Matthew 1:22 “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” —which means, “God with us.”
Not too many people believe in the truth and birth of Jesus Christ, a stumbling block for many, and we need to explain it out of the way, that we might take the next step toward the coming kingdom. Before anyone can come to Christ, it is understood by countless believing Christians, they must first understand the importance of His birth. But not just from a human stand point, but from the stand point of revelation. “I tell you the truth; no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” John 3:3
We were told by Christ “No one can come unto the Father, but by me.” And if any man is seeking to enter the kingdom through any other means, but through Christ, he is classified as a thief, and once caught, he will be sentenced to death, which is the penalty of sin. But how far back do we have to go to prove the divinity of Jesus Christ? I believe we can start from the book of Genesis, where the first promise of the Messiah was made. Gen 3:14-15.
As we go through this study, we will look at the history and prophecies concerning his arrival. And the reason why so many of us have turned to other spiritual experiences other than Christ. I will try to explain the difference between our cultures, and how they were formed, and the reason for so many different religions, around the world.
But first we will start with the first announcement and promise of the Messiah, leading up toward His arrival, in the time of Herod. What God has done, to have preserved His word and History, is a wonder for us to ponder.
Matthew 1:24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
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