The Book Of Matthew Is The First Book In The New Testament; It Was The Book Of The Tax Collector, Matthew, Who Became One Of Jesus’ Apostles.
First and foremost, we must realize that Jesus Christ is the most important and greatest person ever to walk this earth. His life and the forfeiture of it gave every human being on this earth a chance to live; not only live, but to live free from the hounds of Hell; it was through Jesus that man was freed from the evils of sin; He gave His life to see that God’s precious creations were worthy and could be called children of God for He removed all their sin by taking them into Himself, and dying a horrid sinner’s death being nailed to a cross taking every persons’ sin into himself; those sins were so heavy on Jesus that even God the Father had to turn his head away for He could not bear to see His son who had never sinned be so filled with the sin of the world.
I’m sure you can’t even imagine how much Jesus gave up for us; the pain and suffering He went through so that every human could live a life free from Satan’s grip; free from pain and death; free from the fear of being taken to Hell and spending eternity being tortured and suffering at the hands of Satan, the father of all evil.
8 Bible Verses From Matthew
This is how Jesus the Messiah was born; His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Hoy Spirit. Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and they will call Him Immanuel which means ‘God is with us.’” When Joseph woke up he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.Matthew 1:18-25
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is he Messiah supposed to be born?”In Bethlehem in Judea” they said,” for this is what the prophet wrote: And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.Matthew 2:1-11
After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, and they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt.” Herod was furious when he realized that the wise men had outwitted him. He sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance. Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: “A cry was heard in Ramah—weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.”Matthew 2:13-18
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.Matthew 16:18-20
As Jesus was leaving the temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings! But he responded, “Do you see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!” Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?” Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you for many will come in my name claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.Matthew 24:1-14
The day is coming when you will see hat Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place. (Reader, pay attention!) Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat. How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. And pray that your flight will not come in winter or on the Sabbath. For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones. Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ’Look, he is hiding here’ don’t believe it! For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.Matthew 24:15-27
Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near. Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the people of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that the summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.Matthew 24:28-36
When the Son of Man returns it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. So you, too, must keep watch! For if you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this; if a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.Matthew 24:37-44
If you take one month and study the Book of Matthew (especially Chapter 24) again and again if necessary, you will find that everything you crave in your life can be referenced or referred to in that Holy Book. Study the promises God has made to you in this scriptural section of the Bible, and you will add peace, joy, love, and understanding of many things Jesus taught while He walked the earth.
He was not here to cause strife and hardships; He was here to show the entire world how it must worship God; how to pray to Him; what keeping, following, and using the Ten Commandments means, and how easy it is to do if you have the love for God in your heart. You place Him and the Holy Kingdom of God before “everything else,” whatever difficulty you may come against, He has already set the solution into motion.
It’s wonderful to know that God is always three millenniums ahead of our human thinking. Take the time to study the Book of Matthew and learn what a blessing Jesus gave us through the words of a lowly Tax Collector who became one of Jesus’ most valued Apostles.
Try to bring some of the Bible verses to life from this wonderful Book and feel the changes inside you that, if shared, could be of great value to others trying to find their way from the evil of this world to the bliss and love of Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; what a wonderful day that will be when you discover what our magnificent Holy Triune has to offer us.
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