All throughout the 39 books of the Old Testament (the Jewish Tanak) the Messiah is referred to. And Jesus said, “These Scriptures are all about me!” He claimed to be Messiah.
Words of Mere Men Are Not God’s Words
Mark 7:7 “They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense], Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].” You’d think it would be quite obvious, you think? When church leaders announce that they speak directly from God, they instantly become a bonafide false prophet if their words are later shown to be wrong. False prediction = False Prophet. Easy.
Jesus Claimed To BE God
Do you realize Jesus claimed to be God? Look at the evidences. You’ll be amazed. I would think you would want to verify the claims of a man claiming to be God, right? I did. To me the claim is indisputable. God walked the earth – as Jesus.