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|Posted on September 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM|
Apostolic Doctrine -Part3 Bishop D. Jackson
(Matthew 1:20), but while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew) 1:21), and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:23), Now all of this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying.
( Luke 1:35), And 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.
The Birth of Christ was and still is the most incredible event that has ever happened, besides the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today people are still in amazement and in disbelief, and whenever someone is in the dark about something it becomes impossible for them to see the light.
Paul said in (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) “but if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost,” because the God of this world (devil) has blinded their eyes. So we have blind preachers, teachers, exalters telling others the gospel from a blind person’s perspective, but I come to open your eyes to the truth that the birth of Christ happened. The Lord himself over shadow Mary and transformed himself into a seed. This is the same seed that was promise to bruise the serpent head.
In (Genesis 3:15) the seed was Prophesied in (Isaiah 7:14), Isaiah saw a virgin concerning a son and his name was called Emmanuel (meaning God with us).
Isaiah saw the seed again, in chapter 9, verse 6, when he listed the names of the titles in which this seed would hold. When we get to (Matthew 1:21), the seed was given a name and his name is JESUS.
The name of Jesus is the modern English translated from the Greek, which come from the Hebrew name Yeshua, (Joshua meaning the Lord is salvation). Matthew and Luke agree unequivocally (unmistakable) that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit of a human father.
The importance of the birth of Christ cannot be overemphasized, In order for our redeemer to qualify to pay for our sins and bring salvation he must be in one person, fully human, sinless and fully divine(Hebrew 7:25-26 ) the virgin birth satisfies three requirements
(1) Born of a women
(2) Conceived by the Holy Spirit,
(3) Deity having God as his father.
The name of Jesus is the most powerful name in heaven and on earth (Philippians 2:9-10). Salvation can only come through his name. (Acts 4:12).
In (Matthew 28:18-19), Jesus proclaims all power belongs to him, and he commands the disciples to baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Today 2013, people still don’t know the interpretation of (Matthew 28:18-19), remember the name of the Lord is a strong tower, Key word is name. The father son and Holy Ghost are titles. Father in creation, Son in redemption, Holy Ghost in the church. The titles don’t carry the power, the name holds the anointing and power.
When we are baptize we baptize in the name of the father, and the father’s name is Jesus. The Lord said in (St John 14: 10) I am in the father, and the father in me, he is son through the birth of Mary.
The son shall be called Jesus (Matthew 1:21), he is the Holy Ghost the comforter. (John 4:12) I will pray unto the father and he shall give you another comforter.
When Jesus died on the cross he shed blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. (Hebrews 9: 22), without the shedding of blood there’s no removal of sin. (1 timothy 3:16), God was manifest in the flesh.
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