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
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
The genealogies were very important to
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
Obama’s nemesis Andy Martin, who like Obama, is from
Martin is the author of a book critical of Obama, and corrupt
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.
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
5000 N. LaCholla-
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