In previously two blogs we establish scripture does not give the day of Jesus or the month when He was born, but clearly. He existed in scripture, and the historical record established Him as a critical figure in History, and obviously, He was born. We also look at history of 25th December, and why we are celebrating. Jesus’ birthday the 25th of December.
We should examine scripture
Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.
Luke 2:77 And 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.
Likely because many were returning to this ancient town to register in the census order by Augustus. Or may mean that the innkeeper did not want them there resulting from her pregnancy. A typical inn small town during New Testament was one room guest house where the innkeeper would provide food and drink for the lodger. Where the traveling caravans, including the people, and their animals provided shelter for them where the animal would discharged their order. The Greek word is “kataluma meaning an inn, lodging place.
Dr Charles Stanley wrote,” Amazingly, God stepped into this world not as the reigning King with pomp and ceremony, but as the humble Child who was wrapped in simple swaddling clothes. Far from a royal crib, Jesus’ first resting place was a primitive feeding trough.
Dr John Gil wrote: God’s first-born: and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes, which shows that he was in all things made like unto us, excepted in sin.
In Hebrews 2:16-18 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII): Christ’s incarnation was in time, and after that many of the brethren existed; and it was only for their sakes that he assumed human nature; and therefore it was proper he should be like them in that nature, in all things: in all the essentials of it.
Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII):That are not sinful; for it did not behove him to be like them in sin, nor in sickness, and in diseases of the body: and in all temptations; though in some things his differ from theirs; none of his arose from within; and those from without could make no impression on him: and in sufferings, that there might be a conformity between the head and members; though there is in some things a difference; his sufferings were by way of punishment, and were attended with wrath, and were meritorious, which can’t be said of theirs; but that he should have an human nature, as to its essence and perfection, like to theirs, was necessary it was proper he should be truly and really man, as well as truly God, that he might be a merciful and faithful high-priest;
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.
In Hebrews 4:15, 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15 (ENTVIIII): Ver. 15. For we have not an high-priest, &c.] That is cruel and unmerciful; the saints have an high-priest, but not such an one: which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; such as bodily diseases and wants, persecutions from men, and the temptations of Satan; under all which Christ sympathizes with his people; and which sympathy of his arises from his knowledge and experience of these things, and the share he has had of them, and from that union there is between him and his people: and it is not a bare sympathy, but is attended with his assistance, support, and deliverance; and the consideration of it is of great comfort to the saints: but was in all points tempted like as we are; of the temptations of Christ, and of the saints.
. As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)
For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring. Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.
“And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.” (Luke 1:56)
“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23)
Supernatural conception, but otherwise a normal process of embryonic/fetal development prior to birth
For example John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.”. He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).
He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20 Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.
Jesus clearly displayed all the human emotions. Here it begins to get a little more difficult for us. . He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled,” and in John 13:21, he is “troubled in his spirit.” The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7).
He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20 Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry. In Mark13;32, “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows–neither the angels in heaven nor the Son–except the Father.
Jesus suffered and experienced physical death, Luke 23;46 Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last.”
Another reason Jesus had to be fully human is that God established the necessity of the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Only a perfect human—Jesus Christ—could perfectly keep the law and perfectly fulfill the law, thereby redeeming us from that guilt.
Christ Only as man can Jesus truly represent men to God. He understands our lives because He has lived it also. Because He understands, coming to Him we “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”
Lastly while on the cross He felt every human emotional physical pain imagine for example Jesus stated My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All mankind and His Father fell upon Him>
Believer Bible wrote The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although the Lord Jesus had no sins of His own, He took our sins upon Himself. He voluntarily assumed responsibility to pay the penalty of all our iniquities. The debt we owed was charged to His account, and He willingly became surety for it all.
He began in a manger, and ended on the cross, and along the way and along the way bad where way His head.
In sum it up 1John 2;1-2 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
1 John 2:2 (ENTVIIII): For the sins of us who now believe, and are Jews: and not for ours only; but for the sins of Old-Testament saints, and of those who shall hereafter
Dr John Gil The love of God, free love, love that cannot be matched: herein it is manifested, as before; this is a clear evidence of it, an undoubted proof, and puts it out of all question: not that we loved God: the love of God is antecedent to the love of his people; it was when theirs was not; when they were without love to him, yea, enemies in their minds, by wicked works, and even enmity itself, and therefore was not procured by theirs; but on the contrary, their love to him is caused by his love to them; hence his love, and a continuance in it, do not depend on theirs; nor does it vary according to theirs; wherefore there is good reason to believe it will continue, and never be removed.