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And the Word was Made Flesh

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He was born the way He was to be what He was: the “Word made flesh.”

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And the Word Was Made Flesh

Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18

“For unto us a child is born,”— tells us Christ was human, born of a woman; but—“unto us a son is given”—means He existed before His birth in order that He might be “given” and that His conception was supernatural. He was the “Word made flesh.”

1. Could Jesus Have Been Born of a Virgin?

a. In Luke 1:30-37, there is a young lady named Mary, and the angel is telling her that she’s going to give birth to the Lord Jesus. Mary has never had intimate relations with any man; she is a virgin girl.

b. Anybody who believes in God has no problem with the virgin birth. You don’t have to understand everything. You don’t have to make it easy on God. The angel told Mary, “With God nothing shall be impossible.” See also Matthew 19:26 and Mark 10:27. Could Jesus have been born of a virgin? Yes!

2. Was Jesus Born of a Virgin?

a. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23. In Isaiah, the word “conceive” in the Hebrew means, “the pregnant virgin shall bear a child.” It describes someone, who has never “known” a man who is going to have a child. And the account in the Gospel of Matthew confirms this prophecy. So, was Jesus born of a virgin? Yes!

3. Why Was Jesus Born of a Virgin?

a. He was born the way He was to be what He was: the “Word made flesh.” A geneticist named Mendel basically said that there is nothing in you that was not in your parents, and everything that was in your parents is in you.

b. If Jesus had two human parents. He would have been a man—nothing more, nothing less and incapable of saving anybody else. If His father was God and His mother was also deity, He would have been all God, but He could not save me. To be my substitute, He must be a man to take my place. Jesus was the sum total of all that He inherited; as much man as if He were not God at all; and as much God as if He were not man at all. And because of this He can be my Redeemer!

c. Why the virgin birth:

• First, God became man that God’s glory might be revealed. (John 1:14; John 14:9)

• Second, He became man that God’s grace might be received. (Isaiah 9:6; John 3:16;17; John 10:10; 1 John 4:10)

• Third, the Lord Jesus Christ came is that God’s purpose might be fulfilled. (Isaiah 9:6-7; Romans 14:8-9; Philippians 2:5-1)

And it’s all wrapped up in the “Word made Flesh,” Who is going to sit upon the throne of His father, David. And He shall rule and reign forever and forever! These days, where it looks like everything has gotten out of hand, the Bible says, “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this!”

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