One in Messiah Congregation

Shabbat Shalom

April 5, 2008 - Adar 2, 28th day

God has His own calendar

Esth.9 [1] Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar

a-dar - A primitive root; to expand, that is, be great or (figuratively) magnificent: - (become) glorious, honorable (Purim)

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Why are we here today?

The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at mount Sinai

We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath. Sixth times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath.

Acts 13 [13] Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. [14] But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. [15] And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

[27] For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

[42] And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

[44]And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God

Acts 15 [21] For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Luke 4 [16] And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.[17] And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.

Part of a Torah Portion - KI TISA ( When thou take- to lift, bear up, carry)

Exod. 31 [13] Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

[16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant . [17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Ezek. 20 [12] Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

[20] And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

Luke 23 [56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24 [20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

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short recap:

Let's talk about the Spring Feasts and Holy Days coming

God's New Year, Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First fruits, Feasts of Weeks

New Year - 1st Month of God (ha Aviv/Nisan) will be April 8th (April 7th at evening - 4%) Please, all watch

Passover - ha Aviv 14th is on Monday, April 21st (Holy Day)

First day of Unleavened bread will be Tuesday, April 22nd (Sabbath)

First Fruits is on Sunday, April 27th - Aviv 20

Last day of Unleavened Bread (Aviv 21) will be Monday, April 28th (Sabbath)

2nd Month of God (Zif / Ziv) will be May 7th

3rd Month of God Sivan will be on Friday, June 6th

Feast of Weeks will be Sunday, June 15th (Sabbath)

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Some terms:

Torah (law, teachings)

Ta N a Kk is a acronym for:

T = Torah - first 5 books of Moses

N = Navi' eem or prophets (pl.)

K = Ke'tuvim or writings (pl. psalms, proverbs etc. )

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Let's talk about the Messiah

There are many scriptures to answer these 7 questions, I will only display a few.

There will be more questions and answers in the future so you can learn to answer any objection to Messiah.

1 - Does the Messiah come to bring peace at the first?

No - there is no "verbatim verse" that says Messiah will bring peace on the earth in TaNaKh at first.

but rather

a purging, a purification, a refining, judgment, a reconciling

Isa. 42 [1] Behold my servant, ( Messiah ) whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
[2] He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
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3] A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
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4] He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his Torah - law.

Mal. 3 [1] Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the messenger of the covenant, ( Messiah ) whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
[2] But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
[3] And he shall sit as a refiner and purifer of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

[4] Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

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2 - Messiah brings peace at the last days

Isa. 2 [1] the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
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2] And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.


[3] And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


[4] And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
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3 - Was the Messiah to be a miracle worker? Yes

Isa. 42 [1] Behold my servant, ( Messiah )

[7] To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isa. 35 [6] Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Isa. 61:[1] The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound

[2] To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;[3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

In Hebrew lexicons, paqach meams to open, especially eyes.

BDB Definition: opening (of eyes), wide

[3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

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4 - Was the Messiah to be reigning as King when he came? No

**Read Psalm 22

Messiah was to suffer, bare the sin and make atonement. He will reign as King at the end.

Isa. 52 [13] Behold, my servant ( Messiah ) shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
[14] As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Rabbinic Judaism, Karaite Judaism and others say Isa. 53 is talking about Israel as the servant (wrong).

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Replace the "he, him amd his pronouns with the word "Israel" and see how this could not possibly be Israel.

Example: verses 8 & 12, how could Israel die for "my people", which is Israel?

Then replace the "he, him and his pronouns with the word "Messiah" and see how the original interpretation is correct.

Isaiah Chapter 53 - Messiah - my righteous servant - Yeshua - Salvation

Over 40 references of a man are made in this chapter

Isa. 53 [1] Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
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2] For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
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3] He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
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4] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
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6] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
[7] He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
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8] He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
[9] And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
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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.
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11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
[12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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Remember, the understanding of chapter 53 , by Jewish interpreters, has always been Messiah as the servant.

There are no ancient Jewish sourrces or references to Isa. 53 that depict the servant as Israel.

Not until the 11th century or almost 400 years after the completion of the Babylonian Talmud, a man called "Rashi" in his commentaries changed the understanding of this chapter, going against all original Jewish understanding, enraging many other Jewish leaders who "affirm and know" this chapter is talking about the Messiah.

Isa. 53 [1] Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
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2] For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
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3] He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
[4] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
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5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
[6] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
[7] He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

[8] He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
[9] And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
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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.
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11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
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12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Zech. 9 [9] Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Zech. 12 [10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me (Messiah) whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

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5 - What is this Trinity?

**Remember for now - "Deut. 6 [4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: " - echad

The plurality of God is a very deep subject.

The word Trinity is not in scripture.

Most dictionaries relay this understanding: the union of "the three" (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) in one Godhead, or the threefold personality of the one Divine Being.

Judaism has a book called the Zohar. In the Zohar there are ten different divine emanations relating to the various aspects of the "threefold" nature of the Lord.

The Zohar asks, How can these three be one?

Then there are the ten Sefirot in the Zohar to discuss. (not now) - 10 divive emanations that act as intermediaries or links between the complete spiritual and unknowable Creator and the material world.

Isaiah 11 and Revelation 1, 3, 4, 5 speak of the "7 Spirits" of God

God is bigger, deeper then we can imagine!

**Remember for now - "Deut. 6 [4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: " - echad (compound meaning)

Isa. 11 - the 7 Spirits" of God

[1] And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch (Messiah) shall grow out of his roots:
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2] And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him (Messiah) (1), the spirit of wisdom (2 )and understanding (3), the spirit of counsel (4) and might (5), the spirit of knowledge (6) and of the fear of the LORD (7);
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3] And shall make him (Messiah) of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he (Messiah) shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his (Messiah) ears:
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4] But with righteousness shall he (Messiah) judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he (Messiah) shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his (Messiah) lips shall he slay the wicked.
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5] And righteousness shall be the girdle of his (Messiah) loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his (Messiah) reins.
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6] The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
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7] And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
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8] And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
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9] They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

[10] And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, (Messiah) which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his (Messiah) rest shall be glorious.

Isa. 52 Messiah

[13] Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

[14] As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
[15] So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isa. 61

[1] The "Spirit" (1) of the "Lord GOD" (2) is upon "me" (3 - Messiah); because the LORD hath anointed me (Messiah) to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me (Messiah) to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
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2] To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
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3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

**Just Remember for now - "Deut. 6 [4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: " - echad (compound meaning)

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6 - Rabbinic Judaism, Karaite Judaism and others say, God has "no form, no body" - Wrong!

***There is no verse in the TaNaKH that says "God has no form or attributes".

The Attributes of God

Gen. 1:26 -And God said: Let us make man in "our" image, after "our" likeness

[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen.9 [6] Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Rambam (Maimonides; Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon) (1135-1204 C.E.) Rambam said God is not anthropomorphic.

anthropomorphism n - Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. anthropomorphic adj.

Rambam: A physician born in Moorish Cordoba, Rambam lived in a variety of places throughout the Moorish lands of Spain, the Middle East and North Africa, often fleeing persecution. He was a leader of the Jewish community in Cairo. He was heavily influenced by Greek thought, particularly that of "Aristotle". (384322 BC, Greek philosopher: pupil of Plato; tutor of Alexander the Great.)

Rambam was the author of the Mishneh Torah, one of the greatest codes of Jewish law, compiling every conceivable topic of Jewish law in subject matter order and providing a simple statement of the prevailing view in plain language. In his own time, he was widely condemned because he claimed that the Mishneh Torah was a substitute for studying the Talmud.

Rambam is also responsible for several theological works. He developed the 13 Principles of Faith, the most widely accepted list of Jewish beliefs. He also wrote the Guide for the Perplexed , a discussion of difficult theological concepts written from the perspective of an Aristotelian philosopher.

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Here are just a "few" attributes of God in the Scriptures

Image, likeness of God, knows good & evil, eyes of the LORD, LORD smelled, anger of the LORD, anger of the LORD was kindled, voice of the LORD God, His ears, His heart, face of the LORD, hand of the LORD, arm of the LORD, mouth of the LORD, finger of God, breath of God, jealous God, pitiful, The Lord spake to so many people, thinks, remembers, considers, He Blesses and curse, sees, talks, stands, sits, hears

God has a Son (His Word), Spirit, army, host, angels, kingdom

all: power, strength, wisdom, understanding, might, knowledge, knowing - the hearts of men

***Just Remember for now -

Exod.33 [23] And I ( God ) will take away "mine hand", and thou ( Moses ) shalt see "my back parts": but "my face" shall not be seen.

***They can't use this verse because they say Isa. 53 is Israel (We know it is talking about the Messiah, that he would simply look like any other Jew)

Isa. 53 [2] For he (Messiah) shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he (Messiah) hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him (Messiah), there is no beauty that we should desire him.(Messiah)

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Exod. 24 [10] And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. [11] And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

Exod. 33 [11] And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

1Kgs.22 [19] And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I (Micaiah) saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

2Chr.18 [18] Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I (Micaiah) saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.

Amos 9 [1] I (Amos) saw the LORD standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.

Isa. 6 [1] In the year that king Uzziah died I (Isaiah) saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple

[5] Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. .

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God can't die, so He sent His Word in a "body" ( that was prepared, a son) that can die according to the scriptures

The Word of God was in Messiah, a man, a perfect sacrifice, a body that can die - Isa.53, Psalm 22 and other verses.

go to http://oneinmessiah.net/TheWordisaPreparedBody.htm

for the study

Too many verses to show...

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7 - Where was the Messiah to be born?

Mic. 5 [2] But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Matt. 2 [1] Now when Yeshua / Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
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2] Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
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3] When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
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4] And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Messiah / Christ should be born.

[5] And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, (Micah)

[6] And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

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There are many servants of God in the scriptures, not all the verses about the servant is Israel.

a few examples:

Gen.26 [24] And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

Lev. 25 [39] And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
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40] But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile:
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41] And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.
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42] For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.


Num. 12 [7] My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Num.14 [24] But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

2Sam.3 [18] Now then do it: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

2Kgs.17 [13] Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

Job.1 [8] And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Isa.20 [3] And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

Isa.41 [8] But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

[9] Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

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Isa. 42 Messiah and His Law

A man is spoken of over 10 times here.

[1] Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
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2] He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
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3] A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
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4] He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.


[5] Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
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6] I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
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7] To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
[8] I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.


Matt. 12

[14] Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
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15] But when Yeshua / Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
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16] And charged them that they should not make him known:
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17] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
[18] Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
[19] He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
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20] A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.[21] And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

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Are there "two" servants in this chapter, both noticeably different from one another?

Isaiah 42:6-7 reveals a servant who is a 'light to the Gentiles' and who opens the eyes of the blind:

While

Isaiah 42:18-20 reveals a 'blinded' servant who sees many things and does not understand

Isa. 42 [18] Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

[19] Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?


[20] Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

You might ask yourself:

How can a blinded servant that walks in darkness, who does not understand be a light of the Gentiles? Can they lead the way? NO!

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Isa.43 [1] But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.


[10] Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Isa.44 [1] Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: [2] Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

[21] Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

Isa.49 [1] Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
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2] And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
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3] And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

[4] Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

[5] And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.


[6] And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel:

I will also give thee ( Messiah ) for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Acts 13 [47] For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee ( Messiah ) to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.[48] And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
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49] And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

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[7] Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
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8] Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

Isa. 42 [6] I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

Luke.2 Messiah - [25] And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
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26] And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Messiah / Christ.
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27] And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Yeshua / Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
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28] Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
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29] Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
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30] For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
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31] Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

[32] A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Acts 26 [23] That Messiah / Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

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Jer.25 [9] Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Hag. 2[23] In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O

Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

Zech.3 [8] Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold,

I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. - Messiah

There will be more questions and answers in the future so you can learn to answer any objection to Messiah.

Shalom

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