Summary: 4 of ? Matthew’s audience is provided a telling look at Jesus’ right to Messianic rule. Jesus is uniquely the Messianic King. But ?Why is Jesus uniquely that King? OR...?What makes Jesus uniquely the Messianic King? Jesus is uniquely the Messianic King by...
JESUS The MESSIANIC KING-IV—Matthew 1:1-17
Coach Jenkins’ wife yells to her husband, “It's Sports Illustrated on the phone...They want to talk to you!”
Her husband, falls all over himself racing to the phone. On the way to the phone, the coach confidently& excitedly mumbles to himself, “It’s about time I got recognized for my unparalleled record at the high school!”
He hurriedly picks up the phone & says, “Hello, this is coach Jenkins!”
Then he hears, “For just $20 a year you too can get Sports Illustrated delivered straight to your door or emailed to your computer...”
Coach Jenkins quickly recognized the difference between a dependable promise & an empty one!
*The genealogy in Matthew is all about recognizing that Jesus of Nazareth is the fulfillment of all the Scriptural prophecies concerning the promised Messiah/Christ!
The magnificence of Christ's taking on human flesh to redeem mankind for God's works & heaven, is worth celebrating on a personal & corporate(gathered church) level all year!
Not trusting Jesus Christ as the promised Anointed King, will keep you in bondage to the flesh & to the world.
Listen-up today & know that your personal faith in Jesus as Lord, opens your life to it’s greatest joy & fulfillment! Matthew’s audience is provided a telling look at Jesus’ right to Messianic rule.
Jesus is uniquely the Messianic King.
But Why is Jesus uniquely the Messianic King?
What makes Jesus uniquely the Messianic King?
How do we know that Jesus is uniquely the Messianic King?
Last time we were in Matthew Chapter 1, we looked at the fact that Jesus is uniquely the Messianic King by...
2. COVENANTAL CONTINUANCE(:2-16)
3. INCLUSION(:3, 5, 6, 16)
Today we’ll find that:
(3-part b)—Jesus is also uniquely the Messianic King by...
INCLUSION(:3, 5, 6, 16)...
That is, we will examine the inclusion of a woman by the name of RAHAB(:5a)
:5—“Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,”
“Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab”—
As with Judah & Perez(:3), so “Salmon” & “Boaz’ ” entry is different, in that “Boaz’ ” mother is also listed. Why mention Salmon’s wife at all? There are some ‘spirit-calming’ reasons why we should consider her inclusion.
This is the same “Rahab” from Jericho(Joshua 2:1ff.). She is the Gentile prostitute who aided the Hebrew spies because of her faith. She was therefore justified by the work of her faith(Js. 2:25 & Heb. 11:31).
Josh. 2:1-8—“Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, & came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, & lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Israel to search out the country.” So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the country.” Then the woman took the two men & hid them. So she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. And it happened as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the men went out. Where the men went I do not know; pursue them quickly, for you may overtake them.” (But she had brought them up to the roof & hidden them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.) Then the men pursued them by the road to the Jordan, to the fords. And as soon as those who pursued them had gone out, they shut the gate. Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,”
Josh. 2:9-21—“& said to the men: “I know that the LORD has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, & that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, & what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon & Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above & on earth beneath. Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father’s house, & give me a true token, & spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, & all that they have, & deliver our lives from death.” So the men answered her, “Our lives for yours, if none of you tell this business of ours. And it shall be, when the LORD has given us the land, that we will deal kindly & truly with you.” Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall; she dwelt on the wall. And she said to them, “Get to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you. Hide there three days, until the pursuers have returned. Afterward you may go your way.” So the men said to her: “We will be blameless of this oath of yours which you have made us swear, “unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, & unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, & all your father’s household to your own home. So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, & we will be guiltless. And whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. And if you tell this business of ours, then we will be free from your oath which you made us swear.” Then she said, “According to your words, so be it.” And she sent them away, & they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.”