An Unique Birth

The virgin birth is foundational to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. This is what makes it possible for him to be 100% God and 100 % man. Genesis chapter three is the first prophecy of the virgin birth of the Messiah (“her seed”). Isaiah 7:14 (NASB) says, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel (meaning, “God is with us”).” When Gabriel told Mary that she was pregnant with this promised child, she questioned him by asking, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” (Luke 1:34) Mary did not even understand how this would be possible. She knew that it takes a man and a woman to have a child. Gabriel answered and said, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)

With the virgin birth, Jesus was able to have a sinless human nature that was tempted in all ways like other men, yet he did not give in. He was also able to overcome Satan, empathize with man as his high priest, and to be our unblemished lamb that was able to die on the cross for our sins.

Power to Create

I like it when God told Moses, “I am who I am.” God didn’t need an introduction to the sons of Israel (Ex 3:14). He is the all-powerful creator who spoke the entire universe into existence with his powerful word; just “I am” was enough to describe everything that they need to know about God. His presence, power, and glory are seen throughout creation. It is obvious that he is pre-existent and is eternal. Jesus himself made this same claim (John 8:58) to show his equality with the Father and basically claiming to be God.
Christ showed his equality with God several times in the Bible. Many of the times that Jesus made these claims; the religious rulers understood what he was saying because they would pick up stones to try to kill him (John 8:59). People would bow down and worship Jesus and he would even receive worship from them (Matt 28:9). Even the angels worship Jesus in the book of Hebrews.
John chapter one shows Jesus’ eternality, showing how he was there at the beginning when everything was created. Colossians shows his omnipotent power in how he created everything and he is even the super glue that holds all the planets in their orbit. He also reflects the radiant glory of God and he is the exact representation of God himself. (Heb 1:3)
It is interesting to think about Jesus’ life, with the claims of deity that he made. You cannot just accept him as a good moral teacher, the claims that he made about himself were too outrageous. C. S. Lewis said it best when he said that Jesus would either have to be a liar, a lunatic, or God.