The Birth of Jesus (pt. 2)
October 19, 2018
by Barry Fike
Jesus' miraculous birth became one of histories unbelievable events. But notice, that I didn't say his was a virgin birth. The reason that I didn't is because his birth wasn't a virgin birth; nowhere in the biblical record does it say that it was. What it does say is that he was born of a virgin. In scientific terms a virgin birth is called a parthonogeneic birth. It comes from two Greek words: parthonos, which means virgin, and genesis, which means birth. This type of birth occurs in which the mycotic, or the cellular division of the female egg, takes place by the inducement of an electrical shock without the introduction of the male sperm or the male element. This has been done in the laboratory with lower forms of life like rabbits and turkeys. But this is not what Jesus' birth was! He was born of a virgin but that which was conceived within her womb was conceived after the Holy Spirit came upon her. (Matthew 1:18, 20) That means that Jesus was not the son of God. HE WAS GOD!
Why is this so important? From the moment of conception, when the sperm unites with the egg, the fetus begins to form his own independent blood supply. All of the blood of determined by the introduction of the male sperm. By nine weeks the fetus has already developed a little heart, about the size of a pea, that pumps blood through myriad's of tine threadlike arteries and veins. At no time during the course of pregnancy, is there any direct interchange of blood between the mother and fetus. As far as Jesus was concerned, every ounce of blood that flowed through his veins was the incorruptible blood of God because it had come directly from his heavenly Father. That's why he could be born and tempted like us and yet still have the incorruptible blood of the Father so long as he remained sinless.
Notice that in Matthew's record the angel says to Mary not only his name was but what his mission was. Does this sound like a zygote or mass of tissue? From the point of conception this child had not only its own independent blood supply but name and a mission. (name: Yeshua - save; mission: Yoshea - salvation) Without God’s intervention to allow this type of birth, we don’t have someone directly from God whose blood could save men from their sins. It takes more than someone who hasn’t sinned to be the redemption for all of mankind. As far as we know the Bible records two men who didn’t sin: Enoch and Elijah. Now before you blame me of blasphemy consider the logic. Scriptures records that the “soul who sins shall die” Ezek. 18:4. Since Enoch and Elijah didn’t die but were taken from this life: Elijah in a fiery chariot (2 Kings 2:11), and Enoch didn’t see death because God took him away (Gen. 5:24), why weren't they offered for the sins of mankind? Since they didn’t die their lives isn't it logical that they should have been offered as a ransom for the sins of many? The problem is that they didn’t have the blood system that would wash away sins. It had to be a blood system that could be referred to as the “second Adam”.
It was only this system, created directly from God, like the first Adam which would be acceptable to God. It would be only with this system that the purchase of the body of Christ could be described as "Feed the church of GOD, which he hath purchased with HIS OWN BLOOD." Acts 20:28 It is for this reason that the birth of Jesus is the way that the scriptures cites it so we can know that this blood was efficacious enough to remove all sin of all mankind.