Is Jesus Christ the Messiah? The obvious Jewish answer is "No," but have you really considered Jesus Christ? Anyone can shout "NO! I don't believe that!" That doesn't require any knowledge or character, just a stubborn mind. Friend, I challenge you to carefully study the following scriptures and answer one simple question: IF JESUS CHRIST IS NOT THE MESSIAH, THEN WHO IS HE? How could any one man fulfill so much of God's prophetic word if he isn't the prophesied Messiah? Please think about that as you read the following...

Gen. 3:15: 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. Gal. 4:4: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law
II Sam. 7:12: . . . I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. Acts 13:22-23: . . . David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart . . . Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus
Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Matthew 1:21-23: . . . thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins . . . that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,which being interpreted is, God with us.
Micah 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. Matthew 2:1: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Psalm 72:10: The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Matthew 2:1-11: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? . . . they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Isaiah 11:2: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him. . . Acts 10:38: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power . . .
Deuteronomy 18:15: The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; Acts 3:20-22: And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you . . . For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Zechariah 9:9: . . . 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. Matthew 21:5: Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Isaiah 35:5-6: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 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. Matthew 11:4-5: Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Isaiah 53:9: 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. I Peter 2:22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Zechariah 11:12: And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:15: And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Micah 5:1: . . . they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. Matthew 27:30: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Psalm 22:1: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?... Matthew 27:46: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Psalm 22:18: They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Matthew 27:35: And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet . . .
Psalm 69:21: They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Matthew 27:34: They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
Isaiah 53:7: 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. Matthew 27:12: And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Psalm 34:20:He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. John 19:33-36: But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: . . . that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
Psalm 16:10: For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Acts 2:31: He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Psalm 110:1: . . . The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Hebrews 10:11-13: And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Psalm 41:9: Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. John 13:18-21: . . . that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me . . . one of you shall betray me.

These are only SOME of the many prophecies that the Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled! Jesus is the Messiah! May I ask you a question? Before the time of Christ, in the days of Moses, Samuel, David and all the other kings and prophets, why did the Jewish people offer slain animals as sacrifices to God? Perhaps your answer is, "Because God commanded it." Yes, He certainly did, but why? What is the logic in forgiving sin on the basis of a dead animal? Was this to continue forever, animals being slain for the sins of men? What was the purpose? How can a dead animal cleanse anyone from sin? It makes no sense at all!

However, when you consider Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross, it all makes perfect sense! Remember Genesis 3:21 when God made coats of skin to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve? They had already made themselves aprons of fig leaves, but God wanted an animal to shed its blood and die a sacrificial death for Adam and Eve's covering. It is THE BLOOD that makes atonement for the soul (Lev. 17:11), so God required blood.

In the next chapter, Genesis chapter four, God rejects Cain's offering of fruit and vegetables, but he accepts Abel's lamb. Why? LAMBS HAVE BLOOD!!!

Remember Exodus chapter twelve, the night of the Passover? God said the Jews in Egypt must have THE BLOOD of a LAMB on their door posts and on the upper mantle of their houses in order to be protected.

Friend, all of the Jewish sacrifices pointed to the one FINAL sacrifice of God's Son on Calvary! Your Messiah came and gave Himself as a payment for your sins! In doing so, he FULFILLED all the law and the prophets. Jesus Christ said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." (Mat. 5:17)

Jesus, your Messiah, was God manifest in the flesh, and He gave himself for you! Notice how the prophet Zechariah told you this: "And Iwill pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon mewhom 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." Notice how God says "I" and "me" are the same as "him" and his "only son." Read it again, please. God said that HE (God) would be PIERCED. Do you remember Isaiah 7:14? It says that the virgin born son would be "Immanuel," which means "GOD WITH US!" Friend, when your people rejected Jesus Christ they rejected GOD WITH US! The Jewish prophet, John the Baptist, correctly titled Jesus Christ "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). What is a lamb? A sacrifice, right? Consider I Peter 1:18-20: "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,"

God came and provided Himself a Lamb! Remember what Abraham told Isaac in Genesis chapter 22? He said, ". . . My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. ." GOD IS THE LAMB! JESUS CHRIST, EMMANUEL, IS GOD WITH US, AND HE PROVIDED HIMSELF AS THE LAMB TO TAKE AWAY ALL SIN, INCLUDING YOURS!! If you believe Moses and the prophets, then you must also believe what they wrote in the aforementioned Scriptures about Jesus Christ.

My Jewish friend, there's only one thing left to do: RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR. You need not only a Messiah, but also a SAVIOUR, because you are a lost sinner. Romans 3:23 says, " For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Men have een in sin since the very beginning, which is why God has accepted blood sacrifices from the beginning. Romans 5:12 says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" But notice Romans 5:8-9: "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." If you continue to reject your true Messiah and Saviour, then you must reap the wrath of God. God has no other Messiah for you. Only through the Lord Jesus Christ can you be saved. He fulfilled your law and ended your sacrifices, being the final sacrifice himself. Receive him today as your Saviour! Romans 10:9-13 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Why not pray this simple prayer right now (and really mean it):

Dear Lord,

For the first time in my life I really see the truth. I can see now that the Messiah was to be a perfect sacrifice for my sins. I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he made the perfect blood atonement for my sins with his own blood. Please forgive my ignorance and my rejection of your Son. Come into my heart, O God, and wash all my sins away in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, for I trust Jesus only for the salvation of my soul. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Friend, if you've just asked God to save your soul through the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are now SAVED! You have been BORN AGAIN (John 3:3) by the Spirit of God. You have done exactly what God told you to do, and God has done exactly what he promised to do. Now you can look forward to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, THE MESSIAH WHO SAVED YOU! Now you must confess Jesus Christ before men. Do not be ashamed of the one who died for you. Contact us so we can assist you in finding a good Bible believing church. You need to be baptized (as a public showing of your faith in Christ), and you need to be an active member of a strong fundamental church. Please contact us soon.

Copyright © 1999 James L. Melton

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