Matthew Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hi DanYells,

    The prophet is Isaiah, Matthew 1:22-23 shows the fulfillment of one of the many prophecies, this one we see given in Isaiah 14:7. Immanuel or in Greek Emmanuel is a Hebrew personal name meaning God is with us or God is with the people. Immanuel/Emmanuel is representative of the fact that God would demonstrate his love for us by the giving of His only begotten Son, Jesus the Messiah for the deliverance and salvation of his people, John 3:16.

    Hebrew names have meaning like Jesus or Joshua that comes from the same Hebrew name Yehoshua meaning God is deliverance. It is derived from yeho meaning God and shua meaning to deliver or save.

    God bless,

  • GiGi - in Reply on Matthew 1

    Glad to meet you.

    Emmanuel is Hebrew for "God with us" as Jesus was indeed God dwelling in human flesh to live among us during His earthly life in a flesh and blood human body with a human nature, yet without sin. Jesus, the Son of God, who is the Word that is God in John 1:1 has always been God, the divine Son of the divine Father, but when He came to live a perfect earthly life, He also took on humanity in order to fulfill all of the law and obey the Father perfectly as a human man. He did this to fulfill all righteousness in order to be the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. So, Jesus was truly "God with us", so the name Emmanuel was speaking of who He is for all eternity, and not to be mistaken for only a mortal man when He lived His earthly life among us.

    Jesus also told the disciples that He will always be with them after His resurrection. So, as the glorified Christ, He is with us as His Spirit dwells in us. If we have the Spirit in us, The Father and the Son also abide in us, as Jesus spoke at His Last Supper Discourse.

    How wonderful is the name Emmanuel! God is with us. He is in us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is not far off from us, but closer than our own breath. He is forever our Lord and Savior.

    We are His friends, as He said we are. We are united with Him by faith. We are hid in Him, being protected from the enemy. We are alive in Him because He arose from the dead. We are adopted as children of God through Jesus. We can never be separated from His love. We have an inheritance kept for us by Him in heaven. We will be brought to Him at the resurrection and will be with Him forever in His place of glory.

  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 1

    This would be the prophet Isaiah. Matthew tells us in Matthew 1:22 that this is a fulfillment. Matthew is presenting to us the fact that the birth of Christ fulfilled prophecy, which is Isaiah 7:14.
  • Johnpage59 - in Reply on Matthew 1
    God is with us, is all I know about that name.
  • DanYells on Matthew 1
    Greetings to everyone, I was looking for discussions on Matthew 1. If I am in the wrong place could you please point me in the right direction?

    My question is about Matthew 22-23. Who is this prophet, and why is he told to use the name Emmanuel?

    I look forward to any answers, thoughts or ideas,

  • Mel8 - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Matthew chapter 23 is a very powerful indictment against the religious leaders in Jesus's day . Any of us , who put ourselves in the position of any kind of biblical instructor should also be taking note of this chapter and applying Christ's warnings , to ourselves. The Word of God is the most precious thing , we all must handle it very carefully as we shall answer to our Heavenly Father .
  • Mel8 - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Thankyou for your post today . I needed to hear it .
  • PaxRomana - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Good evening,

    Do not worry! The Lord never gives us more than we can handle. You will overcome. God has chosen us before the foundation of the world. He does NOT make mistake in choosing us. He does NOT fail. Continue to pray. If possible find someone who loves you to keep you in his/her prayer. I am praying too. Courage and rely solely on HIS grace. Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: an it rained not on the earth by the space of three yeas and six months. ( James 5:17). This Gospel works and God always delivers for His children.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hi Michael.

    OOPS I sent that off by mistake.

    I wasn't done.

    Jeremiah 22 is dealing these Kings and rulers. He warned them about the way they were getting rich and not feeding the flock.

    Verses 13-17 we have a Warning about Jehoiakim

    "Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;

    That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

    Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?"

    He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

    But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

    Jeremiah 23:1-2 Picks back up on that criticism.

    Jeremiah 23:3-7 tells that there is better days ahead.

    In the Millennium kingdom the Lord "The Chief Shepherd" and "king of kings" will set on the throne and rule his kingdom.

    I concur with Gigi you see Christ rebuttal of the rulers this in Matthew 23 and Luke 11:37-54. and you'll find more of what Christ has to say about the Kingdom in Matthew 13.

    God bless
  • Jimbob - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Michael Jer 23 is a prophecy written for the times we live in today, in many verses in that chapter the Lord speaks of people not keeping, not teaching, and even stealing and changing His Words. And the LORD is against these prophets in whom He says prophesy lies, and they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart. Jer 23:16 says they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. Jer 23:36 Tells us they (perverted) the words of the living God. The word (perverted) is #2015; it means to change. ALL modern version Bibles have (changed) the Words of the living God!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hi Michael.

    Jeremiah 22 is dealing these Kings and rulers. He warned them about the way they were getting rich and not feeding the flock.

    "Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;

    That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

    Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
  • Ruby Lea Read - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Michael Warner:

    God's Word is full if warnings about the teachings and work's of man.

    The only TRUE pastor of the sheep is Christ.

    THE WAY is Christ.

    We have to UNDERSTAND and BELIEVE what Christ's resurrection ACCOMPLISHED.

    YOU DIED on the cross with Christ.

    YOU were resurrected with Christ; A NEW CREATION, there was ONLY ONE BODY that was resurrected 2000 years AGO, that BODY was Christ, you SHARED that resurrection with Christ, YOU ALSO became the BODY of Christ.

    1 Corinthians 12:27 .... You are the body of Christ .....

    Colossians 1:27 ..... this MYSTERY (of the resurrection) .....Christ IN YOU ......

    You and Christ became ONE at that resurrection, Christ is now the LIFE in YOU: your HIS BODY.

    He is the SHEPHERD of YOUR BODY your body does what the shepherd wants it to do, because Christ is the LIFE in YOU.

    Philippians 2:13 For it is GOD that worketh in you (the new creation) both TO WILL and TO DO his good pleasure.

    This truth has to become REAL in YOU; as this TRUTH becomes REAL TO YOU, you WILL SEE with different eyes.

    Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the DEATH of his saints.

    You have to BELIEVE God' s word: you DIED: only CHRIST exist, you share that by BEING HIS BODY.

    Until then, you body is being lead by by whats described in Jeremiah 23:1-4

    1 Timothy 6:16 Christ ONLY hath IMMORTALIY, dwelling in the light ....

    1 Corinthians 15 ... this mortal (YOU) shall PUT ON IMMORALITY ..... death is swallowed up in VICTORY .....

    You caught up, raptured, translated, into THE PRESENCE of GOD, to forever be the IMAGE of CHRIST, a SON OF GOD.

    God Bless YOU!
  • GiGi - in Reply on Matthew 1

    The "shepherds" of Jesus' day were the priests, scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Sanhedrin, all religious leaders for the Jews in Jerusalem.

    Jesus denounced them strongly again and again in his interactions with them saying they were leading these people sinfully. You can read of this in Matthew 23. Luke 11:37-54.
  • Michael Warner on Matthew 1
    Did Jesus ever warn the bad shepherd who misleads his flock, similar to Jeremiah 23: 1-4
  • Falldown7standup8 - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Jane, You have been seduced by false doctrine. There is no lillith and there was no sex in the garden of eden. These are doctrines of devils to seduce people to believe lies. You need to repent of any sin and I pray if you have an unclean spirit it come out of you in the name of Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. May god the father reveal the truth to you through the power of his holy spirit. God please deliver Jane from these lies. These are vile and filthy lies from satan and I rebuke them in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • JAMES S. GASKILL on Matthew 1
    so there was 42 generations from Abram to CHRIST .2. things i want to know ,how long was it from Adam to Abram? 2. how long from Christ to the present?
  • Praise Him on Matthew 1
    In Matthew and Mark Jesus's brothers are named. Also it has unknowned sisters. Can you tell me the verses concerning brothers and sisters?
  • Michael Allinson on Matthew 1
    I need help with temptations of the flesh,I want to be a righteous man,and pray
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hello Edward. That's a good question, but the answer to it becomes clear when we examine the Character & Names of Jesus.

    What you read in Matthew 1:23 "...they shall call his name Emmanuel...", is taken from Isaiah 7:14, where God gives a prophetical word to wicked King Ahaz of Judah, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

    Does this verse in Isaiah in conflict with Matthew 1:25, "And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS?" When we study the names or titles attributed to Jesus, such as Immanuel, we learn that there is significance in giving each of these names. For example, the prophecy in Isaiah 9:6, tells us, "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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Here is a whole list of names attributed to the coming Jesus & though they are descriptive of the Character & Work of this One from Glory, I don't believe that anyone ever used those names, even in the Greek, when speaking to Jesus.

    Likewise, when the prophecy was given in Isaiah 7:14, it was about the Name that Jesus' Coming would bring, i.e. Immanuel, or in Hebrew, 'with us is God'. And of course, this ties in beautifully with Isaiah 9:6, that Jesus IS the Mighty God (i.e. He not only comes from God, but out of God's Being, wholly Divine, & in His incarnation, wholly Human).

    And you could look up Jeremiah 23:5,6 & see two other Names by which Jesus is identified: the Righteous Branch & The LORD our Righteousness (in Heb. Yahweh Sid-qenu), i.e. God's Name attributed to His Son Jesus, the Christ.

    So, Jesus is His Name (in Heb. Yehoshua, or Joshua): the LORD is Salvation, but He can have many Names attributed to Him, each one depicting Who He is, and Immanuel is just one Name given to Him.
  • Edward Gildone on Matthew 1
    In Matthew 1:21 the angel says to name him JESUS, but in Matthew 23 the prophecy from isaiah says that he shall be called Emanuael. why the different names?
  • Ruby Lea Read - in Reply on Matthew 1

    The creation in the first chapters of Genesis is both an act at that time and a prophecy of a second creation at Christ resurrection.

    God MADE man from dust, breathed life into him and man became a living BODY, with a carnal mind.

    Romans 8:20 For the creature was MADE subject to vanity, NOT WILLINGLY .....

    When Christ was RESURRECTED, we became a NEW CREATION.

    In Adam the LIFE was in the BLOOD, that life can DIE by the spilling of the BLOOD.

    In Christ; LIFE is in the SPIRIT, it's IMMORTAL, spirit can't die.

    Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy SPIRIT, they are CREATED: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

    Christ is also called ADAM.

    1 Corinthians 15:45 ...The first man Adam was made a living BODY; the last (man) Adam was made a quicking SPIRIT.

    Genesis 5:2 Male and Female CREATED he them; and blessed them, and callled THEIR NAME ADAM (Christ), in the day they were CREATED (I am the resurrection; THE NEW CREATION, the exactness of Christ).

    We are BAPTISED in HIS NAME, the new creation.

    Jeremiah 7:11 In MY HOUSE, which is called by MY NAME ....

    Hebrews 3: Christ as a son over HIS OWN HOUSE, whose HOUSE WE ARE ....

    Ephesians .....ONE BODY ......ONE SPIRIT ......

    Ephesians 4:4 ..... ONE GOD .... Father of ALL ....above ALL .....through ALL ....and IN YOU ALL .....

    God Bless YOU!
  • Free - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Thank you Jane and dear this was a lot in a few sentences. Far too high a level for me, if I may say so. Could you please give us a slightly clearer impression. Because your questions are of interest to several people, I think.

    I can give you an answer to one. His likeness is the person we will come to and become as we walk with Jesus Christ. His parable is like Sanctification. We therefore have a body in (God's image) Jesus Christ as a model on earth on holiness, Because He was pure from the beginning.

    And we live in the realm of the Holy Spirit where nothing should be secret or hidden. Everything is obvious for all those who see it. Some people never see it, unfortunately. And those who do not accept Him will see it in the end, but the question then is: Did they accept it and it was too late. We have a dark world and a Light world. We must choose sides in the living. After that, it's too late.

    We must leave this entirely to God the Father Himself and His counsel. We cannot and must not judge anyone in this life. Let the Lord's will be done on Earth, Amen.

    Romans 10 chapter. Take care, and stay strong in Gods word.
  • Jane on Matthew 1
    Can i ask why people think we are made in the image of Our FATHER when it is said in Mathew by CHRIST JESUS " (in his LIKENESS in his vane shew in his phantom image) "Did you not know that in the beginning He created them male and female together- wouldnt this be Partheno Genesis. virgin birth of another race of beings that could change sex at will, could this explain Lilith could have been Lucifer.

    Again It is Written also that JESUS was made in the Perfect Likeness of GOD THE FATHER EL not the lowercase elohim from Genesis 1 could this mean that cain was lucifers son annd the comingling was eve with lucifer=The tree of good and evil? could the names of the 1st 2 children being Twins from different fathers givve us a clue of what this world is? cain and abel cainabel cannibalistic system of the flesh Lucifer was told that he his seed would eat of the dust- we are made from the dust of the Earth anagram of Heart where the TRUTH DWELLS Genesis 1 and the spirit of Darkness hovered over the waters(translation=semen urine water) of the deep the womans birth canal has a ring of fire the matrix and the waters so in these end days the earth seems to be in birthing pains the ring of fire is active the matrix is being exposed this is not our REALM the reasons for these Questions and Points made are for further knowledge about the calling up harpazo happening in revelation 18 The white or the PALE GREEN HORSE Has been released and has gone out to conquer and conquering with a bow not a bow from a bow and arrow set but a bow of fabric to tie the DNA together while the person isnt SAVED giving Lucifer ownership of that person. The patents say anybody with mRNA in them is owned by the patent holder pfizer whivh is 500 dont know the name of the street-5000 in strongs is the number of the ANTICHRIST in luke 10:18 english JESUS/YESHUA says behold i saw satan fall like BARAQ from the=O Heavens=BAMAHS did YESHUA tell us satans name back then? Looking forward to any thoughts on this.
  • Tom on Matthew 1
    where would I find the sermon on the mount in the bible?
  • Alex1939 - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Yes Kala Jesus says if i be lifted up ( his blood ) that New Covenant he made at Calvary. I will draw all men unto me.

    But Jesus said every sinner has to go thru that lake of fire....Which is that baptism of the H.G. and fire....That baptism of PROMISE

    Thats y Jesus is saying i come to bring fire on the earth...Which we all need...As our God is a consuming fire...Which is baptism of the H.G. and fire...His wrath is his love for humanity...Whom the lord loveth he chastens...ok gbu Kala....The reason i mentioned that New Covenant in his blood is the book of life is the result of the new covenant in his blood and his blood is life the book of life.
  • T Levis - in Reply on Matthew 1
    John 17, Jesus prayed that for us, 1John 4:15,

    Psalms 1:1-3, Proverbs 3:5,6, Luke 6,

    Hope this is helpful
  • Kala Jones on Matthew 1
    Will I ever be able to become one with Jesus or at least be able to work for Jesus?
  • T Levis - in Reply on Matthew 1
    To add to discussion, if you type a word like "Father" in search on this site, then (Modify) search, tap (Jesus words)

    Then tap on each individual scripture: the translated words are broken down by words & English phrases, John 20:17, scroll down, bottom of page, you can hover over words for easy translation or click on each block for deeper translation study, this will take you to the Concordance comparisons & there you can find much more information.

    These translations are from Greek,

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • DERM - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Adam, did you intend to attach something to your mail?

  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 1
    Hi Roy,

    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for or not, but you can search Jesus, click Who is Jesus and get into various pages, one showing Jesus's quotes.

    I think if you click on each verse you can see other translations and probably commentaries. You asked where you could find more understandable quotes of Jesus, so maybe that points you in the right direction?

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