(Last revised 12-9-2015)
Perhaps the largest expectation of a Messiah is that of religious Christians, since Christianity is the largest religion in the world. However, that expectation should match the expectation of religious Jews for their Mashiach (Messiah), since the prophecies of Judaism are the basis for Christian prophecies.
Furthermore, the expectation of religious Muslims should also match that expectation, since the Prophet Muhammad’s Qur’an (in 2:136 and numerous other verses) states that Muslims “believe in that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received ...” and Muslims believe in “the same God.” (29:46)
The problem is that none of the traditional and current expectations of the different religions match.
Even within the different sects of those religions the expectations do not match. Instead, expectations tend to be self-serving, exclusive, and grossly erroneous — which is one of the reasons why there is so much “religious” conflict, division, and war. And that is why the world needs to learn about and acknowledge the true Messiah whose work will liberate and empower you all.
The Genuine Messiah, The True Servant of God
Most people with any interest in Jesus of Nazareth are aware of the prophecy in the book of Isaiah that states the servant of God who fulfills prophecy will be “stricken and afflicted,” and there has been much written about the “suffering servant.” But only that servant and God know who he is.
Jesus himself knew, which is why he said the “son of man” to come would “first suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation.” (Luke 17:20-25).
Even though his spirit is strong through God, as an old man he has grown weak and frail from his infirmities, having been so stricken and afflicted. And when you know the story it is easy to see why Zechariah Chapter 12 speaks of a servant of God who is “like David” but who is “feeble” (12:8) and is “wounded.” Moreover, Jeremiah 30:17 says God will "restore" his health and "heal his wounds,"" which coincides with Isaiah 53:10 which says God will "prolong his days," and with Isaiah 57:13-19 which says God will "heal him and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners."
God has indeed prolonged his days and healed him (as much as possible) since he was first severely stricken and afflicted in 1977. Since then he has suffered many other afflictions, like many of you, but he has managed to give most of his life to delivering this message before him to fulfill the prophecies of Isaiah.
In fact, that is why Jesus essentially said: "I must go away, because I came not to judge the world but the rulers of this world must be judged. Soon you will see me no more, because I must return to God. But at the end of the aeon [or age] God will send the Counselor for the world, and he will righteously judge the world. For the Spirit has much more to say to you, but it is more than humanity can now bear. But when he, the [principal messenger for the] Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide all people into truth. He will do the will of the One who sent him, and he will write and speak the truth and tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by receiving what I have received from God, and making it known to you." — Clarifying John 16:7-16, including John 12:47 as additional qualification.)
Jesus clearly revealed that because he had to go away and would be seen no more on earth, God would send someone delivering a needed message, who will issue the judgment, guide humanity unto the truth, show you things to come, and declare the testimony of the Christ-Avatar who is in heaven with God.
This article explains the basic information you should know, and companion articles like Isaiah Chapter 53; The Messiah Is Not the Savior; Why Is the Messiah Hidden?; the Story of the Modern Son of Man and others will fill in what you need to know about him.
You will find that he who fulfills world prophecies at the end of this age is rejected by his generation, as the prophets Isaiah and Jesus prophesied, and he is rejected for many reasons. He doesn't act "holy," and he doesn't preach from behind a pulpit or on the street. In fact, he is (or has been) "hidden," and he doesn't exalt himself or rise up as a leader. And he asserts, as Isaiah did, that God alone is the Holy One, and besides God there is no Savior.
He is sent to deliver the message that will ultimately enable the humble, peaceful and meek majority to finally inherit the earth. He fulfills the most basic and essential prophecies of all the world's prophets, and especially the prophecies of the Jewish prophets, which includes Jesus of Nazareth.
His counsel and the judgment he delivers was prophesied, and it is desperately needed because most Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders do not understand the messianic prophecies of Judaism. Rather, they tend to believe that the fulfillment of prophecies will mean that their particular religion will ascend to absolute predominance in the world.
That is one of the main reasons why they fail to recognize a true explanation of prophecies, because it doesn't meet their expectations. And they do not recognize the the modern messianic counselor and servant-messenger of God because he does not meet their expectations either -- because he addresses all nations and all religions, all the people of earth, to liberate and empower them.
The message he delivers before him will ultimately be for the benefit of all human beings, because he is a genuine servant of God, the Great Spirit-Parent of us all. (And to see him and listen to an address he delivered to the world on March 5, 2015 (after delivering the message before him to fulfill prophecy), click here.)
There are many prophecies about him in the legends and scriptures of all religions. However, he is not what anyone expected because many prophecies have been misunderstood, many symbolic prophecies have been taken literally, and prophecies that are the most telling and revealing have been misinterpreted or simply ignored. Perhaps the most telling and descriptive prophecies are in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and that is fortunate because it is the foundation for the two largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam. The canonical scriptures of both of them say they honor the Hebrew prophets, but neither has yet understood the messianic prophecies.
Ironically, Jesus of Nazareth understood, but the understanding of his followers and authors of the Christian canon was incomplete and even in error in certain instances. Consequently, Christian tradition reveals lack of awareness that the actual prophecies of Jesus of Nazareth and preceding prophets about the modern son of man who comes at the end of the age Jesus ushered in. For those prophecies are not about Jesus but about the modern son of man, as you will see.
Jesus understood the Hebrew prophecies, especially those in the book of Isaiah, which is why Jesus prophesied about a son of man to come -- the same one Isaiah and other prophets prophets wrote about -- the man who is first stricken and afflicted, who first suffers many things, and is first rejected by his generation --- unlike Jesus, who was accepted by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation, and suffered only after he completed his mission on the last day of his life.
That is why Jesus said that he had to "go away and be seen no more," that humanity was "not yet ready" for the full truth, and that the next "son of man" or messenger for "the Spirit of truth" would issue judgement, guide humanity to truth, show you things to come, and glorify God and the Ancient One -- which Jesus represented and spoke for as an Avatar, saying "I am the truth and the Light," and "Before Abraham was, I am."
Those statements and much more scriptural evidence will be fully discussed in this article, as well as in companion articles like those on the menu to the right, because they are consistent with what the prophets wrote referring to the modern son of man and messianic servant of God.
As you will see, Christians have been misled by the misguided theology of Christian Apologetics as established by Paul and as expressed in the canonized gospels and institutionalized by the Nicene Creed.
For example, they claim Jesus was born of a virgin because the authors went by the Greek Septuagint version of the Hebrew Bible, which has several words (like "virgin") mistranslated. That is crucial because the messianic sections and prophecies in book of Isaiah are not about Jesus. (See the detailed articles on The Virgin Birth Story, and Isaiah Chapter 53.)
Another example is that they depicted Jesus as riding into Jerusalem on an ass or donkey as fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9. However, the authors or revisionists neglected to read or failed to understand the symbolism in Zechariah chapter 9 in context, because, among other clarifying things, it says God “will cut off the chariot from Ephraim,” and “fill the bow with Ephraim,” and the Lord’s “arrow shall go forth as the lightning.”
The bow and arrow are the same symbols used in Isaiah 49:1-7, which says:
"Listen to me, all peoples, from far: the Lord has called me, and from the womb of my mother has God made mention of my name. And the Lord God has made my mouth and pen like a sharp sword, in the shadow of God’s hand have I been hidden; and the Lord has made me as a polished arrow, in God’’s quiver I have been concealed. And God said to me: 'You are My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.' But I said: 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and vanity; yet surely my righteousness is with the Lord, and my satisfaction with my God.' And now says my God that formed me from the womb to be a loyal servant, to bring Jacob back to God, and that Israel be gathered unto God — for I am honorable in the sight of the Lord, and my God is become my strength. Indeed, God said: 'It is not enough that you should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the offspring of Israel. I will also give you for a light of all the nations, that My salvation may be unto the ends of the earth.' Thus said the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him who is despised of men, to him who is abhorred of nations, to a servant of rulers: 'They shall see, and they shall lower themselves and acknowledge God; because of the Lord that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.'" –– Isaiah 49:1-7
The prophet who wrote that expressed what he foresaw the modern son of man saying, and that obviously does not refer to Jesus and it does not speak literally of Jacob (who was also called Israel because he struggled with God). It speaks of the current son of man who does not literally ride into Jerusalem on a donkey, because that is a metaphor indicating that he is a humble and poor man, and he may not even literally go to Jerusalem. Rather, he sends his work before him, and it is like an arrow delivered like lightning, which is according to the prophecies of Zechariah, Isaiah, and Jesus.
Who he is and what he does represents the meaning of the symbolic terms and names. For instance, he "brings Jacob again" and is "hidden," which is consistent with his being "cut off from the land of the living," per Isaiah 53:8.
The prophet Jeremiah foretells much the same thing. Jeremiah 30:7 states that "it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." Jeremiah 30:10 states: "Fear not, O my servant Jacob, says the Lord, neither be dismayed, O Israel. For I will save you ..."
In a sense that speaks of humanity, collectively, but it speaks literally and specifically of the modern Messiah, who suffers not only for humanity, but with humanity from his own karmic consequences. For Jeremiah 30:11 speaks of "correcting" him, and "punishing" him, which coincides with the book of Isaiah which describe him as one who is "stricken and afflicted" not only for the iniquity of his people, but also for the "iniquity of his covetousness and willfulness" (Isaiah 57:15-21, and Isaiah 48:10-11). And that is consistent with Isaiah 49:2-5 which says he is like Jacob, because Jacob was renamed or also called Israel because the name "Israel" means "wrestles or struggles with God."
Much of humanity and many nations have done and are doing that, and so is the son of man. He is one of you. As Isaiah 53:12 says, he is "numbered with the transgressors." But, thankfully, Jeremiah 30:17 says God will "restore" his health and "heal his wounds,"" which coincides with Isaiah 57:13-19 which says God will "heal him and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners." (And many of his wounds have been healed, and many of his afflictions are at least being treated with modern medical devices, treatments and medicines, so far.)
He fulfills prophecies, as this article and other related articles will show you. And he has confessed that he is only human and flawed like most of us (as his story reveals). In fact, like the original Jacob he has struggled with God, and still does. But he shows you why only the unseen eternal God is worthy of worship, and that no man has ever been or ever will be "holy" because only God is the Holy One. And he explains why, and how prophecy has been, is being, and will be fulfilled.
Only the modern Messiah, the suffering servant and son of Man who has been severely stricken and afflicted and whose work that he sends before him is rejected really understands what the prophecies mean. And Jesus understood too.
Unfortunately, not long after Jesus died, and particularly in 50 CE (AD) when Paul's first seven Christian letters or epistles were produced, copied and widely distributed (well before any of the gospels were produced), the theology of Christian Apologetics and Dominionism was established. And the sad fact is that in some very crucial instances the founder and author did not understand the actual meaning of the prophecies of the Hebrew prophets, or the prophecies of Jesus.
For example, neither Paul nor most of the authors of the other texts that were chosen to be in the official church canon and Bible did not understand what Jesus of Nazareth meant when he said:
"The days will come when people will want to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. So they will look here and there, but do not follow them. For as the lightning lightens all parts under heaven, so shall also the [work of the] son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." (Luke 17:20-25)
Note the reference to "lightning" again, because amazingly God only knew that the Internet and World Wide Web would allow people all over the world to read the message electronically in a flash, like lightning.
Also try to see that Jesus was not speaking of himself in that instance (Luke 17:20-25), because while Jesus of Nazareth was rejected by the chief priests and scribes, he was accepted by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation (as even the impartial Jewish historian Flavius Josephus reported). Moreover, Jesus suffered only after he completed his mission, not "first" or beforehand.
In due time humanity will get the message and understand that it was not Jesus of Nazareth who fulfilled the prophecies, nor will he personally "come again." But the modern son of man does fulfill the prophecies, and his work will fulfill the following prophecy:
"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, nor shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of the Lord." –– Isaiah 2:4-5
To fulfill the real prophecies, the modern son of man does not exalt himself but glorifies God, and all true servants of God. However, because he dispels myths about Jesus as well as myths about "Zionism," he has been rejected because of that as well, as both Isaiah and Jesus prophesied.
He understands that being a "branch of David" does not necessarily refer to his genealogy, but to his spiritual calling and mission to liberate humanity. And he was chosen by God, not by Man, nor by biological inheritance.
That is why the true servant-messenger of God rebukes and scolds the warmongers who claim to be fighting a "holy war" in the Mid-East and anywhere else.
That is why the leaders of the government of Israel and other nations and organizations that foment war shall fear the name of the Lord because the the modern Messiah-Prophet serves in the name of the "Lord" Jehoshuah from the West, where he was born. For he serves in the name of the Lord Our God, the Lord of lords -- which is not merely the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims, but the God of the universe and of all human beings. And Hypocrites, Theocrats and Warmongers shall also "fear his name" because he has a "new name" according to the prophecies in Isaiah 62:2 and Revelation 2:17 and 3:12, as you will see.
See, even though he honors and glorifies Jesus, he is not Jesus. For while Jesus of Nazareth was a accepted by multitudes of Jews, Greeks and others in his generation, the modern son of man must "first suffer many things and be rejected by his generation." That generation is the generation of the modern son of man who comes at the end of the age or aeon that Jesus ushered in. And with correct understanding of the prophets, including Jesus, you can see that Jesus was speaking of the modern son of man.
That makes sense when you understand this verse from John's book of Revelation: “Upon he that overcomes will write the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God. And I will write upon him my new name." (Revelation 3:12)
However, while the "new name" of the Ancient One (or "Holy Ghost") which is is "written upon he who overcomes" will be new to most people in the world, is not really a new name.
The Ancient One or Holy Ghost or "Ancient of Days" really represents the collective spiritual consciousness of the greatest enlightened ones of the world, and of course they include those in the Jewish tradition such as Moses, Joshua, Jesse, David, Solomon, Isaiah and Jesus of Nazareth.
However, the "new name" of the Ancient One is somewhat like a title and more like a verb which means "to deliver, to liberate." And, as the four Hebrew letters referring to God (YHWH) mean "to be" eternally "that which was, which is, and which will be," another meaning of the "name" of the modern Messiah is "God (or that which was, which is, and which will be) delivers (through him)," which is why he is called God’s servant and God’s “arm.”
In the Judeo-Christian tradions, the name is Jehoshuah, and it is just another written form of the name, because originally in Hebrew it was Yeshoshua, which is now called Joshua in English. In the days of Jesus of Nazareth, he was called by a short version of that, which was Yeshua, because it was thought that Jesus was the “final” Mashiach (Messiah). However, the modern son of man serves to “deliver and liberate” as well by bearing the testimony of Jesus, though his mission in far different than that of Jesus. (And Jesus knew it would be, as is explained in this and other articles.)
Even so, while that name is important, it is so only in the Judeo-Christian traditions, and other traditions have other names for the messenger-servant of God. Also, there are many ways of spelling the name, depending on which language you use and which religion you identify with. But, in any language it means he who serves and intercedes and delivers a message for God, because God is the only Holy One and the true liberator and redeemer, and besides God there is no Savior.
As for the one who calls himself the "Alpha and Omega" in Revelations 1:13-14, it states that it is “one like a son of man ... [with] hair white like wool, as white as snow.” It is not a son of man, but like a son of man -- and the identity of that one is complex because while in a certain respect it is associated with the ghost of Jesus, it is actually like an "angel" and is even like the Ancient One or “Ancient of Days” mentioned in Daniel 7:13 where he states: “I saw one like the son of man came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him near before him.” And Daniel also says the Ancient of Days had “hair white like wool.”
And again, as for the “new name” of the "Christ" or Ancient One — the one who was “before Abraham,” who Jesus represented and spoke for — it is not merely the ancient name restated in English as Jehoshuah, the son of Nun. It is symbolic as well, and it does not only mean he who serves God the redeemer and source of salvation. For being the "son of Nun" does not merely speak of men. Nun is the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is symbolized by the fish, and Nun was the minister to Moses and the father of Joshua. And, by the way, Nun also means fish in Aramaic, Phoenician and Arabic, and in esoteric traditions, Nun is the ethereal waters or ocean from which all life has come (which is why the root of the name of Mary the mother of Jesus is Mar, which means ocean).
It takes the Messiah to explain this to you, and he explains how all the people of all nations, and religions and all races and cultures will be free, with governments that are truly of, by and for the people -- no longer to be divided or ruled by those who compete and fight for worldly wealth, power and domain in the name of patriotism or religion. Instead, the people will be equal joint heirs to the throne, and use the common wealth for the common good.
The "foundation stone in Zion" is not literally a stone, just as Zion in that instance is not literally a mountain in Jerusalem. In the ancient esoteric symbolism of Kabbalah in Judaism, as in the later Qabalah of Christian mysticism, the stone is a symbol. In the Hebrew alphabet, the letters for ABN, Ehben or Abben, mean stone, and it symbolizes the renowned Philosophers' Stone, or Stone of the Wise. It is associated with the ninth Sephirah (or Sephirot of Sepheroth) on the Tree of Life diagram, which is Yesod, the Foundation. So the "foundation stone" is spiritual, not material.