Here, there are far too many prophecies and references to the promised ‘Messiah’ (= ‘Christ’ or ‘anointed’) to be treated in a brief brochure, but we shall view an odd few which pinpoint His identity.
Presumably, no Scripture citations nor proofs are needed to convince the reader that He who manifested in times of old as YAHWEH, was the ‘God’ of the Hebrews, as well as the God of modern Christendom.
The passage already quoted from Jeremiah 32:27, states unequivocally, that the great Being then manifesting thru Israel’s prophets, was ‘God’, and known as Yahweh. (The original soft Y sound was later replaced by the harder J; while Jewish reverence for the unutterable name of God led to the hybrid ‘Jehovah’, rendered ‘Lord’ in the A.V.)
The El Shaddai manifested to man, and declared Himself to be Yahweh. And scattered thru those revelations of Himself, He left His UNdisputable INSIGNIA – that man today might KNOW, and therefore rest in confidence.
In numerous passages, especially in the 10th chapter of Jeremiah, we are told that Yahweh was also the CREATOR (see v.12)… In Zech 12:1 Yahweh “forms the SPIRIT of man within him”, wherefore the apostle calls Him “the Father of Spirits” (Heb 12:9).
Even by these few passages we see Yahweh as the CREATOR, as well as the FATHER of the SPIRIT within man; hence, also his ‘KEEPER’ (or ‘God’). Now for the soul jarring truth:
“And I said unto them: ‘if you think good, give me MY price’ —-so they weighed for MY price thirty of silver. — a goodly price that I was priced at of them.” Zech 11:12-13. “And they shall look upon ME whom they have pierced—.” Zech 12:10
Let the reader carefully observe by Zech 11:6 and 12:1 that was Yahweh (the ‘Lord’) who was speaking thru the prophet! And it is an easy matter to demonstrate by the simple wording in connection with recorded history, that the crucified Nazarene was He of whom the prophet spoke that should be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. Moreover, it is a simple matter to PROVE by the prophetic factors involved, that the TIME of Calvary’s Cross fulfilled Zech 11:12-13!
Wherefore, IF we are willing to believe in God’s honesty; IF we will accept the declared Word of Yahweh, then it becomes.
By Mikkel Dahl