The Birth Record of Christ

 

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren… And Jesse begat David the King; and David the king begat Solomon… And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ” – (Mt.1:1-16).

 

   Here we see the birth record of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh. It’s His physical birth certificate, and pedigree or genealogy, written and preserved for every generation in the Word of God. The birth records were carefully preserved by the Jews in their government house much like our birth certificates today. It’s very important and that’s why it’s given at the beginning of the gospel of Matthew.

 

   This is Christ’s birth certificate to prove that He was a descendant of Abraham and King David and of the kingly line of Judah. It is a written proof from God of Christ’s pedigree given in evidence that Jesus Christ is a Jew and destined to be the King of Kings and rule over the earth forever and ever.

 

   The birth record of Christ is very important because it establishes the fact that He is of the lineage of Abraham and David. The line of Abraham places Him in the nation of Israel as a Jew, and the line of David puts Him on the throne and the royal line. It proves He was a citizen of Israel and the kingly tribe of David. Christ was born in Bethlehem where King David was born, but raised in Nazareth of the Gentiles.

 

   The genealogies were very important to Israel because through them it could be established whether a person had a ‘legitimate’ claim to a particular family line. For example, when Israel returned from the 70 years captivity in Babylon, we find this verse – “These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they as polluted, put from the priesthood” – (Ezra 2:62). It was possible in Ezra’s day to check the register of genealogy of the tribe of Levi and remove those who made a false claim to the priesthood.

 

   The genealogy of Christ was on record, and people could have checked Him out, and probably did. His enemies challenged every move of Christ, but they never did question His genealogy. The reason must be that they checked it out, and found that it was accurate. Even though Christ is God’s elect, yet God will show the proof of Him and His birth record to be legitimate.

 

   But not only is there a record of Christ’s fleshly birth, but there is also a record of His Spiritual birth. “…Joseph, thou Son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost” – (Mt.1:20). Again – “…The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” – (Lk.1:35). There was only one person on planet earth that was born of a virgin and conceived by the Spirit of God. There was only one person born of the seed of a woman, and not the seed of man. The Lord Jesus Christ had a supernatural conception and a supernatural birth. He is the Son of God – God incarnate in flesh. He is both God and man – the Godman. He was born both of the Spirit and of the flesh. And God the father spoke from heaven orally and testified of His Son three times – “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” – (Mt.3:17). So the Word of God testifies of Christ’s spiritual birth record as well as His physical birth record. Jesus Christ is the Son of His heavenly Father.

 

   Many people have read the N.T. and yet have never read the genealogy of Christ because they consider it boring and unimportant. And yet it is most important in considering the claim of Jesus being the Son of God. Because it is upon this doctrine that Christ and Antichrist is exposed. “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” – (I Jn.2:22). Again – “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an Antichrist” – (2 Jn.7).

 

   Even in the U.S. you cannot become president unless you prove by a valid birth certificate that you’re a ‘natural born citizen of the U.S.’ and yet that doesn’t seem too important to the voters of this election. Supposedly Obama’s birth certificate that he posted on the web has been proven to be a fake. The name of the original Certificate of Live Birth which was used to forge the document presented by Obama as the valid birth certificate, is his sister’s – Maya Kassandra Soetoro.

 

   Obama’s nemesis Andy Martin, who like Obama, is from Chicago, has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii state courts to open Obama’s secret birth records. Obama steadfastly refuses to allow access to them along with obstructing access to college records and other information about his past.

 

   Martin is the author of a book critical of Obama, and corrupt Chicago politics. He says “one of Obama’s most controversial and contentious issues that he was allowed to fester for years is the question of his birth certificate. Obama has posted at least two versions, maybe more, of a ‘certificate’ on the Internet. I want to see a certified copy issued by the State of Hawaii, not one issued by Obama. Why Obama won’t allow access of his birth record is beyond me. But the closer we get to discovering the truth about Obama, the more we understand why he is terrified of the truth. Obama claims he was born in a Honolulu hospital, but there is no verifiable evidence to sustain the claim.” It’s important also that Obama not have dual citizenship of both Kenya and the U.S. – that’s also against the law.

 

   If Antichrist claims to be Christ, then he must have proof that he is a Jew and a descendant of Abraham and King David. No doubt he could easily bribe a genealogist who would trace his genealogy through Abraham and David. The world will come under strong “delusion” to believe the lie of Antichrist. This abnormal mental state will make it easy for them to be deceived and believe the word of men and not the true Word of God. “And then shall that Wicked be revealed… Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” – (2 Thes.2:8-12). Antichrist’s genealogist could very well be a Mormon who specializes in it. Brigham Young University, in Salt Lake City, offers a four year course in genealogy. The Mormons sponsored the first World Conference on Records and Genealogical Seminar, at Salt Lake City in 1969. This Antichrist religion would be very helpful to the Antichrist. Jesus Christ descended not only back from Adam through His mother Mary, but He also descended from His Father in Heaven. Both Mary and His foster father Joseph were of the tribe of Judah, the kingly tribe.

 

   Or maybe Antichrist will trace His genealogy back through Abraham, Ishmael and Esau like the Muslims, instead of like the Jews through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I wouldn’t put anything past the evil genius Satan, or should I say the ‘evil genius of Genesis.’ Genesis and genealogy both come from the word gene, whence comes ‘genealogy.’

 

   There is a talk of Hitler, a prototype of Antichrist, that he had Jewish blood in his genealogy and that he despised it. Well if you want eternal life, you had better have your sins washed away in the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s perfect, sinless Jew. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:16,36). Is your name written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world? “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – (Rev.20:15). Holocaust means ‘burnt offering’ and the lake of fire is God’s final holocaust for unbelievers who have rejected Christ who is God’s burnt offering sacrifice on the wooden cross.

 

   How does each one of us get into the generation and family of Adam? We get there by our physical birth, because in Adam all die – (Rom.5:12). Adam’s birth record book is a book of death. There is another book, the birth book of the generation of Jesus Christ. How do we get into that family, into that genealogy? You get into it by a Spiritual birth. The Lord Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). This Holy Spirit birth places us into the Lamb’s book of life, eternal life. We are all in the first birth book, the book of the generation of Adam. By repentance of sin and belief and faith in Christ we can be recorded in the Lamb’s book of life and destined for everlasting life. Then one day you will have your one billionth birthday party and on into infinity. You are now in the family of God and God is your Father. You have had the same miracle of a Holy Ghost birth that the Lord Jesus had.

 

   We will be descendents of God our Father through the red blood of Christ. We will not be ‘blue bloods,’ but ‘red bloods’ from the family of God, the most prominent family in the universe. Created anew by the blood of Christ, the greatest Jew of all. The family tree of Christ according to the flesh, starts with Adam and Eve and the tree of sin and ends with His death on the tree cross for atonement of our sins. If we’re saved and born again, we have the right to eat of the tree of life and be a part of the family tree of God and live forever.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

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