Commentary on Matthew 1 & 2
I and My bible study Family #LA130 are embarking on a journey around the new testament in 130 days. Revelation has been pouring in, Bless God, and I thought it would be rather cool to blog our thoughts for during 130 days. So I’ve dedicated my 130 days to studying the books and writing. I’m sure, I’d not have to write everyday, but I’ll most definitely write as Led by His spirit. Let’s learn, shall we?
So, let’s start from the very beginning. Let’s talk about the genealogy of Jesus! Let’s speak on genealogies in general. I believe they was put in scripture, not by mistake but so that we could learn and so that Jesus Christ can be revealed before our eyes. Let’s search for Jesus. Let’s dig deeper.
Jesus as correctly recorded descended from Abraham and King David. God promised Abraham in Gen 17: 6 & 7 that,
“I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings shall come out of you. I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you.”
That promise was fulfilled by Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection. Time after time, we see promises and prophecies being fulfilled in scripture. Well, it really is proof that God is not slack concerning His promises. Whatever He has promised, He shall fulfil. What has God promised over your life? All you need do is Believe. ONLY BELIEVE!
Not only did, Jesus, The King of Kings come forth from the lineage of Father Abraham, we also were made Kings through Jesus. Every Christian, is father Abraham’s child by faith because just like Him, we believed in the Lord Jesus and it has been counted unto us as righteousness, and so, the promise of kings coming out of Him, has been fulfilled in us. We are kings by believing in Jesus. There is also more proof that we were made kings. John, in revelation 1: 6 said,
“And He (Jesus) has made us kings and priests unto God and His father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever, Amen!”
So how exactly did we become kings and priests? Through Jesus! What do kings do? They rule! They Judge! They have dominion! We were made kings to rule and dominate the earth. The Authority that Adam traded in the garden of Eden has been restored to the Sons of God. We were made to rule. God’s original plan in Gen 1: 28 where He told man to have dominion has been fulfilled. Now you know that being Born of God, you have legal rights to rule your world bought by the blood of Jesus!
“Do you not know that saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matter?
Know ye not that ye shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?” 1st corinthians 6:2 & 3.
NLT says “Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world?”
This is another proof of kingship. Kings judge! Solomon the wise king, had wisdom to be an effective ruler and judge over his people. Every believer in Jesus is a king and will judge both angels and this World!
Kings have Authority. Jesus said,
“I have given you authority to trample upon snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you”
This is another infallible proof of your Kingship!
Moving on, Four women were in Jesus’ genealogy. Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Tamar. The first 2 were gentiles and the last 2, Jews. Thus, Christ descended from both Jew and gentile to save both Jew and gentile! Hallelujah! This is where we gentiles were grafted in not also forgetting that we are grafted in by faith in the son of God too to be heirs of the promise.
Jesus’ star was seen in the East. The sun rises in the East. I believe, this wasn’t a co-incidence. I can therefore liken Jesus to the sun. These were pointers to Jesus’ divinity. Let’s look at some characteristics of the sun. The sun is the Largest, brightest star in the Solar system and I bet the largest in our galaxy. It is the source of all human life and without it all living things will die. Humans, plants animals, both terrestrial and aquatic depend on the sun. Life would not exist on earth without the sun. Part of the reasons why some planets cannot be inhabited is the because sunlight doesn’t get to their planet. Even at night, the sun reflects on the moon which then gives light to the earth. No wonder He is called the bright and morning Star. I once heard scientists say that if the Sun should ever stop burning, all human life will become extinct. I can say the same for Jesus Christ! Human life will cease to exist without Him.
In order words, I can conclude that Jesus is the source of all human life just like the Sun is. After all, John attests to that.
“All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life and that life was the light of men . . . That was the true light that lights every man that comes into the world.”
And Jesus Himself said “I am the Light of the World.” I give Light to every human being! In darkness, I am light!
Now, Wise men saw the star and traced the star till they found Jesus! I believe that was no co-incidence either. Did you ever wonder why it wasn’t the scribes or the pharisees or the teachers of the Law that saw His star? It was three wise men. According to History, The Wise men were men of unknown nationality or country. However, they were of priestly hereditary caste. They uttered prophecies, explained omens, interpreted dreams e.t.c. They were men in touch with the spirit realm. Aren’t christians of today supposed to be like these wise men who saw Jesus? We are spiritual men to be constantly in touch with the spirit of God.
So, who are wise men? They are men that shun evil. They are men of discernment. They are men of the Spirit. They are men who fear(reverend) the Lord, for they understand that the fear of the Lord is the beginning and their source of wisdom. They are priests, offering spiritual sacrifices unto God of worship and praise. They are men that offer their bodies too as living sacrifices. They are pure in heart. They are men of understanding.
Make no mistake about this, every wise man, just like those three wise men who followed Jesus’ star, will behold His beauty someday. They will behold the Risen king and reign with Him!
Even as a Child, Jesus was worshipped. Didn’t God instruct in his commandments that
we were not bow down to any other God asides Him? So how come Jesus wasn’t struck like King Herod who allowed glory to be showered upon Him instead of giving glory to God. I’ll tell you why. It’s because, Jesus is God Himself. He is the Angel of the Lord’s presence. The Very God of Very God! Fully man, Fully God! There are other places in scripture Jesus was worshipped that proves His God head.
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