The Virgin Birth!
God Is Holy
Jesus cannot be touched by a sinful man before His ascension to the Heaven. He was on His way to take His “Precious Blood”
(which was shed and poured out for us) to the Holiest Place in the Heavenly Tabernacle when He met Mary. To keep Himself pure, He told Mary not to touch Him because until He has finished this last act after His resurrection, He cannot be touched and be stained by earthly sinful man and so we have this scripture in the Book of John telling us why:-
“John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”
Anyone who approaches God too must be holy. Unredeemed persons as “sinners” cannot have a relationship with God as he has not been given access to God. He must first be connected to God before he can communicate with Him!
“Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”
So what is the consequence of sin?
Consequence of Sin
Sin separates us from God. The Bible tells us that sin has to be judged and the penalty is death. In Hebrews 9:27-28 we are told God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die in the place of sinners in demonstration of His love for the world:-
“Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
Jesus Died for Sinners! By His Death On The Cross He Paid The DEBT IN FULL! Jesus paid the ransom price to save us from this condemnation! The first Adam disobeyed and sinned against God but Jesus the second Adam came to redeem sinners by His total obedience to walk in holiness until His death on the Cross. He was the only “begotten” Son of God of the Father and we see through His Virgin Birth, how he was born spotless and without blemish:-
The Virgin Birth
Let’s study this scripture on the Virgin Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ:-
“Matthew 1: 18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Jesus was conceived in the womb of a virgin mother by the Holy Spirit – the mother contributes no blood at all? His blood was pure and holy and of the Father. Peter called it “The Precious Blood”.
• This fact is proven by medical science that a baby’s blood takes after the father
• Jesus grew and was nourished in the womb
• No blood from the mother entered into the womb
• The placenta’s purpose : The placenta is an organ within the uterus by means of which the growing fetus is attached to the wall of the uterus. Its primary purpose is to provide the fetus with nourishment, eliminate its wastes and exchange respiratory gases.
The Blood of Jesus
What can cleanse and wash away our sin? No, not our good works or doing good deeds, giving to charity. Only and only the Blood of Jesus can redeem sinners and wash away all their sins.
1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”
Why is the Bible Alive?
A scarlet thread runs through the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation to make it alive. It contains the Word of Life, the “Living Word”. In Leviticus it is written that “Life is in the Blood”!
“Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul”
Our body without blood is dead. And so it is the Blood in the Bible that makes it “Alive”. It contains the “Living Word” of God.
It is through the “The Virgin Birth” that Jesus came to die for the sins of the world.
We believe in “The Virgin Birth”!.