Was Yeshua the promised one? The coming Messiah?

Let us look at the prophecy of the one who was pierced…yes, someone was pierced.. Yeshua was nailed to the execution stake, suffered and died.

To Pierce: to stab or transfix with a pointed instrument; to penetrate.

Around 520BC ; Zechariach 12:10 “…They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a first-born son.”

Around 740BC; Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

The ancient psalms were used as a prayer book in the temples in the 3rd century BC.

Psam: 22:16 “… They have pierced my hands and feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.” Yeshua took the words of this Pslam to the cross and spoke them from His lips.

Fast forwrard to the crucifixion about 2000 years ago..

 

John 19:33-37 “But when they came to Yeshua and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”

Thomas, one of the disciples would not believe. “So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.! But he (Thomas) said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” (John 20:25)……then Yeshua  said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God.”(John20:27-28).

“Then Yeshua told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen me and yet have believed.”(John 20:29)

Whether you are Jew or Gentile, the “Light of the world” waits for you to acknowledge the He is the one true Messiah, who was pierced and who is coming again.

Blessed are You O Lord, our God, King of the universe, who fulfills His promises and has promised us the Messiah, our Redeemer. May our hearts be turned toward You, Almighty One, and may we be found faithful on the day of the Messiah’s return. Though our sins be many, though they be red as scarlet, make them as white as snow through the death and resurrection of Your Son. Blessed are You, O Lord, who gives salvation.

Amen.