Many ignore that through creation, the Exodus, the Psalms, and the pleading of the prophets, Christ’s story is revealed and told — to its fullest extent
Rabbi Kirt Schneider: ‘It is not just the fact that Yeshua does fulfill the Hebrew Bible but how He fulfills it that transforms our understanding and roots us deeply in God’s Word’
COLUMBUS, Ohio — While the message of the Scriptures might seem straightforward, there are incredible nuances hidden within the Word of God. Author and evangelist Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider’s recent book, “Messianic Prophecy Revealed,” helps readers uncover the beauty and depth of scriptural prophesies concerning Christ’s arrival and purpose in God’s plan for humanity.
“The biblical, historical story of Yeshua is bigger, grander, and more beautiful than many of us have imagined,” said Schneider. “Through creation, the Exodus, the Psalms, and the pleading of the prophets, His story is revealed and told. It sweeps through the entire body of the Old Testament.”
Rabbi Schneider has long been deciphering biblical text and identifying the Messianic prophecies found throughout Scripture. His latest book takes readers on a journey through the Word of God, showing them how the New Testament writers took passages out of the Old Testament to prove that Jesus truly is the Messiah.
“Unfortunately for many Christians, the subject of how Jesus fulfills Messianic prophecy is often treated in a superficial and oversimplified way, causing it to be stripped of its full power, beauty, and meaning. It is not just the fact that Yeshua does fulfill the Hebrew Bible but how He fulfills it that transforms our understanding and roots us deeply in God’s Word,” Schneider explained.
“Messianic prophecy is not simply the measurement of specific prophecies about the future that Yeshua fulfilled,” Schneider said. “This flat, one-dimensional way of thinking about Scripture is foreign to the rabbinic way and the approach to Scripture that Messiah Jesus knew and practiced Himself. In fact, understanding Messianic prophecy involves both art and science, both poetry and math. To comprehend more fully how Yeshua is revealed in the Hebrew Bible, we need to be interpreting the Old Testament in a distinctly Jewish way and open our minds to a Hebraic, Eastern way of thinking that is sometimes foreign to our Westernized mindset.
“For example, Matthew 2:13–15 highlights the passage of Joseph, Mary, and Yeshua in Egypt after an angel urged Joseph in a dream to leave Bethlehem. In the last sentence of this passage, Matthew recognizes some Scripture from the Old Testament in Hosea 11:1: ‘Out of Egypt I called My Son.’”
Schneider continued, “In its historical context, the reference doesn’t seem to be written as a prophecy. Rather, Hosea just seems to be speaking on the Lord’s behalf, recounting Israel’s history, when he says, ‘When Israel was a youth I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.’
“This verse does not seem to be anticipating an event that was to be fulfilled in the future. In Hosea 11:1, God had already called Israel out of Egypt at the time Hosea wrote about it. He delivered Israel out of Egypt approximately thirteen hundred years before Jesus came. This wasn’t an event people were expecting to happen; it had already happened. Yet again, Matthew quotes Hosea 11:1 claiming Yeshua fulfilled it. Why? Because Yeshua is Israel’s divine representative and what Israel went through, Yeshua would also go through.
“This gets to the heart of why I say the subject of Messianic prophecy has been oversimplified. Much of the time, the way the New Testament speaks of Jesus’ fulfillment of Messianic prophecy is not in the sense that He fulfilled some type of event the Hebrew people were looking forward to coming to pass. Rather, it is pointing to the fact that when Yeshua came, He filled Israel’s history up by repeating it in His own life. Yeshua came and carried prophecies and stories that were already fulfilled to their fullest meaning.
“For over two thousand years, religious Jews have encouraged this dynamic, lively way of reading and studying God’s Word. This multidimensional way of reading the Scriptures is the prophetic lens Christians need in order to discover the ways in which Yeshua fulfills the Hebrew Bible.”
To read more from Rabbi Schneider about how Jesus fulfilled scriptural prophecies, click here.
For more information about “Messianic Prophecy Revealed,” click here.
After a startling vision of Christ led to his salvation in 1978, Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider dedicated his life to a passionate pursuit of Messiah Jesus and being used by God for His purpose. His experience in both personal spiritual warfare and ministry has equipped him to bring to God’s Church deep insight into how to gain power over the realm of darkness and live-in victory.
Today Rabbi Schneider hosts the impactful television program, Discovering The Jewish Jesus, which is available in more than one hundred million homes in the United States and nearly two hundred nations worldwide. In 2020, he began broadcasting on radio and now airs across America. Rabbi Schneider imparts revelation of Jesus’ Jewish heritage and His fulfillment of Messianic prophecy. Questions of how the Old and New Testaments tie together, and how Yeshua completes the unfolding plan of The Almighty Yahweh, are answered with exceptional clarity.
Rabbi Schneider has authored several books, including “Called to Breakthrough,” “Do Not Be Afraid,” “Self-Deliverance,” “The Lion of Judah,” “Rivers of Revelation,” “The Mystery of Dreams,” and “Rivers of Divine Truth.” He has been featured in The Jerusalem Post and is a frequent guest on national TV programs, including The 700 Club, Daystar’s Marcus and Joni, and Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network.
To interview Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.