The New Testament unequivocally points to Yeshua as the ultimate ruler to come from Judah. Genesis 49:10-11 is a literal prophecy with a literal fulfillment. The first quote, Luke 3:33, points out that Yeshua is from the Tribe of Judah.
- Luke 3:33
…the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah
Luke 1:32-33 points out that Yeshua is the final king of Judah’s royal preeminence.
- Luke 1:32-33
“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His Kingdom will have no end.”
Luke 3:31 states that Yeshua is a proven descendant of David.
the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
The Brit Chadasha (New Testament) also unashamedly proclaims that Yeshua came before the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. More than that, Yeshua actually predicted the destruction of the Temple 40 years before it occurred.
- Matthew 24:1-2
Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
Yeshua is a qualified candidate for Messiah and because of His resurrection He will return to rule the nations with a rod of iron and bring in the blessing of worldwide peace.
- Revelation 19:11-16
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
The record of the New Testament is self-evident. Yeshua is the Messianic King of Genesis 49:10-11. However, only a small percentage, a small remnant, of Jewish people has ever placed their trust in Him. Could we be wrong in our assessment of this prophecy? We will let the reader judge for themselves after reviewing the alternative understandings provided by the rabbis.