Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (CXIII) Isaiah

I also, I fix on their vexations and their fears I bring in to them. Because I have called, and there is none answering. I spoke, and they have not hearkened. And they do the evil things in My eyes, and on that which I desired not, [they have] fixed.(66:4)

Here is another reminder that even our worst nightmares are part of God's creation. He takes credit for our vexations and fears as we trapped our consciousness in ego's fantasies and illusions. Hence we see that our own creations come back to us as the natural outcome of cause and effect.

God calls on us in the innermost goodness of our existence, to point out our stubbornness that even if we are fully aware that our happiness and fulfillment are in Love's ways and attributes, we don't choose back to them. We rather live in what is contrary to our essence and true identity, that which is evil in God's eyes. We entrapped ourselves in the fixation of fantasies and illusions.

Hear a word of the Lord, ye who are trembling unto His word. Said have your brethren who are hating you, who are driving you out, because of My Name: 'Honored is the Lord, and we look on your joy', but they are ashamed.(66:5)

The Prophet refers in this verse to those who emulate and delight themselves in the ways of the nations, Jews and non Jews. Isaiah warns those who live by and in God's ways, attributes and commandments, the ones who tremble at His word to be aware of those who hate them and want to drive them out of their land.

This is what the nations as negative traits and trends want by keeping us away from what is opposite to them. We see this in the international alliance that pretends to restrain the Jewish presence in the land of Israel, to divide Jerusalem and to oppose the reconstruction of its Temple.

The message is for the Jewish people to trust or follow the ways of our enemies, for ultimately these are the ones that will be ashamed of their antisemitism when the Final Redemption arrives. They call on the Name of the Lord, but they hate us. The same goes for those among our brethren, the self-hating Jews that serve and feed the hatred of the enemies of Israel.

A voice of noise is from the city, a voice from the temple, the voice of the Lord giving retribution to His enemies. Before she is pained she has brought forth. Before a pang comes to her, she has delivered a male [Israel]. Who has heard anything like this? Who has seen anything like these [the children of Israel]? Is earth caused to bring forth in one day? Born is a nation at once? For she has been pained, Zion also has borne her sons.(66:6-8)

Jerusalem is reaffirmed as the time and space of the awareness of our permanent connection with God. In the Temple where we bond with our Creator, He speaks to us and His voice is His will. From the Temple as the highest level of consciousness we initiate the transformation required to enter in the Final Redemption and the Messianic era. In the awareness of our connection with God we remove the dark side of our consciousness where our enemies dwell.

In this connection God gives retribution to our enemies that are also His enemies as the negative traits and trends He does not want in our lives. This removal is indeed a painful process as the pains of a woman in labor.

The Prophet refers to both Jerusalem as our highest awareness of God's Love, and Israel as the bearer of the new consciousness promised by Him. Coming to the Messianic era is a lengthy and painful process that ends as the joyful birth of a male. Hence the allusion of the earth and all that lives in it were not created in one day, and the nation of Israel that did not come to be at once.

The birth of the Final Redemption occurs as nothing previously seen or conceived, for it will be eternal. Hence its arrival requires enough time for us to learn and assimilate the goodness of Love's ways and attributes as the rules and conductors of every aspect and facet of life. These are the sons of Zion/Jerusalem, for from the awareness of our permanent connection with God all goodness is brought forth. Thus we also assimilate that Zion's sons are all the children of Israel.

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From the Book's Foreword

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