Two testaments to the truth.
The book of Matthew begins with an account of Jesus’ ancestral line as it is important to show that God kept his promise and blessed David’s descendants. It did not happen overnight. It took a long time, but God does not lie and he does not fail us.
Look at Revelation 12:5 then at Revelation 12:13-14 and you will see two instances of a woman giving birth and being pursued. They represent two testaments to the truth. They are an analogy of human beings collective awareness. Individually we are but small fragments of a greater reality. When we collectively live in truth made possible by our spiritual awareness we give rise to a positive energy mass. When we live in denial of the power within or in spiritual unconsciousness we give rise to a negative energy mass. The bible describes these opposing forces as God and Satan. We plant the seed of truth, but it is a constant fight against the forces of nature to keep it flowering and well watered. The birth of the word to the children of Israel represents how we receive the word when we have not yet become aware of the spirit within us. In this state try as we may it is not possible to bring our behaviour constantly in line with the purity required by the spirit. We may try all ways and means to discipline our physical beings into submission, but this means of worship is flawed and before long we succumb to the weakness of the flesh.
Through the birth of Jesus the word became flesh. This simply means that Jesus showed us how the word can become an integral part of our being and the worship of God made complete through awareness of the spirit.
Samuel 7:12-15 – God promises that from David’s line would come the Messiah one who would be called God’s son and God would be his father and this fact is re-iterated in Matthew 17 :5 ‘This is my son whom I love’. Who else but God’s son would know the will of the father so intricately? Does not an owner of a successful business empire look first to handing the reins of command over to his children before looking elsewhere for a successor? Why should we deny Jesus this rightful title and place in the knowledge of our hearts and minds? Did he not fulfil the role of a son worthy of holding the fort for his father?