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The Epiphany of the Messiah
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Our intent with this document is to air
out some conceptions and misconceptions, facts and fallacies, truths
and lies about Judaism and Christianity as related to the Messianic
role of Jesus.
To examine and talk about the Messianic
role of Jesus at this point may sound redundant,
but it is not since most Jews do not practice true Judaism (as Jesus
did) nor Christians
practice true Christianity (as Jesus taught).
(a) Jews are thought of as being
smarter and more accomplished than Christians.
(b) Jews have been the object of innumerable persecutions from almost
the very beginning of their history.
(c) Jews insist on denying the Messianic role of Jesus.
(d) Christians have demonized all Jews in the New Testament
conveniently forgetting the fact that Jesus is a Jew.
With those realities on the table, how can anyone expect a just and
peaceful world at any time in history - past, present or future -
without direct Divine intervention?
How can any expect a "Great King" and
"Holy Pontiff" to establish justice and peace in the whole world when
God, in the Person of Jesus, could not by natural means
Anyone who does so is completely out of touch with reality - a reality
confirmed by thousands of years of recorded history.
We will attempt to address this matter in a very brief form since not
are needed to express and explain the truth.
Jews are thought of as being
smarter, more talented and more accomplished than Christians
From birth Jews are taught (programmed)
that they are the Chosen People of God; that they are truly special.
Jews have been the object of
innumerable persecutions from almost the very beginning
has conclusively proven that positive reinforcement
leads to success. When the reinforcement is that of "one that has been
by God", the proverbial sky is the limit for what that individual can
and will achieve.
End of the Jews are smarter
and more talented myth.
The persecutors did so (and still do) out
and envy for their accomplishments and steadfastness based on the
"Chosen People" belief (see above). God allowed such persecutions in an
catch their attention and bring them back to the fold (1) of the true God as Jesus
tried to do.
Jews insist on denying the Messianic
role of Jesus
End of excuses for the Why me, Lord?
This is a manifestation of the basic
and fundamental Denial Syndrome.
Jesus, a practicing Jew, admonished the Jewish Establishment of the
time that they had drifted far from the course set by God and that
they must come back or the consequences would be even worse than before.
It did not matter that Jesus fulfilled all Prophecies (3)
regarding the expected Messiah. The problem was that He just did not
tell the Administrators of Judaism what they wanted to hear.
We have looked into and inquired about as to why Jews will not accept
Jesus as the Messiah and what we have been told by a Jewish Scholar is
prophecies that would support the belief of Jesus as the Messiah, I
have no problem with. I closely associate my Jewish beliefs with the
However, the zeal of the early church fathers to propel Jesus into G-d
is another story. The simplest explanation would be the mistranslation
of Isaiah 7:14 in which most Christian editions state "...and a virgin
Most Christian editions have accepted the Greek
translation of the Hebrew word "almah" as meaning a virgin. The
original Hebrew word that Isaiah used was almah meaning a young woman
(possibly a virgin but also possibly not).
If Isaiah had meant to say a
virgin, he would have said in Hebrew "betulah" which literally meant
virgin. Therefore, the concept of a virgin birth is not scriptural
according to this specific chapter of Isaiah.
Just because early Christians chose to assume that a "young
woman" meant a "virgin" and that Jesus was called "the son of God", do
not seem enough reasons to interfere with the Messianic role of Jesus.
We see God, in the Old Testament, speaking as follows: I will be to him a father, and he shall be
to me a son [2 Sam 7:14]. So where is the
problem with God being "a father" to Jesus and Jesus being "a son" to
God if they do not want to believe the truth that Jesus IS the Son of
But there is more. The mainstream Jews (4) (as opposed to
Ebionites) claim that:
Jews do not accept Jesus as the Messiah because:
(a) Jesus did not fulfill the messianic
(b) Jesus did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah.
(c) Biblical verses "referring" to Jesus are mistranslation.
(c) Jewish belief is based on national revelation.
But there is even more!
In the same source (3)
we read the definition of "Messiah" as:
The word "Messiah" is an English
rendering of the Hebrew word Mashiach, which means "anointed." It
usually refers to a person initiated into God's service by being
anointed with oil. [Exodus 29:7, 1-Kings 1:39, 2-Kings 9:3]
Interestingly enough, their reason to deny Jesus' Messianic role
confirms the Divinity of Jesus. How could He be
initiated into the service of God (anointed) when He Is God Himself!
Yes, He was baptized to set
a living example
of the requirements for a human being who would
accept Him as the Messiah announced by the Baptizer himself.
However, if we need an "anointing equivalent" we have the magi who....
into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling
down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him
gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. [Matthew 2:11]
Let us review the meaning and significance of the gold, frankincense
and myrrh (4)
that the magi presented to Jesus, according to the Gospel of Matthew.
valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the
ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankincense as perfume
incense, and myrrh as anointing oil.
In fact, these same three
items were apparently among the gifts,
recorded in ancient inscriptions, that King Seleucus II Callinicus
offered to the god Apollo at the temple in Miletus in 243 B.C.E.
The Book of Isaiah, when
describing Jerusalem's glorious restoration,
tells of nations and kings who will come and “bring gold and
frankincense and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord” [Isaiah
Furthermore, it is claimed that Jesus did not fulfill Messianic
of the central themes of biblical
prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by
universal peace and recognition of God. [Isaiah 2:1-4,
32:15-18, 60:15-18; Zephaniah 3:9; Hosea 2:20-22; Amos 9:13-15; Micah
4:1-4; Zechariah 8:23, 14:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34]
In other words, they have the same expectations of those Catholics who
are looking forward to the already mentioned "Great King" and
"Holy Pontiff" - "a future age of perfection characterized by universal
peace and recognition of God"
Such claims, position and expectations
laughable if they would not have brought, and will still bring more,
misery to so many misled Jews and Catholics.
Christians have demonized all Jews in the New Testament conveniently
forgetting the fact that Jesus is a Jew
How can anyone expect children being
brought up in the Christian Faith not to develop an ingrained hatred
There is no way, as the New Testament is written, that Jews can come
across in any other way than as "the really bad guys"; the assassins of
a gentle and loving Jesus.
has also conclusively proven that rejection, in the best
of cases, and hatred, in the worse of cases, would be the logical
Expecting anything else would be contrary to logic and the way the
Only those who have Ears, will Hear, and have Eyes, will See, that
Jesus Is the Messiah and only when He returns He will indeed initiate
perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of God"
cometh, saith the Lord of hosts. And who shall be able to think of
the day of his coming? and who shall stand to see him? for he is like a
refining fire, and like the fuller' s herb: And he shall sit refining
and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and
shall refine them as gold, and as silver, and they shall offer
sacrifices to the Lord in justice. And the sacrifice of Juda and of
Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the
ancient years. [Malachi 3: 1-4]
Humanity was given a chance to learn, the easy way, how to attain "...a
future age of perfection characterized by
universal peace and recognition of God":
Living what Jesus taught
and lived.... but humanity rejected it.
God then sent Mary repeatedly for the last 200 years (5)
in the hopes that we
would finally respond to the teachings of Her Son. That effort was
commercialized and its urgent spiritual message ignored. Now, finally
mankind will learn - just as Malachi announced. Such
will the pain be!
(1) Pain is the
megaphone God uses for the deaf to hear
Why me, Lord?
Marian Apparitions - A
Published on January 6, 2016 - The Epiphany of the Lord
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