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The Messenger is Only the Forerunner to the Arrival of HaMashiach, Yeshua ben David

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in response to reader comment: The coming of the last Messenger or Prophet (if understood)

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 18, 2012 at 12:05

I know I am coming late into this exchange, but are we to understand by this reader's presumptions that the Quran's promise of a future person is to be dismissed in favor of a faulty understanding of Who the Holy Spirit is and complicate that with a further misunderstanding of what the Scriptures say?

The offering of a 'coming of the last Messenger or Prophet (if understood?)' is a continuation of the same age old argument that Jesus Christ is not Who He said He was and the continuing contradiction of the tri-parte identification of Elohim; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all specifically and categorically identified in Scripture.

First, and more to the point at this late moment in time, the return of Yeshua HaMashiach as He foretold occurs in Scripture in number of places in which we are told He is not returning a mere mortal, but as the glorified Son of God with all authority. That being the case, someone claiming to be the returning King of Israel is not going be a 'human man;' but understanding this requires better insight of the Scriptures and not the musings of someone who looks at the Bible to find reasons not to believe, a very dangerous spiritual thing to do. Be that as it may.

Spiritual things are real, have causes and effects; it does not mean it cannot be seen except as provided for by the Holy Spirit working in the lives of believers. Thus when reading about Malachi 4:5, 6, we not by the Spirit that this has had its first accomplishment in the ministry of John the Baptist; and secondarily in the Revelation showing one of two witnesses to be a fulfillment.

Now going back to the question posed in the earlier exchange: how would we know Jesus if He 'was walking down the street?' Simple, when He returns, He will not be 'walking down the street!' He is expected to appear first in the clouds during the removal of the Church prior to the time of wrath; then He returns mounted on the white charger during His arrival to Jerusalem to assume His earthly throne. He will look like His description in the Revelation, with the markings peculiar to Him and Him alone. Baruch HaShem Adonai.

Now someone tell us: who would the al-Madhi look like?

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