Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (CXV) Isaiah

“And I, [know] their works and their thoughts, I come to gather all the nations and tongues. And they have come and seen My glory. And I have set among them a sign, and have sent out of them those escaping unto the nations (Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, drawing bow, Tubal and Javan, the isles that are far off) who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they have declared My honor among nations.” (66:18-19)

The Creator will reveal His power also among the nations that never believed in Him as the God of Israel. They all will declare that He indeed had announced His Redemption before He revealed it to His Prophets.

“And they have brought all your brethren out of all the nations, a present to the Lord. On horses and on chariot, and on litters and on mules, and on camels unto My holy mountain Jerusalem, said the Lord. As the sons of Israel bring the present in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.” (66:20)

This verse is a clear reference to the in-gathering of the Jewish exiles. After the final confrontation of the nations against Israel, God's revealed Presence will make the nations recognize Israel's mission in the world as defined in the Torah, and reiterated by the Jewish Prophets. Thus the nations will bring the remnants of the Jews as a present to God.

Once all the Jews gather in their land, they will bring their offerings to the Temple of Jerusalem, the holy mountain of God's house. These offerings will be presented in the clean vessel of the new consciousness He will give us.

“And also of them I take for priests, for Levites, said the Lord. For, as the new heavens and the new earth that I am making are standing before Me, an affirmation of the Lord, so remain does your seed and your name.” (66:21-22)

God will reestablish the daily offerings in the Temple of Jerusalem through the Levites and priests as of before. New offerings by the new consciousness under new heavens and in a new earth before the Creator. Again, He reaffirms it, along with His promise to make Israel His eternal nation endlessly from generation to generation.

“And it has been from month to month, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, come do all flesh to bow themselves before Me, said the Lord.” (66:23)

The Sabbath is also reaffirmed as the time and space of uniting with our God, and as the eternal bond between He and Israel.

“And they have gone forth, and looked on the carcasses of the men who are transgressing against Me. For their worm dies not, and their fire is not quenched. And they have been an abhorrence to all flesh!” (66:24)

Humankind will see the remains of men and nations as the negative traits and trends that oppose and transgress against the goodness God's Love wants to make prevail in His Creation. They will be removed from human consciousness, and such removal will be permanent and a non-dying worm, and as fire that is never extinguished.

They will be alien as an abhorrence to all flesh, for only goodness will prevail as the promised destiny God decreed for His Creation since the beginning of time. This destiny was transgressed by our ancient ancestors, but God will restore it as He affirms it.

This is the Seventh Day of God's Creation that He left for the last, as we celebrate every Friday evening to welcome it.

For that is the source, from which to bless. From the beginning, chosen before time. Last in deed, but first in [God's] thought.
” (From the Jewish prayer book)

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