There will be two messiahs one day -- Messiah Son of Joseph, who prepares the way for the Messiah Son of David, himself a descendent of Judah. According to tradition, the Messiah Son of Joseph will unite all Israel in preparation for the arrival of the Messiah Son of David, but will die in the process an act of self-sacrifice for his people. Just like his ancestor Rachel, whose self-sacrifice allowed the building of the Second Temple; his self-sacrifice will allow the building of the Third Temple. The spiritual model is Joseph, who chose not to contact his father even though it would have made for a "nicer" life." Jesus as such is mentioned more than 1000 times in the Bible Old and New Testament by referral or direct or by suggestion and prophecies. His life, message and ministry are recorded in the four Gospels of the New Testament.
The following prophecies concerning Jesus Christ were given in the Old Testament during the time frame of approximately 1700 BC - 400 BC. These prophecies were fulfilled hundreds of years later, during Jesus Christ's life on earth. Each of the prophecies listed below are followed in parentheses by the scripture references for both the prophecy and the fulfilment.
(Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:18).
(Genesis 49:10 and Luke 3:23, 33).
(Jeremiah 23:5 and Luke 3:23, 31).
(Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:1).
(Psalms 78:2 and Matthew 13:34).
(Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1, and Matthew 3:1-2).
(Zechariah 9:9 and Luke 19:35-37).
(Psalms 41:9 and Matthew 26:47-50).
(Zechariah 11:12 and Matthew 26:15).
(Zechariah 13:7 and Mark 14:50).
(Zechariah 11:13 and Matthew 27:5-7).
(Psalms 35:11 and Matthew 26:59-60).
(Isaiah 53:7 and Matthew 27:12-14).
(Isaiah 50:6, 53:5, and Matthew 27:26).
(Isaiah 50:6 and Matthew 27:30).
(Micah 5:1 and Matthew 27:30).
(Psalms 22:7-8 and Matthew 27:29, 31).
(Psalms 22:16, Luke 23:33, and John 20:25).
(Psalms 22:18 and John 19:23-24).
(Isaiah 53:12 and Luke 23:34).
(Psalms 22:15 and John 19:28).
(Psalms 69:21 and Matthew 27:34).
(Psalms 22:1 and Matthew 27:46).
(Psalms 89:45 and 102:23-24).
(Exodus 12:46, Psalms 34:20, and John 19:32-33).
(Zechariah 12:10 and John 19:34).
(Isaiah 53:12 and Matthew 27:38).
(Isaiah 53:9 and Matthew 27:57-60).
Depending on what you belief, the religion you follow if any the question of authentic will always turn its head to the question what did start it. Depending on this religion of the person you ask but as a Christians we believe that Jesus is the Messiah. To explain the word we have to go into the Hebrew language as the Hebrew word moshiach (messiah) means anointed, as in an anointed king. The Messiah, according to Arabic, means the one who has the ability to pass his hand over a person to perform miracles, the Messiah used to pass his hand over an ill person to heal him, with God's permission.
This is the only verbal meaning to the word "Messiah" that does make sense in the Hebrew history, we know that Messiah means “anointed” or “anointed one.” The Greek equivalent is Christos′, or Christ. In the scriptures the term is also applied to the high priest. In most of its appearances, though, Christos′ is accompanied by the personal name Jesus, as in the expressions “Jesus Christ” or “Christ Jesus,” to designate him as the Messiah. At times the word is used alone but specifically referring to Jesus with the understanding that Jesus is 'The Christ', as in the statement, “Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8; John 17:3; 1Corinthians 1:1, 2; 16:24).
In Judaism, the Messiah is not considered to be God or a pre-existent divine Son of God. Belief in the eventual coming of a future messiah is a fundamental part of Judaism, and is one of Maimonides 13 Principles of Faith. Maimonides describes the identity of the Messiah in the following terms: if a king shall arise from among the House of David, studying Torah and occupied with commandments like his father David, according to the written and oral Torah, and he will impel all of Israel to follow it and to strengthen breaches in its observance, and will fight God's wars, this one is to be treated as if he were the anointed one. If he succeeded and built the Holy Temple in its proper place and gathered the dispersed ones of Israel together, this is indeed the anointed one for certain, and he will mend the entire world to worship the Lord together, as it is stated: "For then I shall turn for the nations a clear tongue, so that they will all proclaim the Name of the Lord, and to worship Him with a united resolve (Zephaniah 3:9)."
Christians commonly refer to Jesus as either the "Christ" or the "Messiah." Christians believe the Messianic prophecies were fulfilled in the mission, death, and resurrection of Jesus and that he will return to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy. The majority of historical and mainline Christian theologies consider Jesus to be the Son of God, or God the Son, a concept of the Messiah as "the word made Flesh". In each of the four New Testament Gospels, the only literal anointing of Jesus is conducted by a woman. In the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and John, this anointing occurs in Bethany, outside Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Luke, the anointing scene takes place at an indeterminate location, but context suggests it to be in Galilee. In the Hewish Bible, Isaiah 9:5/7 it is paraphrased; for a child is born to us, a son is given to us; dominion will rest on his shoulders. Jesus Christ was crucified in Jerusalem by order of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, for claiming to be the King of the Jews. He stood op three days after his death, appeared to his disciples, and then ascended into heaven. His life and death provided the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. Man was separated from God through Adam's sin, but reconciled back to God through Jesus Christ's sacrifice.
As such Jesus accomplishments are done as Christ. He lived a sinless life. He turned water into wine, healed many sick, blind and lame people, he forgave sins, he multified dish and bread to feed thousands on more than one occasion, he delivered the demon possessed, he walked on water, he calmed the stormy sea, he raised children and adults from death to life. Jesus Christ proclaimed the good news of the Kingdom of God. He became a human being so that he could identify with our weaknesses and struggles, and most importantly so that he could give his life to pay the penalty for our sins (John 1:1,14; Hebrews 2:17; Philippians 2:5-11).
The lessons from Jesus Christ's are too numerous to list and many of them are recorded in the Gospels. Love for mankind, sacrifice, humility, purity, obedience and devotion to God are some of the most important lessons he gave us. The great love of Jesus resulted in his extreme commitment to walk a very precise and narrow path to redeem mankind. For the sake of restoring humans to God, he made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant by being made in human likeness (Philippians 2:6-7). His passionate love caused him to leave the glory of heaven to take human form and live an obedient life of self-sacrifice required by the holiness of God. Only such a selfless life could produce the pure and innocent blood sacrifice required to cover the sins of those who put their faith in him (John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7).
The passion of Christ was directed by the Father's will and resulted in a life whose purpose was the cross (John 12:27). Jesus was dedicated to accomplish the requirements foretold by prophecies and the will of the Father. In Matthew 4:8-9, the devil offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world in exchange for his worship. This offer represented a way for Jesus to establish his kingdom on earth without the cross. It may have seemed like an easy short cut, but Jesus was passionate to accomplish the exact plan of the Father and so rejected it. In John 6:14-15, a crowd tried to make Jesus a king by force, but he again rejected their attempt because it would have deviated from the cross. The final words of Jesus from the cross were a triumphant proclamation. Like a runner crossing the finish line in agony, yet with great emotion in overcoming obstacles, Jesus says It is finished! (John 19:30)
Jesus declared that every word that he said was given to him by the Father who commanded him what to say and how to say it (John 12:49). In order for this to happen, Jesus lived every moment in the presence of the Father. Every thought, word and action of Jesus was given to him by the Father (John 14:31). The passion of Christ was energized by the power of God. Jesus healed the sick, restored the paralyzed, calmed the sea, fed the multitudes and raised the dead through the power of God. Even when he was handed over to the mob led by Judas, he spoke and they fell backwards onto the ground (John 18:6). Jesus was always in control of his life. He said that more than twelve legions, or in excess of thirty-six thousand angels, would respond to his commands (Matthew 26:53).
Jesus was not just a good man who fell victim to evil circumstances. On the contrary, he predicted the manner of his death and the time and place chosen by the Father (Matthew 26:2). Jesus was not a powerless victim. He embraced death to accomplish our redemption and rose from the dead in power and majesty! The life of Christ has set a pattern for living a passionate life for him. Believers in Jesus experience a spiritual birth that results in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit (John 3:3; 1 Corinthians 6:19). Therefore, believers have everything needed to live a passionate life for Christ. Why then are there so few passionate Christians? I believe the answer lies in the fact that so few Christians follow the pattern of Christ's life
Jesus Christ made seven final statements during his last hour on the cross. These phrases are held dear by followers of Christ because they offer a glimpse into the depth of his suffering to accomplish redemption. Recorded in the Gospels between the time of his crucifixion and his death, they reveal his divinity as well as his humanity. As much as possible, given the approximate sequence of events as portrayed in the Gospels, these seven last words of Jesus are presented here in chronological order.
Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
Luke 23:43 "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother."
Matthew 27:46 (also Mark 15:34)
John 19:28 Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfil the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty."
John 19:30 ... he said, "It is finished!"
Jesus knew he was suffering the crucifixion for a purpose. Earlier he had said in John 10:18 of his life, "No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father." These three words were packed with meaning, for what was finished here was not only Christ's earthly life, not only his suffering and dying, not only the payment for sin and the redemption of the world, but the very reason and purpose he came to earth was finished. The Scriptures had been fulfilled. Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."
Here Jesus closes with the words of Psalm 31:5, speaking to the Father. We see his complete trust in the Father. Jesus entered death in the same way he lived each day of his life, offering up his life as the perfect sacrifice and placing himself in God's hands. We cannot simple pass over this statement, it gives the “being a Christian” an deeper meaning in the knowledge that he took on his shoulders our sins. And what is the world doing today, violation all the laws of Him and then they still use his name in vain and expect to be exonerated when the judgement day comes. Those are not Christians but barbarians using his name, using his laws, using his words for their evil practice.
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