YESHUA IS THE CHOSEN SERVANT IN

ISAIAH 41:8-10

(Isaiah 41:8-16 NKJV in all verses unless otherwise noted)

8 “But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

A CHURCH'S MISUNDERSTANDING OF THIS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

A religious organization that started in the Philippines, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914), strongly believed in the claim of their group's founder of being the prophesied Jacob or Israel who was chosen by God to reestablish His nation at the time ends of the earth. When is the time ‘ends of the earth’ as understood by this church? According to them, this is supposedly the time that is very close to the end of the world or the return of The Christ, the time referred by The Lord in Matthew 24:33 as ‘at the doors’. They give the date of July 27, 1914 as the start of this time reference as it coincided with the outburst of the First World War, and this is also the date when their organization was registered with the Philippine government. In fact, they also point to this specific date to be the beginning of the 7th Scroll Seal, a time frame mentioned in Revelation that they believed is the last order of events prior to judgment day.

 

What if they are wrong? Then everything that the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) stands on crumbles since this is their most fundamental basis in their claim to be the true reemerged Church of Christ.

 

KEY POINTS FOR ANALYSIS 

The key points for analysis or PERSPECTIVES in this presentation are:  1- the time ‘ends of the earth’;  2- the prophesied Jacob or Israel who was chosen by God;  3- parallelism with other Messianic prophecies.

 

FIRST PERSPECTIVE: ENDS OF THE EARTH

Let us first analyze the phrase ‘ends of the earth’, and why we could agree that this points to time and not to places as the case of other biblical mention of this phrase. Yes, we agree that the phrase ‘ends of the earth’ also was mentioned in other verses to refer to the most distant of places. However, in Isaiah 41v9 that stated "You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth” could only refer to time. Why are we sure? Since there is only one entity prophesied to be taken by God (You whom I have taken), therefore He cannot come from multiple directions or ‘ends of the earth’ at a single given time (the time He’s taken by God).

 

Is the Iglesia Ni Cristo's (1914) understanding on The Lord’s mention of the phrase ‘at the doors’ to mean as the 'ends of the earth' on point with The Savior's message? Let us understand this particular testimony of The Lord:

 

(Matthew 24:3, 33)  

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” … 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 

 

Here lies a discrepancy in their understanding. The Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) use the phrase AT THE DOORS to mean as the time ENDS OF THE EARTH. Then they would use as reference the "wars and rumors of wars" (specifically World War 1) mentioned in Matthew 24v6-8 which coincided with their registration with the Philippine government on July 27, 1914.. This is how they teach that the prophetical time ends of the earth started in the year 1914 which would last until Judgment Day.

Why is this a discrepancy which can mislead people? Simply because The Christ did not say that the ends of the earth starts when the time is near and at the doors. The Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) maliciously put those words in the mouth of Christ. What did The Messiah point out to be near and at the doors? His second coming which also happens to be the end of the age. He was simply answering the question raised by His disciples.

To reiterate, although the time when "it is near and at the doors" is part of the prophetical timeframe "ends of the earth", however it is wrong to say that it is the entirety or even the beginning point of the time 'ends of the earth."

When is the time 'ends of the earth?

 

(Isaiah 49:5-6)    

5 “And now the Lord says,
Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
So that Israel is gathered to Him
(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the Lord,
And My God shall be My strength),
6 Indeed He says,
‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

 

The phrase ends of the earth in this specific prophecy points to the assigned timeframe when God designated His Son to be His salvation for mankind. Why are we certain that this cluster of prophecies points to The Christ Yeshua? Because only He was tasked by God to raise up and restore the preserved ones (or remnants) of Israel, and to be the light to the Gentiles or the rest of the world. This is the time when The Lord Yeshua is God’s salvation for man (or Covenant in Isaiah 42v6), thus the time of Christ commonly referred as the Christian Era. If such is the case, then this time reference dates all the way back to the first century and not in 1914 as specifically claimed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914).

 

This scriptural perspective exposes the grave misunderstanding of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) on the phrase ‘ends of the earth’ and their misleading and arbitrary citation of The Lord’s phrase of ‘at the doors'.

SECOND PERSPECTIVE: THE PROPHESIED JACOB / ISRAEL

With a clear understanding of the prophetic time ‘ends of the earth’ to refer to the time of The Christ or Christian Era it would make it easier for us to come to pinpoint the prophesied chosen servant of God from this era. Who is this chosen servant of God? 

 

(Isaiah 41:8-9)   

8 “But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away.

 

The chosen servant of God taken from the ‘ends of the earth’ is Israel or Jacob. Let us understand that Israel is the same person as Jacob – there was a time when Jacob’s name was changed to Israel by an angel of God. Who is this Israel or Jacob who was prophesied to be the chosen servant of God? We know that this could not be Israel or Jacob in the flesh since he was hundreds of years dead from the time of the Prophet Isaiah. We can also be sure that this prophecy did not refer to the nation of Israel as this single servant (You whom) will be taken from the time 'ends of the earth', and therefore not the time of the biblical nation of Israel. There must be a single person chosen by God to be His servant whom He also called Israel or Jacob.

 

Who is the prophesied Israel?

 

(Hosea 11:1)

“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
And out of Egypt I called My son.

 

As the nation of Israel was called by God out of bondage in Egypt, there is also a child whom God called His Son who was likened to the early nation of Israel in such that He will also come out of Egypt. 

 

Who was this child called Israel by God in the prophecy? Why does He come out of Egypt?

 

(Matthew 2:13-15)

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

The child who will come out of Egypt called Israel by God is none other than His Begotten Son Yeshua! He is the third Israel in biblical context – the first one was Israel who was the son of Isaac, the second refers to the nation that bears his name, and the third and last reference of Israel is The Son of God, The Christ Yeshua, being the chosen servant of God (at the time ‘ends of the earth).

 

Was The Lord Yeshua also referred as Jacob in biblical prophecies? Let us read a prophecy of King David, also a prophet of God even before the time of Isaiah:

 

(Psalm 24:3-7)    

3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah

7 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.

 

The one prophesied with clean hands and a pure heart as Jacob is The Lord Yeshua! How can we be sure? Because only He and no one else is the King of glory who may stand in God’s holy place.

 

Since The Christ Yeshua is the prophesied Jacob or Israel whom God testified to be His chosen servant in Isaiah 41v8, then He MUST also be the one whom God referred as “You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth” in verse 9.

 

If the fulfillment of these prophesies is none other than The Lord Yeshua, then Felix Y. Manalo’s claim is just that - a mere claim. His claim, as well as any other claimants of these prophesies, is a blasphemy not only to The Christ Yeshua but to God Himself who spoke all these about His Beloved Son!

 

THIRD PERSPECTIVE: PARALLELISM WITH OTHER MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

What further proves the integrity of our understanding that The Christ is the fulfillment of these prophecies? The other verses enclosed in chapter 41 of Isaiah also point to The Messiah or The Christ Yeshua. Let us continue with our analysis:

 

VERSE 41:2

(Isaiah 41:2)    

2 “Who raised up one from the east?
Who in righteousness called him to His feet?
Who gave the nations before him,
And made him rule over kings?
Who gave them as the dust to his sword,
As driven stubble to his bow?

 

The verse spoke of one raised up and called by God in righteousness who will become Ruler over kings or KING OF KINGS. Who is He? 

 

(Isaiah 42:1, 6)    

“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles…

 

6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles

 

(Revelation 19:16)

6 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

 

The one raised up and called in righteousness (Isaiah 41:2) is the same Elect Servant upheld by God who was given as a Covenant to the people and Light to the Gentiles (Isa. 42:1,6). We are certain that God appointed this task and titles specifically to His Son Yeshua. 

Did The Christ Yeshua also become a RULER OVER KINGS as prophesied? Certainly, He was the One referred to by Apostle John as THE KING OF KINGS!

 

The Iglesia Ni Cristo's (1914) insistence that Felix Y. Manalo is the prophesied elect or chosen servant upheld by God is tantamount to saying that he is also God’s covenant to the people for salvation - a sacrilege that they are unfortunately guilty of. 

 

From the biblical truth presented above, the Iglesia Ni Cristo's (1914) core foundation is laid to waste.

ISAIAH 41V10-17 ALL POINT TO THE MESSIAH

Let us continue to compare the other verses in the 41st chapter of Isaiah and see if any of these verses could support the Iglesia Ni Cristo's (1914) claim to the prophecies or further disprove it:

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VERSE 41:10

(Isaiah 41:10)    

10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

Verse 41:10 spoke of the One whom God will abide with. Who is prophesied to be God’s companion or the person whom He will abide with?

 

(Zechariah 13:7)   

7 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.

 

The Shepherd of God is His Companion, the Man whom He abides with. He is the Shepherd prophesied to be stricken and the fulfillment is The Christ Yeshua. He is the One strengthened by God (Isaiah 49:5) and upheld with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 40:9-10). 

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VERSE 41:11

(Isaiah 41:11)   

11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.

 

Verse 41:11 spoke about how those who are incensed against this chosen Servant will be ashamed and disgraced. Let us see how this was fulfilled in The Christ:

 

(Isaiah 45:22-24)   

22 “Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 I have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me every knee shall bow,
Every tongue shall take an oath.
24 He shall say,
‘Surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength.
To Him men shall come,
And all shall be ashamed
Who are incensed against Him.

 

Who is The Word that has gone out of God’s mouth in righteousness? He is none other than The Lord Yeshua being God’s Word (John 1:1 / Revelation 19:13) and God’s Covenant to man (Isaiah 42:6). Through Him every knee shall bow and every tongue shall take an oath unto God. All those who are incensed against Him shall all be ashamed. The verse in Isaiah 41:11 surely points to The Christ as the fulfillment. Now to verse 41:12:

 

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VERSE 41:12

(Isaiah 41:12)    

12 You shall seek them and not find them—
Those who contended with you.
Those who war against you
Shall be as nothing,
As a nonexistent thing.

 

Verse 12 spoke about the enemies of the prophesied Servant of God and how they will not be found any longer and those who war against Him shall be made as nothing by God.

 

How is this fulfilled in The Christ Yeshua?

 

(Acts 2:34-36)    

34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

 

The Apostle Peter testified how Yeshua was made Lord and Christ by God Himself. For such, God will make His enemies His footstool – Peter cited here the prophecy of David (Psalm 110:1).

 

So far, verses 2, 10-12 all refer to The Christ as pinpointed by parallel prophecies. In the following four more verses to compare, verses 13-16 respectively, could one of them point to Felix Y. Manalo and the church that he founded since 1913?

 

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VERSE 11:13

(Isaiah 41:13)    

13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

 

How does other parallel prophecy confirm to The Lord Yeshua as the Servant of God held by God and promised help and guidance?

 

(Isaiah 42:1, 6)   

“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles…

6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles

 

The One whose hand the Lord God promised to hold is the same One who was given as God’s Covenant to people, therefore The Lord Yeshua-Christos! Once again, it is does not point to Felix Y. Manalo. 

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VERSE 41:14

(Isaiah 41:14)    

14 “Fear not, you worm Jacob,
You men of Israel!
I will help you,” says the Lord
And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

 

Verse 14 spoke about a worm Jacob helped by God. As already covered above, King David prophesied about The Christ being the Jacob in the prophecy. Why was this prophesied Jacob likened to a worm?

 

(Psalm 22:1, 6)    

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning? …

6 But I am a worm, and no man;
A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

 

The Jacob in the prophecy was likened to a worm for being a reproach of men and despised by people. What expands our understanding that this was really fulfilled in The Lord Yeshua?

 

(Isaiah 53:3)    

3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

 

Was The Lord Yeshua prophesied to be Jacob, the chosen servant of God? Yes He was, and we have already studied that earlier. Was He likened to a worm in a prophecy? Yes He was for the reason that He was "a reproach of men and despised by the people."

Why is it that when the words WORM and JACOB suddenly it would point to Felix Y. Manalo? That could SIMPLY NOT BE LOGICAL! If so, then the claim of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) that Felix Y. Manalo was the prophesied WORM JACOB is unfounded and clearly deceiving!

 

Let us continue with what they truly and proudly claim to be the biggest proof of Felix Y. Manalo’s calling, in verse 15-16:

 

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VERSES 41:15-16

(Isaiah 41:15-16)   

15 “Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth;
You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small,
And make the hills like chaff.
16 You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away,
And the whirlwind shall scatter them;
You shall rejoice in the Lord,
And glory in the Holy One of Israel.

 

We can agree with the Iglesia Ni Cristo's (1914) perspective on the mountains being churches or organizations that will be destroyed by the prophesied servant. What we cannot agree is their claim that this segment of Isaiah’s prophecies have been fulfilled in the life and work of Bro. Manalo. That supposedly, God has made him into a threshing sledge with sharp teeth to thresh the mountains and make the hills like chaff, in reference to his triumphs over big churches who tried to stop him from his work. Can their claim help them in their argument or further the exposure of their baseless claim?

 

Let us pause for a second... did they really believe that Felix Y. Manalo's threshing and winnowing happened during his work of propagating or planting? Since when are the works of THRESHING AND WINNOWING A REFERENCE FOR PROPAGATING OR PLANTING? Had God meant planting, shouldn't he had used plowing instead of threshing? Of course, God meant what He said, thus threshing, because He meant harvesting. 

 

That Isaiah 41:15-16 refer to HARVESTING AND NOT PLANTING is very well proven by the mention of the terms of threshing, chaff and winnowing. These three terminilogies correlate with the season and work of harvesting (Matthew 13:36-43 / 24:31). Here's how - THRESHING is done during the harvest season to separate the grains from the stalks. WINNOWING the grains follows in order to remove or separate the CHAFF. What further proves that the threshing mentioned in the prophecy will be during harvesting or gathering on the day of judgment?

 

(Isaiah 27:12)  

12 And it shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord will thresh,
From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt;
And you will be gathered one by one,
O you children of Israel.

 

The Lord God will thresh for the purpose of gathering His children, and this will happen on the day of judgment as verified by The Christ Himself in Matthew 13:36-43 as well as in Matthew 24:31.

 

What does the chaff in this prophetical context refer to?

(Isaiah 29:5-6)

5 “Moreover the multitude of your foes
Shall be like fine dust,
And the multitude of the terrible ones
Like chaff that passes away;
Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly.
6 You will be punished by the Lord of hosts
With thunder and earthquake and great noise,
With storm and tempest
And the flame of devouring fire.

The chaff mentioned in the prophecy of Isaiah points to the people who are deceived by the terrible ones or the devil. They were also prophesied to be punished by God with the ultimate punishment of a devouring fire.

 

Who is the prophesied servant tasked with not only threshing the mountains, but also of burning the chaff?

 

(Luke 3:17) 

17 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.”

 

John the Baptist testified about The Christ who holds the winnowing fan in His hand, who will also thoroughly clean out the threshing floor as he gathers or saves the wheat while burning the chaff with fire. Notice how the words threshing, winnowing and chaff – three words that are present in Isaiah 41:15-16 – are also present in the testimony of John the Baptist concerning The Christ Yeshua. The Isaiah prophecy, as well as John’s testimony, prophecy on how The Christ will destroy the world’s organizations and religions while saving God's elect during the process.

 

Therefore, the fulfilment of the prophesied servant of God who will do the harvesting on His behalf - and this include the works of threshing and winnowing, is The Lord Yeshua-Christos and not Felix Y. Manalo nor anyone else!

 

Not one of the verses in Isaiah chapter 41 that are claimed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) to point to Felix Y. Manalo as the fulfilment can ever be true! Rather, they all point to The Messiah as the fulfilment.

 

Allow me to give an extra point for truth and expand our study to verse 17 in order to further seal the (already established) fact that The Lord Yeshua is indeed the prophesied chosen servant in the 41st chapter of Isaiah.

 

As a bonus point let us also take a good study on verse 17:

 

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VERSE 41:17

(Isaiah 41:17)   

17 “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the Lord, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

 

Verse 17 spoke of God’s promise to hear and provide the poor and needy the water that they seek. How is this prophecy fulfilled in The Christ Yeshua?

 

(John 4:13-14)    

13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

 

(John 7:38)

38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

 

The water promised by God to the poor and needy is the living water that His Son will give. This water, which is the Word of Christ, will become a fountain of water that will spring up into everlasting life in him who believes in The Son of God.

If you are a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo (1914) think about this for a moment: why is it hard for you to accept The Christ as the fulfilment and not Felix Y. Manalo? Could it be because the DECEPTION IS SO DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN YOUR MINDS? 

 

SIDE BY SIDE WITH PROPHETIC PARALLELS

Let us present again the prophecies, breaking them down LINE BY LINE AND SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CORRESPONDING PARALLEL PROPHECIES so we can ensure the integrity of our presentation:

 

(Isaiah 41:2, 8-17, all corresponding citations in parentheses referring to The Christ)    

2 “Who raised up one from the east? (Isaiah 42:1- Servant whom I uphold)
Who in righteousness called him to His feet?  (Isaiah 42:6- I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness)


Who gave the nations before him,
And made him rule over kings?  
(Revelation 19:16-  And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.)


Who gave them as the dust to his sword,
As driven stubble to his bow?...

8 “But you, Israel, are My servant,  (Hosea 11:1- “When Israel was a child, I loved him; Matthew 2:13-15- "out of Egypt I called My son")

 

Jacob whom I have chosen, 

The descendants of Abraham My friend.   (Psalm 24:6- 6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him) 


9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,  (Isaiah 49:6- That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth)


And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away
 (Isaiah 49:3- ‘You are My servant, O Israel in whom I will be glorified)

10 Fear not, for I am with you;  (Zechariah 13:7- God is Christ’s companion) 


Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
 (Isaiah 49:5- God is Christ’s strength)


Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’  
(Isaiah 42:1- Servant whom I uphold)

11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you

Shall be ashamed and disgraced;  (Isaiah 45:24- All shall be ashamed
Who are incensed against Him)


They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them and not find them—
Those who contended with you.
Those who war against you
Shall be as nothing,
 (Acts 2:35- Till I make Your enemies Your footstool)


As a nonexistent thing.
13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,  
(Isaiah 52:10- The Lord has made bare His holy arm)


Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

14 “Fear not, you worm Jacob,  (Psalm 22:6- worm means despised, also in Isaiah 53:3 / Psalm 24:4, 6- This is Jacob – clean hands and a pure heart)


You men of Israel!
I will help you,” says the Lord
And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; 
(Isaiah 27:12- The Lord will thresh to gather the children of God)


You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small,
And make the hills like chaff.

16 You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away,

And the whirlwind shall scatter them;  (Luke 3:17- Christ will winnow, clean the threshing floor and burn the chaff)


You shall rejoice in the Lord,
And glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17 “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the Lord, will hear them; 
(John 4:13-14- Christ will give living water, also in John 7:38)


I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

 

CONCLUSION

The verses cited in the 41st chapter of Isaiah all point to The Christ Yeshua being the fulfillment of these prophecies. They are supported by parallel Messianic prophecies. Anyone who lays claim unto these prophecies is guilty of blaspheming The Lord Yeshua and God who commissioned Him.

 

Should you continue to believe in a blasphemous claim such as that of Felix Y. Manalo and the religious organization he established? Or should you accept the truth of the prophecies so that we can benefit from the promise of God and His divine purpose in sending His Son to be The Messiah or Savior for our souls?

 

As declared by one of the living witnesses of The Lord’s majesty, the Apostle Peter has this to say concerning the importance of heeding or believing in The Christ Yeshua as the One confirmed by the prophecies:

 

(2 Peter 1:16, 19)    

16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty… 

19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. ..

You may ask at this point, why bother to preach that The Christ Yeshua is the fulfilment of the prophecy? Because by not knowing who was confirmed by the prophecies we cannot heed the Light. In contrast, how are those who will continue to believe in false claims like that of Felix Y. Manalo? They are those who follow CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES! 

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(John 8:32) 

". .. the truth shall make you free.”

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