Our Messiah must go through many physical sufferings before He can be the atonement for our souls. What factual questions need to be asked about our Messiah? To explore these questions and find the truth is no shame, for God himself has put forth His truth so we would not be misled in any way. That is why we have the Bible, the truest book ever written.
What must the Messiah do in order for us to know that he is the Messiah?
He must suffer for our sins as the prophet Isaiah foretold in the Bible:
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.” The Book of Isaiah 53:5
Does the Bible tell us where on his body he will be wounded?
His hands and feet will be pierced:
“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” The Book of Zechariah 13:6
“For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.” The Book of Psalms 22:16
His back and face will be smitten:
“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” The Book of Isaiah 50:6
“Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.” The Book of Micah 5:1
Not one bone in His body shall be broken:
“He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” The Book of Psalms 34:20
In Bible prophecy, the Messiah is beaten so badly that His appearance is disfigured more than any man!
“As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:” The Book of Isaiah 52:14
What else must the Messiah endure to fulfill Bible prophecy?
The Bible teaches that God will give Him to be the flawless and perfect sacrifice for our sins:
“He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.” The Book of Isaiah 53:8-10
“Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors: and he bares the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” The Book of Isaiah 53:12
He will be resurrected after 3 days:
“After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” The Book of Hosea 6:2
Has there ever in history been a man that has fulfilled all these requirements?
Yes, there was such a man – he fulfilled each and every messianic prophecy.
His hands and feet were pierced:
“And when they came to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” The Book of Luke 23:33
His back and face were smitten:
“Then Pilate, therefore, took Yeshua, and scourged him.” The Book of John 19:1
“And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshiped him.” The Book of Mark 15:19
“And the men that held Yeshua mocked him and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?” The Book of Luke 22:63-64
Not one bone in His body was broke:
“But when they came to Yeshua and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water…For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.” The Book of John 19:33-34, 36
Messiah rose three days after his crucifixion:
“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” The Book of 1 Corinthians 15:4
Many messiahs have come and gone, but only the true Messiah has come, has died, and has been raised from the dead.
What must I do to receive the promises of the Messiah?
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Yeshua Messiah.” The Book of John 1:17
“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” The Book of Acts 13:39
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” The Book of Acts 3:19
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” The Book of Romans 10:9
Repent and pray – ask the Messiah, the Lord Yeshua Messiah into your heart, and you will be given life eternal!