I have always thought it interesting about how a number of Jewish people still claim to be waiting on the promised Messiah. This is their view, even given the scriptures that point to Jesus being the one that is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures.
I started wondering how the Pharisees who witnessed Jesus and his ministry could have walked away and not believed…which led me to wonder about those who still today are waiting for the fulfillment of the Old Scriptures…which then helped me understand why today there are so many who are living a life that is not showing that they are Christians.
I’m sure that a number of you reading this are wondering what I mean with this statement. Let me explain – when Jesus came, John the Baptist told the world of his arrival. John then baptized Jesus into the life that we all must accept…but there were a number of men in that day that refused to accept Jesus as the promised Messiah. They were waiting on someone who they felt would fight, someone that they could count on to lead a rebellion that would overthrow the current leaders and lead them into a new era…
What the Pharisees and Sadducees failed to realize was that Jesus was doing just that. Jesus came to lead his followers into a new rebellion…not against the current government, but against the law that was impossible for man to keep. Jesus kept the law, he lived by the law, and he was the only one who could do so…which is why he came. Jesus came to save the world (John 3:17).
There are a number of Jewish followers today who still try to live under the law…they are still trying to keep up with the laws that Jesus said he came to correct. Not that the law is wrong, but there is no way for a man to reach eternal salvation without knowing the sacrifice that Jesus made. Jesus stated that he came to form a ‘new covenant’. Today, this covenant is the New Testament.
Today, we are called to live under the New Testament…this means that we are no longer bound under the Old Testament laws, but are sinners saved by grace. That grace is the only thing that can get us to heaven, no matter how ‘good’ we live…we can only reach the promise that awaits us by fully giving ourselves over to the teachings of the Apostles, and giving our lives fully to the only Savior that Scripture promises…Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells us in John 14:6 that he is the only way to heaven…he is the only truth that we will find…and he is the only life that we need…Jesus came to give us hope and give us a future. Are you still waiting on a Savior? If so, Jesus is standing at the door and knocking, waiting on you to open the door and let him in…don’t miss this opportunity to change your life and find true happiness. You don’t have to wait any longer on a promised Savior, he is waiting at the door now…won’t you let him in?