The Miraculous Conception
Speaker: Tom Leonard, December 16, 2018
26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (KJV)
46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. (KJV)
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (KJV)
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. (KJV)
14And 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. (KJV)
The Miraculous Conception
The Miraculous Conception is the miracle of how the Son of God was conceived in the virgin maiden’s womb. We are to have a like Mary had!
She entrusted herself to God’s will, and she was used to bring fulfillment of Messiah’s birth.
1. A word about - it’s appropriate to remember this very special person, Mary – the mother of Jesus, because she was a woman of great trust and faith!
Who was Mary? We find Mary’s assessment of herself in 1:46-47 If she had no sin, there would be no need for a ‘Savior’ – she calls God her Savior.
2. So the Angel Gabriel speaks to her… verses 31-35
> She asks how will this be? Since I am a virgin? Lit ‘I know not a man.’ v.35b ‘Overshadow’ = envelope with a haze of brilliancy; fig. to .
This is the fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 God’s prophetic Word - The sign of God’s deliverance coming to Israel.
3. You are to call Him Yeshua = ‘Yahweh .’
The Incarnation - John 1:1-2, 14
*We must have the kind of faith Mary had, where we say
‘Lord, I am your servant; May your word to me be fulfilled.’