They shall call his name Emmanuel
The erroneous teaching that the baby Jesus is Emmanuel has caused everyone to miss the real truth here, which God wants everyone to know. You need to know this truth. When you allow Scripture to teach you instead of man teaching you, then truth can come forth and set you free from lies.
Mat 1: 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together , she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example , was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold , the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying , Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done , that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying ,
23 Behold , a virgin shall be with child , and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is , God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Notice verse 21. Realize that an angel is speaking TO Joseph here. Realize also that the word, ‘thou’ means YOU. The angel said to Joseph, YOU shall call his name JESUS, for HE, JESUS, shall save his people from their sins.
Notice this did not say save his people in their sins, but FROM their sins. Who did it say he would save? His People. So who is his people? The ones he saves. How simple this is and yet everyone is missing it and changing God’s word to mean something entirely different. They even totally miss who his people is, saying it is a natural Jewish people, no matter how sinful they are. Nothing could be further from the truth. But this has to be carefully laid out to people, one word at a time, for they have no anointing from God teaching them. If they read the word at all, they just skim over it so fast none of it sinks in.
OK, so we see that Joseph was to call the baby’s name, Jesus. We see that Jesus was to save HIS people FROM their sins.
Keep this in mind and read on.
Verse 22... All of that, the above, birth of Jesus, was done so that something ELSE could be done. What else? The fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah that a virgin would be with child and bring forth a son… AND…THEY…not You…shall call his name Emmanuel.
Emmanuel means God with us, hence the false doctrine that Mary gave birth to a god; that her baby was god.
Such wild twisting of God’s Holy word and truth! Stop listening to these false teachings and get into the King James Word of God and study and allow God to teach you his truth. If you believe a lie and receive not a love for the truth you will be sent a strong delusion and die lost.
What is that great delusion? It is that a human baby, Jesus, was God.
Now go back and carefully read down to this point. Jesus shall save his people from their sins, and THEY shall call his name Emmanuel. Who was to call his name Emmanuel? Not Joseph and Mary. It did not say YOU shall call his name Emmanuel. It said THEY. They who? The people that Jesus saved from their sins.
The ONLY people who can call his name Emmanuel, is the SAVED PEOPLE, which are the only ones who are HIS PEOPLE. Now why is this? It is because only the saved-from-sins people have God with them. We saved people are the only ones who have that Christ in us the hope of glory. This Christ in us is the Emmanuel. This Christ in us is God with us. This Christ is the child which the virgin, Jesus, bore.
God is not with sinners. Christ is not in sinners. Sinners are not his people. Sinners are not saved people, so saved people are not sinners.
How Satan has used religious folks to send out his evil message that Jesus cannot save us FROM our sins and that all saved people are STILL IN THEIR SINS.
Jesus is the virgin who was with child. We are his children. He was with child, mothering us. He brought us forth. Not the old person, but a new creation in Christ Jesus. We are baptized into the body of Christ. So then Christ takes up his abode in us. This Christ in us is the Emmanuel, or God with us.
How else are you going to have God with you? The human man, Jesus, is not here in person. So that baby in Mary’s arms was not God; not Emmanuel; not God with anyone. His Holy Ghost sent back into our hearts as we receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, is this God with us.
Praise my God for this glorious revelation and truth.
By: Jo Smith ~~ Oct. 29, 2010