The Bible is made up of 66 individual books, written by 40 different authors, on three different continents, in three different languages, over a period of 1500 years, including 400 silent years between the Old and New Testaments. You would think that with all of that diversity of time, space, and authorship, there would be chaos, contradictions, and conflicting messages. Yet quite the opposite is true. all 66 books have a marvelous, almost supernatural unity. And what we find gently woven THROUGHOUT its texts, like golden thread, is this consistent, underlying THEME of the MESSIAH (ANNOINTED ONE), who would SAVE mankind and RESTORE the earth.
The BIBLE is a GIFT from God to man, which is why it is THE most BANNED BOOK of all time. Why is it that kings and kingdoms FEAR the Bible so much so as to ban the book, punishable in some places by death? Because in its MIRACULOUS pages…..
- God REVEALS HIS TRUE CHARACTER, perfectly RIGHTEOUS and HOLY and yet perfectly MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS. GOD IS LOVE.
- He reveals what happened at the beginning which resulted in the fallen state of mankind,
- the existance of the spiritual, unseen realm
- the cosmic war between Good and evil (battle for man’s souls)
- the plan of REDEMPTION and RESTORATION for mankind and the earth which REVOLVES around the MESSIAH, the ONLY ONE who Could save man from his sinful, fallen state
- the Messiah’s soon coming KINGDOM of GOD on earth
In what can only be described as a reMARKable turn of events, just prior to the PROPHESIED regathering of Israel into her Promised Land, God made sure that the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the caves of Qumran in 1946, 1947, and into the 1950’s. Because God KNEW in advance that in the LAST DAYS man would become self-worshipers (atheists), denying the existence of an ETERNAL GOD and the AUTHENTICITY of the Bible, God struck in what can only be described as a PRE-EMPTIVE strike, making sure that the soon to be questioned Biblical Text was VERIFIED as COMPLETELY ACCURATE, and UNCHANGED from the ANCIENT SCROLLS. God HAS COMPLETELY and PRE-EMPTIVELY DEBUNKED the arguments of those who NOW MAINTAIN that the Bible is SIMPLY a book of writings by fallable men with their own hidden agendas. This is a lie being propogated in Universities, media, and sadly even now found in many apostate churches by the “god of this world” (the devil). We think this type of antichrist ideology could never make it’s way into a Christian Church, but God warned us that this would indeed happen.
Jude 1: 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (the WORD OF GOD made FLESH).
2 Thessalonians 2: 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the Tribulation/Day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
The truth is, the Bible is a SUPERNATURAL BOOK of BOOKS that continues to defy all of the devil’s attempts to blot out, silence, or subvert its message of salvation. It has remained UNCHANGED and UNALTERED for over 1500 years. The Bible is a GIFT from God to mankind.
2 Timothy 3:16: All Scripture is god breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
The Promised Seed
The PRIMARY THEME that runs throughout the Bible, both OLD and NEW testaments, is the THEME of the PROMISED SEED. This very important THEME is literally WOVEN like strands of GOLDEN THREAD throughout the entire BIBLE…COVER to COVER. It can only be described as AWE-INSPIRING, even jaw droppingly amazing, to SEE God’s PROGRESSIVE REVELATION of the PROMISED SEED. God has been quietly working behind the scenes for MILLENIA to literally orchestrate world events to bring about His Plan of Redemption and Restoration. And the beauty of it all is that although He has been orchestrating the events, from GREAT to SMALL, to bring about His plans and purposes, He has NEVER once taken away man’s FREE WILL. This is the MAJESTY of our God!
Let’s take a look again at this GOLDEN THREAD that weaves throughout the Bible….
All the way back in Genesis 3:15, we see the first mention of the Promised Seed. In the literal sense, a seed is something that is planted in the ground and produces fruits, vegetables, plants, trees and flowers. In this sense, God is referring to a PERSON, a DESCENDANT who would be the one to bruise the head of the serpent (satan). In Genesis 3, satan cunningly convinced Eve to taste the fruit from the TREE of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve fell for his deception and then convinced Adam to also eat from the fruit. Was Adam deceived? Possibly not. Many Bible scholars believe that Adam ate the fruit with eyes wide open; however, both Adam and Eve chose to ignore God’s warnings that whoever ate from THAT TREE would surely die. And do you know what happened after they took the first bite? They didn’t die…right away. You see, this is how satan operates. Satan is a liar, and the father of lies, but he often sprinkles just enough truth into his lies to make them convincing. Sure, Adam and Eve didn’t die right away…BUT it wasn’t long after they ate the cleverly disguised fruit, that sin, sickness, suffering and death entered the world. Can you imagine the silence as ALL of Heaven gasped at what Adam and Eve had just done? Satan was GLEEFUL at his very short victory. Yep, he thought he had outsmarted God. Satan’s plan was to DESTROY the PINACLE of God’s BELOVED Creation…mankind, and in the process, he figured he could HURT GOD because GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD! You see, satan HATES God AND mankind, who was originally CREATED in the IMAGE of GOD. Satan’s AGENDA is to rob, kill, and DESTROY. Satan has an agenda, a PLOT, but GOD has a PLAN!
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
In the VERY BEGINNING, SHORTLY after the FALL of mankind, GOD began to reveal His DIVINE RESCUE PLAN for HIS CREATION! You might be wondering, why the elaborate Rescue plan? Couldn’t God have just FORGIVEN AND OVERLOOKED Adam and Eve’s sin? Wouldn’t that have saved the world alot of time and trouble? Was it really that big of a deal to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? The answer is yes, it was a HUGE deal. Satan is a liar! God was NOT withholding information from His children! He wanted to teach His children HIS way. God had and HAS so much WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE to share with us; however, satan wanted God’s children to gain knowledge APART from God, NOT with God….because satan understood that this rebellion would SEPARATE us from God and ultimately DESTROY us.
Here’s an example:
Let’s consider being a parent of a small child. We parents want to teach our children all sorts of things, but we want to do it OUR way. Think about the trouble a child can get into if they’re taught something BEFORE they are mature enough to UNDERSTAND or handle it! For instance, would any one of us give a small child a loaded gun, and expect them to know HOW and WHEN to use it? No! They could seriously hurt or kill themselves, or others. So it is when mankind is taught KNOWLEDGE without WISDOM. God is the ONLY soure of TRUE WISDOM. The devil taught Adam and Eve “head knowledge”, but there was no WISDOM, so the knowledge gained would ASSUREDLY bring them HARM (the devil’s plan all along). Consider our world today. We have acquired great knowledge, particularly of technology. But again, knowledge without the wisdom of God, in the hands of fallen mankind, is like a dangerous weapon. We can now wipe out the world many times over with nuclear weapons, EMP pulses, biological warfare, artificial intelligence (killer robots), cyber attacks, just to name a few. Technology can produce both GOOD and EVIL results. Man, who is easily deceived by the “god of this world”, cannot really tell the difference between good and evil. Sometimes we THINK we can tell, but often we cannot. We need GOD to tell us what is good and evil, what is right and what is wrong. Man is myopic, short-sighted, and does not have the ability to see the bigger picture, the LONG TERM RAMIFICATIONS. We need GOD to show us that.
God cannot just overlook sin. It is not in His nature, and NOT in His Word. God’s Word is absolutely 100% certain. If God says it, than that’s the way it is. God says that the soul who sins will die. Sin requires a penalty which God, Himself wrote into the IMMUTABLE laws of the universe that HE created.
Ezekiel 18:4: Behold, every soul belongs to Me; both father and son are Mine. The soul who sins is the one who will die.
The word “sin” is an archery term meaning “to miss the mark”. God DECREED, an eternity ago, that the soul who sins will die. A decree signed and sealed with THE KING’S signet ring can NEVER be revoked, even by the King Himself. So God, who is both completely RIGHTEOUS and HOLY…AND yet MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS, had a PLAN to save mankind that would NOT require Him to break His Word (it is impossible for God to break His Word). GOD’s PLAN would USE the fall of man to impart the Wisdom of God to mankind in a perfect way. What the enemy meant for evil, God used for GOOD. God’s Plan is NOT a “Plan B”. God KNEW mankind would SIN..SO He had a plan prepared BEFORE the CREATION. Yes, the soul who sins will die, it is WRITTEN, BUT God will accept the LIFE of the INNOCENT in exchange for the life of the GUILTY. This means that God made it POSSIBLE for an INNOCENT ONE to pay the PENALTY for SIN. God’s plan is PERFECT, but not easy. His plan cost Him EVERYTHING (the life of HIS SON), and yet HE was willing to do this because GOD LOVES MANKIND more than any of us can imagine.
The Life is in the blood. Without the shedding of blood there can be no forgivenss of sin.
Leviticus 17:11: ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’
Hebrews 9:22: And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
God’s plan of REDEMPTION for mankind, written into His Word in the VERY BEGINNING, planned before the foundation of the world, was to clothe HIMSELF in the LIKENESS of human flesh, live a sinless life, and offer HIMSELF as a SACRIFICE to make ATONEMENT for the sins of mankind. God, HIMSELF, is the ONLY ONE who could live a SINLESS life. All human beings, from the great to the small, have missed the mark and fallen short of the glory of God. No one but God, the GREAT IAM COULD be the SACRIFICE to make ATONEMENT for sin. Pagan religions that mimic, warp, and DISTORT God’s SALVATION plan by demanding HUMAN SACRIFICES are an ABOMINATION before the Lord. God’s SELF-SACRIFICE is meant to SAVE mankind, NOT HARM THEM!
God REVEALED to Adam and Eve that there would be a PROMISED SEED that would come from “the woman” (Eve), who would DEFEAT satan’s evil plot, and REDEEM fallen mankind.
But who, how, and when would the promised seed come on the scene?
After the flood, the Bible focuses on Abraham, who was the tenth generation from Noah and the twentieth generation from Adam and Eve. In Genesis 12-17, we discover that God makes a COVENANT with Abraham (a descendant of Noah’s son Shem). In this Covenant, God made several PROMISES to Abraham. Why did God choose Abraham? It was not because of Abraham’s mighty deeds, or even his mighty faith, but because God, in His Sovereignty, chooses whom HE WILL. Abraham DID show GREAT FAITH AFTER being chosen by God in that he BELIEVED GOD. In the Abrahamic Covenant, God confirmed the promise that He made to Adam and Eve many centuries earlier.
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
Although God doesn’t “fill in ALL the blanks” in GENESIS 12, He does say that THROUGH Abraham’s LINEAGE ALL the nations of the world would be blessed. God is telling us that the PROMISED SEED would come through the LINEAGE of Abraham. We find out later, in Genesis 17, that this same promised seed would come through Abraham’s son Isaac , not his other son Ishmael. Remember that Sarah’s handmade Hagar was the mother of Ishmael, while Sarah was the mother of Isaac. Isaac was the first supernatural birth BECAUSE his mother Sarah was NINETY YEARS OLD when she became pregnant. Even in those days, 90 years old was way too old to bear children!
15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” 17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live before You!” 19 But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.” 22 When He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
As we move along in Genesis, we learn that the Covenant of God’s Promised Seed is indeed confirmed through Abraham’s son Isaac, and later, Isaac’s son Jacob.
Genesis 22: 17 indeed I will greatly bless you (Abraham), and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed (descendant) all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
Genesis 28: Then Jacob (RENAMED ISRAEL BY GOD) departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place. 12 He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. 14 Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Way back in Genesis 3:15, we first learned about the Promised Seed, who would bruise the head of the serpent. The Promised Seed would come from Eve, being one of Eve’s descendants. Usually the word “seed” IMPLIES a paternal relationship (father) because in the natural, a woman doesn’t have “seed”, she has an “egg”. There are really two main reasons that the Scriptures state that it is the “seed of the woman” who will bruise the head of the serpent.
- The woman refers to both Eve, and later to Israel. God often refers METAPHORICALLY to Israel as a “woman” with whom He (God ) is married.
- By saying “seed of the woman”, God is foreshadowing the virgin birth. God is not going to bring the Savior through a natural birth, but through a supernatural virgin birth. This is IMPORTANT because THE MESSIAH had to be born WITHOUT ORIGINAL SIN. The sin that is imparted to every human being on the planet, via our FLESH, immediatley makes us GUILTY before a HOLY GOD. The MESSIAH had to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT in order to BREAK THE CURSE of sin and death. There had to be a VIRGIN BIRTH.
As a quick note: we understand that pagan religion adopted the idea of a virgin birth and propagated their “idea” before Jesus came into the world. This happened because satan, who was present in the Garden of Eden and HEARD God say that there would be a PROMISED SEED of a WOMAN who would bruise his head, was intelligent enough to figure out that the Promised Seed had to come from a virgin birth. After all, satan had been successful in corupting the FLESH of mankind, so he figured that a natural birth could not produce the Promised Seed. Never underestimate the adversary. He is NOT GOD, but he is very intelligent, far more intelligent then a human. However, GREATER is the ONE living inside of us (HOLY SPIRIT), than he (satan) who is living in the world! (1 John 4:4) Once satan realized this, he then placed A FAKE STORY of a virgin birth into PAGAN RELIGIONS that have nothing to do with God (YHWH). Satan assumed that if he pre-empted the TRUE virgin birth, nobody would BELIEVE the TRUTH when it finally happened…He would simply call the TRUE VIRGIN BIRTH…A FAKE, A COUNTEREIT, which is something he has done since the BIRTH OF JESUS. Also, in this same vein, Mary, the ‘Mother of God’ is NOT sinless and NOT a “co-redemptress” as some in the Catholic religion maintain. The idea of “mother god” is a pagan idea propagated by the devil, which is why it also exists in many pagan religions. The Promised SEED had to be completley SINLESS, which means that HE (JESUS CHRIST) was supernaturally implanted in Mary’s womb, via the HOLY SPIRIT, WITHOUT the mixing of any FALLEN humanity’s DNA. The human DNA that God clothed Himself in was probably more like His original creation before the FALL. Jesus was born in the LIKENESS of human flesh without ORIGINAL SIN. He was fully human (without original sin) and also fully God.
But we KNOW the truth, and the TRUTH will set us free!
As God continues to REVEAL more and more about his PLAN of REDEMPTION in the pages of the BIble, we discover that the Promised Seed would come through one of Eve’s descendants (20 generations later), a man whom God renamed Abraham because God was going to make him the Father of many nations. We later learn that the Promised Seed would come through Abraham’s son Isaac (not Ishmael), and then through Isaac’s son Jacob, who we also discover is RENAMED ISRAEL by God. The name Israel (Yisra’el) means “God contends”,
So now, God is showing us that the PROMISED SEED who would SAVE MANKIND from sin, who would DEFEAT the SERPENT (satan) would come through the NATION of ISRAEL. Do you notice how God keeps giving us increasing levels of information so that when the Promised Seed arrived, we could RECOGNIZE HIM?
Abraham’s GRANDSON Jacob (RENAMED ISRAEL) had 12 sons (the 12 tribes of Israel), who later become the NATION of Israel. In Genesis 49, Jacob (ISRAEL) BLESSED each of his 12 sons before he died. These Blessings are VERY IMPORTANT and PROPHETIC.
Genesis 49:10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes,
And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
This is an important, prophetic verse. The word “Sceptor” indicates a KING. What we’re learning in these verses is that a KING will come from the TRIBE of JUDAH. God is giving us ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. We are now seeing that the Promised Seed will be BOTH a REDEEMER and a KING. The word “Shiloh” means PEACE in Hebrew. During the time of the Judges, the Ark of the Covenant rested in a place called Shiloh. But in these verses, Shiloh represents MESSIAH. This is MESSIANIC LANGUAGE. In Judaism, there are abundant writings from ancient Rabbis indicating that the word “Shiloh” was an IDIOM for Messiah. God is telling us that the MESSIAH (PROMISED SEED/SAVIOR) will also be a KING, and that HE will come from the TRIBE OF JUDAH.
As we continue through the Bible, we find out some additional information about the PROMISED SEED who is the PROMISED MESSIAH AND KING. In 2 Samuel 7, we learn that the PROMISED SEED would come, not only through the TRIBE of JUDAH, but also through the “HOUSE” OR DESCENDANT of ISRAEL’S KING DAVID.
2 Samuel 7:8: “Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel. 12 When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you (King David), and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
Now we’re learning that from one of King David’s sons, from the one who would build a HOUSE (Temple) for the Lord, will come a descendant who would be KING over ISRAEL FOREVER. A descendant of David’s son Solomon (David’s son Solomon built a Temple for the Lord) would be king over Israel FOREVER. God is not mincing words here. Forever literally means FOREVER. We’re beginning to see that there is something SUPERNATURAL about this PROMISED SEED of the “woman” who will BRUISE the head of the serpent. We’ve been told He will come from the “seed of the woman”, indicating a supernatural virgin birth. We are later told that He will come from the NATION of ISRAEL, from the TRIBE OF JUDAH, and from the HOUSE OF DAVID. As a matter of fact, we now even understand that He will come from the line of King David’s son Solomon. He will be both a PRIEST/ REDEEMER AND KING. HE will be KING over ISRAEL FOREVER.
For the sake of David Your servant,
Do not turn away the face of Your anointed.
11 The Lord has sworn to David
A truth from which He will not turn back:
“Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
12 “If your sons will keep My covenant
And My testimony which I will teach them,
Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever.”
We see the first mention of ZION in 2 Samuel 5. The word “Zion” means “Raised up” or “fortification” and is another name for Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, Zion figuratively describes Israel as the people of God. In the NEW TESTAMENT, ZION refers to God’s SPIRITUAL KINGDOM, the NEW JERUSALEM. I was recently asked by one of my daughters, what is so special about Jerusalem? She has noticed that it is a cup of Trembling around the world, and that many wars have been fought over Jerusalem.
Why is this small plot of land (JERUSALEM/ZION) so special?
- Jerusalem is special because it belongs to GOD.
- It is where GOD (YHWH) placed HIS NAME.
- It was GIVEN via COVENANT by GOD to the NATION OF ISRAEL.
- It is where King Solomon built a house “Temple” for God
- And, it is where the MESSIAH, GOD’S OWN SON, will RULE AND REIGN when HE RETURNS.
This is why satan does NOT want ISRAEL to be in control of JERUSALEM. God’s Covenant says that HE (YHWH) has given the LAND OF ISRAEL (some now erroneously call “Palestine”) to the JEWISH PEOPLE FOREVER. Because God’s Word states this, satan wants to TAKE THIS LAND away from the Jews and use it for his capital. Satan is trying to BREAK the word of God.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The antichrist, the FAKE MESSIAH, will set up his “kingdom” in Jerusalem for 42 MONTHS (3.5 YEARS) during the “TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE” before Jesus returns. (Rev. 11:2). The antichrist (FALSE MESSIAH) will come to Jerusalem 3.5 YEARS BEFORE the TRUE MESSIAH- JESUS! We pray that Israel not be DECEIVED by the antichrist, who will claim to be the fulfillment of prophecy..but he lies! The antichrist IS the ABOMINATION that will MAKE DESOLATE. Israel (Judah)..when you SEE the false Messiah standing in the Holy Place (Jerusalem/possible rebuilt 3rd Temple)..RUN for the MOUNTAINS because that is the START of the TRIBULATION, the TIME OF JACOB’S (ISRAEL’S) TROUBLE!
2 Samuel 5:7: Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.
2 Chronicles 6:6: but I have chosen Jerusalem that My name might be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.
Psalm 132: 13: For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. 14 “This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Now we KNOW why the nations are in such UPROAR over Jerusalem. God has made very BOLD STATEMENTS and DECREES regarding ZION. HE will dwell in Zion! The Promised Seed, who we now know is GOD’S OWN SON (Psalm 2:7), will REIGN as KING in Zion. YHWH has placed HIS NAME on ZION, and will dwell there FOREVER. Jerusalem is a VERY IMPORTANT PLACE.
The Old Testament PROPHET Isaiah CONFIRMED our BELIEF that the PROMISED SEED (seed of the woman) must come from a VIRGIN BIRTH. We also discover in Isaiah that the Messiah will not just “appear” out of thin air, but will be BORN an INFANT..and grow up like a REGULAR human being. This SON, the PROMISED SEED, will be called MIGHTY GOD, and He will sit on the Throne of DAVID (from the House of David), in the CITY OF ZION, and HIS KINGDOM will be an ETERNAL KINGDOM (never ending).
Isaiah 7:13: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (“God with us“)
Isaiah 9: 6: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
Now, we see everything that was prophesied in the OLD TESTAMENT (TANAKH) coming to pass in the NEW TESTAMENT.
Luke 1: 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 31: And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus (YESHUA means yhwh saves). 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.
The Virgin Mary (Miriam) gave birth to YESHUA (Jesus) in BETHLEHEM, the HOUSE OF BREAD, as prophesied by the Old Testament prophet Micah many centuries previously. YESHUA (Jesus) IS the BREAD OF LIFE.
Micah 5:2: “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”
JESUS is the PROMISED SEED, the ONE who would BRUISE the head of the serpent.
Romans 1: Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,
The book of Matthew provides the Geneology of Jesus according to his LEGAL (not blood father) Joseph. Although it was NOT Joseph’s seed that impregnated MARY, Joseph was considered Jesus’ father in the legal sense. Joseph’s lineage can be traced back to King David (of the tribe of Judah) through the bloodline of KING SOLOMON. The book of LUKE gives us Jesus’ geneoleogy according to his MOTHER MARY. Mary’s lineage can also be traced back to King David (of the Tribe of Judah) via another of David’s sons, Nathan. The Promised Seed was to come from the lineage of King David of the Tribe of Judah and the Nation of Israel. He would be BORN in the TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, and would be the SON OF GOD.
Jesus perfectly and completely fulfilled OVER 400 OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES. Jesus IS the Prophesied SON OF DAVID, THE SON OF GOD, the PROMISED SEED, who was BORN of a VIRGIN, and gave HIS LIFE as a SACRIFICE to SAVE mankind from our SIN! He was RESURRECTED on the 3rd Day, and HE is COMING AGAIN as KING of kings and Lord of lords, and HE will REIGN in ZION, the CITY OF DAVID FOREVER.
Jesus did NOT come ONLY to save the Jews, but the GENTILES TOO…all who would BELIEVE in HIS NAME. Jesus will RULE and REIGN over the ISRAEL OF GOD FOREVER. All Gentiles who BELIEVE in the NAME OF JESUS are GRAFTED INTO the ISRAEL of GOD. (Romans 11:17-24)
He (YHWH) says, “It is too small a thing that You (JESUS) should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also make You a light of the GENTILES
So that My salvation (YESHUA is the HEBREW WORD FOR SALVATION) may reach to the end of the earth.”
Luke 2: 27: And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, 28 then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation (YESHUA..HEBREW WORD FOR SALVATION)
31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 A Light of revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”