What Makes Jesus Our Redeemer and the Jewish Messiah?

What is the proof? Well, it can all be found in the scriptures, so let’s examine the evidence.

At the Garden of Eden, sin entered humanity. It entered through the bloodline of Adam and could be looked at from a biological perspective. Sin is like a permanent defect that is carried throughout humanity in our DNA. Satan knew this and this is the first reason that God pronounced in the Garden of Eden that there would be a male seed from God that would crush Satan’s plan. God’s prophecy that was spoken is found in Genesis 3:15 which reads, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” God was telling Satan of a future offspring that would come from a woman. Stop there. In biology and in Jewish customs, it is a known fact that the bloodline is carried by the Father, not the Mother. God was foretelling of a virgin birth in this verse, which was fulfilled by Jesus. The reason that the Messiah had to come through a virgin birth was a very important one that many reject. Some reject it because it doesn’t occur, biologically and is a physical impossibility, except with God! The bloodline which comes through the Father (genetically) would in this case be Holy blood. Joseph was already contracted as Mary’s husband, but had not known her physically and had not consummated their marriage yet. This is how we get the virgin birth. The Holy Spirit came upon Mary and took care of the physical flesh that Jesus would come in the form of and Jesus would have His own Holy blood that would one day be shed on a cross to atone for sin.

After sin entered humanity, God knew He would have to redeem humanity Himself. He chose to send His only begotten Son, who is God and perfect as well. He would have to be sinless and to be sinless, perfection is the requirement. In heaven, God has a temple and is Holy. Because He is Holy, He cannot be in the presence of sin. So, by sending His perfect Son, Jesus could redeem humanity by being the perfect sacrifice. Then, all who would accept Jesus, would be covered in His grace and would be looked upon as being covered in His Holy blood, which is sinless. This would allow people to once again, stand in the presence of a Holy God.

Jesus was able to redeem humanity by becoming flesh and yet was still God. Jesus assumed the authority of God by the way He would teach. “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as their scribes” Matthew 7:28-29. He also showed His power by the miracles that He performed that could only be performed by God (He raised people from the dead) including Jairus’ daughter (Luke 8:40-56). Jesus also raised a dead man that was the only child of his Mother in Luke 7:11-17. Jesus also raised His friend Lazarus from the dead in John 11:17-44. He was tempted in all areas, as humans are and was able to pass the test because He was perfect and was accomplishing God’s Law (10 commandments Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin.” He still felt pain and suffering when He was dying on the cross. He mourned the death of loved ones John 11:35-36 “Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”

How does Jesus fulfill the requirements of the jewish messiah?

One of the requirements is that the Messiah had to be a descendant of King David. In 2 Samuel 7:12-16 it tells us this scripture,

12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, 15 but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me.[a] Your throne shall be established forever.’”

The book of Matthew tells us the lineage of Jesus, which is also a genetic tracing of His bloodline that is directly a descendant of King David found in Matthew 1:2-16 and  Luke 3:23-38. Jesus was acknowledged publically as being the “Son of David” in “As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” Matthew 9:27. Jesus never rejected the title of “Son of David” and we see this in Matthew 15:22, “And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” In Matthew 20:30, two men from Jericho called Him by this title, “And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” Jesus was acknowledged as the Messiah during His entry into Jerusalem as He fulfilled (Zechariah 9:9). In Matthew 21:9, “The crowds going ahead of him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”  In Matthew 21:5, the chief priests and scribes noted this title, “But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant.” In Matthew 2:1-2, Matthew notes that Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem (foretold in Micah 5:2, “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” In Matthew 22:41-46, the Messianic title of “Son of David” caught the attention of the religious rulers, Jesus took the time to explain to them the scriptures that stated that Yahweh was indeed the Messiah, God was the Messiah, “What do you think about the Christ Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him Lord? For he says, “The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.”

The book of Matthew tells us the lineage of Jesus, which is also a genetic tracing of His bloodline that is directly a descendant of King David found in Matthew 1:2-16 and  Luke 3:23-38. Jesus was acknowledged publically as being the “Son of David” in “As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” Matthew 9:27. Jesus never rejected the title of “Son of David” and we see this in Matthew 15:22, “And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” In Matthew 20:30, two men from Jericho called Him by this title, “And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” Jesus was acknowledged as the Messiah during His entry into Jerusalem as He fulfilled (Zechariah 9:9). In Matthew 21:9, “The crowds going ahead of him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”  In Matthew 21:5, the chief priests and scribes noted this title, “But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant.” In Matthew 2:1-2, Matthew notes that Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem (foretold in Micah 5:2, “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” In Matthew 22:41-46, the Messianic title of “Son of David” caught the attention of the religious rulers, Jesus took the time to explain to them the scriptures that stated that Yahweh was indeed the Messiah, God was the Messiah, “What do you think about the Christ Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him Lord? For he says, “The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.”

In the account of the crucifixion, Jesus fulfilled how the Messiah would be tortured to death, a prophecy foretold in Psalm 22:1-31

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
    and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises[a] of Israel.
In you our fathers trusted;
    they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried and were rescued;
    in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
    they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
“He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him;
    let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
    you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
10 On you was I cast from my birth,
    and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11 Be not far from me,
    for trouble is near,
    and there is none to help.

12 Many bulls encompass me;
    strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13 they open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
    it is melted within my breast;
15 my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs encompass me;
    a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet[b]
17 I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;
18 they divide my garments among them,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But you, O Lord, do not be far off!
    O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
    my precious life from the power of the dog!
21     Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued[c] me from the horns of the wild oxen!

22 I will tell of your name to my brothers;
    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
    and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
    the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
    but has heard, when he cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26 The afflicted[d] shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
    May your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before you.
28 For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
    it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
    that he has done it.

Jesus would fulfill Isaiah 52:13-Isaiah 53:12, which described that the Messiah would suffer physically, be silent at His arrest and trial, He would die and be buried in a rich man’s tomb, and resurrect from the dead.


13 
Behold, my servant shall act wisely;[a]
    he shall be high and lifted up,
    and shall be exalted.
14 As many were astonished at you—
    his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
    and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15 so shall he sprinkle[b] many nations.
    Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,
for that which has not been told them they see,
    and that which they have not heard they understand.
53 Who has believed what he has heard from us?[c]
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected[d] by men,
    a man of sorrows[e] and acquainted with[f] grief;[g]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[h]
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;[i]
when his soul makes[j] an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see[k] and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,[l]
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,[m]
because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

This is the Biblical proof, you must either receive it or reject it, but it is the Word of God and the truth. I pray you have already received it and by having done so, you have passed from death unto eternal life!

He is both the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the spotless Lamb of God

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