus was in existence with the Father.  I will stop here today, and will continue this point next time.                  

 

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Word for Today: "Peace"

Peace is one of the nine fruit of the spirit. During the Christmas season many will sing about it. The good news is, the Bible states, “it’s possible for you to have this Peace everyday of your lives.” The Book of Philippians says, “This Peace defies our ability to explain or understand.”  My friend, it is possible for you to have this powerful fruit of the spirit in manifestation in your lives today. Receive It!