Why Is the Messiah and Modern Son of Man Hidden?
This article is very relevant to the prophecies that are mentioned in the following video:
"Listen to me, all peoples, from far: the Lord has called me, and from the womb of my mother has God made mention of my name. And the Lord God has made my mouth and pen like a sharp sword, in the shadow of God’s hand have I been hidden; and the Lord has made me as a polished arrow, in God’s quiver I have been concealed. And God said to me: 'You are My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.' But I said: 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and vanity; yet surely my righteousness is with the Lord, and my satisfaction with my God.' And now says my God that formed me from the womb to be a loyal servant, to bring Jacob again to God, and that Israel be gathered unto God — for I am honorable in the sight of the Lord, and my God is become my strength. Indeed, God said: 'It is not enough that you should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the offspring of Israel. I will also give you for a light of all the nations, that My salvation may be unto the ends of the earth.' Thus said the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him who is despised of men, to him who is abhorred of nations, to a servant of rulers: 'They shall see, and they shall lower themselves and acknowledge God; because of the Lord that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.'" –– Isaiah 49:1-7
(Clarification: Notice that God’s servant is called “Israel,” but God made him a loyal servant “to bring Jacob again.” That can be understood only if you realize that the original Jacob’s name was changed to Israel because he “struggled with God” (which is what the name Israel means in Hebrew). So Isaiah 49:1-7 speaks not of two men, but one, who is like Jacob but is chosen to bring all nations into the embrace of God.)
"The days will come when people will want to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. So they will look here and there, but do not follow them. For as the lightning lightens all parts under heaven, so shall also the son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." – Jesus of Nazareth, according to Luke 17:20-25
(Clarification: Jesus himself suffered only on the last day of his life, after he had completed his mission, not first or beforehand, and he was accepted by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation. Furthermore, Jesus essentially said this about the one to come: "I tell you the truth: I must go away, but I will send the Counselor to you. He will righteously judge the world; because I am going to heaven and you will see me no more. I came not to judge the world, but the rulers of this world must be judged. I have much more to say to you, but it is more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes [represented by the Counselor], he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak of himself, because of himself he will do nothing but the will of the one who sent him. He will [write and] speak only what he hears from God, and he will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by receiving what I have received from God, and making it known to you." – To paraphrase and clarify John 8:28, John 12:47, and John 16:7-15)
“He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” – Isaiah 53:3-4, translation from the Hebrew Masoretic Text and other translations more true to the original
“For thus said the High and Lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry and afflicted him, I hid Me and was angry; and he went on willfully in the way of his heart. [But] I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will lead him also, and compensate with comforts to him and his mourners.” – Isaiah 57:15-18
“Behold God’s servant, whom God upholds; God’s elect, in whom God’s soul delights. God’s spirit is upon him, he shall make the right to go forth to the nations. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. ... he shall make the right to go forth according to the truth ... he shall set the right in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his teaching. The Lord God has called him in righteousness, and has taken hold of his hand, and kept him, and set him for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house. The Lord God will not give glory to another, neither praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things shall spring forth. Son of man, sing unto the Lord a new song, and God’s praise from the end of the earth.” — Isaiah 42:1-10
“Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm [servant] shall rule [speak] for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.” — Isaiah 40:10
“Behold, the Lord has proclaimed ...Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.” — Isaiah 62:11
There are other prophecies and much more information in the article on Prophecies Re: He Who Fulfulls Them.
Understanding the whole context of the book of Isaiah, the modern son of man, the Mashiach (Messiah) who fulfills prophecies, understands that those words apply to him. For he is the one who was first stricken and afflicted and not recognized as a prophet. He is first rejected by his generation during all the years he delivers his work before him, and he is "hidden."
He is "hidden in the shadow of God's hand" for many reasons, some of which should be obvious. After all, anyone who announced in public that he is the Messiah would be dismissed as a mentally ill person deluded with a messianic complex, to begin with.
Therefore, he has been hidden during his journey and during all the time it has taken him to delivered his work before him according to the prophecy of Isaiah, and he will probably remain hidden until the message is finally recognized and then discussed by the religious authorities of the world.
Only when it is generally understood that he has not been sent to rule the world but to save it by liberating and empowering the people, may he make an appearance of his own free will, if he can.
However, even if he is physically able to do that, it would only be only to sing his songs for you in person, and perhaps speak a bit between songs to elaborate on their meaning and provide counsel if appropriate. (But, you should know that he thinks or feels it is possible that he may be dead by the time the whole world gets the message. He was on his last legs long ago and often feels like he is dying. So hopefully it will be soon that enough people get the message and feel he has earned the right to be heard and acknowledged for the role he was chosen to play.)
This needs to be said because most people who hear of this message ask why its author has not announced in public who he is. They wonder, if he really is the modern son of man and Messiah, why is he "hidden," and why has the message he has delivered before him been written anonymously?
There are very good reasons why he has not, and they are based not merely on religious prophecies. It's just common sense.
First, he would not merely be dismissed as another deluded fool or pretender with a Messianic Complex. Many religious people would accuse him of being a false messiah. That happens to by why the prophet Isaiah wrote that the son of man who actually fulfills prophecy by delivering judgment will "not cause his voice to be heard in the street" or in public as an orator, but instead send "his work before him."
Knowing the prophecies of Isaiah, and knowing that he did not fulfill them, Jesus of Nazareth said that the next son of man would "first be rejected by his generation." Both Jesus and Isaiah knew that religious people would have their own idea of who and what the Messiah will be. And, as Jesus correctly predicted, there have been and are many false christs, false shepherds and false prophets. So it was predictable that the real son of man would be accused and dismissed as a religious nut, a heretic, and even an anti-christ.
In fact, his work has already been rejected for decades because of that, but if he were to announce and declare his role and mission publicly, rather than anonymously in this way, his critics and accusers would more actively try to discredit and denigrate him, and "assassinate" his character, at the very least. And it would be much easier for his malicious, deadly enemies to try to kill him.
You see, he is hated and despised by some people who claim to be religious, who don’t bother to even read the message and understand it but instead have a knee-jerk reaction against a man who claims to be the prophesied son of man and principal messenger for God and the Spirit of truth. They are convinced that they already know who and what the Messiah will be and what he will do.
But, his role is not as a king, not as a pontiff or pope, nor a head of any religion or government. He is merely a messenger delivering a written judgment, and he is an interpreter of prophecy and a counselor sent not to rule but to liberate and empower the people.
The modern son of man has learned his lesson and knows better at age 71, having thought at age 34 that he should be the king. That is why the prophet Isaiah foretold that the servant of God would be "contrite of spirit." He even still finds it extremely difficult to believe God has chosen and sent him to deliver the message of judgment, and he is still plagued by self-doubt and fear of displeasing God. Even though he knows that God did not literally cause him to be "stricken and afflicted" and "suffer many things," he has realized why. He knows he has reaped what he has sown, and been judged as he has judged.
He has learned his lessons, and paid his dues. And he realized long ago that what the world needed was not another would-be religious "savior" playing god or a conquering hero or a political leader playing king. He saw that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and he learned and realized that a good servant of God empowers and liberates the people from the rule of those who fight for and win power over them.
He realized that, however, only after making some serious mistakes. In 1975 at age 34, after witnessing God and seeing the Divine Light within at age 30 in 1971, he entertained and even acted on the idea that he had been called by God to be a great leader. But, after falling very hard from the tower of egotism at age 36 in 1977, when he was first stricken and afflicted, that idea became farthest from his mind. But it took him many years after that to began to learn to allow the Spirit of truth to really prune his ego. And it was only in the last five years that he really began to understand how and why the process of spiritual rebirth is one of gradual unfoldment, which can take a very long time.
However, ever since early 1979, when he received two miracles, he has known the basic purpose of his mission. One of those miracles was divine guidance that showed him evidence in the Bible about why he was stricken and afflicted, and that was just the very beginning of his education about the prophecies of the world’s religions.
But even after having received three incredible, major miracles (the first in 1971 and two more in 1979), and many more minor miracles along the way, he still could not bring himself to fully believe that he had not only been called but chosen for the most crucial mission. And even though by 1991 he was committed to it, he has still been plagued by self-doubt and fear -- until he reached age 71.
He realized that deep within his heart and soul he always knew who and what he is. And long before that he realized that what the world needs is the God’s honest truth, and nothing but the truth, because the real truth will set us all free and show you how to establish government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people — no longer to be of, by, and for the wealthiest few. He knew that back in 1984, which is when he began trying to deliver the message.
Now you can learn the real story as he tells it, because the prophets Isaiah and Jesus actually foretold it. If you read the articles on Prophecies Re: He Who Fulfills Them, The Story of the Modern Son of Man, and Isaiah Chapter 53, you will see why it is written in Isaiah 42:1-4 that:
Thus said the Lord our God: "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him, he shall make the right to go forth to the nations. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street [or in public]. ... he shall make the right to go forth according to the truth. He shall not fail ... [to] set the right in the earth." – Isaiah 42:1-4
Everyone, and especially Jews, Christians and Muslims, should notice that "he shall make the right to go forth according to the truth." That it is consistent with Isaiah’s prophecy which says God’s "arm," which is made known only to the son of man per Isaiah 53:1, will deliver "his work before him" in a strong message (according to Isaiah 40:10 and 62:11), and thus "make the right" for the message to be heard (or read) in all nations.
In other words, the message the modern son of man has sent before him must be widely accepted as true and righteous judgment to establish his right to be heard – not as a leader or ruler, but as a teacher and counselor. For while government is on his shoulder, he shows you how and why we are all equal joint heirs to the coming "kingdom" of God on earth, and we shall share the "throne" in governments of, by, and for the people.
Also, notice that despite the claim in the Christian book of Matthew that Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 42:1-4 and did "not cause his voice to be heard in the streets," that is not true. The book of Isaiah is not about Jesus, and the are many reasons why. One is that Jesus did rise up and did cause his voice to be heard in the streets, on the roads, in public, and in synagogues.
Christians have been misled in that regard. And now, of course, some Jews have been led to believe that the book of Isaiah is not about the Messiah anyway, but about the nation of Israel and the Jewish people collectively. But, like the Christians who have been led to believe that the book of Isaiah is about Jesus of Nazareth, they have been misguided by erroneous interpretations.
If you read the articles cited above and on the menu to the left, you will see that there is a very good reason why the prophet Isaiah wrote what he did about the modern son of man. Furthermore, the Jewish Sanhedrin 98 had concluded before Jesus was born that the book of Isaiah was indeed about the Messiah, which is one of the reasons why the early Christians claimed that it spoke of Jesus. (And another big reason was because they were reading the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Tanakh or Bible, which contains certain words that are mistranslations, and omits some important words. See Isaiah Chapter 53.)
The fact, however, is that Jesus himself knew Isaiah did not write about him, and that is why he said the following about the son of man to come:
"The kingdom of God comes not with observation in the world, for the kingdom of God is within you. The days will come when people will want to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. So they will look here and there, but do not follow them. For as the lightning lightens all parts under heaven, so shall also the son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of his generation." (Luke 17:20-25)
Jesus was not speaking of himself in that instance, because he was accepted by multitudes of Jews, Greeks and others in his generation, and he suffered not "first" but only after he had completed his mission. So in fact, Jesus was speaking of the next son of man has first suffered many things and been rejected, whose message is sent before him, as Isaiah prophesied, and can be seen in a flash, like lightning, all over the world.
Further indications of God’s intent and method are revealed in the following:
Isaiah 49: 2-5: "[God] has made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of His hand has He hid me; and He has made me a polished arrow, in His quiver has He concealed me. And He said unto me: 'Thou art My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified. But I said: 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God. And now says the Lord that formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, and that Israel be gathered unto Him--for I am honorable in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength."
Isaiah 51:16: "And I have put My words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion: 'You are My people.’"
Isaiah 53:3-4: "He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face. He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted."
Isaisah 57:17-18: "For the iniquity of his covetousness was I, and smote him: I hid me, and was angry, and he went on frowardly [willfully] in the way of his heart. [But] I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners."
Isaiah 62:11-12: "Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. And they shall call them the holy people, The redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought out, a city not forsaken."
In other words, the son of man, the Messiah, is only human, and has been covetous and willful in the sight of God. But even so, God understands that his heart is in the right place, and has guided him.
As for his being a "city not forsaken," that is consistent with this statement in the Christian book of Revelation:
Rev 3:12: "Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." – Jesus of Nazareth
Now, of course, there are some religious Jewish scholars and authorities who will initially claim that the statements quoted above are not about a modern Messiah, and there are some religious Christian scholars and authorities who will initially claim that only Jesus has fulfilled (or somehow will fulfill) the prophecies of the Messiah. However, when what is written in all the articles in this message are understood, those claims will be dismissed.
You see, Luke 4:18 states that Jesus said: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners ... and to set the oppressed free."
In saying that, at least according to Luke, Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 61:1-3, which states: "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners ... to comfort all who mourn and grieve."
However, even though Jesus understood it, he did not fulfill Isaiah 61:1-3, and we can see why by reading what is written just preceding that. For Isaiah 60:18-21 states: "No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders ... for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory ... and your days of sorrow will end. ... Then all your people will be righteous ..."
Clearly, Jesus of Nazareth did not fulfill that 2000 years ago, just as he did not fulfill most of the other Jewish Hebrew prophecies. He knew that it would not be fulfilled until the end of the age of division that he ushered in.
However, it is obvious that the followers of Jesus did not understand that, even though Jesus knew and said that he would not fulfill all the prophecies, and he knew they would not be fulfilled and his true testimony known until the end of the age by the modern son of man, the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth.
Jesus essentially said: "I tell you the truth: I must go away, but I will send the Counselor to you. He will righteously judge the world; because I am going to heaven and you will see me no more. I came not to judge the world, but the rulers of this world must be judged. I have much more to say to you, but it is more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak of himself, because of himself he will do nothing but the will of the one who sent him. He will [write and] speak only what he hears from God, and he will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by having what is mine and making it known to you." (Paraphrasing and clarifying John 8:28, John 12:47, and John 16:7-15)
Jesus clearly revealed that because he had to go away and would be seen no more on earth, he would send someone delivering a needed message, who will issue the judgment, guide humanity unto the truth, show you things to come, and declare the testimony of the Christ-Avatar who is in heaven with God.
Remember, the Lord God said to the son of man through the prophet Isaiah: "Have I not chosen to loose the chains of injustice and remove the yoke, to set the oppressed free? ... If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing fingers and malicious talk, and if you spend yourself in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness." (Isaiah 58:6-10)
In the final analysis, the true fulfillment of prophecy shows the incredible genius of God, who wants no man to play god, but instead wants an end to conflict, division and war and all human beings to be equal joint heirs to the new "kingdom" to come, where only the Lord Our God and the Ancient One in heaven will reign Supreme.
We are equal joint heirs to our divine inheritance, and we are One In Spirit.