Posts Tagged ‘isaiah’

The prophecy of Judgement that America misunderstood & took to proclaim reassurance to its people – “The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.” – Isaiah 9:10 NASB

Listen to the interview with the author – this has all the markings of a very significant book – even a prophetic book, yes, in our day. Also see message at bottom of page from the late David Wilkerson where he talks of the coming Judgement over America. The following information & summary from Amazon:

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Is it possible…
That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America s future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgement are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?

Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning. The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy.

Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger (available as audiobook also) are so precise that they foretold recent American events down to the exact days. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened sceptics will find it hard to dismiss. It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller with one exception… IT’S REAL.

The prophetic mysteries are revealed through an intriguing and engaging narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with The Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes a piece in a greater puzzle the ramifications of which will even alter the course of world history.

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Interview audio from Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

An interesting conversation from a Jewish caller that mainly objects to so-called-“Christian” involvement in the holocaust.

The book below is also very relevant to the topic & should be read by Christians to have a greater understanding of this topic.

 

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Surprising passages that indicate that the Messiah would actually come twice – not one way or another (on a donkey or on the clouds of heaven) based on what the people deserve. Also notice the prophetic picture Joseph’s life paints of the Messiah.

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Isaiah 53: A key messianic prophecy? Why do many Jews disagree? Are their objections reasonable?

If you’re Jewish, did you know that there is a Midrash that talks about the Messiah being risen up higher than Abraham, Moses & even the angels?

Invitation to debate Rabbi Tovia Singer on this topic also mentioned. Debate from several years ago here.

Objections addressed in “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 3, Messianic Prophecy Objections“:

4.1. If Jesus is really the Messiah, and if he is so important, why doesn’t the Torah speak of him at all?
4.2. Nowhere in the Hebrew Bible are we told that we must “believe in the Messiah.”
4.3. Isaiah 7:14 does not prophesy a virgin birth! And it has nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus, since it dealt with a crisis seven hundred years before he was born.
4.4. Isaiah 9:6[5] does not speak of a divine king (or Messiah).
4.5. If you want to know what Isaiah 53 is talking about, just read Isaiah 52 and 54. The context is the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian exile, 550 years before Jesus.
4.6. Isaiah 53 speaks of the people of Israel, not Jesus (or any Messiah).
4.7. The rabbis only applied Isaiah 52:13–15, not 53:1–12, to the Messiah son of David.
4.8. It is not true that the medieval rabbis were the first to apply Isaiah 53 to Israel instead of the Messiah. The Israel interpretation is actually very ancient.
4.9. Isaiah 53 contains the words of the repentant kings of the nations rather than the words of the Jewish people.
4.10. Several key words in Isaiah 53 speak of a servant in the plural.
4.11. Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says no one was interested in the servant of the Lord or attracted to him, yet the New Testament records that large crowds followed Jesus.
4.12. Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord was sickly and died of disease.
4.13. Isaiah 53 does not actually say the servant would die.
4.14. Isaiah 53 does not say the servant will rise from the dead.
4.15. Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord did no violence, yet Jesus drove out the Temple money changers with a whip.
4.16. Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord would not lift up his voice or cry out, yet Jesus cried out several times on the cross, once in near blasphemy (Psalm 22:1).
4.17. Isaiah 53 cannot refer to Jesus because it says the servant of the Lord would see seed, an expression always meaning physical descendants when used in the Hebrew Bible.
4.18. Daniel 9:24–27 has nothing to do with the Messiah.
4.19. Daniel 9:24 was clearly not fulfilled by Jesus.
4.20. Christian translations of Daniel 9:24–27 divide the seventy weeks incorrectly, and the dates have no relation to the times of Jesus.
4.21. Daniel 9:24–27 speaks of two anointed ones.
4.22. Psalm 2:12 should not be translated as “kiss the Son.” Only the King James Version and modern Christian fundamentalist translations still maintain this incorrect rendering.
4.23. Psalm 16 does not speak of the resurrection of the Messiah.
4.24. Psalm 22 is the story of David’s past suffering. There is nothing prophetic about it.
4.25. Psalm 22 does not speak of death by crucifixion. In fact, the King James translators changed the words of verse16[17] to speak of “piercing” the sufferer’s hands and feet, whereas the Hebrew text actually says, “Like a lion they are at my hands and feet.”
4.26. Some of the so-called Messianic prophecies in the Psalms actually speak of the psalmist’s sin and folly. How can you apply this to Jesus?i
4.27. Psalm 40 is absolutely not Messianic in any way.
4.28. Psalm 45:6[7] does not say the Messiah is God.
4.29. Psalm 110 does not say the Messiah is Lord. Also, the psalm is not written by David about the Messiah. Our traditions indicate it may have been written by Eliezer about his master, Abraham, and then added to the collection of the Psalms by David many years later. Or David wrote it for the Levites to recite about him (or a court poet wrote it about David). This much is sure: It does not teach that the Messiah is God!
4.30. You claim that Haggai 2 points to the fact that the Messiah had to come before the Second Temple was destroyed, since it says in verse 9 that the glory of the Second Temple would be greater than the glory of Solomon’s Temple. Actually, Haggai is speaking about only the physical splendor of the Second Temple, which surpassed Solomon’s Temple in the days of Herod.
4.31. Zechariah 12:10 has nothing to do with Jesus.
4.32. Jesus fulfilled none of the Messianic prophecies!
4.33. Jesus fulfilled none of the provable Messianic prophecies!
4.34. Even modern Christian scholars reject the so-called Old Testament proof texts about Jesus. Just check most modern Christian Bible commentaries and translations.
4.35. Jesus cannot be the Messiah because the Messiah was to be a reigning king, whereas Jesus was despised, rejected, and crucified.
4.36. Jesus cannot be the Messiah because the Messiah had to rebuild the Temple, yet the Temple was standing in Jesus’ day.
4.37. The only true prophecy about Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures is found in Zechariah 13:1–6—a passage dealing with false prophets. It even makes explicit reference to his crucifixion!
4.38. Paul claimed that the Hebrew Scriptures prophesied the resurrection of the Messiah on the third day. Nowhere in our Bible is such a prophecy found.
4.39. I can find prophecies in the Bible that point to Muhammad just as easily as you can find prophecies that point to Jesus. That’s because all of your so-called proofs are either distortions, make-believe creations, or Jewish midrash—free, homiletical interpretations—of the worst kind.