The Lord goes on to command Moses to take vengeance on the Midianites in retaliation for their seducing the Israelites at Baal-peor. Yes, against his own wife’s people! Both Balak, the King of Moab, and Balaam, who had advised that Israel would be cursed if they were drawn into sin, are killed in this battle.
It is a tragedy that the majority of God-fearing Jewish people, even those who attend synagogue services regularly, do not have knowledge of these crucial Scriptures that point to Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).
Why do ancient and modern Rabbis alike think that Messiah will be raised from the grave?
Resurrection of Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures
Rabbis have not made up the idea that Messiah will be raised from the dead.
Let’s find out if Yeshua passes this critical Messianic test by following the seed’s journey through Scripture, starting at Creation.
While there may also be consequences in our lifetime to obeying the adversary, the eternal consequence of trusting in Yeshua, as our Messiah and Deliverer are enjoying magnificent security, safety, and God’s chesed (merciful love) that can never be taken away from us
“The Rabbis taught that forty years prior to the destruction of the Temple the lot did not come up in the (high priest’s) right hand nor did the tongue of scarlet wool become white…,” writes the Talmud in Tractate Yoma 39b.
While the other three gospels portray Jesus as the King, the Servant, and the Son of Man, John portrays Jesus as the Son of God. John stated his theme more clearly than any of the other gospel writers.
The dominant theme of this gospel is how God reaches down and lifts us up and thus becomes the gateway to heaven where you’ll see the angels of God. That’s a fascinating image isn’t it?
It’s the same as if you went to a great concert. A concert can be a very humbling experience in the sense that the glory of the instruments and music can so enrapture you that you’re transported and you don’t even think about yourself at all.
Imagine what a beautiful scene it will be when “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language” comes out of the Great Tribulation and stands before the throne “holding palm branches in their hands,” crying out in a loud voice.
Jesus (Yeshua) is the only one who has the power to spread His wings over the Gentile nations and His beloved brethren of Israel to redeem them. So, as you see, He is not only our Messiah, Saviour, and Lord, but also our Brother, and Yeshua fulfilled the ancient role of Kinsman Redeemer with His love for us!
The Hebrew word mashiach transliterates into English as messiah.
And that is why the son of Mary (Miriam) who was born in Bethlehem and grew up in the Galilee received the title Yeshua “haMashiach” or in English, Jesus “THE Messiah.”