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  The Great Bible Story #86
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The miracle that was Jesus

Jacob Ninan
When the Son of God, the second Person in the trinity of God, was to be born into this world, many different conditions had to be met. He had to remain as God while at the same time become Man. He had to fulfil many prophecies about Him as the Messiah for the Jews as well as the Saviour of the whole world. He had to be born in the family of David in the royal line even though there was no king in Israel at this time. He had to be born of a virgin in Bethlehem which was the birthplace of David. He had to come with the good news of salvation but He had to be rejected by the Jews and put to death. The prophecies about Him described how He would be prophet like Moses, a High Priest like Melchizedek, betrayed for thirty pieces of silver, lifted up on the cross like the bronze serpent in the desert, how people would cast lots for His clothes, how land would be bought with the money He was betrayed for, and finally how He would be raised from the dead after three days.

It was important that Jesus had to be born of a virgin, so that He would get His humanity from His mother, but He would remain as God because His Father was God who miraculously caused Mary to conceive. He would know what it was to be a man while He lived on this earth, tempted in every way as we are tempted but without yielding to sin. Yet He had the authority as God to receive worship from people and to forgive sins. Even the most perfect man would have been too small to take the punishment for the sins of the whole world, and so it was necessary that the Son of God was there to take our place on the cross. We may not be able to understand all the implications of how Jesus was God and Man at the same time, but we can see that it could not have been any other way.

Jesus the Son of God came to earth taking the form of the Son of Man subjecting Himself to the Father at all times, not doing anything of His own initiative but doing all that the Father asked Him to do. He humbled Himself to such an extent that He came alongside the human beings He had created, allowed them to misunderstand Him, abuse Him and finally kill Him, so that ultimately He could save them. Now the Father has exalted Him above every name on earth and in heaven, that Jesus reigns as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Soon He will come again to reign on this earth for a thousand years, and then to judge the world. Jesus is a miracle in Himself. There is no one else like Him.


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