Footnotes

1:20: “Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

1:21: “Jesus” means “Salvation”.

*1:23: Isaiah 7:14

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GET TO KNOW JESUS

Does Jesus carry the DNA of Joseph and Mary?

Matthew 1:18-25 tells us a very important truth about Jesus. Mary was a virgin pregnant by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18).  Jesus was not conceived through the natural way that babies are made. A baby is made through the union of his father’s sperm and his mother’s egg. Each parent pass down half of their DNA to the baby.

In Jesus’ case, He was not conceived by sexual intercourse of Joseph and Mary and hence He does not carry their  DNA. Modern day’s science has proven that this is possible with surrogacy where an embryo is formed externally and implanted into the womb of the surrogate mother. Science has also proven that the baby does not inherit any DNA from the surrogate mother.

This means that Jesus is fully the Son of God and He has only the DNA of God.  In other words Jesus is without sin although He was born a Man. He does not carry with Him any ancestral sins nor curses.

Does Jesus carry the DNA of Joseph and Mary?

Matthew 1:18-25 tells us a very important truth about Jesus. Mary was a virgin pregnant by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18).  Jesus was not conceived through the natural way that babies are made. A baby is made through the union of his father’s sperm and his mother’s egg. Each parent pass down half of their DNA to the baby.

In Jesus’ case, He was not conceived by sexual intercourse of Joseph and Mary and hence He does not carry their  DNA. Modern day’s science has proven that this is possible with surrogacy where an embryo is formed externally and implanted into the womb of the surrogate mother. Science has also proven that the baby does not inherit any DNA from the surrogate mother.

This means that Jesus is fully the Son of God and He has only the DNA of God.  In other words Jesus is without sin although He was born a Man. He does not carry with Him any ancestral sins nor curses.

How does Jesus’ DNA impact me?

If you have Jesus, you have the DNA of God

The Bible says that when we believe in Jesus, we become crucified with Christ and Jesus lives in us  (Galatians 2:20, John 14:19-20). We are born again (John 3:3) as children of God (John 1:12-13) and we become a new person( 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10) belonging to Christ (Romans 8:9).

 

If you have Jesus, you have the DNA of God

The Bible says that when we believe in Jesus, we become crucified with Christ and Jesus lives in us  (Galatians 2:20, John 14:19-20). We are born again (John 3:3) as children of God (John 1:12-13) and we become a new person( 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10) belonging to Christ (Romans 8:9).

 

 

Since Jesus Christ lives in us, it naturally means we have the DNA of God too. As much as sin has no more power over us (Romans 6:14, Galatians 3:13-14), it also means that generation curses and family sicknesses cannot be passed down to us. Instead, we have healing (Romans 6:8-9, Romans 8:10-11) and every spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, Matthew 10:1, Galatians 3:29, 1 John 4:17, 1 Peter 2:9, Romans 8:19, 26, 28, 30, 33, 37, Ephesians 2:19-22).

 Since Jesus Christ lives in us, it naturally means we have the DNA of God too. As much as sin has no more power over us (Romans 6:14, Galatians 3:13-14), it also means that generation curses and family sicknesses cannot be passed down to us. Instead, we have healing (Romans 6:8-9, Romans 8:10-11) and every spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, Matthew 10:1, Galatians 3:29, 1 John 4:17, 1 Peter 2:9, Romans 8:19, 26, 28, 30, 33, 37, Ephesians 2:19-22) waiting for us to claim.

 

God accord Jesus to the line of King David

Take note that it was God who accord Jesus to the line of King David. Jesus does not carry the DNA of King David at all!

Isn’t God so gracious and wonderful that He should be so delighted with a mere man, King David, and accord him with such honor? When King David gave thanks in 2 Samuel 7:18-22, he had not even known that God’s Son, Jesus Christ will someday be heir to his throne (Revelation 22:16).

Questions related to this chapter

1. Did you notice that the scriptures described Joseph as a righteous man?

Did you notice that when the angel appeared to Joseph telling him that Mary was conceiving a child by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20-23), he believed it. Compare this to Zacharias in the scriptures on the birth of John the Baptist. When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias informing him that his wife will conceive a child, Zacharias did not believe (Luke 1:20)!

1. Did you notice that the scriptures described Joseph as a righteous man?

Did you notice that when the angel appeared to Joseph telling him that Mary was conceiving a child by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20-23), he believed it. Compare this to Zacharias in the scriptures on the birth of John the Baptist. When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias informing him that his wife will conceive a child, Zacharias did not believe (Luke 1:20)!

OuizMatthew 1:19 described Joseph as a “righteous man.” Do you recall a man in the bible whose name begins with the letter “A” was also described as righteous when he believed?

Answer

Abram (later God named him Abraham)

In Genesis 15:6, we read that Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.

2. Why did Joseph want to put Mary away secretly?

Matthew 1:19 tells us that Joseph did not want to subject Mary to shame and intended to put her away secretly.  Why did he want to do such a thing? It would be devastating for Mary, an unmarried woman to be seen by the public as pregnant.

We read in Luke 1:26-38 that the angel Gabriel was sent to Mary announcing to her that she would conceive a Son through the Holy Spirit. Joseph being a righteous man, believed the prophesy in Isaiah 7:14. He recognised that God had planned for Mary, a virgin to be with child and he was afraid that by marrying her would destroy God’s plan.  This is evident in the fact that in Matthew 1:20, the angel told him not to be afraid of taking Mary as his wife and in Matthew 1:25, it was stated that Joseph did not knew Mary sexually until the child was born.

2. Why did Joseph want to put Mary away secretly?

Matthew 1:19 tells us that Joseph did not want to subject Mary to shame and intended to put her away secretly.  Why did he want to do such a thing? It would be devastating for Mary, an unmarried woman to be pregnant.

We read in Luke 1:26-38 that the angel Gabriel was sent to Mary announcing to her that she would conceive a Son through the Holy Spirit. Joseph being a righteous man, believed the prophesy in Isaiah 7:14. He recorgnised that God had planned for Mary, a virgin to be with child and he was afraid that by marrying her would destroy God’s plan.  This is evident in the fact that in Matthew 1:20, the angel told him not to be afraid of taking Mary as his wife and in Matthew 1:25, it was stated that Joseph did not knew Mary sexually until the child was born.

3. What is the meaning of Jesus’ name?

In Matthew 1:21, we read that the angel gave the instruction to Joseph to name the child “Jesus”. Jesus means “The LORD saves”. This tells us that Jesus’ mission in coming to this world is to save the world.

We read throughout the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus came to free the demon-possessed, to heal the sick and the broken-hearted, to cause the blind to see, the lame to walk and the deaf to hear. Everything that Jesus did on earth was to demonstrate God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.

3. What is the meaning of Jesus’ name?

In Matthew 1:21, we read that the angel gave the instruction to Joseph to name the child “Jesus”. Jesus means “The LORD saves”. This tells us that Jesus’ mission in coming to this world is to save the world.

We read throughout the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus came to free the demon-possessed, to heal the sick and the broken-hearted, to cause the blind to see, the lame to walk and the deaf to hear. Everything that Jesus did on earth was to demonstrate God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.

JESUS CAME TO GIVE YOU A LIFE OF POWER

God loves you , my child. God’s will is for you to live a rich and satisfying life. Jesus did not just come to save you from going to hell after you die, Jesus came to save you from generation curses, family history sicknesses and diseases, from depression and demonic bondages, from poverty and barreness, from failure and fears, from all kinds of evil. Jesus’ work is finished and the victory is won when He rose from the grave (resurrected). Jesus has unlocked every spiritual blessings in heaven for you (Ephesians 1:3) and gave you a life of power and authority (Luke 9:1, John 15:7).  All it takes for you to receive all these blessings and live the rich and satisfying life that Jesus came to give you, is to believe (Ephesians 2:8-9, Matthew 13:58).

Promise

Claim this promise spoken by Jesus

PromiseClaim this promise spoken by Jesus

You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.

Matthew 21:22

You can take Jesus at His words.  Jesus is the Son of God and He is God Himself. Every word of God will be fulfilled (Isaiah 55:11). Think about this, how much power you are having over your life when you can  receive anything that you pray for! That’s the kind of life Jesus came to give to you, my child.

Pray and tell God your difficulties

If you are facing some difficulties in your life, pray to God and you will be amazed that God listens to every prayer. After you pray, believe that you have what you ask for because this is the promise given by Jesus (Matthew 21:21-22, Matthew 7:7). You can pray a prayer like this:

“Dearest Heavenly Father,  you know I am facing this difficulty ( tell God what you are facing…) . I believe that  Jesus Christ has won the victory for me, so I declare and claim this blessing ( speak out the blessing you want in faith….).  I thank You that You have already begun working things out for me even as I pray now. I shall rest in Your love for me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pray and tell God your difficulties

 

If you are facing some difficulties in your life, pray to God and you will be amazed that God listens to every prayer. After you pray, believe that you have what you ask for because this is the promise given by Jesus (Matthew 21:21-22, Matthew 7:7). You can pray a prayer like this:

“Dearest Heavenly Father,  you know I am facing this difficulty ( tell God what you are facing…) . I believe that  Jesus Christ has won the victory for me, so I declare and claim this blessing ( speak out the blessing you want in faith….).  I thank You that You have already begun working things out for me even as I pray now. I shall rest in Your love for me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Do you want to receive Jesus into your life?

If you are not yet a believer of Jesus, you can pray to receive Jesus into your life simply by believing and saying a simple prayer like this:

“Dear LORD Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and that Your love for me has driven You to leave Your throne in heaven to come to this world to die in my place so that I can be forgiven. I thank you that your blood has cleansed me from all my sins, I am forgiven as I say this prayer. From this moment onwards, I am a new creation, I am a child of God, I am forgiven, forever in You, forever righteous. Thank you for all that You suffered and did for me. I pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can lead the victorious life that You came to give me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you have said the above prayer, you are saved. You have eternal life. You are a Christian, a new creation. Old things have passed away. God is doing a new thing in your life. Start walking with Jesus (pray to Him, read the bible, believe His promises) and you are going to experience breakthroughs and miracles. Now that you have Jesus in your life, you can cast all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns] on Him, knowing for certain that He cares about you with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully (1 Peter 5:7). Look for a church that is based on the Word of God (the Bible), that believes in the power and miracles of God and that teaches the unfailing love and grace of God.

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