Here, we must keep in-mind that virtually all of the Texts that Speak of The Messiah in The Tanakh have to be interpreted
as Messianic Texts. Thisis where CONTEXT comes in. Just as many on Traditional Judaism would agree, many of the Texts that
mention King David refer to His Seed after Him-including The Messiah, (as many such mentions are after King David was already
dead), so is the agreement with traditonal Judaism that many of these Texts refers to the Messiah AT THE END OF THE AGE. There
is also agreement that The messiah would be the final King of Isra'el. In-fact, since The Tanakh CLEARLY Tells us that He
will be THE FINAL KING--BECAUSE this coming of The Messiah Sitting On The Throne of David in Jerusalem is associated with
the end of the age where the dead are Judged, and the entire world is Judged by G-d, therefore since HE is the FINAL King
of Yisra'el, and the dead are Judged at this time, and Scripture Clearly Teaches he will Reign on The Throne FOREVER, then
He has to have immortality. This is where Messianic Judaism and traditional Judaism depart. But please take care to note
that ALL OF THE TEXTS referring to The time when The Messiah will Reign on The Throne in JErusalem are in the very-context
of the dead of the world being judged, and the world being transformed to everlasting peace and righteousness. I stress again,
please keep this in-mind, so that when I quote a Text that Says He will Reign on the Throne forever, that you will read THE
CONTEXT of these passages and not just the verses I am quoting here:
kiy ´ yeled yulad ´ lanu ben ni.tan ´ lanu va.t'hiy hami.s'rah ,al ´ -.sh-ik'mo vayik'ra`
-.sh-'mo pele` yov,a.tz `al gibor `aviy,ad .sar ´ -.sh-alom
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall
be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty Elohim, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
NOTE: Since this is obviously Speaking of one individual, ("child" yeled, "ben" son both singular),
this disqualifies the possibility of this and the very-next verse speaking of a succession of Davadic Kings. Keep this in-mind
when reading carefully the next verse.
l'mar'bah l'mar'bah hami.s'rah ul'-.sh-alom `ayn ´ ka.tz ,al ´ ki.sa` david v',al ´ mam'lak'.to
l'hakiyn `o.tah ul'.sa,adah b'mi-.sh-'pa.t uvi.tz'dakah ma,a.tah v',ad ´ ,ovlam kin'`a.t y'hvah
.tz'va`o.t .ta,a.seh ´ zo`.t
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the Throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to
order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of ADONAI-Tzvaot will
NOTE: So ONE INDIVIDUAL will Reign on The Throne clearly in the context of the END-TIMES), which proves what it exactly
Says: That He will Reign on The Throne FOREVER.
v'ya-.sh-'vu ,al ´ ha`are.tz `a-.sh-er na.ta.tiy l',av'diy l'ya,akov `a-.sh-er ya-.sh-'vu ´
vah `avo.taykem v'ya-.sh-'vu ,aleyha hamah uv'nayhem uv'nay v'nayhem ,ad ´ ,ovlam v'david
,av'diy a.siy` lahem l',ovlam
And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Yaakov my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall
dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their
prince for ever.
This is in perfect harmony with Isaiah 53:8-12, where we can easily see that The messiah would be burried in death, then
live again. In-addition, both Jeremiah 23:5, 6 and 33:15, 16 make reference to Him that His Name will be called, "Y--H
Tzedekenu" Does one really think that Orthodox Jews of that time would have even used The Tetragrammaton for just part
of a man's name??? I do not. All of these Texts have the common thread that The Messiah is A Divine Being, not just a mortal
Also, I could use 2 Samu'el 7:12-16 and 1st Chronicles 17:11:16, which gave David's Son, Shlomo the opportunity to fulfill
these things. However, he nor ANY of the kings of Y'hudah has established The House of ADONAI and had a CONTINUOUS Kingdom.
You may then say that neither has Yehowshua. This is true, but the difference is that in the mid to later part of Tanakh history,
HaShem moved the prophets of The Tanakh to Speak Specifically of The Messiah, that He Himself would fulfill all of those prophecies.