Rabbis contend Christ is not the Messiah, for they say their Messiah comes in great power to restore the glory of Israel and bring peace to the world, among other reasons they state as alleged proof that Christ is not the Jewish Messiah.
They quote from Jeremiah, among other prophets of God, in an attempt to show that Christ cannot be the Jewish Messiah, for when the Jewish Messiah comes he restores Israel, and the law of God shall be written on hearts, eliminating the need for Jews to teach other Jews the law of God (Jeremiah Ch. 31 - the new covenant):
Jeremiah 31:40 It [Israel] shall not be plucked up nor thrown down any more forever
Israel's Jerusalem Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, the Jewish people of the nation of Israel went into a diaspora. No longer did the Jews have the land of their own promised to them by God. Therefore, how could Christ have been the Jewish Messiah when upon arrival of the Jewish Messiah, Israel shall never again be plucked up, as stated in Jeremiah 31:40? And Christ came to earth and then afterward, Israel was plucked up, no more a nation. The Rabbis ignore Isaiah Chs. 42 and 53 which clearly proclaim that the Jewish Messiah comes first in a lowly state to lay down his life:
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men ....
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted
Isaiah 53:5 BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, he was bruised for our iniquities ....
The lying Rabbis who deny that Christ is the Messiah for the reason, among other reasons, that he did not restore the glory of Israel, did not perform the new covenant in Jeremiah Ch. 31 do not speak of the one who bore the transgressions of the people, the one who was smitted by God not because he did anything wrong, but because he took upon him the iniquities of the people, yet he was esteemed by the people as having been smitten by God because God was wroth with him. The Rabbis never speak of who is this one whom Isaiah speaks of. Who is this one who bore the transgressions of the people, who was despised and rejected by the world?
There is only one man in whom all families of the earth are blessed, and that is Abraham (Genesis 12:3). And there is only one man who God called upon to sacrifice his own son to God, and that is Abraham:
Genesis 22:2 And God said, take now your son, your only son Issac, whom you love ... and offer him there for a burnt offering ....
And Abraham obeyed God, and was about to sacrifice his only son Issac whom he loved, but an angel of the Lord stopped him from carrying through in obedience to God and the Lord said to Abraham:
Genesis 22:12 ... I know that you fear God, seeing that you have not withheld your own son, your only son, from me
God did not withhold his only Son, the Son of God Christ, from being the one who took upon himself the transgressions of the people, who was wounded to death so that God could redeem those worthy of redemption, as blood is the atonement for sin (Leviticus 17:11).
Isaiah 42:2-3 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed he shall not break and the smoking flax he shall not quench UNTIL HE SHALL BRING FORTH JUDGMENT UNTO TRUTH [VICTORY]
Lovers of lies and makers of lies have their place in the eternal lake of fire (Rev. 22:15). The lying Rabbis ignore Isaiah Chapters 42 and 53 which speak of the Jewish Messiah FIRST SUFFERING for the transgressions of the people, and which say the Jewish Messiah brings no victory over evil people until he first brings forth judgment. The first coming of the Jewish Messiah is to bear the transgressions of the people by dying, the shedding of blood and blood is the atonement for sin (Leviticus 17:11); the second coming of the Jewish Messiah is in VICTORY:
Matthew 13:41 Christ shall send forth his angels who shall remove all evil people and all offensive things from the earth
Isaiah speaks of the one to come who is despised by the world, rejected by men, wounded for the transgressions of the people, a man of sorrows; one who does not raise his voice in the streets, one who does not crush the wicked.
And Isaiah speaks of the one to come who does rule the world with an iron rod, who does crush the wicked; and Jeremiah speaks of the one who does restore Israel such that Israel is never destroyed again, the law is written on their hearts, they never depart from the Lord again.
The one who comes to shed his blood for the transgressions of the people and the one who comes to restore Israel, to crush the wicked, to establish his everlasting reign of peace and righteousness are one and the same, the Jewish Messiah, the Son of God Christ. Isaiah clearly states a first coming of the Messiah where he does not crush the wicked, UNTIL he sends forth judgment unto victory. Isaiah clearly speaks of a first coming of the Messiah where he is despsed and believed to have been killed by God because he was evil.
The judgment of God is his revenge on the world for killing his people (Rev. 6:9-11), and the judgment ends with the return of the Jewish Messiah, the Son of God Christ to reign on earth (Rev. 11:15).
When Christ, the Son of God, the Jewish Messiah returns to earth, it shall be in great power and glory. Then the Jews never depart from the Lord again:
Jeremiah 32:40 and I will make an EVERLASTING covenant with them ... they shall not depart from me
The new covenant the Lord speaks of in Jeremiah is strictly for the seed of Israel. The seed of Israel are those who are physical descendants of Jacob. Jacob was named Israel by God (Genesis 35:10). When Christ returns to earth, he sends his angels to remove all evil people from the world, whether such evil people are Jew or Gentile. The only Jews left on earth are the good Jews, the only Gentiles left on earth are good Gentiles. As to the Jews, they never depart from God again. But Gentiles do depart from God. During Christ's one thousand year reign on earth, Gentiles have children as do Jews have children. But those Gentiles that exist at the time Christ's one thousand year reign on earth has expired, and then Satan is let loose for a short time after having been imprisoned during Christ's one thousand year reign, (Rev. 20:7), they are deceived by Satan and attempt to kill God's people, the Jews. The Lord calls the Gentile nations that exist during Christ's one thousand year reign, Gog and Magog.
Therefore, the new covenant the Lord speaks of in Jeremiah is NOT for the Gentiles, for the Gentiles do depart from the Lord and are destroyed by God, and Jeremiah speaks of the ones to whom the covenant applies as never being destroyed by God again, never departing from God, and many Gentiles do depart from God.
The new covenant the Lord speaks of in Jeremiah is NOT for the Gentiles, for the Lord shall pluck up any nation of Gentiles that refuses to follow the way of the Jews, yet the new covenant in Jeremiah issues no warning of being plucked up, but rather states the people shall never be plucked up again:
Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass that if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, the Lord lives, as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then shall they be built up in the midst of my people
Jeremiah 12:17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says the Lord
The new covenant spoken of by Jeremiah is again just for the Jews, they have the law of God written on their heart such that no man need teach them the law of God; but we see the Gentiles do not have the law of God written on their heart, for they must learn the way of the Jews, and if they refuse to do so, God will destroy them.
When Christ's one thousand year reign on earth has expired, Satan is let loose for a little while and he goes to the Gentile nations of Gog and Magog to deceive them. They hear Satan and obey him, and Satan instructs them to kill God's people:
Ezekiel 38:9 You shall ascend and come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the land and all your bands and many people with you
Ezekiel 38:22 ... and I will rain upon him [Gog and Magog] ... fire and brimstone
One can read the entire passage in Ezekiel 38:22, the Lord does try to convince Gog and Magog not to carry through with their evil plan, but they insist and so God brings a swift end to their plot to kill the Lord's people by destroying them with fire:
Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city, and fire came down from God out of Heaven and destroyed them
Thereafter, God brings about a new Heaven and a new earth that shall exist forever and there shall never again be evil people existing on earth; and the increase of the government of Christ shall have no end, for men and women will eternally bear children and so the number of people over whom Christ shall reign shall forever increase:
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom; to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this
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