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Issues Issues Volume 5 Number 8 Two Pictures of Messiah

Two Pictures of Messiah

Suffering Messiah
Victorious Messiah
Bethlehem
Heaven
Origin
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. (Micah 5:2) In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of days and was led into his presence. (Daniel 7:13)
On a Donkey
In the Clouds
Appearance
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9) In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of days and was led into his presence. (Daniel 7:13)
Ministry
Judgment
Purpose
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor. (Isaiah 61:1-2a) (See also Isaiah 11:1-3 and Isaiah 49:6) …but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. (Isaiah 11:4-5) (See also Isaiah 61:2)
Suffering/Rejection
Victory Over Enemies
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed We all, like sheep, have gone astray. . . and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:2b-6) (See also Psalm 118:22) A day of the LORD is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it…Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him…On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. (Zechariah 14:1-9) (See also Isaiah 11:6-9 and Ezekiel 31:24)
Atoning Death
Eternal Dominion
After the sixty-two "sevens," the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end,and desolations have been decreed. (Daniel 9:26) (See also Psalm 22:14-18 and Isaiah 53:7-9) He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14) (See also Isaiah 9:6-7)
Suffering and Victorious Messiah
Resurrection
…because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:10-11)

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0 # Dan 2006-08-08 19:32
There were two towns in ancient Israel called Bethlehem (as there were two Antioch's in the New Testament). One was in the north and one was in the south (in Judea). The Bethlehem in Judah was at times called Ephrathah or Ephrath (Genesis 35:16, Genesis 35:19 & Genesis 48:7). Micah was showing which Bethlehem the Messiah was to come out of. Some major Jewish sources and Rabbis also believe Micah 5:2 to be talking about the Messiah, including Targum Jonathan and the Jerusalem Talmud, Berakoth 5a, etc.) The fact that there are two comings is seen in the fact that the Talmud says there are two Messiahs, ben Joseph and ben David. In reality, it's the same Messiah coming two times. The second coming is as old as Daniel 7.
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0 # Michael 2006-07-24 10:06
Jesus is the Only begotten Son of the Almighty God.We are in the Last days,just waiting for the great tribulation.Fellow bretheren who are in the world but not of this world,do not be deceived.The Gospel is not meant to be understood by the wicked so do not let them lead you.To HAVE FAITH in Christ is the start.To HAVE THE FAITH of Christ should be our life.Look for the old path.Jeremiah 6:16.There is an old path where God wants you to walk...www.theoldpat h.tv. We do not offer anything but read and listen to the teachings and feel free to ask questions.Compare the teachings with those others who claim to be Christians and be sharp enough to realize who really teaches the full Gospel of God.Here, you will know who is really telling the truth.1 John 4:1.
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+1 # Karels 2006-07-07 08:52
Baruch Adonai Elohe Jisrael Av Adonejnu Jeshua Hamashiach! I am from Czech Republic and I thank you Jesus Son of God. I am goj megojim.. :)) now I am in Christ son of God too.
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0 # Sioe-Lan 2006-06-27 07:21
Scriptures assure us that there is a day coming when every eye will see Jesus Christ for Who He really is. This is a hope that will not disappoint. BTW, Micah 5:2 has never failed to fire up my imagination ever since I heard it for the first time in our home church in the old country - a land teeming with Muslims, whose loud, five-times daily calls to prayer evoke scenes from the Middle East regions.
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+1 # Sioe-Lan 2006-06-27 06:57
Scriptures assure us that there's a day coming when every eye will see Jesus Christ for Who He really is. This is a hope that will not disappoint.
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+1 # William MATAR 2006-04-15 05:03
I love Jesus son of God. He is helping me and encouraging me a lot Thanks Jesus
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0 # silvio 2006-01-20 06:45
He was and he is, god bless you all. What do you say about medjugorje ?? I was there and now i'm sure that he is ........
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0 # Shimon 2006-01-04 18:44
Please change the "Origin" part, as it is very misleading. Bethleh em Ephrathah was a tribe, not a village. jesus was not from that tribe. You mislead people by only highlighting the word "Bethlehem".
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0 # Aharon 2005-12-24 12:19
Correct! Everything here is accurate, with a few exceptions: 1) The concept of the "Second Coming" is indeed a fabricated story when they realized Jesus had died and didn't fulfill the messianic prophecies. 2) At the bottom of the list, you bring a statement made by David and claim it is a prophecy about the messiah. 3) Daniel 9:26 was referring to Cyrus.
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