The Messiah of the ISRAELITE’S Vs the Messiah of Christendom
Since the beginning of Christendom it has been implied the Israelites somehow missed the coming of their Messiah, but was that the case?
When the Savior arrived in Jerusalem near His 30th birthday, He was not the Messiah for which the Jews were waiting; leastwise, not at that time. According to Old Testament scriptures and prophecies, the Israelites were waiting for an entirely different kind of Messiah and not the loving, humble and love your “enemies” type of Messiah. Below is a list of Messianic scriptures which should help to identify the Messiah Israel expected to encounter during the years of Christ’s ministry:
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis. 49:10
- Genesis 49:10 does not sound like it’s speaking of a meek and gentle Messiah, submissive to the oppressive government of that day.
- Rather, the verse depicts a potentially powerful domineering Messiah.
- At the very least, the verse depicts a Messiah who is coming to gather warriors and take authority over a nation.