John 1:14 (KJV) 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Luke 1:38a (KJV) 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
Luke 1:30-31 (KJV) 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
One of the basic tenets of the Christian faith is the Virgin Birth of Jesus. Without that, we’d still be in our sins because Jesus would have been born in sin just like the entire human race.
The seed is not of the woman but of the man. But Jesus was not conceived biologically the way we were. His conception was supernatural by the power of the Holy Spirit overshadowing Mary and that Seed was God — not man. Therefore, Jesus was not conceived in sin (the original sin of Adam).
So, just how did this happen? It was supernatural and sometimes trying to explain supernatural things by natural means can be hard to understand. But let’s open our hearts to receive the truth of God’s Word and believe for an impartation of understanding.
Going back to the scripture in Luke 1:38, we see that what the angel had spoken to Mary in Luke 1:30-31, she accepted and received that Word regarding the birth of Jesus for she said, “Be it unto me according to thy Word”. She received the Word spoken by the angel that she would conceive by the Spirit of God and would bear a Son — Jesus.
You see, it was the Word of God –the living Word of God that she received. And that “living Word” became flesh when she received It!
Now, as miraculous as the birth of Jesus was, I submit to you that the New Birth (when you got born again) is just as supernatural. When you got born-again, you went from death to life. Your spirit—the real you—came alive to God! Praise the Lord of Glory!
Now fasten your seat belts because here is another thing that will absolutely stop the parade and cause you to want to shout from the roof top: When you take the promises of God from His Word, believe and receive them into your spirit, they will become flesh to you the same way the Word concerning Jesus’ birth became flesh to Mary when she conceived it in her spirit.
That’s what Jesus said in Mark 11:23-24. If you say (speak the promise), doubt not in your heart, believe what you’ve said (confessed), you shall have whatsoever you have said—the promise of God! And even though the promises belong to us, they’re only activated by what Mark 11:23-24 tells us to do.
You see, it all works the same way—say, doubt not, believe, and receive. Believe that you receive when you pray, not when the manifestation comes. That’s what Mary did. She believed the Word, received it, and got the manifestation of Jesus – our Lord and Savior.
We have so much to be eternally grateful for and will spend all eternity with our Lord Jesus because of what He has done for us!
Merry Christmas to all!
Hebrews 4:12 (AMP)
12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.