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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES – DAY THREE

Greetings Family and Friends,

The Messianic prophecies were written over the span of a millennium by several Old Testament Prophets.  They spoke of a Messiah who would one day come to earth and walk among mankind.  These prophecies mentioned specific names, locations, and even the timing surrounding  His appearance.

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The Messianic Lineage

Jesus’ early lineage is through Abraham and King David

The Prophecy

Genesis 12:1-3

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

The Fulfillment of Prophecy

Matthew 1:1

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Gal. 3:16

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made.  He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of One, And to Thy Seed, which is Christ.

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Messiah Was to Come From the Tribe of Judah

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The Prophecy

Genesis 49:10

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.

The Fulfillment

Luke 3:23;33; Hebrews 7:14

23 And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.

33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda.

Hebrews 7:14

For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda;

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The prophecies referring to the Messianic lineage are very exciting once we see their historical importance.  For centuries the ancient Jews kept meticulous records of their genealogies.  These records existed even during times of foreign captivity and terrible persecution.  Both Luke and Matthew were able to give a detailed lineage of Jesus to show He was a descendant of the required ancestors.  Matthew lists the lineage of Joseph while Luke lists the lineage of Mary.

The Temple and the records were destroyed in 70 A.D. Thus Jesus the Messiah was born before this time.  His birth was at the perfect time.  We read in Gal. 4:4 – But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman…

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful Christmas Season!

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