“He shall be born of a Virgin”


The seed of God

I had a man of Muslim faith sending me extensive emails about the validity of the Quran and why I should believe all that is stated within this book.

He did prove one thing to me. That it is full of contradictions.

It states that anyone that “does not believe in the Quran, is an enemy of Islam.” I asked once again, “who are the enemies of Islam?” He tried to smooth over this portion of the books, which he sent, with flowery words about peace, love and enlightenment.

He agreed that the Quran also states that Jesus is a prophet and would be born of the virgin, Mary.”

I asked him, “if you believe that Jesus Christ is a prophet, then you know that a prophet is a messenger of God Himself and He will not lie. Then how can you not listen to the Words that Jesus spoke about Himself? He said, He and the Father are one. He said, He was the Way the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father, but through Him.”

Now there would be no explaining this contradiction except that one would have to acknowledge one of the following:

  1. Jesus was not a prophet
  2. Jesus was lying
  3. Jesus was crazy
  4. Jesus is exactly who He claimed to be

Now, I told this man that he must decide what to do with this information, if he is going to quote all of these statements to me and try to convince me.

I reminded Him that Jesus did indeed say that, He didn’t come to abolish the law, but to fulfill the Law,” as he pointed out in one of his many quotes. I told Him that Jesus was the perfect law, offered up as a sacrifice for all of us.

As He continued He told me that his proof was Jesus lineage, and you “can see plainly that Jesus was not even in the geneology of Adam.”

Well of course that is true and it proves the whole point of the sacrifice and it  is the validity of Gods Word beginning in the Garden of Eden, when he had to hold sin in account. The sacrifice had to be a perfect sacrifice. (Remember the Jews had to offer an ‘unblemished lamb) God is a God of perfection and the sin would be ‘on the books,’ until a time of redemption had come. Because of one man, Adam, the whole human race fell.This is the reason for the grief we bear. The terrible things that happen. It’s not God punishing us, but quite the opposite. He had a plan to restore us. Our God is a loving God, yet He is also Holy, and sin had to be atoned for, in order for mankind to be able to coexist, once again, with God. Up until the fall, Adam and Eve, walked with God. They had intimate fellowship, but now it had been broken.

The Lord had spoken and told the Israelites in Leviticus 17:11, and told them that “the life of a creature is in the blood, I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar;it is the blood that makes atonement for ones life.”

He had known that Jesus, would be God in human form, to make the atonement, one time for all mankind. It is the knowledge and acceptance of this sacrifice that made atonement for us all.

Of course I pointed out that when Adam sinned, God had a plan in place and He spoke to Eve and the serpent; “I will make enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and hers. You will bruise her heel and she shall crush your head.”

Here I told him, is the plan. God knew that the seed of man had been corrupted by sin. He spoke of the war between “the seed of the serpent, and the seed of the woman.” Well, we know that women do not carry seed, so this was God speaking in future tense. The virgin Mary would be impregnated by God Himself and this way the seed of God had now entered the world.So the virgin birth was not just to be a sign as the miracle, but also the amazing and glorious plan in all of its perfection. It is the reason that the Lord was “examined before Pilate and proven to be without sin.” The perfect lamb and also the reason for John the Baptists exclamation, “behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

When the full atonement had been made with the resurrection of Christ, it was the fulfillment of Gods words to the serpent, “you shall bruise her heel, but she shall CRUSH you head.” As we see in scripture, although Satan tried many times to thwart the plan of God(bruise her heel) and he even thought he did this with the crucifixion, it was Gods plan all along to “Crush his kingdom and at this point Jesus Christ descended into hell and took the keys to sin and death. He preached the gospel those held in darkness, “and led captives in His train.” “I am the First and the Last, I am the Living One; I was dead and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:17,18)

Jesus became the second Adam, but not born of his lineage. He could not be born of the corruptible seed. This seed is perfect and we are all part of this lineage when we can put our faith in Him, the one that made the way for us to enter into that fellowship once again. “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of the imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.(1 Peter1:22)

In the end, this man sent about 10 paragraphs of the Quran and many quotes from Muhammad. I had to tell him that you cannot convince someone to faith, through many words. I cannot be swayed in my faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” I cannot except the things that were spoken by someone that I do not believe to be a prophet. And Muhammad didn’t make himself a sacrifice for anyone.

I do believe Jesus Christ is the Lord of all, it is His words that I believe.

The truth is evident to me, because only truth has the power to change a person. I found the truth, He is Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, of the incorruptible seed of God. He took on the flesh and He is the the ” high priest of a royal priesthood and His kingdom shall have no end.”

And this is why all who believe can say, “Oh death where is thy sting, oh grave where is thy victory?”(1Corinthians 15:55)

“I Am the Light of the World.” Jesus Christ


Yes, it’s no coincidence that both Chanukah and Christmas are all about lights. The Son of God, came into the world and filled the darkness with His light.

The Festival of Light or Feast of Dedication, as it’s also known is full of pictures of the messiah. In fact He was at the Feast of Dedication, when He spoke these words. Once again, to all the religious teachers, were too blinded to really understand His message to them.

When Christ was born, He entered into the world and He was laid in a manger. He was wrapped in swaddling cloths,(a white linen cloth) for warmth. A beautiful picture, but only the spiritual eyes could see the full meaning. Not only a picture of His birth, but it would be a picture of His death ,the white linen grave cloths. Also, remember, this from my earlier post, is what the Lord tells us we must purchase from Him, to cover ourselves at His coming, “to cover our shameful nakedness.” (Rev.Church of Laodicea)This cannot be purchased by ‘covering ourselves,’ as the world would do, but by allowing Him to cover us with His righteousness through the acceptance that we are sinners.

The wisest men of the day, the ones who also studied the lights in the sky, knew where He was to be born. And there He was, just a babe, however, the picture is incredible, is it not? We have been so inundated with Hollywood fantasy, we fail to grasp the sheer magnitude of what really took place that day. God, stepping into the body of flesh and being born into a sinful, corrupt world. What a picture already beginning with his parents having to be alienated because of a death sentence against all male children, and to find no place to stay but a barn. Yet, God the Father, with the plan in place, provided for their needs, and He also foreknew that this would be the picture for us all. No, Christ was no lying in a cute little basket, but a manger, where the animals ate their food. He shared a bed with the creatures of the earth. He became a servant to us all. How can we be anything more than He was? But yet it is that pride in us that He tried to combat on this earth. The very first sin. He tried to show His disciples “that unless they would allow Him to wash their feet,” they had no business following Him. Always giving lessons and like us all, the disciples were always needing to be reminded. Every time I see Jesus saying to Peter, “Are you still so dull? I have to think He’s speaking to me.

Now when the miracle of Chanukah took place, it was a small band of men, God used, once again. He likes those kinds of odds. This miracle was a very significant picture, because just as the Passover with the disciples pointed to the past Exodus from Egypt, and future resurrection of Christ, Chanukah, pointed to the past, Jesus as a baby, Him speaking of the Dedication of the Temple and the future, the Holy Spirit filling our temples.

The oil in the lamps was made of olives and the olives needed to be pressed very hard to get just a small amount of oil. It would have been impossible for the Macabees to get this oil in time. The oil in scripture is also referred to as The Holy Spirit and it is not until we are “hard-pressed,” that this anointing is really released. Most of us must suffer to begin to walk in faith. To understand what it is to be totally reliant on God.

The cruz of oil was then filled with enough for one day. The Lord reminded us to pray this way as well. “Give us this day, our daily bread.” Just as enough manna, (bread was also a picture of Christ) was only given for one day to the Israelites, as they wandered the desert. This is how they were being taught His ways and learned to follow Him and to trust Him for their provision.

Next a “swaddling” was placed into the cruz of oil to allow it to burn. Here is where we see the ultimate picture of Christ. He was “filled with the Holy Spirit.” The wise men, knew that this was a word picture and the fulfillment of prophesy. Through this little baby, all the nations of the earth would be blessed. “Here He was wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And now you had all of the heavenly hosts proclaiming “Glory to God in the highest, Peace, Good will to All Men!

Now when we celebrate chanukah we can see that the center candle, the Shamash, is the Servant, or Helper candle. It lights all the rest. Just the same way, that we are filled with the Holy Spirit when we ask Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. He comes to us and places His light within us. But the real picture is that now we can dedicate the temple to the Lord. “Know ye not that you were bought for a price and you are not your own? Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.” We dedicate ourselves after we have received His free offer of salvation. It is only after receiving the power of the Holy Spirit that we can overcome the natural desires to sin. He gives us the power and there is no other way. We cannot earn it or work it out on our own. We can only acknowledge that we can’t do it without Him. To understand that He didn’t die for us because we are so good, but because we can’t be good enough. But He can and He loves us all so much. This is why He stepped down from eternal glory to suffer on our behalf.

On that day the angels in heaven rejoiced, “Immanuel!God With US!”  What a scene that must have been!

To only know that this innocent baby would suffer so much because of my sins makes me weep, yet He willingly did this for me and for you.

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season!

May you have a blessed Chanukah and Christmas!!!