Celebrate Jesus | Lineage & Lot – December 3, 2017
There were many words of prophecy spoken to the people of Israel regarding the coming of the Messiah. Some of the significant words were regarding the lineage from which the promised one would come. For example:
Jesus will be a descendant of Isaac and Jacob.
Prophecy: Genesis 17:19 and Numbers 24:17; Fulfilled: Matthew 1:2
Jesus will be a member of the tribe of Judah.
Prophecy: Genesis 49:10; Fulfilled: Luke 3:33
Jesus will be from the lineage of King David.
Prophecy: Jeremiah 23:5; Fulfilled: Matthew 1:6
Why is Jesus’ heritage so important? Why is the family position so crucial? The answer could be as simple as a question of royal blood, but when we look at His birth line there are some interesting issues that give insight into God’s plan for the world.