Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. We hope you find this site useful. If you are joining us for the first time, we are making our way through the Bible. We are looking at prophetic scriptures surrounding the Messiah. We started in Genesis, chapter 3.
Today we are looking at scripture surrounding the virgin birth.
Isaiah 7:14, “ Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Luke 1:26, 27, 30, 31
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed] to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.”
30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.”
Immanuel – God with us. Let that word comfort you today.
Who is Isaiah speaking to in the passage? Ahaz. He had instructed Ahaz to ask the Lord for a sign, but he declined. He didn’t decline because he didn’t want to bother the Lord but because of his dependence on other gods. In his not accepting, he insulted God and the prophets. However, God was willing to strengthen Ahaz’s faith through a sign.
The prophet Isaiah prophesied some five hundred plus years before the virgin birth.
The conception of Jesus was the work of the Holy Spirit, the second person of the trinity. From conception, Jesus was fully God and fully man. In Luke 1, verse 35, we read, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Though Mary was a virgin, she had the honor of being the mother of the Messiah. His name will be Jesus because he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
Mary found favor with God.
Can you imagine birthing the Messiah? Somehow I think Mary handled it with grace and poise. Despite the uncomfortable position this would put her in being a virgin, she glorified the Lord. You can read her song in Luke, chapter 1, verses 46-55.
John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
This is fantastic news for you and me. The Messiah has come into the world as a baby, and 33 years later, died on the cross for our sin debt, a debt we ourselves couldn’t pay. Three days later, he rose again, and one day he is coming back. O Lord, thank you for your sacrifice.
Blessings to you and your family.
The Teaching Lady
Prophecies Of The Messiah – Time For His Birth