How Can Yeshua Be The Jewish Messiah?

It says when the Messiah comes there will be a rebuilding of the 3rd Temple and return to sacrifices and obeying of all the laws. It calls for the universal knowledge of G-d. the lamb will lie with the lion. there will be peace on earth and they will beat the weapons of war into plowshares. Where is the peace. where is the universal knowledge of G-d. where is the resurrection of the dead. what scripture in the Tanakh did Jesus fulfill. i don't see one thing that he accomplished except the killing of Jews in his honor. if he was messiah why did they destroy the temple? if you are washed in his blood, why do we return to sacrifices. In the palms it says we don't have to sacrifice to be forgiven.

It is with sincere respect that we respond to your questions regarding Jesus as the Jewish Messiah.  We will first list your concerns in numerical order along with each Scripture’s location according to the Tanakh.

        1.     “It says when the Messiah comes there will be a rebuilding of the 3rd Temple with a
                 return to sacrifices and obeying of all the laws.”

                                Tanakh: Neviim - The Prophets – Treisar (Zechariah 6:12-13)
12. and speak unto him, saying: Thus speaketh HaShem of hosts, saying: Behold, a man whose name is the Shoot, and who shall shoot up out of his place, and build the temple of HaShem;

13. even he shall build the temple of HaShem; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and there shall be a priest before his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

          2.     “It calls for the universal knowledge of G-d.”

 Tanakh: Neviim – The Prophets (Jeremiah 31:31-34 - Isaiah 11:9)
31. Behold, the days come, saith HaShem, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah;

32. not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; forasmuch as they broke My covenant, although I was a lord over them, saith HaShem.

33. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith HaShem, I will put My law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people;

34. and they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: 'Know HaShem'; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith HaShem; for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of HaShem, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9)

        3.     “The lamb will lie down with the lion.”                                 

                                                Tanakh: Neviim - The Prophets (Isaiah 11:6)
And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 

        4.     “There will be peace on earth and they will beat their weapons of war into plowshares.”

 Tanakh: Neviim - The Prophets (Isaiah 2:4)
And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

This is a picture of universal peace, a contrast of universal war (as in Joel 3:9-16) which will be fulfilled at the battle of Armageddon (Zech. 14; Rev. 16:13-16; Rev. 19:11-21). [nation, shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more] This will be eternally true, for in the last rebellion of Satan and man against God and Christ, at the end of the Millennium (1,000 year of Christ), they will not manufacture weapons or learn the art of war. The rebels will be deceived by Satan to think that they can overthrow the government in one sudden surprising attack with whatever weapons they have; but God will send fire to destroy every rebel.  This will officially end all rebellion on earth (Rev. 20:7-10).

                                                               Rebuilding of the Temple
Ezekiel devoted nine full chapters to the subject of the rebuilding of the millennial temple, the sanctuary, the holy oblation, and Jerusalem, as they will be when Messiah reigns (Ezekiel 40:5 - 48:35); but he did not reveal who the chief builder would be.  Zechariah is very plain here, showing that Christ will be the one to build the future eternal temple (Zech. 6:12). This will not be the future Jewish temple in Jerusalem in the days of Antichrist, who will take over Palestine for three and a half years, for that house will be destroyed when the city is divided by the great earthquake under the seventh vial (Rev. 11:13; Rev. 16:17-21), and when the Mount of Olives is completely removed (Zech. 14:1-5).  The one referred to here will not be built until the second coming of Christ to take over the kingdoms of this world (Zech. 6:12-13; Rev. 11:15).

12. “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: [13] Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” (Zech. 6:12-13)

The man whose name is the BRANCH is Christ who is called "the Man" in both testaments (Zech. 6:12; 1 Tim. 2:5).  He is also called "the Branch" (Zech. 6:12; Zech. 3:8; Isaiah 4:2; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 33:15).

Universal Knowledge of God and Yeshua
The New Covenant was not to be the same as the Old, but an entirely new contract to take the place of the Law of Moses.  To say that the New Covenant is the same as the Old Covenant and the only difference between the two is that one was written on tables of stone while the other was written on tables of the heart, is erroneous to the extreme.  An old contract written anew on some other physical writing material does not make it a new contract.  It is the content that makes a difference, not the object on which it is written.  Here it states plainly that the new contract was not to be the same as the old contract made by Moses — "Behold, the days come, saith HaShem, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt;...” (Tanakh - Jeremiah 31:31-32)  The two contracts could never be the same because of the differences in their terms, conditions, and blessings.  (See the following 85 contrasts between the Old and New Covenants)

Thus, your questions regarding, “Where is the peace? Where is the universal knowledge of G-d? Where is the resurrection of the dead?” can all be answered by understanding the differences between Jesus’ “First Coming” as a meek, suffering, sacrificial Lamb, and His “Second Coming” which will be as a powerful and triumphant King raising the dead.    

”Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy king cometh unto thee, he is triumphant, and victorious, lowly, and riding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass.” (Tanakh - Zech. 9:9)

“Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.” (Matthew 21:5)

“Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.” (John 12:15)

Tanakh – Isaiah 53:1-12
1. 'Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of HaShem been revealed?

2. For he shot up right forth as a sapling, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor comeliness, that we should look upon him, nor beauty that we should delight in him.

3. He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4. Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of G-d, and afflicted.

5. But he was wounded because of our transgressions, he was crushed because of our iniquities: the chastisement of our welfare was upon him, and with his stripes we were healed.

6. All we like sheep did go astray, we turned every one to his own way; and HaShem hath made to light on him the iniquity of us all.

7. He was oppressed, though he humbled himself and opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before her shearers is dumb; yea, he opened not his mouth.

8. By oppression and judgment he was taken away, and with his generation who did reason? for he was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due.

9. And they made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich his tomb; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.'

10. Yet it pleased HaShem to crush him by disease; to see if his soul would offer itself in restitution, that he might see his seed, prolong his days, and that the purpose of HaShem might prosper by his hand:

11. Of the travail of his soul he shall see to the full, even My servant, who by his knowledge did justify the Righteous One to the many, and their iniquities he did bear.

12. Therefore will I divide him a portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the mighty; because he bared his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Therefore, when Jesus returns to earth the Second time as a ruling and conquering King all fragmented and partial knowledge concerning God and Himself will be done away with. “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” (Rev. 6:2)

The Temple sacrifices will be reinstated for the natural people remaining on the earth as an eternal memorial to the blood that Yeshua shed for the redemption of all mankind.  As such, we cannot be saved by sacrifices or by works.  It is only by faith in the atoning blood and work of Jesus that brings salvation. “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:” (Hebrews 10:5 )  “Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;” (Hebrews 10:8).  “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” (Hebrews 10:4)   “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;” (Col. 2:14)  

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Galatians 5:14)
”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 )

The destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 A.D. by the Romans was God’s way of detaching the Jewish people from the now fulfilled Mosaic Law.  The temple of God is now man’s body, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 )  “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith HaShem, I will put My law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people;” (Jeremiah 31:33). 

It is our sincere hope that this information will be viewed with an open and objective response and not become subject to closed minded tradition.

Please, take the time to search the Tanakh and you will find the prophecies regarding the First Coming of the Messiah are different than those of His Second Coming.

Eighty-five Old Covenant and New Covenant Contrasts

1.   Old Testament (2 Cor. 3:14)
      New Testament (2 Cor. 3:6)

2.   First covenant (Hebrews 8:7; Hebrews 9:1)
      Second covenant (Hebrews 8:7; Hebrews 10:1-9)

3.   Came by Moses (John 1:17)
      Came by Christ (Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:15)

4.   Law of Moses (Acts 13:38-39)
      Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2)

5.  Law of sin (Romans 7:23; Romans 8:2)
      Law of righteousness (Romans 9:31)

6.   Law of the flesh (Romans 7:5-6)
      Law of the Spirit (Romans 8:2)

7.   Not of faith (Galatians 3:12)
      Law of faith (Romans 3:27)

8.   Yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1)
      Law of liberty (James 1:25)

9.   Ended by Christ (Romans 10:4)
      Started by Christ (Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 10:9)

10. Brought death (2 Cor. 3:7)
      Brought life (Romans 8:2; Galatians 3)

11. Makes guilty (2 Cor. 3:9)
      Makes free (Galatians 5:1; John 8)

12. A shadow (Col. 2:14-17)
      The reality (Hebrews 10:1-18)

13. Fulfilled (Matthew 5:17-18)
      Now in force (Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 10:9)

14. Demands righteousness (Luke 10:28)
      Gives righteousness (John 1:17; John 3:16)

15. Makes imperfect (Hebrews 7:19)
      Makes perfect (Hebrews 7:19)

16. Glorious (2 Cor. 3:7)
      More glorious (2 Cor. 3:8-10)

17. Powerless to save (Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:4)
      Saves to uttermost (Hebrews 7:25)

18. Many sacrifices (Hebrews 9:12-13)
      One sacrifice (Hebrews 10:12)

19. Temporary priest (Hebrews 7:23)
      Eternal priest (Hebrews 7:17)

20. Remembers sins (Hebrews 10:3)
      Forgets sins (Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 10:17)

21. Yearly atonement (Hebrews 10:3)
      Eternal atonement (Hebrews 10:14)

22. Sinful ministry (Hebrews 5:1-4)
      Sinless ministry (Hebrews 7:26)

23. Aaronic priesthood (Hebrews 7:11)
      Melchisedek (Hebrews 5:5-10; Hebrews 7:21)

24. Of Levi (Hebrews 7:11)
      Of Judah (Hebrews 7:14)

25. Animal sacrifices (Hebrews 9:12)
      Human sacrifice (Hebrews 9:14-28)

26. Earthly tabernacle (Hebrews 9:2)
      Heavenly tabernacle (Hebrews 8:2)

27. Sinful mediator (Galatians 3:19)
      Sinless mediator (1 Tim. 2:5)

28. No inheritance (Romans 4:13)
      Eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15)

29. Ratified by animal blood (Hebrews 9:16-22)
      Ratified by the blood of Christ (Matthew 26:28)

30. Law of works (Romans 3:26-31)
      Law of grace (John 1:17)

31. Works wrath (Romans 4:15)
      Saves from wrath (Romans 5:9)

32. Could not redeem (Hebrews 10:4)
      Redeems (Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 9:12-15)

33. Could not satisfy (Isaiah 1:13-14)
      Does satisfy God (Hebrews 10:15-18)

34. No miracle power (Hebrews 7:18)
      Miracles (Galatians 3:1-5; John 14:12)

35. Abolishment predicted (Hosea 2:11)
      Establishment predicted (Hebrews 8:7)

36. Circumcision (Exodus 12:48)
      No circumcision (Romans 4:9-25)

37. Made to change (Hebrews 9; Galatians 3)
      Made eternal (Hebrews 13:20)

38. Faulty (Hebrews 8:7)
      Perfect (James 1:25)

39. Weak (Hebrews 7:18)
      Strong (Hebrews 7:25)

40. Unprofitable (Hebrews 7:18)
      Profitable (Hebrews 7:19,25)

41. Natural program (Hebrews 9:10-13)
      Spiritual program (2 Cor. 3:6,13)

42. Daily program (Hebrews 7:27)
      Finished program (Hebrews 10:10-18)

43. Weak priests (Hebrews 5:2; Hebrews 7:28)
      Perfect priest (Hebrews 7:26)

44. Priests by law (Hebrews 7:28)
      Priest by an oath (Hebrews 7:21,28)

45. No salvation (Hebrews 10:2-4)
      Eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 10:10)

46. Self-honored (Hebrews 5:4)
      God-honored priest (Hebrews 5:5)

47. Nothing perfect (Hebrews 7:19)
      Makes perfect (Hebrews 7:19; Hebrews 10:14)

48. No intercessors (Isaiah 59:16)
      Two intercessors (Romans 8:26,34; Hebrews 7:25)

49. Costly program (Hebrews 5:1; Hebrews 9:9)
      Free for all (Ephes. 2:8; Rev. 22:17)

50. Earthly agents (Hebrews 5:1-4)
      Heavenly agent (Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:12)

51. Monotonous failure (Hebrews 10:11)
      Glorious success (Hebrews 10:10-18)

52. No personal access to God (Hebrews 9:7)
      Personal access to God (Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 10:19)

53. Many offerings (Hebrews 9:12-13)
      One offering (Hebrews 10:10-14)

54. Good promises (Deut. 28:1-14)
      Better promises (Hebrews 8:6)

55. A good covenant (Romans 7:12)
      A better covenant (Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 8:6)

56. Many priests (Hebrews 7:23)
      One priest (Hebrews 7:24-28)

57. Many sufferings (Hebrews 9:12-13)
      One suffering (Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 10:14)

58. Present things (Hebrews 9:9)
      Things to come (Hebrews 10:1)

59. Typical tabernacle (Hebrews 9)
      True tabernacle (Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:11)

60. Dead works (Hebrews 9:14)
      Living service (Hebrews 9:14)

61. Made at Sinai (Galatians 4:24)
      Made at Calvary (Matthew 26:28)

62. No mercy (Hebrews 10:28)
      Complete mercy (Hebrews 8:12)

63. Handmade things (Hebrews 9:1-5,24)
      Not handmade (Hebrews 9:23-24)

64. Given by angels (Galatians 3:19)
      By the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 10:15-18)

65. An old way (Hebrews 8:13)
      New and living way (Hebrews 10:19-20)

66. Helpless ministers (Hebrews 7:18)
      Able ministers (2 Cor. 3:6)

67. Carnal ministry (Hebrews 9:9-10)
      Spiritual ministry (2 Cor. 3:6)

68. Ministration of (2 Cor. 3:6,8)
      Ministration of Spirit and life (2 Cor. 3:7)

69. Ministration of condemnation (2 Cor. 3:9)
      Ministration of righteousness (2 Cor. 3:9)

70. Glory covered (2 Cor. 3:13)
      Glory uncovered (1 Cor. 18)

71. Brings bondage (Galatians 4:24-25)
      Brings liberty (2 Cor. 3:17)

72. Cannot justify (Galatians 2:16)
      Can justify (Acts 13:38-39)

73. Brings a curse (Galatians 3:10)
      Redeems from it (Galatians 3:13)

74. Live by works (Galatians 3:10)
      Live by faith (Galatians 3:11)

75. Cannot give life (Galatians 3:21)
      Can give life (John 6:63-68)

76. Exposes sin (Galatians 3:19)
      Covers sin (Romans 4:1-8)

77. Under law (Romans 6:14-15)
      Under grace (Galatians 3:22-25)

78. Engenders persecution (Galatians 4:29)
      Engenders tolerance (1 Cor. 13)

79. Done away (2 Cor. 3:7-14)
      Not done away (2 Cor. 3:11)

80. Abolished (2 Cor. 3:13)
      Remains (2 Cor. 3:11)

81. Cast out (Galatians 4:30)
      Not cast out (Hebrews 8:6)

82. Taken away (Hebrews 10:9)
      Not taken away (Hebrews 10:9)

83. Blotted out (Col. 2:14-17)
      Not blotted out (Hebrews 8:6)

84. Not by an oath (Hebrews 7:20-21)
      Made by an oath (Hebrews 7:20-21)

85. For Israel only (Deut. 4:7-8; Deut. 5:3)
      For all people (Matthew 26:28)