PARADOXES IN PROPHECIES CONCERNING CHRIST
Concerning His Birth
A virgin ••••
shall bear a Son: something unknown in human experience. And this man
child will be GOD Isa 7:14, Isa 9:6
fulfill these amazing prophecies God performed
a biological miracle and Christ was conceived by the Holy
Spirit (Luke 1:35) and born of virgin Mary as recorded in Mathew 1:16-25. God
manifest in the flesh (I Tim 3:16, John 1:1-3,14, Luke 1:31-33) and all
this Mary "knew not a man" (Luke 1:34). Wonder of wonders, Jesus was!
The Lord Jesus was God (John 1:1) He was man (John 1:14) He was the
' seed of the woman' (Gal 4:4) He was the Son of man (Luke 19:10) He was the Son
of God (John 3:16) He was the 'seed of Abraham' and the 'seed of David'
Place of His ORIGIN
From where did
He come : Bethlehem ? Egypt ? Nazareth ?
- From Bethlehem, Hosea 11:1, Mathew 2:15 from Egypt,
Mathew 2:23 -
Nazarene, from Nazareth.
contradictory ?.. Not at all . He was born in Bethlehem, as Micah said;
soon after He was taken to Egypt by Joseph and Mary from whence God "call led"
Him back after the death of wicked king Herod (Math 2:13-23). They settled
in Nazareth. Hence He was called 'Jesus of Nazareth, Luke 18:37 Acts 2:22
etc. Isn't strange that, though He was born in 'Bethlehem' no one
ever calls Him 'Jesus of Bethlehem'
should be both David's son and David's Lord
22:41-45 Christ was David's son in that He was descendant of David,
after the flesh (Luke 1:32, Rom 1:3) and He was David's Lord, for Messiah
is not only David's Lord, but He is LORD OF ALL.
Right to David's Throne
be the seed of David yet must be virgin-born and yet have a legal right to the
throne of DAVID. One of Solomon's descendants was a certain evil man named
Jeconiah, of whom it was written that none of his descendants would ever rule in
Judah (Jer. 22:29-30) Despite the fact that in Israel the right to the throne
was transmitted only thro' the male line, here Christ was born of a virgin.
genealogies of JESUS CHRIST
In Math - God
says 'Behold thy king' (Zech 9:9)
In Mark - He
says 'Behold My servant' (Isa. 40:1)
In Luke - He
says 'Behold the Man' (Zech 6:12)
In John - He
says 'Behold your God' (Isa 40:9)
Now a servant
need not produce his genealogy, neither can God have one. It is a King who
must have one, and a Man who should have one. Therefore it is that we have two
genealogies. And that is why we have one in Mathew giving the Royal
genealogy of Jesus Christ as King, and one in Luke giving the Human genealogy of
Jesus as Man.
Hence it is
that Mathew's is a descending genealogy while Luke is an ascending one.
as David both the lists agree. But
here an important divergence takes place. In
Mathew, after David, we have his son Solomon. While in
Luke we have another son, Nathan. One gives the royal and legal line through
Solomon on the other natural line through Nathan. Both lines meet in
Joseph, the son of Jacob by birth, and the son of Heli (the word 'son' will be
found in italics) by marriage with Mary, Heli's only daughter.
In Luke 3
- 77 names with God at one end and Jesus at the other.
41 names are
mentioned in Mathew - 41
4 names are
Add 21 names
before Abraham ... -
So that while
Jesus is the 77the name in the line of Nathan it is the 66th in the line of
6 - number of
7 - Divine
Jesus is both
Son of God and Son of Man
JESUS - as
Man- In greek - 6 letters
CHRIST " God -
In greek - 7 letters
Jesus the Christ obtained His literal descent from King David and from Mary's
marriage to Joseph, He obtained His legal right to David's throne, for Mary was
Joseph's wife before Jesus was born. Math 1:18-20. Since JESUS CHRIST is
NOT THE SEED- a direct descendant of Jeconiah, prophecy concerning Jeconiah was
was to be both the "Chief corner stone" and the "Rock of offence"
Psa. 118:22, Isa 28:16 - To those who disbelieve Messiah would be a
Rock of offence (I Pet 2:6-8, Rom 9:32-33, Math 21:42, 44)
believer Christ is the Chief corner stone and He is very precious
by Israel (Isa 53:3) Messiah would then become a "light to the Gentiles" (Isa
be a Jew and yet the Gentiles will seek Him (Isa 11:10) an unheard of thing,
for there is and has been for ages a natural animosity between Jesus and
Gentiles. But this enmity is done away "in Christ" (Eph 2:14,15) Isa 6:10,
'Thirty pieces of silver' the price of Christ or the price of the
Judas covenanted with the Chief priest to betray Christ and deliver Him to them
Math 26:15, Math 27:3-10. Not only Judas but the nation - Israel
sold Christ. Exod 21:32 The perfect agreement of the old testament prediction
with its new testament fulfillment/centering about the exact amount
of the sum of money (30 pieces of silver) still the appropriation of
the money to purchase the Potter's field.