A stumbling block with some, is the thought that ‘because Jesus has no biological human father, he therefore cannot be a descendant of king David and king Solomon – as the Scriptures say G-d instead performed a miracle, and Mary became pregnant.’
Here, how King Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) is to be counted as a descendant through both king David and king Solomon, is shared.
What we will find is that despite both of the human parents of the Messiah (Christ) both coming through king David, and one also through king Solomon – the books of the Prophets and the Writings are consistently poetic, figurative, and spiritual in nature, therefore they must be interpreted accordingly;
The non-biological human father of the Messiah (Christ), is therefore the key marker to identifying the Messiah (Christ)- along with the marital link between both parents (Joseph and Mary).
With King Yehoshua (Jesus) having been physically born of Mary; Christ is inturn deemed a Jew.
With Christ (Messiah) being Joseph’s son by way of his mother and he marrying; this is where the poetic and figurative link to the prophets and the writings that speak of Messiah is made.
Messiah As Priest, No World Peace Here, Messiah Rules From Above, Levite Priests?
Here a neat table of contents is addressed, and various topics addressed – which ideally allow for better understanding and grasp.
■ The Priesthood Of Melchizadek Is Recognized By God:
■ Messiah (Christ) Was Sent Here To Become A Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek.
■ What Does This Then Mean For The Levitical Priesthood – Is It Abolished And No More?
■ What is The Need Of A High Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek?
■ No Holy ‘World Peace’ Here Amongst Men, Rather It Is Between The Holy God and Mankind:
■ Messiah Rules From Above, Right Now In The New Heaven And Earth
This explanation aims to show how God’s good commandments forbid human sacrifices (ref. Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20), and thus 1 John 2:1-2 (or any other similar verse for that matter) is in no way saying that Christ (Messiah) was a literal human sacrifice for our sins.
Instead, with verse 1 first telling us that Christ is our ‘advocate’, the word typically translated as ‘propitiation’ in 1 John 2:2 is then reviewed.
We see that the English dictionary’s definition for ‘propitiation’ can be defined as ‘appeasing’, and in phrase form can be described as how ‘Christ lifts his hands in prayer to God as our representation in a propitiation-like, priestly manner, to please Him on our behalf.’.
We will see that this is the better rendering and translation of what the word ‘propitiation’ means in this instance, as other verses confirm Christ appeases G-d, by praying (interceding) for us here (Isaiah 53:12, Romans 8:34), as advocate and mediator (1 John 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:5).
Showing how Matthew 27:46 indeed references the beginning of Psalm 22:1
‘…”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”…’
(Psalm 22:1 NIV)
– however the recitation of the Psalm stops there, and the actual context of what is being communicated is found in Isaiah 49:4
‘…“I have labored in vain;… yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God.”’
(Isaiah 49:4 ESV)
– As only part of the people believed, Isaiah says ‘…laboured in vain…’ (ESV), and this communicates how Christ yearns for all people to be saved, and not just some – much like His Father’s will (1 Timothy 2:3-4, 2 Peter 3:9).
Isaiah also shows us how Christ (Messiah) also looked forward to being at the right hand of G-d above, again.