EMET is the Hebrew word for truth. Meditate on the writings and the prophets to see how Messiah was revealed in the Tanakh. Remember, Christ did not teach the Gospel from the B’rit Chadashah (New Testament) for it had not yet been written. Yeshua revealed Himself by the Word of the Torah (Law), Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (writings).
Now He said to them,
These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures … [Lk 24:44-45]
Psalm 22:1-18 (Abridged)
1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me [Mt 27:46]? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
7-8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, “He trusted in the LORD that He would deliver him: let Him deliver him, seeing He delighted in him.” [Mt 27:43]
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my body.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue clings to my jaws; and you have brought me to the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17-18 I can count all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots for my clothing [Jn 19:24].
“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
“They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground; He has no [stately] form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being [fell] upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed [1 Pe 2:24].
All of us like sheep have gone astray [1 Pe 2:25], each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth [Jn 19:10]; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.
“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced [Jn 19:34, 19:37]; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son [Lk 23:27], and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.”
Scriptural references used on Messiah Gate are the authorized text of NASB.