The virgin birth of Christ was announced by the angel Gabriel who was sent by God to a virgin. So let’s learn how it all began and why.
“And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35″
The doctrine of the virgin birth of Christ teaches that Jesus was divinely conceived in the virgin Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit, thus bringing together His two natures deity and humanity.
The virgin birth of Jesus is foretold in the OT. The prophet Isaiah writes, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
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The Hebrew word for virgin here is almah, which means a woman who is pure and virtuous, who has not been intimate with a man. The word appears only seven times in the Hebrew Scriptures, and in every appearance it refers to a chaste, unmarried woman, not just a “girl.” as some critics suggest. In the Greek, the word parthenos means exactly the same thing, a woman who has not known a man – a virgin.
Jesus birth was supernatural
In the NT, we discover that the virgin birth is fulfilled (Luke 2:1-7). The passage teaches that Jesus of Heaven, the Son of God, was miraculously born through Mary without the agency of a man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus Christ could literally be said to be the Son of God on earth (although He was already-and forever-the Son of God in heaven), before He was born to Mary.
There never was a time when Jesus was not, and there never will be a time when He ceases to be. He is the eternal, preexistent Son of God (John 8:58; 17:5). Because this is so, a special divine arrangement was required for Him to enter into humanity: the miracle of the virgin birth of Christ. God allowed the eternal Son of God to be implanted in the temporal womb of Mary. And she carried the seed of the eternal Son of God for a nine-month term, until He was born into human flesh.
Mary knew the purpose of Jesus birth
Despite these incredible circumstances, Mary was still human, and she loved Jesus as all good mothers do-willing to do anything she could to protect the child she had raised from infancy. And on the hill of Golgotha, as Jesus was about to be crucified, a small group of people gathered at the foot of the hill to watch. In that group was Mary, His mother.
To prevent Jesus’ death, all she had to do in that moment was step forward and say, “No, He is not the Son of God; He is the son of Joseph. Do not kill him, I remember the night in some secluded place when Joseph and I first came together. This Jesus is not the Son of God!” But Mary stood there and watched her Son die because she knew in her heart that the charge against Him was true: He was the Son of God.
There is no explanation for His birth. She had heard the announcement from the angel (Luke 1:26-38). She had been there on that glorious night when He came into the world, unexplained in human terms . He was the Son of God, and she watched Him die for what she know was true. No loving mother could ever have done that had she known the truth of the matter.”
As we contemplate all these things, we realize the miracle that occurred in Bethlehem needs to occur in our hearts as well. There must be a nativity in every human heart-the Perfect coming to dwell within the imperfect-for we cannot give birth to Him, or to His goodness, on our own efforts. We need Him to enter our lives miraculously, still and quiet, as He did on that Bethlehem morning.
What was the reason for Jesus Christ birth?
Jesus Christ was born to save us from our sins. He carried all our burdens on the cross and paid for the cost of our sins. He came on earth in the human flesh to take the punishment of our sins upon Himself and died in our place. This salvation is free to all who accept Him as the Lord of their lives and receives Him into their hearts. Accept Him into your life today!
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