What does the birth of Jesus mean?

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At Christmas (and at other times!), we need to think about what the birth of Jesus means to us as believers. First of all, Christmas is not a season but a person:

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

 Matthew 1:18

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Hebrews 10:4-7

Christmas is the birth of the Messiah, Savior and Redeemer. For the world it is a time to party and get drunk as well as buying gifts for loved ones but they are oblivious to the realities behind the birth of Jesus. So let us have a brief look at what the birth of Jesus means.

The birth of Jesus means the fulfillment of the Genesis Messianic Prophecy

 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:15

The birth of  Jesus is the entrance of the seed of the woman in the earth. 

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:15

The birth of Jesus is the INCARNATION, the Word becoming flesh thus God manifested in the flesh.

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.

John 1:14

The Incarnation is the foundation of redemption. Jesus, the Pre-Existent One stepped from eternity into the earth. He had to be born in order to die in order for you to be born again. With the Incarnation the plan of redemption was  set in motion. The purpose of the Incarnation was to reveal God to man and to redeem man to God. The end result of the Incarnation would be the New Creation.

Incarnation - Crucifixion - Resurrection - Redemption 

redemption - justification - reconciliation - adoption - habitation - exemption - glorification

Our redemption provides exemption. Because of redemption, we are exempted from the curse of the law (Galatians 3;13). We are exempted from sickness and disease (1 Peter 2:24). We are exempted from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

The birth of Jesus is the entrance of the blood of Emmanuel in the earth

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Hebrews 2:14

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins

Hebrews 10:4

There can be no redemption without the blood and the entrance of the blood could never be a reality without the Incarnation. Peter said, 'Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:' (1 Peter 1:18, 19). Whenever you hear the words 'redeemed, redemption and redeemer' you should automatically think of blood  for there is no redemption or redeemer without blood.

The blood of Christ is precious in the sense that it was rare, costly and unique.  All of humanity's blood was corrupted by virtue of sin. This is why the birth of Jesus is so important because it is the entrance of the pure costly blood of the Son of God in the earth.  We know that our faith must be in the Word and the name of Jesus but Paul also tells us that our faith must be in Jesus' blood, 'Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;' (Romans 3:25). The believer must have faith in his blood for seven reasons:

  1. Jesus' blood is sinless blood
  2. Jesus' blood is sacred blood
  3. Jesus' blood is substitutionary blood
  4. Jesus' blood is sacrificial blood
  5. Jesus' blood is sufficient blood
  6. Jesus' blood is shielding blood
  7. Jesus' blood is saving blood

The birth of Jesus is the entrance of the perfect sinless substitutionary sacrificial lamb that satisfies the claims of heavenly justice.

Isaac voiced and echoed the cries of all generations since the fall of Adam, 'Where is the lamb?' (Genesis 22:7), to which Abraham replied, ' My son, God will provide himself a lamb...' (Genesis 22:8). This cry of all generations from Adam was answered when Jesus came and John said, 'Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.' (John 1:29)

The birth of Jesus is the entrance of Satan's biggest nightmare

For millenniums Satan had been on the lookout as to who the seed of the woman to bruise his head would be. He thought it would be Abel and he had him slain. Whenever a prophet would come on the scene and was wreaking havoc in the kingdom of darkness, Satan would unleash the full force of hell against him simply to stop the Genesis prophecy. When Jesus came, all hell broke loose against him but Jesus broke hell loose to liberate men and women from Satan's eternal death prison. 

The birth of Jesus is the catalyst for the new creation

The end result of the Incarnation would be the new creation which is you. Everything that Jesus did, he did it for you. None of what he did was for himself. It was all for you! 

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Matthew 1:17

This verse is saying that from Abraham to Jesus there would be forty two generations. However when you go through the genealogy and count from Abraham to Jesus, you will discover there are only forty one. Where is the 42nd generation? You are the 42nd generation!!!

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:1

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