Published on October 4, 2016
1. Miracles of Jesus - Born to a virgin - – 4th October 2016 “Shewill givebirth to a son, andyou are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins”(Matthew1:21). A miracle is an extraordinary eventinthe physical worldthatsurpasses all knownhumanornatural powersandis ascribed toa supernatural cause such an effectoreventmanifestingorconsidered asa work of God. Inthe NewTestament,Jesusisdescribedasbeingthe Messiah(Christ) whowaspromised by the prophets of the OldTestamentof the Bible.JesusisfullyGodandfullyhuman.Godallowed himself tobe bornas a person,to live amongpeopleandtoteach people aboutGod'splanof salvation and to die forour sins.Because Jesusalsoishuman,he iscalledthe Sonof God and the Son of Man. We wishto drawyour attentiontothe miraclesof Jesus..esmost of us may know or heardthese miracles, but a rejuvenation of awarenesswill be beneficial. Jesuswasborn to a womannamedMary about 2000 yearsago inthe townof Bethlehem, whichisnear Jerusalem,inthe landof Israel.Marywas engagedtoa man namedJoseph whowasa Carpenter.Joseph iscalleda "sonof David,"meaninghe isa descendantof KingDavid,whoruledoverIsrael about3000 yearsago. We can learnthisfromMatthew 1:20, “But after he hadconsidered this,an angel of the Lord appeared to himin a dream and said,“Josephsonof David,do not be afraidto take Mary home as your wife,because what is conceivedin her is fromthe Holy Spirit”. Mary wasa virginwhenshe became pregnantwithJesus.The miracle of the virginbirthof Jesusis recordedinthe gospelsof MatthewandLuke inthe New Testament. We can learnfrom Matthew 1:18- 25,“This ishow the birthof Jesus the Messiahcame about:His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph,but before they came together, she was foundto be pregnantthroughthe Holy Spirit.19 Because Josephher husbandwasfaithful to the law,and yet[e] didnot want to expose her to publicdisgrace,he had inmind to divorceher quietly”. “ But after he hadconsidered this,an angel of the Lord appeared to him ina dream and said,“Joseph son ofDavid, donot be afraidto take Mary home as your wife,because what isconceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birthto a son, andyou are to givehim the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his peoplefrom their sins.”22 All thistookplaceto fulfill whattheLord hadsaidthrough the prophet: 23 “The virginwill conceive andgive birth to a son,and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (whichmeans “Godwithus”). “ WhenJoseph woke up, he didwhat the angel ofthe Lord had commandedhimand took Mary home as hiswife. 25 But he did notconsummatetheir marriageuntil she gave birth to a son.And he gave him the name Jesus.