DO NOT FOLLOW A PHARISEE!

JEWS' MISCONCEPTION



Some Jews reject Christ for they say, their Messiah shall come in great power to save Israel, and Christ was not in power, he was put to death.  But that is not what Isaiah states, that Christ comes in great power and does not come to be first put to death:


Isaiah 52:13-15    As many were astonished at you, his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men


"More than the sons of men", the Lord's servant to come (speaking of Christ, the Messiah aka Immanuel) is not the son of a man, he is the son of God and he becomes marred, not in great power at his first coming.


Isaiah 53:1-11   Who has believed our report?  And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? ... there is no beauty that we should desire him.  He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows ... he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities ... And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ... you shall make his soul an offering for sin ... my righteous servant shall justify many for he shall bear their iniquities


Cut off from the land, the Messiah's soul was made an offering for sin.  Who believed his testimony, he was rejected by many, despised by men.   But it pleased the Lord that the Messiah's soul was made an offering for sin, and that the Lord's righteous servant bore the  iniquities of the Lord's people.


Isaiah 53:12   Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great and he shall divide the spoil with the strong because he has poured out his soul unto death ....


The second coming of the Messiah, he is in power, ruling.   Again, some Jews reject that Christ is the Messiah for they say the Messiah shall come in great power and save Israel.   But Isaiah says the Messiah suffers first, is rejected of men and after his soul was poured out unto death, then the Messiah comes again in great power, ruling in power, everlasting righteousness.




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