Every Jew that rejected Jesus thought
they knew what that meant. They thought they knew what Messiah was. But humans don't know a damned thing about what God plans.
Every Jew thus convinced was further convinced by the events of Maccabees. "This Messiah is gonna come and overthrow the Romans, just you wait." Then "Huh?!? What is he doing? He must not be the Messiah. Crucify him!"
To quote the people who liked Trump for awhile then fell away, "I am off the Trump train." (I quit supporting Trump about when I quit supporting presidents in general. Today, I like the guy again, but I'm not riding any political trains. Waste of time) That's kinda what Jesus's followers were like. One moment, they were spreading palm leaves, and less than a week later, they told people they have no king but Caesar.
But Jesus fulfilled a crap ton of prophecies about the Bible.
One scholar, J. Barton Payne, has found as many as 574 verses in the Old Testament that somehow point to or describe or reference the coming Messiah. Alfred Edersheim found 456 Old Testament verses referring to the Messiah or His times. Conservatively, Jesus fulfilled at least 300 prophecies in His earthly ministry.
If we are counting on people misreading a few of them, he may have fulfilled all that weren't actual false prophecies. Jesus was the Messiah.
Feel free to look at the link for yourself.
The Jews heard what they wanted to hear, and were unimpressed with the one that we trying to save them. Jesus found a better audience among the outcasts, the sinners, and the Gentiles. So did his followers. The Jews were a lost cause as most of them couldn't stomach the idea of losing their Jewishness.
I assume you're a Jew? Rabbi Somethin G'orother has told you all the reasons why Jesus can't be Messiah? Something like this?
Let's examine these:
The Messiah must be from the Tribe of Judah and a Descendant of King David AND King Solomon
The Messiah must be a member of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10) and a direct descendant of King David & King Solomon (2 Samuel 7:12-14; 1 Chronicles 22:9-10). Genealogy in the Bible is only passed down from father to son (Numbers 1:1-18).
There is no evidence that Jesus really had this pedigree, and the Christian Bible actually claims that he did not have a “birth-father” from the tribe of Judah descending from King David and King Solomon (Matt. 1:18-20).
The Bible canonically says that he had an adopted
father. It goes on to say that his adopted father is a descendant of King Solomon. It goes to say that his biological mother is a direct descendant of King David and has a bloodline that traces cleanly all the way back to Adam (it's fascinating to see this, actually because this is the punchline of pretty much the Old Testament, all of these begats)! Why isn't he biologically related to Solomon. That would prove that he was the Messiah, right?
the Messiah must be of the line of David and the line of Solomon. But no descendant of Solomon can be the Messiah, because Solomon's descendant is Jeconiah! The Bible explains at one point of the Bible that the line of Jeconiah is actually cursed, and no king (and thus no proper Messiah, since he's supposed to be called "King of the Jews") can be of that line. This is bizarre conundrum. Either God takes back his word, or a miracle is needed to overcome this. Whether or not you believe the virgin birth, the Messiah, by definition can be related to King Solomon only by adoption. Moving on...
Ingathering of the Jewish Exiles
When the Messiah is reigning as King of Israel, the Jews will be ingathered from their exile and will return to Israel, their homeland (Deut. 30:3; Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 30:3, 32:37; Ezekiel 11:17, 36:24).
This has clearly not yet happened and we still await its fulfillment.
Cuz I see Jews slowly putting an end to bullshit "Palestine" and reclaiming a state of Israel. I would prefer they allow visitors, like the mitzvot says about welcoming strangers. The Christians belong in parts of Israel (mostly Bethlehem, and various Christian sites). The Samaritans already have their sacred place without hurting a fly, so long as Jews respect their right to autonomy (they've kinda failed at this). The "Palestinians" need to be given the boot, then welcomed back only if they make nice. The Palestinians are Muslims from hostiles countries, plain and simple. The two-state solution does not work. Israel is one state that has a duty under Torah to welcome tourists.
Rebuilding of the Holy Temple
The Temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt (Isaiah 2:2-3, 56:6-7, 60:7, 66:20; Ezekiel 37:26–27; Malachi 3:4; Zech. 14:20-21).
The Temple was still standing in Jesus’s day. It was destroyed 38 years after Jesus’ crucifixion and it has not yet been rebuilt.
Nonsense. It was destroyed because you FAILED
to recognize the Messiah. Maybe, MAYBE you will get it back when you do two things (1) drive the damned Muslims (Amalekites
) out with the provision for return that they accept God granted them sovereignty over their own country and they are visitors not overlords, and (2) welcome the Christian and Samaritan who are your brothers. The Law says to punish the perpetual enemy of the Jews, and to welcome travelers.
Worldwide Reign of Peace
There will be universal disarmament and worldwide peace with a complete end to war (Micah 4:1-4; Hoseah 2:20; Isaiah 2:1-4, 60:18).
Wars have increased dramatically in the world since the start of Christianity.
After Christianity, the world DID get more peaceful.
27 BC: Rome sets out on a bloody and violent conquest that covered most of the world
286 AD+: Rome begins to crumble after accepting Christianity, undermining their Roman identity (along with several other issues). The Holy Roman Empire ambles along, gradually forming into distinct countries which less and less frequently fight with each other.
793-1066 AD: The Vikings move from sacking villages gradually to Christianity. They do this for a variety of reasons, but a big reason was trade with the Christians. They settle down, and well no more Vikings. But Denmark and Norway and Sweden are pretty chill, yah?
It is only when the world begins to embrace atheism (anti-Christian/anti-Judaism), that the world in the last two centuries actually got more violent again. Islam resurfaces, and you get various socialist regimes (including the national socialists and the fascists).
But even if it weren't God's peace is different from our peace.
Which would humans prefer, to be peacefully ruled under the iron thumb of a dictator? Or to have a bloody war, after which your country is uncertain what to do until it hatches a plan to make their country welcome people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and ideals? America is constantly bickering, but we have a United States. For now anyway.
Observance of the Torah Embraced by All Jews
The Messiah will reign as King at a time when all the Jewish people will observe G-d’s commandments (Ezekiel 37:24; Deut. 30:8,10; Jeremiah 31:32; Ezekiel 11:19-20, 36:26-27).
Jesus never ruled as King, nor have all Jews embraced the commandments of G-d’s Torah.
Let's read a passage, shall we?
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; 5 and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 6 But the matter was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people regarding all that they say to you, because they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being King over them. 8 Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day—in that they have abandoned Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you as well. 9 Now then, listen to their voice; however, you shall warn them strongly and tell them of the practice of the king who will reign over them.”
He tells them that they'll be taxed, their women will be exploited, and their men will be sent to war. They don't care, they want to be like other nations. So they get kings, each worse than the last, until God exiles them. God's original state for Israel was an anarchic theocracy.
This is the sort of "king" that God intends for us, is far different from what they Jews want.
25But Jesus called them aside and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their superiors exercise authority over them. 26It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.
The Jews want a king to lord over them. That's THEIR hangup.
Universal Knowledge of G-d
The Messiah will rule at a time when all the people of the world will come to acknowledge and serve the one true G-d (Zechariah 3:9, 8:23,14:9,16; Isaiah 45:23, 66:23; Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 38:23; Psalm 86:9; Zeph. 3:9).
The entire world does
know that God exists. They are in denial. I know this for a fact from talking in this forum and watching izzy and others have nothing real to say in response so they just use a standby of one sort or another. This is fine.
But the Messiah that forces them to serve God is tyrant, a king that lords over others. The Lord is God because he existed even when there was absolutely nobody to worship him. He likes our company, but he doesn't need our worship or sacrifices. God's only real request is to our sanity. Don't think up crazy reasons why God can't exist and drive yourself crazy. God exists, Jesus is the Messiah and has defended Israel by rendering its enemies powerless (Egypt, Rome, even Britain all fell apart when they put Jews in danger (Britain denied them a proper homeland, opening them up to Nazi aggression)), and Holy Spirit is among us.
So again, NO.
Your passage is based on a nonsense prediction of what the Messiah is.