My Birth in Human History
This is the true story of My life on earth.
I Sent Gabriel to Mary
The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, a virgin who was engaged to Joseph. They were both in the family line of King David. Gabriel greeted Mary, “Rejoice, Mary, you are highly favored of God. The Lord is with you.” Mary was confused with this greeting. She didn’t know what it meant.
Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid, God has decided to use you to be a blessing to all the world. You will conceive and deliver a Son, and you must call His name Jesus. He will have great influence on the world, and He will be the Son of the Most High God. God will give your Son the throne of David, and He will rule over Israel forever.”
#TrustMe. I will help you receive My message of hope when I come to speak to you. Your greatest hope is beyond the grave. I opened that door of hope when I died and rose again for your eternal life.
My Miraculous Conception by the Holy Spirit
Mary replied, “How can this happen; I am a virgin and have not known a man?”
Gabriel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, power from the Most High God will make it happen, and you’ll have a child who is the Son of God.” Gabriel continued, “Your Aunt Elizabeth has become pregnant with a child in her old age; with God, nothing is impossible.”
Mary answered. “I will be the Lord’s handmaiden. I am willing to be what the Lord wants me to be. Let it happen, as you said.”
#TrustMe. Stay long in My presence when I am speaking to you. Do not question what I promise you. Be quick to believe and quick to obey all I tell you to do. I will accomplish My purpose in your life, as I did in Mary’s life.
I Sent Gabriel to Joseph
When Mary was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was discovered to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her future husband, was a good man and not wanting to see her put to shame, planned to divorce her quietly. But while he was thinking this over, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife! She has conceived a Son through the Holy Spirit, and she will give birth to a Son, whom you will call Jesus, ‘the Savior,’ for it is He who will save His people from their sins.”
#WalkWithMe. The greatest event in history was when I came to live among the people I created. The greatest event in your life is when I come to live in your heart.
All this happened to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet, ”Behold, a virgin shall conceive and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’” When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel had told him. He took Mary as his wife but had no physical relations with her until she had given birth to Me.
My Journey Began With a Trip to Bethlehem
Caesar Augustus had commanded everyone to return to their hometowns to register for a census for tax purposes. This happened when Quirinius became governor of Syria in 4 BC. All went to be registered to his own city. Then Joseph left Nazareth to return to Bethlehem because he was in the royal line of David; his wife Mary was also in that line. Mary was pregnant, and the birth was imminent, so she gave birth while in Bethlehem. I was born in a stable because there was no room in any of the inns. Mary wrapped Me in strips of cloths, swaddling clothes, and laid Me in a feed trough.
Shepherds Visited Me at My Birth
The same evening I was born, shepherds were in an open field watching over their sheep. Suddenly the sky lit up with an overwhelming light, and a shining angel appeared to them. The shepherds were scared out of their wits. The angel announced to them, “Don’t be frightened, I have a wonderful message for you, and for everyone else in the world. Tonight, the Deliverer—the Lord—was born in Bethlehem. You will recognize Him because He will be wrapped in swathes of cloths, and will be lying in a feed trough.”
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a gigantic angelic choir praising God saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
peace to those who enjoy God’s goodwill.”
When the angelic choir returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go see this baby God told us about.” When they ran to Bethlehem, they found Mary, My mother, and Me. I was lying in a manger.
After they saw Me, they went and told others the story that was told them about Me. Those who heard it were astounded by what was told to them by the shepherds, but Mary kept all these things to herself and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds told everyone about Me, and people were astonished at what they heard.