I understand where you are coming from, but the Church sought it's legitimacy not as a new religion, but as the New and Completed Israel. So what did they do? They sought to legitimize themselves using the Torah, and the Prophets. The problem is this, it appears that they just used a bunch of verses way out of context, and contrived a couple genealogies, which completely contradict each other, and no one seems to know why, or even how, Jesus is a son of David based on the ancestry given. To say that the verses in the Torah, or the Prophets must be interpreted in a "messianic" manner just means that we must look for Christ in every nook and craney, even when it demolishes the context of the entire chapter, or book, to do so. Which, I'm sorry, is completely unacceptable. The verses have a meaning, not just to the Jews, but a meaning in, and of, themselves.
Please give me some Scriptural proof that Christ is Messiah. I ask this not to mock, or ridicule any of you. I really want to believe. At this point, I am finding it very difficult to do so.