TUESDAY 13 December, 2016
Holy One––the Son of God
Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:34-35
In awe and wonder, Mary inquired how this miracle of conception would happen. She questioned, but never doubted, God’s Word in unbelief. The angel answered her finite minds curiosity. The Holy Spirit, who is the third person of the trinity, would come upon Mary, and the power of God would overshadow her. She would carry the precious Seed within her womb. Jesus, the Son of God would be born of Mary.
God the Father is holy (Exodus 15:11); Jesus, God’s Son, the second person of the trinity, is holy (Acts 3:14); and the Spirit, as the third person of the trinity is called the Holy Spirit. In the Bible, the trinity has the same divine attributes. On one occasion an unclean spirit–demon, recognized the supreme power of the Holy One and said: “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” (Luke 4:34).
Only a holy sacrifice could suffice for the sacrifice of our sins. John confirms that Jesus had no sin in 1 John 3:5: And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Jesus met the requirements to be a sacrifice for our sins:
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot - (1 Peter 1:18-19).
The demons know the authoritive names of Jesus, do you?
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name…
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