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Jesus is the Messiah Part 1

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by GraceBwithU, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Jesus is the Messiah Part 1

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    The messiah will be “a remnant of the house of Judah”, from “the root of Jesse”, andfrom the house of David”. He will be “made of the seed of David according to the flesh”. The scripture speaks of more but I’m only going to address what is stated below.

    Isaiah 37:31 Once more a remnant of the house of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above.
    Isaiah 11:10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious.
    Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
    Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it--one from the house of David--one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

    Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

    Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, had twelve sons. They were all Israelites, but not all were Jews. Judah was the 4th born son of Jacob and his wife Leah. It was from Judah that the Jews are descended. All of his descendants are Jews. Just as all of Levi’s descendents are Levites.

    Keeping accurate records of genealogies was very important to the Jews. Public records recorded genealogies from the oldest to the youngest, and private records went from the youngest back to the oldest. This was done in part to prevent unqualified persons from gaining positions through their ancestry. Below is the public record of Jesus found in Matthew? Please note it is from oldest to youngest.

    Mt 1:1-16
    1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
    2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
    3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
    4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
    5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
    6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
    7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
    8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
    9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
    10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
    11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
    12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
    13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
    14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
    15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
    16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
    KJV

    Below is the private record of Jesus found in Luke. Please note it is from youngest to oldest. Here we find something strange. Matthew says Joseph’s father was Jacob and Luke says Joseph’s father was Heli. Are we to believe that Joseph had two fathers, of course not? Are we to believe that the scriptures are contradictory or one of these genealogies is wrong, of course not? Why two genealogies of Jesus? There are two genealogies of Jesus to prove His legal right to the throne of David. In Luke, Joseph is inserted to follow custom, indicated by the word, “(as was supposed)”, NT:3543; Nomizo; properly, to do by law, to follow by custom. It is even in parentheses to draw attention to it. The parentheses are shouting to us, “Take a closer look here!”

    Lk 3:23-34
    23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
    24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
    25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
    26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
    27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
    28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
    29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
    30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
    31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
    32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
    33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
    34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham,
    KJV

    If Jesus is from the line of David, then certainly Joseph could not be of his immediate paternal bloodline since Joseph was not his natural father. Then the bloodline could only be traced through His mother, Mary. However, since the custom was of using male genealogies only, then how could an ancestral line of Jesus be shown through Mary?

    It appears that GOD left a convenient loophole in this law that would allow women to be included in the ancestral line if they met two stringent conditions.

    • Num 27:8, "Therefore, tell the Israelites; If a man dies without leaving a son, you shall let his heritage pass on to his daughter."
    • Num 36:6-7, "This is what the Lord commands with regard to the daughters of Salphahad: They may marry anyone they please, provided they marry into a clan of their ancestral tribe, so that no heritage of the Israelites will pass from one tribe to another, but all the Israelites will retain their own ancestral heritage."
    :)
    GraceBwithU

    Continued in part 2
     
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