Heb 1:1-2 NLT 1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.
When I read the first two words I can’t help but think of the words from Star Wars, “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away….
Maybe for some, the words God spoke through the prophets about Jesus Christ was in a different galaxy, and yes was a long time ago. My desire for the weekly chats is to help us connect the long ago to our today. So, each week we will take a look at the words from the guys (prophets) who were telling everyone the how, the why, and the where Jesus Christ was coming. Maybe our saying yes to Jesus was a long long time ago and we feel like He is galaxies far far away. I pray the weeks to come will remind, encourage, and recall the wonder and awe of our Savior, the prince of peace in a stable. We will look at Mary and Joseph (mama and daddy) who beLIeVED the Heavenly Daddy’s (God’s) words when He speaks of the coming of the Messiah, the one who will save the world. The world, gang, including yours and mine, whatever galaxy you may find yourself in, the babe created it.
Let’s have a blast drinking in the mornin’ juice as we celebrate the reason for season!
In today’s climate, we certainly understand or can at least relate to power and authority. Nations are clamoring against one another. We live in a world where the motto is to display your strength, not much has changed gang. God established kings, priests, rulers through His chosen people. In the era of Old Testament living, your lineage was important.
“who’s your daddy?” meant power or lack thereof
King David, yea that’s right, is the same David who as a shepherd boy went out and pummeled the big ol’ boy named Goliath. He is a man after God’s heart, (Acts 13) and the family line from which Jesus Christ would come from.
Isa 9:6-7 NLT 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!
You see, David’s daddy Jesse is also known as king of Israelites, it just so happens that he lived in Bethlehem and was from the tribe of Judah.
Isa 11:1-2 NIV 1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—
If you were to take the time and read through what seems to be an unending list of names after names after names in Luke 3 you will see. (go ahead have fun with sounding out the names, its fun)
Luk 3:32-34 NLT 32 David was the son of Jesse. Jesse was the son of Obed. Obed was the son of Boaz. Boaz was the son of Salmon. Salmon was the son of Nahshon. 33 Nahshon was the son of Amminadab. Amminadab was the son of Admin. Admin was the son of Arni. Arni was the son of Hezron. Hezron was the son of Perez. Perez was the son of Judah. 34 Judah was the son of Jacob. Jacob was the son of Isaac. Isaac was the son of Abraham. Abraham was the son of Terah. Terah was the son of Nahor.
It’s part of the Jesus family tree that traces back to God, the creator of all…God is changing the line of priesthood from the tribe of Levi (works), to the tribe of Judah (faith). This fulfills the old way and replaces it with the new way of faith through Christ, Jesus. Oh yea, as we finish our mornin’ juice, see that guy in verse 34. Abraham, the daddy of Isaac, granddaddy to Jacob. The one some refer to as father of faith.
God talking to Abraham….
Gen 22:18 NLT 18 And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed–all because you have obeyed (beLIeVED)me.”
Rom 4:3 NLT 3 For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”
Looks like these ol’ boys knew the answer to who’s your daddy.