Just thought I would share something of relevance in regards to Isaiah 53... have been wanting to share, but haven't been able to get the words right
until today when I was replying on another board. Curious to see who "hears" what I am saying
In the Tanakh the names were depicting what was found BEHIND the names. So, if we are going to put a name to the Messiah and the Suffering Servant, it
undoubtedly will have to be the one the Tanakh uses... Michael which means "Who (is) like G.d?"
Daniel 10: 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael
Isaiah confirms this as truth. In verse 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.
Because the spirit of G.d has been with the servant as stated in chapter 42 of Isaiah, he will have come to understand the things listed in Isaiah 53;
the purpose for it. And G.d's spirit will have opened the seals of the books to show him the truth... and thus, he will have the spirit of Michael ~
Who (*IS*) like G.d???!!! Suddenly, the servant will understand who he is and will KNOW G.d.. and be amazed at His brilliance!
As the collective Messiah awakes, they will understand why they *were* indeed cut off as spoken of in Daniel 9:
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince (note the
capital "P".. it is the Messiah as the whole, not just the individual servant anymore) shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the
street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the
city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
BUT... as the servant sees the travail of "his" soul, "he" will take pleasure because "he" will understand the times "he" has found himself in
and "he" will give knowledge thereby justifying the many!
Daniel 12 also speaks of "Michael, the great prince" and "his" calling:
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such
as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
It is actually even more interesting the more one sees! So, see, G.d was not lying when He made the following declarations (meaning that no other men
should have any need to twist things to fit Jesus into the picture because HE declared it and you will see, hopefully sooner than later)....
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant? (Jesus
was not blind.. the Word attributed to him though spoke opening the eyes of the blind *wink* basically, it is common Judaism understanding, rightfully
so, that the Messiah will not understand that he is the Messiah right away.. thus, the suffering servant who has been given over to affliction of the
soul is awakened and will "justify the many through knowledge")
20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. (how could one NOT?.. it is the path to
knowledge for salvation!!)
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none
delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me
there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I
am God. (Remember the name Michael is the allegory for these witnesses and when they "see".. well, they understandably will say "Who is like unto
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming,
and shall come, let them shew unto them.
8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea,
there is no God; I know not any.