Posted by: biblestudyseattle | March 2, 2015

Jesus’ Children

Jesus did not marry and had no children, despite what Dan Brown may have said in the Da Vinci Code.

“Men took him away roughly and unfairly.
    He died without children to continue his family.”  Isaiah 53:8 NCV

Interestingly, different translations give different meanings to this verse.  Some give the impression that nobody in his day (generation) cared.  Others give the impression that he had no generation (children) to care.  But it clearly states in all translations:

but he will still see his descendants and live a long life.”  Isaiah 53:10 NCV

Jesus will get married.  But he had to suffer first.  Isaiah 54 talks about his bride:

“The Lord says, “Sing, Jerusalem.
    You are like a woman who never gave birth to children.
Start singing and shout for joy.
    You never felt the pain of giving birth,
but you will have more children
    than the woman who has a husband.”  Isaiah 54:1

The barren woman who is a saint will have more children as part of the bride of Christ than any human woman could possibly have.  If we assume that the bride (church) numbers 144,000 individuals or families, they will have thousands of children apiece!  The mechanics of this operation we can only guess, but maybe David gives some clues:

“Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.” Psalm 71:20

“My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;” Psalm 139:15

From this and other passages, it appears that earth itself will be where people come out of.

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