Jewish Messiah

 

A central part of Jewish faith is the belief that a Messiah will come, be a reigning king, win battles for the Jewish people, and create peace for the entire world. It is interesting the Christian Bible proves they are right.

After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse appeared! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness. (Rev 19: 11)

As I explained in my book Armageddon Now the white horse symbolizes the rider was a king.  In Revelation 19: 20 and 21, the king is a conquering one.  In Revelation 20:4, there is world peace for a thousand years.

The part the Jewish people missed is this entrance will be the Messiah’s second coming. But, they could have and probably should have understood there was a first appearance.  They should refer to Luke 4: 17 – 21.

17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him (Jesus). Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

But check out what Isaiah really wrote in his book chapter 61:1, 2.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

Note, Jesus stopped short of reading “and the day of vengeance of our God” because He knew that would come at a later date … a Second Coming. He told the listeners the first part of what Isaiah wrote had been fulfilled, but implied the latter part would be fulfilled at another time.

So, if you have some Jewish friends, encourage them to continue to look for their Messiah, but urge them to consider Jesus at His First coming. If they believe on Him, they are already assured eternal life and perhaps will accompany Him at the arrival they so desperately believe will happen … Rev 19:14.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

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