The incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ through His virgin birth is a basic truth of Christian faith. God became man. This is not merely a phase in time, but the sublimest fact of eternity. Only through human birth and normal development could Jesus become our eternal High Priest, our Kinsman-Redeemer.

Leviticus 25:47, 48 sets forth God’s rule of redemption. The Israelite who had sold himself into slavery could be redeemed only by one of his brethren. The redeemer must be a kinsman! Here we have one of the reasons for the incarnation. It follows that God must become man in order to be our Kinsman-Redeemer.

God became our Kinsman. As we ponder this, our heart is filled with overflowing awe. The message of the incarnation is the message of the “Kinsman” who came to be our Redeemer. How we rejoice in this truth! But our rejoicing is tempered with sadness as we think of our kinsmen according to the flesh who do not know of Him who came to save His people from their sins.

Our mission can be your instrument for taking the Gospel to the Jews. It is a worldwide work with over 50 missionaries, reaching Jews for Christ. Your prayers and fellowship are needed. The promise of Gen. 12:3 will bring you much personal blessing. Try it and see for yourself.

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