When the Messiah comes, he may come in disguise. He may follow the examples of Joseph and Moses and appear foreign to his people. He would then reveal himself to his brethren as Joseph and Moses did. When they recognize him they will welcome him back to their family whether it is his first or second appearance.
The critical question we each need to ask ourselves is whether or not we have eyes to see and spiritual insight to recognize him when he comes. What if the messiah comes as a common Jew from the land of Israel instead of as Christian theology proclaims? How would you recognize him without the pagan attributes that have been given to him over the millennia or how would you recognize him if he doesn’t appear in the air with his angels?
The Messiah could come as the Creator’s small, still voice; a voice speaking so softly to the world that virtually nobody notices at first. You would have to watch and listen carefully to recognize him. You would need to look at the world around you without your theologicall biases in order to recognize him.
My belief is that most Jews and Christians may not recognize him in the beginning as they will be looking for something else. It won’t be until the Messiah is well under way in bringing the lost ten tribes home to unite with Judah to restore God’s kingdom here on earth that some will recognize him by what he is doing and saying. Many Jews and Christians may even say that he is a false messiah since he doesn’t conform to their particular theology.
We would all do well to remember that theology is man’s attempt at defining and understanding God and His truth. You cannot contain the Creator of the Universe with our mental constructs and expectations. He has demonstrated over and over that he works in very mysterious ways. As the bible says in Isaiah 55: 7 – 9: Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NASB)
We live in a world of lies and illusions. So much so that it is often hard to figure out what the truth is. We know that God is truth and that his Messiah will represent God’s truth. So don’t let your religious theology and doctrines get in the way of recognizing truth when it arrives. Let us return to our Creator and find His truth!
The bible is clear that the Messiah will restore all the tribes of Israel and not just Judah (Jews) in forming the Kingdom of God here on earth. Watch for much to happen in the coming days, weeks, and months. Don’t focus on the tribulation as it occurs all around you, but rather put your sights on God and His truth. Those with eyes to see will see truth and miracles all around in the midst of all the turmoil. Will you recognize him when he arrives? He may not fit the image you were expecting. He will be filled with God’s truth and be about the tasks he has been assigned. You recognize him by his truth, his actions, and what he accomplishes.