A Jewish Man’s testimony of his conversion to Jesus as the Messiah

One of the few passages in the Old Testament that uses the Hebrew word “Meshiach” – Messiah (משיח) in connection with the one to come in the future who is “The Messiah” is in Daniel 9:24-27.  Psalm 2 is another important one that connects “The Messiah” with “The Son”.

24 “Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place. 25 So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. 26 Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. 27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”  Daniel 9:24-27

One of the prophesies that convinced Stan was when he read this and noticed that the Messiah is “cut off” first (see also Isaiah 53:8 for similar phrasing – “He would be cut off from the land of the living” = He would die); and then the temple would be destroyed!  The temple was destroyed in 70 AD, so the Messiah was before then.  Who is the most famous person who claimed to be the Messiah before the temple was destroyed?  Jesus of Nazareth!  Wow!  Stan describes when he first read Daniel 9 in his book on pages 55-56 and 126.  He writes, “these verses leaped out at me” (p. 55) and “This prophesy really set my head spinning.” (p. 56)   “Either the entire concept of a Messiah in Jewish life was a myth, and the Bible was false, or the Messiah came before the year 70 AD!” (p. 56)

The Book Betrayed! by Stan Telchin

Betrayed! by Stan Telchin

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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One Response to A Jewish Man’s testimony of his conversion to Jesus as the Messiah

  1. θ says:

    Isaiah 53 can’t be about Jesus’ crucifixion, because:
    (i) Hanging on the cross doesn’t please Jehovah but He cursed him.
    (ii) It is the servant’s soul which is offered for sin, not his blood.
    Isa 53:10
    Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
    (iii) Servant has the seeds.
    (iv) Nowhere does Isaiah indicate that the death of the Suffering Servant would be the final abrogation that shall end all Levite sacrificial system which God sets up in the Torah, even nowhere does he say a soul offering would be the substitutionary burnt offering.
    (v) Shortly after Isaiah 53, the same book of Isaiah promised again to have the burnt offerings forever, hence it is not a replaceable law as in Isaiah 56:7.

    Jesus offered his blood, not his soul, for the sin. Hence, the servant of Isaiah 53 is not Jesus. Soul offering is not a blood offering.
    Heb 9:14
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
    Heb 10:10
    By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

    Shortly after Isaiah 53, Isaiah promised again to have the burnt offerings forever, even it will be accepted by Jehovah in the altar, hence it is not a replaceable law as in Isaiah 56:7.
    Isa 56:7
    Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

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