In this episode Saso and Ben talk about one of the awesome names of Jesus, Immanuel, God with Us.
- Isaiah 7:14
- Matthew 1:23
God’s presence among His people in the old testament
The Shekinah Glory – In the old testament this was a term coined by the Jewish rabbis which is a Hebrew word that literally means “he caused to dwell,” meaning that it was a divine visitation of the presence or dwelling of the Lord God on this earth.
Jesus purpose for coming
- Matthew 1:21
- Hebrews 4:15
The plan from eternity past was for Jesus to come save us from our sin. He not only saves us, Hebrews tells us that Jesus sympathizes with us, although He does not excuse our sin.
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit
This is a miraculous conception!
Jesus came at just the right time
According to BibleRef, The word translated as “redeem” is from the Greek root word exagorazo. This is the same word used to buy a slave out of bondage.
Jesus’ love for us is unconditional
There is nothing we can do to merit more or less love from God. He loves us and it is this love that caused God to send His Son down to us.
Jesus gives us rest
Jesus is the only one that can give us peace and rest!
Jesus is with us in trials
- Psalm 23:4
- 1 Peter 1:6-8
This life is filled with adversity, trials and testing, but in all that God is with us. We must remain faithful and steadfast through the storms knowing that God is with us.
We must be obedient to stay in relationship with Jesus
We must be obedient as we walk with God. When we sin, we essentially drift away from God, but God never goes anywhere.
Jesus provides for us
God is not only with us, He provides for our every need.
We are the ones that drift
We must repent and confess our sin and come back to our first love.
God is with us everywhere we are
As a Christian, there is nowhere we can go that God will abandon us.
Jesus was God in the flesh
1 Timothy 3:16
For now we have the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, but Jesus is coming back soon!