The Messiah is the Son of David
THE SON OF DAVID
Why do the rabbis who are experts in Torah say that the Messiah is the son of David (Moshiach Ben Dovid), when David himself, speaking by the Ruach HaKodesh (Psalm 110:1) declared:
"HaShem said to my Adonai:
'Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.' "
David himself calls him Lord (Adonai). How then can he be his son?
Answer: The Moshiach is both the "Root" and "Offspring" of Dovid Melech.
(The Messiah is both the root and offspring of King David.)
"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit."
"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples;
the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious."
The Messiah preexisted David. He is the both the Root (that which gave David's father Jesse sustenance) and the Son (in the geneological line) of King David. Moshiach is both Adonai and Son of David. He is a Banner for the Goyim (nations).
Do you know of any other rabbi in history that millions of Gentiles have embraced as the Messiah (Greek - The Christ)?
The Tanakh offers much evidence that Messiah has already come. The following references are just a few scriptural proofs:
"Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary..." Daniel 9:25-26a
Daniel was in exile in Babylon and the Temple built by Solomon was destroyed. It is written that there will be seven 'sevens' (7 X 7 = 49 years) from the issuing of the decree to allow the exiles to return until the city of Jerusalem would be rebuilt. From the time of the restoration of the city and the building there would be sixty-two 'sevens' (62 X 7 = 434 years) until the Anointed One (Moshiach) would come and be cut off (killed) and then the Second Temple (the sanctuary) and Jerusalem (the city) would be destroyed.
Were the Second Temple and the Holy City rebuilt after the Babylonian exile? Yes they were. Were they built in times of trouble and according to the time table of Daniel? Yes they were. Were the sanctuary and the city destroyed a second time as prophesied? Yes they were. Did Messiah have to come and die before the destruction of the Second Temple? Yes, according to the Scriptures!
Following are some excerpts from the end of Isaiah 52 and Isaiah 53. These passages cannot speak of Israel because Israel cannot atone for her own sins. These are messianic prophecies that speak of a man. Read them with an open heart that is seeking truth.
"See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
Just as there were many who were appalled at him -
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man
and his form marred beyond human likeness-
so will he sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand."
The Gentiles did not have the Torah or Hashem's prophets. They were not told about Messiah. Yet many Goyim have embraced the "Anointed One" who came while the Temple stood and then was "cut off" before the sanctuary was destroyed.
"Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
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.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the L-RD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."
Messiah came as a suffering servant to bear our sins, but He is coming again as the ďLion of YehudaĒ to judge the earth.
The prophets spoke the Word of the L-RD. Are you listening?