The Forty Second Generation

"So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." *** Matthew 1:17

From Abraham to David there were fourteen generations.

These fourteen generations were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Phares, Esron, Aram, Aminadab, Maasson, Solomon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse, and David; count them, fourteen generations.

There were fourteen generations from David
unto the carrying away into Babylon.

These fourteen generations are: Solomon, Rehoboam, Abia, Asa, Jehosophat, Joram, Ozias, Joathan, Achaz, Ezekias, Manasses, Amon, Josias, Jechonias; fourteen generations from David until God sent His people into the Babylonian captivity.

Matthew recorded there were fourteen generations
from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ.

Matthew's list included Solathiel, Zorobabel, Abiud, Eliakin, Azor, Sadoc, Achim, Eliud, Elezar, Matthan, Jacob, Joseph, the husband of Mary who bore Jesus.

The Forty Second Generation

As we count this list, we discover Matthew only records thirteen generations from the carrying away into Babylon unto Jesus. We know Jesus was the Christ, the anointed of the Father. As we search the Scriptures for God's Spiritual hidden truths, it becomes clear that God has revealed a Kingdom mystery through the pen of Matthew. There are fourteen generations from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ.

The anointing did not end with Jesus. Christ, the promised seed of Abraham, makes the fourteenth generation.

To follow the anointing we must consider the Day of Pentecost. This was when the anointing fell on all those who were obedient to God's voice. Jesus informed the people:

"And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." *** Luke 24:49

Those who tarried in Jerusalem, the true place of worship, were endued with power from on high. The passing of the anointing was completed on the Day of Pentecost. The Christ anointing was the fourteenth generation from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ. God had fulfilled His promise to Abraham. Those who received this anointing became the seed of Abraham.

God has His Christ seed in the earth today. That promised seed in the earth today is the "forty-second" generation. The number forty-two is 6 x 7. Six is the number of man and seven is the number of God's divine perfection. The forty-second generation will be those who have come into God's divine perfection. As Peter proclaimed to those who were there that day:

"... Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." *** Acts 2:38-39

The promise of the Father was not only for those who tarried in the Upper Room.

This promise is to you, your children, and to all who are afar off. The Holy Spirit anointing is available to all whom God will call. When the anointing falls we become Abraham's seed, the forty second generation, and heirs to all God promised Abraham.

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