As is well known, all of Jesus’ first followers (i.e. the first people to believe he was Messiah–“Christ” is just one of the way the word “Messiah” came into English via Greek and Latin) were, in fact, Jewish. This includes the Apostles and thousands of others including the large majority of New Testaments authors. So it is patently incorrect to say that the Jews rejected Jesus as the Messiah without qualifying that statement in numerous ways.
Read through the Old Testament and you’ll find that there were times when the remnant of true believers consisted of only a small minority out of the Jewish people as a whole. So the fact that a majority of Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah is actually perfectly consistent with Old Testament history.
As we read in John 1:11, “He came to his own, and his own did not receive Him.” Compare this to a prophecy from the Old Testament written centuries earlier concerning the Messiah (from Isaiah 53):
“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8By oppressiona and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.”
So the Old Testament did, in fact, predict that the Jewish people (i.e. the majority of Jews throughout history but not all) would not recognize their own Messiah, but that, in part due to that rejection, He would be “a light to the Gentiles [whose] salvation would stretch to the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 49:6). Nevertheless, as I said, all of his first followers were Jews.
Even in our time, in spite of the majority of the Jews continuing to reject their Messiah, there are many thousands who do believe in Him. These include Hebrew Catholics as well as Messianic Jews (non-Catholic Jewish believers in Jesus).
I wish I had some more time to comment; here are some relevant videos you may find interesting. The first is a from a Hebrew Catholic, the second from a Messianic Jew: