TWICE BEGOTTEN

TWICE BEGOTTEN

Augustine was amazed at the two generations of Jesus Christ, how scripture reveals Christ as the eternal Son always in the state of being generated from the Father. He is the radiance of the Father’s Glory. He also was amazed at the miracle of the virgin birth. I wanted to give you an excerpt from one of Augustine’s Christmas sermons. I also included some of my thoughts and some scripture. Enjoy. You and your family have a blessed Christmas.

“Open my lips, O Lord, so that my voice may break out in praise!” So the Psalmist has sung (Ps.51:15). He was saluting his Lord with a chain of seemingly incompatible attributes. And so too I sing this morning.

Augustine is overwhelmed with joy as he reflected on the birth of Christ. His message seems to be delivered as a “song”.

Almighty God the Father I want to praise but, to my amazement, He’s the Infant Christ.

I Timothy 3:16 NKJ
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Augustine is astounded at the beauty and mystery of the incarnation. God Himself as an infant in a manger.

The Lord has made all things, and yet He takes His stand among the very things He’s made.

John 1:1-3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

The creator God – Jesus Christ – enters into the very creation He has made. He became part of creation when he became a man.

He’s the Revealer of His Father, and at the same time He’s the Creator of His mother.

John 1:3, 18
3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

Augustine explores the mystery of Jesus Christ, He is the radiance of the Father’s Glory but created His mother before He was conceived in her womb.

He’s the Son of God born of the Father without a mother; and He’s the son of man born of a mother without a father.

Micah 5:2
2 “ But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”

Isaiah 7:14
14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

The two generations of Christ, begotten of the Father as the eternal Son yet born as a human from a virgin mother. And now, the greatest of all miracles, He is actually born in our hearts. Just as the Ethiopian asked Phillip, so many years ago, “Who shall declare His generation?” Today, we discover this Christmas miracle. Christ is born in our hearts! What an incredible God!!!

One Reply to “TWICE BEGOTTEN”

  1. im so amazed at how god did all this the savior of all that receive him and how he not only saves but works more of him in our lives and to who ever comes to him how we can now come before the lord jesus bught us back paid for us purchased us so we can be with him came as a baby tempted in all yet remained with out sin seeking to please the father saveing mankind those that receive him are now one with him and the father as he was and is one with the father this makes Christmas so special the world cant see this as a whole we can see this it is a big part to belivers it is a part of usnnow before i knew the lord it didnt have a whole lot of meaning christmas was only a time wee the relatives gathered good food catching up on how the year went ect ect now every year at this time it is totally different the lord is in the center of it all in Oklahoma in tulsa the parade they are having is now called the holyday parade, many wont go because they took jesus out of the parade first year they discided to remove the lord they will never get rid of the lord they can try all they want nothing can stop his will even thogh they try the lord always gets his message out

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