Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (XCII) Isaiah
“Call with the throat, restrain not, as a trumpet lift up your voice, and declare to My people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1)
God commands His Prophet to denounce the causes of Israel's separation from Him. He wants Isaiah to speak out at loud, clear and resounding enough for us to realize what truly matter in the material world which are His ways and attributes. God calls us again His people as an unequivocal signal of His Love for us.
“Seeing Me day by day they seek, and the knowledge of My ways they desire as a nation that has done righteousness. And the judgment of its God has not forsaken, they ask of Me judgments of righteousness. The drawing near of God they desire.” (58:2)
God knows that our innermost desire is to be with Him, and the way to achieve this is to be and do the goodness of Love's ways and attributes as our common bond with Him. He wants us to be good because He is good to us. This is what is just in doing what is right. Thus we realize that being and doing goodness are the ways to be close to God.
“'Why have we fasted and You have not seen? We have afflicted our soul and You have not known'. Lo, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and all your labors ye exact. Lo, for strife and debate ye fast and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Ye fast not as today to sound in the high place your voice.” (58:3-4)
The Prophet denounces our cynicism of doing evil and believing that fasting on Yom Kippur God must forgive us. He reminds us that the goodness of Love's ways and attributes does not cohabit with the negative traits and trends of ego's fantasies and illusions.
“Like this is the fast that I choose? The day of a man's afflicting his soul? To bow as a reed his head and sackcloth and ashes spread out? This do you call a fast and a desirable day to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I chose to loose the bands of wickedness, to shake off the burdens of the yoke, and to send out the oppressed free, and every yoke ye draw off?” (58:5-6)
God reaffirm His words of forgiveness and redemption as long as we truly desire to return to His ways and attributes. He indeed wants to remove the burden of the negative choices we make, though it depends on us to ask Him our Final Redemption.
“Is it not to share with the hungry your bread, and the mourning poor to bring home, that you see the naked and cover him, and from your own flesh hide not yourself?” (58:7)
God reminds us that loving each other as He commands us in the Torah is the key to our Redemption. We do it by not hiding in ego's fantasies and illusions, and letting Love lead all levels of consciousness and all dimensions of life.
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.