Why do we serve Jesus and what makes us tell other people about Him? A lot of people believe that Jesus was a prophet and teacher but no more. If we do indeed believe that Jesus is The Son of God why don’t we make Him number one in our lives?
When we look at Matthew 12:15, “But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.” There is not one case recorded that when Christ undertook to heal that they were not healed. There are 23 cases that Christ healed them all every one. So who is Jesus that we should serve Him and make Him our Lord?
The most compelling story is the one of His birth. Look at Luke 2:1-14, 1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Israel the Jewish nation (Syria) was under the Roman Empire at this time. Caesar Augustus was the Roman emperor at this time. His real name was GAIUS OCTAVIUS; his adopted name was GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR OCTAVIANUS. He reigned from 29 B.C. to 14 A. D.
2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
During this time for taxation purposes the Husband (Joseph) had to return to Bethlehem. This had to be an exciting time for the both of them they both new Mary was carrying the Messiah He would be born in Bethlehem as recorded in Micah 5:2, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”
5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Lets look at v1: 28 and 35, “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
The blood in Jesus’ veins is not the same blood that flows in our veins. By looking at the process of conception we will discover some very interesting discoveries. We can start by looking at the chicken egg. If you notice that when you look at an unfertilized egg it has no blood in it. A mother’s unfertilized egg has the same characteristic as the chicken egg. Without a male involved, there is no blood for the egg. Mary had all the chromosomes to grow a baby but no blood. So the baby’s blood belongs to the baby and does not share it with the mother. God provided the blood for Christ. That is why Christ blood is so powerful. Christ blood is pure. Think about it there is nothing in the Bible that even suggests that Jesus was ever sick with anything. Jesus was never sick! Jesus’ blood still has life in it. We were not redeemed with corruptible blood. 1 Peter 1:18-21, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”
This is why we believe that Christ is the “Son of God”.
6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.