Questions and Answers

    There is a book out called "THE CULT OF JABEZ" by Steve Hopkins that has information you should know about Mr Wilkerson's book called "The Prayer of Jabez".  Mr. Hopkins book is right on target.

    140. WAS JESUS BORN OF A VIRGIN OR WAS JESUS BORN JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON? Jesus-the God of the Holy Bible and the one and only true God, not Allah or any other god or gods, was born of a virgin as the Holy Bible says in Matthew 1:18-23 and especially in Genesis 3:15 which says,
          "AND I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN, AND BETWEEN THY SEED AND
HER SEED; IT SHALL BRUISE THY HEAD, AND THOU SHALT BRUISE HIS HEEL."
    In this beautiful part of Holy Scripture we see that this verse is in reference to Mary and "her Seed".  Now naturally, a woman cannot have seed as it is the man who has the seed, so when the Holy Bible says 
"her Seed" that is in reference to JESUS.  Now it is also indicative that JESUS was in fact virgin born since the Holy Bible says "her Seed" and not the seed of a man.  "Her Seed" is that which is conceived of the HOLY SPIRIT! The "SEED" was placed there by the HOLY SPIRIT and not by Joseph who was her husband. 
    If Mary had been pregnant by Joseph then the Holy Bible would have said "her offspring" and not "Her Seed" since offspring is the result of two people, male and female coming together and not the supernatural Seed that Mary had within her and since the Holy Bible says in Matthew chapter one that Mary and Joseph had not even come together as yet in the first place.
    "Her Seed"  is not the result of a male and female coming together in sexual union.  "Her Seed" does however shout to the world that Mary was in fact carrying JESUS who is the supernatural "Seed", conceived of the Holy Spirit and not the seed of Joseph her husband.

    141.  DID YOU KNOW THAT "BY NATURE" WE ARE ALL ALIENATED FROM GOD? Yes that is true.  The Holy Bible says in Psalm 51:5,
          "BEHOLD, I WAS SHAPEN IN INIQUITY, AND IN SIN DID MY MOTHER CONCEIVE ME."
    In this portion of beautiful Holy Scripture we see that all of us are born or shapen in iniquity at birth and "by nature" we are conceived in sin unlike JESUS who did not have our sin nature and was not shapen in iniquity and who was not conceived in sin. 
    Now iniquity is defined as wickedness or evil and just by observing children we can see that they too have that very same sin nature even at that early age.  Just by looking at the news on a daily basis one can see that our world is full of sin and sinners.  There is so much evil in our world today and it all comes from our being shapen in iniquity or sin.
    There is however a remedy for sin and JESUS is that remedy.  1 John 4:9-10 in the Holy Bible says,
          "IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON IN THE WORLD, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
THROUGH HIM.
          HEREIN IS LOVE, NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US, AND SENT
HIS SON TO BE THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS."
    Now we see in these two verses of Holy Scripture that God the Father send JESUS the Son into the world to be the propitiation for our sins.  Propitiation is defined as ransom, atonement, sacrificial, pay for, reclaim, redeem. 
    JESUS is just that-our propitiation.  When a person accepts JESUS as his or her own personal Saviour, that person receives a new life which is the new life "IN CHRIST" or "through Him" just as 1 John 4:9 says.  Your new life is "through Him" which means that He is working in and through you to conform you and I to the image of CHRIST JESUS.  It also means that only through JESUS can a person live that life which is only "through CHRIST"!  A person cannot live that life by his or her own power.  That life can only be lived when CHRIST is in you and you "IN CHRIST"!

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