Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LXXV) Isaiah
“The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears: 'The place is too strait for me, give place to me that I may dwell'. And you have said in your heart: 'Who has begotten for me these'? And I bereaved and gloomy, a captive and turned aside, and these who has nourished? Behold, I, I was left by myself, these where are they'?” (49:20-21)
The expressions of our negative traits, as the children of our bereavement, will not relent in their predicament, claiming for more in order to expand their control of our life. Our obsessions, attachments and addictions to ego's fantasies and illusions will not easily leave our consciousness. We must confront their cause and effect. These are the negative traits represented by the nations that oppress the children of Israel.
“Thus said the Lord God: 'Behold, I lift up My hand unto nations, and unto peoples I raise up My ensign, and they have brought your sons in the bosom, and your daughters on the shoulder are carried.” (49:22)
God reaffirms His Final Redemption as the result of the transforming process mentioned before. God's "hand" and "ensign" are the principles and guidelines that vindicate and recognize the goodness of Love's ways and attributes, represented by the children of Israel. These transformed traits in consciousness that God will imprint on the nations will serve the purpose of His plan for the Messianic Era. This will be carried out by the children of Israel with the assistance of the new identity of the nations. These will deliver and carry on their shoulders the gathered children of Israel.
“'And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their princesses your nursing mothers. Face to the earth they bow down to you, and the dust of your feet they lick up. And you have known that I am God, that those expecting Me are not ashamed'.” (49:23)
Positive traits and trends will serve the greater purpose of the even greater goodness God wants to reveal in the material world through the children of Israel. This was originally commanded in the Torah when God chose Israel as His partner in His Creation. Israel's separation from their mission, and their oppression under the nations delayed God's plan. This delay is clearly part of the plan, for Israel and the nations must learn first the consequences of living in the negative aspects of consciousness before entering the Final Redemption.
This must be desired and yearned for as the true time and space we are destined to live in the material world. We wait for God's revelation the final days of our exile in the darkness of ego's fantasies and illusions, as He also waits for us to learn the lessons from our negative choices. Once we are ready to abandon our wicked ways, we must persevere while we wait for His Final Redemption.
“Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of the victorious delivered? But thus says the Lord: 'Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; and I contend with him that contends with you, and I will save your children.” (49:24-25)
God asks us if the oppressing ways mightier than us can let us go free. Are we strong enough to challenge our own negative traits and trends, along with addictions, attachments, habits and obsessions, frustrations, depressions, anger, arrogance, et al? We may not be, but God indeed is. God's Love created us, and is also our life, our freedom and our Redemption.
“And I feed them that oppress you with their own flesh. And they shall be drunk with their own blood, as with sweet wine. And all flesh shall know that I the Lord am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (49:26)
We have mentioned that evil destroys itself, for its nature is to destroy. In this sense we understand God's words regarding the oppressors eating their flesh, and getting intoxicated with their blood. King David warned also about this: “Evil shall kill the wicked, and they that hate the righteous are condemned.” (Psalms 34:22).
The Creator knows how to deal with His Creation, and He teaches us that the source of destruction is destruction itself. Thus we assimilate that goodness is the source of goodness, for goodness is the purpose of goodness. We already know that God is the Source of all goodness, as it is also written: “Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His loving kindness is eternal.” (136:1). In this understanding we realize that He is God, our Savior and our Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.
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.