Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LXXXI) Isaiah
“How beautiful upon the mountains have been the feet of the One proclaiming tidings, sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, sounding redemption; saying to Zion: 'Reigned has your God'!” (52:7)
God proclaims His good tidings, peace and Redemption in the heights of our consciousness. These are the mountains where His feet (His ways and attributes) rest upon. In these high levels He speaks to Zion as our eternal bond with Him, comforting us by saying that He always has been the King. Goodness is the name of His reign.
“The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing. For eye to eye they see in the Lord returning to Zion.” (52:8)
Our watchmen are the positive qualities, traits and trends that rejoice to recognize God's Love as our Creator. Goodness is the tower from where we are destined to see life and every aspect, dimension and expression of consciousness. In this reference and approach we also see God's Love revealing within ourselves.
Our Love and God's Love meet in Zion, and both loves see each other in their long awaited and yearned final encounter. This is the culmination of our Final Redemption, and the beginning of the Messianic Era. With our Love we return to God's Love, and we will see Him returning to us in Zion.
“Break forth into joy, sing together, O wasted places of Jerusalem. For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has made bare His holy arm before the eyes of all the nations. And all the ends of the earth have seen the redemption of our God.” (52:9-10)
All aspects and dimensions of consciousness are destined to be a harmonic functional unity, expressing itself with the joy of singing along before God's revealed Presence among (in) us. In this awareness we realize that His Love is our comforter and Redemption from the fantasies and illusions we have created out of the material world. God's arm is His will that all His Creation will accept as the absolute truth that is, and all that exists will see His Redemption.
“Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from there. Touch no unclean thing, go ye out of the midst of her. Be ye clean, ye that bear the vessels of the Lord. For not in haste do ye go out, for going before you is the Lord. And gathering you is the God of Israel!” (52:11-12)
Through the Prophet, God is urging us to leave the unclean things that contaminate our Essence and true identity as the foundations of our connection with Him. These are God's vessels in which He pours His blessings, for our Essence and identity are the source of His blessings.
Trusting God's Love is more important than our hurry to be redeemed from centuries of negative fantasies and illusions. First we must realize that God is our Creator, and we don't belong to ourselves but to Him. Thus we understand that He goes before us. God is gathering us from all the corners of the world to reveal His Redemption before the eyes of the nations. They will know that the only God is the God of Israel.
“Behold, My servant [Israel] does act wisely, he is high, and has been lifted up, and has been very high. As astonished at you have been many, so marred by man his appearance, and his form by sons of men.” (52:13-14)
Again God reminds us that Israel is His servant ever since He took us out of Egypt to be His chosen people. He made us wise with His Torah, and elevated us to be the Light for the nations. In His Final Redemption God gathers us back into our land, after being assimilated among the nations, and “marred by man his appearance, and his form by sons of men”.
We must begin our individual and collective in gathering from among the nations and return to our land, that also represents the goodness God wants us to live and make prevail in all aspects and dimensions of life.
“So does he sprinkle many nations. Concerning him kings shut their mouth. For that which was not recounted to them they have seen, and that which they had not heard they have understood!” (52:15)
In their dispersion around world, the children of Israel have enlightened many nations with the teachings of the Torah, striving to make goodness prevail. Since Abraham and Moses through kings David and Solomon, and up to our times, the contributions of the Jewish people to the nations have been essential and indispensable. All these in spite of constant persecution, harassment, humiliation, oppression and extermination. Jewish contributions to humankind are unquestioned and uncontested.
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.