"Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
Yesterday: God makes the Virgin Birth clear to Mary.
“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee,”
“And the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:”
The “power” – the dynamite – the “immediate energy” of the “most High” God—the “Godhead,” will overshadow you.
“Overshadow” means, “to throw a shadow upon, to envelop in a shadow, to overshadow,1 (Thayer). To be overshadowed is like being covered by God’s cloud.
“And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him,” (Mark 9:7).
“Mary, as you are overshadowed by God, Jesus’ body will be made in you by a direct act of Almighty God’s, infinite power. This will be His doing, not yours!”
“Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
Jesus is called the “Son of God,” in part because His birth was a supernatural act provided by God. And also He is known as the “Son of God” because of His supernatural resurrection from the dead after His crucifixion to pay for our sin.
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee,” (Psalm 2:7).
“God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee,” (Acts 13:33).
“And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead,” (Romans 1:4).
Jesus’ Virgin Birth and Incarnation, tie into the Bible doctrines of His Deity and His Resurrection. This is why each doctrine is essential. You cannot remove any Bible doctrine without doing irreparable damage to the whole of the Bible teachings.
Believers, we have the privilege of knowing this Virgin born Savior personally.
1. J.H. Thayer, Thayer’s Greek Definitions, the electronic version in eSword.