What do believers of Judaism believe?
Judaism teaches that there is a Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists.
See Below: Who are these ancient Jewish Prophets speaking about?
Isaiah 53: 1-12 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 9 And they made His grave with the wicked-But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Zechariah 9:9-10 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim And the horse from Jerusalem; The battle bow shall be cut off. He shall speak peace to the nations; His dominion shall be ‘from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.’
Isaiah 42:6 “I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, Isaiah 11:10: “And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious.”
Isaiah 49:6: Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’ “
Daniel 9:26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. (Messiah to come and be cut off before the destruction of the 2nd Temple, (Sanctuary), which was destroyed by Titus in C.E. 70.)
Psalm 16:10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Zechariah 12:9-10 “It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 “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.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah– 32 “not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD.33 “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 …For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Leviticus 17:11 ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
The Jewish Bible Teaches These Steps To Eternal Life and Peace with God:
God is the source of eternal life.
Psalm 16:11 “Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; in Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.”
Man experiences separation (death) between himself and God because of sin.
Isaiah 59:2 ” But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.”
Removing this sin barrier requires blood atonement.
Leviticus 17:11 “…it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.”
God promised to send the Messiah to provide that atonement.
Isaiah 53:5-6 “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.”
We must accept Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and His atonement into our lives.
Psalm 2:12 ” Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”
The Messiah-ship of Yeshua
From the very beginning, the Tenach (Jewish Bible) promised a Messiah (Genesis 3:15), a Saviour for both Jews and Gentiles (Isaiah 49:6). The Tenach reveals over 65 distinctives of the Messiah.
He would be from the tribe of Judah (Micah 5:2), a descendant from the family of David (Jeremiah 23:5-6), and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14). The specific time the Messiah would be cut off (Daniel 9:26). His triumphal entry into Jerusalem fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9. He would be betrayed by a friend (Psalm 41:9) and sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:13). In Isaiah 53, we read about the details of Yeshua’s sufferings. He would be wounded for our sins and transgressions, his hands and feet would be pierced. He would suffer and die (Isaiah 53:9) as an atoning sacrifice prior to the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 CE (AD) (Daniel 9:24-26). Not a single bone would be broken (Psalm 34:20).
He would be resurrected (Psalm 16:10).
The Brit-Chadashah (New Testament) reveals Yeshua’s fulfilment of prophecy.
He WAS from the tribe of Judah (Luke 3:33), the family of David (Luke 3:31) and born of a Virgin (Matthew 1:18-23). He WAS betrayed by a friend (John 18:5, Mark 14: 17-18) and SOLD for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15). He DID suffer and die (Matthew 27:33-56) as an atoning sacrifice prior to the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE (AD). NOT a single bone of Yeshua was broken during His scourging, the crucifixion it-self, nor by the Roman soldiers who broke the other victim’s legs (John 19:36). He WAS resurrected through providing salvation for Jew and Gentile (Matthew 28:1-20).
Messiah Yeshua’s gift of salvation is free to those who repent of their sins, place their faith in His sacrifice, and trust that God raised Him from the dead.
If you would like to place your trust in Yeshua, you can do so right now. Simply tell God about your decision. Perhaps this prayer (prayer is simply talking with God) reflects your heart. If it does, you might want to use it to express your decision to trust in Yeshua. The Prayer: God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, I am a Jew. I was born a Jew and I will die a Jew. I now see and understand that Yeshua is our promised Messiah. I now see and understand my separation from you caused by my sin. I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Yeshua provided the ultimate blood atonement for my sins. I receive Him today as my Messiah and Saviour. I thank you for the gift of eternal life. Amen
If you have made this commitment, you now need to grow spiritually stronger in the Lord and develop your personal relationship with Him.