The Virgin Birth (Study of Matthew- Part 2)


“18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.” – Matthew 1:18-25

First, who is the baby daddy? No I’m joking. Let’s take a look at this amazing piece of work that God design.

 What is a Virgin? A Virgin is someone who has never had sex. Say it plane. The only way, the one and only way to have a baby, is for a men and a woman to have sex. Now, when we go farther into this, we can or should only have sex inside marriage. To have sex outside of marriage is a sin, and in the Jewish religion, you get stone for almost any sin they caught you braking.

 Joseph was planing to marry Mary, but then he found out that she was pregnant. (Being Pregnant mint that there was a baby inside her.). Joseph didn’t want her to be found to be disgrace and get her stone, because he was righteous. He knew we all sin and fall short, but he sure wasn’t going to marry Mary. Joseph had a mind-set that Mary cheated on him with another men. So he was going to leave her secretly.

God came to Joseph in a dream. Told him that he needed to stay put because the baby in Mary is put their by God. Joseph being a Godly men, listen and obey God and took Mary as his wife and then later on that baby is born and Joseph gave the name, Jesus.

Let’s look at a few things.

 Family is important to God. This family was about to fall apart and then God came and put some messing pieces back together. God did not allow Joseph to leave. Joseph needed to stay, because Mary couldn’t by no means give birth to a son all by her self. God needs both Husband and Wife together when there is a baby being born. Remember God has bigger and better plans in store in your family then you think. In Joseph’s life, his step son, you could say, would come out and be the redeemer of the world. Don’t give up on your family, talking to you fathers and husbands and wifes and mothers.

 Look how God calls Joseph the Son of David. What an honor. The messiah is called the Son of David. Now Joseph is not the messiah, but the one inside of Mary is the Messiah. This was said to give hope to Joseph and finish up the work of God. Jesus is Son of Joseph, Joseph is called Son of David, therefore, Jesus is to the Son of David. The Messiah is the Son of David, or at least “A” Son of David.

 Now, what is a prophecy? What is a prophet? Have you ever meet someone who could tell you your future? I hope not. Have you ever heard of something happening 100s of years after it was written down to happen? A prophet is a men of God who God used to predict to end of the world and other stuff. From wars that will happen, to people being born, the bible is filled with prophecy, that have come true and are currently coming true and are going to come true.

Example… This is cool one. In 10th grade. Something happened in class, what amazing. I got question on my faith. One thing laid to another, but, I told people. It will rain and then the sun will come out. Well, it was sunny day and these kids were like “your crazy Keith”. Well 5 minutes didn’t even pass by, and it’s just started pouring outside. Everyone freaked out, even me. Then the sun came out. It was so hot after that. Everyone look at amazed. I think one of then looked on weather channel and there was nothing, no storms…… Now that is a real prophecy. I don’t know if I myself am I prophet, I don’t care if I am, I’m just here to proclaim the Good News. But I wanted to give an example.

Well, Jesus being born of a virgin woman was also a prophecy. 500 years before his birth, it was said what his name would be, and how he would be born.

Now Jesus’s name is translated to  Immanuel. This means God with us. So Jesus is GOD WITH MENKIND. Jesus is God. The trinity is shown right here. In the top, talks about the holy spirit, now Jesus is being born and now Jesus is God.  So now we learn about this God, who is one in 3 persons.

How can God be 3 in 1? A simple answer is, Christian’s don’t know. God is so big, and powerful and amazing. He only told us what he wanted us to know. He didn’t tell us everything and we need to accept that and leave his word to him.

Last Joseph obey God. He took mary as his wife, and ended up raising Jesus as his very son. We can look at Joseph as a Godly Example for ourselves. We don’t know where things are heading in life, but we can trust in God. Trust that God knows where things are heading at and that he will protect us. So for now on, we need to listen to God’s voice of truth and obey it. God is looking for people who obey him, not only listen. For listening in it self is only complete if you are obeying.

 When God told me to go preach the Gospel in the School. I was scared I would get kicked out of the school, but I obey God and even to point of me standing before a group of teachers and principles. I still stood and said, I obey God rather than Men. God made sure I got my high school diploma that year or year later.  God protected me, for my faith and even to point of getting chosen one of the 7 Good-est students of the school. They said, “He holds to what he believes”. God will protect up and uplift you over everyone, humble yourself before him and he’ll do amazing things.

 Jesus is named Jesus for a reason, because he will save his people from their sins. lying, stealing, murdering, etc. Jesus is in the business of saving people. Jesus was born for one purpose in mind. To save his People. Do you need to be saved from your sins?

The reason Jesus was born by the power of Holy Spirit, was because sin comes throw men. For Jesus is be Without Sin, he would have to be born throw a sinless being. Therefore. Jesus was born not by Men’s will, but God’s will. Jesus was a perfect person. He only can save you and me from our sins, by providing the way. Would you like to know more?

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