The Prophecy: The Messiah will be born to a virgin

The Prophecy: The Messiah will be born to a virgin 

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 

Isaiah promised that God would give a sign — the miraculous birth of the Messiah to a virgin. The Messiah is called here “Immanuel” which means “God with us.” 

The Fulfillment of the Prophecy: Jesus was born to a virgin 

Before the birth of Jesus, Mary the mother of Jesus was engaged to Joseph. When Mary became pregnant Joseph almost broke off their engagement, unaware of what had occurred. At that time an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and said: “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She shall give birth to a son and you shall call his name Yeshua [ Jesus], for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21 

The name of Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua, which means “he will save us.” Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, the promised Messiah who has the authority and power to save us from our sins. 

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