Stump of Jesse Part 1

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1

Matthew 1:1-16 explains the genealogy of Jesus and how he fulfilled the prophecy of being the stump of Jesse. Many would be quick to say David fulfilled this. But in order to fulfill the prophecy of the Messiah you have to be sinless, perform miracles, and become resurrected. No man but Jesus can fulfill this role.

Joseph, the Earthly Father of Jesus, was the son of Jacob who is a direct descendant of Jesse. Although Jesus isn’t the biological son of Joseph, his mother Mary being married to Joseph made the genealogy of Jesus official under Jewish law. Joseph accepted Jesus as his own son, even though he knew he was from God. Isn’t It awesome how God works in mysterious ways!

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— Isaiah 11:2

When Jesus was baptized by John The Baptist (Matthew 3), everyone saw the Holy Spirit descended from him like a dove and God declared Jesus was his son.  The Spirit then lead Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days where he confronted Satan face to face (Matthew 4)

Jesus then went on and taught about the Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell , with knowledge and authority no one had ever seen or known. He went on the heal and forgive sins, which could only be done with the authority of God

and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; Isaiah 11:3

Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness that was never seen before, (John 8) Jesus showed mercy and forgiveness on the adulteress woman who was about to be stoned to death.  He said l”et he who is without sin cast the first stone”, saying Judge and you will be judged also. Jesus judges by the heart which only he can see.

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4

Jesus showed compassion towards the poor and needy, and rebuked the rich and greedy. He chased the merchants from the Holy Temple calling it a “Den of Thieves” (Matthew 21). He instructed the rich man to sell all his possession and give it to the poor (Matthew 19)

The Word of God is double-edged sword that strikes the wicked in the heart, Jesus identified himself as The Word and The Truth, he upset the wicked to the point it drove them to torture and murder him.

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