Saturday 9 May 2020

Jesus was Begotten Three Times

Jesus was Begotten Three Times

Matthew 1:18 But the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way. During the time his mother Mary was promised in marriage to Joseph, she was found to be pregnant by holy spirit before they were united.

Matthew 1:20 But after he had thought these things over, look! The angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a dream, saying: “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for that which has been begotten in her is by holy spirit.

Luke 1:34 But Mary said to the angel: “How is this to be, since I am having no intercourse with a man?” 35 In answer the angel said to her: “Holy spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.

Matthew 3:16 When Jesus was immersed a bright light played upon the water, so that all who had come there were afraid. After his immersion, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him. 

Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Luke 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight."

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son, who came from the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 Declared the Son of’ God in power, through the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, [even ]Jesus Christ our Lord;

In writings, to beget is to be begotten or to “produce”

Jesus was begotten three times the first by the holy spirit overshadowing Mary and this made Jesus Son of Man and Son of God this is the conception of Jesus. and the second at his baptism this is the quickening of Jesus. and the third is the birth of Jesus this happened after his resurrection from the dead. Notice that the Lord Jesus was "declared to be the Son of God with power . . . by the resurrection from the dead" (Rom. 1:4). His resurrection to life eternal constituted the seal of his Divine sonship.

1. He was born by the power of the Holy Spirit.....The power of GOD
2. He was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit......the power of GOD at his baptism
3. He was quickened by the Spirit at his resurrection......the power of GOD.

There are three stages in birth: conception, quickening, birth.

In pregnancy terms, quickening is the moment in pregnancy when the pregnant person starts to feel or perceive fetal movements in the uterus

Jesus is first born a child of flesh; he was then "born of water" by baptism; finally Jesus was  "born of the spirit" or changed into a spirit body (1 Cor. 15:44).

Every birth follows a threefold development: conception, quickening, birth.

As far as the birth of Spirit is concerned, a similar process takes place. Baptism denotes conception for it has been brought about by the spirit-word (Rom. 6:17); the development of the Christ-like life is the quickening for it is the outward manifestation of an inward conviction (Col. 1:27); and this shall be followed by the full birth of the resurrection when the successful candidate will be changed into spirit nature (1 Cor. 15:44,46,51-53; Phil. 2:10-14).

Don't forget, there were three manifestations of the Spirit in relation to Jesus. (1) at his birth. He was begotten "of the spirit" ..... therefore styled "holy". (2) at his baptism and (3) after his resurrection when he was made immortal, his body being changed from "flesh and blood" to "flesh and spirit". It's a deep and profound subject but the fact he was begotten of the Spirit of Yahweh made him of quick understanding and enabled him to be perfectly sinless throughout his life.

Matt 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

In Luke 3:22 Instead of “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight,” one Greek ms and several Latin mss and church fathers (D it Ju [Cl] Meth Hil Aug) quote Ps 2:7 outright with “You are my Son; today I have fathered you.”

The Baptism of Jesus foreshadowed his death and resurrection.

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

after his resurrection from the dead he became light and this is the place where light came into being by its self in the Lord Jesus

Thus Jesus was begotten 3 times at his birth at his Baptism and at his Resurrection from the dead

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