The Twelve Days of Christmas (Day 6)
(Day 6 ) 12/18/2013 Joseph at work, Mary was doing some limited House cleaning, she felt unusually good this morning, she finally had a good night’s sleep. It wasn’t her body that was in pain, but concerns grew more and more about having to go to Memphis. And now with no Health care they would have to foot the bill for the delivery. When she lived in Memphis 15 years ago, it was a nice neighborhood, but in the last 10 years things had deteriorated. They had all ready saved back the money they would need to pay their taxes, she was concerned about the crime rate and how safe they would be. The house she grew up in was in the poorer part of town on Biel street. “Isaiah 7:14″ (To be continued).
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Whether they would ask one or not; a sign both in heaven and earth, namely, the promised Messiah; who being the Lord from heaven, would take flesh of a virgin on earth; and who as man, lived a sinless life fulfilling all the requirements of the law. Being buried in the heart of the earth, would be raised from the dead, and ascend up into heaven; and whose birth, though it was to be many years after, was a sign of present deliverance to Judah from the confederacy of the two kings of Syria and Israel; and of future salvation for the gentiles.
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son; this is not to be understood of Hezekiah, the son of Ahaz, by his wife, as some Jewish writers interpret it; This was a prophetic announcement of the Jewish Messiah. The Jewish leaders had a problem with a virgin giving birth, it is impossible for a virgin to give birth, but with God nothing is impossible. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. (Luke 1:26,27) Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:34,35) For with God nothing shall be impossible.(Luke 1:37)
And shall call his name Immanuel; which is, by interpretation, “God with us”, (Mat 1:23) whence it appears that the Messiah is truly God, as well as truly man: the name is expressive of the union of the two natures, human and divine, in him; of his office as Mediator, who, being both God and man, is a middle person between both; of his converse with men on earth, and of his spiritual presence with his people. See (Joh 1:14). 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. Of all the false gods the one true God came down to man, in all false religions men must go up with good works to be accepted by their false Gods. But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)