The Royal Ruler
The Gospel of Matthew
2. Lion Ezekiel 1:5,10
Written for the religious man (Hebrew-Pharisee mindset)
Matthew 1:1 Son of David, Son of Abraham notice David mentioned first
:5-6 David the King interest is the king, the issue is the King and Kingdom and all of it focus in David and Abraham
2.b. Links Malachi to the Greek Scriptures
Matthew 1:22 fulfilled
more than any other account, Matthew links the Old Testament with the Greek Scriptures. It is looking for the fulfilling of what went before, not something new.
Matthew 1:6-7 - the royal lineage
:16 Joseph, the legal right to the throne
:21 Jesus Jehovah Saviour, the redeemer of Israel
Matthew 28:20 I am with you (Emmanuel)
Starts book with God with you, ends the same way.
Because book is kingly, its Jewish because its Jewish it is for Israel because it is for Israel it is dispensational in nature. Not the gospel of the Grace of God, but the Gospel of the kingdom (earthly).
2.c. Example of Dispensational element:
Salvation: Matthew 19:17,20 keep the commandments
:21 added to commandments the kingdom message
Inheritance: Matthew 5:5 - meek earth
19:27-28 12 Tribes
10:6-7 Israel, Kingdom of heaven
Everything is first and foremost a dispensational perspective of Israels king.
2.d. Who is Matthew?
Matthew 9:9 sitting in seat of governmental authority tax collector (publican understood power).
Compare: Luke 5:27 - called by Jewish name left all
:29 a feast human aspect of story
2.e. Overview of Book
King of Jews Matthew 2:1-2
Never called King to the Body of Christ to the Body of Christ.
Only in Matthew do we find the wisemen came to Jerusalem because that is where Davids throne is.
Matthew 2:5-6 Government rule
:9-10 Child is 2 years old
Numbers 23:7 east
24:17 star and scepter cant separate the two.
Matthew 2:11 house (looks to 2nd advent Kingdom coming)
3 offices recognized through the gifts
Frankincense incense for priest
Myrrh suffering for prophet
Isaiah 60 bring gold, frankincense no myrrh because suffering is done in 1st advent.
Matthew 2:13 Egypt- place where Israel born- when Israel came out, birth of nation, hence Jesus identifies with new birth of His people
Nazareth- a place of rejection (Amos 2)
Matthew 3:1-3 Those days- days of his rejection
Voice- a government herald - John in wilderness, not in temple (Dad a priest- should function as a priest) John is type of Israels condition.
Repent ye: for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand (phrase only used in Matthew) A Jewish kingdom- Daniel 2:44- goal of prophecy- the God of heaven setting up a kingdom.
Matthew 3:17 - 2nd voice in chapter- baptism
Chapter 1-16 - comprise 1st half of book
Matthew 17:5 - transfiguration
16:15-16 recognized as rightful heir
:16-19 Kingdom of heaven
Chapters 17-28 comprise 2nd half of book
Matthew 27:54 Centurion, government official of Rome
Matthew 4 tested as Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah- begins to demonstrate his credentials
Matthew 5:1-2 (Sermon on the Mount) Mountains in Scripture are types of the kingdoms- sits in authority and communicates His laws
:21, 27, 31, 33, etc. you heard, but I say- taking out of Mosaic and putting into Davidic, intensifying the standard to heart obedience, not religious- Jesus Christ becomes the authority
Chapters 8-9 12 miracles done
Chapters 10-12 rejection
Matthew 12:6, 41, 43
12:15 withdraws himself
Chapter 13- Parables so unbelievers cant understand- Parables deal with the earthly kingdom Israel :19, 24, 31, 33, 41, 44, 47, 52
Matthew 26:53 spoken as authority
:63-68 condemned because He claimed to be Messiah (Leviticus 10:6)
27:11, 27 Even government of day (Rome) understood
:57 only Matthew records, buried as a King
28:16-20 administrative authority- hence this commission is commission of the kingdom (extend kingdom to nations)