“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
Every day until Christmas, we are looking at the promises of Christmas and seeing what we can learn from them today.
When the angel spoke to Joseph about Mary, he quoted the prophet Isaiah declared that a virgin would have a son. The promise of the virgin birth is important to the Christian faith. Here are four reasons the promise of the virgin birth is important.
First, it shows the uniqueness of Jesus.
Jesus was more than a good teacher or wise prophet. He was more than a religious leader or sage. Jesus was God poured out in a man. He had an earthly mother, but a heavenly Father. Jesus was divine.
Second, it showed His sinless perfection.
The Bible says that sin came into this world through Adam. (Romans 5:12) Since Jesus’ father was God, He didn’t carry the sin nature of Adam. He had the divine, sinless nature of His Heavenly Father.
Third, it broke the chain of sin.
Just as sin came into this world through one man (Adam), righteousness and grace came into the world through Jesus. Jesus is the new Adam who redeems us from the sin brought about by the first Adam.
Fourth, it showed us what God was like.
Jesus was just like His Father. Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus was the exact representation of God. Jesus showed us the full character and personality of God. If you want to know what God is like, look at the life of Jesus.
It is His virgin birth that confirmed Jesus as the Savior of the world. As the Savior, He offers you peace, forgiveness, and eternal life. The promise of Christmas is the promise of new life in Christ.
Look at the promise again.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). – Matthew 1:23
Make this confession.
Jesus was the Savior, born of a virgin.
He broke the chain of sin that Adam began.
Jesus had an earthly mother but a Heavenly Father.
I find peace, forgiveness, and eternal life in Him.
In Jesus name,
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