Gods’ need not apply. THe Jewish Messiah will be a human being and not God in the flesh. Everything I’m posting regarding the requirements can be found in the Jews for Judaism website.
He has to be Jewish. “…you may appoint a king over you, whom the Lord your God shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set as king over you.” (Deuteronomy 17:15)
He will be a member from the tribe of Judah. “The staff shall not depart from Judah, nor the sceptre from between his feet…” (Genesis 49:10).
Notice one and two are really applicable to any annointed jewish ruler. The requirements of all kings, inlcuding the Messiah see to be embraced in these two Torah verses.
He will be a direct descendant of King David and King Solomon. “And when your days (David) are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall issue from your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will make firm the throne of his kingdom forever…” (2 Samuel 7:12 - 13)
All the Jews will return to Israel. “And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (Isaiah 11:12)
**He must rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem **- “…and I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever and my tabernacle shall be with them…” (Ezekiel 37:26 - 27) This is a condition that must be met. Whether or not the Messiah has to actually be the one to rebuild the Temple remains debateable.
He will rule at a time of world-wide peace - “…they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Micah 4:3)
7.**He will rule at a time when the Jewish people will observe God’s commandments - **“My servant David shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall follow My ordinances and be careful to observe My statutes.” (Ezekiel 37:24)
8 **He will rule at a time when all people will come to acknowledge and serve one God **- “And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, says the Lord” (Isaiah 66:23).
All of the above must be fullfilled. We don’t believe they have to date.
Eden had mentioned in another thread, Rambam’s view on the Messiah. I’ll address that in the next post.