Whose son is He?
41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
During the time of Jesus and even today the Jews had/have 2 idols or people who were put high up almost to the level of God, sometimes above God. They were Moses and David. The life of a Jew revolves mostly around these 2 characters Moses as a great Prophet and David as a great king. The laws of Moses bind the spiritual life of a Jew like the Tefillin (a strap that they bind their hand with while praying or reading scriptures based on Deut 6:5-9, instead of binding themselves with the Word of God they use a strap ) and the star of David which they await and do not realize was a sign fulfilled in Christ and has come to pass but they still seek the star (a Christian who holds this flag does not realize is stating that they star is yet not shown - Christ has yet not come). This was the Old Church - one of the two women (daughters of the prostitute) spoken of in the Bible symbolizing a Church.
The second daughter whom the Bible says is worse than the former also has an idol that they have lifted up above God which is the mother of Jesus that is Mary.
In the Bible, Jesus in both the genealogies listed by Matthew (which is of Joseph) and that by Luke (which is of Mary) has a common ancestor that is David. God had committed a Saviour from the line of David and legally and actually God fulfilled by choosing a person from the line of David to bear the child and even the person in whose name the child be officially listed under be also of the line of David.
Jesus called Himself 'son of man' and was truly the son of David both through natural lineage (Mary) and also official lineage (Joseph) yet when it came to people stating Christ was the son of David (common ancestor) - Jesus denied it and spoke to them the words given to us today.
We need to distinguish Jesus from Christ and from Lord even though they all 3 refer to the same person. Lord Jesus Christ as Jesus never denied being the son of David or of Mary but when He as Christ or Lord was called a son of (descendant of) David, He immediately refuted it. Jesus as man was the son of Mary and also of David but as Christ or Lord He was greater than them. He as Lord was their creator and their God and as Christ was their Saviour.
If Mary is called mother of God then David becomes great, great (many times) grandfather of God and we see such terms are just blasphemy.
When I was a Catholic and was studying the Bible it was scriptures like these which opened my eyes to the deceit and blasphemy of this Church (little horn of Daniel).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, people are deceiving because they lack knowledge and trust the words of men more than your Word. Their hearts are hard and far from You. Lord it is only your love and mercy that helped us to come in your grace and come to know You. Lord, we pray your people who are far from You do not harden their hearts. That your mercy softens them and they open their eyes to know You and discern the sayings of man...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your might. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up. Tie them on your hand as a sign. They should be on your forehead as a symbol. Write them on your house's doorframes and on your city's gates."
Ezekiel 23:2-7, 11-12
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt [symbolising double life]; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Aholah [means 'her own tent' one who created her own institute] the elder, and Aholibah [means 'woman of the tent' a institute ruled by a woman] her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria [ a rocky mountain - symbolizing having many truths and not one Truth] is Aholah, and Jerusalem [ there are 2 Hebrew words translated as Jerusalem one means the place <03390> the other the false Jerusalem <03389>, this is the later] Aholibah.
5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians [strangers - symbolizing false gods / beliefs] her neighbours,
6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
7 Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself.
11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.
12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen [symbolizing prosperity] riding upon horses [symbolizing progress], all of them desirable young men [symbolizing spiritually immature people] .
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