On the Gospel of John, Part 17: The Parable of the Feeding in the Wilderness
As it is recorded in John chapter 5, Yahshua Christ had made several bold assertions concerning His Own identity and His mission, and the authority which He had attested was given to Him from God Himself. Believing Christ, His assertions established the fact that He is the prophetic Son of the 2nd Psalm, the appointed Son prophesied by David who would ultimately rule over and judge the nations of the earth, and the very works which He was able to perform proved that His assertions were true. If Yahshua Christ is that Son of the 2nd Psalm, then He must also be the expected Messiah, a Son of Man who would be handed an everlasting kingdom by the Ancient of Days, as it is described in Daniel chapter 7. So it is fitting that God Incarnate referred to Himself as “the Son of Man”. Not believing Christ, His fantastic claims would indeed be seen as blasphemies by the religious authorities of the time. The Judaeans, being more concerned with the keeping of the law as they interpreted it, were blind to the plain truths revealed in the miracles which He was able to perform, and saw Him only as a blasphemer.
Later on in John chapter 5 Christ had asserted that Moses had written about Him, and that if one did not believe Him, then one can not truly believe Moses. Therefore if we are Christians, then what we now know as Judaism is a false religion, having been completely discredited by Christ just as it is discredited by Moses. The words of the prophets prove that Christ is true, and that He is the coming prophet of which Moses had written, as the apostles had also interpreted the words of Moses. In the Book of Daniel it is also written, that Jerusalem would be rebuilt after the destruction of the original city by the Babylonians, and then after a prescribed period of time, the rebuilt city would again be destroyed after the coming of the Messiah.
So if no other Messiah can be identified within that narrow and specific period of time, then Yahshua Christ is indeed the Messiah of Daniel, and He is also the coming prophet of which Moses had written, and the Son of which David wrote in the Psalms. If a man did not believe Christ before 33 AD, he surely should have believed Him by 70 AD, but unfortunately, so far as we can tell from the testimony of Josephus, the fear of the Jews was more than most men could bear, and the truth of the accounts of Christ were heavily suppressed by them throughout Judaea and the east. For this reason also, to this very day the rabbis of the Jews labor to corrupt the plain and historically verifiable interpretation of Daniel chapter 9, and the priests of the modern Judaized so-called churches succumb to their deceptions. In my opinion, it can further help Christians to determine that the Gospels are true when they see the lies which are written about Christ in the Talmud. If the Gospel accounts were not true, and if they did not spread so successfully in spite of the Jews, the Jews would have had no reason to invent such fabulous tales, and devise such horrible slander. They continue doing those same things today.