Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (XCVIII) Isaiah

“A company of camels covers you, dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, all of them from Sheba do come. Gold and frankincense they bear, and of the praises of the Lord they proclaim the tidings. All the flock of Kedar are gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth do serve you. They ascend for acceptance to My altar, and the house of My beauty I beautify.” (60:6-7)

The goodness God bestows in His Creation is what He wants us to be aware of. This goodness has also been in places where it was not seen in ancient times, places of idol worship (Midian, Ephah, Kedar and Nebaioth) where the Light and glory of God were concealed in human consciousness. These are the gold and frankincense the praises of God proclaim as the good things that come from His loving kindness and truth.

The camels and dromedaries represent the animal aspects of consciousness that are destined to carry and manifest the goodness that will rule and lead all facets of life. Sheep and Rams are the animal offerings that symbolize the good deeds we elevate to be one with God's Love, in the highest level of consciousness that is His altar in the Temple of Jerusalem. This is the house of His splendor that He makes it splendorous, His Light He wants us to live in permanently.

“Who are these? As a thick cloud they fly, and as doves unto their windows? Surely for Me isles do wait, and ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from afar. Their silver and their gold with them, to the Name of the Lord your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has beautified you.” (60:8-9)

The Prophet refers here to the gathering of the Jewish exiles and the lost Tribes. He asks about them when the Final Redemption begins, for this will manifest when all the Jews are returned to their Land. They are like doves that fly back to their nests, and as peoples from isolated places who wait for their return from far away places. They will return by and with their inherent goodness to the goodness of God's ways and attributes, which are His Name by which we know Him, for He is the Holy One of Israel. God's Name is the beauty with which He adorns Israel.

“And sons of a stranger have built your walls, and their kings do serve you. For in My wrath I have smitten you, and in My good pleasantness I have pitied you. And your gates have been opened continually, by day and by night they are not shut, to bring unto you the strength of the nations. Even their kings are led [by you].” (60:10-11)

Traits and qualities that are stranger to us will be revealed to us in order to build the foundations of the Messianic consciousness, and our most precious values and principles (“kings”) will serve the purpose God wants us to have in this final stage of His Creation. We have said many times that our separation from God's ways is His “wrath”.

Our separation from the goodness of Love's ways and attributes has smitten us, but God's Love has always been present in His compassion.

God has opened our consciousness permanently for us to strengthen our own goodness with the traits and trends we have to redirect towards positive thoughts and actions. For a long time we have allowed our negative traits and trends (the nations) for the wrong purpose in life. We have to take full control of them in order to make them serve goodness as the sole purpose in life.

“For the nation and the kingdom that do not serve you perish, yea, the nations are utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon comes to you. The fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of My Sanctuary. And I will make the place of My feet glorious.” (60:12-13)

The change God promised for our consciousness in the Messianic era is absolute, for in it there is no room for anything negative. Every trait in consciousness will serve God's will without exceptions. Anything not good will be vanished. Only goodness as the glory of Lebanon (the Temple of Jerusalem as the total awareness of our permanent connection with God) will lead life, along with the positive traits (“trees”) that beautify goodness. This is also the glory as the place of God's “feet”, which symbolize His revealed Presence in the material world.

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