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This star is the One who was promised in the Old Testa-

ment: “A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of

Israel (Num. 24:17).” This One who is to descend from Jacob

(Jacob’s Portion) is no less than the Creator:

“He who is the

Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all

things, including the tribe of his inheritance—the LORD Al-

mighty is his name”

(Jer. 51:19).

Again, the Messiah is human, and at the same time God.

He is God’s equal (“fellow” in Zech. 13:7, KJV), and of course

eternal (Micah 5:2). He is one being, who makes two dramati-

cally different appearances on the stage of human life.

God The Creator Came As A Human

First Timothy 3:14 tells us that God appeared in a body (in

the flesh). John 1 explains that in the beginning (alpha) the

Word made the world (Creator). He came to His own (the

Jews) but they did not recognize or receive Him. In John 1:14,

we see that He came in the flesh (a body) as testified to by

John the Baptist. This One who is the First and the Last is also

the Creator and the Lord God Almighty—about whom John

the Baptist testified to being the Jewish Messiah—and who lat-

er

“poured out his life unto death”

(Isa 53:12),

“was cut off

and had nothing”

(Dan 9:26).

Who is He who died at the cross on calvary? He is none

other than the Christ, the Messiah, the One who was, and who

is…and the same One who is to come. He is none other than

Messiah Ben Joseph!

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