the promise of
fall of Jerusalem, many
Prophets warned people
that a great disaster would befall them because of their
sins. At the same time, most of these
Prophets told that after a time in exile they would return to
Judah. <2>That shows how after each punishment
God gives humanity another chance to repent and come back to Him
and His Laws.
Prophecies of the
coming of the
returned and later found out that their customs and beliefs were so
diluted that they no longer had the original foundation, the people
started to long for a
Messiah to guide them
to the right path. That is when the coming of the
Messiah was prophesied by many
<4>So the expectation arose, and many
prophecies came to the Jews
in symbolic language. They created expectations and
concepts of how the
Messiah should be and
in what manner he would come. Even in this aspect there was not a
common agreement between different groups.
Christ came as the
Messiah. He came in a
humble way and preached the gospel of the Kingdom Of Heaven to the
Jews. But they expected
him to come from the "cloud"
and in the way that had been symbolically described by the
Jews, because of their
concepts, did not
accept him as the Expected One.
<7>He also taught differently than the
beliefs of the Pharisees and scribes of the
Jews. This created a barrier for
Jews to follow him. The
Jews were waiting for the
Messiah to come and
purify their religion, but when he came and tried to break those
misconceptions and purify it, they started to resist him. <8>That
is always a great obstacle when any new teaching comes to humanity.
The concepts of
previous religious leaders become a barrier to accepting the new
<9>The reasons for the difference in the
teachings of the
Prophets are twofold,
for the same reasons: (1) because the mission of each Prophet is
different, and (2) because the consciousness of the human is in a
higher level at the time of the new teacher than when the previous
Prophet came. That is why Christ said, "You do not put new wine into the old skin."
<10>Also if the
Messiah comes and
teaches what the people already know, then what is the need for
promise of the "scepter"
Judah is fulfilled
<11>However, with the coming of
Christ, the promise of
the scepter of
spiritual domination and kingly status (lawgiver) given to Judah was
Esa was from the tribe of
Judah, and he came as the "King of the
<12>He was the "Shiloh"
who ended the promise of the "scepter"
to Judah. The right of having this privilege no longer belonged to
Judah, "The scepter
shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be" (Gen.
Christ "gathered the people"
<13>As it was said before, "the
House of Israel"
moved toward the west and northwest of Europe. Indeed, that is where
flourished and gathered all the lost
Children of Israel under one religion. They were the "lost
children of Israel" who were gathered, as it was prophesied by
Israel, "...and unto him
shall the gathering of the people be" (Gen. 49:10).
<14>Also in the gospel of St. John we read:
And this spake he not of himself: but being
high priest that year, he prophesied that
Esa would die
for that nation [Jews];
And not for that nation only, but that also
gather together in one the children of
God that were scattered abroad.
should have been crucified "for that nation" (the
House of Judah) and also to "gather together in one the children
that were scattered abroad."
<16>As it was said, in addition to other
Christ came to
Jews from being chosen
people; what happened to the
Jews and their purpose in
God's Plan is explained in
The House of
<17>Also, he came to "gather together the
people" or as it was prophesied here, to "gather together in one the
God" -- not all the
God, but "that were
<18>"And not for that nation only" but for
"the children of God that
were scattered abroad" from that nation (Children
of Israel). Who were those who were scattered abroad and were
lost? They were the
House of Israel. They were the ones whom
God had predicted would be
scattered from the seed of Jacob (Gen. 28:14).
<19>It was these people who were scattered
abroad that would be blessed with the unconditional promise given to
Abraham when he obeyed
God even to
sacrifice his son for
him. This promise will be in effect to the end of the last age.
is also revealed through
Esa: I will exalt
those who follow you above disbelievers to the Day of
<20>The Day of Judgment is the beginning of
the next age in which the true spiritual understanding will dawn and
the age of enlightenment will start (resurrection).
fulfilled his mission even if it appears that the
did not accept him. But God
keeps His Promises in ways that humans cannot understand easily. The
reason is very simple, because humans do not look at His Universe as
He sees it. He has a complete picture of everything and is guiding
the whole universe toward its goal. However, the human, because of
his narrowness of mind (caused by
concepts of "mine" and "thine," as "my country," "my religion,"
"my history," etc.) only sees a small part of the truth. That is why
the work of the Lord seems strange to humanity.
has declared in the book of The Revelation (the last book in
the Bible), His Work will remain a mystery until the time of
But in the days of the voice of the seventh
God should be