The Jewish people for thousands of years have looked forward to the coming of their Mashiach, the hope of Israel. The Torah describes King Messiah: I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him. Devarim 18:18-19
Was the Mashiach (Messiah) to come to destroy the lifestyle of Torah? Was he to come and abolish it from the lives of His people? Free them from the “Law.” Was he to abolish the Torah? No, He was to teach Torah, to speak it with authority as if we were in Mt. Horeb even today! He is to be the second Moshe!
Mashiach is to speak the words of our Father in heaven, he is to be in total and 100% agreement with the words of the Torah from HaShem. This means Torah faithful!
Suffice it to say that the role of the Mashiach was / is not only to come and live a perfect righteous Jewish lifestyle, but to teach others to do the same. One of the greatest expectations of the Jewish people was that the Mashiach was to teach Torah from Mt. Zion during the Messianic Kingdom, this is what he would do when He comes back in the office of Mashiach Ben David (King Messiah) In His first coming Maran Yeshua fulfilled the office of Mashiach Ben Yosef / Suffering Servant (See Yeshayahu / Isaiah 53).
Rabbeinu Maran Yeshua the Mashiach made this clear to His Talmidim (students), the Torah and Prophets speak of him (Mattityahu / Mathew 5:18). "Therefore if the Mashiach from the Hebrew Scriptures does not measure up with all these requirements that we have set from the Scriptures, then for sure that person is not the Mashiach, but an impostor, the Anti-Messiah.
Therefore “The goal or aim of the Torah is the Mashiach.” Waiting / seeking for / longing for / reading concerning Him in the Hebrew Scriptures, anticipating His coming, is not simply a virtue but a religious obligation, a must! The Rambam thus rules that whoever does not believe in — and whoever does not await the coming of Mashiach, in effect denies the whole Torah, all the prophets beginning with Moshe.
Mashiach is the goal of Torah, not Judaism by itself. Do you want Mashiach now? Get active! Tell some one concerning the hope of Israel – Melech HaMashiach!
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