In one of the most profound sermon messages, Dr. David Jeremiah explains exactly why Jesus had to be born of a virgin in order to be the Savior of the world!
As Dr. Jeremiah points out in his introduction to the December 15, 2010 video message, skeptics are most critical (and I would add mocking, disrespectful, disparaging, and down-right nasty!) towards the biblical truth that Jesus Christ was born of a young virgin woman named Mary.
Why do such people attack this particular doctrine? I agree with Pastor Jeremiah that a big reason why is the fact that Jesus’ miraculous birth proves both his Deity and His humanity – in order to be the long awaited Messiah that the Jews and Gentiles were waiting for as described in the Old Testament. This sermon includes the fact that even before Jesus was born as the God-man, Jesus has been eternally existent with the Father throughout eternity.
The Scriptures shared from the Old Testament and fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament prove the fact that Jesus Christ is who He said He is – the Holy Son of God, Savior of mankind, and Lord over all!
David Jeremiah.org video: Why the Virgin Birth of Christ?
[You can fast forward the video to 18:00 in order to immediately view the sermon.]
Another question that often befuddles non-believers about Jesus Christ is why did he have to suffer on the cross and physically die at Calvary?
The easy answer is: Because God the Father said there was no other way for mankind to be redeemed.
Recall when Christ asked His Father, “If it is possible, take this cup from me.”
And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Right there, is proof of Jesus’ God-man nature. Right there, is proof that NO OTHER could take the place of Jesus in the course of history (or, eternity for that matter) in being the substitution for the death that every person deserves because of sin, evil, and reprobation!
Perhaps these added points appear to not “fit” with the message of Jesus’ virgin birth. However, when you think about it, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, the Bible is attacked even more viciously by the unredeemed at Easter (more specifically, Resurrection Sunday).
Again, it is because unredeemed man not only hates God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible; he/she also FEARS all of the four, aforementioned topics of our Christian based theology.
Because unredeemed men/women KNOW that they are reprobate and separated from God; even if they refuse to admit it.
Look at what will happen at the end of days when Jesus Christ returns and is revealed to all of mankind:
And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, [fn] the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
“For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
The unrepentant KNOW that they are reprobate and unredeemed! They KNOW who Christ – the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world – truly is, and rather than repent, they ask for the mountains and rocks to “fall on them [us] and hide them [us] from the face of Him who sits on the throne [God] and from the wrath of the Lamb [Christ]!
In fact, read the entire chapter of Revelation 6 in order to see the context of what is written there.
What’s more, the very next chapter in Revelation reveals the fate of the redeemed:
It’s interesting how the number of man (being the numeral 6) is the number of the chapter in Revelation that describes the fate of the unredeemed, and the number of perfection (meaning godly – the numeral 7) is the chapter in Revelation that describes the eternal state of those sealed and saved of God.
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, [fn] you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
“They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
“for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. [fn] And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Politically speaking now, this explains why the sickening liars of the rabid and radical progressive leftists (which include atheists, socialists, Marxists, communists, Islamists etc.) all attack those of us on the right. It’s because they are all members of the unredeemed, reprobate, haters of Jesus Christ.
Jesus warned us of this fact:
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
However, it is certainly comforting to read the entire chapter of John 15!
It is important to remember that such behavior is fulfilled prophecy!
“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ [fn]
(15:25) Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without a cause
Are more than the hairs of my head;
They are mighty who would destroy me,
Being my enemies wrongfully;
Though I have stolen nothing,
I still must restore it.
Many of the Old Testament prophecies of David can be applied both to the time that they were written (regarding David) as well as fulfilled prophecy in the New Testament (regarding Christ). And the fact that the Psalm 69:4 verse ends with “I still must restore it” is a prophetic utterance regarding the gospel of Jesus Christ!
I could literally go on and on with this post. However, perhaps it’s best to share more in a future post.
As a grateful and humble redeemed soul because of what Christ did for me at the cross, I would encourage readers here to share this message with as many as you can! Their salvation depends on how each and every one of them [us] answers Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.”
Once we get the answer to Jesus’ question correct, confess our sin, repent, and accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, the Holy Spirit of God indwells us; teaching us about Christ and helping us to apply God’s Word!
“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
“And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
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