A few weeks ago, I was walking down a Avenue in the Hasidic or Orthodox Jewish (the religious Jews) community of Brooklyn New York where I shop quite often, and there was a Banner across the street with the slogan: “Moshiah is coming soon. Lets prepare for him”.
A young Jewish man was entering the store at the same time I was, so I asked him: “Which Moshiah are they now announcing?” (I had seen that sign several times before, since I live in the neighborhood, but not sure if they are announcing different people appearing as the Messiah) and he said: “The Jewish Messiah, ofcourse.”
I responded: “So you mean “Jesus Christ”, he was a Jew, and the Bible says he was indeed the foretold Messiah.” The young Jewish Lad just smiled, and didn’t say another word in response while walking away.
Deep down in his heart he probably knew that was right, but they are afraid to acknowledge the real Messiah, because that is what their Rabbi’s “Rebbe” teach them not to do. They prefer to hold on to old traditions and beliefs, refusing to accept the full truth as foretold in the Bible. I get along very well with my neighbors, the Jews, religious as well as the non religious. I admire their love for family life which has been one of the principles passed down to them from the original Jews in the Bible, and even though most of them around here have large families, they always seem to keep them together as a group. (Just like my father did).
In spite of some of the negative information that have been spread about Jewish people they are some of the nicest, compassionate, hard working and most intelligent people you can ever know. Because of my last name “Brill” which is a Jewish name from my father (whom is of Jewish roots) they even treat me like “a relative”, sending me invitations to different events and auctions.
Modern Day Judaism itself has branched off into so many different movements and customs dividing the Jewish people themselves into different groups
But I can never get a discussion going on the real truth from the Bible, especially mentioning Jesus Christ, not with this sect. Sometimes the non religious Jews will ask questions and really want to know exactly what the Bible says, but most others are so steeped in Judaism religious beliefs and customs, that they close their minds off from getting any knowledge on the real Truth.
Extreme Religious beliefs and traditions can cost a person their life, and turn people off completely against any belief in God.
An example of how extreme religious beliefs can cost people their lives happened here in Brooklyn about two weeks ago within a Hasidic (religious) Jewish household. The family lost five (5) of their beautiful children in a fire that was caused by leaving a hot plate on the stove overnight on the Sabbath. This sect believes that nothing at all should be done on the Sabbath (Saturday) not even a small thing like turning on or off a stove, changing a light bulb, or switching on or off the lights.
Were they not so controlled by such false religious beliefs and turned that hot plate off their beautiful children would still be alive. Adding more insult to God is what was later said by someone, I believe the father, that God has called his children to be angels in heaven. That was never a teaching of the Bible or the original Jews, accusing their own Creator of such cruelty. Angels existed in heaven long before humans were created, never does the Bible ever say that God kills people to take them to be angels in heaven.
In Ezekiel 18:32 Our Creator himself says that he “doesn’t take any pleasure in the death of anyone, but that they turn back from doing wrong and keep living.” And in Romans 6:23 it says: “the wages sin pays is death.” So death is not a reward or a passage way to heaven, or some better other side, it is punishment for sin, and people go back to the ground. This type of deception taught by false religions and Judaism all came from the original lie told by Satan, distorting the Truth of the Bible. (Will discuss that further down). The original Jews had no concept or hope of going to heaven, they knew that everlasting life would be in a Paradise on earth. That was and is still God’s Purpose.
Humans were created to live forever on earth and was never promised a life in heaven. (I will explain later down how we got our start, and how only when Jesus came to earth he explained that the Kingdom which would restore God’s original purpose of life forever on earth, was going to be in heaven, and only those ruling in the Kingdom would be chosen to go to heaven to be Kings and Priest. They were not going there to be angels, but will be ruling over the earth where the rest of mankind will be just as it was in the beginning).
Those extreme views of work on the Sabbath and the cruelty of killing children was added by Judaism not the God (Jehovah) of the Bible, and had they accepted Jesus as Messiah they would have been freed from all those Sabbath requirements and false teachings, since he was the fulfillment of the law and no one is required to keep the Sabbath anymore.
I have met some Jews that are even Atheists, which is shocking, since their whole history began in the Bible, and if there is no God, then they are no Jews either. But they are real, proof that there is a God and the whole history of the Bible is 100% true. While others are just indifferent to any religion, live just to make money, get rich with no hope of continued life, no hope in a Messiah. You can’t really blame anyone today Jew or non Jew for being turned off by religion, there is so much confusion and hypocrisy in people professing to serve God, that the worlds religions have produced more Atheists than believers.
Modern day Judaism itself has branched off into so many different movements and customs dividing the Jewish people into different groups and denominations that in itself should wake them up to the fact that this is not the truth from God (Jehovah) the God of their forefathers as recorded in the original Scriptures. There is only One Truth, and one way to please him, not a hundred different ways and conflicting beliefs.
It is a matter of Life or Death now in our times, for all people not just the Jews, whether they accept the true Savior (or Messiah) that God has provided for the saving of the human race. Most movies and other information view Jesus as just a good man, or a good prophet. None really explains exactly why he was born as a Jew, the reason why he came and died, and how his death will affect the whole world of mankind in the near future. I will explain later down why.
Therefore whether you are a Jew or of any other nationality, ethnicity, or religious beliefs, or no religious beliefs please read this entire Post all the way to the end. It is long because there is so much to tell, but even if you have to read it in sections, do so, and you will learn some things you probably did not know or was mis-informed. It is all based on the Bible of which you can read along yourself from your own copy.
But why do some refuse to believe in Jesus as the Messiah?
According to Judaism Jesus was not the Messiah, they have completely rejected him even as the son of God, and are still looking forward to the coming of the “Jewish Messiah”. (Therefore that Banner that I mentioned at the beginning). Here is a bit of what I copied from the Wikipedia under “Judaism view of Jesus”: (You can look that up yourself online and read the entire rejection of Jesus written there).
“Judaism generally views Jesus as one of a number of Jewish Messiah claimants who have appeared throughout history. Jesus is viewed as having been the most influential, and consequently the most damaging of all false messiahs”. (Can you believe it? That man was the most loving, compassionate being ever walked this earth) The article went on further to say “However, since the mainstream Jewish belief is that the Messiah has not yet come and the Messianic Age is not yet present….Judaism has never accepted any of the claimed fulfillments of prophecy that Christianity attributes to Jesus”.
During the time that Jesus appeared on earth, the Jews were suffering under the very oppressive Roman World Empire, the sixth World Power of Bible history
During the time that Jesus appeared on earth, the Jews were suffering under the Roman World Empire, the sixth World Power of Bible history. The Jewish Religious leaders whom had already fallen away from the Truth of God’s Word, believed that Jesus was going to relieve them from Roman Rule and save the Jewish people from oppression and bring Peace. They also thought that Jerusalem would remain the seat of God’s Government on earth where all the former Kings representing God reigned. But instead Jesus showed them and preached about the coming “Kingdom of God, a heavenly Government” that would be the real solution to rid the earth of oppressive Political Governments not just the Jews.
Matthew 4:23 says that Jesus went through the whole of Galilee and in their synagogues preaching the Good News about the Kingdom. And in Matthew 6:9,10 He taught them and all of us today how to pray for God’s Kingdom, saying: in verse 10: “Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place as in heaven also on earth.”
The Jewish prophet Daniel under inspiration from God foretold years in advance before Jesus was even born what the Messiah would accomplished, that he would be enthroned in the heavenly Kingdom, not earthly Jerusalem, and that it would affect all peoples of the earth, not just the Jews.
In the book of Daniel 7:13,14: foretold when Jesus would be enthroned in the heavenly Kingdom, in verse 14: “And to him were given rulership, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him. His rulership is an everlasting rulership that will not pass away and his kingdom will not be destroyed”. Also in Daniel 2:44 foretold about the Kingdom crushing all these earthly Kingdoms and itself will stand forever.
So God’s Kingdom would be the means by which peace and eternal life would be restored to all the earth, including the Jewish state. But this would take place during the Seventh World Power which followed the Roman One, the one we are now living under, the Anglo-American Dual World Power. It is during this period that God’s Heavenly Government would be set up in heaven with Jesus Christ as King, and when he would rid the entire world of all human suffering.
They believed that the Jewish Messiah was going to relieve just the Jews alone and the nation of Israel from oppression, not the whole world
But God never said that he was sending a Savior just to save one group of people and bring peace to just a small section of the earth. That was not the reason why Jesus was born a Jew, just to save the Jews only. Jesus came to them as proof that he was indeed the foretold promised one and to give the Jews the first opportunity to be co-rulers in the Kingdom of heaven, not earthly Jerusalem.
They also expected the Messiah to be more prominent, “A Big Shot” who would start ruling as King of the Jews then, but instead Jesus was a humble man who dressed and walked around among the people like everyone else. I will explain further down how and why Jesus was born a Jew and even how and why the Jews became God’s People. (It is all in the Bible folks, very clear to understand).
So when Jesus appeared it was not yet God’s time then for the Kingdom to start ruling over the earth. So they rejected him as the foretold Messiah, even though he fulfilled every foretold scripture about what they should expect and showed by miracles and his speech that he was indeed God’s Son.
Because of their rejection of this true Messiah, Jehovah (God) rejected them as a nation of his approved people in the year 36 C.E. But still giving “individual Jews” the opportunity to come into a good relationship with him and gain life in the Kingdom.
In 70 C.E. God allowed the temple in Jerusalem to be overthrown by the Romans letting them know that indeed His Kingdom will no longer be ruling from earthly Jerusalem, but will be later established in heaven, with Jesus Christ as the Messianic King. Even at that time of the earthly Jerusalem destruction in 70 C.E, Jesus had foretold that those that had developed faith in him as the Messiah, and many Jews had, should flee when they see the Roman Armies surrounding the City.
Following Jesus’ Instructions saved the lives of those believing Jews and their families when Jerusalem was destroyed.
Very specific instructions was given by him for them to flee in Luke 21: 20, 21: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped (Roman) armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. Then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her….” After the Romans encamped the City, by a miracle they withdrew temporary, and the believing Jews fled for their lives along with their families, following Jesus instructions.
The Romans first came in the year 66 C.E. and started building an entrapment around the city of Jerusalem, so that the Jews wouldn’t be able to get out. But then suddenly withdrew before finishing going around the entire city and stayed away for four years before they returned in 70. C.E. It seemed like they had changed their minds.
But it was Jehovah (God) giving all the Jews four (4) years to flee out of Jerusalem so that they wouldn’t have to die in that terrible destruction. The believing Jews used that opportunity to pack up their belongings and moved out of Jerusalem as fast as they could with their families just as Jesus told them to do, even though they didn’t know when the Romans were coming back.
The majority of the Jews in the City refused to follow Jesus’ command, to flee while God allowed four years for them to do so, and became very rebellious against any messages from God and the instructions given by Jesus himself to flee. He was indeed acting as their Messiah then, by showing them how not to be destroyed with the city.
Only those faithful Jews who had accepted him as the Promised One, fled and were spared alive. According to the historical account of the eye witness Josephus over 1.100.000 million rebellious Jews died during that destruction. What a shame just because they didn’t believe Jesus was the foretold One and didn’t listen to his instructions.
So these of modern day Judaism cannot blame him for not telling them or trying to save their lives back then. He did act as their Deliverer from being killed by the Romans during Jerusalem’s destruction, but they expected him to do something else, even though it was made plain that God was no longer using Jerusalem as the place from where the Messianic Kingdom would rule.
So the majority of them even after all that history behind them, and during the centuries, the Jews started spreading all over the world and so did Judaism branching out into different sects, all the way down to our day, but continuing in their stubborn rejection of Jesus as Messiah and still continue to look forward to the coming “Jewish Messiah” for the saving of the Jews only. And the reason I was told by one Jew that their wives in this particular sect of Hasidic Judaism get so many children is the hope that one of them will be that Messiah. And that this one will be the one to save the Jewish people, take them back to the homeland Israel, build the third temple, and bring peace.
They just need to take the time to examine the whole message of the real Bible, the word of God, given to them originally through his inspired prophets. Instead just like “Christendom”, the churches of Christendom, claiming to be Christian, but in reality are all an apostasy from the real truth of the Bible, so is modern day Judaism. It is all “religion” according to the interpretation of their leaders, under the Opposing God, Satan the Devil. Keep reading, it gets even more exciting and revealing, somethings were hidden from you whether you are a Jew or non Jew, or member of any of Christendom Religions. This is real history that you can read in your Bible or research in the history books.
Adding more to the disbelief of the Jews is the way the Churches of Christendom represent Jesus Christ.
Adding more to the disbelief of the Jews and making it more difficult for them to accept Jesus Christ as the foretold Messiah, is the way the churches of Christendom represent Jesus Christ. After Jesus established True Christianity with his twelve disciples, whom were all Jews, all the original congregations were made up of all those whom had come into the new covenant, again they were all Jews (will see later on how and when Jesus established the New Covenant) then eventually people from other nations were invited to be Jesus followers including some Romans.
But about 400 years after Jesus’ death and the death of his last apostle John, the great apostasy took place. Starting with the Roman Catholic Church (Remember the Romans were enemies of the Jews, and of God, the Roman soldiers themselves were the ones who killed Jesus according to their custom of executing people on a stake, or pole, and later destroyed Jerusalem).
So when the Roman Catholic Church was formed every believer knew and as was foretold by the last apostle John, that this was the beginning of the great apostasy, the breaking away from “True Christianity”, Satan’s means of entrapping millions of people into false worship against the Creator but which would now be going to himself. Ofcourse they took on the name “Christian religions” and adopted some teachings from Jesus and mixed them up with paganism something Jehovah had told his people not to do.
Other religions started forming or branching out into thousands of other denominational protestant religions all calling themselves “Christians”, but all under different names. But they never continued the work of preaching about God’s Kingdom as was giving by Jesus himself and that was carried on by the early True Christians. They never use God’s Name “Jehovah” which all the original Jews used his name and were known by his name. That name was used in the Original Bible more than 7000 times. (JHWH in Hebrew.)
In later Bible translations Christendom Religions took God’s name completely out of the Bible replacing it with the words “Lord” or “God”. Neither did they or still do not promote Jesus as the Messiah or teach people the whole reason why he was sent to earth.
The churches of Christendom never promoted Jesus as the Messiah making it difficult for the Jews to really accept him as such
Neither do they explain how “The Kingdom” will restore God’s original purpose of having perfect people living on earth, like it was in Paradise. Why not? Unknown to the majority of people who were baptized into these churches Satan was their God who was and is still getting their worship. (Revelation 18:4, 5 call them all Babylon the Great, including Judaism, and God is telling sincere people to get out of Babylon the Great now before Armageddon comes. Will talk more about this in the following Post after this one).
Satan is an enemy of Jesus and God and anyone who wants to do what is right, he doesn’t want anyone to believe in a Messiah and gain life forever as was God’s Purpose, because that would mean an end to him. (You will see later on how in Genesis 3:15 that enmity was foretold and started). So are you already beginning to understand why the Jews were so hated by the so called “Christians”, after their formation and many people were deceived into thinking that these were the true followers of Jesus Christ, adding more to the rejection of Christ as Messiah among the Jews?
The churches of Christendom claiming to be “Christian” started using Jesus in all kinds of greed promoting pagan celebrations and customs, even venerating the object of his execution calling it the “Holy Cross”, and his mother as the “Virgin Mary”.
These so called “Christian Religions” never really explain from the Bible why Jesus came and died, what his death means, and how he will save obedient mankind, Jews as well as all people of faith. Instead they worship Jesus as God, saying that he is part of a Trinity, which the Jews know that God is not the same as Jesus. They also associate him with all kinds of pagan holidays, (The original Jews and the first true Christian congregations were told to keep away from any pagan customs or association) and Jesus name is used to promote greed and have become one of the biggest money making names in history.
Using him in all kinds of images, even making his mother Mary (they still call the “Virgin Mary”) and the Stake that he died on, which they have transformed into a “Holy Cross” (the object on which he was executed was nothing holy to God, it was an object of execution, a curse that was used by the Romans, his enemies, no object was to be ever venerated or worshipped according to God’s commands, especially one that was used to execute His own son).
Would you worship or hold sacred a gun or knife that was used to kill a loved one? Ofcourse not, neither does God hold the Stake or “Cross” sacred. (The Romans used upright Poles or Stakes for their execution of criminals, it became a two beamed cross after Roman Catholicism came into existence, and was venerated and called the “Holy Cross”). It was Jesus Christ death, his shed blood that is supposed to be sacred and that we should hold in high esteem.
These customs were all considered to be Idolatry which the original Jews did not practice. All this widened the gap of unbelief among the Jews in Jesus as the Real Messiah.
But Christendom made images of them as objects of worship, which is idolatry something God himself condemned and was not practiced among the original Jews, God’s people. The “Cross” became the big thing among Christendom churches, the so called symbol of Christianity. It was venerated in jewelry around people’s necks, earrings, ornaments, on Church Buildings, etc. as a symbol of “Christianity”. Can’t you see Satan tactic behind this? He was glorying the means by which he killed God’s Son, promoting Idolatry which he knows God’s condemns, while hiding the true meaning of Jesus shed blood.
Keep in mind the Stake on which Jesus died, or what they call the “Cross” was provided by the Romans, his enemies, it was their object of execution, God did not provide the stake that they hung his son on. Besides Jesus has been used in all kinds of pagan money making celebrations, movies, plays, and anything else they can think off. (see previous posts: “What does Jesus have to do with the Easter Bunny and colored eggs?”) also (“Hey, whats up with all these Christmas Lights and Decorations anyway?”).
Their false teaching is that Jesus will take all good people to heaven, and send the wicked to a place of Hellfire and torment. This is not a teaching from God, or the belief of the original Jews, or of true Christianity which was first all made up of Jews who had accepted the Messiah.
And since they blame the Jews for killing Jesus, how could any man kill God? The Jews know that is not true. Even though the Jewish religious leaders rejected him and shouted for his impalement, and probably would have kill him themselves, in the finale it was the Roman soldiers who were enemies of the Jews that killed Jesus, not the Jews. So these are another set of Satan’s lies to keep the gap of unbelief open, for the churches could say if he was indeed the Jewish Messiah why did they kill him? But they didn’t. And Christendom representation of Jesus doesn’t help convince them either that he was their Messiah.
But the Bible shows that many thousands of Jews became Jesus followers, all his twelve disciples were Jews, so not all of them rejected him. As a matter of fact large crowds of the common Jewish people followed him around hungry to hear him teach them something about the truth of God. This irritated his opposers so much that they called his followers a “Cult” and became afraid that all the poor Jews would follow him, and they wanted to get rid of him.
Even after he died and went back to heaven all the original Christian congregations were made up of all Jews. And even today many thousands of Jews right within the nation of Israel itself are now accepting the Truth from the whole Bible and are becoming part of “True Christianity”. This is the true Christianity established by Jesus himself, which was an outgrowth from the original true worship of the true God Jehovah. (not the apostate version practiced by “Christendom” religions).
Who doesn’t want anyone to believe in a Savior or Messiah, and why not?
Jesus himself when on earth foretold that many of the Jewish religious leaders would reject him, they had already started their form of Judaism, an apostasy from the real Hebrew teachings of God, placing so much burdens on the Jewish people, keeping them enslaved by a whole set of un-scriptural traditions, making it difficult for them to accept Christ.
(All this hatred against True worship and Jesus Christ was foretold even as far back as the Garden of Eden at the fall of man into sin. (In Genesis 3:15, will explain later down how it all got started) So even though Jesus clearly fulfilled every single prophesy about the Messiah in the scriptures they refused to believe he was the foretold or Promised One.
Also the Bible book of 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4 shows why some people including many Jews would not believe, it says “If, in fact the good news we declare is in fact veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, (4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through”.
Satan the Devil is referred to as the God of this system of things, blinding the minds of the unbelievers so that no matter what you show them from the Bible itself, they still don’t believe it. So Satan is keeping them all blinded because he doesn’t want anyone to serve God and be saved. Jesus referred to Satan as the “Father of the lie”, and a murderer. (John 8:44).He is the originator of sin, human suffering and death. He doesn’t want a Savior for the world, for that means the end of his wicked rule over the earth, and that is the main reason why God sent His son to destroy this Satanic and demonic controlled world.
The Bible is more than just a Good Book as some people believe, it gives us the entire history of our existence, how we got into this condition of suffering and death, why we need a Messiah, who he will be, and how everything will be restored back to God’s original Purpose. It has a very serious and enlightening message, not just good stories.
It is for very good reasons why even after so many years the Bible is still the No 1 Best Seller, and can be found in the homes of most all peoples everywhere. Just its message has been obscurred and hidden by the majority because of the Great Deceiver, not wanting people to know the Truth so that they will keep living as God’s will is.
The Bible gives us the entire history of why we need a Messiah in the first place, why the Messiah could not be a mere imperfect man as they expect him to be born. Why he has already been born and where, definitely not in Brooklyn New York. Why did God choose the Jewish people back then as his people and why the Messiah would be born and die as a Jew.
Why the Messiah is not coming to just save the Jewish Nation, and why the temple in Jerusalem would not be rebuilt and earthly Jerusalem would never be the seat of God’s Government again, but would now be a Heavenly Government, refer in the Bible as the “New Jerusalem” (Bible Book of Revelation 21:2, 10-14) and would rule over the entire earth, ushering in a period of peace for all those whom choose now to listen to the Good News and make their choice for God’s Rulership.
How did it all began? How did the human race got in this mess needing a Savior or Messiah?
In the Bible book of Genesis from the beginning it tells us how God created the heavens and the earth. How after all things were created He created the man from the dust of the earth, blew into his nostrils and he became a living person. Genesis 1:27, 28 says: “And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth”.
The account in Genesis went on to say how God gave the first man Adam, the command to eat from every seed bearing plant and fruit bearing tree, including all vegetation for food. In Genesis 2:8 how he planted a Garden in Eden and put the man whom he had formed. So the first man and woman were created perfect in God’s Image with no end to their perfect life and the ability to think and act with a good conscience.
The human race started off perfect. They lacked nothing and needed no whole set of rules and commands. It was life in Paradise.
Nothing was ever said about their life being temporary and later taken to another place called heaven. The earth would be their permanent home, a beautiful Garden or Paradise that would spread throughout the whole world as they got children and kept moving and living throughout the entire earth, with all the food they could eat from the Plants and trees in the Garden.
They lacked nothing, and needed nothing else to keep living and be happy. No laws and rules, no rituals, sacrifices and holidays, no churches or religious institutions, no political governmental boundaries. Just perfect health, eternal youth and life, unity and peace worldwide would result once the first two humans started having children and kept multiplying.
Continued everlasting Life depended on their proper use of Free Will and the recognition of God as their Life Giver and obedience to Him whenever such is needed.
God was their Instructor, Provider, and Protector whenever such is called for. The Creator gave them the power of free will, meaning they could choose to do what is right, or abuse their free will and choose a course contrary to God’s arrangement for their good and continued life, and that would lead to death.
So throughout all their lives free will, the ability to choose would be the determining factor as to how their life turned out. Every choice comes with consequences either for good or bad. Even today and throughout all eternity the Creator will allow humans to choose, but he has the right to warn them of the consequences of their choice, but never forcing them to do what he wants, always giving them the choice to listen or not to listen, to do, or not to do.
In order to let them know that their continued life depended on obedience, and himself as the rightful One to decide what was good for them or not, Jehovah gave them a simple test, recorded here at: Genesis 2: 9,16,17: “Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and bad”
And in verse 16, 17: “Jehovah God also gave this command: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction but as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.” But there was an interruption to that peaceful beginning.
An interruption took place in God’s Original purpose for the human race, through the first Lie spoken by the Evil One
In Genesis 3 speaks about the serpent whom deceived Eve into eating of the tree that God told them not to eat from. He did so by placing doubt in her mind and literally lying against God. Genesis 3:1, reads: Now the serpent was the most cautious of all the wild animals of the field that Jehovah God had made. So it said to the woman: “Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree of the garden?”
At this the woman said to the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. But God has said about the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden:” You must not eat from it, no you must not touch it; otherwise you will die. At this the serpent said to the woman: (Genesis 3:4, 5) “You certainly will not die.” For God knows that in the very day that you eat from it, your eyes are bound to be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.”
So the serpent told the first human pair the first lie, the complete opposite of what God said. By obeying Satan instead of God, he now became their Ruler. So God’s right to govern his own creations was also challenged. He allowed time to pass, allowing Satan to rule through every kind of government, and the human race to make their own decisions as to what or whom they choose to obey.
(We today know that a serpent cannot speak, so Satan used the serpent as his mouth piece the same as a Ventriloquist uses a puppet to make people believe it is speaking. Or Cartoon Movie writers uses animal characters to make children believe they are indeed speaking. And little children really believe these characters are speaking. Eve was still very young and naive, like a child who didn’t know yet that a serpent couldn’t speak.
The Bible says she was deceived, Satan knew he could deceive her, not Adam. Adam had named the animals himself, he knew they couldn’t speak. That is why Adam was blamed for willfully selling the human race into sin. When he saw Eve eating of the forbidden fruit and she told him who made her take of it, he knew right away it was a disobedient source that had deceived his wife, but he willingly took of the fruit and therefore was blamed and paid the penalty for disobeying his Creator and causing untold suffering and death to the entire human race.)
The Bible Book of Revelation (showing the final outcome of what will happen to Satan in the end) identifies him as the serpent: Revelation 12:9: “so down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent,…” shows that the serpent was really Satan, a fallen angel whom had become disobedient himself and had become the great “Opposer” or “Resister”, the Evil One, which is what his name Satan means. He was a good angel who had become a hater of his own Creator and of the first humans, since he knew that they could not keep living if they disobeyed God.
How sin lead to human suffering and sickness, old age and death entered the world of humanity
And so Eve began eating of the fruit of the tree after listening to Satan’s lie and later gave some of it to her husband Adam. And that is how sin entered the world of humanity, sin is really the willful choice to do just the opposite of what God requires of us or how he created us to live. God told them they would die if they eat of the tree and that is exactly what happened. In Genesis 3: 16-19: God continued to tell Adam and Eve how their whole comfortable life would change, pain and suffering would result eventually leading to their death.
He told Eve how she would now gave birth to children in pain, and told Adam that the ground was now cursed, it would grow thorns and thistles, he would now work harder to till the ground to eat and eventually grow old and die. In Genesis 3:19, the latter half said: “in the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.” So the penalty for sin was death, the opposite of life, or back to the dust, not Hell fire or a place of torment as some religions teach.
The command to multiply and fill the earth was already given, so Adam’s children would now be born with the defect of sin. They would not be perfect like they were in the beginning but would now enter the world already condemned to death like their parents. This is confirmed in the book of Romans 5:12: “That is why just as through one man sin entered the world and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned” And it confirms the fact that all humans of whatever skin color or ethnicity are really all “One Family”, one “Race”, all offspring of Adam and Eve, none better than the other.
So all humans from then onward inherited sin and death. This was not the original purpose of the Creator but was passed down to us by Adam. God blamed Adam for man’s sin because he knew fully well that the serpent could not speak, and that someone else, an angel had to be using the serpent as his mouth piece to deceive Eve. So eating of the fruit was a willfull choice made by perfect Adam, he didn’t make an imperfect mistake, because he was a perfect man, and by this act he sold the entire human race into a life of suffering, sickness and death.
The first prophesy given by God in Eden for a Deliverer or Messiah that would crush the serpents’ head, the Devil putting him out of existence
After Adam and Eve sinned God allowed the human race to grow and spread out, and Satan to exist who now became the one whom most people follow, by virtue of not obeying the Creator. But since God created them (the human race) in his image, he knew that not all of them would choose a wrong course, even though they were sinful.
So he started making arrangement for a Deliverer to release those that choose to obey him from the death dealing state they were sold in by their first parents, Adam and Eve. It was also the just or right thing to do, because none of us or any of Adam’s children had anything to do with the choice he made, so it was only right for the Creator to at least give us a chance at everlasting life.
So God gave us the first prophecy or promise that someone would come to put an end to Satan by crushing him out of existence, but before that Satan would strike him in the heel. Also there would be constant enmity between the offspring of Satan (the human population that choose to serve the Devil most doing so indirectly by not listening or living in accord with the way God created them to live), and those that serve God. In speaking to the serpent, but in realty speaking to the evil angel the Devil whom was behind the serpent, God said at Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head and you will strike him in the heel”.
For many years this prophecy wasn’t fulfilled because for someone to crush the Devil out of existence, that person would have to be a spirit person himself. Also he would come from someone who had faith in God, who had not chosen a course in opposition to the will of the Creator. It was another 2000 years before it was revealed that the one to crush Satan out of existence would be born as a human first, equal to Adam.
A man of faith, Abraham, noticed and chosen by God because he listened to God’s voice
God was paying attention to those on earth who was trying to do what is right and please him, and a faithful man called Abraham proved to be of outstanding faith and had great love for God. The Bible says that God even called Abraham “His Friend”. In Genesis chapter 17 through to Chapter 22 it gives us the entire history of how Abraham’s wife Sarah could not have children, and both of them were now old.
Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years. Jehovah told them that they would have a son whose name would be Isaac, and out of him would come “nations and kings of peoples”. Both Abraham and Sarah laughed at the prospect of having a child in their old age. (Genesis 18:12-15, and Genesis 17:17). Any woman and man at that age would have done the same thing, I know I would have cracked up laughing thinking it was joke, and that is exactly what Sarah did when she was given the news by the angel of God.
But God promised Abraham and Sarah that nations would come out of them, even kings, he was to become a father to many nations, and God was going to multiply his
offspring like grains of sand on the seashore. (Genesis 17:4-6 and Genesis 22:17,18). I wonder how many Jews today really appreciate that they got their start from two old people, and to be such an intelligent people shows it was all a miracle of God, that Life is a gift from the Creator and faithfulness will always be rewarded. What a great reward Abraham and Sarah got for their faith in God. And he was doing all this for the preparation of the Messiah to save all mankind in the end.
Abraham already had a son by his Egyptian slave girl Hagar at age 86, (that was still considered to be young in those days) whom had actually been given to him by Sarah his wife because she couldn’t have children. She wanted her husband to have a child since she was barren. (Genesis 16) and Hagar was no doubt a young Egyptian girl and his name was called Ishmael. Abraham was concerned about this son, who at the time was his only son, but the Creator told him what will be called his offspring would be through his son Isaac, the one that would be born through Sarah his legal wife, who was now 90 years old and barren. (Genesis 21:12,13).
Later Hagar and her son Ishmael was sent away down to Egypt, where God also told Abraham that his son Ishmael also would become a great nation, (Genesis 21: 12,13, 14-21), but the promised one later would be revealed to come through his son Isaac, his son by Sarah, a Hebrew, and his legal wife, not the son of the Egyptian slave girl Hagar. (This no doubt explains why so many Hebrews have dark skin or are considered Black, and spread throughout Africa and Egypt, since they are in reality Abraham’s offspring by his first son Ishmael who later married an Egyptian woman.They were also first cousins to the Jews, Ishmael and Isaac were brothers by the same father Abraham)
The promised One was to come through Abraham’s son Isaac’s offspring
After both Sarah and Abraham had a good laugh over
their having a child in their old age, Sarah was 90 years old and Abraham 100 (Genesis 21: 6,7) God confirmed his previous statement to them at Genesis 17:19: “Your wife Sarah will definitely have a son and you must name him Isaac.
And I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant to his offspring after him”. And in Genesis 17 verse 21, God repeated his will to establish a covenant with Isaac. And Sarah did indeed get pregnant after being barren for 90 years, and bore her child for nine months like any other woman in her old age. Eventually Isaac was born and she watched him grow up to be a man and was still alive when his first two sons were born.
After putting Abraham to the test by asking him to offer up his son Isaac, and because Abraham had so much faith that no matter what God asked him to do he believed that He will work out his purposes for the good of all. Abraham went ahead and prepared to offer up his son, but then God’s angel stopped him and the promise that the Messiah would come through his offspring was again confirmed to him only now made even clearer.
The coming of the Messiah made even more clearer – By means of him: “All nations of the earth will be blessed”, a restoration of God’s Original Purpose would take place
In the year 1943 B.C.E. God told Abraham in Genesis 22:17, 18 “I will certainly bless you and I will surely multiply your offspring like the stars of the heavens and like the grains of sand on the seashore, and your offspring will take possession of the gate of his enemies. And by means of your offspring all nations of the earth will obtain a blessing for themselves because you have listened to my voice”.
So now Abraham knew that one of his grand children through Isaac would be the one to crush the Devil’s head and bring blessings to all the nations of the earth. God’s original purpose for the earth, human perfection and eternal life in peace will be restored. Lets see how God kept to that promise and gradually over the years the Messiah did come through Isaac’s line. (It is all in the Bible folks, especially if you are a Jew, this is your history, I hope you are reading the scriptures that I mention here along as you read this exciting history for the saving of humanity).
How the nation of Israel was born
Isaac, Abraham’s son later got two sons, Jacob and Esau, both boys were twins. However God chose Jacob and his name was changed to Israel. (Genesis 32:28). He had twelve sons, and one daughter. Israel children and descendants later became known as the “Israelites” or the “twelve tribes of Israel”. The fourth son, Judah had exceptional leadership ability, so God’s promise was narrowed down again that the “Promised One” will come through Judah’s line or offspring: (Genesis 49:8-10).
In Genesis 49 verse 10 God prophesied: “The scepter will not depart from Judah, neither the commander’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to him the obedience of the peoples will belong”. The offspring of Judah came to be known as the “Jews”, and later all the descendants of Jacob (Israel), the Israelites were called “Jews”. This came all the way down to King David in the line of Judah, of which Mary Jesus mother was a offspring, a Jewish girl. Also Joseph, Mary’s fiancée and later her husband which made him Jesus stepfather, (his real father was “God”) also was from the line of Judah.
So there you have it, the One to save the human race from Adam’s death dealing sin and suffering was to be born a “Jew”
How did God continued to keep that promise and to prove to all the Israelites that indeed the Messiah would come through them? Also what about all the other pagan nations around them who had become enemies of the Hebrews (remember Genesis 3:15, that enmity would exist between those whom God approves and the population of people, or the pagans whom were serving the Devil) how would they believe that these people the Israelites were really the people of God?
Joseph one of Jacob’s (or Israel sons) stirred jealousy among his brothers because his father had given him a beautiful coat, and was sold by his brothers to a caravan of Ishmaelites going down to Egypt, and ended up being appointed as Food Administrator in the land of Egypt. A great famine arose and spread to the land of Canaan where the Israelites were living, but there was food in Egypt.
Why the Jews became slaves in Egypt, and how God was preserving them alive in order to keep his promise
So the other sons of Israel decided to go to Egypt to get food to keep the family alive according to the instructions from their father Israel. When they arrived in Egypt, Joseph who had been put in charge of the distribution of food recognized his brothers, but they didn’t recognize him. (Genesis 42-45). When he revealed himself to them, they were sorry that they had sold him into Egypt, but he comforted them by saying who was really behind the preservation of the Israelites.
In Genesis 45: 5, 7 he told them: “But now do not be upset and do not reproach one another because God has sent me ahead of you for the preservation of life.” But God sent me ahead of you in order to preserve for you a remnant on the earth and to keep you alive by a great deliverance”. So God was preserving the Jews alive so as to fulfill his promise of the Messiah coming through them.
Eventually all the nation of Israel came to reside in Egypt and they continued to multiply. But Pharaoh the Ruler of Egypt took advantage of them and made them do hard physical labor. They became slaves in Egypt that lasted for about 400 years. But again it was not God’s will that his people would be slaves in a foreign land. They were moved there in order to keep living because of the famine in Canaan and Egypt had plenty of food.
(Even today some Jews don’t understand that God was not the one who made them slaves in Egypt, he was preserving them alive because had they not moved to Egypt they would have died out as a nation because of the famine in their land. There was plenty of food in Egypt so he allowed them to stay there until the famine was over. It was Pharaoh Egypts’ Ruler that made them slaves, not their Creator).
God saved the Israelites from Egyptian bondage
When it was time to free his people from Egyptian bondage, God used Moses, a Hebrew who had been brought up in the household of the Egyptians. God used Moses as a Mediator between himself and the Jews. On the night before they were delivered from Egypt, instructions were given to the Israelites to sprinkle the blood of the lamb (or goat) on the doorposts of all the Israelites. (Exodus 12:6-27).
This would be a sign to the angel who had been sent by God to destroy the firstborns of the Egyptians because Pharaoh refused to let the Jews go free. The angel “passed over” all the doors of the Israelites who had obeyed to spatter the blood on their doorposts. (That is where the word the “Passover” came from.) Again obedience to God had spared their firstborn sons alive. Moses was able to bring them save through the Red Sea on the dry ocean floor.
The meaning of the Passover and how it was prophetic of the coming of the Messiah
This deliverance was celebrated by the Jews as the “Passover” on Nisan 14 beginning in the year 1513 B.C.E. and was to continue every year until the coming of the real Deliverer, the Messiah. Moses prefigured this Deliverer and the apostle Paul (one of Jesus later apostles) who was also a Jew writing after Jesus death, said in:
1 Corinthians 5:7: For indeed Christ our Passover has been sacrificed”. He likened Jesus to the Passover Lamb who was slaughtered and its blood used for the preservation of the Jews out of bondage. So will the Messiah Christ accomplish the same, the saving of obedient mankind out of bondage from a wicked world ruled by the cruel opposing god, Satan the Devil (the original serpent of Genesis).
Also another apostle of Jesus, John also referred to Jesus as the “Lamb” that takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29). None of the Passover lamb bones were broken. So it was also prophesied that none of Jesus bones would be broken during his execution and it was fulfilled during his death. (Psalms 34:20; John 19:36) We see from every event the Creator was working to accomplish his purpose to produce the real Savior of the world by preserving the Jews. Another way he did this was by giving them the Law Covenant.
God established the Law Covenant with the nation of Israel. The Jews became the official chosen people of God “His Witnesses”.
After their deliverance God established the Law Covenant in the year 1513 B.C.E at Mount Sinai between himself and the nation of Israel. It protected the “offspring of Israel” and kept Abraham’s line of descent from becoming contaminated. It would be easier now for the real Messiah to be identified when he arrived by dealing with just one organized group of people. It provided a record of what happens when God’s righteous standards are either observed or ignored.
The Law forbade the nation of Israel from inter-marrying with pagan nations or anyone who was not a Jew, and also from sharing in any interfaith worship, or false worship. The only approved worship by God was that given to them. It was the only “true religion” or true channel of communication that He approved of, and they became his special people, his “witnesses”.
In Isaiah 43: 10-12: God in speaking to his people says: “You are my witnesses, declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and have faith in me, and understand that I am the same one…..in verse 12 he repeated: “So you are my witnesses” declares Jehovah, and I am God.”
(So “True Worship”, or “True Religion” had no name, or was not identified by a “Building”. Those whom God approved of were identified as a “organized united people” who would live their lives and speak in accord with what is right and true. They were to represent God in their lives and dealings with each other, and in obedience to His commands, in this way they served as “His Witnesses”, of people created in His Image, the kind of God He was.)
Unfortunately in the year 36 C.E. the Jews as a nation or group loss this great privilege of being Jehovah’s Witnesses or his Special People. After Jesus Christ came and because of their rejection of him as the true Messiah. Only those whom accepted or now accepts the Messiah can be become his Witnesses again, along with anyone else, Jew or non Jew can become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
So there are many Jews whom have become his witnesses again, while the majority still remain wrapped up in False Judaism as mentioned at the beginning of this Post. Jehovah is still merciful toward them and hope that they all will return to Him and keep living on earth forever, but that would be their choice now.
The Law Covenant was a Tutor leading to Christ. Once Christ the Messiah comes, the Law would end
But the main purpose of the Law was to make transgressions manifest until the promised one should arrive. It was a tutor leading to Christ. It pointed to Christ as the objective aim. It revealed that all humans, including the Jews are under sin (they were children of Adam and Eve like everyone else and inherited sin) and that life cannot be obtained by “works of law”. Galatians 3:19-24; Romans 3:20; 10:4 (I hope you are reading all the scriptures from the Bible I put in this post, I cannot quote them all as it will make the post to long, so open your Bible and read them as you go along).
It is called the “Law of commandments consisting in decrees.” It had a priesthood that would make animal sacrifices on behalf of the people when they sinned. It was a standard of perfection, marking the one who could keep it perfect, worthy of life. Since no imperfect human could keep the Law, it was very difficult for the Jews to hold to such a high standard of perfection, and showed how far man had fallen away from the perfection that was in Adam and Eve.
The law proved the scripture at Romans 3:23 true: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. God was letting them know that they really need to be set free from the burden of sin which the Law highlighted, and that would only come through the Messiah, Christ. So all the Jews were looking forward to him, they knew that he would come through their line, and they had all the scriptures that prophesied about him before hand.
Some prophesies that were foretold and fulfilled in Jesus Christ
Such as his birthplace In Micah 5:2 says he would be born in a little town called Ephrathah in Bethlehem. Fulfillment: Matthew 2: 1,2,5, 6. He was indeed born in Bethlehem.
Compare the prophecy in Psalm 22:18 about how they divide his garments among themselves and cast lots for his clothing. Fulfillment John 19:23,24 The Roman Soldiers indeed after nailing Jesus to the stake, took his outer garments and divided them into four parts, but his inner garments was without seam, being woven from top to bottom, so they said to one another: “Let us not tear it, but let us cast lots over it to decide whose it will be”.
Psalm 34:20 He is guarding all his bones, not one of them has been broken. Fulfillment: On coming to Jesus they saw (the Roman Soldiers) that he was already dead, so they did not break his legs. John 19:33.
He was pierced for our transgression. Isaiah 53:5. Fulfillment: John 19:34. One of the Roman soldiers jabbed his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
Zechariah 11:12, 13: They paid my wages, 30 pieces of silver. Fulfillment: Then one of the Twelve the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said: “What will you give me to betray him to you?” They stipulated to him 30 silver pieces”. Matthew 26:14, 15, 27:5.
And there are many more scriptures that were foretold about his life and was fulfilled when he came. But how could a perfect Messiah be born from a imperfect human being?
How the Promised Messiah was born perfect even though born through an imperfect Jewish girl
The Deliverer for the human race had to be born perfect in order to give his life as a ransom in exchange to release us from sin and death, because Adam was perfect before he sinned. There had to
be an equalizing of what Adam lost so Jesus could buy us back. So Jesus life and shed blood covers what Adam lost, and bought us back from the state of suffering and death.
By means of a miracle God transferred the life of his first born son from heaven to the womb of the virgin Mary. So Jesus was born in the year 2. C.E. a perfect son of God as God was his father, and a Jewish girl, Mary.
She was a real Jew an offspring of Abraham through the line of David a descendant of Judah just as God promised him. On the night of his birth an angel appeared to shepherds watching over their flocks at night. (This shows Jesus was not born in the heart of winter, as most religions teach but earlier in the year) read previous post: Hey, what’s up with all these Christmas lights and decorations anyway!) The angel said to them: “Do not be afraid for look I am declaring to you good news of a great joy that all the peoples will have.
For today there was born to you in David’s city a savior who is Christ the Lord”. And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying: “Glory in the heights above to God, and on earth peace among men of goodwill” Luke 2: 8-13. Surely this was no ordinary birth, but was indeed the birth of the foretold Messiah testified by the angels themselves and the circumstances surrounding his birth.
Jesus became the Christ when he got baptized in the year 29 C.E
When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River in 29 C.E. John the baptizer was promised a sign by God so he could identify the Messiah. John saw that sign. The Bible says that after Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened up and he saw descending like a dove God’s spirit coming upon him. Also there was a voice from heaven that said: ”This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved” Matthew 3: 16, 17 That day the holy spirit was poured on him, he became anointed, or the Christ.
From then onward he started preaching the Good News of God’s Kingdom, letting others know that this was the means God was going to put an end to Satan’s controlled world, end human suffering and bring peace. Also he started choosing other members that would rule with him in the Kingdom. These also would be of Abraham’s offspring as promised to Abraham and would rule along with the primary one Jesus in the Kingdom.
Jesus celebrated the Lord’s Evening Meal, gave the command to keep doing it in remembrance of his death
All Jesus early disciples were the first ones chosen to rule with him in the Kingdom. Finally it was time for him to die on behalf of the human race. But on the night before his death he and his disciples whom were all Jews gathered together to celebrate the Passover on Nisan 14.
After celebrating the Passover, he established the New Covenant. In Matthew 26: 26-30: Jesus took a loaf, and after saying a blessing, he broke it, and giving it to his disciples, he said: Take, eat. This means my body.
And taking a cup, he offered thanks and gave it to them, saying: “Drink out of it, all of you, for this means my blood of the covenant which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you: I will by no means drink any of this product of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my father. And in Luke 22: 14-20 He told them to keep doing this in remembrance of him.* (see invitation at the end of this post to attend this event in whatever country you live).
And so this was the end of the Jewish Passover. The Messiah was now here, and it was now replaced with the celebration or Memorial of Jesus Death just as he instructed to be done yearly. He was the fulfillment of the meaning of the Passover, the sacrificial lamb whose blood was sprinkled on the doorposts of the Israelites the night before they left Egypt, and that saved their firstborns, so will his shed blood save all obedient mankind.
Jesus Instituted the New Covenant abolishing the Old Law Covenant freeing the Jews from that heavy burden
By this Jesus established the New Covenant and ended the old law covenant with its sacrifices and many laws. He was now the sacrifice that was going to die on behalf of all sins of all peoples. The New Covenant is based on Love of God and neighbor and has all the principles of the old Law. All those now taken in the New Covenant became anointed with God’s Spirit and became known as “Christians”, or Anointed Ones.
All the former faithful Jews were taken into the New Covenant were already Jehovah’s Witnesses, as He himself called them when he gave them the Law, (Isaiah 43:10-12) now as anointed ones “They became “Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses” of which Jesus was now the head of the Christian Congregations. Remember the Law covenant was a tutor leading to Christ, so Christ was here, so the people of God no longer needed a Tutor, he was the one all the laws and sacrifices were pointing forward to.
He gave them the command before he died and which he started himself, to preach to all the nations. Matthew 28:19, 20: “Go, therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things”. This again confirms God’s will that people of all the nations would be given a choice to gain life, not just the Jews, and this preaching of the Kingdom would continue right up until the end of this system when Jesus returns in Kingdom Power to destroy Satan’s wicked world.
The first choice to be co-rulers with Jesus in the Heavenly Kingdom would be given to the Jews, the first ones chosen were his twelve disciples and, and many other faithful Jews became “Christians” but it was God’s Will that the message would eventually spread out to include other members from other nations, or non Jews. In Revelation it gives the exact number of those who will rule in that Heavenly Government. Will discuss that in the next post to follow this one.
True Christianity was now the new Channel of communication for those wanting to please God and gain life
The New Christian congregation became the extended Channel under the direction of Jesus Christ that would accomplish God’s requirements for life, but would still be One Channel, teaching the same message, not a hundred different sects with different messages and teachings, the same as the Jews were organized as One Group under the Law Covenant.
So all the first members of True Christianity were all Jews, those whom had accepted the Messiah, and then the message was spread out to include
people of all the nations. This spreading of the Good News is still continuing around the world by people from all walks of life and from every nationality and ethnicity and from every country and islands of the seas, whom have chosen to become “Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses”, just like the original True Christians and Jews were called so by God himself.
And after that Jesus was executed by the Roman soldiers on the stake after a very long painful struggle and died as an innocent man for the sake of the human race, all peoples including Jews. His last words before he expired were: “it has been accomplished” So he became the last Adam, he took the place of Adam and was now in a position to release the human race from all the trouble caused to them by the first man and woman.
Just before he died the whole place turned dark, and after there was a great earthquake so that the Roman soldier that supervised his execution himself concluded” “Certainly this was God’s Son” (Matthew 27:54).
It was the greatest Gift God gave to human kind because of his love for them. In John 3:16 it says: “God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten son so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life”
After three days just as was prophesied, he was resurrected, again proving that he was indeed the foretold Messiah. Forty days later he was lifted up to heaven in view of 500 eye-witnesses his disciples and others who saw him being taken up to heaven where he would present the value of his death to his father God (Jehovah).
So his job for the first half of God’s Promise was done here on earth. When he returns it would be in spirit from heaven to put an end to Satan’s World and then the “Blessings of all the Nations of obedient people will follow”, of people whom now choose to obey God will survive and keep on living in the coming Peaceful World, the whole Earth will become a Global place of peace” (Will talk more about that in the other post following this one).
And so the first part of the promise given in Eden at Genesis 3:15 where it was foretold that the serpent offspring (Satan’s agents, the Romans were part of Satan’s World and enemies of the Jews) would strike him in the heel was accomplished when Jesus was put to death by his enemies, but was later resurrected, so it was like a heel wound.
So all the evidence from the Bible and history confirms that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah, and he came with a purpose
So all the evidence from the Bible and history confirms that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah. So no Jew or anyone else have any valid reasons to conclude that he was not God’s son or the Promised Deliverer or Messiah. We know why he was sent from God, and why he was born and died as a Jew. Why? It was simple God’s promise to a faithful old man Abraham, “His Friend” that because of his strong faith and love of God, He would allow his son for the saving of all mankind to be born through his line or descendants “the nation of Israel, or the “Jews” that came through his son Isaac just as God promised him.
That by means of his offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed. And all during many thousands of years from then onward God faithfully kept that promise right down to our day. It was a privilege indeed to be rewarded like that by the Creator of the Universe, and also became a blessing to the whole nation of Israel to be once chosen as the “People of God” or “His Witnesses”.
So any Jew, religious or non religious just like everyone else can still become His witness again just as some are choosing to do by now following God’s arrangement through Jesus Christ, His Son whom he sent to deliver all obedient people from a wicked world of sin and suffering.
But the blessing of the nations has not yet occurred. That will take place in the fulfillment of the second half of the Edenic promise, (Genesis 3:15) after the crushing of the serpents head, then the blessing of the nations will take place.
The fact that God has kept his promise for the coming of the Messiah, is a guarantee that the other half of that promise will also come true which is the “all the nations of the earth will be blessed”
How do we know that is very near now? What did Jesus say to show that it will occur in our time, not to long away? What does the declining worsening world conditions, the moral decline, and Political unrest means worldwide? Who is behind Terrorism, and why can’t the Governments no matter how hard they try stop the spread of Terrorism? And why it is bound to get worst worldwide? The increasing in Lawlessness worldwide, the constant fear among the nations? What is the meaning of all these things?
Come back in a couple of weeks and I will show you from the Bible again the answers to all those questions.
Written and illustrated by Glenda Brill (C)
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