Another shall come in Messiah’s Name!
Yochanan (John) 5:43. “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive Me not! If another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”
This warning from the lips of our Messiah recorded in the Gospel of John is staggering in its implication and ultimately future fulfilment.
Y’shua is telling the leaders of the day that He is their Messiah and that in rejecting Him they will accept another! The scriptures already record that they wanted to kill Him (see verse 18 of chapter 5) in that Y’shua said G-d was his Father, making himself equal with G-d. The plain meaning of Isaiah 7:14 is that the Messiah will be Immanuel – which means with us is G-d. Psalm 2 teaches that G-d has a Son, being co-existent, co-eternal and co-equal with Himself. Psalm 110:1 confirms this as does Proverbs 30:4. These verses are all from the Tanach and are confirmed within the Brit Hadashah (The New Testament or Covenant).
In 135ad Bar Kochba was accepted as the Messiah and others since then have been looked upon as the Saviour and Redeemer of the people of Israel. None have fulfilled all the prophecies regarding Moshiach ben Yosef (the Suffering Servant Messiah) as Y’shua has. And only He has promised to return as the Conquering Reigning King to fulfil the prophecies regarding Moshiach ben Dovid.
We now need to pay attention to the Book of Revelation which teaches about the end time scenario speaking of a false ‘messiah’ or ‘anti-christ’, that will try and rule the world!
(Rev 13:7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
(Rev 13:8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
(Rev 13:9) If any man have an ear, let him hear.
(Rev 13:10) He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
(Rev 13:11) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
(Rev 13:12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
(Rev 13:13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
(Rev 13:14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
(Rev 13:15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
(Rev 13:16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
(Rev 13:17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
(Rev 13:18) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
Please note that the last part of verse 12 has been highlighted ‘whose deadly wound was healed’.
Here is the staggering piece of information that Israel will ignore at her peril in the days ahead! The rabbis know that the Messiah must suffer and die and yet also reign as King and in missing the fact that there are two comings but still only one Messiah they teach that the Messiah will fulfil the Suffering Servant prophecies and the Reigning King prophecies at the same time. Can you see it dear reader, the anti-messiah will do this according to the warning from the lips of our Messiah, “another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” and from G-d in the Book of Revelation - see Rev 13:12 above . (so that he appears to die and then comes back to life!)
Other rabbis teach that if world conditions are right (ie. Peace on earth) then King Messiah shall come, if not then the Suffering Servant Messiah shall come to atone for us! He has already come otherwise millions of Jews and Gentiles have died without blood atonement, for the Temple is no longer around and Leviticus 17:11 cannot be obeyed as per the instructions of HaShem. There will never be peace on this earth until the day that Melech Y’shua our Sar Shalom returns to reign and rule and to rescue Israel as the nations come against her, which is exactly the warning G-d gives through the prophet Zechariah in chapter 14 verses 1 to 4.
"Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all 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, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and 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."
NB. This utterance by the Lord (recorded by the prophet Zechariah) is clearly future as it has never been fulfilled. The prophets Zephaniah in chapter 3 verse 8 and Joel in chapter 3 speak of the same things to come!
Therefore, do not listen to those who teach that the New Covenant or Brit Hadashah is not the inspired Word of the living G-d along with the Tanach (Old Covenant). Both show the same septenary (mathematical design of 7′s) and both were written by Jewish men apart from the Gospel of Luke.
This final false ‘messiah’ will appear to fulfil the Suffering Servant prophecies and be a false treacherous King over Israel before turning upon the Jewish people as a whole.
We disbelieve and ignore the Holy Scriptures to our own loss! Turn to Moshiach Y’shua now and receive the forgiveness of your sins and the gift of eternal life with G-d as promised through His Messiah. Amen.