Computer generated picture of the Shroud of Turin by Ray Downing
“Yeshua kept silent and the high priest said to Him:
I am making you swear by the Living God to tell us if you are the Maschiach, the Son of God?”
Yeshua said to him: ” you have said it. And I say to you, you will see the Son of Man sitting to the right of the Power and coming with clouds of Heaven.”
The priest tore his clothes and said: “He is a blasphemer! Why should we continue seeking witnesses. Have you not heard his blasphemy? What is your opinion?”
“And they said: ” He is a man of death! ( translated in Hebrew by “isch mavet”)
They spat in His face and struck Him with a fist on the cheek. They said: “prophesy to us, Maschiach! Who stuck you?””
Matthew 26:63-68 Franz Delitzsch version
At the very moment Yeshua our Messiah would quote the prophetic verse of Daniel 7: 13, He would sign His death arrest.
חָזֵ֤ה הֲוֵית֙ בְּחֶזְוֵ֣י לֵֽילְיָ֔א וַאֲרוּ֙ עִם־עֲנָנֵ֣י שְׁמַיָּ֔א כְּבַ֥ר אֱנָ֖שׁ אָתֵ֣ה הֲוָ֑ה וְעַד־עַתִּ֤יק יֹֽומַיָּא֙ מְטָ֔ה וּקְדָמֹ֖והִי הַקְרְבֽוּהִי
Prior statement to this article
I noticed that a lot of Gentile followers of our Messiah tend to slate orthodox Jews for not acknowledging that Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel. I read a statement on social media that was quite arrogant. Somebody had stated: ” The smartest Jews all know that Yeshua is the Messiah.”
Beware, some orthodox Jews who crossed my path may not have accepted Yeshua, but they could outsmart you within a few minutes.
This is not a matter of intelligence, but rather of spiritual blindness. Instead of slating a whole community, rather pray for the veil of incomprehension be lifted. Also remember that there are Torah truths hidden to your eyes that orthodox Jews envision very easily. Be humble. You may know that Yeshua is Messiah, but you don’t know everything!
I’d advise everybody to stop judging so fast. First of all, most of you are not even aware of the requirements for being an orthodox Jew, nor have you been raised as a Jew. You are probably blind to see that secular oral traditions have prevented people from approaching the Scriptural truth that Yeshua is indeed our Messiah.
Revealing His identity as Maschiach publicly
During His ministry in Galilee Yeshua chose not to reveal His true identity.
However when our rabbi performed some exorcisms, the demons already knew Him.
In Luke Chapter 4 verse 35, Yeshua rebukes a demon, asking him to shut up before he left the possessed man.
“And Yeshua rebuked it and He said, “Shut your mouth and come out of him!” And the demon threw him in the midst, and it came out from him, while it did him no harm.”
The creatures of darkness knew and were afraid of Him, and Yeshua had authority over all of them.
However, even His close disciples ( besides a few such as John, Philip, Nathanael and Peter) had a hard time to comprehend who Yeshua actually is. As I underlined it in former articles, seeing clearly that Yeshua is the Messiah was difficult in the 1st Century for the Spirit had not been given yet.
The disciples didn’t realize that the Messiah had to be mistreated and to die a very painful death before being resurrected. The words of Isaiah , chapter 53, were veiled to them. They are still sealed for many persons nowadays. Let us pray that the sight of many be opened so that they understand Hashem’s plan of Salvation.
One MUST also realize that in Jewish tradition, the character of the Maschiah is dual. The suffering Messiah, ben Yosef has so often been occulted in favor of Messiah ben David.
Yeshua incarnates both figures of the Messiah.
- Maschiach ben Yosef, son of Yosef, during His first coming in the 1st Century. His Suffering has been predicted in the Tanakh in Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22.
- Maschiach ben David, as depicted in the verses of prophet Daniel Chapter 7, verses 13 and 14)
(Whoever wants to refute that our Messiah is spoken about in Isaiah Chapter 53 and who thinks that Isaiah refers to Israel has to explain me in detail how Israel can die for Israel’s sins.)
Daniel 7:13-14 in the orthodox Jewish Bible ( English translation)
“I was beholding in visions of the night, and, hinei, one like bar enosh ( Ben Adam i.e Moschiach came with the clouds of Shomayim ( Heaven) and came to the Atik Yomin ( Ancient of Days i.e Hashem) and before Him He was brought.” Daniel 7:13, Orthodox Jewish Bible
” And there was given Him (Moschiach) dominion, and honor, and sovereignty that all people, goyim, tongues should they serve reverence as deity Him (Moschiach).
His dominion is an everlasting Kingdom, which shall not pass away and His (Messianic) Kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:14 Orthodox Jewish Bible
The verse of Daniel 7:13 being so clearly of messianic significance, I was very curious to know how orthodox Jews would interpret it. I found out that many orthodox Jews choose the messianic perspective on Daniel 7:13. Some of them claim that ” bar enosh” ( Son of Man in Aramaic) has been mistranslated and that its very meaning is just of ben Adam, “human being”.
In my opinion, ben Adam being translated as ” human being” doesn’t really make sense if you consider that this person, the Son of Man, will be given dominion, sovereignty and honor and that all nations will serve him, as verse 14 confirms it.
I remember discussing with an orthodox Jew years ago who told me that ” anybody could be Moschiach when I mentioned Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel.
The way Daniel 7:14 is worded would dismiss this argument of any human being a possible candidate to the person of the Messiah anyway.
Yeshua, the true Messiah of Israel, is still a threat to the religious establishment
After reflecting on the Messianic verses of Daniel 7:13-14 and the person of Yeshua as I know Him, my Lord and Savior as He revealed Himself to me, I realized that the real Yeshua ( and not His diluted version) is still a threat to the religious establishment.
The truth I am going to state will probably displease Jews and Christians, but I have to tell it anyway, for it is the truth.
- Yeshua’s Name is a big threat to corporate rabbinates that will keep combatting Yeshua being revealed as the Messiah to the nation of Israel, because it is not in their interest that the truth be told to the simple Jew or Israeli. Why? Well, these persons have a lot to lose: their influence, their power, their financial situation would decrease dramatically as well.
- Yeshua’s Name is a threat to Christianity’s corporate assemblies. The pope even teaches that it is “dangerous” to have a personal relationship with Yeshua our Messiah out of Catholic Church. Just to begin with Catholic Church, the clerics keep the crowds away from reading the Bible and also teach them that accepting Yeshua is not enough to be saved. Other corporate Christianity such as protestant and evangelical churches seem to preach the Bible, but many greedy pastors wish to influence people and take their money instead of showing them the way to Yeshua. Many people are being taught to have “figurative encounters with Yeshua” through Scriptures. Most of the leaders mentioned above ( of course there are exceptions, I didn’t say everybody) themselves do not have a single clue about who Yeshua really is.
- Corporate religion, whether it is Jewish or Christian will keep you in bondage. The Son of Man has come to SET YOU FREE.
In conclusion: you MUST meet Yeshua and experience Him as a REAL person, because our Messiah is ALIVE and He WANTS a relationship with you!
No matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, there is only ONE PATH to Salvation!
If you haven’t done it yet, it is not too late. Call upon Yeshua’s Name. Repent of your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior.
May He bless all of you who are reading this article.
Copyright© by Isabelle Esling