Jesus Christ and His Family Tree


“JESUS AND HIS FAMILY TREE”

TEXT:

Mat 1:1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Mat 1:2  Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
Mat 1:3  And [Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar]; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
Mat 1:4  And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
Mat 1:5  And [Salmon begat Booz of Rachab]; and [Booz begat Obed of Ruth]; and Obed begat Jesse;
Mat 1:6  And Jesse begat David the king; and [David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias];

Mat 1:16  And Jacob begat [Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ].

INTRO:

As we read our Bibles when we come to the “BEGATS” we usually skip over them and move on with our reading. We can miss some valuable teaching when we do this. In this study we would miss the Doctrine of Salvation in typology and actual lessons in the Doctrine of Salvation. Jesus Christ is not of an earthly nature but He was born of the “Virgin” Mary in the earthly fashion. Because of this there are some shady characters in His family tree. We could find some of the same in our own family tree. Because of forgiveness God accepts the past as if it did not exist.

I.) Grandma Tamar:

[Mat 1:3  And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar];

The story in the Book of Genesis:

Gen 38:11  Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.
Gen 38:12  And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Gen 38:13  And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
Gen 38:14  And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
Gen 38:15  When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
Gen 38:16  And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
Gen 38:17  And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
Gen 38:18  And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
Gen 38:19  And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

The Results:

Gen 38:27  And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
Gen 38:28  And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
Gen 38:29  And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
Gen 38:30  And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

We can see just how wicked this woman was. A “daughter in law” changed into a deceitful “harlot”. Judah said that even through all this that he was the one more deceitful.

a.) Tamar represents the DOCTRINE OF SIN.(In Typology)

b.) She “seduced” and “blackmailed” Judah her father in law.

Lev 18:15 says  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

We know Judah was deceived though he was still wrong. Tamar knew that she was doing evil.

Lev 20:12 says  And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

A sin worthy of death by God’s own words. But before we pass judgment!

The Bible says:

c.) Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

d.) INSPITE OF THE FACT SHE WAS SO WICKED, SHE WAS STILL ALLOWED TO BE IN THE FAMILY OF GOD.

BECAUSE GOD NEVER CHANGES!

Mal 3:6 says  [For I am the LORD, I change not]; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

NOW THEN (I) ALSO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF GOD’S FAMILY.(God never changes)

Rom 8:16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Rom 8:17  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

II.) Grandma Rahab:

Mat 1:5  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab;

a.) Rahab represents the DOCTRINE OF FAITH.(In Typology)

Jos 2:1  And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
Jos 2:2  And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.
Jos 2:3  And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.
Jos 2:4  And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
Jos 2:5  And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
Jos 2:6  But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
Jos 2:7  And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
Jos 2:8  And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;
Jos 2:9  And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
Jos 2:10  For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
Jos 2:11  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
Jos 2:12  Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token:
Jos 2:13  And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
Jos 2:14  And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.
Jos 2:15  Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
Jos 2:16  And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.
Jos 2:17  And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
Jos 2:18  Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt [bind this line of scarlet thread] in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.
Jos 2:19  And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
Jos 2:20  And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
Jos 2:21  And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and [she bound the scarlet line in the window].

Rahab came straight from the “Red Light District” into the family tree of Jesus Christ.

(Through the blood of Jesus)=The Scarlet line.

b.) Rahab had hid the spies and because she obey and bound the red cord(scarlet thread), she and her family would be protected and saved. DOES THIS NOT SOUND LIKE THE RED BLOOD OF JESUS THAT WE ARE WASHED IN.

Act 20:28 says  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

c.) Rahab was changed from a (“Harlot” to a “Hero”).

Eph 2:12 says  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

d.) She was also allowed into the family of God BY FAITH.

Luk 7:50 says  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

Eph 2:8 says  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Heb 11:31 says  By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

Jas 2:25 says Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? (Rahab’s works came after she believed just as every child of God) She did not work  to get her faith.

III.) Grandma Ruth: (Book Of Ruth)

Mat 1:5  And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and [Booz begat Obed of Ruth]; and Obed begat Jesse;

a.) Ruth represents the DOCTRINE OF GRACE. (In Typology)

Rth 1:16 says  And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Rth 1:17  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

b.) She moved to Bethlehem(House of Bread) from Moab(The Trashcan).

Mic 5:2 says  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Mic 5:3  Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

Joh 6:33 says  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
Joh 6:34  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
Joh 6:35  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

c.) Boaz(Type of God) gave her everything she could ever want.

Eph 2:7 says  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

d.) She went from poverty to riches because of God’s amazing “Grace”.

1Pe 2:3 says If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pe 2:4  To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

{GRACE IS THE UNDESERVED FAVOR OF GOD}.

Eph 2:4 says  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

By that same “Grace” am I saved! By that same “Grace” are we all saved that call upon Jesus!

IV.) Grandma Bathsheba:

Mat 1:6  And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king [begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;]

2Sa 11:3  And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

2Sa 12:24  And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.

a.) Bathsheba represents the DOCTRINE OF FORGIVENESS.(In Typology)

b.) She conceived with King David while her husband was in the war.

2Sa 11:4 says  And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
2Sa 11:5  And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

c.) She became an honorable woman.

Pro 31:10 says  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

d.) She is the perfect picture of forgiveness.

Act 5:30 says  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Act 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Col 1:14 says  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Eph 1:7 says  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Mic 7:18 says  Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

**********WE WOULD HAVE TO BE BLIND TO NOT SEE THAT EVEN IN THE “BEGATS” GOD HAS REVEALED TO US HIS MESSAGE OF SALVATION.

1.) We are all sinners! [Tamar]
2.) We must all have faith! [Rahab]
3.) Only through God’s “Grace” can we be saved! [Ruth]
4.) When we repent, we will be forgiven! [Bathsheba]

ONLY AN AWESOME GOD COULD HAVE PREPARED HIS WORD AND GIVEN US HIS WORD IN THE BIBLE. NO MAN COULD HAVE WRITTEN THE BIBLE.

V.) MOM: Mary the “Virgin” Mother of Jesus.

Other versions may say a young maid but the King James Bible says virgin.

The Prophesy of Isaiah:

Isa 7:14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a “virgin” shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Note: It would not be much of a sign if it was just some young maiden. Young maidens have children all the time.

The Prophesy of Moses:

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and [her seed]; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

(A woman has no seed)

The Prophesy of Jeremiah:

Jer 31:22  How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, [A woman shall compass a man].

Matthew verified:

Mat 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Mat 1:22  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Mat 1:23  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.

Luke verified:

Luk 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, 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.

MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS VERIFIED:

Luk 1:34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, [seeing I know not a man?]

THE BIBLE VERIFIES:

Mat 1:16  And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, [of whom was born Jesus], who is called Christ.

NOTICE THE BIBLE “DOES NOT” SAY JOSEPH BEGAT JESUS! NOR DOES THIS VERSE SAY HE WAS THE FATHER OF JESUS!

Joh 1:14 says  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

a.) THE VIRGIN MOTHER REPRESENTS THE DOCTRINE OF “CHRIST IN ME”. (In Typology)

Col 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; [which is Christ in you], the hope of glory:

b.) She was used to bring God into the world in the flesh.

Rom 8:3 says  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Eph 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; [for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace];

c.) Christ was literally formed inside of the Virgin Mary.

Luk 1:37 says  For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luk 1:46 [And Mary said], My soul doth magnify the Lord,
Luk 1:47  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Luk 1:48  For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Luk 1:49  For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luk 1:50  And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luk 1:51  He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Luk 1:52  He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luk 1:53  He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Luk 1:54  He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Luk 1:55  As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

d.) Christ lived inside Mary for nine months BUT HE LIVES IN ME FOREVER!

Luk 2:6  [And so it was], that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luk 2:7  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luk 2:8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luk 2:10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luk 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

AND JESUS SAID:

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may [abide with you for ever];
Joh 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Joh 14:19  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and [I in you].

THE ENTIRE PLAN OF SALVATION, WRITTEN IN PERFECT ORDER WITH THE WOMEN WRITTEN IN THE BEGAT’S OF THE FAMILY TREE OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

How can we deny the truth of God’s Word?

Amen

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