Jesus in the Torah?

Can we prove Jesus through the Torah?

The first prophecy concerning Messiah is found in the Torah in Genesis 3:15,

15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.

Then God also told Abram in Genesis 12:3

And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.

God said in Genesis 18:18,

18 since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?

And then again in Genesis 22:18, 

18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.

We see the previous verses reflected in the New Testament. 

Galatians 3:8

 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.”

Galatians 3:16,
 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.
We see in Deuteronomy 18:15
15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.
And in Deuteronomy 18:18-19
 18 I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
We see the references in Deuteronomy reflected in Acts 7:37
37 This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.’
All this can be seen in Peter’s sermon in Acts 3:12-26

12But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. 14 But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.  16 And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all. 17 And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also. 18 But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. 22 Moses said, ‘THE LORD GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN; TO HIM YOU SHALL GIVE HEED to everything He says to you. 23 ‘And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.‘  24 And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25 It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.’ 26 For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”

Indeed, we see Christ in the Torah. 

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4 Responses

  1. He’s the Living Torah, so then the entire Torah is about him, every nuance, phrase, jot, tittle, from the smallest minutiae to the whole thing. For example “your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” The husband is Messiah, and the promise that he “will” rule over us is assured. Every nuance, phrase, thought, scenario, in the Torah, has something to do with the Messiah. In fact, I encourage all believers to read the Torah for the first time with these “Messiah” glasses on, and inquire of every verse “what does this have to do with the Messiah. If people find something they want to share, please feel free to let us know at http://jerusalemcouncil.org and we’ll probably include it in our commentary on the Torah.

  2. Is not Yeshua the Word of HaShem?

    Is not the Torah the Word of HaShem?

    Is not Yeshua perfect unto to the Torah or rather the Torah perfect unto him?

    Looking at the first word of the bible, in the Hebrew, “B’reisheit,” the entire Torah is about the Messiah, and about our relationship to him. For an in-dept study into this, see http://jerusalemcouncil.org/articles/teaching/torah/

  3. […] take a term and tweak it to make it mean what they want it to me. For more info, please see: Jesus in the Torah?, Did Jesus exist before time? Is Jesus God?, IS the Holy Spirit separate from God the Father or […]

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