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Jews...When the messiah comes...How will you recognize him?

I am curious about the true Jewish perspective.....what will identify him as the messiah

Update:

and are you still waiting for him?..or is this an archaic belief nowadays?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    There are 23 actual prophecies about the Jewish Messiah and none of them are in the Torah (the first five books of the Tanakh):

    * The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)

    * Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)

    * The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17)

    * He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)

    * The Moshiach will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with "fear of God" -- meaning all must be accomplished in one human life time. (Isaiah 11:2)

    * Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4)

    * Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9)

    * He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10)

    * All Israelites will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12)

    * Death will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8)

    * There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8)

    * All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)

    * The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11)

    * He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7)

    * Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5)

    * The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23)

    * The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55)

    * Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)

    * The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended mitzvot

    * He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together (Zephaniah 3:9)

    * Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33)

    * He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)

    * He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9).

    (Credit: Mark S and Plushy Bear)

    Reasons Jesus wasn’t the Jewish Messiah:

    * divine birth/divinity - (the Jewish Messiah will be human – G-d cannot become human – Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 44:6, Hosea 11:9, Ezekiel 28:2, Numbers 23:19) - strike

    * performing miracles - (JM won't perform miracles) - strike

    * taking on the sins of others - (no one can take on the sins of others – Deuteronomy 24:16, Exodus 32:30-35, Ezekiel 18:1-4; 20-24; 26-27) - strike

    * breaking Sabbath - strike (JM will be observant) - strike

    * sacrificed/rising from the dead - (G-d rejects human sacrifice and blood sacrifice is NOT an absolute requirement – Deuteronomy 12:30-31, Jeremiah 19:4-6, Psalm 106:37-38, Ezekiel 16:20, Leviticus 5:11-13, Jonah 3:10, Leviticus 17, Leviticus 5:11-13, Numbers 16:47, Numbers 31:50, Isaiah 6:6-7, Jeremiah 7:22-23, Psalm 51:16-17) - strike

    * prophecies unfilled - (JM will accomplish them in one life time) - strike

    * being worshiped - Jews worship G-d and only G-d – strike and OUT

    Geneological errors in Christianity:

    1. The Messiah is born of two human parents, as we said. But Jesus, according to Christian theology, was born of a union between a Human woman and God, rather than two HUMAN parents, as was Hercules, and Dionysis, as well as many other pagan gods.

    2. The Messiah can trace his lineage through his human biological father, back to King David (Isaiah 11:1,10; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 34:23-24; 37:21-28; Jeremiah 30:7-10; 33:14-16; and Hosea 3:4-5). But Jesus's lineage cannot go through his human father, according to Christian theology, as Jesus's father was not Joseph the husband of Mary. According to Christian theology, Jesus's father was God.

    3. The Messiah traces his lineage only through King Solomon (II Samuel 7:12-17; I Chronicles 22:9-10). But according to Luke 3:31, Jesus was a descendant of Nathan, another son of King David, and not a descendant of King David through King Solomon.

    4. The Messiah cannot trace his lineage through Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, or Shealtiel, because this royal line was cursed (I Chronicles 3:15-17; Jeremiah 22:18,30). But according to both Matthew 1:11-12 and Luke 3:27, Jesus was a descendant of Shealtiel.

    (Credit: Unknown, through Convert Ruth)

  • 10 years ago

    The messiah/mashiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5). The mashiach is often referred to as "mashiach ben David" (mashiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11:2-5). He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15). But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being.

    Before the time of the messiah, there shall be war and suffering (Ezekiel 38:16)

    The messiah will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15).

    The world after the messiah comes is often referred to in Jewish literature as Olam Ha-Ba - the "world to come." It is NOT heaven; it is an earthly existence. Olam Ha-Ba will be characterized by the peaceful co-existence of all people (Isaiah 2:4). Hatred, intolerance and war will cease to exist. Some authorities suggest that the laws of nature will change, so that predatory beasts will no longer seek prey and agriculture will bring forth supernatural abundance (Isaiah 11:6-11:9). Others, however, say that these statements are merely an allegory for peace and prosperity.

    All of the Jewish people will return from their exile among the nations to their home in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). The law of the Jubilee will be reinstated.

    In the Olam Ha-Ba, the whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion (Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9). There will be no murder, robbery, competition or jealousy. There will be no sin (Zephaniah 3:13). Sacrifices will continue to be brought in the Temple, but these will be limited to thanksgiving offerings, because there will be no further need for expiatory offerings.

    Those are pretty much the basics. Various Jews believe in slightly different ways with regard to the Messiah, but these are the prophecies we believe must be fulfilled before a person can be considered to be the Messiah.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    answer: No claims of divinity. No being worshiped. Actually accomplishing the few prophecies in one life time. The Temple rebuilt. World Peace. The messianic age = when that arrives, then Jews will look around and find the Messiah.

    A Jewish perspective: If you are planting a tree and someone says the Jewish Messiah is coming up the road; finish planting the tree and THEN go see if it's the Jewish Messiah.

    * The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)

    * Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)

    * The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17)

    * He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)

    * The Moshiach will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with "fear of God" (Isaiah 11:2)

    *****In other words - this must all be accomplished in a human lifetime*****

    * Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4)

    * Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9)

    * He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10)

    * All Israelites will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12)

    * Death will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8)

    * There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8)

    * All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)

    * The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11)

    * He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7)

    * Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5)

    * The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23)

    * The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55)

    * Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)

    * The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended mitzvot

    * He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together (Zephaniah 3:9)

    * Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33)

    * He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)

    * He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9).

    Thanks to Mark S and Plushy Bear

    Source(s): former Christian Jewish convert # # # Jesus Love is incorrect. According to Christian predictions, the antichrist will perform miracles and be worshiped. That means Jews would NOT fall for the deception because Jews won't worship anyone or anything other than G=d. Since the Jewish Messiah won't be divine = no antichrist that is demonic (actually no antichrist at all)
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The criteria are the same today as they have always been. The Messiah must fulfill the 24 prophecies given in the Torah for the Messiah.

    Out of the thousands of men who have claimed to be the messiah over the years, not one of them has ever done this. Not even Jesus, who failed to fulfill any of them - interestingly enough it is these very prophecies that the Church invented a "second coming" for. There is no such thing as a second coming, in Judaism.

    EDIT: To answer your question, "Are we still waiting for him"

    Yes, in fact religious Orthodox Jews don't just wait for Moshiach, everything we do is intended to actively BRING Moshiach, every mitzvot we do, and the prayer for Moshiach to come is in our 3 times daily prayers as well.

    Also, Judaism has the 13 Principles of Faith. One of those principles is that we will await, every single day, the coming of Moshiach even though he may tarry.

    Religious Orthodox Jews believe strongly in this, in fact every mitzvah Orthodox Jews do, ideally, has the kavannah (intent) behind it to bring Moshiach.

    The other branches of Judaism (particularly Reform and Reconstructionist, although also some Conservative - Conservative is like the middle ground between the liberal and the religious) , these pretty much say that they do not dwell on this, it is not uppermost in their minds, and is not something they really aim for.

    Source(s): Orthodox Judaism
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  • 10 years ago

    What will identify Him and the Messiah, will be a political leader who promises peace in their land, and allows them to rebuild their Temple. Notice too, that when Jesus Christ came to earth, everyone in His day were looking for someone with authority to do away with the Romans, even Jesus' own disciples thought this. This is why Jesus is rejected as their Messiah, because they couldn't picture Him as One who suffers, but One who is victorious. If you have a Bible read Isaiah 52-53, Psalm 22. These are prophecies of the Messiahs first suffering for the sins of the world, but there are many Old Testament passages that talk about Him coming and establishing His kingdom here on earth, to start the age of peace. Jesus Himself told His disciples that He must first suffer and die and rise again, and then in Matthew 24, He clearly teaches that He Himself will come back to judge people and establish His kingdom. In the book of Acts chapter 1:11 it says, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven." The Jewish peoples desire for only a political Messiah, will set the stage for the Antichrist to come in a false Messiah, make a peace treaty for 7 yrs, then 2 and half years later will break it, make himself out to be God, and then the Jews will recognize the mistake that they made. Then when Christ comes back the Bible says, "They will look on Him whom they have pierced. They will mourn for Him..." Zechariah 12:10. Then in Revelation 1:7 it says, "Look, He is coming with the clouds of heaven, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him, and all the families of the earth, will mourn over Him." Read the book of Zechariah, it gives vivid details of the Messiah's first coming, and His second coming. Read the gospels, and revelation these will give you cross-references to most of the Old Testament passages in relation to the Messiahs first and second coming.

  • baby
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    In revelation it says something about just as the eastern part shine over the western part and where the carcass is gather the eagle will be so as Jesus.Only the chosen ones will really know who he is.It also gonna be Antichrists claiming to the world that they are him.I am not a Jews.a lot of people gonna be save not only Jews.

  • 5 years ago

    Jewish elder give his prophacy before dying.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3fosCXsLrk

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Jewish pepole will know..They study for so long about they Messiah i am sure they will know

  • 10 years ago

    I'm a Christian, and from the way it looks, many will accept the coming AntiChrist as their Messiah.....Jesus comes back AFTER the Antichrist, who will fool many, even the elect.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    He is Love, after all.

    If you think the bible is ENOUGH of God's word, you're right;

    it's enough to send you to hell.

    This is not to say it's wrong or that you'll go to hell for abiding

    by its precepts.

    This is to say, there are an eternity of eternities.

    Keep searching. Keeping obtaining knowledge.

    The book of mormon is just a bit more.

    More good is what mormon means in a certain

    variation of the Egyptian language of old time.

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