Dr. Garry Jones, Pastor
Rosedale Baptist Church
SM – 12/24/17
Isa 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.
The Name…Immanuel = God WITH Us (Emmanuel = NT)
There are 3 Separate Acts Spoken of in Isa 7:14 (and,)
Calling His Name…Immanuel
FACT: Mary WAS a VIRGIN When Christ was CONCEIVED
But, Mary was NOT a “Virgin” when Christ was BORN (Virginity ≠ Perpetual!)
Matt 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Medical Fact: A Woman STOPS Being a Virgin and IS NOW a
MOTHER at The Moment of Conception
FACT: Even IF The Conception is Supernatural!
BE WITH CHILD = 1 Word in The Greek
G2192 ἔχω echō ekh'-o
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω scheō skheh'-o used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as to possess the ability, contiguity, relation or condition): - be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can (+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do, + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Gen 3:15 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.
SPECULATE: Mary, Received “Thy SEED,” When The Holy Ghost was “Come Upon Her”
The SEED was Supernaturally ABLE to “Conceive”…
WITHOUT Her Being KNOWN by a
Maryology - There was NO…
Motherhood of God
Assumption into Heaven
The Announcement to Mary… (Pre-Conception!)
Luke 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb (,) and bring forth a son (,) and shalt call his name JESUS.
FACT: (Again…The 3 Separate Acts) (“And,”)
1 Cor 7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
FACT: The Conception of Christ was SUPERNATURAL
Matt 1:18 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.
Matt 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.
The Birth of Christ was NATURAL
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
SORROW = Agonizing Pain! (Beyond Words!)
GREATLY and MULTIPLY
ILLUS: “Natural Child Birth”
Matthew: Found with Child
Brought-Forth a Son
Luke: Great with Child
The Days were Accomplished
Should Be Delivered
KNOCK THE BARK OFF IT…
Without The Virgin Conception Christ Could NOT Become The Saviour…Immanuel / Emmanuel
Ps 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
WE Keep Calling December 25th “Christmas Day” FULL WELL KNOWING…
Christmas is NOT Mentioned in The Word of God
Christmas was the “Paganized” Version of Christ’s Birth
Christmas Traditions are MORE Important than Truth
The SIGNS Given Us in The Word of God…
The Babe in “a” Manger ≠ “The” Nativity
The Swaddling Clothes
The Star of Bethlehem…HIS Star
A DOZEN Different Exhibits of Evidence
The FULFILLMENT of The Fall Feasts of Israel
The Feast of Trumpets
The Day of Atonement
The Feast of Tabernacles
Q. Then, WHY, Can’t We FOCUS on The Truth rather than The Tradition of Men?
OR, Do WE INSIST on Being WILLINGLY IGNORANT?
2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water
Like Paul, I Would NOT Have You Ignorant of The Truth!
FACT: I am Giving YOU The TRUTH from God’s Word!
Do NOT NEGLECT The Birth of Jesus!
Rather, FOCUS on The Conception of The Christ!
JESUS IS STILL
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
THOT: Celebrating The Conception of Christ on Dec 25th is NOT Wrong, Its Just…DIFFERENT!
FACT: WHAT We BELIEVE Will Affect What We DO!
Pro 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
God NEEDS Us to Be DIFFERENT!
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;
1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God
The World NEEDS to See a DIFFERENCE!
FACT: ALL These Things Make a Difference to God!
ALL These Things FULFILLED Prophecy
On This Wise
According to The Scripture
In The Fulness of Time
ILLUS: The Damnable Doctrines of The RCC…
Lent-Good Friday / Wednesday Crucifixion
Cp…Death & Resurrection / Conception & Birth
Of ALL People, God’s People, Should GET IT RIGHT!
The CHOICE is YOURS!