Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zachariah 9.9
In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. Daniel 7.13
With the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the modern Jewish and Democratic State of Israel Reached a very significant point in time.
This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. Jeremiah 29.10 (NIV)
This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years. “But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians, for their guilt,” declares the Lord, “and will make it desolate forever. Jeremiah 25.11-12 (NIV)
I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. Daniel 9.2 (NIV)
Seventy weeks [of years] have been decreed upon your people and upon the city of your Sanctuary to terminate the transgression and to end sin, and to expiate iniquity, and to bring eternal righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. Daniel 9.24 (JPS)
Does Moschiach have to be a live person in a physical body?
The believe in the coming of Moschiach is deeply embedded into Judaism and one of 13 principals of the Rambam (Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon, or Maimonides) formulated in the 12th century.
I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, Blessed be His Name, rewards those who keep His commandments and punishes those that transgress them. I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah; and even though he may tarry, nonetheless, I wait every day for his coming.
While the Sanhedrin used to be the central authority in the times of the Temple, no such central authority has developed after the destruction of the 2nd Temple in the year 70 CE.
Next to the question of HOW Moschiach will come, several tasks are expected of the Moschiach, to be “THE” Moschiach, including:
- Reinstating the Davidic Dynasty
- Gather the Exiles
- Inspire the Jews to learn and keep Torah
- Fight the Wars of HaShem
- Build the 3rd Temple
While the orthodox Leadership of the Jewish people look deeply into the Torah, the Talmud and other exclusively Hebrew sources, Rome, who destroyed the 2nd Temple 1949 years ago is still in power and insists by law and action, that the Church of Rome, represented by the Pope, is infallible in any question pertaining the faith in a Jew From Nazareth, who was crucified under the accusation “Jesus from Nazareth King of the Jews”.
In the latest development, completely ignored by Judaism, the Pope issued a Moto Proprio named “APERUIT ILLIS” meaning “He opened”.
I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Isaiah 22.22
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and make you like a warrior’s sword.
While the Jewish people wait for the Moschiach from the line of King David, hardly any scholar (expect Rabbi Kessin) elaborates on the Moschiach from the line of Josef, since the expectation of the Jewish people is, that the Moschiach Ben Josef will die age 45, to make the way for the Moschiach Ben David.
Regardless of any Jewish Scholar, the Roman Catholic Church built their whole teaching and world-wide empire, around the Moschiach Ben David, without any teaching regarding the Moschiach Ben Josef, up unto the Moto Proprio vom 30.9.2019
It is not enough to fulfill the expectations of the Jewish people, since the Roman Catholic Church exchanged the Moschiach with the Pope as “representative of Christ” in Latin Vicarius Christi, or Greek “Anti-Christ”.
Marshal your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with a rod. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. Micha 5.1-3
The first paragraph of the Moto Proprio reads:
1. “He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45). This was one of the final acts of the risen Lord before his Ascension. Jesus appeared to the assembled disciples, broke bread with them and opened their minds to the understanding of the sacred Scriptures. To them, amid their fear and bewilderment, he unveiled the meaning of the paschal mystery: that in accordance with the Father’s eternal plan he had to suffer and rise from the dead, in order to bring repentance and the forgiveness of sins (cf. Lk 24:26.46-47). He then promised to send the Holy Spirit, who would give them strength to be witnesses of this saving mystery (cf. Lk 24:49).
Paragraph 6 reads:
Before encountering his disciples, gathered behind closed doors, and opening their minds to the understanding of the Scriptures (cf. Lk 24:44-45), the risen Lord appeared to two of them on the road to Emmaus from Jerusalem (cf. Lk 24:13-35). Saint Luke’s account notes that this happened on the very day of his resurrection, a Sunday. The two disciples were discussing the recent events concerning Jesus’ passion and death. Their journey was marked by sorrow and disappointment at his tragic death. They had hoped that he would be the Messiah who would set them free, but they found themselves instead confronted with the scandal of the cross. The risen Lord himself gently draws near and walks with them, yet they do not recognize him (cf. v. 16). Along the way, he questions them, and, seeing that they have not grasped the meaning of his passion and death, he exclaims: “O foolish men, and slow of heart” (v. 25). Then, “beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the Scriptures” (v.27). Christ is the first exegete! Not only did the Old Testament foretell what he would accomplish, but he himself wished to be faithful to its words, in order to make manifest the one history of salvation whose fulfilment is found in Christ.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’
Genesis 35.19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
The seconds reference to Bethelem Ephratha we find in the chapter of the firstborn blessing to Ephraim.
Genesis 48.7 As I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath” (that is, Bethlehem).
In Jeremiah 31 we read:
V. 9b – because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
V. 15-16 – This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy.
Like it was in the days of old, when Jakob came down to Egypt, the Jews are not able to recognize Josef.
Genesis 42.8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.
Within the signed document, we read:
This Document, in accordance with previous International Documents that have emphasized the importance of the role of religions in the construction of world peace, upholds the following:
– Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept;
To be continued…