Contrary to the popular myth that most Jews abhor Jesus, I would like to bring to your attention various documented commentaries from bold, notable and respected Jewish leaders about their thoughts of Jesus Christ, the Nazzerine.
Many of these men, after expressing their personal opinions were persecuted for voicing their brave thoughts.
Perhaps that is why so many are still fearful to opening their hearts to the idea that Jesus might actually be the Messiah so many are still waiting for.
“No man can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. No man can deny the fact that Jesus existed, nor that His sayings are beautiful. Even if some of them have been said before, no one expressed them so divinely as He.” -Albert Einstein (quoted in the Saturday Evening Post.)
“Jesus is the soul of our soul and He is the flesh of our flesh. Who then could think of excluding Him from the people of Israel? If the Jews up to the present have not rendered homage to the sublime beauty of the figure of Jesus, it is because their tormentors have always persecuted, tortured and assassinated them in His name.”– Max Nordau (1849-1823, author of international fame)
“Among the great and the good that the human race has produced, none has ever approached Jesus in universality of appeal and sway. He has become the most fascinating figure in history. In Him is combined what is the best and most mysterious and most enchanting in Israel—the eternal people whose child He was. The Jew cannot help glorying in what He ahs meant to the world, nor can he help hoping that Jesus may yet serve as a bond of union between Jew and Christian.” –Rabbi H. G. Enelow, D. D., of Temple of Emmanuel, New York City
“The Jewish legend concerning Jesus is a shameless blasphemy of all that should be considered holy and precious…Every Jew should be proud of the fact that Jesus is our brother, flesh of our flesh and blood of our blood. We should put Him back where He belongs.”– Dr. Chain Zhitlowsky
“Christ was not so much a prophet as the mouthpiece of God, Christ was sent to teach not only the Jews, but the whole human race; and therefore it was not enough that His mind should be accommodated to the opinions of the Jews alone, but also to the opinion and fundamental teaching common to the whole human race; in other words, to ideas universal and truth.”-Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677, considered as the greatest Jewish philosopher.)
“Spotless walk, unselfish love for mankind. Thousands of Jews adored Jesus, their teacher and friend.”– Dr. J. M. Jost (1793-1860, A great Jewish historian.)
“High-minded earnestness and spotless moral purity were His undeniable attributes…the gentle disposition and humility of Jesus reminds one of Hillel, whom He seems to have taken as His particular model, and whose golden rule, ‘What you wish not to be done to yourself do not unto others,’ He adopted as the starting point of His moral code. Like Hillel, Jesus looked on the promotion of peace and forgiveness of injuries as the highest forms of virtue. His whole being was permeated by that deeper religion which contributed to the mildness of His ace. He has made humanity honor; He has carried the highest wisdom to the homes of the lowly and the ignorant of the world. He has carried it beyond all barriers of schools and temples, and for this, only, He had to die a death of shame. The redeemer of the poor, the teacher of the ignorant, the friend of all that faint with toil and are oppressed with cares must die on the cross. Over the supreme tragedy let the angel of sorrow spread his wings. Veil thy face, sun! Be darkened, sky! Let the earth tremble and men mourn in tears! The most angelic of men, the most loving of teachers, the meek and humble prophet is to die by the death of the cross.”– Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891, The greatest of Jewish historians.)
“Although we know very little with certainty concerning the life and teachings of Christ, we know enough of Him to believe that, in morals as well as in theology, He as the heir and continuator of the old prophets of Israel. There is no necessary gap between Isaiah and Jesus, but it is the misfortune of both Judaism and Christianity that a gap has been affected by the infiltration of the heathen ideas in the one, and the stubborn ‘only too explainable’ reluctance of the other to admit among its prophets one if its greatest sons. I consider it the duty of both enlightened Christians and Jews to endeavor to bridge over this gap.” –Theodor Reinanch (1860-1928, A renowned Jewish historian and archeologist.)
“We shall never get the future straight until we disentangle the past. To disenable the past means to re-examine the trial of Jesus—myths woven purposely by our leaders around the greatest and most noble personality in history, only that we may not see and recognize the REAL Jesus. To us, my brethren in this our day, is given the privilege to reclaim the Christ we have lost for so many centuries. Has not the crucified Christ more than fulfilled the heist and noblest of our greatest prophets? Is not He the Incarnation of the essence of what the Law, the Psalms and the Prophets taught?” – Israel Zangwill (Considered as one of the greatest novelist in English Jewish literature.)
“Let us then as Jews be thankful there was a Jesus and a Paul. I do not know the secret of God, but I believe that Jesus and Christianity were providential means, useful to the Deity in guiding all men gradually and by an effort, keeping pace with the mental state of the majority of men, from paganism up to the pure and true idea of the divinity.” – Rabbi Emmanuel Weill (Famed French Rabbi.)
“There is less difference than most think in the creeds of Christians and Jews. We differ only in the way in which we place Crist. He is a wonderful Jew. He is my teacher as well as yours. It would be well for everyone, Jew and Gentile alike, to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.” – Rabbi Stephen S. Wise (A New York a great Zionist leader.)
Here is Jesus’ infamous words at His sermon on the mount: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment; But, I say not you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Racca shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the alter, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the alter, and go thy ways; for if be reconconciled to they brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Matthew 5:21-24
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery; But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if they right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for that one of thy members should perish and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if they right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that they whole body should be cast into hell.” Matthew 5:27-30
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say not you, that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” Matthew 5:38-40
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them, which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans so?” Matthew 5:43-47
“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men Verily I say unto you, The have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not they left hand know that thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret; and thy gather, which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as they hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into they closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and they Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetions, as the heathen do; for they thin they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.” Matthew 6:1-8
“Moreover when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countaence; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But, thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasure upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one a, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” Matthew 6:16-25
“Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mette, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5
“Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asked received; and he that seecatch fended; and to him that knocked it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if he son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?” Matthew 7:7-11
“Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or gigs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forte evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; but neither can a corrupt three bringeth forth good fruit. Every three that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in thy name? And in they name have cast out devils? And in they name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto the, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:13-23
If people were to have really taken heed to the very words of Jesus and obeyed them, could we quite possibly have enjoyed peace on this earth, even with its corruptible frailties?
Many men (Jew and Gentile) because of a rebellious spirit; have rejected Jesus. This has prevented the peace of heaven from being activated on earth like Jesus instructed us to pray for. The gift of man’s free will that God has bestowed, will never be relinquished. It is up to each individual to either reject or accept Him.
Many Jewish leaders use the very words that Jesus spoke Himself as an argument against the thought that He quite possibly be the Messiah.
The highly anticipated Messiah was expected by the religious leaders of that day to bring peace on earth. After Jesus came, spoke, healed, suffered, died and was resurrected, the world still suffered from strife and war. This fact was the nail in the coffin to the theory that Jesus could not have possibly been the Messiah. If He truly were the Messiah where was the peace?
This peace they were seeking has been incorrectly interpreted to mean political, national and world peace. This kind of peace will come after Messiah has come to rapture up those whom have looked upon the perfect lamb of God to atone for their sins.
Through Jesus, God has offered a personal and internal peace. Jesus gives this when He accepts the forgiveness of a repentant sinner’s heart that has humbly come to Him for the atonement of His sins.
These are the words of Jesus Himself: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother and the daughter in law against her mother in law. A man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worth of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:34-39
Jesus knew He would not be accepted by the legalistic religious leaders of His day. Any person that would accept Him as the Messiah would have to endure prejudice, persecution and social isolation.
The true seekers of the TRUE Messiah suffer at personal costs to themselves. Loss of stability, comfort and security are hard for anyone. But as the Jewish Holy Scripture writings of the Jewish man of God Jeremiah says in Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
God has a reward for those who diligently seek Him with all their heart; God will reveal Himself to those who care enough to lay aside every obstacle.
Messiah first must be born of a man. He was and was rejected because he did not fulfill men’s expectations of Him. God’s ways are higher than our ways. God saw the importance of the salvation of the soul, not just political and social peace. God is not nearly as interested in political agendas as He is the value and relationship with each soul He bothered to personally create in His image.
Holy Scripture Biblical prophecies are being fulfilled as we read the newspaper and see the very things that God predicted through His prophets coming to pass today.
God promised to save and defend Israel. As the Jewish prophet of the Holy Scriptures Zechariah said of the second coming of the Messiah: “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations as when He fought in the day of battle, And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall fell to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea; in summer and in winter shall it be. And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one lord, and his name one. All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rammon south of Jerusalem; and it shall be lifted up and inhabited in there place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” Zechariah 14:1-12
This prophecy of Zechariah could not happen until Israel became a nation again. In May of 1948, the United Nations officially declared Israel an independent state and Nation. The second coming of the Messiah could not occur until this occurred. We are seeing the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament unfolding today.
What other warnings does the Bible give about the End days?
To whomever is seeking the truth, I challenge you to THINK for yourself.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous time shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:1-7
*Here is a snippet of a lengthy converstion I had with my Jewish friend, Aaron. It is an all too common converstion that I have held with many Jewish friends, whom have held the precious gold of salvation in all of thier tradtions and rites of passage, but never seem to give the meaning of them much thought:
“So, whom does your Rabbi say that Isaiah 53 is referring to?” I ask my old friend Aaron while walking to the gym. Our brightly colored neon Nikes almost seem to be competing for the most attention.
“I finally asked him last Saturday at Temple. He said not to worry or bother reading it, that it would just confuse me. He said that Christians take this verse out of context; because it was never meant to be taken literally.” Aaron shrugs his shoulders while shifting his heavy gym bag into his other arm.
“So, that’s it. The Rabbi said it and thats just it for you?” I am baffled. Aaron’s inquisitive nature has been the common theme of many of our inside jokes.
Some Jewish customs are grounded in actual biblical precepts and others by significant historical experiences that have been sanctioned by a word or passage from the Old Testament.
Many reformed rabbis over the years have adapted their practices to include inspirations and ideologies from even sources that would be considered blasphemous and pagan in the days of Moses.
Present-day Jewry has gone under skeptism and question by it’s own people, yet many still cling to and perform certain laws and practices out of respect for their family, tradition, ceremony and culture.
There is a Jewish saying, “A custom breaks the law.” I interpret this to mean that the actual observance of certain customs nullifies the law that it breaks. Custom seems to take precedence over the law (or truth). This sadly isn’t a trend that seems to only preside over Jewish culture. It is a common trend of many today.
Aaron, along with all of humanity, shoulders a personal responsibility to research and find out and decide what he truly believes. No rabbi can spoon-feed any other person’s actual belief system; this is not a sufficient excuse for spiritual laziness. God will not accept anything less than our own personal and honest effort to find Him for ourselves.
So, what does this compelling Isaiah 53 have to say? Glad you asked. Read on:
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
4 Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was He stricken.
9 And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out his soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:1-12
Many Jewish people have been persecuted in some of the most horrific ways a human being could torture another—all in the name of Jesus. Should Jesus be rejected because some fool chose to mar His name?
The very heart of Christianity lies in the root of following Jesus. No one can deny the message He not only spoke to any man who would hear Him, but walked out the example by His daily life of sacrifice and gentleness. Any person who commits an unloving, hateful or cruel intention against another is not working in the teachings of Jesus. What a crime to commit these acts of hypocrisy and heresy in an attempt to take down the very name and witness of the Christ they claim to serve.
I challenge every Jewish mind to look past the personal pain of bigotries, beyond the horrors of the oppressions, tortures and the attempts of annulation and to really earnestly search for the truth.
What if the truth of God was hidden in plain sight, shrouded by the very man we have been taught to sweep under the carpet as just another prophet?
What did Jesus Himself have to say? I pray that you will open your heart and mind to search for the truth; because I know that if you really do, you really will be set free.
Proceeding is an excerpt from Julia’s Daily Devotional titled:
THINK: I challenge you!
Oy vey. Living in a large metropolitan city such as Chicago has its unique challenges. They go much deeper than hailing a cab during rush hour, muddling through snide interactions with postal employees and finding enough quarters to cover parking–while still having enough change left to pay off your college tuition.
In a city this big, it is rare to find a heart that seems to be genuinely searching for God. A quick stroll down Michigan Avenue will give you a very clear snapshot about the state of where most of our hearts are at today.
Sadly, this epidemic is not only contained within city limits; the whole nation has been swiftly declining toward this materialistic trend. Our god can be found at the mall or can even be purchased over the phone with a credit card. America, as a whole, seems to worship whatever makes us feel good at that particular moment.
Whatever we chose to worship with our time, love and life; it is vital to keep this truth in mind: If it isn’t God, it still isn’t GOD.
If you have had the rare pleasure of finding a person who is bold enough to actually claim that he or she believes, worships, loves and prays to God without shame; I can guarantee that a few people will be snickering behind this individual’s back, if not to their actual face! It is an uncommon quality to make a public stand for God these days.
No matter how many times Moses, Abraham or Elijah warned the Israelites, nothing seemed to quell their desire to merge. In sad irony, those very people also seemed to be set on conquering, oppressing and even annihilating the Jewish nation altogether.
Much like the Israelites who escaped Egypt to follow God into the unknown shelter of the barren desert; God’s people today seem share in this all-too familiar struggle with this insatiable need to “blend in” with pagan idol worshipers.
Many justify this treason by soothing themselves with the notion that God does not need defending. It is true that God doesn’t need man for anything. But, man certainly needs the protection of Him. When we deny God we actually short ourselves; because we are denying the protection that only God is able to provide.
God promised in His word that His people would always be a “peculiar people”. This title can be a bit uncomfortable and seem unflattering to anyone who refuses to look past its immediate knee-jerk-negative-connotation. Let me gently remind you–the label of being “God’s people” is always a blessing, it is never a curse; no matter what “peculiar” paper it is wrapped in.
God made it very clear to the Jewish people that He would be sending the Messiah in human form to be birthed out of the lineage of King David. In Isaiah 53, the Bible paints a very vivid picture of what the Jewish people should be looking for in their expected Messiah.
I challenge you to read Isaiah 53:1-12 with an open mind and heart. Whom do YOU think matches this profile in Jewish history? (Please take into consideration that this Messianic prophecy was written about 700-750 years before the birth of Jesus Christ.)
What is the name of the god that you worship? When your life is finished, you alone will be accountable for your answer. I recommend giving this very serious matter some very serious consideration on this side of eternity. No one who has ever lived has escaped the cold reality of the grave. There is, of course, one exception—His name was JESUS.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have always claimed to believe in a god, but the devil says the same thing and we all know where he will end up for eternity.
I know that you are a just God, a righteous judge. There is no corruption in you, and you cannot be “bought” or “sold” with good deeds or money. Those temporary trinkets are useless to you.
You are a God of hearts. You see past the exterior of a man, and look straight into his heart. Lord, you know I have been trying to quiet that nagging feeling in my heart. The one that has been telling me that I am just not good enough. I know I am not the worst of sinners, but I certainly am not the best of them, either. At any rate, you require perfection.
This idea of perfection scares me so much. I know I will never be able to attain it. But, I see by reading Isaiah 53:1-12 that you sent Jesus the Messiah to suffer and atone for the sins of humanity.
If He paid for my sins with His suffering, then I will accept it. I know a gift that is not received is not mine. So, today I am claiming my salvation. I am calling Jesus my Lord. I am asking Him into my heart.
Lord, I know I am a sinner beyond human repair. The only thing that can heal me is God Himself. Jesus came as Jehovah Rappha, the God who heals. I accept His sacrifice on my behalf.
Let the blood that Jesus shed pour out over my life of sins, and atone for them. Help me to feel the cleansing power of that blood, and give me a conscience that is so clean with forgiveness that I will never doubt the work that God has done to me through Jesus.
Thank you for my salvation. His name is Jesus. He is the Messiah that so many are still in search of. Help me to lead others to the light. Let the scales fall off the eyes of all who have not seen yet that Jesus is the Messiah. In Jesus’ name, let my light shine brightly, Amen.”
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we behold His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.” John 1:17-18
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” John 11:25
“But whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But, whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan