Emmanuel: God with Us
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” – (Mt.1:23).
Here we are told that a virgin should conceive and bear a son, and that this virgin-born son, without a human father, should be called Emmanuel, “God with us.” The deity of Christ depends upon His virgin birth. Jesus Christ was not born as other people are. He is not the son of a human father. Rather, He was miraculously conceived in the womb of a virgin. The Spirit of God Himself caused the conception of the Lord Jesus. And so He is the beloved Son of God, His Father. And when Christ truly becomes our Savior, then we also have a miracle birth like Christ: we are also born of the Holy Spirit – born again. Only ours is a spiritual birth, not a physical birth like Christ. Christ can’t be Emmanuel, God with us, unless He is virgin born. That’s the only way. And unless He is Emmanuel, He cannot be Jesus, the Savior. The reason He is called Jesus, Savior, is because He is God with us. Out of all the billions of human births, only one was born of a virgin and conceived by God. This is the most unique birth ever on planet earth.
God with us, shows that Jesus was more than a
man. He was the God-man, God in human flesh, born of the virgin
Mary. He is the Son of God and the only mediator between God and man because he
is God and man, God incarnate. Men are tainted with sin. The whole human race
is fallen since Adam and Eve sinned in
God was with us for 33 years during Christ’s first coming. He has been with us for the last 2000 years dwelling in His true born again body of Christ on this earth, who preach the gospel and birth others into the church. And he’s coming again and God will be with us forever and ever. O our glorious Emmanuel, Our Savior, our God who loved us so much, He became man and died on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins in order to save us. Glory to His name – the Lord Jesus Christ, our savior, Emmanuel – God with us.
Emmanuel – God with us also speaks of the coronation of Jesus Christ, of Emmanuel’s coronation. “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession” – (Ps.2:6-8).
“And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one” – (Zech.14:9).
“And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” – (Lk.1:32,33).
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory” – (Mt.25:31).
“…The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord: and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever” – (Rev.11:15).
“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” – (Rev.19:16).
Emmanuel’s coronation is coming soon because we are living deeply in the end
times just prior to His coming in majesty and great power. And when He comes – “he had a name written, that no man knew,
but he himself” – (Rev.19:12). It’s very possible that Christ’s new name
will be ‘Emmanuel’ as he will be “God
with us, forever.” King Emmanuel –
Emperor Emmanuel – sounds right doesn’t it? God himself will be with us and
rule over us in righteousness and justice and judgment forever. Three kings of
We know that Satan, the nemesis of Genesis, is the great enemy of God and Christ. And that Satan’s son of perdition, the Antichrist, will be the nemesis and enemy of the Tribulation saints and will murder many of them – (Rev.13:7,15). Satan will have his great counterfeit of Christ, the Antichrist, who will deceive all those on earth who are not saved by Christ. He will be a false Christ who imitates in many ways, Jesus Christ, as Satan is most deceiving when he is closest to the truth. But you will know him by his evil character.
President elect Obama has been called by many, Christ and Antichrist. And
we believers know that he is certainly not Christ, because Christ has saved us
and given us the Spirit of truth that gives us true discernment. On Nov.5th,
the day after Obama was elected president he appointed the first person to his
administration. His name is Rahm Israel Emanuel, a Jew that was born and raised
and lives in
Emanuel will be the White House Chief of Staff who is sometimes called
‘the co-president’ and will be the number two man next to president Obama. It’s
the second most powerful office in the
Rahm Emanuel is a very religious Jew who also helped Israeli soldiers as
a civilian volunteer. He was a banker who earned $16 million in 2 ½ years and
was on the board of directors of Freddie Mac in 2000 when it was plagued with
scandal. He was also a senior advisor to Pres. Clinton from 1993-98. He
directed the details of the Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in 1993 and
the signing of the peace accord between
Well God is not with
We are in the end times and the rapture and translation of the Church occurs soon. Have you been saved and born again by the Lord Jesus? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). You have the opportunity through Jesus Christ to conquer your death and have eternal life – “the wages of sins is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23).
Repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ in your heart by faith and you will become a new born again creature in Christ. You will be born into the family of God and God will be your Father. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His dearly beloved Son on the cross as your supreme sacrifice for sin or the wrath of God abides upon you – (Jn.3:36). We are living in perilous times. Do not be deceived that church membership and water baptism can save you. No person can save you by washing away your sins outwardly with water baptism, only the Lord Jesus can wash away your sins by baptizing you inwardly with the Holy Ghost – (I Cor.12:13). Call upon the Lord Jesus to save you with a believing repentant heart.
Because He is Emmanuel – God with us.
And nobody will be more proud and lofty than Antichrist and God’s Tribulation judgment will bring him and the proud and lofty world low – “For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon everyone that is lifted up: and he shall be brought low” – (Is.2:12). All the Rahms will be brought low in hell.
His Majesty is coming.
Pastor Mike Storti
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