Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son and she will call His name Immanuel.
Jesus has many names and titles, and within this verse we learn His name, Immanuel, which means “God with us”.
Each part of the Holy Trinity has a unique role to play with humanity. And from His name, Immanuel, we see that Jesus is the part of the Godhead come to earth.
Long before Jesus was born in a manger, Isaiah prophesied of the virgin birth and a child who would be called God with us, here on earth. In the book of Matthew we can see Isaiah’s prophesy of Immanuel fulfilled.
For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.
Jesus is God with us, and He is the also the only One who saves us from our sins. It was always the Father’s plan to send the Son to die for our sin, so we could be with Him in heaven eternally.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus willingly gave up His rightful place of honor in heaven, came to earth to live the perfect life that we never could and became the sacrifice for our sin. He died in our place and filled the gap between heaven and earth. If we believe in Him, we are forgiven, become righteous in the sight of God and share in the inheritance of the Son. Then, Jesus is with us from that moment on.
As He ascended back into heaven after the resurrection, Jesus gave us the greatest promise we could ever receive…
And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Jesus wasn’t just God with us for the short time that He was physically here on earth, He is with us right now! This is promise that we as Christians hold tight to. Once we believe in Jesus and put our trust in Him, we are no longer alone. Whatever life throws at us, Jesus promises that He is always there and He will never leave us. When times are good, He is with us and celebrates our success. When times are bad, He is there to lift us up and get us through it.
This same faith that we have in Jesus, also gives us free and full access to the Father whenever we want it. We can boldly enter the throne of grace and seek God’s face. Whatever troubles we have, we can take them directly to God because He wants to have a real and loving relationship with each one of us. That is why He gave us His only Son, Immanuel, so that we could be with Him forever.
Because of the Father’s plan for Jesus to be God with us, we can be completely confident in our faith in Jesus! He has conquered sin and has made a way for us to have eternal life. And He will keep His promise to be with us to the end of the age because He is “God with us”.
I pray that you will feel the joyful presence of Immanuel in your life this Christmas season and always!
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“By the same faith we have in Jesus, we also have free and FULL access to the Father.” Yes and Amen!
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
(visiting from Faith of Fire) 🙂
Hi Rachel! Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad we’re friends and neighbors at Faith on Fire. I hope you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!