The word Messiah means Anointed One. This is the title given to the Deliverer who would some day come from among the people of Israel as their great Savior and Redeemer, anointed as Prophet, Priest, and King by God Himself.
Some however, are still looking for the fulfillment of the promises made to the Patriarchs.
Meanwhile a group of Israelites were convinced that Jesus of Nazareth was/is the promised Messiah. The title Christ is equivalent to “Messiah.” Therefore literally translated, Jesus Christ = Jesus the Messiah, or Jesus the anointed one.
There are literally hundreds of prophecies, of what the Messiah would do and say, so the possibility of their accidental convergence on any ordinary man is completely ruled out by the laws of probability.
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come" (Genesis 49:10).
“Shiloh” is synonymous with Messiah, therefore the tribe of Judah would remain the chief tribe in Israel, in particular providing their kings, until Messiah would come. This as well as other prophecies show that The Christ should have came prior to 70 A.D (for this was the year in which the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the remaining 2 tribes [Judah; Benjamin and some Levites] were scattered amongst the face of the earth with the other 10 tribes already dwelling among the heathen). Not having a nation meant that the scepter could no longer be with Judah.
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Also The Lord swore to King David in the 132nd Psalm that the Messiah should be one of his descendants, and as the King eternal, the one of whom God said, I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever (II Samuel 7:13). If the Messiah came tomorrow how would we verify that he came thru the lineage of David seeing Israel is 2000 years removed??
(Isaiah 29:13/Matthew 15:7-9).
Modern Christianity (in most cases) do exactly the opposite of what the Messiah says
He said:"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days... do all thy work: The seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work... For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth... and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Exodus 20:8-11). But somehow 96% of Christians attend church on Sunday (the 1st day of the week).
Jesus said these are the beasts u can eat and these are the beasts u shouldn't eat (Leviticus 11:1-46).
Even Peter, 10yrs after the Resurrection of Jesus said I HAVE NEVER ATE ANYTHING COMMON OR UNCLEAN (Acts chapter 10). And yet somehow we have twisted the writings of Paul into meaning we as Christians can eat what ever we want.
The word Christian means Christ-like . When follow Christ, we answer the question, -W.W.J.D- what would Jesus do?
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