christian, Devotion

Emmanuel -God With Us

Emmanuel means “God with us.” But, what does it mean to say God is with us?

In the book of Isaiah, the prophet foretold the coming of Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ:

“Behold, the virgin will conceive. When she is giving birth to a son, she will call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 TLV)

And in the book of Matthew, the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 is fulfilled as well as the meaning of Immanuel told:

“…and they shall call His name Immanuel, which means God with us.” (Matt. 1:23 TLV)

Matthew 1:23  is not only a fulfillment of prophecy and the definition of Emmanuel, but also a promise. It promises that those that accept and believe in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, as Lord and Savior will know that God is with them.

So what does it mean to me that God is with me?

It means Do not be afraid-(Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 56:3, Joshua 1:9, Psalm 118:6)

To know that as His Child, He blesses and protects your coming out and going in  (Deuteronomy 28:6, Psalm 121:6)

Believing that If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 TLV)

And most importantly it means that Jesus Loves you!

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:2 TLV)

And remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

-Matthew 28:20 TLV

 

Jesus, Love

Love

Love

                   1 Corinthians 13- TLV “The Superior Way of Love”

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels

but have not love,

I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy

and know all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains

but have not love,

I am nothing.

 

If I give away all that I own

and if I hand over my body so I might boast

but have not love,

I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient,

love is kind,

it does not envy,

it does not brag,

it is not puffed up,

it does not behave inappropriately,

it does not seek its own way,

it is not provoked,

it keeps no account of wrong,

it does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth;

 

it bears all things,

it believes all things,

it hopes all things,

it endures all things,

 

Love never fails

 

but where there are prophecies,

they will pass away;

where there are tongues,

they will cease;

where there is knowledge,

it will pass away.

 

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

but when that which is perfect has come,

then that which is patial will pass away.

 

When I was a child,

I spoke like a child,

I thought like a child,

I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

For now we see in a mirror dimly,

but then face to face.

Now I know in part,

but then I will know fully,

even as I have been fully known.

 

But now these three remain—

faithhope, and love.

 

And the greatest of these is love.