Matthew 2- Study and Scripture Breakdown/Peace With The Psalms/Message Faithfulness of The Lord!!!
Welcome back to JPCE SPIRITUAL TALK today we are reading Matthew 2- and doing a deep study and scripture breakdown...Today I have decided to teach directly from the Bible itself, and I have all my notes and sources already marked in the Bible: I decided a different approach to my teaching style and to also help someone to understand I actually teach, and why I chose this style: I use different examples that are find throughout the to help me form my own understanding, I also allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and to protect throughout my daily journeys in the Word of God!!! Today we are reading and discussing the Gentiles Worship the Christ Child, Refuge in Egypt, The Holy Innocents & Return From Exile!!!
I pray everyone is enjoying my studies and after today most of you will have better understanding of my study and teaching styles, Shalom, Peace be to you all!!!
Message The Faithfulness of the Lord, Christ our God!!!
MATTHEW 2- NOTES AND BREAKDOWN
2:1: HEROD: See also, Luke 1:5-The wise men or magi, who come from the East (most likely Persia), were most scholars came from during their time: See, OT, Balaam (Numbers 23; and 24), someone who anticipated the coming of the Messiah, and these foreigners lived by faith!!!
2:2: The Star proclaims the Birth of Christ: To ancient pagans, a star signified a god, a deified king (Numbers 24:17): Christ being born under this start fulfills prophecy (Psalm 109:3 and shows all of creation participating in the Incarnation: (see also Psalm 18:2; 148:3)
2:4: Herod summoned the Jewish leaders because he knew little or nothing about the incoming Jewish Messiah, and he feared losing his throne to this newborn King: The Chief priests were political and religious leaders of the Jews, and the Scribes were high cabinet officers: they knew everything and even were the Messiah would be born, but with all the signs in place, they still had no idea He had come (see, Matthew 16:3)
2:11: into the house: Is where the Jewish shepherds worshipped the savior the day he was born (Luke 2:8-20), the Gentile magi came to worship Him sometime later: By, then Joseph, and Mary had found a house in which to dwell in: So Christ came first for the Jews and later worshipped by the Gentiles: The magi's gifts, "Gold"- is for the King of ages- "Frankincense"- is for the God of all- "Myrrh" is offered to the immortal One, who shall be three days dead"
2:14: Egypt is where Israel once took refuge: as Joseph of the OT once saved the Lord's people by bringing them to Egypt (Genesis 39-47), now Christ's step-father Joseph will also find safety in Egypt, and more than likely used the gifts from the magi to pay for the journey!!!
2:15: Out of Egypt I called my son refers to Israel being brought out of captivity (Hosea 11:1): in the OT, "son" can refer to the whole nation, so Yeshua (Jesus) fulfills this calling as the true Son of God by coming out of Egypt!!!
2:16: The cruelty Herod is that of the Pharaoh, who attempted the same destruction (Exodus 1:16,22)
2:17-18: Jeremiah recorded the people of Jerusalem being led away in exile (Jeremiah 38:15), on their way they passed Ramah, which was near Bethlehem, where Jacob's wife Rachel lay buried, prophecy Jeremiah saw Rachel, even from the grave, moved with compassion for the fate that had befallen her descendants: here Rachel is weeping for her children, see also (Jeremiah 38,16-17)
2:19: according to historical records Herod the Great died in 4 BC: The Date Christ's birth on which our current AD (Anno Domini, Latin for 'the year of the Lord) calendar is based off by 4 years!!!
2:22: Augustus Caesar banished Archelaus for his cruelty in AD 6, this revealed to Joseph to detour Nazareth (v. 23): This town was in Galilee and was governed by another son of Herod the Great, whose name was Herod Antipas (see, Luke 3:1)
2:23: The Prophecy here cannot be exactly identified: it had been taken as a reference to the rod (Hebrew. Neser) in Isaiah 11:1, and to Nazirite (Hebrew. Nazir) of (Judges 13:5): Matthew may also been alluding to a passage in which the Messiah was despised, since Nazareth did not have a good reputation, see (John 1:46)!!!
2 Timothy 2:8-13: 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, 9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the [a]elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. 12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. 13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
-Our Ministries are based on our own personal Union with Christ and our immovable loyalty to only Him!!! The end and once we endure and fall asleep in the faith we will be victorious eternally in paradise with Christ our God forever and forever!!! So do deny Him or He will indeed deny us, stay with Him and He will stay with us, so no need to panic just hold the faith!!!
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