What is unknown to most of the human race is that the Lord, Jesus Christ, was born into the world to do some divine tinkering with the human genome. Having been born of a terrestrial human mother, Jesus certainly inherited Mary’s genetic material.
Since all members of the human race are finite and imperfect beings, it makes sense that an infinitely perfect being would strive to make some modifications to Mary’s human genetic code so that He could feel more spiritually comfortable “in His skin.”
Not only did the Lord God face external challenges to His Kingship when he entered the world arena, He faced internal hereditary challenges as well. For instance, when he was being crucified on the Cross, his human genetic disposition tempted Him to get off and make a powerful show of force—show them who was the real boss! This is what humans are genetically and habitually programmed to do when their enemies are harming them (and they feel they’re in the right).
But the Lord loved all humanity. No one was His enemy! Infinite love and wisdom cannot act in any other way.
In order to save humankind and glorify His earthly human nature with His divine heavenly nature, He had to overcome all his worldly compulsions that were passed on to him through Mary, whom supplied him with a physical body. This challenge was the internal and invisible battle that went unseen during the Lord’s lifetime on the planet earth. It is a battle from which He emerged victorious. This is why the Lord strangely referred to Mary as a “woman” rather than as His “mother.” His victory was a rejection of all her flawed human traits and fallibilities.
This deeper genetic battle was the main reason for the Lord being born on earth. Because the Lord ultimately conquered all human vanities and evils, we gain a similar power when we seek the Lord to help us conquer our own inner demons. According to scientist/theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg, this spiritual endeavor actually affects and modifies—in a positive way—the behavioral traits we pass on to future generations, not to mention how it affects those presently around us.