How is Jesus the Messiah?

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    Can someone explain this to me?
    As far as i can tell, he didnt meet the requirements. Obviously lol..
    So how?
     
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    Because he died knowing full well that he'd be a king in paradise right afterwards. The ultimate sacrifice.
     
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    lol
    I just dont get it. The messiah was supposed to be a man.. Where was the messianic age that was supposed to happen?
     
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    Meriweather Not all who wander are lost

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    The word Messiah has a Jewish root, meaning Anointed One.
    The word Christ, has a Greek root, meaning Anointed One.

    The Messiah (or anointed one) the Jews anticipate is a human King of the earthly kingdom of Israel. This does not mean that this future king was, is, and will be the only anointed one in Judaism. Old Testament books speak of anointing many people.

    Christians believe Christ (Christos/The Anointed One) was anointed by God for a specific purpose, that is to bring many people of many countries and nationalities into a spiritual kingdom. Jesus denied he was an awaited king of an earthly kingdom. He did not deny he was anointed or sent by God for a specific purpose--i.e. to teach repentance for the forgiveness of sins, and to point people towards a spiritual kingdom where he does rule, and which exists eternally--no matter who rules on earth.
     
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    Excellent post. However I think we both know I mean the "king messiah"
     
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    Meriweather Not all who wander are lost

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    Keep in mind, kingship here on earth was something Jesus rejected before he started his ministry. Also, another king messiah wasn't prophesied until after David. Moses did not prophecy or speak of David or a king after David. But Jesus said it was he Moses referenced. Jesus was never meant to preside over an earthly kingdom. Jews believe such a king will come from their line. No reason why he shouldn't, but it has nothing to do with Jesus or his mission.

    Look at it this way: America needed both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln--not one or the other. The Gentiles needed Jesus. Doesn't mean a strong Jewish leader isn't also in the world's future.
     
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    What requirements didn't he meet?
     
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    I am talking about how a lot of Christians view Jesus as the Jewish messiah
    Why do they believe that
     
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    I told you this 2 hours ago
     
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    No, you didn't. You claim Jesus didn't meet the requirements as Messiah. Simple question. What requirements didn't He meet?
     
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