posted on May, 10 2011 @ 01:04 PM
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by davidgrouchy
“The revelation of the Messiah will be fulfilled in two stages: First, he will actively confirm his position as Messiah without knowing himself
that he is the Messiah. Then he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily to wise Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only then he
will reveal himself to the whole nation. The people will wonder and say: ‘What, that’s the Messiah?’ Many have known his name but have not
believed that he is the Messiah.”
That tells me Christians should be cautious of this Rabbi's prophecies. That is not at all how we believe Jesus will return.
We believe He will return as a supreme being- not as a human again. And of course Jesus would know who He is- He doesn't have some sort of epiphany
later realizing He is the Messiah. And He will not reveal Himself to a select group- we are told He will return like lightning in the sky and everyone
will see Him and know who He is.
Exactly what I was thinking when I read this as well, it sounds more like the way the antichrist will come to power. There will be no mistaking the
return of Jesus:
"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
He will return as Lord of lords and King of kings. No one will doubt or question who he is, not even the unbelievers:
"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;"
The antichrist on the other hand will be a man and will rise up from some unnotable position, and he will eventually pretend to "realize" he is God
and will set himself up in the Jewish temple to be worshipped as God (the "abomination of desolation" mentioned in Rev). This sounds more like what
this Rabbi foresaw. The Bible states that Jewish prophets will have false visions in the End Times:
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; "
The Bible also states that the Jews will eventually come to realize that Jesus is indeed the Messiah:
"And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
But unfortunately they will be brought through the Tribulation first, and 2/3 will be cut off before the final 1/3 is refined and calls upon God at