Matthew 1:18 - 25 THEY SHALL CALL HIM EMMANUEL
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
I- THE MIRACLE OF THE NAME: JESUS WAS GOD WITH US IN PERSON! Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son
A-The Prophecy Of His Birth:
In Isaiah 7:14, He is given the name of God (Immanuel or God with us) "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." The virgin birth must either be accepted or rejected. B-The Purity Of His Birth: Behold, a virgin shall be with child 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. C- The Priority Of His Birth: EMMANUEL God with us
II- THE MAJESTY OF THE NAME: JESUS WAS GOD WITH US IN POWER! Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 1. He Was (And Is) The Pre existent One! John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 2. He Was (And Is) God Incarnate! John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 3. He Was (And Is) The Fullness Of The Godhead Bodily! Colossians 1:19–“For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell.”Colossians 2:9–“For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
III- THE MERCY OF THE NAME: JESUS WAS GOD WITH US ON PURPOSE!
I. To Rescue Us From Danger
Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
"Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed his precious blood."
II. To Redeem Us From Debt
Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow
III. To Refine Us From Dross
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
IV. To Resurrect Us From Death
IV- THE MINISTRY OF THE NAME: JESUS WAS GOD WITH US IN PRACTICE!
A. His Works - He Did (And Does) Things Only God Can Do! 1. He Cast Out Demons. Matt 8:29–And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time 2. He Forgave Sins. (Matthew 9–the man sick of the palsy.) B. His Wisdom - He Had (And Has) Knowledge That Only God Can Have! Thou God seest Me C. His Words He Had (And Has) The Power Over Life. John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
V- THE MEANING OF THE NAME: JESUS WAS GOD WITH US IN PRESENCE! and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. HIS PRESENCE BRINGS PEACE
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.