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Matthew 1

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 1  This book marks the beginning of the New Testament, which alludes to the new covenant (contract) of God to man, ushered in by Jesus Christ. This long promised new covenant was not only to Israel, but was extended to all the nations of the earth. Jesus came and strengthened the law: He changed "an eye for an eye," to "turn the other cheek;" and "hate your enemies," to "bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you." He made adultery, not just the act, but the thought in the heart. He made murder, not just the act, but the anger and hate in your heart. He told us not to repay injury or insult. He told us that restraint of sin was not enough, but that we were defiled by what was in our hearts; so our hearts must be cleansed of the desire or inclination to sin.

The good news that Jesus announced to all was the availability of God's heart and soul purifying grace to free us from the bondage of sin and enter the kingdom of heaven while on earth and forever, becoming a new creature in union with God and Christ. The Spirit of Grace both reveals your sins and then removes them, just like Jesus said 'repent,' and also healed. These wonderful, but forgotten, promises were made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, whose ignored warningsteachings, and promises, were treated with contempt by Israel then and by Christians of today who fail to apply his commands and warnings to themselves — always thinking the warnings and commands apply to bad people, not righteous believing people like themselves. Without any fear of God, Christendom ignores his teachings, his commands, and his warnings; thus they deny him as Lord and Master. To create their false Christianity, the blind guides of Christianity have taken a few verses out of context, while ignoring countless others, including those that specifically state the exclusions, requirements, and qualifying conditions of salvation; they also overlook that every man will be judged on his works and words.

To help you understand the interrelationships of belief, hope, faith, revelation, the cross, grace, and works, they are summarized below in progression:

  1. Many have had a spiritual experience, hearing and/or seeing by revelation the existence of the invisible God, who then establishes a hunger to come to Jesus for more. If those who have not yet had a spiritual experience would make God a sincere promise that they will do their best to seek His will for their life, they will also be given a hunger to come to Jesus for more for God would have all men to seek Him and be saved.
  2. We seize the hope of the true gospel: that we can become free of sin, enter the kingdom while on earth, and attain union with God and Christ. Hope motivates us to then seek the heart and soul purifying grace of God by waiting on him, listening for Him, watching for Him, and obeying Him. When we obey, we have done his will on earth as it is in heaven, denying our will — this is the inward cross of self-denial. We are saved by hope for without it, we would not fervently seek God. From the Word of the Lord within: "Hope releases the power of God to change you. There is no hope for anyone outside the power of God."
  3. By faith we believe the teachings and commands we hear to be true; by faith we believe them to come from the Son of God; by faith we obey the commands we hear, and we keep the teachings we hear, the first ones being repentance from our sinful conduct. Faith is the gift of God and is to hear the Word in your heart to obey, that is the word of faith the Apostles preached. We obey his commands we hear, which are works we then do in our love for God.
  4. It is grace that teaches us, charges us, and then removes even the desire for that sin from us. Each teaching, command, or exposure of the secret sins in our heart is a revelation. With each revelation our faith increases, and our hope increases, motivating us to spend even more time waiting on God's commands and teachings. We also experience the gradual, miraculous release from sins, validating our efforts and motivating us to persevere to the end.
  5. After grace has redeemed us from all sin and purified us, then we see Jesus to bring us our salvation and eternal life in God. By grace we are saved, (delivered from all sin); saved by grace through faith. Having been delivered from all sin, Jesus becomes our true Lord, Master, and King, supplying thoughts, our words to speak, and ordering our works to be done — to His and the Father's glory. We are translated into the kingdom of God while on earth, to be there forever; and then we enter union with Christ and God, junior but up to God, enjoying fellowship with them.
  6. We, the same as all men, are judged on our works and words, not on whether or not we have a belief in Jesus, which is only the beginning, Step 1 above.

All the terms that describe Christian success: in Christ, in the name, one with Christ, in the kingdom, redemption, sanctification, reconciliation, restoration, righteousness, justification, eternal life, and salvation, are to be witnessed within your heart, seen by the eyes of your heart in the light; none are to be assumed or presumed from reading about them or talking about them.

In reading this Bible, you will see the scriptures' hidden, wondrous beauty. This Bible and the entire web site's primary purpose is to help you seize and hold the true hope of the gospel: to become entirely free of sin, to hear and see your beloved Jesus, to enter the kingdom of God while still on earth, and to become united as one with Christ and God as children of the light while walking in the light; John 14 and John 17 detail the promise of union with God in His kingdom while still on the earth. From the Word of the Lord within: "Without our promises the soul is grieved; with them the soul settles down to a vigilant tribute to the Lord."

"The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil," (by George Fox). BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. Psalm 46:10. From the Word of the Lord within: "He awaits you."

1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers;

 3 And Judah begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

 10 And Ezekias begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon;

 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

 16 And Jacob begat Joseph1 the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called the Christ.

 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.

 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ occurred in this way: After his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

 19 Then Joseph her [promised] husband, being a just man and not willing to make her a public example, was considering to put her away privately.

 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sins."2 [Jesus saves people from their sins, not in their sins. He doesn't save us from the consequence of our sins, he saves us from our slavery to sin — he is the deliverer — he rescues men from their sins. For this purpose the Son of God is revealed [in us], that he might destroy [in us] the works [sin] of the devil. 1 John 3:8-10.]

 22 Now all this took place that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet [Isaiah] who said,

 23 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted means, God with us."3

 24 Then Joseph awoke and did as the angel of the Lord had told him, and took Mary as his wife;

 25 But he had no union with her until she had given birth to her firstborn son; and he called his name JESUS.

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1 This genealogy is of Jesus' natural father, Joseph. Since Joseph was not the actual father of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit was, you might be wondering how Jesus could claim to be the son of David? In Luke 3:23 we find the genealogy of Mary, saying: Joseph was the son of Heli, but Joseph was clearly the son of Jacob, Matthew 1:16. So Luke 3:23's, recording of son of Heli should be understood to mean son-in-law of Heli. Therefore this genealogy of Christ is of Joseph, while the genealogy in Luke is actually the genealogy of Mary. Actually, the word son is not in the original, so it is correct to supply either son or son-in-law in the translation. The two genealogies show that both parents were descendants of David — Joseph through Solomon (Matthew 1:7-15), thus inheriting the legal right to the throne of David, and Mary through Nathan (Luke 3:23-31), her line thus carrying the seed of David, since Solomon's line had been refused the throne because of Jechoniah's sin.

Further, By Jewish law, the name of a woman cannot be mentioned in a genealogy. For a woman's genealogy to be traced, you must use the name of her husband, but in such a way as to indicate it is really the wife's. Hebrew and Greek allow such a subtle distinction. With English we never put the article "the" in front of a name, such as the Matthew, or the Joseph. Hebrew and Greek do not have such restrictions. So, on close examination of the Greek text of Luke, every name has "the" in front of it, except the name of Joseph. This missing article of "the" indicates it is the genealogy of Joseph's wife, Mary instead. The absence of Mary's name is quite in keeping with Jewish practices on genealogies, and it was not unusual for a son-in-law to be listed in his wife's genealogy.

2 you shall call his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sins. To be saved is to be delivered, to be rescued, to be released from the bondage of the sinful nature. His purpose is not to excuse us from our sins so that we live in sin until we die — NO! He saves us from our sins; he washes us, he cleanses us, he purifies us, he perfects us, he makes us holy, he makes us righteous, he redeems us, he sanctifies us, he joins in union with us; but to become a part of his body, we must first become pure, fit to join to him. The first people, Adam and Eve, were created in God's spiritual image, walking in paradise by the direction and power of God; but they disobeyed him, and so fell to a lower dimension and form of life, out of fellowship with and direction from God. Each of us is part of the fallen human race, walking with a mind and imagination that instead of being in the spiritual image of God, is in the image of Satan and is incapable of being pleasing to God. Each of us is a slave to our wanting more (lusts), pride, sexual immorality, anger, pleasures, passions, etc.; each of us is a selfish, sinful being.

From the Word of the Lord within: "Religion has rejected the status of men;" all the world's religions, (including today's Christianity), ignore that man is a fallen creature. Instead the world's religions teach that we can become pleasing to God with some ritual, ceremony, prayer, meditation, reading scriptures, attending sect services, tithing, fasting, etc.; none of which changes us from being defiled in our thoughts and unacceptable to God and heaven. Although we can hide our anger; although we can avoid committing adultery; although we can restrict our flesh from running to or reaching for evil; we cannot change the fact that we get angry, that we look at others with lust, that we want more, etc.; we are selfish creatures intent on pleasing ourselves. Only the power of God can remove our selfish human nature. To become pleasing to God; to rid ourselves of our defiled hearts; we must be completely changed by the power of God to receive a new heart, mind, and spirit.

From the Word of the Lord within:

However, Jesus offers us a solution. He came to restore man to the spiritual image of God, to be able to enjoy his fellowship and direction again; which requires a man to crucify, (mortify, kill), his sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial. No one can be a disciple of Jesus unless they deny themselves and pick up their cross every day.

From the Word of the Lord within:

Christianity today is an enemy of the cross, falsely teaching that the cross is not necessary; and so their believers continue to sin and thus remain slaves to sin, John 8:34. The only cross of Christianity is just decoration, hanging on the wall or worn as jewelry. As children of Adam, those in Christianity were living in a state of damnation before they became believers; they remain damned after they become believers because they are still sinning and slaves to sintheir damnation does not slumber, remaining in the condemned state of Adam, unpurified, unholy, unrighteous, unjustified, unsanctified, unsaved.

Christianity leaves people living in the lusts of their flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts of their minds, just like the rest of men; they are left in their sinful natures, walking according to the flesh, whose aim is satisfying things of the flesh; in their lusts, desires, affections, pleasures, pride, anger, vanity, fear, worries, plans, etc.; they are left walking in the ways of the world, according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan) Eph 2:2-3. If you live after the flesh (the sinful nature), you will die. Rom 8:13. By Christianity supposedly "saving" you in your sins, you have lost your chance to find the superior life of God: For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. Mat 16:25. The purpose of this web site is to teach you how to receive the changing power of God, to become free of sin and enter into union with God as you are translated into his Kingdom, while on earth and then forever.

When Adam ate from the forbidden tree, their eyes were opened, opening up their vision to the physical dimension of the earth as we know it, no longer seeing by the light of God with the eyes of their soul and heart, no longer knowing what to say, no longer guided in what to do; instead Adam and Eve began walking by the thoughts of their mind, by their new imagination, and by lusts and pride. However, their new carnal mind and imagination, making their new life of the flesh, was no match for the paradise, peace, joy, wonderful fellowship, and guidance they previously had from God — so, to Adam and Eve, life as we know it was a colossal tragedy because they were fully aware of what they had lost, the superior life of God; but we, the descendants of Adam, do not know any life other than this life of the flesh in this lower dimension of earth, and so we are mostly ignorant of our cursed existence. If we knew, we would be spending every spare minute in seeking God, seeking His righteousness, seeking His reconciliation, seeking His kingdom, seeking His light, seeking His fellowship, seeking His love, seeking His guidance, seeking the superior life of God; we would be obsessed in being restored to the image of righteousness and holiness that Adam and Eve lost. It's like we have been being hit over the head with a hammer every second of our life, so we think it's normal; and we go through life trying to find happiness in approval of others, toys, pleasures, TV, movies, surfing the web, lusts, meditation, things, bodies, drink, drugs, foods, exotic vacation spots, big bank accounts, power over others, pride, etc.; and the vast majority of people die, never realizing there was a better life to be had while still alive on earth —paradise, the kingdom of heaven.

So how does any man escape this life's curse, the darkness, the imprisonment, the captivity, the slavery, of which usually he is not even aware?

By the grace of God, Christ the light is given to every man so that He might believe — including to believe the truth of a man's ways, which the light reveals within him. God then visits every man at some time in their life, anonymously pleading with them to turn from the evil of their ways. So why does he gently, anonymously plead with us instead of severely threatening us with Hell? Because He is quietly and gently sorting us between those who love the truth and the way of the Golden Rule vs. those who love their selfish, evil ways so much that they discard His logical, clear, gentle, considerate, anonymous pleas with indifference. Those who love the truth and choose to heed his pleas to depart from their selfish, evil ways are then candidates for Him to draw with His love — candidates to become sons of God. He has to draw us in love, not in fear; for love is the only lasting motivator. The vast majority of men do not comprehend this anonymous pleading to come from God; and so if they don't love the truth of what they have been shown by the light of God within every man, they reject the truth, loving their evil ways, and in effect hating the truth, which is to hate Christ, who is the truth. The few that feel convicted as they are shown their evil ways, who acknowledge the truth of what they have been told, and who resolve to change their life accordingly — because of their love for the truth, those few men and women are then chosen by God to be given a spiritual experience that gives them a taste of the goodness of God, which is given to motivate them to seek He who has been hidden to be revealed. For those few, thus starts their spiritual journey to: 1) first discard the broad easy ways that lead to destruction and find the narrow, only way to God: the cross, and 2) to make the difficult journey to full reconciliation with God, restored to what Adam and Eve lost, but even better: to be translated into the heavens, to sit in the heavens with Christ, protected from ever sinning again, and be in their presence continually — all while still alive on earth and then forever.

From the Word of the Lord within:

When the Lord anonymously pleads with those who name themselves Christians to turn away from their evil ways, they often think they are being condemned by an evil spirit; and so they reject the pleading of the Lord:

From the Word of the Lord within:

Many have been taught that because they "believe in Jesus" they are in Christ, and therefore they should not be subject to any condemnation, based on the scripture: "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Rom 8:1. However, to walk after the Spirit is to be led by the Spirit in thoughts, words, and deeds. If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Gal 5:18. To walk after the flesh is to walk according to the thoughts of your carnal mind, the desires of your flesh, and your evil heart, before you have been cleansed and purified; until then you are not in Christ Jesus because your are still walking in the flesh — in your lusts, desires, affections, pleasures, pride, anger, vanity, fear, worries, plans, etc., which is just like the rest of the world that lies in wickedness and darkness. To be in Christ, you must be through with sin completely. (Click to see the scriptures that prove this).

3 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted means, God with us." God with us means, Jesus, the Word of God, dwells in your heart so that you can hear and obey His teachings and commands: thus to have your heart and soul purified by His grace.

The following is how Christ in you, the hope of glory, Col 1:27, is fully formed in us to be with us:

We listen in humble silence and the words we hear him speak to us are Spirit and impart the life of God to us, John 6:63;
which life of God is Christ, John 1:5,14:6, so that Christ is formed within you, Gal 4:19
Until finally Christ is fully formed and actually resurrected in you. 2 Cor 4:14, Col 2:12,3:1, Eph 2:5-6, Rom 8:11.
You then see Christ, the glory of God, appear in your heart and witness him bringing your salvation and eternal life.

This is the meaning of God with us, Immanuel. He really does wish to be with us: to dwell in us and walk in us: to be our true Lord guiding our thoughts with words to speak and works to His glory:

I will dwell in them, And walk in them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 2 Cor 6:16
That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 3:17-19


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