Thinking about Jesus being born of a virgin brought on an interesting line of thoughts. Of course one reason he had to be born of a virgin is so he wouldn’t be born infected with sin that is past down through Adam. He was born in the same manner we all must be born in order to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. We, like Jesus, must be born of the Spirit or born-again. The term “born-again” actually means to be born from above. Could that mean we must be born from a mother from above?
Isn’t it interesting that the Apostle Paul told us in Galatians 4:26 “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” John’s Revelation gives us another glimpse in Revelation 21:2 John says, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Who could this husband be that he’s talking about here?
When God picked Mary to birth his Son Jesus it was a visible, earthly example of how all of God’s children must be born. Just like Jesus was born free of sin we are to be born-again of his Spirit which sets us free from sin. Through the work of the cross God has offered us a brand new life. Through our birthing in Christ he cuts us off from Adam and the old sinful life from which we started. It’s a great mystery indeed, but it’s as if we too have been born of a virgin. The Bible tells us“Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” This verse apparently has many people confused but let me give it a shot. Apparently the word “commit” can be translated to mean “to continue” meaning you won’t continue in sin. So it doesn’t mean we can’t commit a sin it means we will not continue in it because we now have God’s nature which is sinless. His seed cannot sin and when his seed is joined to us our inner spirit man is made brand new; like we were born of a virgin, as if we had never sinned.
I’m sure there are probably many different interpretations and thoughts about this subject so I by no means feel like I am the final word here. This was just something that began to find its way into my thoughts so I decided to share them here. If you have any thoughts or insights about this please share them in the comments of this post I would love to hear them.
Written by Louie