Revealed in the sacred Scriptures

A. Ralph Johnson


Seed of the woman bruised by Satan 

Genesis 3:14-15   14 And JEHOVAH God said unto the serpent, Because you have  done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your  life:  15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your  seed and her seed; it shall bruise your  head, and you shall bruise his heel. (cf. 1 John 3:8; Gal. 4:4; Rom. 16:20)


Seed of Abraham to bless all nations

Genesis 22:18  18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice. (cf. Acts 3:25; Gal. 3:8-9, 16)


Redeemer to stand upon the earth in the latter day

Job 19:25   25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  Luke 24:21; Titus 2:14;1 Pet. 1:18-20; Rev. 5:9)


Tribe of Judah to the Messiah

Genesis 49:10  10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh* come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (cf. Psa. 60:7; Hos. 11:12; Jer. 23:5-6; Heb. 7:14; Matt. 21:9; Luke 1:32-33; John 19:15)

* "who's right it is" (Ezek. 21:27).


Prophet like Moses

Deuteronomy 18:15-19   15 JEHOVAH your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from your  midst, of your  brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;  16 According to all that you desire of JEHOVAH your God in Mt. Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of JEHOVAH my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.   17 And JEHOVAH said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.  18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. (cf. Matt. 21:11; Luke 7:16; 24:18-21; John 1:45; 6:14; 7:40; Acts 3:22-23; Acts 7:37)


Balaam's prophecy of the Star out of Jacob

Numbers 24:17   17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, (Matt. 2:2-10; Rev. 22:16)


Time of Messiah's coming—before destruction of the second temple

Daniel 9:24-27   24 Seventy weeks*a are determined upon your  people and upon your  holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.  25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah*b the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.  26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy*c the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

*a Seventy weeks (cf. Lev. 25:8; Num. 14:34; Ezek. 4:6)

*b Messiah/ Christ (cf. John 4:25)

*c  destroy the city and the sanctuary (70 A.D.; cf. Matt. 24:2, 15 ; Luke 21:21-24; cf. Deut. 28:49-57; Josephus, Wars of the Jews, Book 6, Chapter 3)


*a Calculating the “70 weeks” of Daniel 9:24 (Hebrew: "70 sevens")

The 69 "weeks" from the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem to Christ are weeks of years. 

  7 w  +  62 w =   69 w + 1 w =  70 "weeks"

49 y  + 434  y = 483 y + 7 y  = 490 years

Decree BC 457 – 490 y = 33 AD 


Born of a virgin -- "Immanuel" = "God with us."

Isaiah 7:14   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.  (cf. Isa. 9:6; Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:35)


*"Virgin": The Hebrew word is “almah” (#5959), claimed to only mean a young unmarried woman.  The common word for “virgin” is “bethulah” (Gen. 24:16 etc.).  Jewish scholars, around 150 years before Christ, translated "almah" into the Greek Septuagint (LXX) using the word, “parthenos” which indisputably means “virgin.” In Joel 1:8 the word, “bethulah,” normally translated "virgin," is a young woman who has a husband.


Born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2

2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (cf. Matt. 2:1, 5-6; Luke 2:4-7; John 7:42)


Called out of Egypt                 

Hosea 11:1  When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. (cf. Matt. 2:14-15)


Galilee to see a great light. 

Isaiah 9:1-2 1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.  2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has  the light shined... (cf. Matt. 4:14-16; Luke 2:32; John 8:12; 12:46)


Child called "mighty God," to reign on the throne of David

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of JEHOVAH of hosts will perform this. (cf. Luke 1:31-33; Matt. 1:23; 28:18 ; John 1:1; Luke 1:35; Acts 13:33)


Elijah to come and prepare his way, fulfilled in John the Baptist

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye desire, behold, he cometh, says JEHOVAH of hosts.


Malachi 4:5-6   5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of JEHOVAH:  6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


Isaiah 40:3   3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of JEHOVAH, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

(cf. Luke 1:17; Matt. 11:13-14; 17:10-13)


Humble servant upon whom the Holy Spirit came

Isaiah 42:1-4  Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.  2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.  3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.  4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. (cf. Isa. 52:13; 11; Matt. 12:17-21; 3:16-17;  Philip. 2:5-11)


Anointed to preach good tidings (the gospel) 

Isaiah 61:1-2  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because JEHOVAH has  anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has  sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;  2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (cf. Luke 4:18-21; Acts 4:27; Acts 10:38; Heb. 1:9)


Blind, deaf and lame healed

Isaiah 35:5-6 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (cf. Matt. 11:3-6)


Triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey

Zechariah 9:9   9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your  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. (cf. Matt. 21:2-5; John 1:49)


Descendent of David sits on his throne

Psalms 132:11  11 JEHOVAH has  sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your  body will I set upon your throne.

2 Samuel 7:12-13   12 And when your  days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your  fathers, I will set up your  seed after thee, which shall proceed out of your  bowels, and I will establish his kingdom13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

(cf. Ezek. 34:23; Zech. 6:13; Luke 1:31-33; Matt. 16:16-19)


A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense

Isaiah 8:13-14   13 Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (cf. Rom. 9:32-33)


Chief corner stone in God's temple

Isaiah 28:16  16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste. (cf. 1 Pet. 2:6; Eph. 2:20-22; Rom. 10:11; Matt. 16:16-18; Col. 1:13; Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45)


The Stone the builders rejected

Psalms 118:22-23  22 The stone which the builders rejected is become the head stone of the corner.  23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. (cf. Matt. 21:42-44; Acts 4:11; Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Pet. 2:4-10)


A righteous branch from Jesse and David to reign as king

Jer. 23:5-6 5 Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called: Jehovah our righteousness.

(Rev. 22:16)


Jer. 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.


Isaiah 11:1  And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

(Acts 13:22-23)


Isaiah 11:10   10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

(Rom. 15:12)


Zechariah 3:8   8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.


Zechariah 6:12   12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of JEHOVAH:


Hated without a cause

Psalms 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: that which I took not away I have to restore. (cf. John 15:23-25)


Psalms 69:9   9 For the zeal of your house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. (John 2:17; Rom. 15:3)


Betrayed by a friend

Psalms 41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who did eat of my bread, has  lifted up his heel against me. (cf. John 13:21)


Betrayal price: 30 pieces of silver

Zechariah 11:12-13   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.  (Matt. 26:14-15)


Betrayal price cast to the potter in the house of Jehovah

Zech. 11:13 13 And JEHOVAH said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of JEHOVAH. (cf. Matt. 27:3-10; Acts 1:16-19)


Psalms 109:8-9   8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office. (Acts 1:20)


Smite the Shepherd and the sheep scattered

Zechariah 13:7   7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, says JEHOVAH of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. (cf. Matt. 26:31)


Beaten and spit upon

Isaiah 50:6   6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. (cf. Matt. 26:67; 27:26-31; Mark 15:15; 1 Pet. 2:24)



Psalms 22 1 My God*a, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?  2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent.  3 But you are holy, O you who inhabits the praises of Israel.  4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and you delivered them.  5 They cried unto you, and were delivered: they trusted in you, and were not confounded. 

6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised *b of the people7 All they that see me laugh*c me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on JEHOVAH that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

 9 But you are he that took me out of the womb: you didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.  10 I was cast upon you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.  11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.  13 They gaped*d upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.  14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones*e are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.  15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and My tongue*f cleaves to my jaws; and you have  brought me into the dust of death16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they Pierced*e my hands and my feet17 I may count all my bones: they look*d and stare upon me.  18 They part my garments among them, and Cast lots*g upon my vesture.

19 But be not you far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.  20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.  21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have  heard me from the horns of the unicorns. 

22 I will declare your name unto my brethren: in the midst*h of the congregation will I praise thee.  23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.  24 For he has  not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.  25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.  26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise JEHOVAH that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto JEHOVAH: and all the families of the nations shall worship*i before thee28 For the kingdom is JEHOVAH's: and he is the governor among the nations.  29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow*i.  before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.  30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.  31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he has  done this.

*a My God, my God... -- words spoken by Jesus on the cross (cf. Matt. 27:46)

*b  despised  (Ps. 22:6-7; cf. Isa. 53:3; Psa. 69:11-12; Matt. 27:39-44; Mark 15:18-20; Heb. 12:2-3)

*c  laugh...mock  (Luke 23:11, 35-39; Matt. 27:39-43)

*d  gaped – stare (Matt. 27:36)

*e  Pierced.. --Crucified: (cf. Zech. 12:10; John 19:16-18, 34-37; 20:19-20, 24-28; Luke 24:36-39; Rev. 1:7)

Hebrew (Masoretic) is "Like a lion." The difference is merely the shape of one similarly shaped letter.  "Pierced" makes better sense and was the Greek Septuagint translation from the Hebrew around 150 years before Christ, with which the Latin and Syriac translations agree.   

*f My tongue..--terrible thirst (cf. John 19:28)

*g Cast lots for his garments (cf. Matt. 27:35; John 19:23-24)

*h in the midst (cf. Heb. 2:12)

*i worship (cf. Matt. 2:1-2, 2:11; 28:9; John 20:28-29; Heb. 1:3-8; Philip. 2:10-11; Rom. 14:11; Rev. 5:8-9, 13-14; etc)


Given gall and vinegar for his thirst

Psalms 69:21  21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. (cf. Matt. 27:34; John 19:29-30)


None of his bones broken

Psalms 34:20   20 He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken. (cf. John 19:31-33, 36)


The Messiah Gospel in Isaiah

Isaiah 52:13-15  13 Behold, my servant*a shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.  14 As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:  15 So shall he sprinkle*b [startle?] many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

*a  Servant (Isa. 42:1-7; Philip. 2:7-11)

*b Sprinkle [startle?] (cf. Heb. 9:13-14; 12:24; 1 Pet. 1:2)


Isaiah 53:1-12  who*a has  believed our report? and to whom is the arm of JEHOVAH revealed?  2 For he shall  grow*b up before him as a tender plant, and as a root*c[Heb., netzer]*c out of a dry ground: he has  no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

 3 He is despised*d and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  4 Surely he has borne*e our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted5 But he was wounded for our transgressions*e, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  6 All we like sheep have gone astray*f; we have turned every one to his own way; and JEHOVAH has laid*e on him the iniquity of us all

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth*g: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off*h out of the land of the living: for the transgression*e of my people was he stricken

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich*i in his death; because he had done no violence*j, neither was any deceit in his mouth.  10 Yet it pleased JEHOVAH to bruise him; he has  put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering*e for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong*k his days, and the pleasure of JEHOVAH shall prosper in his hand.  11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear*e their iniquities

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great*l, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has  poured out his soul unto death*h: and he was numbered with the transgressors*m; and he bare*e the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


*a  who has believed... (Isaiah 53:1 cf. John 12:37-38; Rom. 10:16)

*b  grow... (Isaiah 53:2 cf. Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5; Zech. 6:12-13)

*c root [netzer] (Isaiah 53:2 A Nazarene cf. Matt. 2:22-23; John 18:5; 19:19; Acts 2:22)

*d  despised... (Isaiah 53:3 cf. Psa. 22:6-7; 69:11-12; Matt. 27:39-44; Mark 15:19-20; Heb. 12:2-3)

*e borne our griefs / transgressions/offering (Isa. 53:4, 5,  6 , 8, 10, 11, 12; cf. Matt. 8:17; Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 2:2)

-A person, not the nation of Israel (Isa. 53:6, 8)

*f  gone astray (Isaiah 53:6 cf. 1 Pet. 2:25)

*g  opened not his mouth (Isaiah 53:7 cf. Acts 8:32-33; Matt. 26:62-63; 27:12-14; 1 Pet. 2:23)

*h  cut off..death  (Isaiah 53:8, 9, 12; Dan. 9:26; John 11:49-52; 19:30)

*i  rich man  (Isaiah 53:9 cf. Matt. 27:57-60; Mark 15:43; John 19:38-40)

*j  no violence nor deceit  (Isaiah 53:9 cf. Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet. 2:22-23; 1 John 3:5)

*k  prolong his days –resurrection (Isaiah 53:10 cf. Psa. 16:9-10; Acts 2:24-28; Rom. 6:9; Rev. 1:18)

*l  with the great (Isaiah 53:12 cf. Isa. 52:15; Dan. 2:44-45; 1 Tim. 6:15-16; Col. 1:13; Philip. 2:8-11; Rev. 17:14; 19:16)

*m transgressors (Isaiah 53:12; Matt. 27:38; Luke 23:32-33)


Atonement for sin

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and JEHOVAH has  laid on him the iniquity of us all.  (cf. 1 Pet. 2:24;  3:18; Matt. 20:28; Rom. 3:24-25; 4:25; 5:6, 15-21;1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 5:2; Heb. 9:12-15, 28; 10:10, 14)


Raised from the dead

Psalms 16:8-10  8 I have set JEHOVAH always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope10 For you wilt not leave my soul in Hades; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption. (Isa. 53:10; Matt. 28:5-9; Acts 2:25-34)


Ascended to heaven

Psalms 68:18   18 you  have  ascended on high, you have  led captivity captive: you have  received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that JEHOVAH God might dwell among them. (cf. Eph. 4:8-10; Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:2, 9; 2:33-35; 3:20-21; Eph. 1:20-21; Col. 3:1; Heb. 4:14)


Came to the Ancient of Days and received a kingdom

Daniel 7:13-14 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. (cf. Luke 19:12-15; 17:20-21; Col. 1:13)


Sits at right hand of Jehovah God

Psalms 110:1  JEHOVAH said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your   enemies your  footstool. (cf. Matt. 22:43-44; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:34-35; 7:55-56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20-22; Heb. 1:13; 8:1; 10:12-13; 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22)


Sending of the Holy Spirit

Joel 2:28-29  28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:  29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. (cf. Acts 1:8;  2:1-4; 16-18; 38-39, 10:45; John 16:7-11)


Both priest and king

Zech. 6:12-13   12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh JEHOVAH of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH*a; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:  13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest*b upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

*a The BRANCH (cf. Zech. 3:8; Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5; 33:15)

*b priest after the order of Melchisedec (both priest and king)

 (cf. Genesis 14:18-19; Psa. 110:4; Heb. 5:6, 10; 6:20; 7:1-22)


A new and everlasting covenant

Isaiah 55:3-4  3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

Jeremiah 31:31-34   31 Behold, the days come, says JEHOVAH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, says JEHOVAH:  33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says JEHOVAH, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know JEHOVAH: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says JEHOVAH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

(cf. Isa. 49:8; Matt. 26:28; Rom. 11:26-27; 1 Cor. 11:25; 2 Cor. 3:6-15; Gal. 3:15-17; 4:24-25; Heb. 7:22; 8:6-13; 9:1-4; 15-20; 10:16-17, 29; 12:24; 13:20; Rev. 1:5)


Fountain for sin and uncleanness

Zechariah 13:1  In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. (Acts 22:16; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 5:25-27; Titus 3:5-7; Rev. 1:5; 7:13-14)


His word of the Lord to go out from Jerusalem

Isaiah 2:1-3  The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of  JEHOVAH'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it3 And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of JEHOVAH, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of JEHOVAH from Jerusalem. (cf.  1 Tim. 3:15; Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8)



Light for the Gentiles

Isaiah 49:6-7  6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation unto the end of the earth.  7 Thus says JEHOVAH, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of JEHOVAH that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee. (cf. Isa. 42:6; Luke 2:32; Acts 13:47)


Jehovah glorified among the Gentiles

2 Samuel 22:50 

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O JEHOVAH, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.


Psalms 18:49 

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O JEHOVAH, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.


Psalms 108:2-3  

2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.  3 I will praise thee, O JEHOVAH, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

(cf. Rom. 15:9-12; Psa. 117:1)


Ensign to the nations Gentiles seek

Isaiah 11:1-12  And there shall come forth a root out of the stem of Jesse*a, and a Branch*b shall grow out of his roots2 And the spirit of JEHOVAH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of JEHOVAH;  3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of JEHOVAH: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:  4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 

      6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.  7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.  8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.  9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth*c shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse*a, which shall stand for an ensign*d of the people; to it shall the Gentiles*e seek: and his rest shall be glorious.  11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.  12 And he shall set up an ensign*d for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

*a Jesse (Isaiah 11:1, 10; cf. Ruth 4:17; Matt. 1:6; Acts 13:22-23; Rev. 22:16)

*b Branch (Isaiah 11:1, 10; cf. Rom. 15:12; Rev. 22:16)

*c the earth (Matt. 24:14; 28:19; Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:18)

*d  ensign (Isaiah 11:10, 12; cf. Isa. 5:26; 18:3; 31:9)

*e Gentiles (Isaiah 11:10, 12; cf. Isa. 49:6; Rom. 15:12; Luke 2:32)


Promised rest to the faithful denied to unfaithful

Psalms 95:7 - 96:1  7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,  8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:  9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.  10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:  11 Unto whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest

(Heb. 3:11, 18; 4:1-11)


Jews rejected for disobedience

Psalms 69:22-23   22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.  23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. (Rom. 11:9-10; Dan. 9:26-27; Deut. 18:18-19; 28:15-68; Acts 13:46)


Isaiah 6:9-10   9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.  10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.  (Matt. 13:14-15; John 12:39-40; Acts 28:26-27; Rom. 11:25; 2 Cor. 3:14)


Triumphant reign of God's anointed son

Psalms 2:1-12  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against JEHOVAH, and against his anointed*, saying,  3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.  6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion7 I will declare the decree: JEHOVAH has said unto me, you are my Son*; this day have I begotten you.  8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.  9 you shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.  10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.  11 Serve JEHOVAH with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  12 Kiss the Son*, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


*Note: The "anointed" (Messiah/Christ: John 4:25) is the LORD (Jehovah)'s "Son." (cf. Acts 13:33; Matt. 3:17; 16:16; 17:5; Rom. 1:4; Heb. 1:5; 5:5)


Rules in the midst of his enemies

Psalms 110:2   2 JEHOVAH shall send the rod of your  strength out of Zion: rule in the midst of your enemies. (cf. Isa. 2:3; Micah 4:2; Matt. 28:18; Luke 17:20-21; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 1:8)


He will be a shepherd over his people

Ezekiel 34:23   23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

 (cf. Isa. 40:10-11; Zech. 13:7; John 10:11-16; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 2:25; 5:4)


He will Judge the nations

Isaiah 2:4 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (cf. Acts 17:31; Isa. 9:6-7; Micah 4:3; Matt. 25:32; Rev. 12:5)


All things under His feet

Psalms 8:4-6   4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?  5 For you have  made him a little lower than the angels, and have  crowned him with glory and honor.  6 you made him to have dominion over the works of your  hands; you have  put all things under his feet:  (Psa. 110:1; Matt. 22:43; 28:18; Mark 12:36-37; Acts 2:34-35; Eph. 1:22; 1 Cor. 15:25-27; Heb. 1:13; 2:8-9; 10:12-13)


Victory over death

 Isaiah 25:8   8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord JEHOVAH will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for JEHOVAH has  spoken it. (cf. 1 Cor. 15:22-26, 54-56; 2 Tim. 1:10; Heb. 2:14-15; Rev. 20:11-14; 21:4)


His throne is for ever and ever

Psalms 45:6-7  6 your  throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your  kingdom is a right scepter.  7 you love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your  God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above your  fellows. (cf. Luke 1:31-33; Heb. 1:8)


 Isaiah 9:7   7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.





Objection: The Messiah doesn't come to start a new religion.


Jeremiah 31:31-34   31 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was an husband unto them, says the LORD:  33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (cf. Heb. 8:8-12)


Objection: Millions of Jews have been murdered because of Christianity. The Jewish Messiah doesn’t come to murder the Jewish people, he comes to bring salvation.


Jesus is not to blame for what was done by those who perverted His message.  Jesus called for forgiveness of those who crucified him (Luke 23:34) and his followers were told not to mistreat them (Rom. 11:18-20).  The Jewish leaders pronounced their own judgment (Matt. 27:25) and the curses of God (Deut. 18:18-19; 28:15-68; cf. Dan.  9:24-27) were the result (cf. Luke 21:20-24; Matt. 24:15-22; 24:15-22).


Objection: Jews don’t believe in the Trinity, there is only One God, not three. The first commandment is to worship only One God, therefore to believe in Jesus is idol worship.


Trinity is not three Gods but one God in three persons.  Moses himself uses the plural, Eloheem,  for God (Genesis  1:26).  Jesus is the Word become flesh (John 1:1, 14). 


Objection: God doesn’t have a son. The virgin birth was a pagan story before the time of Jesus; and the writers of the New Testament took this story from Greek and Egyptian mythology.


The Jewish scriptures call the Messiah, "my son" (Psalms 2:1-12; Hos. 11:1.  Isaiah prophesied he would be born of a virgin centuries before Jesus (Isa. 7:14).  See: Virgin. There is nothing similar to the Biblical account in Greek and Egyptian mythology.


Objection: The Messiah doesn’t die for one’s sins. We repent for our sins, a man can’t take them away; Only God can take them away.


God does take away sin.  He sent his only begotten son to pay the debt, which no ordinary man could.  The scriptures clearly indicate he died for our sins (Isa. 53:4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12).  The atonement is clearly represented in the sacrifices of animals for sin. (Ex. 30:15; Lev. 4:26, 31; 5:6, 10, etc.; Heb. 9:11-14)


Objection: Jews believe the Messiah will come once, not twice. He doesn’t come, and then return again.


The scriptures teach the Messiah would be born, then Crucified, Raised, and Ascended to sit at the right hand  of the Father in heaven and return, victorious over all. cf. (Micah 5:2)


Objection: If Jesus was the Messiah then Jewish people would have recognized him 2000 years ago. Even today, Jewish people do not accept him as Messiah. When the Messiah comes, we will recognize him.


Many Jewish people did recognize Jesus as the Messiah (Acts 2:41; 4:4).  The scriptures said he would be rejected by others (cf. Psa. 22:6).  Dan. 9:24-27  indicates the Messiah was to come before the destruction of the second temple in 70 AD.  If not Jesus, where is the Messiah?


Objection: When the Jewish Messiah comes there will be peace on earth, the Lion will lie down with the lamb.  Today there are wars going on all around the world. It is clear the Messiah has not yet come.


Jesus came to die for sin.  From then to his return is the opportunity to accept him and prepare for His coming (Matt. 24:42-44; 25:1-12).  When the Messiah returns all things will be put under His feet (Psa. 8:4-6; 110:1-2).  The last enemy is death (1 Cor. 15:25-26; Rev. 20:11-15).  Then there will be peace (Rev. 21:1-4).


Concluding thought:


Christianity is a Jewish institution.  It is rooted in the revelations or the Jews.


Rom. 3:1-2 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?  2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.


Jesus was a Jew, descended from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David.  All of the apostles were Jews.  The first Christians were Jews (Acts 2:36-39)


The church started in Jerusalem.  (Acts 1:8; Isa. 2:3)


Luke 24:46-47   46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:  47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.