Prophecies Regarding He Who Fulfills Them
(This article last updated and/or revised 4-27.2013)
There are many prophecies about him in the legends and scriptures of all religions. However, as it turned out, 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 have been misinterpreted or ignored.
For instance, the prophecies in the Hebrew book of Isaiah have been misinterpreted or ignored even though they are perhaps the most specific. And, the prophet-christ-avatar Jesus of Nazareth understood that, which is why he said that the next "son of man" would "first be rejected by his generation and suffer many things" before the judgment he delivers is recognized and acknowledged.
What that means becomes obvious when you realize why the following was written in the book of Isaiah:
"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, because that does not speak literally of Jacob (who was also called Israel because he struggled with God). It speaks of the man who represents the meaning of those names, who "brings Jacob again." (And notice that he is "hidden," which is consistent with his being "cut off from the land of the living," per Isaiah 53:8.)
Only the Messiah, the suffering servant whose work is rejected, really understands what that means. He knows that the book of Isaiah does not speak of Jesus, as you will see in this article and particularly in the article about the book of Isaiah. In fact, Jesus did not fulfill most of the prophecies in the scriptures of Judaism. And he actually knew that, even though after he died those who later established the Pauline theology of Christian Apologetics and Dominionism did not understand the prophecies of the Hebrew prophets, or the prophecies of Jesus.
For example, they 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)
Jesus was not speaking of himself in that instance, because while he was rejected by the chief priests and scribes, he was accepted by multitudes in his generation, and suffered only after he completed his mission. (And God only knows how he knew that the Internet and World Wide Web would allow people all over the world to read a message in a flash, like lightning.)
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
Jesus and the author (or authors) of the book of Isaiah revealed much about the modern son of man, the man who fulfills prophecies is sent not to favor one nation or one religion over others, nor to establish a new religion, but to fulfill the religions of the world and embrace all nations.
His mission is about reminding humanity of essential universal truths and the will of God, and about our spiritual relationship with God and with each other.
But, as was foreseen, he is rejected and despised because he dares to judge the political and religious leaders of the world, and he is only human and flawed. In fact, as the Prophet Isaiah prophesied, he is like Jacob (who was called Israel because he struggled with God), and he has been covetous and willful. But, after having been severely stricken and afflicted, and suffered many things, he has become increasingly contrite of spirit, realizing the full extent of his vanity and vain folly, and he recognizes God as his only refuge.
He is first rejected by his generation not only because he judges the leaders of the world, but also because most religious people expect the Messiah to appear as a holy man, or even an Almighty Superman. And he is also rejected because different religions have different names for the one they think will come to fulfill prophesies, and different expectations about what and who he is, and what he does.
However, even though there are numerous enlightened spiritual teachers who have been teaching humanity about universal truths, there is only one person who comes at the end of the passing age to fulfill the prophecies and declare prophetic prerogative and divine mandate.
Even though he realizes he is merely a fellow servant and brother, he has a unique mission: To serve the Spirit of truth by issuing judgment, guiding you to the truth, showing you things to come, and glorifying God and the Ancient One who is in heaven with God. And there can be but one principal messenger for the Spirit of truth, chosen by God to deliver the judgment. Otherwise, we would remain in conflict and still be divided by misguided beliefs.
He uses Judeo-Christian terminology because Christianity is the largest religion in the world, and he fulfills the prophecies of Jesus of Nazareth and the preceding prophets of Judaism. And, since Judaism is the foundation of both Christianity and Islam, which is the second largest religion in the world, it is logical and fair that he use the frame of reference familiar to most religious people in the world.
Now, in the Judaic context, he is but one in a long line of those called "son of man," because that term does not mean one specific person. In the Hebrew books of the Torah and Tanakh (Old Testament), the term son of man, like the term Mashiach (Messiah), was used for a number of individuals.
Jesus of Nazareth used the term for himself, of course, but he also used it speaking of the modern son of man, who also rejects a worldly throne. He serves merely as the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth from behind the scenes, to liberate and empower the people.
Jesus spoke of the modern son of man in several instances, but they have been misunderstood because the apostles who wrote (or the followers who revised) the canonized books of the Christian Bible misunderstood not only the prophecies of Jesus regarding the one to come. They also misunderstood the preceding messianic prophecies of Judaism.
To fulfill the real prophecies of Jesus of Nazareth the modern son of man does not exalt himself but glorifies God, and all true servants of God, including the spiritually anointed Christus Jesus. However, because he dispels myths about Jesus as well as myths about "Zionism," he has been rejected, as both Isaiah and Jesus prophesied.
Fulfilling their prophecies, he bears the iniquity of his people. And he must wait for humanity to get the message, take responsibility for their governments, and adopt a better way to govern yourselves and enable the humble, gentle and "meek" to inherit the earth peacefully.
How The Government Is “On His Shoulders”
Even though government is "on his shoulders," and even though some religious traditions expect him to literally be a prince or king, he is sent not to dictate or rule or govern. He is sent to show how the people may establish government that is actually of, by, and for the people.
As Isaiah prophesied, he is sent to teach and counsel from behind the scenes, as if he is "hidden in the shadow of God’s hand," to show you a modern, reasonable, peaceful way to liberate and empower yourselves so you may govern yourselves better, unite in common purpose, use the common wealth for the common good, cooperate, collaborate, and establish peace.
The promised judgment he delivers is necessary because false prophets and false shepherds have divided you and produced bitter conflict fighting for power, and just as a house divided against itself cannot stand, so it is with our nation and world.
That is why the modern prophet was sent to show you a better way. But, in order to do that, he must explain why he is not to serve as a king or ruler, or a leader or orator who speaks from behind a podium or pulpit. He is a writer who delivers his work before him, as Isaiah prescribed.
He understands that the Lord God is the God of the world, of all peoples, and all nations. 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 Isaiah wrote that "they shall fear the name of the Lord from the West" (Isaiah 59:19), because Jews in Israel "know not the ways of peace" and instead have caused much violence, death and destruction. For the Messiah-Prophet is in the West, and he serves in the name of the Lord of lords, the Lord of hosts, our God in heaven, and also in the name of the Ancient One (aka the Christ and other titles) who is in heaven with God, who has a "new name" according to Isaiah 62:2 and Revelation 2:17 and 3:12.
Now you may understand what Jesus meant when he said that the modern son of man must "first suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." (Luke 17:20-25) For Jesus was a accepted by multitudes of Jews, Greeks and others in his generation. And even if he may have used the term “this generation” (as was reported in Luke), that term was used in several different instances referring not to that generation but ours, the generation of the modern son of man who comes at the end of the age, or aeon.
With correct understanding of the prophets, including Jesus, you can see that Jesus was speaking of the next son of man whose message (work) is sent before him and can be seen in a flash, like lightning, all over the world (over the Internet).
Unfortunately, because that has not been understood, he is not what Jews and Christians have expected. He is also rejected because he confesses he is only human, and a flawed one at that – stricken and afflicted for his own iniquity as well as for the iniquity of his people. And, even though at 30 years of age he was carried away in spirit to the high and holy mountain where God inhabits eternity, and even though his mission is rooted in and stems from the spiritual legacy and line of Jesse, David, Solomon and Jesus, at 71 years of age he is certainly not a "holy man." He may be wiser with age, but he is far sadder man of sorrows, and well acquainted with grief, as Isaiah wrote.
Like Isaiah and Jesus and all other true prophets, the modern son of man knows that only God is the Holy One, and besides God there is no Savior. And he was chosen and sent by God merely to guide humanity to the truth and show you things to come.
Titles and Names of the Messianic Prophet
Different religious traditions have different expectations and different titles for the person who fulfills prophecies. For example, his title is the Mashiach/Son of Man in Judaism, the Messiah/Son of Man in Christianity, the Kalki Avatar in Hinduism, the Buddha Maitreya in Buddhism, the Saoshyant in Zoroastrianism, the Imam Mahdi in Islam, and other religions have other titles for him.
He is expected in different names as well. Jesus and Maitreya are two of them, but in the religions of the Western Hemisphere, the Hopi await Pahana, the Mayans Kukulcan, and the Aztecs and Toltecs await Quetzalcoatl. But all the names refer to one man, and all the names mean essentially the same thing.
For instance, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the largest in the world, his name means the same as the original name known as Joshua, son of Nun, who was the successor to Moses. The name Joshua is a shortened version of the word we know in English as the Lord God Jehovah, but in Hebrew Joshua has a verbal suffix meaning “to deliver, to liberate.” In Hebrew it means "Yahweh (Jehovah) is salvation." For as King David wrote, there is no salvation in the son of man.
Jehovah is derived from four letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and it is not actually a name but a verb meaning “to be.” In the religious context, however, it can be better understood as "I am that I am, that which was, is, and will always be." The Hebrew name for Joshua actually means that which was, is and shall always be delivers. (In Aramaic the name became Yeshua, a contraction of Yehoshua, which became Jesous in Greek, Jesu in Latin, and Jesus in English.)
Isaiah "quoted" the modern Messiah as saying: "... from the womb of my mother has God made mention of my name." That is the name of he who is called and chosen by God, who serves and represents God. That is the “name” in which Jesus of Nazareth served as well. It is the name of one anointed and chosen by God.
However, as the Ancient One told John, as written in his 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)
That, not coincidentally, is consistent with Revelation 21:6-7, which states: “And he said unto me [John], ‘It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.'”
As for the one who calls himself the Alpha and Omega, Revelations 1:13-14 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 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.”
As for the “new name” of the Ancient One — the one who was “before Abraham” who Jesus represented and spoke for — it is merely the ancient name restated in English as Jehoshuah, the son of Nun. But it is symbolic. It means he who serves and glorifies God the redeemer and source of salvation, and it means he who delivers appropriate judgment and shows you things to come. And Nun, which is the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is symbolized by the fish, was the minister to Moses and the father of Joshua. (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.)
However, even though there are many names and titles are for the one who fulfills the ancient prophecies, there is no other. Just as there is one God or Creator, the eternal, infinite, omnipresent Divine Light-Energy-Source of our existence, Essence of all life and form and the Great Spirit-Parent, there is one servant who God chooses to serve as principal messenger for the Spirit of truth.
The Spirit of truth is the Ancient One who is in heaven with God, and human Avatars have been able to speak as and for the Ancient One. That is why Jesus of Nazareth said, "Before Abraham was, I am." That's because Jesus realized his oneness with God and the Ancient One. But the Ancient One has been represented by many human beings, especially those known as Prophet, Buddha, Avatar, Christ, Sage and all other enlightened human beings.
However, while many serve the Spirit of truth and Ancient One, only one can fulfill the role of delivering the promised judgment, guiding all humanity to the universal truths, counseling, and showing the way toward a brighter future.
He explains how all the people of all nations 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. Instead, the people will be equal joint heirs to the throne, and use the common wealth for the common good.
He reminds Christians that even Jesus of Nazareth said to his disciples: "You have not heard the voice of God or seen God’s shape at any time." (John 5:37). Jesus even said: "God is greater than I." (John 14:28) (And when he said "only through me can you see the face of the Father," he was not talking about his physical person, but of his spiritual aura.)
The modern son of man explains that Jesus said such things knowing what preceding Jewish prophets wrote, that God is not a man, nor a son of man, and that no man can be compared to God. (Numbers 23:19, Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 40:25, Isaiah 42:8, Isaiah 43:10-11, and Isaiah 46:5)
Not a Conquering Hero-King, But a Fellow Servant of God
The modern son of man comes not literally from out of the sky, but from "on the air." He delivers his work before him in this electronic message over the Internet, which can be accessed by people all over the world in a flash, like "lightening."
He is from your midst and of your brethren, and even though he is the chosen one, he is but one pillar in the temple of God, and a fellow servant with all others who truly serve the Spirit of truth. And he assures you that there is no "spiritual hierarchy," no "holy king," no royal court, because we are all equal joint heirs to the "throne" of the new "kingdom of God" to come, and to our divine inheritance.
He rejects the throne and claims no title but son of man and servant of God because he has learned the lessons of history and knows that sovereign theocratic power and sovereign political power can corrupt even the best of men, because at the very least it pits him against those who covet such power. And Man must not play God.
A son of man can only serve God as best he can, and the message of judgment he delivers liberates and empowers all the people, and it therefore takes power away from all the pretenders to their "thrones," especially the aggressive, militant ones who fight to gain power over others, who hate and kill their enemies, and who have ruled the world with all the monetary and military might at their disposal.
The message is the "stone" of truth which will completely "shatter the image of the King of Babylon" (Daniel 2:35), as well as the image of Jesus as "God Himself." For the truth is that Jesus was a servant of God, a sacrificial lamb of God, and Avatar for the passing age. And we should not liken God to any man; nor regard any man equal to God; nor worship any idol or image of any man. That is what Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 40:25, Isaiah 42:8, and Isaiah 46:5 mean. And that is why Jesus said to his disciples: "You have not heard the voice of God or seen God’s shape at any time." (John 5:37)
When the truth is spread wide, the "stone shall become as a great mountain that shall fill the whole earth and stand forever," as the prophet Daniel put it (Daniel 2:35 and 2:44). For the message will ensure that this divided "Babylon" is replaced by the new unified "kingdom" where only God will reign in Spirit, and our governments will not be ruled by others, but will be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
The "stone" is also what the Lord God "laid in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation, so that he that believes shall not make haste." (Isaiah 28:16) 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.
That is why the modern son of man is assured and does not hurry. Even though he knew his work would be rejected by his generation, he remains faithful even unto death.
He was sent to remove the masks and facade behind which evil masquerades as good, and to rebuke all the leaders in the world who have fought for and gained power and abused it to serve themselves and further enrich themselves and their corrupt wealthy supporters, while many of their fellow citizens are ignored or exploited, poor, poverty stricken, hungry, and homeless.
His work will result in a reformation of both religion and government, which will ensure equal rights and equal opportunities for all citizens.
It will establish a new covenant, which will prompt people to reform their governments so that they promote the general welfare and ensure justice for all, so that there is no more such thing as "the working poor," and so that no one suffers from poverty, hunger, or homelessness.
The True Prophecies of the Prophets
All genuine prophets foretold the judgment and why it would be needed. As the prophet Jesus foretold, the signs prior to the coming of the son of man were and have been wars and rumors of war, while many of the people of the world suffer from the "seven plagues" (diseases, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and droughts) and "many other terrible things."
Two thousand years ago Jesus said to his disciples: "Why does this generation seek after a sign? I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation."( Mark 8:12) That’s because Jesus knew the "signs" would occur at the end of the age he ushered in.
As the prophet Isaiah foretold, the servant of God will "first be stricken and afflicted" (even by disease, as Isaiah 53:3-5 states in the original text of the Hebrew Bible), be contrite of spirit, not rise up or cry out or speak as an orator, nor seek personal power from behind a pulpit or podium or “in the streets” (Isaiah 42:1-4). Instead, he sends “his work before him” as a messenger (Isaiah 62:11-12).
But, as both Isaiah and Jesus foretold, at first he is not recognized as a servant of God, and because his message is rejected for so long, his faith will waver and he will sometimes fear that all his work has been in vain and for naught. And it will be as if he is hidden in the shadow of God’s hand. (Isaiah 42:1-2, Isaiah 49:2-5, Luke 17:24-25, Isaiah 49:4; Isaiah 51:16, Isaiah 53:4, Isaiah 57:15-21, Isaiah 62:11-12)
One of the reasons he rejects the throne is this: "In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord of our righteousness. For thus says the Lord: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel." (Jeremiah 33:15-17)
Notice that no man should or will sit upon the throne of the house of Israel, which is why Jesus did not. And the modern son of man will not even speak as an orator as Jesus did, but instead tells us in writing that we shall all share the "thrones" of our nations as equal joint heirs to the new "kingdom" of God.
Below you will see other scriptural references that reveal that the modern son of man and servant-messenger of God serves the Lord God and does not try to play God. But again, in a way he is like Jacob, who wrestled with God, which is why it is written that he “brings Jacob again” (Isaiah 49:2-5).
According to the prophecies, when the message is accepted by enough people in the world, it will enable the people of the world to establish fairness and justice, reconcile those in conflict, make amends, establish world peace, turn our "swords into plowshares," cooperate, collaborate and clean up what spiritually blind man has damaged and made foul.
During the lifetime of the modern son of man (who was born in 1941) many Jewish people from all over the world have been able to "go home" to Palestine. However, now, in order for “Israel’s iniquity to be pardoned,” the son of man must rebuke some of the past and present leaders of the modern State of Israel, and declare that Israel’s iniquity will not be pardoned until the Israeli government faces the truth, confesses her iniquity, makes amends, and makes peace with Palestinians and her other neighbors by recognizing and acknowledging their human rights and rights to their own land.
The prophesied message of judgment will influence the people of every nation to face truths that are eternal, universal and common to all religions, and abandon and be ashamed of their former beliefs (or non-beliefs).
When all nations get the message they will realize and acknowledge that God is God by any other name, whether you consider God as one or two or three or many gods. For while God has many aspects, including both male and female, there is but One Holy One which is the infinite, eternal, omnipresent Supreme Universal Consciousness, and the Essence of all life and form.
Thus the message will ultimately bring about peace throughout the world because it will render the proud and militant contrite of spirit, thus enabling the humble and meek to inherit the earth so that we may transform the world into a far more beautiful and productive place for all God’s children to live cooperatively and harmoniously.
Information for Religious Theocrats and Christian Millenialists
Even though all religions will find the message relevant because the real truth is eternal and universal, it is out of necessity designed to target predominantly Christian nations because they have been and are the most powerful nations in the world, militarily.
Over the last sixteen centuries they have imposed an erroneous, imperialistic, man-made doctrine of preeminence and superiority in the name of “saving souls” and spreading the “Word of God,” even though they knew not of what they spoke.
That was painfully evident during the Dark Ages and during the Crusades and the Inquisition, and during all the imperialistic, colonial activities of "Christian" nations ever since.
More recently, predominantly Christian nations have created, armed and supported a bully in the modern State of Israel. They have, in fact, enabled Israel's terrible iniquity, and they have antagonized much of Islam. In fact, Jews and Christians have displaced and killed many Muslims, which is why some Muslims hate Jews and Christians. That is why the message is designed to bring a reformation particularly of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, to reconcile all religious conflict, and establish the true family of religions.
It is crucial that all three Abrahamic religions understand why the prophet Isaiah wrote: "You are my witnesses, and my servant whom I have chosen, so you may know and believe me, and understand that I am the Holy One. Before me there was no God formed, and neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord God, and beside me there is no Savior." (Isaiah 43:10-11)
Isaiah repeated that in Isaiah 45:21-22 speaking in the voice of God’s word, which says: “I am a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is none else.”
Again, that was to confirm what Moses had written, that "God is not a man, nor a son of man." And the book of Isaiah makes it clear that servants of God bear witness, but it is one servant who delivers the judgment, the Messiah. But the son of man named Jesus was not the Messiah who fulfills the ultimate prophecies. Jesus did, however, prophesy of the one to come in several ways, as a son of man who would first be rejected (unlike Jesus), and as a messenger for the Spirit of truth.
Of course, as Christians will point out, the Spirit comes to us individually through revelation. For Jesus said:
"God will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you will know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. ... On that day you will realize that I am in God, and you are in me, and I am in you." (John 14:16-20)
However, when Jesus said “you will see me,” he did not mean in person in this world. When you realize the Spirit of truth, it is from within as the Divine Light. For all of us can realize our oneness with the Spirit of truth who is within us, our oneness with the Christ, who is in heaven with God, and our oneness with God.
However, Jesus also spoke of the Spirit of truth as being represented individually in a son of man who would deliver a message to all humanity. In that instance he spoke of "him" as the Spirit of truth and as the "Comforter" or "Counselor," which also refers to two aspects, one ethereal as the Holy Spirit of truth, and one mortal as the mortal son of man who serves as the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth.
Jesus essentially said: "I tell you the truth: I must go away, but I will send the Counselor to you. He will righteously judge the world; because I am going to heaven and you will see me no more. I came not to judge the world, but the rulers of this world must be judged. I have much more to say to you, but it is more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak of himself, because of himself he will do nothing but the will of the one who sent him. He will [write and] speak only what he hears from God, and he will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by having what is mine and making it known to you." (Paraphrasing and clarifying John 8:28, John 12:47, and John 16:7-15)
Jesus clearly revealed that because he had to go away and would be seen no more on earth, he 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.
In other words, the Spirit of truth can influence and inspire individuals through spiritual revelation or epiphany, but the Spirit of the Ancient One needs an actual, mortal messenger, a son of man, to convey and deliver the message to all humanity. It couldn’t happen otherwise.
This was made more clear when Jesus spoke of the son of man to come, who would first be rejected. Therefore, even though he is obviously in the world he is rejected because he is not seen as the son of man. But some people claim they know the son of man, and they claim that they know that he is here or there, or will be here or there. But they do not know the son of man, because he is hidden, as Isaiah foretold.
Of course, Jesus was also rejected by those in power and by some of the elders and chief priests and scribes. He was also rejected by the crowd of people who were incited by the chief priests to get Pilate to release the criminal Barabbus and crucify Jesus. However, Jesus was not rejected by his generation. In fact, Jesus was accepted by multitudes from every generation at the time.
That is made clear throughout the book of Matthew and in the book of Luke. It was also confirmed by an impartial Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, who wrote at the time that Jesus "won over many Jews and many of the Greeks." (And, before he even began teaching Jews and Greeks, he had taught, and also learned from, Zoroastrians (Magi), Buddhists and Hindus.)
Unfortunately, the full truth has not been understood because there are certain symbolic phrases in the Judaic scriptures that some of the original Christians focused upon – those that speak of the coming of a son of man who “will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6) But, that is not what the original Hebrew scripture says. And while the work of the modern son of man does indeed bring peace, he, like Jesus, serves the eternal God.
As the article on Isaiah Chapter 53 explains, the original text of Isaiah 9:6 does not contradict itself by saying the son of man is Counselor and Prince of Peace as well as “God the Everlasting Father.” Rather, it uses words applicable to a son of man whose counsel enables people to get the message of divine intent.
That literal reality is clarified in many other instances in the book of Isaiah (including Isaiah 40:18, 40:25, 42:1-2, 42:8, and 46:5) which state that God is not a person, and that the person who fulfills prophecy is not God but a son of man and a "servant who God has chosen."
For example, it is clarified by Isaiah 42:1-4: "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him, he shall make the right to go forth to the nations. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the dimly burning wick shall he not quench. He shall make the right to go forth according to the truth. He shall not fail nor be crushed, till he have set the right in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his teaching."
Many Christians believe that too speaks of Jesus because Matthew 12:19 claims it does. But it clearly does not. It speaks of the modern son of man, because Jesus did rise up as a teacher-orator. He did cry out to make his voice heard on many occasions, and he certainly did cause his voice to be heard in the street.
Even Matthew 4:25 states: "Great multitudes followed Him, from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan." Matthew 13:14 states: "Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns." Luke 14:25 states that: "Great multitudes went with him, and he turned to them and said..." Those are but a few parts of the story of Jesus that make it very clear that he spoke to the multitudes who followed him during his travels on foot, on the roads and streets.
That means Isaiah 42:1-2 (about the son of man not causing his voice to be heard in the streets) was not about Jesus, but about the modern son of man. For unlike Jesus, the modern son of man does not rise up, and he does not cause his voice to be heard as an orator in public. He sends his work before him from behind the scenes and fulfills Judaic Hebrew prophecies that Jesus did not.
Another example of that is in Luke 4:18-21, which states that Jesus stood in a synagogue and read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and said: "This day this scripture is fulfilled."
Granted, Jesus did give good news to the poor and the oppressed, and Isaiah 61:1-3 states: "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners ... and to comfort all who mourn and grieve."
However, Isaiah 60:18-21 states: "No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders ... for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory ... and your days of sorrow will end."
Jesus of Nazareth did not fulfill the prophecies of Isaiah 2000 years ago, or at any time since. But, the author or authors or revisionists of certain Christian books and epistles wanted people to believe he did.
You see, Jesus knew that he would fulfill only some of the Hebrew prophecies, and he knew that most of them, along with his own prophecies, would not be fulfilled until the end of the age that he ushered in, by the modern son of man.