JESUS – THE MESSIAH

Jesus – The Promised Messiah

Christian denominations believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah. They believe that Jesus is the anointed one by God who fulfilled the promised covenant of God to Abraham. However, some non-Christian religions believe that Jesus is not the promised Messiah. For them he was just a prophet of God. Jesus was prophesied to come from the line of David in Isaiah 9:7 which was fulfilled in Matthew 1:6, 6 – 17. Jesus was also the one prophesied in Isaiah 11:1 – 5; Isaiah 53:1 – 12 which was fulfilled in Christian Greek Scriptures. He was the one sent by God for forgiveness of sins and salvation of the mankind – Matthew 26:28; John 17:3. He was not just a prophet. He was called “the Son of God” – John 3:16 – 17; Matthew 3:17.

Matthew 26:28 for this means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. John 17:3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.

John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

Matthew 3:17 Look! Also, there was a voice from the heavens that said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.”

Jesus was also the one promised by Jehovah in Jeremiah 23:5 which is described as a king from David who will rule with justice and righteousness in which he was also the one promised in Micah 5:2 which has a proof in John 1:1 -3, 14; Colossians 1:15 – 20; John 3:13 and John 6:62; John 17:5, John 8:56 – 58 etc. Jesus was born in Bethlehem Ephrathah – Matthew 2:1, 3 – 9.

Jeremiah 23:5 “Look! There are days coming,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “and I will raise up to David a righteous sprout. And a king will certainly reign and act with discretion and execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Micah 5:2 “And you, O Beth´le·hem Eph´ra·thah, the one too little to get to be among the thousands of Judah, from you there will come out to me the one who is to become ruler in Israel, whose origin is from early times, from the days of time indefinite.

John 1:1 – 3, 14 1 In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2 This one was in [the] beginning with God. 3 All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence. 14 So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of undeserved kindness and truth.

Colossians 1:15 – 20 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him. 17 Also, he is before all [other] things and by means of him all [other] things were made to exist, 18 and he is the head of the body, the congregation. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that he might become the one who is first in all things; 19 because [God] saw good for all fullness to dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile again to himself all [other] things by making peace through the blood [he shed] on the torture stake, no matter whether they are the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens.

John 3:13 Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man. John 6:62 What, therefore, if YOU should behold the Son of man ascending to where he was before?

John 17:5 So now you, Father, glorify me alongside yourself with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was. John 8:56 – 58 56 Abraham YOUR father rejoiced greatly in the prospect of seeing my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.” 57 Therefore the Jews said to him: “You are not yet fifty years old, and still you have seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to YOU, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.”

Below is a quote taken from Encarta 2007 about the Ephrathah which is also Bethlehem. “Ephrath, also called Ephrathah, wife of Caleb in the Old Testament. Ephrath is also an alternate name for the city of Bethlehem. According to the Bible, Caleb was the great-grandson of Judah, one of the patriarchs of the 12 tribes of Israel. Ephrath’s grandson, Salma, is described in the book of Chronicles as the father, or founder, of the city of Bethlehem (I Chronicles 2:51). The word Ephrathite is the sole remaining term indicating matrilineal descent among the otherwise patriarchal Israelite clans. Jesse, the father of David, is called an Ephrathite in the Old Testament, and thus the entire line of Davidic kings traces its descent from Ephrath. Jeroboam I, described in the Old Testament as the first ruler of the northern kingdom of Israel, is also called an Ephrathite (I Kings 11:26).” Another proof from the Bible that Bethlehem is Ephrath (Ephratah) is in Genesis 35:19. Jesus was also foretold in Genesis 21:12 and Genesis 22:18 as the promised seed of Abraham which has a proof text in Galatians 3:16.

Genesis 21:12 Then God said to Abraham: “Do not let anything that Sarah keeps saying to you be displeasing to you about the boy and about your slave girl. Listen to her voice, because it is by means of Isaac that what will be called your seed will be.

Genesis 22:18 And by means of your seed all nations of the earth will certainly bless themselves due to the fact that you have listened to my voice.’”

Galatians 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. It says, not: “And to seeds,” as in the case of many such, but as in the case of one: “And to your seed,” who is Christ. Jesus was the one mention in Psalms 110:1 which has a proof text from Jesus words in Matthew 22:41 – 45 (*v. 44). In this passage Jesus was describing himself as the one seen by David who was talking with Jehovah. Psalms 110:1 The utterance of Jehovah to my Lord is: “Sit at my right hand Until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.”

Matthew 22:41 – 45 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together Jesus asked them: 42 “What do YOU think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him: “David’s.” 43 He said to them: “How, then, is it that David by inspiration calls him ‘Lord,’ saying, 44‘Jehovah said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies beneath your feet”’? 45 If, therefore, David calls him ‘Lord,’ how is he his son?” 46 And nobody was able to say a word in reply to him, nor did anyone dare from that day on to question him any further.

Some people believe he was only a prophet of God others just a well-known person and so they don’t believe in Christianity. He is indeed a prophet for he had revealed words from Jehovah and prophesied events to come. Jesus words in John 5:43 identified himself as someone mentioned by Moses in Genesis 3:15 and Genesis 49:10. In these two passages, Jesus was foretold by God to come. If he is a prophet of God then there is a reason to believe that he belong to a true church or congregation of God and what he quoted by himself from the scrolls in the Old Scriptures are real, true and from the word of God. It is true that Jesus prophesied the events to come and one of it was the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. in which it is true in the Scriptures that if the event was said to happen then it also mean that a prophet was within the people (Ezekiel 33:33). His prophecies include the denial of Peter about him, his death and resurrection on the third day, the signs of the last days, the persecution of his disciples and the coming great tribulation before ends come. All of his prophecies were come true and the last is about to come very near. The one which is to come is the great tribulation then next after it is the great day of Jehovah which is Armageddon which is believe by almost all of religions. A prophet in dictionary is defined as someone who can foretell the future. In this case Jesus was really a prophet which is also mention in Deuteronomy 18:18 – 19 which was fulfilled to Jesus and has a proof text in John 12:49; John 15:15; Hebrew 1:2 and Acts 3:23. The proof of a true prophet is when his words came true and was spoken the revelation for the name of God [Jehovah] – Deuteronomy 18:20 – 22.

John 5:43 I have come in the name of my Father, but YOU do not receive me; if someone else arrived in his own name, YOU would receive that one.

Genesis 3: 15 And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel.”

Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not turn aside from Judah, neither the commander’s staff from between his feet, until Shi´loh comes; and to him the obedience of the peoples will belong. Deuteronomy 18: 18 A prophet I shall raise up for them from the midst of their brothers, like you; and I shall indeed put my words in his mouth, and he will certainly speak to them all that I shall command him19 And it must occur that the man who will not listen to my words that he will speak in my name, I shall myself require an account from him. 20 “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die.” (Compare John 8:28; 18:8)

(Take note: Jesus was killed and died yet he was resurrected by God, indicating that he was anointed of God and a prophet because he spoke only in the name of his Father)

John 12:49 because I have not spoken out of my own impulse, but the Father himself who sent me has given me a commandment as to what to tell and what to speak.

John 15:15 I no longer call YOU slaves, because a slave does not know what his master does. But I have called YOU friends, because all the things I have heard from my Father I have made known to YOU.

Hebrew 1:2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by means of a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the systems of things.

Acts 3:23 Indeed, any soul that does not listen to that Prophet will be completely destroyed from among the people.’ 24 And all the prophets, in fact, from Samuel on and those in succession, just as many as have spoken, have also plainly declared these days.

Deuteronomy 18:20 – 22 20 “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. 21 And in case you should say in your heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?” 22 when the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it. You must not get frightened at him.’ Another proof to believe that Jesus is the spokesperson sent by Jehovah God or the Word of God (John 1:1; John 1:14; Revelation 19:13) is that there is no verse in Hebrew Scriptures that speaks of the righteous people that will go in heaven after resurrection but rather the resurrected people will live on earth – Proverbs 2:21, 22; Psalms 37:9, 11, 29. It was only through Jesus the heavenly hope is preached to people. What about Psalms 68:18 that speaks of people who went into heaven? This revelation has become possible because Jesus was the one described who goes up into heights and we can see the proof of this verse in Ephesians 4:8 – 10. Please see the link below for additional information about heavenly life and earthly life. https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/heavens-will-pass-away-what-does-it-implies/ How about Ezekiel who was taken up in heaven in 2 Kings 2:11? He was not taken up to literal heaven but rather in a place somewhere just like prophets thought in verse 16. They said it because they have no knowledge about resurrection into heaven much well of a living man then eventually taken up into heaven. What they saw is a whirlwind that took up Elijah in sky and displaced him into another place. One thing the word “sky” in English simply refers to the same word as “heaven” just like in Genesis 1:28; Psalms 79:2; Jeremiah 7:33; 15:3. They have the same Hebrew word. Thus, Jesus was the one who revealed the word of Jehovah about those who have hope for heavenly life and those who have hope for earthly life. It was through him the eternal life in heaven was been introduced to people during his ministry. Therefore the fact of denying the Greek Scriptures is the same as denying Jesus and the hope for heavenly life since the heavenly life was taught in the Greek Scriptures and by Jesus. No one has the knowledge of heavenly hope in the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures. It was only through Jesus that the resurrection for heavenly life has been introduced and only through his apostles and disciples which is also known as the early Christians. Here are some of the Hebrew Interlinear links that speaks about the word “heaven” which means of a literal “sky”: Notice the Hebrew word for heaven and the literal sky in the atmosphere has the same word used.

Genesis 1: 28 http://interlinearbible.org/genesis/1.htm

Psalms 79:2   http://interlinearbible.org/psalms/79.htm

Jeremiah 7:33 http://interlinearbible.org/jeremiah/7.htm

Jeremiah 15:3 http://interlinearbible.org/jeremiah/15.htm

Another proof that Jesus was the promised Messiah is that he was the one pierced which was foretold in Zechariah 12:10 which has a fulfillment text in John 19:34, 37; John 20:27.

Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of favor and entreaties, and they will certainly look to the One whom they pierced through, and they will certainly wail over Him as in the wailing over an only [son]; and there will be a bitter lamentation over him as when there is bitter lamentation over the firstborn [son].

John 19:34 Yet one of the soldiers jabbed his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. ” 37 And, again, a different scripture says: “They will look to the One whom they pierced.”

(Undelined for emphasis. Take note it is a prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures and fulfilled to Jesus in Greek Scriptures.)

John 20:27 Next he said to Thomas: “Put your finger here, and see my hands, and take your hand and stick it into my side, and stop being unbelieving but become believing.” Therefore there is a big reason to believe that Jesus is anointed by Jehovah since not only in Scriptures it says that he is the promised Messiah but also the accounts of the Bible that reports about his life which includes the miracles he had performed to many people. A prophet in a dictionary is defined as someone who foretells the future and someone who tells men a message or command from God. Jesus fits to this identity but a more relative identity is being fulfilled to him because he was the Son of God, the Messiah or Christ of God – Matthew 16:16, 17; John 17:3. Take note in these two verses, Jesus claimed by himself and to people that he is the Christ (Messiah in Hebrew). See also these texts in relation to Jesus: Hosea 6:2. Of course, the Biblical text speaks of not a literal resurrection but rather resurrection in spiritual status and becoming alive in the eyes of Jehovah. Jesus in the same relation has resurrected on the third day thus becoming a spiritual being and is living before God. The proof texts of resurrection of Jesus on the third day are in Matthew 16:21; Luke 9:22 and Mark 8:31 and that he had taken up into heaven was in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9.

Matthew 16:16, 17 16 In answer Simon Peter said: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 In response Jesus said to him: “Happy you are, Simon son of Jo´nah, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to you, but my Father who is in the heavens did.

John 17:3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ. SOME

PROPHESIED SCRIPTURAL TEXTS ABOUT THE PROMISED MESSIAH

Prophesied Text                                                                         Fulfillment Text

The light of the nations        Isaiah 42:6, 7                  John 8:12, Luke 2:32; Matthew 4:16

The one pierced                  Zechariah 12:10                 John 19:34, 37; John 20:27

No bone had broken             Psalms 34:20                   John 19:33, 36

Offered his life to mankind     Isaiah 53:11, 12          1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 26:28;

and brought the sins of the people                               Matthew 20:28

Born in the tribe of Judah       Genesis 49:10            Luke 3:23 – 33

Born by a virgin                      Isaiah 7:14                   Matthew 1:18 – 25

Came from the seed of           Isaiah 9:7                     Matthew 1:1 – 17

Abraham

Came from the line of             Isaiah 11:1;                  Matthew 1:1, 6- 17; Luke 3:38

David                                      Jeremiah 23:5

Came in to Jerusalem              Zechariah 9:9               Matthew 21: 1 – 9

while riding on a donkey

The one to proclaim the          Isaiah 61:1,2               Matthew 4:23; 11:5; 25:13; 31 – 46

Good News of Kingdom

*Isaiah 42:6, 7

6 “I myself, Jehovah, have called you in righteousness, and I proceeded to take hold of your hand. And I shall safeguard you and give you as a covenant of the people, as a light of the nations7 [for you] to open the blind eyes, to bring forth out of the dungeon the prisoner, out of the house of detention those sitting in darkness.

John 8:12 Therefore Jesus spoke again to them, saying: “I am the light of the world. He that follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life.”

John 12:35 – 36, 46

35 Jesus therefore said to them: “The light will be among YOU a little while longer. Walk while YOU have the light, so that darkness does not overpower YOU; and he that walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While YOU have the light, exercise faith in the light, in order to become sons of light.” 46 I have come as a light into the world, in order that everyone putting faith in me may not remain in the darkness.

John 1:6 – 10

6 There arose a man that was sent forth as a representative of God: his name was John. 7 This [man] came for a witness, in order to bear witness about the light, that people of all sorts might believe through him. 8 He was not that light, but he was meant to bear witness about that light.

9 The true light that gives light to every sort of man was about to come into the world.10 He was in the world, and the world came into existence through him, but the world did not know him.

Consider also the text in Daniel 7:9, 13 -14 which speaks of the Son of Man and of the One before the Ancient Days. It was said that the one like a son of man was presented before the One before the Ancient Days and has given rulership to all nations. Compare Psalms 2:8 – 12; 110:1 – 7; Matthew 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:25. There are many reasons to believe about Jesus. He was foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures (as one of it see this link concerning the 69 weeks mention in the book of Daniel when the Messiah will be revealed:https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/the-chronological-dates-in-the-bible/),  he spoke about himself as the one spoken in the Hebrew Scriptures and as the Son of God, showed miracles in the eyes of many people during his life and foretold many prophecies which had happened including the situation on the LAST DAYS which no prophet had said before during the early Christians. It was only him and through him that we are seeing his prophecies on these last days – Matthew 24:3 – 14. He even foretold to his apostles that he will die and resurrected on the third day. Those revealed prophecies should wonder by us since the Christian Scriptures were written only as early of 41 C.E. to 98 C.E. and he was born on 2 B.C until 33 C.E. That was a very huge gap of years to let seen the beginning of the last days starting in 1914. Imagine almost 2000 years and only one person did it with accuracy! We have reasons not ignore the person Jesus Christ! His accounts of his life were also supported by the early historians during the early Christians. If we only could take the Scriptural evidences in Hebrew Scriptures along with the Greek Scriptures and the evidences of the accounts of life of Jesus and his prophecies that is happening in the last days, we could think and wonder that he must be a prophet and the Messiah of God. The proofs that some of his words were taken from the Hebrew Scriptures and his words about himself (proving himself) along his great miracles performed in the eyes of many people are indeed valid reasons to believe that he is the one sent by God. Should we believe on hearsays rather than from his words and from the words of the other people that have witnessed his life? Should we reject the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures when in fact it shows concordance or in agreement to each other? I hope this article will give encouragement to people who are not Christians to seek for the truth and study the truthfulness of the word of God – the Bible.

Please see the link below for better understanding about Jesus – The Promised Messiah.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/appendix_03.htm

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