Emanna for 02/05/2020
Christ, the Son of David and Abraham (1)
Matt 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matt 12:42 …hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something more than Solomon is here. Gal 3:16 But to Abraham were the promises spoken and to his seed who is Christ.
Words of Ministry
[Part 1 of 2]
Christ is the son of David. Solomon, the son of David, was a type of Christ in three main aspects. First, he was a type of Christ inheriting the kingdom. Second, Solomon had wisdom and spoke the word of wisdom. In Matthew 12 we see that Christ also had wisdom and spoke the word of wisdom. In this chapter Christ referred to Himself as the greater Solomon (v. 42). A greater than Solomon was there, and He spoke words of wisdom. No human words are as wise as the words of Christ. Third, Solomon built the temple of God. As the son of David, Christ builds up God's temple, the church. Christ is also the son of Abraham. This book of generation says only that Christ is the son of David and the son of Abraham, not the son of anyone else. In the Old Testament there was a clear prophecy that Christ would be the son of Abraham. Isaac was a type of Christ. With Isaac as a type of Christ there were also three main aspects. First, Isaac brought the blessing to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles. Second, he was offered to God unto death and was resurrected (Heb. 11:17, 19). Third, he received the bride. This is a type of Christ as the promised One who brought the blessing to all nations, who was also offered to death, who was resurrected, and who, after His resurrection, will receive His Bride (John 3:29; Rev. 19:7). One day the Holy Spirit, typified by Abraham's servant, will bring the spiritual, divine, heavenly Rebekah to her heavenly Isaac.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 9-10. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 12/11/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.