Could it be that one of our failures as Christians is that we are looking for a bloody Messiah who will slay the wicked? Does it not seem more likely that the bloodstains on the robes and hands of Jesus are not the spilled blood of His foes, but rather His own blood spilled for them? The Jews were looking for a bloody Messiah and so rejected Jesus. Many Christians today are looking for a bloody Jesus. So are we missing Him also?