Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (CII) Isaiah
“Instead of your shame and confusion, a second time they sing of their portion. Therefore in their land a second time do they take possession, eternal joy is for them.” (61:7)
Isaiah speaks to the people of Israel both in second and third person. First, as the people who have dwelt in shame and confusion due to their separation from God's ways and attributes. The choice to rather live in ego's negative traits and trends and their consequences, which are shame and confusion. Second, as the people who return to their essence and true identity, which are our happiness and joy (our “singing”).
Once we fully embrace who we really are, we return to take possession for a second time of our precious Promised Land, which is also our joy that this time will be eternal.
“For I am the Lord, loving justice, hating plunder for a burnt offering. And I have given their reward in truth, and an eternal Covenant I make for them.” (61:8)
The Creator reiterates the ethical qualities of His Love, for He loves justice. Hence He doesn't like or condone plunder, stealing or looting what is not legitimately ours, nor He likes us to elevate to Him such things. We are talking here not only about material possessions but also traits and qualities alien to our true identity.
God doesn't want arrogance, coveting, envy, lust, indifference, indolence, anger or anything different from the goodness of Love's ways and attributes. The latter are our truth and reward God made for us as a Covenant with Him.
“And known among nations has been their seed, and their offspring in the midst of the peoples. All their beholders acknowledge them, for they are a seed the Lord has blessed.” (61:9)
The goodness of God's Love is our seed that is also the Torah as our Jewish identity, for which we are known among the nations. We have said often that our offspring are not only our children but also the contributions we offer to the world. For these the children of Israel have been known and acknowledged throughout history. The goodness Israel gives to the nations is precisely the seed God has blessed in human consciousness.
“I greatly rejoice in the Lord, joy does my soul in my God, for He clothes me with garments of redemption, with a robe of righteousness covers me. As a bridegroom prepares ornaments, and as a bride puts on her jewels.” (61:10)
Goodness is the object of our joy, for it comes from God's Love. Love's ways and attributes are the garments of goodness with which God clothes us, and these are indeed our freedom and Redemption from the negative traits and trends of ego's fantasies and illusions.
These garments are the righteousness and justice inherent to goodness. In them we rejoice, for they are the ornaments and jewels of the true identity we are destined to be, have and manifest.
“For, as the earth brings forth her shoots, and as a garden causes its sown things to spring up, so the Lord God causes righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations!” (61:11)
We enter God's Redemption and the Messianic era as we integrate Love as the natural ruler and conductor of all facets of life. Love's ways and attributes are the seeds we plant in the field of life, and Love is what springs up and blossoms to be our righteousness and praise.
This is our identity to enlighten the world, and make the goodness of Love be the seed and the harvest to also redeem the nations.
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.