Faith Food Devotional
The SeedDecember 13, 2017
"...For the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man" (Jer. 31:22).
Adam was created. The rest of the human race was generated by natural processes. If Jesus had been born by natural generation, He would have been a fallen spirit.
But Romans 5:12 tells us, "Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
Man is subject to death; to the devil. Thus, man's seed could only produce another fallen man.
Therefore, the Redeemer could not be a subject of death. The Promised Seed had to be One over whom Satan had no legal claims or authority. He had to be brought forth by a special act of divine power. He had to be conceived by the Holy Spirit!
The words God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah could be translated literally as, "A woman shall encompass a man-child." The womb of the virgin was simply the receptacle of the Holy Seed until He was brought forth.
Confession: Thank You, Father, for Your great plan of redemption. I am so glad that You created a new thing in the earth. I am so glad that You sent forth the Holy Seed to redeem us.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications