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Jesus Birth as a Foreshadow

Updated on January 7, 2012

Jesus Birth as a Foreshadow

In Matthew 1:18-23 God uses an example in real life of what He is planning on doing in the future. Jesus was not a blood relation to Joseph. In matter of fact, Joseph wasn't even married to Mary yet. He was hesitant to marry Mary, except God intervened by sending an angel to Joseph. Then Joseph accepted Mary, and accepted Jesus as his own son even though he was only the step-dad.

When Jesus was born, according to James Coffman's New Testament Commentary, everyone accepted Jesus as Joseph's child. No one considered him any different. He was considered and treated as Joseph's own child. This relationship would actually be considered stronger than adoption today. When Joseph died, Jesus would be considered Joseph's heir without any questions.

In the book of Galatians 3:29, it says if you are Christ's then you are of the seed of Abraham. Basically meaning that we will be treated as if we were born into Abraham's bloodline. That the promises that God made to Abraham and his children now also belong to us. It doesn't stop there. In Galatians 4:5-5 it states that we are the adopted sons and daughters of God, and have the right to call God father. Our relationship with God through Christ even becomes stronger according to Romans 11. Not only will we become adopted, but also we will be grafted into Jesus and God. We will also be considered the natural heirs of God. Not only natural heirs, but joint-heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:17).

Just as God planned on Jesus being the natural heir of Joseph, God also planned for us to become His natural heirs. God first showed us this through the birth of His son Jesus Christ.


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      vijay chris 

      9 years ago

      thanks for this study may God bless u.

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      Bible Studies 

      9 years ago from PA

      RGraf - Thank you very much. I have to give credit to the holy ghost who abides in me.

      bayareagretthing - Thanks.

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      9 years ago from Bay Area California

      Again- your willingness to stand for what you believe is admirable

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great way of explaining this. I like the way you tied it up.

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      Bible Studies 

      9 years ago from PA

      Thanks everyone. It is a blessing to me to know that you enjoyed this hub.

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      9 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Very insightful!

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      10 years ago

      very nice.

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      Rob Jundt 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      Well done and to the point. Welcome to the hubs!

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      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I enjoyed this hub and thanks for sharing.

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      10 years ago

      Very good hub. Thanks for sharing and keep letting your light shine.

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      Bible Studies 

      10 years ago from PA

      Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the insight. Please share any of yours that God gave you. I forgot to add that to my hub.

      That is one of the main reasons I choose hubs. I thought it was easier to leave and read comments, and to let others be able to sare their insights as well. We can all learn from each other.

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      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      Welcome to Hubpages. Thanks for your insights.


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