Were the Messianic Prophecies Rigged?

In 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves in Israel. Scrolls from several different books were found, including the Hebrew Bible. The Dead Sea Scrolls included a complete copy of the book of Isaiah dated to 125 B.C. Before this discovery, the earliest copies of the Hebrew Bible were from the 900s A.D., so the Dead Sea Scrolls were about 1,000 years older than any existing copy. The scrolls gave scholars a chance to see if there were any copying errors that crept in over that millennium. It turns out that the copies we were 95 percent accurate. The 5 percent error comes mainly from misspelled words, and did not affect the content of the book.

What is particularly amazing about the book of Isaiah is that it has a lot of prophecies about the Messiah, which were originally written 700 years before Jesus. And now, we have copies of the original that predate Jesus’ life by about 125 years. You can get copies of the Dead Sea Scrolls and read them for yourself (written in Hebrew, but I’ve heard that Israeli school children can read them).

These verses about Jesus (written 700 years before He was born) were found in both the Dead Sea Scrolls and previously discovered manuscripts:

  • Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14; Immanuel means God with us).
  • For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
  • I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting (Isaiah 50:6).

Isaiah 53 gives a crystal clear gospel message; you should read it for yourself. Some of the more specific prophecies are:

  • The LORD has laid on Him all of our iniquities (53:6).
  • He was led like a lamb to the slaughter (53:7).
  • He was buried with the rich (53:9).

I’m curious what people who follow the Jewish faith think about this. Certainly a lot of them have studied the Scriptures and seen this, and these are very specific prophecies.

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2 Responses to Were the Messianic Prophecies Rigged?

  1. francisco says:

    “Let There Be Light”

    “In The Beginning” The Creator, The Father of ALL
    said, “Let There Be Light, and there was Light”

    …”Let There Be Light”…

    …The Beginning of Creation…

    And Revelations 3:14 testifies that The Messiah,
    was “The Beginning of the Creation of GOD
    (Father of All)”! And The Messiah testified that
    His GOD and Father is The GOD and Father
    of His Brethren.

    It is very important to both know and experience
    The Messiah as He was and is, and also to know
    the “glory He had with Our Father” before He was
    born in “the likeness of sinful flesh”.

    Frst, let me simply state that i believe that the
    “catholic” and “christian” systems of religious
    theo(ry)logy are Anti-Messiah for they “imag”ine
    a “christ” who is either one head of a three-headed
    pagan “god”, or is “god and father”, or is an
    exalted messenger(angel),or is but a prophet.

    It is needful to believe that The Messiah was, is
    and always will be “The Son of The Living GOD”
    and that there is but “One GOD, Father of ALL”.
    The Messiah testified that The Only True GOD,
    Father of ALL, was His GOD and His Father, and
    was also The GOD and Father of His Brethren.

    …”Let There Be Light”…

    The Messiah simply testified in John 17:5 “And
    now, O Father, glorify Me with YOUR own self
    with the glory that I had with YOU before the
    world began”.

    Prior to that testimony The Messiah testified in
    John 12:35-36,”Yet a little while is The Light with
    you. Walk while you have The Light, lest darkness
    comes upon you: for he that walks in darkness does
    not know where he goes. While you have Light,
    believe in The Light, that you may be the children
    of Light.””

    And the apostle John testified: “In the beginning
    was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and
    the Word was(not is) GOD. The same was in the
    beginning with GOD. All things were made by Him;
    and without Him was not any thing made that was
    made. In Him was life; and the life was the Light
    of men. And The Light shined in darkness; and the
    darkness comprehended it not. There was a man
    sent from GOD, whose name was John. The same
    came for a witness, to bear witness of The Light,
    that all men through Him might believe. He(John
    the baptist) was not that Light, but was sent to
    bear witness of that Light(The Messia). He was the
    True Light, which enlightens every man that comes
    into the world. He(The Messiah) was in the world,
    and the world was made by Him, and the world
    knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own
    received Him not. But as many as received Him, to
    them gave He power to become the sons of GOD,
    even to them that believe on His name: Which were
    born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
    nor of the will of man, but of The Only True GOD.”

    And the apostle John testified in John 3:17-21:
    “For Our Father sent not his Son into the world to
    condemn the world; but that the world through Him
    might be saved. He that believes on Him is not
    condemned: but he that believes not is condemned
    already, because he has not believed in the name
    of the only begotten Son of Our Father. 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 does evil hates The Light, neither comes to
    The Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    But he that does Truth comes to The Light(The
    Messiah), that his deeds may be made manifest,
    that they are wrought in Our Father.”

    In John 12:34 the people asked, “who is this Son
    of man? Then in John 12:35-36, “The Messiah
    answered, yet a little while is The Light with you.
    Walk while you have The Light, lest darkness
    come upon you: for he that walks in darkness
    does not know where he goes. While you have
    Light, believe in The Light, that you may be the
    children of Light. The Messiah spoke these things,
    and departed, and hid Himself from them.”

    Simply, “in the beginning” The Only True GOD
    spoke The Word, “Let There Be Light”…….
    and there was Light! Certainly that was not
    “natural” light for “natural” light, the sun, moon,
    and stars were not created until the “fourth day”.

    “In the beginning”, “The First Day”, The One GOD,
    Father of All created “The Light”, without which
    Creation Life, as we now know and experience it,
    could not have been.

    The First Day, The Messiah, “The beginning of the
    Creation of GOD(HE WHO is The Only True GOD
    and Father of ALL)”! And “The Light which
    enlightens every man born into the world”, was
    born as a child destined to be The Messiah.

    The Messiah, “The Light of the world”.

    The Messiah, “The firstborn of every creature”.

    The Messiah,”The firstborn among many brethren”.

    The Messiah, “The firstborn from among the dead”.

    The Messiah, “A servant of The Only True GOD”.

    Once again: “in the beginning” Our Father spoke:
    “Let there be Light, and there was Light”!

    The Messiah, “The Beginning of the Creation of
    GOD”, “the firstborn of every creature”.

    HalleluYAH!

    The Messiah, Created by The Only True GOD,
    Father of ALL!

    The Messiah, “made so much better than the
    angels”!

    The Messiah, “The Light of the world”!

    And The Messiah, “The Lamb of GOD,” is
    The Light of The New Heavenly Jerusalem.

    Sadly, those of this world yet love darkness ;-(
    And they will abide in that which they loved
    forever ;-(

    Sadder yet, religious systems of this world
    such as “catholicism”, “christianity”, “judaism”,
    “islam”,.etc., have so perverted The Testimonies,
    that today, as in the yesterdays gone by, “The
    Way of Truth is evil spoken of” because of their
    theo(ry)logical, heretical doctrines that are of
    men, and especially those theo(ry)logical
    doctrines which seek to define The Only True
    GOD, Father of All.

    All such doctrines are but the product of
    mankind’s “imag”ination and mankind’s
    “imag”ination is responsible for the destruction
    and perversion of Creation(earth, air, water,
    creatures, Truth, Love, Peace, Joy, Hope,.etc.)

    Yes, sadly ;-( Creation is being destroyed by
    self-willed men who could care less about that
    which is of Truth(what is), and care even less
    about those things which they can not comprehend
    apart from their natural-sense-ical reasoning ;-(

    And Truth testifies, The Creator “will destroy
    those who destroy the earth(HIS Creation)”
    (Rev 11:18).

    And in this wicked world, those who seek profit
    will naturally overcome those who do not ;-(

    Yet, while there is breath(spirit) there is hope!

    For Miracles do happen and Faith rejoices against
    theo(ry)logy(logic) and profit(greed)!

    Hope is there would be those who experience
    The Miracle that is “receiving a love of
    The Truth” for they will “see” “The Light”.

    And they will receive peace, in spite of the
    dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world, for
    they will clearly “see” this world and it’s
    systems of religion as they are, and not as
    “imag”inative humans would have us believe
    them to be.

    They will clearly “see” that “The WHOLE world
    is under the control of the evil one” and that
    this world’s systems of theo(ry)logical religion
    are all Anti-Messiah(Anti-Light), indeed and
    Truth……. Francisco

  2. billphillips says:

    Francisco,

    How did you come to believe that? I have to admit I don’t recognize any particular religion you might be coming from.

    Jesus claimed to be God (John 8:58). He accepted worship (Hebrews 1:6). He forgives sins (Matthew 9:2). Raised himself from the dead (John 2:19-20). He’s eternal (Isaiah 9:6), all-knowing (John 2:24-25), and omnipresent (Matthew 18:20). You might also want to take a look at the table I made up under the post for “Proving to Jehovah’s Witnesses that Jesus is God.”

    Jesus said that if you don’t have a proper understanding of who He is, you would die in your sins (John 8:24). Jesus is the Lord, and made that clear. There is only one God.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Bill

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