Sinless Messiah?

Does the Hebrew Scriptures foretell of a sinless messiah that’s purpose is to take away the sins of the world?

What is a messiah? Where does the idea of a messiah come from?

First you need to know that the English word, messiah is translated from the Hebrew word, mashiach which means, anointed one.

The person anointed with oil is for those who hold special leadership roles in the nation of Israel; the ones that were anointed were the High Priest and the king of Israel; this was not done on the average person. The king was anointed with oil by a prophet and the king could anoint the new High Priest.

The problem that is within Christianity is that the term, messiah has become to denote a redeemer/savior role. The only way that this could apply is to the king of Israel who goes to war and saves his people and or brings them back home from captivity. The High Priest duties fall within the Temple.

Another fact is that, “This anointing of David and his descendants was by oil poured from a horn. For Saul, the only non-Davidic king to be anointed with oil, a flask was used (I Sam. 16:13) since “his kingdom was not a lasting one.” [1]

The anointing was for the purpose to minister before God,

Exodus 30:30

And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto Me in the priest’s office.

Now let’s compare the anointing to Jesus with what we know how the anoints was done.

Matthew 26:6-12 KJV

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

For the sake of space I am using this one passage to examine Jesus’ anointing.

  • King David was anointed by the prophet Samuel.
  • Jesus was anointed by a woman.
  • Oil was poured from a horn onto David’s head. All of David’s kingly dynasty is anointed with oil from a horn.
  • King Saul was anointed from a flask; which denotes a temporary dynasty.
  • Jesus was anointed with ointment from an alabaster box.
  • David was anointed to be king of Israel.
  • Jesus was anointed for burial.
  • In John 12 we read that Jesus’s feet were anointed with a costly perfume.

None of the anointing’s of Jesus qualify for the proper anointing that was set forth by God through Moshe when anointing High Priest and kings of Israel.

Now some will want to claim that God anointed him with the holy spirit

This is also a false statement for God nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures anoints a High Priest or king with a holy spirit. It is not the methods in which He sat forth. This is tantamount as to adding to His word, which He forbade.

So as we can see from the Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish tradition, Jesus does not meet the qualifications of being an anointed one or in English, a messiah.

We are now going to look in detail a statement about Jesus that is a Christian consensus.

“A sinless Jesus is possible because He is the Son of God. The sinless state of Jesus proved that He was from God. In Isaiah 53:9 we read a prophetic statement that Jesus, the Messiah and Christ would live a life without sin. “He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.” allaboutjesus.org

  • “A sinless Jesus is possible because He is the Son of God.”

Jesus is not the son of God, the Christian teaching on Jesus being born from a virgin by a sexual act between an Immortal and a mortal comes from pagan idolatry out of Egypt and Europe, there is archeological evidence that Constantine in the early formation of the Catholic Church combined Apollo, Mithras and himself that gives the defining features of Jesus.

As the church seeks to replace Israel it even tries to steal away the son ship of Israel.

Jesus is not the only begotten son of God.

Exodus 4:22

And you shall say unto Pharaoh: Thus says HaShem: Israel is My son, My first-born.

So we have it from God’s mouth, Israel is the son of God and His first born (begotten)

  • “The sinless state of Jesus proved that He was from God. In Isaiah 53:9 we read a prophetic statement that Jesus, the Messiah and Christ would live a life without sin.”

This statement alone is so full of holes when one reads and understands the Hebrew Scriptures for what they actually say.

The Hebrew Scriptures never prophecy about a sinless son of God let alone a sinless messiah; the statement above is redundant, “the Messiah and Christ…” as noted above the word messiah means anointed one (one who has been anointed with oil for the service of God). And the word, Christ is from the Greek, Christos which means the same thing as the English word messiah does, Christ = anointed one – so this writer is saying that Jesus the anointed one and anointed one. In their trying to wax elegant they look foolish.

  • “The sinless state of Jesus proved that He was from God. In Isaiah 53:9 we read a prophetic statement that Jesus, the Messiah and Christ would live a life without sin.”

Let’s ask the question; does Isaiah 53:9 make such a statement?

Have you really looked at the verse or have you taken a preachers word for it?

Isaiah 53:9

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. KJV

Nowhere in this verse on its own accord does it say one word about Jesus or a sinless messiah. It has to be read INTO the verse to get that out of it. Christian theology is full of false claims. They with a preconceived idea go looking for passages in the Hebrew Scriptures that might support their thinking. This and the whole chapter is one of those cases where they pull out of context a passage and declare it is a prophecy about Jesus.

We are going to look at this closer.

How does this passage not about Jesus. It says that the subject of the verse was buried with the wicked but Jesus is claimed to be buried in a rich man’s grave. It says the subject’s death is with the rich but Jesus died with the poor between 2 thieves. So this verse at first glance is completely opposite of what the Christian scriptures admit about Jesus.

Within this verse we find something else, we have a direct mistranslation by the Christian translators. Isaiah 53 has several places where it has been tampered with to give it a Christian vibe.

Here is the correct translation:

Isaiah 53:9

And he gave his grave to the wicked, and to the wealthy with his kind of deaths, because he committed no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

The word b’mosov/deaths plural was translated into the singular by the Christian translators to hide the fact that the servant was a people and not a single person.

Again Christian theology singles out one chapter to prove a point that Jesus is the suffering servant, as usual they twist and take out of context this chapter.

Putting the chapter back in context you will find that the suffering servant song begins a few chapters back and within those chapters the suffering servant is told to us in black and white without no guessing having to be done.

Let’s go back and look for ourselves,

  • Is. 41:8 But you O Israel My servant, Jacob, you whom I have chosen,
  • Is. 42:1 Behold My servant, whom I shall uphold; My chosen one; whom My soul desires: I have placed My spirit upon him so he can bring forth justice to the nations.
  • Is. 43:1,10  And now, thus says Hashem, your Creator, O Jacob; the One Who fashioned you, O Israel; Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name t,; you are Mine. – You are my witnesses – the word of Hashem – and My servant whom I have chosen,
  • Is. 44:1, 2,  But hear now, Jacob My servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen! … Fear not, my servant Jacob…
  • Is. 44:21,22 Remember these things, Jacob and Israel, for you are My servant: I fashioned you to be My servant; Israel, do not forget Me. I will have wiped away your willful sins like a thick mist and your transgressions like a cloud. Return to me, I will have redeemed you.

I will stop there; this proves beyond a shadow of doubt who God says is His servant and the servant is not sinless for God Himself wipes away the servants sins.

You will not here this preached on Sundays in a church or on Saturdays in a Messianic congregation.

Back to Isaiah 53:9

  1. We have now proven that Jesus does not meet the qualifications of being called a messiah/anointed one according to how God set the system up.
  2. We also have seen that the translators on purpose mistranslated, b’mosov/deaths from the plural to the singular- death,  to make the verse seem like it is about a person and not a people.
  3. And now we see plainly that the servant of God is Jacob/Israel and that this servant indeed was not sinless but God was their Redeemer and wiped away their sins.

There is one more point to look at.

Zephaniah 3: 12-17, 19-20 also explains in plain language Isaiah 53:9

12 “But I will leave among you A humble and lowly people, And they will take refuge in the name of the Lord. 13 “The remnant of Israel will do no wrong and tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble.” 14 Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away His judgments against you, He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; You will fear disaster no more. 16 In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp. 17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. 19 “Behold, I am going to deal at that time with all your oppressors, I will save the lame And gather the outcast, And I will turn their shame into praise and renown In all the earth. 20 “At that time I will bring you in, Even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed, I will give you renown and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” Says the Lord. NAS

How is it that the servant of God, Israel, sin and have those sins wiped away and it be said about them as, “because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.”

They are the remnant that is described in Psalms 119:1-3

Praiseworthy are those whose way is perfect, who walk with the Torah of HaShem. Praiseworthy are those who guard His testimonies, they seek Him whole-heartedly. They have also done no iniquity, for they have walked in His ways.

In conclusion;

God tells us that He will deal with the oppressor and inflictor of His Servant Israel the Jew.

How have they been oppressed an afflicted?

They have been chased in and out of about every country; there have been attacks on their home land. Their houses of worship have been burned, their holy books burned, their teachers burned, their children killed or taken into homes and raised as Christians.  In the last 2000 years Christianity has been a major oppressor. The cross was leading the way through Europe to Israel during the Crusades. The Christian crusader burned synagogues packed with Jews, men women and children. The Christian inquisitions sought to convert or kill the Jew; then there were the pogroms. Then there was the Holocaust that was fueled by Martin Luther’s teaching against the Jew. For the last 2000 years millions of Jews have died under the shadow of the cross. They have been spat upon and to this day on American streets they are called dirty Jew; they are attacked and beaten up on the streets just because they are Jewish. Today’s Christianity has changed its attack from the body to the soul by raising up million upon millions of dollars in Jewish missionary funds to convert the Jew. To deceive him away from the One true God to a god they know not. Christianity is the only group who has taken the Hebrew Scriptures and taken unto themselves, tampered with it by changing words, mistranslations, rearranging the books and then adding their books to it. This is an affliction of its own to have the Holy word of God stolen and trampled on. Christianity has kept at least one of Jesus’ word and that he said he did not come to bring peace but a sword and that sword has taken many lives in the name of Jesus.

No he is not a sinless messiah, he is far from it and this one teaching is only a small portion of proof that he is not.

It is time dear Christian to quit sitting in a pew being fed a diet of lies and false spirituality and return to the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Do you want to be listed among those who are the oppressors of the servant of God? Do you want to be dealt with by the God for afflicting his son Israel?

These are serious questions.

There are many that will help answer your questions and help lead you to the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.

Zechariah 8:23

Thus saith HaShem of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you.

Terry W. Hayes

wayoftheking@yahoo.com

References:

Artscroll Tanach, The Stone Edition

Let’s Get Biblical by Rabbi Tovia Singer

www.outreachjudaism.org

  1. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Bible/jpstoc.htm

www.allaboutjesus.org

www.bible.org

www.biblegateway.com

King James Version

New American Standard

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