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“ISRAEL IS THE MESSIAH" - Book Summary

Daniel K. Paul 24.04.2017 20:46
“ISRAEL IS THE MESSIAH" - Book Summary - Messiah - Israel - Bible - New Israel - world redemption - Bible study - Jewish-Christian


Truth Hidden in the Gospels Revealed



 Foreword by Y. Hayut-Man:

Of the many responses to the article "Would the Authentic Jesus help save Israel?" Daniel K. Paul, brought an original perspective, which is yet consonant with Hugh Schonfield and with Rebbe Nahum of Chernobyl, showing the entire Nation of Israel as the Messianic corpus. A challenging reading.  

 

The book “Israel is the Messiah” starts with a question that irks both Jews and Christians. It asks, “Doesn’t it make sense that God sent someone to warn the Jews before He scattered them to the four corners of the earth?”

Is this question at all relevant considering the history of Israel? After all, God sent Joseph to Egypt to prepare a safe place for the family of Israel before they were transferred to Egypt. God sent Moses to liberate Israel from the servitude of Egypt and to give them his Torah. God provided Israel with Judges to save them from their enemies. God sent Amos and Hosea to warn the Israelites before Northern Kingdom of Israel was destroyed and the ten tribes of Israel were scattered. God sent Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel to war the Jews before they were exiled to Babylon. When we consider all these messengers, we would naturally look to see if someone was sent to warn Israel before the Exile that followed the destruction of the Second Temple.

We heard the warnings of Amos and Hosea some seventy years before the destruction of Northern kingdom of Israel, and we hear the voice of John the Baptist and Jesus some seventy years before the destruction of Judea, the Southern Kingdom of Israel. Was it a mere coincidence?

There is only one thing that Jews and Christians agree on about Jesus. They agree that Jesus claimed he was the Messiah. However, Jews believe he was a failed Messiah, whereas Christians and Muslims believe he was the real Messiah. The book “Israel is the Messiah” asserts that Jews and Christians were mistaken in believing Jesus claimed that he is the Messiah.

Not only did Jesus tell the Jews not to believe in any individual who may come claiming he is the Messiah, but Jesus actually told the Jews that what will come to save them is not any individual but rather the Kingdom of God. The contention of the book is that Jesus didn’t come in order to become King Messiah of Jews or to save human beings from their sins as the Christians believe and preach. Rather, Jesus came to warn the Jews that their Kingdom and Temple are going to be destroyed and they are going to be scattered all over the earth. Jesus told the Jews that they will be reviled once they are scattered among the Nations, persecuted and killed in his name. All the curses of the Bible will come upon them. But this is not the end. The Jews who suffered the persecution will be brought back to the promised land and Israel will be restored. He called his message, “Gospel of the Kingdom of God.”

Jews and Christians failed to understand this truth because it was said not in plain language, but in the language of prophecy. Jesus quoted the prophecy of Zechariah to the Jews, saying, “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” The Jews who believed he was a false prophet didn’t listen to his words, and those who accepted him as the Messiah thought he was referring to his own death and the dispersal of his disciples. In a similar case Jesus said, “Everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” Jews who believed he was a false prophet didn’t listen, and his very disciples failed to understand him. But when they saw the empty tomb, they erroneously deduced that Jesus was the “Son of Man,” and it was a prophecy about his death and resurrection.

This book systematically explains how when Jesus mentioned the, “Son of Man,” he was not referring to himself but to Israel. The book claims that the “Son of Man” in the Hebrew Bible and in The Christian Bible are not different, but both refer to Israel and not to any individual like Jesus. This book will help Jews and Christians to see Gospel of the Kingdom of God in a new light. It will help them to see that the message of the Hebrew and Christian Bibles are in fact the same,and speaks of the restoration of Israel.

This book also explains the fulfillment of the prophecies about Israel, the “Son of Man,” in an astonishing way. It claims that the suffering servant and the Messiah are not two different persons. Israel is the suffering servant of Yahweh and at the same time Israel is the Messiah. And to those who do not believe in this truth, to them Jesus asks “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

Luke said, “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Messiah.” And yet, Luke didn’t fully explain this in his Gospel. We need to discover this for ourselves in our own study of the Scriptures. This book “Israel is the Messiah” elucidates the Biblical reference to the Son of Man, the suffering servant, and the Messiah, through the riveting story of how prophecy was fulfilled throughout the history of Israel.

 

This book ends with the request "Come let us return the living God Yahweh whom Jesus called our father in Heaven"


The eBook is available at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ICTA8IO



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