Matt 1:18-24
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." 22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." NKJV

JESUS = JEHOVAH IS SALVATION…THE SAVIOR. HE DID NOT ABANDON US!!! He did not create us and walk away!!!

· Realization: HE IS SAVIOR AND YOU ARE NOT!

Isa 9:6-7
6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (NKJ)

Unto us = For our Benefit, Isaiah saw the darkness, but one who would dispel it. IMMANUEL = God is with us; Is.7:14

A Child is Born = The Humanity of Christ was born…the Linage of David.

A Son is Given = The Gift of The Son of God. The Deity of Christ. The
‘Child/Son’ Was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.
The Government (dominion, rule) will be upon HIS Shoulders =
He will rule God’s Kingdom with God’s Authority.
Shoulders = refers to the place of burden

· Isaiah now tries to describe what he sees…Tries to describe the indescribable ONE.

His Name = His Name represents His Word. His reputation, His Fame,
His Glory is being revealed. Now, The Living Word takes form.

Wonderful = a wonder, a marvel, a wonder (extraordinary, hard to
understand thing); awesome sight, amazing, sensation, miracle, spectacle, phenomenon, be in awe

Counselor = The name "counselor" here, [yow`eets] (heb 3289), denotes
one of honorable rank; one who is suited to stand near princes and kings as their adviser. It is expressive of great wisdom, and of qualifications to guide and direct the human race. The Septuagint translates this phrase, `The angel of the mighty counsel. ‘ The Chaldee, `The God of wonderful counsel. ‘ (from Barnes’ Notes)

Mighty God = Syriac, `The mighty God of ages. ‘

· The Messiah shall be called strength of God, or strong God, DIVINE HERO!, in order by this name to remind the people of the strength of God. ‘ (from Barnes’ Notes)

Everlasting Father = As everlasting Father (lit., [Father of Eternity]), he
will be not only lord of eternity but the author of eternal life to the redeemed. (from Wycliffe Commentary)

Prince of Peace = As Prince (ruler, chief, leader) of Peace (completeness,
soundness, welfare, safety, health, prosperity, tranquility, contentment) he will bestow what [shalom], "peace," implies in its fullest meaning: SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY…PEACE…

He will establish and perpetuate (be responsible for, complete, carry on) Peace.

Between God and Man…Between Man and God…Between Man and Man…Between Man and himself

And of the increase of His Kingdom and Peace… = NO LIMITS

The zeal of The Lord of Hosts = The word used here denotes "ardor," (great passion, enthusiasm, or eagerness; love, devotion, dedication, commitment). This is how GOD approached our ‘knowing HIM’.

JUST JESUS!

In the Old Testament, HE is the pre-incarnate (before, in advance, = personified) and in the New Testament HE is The Word who became flesh.

From Genesis to Revelation, we can follow the footprints of Jesus stepping out of eternity into the affairs and history of mankind, making Himself known as the only Redeemer and Provider for all needs. From beginning to the end, it is Jesus!

Before HE was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manager, HE revealed HIMSELF throughout the Old Testament.

OLD TESTAMENT:

Genesis = He is the beginning of all things, the Divine Creator; the seed of
the woman who bruises the head of the serpent; our Jehovah Jireh, who is always providing for our needs

Exodus = He is our Passover Lamb; the Tabernacle of God with men, the
Ark of God’s Presence and Mercy seat; our Jehovah Nissi (The Lord our Banner); and Jehovah Rapha (The Lord our Healer)
Leviticus = He is our Great High Priest; our accepted offerings and
sacrifices pleasing to God; our Jehovah Me-Kaddishkem.
Numbers = He is our Brazen Serpent of Protection; our Manna fresh every
morning in the wilderness; our water in a dreary land; our pillar of fire by night and cloud by day.
Deuteronomy = He is our Great Prophet like Moses; our eagle’s wings of
deliverance; our city of refuge.
Joshua = He is the Great Captain of the Host of The Lord and our Salvation;
Ark of His Presence and shout of Triumph. HE IS JESUS!
Judges = He is our Great Judge and Lawgiver; He is our Jehovah Shalom
(The Lord our Peace).
Ruth = He is our Boaz; our Kinsman Redeemer

1 Samuel = He is our Ark of God’s Presence and Power; our Jehovah
Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

2 Samuel = He is our True David; extending and building HIS Kingdom; He
is our Rock of Salvation
1 Kings = He is the builder of a temple that will never fall, with treasures
which the half has never been told.
2 Kings = He is the True Judge and Reigning King, pulling down and
building up.

1 Chronicles = He is our Covenant renewed to the sons of men.

2 Chronicles = He is our Mighty Warrior, God whose watchful eyes are
always on those who trust HIM. He is the One who fights our battles.
Ezra = He is our Faithful Scribe
Nehemiah = He is our Intercessor and builder of broken down walls

Esther = We see Him as our Mordecai.

Job = He is our Dayspring on High. He is our Redeemer who lives.

Psalms = He is our Song! He is Jehovah Rohi (The Lord our Shepherd).
He is our shield and buckler; The Lord Most High and our King of Glory!

Proverbs = He is our wisdom and our strong and mighty tower where the
righteous run into God and are safe.

Ecclesiastes = He is our only meaning of Life

Song of Solomon = He is our faithful lover, our wonderful bridegroom, the
fairest of ten thousand, and the all together lovely one.

Isaiah = He is the child to be born; The Son to be given whose Name is
Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace bearing the government of His people.
He is our suffering Servant taking on Himself our suffering, sickness, and pain.

Jeremiah = He is the Shoot from Jesse, The Righteous Branch, our Jehovah
Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness

Lamentation = He is our Weeping Prophet

Ezekiel = He is the focus of our worship as we join the seraphim crying,
“Holy, Holy, Holy!” He is our Jehovah Shammah (The Lord is There). HE is the Wheel within The Wheel.

Daniel = He is the fourth man in the fiery furnace.

Hosea = He is our Faithful Husband

Joel = He is our baptizer in the Holy Spirit

Amos = He is our great burden bearer

Obadiah = He is the Mighty to save.

Jonah = He is our Great Missionary; our resurrection from the dead after
three days.

Micah = He is our Messenger with beautiful feet. He is our Ruler coming
forth out of Bethlehem.

Nahum = He is the Avenger of God’s elect and our Stronghold in the day of
trouble.

Habakkuk = He is God’s Evangelist crying, “Revive Thy works in the
midst of the years.

Zephaniah = He is our Might Savior; rejoicing over His own with joy and
singing.

Haggai = He is the Restorer of God’s lost Heritage.
Zechariah = He is our Lord and King over all the Earth

Malachi = He is The Son of Righteousness rising with Healing in His
wings.

NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew = He is our Messiah-Emmanuel (God with us)

Mark = He is the Son of Mary and our Wonder Worker
Luke = He is The Son of Man; the anointed preacher, healer, deliverer,
ushering in our true jubilee.
John = He is The Son of God. He is our Good Shepherd, laying down His
life for the sheep and rising to give us everlasting life.
Acts = He is the Baptizer in The Holy Spirit; The Name above all others
whereby we are saved.
Romans = He is our Justifier; The Gospel; The power of God unto
salvation.
1 Corinthians = He is our Conqueror over death; our Resurrection
2 Corinthians = He is our unspeakable gift
Galatians = He is our inheritance.
Ephesians = He is our peace at the right hand of The Father; our position of
security.
Philippians = He is The God who supplies all our needs.
Colossians = He is the fullness of the Godhead. He is our treasure of
wisdom and knowledge.
1 Thessalonians = He is our ‘soon returning Lord’; our Faithful God of
peace
2 Thessalonians = He is our Faithful Lord establishing and keeping His own
from evil.
I Timothy = He is our confidence in time of death; He is our Righteous
Judge and Crown of Righteousness.
Titus = He is our Faithful Pastor and Great God
Philemon = He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Hebrews = He is our Great Shepherd and Great High Priest; He is the One
touched with the feeling of our infirmities.
James = He is the Great Physician
1 Peter = He is our Chief Shepherd who soon shall appear with a crown of
unfading glory.
2 Peter = He is the Restorer of all things at His coming.
1 John = He is our Love
2 John = He is our truth to walk in.
3 John = He is our prosperity and health and our peace.
Jude = He is the Lord coming with ten thousand of His saints
Revelation = He is The Lamb in the midst of the throne; He is the Lion of
the Tribe of Judah; He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.


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