Friday, March 18, 2016
Some medical proof on how the virgin birth took place, this evening I need to reveal to you the spiritual reasons for the doctrine of the virgin birth and why God the Father imputed soul life to our Lord as the moment of His physical birth.
a. First of all, we begin with the fact that all the cells of the human race are contaminated by the old sin nature.
b. The exception is that through what is known as meiosis and polar body (which I tried to at least introduce to you on Sunday Morning that re twenty-three chromosomes which are thrown off during the menstrual period in the ovum of the woman leaving twenty-three uncontaminated chromosomes in the female ovum prior to fertilization.
Well, first of all, it meant that the virgin mother Mary’s ovum was uncontaminated by the OSN when God the Holy Spirit, as God, performed a miracle and impregnated her with an uncontaminated human seed.
This meant that the blastocyst, embryo, and fetus came into being without the transmission of the old sin nature because the sperm of Joseph was not involved.
This is why JOH 3:16 says “For God loved the world so much that He gave His Son, the uniquely-born one”
Now, the point is that God imputes Adam’s sin to us because all of us had an earthly father who passed down his sin nature to us.
And therefore the justice of God, which is perfect and fair and could never do anything wrong, imputes to us Adam’s sin before we ever commit our first sin.
What did Jesus Christ do before He was born to deserve not to have the sin of Adam imputed to Him like the rest of the members of the human race?
And the answer to that is; It is not anything that He did but it was something done to Him and for Him to fulfill biblical prophecy.
Remember ISA 7:14 “Therefore the Lord [Jehovah, a reference to God the Father] Himself will give you a sign [in 1CO 1:22 For indeed Jews ask for signs, [well, here was one of many]: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”
Prin-Because the sin nature is passed down by the male and not the female and Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant with TLJC. the sin nature is passed down by the male and not the female…..and Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant with TLJC….., it was the first blastocyst, then embryo and then fetus to ever be without the contamination of the old sin nature.
Joseph, her husband, did not provide the twenty-three male chromosomes, but instead they were provided by God the Holy Spirit.
And so we got a glimpse of the normal biological process that God made a provision to fulfill the promise that Christ, “the Seed of the woman” (GEN 3:15), would become the Savior.
This is why the first promise found in the Bible is found in GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
a. To be our Savior.
1PE 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
A mediator has to equal to both parties and Jesus Christ is undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.
c. To be our High Priest. Now seated at the right hand of the Father in His humanity, Jesus Christ as our great High Priest now makes intercession for us.
So at the First Advent of the virgin birth, our Lord receives His second royal title, “Son of David.”
The humanity of Christ, riding a white horse, will come back and reign on earth, not only for the 1000 years of the Millennium, but for all eternity in the new earth.
When the apostles dealt with the Jews after the Day of Pentecost in the early part of Acts, they always brought up the question: how can Jesus Christ be the Son of David and at the same time God?
Now, before we go on with why TLJC was imputed life we need to made sure we have Scriptural Verification.
The first prophecy of the virgin birth: GEN 3:15‑16.
ISA 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
ISA 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
The historical fulfillment of the virgin birth: MAT 1:19‑25.
It doesn’t say Joseph, the father of Jesus.
That’s why in LUK 3:23 we read And when He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph,
He wasn’t the son of Joseph, He was supposedly the son of Joseph.
And apparently this secret got out because the self-righteous legalistic Pharisees, who keep tabs on everyone else’s business said to
our Lord in a sarcastic way in JOH 8:41 They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication;
Even the Pharisees knew that Joseph was no the real father of jesus but just the legal father of Jesus.
“by whom” in the Greek is in the feminine gender, it’s the preposition ex translated by or from, and the relative pronoun feminine gender hes meaning that He was born not of a man, not of Joseph but of Mary.
He was Joseph’s child legally because according to Jewish Law if you were adopted into a family, you were the legal child with all the rights and privileges.
So, He was Joseph’s child legally but He was Mary’s child linearly and by blood!
However, their son Solomon’s line, given in Matthew, ends with Joseph, the legal but not real father of our Lord’s humanity.
Nathan’s line, found in Luke, ends with Mary, the source of the true humanity of Christ.
In 2Sa 7, God said through the prophet Nathan to David that it would be through the loins of David that the king would come Who would ultimately reign in Israel and set up an eternal kingdom.
Luke actually records for us our Lord’s bloodline from Mary and Luke goes all the way back to Adam to show that our Lord was the woman’s seed promised in the garden.
Joseph’s father was mentioned in MAT 1:16 and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary,
Remember in the garden the Lord promised that the woman would have a seed which would bring forth the Messiah not the man;
GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
Now the point is that Matthew shows us the royal line whereas Luke show us the bloodline.
The royal line was always passed through the father.
So in order to have the bloodline to reign He had to be a descendant of David through His mother as well.
So through Mary comes the line of David.
And through Joseph comes the line of David.
So Matthew follows the royal line from Abraham to David to Solomon all the way down to Joseph and then to TLJC.
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