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Messianic Jews Tell their Own Stories of Coming to Jesus (Yeshua)

All have come to see Yeshua is the same Messiah of the Jewish Torah

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Y'shua (Jesus) is the Messiah; the son of David; born in Bethlehem of Judah.  He is: Mashiach ben David,   Adonai Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

In Torah, Proverbs 30-4 says, and what is His Son's name, if thou canst tell?
 

Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai
Blessed is He who comes in in the Name of the Lord

 

Look to the book of Daniel, 24th verse of the ninth chapter to see that the Messiah should have come exactly 69 sabbatical years from the edict permitting the Israelites to return from their Babylon exile to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple until the Messiah would appear as their Prince.   Then listen to the "small voice of truth" within you about the Suffering Messiah.


Below is in Torah:


Genesis 1:26 (4000 B.C.): "And God said, Let us make man in our image.."

Proverbs 30:4 (700 B.C.): "Who hath ascended up into heaven or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in His fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the Earth? What is His name, and what is His son's name, if thou canst tell?"


(Psalm 2:11-12) Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Isaiah 53 3-6 (712 B.C.): "He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
 

They remain fully Jewish, but they have come home to the Lord Yeshua (Jesus)!
See 8 min 55sec Video of Messianic Jews in Israel:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6244392868781886952

 
What One Rabbi Discovered

In a small town in eastern Hungary, young Leopold Cohn lost both of his parents at the age of seven. His life became a struggle for existence, and he learned to trust in God with all of his heart. At 13 he decided to study to become a rabbi, and when he graduated from the Talmudic academies at 18, he had earned a record of high scholarship. He finished his formal studies, received smikha or ordination, and became happily married. Devoting himself to further research of the sacred writings and to earnest prayer, he sought to find the solution for the sufferings of his people and Messiah's long delay.

Every morning he repeated the 12th article of the Jewish creed: "I believe with a perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah, and though he tarry, yet will I wait daily for his coming." Rabbi Cohn's inner hunger grew. He mourned often over the temple's destruction and prayed for the coming of the Deliverer. A passage in the Talmud seemed to indicate that the Messiah should have come long ago and, with mounting frustration, the rabbi decided to study the Prophets' predictions.

Reading in the book of Daniel, he learned from the 24th verse of the ninth chapter that the Messiah should have come 400 years after Daniel received the prophecy of the Seven Weeks. The rabbi saw that the Talmud differed from the Holy Scriptures on this vital matter, and he began to question the reliability of the Talmud. Troubled, he faced the question of whether to believe God's Word or ignore the truth. He prayed for the Lord to open his eyes.

When he disclosed his discoveries publicly, the rabbi found himself the object of such hostility that his ministry became impossible. He left for America, seeking the freedom to continue his investigations. Soon after his arrival in New York in the spring of 1892, Rabbi Cohn met a group of Jews who believed that the Messiah had already come. The first of these with whom he discussed his search was a trained Talmudist who belonged to a famous rabbinical family. This man gave Rabbi Cohn a copy of the New Testament Scriptures in Hebrew. Opening it to the beginning, Rabbi Cohn read from the Gospel of Matthew, "This is the book of the generation of Y'shua the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham."

It was a momentous day. He read the book for some 13 hours and later wrote his reflections: "I could at least see that the Messiah's name was Y'shua, that he was born in Bethlehem of Judah, that He had lived in Jerusalem and communicated with my people, and that he came just at the time predicted in the prophecy of Daniel."

Though he was filled with joy, the rabbi's conflict was not over. He despaired at the thought that Y'shua the Messiah, the son of David, was the same Jesus whom the gentiles worshipped. But the Holy Scriptures continued to give him light. He read over and over the 53rd chapter of the prophet Isaiah, who spoke of the suffering Messiah. A small voice inside kept telling him that if this Jesus was indeed the Messiah predicted by the Prophets, then he must follow him, no matter what others had done in his name.

He decided to fast and pray, asking God to clearly reveal the truth to him. He was holding the Hebrew Scriptures as he began to pray. The book fell to the floor, and when he bent to pick it up, he saw that it had fallen open to the third chapter of the book of the prophet Malachi, which begins, "Behold I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the Angel of the Covenant whom ye delight in: behold he has already come, saith the Lord of Hosts."

Rabbi Cohn was filled with awe and felt the presence of the Messiah pointing to the words, "He has already come." He prayed, "My Lord, my Messiah Y'shua. Thou art the one in whom Israel is to be glorified, and Thou art surely the one who hast reconciled Thy people unto God. from this day on I will serve Thee no matter what the cost."

It was as if a flood of light had filled his understanding. It was no longer difficult to love his Lord, even though he was sure now that it was Jesus to whom he was talking. The following years were filled with struggle as Rabbi Cohn proclaimed to all he knew that the rejected Jesus was the true Messiah of Israel, and that not until the Jews as a people accepted Y'shua could they find peace with God. But his rejection by his own people could never diminish Rabbi Cohn's love for the Lord nor erase the truth that the Messiah had indeed come in the person of Y'shua, who, as predicted by the Prophets, had been rejected by his own people and had died and lived again, and who held the secret of Israel's salvation.


My Life Story
by Evangelist Louis Kaplan

I was born of Russian Jewish parentage in New York City where approximately two and a half million Jews live. I attended Hebrew school (Chader) at yeshua an early age and was later made "Bar Mitzvah" -- "A Son of the Law" -- at the age of thirteen, according to the laws of Judaism. We were taught by the Rabbis to observe rituals, ceremonies and Jewish traditions more than the teachings of the "T'nach" -- the Law and the Prophets. What Jesus described in His day is still true and also characteristic of many Christian churches: "These people draw nigh unto me with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. But in vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men," (Matthew 15:8,9).

I rebelled against the dull, monotonous, repetitious teachings of the Talmud, which did not satisfy the inner man and bring peace to the guilty conscience. At an early age, I decided to run away from home to see the world and seek adventure. I roamed all over the United States doing odd jobs, working on farms, and on construction projects.

One day while working in a packing house in Florida, I became acquainted with a real Christian upon whom God put the burden of prayer for the salvation of my soul. He testified to me concerning the claims of Christ as my Messiah. This young man, from the very day he saw me, was impressed by God to go home and intercede in prayer before the Throne of Grace for my salvation. Of course, I simply ignored his testimony about Christ being Savior of the world, for as a Jew, I had been brought up to regard Jesus as just a good man, one of the greatest philosophers of His day, but certainly not the Divine Son of God -- but rather the illegitimate offspring of Mary. Besides. I had been brought up to believe that all Gentiles were Christians, and that they had murdered and massacred, hated, despised, abused and ill-treated the Jews for centuries. The Cross --to me -- was a symbol of brutality, murder, oppression and hatred. Had not these so-called Christians murdered thousands of my own people during the Crusades in Europe and during the Inquisition in Spain?

You see, I did not know the difference -- at that time--between a Gentile and a Christian. A Gentile is not a Christian until he accepts Christ as his Savior and follows in His footstePsalms There cannot be any hatred in his heart, for God is there -- and God is love! Many Gentiles have been raised up in a Christian environment, but they have never been regenerated, or born again by the Spirit of the Living God. Our churches today are full of professing Christians who have never experienced the transforming power of Christ in their lives nor felt the joy of sins forgiven. They have never had a personal contact with Christ as a Redeemer, Deliverer, and Liberator from the power of sin.

This young man was very kind to me and manifested a concern for the welfare of my soul, which no other person before had done. I do not remember a single word he told me at that time but I do remember the LOVE OF GOD he demonstrated, which touched my heart and set me thinking about the Christ he worshipped.

This young Christian left Florida shortly afterwards and I did not meet him again until fourteen years later. While I was conducting an evangelistic campaign in one of the churches in South Carolina, he came to my meeting and made his identity known. He is now pastoring one of the Assembly of God churches in the South.

One night, having learned that the Nazarenes were conducting a revival meeting in town, I attended one of the services just for curiosity -- however, I was also hungering for the precious something that this young man had in his heart which I did not have. The Spirit of God began to move upon me, as the preacher ministered under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and I came to the realization that this was what my poor soul thirsted after. But how could I, a Jew, embrace a Gentile religion? (for that is what I thought it was).

After the service, I hesitantly approached the minister and asked him privately if a Jew could be saved? He replied: "Salvation is of the Jews, and Peter and Paul and the prophets were all Jews." I was astonished at that time to know that Christianity sprang from Judaism and that the first Christians were Jews!

I shall never forget that night as long as I live! I ran as fast as I could to the farmhouse which was now my home. A group of Christians were conducting a prayer meeting there and I opened the door, went in and knelt down along with them with my head bowed low in repentance, feeling the guilt and condemnation of sin. Suddenly, I raised my hands toward heaven as the Spirit of God came upon me. I cried out from the depths of my soul for Christ to save and reveal Himself to me. As I was weeping and repenting of my sins, the Spirit of God came in and I was marvelously saved, and made a new creature in Christ. The whole world looked different: the sun seemed to shine brighter, the birds sang sweeter, the trees and flowers were more beautiful than ever. Oh, the love of God that just flooded my soul like a river! The peace, the quietness that comes with the joy of sins forgiven! Praise His name! from then on, I began to love the Gentiles, for God had broken down the middle wall of partition between us, and made us one in Him.

"For he is our peace, who has made both one and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandment contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man; so making peace: And that he might reconcile BOTH unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby," (Ephesians 2:14-16).

from the foregoing Scriptures we see that the church of God would not be the Jewish nation, nor would it be the Gentile nations, but JEWS AND GENTILES made one in Christ, thus establishing a New Nation, a Holy Nation; "That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs and of the same body and partakers of his pRomansise in Christ by the Gospel,"(Ephesians 3:6).

At that time, I had been away from home for several years, and after my marvelous experience, I immediately made plans to return to my parents in New York and testify to them that Jesus Christ was our Messiah and that I had found Him. When I arrived in New York, I little knew of the persecutions I would have to endure.

My parents were glad to see me again until I commenced to tell them of the wonderful Savior and the change that had come to my life. They were horrified, stunned, and shocked. This was too much for them to bear, for thev thought that I had disgraced and humiliated them and had left the God of their fathers for the false gods of the Gentiles. They even considered sending me to the nearest hospital for observation, thinking that my mental faculties had become impaired during my long absence from home.

Finally, after much persuasion and threatening, they decided it would eventually wear off and that I would forget about Jesus. But, thanks be to our wonderful God, I am still saved and Jesus is more precious to me than ever!  Glory to God! In spite of all the persecution and severe testing and trial I have gone through these years, God has enabled me to be faithful and hold fast to that which I have received.

After seeing that I was not to be shaken, neither would I deviate, or recant in any way from my testimony that Jesus was the Messiah, one night at 12 o'clock midnight, my father, who was enraged at my refusal to relinquish this so-called Gentile religion, ordered me out of the house and told me never to return.

At that time, I was only 19 years of age and did not have any money at all -- for it was in the period of the depression years. I was poverty-stricken, alone, homeless, and did not know where to go that night. Oh, how black and dark it was as I packed my handful of meager belongings and left my home in that great cold, unfriendly, calloused city!

Satan began to taunt and tantalize and tell me that I was in trouble now because I had become hoodwinked, blind-folded, and deceived by what I had experienced, and that it must have been just a delusion -- a thing of the imagination. You see -- Jewish people really must pay a terrific price when they accept Christ; that is why there are secret Jewish believers in the United States who know that Jesus is the Messiah, but dare not make a public confession for fear of being put out of the synagogues, as in the time of Christ.

Satan told me my troubles would be over if I would only return home and recant; but praise our God, there had been such a pronounced and drastic change in my life that I would have had to deliberately shut my eyes to the truth that had been unfolded if I were to deny my Savior and Lord. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." The veil had been lifted from my eyes and I had been translated from the kingdom of darkness into His marvelous light!

Through that night of trial, the Spirit of God suddenly flashed these words of comfort and exhortation to me which have carried me through these many years: "When my mother and father forsake me, then the Lord will take me up." I shall never forget the joy and the peace that filled my soul as God spoke to me through His precious Word.

That night I slept in the city subway because I had no place else to go. The next evening I attended a Full Gospel church located in Jamaica, New York, and gave my testimony, telling the Christians there of the stand I had taken for Christ. They were very sympathetic and kind and counseled me to be faithful and steadfast. A dear, precious Mother-in-Israel, about 71 years of age at that time, told me that God had put it on her heart to take me into her home and give me a roof over my head. Praising God for His goodness in providing a place to stay, I went to her home, little dreaming that what would later take place there would change my entire life.

This dear Mother-in-Christ taught me one of the most precious lessons -- which very few Christians have learned --how to pray and not let go until you have prevailed with God and received an answer! Many hours of fasting and prayer were spent at her home as she led me into the deeper truths of God. I have never forgotten these early days of intercessory prayer, prayers mingled with perspiration, tears and intense desire to get closer to God and be baptized with His Holy Spirit.

This dear old woman was later to reap the benefits of leading this poor Jewish boy into a greater relationship and communion with Christ through consecration and complete abandonment to the will of God; for it was a year later that I launched out into the evangelistic field by faith. One day I received a letter from this dear woman that she was dying and had angina pectoris, and wanted her little boy to come and pray for her. I immediately packed my belongings, took a train, and arrived at her home at midnight. When I walked through the house to her bed, I saw her lying there gasping for breath because of this heart ailment, which is sometimes fatal to persons at that advanced age (she was about 75years of age at that time).

I knelt down at her bedside, lifted up my hands to God,and began to intercede in behalf of her deliverance from this inevitable end. And, thank God, as soon as I had prayed, the Lord Jesus appeared to her and told her that if she would get up out of bed, He would heal her! This she immediately did and was instantly made whole! Glory be to our wonderful God!

After laboring in the evangelistic field for several years, I was forced to return to secular work again because of the tire and gasoline conservation program launched during World War II. I could not get tires and could get very little gas for my car to keep me in the field as an evangelist. I took a job managing a real estate office in New York City and became so successful that I soon opened up my own office and had men working for me. The money was just pouring in and I became satisfied, smug, complacent and secure -- but God had called me to preach the Gospel, and I was not to be engrossed in making money and putting over business deals while souls went to hell.

The Spirit of the Lord began to convict me, and I felt the woe hanging over my head, "If I preach not the Gospel." I became miserable, dissatisfied, unhappy, and depressed because I was out of the will of God. The most mis erable place anyone can be is out of God's will. Faith and confidence cannot operate and prayer is of no avail when there is condemnation in the heart. The Bible tells us: "If our hearts condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and when we do those things that are pleasing in His sight."

I was very reluctant to leave this very remunerative business to go back to self-denial, sacrifice, struggle, and a life of faith. But something happened that put the fear of God into my heart and stirred me to responsibility as a preacher of the Gospel: Hitler at that time embarked on his extermination crusade against the Jews by gas chambers and cremation furnaces, and the Jews began their world wide exodus and flight to Palestine from the four corners of the earth. With prophecy being fulfilled right before my very eyes, I was moved by fear, as Noah was, to return to the ministry again, realizing that the coming of Christ was indeed very near. (The Bible tells us that, "By faith, Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet, MOVED WITH FEAR.")

The greatest sign, warning, proof and evidence to the world and to the church of the end of this age is the restoration and resurrection of the House of Israel after being entombed in the graves of exile for many centuries. "And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hands again the second time to recover (restore or gather) the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth," (Isaiah 11:11-12).

I sold my business and launched out again into the ministry and I can truly say that God has blessed and prospered me and I have been the happiest man in the world because I am in the center of His Will. The Lord has privileged me to conduct city-wide evangelistic campaigns in the principal cities of America, and I have seen thousands come to the altars in my ministry.

Do pray that God may use me mightily in reaching my own Jewish people with the Gospel, that they might see Jesus Christ as their own long-awaited Messiah.

"Pray for. the Peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love Thee."

"My Life Story" was first published in 1963.

Reference: Jewish Voice Ministeries


Consider the Odds

Messianic Event

Old Testament Prediction

New Testament Fulfillment

Had to be born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2

Matthew 2:1
Had to have been born of a Virgin Isaiah 7:14 Luke 1:26-31
Must be from King David's lineage Jeremiah 23:5 Revelation 22:16
Attempted murder of Him as a baby Jeremiah 31:15, 16 Matthew 2:13-18
He'd be betrayed by a friend Psalm 41:9 Matthew 26:25,34
His friend to betray Him for 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12, 13 Matthew 26:15
His death to be by crucifixion Psalm 22, Zechariah 12:10, Isaiah 53:5 Matthew 27:35
Clothes gambled for Psalm 22:18 Matthew 27:35
His bones were to be unbroken Exodus 12:46 John 19:31-33
Buried in a rich man's tomb Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:57-60
The day, year, hour of His death Daniel 9:26, 27; Exodus 12 Matthew 27
Resurrection after 3 days Psalm 16:10, Hosea 6:2 Acts 10:40

Read references here


For Heaven's Sake: A Jewish Astronomer's Odyssey
by Dr. David Block


The year was 1969. The event had been advertised on the radio again and again. I arose at four o'clock in the morning and watched a blazing comet with utter awe, as its tail stretched across the eastern skies. My love affair with astronomy had begun.

South African astronomer Jack Bennett, who discovered the comet and whose name the heavenly object bore, became my hero. The next day I telephoned him and asked him rather timidly, "May I meet with you?" To my surprise he said, "Yes, do come over." And it was really then that the little hidden flame which had been ignited began burning to understand the cosmos.

Shortly after that my father bought me a four-and-a-half inch reflector telescope. That was no little thing for a teenager. With that incredible instrument I could start to look at planets like Saturn and at some of the nebulae in which stars are born.

I wanted to pursue studies in astronomy and my father was my biggest supporter. Leon Block always encouraged me to question things, to look beyond the ordinary and to make up my own mind. After all, we were Jews and that was part of our tradition as well.

My Jewish Upbringing
Both of my parents' Orthodox Jewish families have their roots in Lithuania. And we certainly kept to all the traditions as well: My mother would light the Shabbos candles and we would have a traditional Shabbos meal together. I went to shul both on Friday night and Saturday. We kept Pesach. I fasted on Yom Kippur. I was bar mitzvah. We were practicing Jews. And I did all the things expected of a good Jewish boy. Actually, I felt that I was doing the best that I knew how to live out my Jewish faith.

Now that didn't mean that I was unquestioning when it came to the things of God. On the contrary, I'd listen in shul as the rabbis expounded how God was a personal God and how God would speak to Moses, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, and wonder how I fit into all of it. And by the time I entered university I became concerned over the fact that I had no assurance that God was indeed a personal God. I did know that he was a historical God and that he did deliver our people from the hands of Pharaoh. But that seemed far removed from me in this scientific age. Those were "stories," as it were.

Where was the personality and the vibrancy of a God who could speak to David Block? If God is truly God, I reasoned, then why had he suddenly changed his character? The seeds of doubt were sprouting.

University Years
In order to follow my interest in astronomy I entered the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. I sought a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and computer science. As a professional astronomer, a background in mathematics and statistics was essential.

While still a student, I was appointed as a "demonstrator" on the staff--in other words, I would help students with their tutorial problems on a formal basis. And while a student I also became quite friendly with Lewis Hurst, then professor of genetics and of medicine. He had a great interest in astronomy, if only from an amateur point of view, and he asked if I would give him individual lessons.

Week by week, Lewis and I would sit around the table and I would discuss the complexities of the cosmos with him and also explain fundamental terms in astronomy such as "black holes" and "quasars." It was a full but private course I was giving him.

The friendship grew and I started sharing my feelings about the cosmos with him--that it is so beautiful, that God is so creative, that he's made this stunning world. I even shared my doubts with him:

"Are we, as Shakespeare said, just as a 'fleeting shadow to appear and then disappear'? What is our purpose for living? What's the raison d'etre for being here? Is there a Designer out there?"

Lewis listened thoughtfully and then spoke, "David, there is an answer to all your questions."

"You know, Lewis, what does concern me is that the universe is so large, it's so immense. Do we go anywhere when we die?"

"There's an answer to all the questions you're asking. Would you be willing--I know you come from an Orthodox Jewish family--but would you be willing to meet with a dear friend of mine, the Reverend Mr. John Spyker?"

My parents had taught me to seek answers where they may be found and so I consented to meet with this Christian minister. Of course, in my heart, when I had put my telescope on Saturn, and saw it in all its majesty and splendor--its rings simply encircling that globe--I just knew that there was a Great Designer. In fact, I knew there must be a personal God.

The Reverend Mr. Spyker read to me from the New Testament book of Romansans where Paul says that Y'shua (Jesus) is a stumbling block to Jewish people, but that those who would believe in Y'shua would never be ashamed.

Suddenly it all became very clear to me: Y'shua had fulfilled the messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, such as where the Messiah would be born and how he was to die. While my people were still waiting for the Messiah, I suddenly knew that I knew that I knew that I knew that Jesus was the Messiah and is the Messiah. And I surrendered my heart and my soul to him that day. That was in October of 1976.

I gave Judaism a chance and I accepted him who is fully, fully Jewish. Paul, before he believed in Jesus, was a student of the great rabbi, Gamaliel. He was a Hebrew of the Hebrews. He had studied. He had examined. Yet, when Paul met the Master face to face, the Master mastered him. The Master mastered me as well.

Faith and Science
It might seem strange to some that a scientist and a Jew could come to faith in Jesus. But faith is never a leap into the dark. It is always based on evidence. All people believe and all scientists believe. They don't all believe in a personal God, of course, but each one of us uses our own measure of faith. Each one of us has a personal world system, a personal belief system.

As a scientist, I always think logically and I reason things out. That was how my whole search for God began. I looked through my telescope at Saturn and said to myself, Isn't there a great God out there? And when I studied relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and all these beautiful areas of mathematics, they pointed me to the fact that this whole universe is masterfully made, finely-tuned and controlled by the Great Designer. The logical next step was to want to meet this Designer face-to-face.

Among astronomers today there is great theistic sentiment, where even if scientists don't say Jesus has made the universe, they are coming to the very distinct conclusion that the universe is not an accident. The "Big Bang" was not a cosmological firecracker. As the physicist Freeman Dyson put it, the universe seemed to be acting in anticipation for the appearance of mankind.

So it is on the basis of logic that we can understand that we live in a universe made by a personal God. It's logic from start to finish.

When it comes to God, many scientists lean toward assumptions which are philosophically comfortable to them. For example, in the "Big Bang" universe there is an unverifiable assumption called the principle of homogeneity, which asserts that on a large scale there is "no preferred center"--each point is equivalent in every sense to every other point. This, then, is a drastic departure from the cozy framework early cosmologists had worked with in their geocentric universe models.

Let me explain: If we go back to the 1500s, before the impact of the work of Copernicus, the worldview of the universe was a geocentric one. The earth was the center and the sun went around the earth as did all the stars, and to many it was a very reassuring ideal to adopt. In 1543 Copernicus' De Revolutionibus was published and we perceived ourselves to be living in a heliocentric world, (although Ptolemy's earth-centered system was still taught at Harvard University in the first years after its founding in 1636). Mankind was dethroned from his central position in the universe.

Many astronomers have gone to extremes by saying we are simply a "zero" in this large cosmos. After all, there are 100,000 million stars in our Milky Way galaxy. That can make us feel very lonely and unimportant in the light of all the immensity. Yet a simple study shows the opposite is true.

The universe has not always existed. It had a definite beginning. Our early universe expanded at just the critical rate to avoid recollapse. Galaxies and stars then formed, but one must realize that half the stars in the night sky are members of binary or multiple star systems and are therefore unable to support life. (No stable planetary orbits could exist around such star systems.) Of the remaining half there are about 30 parameters which must be met in order for them to support life. With billions and billions of stars, it is improbable that all the conditions which must be met for the existence of life exist elsewhere. I would not be surprised if we were the only intelligent life species in the entire universe. In fact, leading evolutionists, such as Dobzhansky and others have agreed that there has not been enough time for mankind to have assembled spontaneously within the time span of our universe.

We've astronomical evidence that demands a verdict. And I've examined this evidence, not from an emotional point of view, but from a logical point of view. We've got historical evidence that Jesus, the Jew, lived and died and rose again from the dead. When Albert Einstein was asked by a reporter if he accepted the historical existence of Jesus, he responded, "Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene."

To the person who is seriously seeking today I would say, read the gospels from an objective point of view, as Albert Einstein did. As Isaac Newton did. Don't let your emotions override or cloud your decision.

Seek after truth and don't let anyone make up your mind for you. It is far too important. It does matter what you believe.

Dr. David Block is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy at the multiracial University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and computer science, a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in applied mathematics, a Master of Science degree in relativistic astrophysics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in astronomy dealing with "The Morphology of Spiral Galaxies." He has been a visiting astronomer at the European Southern Observatory near Munich, West Germany and at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Hawaii. He resides in Johannesburg with his wife, Liz, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus.

Reference: Jews for Jesus site


I Escaped from Hitler Twice:
The Fred Wertheim Story

When a Jew comes to believe in Jesus, it not only affects his life but the lives of those closest to him--his family. This was certainly the case when Steve Wertheim, the son of a Jewish immigrant, came to believe in Jesus.

Steve's father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a baker, he lived in a small village of 2,000 people. The town had very few Jews, ten families to be exact. Fred, as a young boy, had to look among the non-Jews for playmates because the only other Jewish children were his two older sisters and an older Jewish girl. It didn't bother him to have gentile friends, but it started bothering them to have a Jewish one.

By the time Fred was eight, the Aryan philosophy of Hitler was well on its way to acceptance by most Germans. Fred's best friends did not want to play with him anymore. His parents, who were prospering in the bakery business, held to the illusion that Hitler would lose his popularity and that things would get better once again for the Jews. Instead they got worse.

The Wertheim family finally decided to leave Germany for America. However, wanting to leave and getting out of the country were two different things. Because of immigration quotas, they needed to apply to the Consulate for clearance. The family had no papers prepared by a United States citizen for them, and that made emigration difficult. They were given a number--a very high one--48,878, which represented the number of people allowed to come from Germany before them. It would be a while until they could expect to go.

Meanwhile, on July 2, 1938 Fred became bar mitzvah. He was to be the last Jewish boy to undergo the ceremony in his district. Four months later came Kristallnacht. His synagogue, along with hundreds of others was destroyed. Six days later, it was ordered that Jewish children be expelled from the schools. At the same time, Jewish males that were thirteen or older were being conscripted for "labor camPsalms" Fred was small for his age and because of his size was overlooked. Before long, entire Jewish families were being deported to the death camPsalms Yet, for some mysterious reason, his family was spared. Their immigration number came up, and in May of 1941 the Wertheims left what had become Hitler's Germany. They traveled by way of France, Spain and Portugal and arrived on the shores of what they saw to be heaven on earth--America.

Fred learned the English language quickly and after having been in the States only two years, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. The eighteen-year-old went through basic training and was shipped out to England. He was then given additional training and assigned to the First Infantry Division as part of the combat engineers. This was a front-line unit that was trained to remove mines or build emergency bridges so others could advance. Front-line units like Fred's had dangerous duty and high casualties.

Fred took part in the invasion of Europe on D-Day. He fought his way through France and across the Rhine River, ironically, into his native Germany. Then Fred and some of his fellow Army soldiers were captured there. Says Fred,

"I remember they had us lined up. The Germans were talking among themselves, loud enough for me to hear. Since I understood what they were saying, my body started to shake. Some of my buddies started asking me, 'What's happening? How come you're ready to pass out?' I told them, 'This is the way it's going to be. They don't know what to do with us and so they're going to shoot us."'

Yet, for some reason they changed their minds and took the group to a prisoner of war camp near Hanover--Stalag 11B. Fred was spared again.

Most of the prisoners at Stalag 11B had been there throughout most of the war and were very weak. Some couldn't even stand up. No work was assigned to the prisoners, for it would have probably killed most of them who were in a state of physical debilitation. Each morning, Fred and the others answered a roll call and then spent the rest of the day wandering within the boundaries of the high wire fences.

The conditions in the camp were not up to Geneva Convention standards. The clothes of the prisoners were burned regularly because they were lice infested. Many had their hair shorn very short to minimize the infestation. Their breakfast and lunch was combined into one "meal" which consisted of a tin can filled with black coffee. In the late afternoon they were given a stew which contained vegetables and occasionally a few strings of horsemeat. Fred remembers,

"It smelled so rotten that I literally held my nose while I was eating. Once in a while, very late at night, some Germans from outside the camp would throw food over the fence and run away." It proved that not all Germans were Hitlerites.

Meanwhile, back in the States, Fred's family had gotten a telegram delivered by a woman dressed in black. It was from the War Department saying that Fred was missing in action. Germany didn't turn over names of prisoners, so his family had no way of knowing if he was alive.

Eventually the Allied Forces conquered Germany and General Montgomery's Ninth Division liberated Stalag 11B. Fred first had to recuperate from tapeworm and other maladies received as a result of his imprisonment. Then, around Mother's Day of 1945, he was sent home.

"The convoy I was in was the first batch of American POW's to get back to New York City and we got a tremendous welcome--fireboats and everything. The following Saturday I got a big reception in the synagogue from the rabbi and the entire congregation."

Fred felt very grateful to be back in a safe place. He couldn't forget, however, the horrors of war or the miracle of his preservation. "God has done so many good things for me. He brought my immediate family out of Germany. He kept me alive in a prisoner of war camp. And there was the time that I was in a German halftrack that turned over on top of me. Two Germans lay dead next to me. The halftrack was so heavy with equipment that I couldn't move. Then water started to come up as we were pressed down in a field. I thought my life was over. I said the Sh'ma and I spoke to God pleading for His help. At that moment, several of my German captors were able to lift the halftrack and slide me out from under it. I was safe once again."


"First I escaped from Hitler as a Jewish refugee. Then I was liberated as an American prisoner of war. But I was never free until Messiah saved and rescued me."

Fred Wertheim believed in God and felt that God had preserved him for a purpose. He didn't know what it was, but reasoned that he should just go on living, that God would show him some day. Fred married a nice Jewish girl from his synagogue and he and Laura settled down in the Bronx. They raised two sons and things were going fine until he got a phone call from his oldest son Steve. Steve had moved to California after graduating from college. Fred could not believe his ears, but Steve's words were clear: "Dad, Mom, I've come to believe in Jesus as the Messiah."

Fred took the news very hard: "After all I had been through, here I saw my own flesh and blood had turned against me." Fred worked as a mail carrier, and for weeks after the phone call, he would just suddenly start crying on his route. People asked him what was wrong, but he couldn't tell them. He was ashamed to let them know that his son had become a Christian.

Steve tried to explain to his father that his decision to believe in Jesus was not intended to hurt Fred. It was a decision based on conviction--the conviction that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel. Steve told his father about a Mr. Goldstein who had originally told him about Jesus. Mr. Goldstein was a Jew for Jesus who Steve had met and through whose Bible study meeting Steve became more and more convinced of his spiritual needs and of Jesus' sufficiency.

Fred, while depressed over Steve's decision, became angry with Mr. Goldstein. When Steve told him that Goldstein was coming to New York and wanted to visit with him, Fred agreed. He said to his son, "I want to meet the man who did this to you and I want to kill him. I'm going to throw him off of our terrace!"

Goldstein and his wife visited the Wertheims and instead of a violent or angry interchange, the two couples discussed things over coffee and a danish pastry ring.

Says Mrs. Wertheim, "We asked them many questions. After a while, Mr. Goldstein pointed out prophecies in the Jewish Bible. I was a little shocked to see that my husband was very curious to know more."

Fred Wertheim's curiosity continued past that evening. He started attending Bible study meetings in New York:

"I became a very conscientious student. Each week we were asked to prepare for the next lesson by reading a particular passage from the Scriptures. One week the assignment was to read the first letter of John (in the New Testament), but I read the Gospel of John by mistake. I couldn't put it down. Then, on the morning of September 29, 1975, I woke up at four o'clock. I saw what was the outline of a figure standing in the doorway of my bedroom. I couldn't see a face, but I knew it was Jesus. I was convinced that he was real and that I wanted him in my life. I knew he was my Messiah. For me to become a believer, it took a supernatural event like this one. I know it's not that way for everybody who believes in Jesus, but that's how it happened to me. I didn't tell my wife until later in the day."

Laura Wertheim was upset about the news. First her son and now her husband too! To compound things, their youngest son Robbie, announced that he too was a believer. He didn't want to say anything until his father came to believe because he was afraid that it would be too traumatic an experience for Fred. In Robbie's words, "I didn't think he could take another one."

But could Laura Wertheim take another family member believing in Jesus? Says Mrs. Wertheim,

"I was very stubborn. While I felt surrounded by believers, I kept reminding myself that so many people were killed in the Holocaust. So many Jews were killed. I couldn't betray my upbringing."

Then the Wertheim family went to see a movie called "The Hiding Place." Laura watched this true story about a Christian woman and her family in Holland during the war. Says Laura,

"It showed the suffering this woman went through, yet she kept her faith in God. It made me see that God was working during the Holocaust -- through people like this dear woman. Because she believed in Jesus, she helped Jews -- she had real reason to hope. I just sat there and wept and sobbed through the entire picture."

The next week, she too accepted Jesus as her Messiah. Four years later, Fred and Laura Wertheim renewed their marriage vows. Portions of the ceremony follow:

"Love and commitment have come to have a diminished meaning in today's world. Yet, we can see the true meaning of love and commitment as we behold Fred and Laura Wertheim, a couple united in God, showing forth His faithfulness. In a world where pRomansises are seldom kept and faithfulness is scorned, they stand here to declare and reaffirm their love for one another.

"In Jewish tradition, it is considered a blessing and privilege to be an invited guest at a wedding. To be able to rejoice with a bridegroom and his bride as they begin a new life together is something that brings joy to the heart. How much more, then, can we rejoice with Fred and Laura as we witness the profession of their continued love. Thirty years ago on the 22nd day of October of 1949, Fred and Laura were joined under the chupah.

"Today, they reaffirm their vows in our presence. They rededicate their lives to one another with a new dimension and depth--that they are joined to God Almighty. He is the center of their union with one another. Their children have always been able to recognize the mutual devotion and deep respect that Fred and Laura have had for each other throughout their marriage. Yet, when the Wertheims met Jesus their Messiah, their relationship truly blossomed. The faith that they came to four years ago has made a good relationship far sweeter. Their relationship with Jesus increased their capacity to love each other in the everyday practicalities of their life together. Their relationship with Jesus increased their capacity to love others.

"Because God has been so faithful to them, they desire to publicly declare and demonstrate that faithfulness and have come today to dedicate their lives afresh in serving Him.

"Fred and Laura, God has given both of you much, and the Scriptures say, 'from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.' However, when God gives us a responsibility, He also pRomansises to supply what we need to fulfill that which he requires. We have the great pRomansises of God to rely upon as we live our lives in Messiah. 'Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Messiah Jesus' (Philippians 1:6).

"...As they stand before you, the Wertheims wish to reaffirm their commitment to one another in Jesus and their desire to reflect God's image together.

Fred: 'As the days seemed short to Jacob in serving for Rachel, so have the years seemed that we have shared. Laura, my wife, I pRomansise you, as a child of God, that I will continue to love and respect you, honor and uphold you, and give of all that I have to you. As we continue to walk together in the love of Messiah Jesus, I pray that we will become a true reflection of the love and faithfulness Jesus has for the Holy Congregation.'

Laura: 'Fred, throughout our marriage you have been both my beloved and my friend, the one whom I can fully trust with all that I am. As a child of God, I pRomansise you, my husband, that I will continue to love and respect you, honor and uphold you, and give of all that I have to you. I will faithfully stand with you and help inspire you, that God's will might be the focus of our lives.'"

"May God's love surround you, Fred and Laura, as the mountains surround Jerusalem; and may that love emanate forth to all who you touch with your lives. May your next thirty years together increase your joy and gladness as Messiah reigns in your lives."


Did you know?

The Azazel (Scapegoat) - While the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem were standing, the Jewish high priest would go out into the Temple court and lay his hands over the head of the scapegoat, confessing over it the sins of the people of Israel. Then the goat would be taken outside the city and released into the wilderness. This symbolized the removal (carrying away) of the sins from the people of Israel. According to the Talmud, a scarlet cord was tied around the neck of the scapegoat. The cord was reported to have turned white as the goat was led away from the city.

The Babylonian Talmud records that for the last forty years before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. - that would have been just about the time Yeshua (Jesus) was offered up as the final sacrifice - the scarlet cord around the neck of the scapegoat failed to turn white.

In Yeshua, all our sins are carried away "as far as east is from west" (Psalm 103:12). Yeshua is not only our High Priest, but He is also the final sacrifice who takes away our sins.

Because of Yeshua/Jesus's sacrifice, Your Name is Written in the Book of Life.

 


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Blessed is He who comes in in the Name of the Lord

They remain fully Jewish, but they have come home to the Lord Yeshua (Jesus)!

See this fantastic 8 min 55 sec video that Israeli TV Channel 2 ran on a Messianic Jewish Congregation in Israel.

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Below from the June 2007 "Bibles for Israel" newsletter:

Recently Israel's main news channel did a segment on Messianic Jews, and interviewed some of the new Israeli Believers who have come to the Lord. Some of them have had to hide their faith from their family members for fear of rejection.

The children of one Messianic family stated that the other children at school beat them up and call them nasty names which I can't repeat in this letter.

One Israeli Believer was relieved of her field duties as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), because of her faith in Yeshua. However they also interviewed some Messianic Israeli Jews from an elite combat force in the Israeli Defense Forces, who are not discriminated for their faith.

Persecution and discrimination depend on how much someone is sharing their faith in Yeshua and how they are doing it. Let's remember that Israel is only a democratic state to a degree. It is first and foremost a Jewish state that does not accept Yeshua (Jesus), and that's why Israeli Believers have been fired from their jobs solely because of their faith.

The news channels' cameras also filmed one of the main Messianic synagogues in Jerusalem. They interviewed the leader of the congregation and congregants, showing how Messianic Jews pray freely to Yeshua (unscripted prayers as Jews in regular synagogue recite prayers from a "siddur" prayer book). The cameras showed people dancing and singing praises to Yeshua.

It was a positive media report which gave credibility to the Messianic community in Israel. It also showed footage of Chassidic Ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting in the southern town of Arad. They were physically hostile and swearing. They even burned the Believers Bibles (New Testaments).

My greatest desire is that when we finish running this race we will be with our Lord Yeshua and partake in the heavenly glory.

Your brother and friend in Yeshua,

Zev

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Yeshua fulfilled the Prophet Malachi's
awesome Prophecy of the Tzit-Tzit

 

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings," Malachi 4:2

According to Jewish sages and tradition, this Sun of Righteousness referred to in Malachi's prophecy was understood to be the Messiah, who would have the power to heal who ever touched the tzit-tzit (fringes) on his garment.

 

tallit with tzit-tzit

Picture above of a Tallit with tzit-tzit at the bottom;
such as Yeshua/Jesus would have worn

In Yeshua's day, Jewish men wore a simple tunic both at home and at work. When appearing in public, they would cover their tunic with a large rectangular cloth which draped over the shoulder and fell to the ankles. This cloth was called a tallit and served as protection from cold and rain. Hanging from the end of each of its four corners (wings) was a tzitzit in obedience to the biblical command. The hem of this garment is actually made with fringes, or tassels (called tzitziyot, in Hebrew). These were required to be on the four corners of all clothing of Jewish men, in accordance with God's instruction. These tassels were to remind each Jewish man of his responsibility to fulfill God's commandments in Deuteronomy 22 :12 and Num.15:37-40. In fact, these tassels are tied into 613 knots to constantly remind Jewish men of the 613 laws of Moses, of which there are 365 prohibitions (The "thou shalt not" laws), and 248 affirmations (the "thou shall" laws). The knots also correspond with the ineffable name of God, the unspoken yod-hey-vav-hey, Yahweh.

The fulfillment of this prophecy by Yeshua:
One of the best known miracles of healing that Yeshua performed was the occasion when a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the hem of his garment. Both Matthew and Mark tell us about this incident below. Mark further tells us, that wherever the Lord went whomever merely touched the border of his garment "were made whole".

Matthew 9:20-22
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

She was expressing her faith in Yeshua as the Son of Righteousness with healing in His wings.

Mark 5:25-34
And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Mark 6:56-
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

 

 
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A Rabbi 108 Dies Leaves Behind A Secret

Rabbi Yizhak Kadima, 108, discovered a secret in Zechariah 6:11 and in Ezra 3:2. It is the name of the Messiah. He taught at the ultra-Orthodox seminary, Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

After he died, his son was looking at his manuscripts on his desk, and came across a written note, "Yarim Ha'am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Yehoshu Omdim."

In his writings, he requested that this information be sealed until the first anniversary date of his death. His son followed through with his last request.

The rabbi's note read of the letter abbreviation of the Messiah's name, that He will raise the people up and they will know that His Word and His Law are from God. The rabbi signed the writing in the month of mercy.

The rabbi provided proof that the names, Yehoshua and Yeshua are the same name, from the same Hebrew root of the word, "salvation". This is documented in Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2. In Ezra, "Yeshua is the son of Yohozadak." God's holy name in abbreviation is, "Ho", which is found in the father's name "Yozadak" and in "Yeshua's" name comparatively.
 

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365 Messianic Prophecies

The following is a list of prophecies in the Jewish scriptures that Yeshua fulfilled.

1. Genesis 3:15.....Seed of a woman (virgin birth).....Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20
2. Genesis 3:15.....He will bruise Satan's head.....Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:18
3. Genesis 5:24....The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated....Mark 6:19
4. Genesis 9:26-27...The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem...Luke 3:36
5. Genesis 12:3...As Abraham's seed, will bless all nations...Acts 3:25,26
6. Genesis 12:7...The
The Promise made made to Abraham's Seed...Galatians 3:16
7. Genesis 14:18...A priest after Melchizedek...Hebrews 6:20
8. Genesis 14:18........A King also........Hebrews 7:2
9. Genesis 14:18...The Last Supper foreshadowed...Matthew 26:26-29
10.  Genesis 17:19.......The Seed of Isaac.......Romans. 9:7
11.  Genesis 21:12 …Seed of Isaac…
Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18
12.  Genesis 22:8...The Lamb of God promised...John 1:29
13.  Genesis 22:18...As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations...Galatians 3:16
14.  Genesis26:2-5..The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer..Hebrews11:18
15.  Genesis 49:10...The time of His coming...Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4
16.  Genesis 49:10.......The Seed of Judah.......Luke 3:33
17.  Genesis 49:10......Called Shiloh or One Sent......John 17:3
18.  Genesis 49:10...To come before Judah lost identity...John 11:47-52
19.  Genesis 49:10...To Him shall the obedience of the people be...John 10:16
20.  Exodus 3:13,14........The Great "I Am".......John 4:26
21.  Exodus 12:5...A Lamb without blemish...1 Pet. 1:19
22.  Exodus 12:13...The blood of the Lamb saves Romans wrath...Romans. 5:8
23.  Exodus 12:21-27...Christ is our Passover...1 Corinthians 5;7
24.  Exodus 12:46...Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken...John 19:31-36
25.  Exodus 13:2…Blessing to first born son…Luke 2:23
26.  Exodus 15:2...His exaltation predicted as Yeshua...Acts 7:55,56
27.  Exodus 15:11...His Character-Holiness...Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
28.  Exodus 17:6...The Spiritual Rock of Israel...1 Corinthians 10;4
29.  Exodus 33:19...His Character-Merciful...Luke 1:72
30.  Leviticus14:11...The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood..Luke5:12-14; Acts 6:7
31.  Leviticus16:15-17...Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death...Hebrews 9:7-14
32.  Leviticus16:27...Suffering outside the Camp...Matthew 27:33; Hebrews 13:11, 12
33.  Leviticus17:11...The Blood-the life of the flesh...Matthew 26;28; Mark 10:45
34.  Leviticus17:11...It is the blood that makes atonement...1 John 3:14-18
35.  Leviticus23:36-37...The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst." ..John 19:31-36
36.  Numbers 9:12...Not a bone of Him broken...John 19:31-36
37.  Numbers 21:9...The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up...John 3:14-18
38.  Numbers 24:8… Flight to Egypt…Matthew 2:14
39.  Numbers 24:17...Time: "I shall see him, but not now."...Galatians 4:4
40.  Numbers 24:17-19…A star out of Jacob…Matthew 2:2, Luke 1:33,78, Revelation 22:16
41.  Deuteronomy 18:15..."This is of a truth that prophet."...John 6:14
42.  Deuteronomy 18:15-16..."Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me."...John 5:45-47
43.  Deuteronomy 18:18...Sent by the Father to speak His word...John 8:28, 29
44.  Deuteronomy 18:19...Whoever will not hear must bear his sin...John 12:15
45.  Deuteronomy 21:13-23…As a prophet…John 6:14; 7:40, Acts 3:22,23
46.  Deuteronomy 21:23...Cursed is he that hangs on a tree...Galatians 3:10-13
47.  Ruth 4:4-9...Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us...Ephesians 1:3-7
48.  1 Samuel 2:10...Shall be an anointed King to the Lord...Matthew 28:18; John 12:15
49.  2 Samuel 7:12...David's Seed...Matthew 1:1
50.  2 Samuel 7:14a...The Son of God... Luke 1:32
51.  2 Samuel 7:16...David's house established forever...Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16
52.  2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be the “Rock”…1 Corinthians 10:4
53.  2 Samuel 23:2-4…would be as the “light of the morning”…Revelation 22:16
54.  2 Kings 2:11...The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated...Luke 24:51
55.  1 Chronicles 17:11...David's Seed...Matthew 1:1; 9:27
56.  1 Chronicles 17:12, 13a...To reign on David's throne forever...Luke 1:32, 33
57.  1 Chronicles 17:13a..."I will be His Father, He...my Son."...Hebrews 1:5
58.  Job 19:23-27...The Resurrection predicted...John 5:24-29
59.  Psalms 2:1-3...The enmity of kings foreordained...Acts 4:25-28
60.  Psalms 2:2...To own the title, Anointed (Christ)...Acts 2:36
61.  Psalms 2:6...His Character-Holiness...John 8:46; Rev. 3:7
62.  Psalms 2:6...To own the title King...Matthew 2:2
63.  Psalms 2:7...Declared the Beloved Son...Matthew 3:17
64.  Psalms 2:7, 8...The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated...Acts 13:29-33
65.  Psalms 2:12...Life comes through faith in Him...John 20:31
66.  Psalms 8:2...The mouths of babes perfect His praise...Matthew 21:16
67.  Psalms 8:5, 6...His humiliation and exaltation...Luke 24:50-53; 1 Corinthians 15:27
68.  Psalms 16:10...Was not to see corruption...Acts 2:31
69.  Psalms 16:9-11...Was to arise from the dead...John 20:9
70.  Psalms 17;15...The resurrection predicted...Luke 24:6
71.  Psalms 22:1...Forsaken because of sins of others...2 Corinthians 5:21
72.  Psalms 22:1...Words spoken from Calvary, "My God..." Mark 15:34
73.  Psalms 22:2...Darkness upon Calvary...Matthew 27:45
74.  Psalms 22:7...They shoot out the lip and shake the head...Matthew 27:39
75.  Psalms 22:8.." He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him "...Matthew 27:43
76.  Psalms 22:9......Born the Savior......Luke 2:7
77.  Psalms 22:14...Died of a broken (ruptured) heart...John 19:34
78.  Psalms 22:14,15...Suffered agony on Calvary...Mark 15:34-37
79.  Psalms 22:15........He thirsted........John 19:28
80.  Psalms 22:16...They pierced His hands and His feet....John 19:34,37;20:27
81.  Psalms 22:17,18...Stripped Him before the stares of men...Luke 23:34,35
82.  Psalms 22:18.....They parted His garments.....John 19:23,24
83.  Psalms 22:20,21...He committed Himself to God...Luke23:46
84.  Psalms 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel.. Hebrews 2:14
85.  Psalms 22:22.....His Resurrection declared.....John 20:17
86.  Psalms 22:27...He shall be the governor of the nations...Col 1:16
87.  Psalms 22:31......"It is finished"......John 19:30
88.  Psalms 23:1...."I am the Good Shepherd"....John 10:11
89.  Psalms 24:3......His exaltation predicted......Acts 1:11; Phil. 2:9
90.  Psalms 27:12…Accused by false witnesses…Matthew 26:60,61, Mark 14:57,58
91.  Psalms 30:3......His resurrection predicted......Acts 2:32
92.  Psalms 31:5..."Into thy hands I commit my spirit"...Luke 23:46
93.  Psalms 31:11...His acquaintances fled from Him...Mark 14:50
94.  Psalms 31:13...They took counsel to put Him to death...John 11:53
95.  Psalms 31:14,15..." He trusted in God, let Him deliver him"...Matthew 27:43
96.  Psalms 34:20.....Not a bone of Him broken.....John 19:31-36
97.  Psalms 35:11....False witnesses rose up against Him....Matthew 26:59
98.  Psalms 35:19...He was hated without a cause...John 15:25
99.  Psalms 38:11.....His friends stood afar off.....Luke 23:49
100.  Psalms 40:2-5...The joy of His resurrection predicted...John 20:20
101.  Psalms 40:6-8....His delight-the will of the Father....John 4:34
102.  Psalms 40:9....He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel....Matthew 4:17
103.  Psalms 40:14...Confronted by adversaries in the Garden...John
104.  Psalms 41:9.....Betrayed by a familiar friend.....John 13:18
105.  Psalms 45:2...Words of Grace come from His lips.. Luke 4:22
106.  Psalms 45:6...To own the title, God or Elohim...Hebrews 1:8
107.  Psalms 45:7...A special anointing by the Holy Spirit...Matthew3:16; Hebrews1:9
108.  Psalms 45:7,8...Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)...Luke 2:11
109. Psalms 49-15…His Resurrection…Acts 2:27; 13:35, Mark 16:6
110.  Psalms 55:12-14...Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy...John 13:18
111. Psalms 55:15...Unrepentant death of the Betrayer...Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
112. Psalms 68:18...To give gifts to men...Ephesians 4:7-16
113. Psalms 68:18...Ascended into Heaven...Luke 24:51
114. Psalms 69:4...Hated without a cause...John 15:25
115. Psalms 69:8...A stranger to own brethren...Luke 8;20,21
116. Psalms 69:9...Zealous for the Lord's House...John 2:17
117. Psalms 69:14-20...Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion...Matthew 26:36-45
118. Psalms 69:20..."My soul is exceeding sorrowful."...Matthew 26:38
119. Psalms 69:21...Given vinegar in thirst...Matthew 27:34
120. Psalms 69:26...The Savior given and smitten by God...John 17:4; 18:11
121. Psalms 72:10,11...Great persons were to visit Him...Matthew 2:1-11
122. Psalms 72:16...The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground...John 12:24
123. Psalms 72:17...His name, Yinon, will produce offspring...John 1:12,13
124. Psalms 72:17...All nations shall be blessed by Him...Acts 2:11,12,41
125. Psalms 78:1.2...He would teach in parables...Matthew 13:34-35
126. Psalms 78:2b...To speak the Wisdom of God with authority...Matthew 7:29
127. Psalms 88:8...They stood afar off and watched...Luke 23:49
128. Psalms 89:26...Messiah will call God His Father...Matthew 11:27
129. Psalms 89:27...Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings...Luke 1:32,33
130. Psalms 89:35-37...David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever...Luke 1:32,33
131. Psalms 89:36-37...His character-Faithfulness...Rev. 1:5
132. Psalms 90:2...He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)...John 1:1
133. Psalms 91:11,12...Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ...Luke 4;10,11
134. Psalms 97:9...His exaltation predicted...Acts 1:11;Ephesians 1:20
135. Psalms 100:5...His character-Goodness...Matthew 19:16,17
136. Psalms 102:1-11...The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary...John 21:16-30
137. Psalms 102:16…Son of Man comes in Glory…Luke 21:24
Revelation 12:5-10
138. Psalms 102:25-27...Messiah is the Preexistent Son...Hebrews 1:10-12
139. Psalms 109:4…Prays for His enemies…Luke 23:34
140. Psalms 109:7,8…Another to succeed Judas…Acts 1:16-20
141. Psalms 109:25...Ridiculed...Matthew 27:39
142. Psalms 110:1...Son of David...Matthew 22:43
143. Psalms 110:1...To ascend to the right-hand of the Father...Mark16:19
144. Psalms 110:1...David's son called Lord...Matthew 22:44,45
145. Psalms 110:4...A priest after Melchizedek's order...Hebrews 6:20
146. Psalms 112:4...His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al... Matthew 9;36
147. Psalms 118:17,18...Messiah's Resurrection assured...Luke 24:5-7;1 Corinthians 15:20
148. Psalms 118:22,23...The rejected stone is Head of the corner...Matthew 21:42,43
149. Psalms 118:26a...The Blessed One presented to Israel...Matthew 21:9
150. Psalms 118:26b...To come while Temple standing...Matthew 21;12-15
151. Psalms 132:11...The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body)...Luke 1:32
152. Psalms 138:1-6...The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings... Matthew 2:2-6
153. Psalms 147:3,6...The earthly ministry of Christ described...Luke 4:18
154. Psalms 1:23...He will send the Spirit of God... John 16;7
155. Proverbs 8:22-23…The Messiah would be from everlasting…John 17:5
156. Proverbs 30:4…Declared to be the Son of God…
John 3:13, Romans 1:2-4, 10:6-9, 2 Peter 1:17
157. Song of Solomon 5:16...The altogether lovely One...John 1:17
158. Isaiah 2:2-4…Repentance for the nations…Luke 24:47
159. Isaiah 4:2…Messiah reigning
160. Isaiah 5:1-6…Son of God’s vineyard: a parable of judgment
161. Isaiah 6:1...When Isaiah saw His glory... John 12:40-41
162. Isaiah 6:9-10...Parables fall on deaf ears...Matthew 13:13-15
163. Isaiah 6:9-12...Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words...Acts 28:23-29
164. Isaiah 7:14...To be born of a virgin...Luke 1:35
165. Isaiah 7:14...To be Emmanuel-God with us... Matthew 1:18-23
166. Isaiah 8:8...Called Emmanuel...Matthew 28:20
167. Isaiah 8:14...A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense... 1 Pet. 2:8
168. Isaiah 9:1,2...His ministry to begin in Galilee...Matthew 4:12-17
169. Isaiah 9:6...A child born-Humanity...Luke 1:31
170. Isaiah 9:6...A Son given-Deity...Luke 1:32; John 1;14; 1 Tim. 3:16
171. Isaiah 9:6...Declared to be the Son of God with power... Romans. 1:3,4
172. Isaiah 9:6...The Wonderful One, Peleh...Luke 4:22
173. Isaiah 9:6...The Counselor, Yaatz...Matthew 13:54
174. Isaiah 9:6...The Mighty God, El Gibor...Matthew 11:20
175. Isaiah 9:6...The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth...John 8:58
176. Isaiah 9:6...The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom...John . 16:33
177. Isaiah 9:7...To establish an everlasting kingdom...Luke 1:32-33
178. Isaiah 9:7...His Character-Just...John 5:30
179. Isaiah 9:7...No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace...Luke 1:32-33
180. Isaiah 11:1...Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer...Matthew 2:23
181. Isaiah 11:1...A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse...Luke 3:23,32
182. Isaiah 11:2...The anointed One by the Spirit...Matthew 3;16,17
183. Isaiah 11:2...His Character-Wisdom, Understanding, et al....John 4:4-26
184. Isaiah 11:4...His Character-Truth...John 14:6
185. Isaiah 11:10...The Gentiles seek Him...John 12:18-21
186. Isaiah 12:2...Called Jesus-Yeshua (salvation)...Matthew 1:21
187. Isaiah 16:4,5…Reigning in mercy…Luke 1:31-33
188. Isaiah 22:21-25…Peg in a sure place…Revelation 3:7
189. Isaiah 25:8...The Resurrection predicted...I Corinthians 15:54
190. Isaiah 26:19...His power of Resurrection predicted...John 11:43,44
191. Isaiah 28:16...The Messiah is the precious corner stone...Acts 4:11,12
192. Isaiah 29:13...He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word...Matthew 15:7-9
193. Isaiah 29:14...The wise are confounded by the Word...I Corinthians 1:18-31
194. Isaiah 32:2...A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place...Matthew 23:37
195. Isaiah 33:22…Son of the Highest…Luke 1:32; 1 Timothy 1:17 6:15
196. Isaiah 35:4...He will come and save you...Matthew 1:21
197. Isaiah 35:5...To have a ministry of miracles...Matthew 11:4-6
198. Isaiah 40:3,4...Preceded by forerunner...John 1:23
199. Isaiah 40:9..."Behold your God."...John 1:36;19:14
200. Isaiah 40:11...A shepherd-compassionate life-giver...John 10:10-18
201. Isaiah 42:1-4...The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer... Matthew12:18-21
202. Isaiah 42:2...Meek and lowly... Matthew 11:28-30
203. Isaiah 42:3...He brings hope for the hopeless... John 4
204. Isaiah 42:4...The nations shall wait on His teachings... John 12:20-26
205. Isaiah 42:6...The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles...Luke 2:32
206. Isaiah 42:1,6...His is a Worldwide compassion... Matthew 28:19,20
207. Isaiah 42:7...Blind eyes opened... John 9:25-38
208. Isaiah 42:13-25…Messiah’s actions at His second coming…Revelation
209. Isaiah 43:11...He is the only Savior... Acts 4:12
210. Isaiah 44:3...He will send the Spirit of God... John 16:7,13
211. Isaiah 45:23...He will be the Judge... John 5:22;Romans. 14:11
212. Isaiah 48:12...The First and the Last...John 1:30;Rev. 1:8,17
213. Isaiah 48:17...He came as a Teacher...John 3:2
214. Isaiah 49:1...Called from the womb-His humanity...Matthew 1:18
215. Isaiah 49:5...A Servant from the womb...Luke 1:31;Phil. 2:7
216. Isaiah 49:6...He is Salvation for Israel...Luke 2:29-32
217. Isaiah 49:6...He is the Light of the Gentiles...Acts 13:47
218. Isaiah 49:6...He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth... Acts 15:7-18
219. Isaiah 49:7...He is despised of the Nation... John 8:48-49
220. Isaiah 50:3...Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation... Luke 23:44,45
221. Isaiah 50:4...He is a learned counselor for the weary... Matthew 11:28,29
222. Isaiah 50:5...The Servant bound willingly to obedience... Matthew 26:39
223. Isaiah 50:6a..."I gave my back to the smiters."... Matthew 27:26
224. Isaiah 50:6b...He was smitten on the cheeks... Matthew 26:67
225. Isaiah 50:6c...He was spat upon... Matthew 27:30
226. Isaiah 52:4-5…Suffered vicariously…Mark 15:3,4,27,28; Luke 23:1-25,32-34
227. Isaiah 52:7...To publish good tidings of peace... Luke 4:14,15
228. Isaiah 52:13...The Servant exalted...Acts 1:8-11; Ephesians 1:19-22
229. Isaiah 52:13...Behold, My Servant... Matthew 17:5; Phil. 2:5-8
230. Isaiah 52:14...The Servant shockingly abused... Luke 18:31-34; Matthew 26:67,68
231. Isaiah 52:15...Nations startled by message of the Servant... Romans. 15:18-21
232. Isaiah 52:15...His blood shed to make atonement for all... Rev. 1:5
233. Isaiah 53:1...His people would not believe Him... John 12:37-38
234. Isaiah 53:2a...He would grow up in a poor family.... Luke 2:7
235. Isaiah 53:2b...Appearance of an ordinary man... Phil. 2:7-8
236. Isaiah 53:3a...Despised.... Luke 4:28-29
237. Isaiah 53:3b...Rejected... Matthew 27:21-23
238. Isaiah 53:3c...Great sorrow and grief... Luke 19:41-42
239. Isaiah 53:3d...Men hide from being associated with Him... Mark 14:50-52
240. Isaiah 53:4a...He would have a healing ministry... Luke 6:17-19
241. Isaiah 53:4b...He would bear the sins of the world... 1 Pet. 2:24
242. Isaiah 53:4c...Thought to be cursed by God... Matthew 27:41-43
243. Isaiah 53:5a...Bears penalty for mankind's transgressions... Luke 23:33
244. Isaiah 53:5b...His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God... Col. 1:20
245. Isaiah 53:5c...His back would be whipped... Matthew 27:26
246. Isaiah 53:6a...He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind...Galatians 1:4
247. Isaiah 53:6b...God's will that He bear sin for all mankind... 1 John 4:10
248. Isaiah 53:7a...Oppressed and afflicted... Matthew 27:27-31
249. Isaiah 53:7b...Silent before his accusers... Matthew 27:12-14
250. Isaiah 53:7c...Sacrificial lamb... John 1:29
251. Isaiah 53:8a...Confined and persecuted... Matthew 26:47-27:31
252. Isaiah 53:8b...He would be judged... John 18:13-22
253. Isaiah 53:8c...Killed.... Matthew 27:35
254. Isaiah 53:8d...Dies for the sins of the world... 1 John 2:2
255. Isaiah 53:9a...Buried in a rich man's grave... Matthew 27:57
256. Isaiah 53:9b...Innocent and had done no violence... Mark 15:3
257. Isaiah 53:9c...No deceit in his mouth... John 18:38
258. Isaiah 53:10a...God's will that He die for mankind... John 18:11
259. Isaiah 53:10b...An offering for sin... Matthew 20:28
260. Isaiah 53:10c...Resurrected and live forever.... Mark 16:16
261. Isaiah 53:10d...He would prosper... John 17:1-5
262. Isaiah 53:11a...God fully satisfied with His suffering... John 12:27
263. Isaiah 53:11b...God's servant... Romans. 5:18-19
264. Isaiah 53:11c...He would justify man before God... Romans. 5:8-9
265. Isaiah 53:11d...The sin-bearer for all mankind... Hebrews 9:28
266. Isaiah 53:12a...Exalted by God because of his sacrifice... Matthew 28:18
267. Isaiah 53:12b...He would give up his life to save mankind... Luke 23:46
268. Isaiah 53:12c...Grouped with criminals... Luke 23:32
269. Isaiah 53:12d...Sin-bearer for all mankind... 2 Corinthians 5:21
270. Isaiah 53:12e...Intercede to God in behalf of mankind... Luke 23:34
271. Isaiah 55:1…Every one come who is thirsty…New Testament
272. Isaiah 55:3...Resurrected by God... Acts 13:34
273. Isaiah 55:4...A witness... John 18:37
274. Isaiah 55:5…Foreign nations come to God…Acts
275. Isaiah 59:15-16a...He would come to provide salvation... John 6:40
276. Isaiah 59:15-16b...Intercessor between man and God... Matthew 10:32
277. Isaiah 59:20...He would come to Zion as their Redeemer... Luke 2:38
278. Isaiah 60:1-3…Nations walk in the light…Luke 2:32
279. Isaiah 61:1-2a...The Spirit of God upon him... Matthew 3:16-17
280. Isaiah 61:1-2b...The Messiah would preach the good news... Luke 4:17-21
281. Isaiah 61:1-2c...Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death... John 8:31-32
282. Isaiah 61:1-2...Proclaim a period of grace... John 5:24
283. Isaiah 62:1-2…Called by an new name…Luke 2:32, Revelation 3:12
284. Isaiah 62:11…Thy King Cometh, Entered Jerusalem on Colt…Matthew 21:7
285. Isaiah 63:1-3…A vesture dipped in blood…Revelation 19:13
286. Isaiah 63:8,9…Afflicted with the afflicted…Matthew 25:34-40
287. Isaiah 65:9…The elect shall inherit…Romans 11 5-7, Hebrews 7:14, Revelation 5:5
288. Isaiah 65:17-25…New heaven/New Earth…2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1
289. Isaiah 66:18-19…All nations come to God…New Testament
290. Jeremiah23:5-6a...Descendant of David...Luke 3:23-31
291.  Jeremiah 23:5-6b...The Messiah would be God... John 13:13
292.  Jeremiah 23:5-6c...The Messiah would be both God and Man... 1 Tim. 3:16
293. Jeremiah 30:9…Born a King…John 18:37, Revelation 1:5
294. Jeremiah 31:15…Massacre of infants…Matthew 2:16-18
295.  Jeremiah 31:22...Born of a virgin... Matthew 1:18-20
296.  Jeremiah 31:31...The Messiah would be the new covenant... Matthew 26:28
297.  Jeremiah 33:14-15...Descendant of David... Luke 3:23-31
298.  Ezekiel17:22-24...Descendant of David... Luke 3:23-31
299. Ezekiel 21:26,27…The humble exalted…Luke 1:52
300.  Ezekiel34:23-24...Descendant of David... Matthew 1:1
301.  Daniel 2:34-35...Stone cut without hands...Acts 4:10-12
302.  Daniel 2:44,45...His Kingdom Triumphant...Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15
303.  Dan. 7:13-14a...He would ascend into heaven... Acts 1:9-11
304.  Dan. 7:13-14b...Highly exalted... Ephesians 1:20-22
305. Dan. 7:13-14c...His dominion would be everlasting... Luke 1:31-33
306. Daniel 7:27...Kingdom for the Saints...Luke 1:33, 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15
307. Dan. 9:24a...To make an end to sins... Galatians 1:3-5
308. Dan. 9:24b...He would be holy... Luke 1:35
309. Dan. 9:25...Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem... John 12:12-13
310. Dan. 9:26a...Killed... Matthew 27:35
311. Dan. 9:26b...Die for the sins of the world... Hebrews 2:9
312. Dan. 9:26c...Killed before the destruction of the temple... Matthew 27:50-51
313. Dan. 10:5-6...Messiah in a glorified state... Rev. 1:13-16
314. Hosea 3:5...Israel restored...John 18:37, Romans 11:25-27
315. Hosea 11:1, Numbers 24:8...Flight to Egypt...Matthew 2:14
316. Hosea 13:14...He would defeat death... 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
317. Joel 2:28-32...Promise of the Spirit...Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13
318. Joel 2:32...Offer salvation to all mankind... Romans. 10:12-13
319. Micah 2:12-13...Israel Regathered...John 10:14,26
320. Micah 4:1-8...
The Kingdom established - place of Birth Bethlehem...Luke 1:33, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4,10,11
321. Micah 5:2a...Born in Bethlehem... Matthew 2:1-2
322.  Micah 5:2b...God's servant... John 15:10
323.  Micah 5:2c...from everlasting... John 8:58
324.  Haggai 2:6-9...He would visit the second Temple... Luke 2:27-32
325.  Haggai 2:23...Descendant of Zerubbabel... Luke 3:23-27
326. Joel 2:28-32...Promise of the Spirit...Acts 2:17-21, Romans 10:13
327. Amos 8:9...The Sun Darkened...Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:20, Revelation 6:12
328. Amos 9:11-12...Restoration of tabernacle...Acts 14:16-18
329. Habakkuk 2:14...Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord...Romans 11:26, Revelation 21:23-26
330. Zechariah 2:10-13...The Lamb on the Throne...Revelation 5:13, 6:9, 21:24
331. Zechariah 3:8...God's servant... John 17:4
332. Zechariah 6:12-13...Priest and King... Hebrews 8:1
333. Zechariah 9:9a...Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem... Matthew 21:8-10
334. Zechariah 9:9b...Beheld as King... John 12:12-13
335.  Zechariah 9:9c...The Messiah would be just... John 5:30
336.  Zechariah 9:9d...The Messiah would bring salvation... Luke 19:10
337.  Zechariah 9:9e...The Messiah would be humble... Matthew 11:29
338.  Zechariah 9:9f...Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey... Matthew 21:6-9
339.  Zechariah 10:4...The cornerstone... Ephesians 2:20
340.   Zechariah 11:4-6a...At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders... Matthew 23:1-4
341.  Zechariah 11:4-6b...Rejection causes God to remove His protection.. Luke 19:41-44
342.  Zechariah 11:4-6c...Rejected in favor of another king... John 19:13-15
343.   Zechariah 11:7...Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant... Matthew 9:35-36
344.  Zechariah 11:8a...Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them... Matthew 23:33
345. Zechariah 11:8b...Despised... Matthew 27:20
346.  Zechariah 11:9...Stops ministering to the those who rejected Him... Matthew 13:10-11
347.  Zechariah 11:10-11a...Rejection causes God to remove protection... Luke 19:41-44
348.  Zechariah 11:10-11b...The Messiah would be God... John 14:7
349.  Zechariah 11:12-13a...Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver... Matthew 26:14-15
350.  Zechariah 11:12-13b...Rejected... Matthew 26:14-15
351.  Zechariah 11:12-13c...Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord... Matthew 27:3-5
352.  Zechariah 11:12-13d...The Messiah would be God... John 12:45
353.  Zechariah 12:10a...The Messiah's body would be pierced... John 19:34-37
354.  Zechariah 12:10b...The Messiah would be both God and man... John 10:30
355.  Zechariah 12:10c...The Messiah would be rejected... John 1:11
356.  Zechariah 13:7a...God's will He die for mankind... John 18:11
357.  Zechariah 13:7b...A violent death... Matthew 27:35
358.  Zechariah 13:7c...Both God and man.. John 14:9
359.  Zechariah 13:7d...Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him... Matthew 26:31-56
360.  Malachi 3:1a...Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah... Matthew 11:10
361.  Malachi 3:1b...Sudden appearance at the temple... Mark 11:15-16
362.  Malachi 3:1c...Messenger of the new covenant... Luke 4:43
363.  Malachi 3:3...Our Sins Are Purged...Luke 1:78, John 1:9; 12:46, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16
364. Malachi 4:5...Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah... Matthew 3:1-2
365. Malachi 4:6...Forerunner would turn many to righteousness... Luke 1:16-17

And for leap year, you can have Psalm 21 as a Messianic Hymn and David's praise.

 

Recommended Book

All the messianic prophecies

All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible
by Herbert Lockyer
 

This compendium of all the prophecies in Scripture concerns the promised Messiah. Dr. Lockyer's discussion is divided into two sections, "Specific Messianic Prophecies" and "Symbolic Messianic Prophecies."

A Fascinating Look at How Biblical Prophecies Paved the Way for Jesus Christ

In this remarkable volume, Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines all the prophecies in Scripture concerning the promised Messiah, his ministry, and his message. From the mundane to the mystifying, you’ll get a close look at how different prophecies portrayed with stunning accuracy the coming Christ: his ancestry, his birth, his character, his death and resurrection, and more. Divided in two sections, All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible helps you understand not only "Specific Messianic Prophecies," but also "Symbolic Messianic Prophecies."
 

The Jewish New Testament


the Jewish New Testament
by David H. Stern (Translator)


Why is this New Testament different from all other New Testaments? Because the Jewish New Testament expresses its original and essential Jewishness.

The New Testament is a Jewish book--by Jews, mostly about Jews, and for Jews as well as Gentiles. Its central figure, the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), was and is a Jew. Vicarious atonement, salvation, immersion (baptism), the new covenant and the very concept of a Messiah are all Jewish. In sum, the New Testament is built upon and completes the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Jewish New Testament brings out Jewishness in three ways:
- Cosmetically--by using neutral terms and Hebrew names: "execution-stake," not "cross"; "Ya'akov," not "James."

- Culturally and Religiously--by highlighting Jewish features: "Chanukkah," not "the feast of dedication"; "tzitzit," not "fringe."

- Theologically--by correcting mistranslations resulting from anti-Jewish theological bias; for example, at Romans 10:4 the Messiah is "the goal at which the Torah aims," not "the end of the law."

Freshly rendered from the original Greek into enjoyable modern English by a Messianic Jew (a Jew who honors Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel), the "Jewish New Testament" challenges Jews to understand that Yeshua is a friend to every Jewish heart and the New Testament a Jewish book filled with truths to be accepted and acted upon. At the same time, while reaffirming the equality of Gentiles and Jews in the Messianic Community, it challenges Christians to acknowledge the Jewishness of their faith and their oneness with the Jewish people.

Available at Amazon.com in both hardcover and paperback


 

The Unpromised Land:
The Struggle of Messianic
Jews in Israel

The Unpromised Land
by Gary & Shirley Beresford


There has always been a remnant of Jews who "kept the commandments of G-d and kept faith in Mashiach, Yeshua (Jesus)."

They are born Jewish, keep the Jewish traditions and holy days, read the Jewish scriptures (including the ones written by first century Jews), and believe in a Jewish Messiah who was prophesied about in Jewish scriptures. So what's the problem?

The problem is that Israel rejects Jews born of Jewish parents, simply because they (Messianic Jews) believe Jesus is the Messiah.  These Christ believers are not allowed to become citizens of Israel.  Yet, ironically, pagan Muslims can.

How long will Christian countries go on giving aid to Israel, while Israel routinely rejects Christian believers (even those of Jewish descent) from becoming citizens of Israel?

Gary and Shirley Beresford never wanted to be heroes. A middle-aged Messianic Jewish couple from South Africa, they felt God calling them to live in Israel, the Promised Land. Wanting nothing more than to live quietly and grow old together in the country of refuge for all Jewish people, little did they suspect what events would follow to try their faith.

The fight to make aliyah, to claim their rightful inheritance in the Promised Land, became a battle waged not only for themselves, but for Messianic Jews all over the world who wish to return to the Jewish homeland. Here is the true saga of the Beresford's journey to the land of their forefathers.

Includes both a Foreword and a 25-page Appendix on the decades-old struggle for Messianic Jewish aliyah by Dr. David Stern, translator and the Jewish New Testament and Complete Jewish Bible, and author of the Jewish New Testament Commentary. 208 pages. ISBN:1-880226-56-1

What Israel is doing to its Jewish sons & daughters who happen to believe that Jesus (Yeshua) is the Messiah goes against its own Declaration of Independence, which says:

“The State of Israel…will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions…”

In a fall 2007 poll of Israeli citizens, 81 percent said Israel should maintain the original wording of the Law of Return, which states that anyone with at least one Jewish parent or grandparent, as well as spouses of the aforementioned, are entitled to citizenship.



 

From Jew to Catholic, author finds his path a natural one

by Lawn Griffiths, East Valley Tribune


 

Salvation is from the Jews
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Once a Jew and now a Roman Catholic, Roy Schoeman says his spiritual journey follows much the same transition as Christianity’s development from the seeds of Judaism.

“I haven’t converted to another religion,” he explains. “The Catholic Church is the continuation of Judaism. They are one and the same religion — the thing is the religion changed with the incarnation (God coming to earth in the human form of Jesus). It was always going to change.”

Schoeman, author of “Salvation Is From the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History From Abraham to the Second Coming,” will speak during the Arizona Marian Conference Aug. 24-26 at Doubletree Scottsdale Paradise Valley Resort. His talk to a Catholic audience is titled “Witness Testimony and God’s Plan for the Jews.”

Raised in a Conservative Jewish family where both parents fled Nazi Germany, Schoeman received solid Jewish instruction. His hometown spiritual leader was Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, a foremost American Conservative rabbi, and his religion teacher was Rabbi Arthur Green, who would head the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. And for several months, he lived in Israel with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, the late famed Hasidic rabbi, singer and well-traveled songwriter and teacher.

“Growing up, I was quite devout about my religion,” he said. Schoeman enrolled in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he encountered a “very intellectually arrogant attitude that 'we know better than to believe in God, and we have scientific explanations for everything.’ He went on to earn an MBA at Harvard Business School and later joined the faculty. During those years, he said, “I basically fell into sin. I adopted the kind of normal ’70s college lifestyle, and under those influences, I basically lost my faith.” He regarded himself as a Jewish agnostic.

Schoeman said his life hit bottom. “There was no meaning and purpose to life, and there was nothing more to look forward to,” he recalls. Then while walking on an empty beach in 1987, he suddenly felt God’s love and presence. It triggered a deep quest to pursue knowing God. The following year, he had a long dream in which the Virgin Mary spoke with him and answered questions. He ended up realizing it was Christ who had come to him in the beach encounter — “and that I was now a Christian,” Schoeman recounts on his Web site.

“This completely consumed me when it happened.” He left teaching and devoted himself to writing and speaking about bridging the two monotheistic faiths.

With his realizations, Schoeman studied theology at several seminaries, began hosting a talk show on a Catholic TV network and wrote two books, his latest, “Honey From the Rock: Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ.” He explains that his book, “Salvation Is From the Jews,” sought to help Christians hold a deeper understanding of Judaism as both a religion and “a central component of Christian salvation.” It seeks to show the “importance which Judaism has as God’s own religion and the unique and central role it has in the destiny of all of creation.”

Schoeman acknowledges that it is “least common” for Jews to choose Catholicism when opting to become Christians.

“Over the past few decades, the Catholic Church has tremendously backed off of anything which hints at the evangelization of the Jews,” he said. “This wasn’t always the case. There used to be various organizations in the Catholic Church to evangelize the Jew, to pray for the conversion of the Jews.” But in wake of the Holocaust, in which the Vatican was faulted for being silent and even abetting the Nazis, the Jewish community grew more resistant to Christian evangelization, he said.

“They obviously see it as a threat,” Schoeman said. “They see it as an apostasy and a threat to honoring God, but they also see it as a threat to their community and their integrity.” The church “backed off” from such recruitment and is saying “such ridiculous things that the church has no mission to the Jews” or “there is no reason for Jews to enter the church” or “they already have their original saving covenant with God and they don’t need Christianity,” he said.

Schoeman said he grew up hearing the “black legends around the Catholic Church,” including those related to the Inquisition, torturing of Jews and the Holocaust. “I had a negative attitude to all of Christianity, but particularly to the Catholic Church. It was like the epitome of the enemy.”

There are no easy answers as to why Jews have rejected Jesus as the Messiah, he said, but it’s known that a sizable number of them became Christians in the period after his death.

“Obviously the story told in the Gospels to Jewish authorities, by and large, was very hostile to the claims of Jesus, in part, because of their own selfish motives, the position they were trying to protect,” he said. Schoeman pointed to Romans 11, that “God cast a veil over the eyes of the Jews so they would not recognize Jesus until the full number of the Gentiles come into the church and then they will raise the veil from the eyes of the Jews, and they, too, will accept Christ.”

In his “ideal world,” he said, “Jews would convert to Christianity because basically, every Jew who ends up in heaven will have converted to Christianity by definition. There is no heaven without Christ.”

“God will bring about the conversion of the Jews at the right time — we know we are to do everything we can” in keeping with the “Great Commission” to make disciples by taking Christ’s message to all ends of the earth, Schoeman said.

He supports the work of Jews for Jesus, a Messianic Jewish group strongly criticized by the Jewish community. “They find problems with me, I don’t find problems with them,” he said.

“I love the Jews for Jesus because they are doing what I want to do, which is to share the good news with my fellow Jews. They are burning with the zeal to bring other Jews to the joy, the fulfillment and the knowledge of God, which they have because they recognized Jesus the Messiah.”

Schoeman emphasizes that the Catholic Church has evolved from Judaism’s liturgical heritage. “The very first Mass was a Passover Seder” and “mirrors the structure of the Jewish liturgy to some extent.”

“So it isn’t as if I had become Buddhist or something. It is not apples and oranges. It is a nature progression and evolution,” he said.

 



God is Spirit and Light. 

See Bible references showing Jesus as God also.  The same substance & light as the Father.



See the list of 365 Messianic Prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, here

 

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Yacov Rambsel
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Yacov Rambsel is a lifelong student of the Hebrew scriptures. He converted to Christianity over fifty years ago, and is now a pastor of a Messianic congregation in San Antonio, Texas

EXAMPLE OF Equal Distant Spacing:

*Note: Yeshua=Jesus in Hebrew

Above example shows: Jesus/Reverse-(OVSY) being spelled out at a spacing of 12 characters in Genesis 50:22-23:


See other Bible Codes and info here

BELOW IS Some of YACOV's
"Suffering Servant" data
from earlier book: "His Name is Jesus" 
To the novice - it is important to note that the proximity to passages -- and how germane this is -- is beginning to startle even non-believing scholars. 

It's very significant that the below were found in a very relevant area of Isaiah known as the "Suffering Servant" passages.   

 

Note: 3 Marys were standing at the crucifixion

Name

Begins Isaiah

Word

Letter

skip Interval

Yeshua 53:10 11 4 -20
Nazarene 53:6 11 3 47
Messiah 53:11 1 1 -42
Shiloh 53:12 21 4 19
Passover 53:10 13 3 -62
Galilee 53:7 1 2 -32
Herod 53:6 4 1 -29
Caesar 53:11 7 4 -194
The evil Roman city 53:9 13 2 -7
Caiaphas, High Priest 52:15 7 3 41
Annas, High Priest 53:3 6 5 -45
Mary 53:11 1 1 -23
Mary 53:10 7 3 6
Mary 53:9 13 3 44
The Disciples 53:12 2 3 -55
Peter 53:10 11 5 -14
Matthew 53:8 12 1 -295
John 53:10 11 4 -28
Andrew 53:4 11 1 -48
Philip 53:5 10 3 -133
Thomas 53:2 8 1 35
James 52:2 9 3 -34
James 52:2 3 4 -20
Simon 52:14 2 1 47
Thaddaeus 53:12 9 1 -50
Matthias 53:5 7 4 -11
Let Him be crucified 53:8 6 2 15
His Cross 53:6 2 2 -8
Lamp of the Lord 53:5 5 7 20
His signature 52:7 8 4 49
Bread 53:12 2 3 26
Wine 53:5 11 2 210
From Zion 52:14 6 1 45
Moriah 52:7 4 5 153
Obed (servant) 53:7 3 2 -19
Jesse 52:9 3 1 -19
Seed 52:5 2 2 -19
Water 52:7 9 1 -19
Levites 54:3 3 6 19
From the Atonement Lamb 52:12 12 2 -19
Joseph 53:2 1 2 210

Some Other Statements found in this same "Suffering Survent" Cluster:

"Gushing from above, my mighty name arose upon Jesus, and the clouds rejoiced,"

"Dreadful day for Mary,"

"In his name as he commanded, Jesus is the way,"

"Resurrection of Jesus, he is risen indeed,"

For above, Reference here

 

2 STARTLING FINDS- Praise Jesus!

In the "Suffering Servant" passage of Isaiah 53 where we read:

"He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed"

---Yacov Rambsel found: Every 12th Letter in Hebrew spells "JESUS IS MY NAME"
Reference: The Genesis Factor

"NAZARENE" is also in the same chapter, along with seventy- four of the names, places, and events of the time period of Jesus of Nazareth!

"Yeshua Is My Name"
read more at Grant R. Jeffrey's site

 

 

A Startling Bible Code Find

"Yeshua Shai"
(Jesus the Gift)

"Who hath ascended up into heaven or descended?  Who hath gathered the wind in His fists?  Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the Earth? What is His name, and what is His son's name, if thou canst tell?"
(
Proverbs 30:4)

What is His son's name?  Starting with the first yod, counting every 22nd letter spells – you guessed it – Yeshua shai, which means "Yeshua, the Gift."   Yeshua means Jesus in Hebrew.  What's left to say?

 

Grant R. Jeffrey's posted Comment at his site: Yacov has made an astonishing discovery that God has encoded the names of Jesus and virtually everyone else that was involved in the tragic crucifixion of Christ over seven hundred years before the event. He found the encoded names of Jesus, the Nazarene, Messiah, the three Marys, the two high priests, Herod, Pilate, and many of Christ's disciples in one small prophetic passage - Isaiah 53 - the greatest messianic prophecy in the Old Testament. Furthermore, these names were encoded in Isaiah's prophecy in 740 b.c., more than seven centuries before Jesus was born. Can any unbiased observer of this evidence honestly claim that these codes refer to anyone other than Jesus of Nazareth?
 
These Hebrew codes do not contain any hidden theological or doctrinal messages.

Trying to tell the future in any form is strictly forbidden in Holy Scripture.  Only search the past with these codes!

The phenomenon of the Hebrew codes has nothing to do with numerology. Numerology has been defined by the authoritative Webster's Dictionary as "the study of the occult significance of numbers." There are no secret sentences, detailed messages, or sentences about theology in the encoded words. God's message of salvation and His commandments for holy living to humankind are found only in the open words of the Scriptures.

 

One Must be a Christian to be Saved!

References for this is found in John 14:6; Acts 4:12, and 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16. One cannot be a Christian without verbally confessing the deity of Jesus the Christ. One cannot even pray to God, let alone have sins remitted by Him, without approaching Him through Jesus (John 14:6 and 13, 15:16; 16:23-24; Romans 5:2, and Ephesians 2:18).

I know Muslims and Mormons, Christian Scientists, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians, Scientologists, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Seventh Day Adventists -and many others - will not want to hear this, but the Bible declares that Jesus was the FINAL revelation of God to man (Hebrews 1:1-3). There have been no others.

 

 
 

Dome of the Rock is the "Abomination of Desolation"
A real prophet's 2550+ year old prophecy hits a bullseye
1290 & 1335 days of Daniel
you won't put this book down


see this book: here
 

Supernatural proof the true God of the Bible and prophecy (Yahweh/Jehovah/I am/Jesus) considers Islam as an evil pagan religion. He is disgusted with those monstrosity's on the Temple Mount. And proof we are in the “end of days”.

The Dome of the Rock is the "Abomination of Desolation" of the prophet Daniel's 1290 "day" prophecy.  When the pagan Islamic Dome of the Rock and the al-Aksa Mosque were built on the temple mount, it made the temple mount "desolated" or contaminated.   During Daniel's day, we know that Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the First Temple in 586 BC.  We also know from Jeremiah that sacrifices occurred on the temple mount for some years after it was destroyed.
 

1290 & 1335 years

 

 

Dome of the Rock is the "Abomination of Desolation"
another supernatural revelation of God


You won't put this book down!

Islam in the end times
Read more: here

see this book: here
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1290 & 1335 days of Daniel
(Daniel 12:11-12)

Proof the true God of the Bible and prophecy (Yahweh/ Jehovah/I am/Jesus) considers Islam as an evil  pagan religion. He is disgusted with those monstrosity's on the Temple Mount.

 

Daniel 12:11 "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days."

The previous two versus tell us that we are in the "last days" before Jesus returns; because this prophecy was sealed till "the time of the end".  And that there will be scoffers about the importance of this prophecy:

Daniel 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Daniel 12 (KJV) online: here


 

The "abomination of desolation" already happened exactly on schedule (Daniel's 1290 day prophecy).  When the pagan Islamic Dome of the Rock and the al-Aksa Mosque were built on the temple mount, it made this holy place "desolated" or contaminated.  This was built during the 685 to 705 AD period.

The formula for changing old testament 360 day years into our 365.24 day solar years is: x .9857 

Daniel gave 2 numbers.  The 2nd number 1335 - is the "double check," or checkSUM number:  Subtract this figure from 1948 when Israel was reborn after 2500 years and then multiply it by .9857 and you get another significant year for the Jews, Christians and all of western civilization. This figure plops exactly onto the year the false prophet, Muhammad of Islam died, and was lowered into a grave in Medina.  

A little after midday of 8 June, 632, the 62 year old Muhammad died in the house of his wife A'isha who he married when she was 6 (or 7) years old.  Muslim historians back to the early 800's A.D. tell us that Muhammad consummated his marriage with A'isha when she was only 9  - when he was in his 50's. See the Muslim references for this: here

You may ask about the Lord's Olivet discourse on Daniels' prophecy in Matthew 24.  See Ellis Skolfield's excellent answer here

Read more: here


Read this free ebook by Ellis Skolfield about the above. It's called, "The False Prophet".  Read "Muhammad, Terrorist or Prophet?"

 

We know from Muslim historians themselves that any Muslim claim to anything in Jerusalem is made up.

Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiya (638-700 AD), a close relative of Muhammad, is quoted denigrating the notion that Muhammad ever set foot on the Rock in Jerusalem; "these damned Syrians," by which he means the Umayyads, "pretend that God put His foot on the Rock in Jerusalem, though [only] one person ever put his foot on the rock, namely Abraham."

For Christians. If you are having a problem with Daniel's prophecy of the "abomination of Desolation" vis-à-vis our dear Lord's Olivet discourse in Matthew 24, see the 80 year old author's (Ellis Skolfield) excellent answer at his web site: here

Read online: "The False Prophet"


Read about the Christian & Jewish Martyrs crying out to the Lord for Justice: here

Read "Muhammad, Terrorist or Prophet?"