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     In spite of all this, the Jews did look forward to the promised Messiah.  But they misunderstood His mission.  They were not looking to be saved from evil ~ they wanted to be saved from the Romans.  They looked for a Messiah to come as a conquering hero, driving the hated Romans from their land and making their nation the dominant force in the world.  When the Savior did appear, they were well prepared to reject Him.

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