What about Messiah's rule?
The New Testament indicates that the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament were referring to multiple visits by the Messiah. When we read all of these prophecies, we realize that they could not possibly be all fulfilled at the same time. Some prophecies required that the Messiah die as the guilt offering of God (see Isaiah 53 above). Others required that He
rule with the authority of God and change the nature of the creation (Isaiah 9:6, 11:6).
These events must represent separate visits by the Messiah. Jesus fulfilled the first part of the messianic prophecies at His first coming
and will fulfill the remainder at His return.
The Old Testament prophecies claiming the Messiah would be the Prince of Peace were referring to peace with God through the new covenant of peace. Through this covenant, the Messiah would justify sinners through His sacrifice as the guilt offering of God. Those who accept Jesus as Savior experience the peace provided by God's Spirit.
This peace surpasses all comprehension
for those who have never experienced it before.
"'The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'" ( Numbers 6:24-26 )
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!" (
From Strong's Greek Definitions: ho-san-nah' Of Hebrew origin [H3467] and [H4994]; oh save!; hosanna (that is, hoshia-na), an exclamation of adoration: - hosanna. 3.
And answering again, Pilate was saying to them, "Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?" And they shouted back, "Crucify Him!" But Pilate was saying to them, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify Him!" (
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions: shalom (Strong's H7965) 1.
completeness, soundness, welfare, peace a.
completeness (in number) b.
safety, soundness (in body) c.
welfare, health, prosperity d.
peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment e.
peace, friendship 1.
of human relationships 2.
with God especially in covenant relationship