HOW DID THEY MISS THEIR MESSIAH?

The other day I was thinking about how the Jewish people, for the most part, missed their Messiah when He came to them. I pondered how that could have happened. How do you miss your Messiah? How could that be? Then, as I was reading the book of Matthew, I realized one of reasons was their willful ignorance of the Word of God. And really, “there is no new thing under the sun” because it is the same in our day.

Think about it, all have the opportunity to read the actual words of Jesus Christ, and the prophets of old.  All have the opportunity to interpret the Scriptures correctly, but instead there’s willful ignorance of the truth.  The Scriptures speak with prophetical clarity, therefore no one will have an excuse for not knowing, or for being misled. It’s true in my own Gentile family, for they are in as much danger of missing the Messiah as the Jewish people who missed Him so long ago. Much religion, but very little salvation.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Matthew 21:4-5 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 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.

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Luke 24:25-27 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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4 Responses to HOW DID THEY MISS THEIR MESSIAH?

  1. Cathy says:

    Yes, it does make sense. The Lord will give us understanding in time.

  2. PJ Miller says:

    I was thinking of doing a post on “the false Israel and the false church.”

    I can only speculate because I don’t understand it fully, but I do know that these are serious matters with very serious consequences.
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    That would be a good topic…

    You sound like me Cathy. Only this morning did i cry out to the Lord in frustration. While i can ‘see’ certain aspects of the whole, i cannot understand it well enough to put it into words. (did that make sense?) lol

  3. Cathy says:

    Yes PJ I’ve thought about that, maybe not exactly how you expressed it.

    Well said, and revealing.

    I think about Christians being deceived concerning the end times, I did this morning, and about how serious that is. I at one time embraced certain “prophetical” errors because I learned them in church. This teaching about the mark of the beast concerns me also, because it’s part of the “package.” And the false doctrine of “once saved . . . etc.” does not help.

    I was thinking of doing a post on “the false Israel and the false church.” I can only speculate because I don’t understand it fully, but I do know that these are serious matters with very serious consequences. My sense is that a great number of Christians will follow the “beast” so to speak, and those that don’t will be severely persecuted. Hmmm . . .

  4. PJ Miller says:

    Good post Cathy.

    I’ve thought about the same subject before too–how did it happen..

    Know what came to me?…that they misinturpreted the prophecies in the old testament.

    While thats not some ‘revelation’ …because we know thats exactly what they did…what was a revelation to me was it could happen again at His second coming.

    There are so many numerous interpretations out there today concerning last day prophecy–so we know not all of them are correct–only one is truly correct.

    What that means is there is going to be a whole lot of people (Christians) who are going to misinterpret the signs leading up to His return. Just like the religious leaders did at His first coming.

    Have you ever thought about that?

    pj

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