The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham.
Welcome. If you are joining us for the first time, we are looking at Bible prophecy, specifically Old Testament prophecies on the Messiah. Were those prophecies on the Messiah fulfilled? The short answer is yes.
Today we look at a specific Old Testament prophecy from the book of Genesis.
Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”[
Matthew 1:1, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
The Messiah was to be a descendant of Abraham. God promised Abraham several things:
- He will make him into a great nation.
- God will bless Abraham.
- God will make his name great.
- Abraham will be a blessing.
- God will bless those who bless Abraham.
- God will curse those who curse Abraham.
- All the peoples on earth will be blessed through Abraham.
God keeps his promises.
The gospel writer Matthew had one main goal in mind when he penned his book – confirm for his Jewish readers that Jesus Christ is their Messiah.
His gospel account starts with the genealogy of Jesus Christ – a descendant of Abraham who his Jewish brothers would know and recognize. Then, he tells the story of how Jesus’ life and his ministry fulfilled the Old Testament Scriptures.
Matthew starts with the broad scope of those who make up the people of God and the genealogy of Jesus. He starts with David, which is a Messianic title. As we read further, Matthew gives his readers more detail of the genealogy of Jesus. Not only does Jesus fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant, but he also fulfills the Davidic Covenant. It was important for Matthew to write this way.
This is not the last time we will see Matthew in the prophetical lineup.
Join me tomorrow as we look at the next prophetical Scripture about the Messiah.
Blessings to you and your family!
The Teaching Lady