The Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus (Isaiah 9: 6-7, Matt 1: 22-23, Lk 1:28-33)
The Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus (Isaiah 9: 6-7, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:28-33)
God made preparation for the birth of Jesus so that He can save the world from sin.
- Man needs forgiveness of his sins, to continue a good relationship with God.
- Man needs to be set free and delivered from evil, and wicked influences, so that he (man) can experience righteousness and spiritual strength.
- There is a need for peace, justice, righteousness, and government in the world.
However, the call of Abraham was an in-depth and generational preparation for the coming of the Messiah.
In the Old Testament, God used the prophet Isaiah to announce the birth of Jesus.
“Behold, a young woman (virgin) shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God, is with us)
In the New Testament, the announcement of the birth of Jesus was made by God through the angel Gabriel to Mary.
Mary was a young Jewish woman who lived with her parents in Nazareth, a town in Galilee. She was a virgin. She was engaged to be married to Joseph, a descendant of David.
The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.” Mary was worried, but the angel said to her.
“do not be afraid Mary, for you have
favour with God. And behold, you will
conceive in the womb and bear a son.
and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great and will be called
the son of the most high, and the
lord will give him the throne of
his father David, and he will reign
over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be
No end”Luke 1:30-33
Mary asked how would this be. The angel assured her that:
“the holy spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will
overshadow you, therefore, the child
to be born will be called holy
the son of God.”Luke 1:34-35