Jesus born of a virgin

rodney howard browne

Jesus came to earth as a human being. He was born of a

virgin and lived a sinless life. He went to the cross of Calvary

and paid the price for our sin. Then He rose from the dead, sat

down at the right hand of the Father, and sent the Holy Ghost

to live in the hearts of those who believe. So now you and I can

come and simply surrender our lives to Him, and the Holy

Ghost can come into our hearts and give us a new life.

 

I thank God for the reality of the risen, resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.

If you want to see Jesus clearly, take your Bible or go

to the back of this book and read through the gospels of

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Underline everything He did and

everything He said. Put yourself in every verse. I’ve been at the

pool of Bethesda. “When did you go there?” you might ask. I

went there in the pages of the Word of God!

 

Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool,

which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having

five porches.

 

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,

halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

JOHN 5:2-3

 

I’ve been there. I’ve seen it in the Spirit! When you walk

through the pages of the Word of God, Jesus will walk right off

the pages of the Gospel and into your heart. The living reality of

the resurrected Lord will walk up and down in your heart. The

Bible says, Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have

believed (John 20:29). I haven’t seen, but I believe. I haven’t

seen with my natural eye, but I’ve seen Him with the eye of my

spirit in the pages of the Word of God.

 

The Word says, Lo, I come in the volume of the book

(Hebrews 10:7). We must see Him as He really is — not through

the eyes of religious tradition, but through the eyes of the Holy

Spirit and God’s Word.

 

Jesus was not a barefoot, scrawny, weak-kneed individual with a

lamb under His arm who spoke in Elizabethan English, “For yea, as

thou hast gathered here this day.” That’s not Jesus, that is religion

and tradition. If you read the Bible, you’ll see that the reputation Jesus

had among the religious people was that of a gluttonous man and

a winebibber, because He hung around with the sinners. Religious

people don’t want to be around sinners, and they didn’t like Jesus

because He convicted them of their hard-heartedness.