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Discover the Book - Dec. 3, 2009

  • 2009 Dec 03
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God with Us

Please read God's Word in Matthew 1:18-23.  And learn - what does God With Us mean?

Matthew 1:18-23     "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man,
and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, " God with us
."

What is God's incredible plan of the incarnation? The glory of Christmas is the moving to earth in human flesh of the second person of the Trinity. God the Son came to live with us His creation!

First, GOD WITH US means
God himself sharing with us:

Genesis 3:8a  "And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day"

Secondly, GOD WITH US means
God himself seeking for us:

Genesis3:8-9    8 "And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?""

Thirdly, GOD WITH US means
God himself saving us:

Let me hasten to add that our third portrait of God with us is also in Genesis 3, v. 15-24. As God begins the process of declaring how man can be restored we can call this God forgiving.

Fourthly, GOD WITH US means

God himself saving us from our sins:

Look back at Matthey 1:21 because God with us: Immanuel was revealed as Jesus. And what will He be doing? "For it is He who will save His people from their sins"

Finally, GOD WITH US means
God himself dwelling with us forever:

Revelation 21:1-3   "Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people." God Himself will be with them and be their God."

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