OK, one more fulfilled prophecy:<quoted text>
The catholic fathers had to ad that piece or the story wouldn't fit.
However if Mary was the birth mother of son of God Jesus, she had no idea that 33 long years later he would be crucified.
Why would Mary flee to Egypt with baby Jesus to avoid being caught by King Herod as the story goes if she already knew that Jesus would live no matter what to be crucified 33 years later?
It was the crowd of people at the crucifixion who determined the fate of Jesus. No one else. If the crowd had changed their mind and screamed Barabas what would have happened?
23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
OK, check this out....
Matthew wants us to connect Jesus to Isaiah 11.
Matthew is pretty slick so you have to pay attention.
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
Matthew wants us to connect Jesus to the fulfillment of Isaiah 11.
The one from Nazareth, this branch of Jesse is the one who is going to be filled with the Spirit and who will rule the earth with righteousness.
There is a new king and he is coming from Nazareth.
Isaiah is predicting a new nation, a new Israel.
The Branch, the Nazarene, who is full of the Spirit of the LORD will lead a righteous nation into glory.
This nation will gather Judah from the four corners and it will be a banner for all nations.
That is us again.
The new king comes as a child!
Now, can you see the differences between the two kings???