Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LXX) Isaiah
The Creator continues proclaiming His absolute domain over His Creation (chapters 45 and 46). He calls the king of Persia His servant, for everyone and everything serve His will.
“For the sake of Jacob My servant, and Israel Mine elect. I also call you [Cyrus] by your name, I surname you though you have not known Me.” (Isaiah 45:4)
In this verse we learn again that anything that happens in the world is directly related to Israel. Whatever the nations and their rulers do is related to Israel's presence and mission according to God's will. He decreed Israel's liberation and return to the Promised Land after the exile in Babylon, occupied by Persia under the rule of Cyrus.
“I am the Lord and there is none else, besides Me there is no God. I gird you [Cyrus], though you have not known Me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am the Lord and there is none else.” (45:5-6)
The Creator again reminds us that His will is fulfilled by everyone, including those who don't believe in Him or know Him. The general assumption of ego's fantasies and illusions is that all we create or do come from our brains, forgetting that God put in us the brains and all we are, have and do. This is probably the principle most difficult to accept and assimilate for the sense of individuality known as ego. Even the most depraved and abject among us are also fulfilling God's will. This generates one of the controversial debates around God and His Creation, for if He wants goodness to prevail there is apparently no need for evil. Thus we realize that evil and wickedness exist as references for us to know and choose goodness.
Thus we assimilate the Torah's essential purpose to teach us that God created us to be ethical and moral human beings. Hence we have laws and rules to make goodness as the justice we want to make prevail. This makes us reject all that undermines and despises the goodness in life as commanded in the Torah for the children of Israel, who have the mission to propagate this principle among the nations.
Once all humankind integrates goodness individually and collectively in all aspects and dimensions of life, we all will enter the culmination of God's plan that is the Messianic Era. Then we will know that “(...) there is none besides Me. I am the Lord and there is none else”. Then we will be able to learn the goodness from where we came, which is God's Love that is eternal.
Thus we realize that all these years living in the darkness of evil traits and trends have been the learning process to fully know and appreciate the goodness of Love's traits and trends. These are the true bond and connection with our Creator. This teaches us to help each other, care for each other, and uplift each other by eradicating evil from the face of the earth. We do it individually and collectively. We can't wipe out negativity outside if we don't do it first inside of us.
“Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open, that they may bring forth redemption, and let her cause righteousness to spring up together, [for] I the Lord have created it.” (45:8)
Redemption comes from “above” and righteousness is its way. Let's grasp this with a multidimensional approach, for in our highest level of consciousness we know that Love rules as righteousness. This is our heavens and skies from which we are above the lower traits and trends where ego's fantasies and illusions keep us captive. Hence we have to open the earth as life with all its facets to the goodness we want to live and enjoy.
Thus we bring Redemption to our individual and collective selves. This also means that both righteousness from above and bellow spring up together, for they have a common bond. This bond is God's Love that has created our Redemption. We just have to start embracing goodness as our Redemption, for it is the beginning of the final and eternal stage in God's plan for His Creation.
God reminds us again that our captivity in ego's fantasies and illusions derived from these as the idols we worship. There are two references to this (45:16, 45:20) in the context of our Redemption, to also remind us that God is our only Redeemer. From God we live and justify our existence.
“In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glorify.” (45:25)
From the Book's Foreword
Let's reexamine our ancestral memory, intellect, feelings, emotions and passions. Let's wake them up to our true Essence. Let us engage in the delightful awareness of Love as the Essence of G-d. The way this book is written is to reaffirm and reiterate its purpose, so it presents its message and content in a recurrent way. This is exactly its purpose, to restate the same Truth originally proclaimed by our Holy Scriptures, Prophets and Sages. Our purpose is to firmly enthrone G-d's Love in all dimensions of our consciousness, and by doing it we will fulfill His Promise that He may dwell with us on Earth forever. Let's discover together the hidden message of our ancient Scriptures and Sages. In that journey, let's realize Love as our Divine Essence, what we call in this book the revealed Light of Redemption in the Messianic era.