The Pure Language of God
The Birth of Jesus

The birth of a Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament of the Bible, and in the New Testament, it is proclaimed that the prophecies were fulfilled in the birth of Jesus. Isaiah prophesied that a virgin would conceive and bear a son, whose name would be called Immanuel: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14. Immanuel means "God with us," which indicates the divinity of the Messiah. Isaiah also prophesied that the Messiah would be called by several names, with an indication that the child to be born would be equal to God: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. A contemporary of Isaiah was the prophet Micah, who prophesied that a ruler in Israel, who is everlasting, would come forth out of Bethlehem. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2.

In the Gospels of the New Testament, it is claimed that the Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled when the Virgin Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit and brought forth her son, Jesus: And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:26-27, 31-33. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:20-23.  According to the New Testament narrative of Jesus' birth, he was born in Bethlehem: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. Luke 2:4-6. 

Gematria evidence provides confirmation that the birth of Jesus Christ did, indeed, fulfill the Old Testament prophecies concerning a Messiah, who would be sent by God to be the Savior of men. Click on the link below to view the gematria evidence.

The Birth of Jesus