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Messiah to Come Twice Like Isaac, Joseph, Moses, and David

The Torah, and the rest of the TaNaKh teaches that the Messiah would come twice for Israel, first to be rejected, despised, and killed; and then resurrected and to ascend to Heaven, and then come again to bring Israel to the Promised Land in the Olam Habah (World to Come). The Torah teaches the first and second coming of Messiah through the various messianic figures it presents.

Messiah to come twice like Isaac, the death of the righteous atoning for Israel:
-Was not Isaac offered up, but before hand Abraham said “we will return to you?”

Breisheit 22:5 | Genesis 22:5:
And Abraham said unto his young men: “Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come back to you.”

Messiah to come twice like Joseph:
-Was not Joseph considered dead by Israel, only to realize at the end that he was alive?

Breisheit 42:38 | Genesis 42:38:
And he said: ‘My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left; if harm befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Breisheit 45:28 | Genesis 45:28
And Israel said: ‘It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.’

Messiah to come twice like Moses:
-Did not Moses come once to deliver Israel from Egypt, only to leave, then come again and complete the task?

Shemot 2:11-12 | Exodus 2:11-12:
11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

And of Messiah’s rejection at his first coming, it is written also of Moses:

Shemot 2:14 | Exodus 2:14:
And he said: ‘Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? thinkest thou to kill me, as thou didst kill the Egyptian?’ And Moses feared, and said: ‘Surely the thing is known.’

And of Messiah mistakenly being taught as being a pagan, Egyptian, by those of the nations, it is written also of Moses:

Shemot 2:19 | Exodus 2:19:
And they said: ‘An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.’

And of Messiah coming a second time, as it is written also of Moses:

Shemot 3:9-10 | Exodus 3:9-10:
9 And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me; moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people the children of Israel out of Egypt.’

And of Messiah going back to deliver his people, after those who sought his life are dead, and with his bride and his students, to establish his reign, like Moses it is written:

Shemot 4:18-20 | Exodus 4:18-20:
18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him: ‘Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive.’ And Jethro said to Moses: ‘Go in peace.’
19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian: ‘Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life.’
20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt; and Moses took the rod of G-d in his hand

-Did not also Moses die in the Wilderness, while Yeshoshua led the people into the Land?

Devarim 34:5 | Deuteronomy 34:5:
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

Devarim 34:9 | Deuteronomy 34:9:
And Yehoshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Yehoshua 1:1-2 | Joshua 1:1-2:
1 NOW IT came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke unto Yehoshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying:
2 ‘Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

-Who brings the people into the Land, if not the Messiah?

Bamidbar 14:8 | Numbers 14:8:
If the LORD delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it unto us—a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Messiah to come twice like David:

-Concerning David, didn’t he come to Israel first to serve a king (King Shaul), and during that time deliver the people with war on their enemies, before he himself became king and established his reign?

1 Shemuel 17:58 | 1 Samuel 17:58:
And Saul said to him: ‘Whose son art thou, thou young man?’ And David answered: ‘I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Beth-lehemite.’

1 Shemuel 18:8 | 1 Samuel 18:8:
And Saul was very wroth, and this saying displeased him; and he said: ‘They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands; and all he lacketh is the kingdom!’

– Didn’t he not build the Temple before he died?

Melachim 8:18 |  Kings 8:18:
18 But the LORD said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;
19 nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for My name.

He (Messiah Yeshua) was a prophet from among our brothers, like Moses. He taught the people the Torah, did not sin, died outside the camp like Moses (also like the red heifer). He didn’t build the Temple before his death (like King David), and rose to life again from the dead, like Isaac. If one does not see the Messiah at all in the Torah concerning these things, is because one has not made true teshuvah yet.

We are told to obey the Angel who’s name is HaShem, so that we are forgiven; and by that we are to choose life by obeying Moses who says to obey the Messiah who says to “repent, for the kingdom of G-d is near.”

It is truly my hope that you see that the King of Israel, the Redeemer, the Rock of Israel, our Savior, is HaShem, and HaShem alone.

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3 Responses to “Messiah to Come Twice Like Isaac, Joseph, Moses, and David”

  • Messiah is King and Priest, just like Moses. Moses served as the function of a king of Israel, and as a priest teaching the Torah. So then, if the Messiah is like Moses, then Messiah too will function like a king of Israel, and as a priest teaching Torah.

  • If no one is like Moses, Who then is the Messiah Who provides Redemption?

    Exodus 32

    32 But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”

    Moses offered himself up for the redemption of Israel. But Moses was not the Messiah, thus:

    33 The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.

    HaShem rejected Moses’s offer to redeem Israel on his merit, and thus was proven to not be the Messiah, the Redeemer of Israel, because Moses was not righteous enough – even though Moses, on his own righteousness, spoke with HaShem face to face – a relationship with HaShem unlike anyone else! Yet he was rejected as the Redeemer of Israel! This standard then also eliminates anyone who is not like Moses, such as Isaac, though he was offered, was instead the one in place of the one “seen” – HaShem. This also eliminates King David, Abraham, and Jacob, who all also offered themselves up to redeem Israel on the merit of their own righteousness, and who too were rejected as the Messiah, falling short, seeing as how they too were not like Moses – whose own righteousness was also not enough to effect redemption and thus forgiveness for those who sinned and whose names will be blotted out of G-d’s book, either!

    My question: if it is written “no one like Moses,” (Deut 34:10) then who is it then that will be a “prophet like you from among your brothers” (Deut 18:18) who HaShem will raise up for us, and who we must listen to?

    Who then is more righteous than Moses? Only One who is perfect.

    Who is Israel’s Redeemer, Who is the Messiah, Who is like Moses, but instead of rejecting him, G-d accepts as the Redeemer of Israel? If no one is like Moses, Who is it then whose merit, whose righteousness exceeds that of Moses and thus can redeem Israel? Whose death can make atonement and redemption for Israel and thus effect forgiveness so that that one may not be blotted out of G-d’s book? Only One Who is perfect!

    Who then is Israel’s Messiah, Savior, King, Who also is Israel’s Redeemer, One like Moses, and is even the only One who dies the death of the righteous and makes atonement and redemption for all Israel so that they are not blotted out because of their sin? Who is it whose righteousness exceeds that of Moses, who is thus perfect, whose righteousness exceeds that of Moses that G-d accepts as the Redeemer of Israel? HaShem!

    As it is written, “HaShem my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:4)

    HaShem is Israel’s Redeemer.

  • Avi ben Avraham says:

    It is my understanding that Yeshua came to bring to Israel as well as all the World the pure unleavened Torah that comes from Heaven (John 6) not like the manna that the fathers ate but bread that is pure, undefiled and holy making those that consume it likewise holy. To believe in His Name is to follow Him fully in His Way (pure Torah) not in our way or any other way. His way is the only way to the Father and no one may approach the Father but through faith in Him. Also that He has died for our sins and been resurrected by the Father and now acts on our behalf as Kohen HaGadol in the Heavenly Temple. It is this foundational belief that causes me to reject all other teachings or interpretations and halacha that is not from my only source of truth and wisdom, the root of Jesse that I and all true believers are grafted into Yeshua haMashiach.

    Shalom,

    Avi