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If Jesus was the Messiah why is there not peace on earth?
Thank you so much for your fascinating question and observations about Jesus being the Messiah.
From cover to cover, the Holy Bible is pretty clear that we must love God with all of our heart and soul and mind and love our neighbours as ourselves. Jesus, the servant Messiah, said that these two Scriptural tenets summed up all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:37-40). In light of this, we must love other people, indeed all people. Mind you, this does not mean that love is one continual stream of sentimental niceness in the face of ugliness, no, true love always clothes itself in righteousness and holiness and that means that sometimes, true love manifests itself in confrontation, judgement and even death.
Jesus of course claimed to be the Messiah foretold in the Hebrew Bible, and beyond reasonable doubt we have found Him to be just that. During His first appearance, Jesus the Messiah did not of course come to bring ‘peace on the earth’ but rather, a sword, dividing even the closest of family ties, piercing hearts and societies and turning over all non-righteous religious institutions!
The real peace he brought with Him was through his own sacrificial offering of himself on the cross. There, outside the city walls of Jerusalem, as the Lamb of God He took upon Himself all the sins of the world, offering Himself up as a willing sacrifice for all of mankind that we sinful people might at last have peace with a holy and righteously angry God.
Jesus has promised to come again to planet earth to judge both the living and the dead. No one knows the time of His second coming, though some Christians think that when the Gospel is preached throughout the whole world, then He will come. I’m not sure of that, but I am sure He is coming again. Soon. Sooner than we think maybe.
If Jesus is a false Messiah, then He is false through and through. There are no half measures here. If, however, He is who He claims to be, then Israel, along with all the gentiles, need to believe on Him to be saved.
It was another Jew, remembering his Redeemer, the defender of Jerusalem, who writes “and I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. (Zechariah 12:10-11)
May this same God pour out that same Spirit of grace and supplication on Jerusalem, on Israel and on all the islands of the seas and most especially on me and you this day.
I encourage you to read the scriptures and ask yourself again if Jesus is the Messiah. Don't take other people's word for it: investigate Jesus for yourself!
Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:
- Romans 11:22-28
- Matthew 1:16
- Matthew 16:20
- John 3:16-21
- John 17:1-4
- Acts 9:22
- Acts 18:24-28
- Matthew 22:37-40
- Matthew 10:34-39
- Revelation 22:7
- 2 Timothy 4:1-5
- Acts 10:34-37
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