In Fulfillment

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1).

With these words, open the pages of the New Testament.  Some 4,000 years had taken place since the events of Genesis 1:1.  2,500 years were lived under the Patriarch age and 1,500 years under the Mosaic age which was coming to a close with the penning of these words.

These words point back to the beginning and the promise as provided in Genesis 3:15.  This text leads us Genesis 12 with the promises to Abraham and the fulfillment to come through his seed.  The bloodline continued through Abraham, Isaac and Judah as promised in Genesis 49:10.  The promise continued through this same family as stated through and unto King David in II Samuel 7:12-13.

Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the seed promise as Paul recorded in Galatians 3:16; Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the promise “Shiloh” (rest, giver of rest) to Judah as Matthew reported in Matthew 11:28; and Jesus Christ is the only one who can sit upon the throne of David as prophet, priest and king in fulfillment of the promise of God as presented in Zechariah 6:12-13.

Matthew presented Jesus as the King of kings by showing His lineage and authority to the throne of David.