THE COMING OF THE 'MESSIAH' AS PREDICTED BY THE PROPHETS of the Old Testament.
INTRODUCTION - 19/12/2020 - by S.N.Strutt
Christ and Christmas:
It is stunning to see the prophets of God writing about the Messiah hundreds and even thousands of years
before Jesus the Christ and Saviour was even born.
At Christmas we are all familiar with Bible verses such as:
6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall come
forth unto Me He that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”.
These are indeed very beautiful verses about the birth of Christ Jesus.
There are at least 300 Bible verses in the Old Testament that prophesied about Jesus as the Messiah and Saviour.
it might be a good idea to delve into two of my ‘INSIGHTS’ books which are based on 1) The Book of Enoch and 2) The Book of 2nd Ezdras, both of which have been part of the canon
Out of my ‘5’ INSIGHTS books - these two have something very special in common, in that they directly talked about the coming MESSIAH on different occasions
throughout the books.
With my ‘INSIGHTS’ books, I am trying to get people to give more attention to the less known APOCRYPHAL, books which have been part of the official
canon until just over a century ago.
Let’s now examine the following excerpts from two of my 5 ‘INSIGHTS’ books to see if they are an enlightenment to you about
scriptures that used to be in the KJV of the Bible until 1885.
Why were the scriptures removed from the Protestant Bibles and not the Catholic Bible? The argument that it was because the apocryphal
books such as 2nd Ezdras had not been written in Hebrew back in 1885 was proven with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 to be incorrect - as both the Book of Enoch and 2nd Ezdras were found in
the Hebrew text as well as many of the other 14 Apocryphal books that had been removed from the Protestant Bible without a justifiable reason.
Why would beautiful books that prophesied about Jesus be removed
from the Bible back in 1885? That is a very good question, which I have tried to answer in my ‘INSIGHTS’ books – both ‘Enoch Insights’ and ‘Ezdras Insights’ in particular.
The Messiah is mentioned in the Book of Enoch in chapters 46, 55 & also chapter 70 and is referred to as the Son of Man walking together
with the Head of Days. He is also mentioned as God’s Son who will rule over all nations and throw out the kings of the earth and the demon princes that rule from ‘behind the scenes’.
He is mentioned as the King of Kings in chapter 84, just as in the Book of Revelations 19. We see God the Father and God the Son in chapter 105 walking together in
the book of Enoch similar to in the Book of Daniel chapter 7.
Jesus is also called the Elect One in the Book of Enoch in chapters 49 and
Similarly, in the Apocryphal Book of 2nd Ezdras originally written 400-500 BCE we see direct references to the Messiah as the ‘Son
2nd Ezdras Chapters 7 and 13 describe Jesus very well indeed as well as His awesome power.
ACTUAL TEXT FROM MY BOOKS ‘ENOCH INSIGHTS’ AND ‘EZDRAS INSIGHTS’ - with both biblical cross-references and my commentaries.
7.13 ‘For my son, the Messiah, shall be revealed with those who are with him, and those who remain shall rejoice (in) four hundred years: and after these years my son the Messiah shall die, (for) all who draw human breath’.
Comment.5: This Chapter 7. Verse 13 - is probably the most important verse in the entire Book of II Ezdras. Why? Because God is directly telling Ezra, who lived around
400+ years before Christ, that God was sending His only son the Messiah to the earth in 400 years, from Ezra’s time. God also predicted that His Son, the Messiah, would die (for) all humanity. Somehow the expression “rejoice
(in) four hundred years” has been altered to omit the (in), which could change the whole meaning. However, whoever tried to obfuscate the truth of this verse, made a big mistake, because God Himself goes on to state in this same verse, that the Messiah,
God’s Son shall die, so obviously looking at history we find that Jesus Christ fulfilled this exact prophecy given to Ezra, and that he did die some 400 years after the time of Ezra! What an amazing prophecy about Jesus! ‘after
these years my Son the Messiah shall die, (and) all who draw human breath’.
Why does it say here that ‘all who draw human breath shall die’, which seems
totally out of context? In the original text it probably didn’t. The text would appear to have been deliberately altered, in order to change the meaning.
In verse 13, where I put a bracket around the word
(for), the modern text gives the word (and). Well, it is true that all of us humans will die sooner or later, but I think that the real meaning here was that God’s only Begotten
Son, the Messiah would die (for) all humanity, otherwise we would all be destined to spiritual, as well as physical death.
‘EZDRAS INSIGHTS’- Chapter 13
2ND EZDRAS CHAPTER 13 verse 1 ‘After seven days, I dreamed a dream in the night: and behold, a wind arose from the sea and stirred up all its waves. And I looked, and behold, this wind made something
like the figure of a man come up out of the heart of the sea. And I looked, and behold, that man flew with the ‘clouds of heaven’; and wherever he turned his face to look, everything under his gaze trembled. And whenever his voice issued from his
mouth, all who heard his voice melted as wax melts when it feels the fire’.
Comment:1: This is clearly talking about Jesus coming with the ‘clouds of heaven.’
DAN.7:13 “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of Man, ‘Coming with the clouds of heaven’! He came to the Ancient of
Days, and they brought Him near before Him.
DAN.7:2 Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.
REV.19:15 And ‘out of His mouth’ goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
2nd EZDRAS 13.2 And after this I looked, and behold, and ‘innumerable multitude of men were gathered
together’ from the four winds of the heaven to make war against the man who came up out of the sea.
And I looked, and behold, and he carved out for himself a great mountain and flew upon it, and I tried to
see the region or place from which the mountain was carved, but I could not.
Comment.2: At the end of this world all the armies of the world shall gather together in Israel at Armageddon, to fight
against Jesus who returns with the clouds of heaven on a powerful white horse together with the armies of heaven.
The Anti-Christ ruler of the earth of the near future, will probably have persuaded the world that
Jesus and his armies are invaders from another galaxy, and that he is the enemy.
Well, this time Satan is going to lose big time. All Satan’s lies and deceptions, through his stooge, the Anti-Christ, will
soon be coming to an abrupt end, at the battle of Armageddon!
REV.16:16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Comment.3: The Beast, is The Anti-Christ.
Comment.4: Daniel 2 is a very important Bible prophecy chapter which describes a giant Image, which King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon saw in a dream. I won’t go into all the details right now, except to
state that the Image had a head of Gold, arms and chest of Silver, belly of Bronze, legs of Iron and feet and toes part of Iron and part of clay.
Daniel, God’s prophet, interpreted the Kings dream, without
even knowing the dream, and explained how that Babylon was the Head of Gold, the next empire of Silver would be Medio-Persia, followed by the Greek empire of Bronze, and the legs of Iron was Rome, and the feet and toes partly of Iron and Clay was the type
of governments that are around in the world today.
Iron governments being strong dictatorships. Clay being weak Democracies. In the Vision of the Image, a rock came from the heavens and smashed the entire image
to pieces and then became a mountain which filled the whole world. That mountain is the Kingdom of God.
DAN.2:34 “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image
on its feet of iron and clay and broke them in pieces.
DAN.2:35 “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer
threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image and became a great mountain that filled the whole earth.
in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
2ND EZDRAS 13.3 ‘After this I looked, and behold, all who had gathered together against him, to wage war with him were much afraid, yet dared to fight. And behold, when he saw the onrush of the approaching multitude,
he neither lifted his hand nor held a spear or any weapon of war; but I only saw how he sent forth ‘from his lips a flaming breath as it were a stream of fire’, and from his lips a flaming breath, and from his tongue he shot forth
a storm of sparks’.
Book of Enoch 46.1 ‘And there I saw One who had a head of days, and his head was white
like wool. With Him was another being whose countenance had the appearance of a man, His face was full of graciousness, like one of the holy angels’.
beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
DAN.7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
2 CO.8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Enoch 46.2 ‘And I asked the angel who went with me and showed me all the hidden things, concerning that Son of Man, who he was, and whence he was, and why he went with the Head of Days? He answered me
and said unto me:
Enoch 46.3 This is the Son of Man, who hath righteousness, with whom dwelleth righteousness, and who reveals all
the treasures of that which is hidden, because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him, and whose lot hath the pre-eminence before the Lord of spirits in uprightness for ever.
PRO.2:4 If thou seek her
(WISDOM) as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures.
PRO.2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Enoch 46.4 And this Son of Man whom thou hast seen shall raise up the kings and the mighty from their seats, and the strong from their throne. He
shall loosen the reins of the strong and break the teeth of the sinners.
PSA.3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken
the teeth of the ungodly.
Enoch 46.5 He shall put down the kings from their thrones and kingdoms, because they do not extol and praise Him, nor humbly
acknowledge whence the kingdom was bestowed upon them.
REV.6:15 And the kings of the earth,
and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free
man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.
REV.6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and
from the wrath of the Lamb’:
REV.6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Enoch 46.6 ‘He shall put down the countenance of the strong and shall fill them with shame. Darkness shall be their dwelling, and worms shall be their bed, and they shall have no hope of rising from
their beds, because they do not extol the name of the Lord of Spirits’.
ISA.65:13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants
shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
MAR.9:44 Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
PSA.107:10 Such as sit in darknessand in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
PSA.107:11 Because they rebelled
against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
Enoch 46.7 ‘And these are they who judge the stars of heaven, and raise their hands against the
Most High, and tread upon the earth and dwell upon it. All their deeds shall manifest unrighteousness, and their power rests upon their riches, and their faith is in the gods which they have made with their hands, and they deny the name of the Lord of Spirits’.
Comment:1:The above verse 7 is describing the coming Anti-Christ and his empire or the 7th and last World Empire of Mankind. The coming one world government will
have 10 leaders who ‘have horns’ or are demon possessed and shall rule the earth together with Satan through the Anti-Christ.
REV.17:12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings,
which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
REV.17:13 These have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
REV.17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
DAN.7:25 And he shall speak great words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing
REV.13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Enoch 46.8 ‘They persecute the houses of His congregations, and the faithful who hang upon the name of the Lord of Spirits’.
REV.12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
MAT.5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say
all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
MAT.5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecutedthey the prophets which were
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