Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LXIII) Isaiah

God reminds us (Isaiah 41:1-3) that He creates all, and He controls His Creation.

“Who has wrought and done it? He that called the generations from the beginning. I, the Lord, who am the first, and with the last I am the same.” (41:4)

The One only God reveals something we can't grasp in our consciousness, which is the fact that He doesn't change. This is difficult to assimilate, considering that all we perceive in the material world is in constant change. Another thing we are not able to comprehend is eternity, for nothing is eternal in our perception. With this preamble, God introduces His bond and relationship with Israel as the goodness He wants to make prevail in the material world.

“But you Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham My beloved. You whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called you from the uttermost parts thereof, and said unto you: 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not cast you away'.” (41:8-9)

Goodness is created to manifest God's goodness in His Creation. Thus we understand that Israel serves God's will for the world. For this He chose His people, whose spiritual seed is Abraham, the one that God loves. God's Love is essential in His Creation, and foremost in our connection with Him, for in Love we find and realize our true identity and destiny. As God's Love chooses us, He embraces us and there is no separation.

“Do not fear, don't be dismayed, for I am your God. I strengthen you, yea, I help you; yea, I uphold you with My victorious right hand. Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded. They that strove with you shall be as nothing, and shall perish.” (41:10-11)

The Creator gives us life and also the strength, not only to face and overcome adversities but the courage to know Him through His ways and attributes. These are the goodness destined to prevail over the fantasies and illusions we create to separate ourselves from Him in order to become gods of our own domains. These are the cause of our shame and confusion, in spite of coming out of the nothingness we give illusory life.

“You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended with you. They that warred against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the Lord your God hold your right hand, who say unto you: 'Do not fear, I help you'.” (41:12-13)

We have said often that we get trapped in our own illusions, beliefs, desires, attachments, obsessions and addictions. They become the idols we serve and to which we submit our free will. Once we become their captives, it is almost impossible to return to the freedom we have in the Essence and identity God gave us from His Love that is His right hand. Hence there is nothing to fear, for our freedom belongs to Him.

“Fear not, you worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel. I help you, says the Lord, and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” (41:14)

We mustn't fear in the darkness of our negative traits and tendencies, for these are destined to disappear as we begin to the embrace the goodness of God's ways and attributes as the hand of our Redemption, for the Creator is also our Redeemer. Here we realize that goodness is our sacred bond with Him.

“Behold, I make you a new threshing-sledge having sharp teeth. You shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff. You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the Lord, you shall glorify in the Holy One of Israel.” (41:15-16)

God promised our Final Redemption and the Messianic Era through a radical change in our individual and collective consciousness. This will be as a “new threshing-sledge with sharp teeth” to transform the negative aspects of consciousness, and turn them into chaff faded into the air. In this new consciousness we will see God's Love revealed to us, rejoice in His Presence, and glorify Him through the glory of our triumph over the darkness we have created with ego's fantasies and illusions.

“The poor and needy seek water and there is none, and their tongue faints for thirst. I the Lord answer them, I the God of Israel do not forsake them.” (41:17)

We become poor when we renounce Love's ways and attributes to embrace ego's fantasies and illusions. God knows our hearts and does not abandon us, in spite of our feelings of lack that keep us away from Him. He tells us that He will answer if we call Him. Therefore it is up to us to make the choice to return to Him.

“I will open rivers on the high hills, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” (40:18)

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