The story of Matthew opens with the genealogy of our Savior Jesus Christ, so that we might have a clear understanding of his legal right as king over Israel. This helps us understand God’s promise to David which was fulfilled through Jesus, it also helps us to firmly plant our faith in Jesus knowing not only that he is the savior of the world by his own claims, but also by a legal human decent.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV)
Accounting for his divine right as God we see the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which speaks of a virgin giving birth to a son which is a part of the introduction of Matthew the tax collector. In the same breath of the first chapter of Matthew we are given a clear view of his mission, which is to save his people from their sins, all of which were prophesied by the prophets of God.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 KJV)
Through the evidence of Matthew’s writings it is clear Jesus Christ is both human in nature and divine, he was and is God in the flesh our King who came down from heaven to deliver us from the powers of darkness and death that we might have life from the grave. He came down from heaven that he might redeem his army that was burden down in battle giving us the strength to fight through his blood.
Because of our sins we were cut off from God, the line of communication was broken causing us to fall on the battle field, but according to his divine plan for his people, God came in the form of man to reestablish that communication, and in doing so gave us power, and have brought the kingdom of heaven down on earth.
John told us “God so loved the world he gave us his only son to whosoever believeth in should not perish” pointing to God’s ultimate mission, which was to save his people from their sins. because of what Adam had done, we were subjected to death, a penalty was wagered against us, but at that very moment God made a promise to Adam to redeem him from the power of the grave and his transgression against the kingdom of heaven.
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. (Genesis 3:15 KJV)
Adam’s sin was not a small matter, he had committed treason against his maker, and the penalty which was death was known to be the result of such actions by all of God’s angels. Because the penalty was death, the forces of God were assembled to carry out the pronounced judgment of God revealed to Adam, but just as they were about strike, God stepped in to take the blow through his promise made to Adam.
Satan in his rebellion when he turned against God was cast out of God’s presence, he had violated the heavenly law of God, and in his rebellion turn Adam against the Creator. However, unlike Satan who was thrown out as a cursed things, Adam was not cast out of God presence; nevertheless, certain privileges were taken away, but rather than being cursed as Satan was in the garden, God showed Adam and his wife mercy. He pardon their transgressions and promising to destroy the government of Satan he came in the form of human nature through the lineage of a king he had established for his own purpose.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shall thou go, and dust shall thou eat all the days of thy life: (Genesis 3:14 KJV).
The first order of God’s mission was to provide a sacrifice through which he could provide a sacrifice for the final and complete process of forgiveness and mercy. It was important to God that he provided the final sacrifice, he spoke of everlasting mercy, kindness, and grace, but until that offer was made those thing could be changed, but to show that he will not change he came with his own life as that offering that we his people might know our God to be a true God and one who will not turn from his word. Follow the series
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