Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (CIV) Isaiah
“On your walls, Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen all the day and all the night continually, they are not silent. Ye who remember the Lord, keep not silence for yourselves. And give not silence to Him until He establishes, and until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (62:6-7)
In these verses God summons us to pursue the Final Redemption He has decreed for a long time. He tells us that the new consciousness available to us is guarded and protected forever. Only positive traits and trends not only will watch over our new consciousness, but all will speak out loud for us in what we discern, think, feel, say and do.
This is God's part for His Redemption. Hence He calls us to remember His ways and attributes as our common bond with His Love, and asks us to do our part to fulfill His promise.
God urges us not to keep silence to Him, and tell Him that we also yearn for our marriage to Him. We begin by distance our consciousness from ego's fantasies and illusions and embrace the righteousness of Love's ways and attributes. Our Prophets remind us time and again.
“'If you return, Israel', says the Lord, 'if you return to Me and if you put away your abominations out of My sight; then you are not be removed.” (Jeremiah 4:1)
“Therefore thus says the Lord, 'If you return, then I bring you again, that you may stand before Me. And if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth: they shall return to you, but you shall not return to them'.” (Ibid. 15:19)
“(...) 'Return to Me, and I will return to you', says the Lord of multitudes. But you say, 'How shall we return?'” (Malachi 3:7)
“Thus says the Lord of multitudes: 'Return to Me' says the Lord of multitudes, 'and I will return to you', says the Lord of multitudes.” (Zechariah 1:3)
“Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isaiah 44:22)
We know that it is up to us. God needs to know that we are not silent anymore.
“Sworn has the Lord by His right hand, even by the arm of His strength: 'I give not your grain any more as food for your enemies, nor do sons of a stranger drink your new wine for which you have labored. For those gathering it do eat it, and have praised the Lord. And those collecting it do drink it in My holy courts.” (62:8-9)
Once again God repeats the promise for His Final Redemption, this time swearing by His Love. As we begin to make Love's ways and attributes our only reference and choice in what we think, say and do, God tells us that only Love will be the harvest of our sowing. It will be our harvest and not for anything on anyone who pretend to partake of it.
This is one of the meanings of Love being its cause and its effect, and that Love does not coexist with anything different from its ways and attributes.
“Pass ye on, pass on through the gates, prepare ye the way of the people. Raise up, raise up the highway, clear it from stones. Lift up an ensign over the peoples.” (62:10)
We are summoned again to take the necessary steps to prepare our consciousness for the change that awaits us in the Messianic era. We have to walk up and ascend to Jerusalem to bond eternally with our Creator. But first we have to rebuild this bond by unifying all its aspects and dimensions through the integrating and harmonizing power of Love.
Hence we have to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem, and clear the city of the enemies of Israel. Thus we unify our connection with God. We can't do it by letting the city divided because of our mortal enemies.
As we remove negative traits and trends in our consciousness we enter the gates of the unified city. Thus we prepare the way of the people, Israel, who are the positive trends and trends that must rule and conduct all facets of life.
We need to rise up the highway of Love's ways and attributes, and clear it from the stones of evil. Our ascent rises the ensign of righteousness' goodness as the banner of Love's ways and attributes.
We elevate this banner to bring all our exiles from the four corners of the earth. Love will call those who love, in order to gather them together and unite them to proclaim and fully reveal God's Love in the material world.
“Lo, the Lord has proclaimed unto the end of the earth: 'Say ye to the daughter of Zion, lo, your redemption has come'. Lo, his hire is with him and his wage before him.” (62:11)
Our Sages call Jerusalem the daughter of Zion, thus we understand that her Redemption is also Israel's. In this Final Redemption, God gives Israel both his mission and his pay.
“And they have cried to them, 'People of the Holy One, redeemed of the Lord'. Yea, to you is called, 'Sought out one, a city not forsaken!'.” (62:12)
All aspects and dimensions of consciousness, including negative traits and trends, are destined to become completely aware of Israel's identity and mission in the world as stated and commanded in the Torah of God. As He reveals His redeeming Love for the Messianic era, the nations also will see it and will proclaim that God reigns forever.
They all will know and realize that Israel, the messenger of goodness, is the sought out one. This is destiny for Israel whose permanent connection with God was never forsaken.
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.