So what was the Messiahs purpose? if you ask people they often feel like they know what Yahusha’s (Jesus) purpose is, the most common answer being:
“He came to save us from our sins”
This is a very broad statement and clarity is definitely needed…
I will use prophecy from the Prophets (so called ‘old’ testament) and New testament, to give you clarity on the Messiah’s purpose.
I will let the scriptures do the talking for themselves lets start with:
1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt 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.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
If you read verse 12 you can see that it is true that Messiah came to die and become an intercession, which means he speaks to YHWH on behalf of Sinners that accept that he is the Son of YHWH who was raised from the dead by YHWH to let us know we will be resurrected if we believe.
24But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
***You should read the whole chapter***
Isaiah 53 Tells us what would happen when the Messiah was to come i.e. his crucifixion , which we see in the New testament,
Lets see what the Messiah says about his purpose..?
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Now lets look at Daniel 9
27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
This scripture gives a more specific understanding of the law that the Messiah fulfilled, which is the DEED (actions, works required to cleanse sin) of the law i.e.
“sacrifice and the oblation (offering) to cease”
Not the Moral law, as is wrongly taught widely.
To further understand that the Law that the messiah fulfilled is the “sacrifice and the oblation (offering)” we can read Hebrews 10
1For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
3But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Hebrews Chapter 10 clearly shows us the Messiah’s purpose – he came to eradicate sin for those that believe in him, he laid down his life ONE time so that we can keep (Yahua’s) YHWH’S moral law without having to Sacrifice Animals to atone for our sins.
If you have been taught that we don’t have to keep the Moral laws, you have to ask your self – How will the Father Judge us, if there are no standards?
I hope this answered questions about the Messiahs Purpose, and remember that the Messiah was also raised back to life, as we will be if we believe and keep the commandments (Moral Laws)
Peace and Shalom to you and your family!
*Note* This is not an exhaustive list of scriptures, there are many more scriptures that prove, the Moral laws should be kept, until the Messiahs return.