2004-01-16 - Identified through Abraham
The Jesus the Carpenter - His Address Series, Part 3
We are continuing our search together for the address of Jesus the Carpenter, known as the Christ.
If you recall, last time in this series, we found in Genesis 3:15, (Time Period 4004 B.C.), that God was going to use the seed of the woman to place a person in the path of Satan - Someone that would crush Satan. We also found that this prophecy was revealed through the virgin birth of the son of Mary, who would be named Jesus. This was in Mathew, Chapter 1 versus 18-25. (Time Period 5 B.C.)
Other scripture references for this are:
Isaiah 7:14 (Time Period 742 B.C.) Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
Galatians 4:4 (Time Period 5 B.C.) But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman under the law.
Our next Prophecy is:
Genesis 22:18 (Time Period B.C. 1872) And through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.
Wow!, that's a monumental task. How can all nations of the world be blessed through this man's offspring? Something special going on here! Hey wait, lets not forget who's talking? God is talking to Abraham. So Going back to Genesis 3:15, God said that He would put a person through the seed of a woman. But here God is talking about the offspring of a man. What is the correct thought about this? Okay God's going to use the seed of a woman, but where does the woman come from? Well, she is going to come through a lineage of Abraham's children, selected and blessed by God.
Hebrews 2:16 (Time Period 60 A.D.) For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendents.
Who could help angels? Surely not a person like you or myself, but this person is capable of helping angels. Whom is he helping? In this case, he is helping none other then Abraham's descendants.
Galatians 3:29 (Time Period 68 A.D.) If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The promise is "through your (Abraham) offspring, all nations on earth will be blessed." Therefore this is saying that the promised blessing will come through Christ, to all that belong to him.
We will continue with another prophecy next time, as we continue to identify the address of Jesus the Carpenter
God Bless you my friends.