Isaiah 53; David, Elijah and the Prophet like Moses

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INTRODUCTION

“HaMoshiach (The Anointed One)”

This is what G-d says about the coming of HaMoshiach who heralds the covenant of friendship as part of the blessing that Israel will experience in the day of the L-rd:

“10Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey. ”      Ezekiel 34/10

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship.”       Ezekiel 34/23-25

When the land (Israel) blooms again and Jerusalem has been rebuilt is the day of the L-rd and the time G-d sends Elijah and the angel of the covenant that you desire. There are only three unfulfilled prophecies and two specific covenants left for G-d to fulfill and deliver in the day of the L-rd. The covenants of friendship and the forgiveness of sins and the arrival of David, Elijah and the prophet like Moses. All three are one man and that man is described in Isaiah 53:

“27See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will sow the House of Israel and the House of Judah with seed of men and seed of cattle; 28and just as I was watchful over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow and to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will be watchful over them to build and to plant—declares the Lord.:            Jeremiah 31/38-40

31See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. 33But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquities,
And remember their sins no more.”      Jeremiah 31/31-34,

38See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.”       Jeremiah 31/38-40 ,

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“10Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, and let there be food in My House, and thus put Me to the test—said the Lord of Hosts. I will surely open the floodgates of the sky for you and pour down blessings on you; 11and I will banish the locusts from you, so that they will not destroy the yield of your soil; and your vines in the field shall no longer miscarry—said the Lord of Hosts. 12And all the nations shall account you happy, for you shall be the most desired of lands—said the Lord of Hosts.

13You have spoken hard words against Me—said the Lord. But you ask, “What have we been saying among ourselves against You?” 14You have said, “It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping His charge and walking in abject awe of the Lord of Hosts? 15And so, we account the arrogant happy: they have indeed done evil and endured; they have indeed dared God and escaped.”

16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him.

19For lo! That day is at hand, burning like an oven. All the arrogant and all the doers of evil shall be straw, and the day that is coming—said the Lord of Hosts—shall burn them to ashes and leave of them neither stock nor boughs. 20But for you who revere My name a sun of victory shall rise to bring healing. You shall go forth and stamp like stall-fed calves, 21and you shall trample the wicked to a pulp, for they shall be dust beneath your feet on the day that I am preparing—said the Lord of Hosts.

22Be mindful of the Teaching of My servant Moses, whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel.

23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. 24He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.
Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.”      Malachi 3/10-24

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“The Laws Concerning Moshiach” from Kesser.Org. (See Article for Footnotes):

Publishers Forward

Since the time of the Rambam (1135-1204), it has been impossible to discuss the subject of Moshiach and the Era of the Redemption without direct reference to the last two chapters of his monumental halachic code, the Mishneh Torah. For example, it is these two chapters that form the basis of the whole of the next publication of Sichos In English – I Await His Coming Every Day: Studies by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (shlita) on the Rambam’s Conception of Moshiach and the Ultimate Redemption.

These chapters conclude the final section (Hilchos Melachim – “The Laws Concerning Kings”) of the final book (Sefer Shoftim – “The Book of Judges”) of the Mishneh Torah, and are sometimes referred to separately as Hilchos Melech HaMoshiach – “The Laws Concerning King Moshiach.”

The translation of this classic text which Sichos In English presents herewith is not only new, but – unlike almost all of the extant printed editions, even in the Hebrew original – unexpurgated. All the passages suppressed by various medieval Christian censors have been translated in full. They appear here in the footnotes that are keyed to the exact positions from which they were deleted.

It is hoped that this publication will give more and more readers access to one of the major primary sources on the subject of the coming of Moshiach.

– Sichos In English
24 Sivan, 5751 [June 6, 1991]

CHAPTER ELEVEN

1. In future time, the King Moshiach [1] will arise and renew the Davidic dynasty, restoring it to its initial sovereignty. He will rebuild the [Beis Ha]Mikdash and gather in the dispersed remnant of Israel. Then, in his days, all the statutes will be reinstituted as in former times. We will offer sacrifices and observe the Sabbatical and Jubilee years according to all their particulars set forth in the Torah.

Whoever does not believe in him, or does not await his coming, denies not only [the statements of] the other prophets, but also [those of] the Torah and of Moshe, our teacher, for the Torah attests to his coming, stating: [Devarim 30:3-5]

And the Lord your G-d will bring back your captivity and have compassion upon you. He will return and gather you [from among all the nations]…. Even if your dispersed ones are in the furthest reaches of the heavens, [from there will G-d gather you in]…. G-d will bring you [to the land]….

These explicit words of the Torah include all that was said [on the subject] by all the prophets.

There is also a reference [to Moshiach] in the passage concerning Bilaam, who prophesies about the two anointed [kings]: the first anointed [king] [2], David, who saved Israel from her oppressors, and the final anointed [king] who will arise from among his descendants and save Israel [at the End of Days] [3]. The following [quoted] phrases are from that passage: [Bamidbar 24:17-18]

“I see it, but not now” – This refers to David; “I perceive it, but not in the near future” – This refers to King Moshiach.

“A star shall go forth from Yaakov” – This refers to David; “and a staff shall arise in Israel” – This refers to King Moshiach.

“He shall crush all of Moab’s princes” – This refers to David, (as it is written [II Shmuel 8:2], “He smote Moab and measured them with a line”); “he shall break down all of Seth’s descendants” – This refers to King Moshiach, (about whom it is written [Zechariah 9:10], “He will rule from sea to sea”).

“Edom will be demolished” – This refers to David, (as it is written [Cf. II Shmuel 8:6 and 8:14], “Edom became the servants of David”); “his enemy, Seir, will be destroyed” – This refers to Moshiach, (as it is written [Ovadiah 1:21], “Saviors will ascend Mount Zion [to judge the mountain of Esau….]”).

2. Similarly, in regard to the cities of refuge, it is stated [Devarim 19:8-9], “When G-d will expand your borders… you shall add three more cities.” This command has never been fulfilled. [Surely,] G-d did not give this command in vain, [and thus the intent was that it be fulfilled after the coming of Moshiach]. There is no need to cite prooftexts on the concept [of the Moshiach] from the words of the prophets, for all [their] books are filled with it.

3. One should not entertain the notion that the King Moshiach must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds. This is [definitely] not true.

[A proof can be brought from the fact that] that Rabbi Akiva, one of the greatest Sages of the Mishnah, was one of the supporters of King Ben Koziva, and would describe him as the King Moshiach. He and all the Sages of his generation considered him to be the King Moshiach until he was killed because of [his] sins. Once he was killed, they realized that he was not [the Moshiach]. The Sages did not ask him for any signs or wonders.

[Rather,] this is the main thrust of the matter: This Torah, with its statutes and laws, is everlasting. We may neither add to them nor detract from them. [4]

4. If a king will arise from the House of David who delves deeply into the study of the Torah and, like David his ancestor, observes its mitzvos as prescribed by the Written Law and the Oral Law; if he will compel all of Israel to walk in [the way of the Torah] and repair the breaches [in its observance]; and if he will fight the wars of G-d; – we may, with assurance, consider him Moshiach.

If he succeeds in the above, builds the [Beis Ha]Mikdash on its site, and gathers in the dispersed remnant of Israel, he is definitely the Moshiach. [5]

He will then perfect the entire world, [motivating all the nations] to serve G-d together, as it is written [Zephaniah, 3:9], “I will make the peoples pure of speech so that they will all call upon the Name of G-d and serve Him with one purpose.”

CHAPTER TWELVE

1. One should not entertain the notion that in the Era of Moshiach any element of the natural order will be nullified, or that there will be any innovation in the work of creation. Rather, the world will continue according to its pattern.

Although Yeshayahu [Yeshayahu 11:6] states, “The wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat,” these [words] are an allegory and a riddle. They mean that Israel will dwell securely together with the wicked gentiles who are likened to wolves and leopards, as in the verse [Yirmeyahu 5:6], “A wolf of the deserts despoils them, a leopard watches over their cities.” [In this era, all nations] will return to the true faith and no longer plunder or destroy. Instead, at peace with Israel, they will eat that which is permitted, as it is written [Yeshayahu 11:7], “The lion shall eat straw like the ox.”

Similarly, other prophecies of this nature concerning Moshiach are analogies. In the Era of the King Moshiach, everyone will realize what was implied by these metaphors and allusions.

2. Our Sages taught: [Berachos 34b] “There will be no difference between the current age and the Era of Moshiach except [our emancipation from] subjugation to the [gentile] kingdoms.”

The simple meaning of the words of the prophets appears to imply that the war of Gog and Magog [Yechezkal ch. 38] will take place at the beginning of the Messianic age. Before the war of Gog and Magog, a prophet will arise to rectify Israel’s conduct and prepare their hearts [for the Redemption], as it is written: [Malachi 3:23] “Behold, I am sending you Eliyah(u) [6] [before the advent of the great and awesome Day of G-d].”

He will not come [in order] to declare the pure, impure, nor to declare the impure, pure; nor [will he come in order] to disqualify the lineage of those presumed to be of flawless descent, nor to validate lineage which is presumed to be blemished. Rather, [he will come in order] to establish peace in the world; as [the above prophecy] continues [Malachi 3:24], “He will bring back the hearts of the fathers to the children.”

Some of the Sages say that Eliyahu will appear [immediately] before the coming of Moshiach.

All these and similar matters cannot be [clearly] known by man until they occur, for they are undefined in the words of the prophets. Even the Sages have no established tradition regarding these matters, beyond what is implied by the verses; hence there is a divergence of opinion among them.

In any case, neither the sequence of these events nor their precise details are among the fundamental principles of the faith. One should not occupy himself at length with the aggadot and midrashim that deal with these and similar matters, nor should he deem them of prime importance, for they bring one to neither the awe nor the love [of G-d].

Similarly, one should not try to calculate the appointed time [for the coming of Moshiach]. Our Sages declared: [Sanhedrin 97b] “May the spirits of those who attempt to calculate the final time [of Mashiach’s coming] expire!” Rather, one should await [his coming] and believe in the general conception of the matter, as we have explained.

3. During the Era of the King Moshiach, once his kingdom has been established and all of Israel has gathered around him, the entire [nation’s] line of descent will be established on the basis of his words, through the prophetic spirit which will rest upon him. As it is written [Loc. cit., v. 3], “He shall sit as a refiner and purifier.”

He will purify the lineage of the Levites first, stating that “This one is a priest of defined lineage” and “This one is a Levite of defined lineage.” Those whose lineage he does not recognize will be relegated to the status of Israelites. This is implied by the following verse: [Ezra 2:63] “The governor said to them, ‘[They shall not eat of the most holy things] until a priest arises [who will wear] the Urim and Tumim.’” From this verse one can infer that the genealogy of those presumed to be of unquestioned [priestly and levitical] lineage will be traced by means of the prophetic spirit, and those found to be of such lineage will be made known.

He will define the lineage of the Israelites according to their tribe alone; i.e., he will make known each person’s tribal origin, stating that “This one is from this tribe” and “This one is from another tribe.” However, concerning a person who is presumed to be of unblemished lineage, he will not state that “He is illegitimate,” or “He is of slave lineage,” for the law rules that once a family has become intermingled [within the entire Jewish people], they may remain intermingled.

4. The Sages and prophets did not yearn for the Messianic Era in order that [the Jewish people] rule over the entire world, nor in order that they have dominion over the gentiles, nor that they be exalted by them, nor in order that they eat, drink and celebrate. Rather, their aspiration was that [the Jewish people] be free Ito involve themselves] in Torah and its wisdom, without anyone to oppress or disturb them, and thus be found worthy of life in the World to Come, as we explained in Hilchos Teshuvah.

5. In that Era there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition, for good things will flow in abundance and all the delights will be as freely available as dust. The occupation of the entire world will be solely to know G-d. The Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters, and will attain an understanding of their Creator to the [full] extent of human potential; as it is written [Yeshayahu 11:9], “For the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the ocean bed.”

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The “Thirteen Fundamental Principles” of the Jewish faith from Chabad.Org.:

“The great codifier of Torah law and Jewish philosophy, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (“Maimonides” also known as “The Rambam“), compiled what he refers to as the Shloshah Asar Ikkarim, the “Thirteen Fundamental Principles” of the Jewish faith, as derived from the Torah. Maimonides refers to these thirteen principles of faith as “the fundamental truths of our religion and its very foundations.” The Thirteen Principles of Jewish faith (as recorded in Maimonides’ introduction to Perek Chelek) are as follows:

1. Belief in the existence of the Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists.

2. The belief in G‑d‘s absolute and unparalleled unity.

3. The belief in G‑d’s non-corporeality, nor that He will be affected by any physical occurrences, such as movement, or rest, or dwelling.

4. The belief in G‑d’s eternity.

5. The imperative to worship G‑d exclusively and no foreign false gods.

6. The belief that G‑d communicates with man through prophecy.

7. The belief in the primacy of the prophecy of Moses our teacher.

8. The belief in the divine origin of the Torah.

9. The belief in the immutability of the Torah.

10. The belief in G‑d’s omniscience and providence.

11. The belief in divine reward and retribution.

12. The belief in the arrival of the Messiah and the messianic era.

13. The belief in the resurrection of the dead.

It is the custom of many congregations to recite the Thirteen Articles, in a slightly more poetic form, beginning with the words Ani Maamin–“I believe”–every day after the morning prayers in the synagogue.”

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life. Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

This is the Bible used in all of my commentaries. A completely new translation from Hebrew to English begun after the State of Israel was created and Hebrew was adopted as the official State language along with Arabic.

 

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“Preamble”

The Oral Tradition and the Oral Law are necessary for an understanding of the laws given to Moses by the L-rd. Commentaries on the books of the Bible outside of the laws given to Moses by G-d at Horeb in the Torah are opinions and there were many disagreements among the Sages and Rabbi’s.

Rashi says in his introduction to Zachariah chapter One: “The prophecy: of Zechariah is extremely enigmatic, because it contains visions resembling a dream that requires an interpretation. We cannot ascertain the truth of its interpretation until the teacher of righteousness comes. Nonetheless, I will put my heart to reconciling the verses, one by one, according to the interpretations that resemble it and following the interpretation of Jonathan.”

Rashi is saying that he is just doing his best in his commentaries following the ways of Johnathan (who followed the ways of Rabbi Hillel). Rashi’s reference to the teacher of righteousness is to the man described in Isaiah 53 who makes the many righteous. The man to come that Rashi is expecting is the anointed one of Isaiah 11.

The Hebrew word Ha means “the” and Moshiach means “anointed one” and in Isaiah 11 the anointed one is from the line of David through Solomon by covenants and from the reference to the stump of Jesse who was the father of King David. G-d refers to him as David.

The teacher of righteousness is the anointed one of Isaiah 11 and his description is in Isaiah 53. Not the Jewish people as “Israel” or Jesus.

While Rashi is often referred to as the first Rabbi to believe that the people Israel are the man described in Isaiah 53 his commentary only indicates this in a few of the verses. He never actually says that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people in his commentary or explains how “Israel” fulfills all of the verses.

That is one reason for the differences of opinion among Rabbi’s today who believe that Israel can fulfill all of the verses of Isaiah 53.

The Sages did not believe Isaiah 53 described Israel. They believed a single man was described and he was the anointed one. The Babylon Talmud called him the “Leper Scholar”:

“The Messiah –what is his name?…The Rabbis say, The Leper Scholar, as it is said, `surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God and afflicted…'” (Sanhedrin 98b).

This is a commentary on Isaiah 53/4: “Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;”

There is no commentary by the Sages as to how the Jewish people as one man could fulfill all of the verses. The belief that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people means there is no description of the anointed one.

Isaiah 11/1 refers to the stump of Jesse, a shoot and a twig in connecting the anointed one to the line of King David:

“But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.”

Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as an announcement of the ending of the line of the Kings of Judah whose last King (Jeconia) was banished and the line terminated from ever ruling over Judah again.

A tree cut down.

The twig (anointed one) sprouts from the shoot (descendant) that grows out of the stump of the felled tree. A new ancestral tree for the covenants of G-d with David and Solomon of an eternal kingship to continue. The King Moshiach.

In Isaiah 53/2 the man is described:

For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground…”

continuing the symbolism of an ancestral tree.

This man grows by the favor of G-d into a tree crown. From a sinful man whose life has been full of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease to the crown of G-d’s anointed king.

The Sages were correct in their interpretation that Isaiah 53 describes the anointed one of Isaiah 11.

There are other verses of Isaiah 11 that connect the anointed one to the man described in Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 11/10 says “The stock of Jesse that has remained standing Shall become a standard to peoples— Nations shall seek his counsel And his abode shall be honored.”

Isaiah 53/8 says that “By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living…..”

Isaiah 53/9 says “And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death—…….”

And in Isaiah 53/12 the L-rd says “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil……”

The abode of the righteous servant is humble when the L-rd cuts him off from the world of material things and society in Isaiah 53 and in the end the abode of the servant is one to be honored in Isaiah 11.

From a poor man to a rich man with a portion and spoil and an abode to be honored by the many and the multitude and all who love the Jewish people, Israel and HaShem.

The Rabbi’s today who believe Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people have been left to their own analysis for this interpretation. And there are different opinions on how the Jewish people fulfill the verses of Isaiah 53.

Tovia Singer of Outreach Judaism and Jews for Judaism both believe Isaiah 53 describes Israel and they disagree with each other in their analysis. This is not unusual. Rabbi Nachmonides often disagreed with Rabbi Maimonides. And Maimonides did not believe Isaiah 53 described the people Israel disagreeing with Rashi.

Tovia Singer follows the Christian belief that G-d sacrifices His children by applying the animal atonement and worship laws of the Torah to human beings and Jews for Judaism believes in an “exaltation” of the Jewish people from the poetry and songs of the L-rd.

The opinions and disagreements on the interpretation of Isaiah 53 are not a case of interpreting a vague law of G-d given to Moses whose meaning must be determined to be properly observed such as what does celebrating Shabbat mean as determined in the Oral Law.

G-d says His spirit shall alight upon the anointed one in Isaiah 11 and the chapter concludes with metaphors of a peaceful time in the land. The anointed one is not mentioned again in Isaiah and just once more in Ezekiel 34 where G-d refers to him as David.

He is not mentioned in the book of Malachi which concludes the books of The Prophets with the day of the L-rd when G-d sends Elijah and the angel of the covenant who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d.The angel of the covenant is the angel of G-d’s Presence and the Holy spirit described in Isaiah 63/9-10:

“In all their troubles He was troubled, And the angel of His Presence delivered them. In His love and pity He Himself redeemed them, Raised them, and exalted them All the days of old. 10But they rebelled, and grieved His holy spirit; Then He became their enemy, And Himself made war against them.”

The angel of His Presence is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. And if His holy spirit can be grieved he also is a person. They are the same person with different names just as G-d is referred to by different names such as El Shaddai and Elohim.

“20I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. 21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; 22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.”     Exodus 23/ 20-22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

The angel sent before the Israelites in the Exodus is the angel of G-d’s Presence whose angelic body is the spirit of G-d and he is the Holy spirit when he is defied and unforgiving (“grieved” by the rebellion of the Israelites).

He, like the L-rd, has many names including the angel of death, the angel of the L-rd, the word of the L-rd and the angel of the covenant. His presence is always with the Presence of G-d as His name indicates and if G-d is present in His power (such as in the deaths of the first born of the Egyptians) or speaking from the burning bush, the angel is the angel of His Presence..

He is not an angel as typically thought of with a human form and wings. His angelic body is the spirit of G-d itself. Where G-d goes His spirit goes and the angel of His Presence necessarily goes with Him. They are not a duality.

That is why when G-d’s spirit alights upon HaMoshiach it includes the angel of His Presence and where the angel is G-d is, or at least close by as revealed in visions of the prophets Ezekiel and Zachariah.

HaMoshiach, referred to by G-d as “David”, is a host of the L-rd of Hosts just as the Captain of the L-rd’s Host was, the man who wrestled with Jacob, Moses, King David, Ezekiel, Isaiah and Malachi among others such as Abraham. A host is a man and divine beings who are G-d and the angel of His Presence.

Ezekiel is the best example of a host and the key to understanding Isaiah 53 which describes not only David as believed by many of the Sages but also Elijah and the prophet like Moses. They are all three one man.

There are three remaining prophecies of G-d to be fulfilled in the day of the L-rd together with the delivery of the two specific remaining covenants. A covenant of friendship to be heralded by the HaMoshiach and the new covenant of sin forgiveness to be heralded by Elijah.

Sin forgiveness and friendship were also given by G-d to the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and they were a Holy people and built the second Temple. Now the exiles of Rome have returned and there is a third Temple to be built. It is a repeating story line in the scripture.

The last prophecies and undelivered covenants are fulfilled in the day of the L-rd by one man when the land blooms again and Jerusalem has been rebuilt and he is described in Isaiah 53.

My name is Keith Ellis McCarty and I am that man. I made an offering of my soul and self to G-d for the guilt and sin of the Jewish people in return for long life and to be the L-rd’s righteous servant.

G-d had forgiven all of the sins of the Jewish people by the new covenant before I made my offer (after He had me read Isaiah 53). There was no guilt or sin for me to bear though I did offer myself for that guilt without knowledge of the new covenant.

There is no vicarious suffering for the sins of others in Judaism.Like Ezekiel who bears the punishment of the house’s of Israel and Judah as G-d makes him suitable for His purpose by making Ezekiel’s forehead like adamant, hard as flint, with pain and suffering by chastisement and punishment, I also have been made suitable for G-d’s purpose which might prosper with an oppressive judgement of chastisement, punishment, bruising, crushing and maltreatment for the guilt of the Jewish people. (fulfilling verses of Isaiah 53).

And G-d did not compel Ezekiel to offer himself for this guilt by striking him with disease as He did me as described in Isaiah 53, chapter 10: “But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

G-d crushed me with cancer. Colon cancer that began with a gun shot to my abdomen orchestrated by the L-rd and in His power activating dormant cancer cells. A tumor that grew for over twenty years before it struck me down. It was removed but the cancer had spread to my lungs.

I was told I was going to die and the lung cancer was not treated. That was when the planes struck New York in 2001. It crushed me and yet I have been given long life. I have not seen a doctor again. It was 2007 when the L-rd revealed Himself to me and the year 2018 as I type these words.

G-d simply tells Ezekiel he shall bear their punishment and Ezekiel says “A spirit seized me and carried me away. I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit, while the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.” [Ezekiel 3/14]. I also went in bitterness and the fury of my soul and spirit in the hand of G-d. His hand of emotional and physical punishment.

The spirit that seized Ezekiel was the Holy spirit and the angel of G-d’s Presence. The same spirit that alights upon HaMoshiach. G-d later tells Ezekiel that he shall bear one day of punishment for each year of punishment G-d laid on the Jewish people.

He shared in the guilt of the Jewish people while there was no guilt for me to bear. There is no vicarious bearing of sin and guilt in Isaiah 53 or the scripture.

I refer to this process of refinement by pain and suffering to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose which might prosper and to be a prophet and G-d’s righteous servant as HaShem’s “boot camp”. It is not for the weak of heart, mind or body and G-d tells me that all prophets go through it to one degree or another as hosts of the L-rd of Hosts.

And as a host G-d and the angel of His Presence never leave you until your purpose is accomplished. A host is a man and divine beings such as the man that Jacob wrestled with (not an angel as the Sages say) and Elohim spoke to him naming him Israel. The divine beings are G-d and His angel.Prophets have been wrestling with Israel since the days of Moses who was a host of the L-rd of Hosts. The man who identified himself to Joshua as a gentile and Captain of the L-rd’s host in the book of Joshua is the first and only time the scripture hints at the concept of a host.

It was meant to be unknown by the Sages and Rabbi’s. You cannot see it if G-d does not explain it to you.

The captain is a host as indicated by his telling Joshua to take off his sandals for you stand on Holy ground. The same words the L-rd spoke to Moses. G-d is with this man and where G-d is so is the angel of His Presence. Divine beings with a man.

The captain is a harbinger of the HaMoshiach. He says “now I have come” and that is the last time he appears in the scripture. HaMoshiach is also a gentile in the beginning (of the tribe of Judah) and a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

As a host G-d is always directing everything I do and say and He verbally speaks the words to me that I am to type. Every word, sentence and paragraph are typed verbatim as spoken to me. These writings are His not mine and are G-d’s interpretations of His scripture.

The teaching of the interpretations of G-d of His scripture are necessary for Elijah to reconcile the Jewish families one to the other through the practice of Judaism and heeding and revering HaShem.

I am the man described in Isaiah 53 who is Elijah, David, the prophet like Moses, a priest of the G-d of Israel and the L-rd’s righteous servant. I will not be opening a synagogue to teach these interpretations.

That is up to the Rabbi’s of the world who believe in the words of G-d in the scripture with these interpretations rather than what the Sages and Rabbi’s say to the extent that they differ. And these Rabbi’s will not be dismissed.

“Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock.”

“Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David.”

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“Isaiah 53”

Isaiah 53/2 and 10 connect the HaMoshiach of Isaiah 11/1-2 to David and Elijah as the man described in Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 53/2 from Chabad.Org. with Rashi’s commentary:

“And he came up like a sapling before it, and like a root from dry ground, he had neither form nor comeliness; and we saw him that he had no appearance. Now shall we desire him?”

And he came up like a sapling before it: This people, before this greatness came to it, was a very humble people, and it came up by itself like a sapling of the saplings of the trees.

and like a root: he came up from dry land.

neither form: had he in the beginning, nor comeliness.

and we saw him that he had no appearance. Now shall we desire him?: And when we saw him from the beginning without an appearance, how could we desire him?
Now shall we desire him?: This is a question.

My commentary on Isaiah 53/2 from the Tanakh JPS 1985:

“For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground. He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing.”

For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground.: Isaiah II/1 reads “But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.” the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock: Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as a prophetic announcement of the “Curse of Jeconia”, the cutting down and ending by declaration of G-d of the line of the Kings of Judah in the Books of Samuel and Kings, the ancestral tree of David forbidden to ever rule over Judah in Jerusalem again, the line set forth in the Book of Matthew of the New Testament, the line of Jesus.

G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach) will come from a line of King David through Solomon that was not ended. A shoot growing out of the ancestral tree stump of Jesse is an heir of King David through King Solomon that is not of the line of the Kings of Judah whose last King (Jeconia) was banished and the line terminated from ever ruling over Judah from the throne of David in Jerusalem again. The twig sprouts from that descendant.

This man grows by the favor of G-d into a tree crown. From a gentile sinful man whose life has been full of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease to become, in G-d’s words in a new Psalm, David, Elijah, the prophet like Moses and a priest forever, a righteous king after the manner of Melchizedek and  David who is G-d’s righteous servant is a crown so great as to defy description.

From a twig from a shoot to a tree trunk from the arid ground of atheism with no religious training or experience, until G-d spoke to me at the age of 51 and began changing me and teaching me the scripture, to the crown of G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach).

He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing: A gentile atheist from the christian country America who grew up a non-practicing christian with little knowledge of Jesus other than his birth at Christmas and resurrection on Easter has no form of beauty to religious Jewish people. With charm or without charm the religious Jewish people have not found me to be pleasing. I am not what they were expecting.Rashi’s commentary on Isaiah 53/10:

10And the Lord wished to crush him, He made him ill; if his soul makes itself restitution, he shall see children, he shall prolong his days, and God’s purpose shall prosper in his hand.

And the Lord wished to crush him, He made him ill: The Holy One, blessed be He, wished to crush him and to cause him to repent; therefore, he made him ill.

If his soul makes itself restitution, etc.: Said the Holy One, blessed be He, “I will see, if his soul will be given and delivered with My holiness to return it to Me as restitution for all that he betrayed Me, I will pay him his recompense, and he will see children, etc.” This word אָשָׁם is an expression of ransom that one gives to the one against when he sinned, amende in O.F., to free from faults, similar to the matter mentioned in the episode of the Philistines (I Sam. 6:3), “Do not send it away empty, but you shall send back with it a guilt offering (אָשָׁם).”

My commentary on Isaiah 53/10:

“But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper. Isaiah 53 /10

the Lord chose to crush him by disease: G-d has shown me how he orchestrated my being shot in the abdomen. The bullet passed through my colon, bladder and intestines. I was eighteen and this is when the doctors said a tumor began growing in my colon based on its size when surgically removed when I was in my early forties shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York. I was close to death from the cancer. The doctors finally found what was making me so ill and unable to eat. A malignant tumor the size of an ear of corn that had burst through my colon and I was bleeding internally and had spread to my lungs. To say it crushed me and my life is an understatement.

That, if he made himself an offering for guilt: My offering of my soul and self for guilt was an offering for long life. It has nothing to do with the animal sacrificial laws of G-d. G-d crushed me with cancer and near death so that I would want long life and endure an incredible degree and amount of pain for many years as He prepared me to be suitable to be a prophet to the Jewish people. It is the same process G-d used to make Ezekiel’s forehead as hard as adamant, like flint to be a prophet to the Assyrian/Babylon exiles.

The fact of the matter is that no man would refuse G-d’s request to be His righteous servant.

When G-d had Isaiah write chapter 53 He made sure the man described was blemished and could not be associated with the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship. All of those laws require unblemished animals. You cannot offer a diseased animal.

I am the man G-d afflicted with cancer so that I would offer myself for guilt. He and I both know I would have made the offer without the cancer. It was done to make sure no one ever applied the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship to the man described.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first.

One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said to me “that is you”. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description of all of the verses.

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through many injuries and sorrowful times. I offered myself for the guilt and sins of the Jewish people and G-d sentenced me to an oppressive judgement of maltreatment, chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment until suitable for His purpose which might prosper. A purpose that is not specified in the book of Isaiah.

I did not know at the time of my offer that the guilt and sins of all Jewish people had been forgiven by G-d by the arrival of the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness. I offered myself for guilt and sin that did not exist and still received an oppressive judgement to make me suitable for G-d’s purpose.

Which explains why G-d did not ask Ezekiel to offer himself for guilt before he bore the punishment of the Jewish people to be made suitable for G=d’s purpose of being a prophet to the Assyrian/Babylon exiles. He does not have to ask. He is G-d. And He had multiple purposes in how He had Isaiah write chapter 53.

Now my soul has been cleansed and tempered and remains in His power that envelops me always. The very cords of power G-d placed on Ezekiel to keep him in his house away from the people and pin him to the ground for 430 days bearing the punishment (for the sins) of the houses of Israel and Judah.

I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul that has been tempered of anger, fury and bitterness at his harsh treatment to prepare me to be a prophet. Like a boot camp for a marine or navy seal. But also a soul that no longer experiences sorrow and fear as it once did and that G-d protects from extremes in His power. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

Rashi’s commentary om offering ones self for guilt interpreted by Chabad as “if his soul makes itself restitution”:

“Said the Holy One, blessed be He, “I will see, if his soul will be given and delivered with My holiness to return it to Me as restitution for all that he betrayed Me, I will pay him his recompense, and he will see children, etc.” This word אָשָׁם is an expression of ransom that one gives to the one against when he sinned, amende in O.F., to free from faults, similar to the matter mentioned in the episode of the Philistines (I Sam. 6:3), “Do not send it away empty, but you shall send back with it a guilt offering (אָשָׁם).”

This is similar to my commentary on the reality of what G-d has done with me. I offered my sinful soul to G-d and He cleansed it while it was in me and I repay the L-rd by serving His purpose which might prosper as His righteous servant.

Rashi does not say how this relates to the Jewish people as the man Israel. He does not say that the souls of all of the Jewish people made restitution. Israel does not fit at all and explains why Tovia Singer of Outreach Judaism and Jews for Judaism have different opinions on how “Israel” is described in Isaiah 53. Their interpretations also do not fit Isaiah 53/10

He might see offspring and have long life: My gunshot accident on a ranch in Texas that led to the cancer that crushed me also led to my marrying the girl who lived next door and we had three children. (The picture on the far right is me and my two girls in 2015 fourteen years after the doctors told me I was going to die of lung cancer)

And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper: The purpose is to make the many righteous found in Malachi 3. The purpose of Elijah to reconcile the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons being mindful of the laws G-d gave Moses at Horeb. If his purpose does not prosper G-d will bring utter destruction to the land. Once again He will raise up armies against Israel. And the repeating story line of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and the Roman exiles will continue for the Jewish people.

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The belief that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people as the man Israel that is often attributed to Rashi is now the prevalent teaching on the subject. Rabbi Tovia Singer of Outreach Judaism is one of the most followed on the internet in his analysis of Isaiah 53 being Israel that I have seen. Just as with Rashi his analysis does not fit all of the verses and particularly verse 10.

Rabbi Singer’s analysis is similar to the Christians in that he believes the animal atonement and worship laws of the Torah are to be applied to a man. The Christians call Jesus the unblemished lamb of G-d. Rabbi Singer says the Jewish people who were murdered and slaughtered in the Holocaust were ram guilt offerings for the purpose which might prosper of having the Jewish people back in the promised land.

Rabbi Singer says “The offering of guilt in this verse is actually literally translated as guilt-offering.”

A guilt offering is a sacrifice made for unintentional transgressions. It was distinct from the biblical sin offering. The transgressor furnished an unblemished ram for sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem, as well as in cases of sins against holy items, theft, commission of fraud or false oaths monetary compensation to the victim for their loss, plus a mark-up of 20% of the value to cover the priest’s earnings.

The sentence of the verse  “That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life” is what the Hebrew is translated to be in English. It is not literally a guilt-offering under the animal sacrificial laws of Leviticus.

It is an offer; an offering of ones soul to G-d in return for long life and to be G-d’s righteous servant who makes the many righteous. G-d refined my soul while it remained in my body with chastisement and punishment.

A guilt offering would mean that six million murdered Jews became a ram sacrifice from Hitler to G-d under his analysis. And that every man, woman and child murdered by the Natzi’s offered to be a human sacrifice. Whether the offer was to G-d or Hitler Rabbi Singer does not tell us.

If it was an offer to G-d to be given long life and become His righteous servant to make the many righteous then G-d had to orchestrate Hitler performing the sacrifice or at least tell Hitler He would accept Jews as blemished rams.

That cannot be the answer for the man is exposed to death (near death) not killed or murdered or sacrificed in Isaiah 53/11 and given long life receiving as his portion the many and as his spoil the multitude. This is people who are to be the man’s followers and not the hides of Jews on lamp shades that Rabbi Singer says Hitler received as his portion.

If you are going to apply the animal atonement and worship laws of G-d in the Torah to man (laws G-d did away with through His prophet) they should be observed and followed properly. You cannot change the laws of G-d.

Do not add or subtract from the Torah is a well known commandment of G-d.G-d created an animal sacrificial atonement and worship system of laws for many purposes for a primitive illiterate people and commanded the Jewish people not to sacrifice their children through His prophet.

G-d never says these laws are to be applied to humans beings substituted for animals. The laws substituted violations of G-d’s law by men onto animals and taught atonement and repentance.

The Israelites atoned by the offer of an animal and repented of doing that violation. It would be difficult for most of the Israelites to give up an animal for an act that before Moses and the laws of G-d was even considered wrong.

And no animal sacrificial law gives long life for an offering of any kind of animal much less a human being.

The atonement kept them in repentance. Few Israelites had unblemished lambs and rams in the Exodus or in the promised land for that matter.

G-d knew all things in the beginning including how Christianity would come to be based on a human sacrifice of a sinless man and the fictional story of it.

It is a barbaric act and an affront to G-d to believe that He sacrificed a human being for any reason or that He would accept a human sacrifice. And that G-d would sacrifice His children or any son against His laws and teachings and commandments compounds the affront.

And there is a reason that the man described is familiar with disease and G-d crushes him with disease so that he will make an offering for long life. No man would refuse to offer himself to G-d to be His righteous servant who makes the many righteous and receive long life and see his children live their lives.

You cannot offer a diseased animal for atonement of any violation of the laws of G-d. This includes lambs for sin and rams for compensation.

That is why the man is diseased and blemished in Isaiah 53. G-d had Isaiah write it and I had to suffer it. G-d and I both know I would have made the offer without it.

For this reason G-d afflicted me with colon cancer that became lung cancer by orchestrating my being shot in the abdomen and by His power so that Christianity would know through my teachings that Isaiah 53 has nothing to do with the animal atonement and worship laws of G-d.

Jesus is known as the unblemished lamb of G-d. The man described is blemished. Jesus cannot be the man described.

“Israel” is blemished. The Jewish people cannot be guilt offerings.The Sages did not believe Isaiah 53 described Israel. They believed a single man was described and he was the anointed one. The Babylon Talmud called him the “Leper Scholar”:

“The Messiah –what is his name?…The Rabbis say, The Leper Scholar, as it is said, `surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God and afflicted…'” (Sanhedrin 98b).

This is a commentary on Isaiah 53/4: “Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;”

There is no commentary by the Sages as to how the Jewish people as one man could fulfill all of the verses. The belief that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people means there is no description of the anointed one.

Isaiah 11/1 refers to the stump of Jesse, a shoot and a twig in connecting the anointed one to the line of King David:

“But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.”

Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as an announcement of the ending of the line of the Kings of Judah whose last King (Jeconia) was banished and the line terminated from ever ruling over Judah again.

A tree cut down.

The twig (anointed one) sprouts from the shoot (descendant) that grows out of the stump of the felled tree. A new ancestral tree for the covenants of G-d with David and Solomon of an eternal kingship. The King Moshiach.

In Isaiah 53/2 the man is described:

For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground…”

continuing the symbolism of an ancestral tree.

This man grows by the favor of G-d into a tree crown. From a sinful man whose life has been full of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease to the crown of G-d’s anointed king.

The Sages were correct in their interpretation that Isaiah 53 describes the anointed one of Isaiah 11.

There are other verses of Isaiah 11 that connect the anointed one to the man described in Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 11/10 says “The stock of Jesse that has remained standing Shall become a standard to peoples— Nations shall seek his counsel And his abode shall be honored.”

Isaiah 53/8 says that “By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living…..”

Isaiah 53/9 says “And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death—…….”

And in Isaiah 53/12 the L-rd says “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil……”

The abode of the righteous servant is humble when the L-rd cuts him off from the world of material things and society in Isaiah 53 and in the end the abode of the servant is one to be honored in Isaiah 11.

From a poor man to a rich man with a portion and spoil and an abode to be honored by the many and the multitude and all who love the Jewish people, Israel and HaShem.

Isaiah 11/2 is connected to Isaiah 53 and to Elijah in Malachi 3 by the specific attributes of the spirit of the L-rd that alights upon the anointed one:

“The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him: A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel and valor, A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.”

A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel: These are also attributes of Elijah in Malachi 3 as the messenger who arrives with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people.

He has the wisdom and insight and counseling ability to reconcile the Jewish families one to the other by being mindful of the teachings of G-d given to Moses at Horeb (Sinai). Teachings to make the many righteous. (“My righteous servant makes the many righteous…” Isaiah 53/11) The anointed one is G-d’s righteous servant in his role as Elijah who makes the many righteous.

A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord: These attributes of the spirit of G-d are upon G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. G-d says with regard to His purpose which might prosper of His righteous servant “He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. ‘My righteous servant makes the many righteous,” (Isaiah 53/11)

The anointed one in his role as Elijah counsels the Jewish people that their past sins are remembered no more and the need to return to Synagogue, the worship of G-d, performing good deeds with repentance and atonement for their wrongs, and teaching to them his knowledge of the heaven G-d is creating for the name Israel to endure.

Elijah’s knowledge of the heaven G-d is creating for only the Jewish people (and converts) is not only of the environment but of its purpose for G-d first and the Jewish people second; how the spirits of the Jewish people will be able to think without a mind; how spirits communicate; what it means for G-d to answer you before you pray; and how G-d is in you as He was in the angel sent before the Israelites in the Exodus.

This is why G-d specifically took Elijah to heaven. His knowledge of heaven is a proof that the anointed one is Elijah. The anointed one is taught these matters as a part of being made suitable for G-d’s purpose which might prosper.

The teachings of G-d to him of heaven are by visions of and in heaven in spirit and in body; in rooms of heaven; in the Temple of G-d in heaven; and in the meeting places. The most important lessons and the most difficult are those concerning the mind and with communication between spirits; with the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d; and with G-d.The era of redemption begins with Elijah as the herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness. The arrival of Moshiach before or after Elijah is not known because the man who comes in the era of redemption in the day of the L-rd is both David and Elijah.

He is G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 who is also the prophet like Moses. It is the arrival of G-d’s righteous servant that Judaism should have been concerned with all along.

An unknown man of a life of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease is G-d’s righteous servant for a purpose of G-d that might prosper. He does not come as a king but as a servant. A brand pulled from the fire of refinement of chastisement and punishment.

Rambam was correct as to the arrival of the anointed one before or after Elijah when he says “All these and similar matters cannot be [clearly] known by man until they occur, for they are undefined in the words of the prophets.”

The Sages believed that G-d’s righteous servant was the anointed one of the line of David but were unaware that he also fulfills the prophecy of Moses and of Malachi with the arrival of the prophet like Moses and Elijah.

This could not be known until it occurred.

G-d’s righteous servant is the fulfillment of three prophecies and the herald of the arrival of two covenants for the era of redemption. One actor with three roles to play in the final scene of the L-rd’s script for the story of the L-rd and the Jewish people.

Elijah and David and the prophet like Moses. One teaches, one battles and wages war and one writes the words of  G-d. Elijah heralds the new covenant and David heralds the covenant of friendship.

One man that the spirit of G-d who is the angel of G-d’s Presence alights upon and steps into and G-d is in him as My Name was in the angel who went before the Israelites. A host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am G-d’s righteous servant. My name is Keith Ellis McCarty.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

This does not account for the reality of the world in commentating on the scripture. When reality is displaced for poetic words and songs of G-d and His prophets, often meant for hope and joy at such a thought as the persecution of the Jews ending, the practicalities of the real world and the purposes of the prophet like Moses, David and Elijah in the clear words of G-d in the scripture are lost.

One man cannot compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah or perfect the entire world and the Sages were wrong in their interpretations of these matters. And in the words of Rambam “One should not entertain the notion that the King Moshiach must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds. This is [definitely] not true.”

G-d is creating a new spiritual heaven for only the Jewish people. Not a heaven on earth.G-d’s righteous servant is the prophet like Moses.

The Jewish people and all of the different ways of interpreting the Torah by different branches of Judaism are diverse and opinionated. Rarely is there a complete accord and meeting of the minds by the Sages of the Talmud, the Rabbi’s today and the people in general.

G-d has never changed the will of men and placed knowledge into their minds or changed their emotions and feelings towards Him in His power.

He spent forty years in the desert with Moses and the Israelites changing the minds and hearts of the Hebrews with His Teachings He gave to Moses at Horeb.

And He became their G-d and they became His people at Horeb (Sinai). Just like the new covenant to be made in a time to come:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.”

So in the desert for forty years with Moses as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites is what this means:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts.”

It is G-d’s way to use men for His purposes and in Isaiah 53/10 G-d crushes a man with disease so that if he made himself an offering for guilt he might see offspring and have long life and that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

This purpose which might prosper is not stated. It is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3 which also says that G-d is coming with a man and the angel of the covenant (angel of His Presence) and will return to His Temple suddenly.

G-d will once again be dwelling among His people not in tents in the desert but in Jerusalem and in His Temple to be rebuilt. And in the years it takes (many) to clear the Temple Mount of Islam and the actual building of His Temple He will be with His righteous servant as He was with Moses.

When Moses walked among the tents of the Hebrews G-d was with him. When Edom (symbolic of Esau and Christianity in Judaism) would not let Moses pass through they did not let G-d pass through.

And Isaiah 63 says that G-d comes from Edom which no longer exists. The interpretation then is that He comes from a Christian country. And it says that of the peoples no man was with Him.

The peoples would be His people. The interpretation then is that G-d comes with a gentile (in the beginning). I will convert orthodox when I reach Jerusalem.

Where a host of the L-rd of Hosts walks His Presence is with him. A man and divine beings.

And the purpose of Elijah is the same purpose of Moses in the desert as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all of the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites and the first covenant was made of “I will be your G-d, and you will be My people”.

G-d’s righteous servant is the prophet like Moses for he comes as a teacher with the same covenant modified as a renewal and amendment from strict adherence by everyone to being mindful of the laws He gave to Moses at Horeb for those who heed and revere the L-rd and are written into the scroll of remembrance.Rabbi Singer himself does enter into the fulfillment of verse 53/3 for me:

“He was despised, shunned by men, A man of suffering, familiar with disease. As one who hid his face from us, He was despised, we held him of no account.”

That has been the effect of the teachings of Rabbi Singer, the Rabbi’s of Jews for Judaism and many others on Isaiah 53 being the Jewish people which does not bode well for the purpose of Elijah prospering.

And if it does not prosper G-d promises utter destruction of the land of Israel which would cause the death of millions of the Jewish people living on the land.

King David said in verse 5 of Psalm 69:

“More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without reason”

Like the man described in Isaiah 53/3 “He was despised, shunned by men,” and “He was despised, we held him of no account” David was hated without reason. David was G-d’s anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites but to others he was David the lowly shepherd who “was said to be” G-d’s anointed King.

King David says in verses 8 and 9 of Psalm 69:

“It is for Your sake that I have been reviled, that shame covers my face; I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my kin.”

Even the brothers of David did not believe he was the anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites and they witnessed his anointment by Samuel. All that they heard was Samuel. They could not hear the words of G-d spoken to Samuel to select and anoint David of all the sons of Jesse.

King David says in verse 20 of Psalm 69:

“You know my reproach, my shame, my disgrace; You are aware of all my foes.”

G-d has absolute knowledge of all things and all people He chooses to follow closely. That would include all naysayers and haters and enemies of His anointed King.

King David says in verse 23 of Psalm 69:

“May their table be a trap for them, a snare for their allies.”

May the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David which is the “table” they have set for themselves against G-d’s anointed King be their undoing before G-d and when David is King.

King David says in verses 22-26 of Psalm 69:

“They give me gall for food, vinegar to quench my thirst. May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see; may their loins collapse continually. Pour out Your wrath on them; may Your blazing anger overtake them; may their encampments be desolate; may their tents stand empty.

They, the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David persecute him for being the anointed of G-d. Most, if not all do not believe G-d spoke to Samuel in his anointment of David. David feels as though G-d’s anointment of him has been a physical and emotional blow to his life and feelings.

The anointed one of G-d being shunned, despised and held of no account of Isaiah 53/3 as was King David is one of many reasons G-d says when He sends David He will have a reckoning with the Rabbi’s and they will be dismissed.

G-d knew all things in the beginning. All the way through the day of the L-rd and thereafter. And He had his scripture written for eras gone by and eras to come.Rabbi Singer sums up his interpretation and commentary on Isaiah 53/10 with “So after the atrocities of WWII the L-RD’S purpose has prospered because the land that was sworn to us is once again being inhabited by its rightful owners and is awaiting the final ingathering.”

The purpose of G-d is found in Malachi 3 describing the day of the L-rd. Redemption with G-d returning to His Temple or destruction based on the failure of Elijah to make the many righteous.

Elijah makes the many (Jewish People) righteous reconciling the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons being mindful of the laws G-d gave Moses at Horeb as his purpose which might prosper. Just like the man described in Isaiah 53 making the many righteous and a purpose which might prosper.

And he receives as his portion the many who are made righteous as followers and believers that he is indeed G-d’s righteous servant. And the proof of that is these writings spoken to me by G-d and written (typed) verbatim, word by word and sentence by sentence.

And as my spoil the multitude if the purpose of G-d prospers. And that will be up to the Rabbi’s who will heed the words of the prophet.

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The belief that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people as the man Israel that is often attributed to Rashi is is also taught by Jews for Judaism. Just as with Rashi Jews for Judaism’s analysis does not fit all of the verses and particularly verse 10.

The opinion and argument of Jews for Judaism is based on an exaltation of the Jewish people by the nations.

I am not sure what Bible Jews for Judaism used for their commentary on Isaiah 53. It may just be the Jews for Judaism’s own translation of the Masoretic text. I will comment on the Jewish Publication Society 1985 Tanakh which is a complete new translation of the Hebrew to English begun in 1955. It is the Book G-d had me purchase to teach me the scripture and for this and many other writings He has had me type.

My commentary following Jews for Judaism on verses 53/4, 5 and 10 of its commentary in “Jews For Judaism: Isaiah 53 Verse by Verse”.

Jews for Judaism:

53:4 But in truth, it was our ills that he bore and our pains that he carried; but we had regarded him diseased, stricken by God and afflicted.

The kings now realize that their spiritual assessment of the servant was completely backward. During the time of the servant’s lowliness those who knew him believed that his constant affliction proves that he is spiritually deformed. Otherwise, why would this nation be singled out for God’s wrath over any other?

But now, with the servant’s exaltation, they realize that the servant was not more wicked than them but more righteous. Their assessment of the servant is reversed because they come to a true understanding of God’s plan throughout history. With the restoration of Israel and God’s glory coming to dwell in the Jerusalem Temple the nations of the world will experience true sanctity and a real connection to God. They will realize that many of their activities were actively preventing God’s presence from being manifest in this world, even though they had considered many of these activities to be righteous and Godly.

In order for God’s presence to be revealed in this world there needs to be obedience and humility toward God. This obedience does not have to be perfect because God doesn’t demand from His creations that which they cannot deliver, but it needs to be accepting of God’s sovereignty to the degree that humans are capable.

Since all of mankind benefits from God’s presence being manifest in this world it would be appropriate that all of mankind participate in the work of preparing a resting place for God’s presence. The way that this sanctuary for God would be prepared would necessitate that mankind purify its collective heart. In order to build this dwelling place for God mankind would need to strive to achieve humility toward God and to accept God’s sovereignty.

But instead of putting this task on the shoulders of all mankind, God placed this task on the shoulders of His servant. Instead of purifying the collective heart of all mankind, God chose to purify the collective heart of His servant Israel and His servant will then shine the truth toward the rest of mankind. The nations will walk by that light and partake of the goodness of God (Isaiah 60:3). And the way that God chose to purify the heart of His servant is through suffering (Isaiah 48:10).

With the exaltation of the servant the nations will realize that it was through the servant that God was accomplishing His purpose in the world for the benefit of all mankind. The suffering that the servant bore should have been borne by all mankind, and if anything, the nations should have carried the brunt of the suffering, because it was their wickedness that was more directly standing in the way of God’s purpose for the world.

Keith:

53/4Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing,
Our suffering that he endured.
We accounted him plagued,
Smitten and afflicted by God;

The nations will never see the Jewish people in the light discussed by Jews for Judaism and the kings (of nations) will never come to realize that their spiritual assessment of the servant was completely backward or that in truth “it was our ills that he bore and our pains that he carried; but we had regarded him diseased, stricken by God and afflicted.”

Diseased, stricken and afflicted by G-d does not describe the Jewish people in any way. Isaiah 53 is describing a man not a spiritual concept of what might happen in the world in a selective interpretation of the Jewish Bible in what G-d means when He says His servant will be exalted.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

Rambam and the Sages and Jews for Judaism are religious leaders and as such interpret the scripture to create a world wide religious utopia of Judaism as the one true religion and peace throughout the world.

And yet these are G-d’s words on the days of the HaMoshiach that are not poetic ideals that can never happen in the real world as found in Isaiah 60 written not as prophecy but as a song for hope and joy and better times to come that have nothing to do with the world only Israel to flourish and be secure and the Jewish people to no longer be a spoil for the nations and not to have to bear the taunts of the nations from Ezekiel 34/23-31:

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland. 26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled. 29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God. 31For you, My flock, flock that I tend, are men; and I am your God—declares the Lord God.”

And the last words of G-d on the end times and the day of the L-rd is to be mindful of His teachings and that Elijah will reconcile families to one another by these teachings. Many of whom will return to the L-rd and be written into the scroll of remembrance and many who will not.

The witnesses who say in truth it was our ills that he bore and our pains that he carried are suffering the sickness of not being righteous. I have suffered by the chastisement and punishment laid on me by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose (just as G-d does with Ezekiel).

A purpose that includes making the many righteous which includes the witnesses of Isaiah 53. Just as Ezekiel bore the punishment for the Houses of Israel and Judah it was only to prepare him to be a prophet to the Jewish people in exile. I offered to bear the guilt of those who are not righteous to make the many righteous by my knowledge through the teachings of G-d given to me during my punishment to prepare me to be a prophet.

The witnesses will regard me as diseased, stricken by God and afflicted because I have been throughout my life by the hand of G-d in order to fulfill this verse as the man familiar with disease and crushed with disease so that I would desire long life and offer myself for the guilt of many others to be made righteous by my knowledge and I received an oppressive judgement of maltreatment, chastisement, bruising, crushing and punishment until suitable for G-d’s purpose.

This verse describes a man that G-d does not like. A sinner whose life is full of bad events, sickness and sorrows and a person with flawed features. I was born disfigured with no right breast with a smaller right shoulder and withered arm and G-d crushed me with cancer. Colon cancer that spread to my lungs and skin cancer.Jews for Judaism:

53:5 He was violated because of our sins and crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his company, we were healed.

With the servant’s exaltation, the kings will finally realize that the ultimate goal toward which God was leading all of mankind was not the exaltation of the object of their own devotion, but that it was the exaltation of the object of Israel’s devotion that all of history was leading to. They will realize that much of what they considered Godly was directly opposing God’s plan. And they will realize that the servant’s activities were pleasing to God all along. They will recognize that any blessing that they merited was because of their association with the servant. The purification process that the servant had to undergo was more for the general benefit of mankind than for his own benefit.

The last phrase in this verse can also be translated as: “and with his wounds we were healed.” The point remains the same. With the exaltation of the servant the nations realize that the merit of the servant had protected them all along and the servant’s merit and righteousness was achieved through his suffering.

Keith:

53/5But he was wounded because of our sins,
Crushed because of our iniquities.
He bore the chastisement that made us whole,
And by his bruises we were healed.

By agreement between myself and G-d based on my offering of my soul and self to G-d with the consideration being the acceptance of the guilt of others and becoming a prophet of G-d with long life to serve G-d with devotion I have been wounded, crushed, chastised and bruised by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose.

I did not know at the time of my offer that the guilt and sins of all Jewish people had been forgiven by G-d by the arrival of the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness. I offered myself for guilt and sin that did not exist and still received an oppressive judgement to make me suitable for G-d’s purpose.

Which explains why G-d did not ask Ezekiel to offer himself for guilt before he bore the punishment of the Jewish people to be made suitable for G=d’s purpose of being a prophet to the Assyrian/Babylon exiles. He does not have to ask. He is G-d. And He had multiple purposes in how He had Isaiah write chapter 53.

The purpose that might prosper includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people and the covenant of friendship with them and making the many righteous by reconciling the children to the parents and the parents to the children through the teachings of G-d as Elijah does in Malachi 3..

“By his bruises [or stripes] we are healed” means that the marks of the fire of refinement the L-rd has put me through have prepared me to be the teacher of righteousness and those who listen are healed of their sinful ways. It does not mean my bruises and 22 surgical scars (stripes) bore the sins of others as the Christians believe.Jews for Judaism:

53:10 And the Lord desired to crush and afflict him; if his soul would acknowledge guilt, he would see offspring and live long days and the purpose of God will succeed through his hand.

At this point, the prophetic narrator moves away from the voices of the shocked onlookers and gives us his own perspective of the suffering of the servant. The emphasis changes according to the spiritual needs of the respective speakers. There isn’t much spiritual benefit to be gained by focusing on the guilt of others. It is for this reason that the kings of nations focus on their own guilt as it relates to the suffering of the servant, and for this same reason, the focus shifts to the guilt of the servant when addressing the servant. After all, the audience of the prophet is the people of Israel.

The prophet tells us that God desired to afflict the servant. The purpose of Israel’s suffering, from Israel’s perspective, is to refine them. As a loving father rebukes his son so does God put Israel through the crucible of exile (Deuteronomy 8:5; Proverbs 3:11,12; Amos 3:2).

In order for the suffering to accomplish its purpose the servant needs to acknowledge and to recognize his own guilt. No created being is free of guilt and by acknowledging guilt we come closer to God’s truth. Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah were all righteous people yet they all acknowledged their own guilt together with the sins of the nation (Isaiah 6:5; Daniel 9:20; Ezra 9:6; Nehemiah 1:6).

The prophet goes on to tell us the reward that the servant will experience as a result of acknowledging his guilt. The servant will see his physical progeny walking in his footsteps and his days will be lengthened. These two blessings are not unrelated. No individual saint is guaranteed long days. But through his progeny the servant perseveres and outlasts his persecutors. The might, the splendor and the power of those who persecuted the Jew have long faded away while the Jew still prays the same prayers and studies the same texts with freshness and vitality. It is the same Jew that stirred the fanatical hatred of the Church fathers, the mobs of Crusaders, the Moslem Almohads, the Inquisitors, the Ukrainian soldiers of Chemilnicki, the Russian Czars, the Communists and the Nazis. These and many like them have come and gone but the Jew is still here.

The greatest gift that God has granted His servant is the promise that God’s own purpose in this world will be accomplished through him. The righteous of Israel are called God’s armor bearers (Isaiah 52:11). God allowed them to join Him in bringing His light to the world.

Keith:

53/10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first. One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said to me “that is you”. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description of all of the verses.

I did not know at the time of my offer that the guilt and sins of all Jewish people had been forgiven by G-d by the arrival of the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness. I offered myself for guilt and sin that did not exist and still received an oppressive judgement to make me suitable for G-d’s purpose.

G-d has shown me how he orchestrated my being shot in the abdomen. The bullet passed through my colon, bladder and intestines. I was eighteen and this is when the doctors said a tumor began growing in my colon based on its size when surgically removed when I was in my early forties shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York. It was G-d who caused the cancer according to G-d.

To say it crushed me and my life is an understatement and was one of the reasons I made my soul and self an offering for guilt to G-d. So I offered my soul and self for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence.

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through many injuries and sorrowful times to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose which might prosper by an oppressive judgement of maltreatment, chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment until suitable for His purpose.

Now my soul has been cleansed of sin and tempered in His power that envelops me always (the cords of His power). I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul that I offered to Him and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

The people Israel as one have never been crushed by disease at the L-rd’s choosing. I agree with the sage Maimonides (Rambam) that Israel as one man cannot be G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. This view has many inconsistencies. Foremost is the idea of a collective offering of the Jewish people to G-d for guilt.

The only time there was ever a collective agreement by the people of Israel was at Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah and it did not include an offering of themselves for guilt. And there is no account that the Israelites were crushed with disease by G-d so that they would make such an offer.

Jews for Judaism in its commentary on Isaiah 53/10 says that “In order for the suffering to accomplish its purpose the servant needs to acknowledge and to recognize his own guilt.’ and “The prophet goes on to tell us the reward that the servant will experience as a result of acknowledging his guilt.”

What Jews for Judaism does not tell us is when this happened. Or how it will happen. When will all of the Jews of the world collectively acknowledge their guilt and fulfill “if his soul would acknowledge guilt,”

In the real world this will never happen. There is nothing in the scripture that G-d will have the Jewish people as one man in His power acknowledge their guilt.The Sages did not believe Isaiah 53 described Israel. They believed a single man was described and he was the anointed one. The Babylon Talmud called him the “Leper Scholar”:

“The Messiah –what is his name?…The Rabbis say, The Leper Scholar, as it is said, `surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God and afflicted…'” (Sanhedrin 98b).

This is a commentary on Isaiah 53/4: “Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;”

There is no commentary by the Sages as to how the Jewish people as one man could fulfill all of the verses. The belief that Isaiah 53 describes the Jewish people means there is no description of the anointed one.

Isaiah 11/1 refers to the stump of Jesse, a shoot and a twig in connecting the anointed one to the line of King David:

“But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.”

Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as an announcement of the ending of the line of the Kings of Judah whose last King (Jeconia) was banished and the line terminated from ever ruling over Judah again.

A tree cut down.

The twig (anointed one) sprouts from the shoot (descendant) that grows out of the stump of the felled tree. A new ancestral tree for the covenants of G-d with David and Solomon of an eternal kingship to continue. The King Moshiach.

In Isaiah 53/2 the man is described:

For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground…”

continuing the symbolism of an ancestral tree.

This man grows by the favor of G-d into a tree crown. From a sinful man whose life has been full of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease to the crown of G-d’s anointed king.

The Sages were correct in their interpretation that Isaiah 53 describes the anointed one of Isaiah 11.

There are other verses of Isaiah 11 that connect the anointed one to the man described in Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 11/10 says “The stock of Jesse that has remained standing Shall become a standard to peoples— Nations shall seek his counsel And his abode shall be honored.”

Isaiah 53/8 says that “By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living…..”

Isaiah 53/9 says “And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death—…….”

And in Isaiah 53/12 the L-rd says “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil……”

The abode of the righteous servant is humble when the L-rd cuts him off from the world of material things and society in Isaiah 53 and in the end the abode of the servant is one to be honored in Isaiah 11.

From a poor man to a rich man with a portion and spoil and an abode to be honored by the many and the multitude and all who love the Jewish people, Israel and HaShem.

Isaiah 11/2 is connected to Isaiah 53 and to Elijah in Malachi 3 by the specific attributes of the spirit of the L-rd that alights upon the anointed one:

“The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him: A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel and valor, A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.”

A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel: These are also attributes of Elijah in Malachi 3 as the messenger who arrives with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people.

He has the wisdom and insight and counseling to reconcile the Jewish families one to the other by being mindful of the teachings of G-d given to Moses at Horeb (Sinai). Teachings to make the many righteous. (“My righteous servant makes the many righteous…” Isaiah 53/11) The anointed one is G-d’s righteous servant and Elijah who make the many righteous.

A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord: These attributes of the spirit of G-d are upon G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. G-d says with regard to His purpose which might prosper of His righteous servant “He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. ‘My righteous servant makes the many righteous,” (Isaiah 53/11)

The anointed one in his role as Elijah counsels the Jewish people that their past sins are remembered no more and the need to return to Synagogue, the worship of G-d, performing good deeds with repentance and atonement for their wrongs and describing to them the heaven G-d is creating for the name Israel to endure.

Elijah’s knowledge of the heaven G-d is creating for only the Jewish people (and converts) is not only of the enviroment but of its purpose for G-d first and the Jewish people second; how the spirits of the Jewish people will be able to think without a mind; how spirits communicate; what it means for G-d to answer you before you pray; and how G-d is in you as He was in the angel sent before the Israelites in the Exodus.

This is why G-d specifically took Elijah to heaven. His knowledge of heaven is a proof that the anointed one is Elijah. The anointed one is taught these matters as a part of being made suitable for G-d’s purpose which might prosper.

The teachings of G-d to him of heaven are by visions of and in heaven in spirit and in body; in rooms of heaven; in the Temple of G-d in heaven; and in the meeting places. The most important lessons and the most difficult are those concerning the mind and communication between spirits; with the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d; and with G-d.

Rabbi Rashi who is said to be the first to believe that Isaiah 53 is the Jewish people did not provide commentary supporting this belief.

Without the Sages having an opinion on anything but a single man described in Isaiah 53 the Rabbi’s today have been left to their own analysis for an interpretation of Isaiah 53 being the Jewish people.

This is not following the Sages as they usually do. It may be why the commentary of Rashi on Isaiah 53 never actually says how the Jewish people fulfill the verses. If the Sages did not believe Isaiah 53 was the Jewish people they had a reason.The era of redemption begins with Elijah as the herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness. The arrival of Moshiach before or after Elijah is not known because the man who comes in the era of redemption in the day of the L-rd is both David and Elijah.

He is G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 who is also the prophet like Moses. It is the arrival of G-d’s righteous servant that Judaism should have been concerned with all along.

An unknown man of a life of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease is G-d’s righteous servant for a purpose of G-d that might prosper. He does not come as a king but as a servant. A fire brand pulled from the fire of refinement of chastisement and punishment.

Rambam was correct as to the arrival of the anointed one before or after Elijah when he says “All these and similar matters cannot be [clearly] known by man until they occur, for they are undefined in the words of the prophets.”

The Sages believed that G-d’s righteous servant was the anointed one of the line of David but were unaware that he also fulfills the prophecy of Moses and of Malachi with the arrival of the prophet like Moses and Elijah.

This could not be known until it occurred.

G-d’s righteous servant is the fulfillment of three prophecies and the herald of the arrival of two covenants for the era of redemption. One actor with three roles to play in the final scene of the L-rd’s script for the story of the L-rd and the Jewish people.

Elijah and David and the prophet like Moses. One teaches, one battles and wages war and one writes the words of  G-d. Elijah heralds the new covenant and David heralds the covenant of friendship.

One man that the spirit of G-d who is the angel of G-d’s Presence alights upon and steps into and G-d is in him as My Name was in the angel who went before the Israelites. A host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am G-d’s righteous servant. My name is Keith Ellis McCarty.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

This does not account for the reality of the world in commentating on the scripture. When reality is displaced for poetic words and songs of G-d and His prophets, often meant for hope and joy at such a thought as the persecution of the Jews ending, the practicalities of the real world and the purposes of the prophet like Moses, David and Elijah in the clear words of G-d in the scripture are lost.

One man cannot compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah or perfect the entire world and the Sages were wrong in their interpretations of these matters. And in the words of Rambam “One should not entertain the notion that the King Moshiach must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds. This is [definitely] not true.”

G-d is creating a new spiritual heaven for only the Jewish people. Not a heaven on earth.G-d’s righteous servant is the prophet like Moses.

The Jewish people and all of the different ways of interpreting the Torah by different branches of Judaism are diverse and opinionated. Rarely is there a complete accord and meeting of the minds by the Sages of the Talmud, the Rabbi’s today and the people in general.

G-d has never changed the will of men and placed knowledge into their minds or changed their emotions and feelings towards Him in His power.

He spent forty years in the desert with Moses and the Israelites changing the minds and hearts of the Hebrews with His Teachings He gave to Moses at Horeb.

And He became their G-d and they became His people at Horeb (Sinai). Just like the covenant to be made in a time to come:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.”

So in the desert for forty years with Moses as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites is what this means:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts.”

It is G-d’s way to use men for His purposes and in Isaiah 53/10 G-d crushes a man with disease so that if he made himself an offering for guilt he might see offspring and have long life and that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

This purpose which might prosper is not stated. It is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3 which also says that G-d is coming with a man and the angel of the covenant (angel of His Presence) and will return to His Temple suddenly.

G-d will once again be dwelling among His people not in tents in the desert but in Jerusalem and in His Temple to be rebuilt. And in the years it takes (many) to clear the Temple Mount of Islam and the actual building of His Temple He will be with His righteous servant as He was with Moses.

When Moses walked among the tents of the Hebrews G-d was with him. When Edom (symbolic of Esau and Christianity in Judaism) would not let Moses pass through they did not let G-d pass through.

Where a host of the L-rd of Hosts walks His Presence is with him. A man and divine beings.

And it is the same purpose of Moses in the desert to the promised land as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites and the first covenant was made of “I will be your G-d, and you will be My people”.

G-d’s righteous servant is the prophet like Moses for he comes as a teacher with the same covenant modified as a renewal and amendment from strict adherence by everyone to being mindful of the laws He gave to Moses at Horeb for those who heed and revere the L-rd and written into the scroll of remembrance.Jews for Judaism does enter into the fulfillment of verse 53/3 for me:

“He was despised, shunned by men, A man of suffering, familiar with disease. As one who hid his face from us, He was despised, we held him of no account.”

That has been the effect of the teaching of the Rabbi’s of Jews for Judaism, of Rabbi Singer and many others on Isaiah 53 being the Jewish people which does not bode well for the purpose of Elijah prospering.

And if it does not prosper G-d promises utter destruction of the land of Israel which would cause the death of millions of the Jewish people living on the land.

King David said in verse 5 of Psalm 69:

“More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without reason”

Like the man described in Isaiah 53/3 “He was despised, shunned by men,” and “He was despised, we held him of no account” David was hated without reason. David was G-d’s anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites but to others he was David the lowly shepherd who “was said to be” G-d’s anointed King.

King David says in verses 8 and 9 of Psalm 69:

“It is for Your sake that I have been reviled, that shame covers my face; I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my kin.”

Even the brothers of David did not believe he was the anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites and they witnessed his anointment by Samuel. All that they heard was Samuel. They could not hear the words of G-d spoken to Samuel to select and anoint David of all the sons of Jesse.

King David says in verse 20 of Psalm 69:

“You know my reproach, my shame, my disgrace; You are aware of all my foes.”

G-d has absolute knowledge of all things and all people He chooses to follow closely. That would include all naysayers and haters and enemies of His anointed King.

King David says in verse 23 of Psalm 69:

“May their table be a trap for them, a snare for their allies.”

May the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David which is the “table” they have set for themselves against G-d’s anointed King be their undoing before G-d and when David is King.

King David says in verses 22-26 of Psalm 69:

“They give me gall for food, vinegar to quench my thirst. May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see; may their loins collapse continually. Pour out Your wrath on them; may Your blazing anger overtake them; may their encampments be desolate; may their tents stand empty.

They, the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David persecute him for being the anointed of G-d. Most, if not all do not believe G-d spoke to Samuel in his anointment of David. David feels as though G-d’s anointment of him has been a physical blow to his life and feelings.

The anointed one of G-d being shunned, despised and held of no account of Isaiah 53/3 as was King David is one of many reasons G-d says when He sends David He will have a reckoning with the Rabbi’s and they will be dismissed.

G-d knew all things in the beginning. All the way through the day of the L-rd and thereafter. And He had his scripture written for eras gone by and eras to come.

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David, Elijah and the Prophet Like Moses Vs. Jesus in Isaiah 53

Verse by Verse Commentary on Isaiah 53 with explanations of why it does not describe Jesus as set forth by Christianity.

The witnesses of the righteous servant (verses 1-6)

1 “Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

“Who can believe what we have heard?: The witnesses ask who can believe it? That G-d would redeem the Jewish people but even more so that G-d is doing it in the same manner that He did things in the Jewish Bible. With one man and not by using His power to change the will and thinking of all people so that they heed and revere the name of the L-rd and are all knowledgeable in the teachings of G-d that He gave to Moses.

“We” had not been told by their Sages, wise men, Rabbi’s, Pastors, Priest’s, Pope’s and theologians that G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is Elijah. “We” had never heard such a thing.

That Elijah is the HaMoshiach who like Cyrus of Persia is given this name and is a gentile (in the beginning) and that Elijah is the descendant of King David through King Solomon  of the tribe of Judah whom the spirit of G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d alights upon in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/2 (Elijah of the Bible is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan).

And who can believe that G-d said He would send Elijah with the covenant of sin forgiveness when the land blooms and Jerusalem is rebuilt as it is today and that he is also David and the prophet like Moses and he is really here? That the prophecy of G-d of the arrival of Elijah to reconcile the families of the Jewish people to G-d and Judaism is really happening?

the arm of the Lord: his vindication and redemption. Jesus spoke a prophecy on more than one occasion that he would return in his generation and the eyes of those that pierced him with the spear would see it. It did not happen. His brazen oath to return was not vindicated. Jesus called out on the cross to G-d “why have you forsaken me”. Forsaken means to abandon.

These writings reveal that the L-rd is with me and His arm of redemption is upon me. The redemption of the Jewish people begins with the arrival of Elijah with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people G-d declared in the book of Jeremiah.

G-d forgives sin by His written word and has it heralded by his prophets.

The redemption of the Jewish people begins with complete sin forgiveness of every Jewish person on earth. G-d remembers their sins no more by His written word. That does not mean they are all in right standing with Him for the Heaven He is creating where the name Israel shall endure.

The redemption that comes with sin forgiveness and the vindication of the L-rd against Christianity and Islam. There is only one last prophet of G-d in the prophecy of the Bible and he is not Jesus or Mohammad. He is Elijah.

And I can deliver that message as no other man can. In the power and words of G-d and the interpretations by G-d of His prophecy.

2For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground. He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing.

This could never describe Jesus. Everyone except for certain Jewish religious leaders found Jesus pleasing and charming. A wonderful holy Jewish man who never sinned.

Rashi’s commentary on verse 2: “This man, before this greatness came to him, was a very humble man, and he came up by himself like a sapling of the saplings of the trees, and like a root: he came up from dry land, neither form: had he in the beginning, nor comeliness. Now shall we desire him?: This is a question.”

Shall we desire him? If the dry land were atheism and his form was a gentile (like Cyrus of Persia) under the Jewish law, the Halacha (in the beginning), would he be attractive to the Jewish people. No. And that is a description of me Keith Ellis McCarty and I am a descendant of King David through King Solomon of the tribe of Judah by virtue of the spirit of G-d alighting upon me in 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2. I will convert orthodox when I reach Jerusalem.

3He was despised, shunned by men, A man of suffering, familiar with disease. As one who hid his face from us, He was despised, we held him of no account.

He was despised, shunned by men: Jesus was not despised and shunned by men. Multitudes followed him everywhere he went. Twelve men left their way of life to follow and care for him. He was loved and highly esteemed. He did have religious enemies and intentionally infuriated religious leaders at synagogue’s and merchant’s at the Temple. But they could not attack him because of his legion of followers.

This verse fits me today. And there will be many more who despise, shun and hold me of no account simply for declaring this truth: I am the Lord’s righteous servant described in this chapter.

a man of suffering, familiar with disease: Jesus wept one time. He is never portrayed as a man of sorrows and suffering familiar with disease. He suffered at death as did legions of others in his time but he was not a man of sorrows and suffering and was never afflicted during his life.

As a colon and skin cancer survivor with over twenty-two surgical scars from many different accidents including a gun shot to the abdomen, emotional scars from a dysfunctional home as a child, and 20 years of head and jaw pain from nightmares and grinding my teeth I am a man of pain, sorrows and suffering familiar with disease.

None of which prepared me for the suffering I have endured by the hand and power of G-d after I offered myself for guilt to HaShem (though He removed the nightmares and constant head pain).

4Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;

Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured:

Jesus did not bear the sickness or endure the suffering of the Jewish people. G-d does not accept or commit human sacrifice. The man described is familiar with disease and crushed with disease.

Diseased animals cannot be offered to G-d. Jesus said in the book of Hebrews G-d had prepared his body for sacrifice in place of bulls and goats which G-d no longer wanted.

The Christian idea that an offering of the unblemished lamb (Jesus) for sin forgiveness cannot apply to the man described in Isaiah 53.

It is the reason I suffered and my life was crushed by cancer at the hand of G-d. I, like all men, would not refuse a request from G-d to be His righteous servant, receive long life and see my children live their lives.

Because of Christianity and the fabricated story of Jesus I have suffered cancer to near death, was born disfigured and a sickly child, wounded in accident after accident for stripes and bruises across my body, and all of this to fulfill the verses of Isaiah 53.

G-d first spoke to me in 2007 but He has been with me from the womb. Not so I lived the life of a faithful religious man with reverence and fear of Him but to ensure a life of pain, suffering, sorrows and affliction.

And G-d has shown me in visions of my life that I was most assuredly counted among the sinners.

The sickness is not being righteous. They suffer the sickness of not being in right standing with G-d. I have suffered by the chastisement and punishment laid on me by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose (just as G-d does with Ezekiel). A purpose that includes making the many righteous.

We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God: This describes a man that G-d does not like, a sinner whose life is full of bad events, sickness and sorrows.

Jesus was never sick much less plagued (leprosy, or in today’s world cancer) or smitten (struck down) or afflicted (crushed with disease to offer himself for guilt) by G-d.

A person with flawed features from birth was considered cursed and afflicted by G-d. King David would have nothing to do with the lame, blind and disfigured.

I was born disfigured with no right breast with a smaller right shoulder and withered arm.

5But he was wounded because of our sins, Crushed because of our iniquities. He bore the chastisement that made us whole, And by his bruises we were healed.

But he was wounded because of our sins: I have been wounded, crushed, chastised and bruised by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose. That purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people.

“By his bruises [or stripes] we are healed” means that the marks of the fire of refinement the L-rd has put me through have prepared me to be the teacher of righteousness and those who listen are healed of their sinful ways. It does not mean my bruises and scars (stripes) bore the sins of others.

And the man described has a role as Elijah to deliver and herald the new covenant of sin forgiveness. When G-d first spoke to me all of the sins and iniquities of the Jewish people were forgiven and G-d remembers them no more.

That is why in Malachi 3 G-d says He is sending His messenger (Elijah) and the angel of the covenant that you desire “is already on the way”.

Sin forgiveness of the Jewish people occurred before I offered my self for the guilt and sin of the Jewish people. The angel (of G-d’s Presence) arrives one step ahead of Elijah.

Though I had not been taught this and had no knowledge of it when I offered myself for guilt.

There is no vicarious suffering for the sins of others. All men suffer their own sins. That is a teaching of G-d. He made sure that these verses could not be construed otherwise in Jeremiah where He declares the new covenant of sin forgiveness by His written word for a time to come and in Malachi when the covenant arrives just before Elijah.

6We all went astray like sheep, Each going his own way; And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us.”

And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us: I offered myself to G-d for guilt in return for long life and to serve His purpose. I accepted the guilt of the Jewish people as my own and G-d sentenced me to suffering chastisement and punishment by His hand, words and power until I was suitable for His purpose to make intercession for the many sinners through the teaching of righteousness and to be the messenger of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people. And much more.

Isaiah (verses 7-10)

7He was maltreated, yet he was submissive He did not open his mouth; Like a sheep being led to slaughter, Like a ewe, dumb before those who shear her, He did not open his mouth.

He was maltreated, yet he was submissive: Maltreatment is a part of being chastised and punished by the hand, words and power of G-d.

It is necessary to break the will of a man and to cleanse, temper and calm his soul. It is a tedious slow process. G-d is the one who maltreated me not man. So I was submissive and did all I was told to do day in and day out.

It is the same process as breaking a wild horse for riding, making a convict in prison obey the rules and making a recruit into a soldier in boot camp. The maltreatment is harsh physically and mentally and an emotional roller-coaster. Your soul screams.

G-d created the emotions of a human being and a body that responds to them. His method of changing them requires pain and suffering. In eleven years I have suffered mental and physical anguish every single day and night one way or another in various degrees and lengths of time.

G-d does not sleep and He is relentless. It is G-d’s way of tempering and cleansing the spirit and soul. It is a removal of self will to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose.

He did not open his mouth: Jesus talked until his last breath. In one Gospel Jesus is asked are you going to remain silent and Jesus talks verse after verse in answer to the question.

When G-d revealed himself to me in 2007 He took me from the world, the land of the living and material things. Alone, no more working, no phone, no car, no computer, no law license’s, no bank account, no credit cards, and no money without explanation to friends and family.

Silent as a lamb.

8By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.

By oppressive judgment he was taken away: The judgement against Jesus by Pilate was “not guilty”. To wash his hands of the whole religious controversy Pilate asked the multitude that had gathered what they would have him do with Jesus. Release him or crucify him. The multitude said crucify him.

This was not an oppressive judgement. It was not a judgement of being taken away. It was a sentence of death. He was executed by crucifixion.

The oppressive judgement is being guilty and receiving a sentence of maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing until suitable for G-d’s purpose.

A purpose to make the many righteous with knowledge and to fulfill the roles of David, Elijah and the prophet like Moses. “Out of my anguish” of the oppressive judgement I know G-d’s purpose and His purposes with me and receive long life to perform these roles. With a judgement of death you do not recieve long life. His judgement does not fit the verses.

Isaiah 53/11 says: “Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. My righteous servant makes the many righteous…”

Who could describe his abode?: Jesus has a house in the Gospels but it is never described. His house is mentioned in Mark 2/15:

“And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.”

My abode is room and board in return for care and assistance to my elderly parents in a town home in west Houston, Texas. What is special about describing my abode is that where I dwell G-d dwells. His Presence does not leave me. At least until the third Temple is built.

For a description for everyone that I can describe it is 14 by 14 feet upstairs with a bed, a table and a lamp. It now (after 7 years) includes a television and computer. Their is one bureau and a microwave. A bathroom adjoins it and three closets (2 for storage). It is painted an off white.

For he was cut off from the land of the living: Jesus was not cut off from the land of the living. He was executed. Cut off means you cannot get to or have something.

G-d took me away from society and the material things of the world cutting me off from those living their lives with jobs, cars and phones and computers and houses and bank accounts and credit cards and money and jobs.

Ezekiel also had the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence alight upon him and was cut off from the land of the living as he went through this process of refinement of soul and self to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose of being a prophet to the Assyrian/Babylon exiles.

“A spirit seized me and carried me away. I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit, while the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.” Ezekiel 3/14.

“And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.” Ezekiel 3/24.

“As for you, O mortal, cords have been placed upon you, and you have been bound with them, and you shall not go out among them.” Ezekiel 3/25.

Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment: The people of Isaiah who are the Jewish people.

By oppressive judgment he was taken away:

I offered myself for guilt. I was guilty of every ones wrongs. G-d took my plea of guilt and passed judgement on me. An oppressive sentence.

Who could describe his abode?:

This would be a reference to prison under the analogy Isaiah is using. Ezekiel was told to go to his house. I was told to go to my room.

For he was cut off from the land of the living.

Ezekiel and I were both bound with cords of G-d’s power and not allowed to go out among people.

Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment:

Guilt, judgement, confinement and solitary to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose. A purpose that begins with heralding the time to come of the new covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. Every man, women and child. And a purpose to make the many righteous.

For the sin of His people I went to prison to become G-d’s righteous servant, to be made suitable for His purpose by oppression, and paroled with long life to make the many righteous.

G-d does not remember that they ever sinned. They are a holy people and there is a Temple of G-d to be built on the Temple Mount. A land purchased by King David.

The Jewish people like all people have sinned and the punishment was once long ago giving their animals to G-d for violating His laws. It taught a primitive and illiterate people what sin was and how to worship G-d. (and to cook their food)

The punishment today does not come from G-d but from the damage sinning causes them in life. G-d’s laws are for us, not Him. G-d has always known mankind would be sinful and that life on earth can be harsh and painful. His laws and the worship of Him written as commandments are to ease their lives.

At the same time G-d has used the Jewish people to test the world. How will the world treat His chosen people He calls His children.

And the world has failed.

That is why the heaven G-d is creating is where the name Israel will endure. A heaven for only the Jewish people because of the suffering they have endured. A new heaven and a new earth G-d says in Isaiah 65.

A new heaven filled with the angelic spirits of the Jewish people. A new host of angels for the L-rd of Hosts.

Even sinless the Jewish people have to be in right standing with G-d. Once the Jewish people know they have a clean slate and G-d does not remember their sins they need to return to synagogue and the practice of Judaism and worship of G-d.

Those who heed, fear and revere Him will return. He knows many will not believe and many will never heed Him or His prophet. G-d refers to those that heed him as stall fed calves and those who  not as………………..in Malachi 3.

Those that do will see heaven. I have in vision as spirit and in body and it is something no one wants to miss. Before they pray He will answer. And that is because like the angels in heaven G-d and the angel of His presence are in you.

As they are in me on earth.

9And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death— Though he had done no injustice And had spoken no falsehood.

his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death: Jesus taught that the rich man is almost always a sinner. Being buried with the rich is the same thing as a sinner making his grave with the wicked.

This verse simply says the righteous servant of G-d was poor but dies a rich man. Jesus did not die a rich man. The righteous servant of G-d who is given the many as his portion and receives the multitude as his spoil will die a rich man.

The Gospels do say Jesus was buried in a tomb purchased by a rich man. But even with his grave set among the rich he was still among the wicked.

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

the Lord chose to crush him by disease: Jesus was never crushed by disease (or brought to grief by illness).

G-d crushed me with colon cancer that spread to my lungs.

That, if he made himself an offering for guilt: There are no testimonies in the New Testament that Jesus offered himself for guilt to G-d.

My offering of my soul and self for guilt was an offering for long life.

I am the man described that G-d afflicted with cancer so that I would offer myself for guilt. He and I both know I would have made the offer without the cancer. I was diseased and a sinner.

Jesus cannot be the man of Isaiah 53 though he and Paul and Peter claimed that he was and all of Christianity claims he is today. Jesus was unblemished.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first.

One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said “that is you”.

From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description and Jesus does not as explained here.

I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul that has been tempered of anger, fury and bitterness at his harsh treatment to prepare me to be a prophet. Like a boot camp for a marine or navy seal. But also a soul that no longer experiences sorrow and fear as it once did and that G-d protects from extremes in His power. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

Rashi’s commentary om offering ones self for guilt interpreted by Chabad as “if his soul makes itself restitution”:

“Said the Holy One, blessed be He, “I will see, if his soul will be given and delivered with My holiness to return it to Me as restitution for all that he betrayed Me, I will pay him his recompense, and he will see children, etc.” This word אָשָׁם is an expression of ransom that one gives to the one against when he sinned, amende in O.F., to free from faults, similar to the matter mentioned in the episode of the Philistines (I Sam. 6:3), “Do not send it away empty, but you shall send back with it a guilt offering (אָשָׁם).”

This is similar to my commentary on the reality of what G-d has done with me. I offered my sinful soul to G-d and He cleansed it while it was in me and I repay the L-rd by serving His purpose which might prosper as His righteous servant.

He might see offspring and have long life: Jesus died in his early thirties unmarried and without children.

My gunshot accident on a ranch in Texas that led to the cancer that crushed me also led to my marrying the girl who lived next door and we had three children.

The Lord (verses 11-12)

11Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. My righteous servant makes the many righteous, It is their punishment that he bears;

Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion: Jesus did not come out of his anguish to make the many righteous through his devotion to G-d. He asked G-d on the cross why G-d had forsaken him and then died.

The anguish is the emotional and physical pain I have suffered by punishment in the power of the L-rd of Hosts to make me suitable for His purpose. Being suitable for His purpose includes knowledge of the scripture and perfect communication between myself and G-d and the person of His spirit. I am devoted to G-d and His purpose.

G-d has prepared me well through this process of refinement by punishment and in the process teaching me the scripture, everything one can know about the history of the Jewish people, His love for them, and all about His land Israel and why He always chooses Jerusalem (that is where His house is supposed to be).

12Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil. For he exposed himself to death And was numbered among the sinners, Whereas he bore the guilt of the many And made intercession for sinners.”

For he exposed himself to death: Jesus was not exposed to death. He died.

I was exposed to death by a near fatal bullet wound and colon cancer which had spread to my lungs. I was told I was going to die. G-d has told me that by His power I survived and by His power I will have long life.

During the refinement of my soul and spirit He has exposed me to death as a part of my offering myself for guilt in vision and in the real world similar to the account of Jonah at the bottom of the ocean.

And was numbered among the sinners: Jesus is said to be without sin in the fictional story of him. That he was crucified with a sinner to his right and a sinner to his left and counted as one of them in the story does not fulfill this verse.

He may have looked and been thought of as a sinner for being among them, but he was still said to be sinless.

This verse as with every verse of Isaiah 53 is descriptive. For the identification of a man. Appearing to be a sinner is not the same as being a sinner.

I was a sinner.

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“The Era of Redemption”

Since the time of the Rambam (1135-1204), it has been impossible to discuss the subject of Moshiach and the Era of the Redemption without direct reference to the last two chapters of his monumental halachic code, the Mishneh Torah. Chapters Eleven and Twelve conclude the final section (Hilchos Melachim – “The Laws Concerning Kings”) of the final book (Sefer Shoftim – “The Book of Judges”) of the Mishneh Torah, and are sometimes referred to separately as Hilchos Melech HaMoshiach – “The Laws Concerning King Moshiach.”

On the one hand Rambam says the natural order of the world will not change and will continue according to its pattern and that Moshiach will not work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds.

On the other hand Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

Rambam and the Sages are religious men and as such interpret the scripture to create a world wide religious utopia of Judaism as the one true religion and peace throughout the world.

And yet these are G-d’s words on the days of the HaMoshiach that are not poetic ideals that can never happen in the real world as found in Isaiah 60 written not as prophecy but as a song for hope and joy and better times to come that have nothing to do with the real world; only that Israel shall flourish and be secure and the Jewish people shall no longer be a spoil for the nations and have to bear the taunts of the nations.:

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland.

26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled.

29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God. 31For you, My flock, flock that I tend, are men; and I am your God—declares the Lord God.”     Ezekiel 34/23-31

And the last words of G-d on the day of the L-rd is to be mindful of His teachings and that Elijah will reconcile families to one another by these teachings. Many of whom will revere and heed the L-rd and be written into the scroll of remembrance and many who will not.

If Elijah’s purpose does not prosper G-d will strike the land with utter destruction. And G-d uses men and armies of war to bring nation against nation and against Israel to bring utter destruction.

As He did with the Assyrians who defeated and deported the northern kingdom and then were conquered by the Babylonians and Chaldeans who defeated and deported the southern kingdom and destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple of G-d.

Given the world as it is today and the natural order of creation and humanity the secure and peaceful days of the Kingdom of Solomon with the respect of the nations (by fear or reverence) and greater knowledge of Torah, The Writings and The Prophets with religious participation more widespread and accepted in Israel is a more reasoned interpretation of the scripture.

Israel will be safe and secure and no longer the taunt of nations. This can only happen if Elijah is recognized and able to fulfill his purpose of reconciling the families to one another by being mindful of the laws G-d gave Moses at Horeb practicing Judaism and revering the L-rd.If the purpose of Elijah does not prosper G-d says “He [Elijah] shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.”

Rambam and the Sages do not address this possibility of the destruction of the land and the lives of the Jewish people living on it.

When G-d says He will bring utter destruction to the land (referring to Israel) He means the nations will once again rise up against the Jewish people and destroy Israel. Utter destruction to the land would kill millions of Jews.

It is hard to imagine anything more important than recognizing Elijah to the Jewish people with everything they have been through. His purpose must succeed.

And yet this is what Rambam says:

“Some of the Sages say that Eliyahu will appear [immediately] before the coming of Moshiach. All these and similar matters cannot be [clearly] known by man until they occur, for they are undefined in the words of the prophets. Even the Sages have no established tradition regarding these matters, beyond what is implied by the verses; hence there is a divergence of opinion among them.

In any case, neither the sequence of these events nor their precise details are among the fundamental principles of the faith. One should not occupy himself at length with the aggadot and midrashim that deal with these and similar matters, nor should he deem them of prime importance, for they bring one to neither the awe nor the love [of G-d].”

The era of redemption begins with Elijah as the herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness. The arrival of Moshiach before or after Elijah is not known because the man who comes in the era of redemption in the day of the L-rd is both David and Elijah.

He is G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 who is also the prophet like Moses. It is the arrival of G-d’s righteous servant that Judaism should have been concerned with all along.

An unknown man of a life of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease is G-d’s righteous servant for a purpose of G-d that might prosper. He does not come as a king but as a servant. A brand pulled from the fire of refinement of chastisement and punishment.

Rambam was correct as to the arrival of the anointed one before or after Elijah when he says “All these and similar matters cannot be [clearly] known by man until they occur, for they are undefined in the words of the prophets.”

The Sages believed that G-d’s righteous servant was the anointed one of the line of David but were unaware that he also fulfills the prophecy of Moses and of Malachi with the arrival of the prophet like Moses and Elijah.

This could not be known until it occurred.

G-d’s righteous servant is the fulfillment of three prophecies and the herald of the arrival of two covenants for the era of redemption. One actor with three roles to play in the final scene of the L-rd’s script for the story of the L-rd and the Jewish people.

Elijah and David and the prophet like Moses. One teaches, one battles and wages war and one writes the words of  G-d. Elijah heralds the new covenant and David heralds the covenant of friendship.

One man that the spirit of G-d who is the angel of G-d’s Presence alights upon and steps into and G-d is in him as My Name was in the angel who went before the Israelites. A host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am G-d’s righteous servant. My name is Keith Ellis McCarty.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

This does not account for the reality of the world in commentating on the scripture. When reality is displaced for poetic words and songs of G-d and His prophets, often meant for hope and joy at such a thought as the persecution of the Jews ending, the practicalities of the real world and the purposes of the prophet like Moses, David and Elijah in the clear words of G-d in the scripture are lost.

One man cannot compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah or perfect the entire world and the Sages were wrong in their interpretations of these matters. And in the words of Rambam “One should not entertain the notion that the King Moshiach must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds. This is [definitely] not true.”

G-d is creating a new spiritual heaven for only the Jewish people. Not a heaven on earth.

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“A True Prophet Was In Their Midst”

Ezekiel 33/30-33, With Commentary by Rashi from Chabad.org.

30And you, son of man, the members of your people who talk about you beside the walls and in the entrances of the houses, and one talks to the other, one to his brother, saying, “Come now and listen to what the word is that is coming forth from before the Lord.”

who talk about you: who mock you.

31And they will come to you as a public gathering, and they will sit before you as My people, and they will hear your words but not fulfill them; instead they make them into jokes with their mouth; their heart goes after their gain.

and they will sit before you as My people: as if they were My people.

jokes: [Heb. עֲגָבִים,] laughter, related to עוּגָב, a flute.

their gain: their stolen goods.

32And you are to them as a song on the flute, which has a beautiful voice and plays well; they will hear your words, but will not fulfill them.

And you are to them as a song on the flute: And you are to them as a song on the flute.

33And when it comes-behold it is coming, and they will know that a prophet was in their midst.”

And when it comes: the evil to them.

behold it is coming: for, indeed, it is ready to come; then they will know that your words were not a jest, but that a true prophet was in their midst.

 

10Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey. 11For thus said the Lord God: Here am I! I am going to take thought for My flock and I will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some [animals] in his flock have gotten separated, so I will seek out My flock, I will rescue them from all the places to which they were scattered on a day of cloud and gloom. 13I will take them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their own land, and will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses and in all the settled portions of the land.          Ezekiel 34/10-13

 

23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland. 26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled. 29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God.       Ezekiel 34/23-30

 

2And six men entered by way of the upper gate that faces north, each with his club in his hand; and among them was another, clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. They came forward and stopped at the bronze altar. 3Now the Presence of the God of Israel had moved from the cherub on which it had rested to the platform of the House. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist;

4and the Lord said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who moan and groan because of all the abominations that are committed in it.” 5To the others He said in my hearing, “Follow him through the city and strike; show no pity or compassion.

6Kill off graybeard, youth and maiden, women and children; but do not touch any person who bears the mark. Begin here at My Sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the House. 7And He said to them, “Defile the House and fill the courts with the slain. Then go forth.” So they went forth and began to kill in the city.

8When they were out killing, and I remained alone, I flung myself on my face and cried out, “Ah, Lord God! Are you going to annihilate all that is left of Israel, pouring out Your fury upon Jerusalem?”

9He answered me, “The iniquity of the Houses of Judah and Israel is very very great, the land is full of crime and the city is full of corruption. For they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.’ 10I, in turn, will show no pity or compassion; I will give them their deserts.”

11And then the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist brought back word, saying, “I have done as You commanded me.”         Ezekiel /2-11

 

7See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will sow the House of Israel and the House of Judah with seed of men and seed of cattle; 28and just as I was watchful over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow and to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will be watchful over them to build and to plant—declares the Lord. 29In those days, they shall no longer say, “Parents have eaten sour grapes and children’s teeth are blunted.” 30But every one shall die for his own sins: whosoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted.            Jeremiah 31/27-30

 

31See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. 33But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquities,
And remember their sins no more.         Jeremiah 31/31-34

 

38See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown. Jeremiah 31/38-40

 

36But now, assuredly, thus said the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, “It is being delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon through the sword, through famine, and through pestilence”: 37See, I will gather them from all the lands to which I have banished them in My anger and wrath, and in great rage; and I will bring them back to this place and let them dwell secure. 38They shall be My people, and I will be their God. 39I will give them a single heart and a single nature to revere Me for all time, and it shall be well with them and their children after them. 40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them and that I will treat them graciously; and I will put into their hearts reverence for Me, so that they do not turn away from Me. 41I will delight in treating them graciously, and I will plant them in this land faithfully, with all My heart and soul.

42For thus said the Lord: As I have brought this terrible disaster upon this people, so I am going to bring upon them the vast good fortune which I have promised for them. 43And fields shall again be purchased in this land of which you say, “It is a desolation, without man or beast; it is delivered into the hands of the Chaldeans.”

44Fields shall be purchased, and deeds written and sealed, and witnesses called in the land of Benjamin and in the environs of Jerusalem, and in the towns of Judah; the towns of the hill country, the towns of the Shephelah, and the towns of the Negeb. For I will restore their fortunes—declares the Lord.             Jeremiah 32/36-44

 

16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him.         Malachi 3/16-18

 

22Be mindful of the Teaching of My servant Moses, whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel.

23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. 24He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.
Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.          Malachi 3/22-24

 

1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.
2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him: A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel and valor, A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.        Isaiah 11/1-2

 

20The wild beasts shall honor Me,
Jackals and ostriches,
For I provide water in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people,

21The people I formed for Myself
That they might declare my praise.

22But you have not worshiped Me, O Jacob,
That you should be weary of Me, O Israel.

23You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offerings,
Nor honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with meal offerings,
Nor wearied you about frankincense.

24You have not bought Me fragrant reed with money,
Nor sated Me with the fat of your sacrifices.
Instead, you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

25It is I, I who—for My own sake—
Wipe your transgressions away
And remember your sins no more.       Isaiah 43/19-25

 

Thus said the Lord, your Lord,
Your God who champions His people:
Herewith I take from your hand
The cup of reeling,
The bowl, the cup of My wrath;
You shall never drink it again.

I will put it in the hands of your tormentors,
Who have commanded you,
“Get down, that we may walk over you”—
So that you made your back like the ground,
Like a street for passersby.          Isaiah 51/22-23

 

15Just so he shall startle many nations.
Kings shall be silenced because of him,
For they shall see what has not been told them,
Shall behold what they never have heard.”
       Isaiah 52/15

 

1He further showed me Joshua, the high priest, standing before the angel of the Lord, and the Accuser standing at his right to accuse him. 2But [the angel of] the Lord said to the Accuser, “The Lord rebuke you, O Accuser; may the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! For this is a brand plucked from the fire.” 3Now Joshua was clothed in filthy garments when he stood before the angel. 4The latter spoke up and said to his attendants, “Take the filthy garments off him!” And he said to him, “See, I have removed your guilt from you, and you shall be clothed in [priestly] robes.” 5Then he gave the order, “Let a pure diadem be placed on his head.” And they placed the pure diadem on his head and clothed him in [priestly] garments, as the angel of the Lord stood by.

6And the angel of the Lord charged Joshua as follows: 7“Thus said the Lord of Hosts: If you walk in My paths and keep My charge, you in turn will rule My House and guard My courts, and I will permit you to move about among these attendants. 8Hearken well, O High Priest Joshua, you and your fellow priests sitting before you! For those men are a sign that I am going to bring My servant the Branch. 9For mark well this stone which I place before Joshua, a single stone with seven eyes. I will execute its engraving—declares the Lord of Hosts—and I will remove that country’s guilt in a single day. 10In that day—declares the Lord of Hosts—you will be inviting each other to the shade of vines and fig trees.”           Zechariah 3/1-10electric_menorahThe verses from Ezekiel 33 show the reality of his audience. They did not believe that he was a prophet. This is a good example of the prophet saying the destruction of Jerusalem would happen because the people would not stop their sinful ways and it happens because G-d’s prophet is not recognized or heeded.

G-d had already foretold through Isaiah that Jerusalem would fall and all of Israel would be deported from the promised lands. And that G-d would banish the line of the Kings of Judah from ever ruling over Israel again by raising up a twig (anointed one) that sprouts from the shoot (descendant) that grows out of the stump of the felled tree of Jesse. A new ancestral tree for the covenants of G-d with David and Solomon of an eternal kingship to continue.

G-d knew they would not listen to His prophet. Ezekiel’s purpose did not prosper. And G-d knew his purpose would not prosper long before the days of Ezekiel.

G-d said to Ezekiel “And when it comes-behold it is coming, and they will know that a prophet was in their midst. And Rashi commented “And when it comes: the evil to them. behold it is coming: for, indeed, it is ready to come; then they will know that your words were not a jest, but that a true prophet was in their midst.”

And Jerusalem fell and the rest of Judah was deported.

In Ezekiel 34 G-d says:

“I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey.”

And,

“Here am I! I am going to take thought for My flock and I will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some [animals] in his flock have gotten separated, so I will seek out My flock, I will rescue them from all the places to which they were scattered on a day of cloud and gloom. 13I will take them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their own land, and will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses and in all the settled portions of the land.”

[And G-d did just that with the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia who opened the way for all twelve tribes to return with the tribe of the Levites among them from the Assyrian/Babylon exile forgiven of all sins and they rebuilt the Temple of G-d.]

And then G-d said:

“Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship.”

But that did not happen. David did not come. And Isaiah was not the only prophet to say David would arrive when the Assyrian/Babylon exiles returned.

In a vision of Zechariah G-d says:

“Hearken well, O High Priest Joshua, you and your fellow priests sitting before you! For those men are a sign that I am going to bring My servant the Branch. 9For mark well this stone which I place before Joshua, a single stone with seven eyes. I will execute its engraving—declares the Lord of Hosts—and I will remove that country’s guilt in a single day. 10In that day—declares the Lord of Hosts—you will be inviting each other to the shade of vines and fig trees.”

Zechariah and Joshua of this vision were both returnees of the Assyrian/Babylon exile in in the time of the building of the second Temple.

Isaiah refers to the anointed one as the twig that sprouts from the shoot of the stump of Jesse and Zecariah refers to G-ds servant the Branch while the man described in Isaiah 53 is said to grow from a tree trunk to a tree crown. All of G-d’s references to the anointed one relate to an ancestral tree.

So the covenant of friendship is for the Roman exile and dispersal of the Jewish people throughout the world when Elijah returns with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for G-d’s gracious return to Jerusalem. The covenant of friendship comes with David.electric_menorahAll will be forgiven between G-d and the Jewish people. They will be friends again. The covenants of friendship and sin forgiveness in a time to come is when Jerusalem has been rebuilt and they will never be uprooted or defeated again.

The new covenant for a time to come is described by Jeremiah with two additional times to come all stated together one after another for descriptive purposes. The land blooms again and Jerusalem is rebuilt to at least its size in the days of Jeremiah based on biblical boundaries and is far larger than that now.

These verses of a time to come were written in the days of Jeremiah that included the final deportation of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon and could have been interpreted as the time of the return of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles.

Except that the verses provided that the Jewish people would never be uprooted or defeated again and Jerusalem was destroyed after the Assyrian/Babylon exiles returned and David did not come with the covenant of friendship.

G-d knew in the days of Isaiah that Israel would be defeated and deported by the Assyrians and the Babylonians (the Chaldeans referenced in Isaiah’s prophecy defeated the Babylonians after the final deportation of Judah many years after the death of Isaiah).

And G-d knew in the days of Jeremiah that the Romans would come and when the Jewish people revolted against them Jerusalem and His Temple would be destroyed and exiled and the land would become a desolation once again.

The Bible does not give an account of what happened with the gentiles of the northern kingdom who were imported by the Assyrians.

G-d also knew they would return and He provided for the building of the third Temple just as He had provided for the second Temple. Sin forgiveness for the builders to be a Holy people and friendship for His gracious return to Jerusalem which He chooses once again.

And G-d knew in the days of Malachi that if His righteous servant (in his role as Elijah) was not recognized and heeded in the time to come that destruction to the land would come again; utter destruction.

And this is the covenant of friendship that G-d made with the Assyrian/Babylon exiles who returned declared by G-d in Jeremiah 32 that is not described in Ezekiel 34/40-44:

“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them and that I will treat them graciously; and I will put into their hearts reverence for Me, so that they do not turn away from Me. I will delight in treating them graciously, and I will plant them in this land faithfully, with all My heart and soul.

For thus said the Lord: As I have brought this terrible disaster upon this people, so I am going to bring upon them the vast good fortune which I have promised for them. And fields shall again be purchased in this land of which you say, “It is a desolation, without man or beast; it is delivered into the hands of the Chaldeans.”

Fields shall be purchased, and deeds written and sealed, and witnesses called in the land of Benjamin and in the environs of Jerusalem, and in the towns of Judah; the towns of the hill country, the towns of the Shephelah, and the towns of the Negeb. For I will restore their fortunes—declares the Lord.” [the southern kingdom]

Covenants of sin forgiveness and friendship come together for the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and for the Roman exiles (the diaspora).electric_menorahThe time to come is when the twig of the shoot of the stump of Jesse will arise. The anointed one. G-d tells the Jewish people when that time is. He begins in Jeremiah 31/27-28 with:

“See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will sow the House of Israel and the House of Judah with seed of men and seed of cattle; and just as I was watchful over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow and to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will be watchful over them to build and to plant—declares the Lord.”

That is when the Jewish people return to the promised land and make it bloom again.

G-d says in Jeremiah 31/38 that the time to come is:

“when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.”

And that is Jerusalem today. For so long as they are never uprooted or overthrown again. Which means that the purpose of G=d’s righteous servant in his role as Elijah must prosper so that G-d’s promise of utter destruction that will come from the nations is avoided.

The time to come in Jeremiah 31/31-34 when G-d says:

“See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.”

G-d does not say how He will change the knowledge of the Jewish people of the Torah and how it should be interpreted by all Jews or how He will change the emotions and thinking of His people towards Him. There are a lot of hard feelings between many of the Jewish people and G-d.

G-d says that His forgiving their iniquities and remembering their sins no more will accomplish this putting of His teaching into their inmost being and inscribing it upon their hearts.

If G-d does not use His power to change the knowledge and hearts of the Jewish people in His teachings and towards Him the forgiveness of sins alone will not accomplish this.

The Jewish people and all of the different ways of interpreting the Torah by different branches of Judaism are to diverse and opinionated. Rarely is there an accord and meeting of the minds by the Sages of the Talmud, the Rabbi’s today and the people in general.

G-d has never changed the will of men and placed knowledge into their minds or changed their emotions and feelings towards Him in His power.

He spent forty years in the desert with Moses and the Israelites changing the minds and hearts of the Hebrews with His Teachings He gave to Moses at Horeb.

And He became their G-d and they became His people at Horeb (Sinai). Just like the covenant to be made in a time to come:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.”

So in the desert for forty years with Moses as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites is what this means:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts.”

It is G-d’s way to use men for His purposes and in Isaiah 53/10 G-d crushes a man with disease so that if he made himself an offering for guilt he might see offspring and have long life and that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

This purpose which might prosper is not stated. It is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3 which also says that G-d is coming with a man and the angel of the covenant (angel of His Presence) and will return to His Temple suddenly.

G-d will once again be dwelling among His people not in tents in the desert but in Jerusalem in His Temple to be rebuilt. And in the years it takes (many) to clear the Temple Mount of Islam and the actual building of His Temple He will be with His righteous servant as He was with Moses.

When Moses walked among the tents of the Hebrews G-d was with him. When Edom (symbolic of Esau and Christianity in Judaism) would not let Moses pass through they did not let G-d pass through.

Where a host of the L-rd of Hosts walks His Presence is with him. A man and divine beings.

And it is the same purpose of Moses in the desert to the promised land as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites and the first covenant was made of “I will be your G-d, and you will be My people”.

G-d’s righteous servant is the prophet like Moses for he comes as a teacher with the same covenant modified as a renewal and amendment from strict adherence by everyone to being mindful of the laws He gave to Moses at Horeb for those who heed and revere the L-rd and written into the scroll of remembrance.electric_menorahThe covenant of sin forgiveness and the covenant of friendship go together for both the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and the Roman exiles and dispersal. “They shall be My people, and I will be their God” is the heart and soul of the covenant of sin forgiveness. G-d treating the Jewish people graciously is His way of expressing friendship.

The only difference between the two exiles and returns to the desolation’s of the promised land is that G-d’s servant David did not appear after the return of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and the Jewish people were once again defeated and uprooted from the land.

And in Isaiah 51 G-d’s cup of reeling and wrath is taken from the Jewish people and passed to their tormentors Islam, Christianity and the nations. This cup of wrath and reeling was not passed to the Romans. History tells us it has not been passed at all. The Spanish inquisition, numerous Pogroms, the Russian czars and the Holocaust were still to come.

As well as the deportation of the Jewish people from all of the countries of the middle east by brutality and force with murder and the confiscation of property without compensation or a right of return.

Two chapters later G-d had Isaiah write the description of His righteous servant for the purpose of His promised redemption of the Jewish people. That would include G-d’s vindication that begins with this book against those that took the book of the people of the book and said the G-d of Israel was their G-d. Worshipers of false gods. Islam and Christianity.  electric_menorahJust like Ezekiel who was not recognized as a prophet of G-d by his audience and utter destruction came to Jerusalem it will be the same for Elijah who must reconcile the Jewish people to Judaism or G-d will smite the land with utter destruction.

The shepherds and flocks have to recognize Elijah from these writings for this not to happen. Writings given to me by G-d word by word so that His purpose will prosper. Just as the Torah was written by Moses.

And the reason for the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3 has been told to me. It is not that G-d has a quota of how many of the Jewish people turn back to Him through the practice of Judaism or He will bring utter destruction to the land.

It is because the Jewish people in Israel have to believe in Elijah and the teachings of these writings for the Temple to be rebuilt. Rebuilding the Temple will cause destruction. Just not utter destruction that will come from the nations.

G-d says in Malachi 3:

“In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him.”

Those who heed and revere the L-rd are written into the scroll. And that begins in the day of the L-rd, the day He is preparing for the redemption of the Jewish people. And heeding the L-rd begins with heeding His prophet. A man He and the angel of His Presence are with at all times until His purposes with him are done.

And when the nations and Islam and Christianity see what they have never been told and behold what they never have seen (Isaiah 52/14) of G-d’s righteous servant and that he is fulfilling the prophecies of Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Malachi and he is the reason the Temple is rebuilt the repeating story of destruction and exile will be stopped.

The awesome day of the L-rd is the passing of the cup of His wrath to Islam, Christianity and the nations. The fearful day of the L-rd are the battles with Islam, Palestine and the nations of the middle east to clear the Temple Mount and the building of G-d’s Temple for His return to Jerusalem.

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“Resurrection of the Dead”

The Rambam compiled what he refers to as the Shloshah Asar Ikkarim, the “Thirteen Fundamental Principles” of the Jewish faith, as derived from the Torah. Maimonides refers to these thirteen principles of faith as “the fundamental truths of our religion and its very foundations.”

One wonders if Nachmonides would have agreed with Maimonides as to what the fundamental truths of Judaism are and its foundations. And the number of principles of faith for that matter.

Number 13 of the Thirteen Fundamental Principles is “The belief in the resurrection of the dead.”

Ezekiel 1 and 10 are together a vision of the resurrection of the spirits of the dead to heaven, literally the creatures later identified as cherubs ( a type of angel) with the spirit are going to and fro, east west north and south adding eyes to themselves and the wheels and taking them to the platform of heaven at the entrance of the eastern gate of the House of the L-rd with the Presence of the G-d of Israel above them.

All of Israel whose name will endure forever in the Heaven G-d is creating are the eyes on the cherubs and in the wheels gathered from the earth and lifted to the gate of the House of the L-rd.

Like Ezekiel G-d has shown me incredible visions of heaven and earth while teaching me the scripture. It is for His purpose of reconciling the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons and to make the many righteous. And He is using His righteous servant described in Isaiah 53 for this task, among many other purposes.

For this account of Ezekiel G-d revealed to me what these eyes represented. I was sitting in a park leaning against a tree resting from running and talking to G-d. Without any warning or notice I was in a vision. I was alone in the cosmos of the universe looking out at the stars and galaxies. I had no body or form. I was just spirit. I felt and thought I was just a pair of eyes.

That night G-d had me read this account of the eyes on the cherubs and in the wheels gathering the spirits of the Jewish people. Eyes gathered to the creatures (cherubs) for those in the land of Abraham and to the wheels for those in the diaspora. The eyes represent the spirits of the dead. That is how He explained it to me.

Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37 gives a vivid account of raising the dead to life into new bodies of flesh and bone. Even today people are fascinated with the dead coming back to life in the flesh from vampires to zombies.

This was a common belief in the times of the middle ages and before that time. In the industrial age and after with knowledge of science and the human body few people believe that a human body can or will be resurrected anew by G-d.

It is a primitive and medieval concept that was good for a time through the middle ages. G-d assures me for instance that the six million people of the Holocaust would rather be with Him than return in a new body.

That is why He provided visions of a spiritual heaven for a more enlightened time.

G-d thought humanity through from beginning to end before creation began. The burden on Israel and the practicalities of such an event of millions of people suddenly appearing in the land from the time of Abraham to today is unimaginable.

Many would be illiterate and savage and few would be trained to work in this society. All would have to be housed and fed and educated. This would include the Israelites of the Exodus and the Torah tells us how difficult they were to deal with and teach.

Rambam and the Sages say that “One should not entertain the notion that in the Era of Moshiach any element of the natural order will be nullified, or that there will be any innovation in the work of creation. Rather, the world will continue according to its pattern.”

The resurrection of the dead in a human body to a heavenly earth (“the world to come”) is also said to be a sign that Moshiach has arrived or that it will happen in his lifetime.

The word of the L-rd came to me and G-d speaking through him (the angel of His Presence) said to me, write this down:

“There will not be a resurrection of the dead and nothing in the scripture was ever intended for such a belief to be a sign of the arrival of David.”

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“All the Earth Shall be Consumed”

Rambam and the Sages say: “He will then perfect the entire world, [motivating all the nations] to serve G-d together, as it is written [Zephaniah, 3:9], “I will make the peoples pure of speech so that they will all call upon the Name of G-d and serve Him with one purpose.”

This is an example of poetic words and songs of G-d and His prophets, often meant for hope and joy at such a thought as the persecution of the Jews ending, being construed as something they are not and applied to the reality of the world. Zephaniah 3 in context from verses 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, & 14-20 reads as poetry of the L-rd:

1Ah, sullied, polluted,
Overbearing city!
2She has been disobedient,
Has learned no lesson;
She has not trusted in the Lord,
Has not drawn near to her God.
8But wait for Me—says the Lord—
For the day when I arise as an accuser;
When I decide to gather nations,
To bring kingdoms together,
To pour out My indignation on them,
All My blazing anger.
Indeed, by the fire of My passion
All the earth shall be consumed.
9For then I will make the peoples pure of speech,
So that they all invoke the Lord by name
And serve Him with one accord.
11In that day,
You will no longer be shamed for all the deeds
By which you have defied Me.
For then I will remove
The proud and exultant within you,
And you will be haughty no more
On My sacred mount.
14Shout for joy, Fair Zion,
Cry aloud, O Israel!
Rejoice and be glad with all your heart,
Fair Jerusalem!
15The Lord has annulled the judgment against you,
He has swept away your foes.
Israel’s Sovereign the Lord is within you;
You need fear misfortune no more.
16In that day,
This shall be said to Jerusalem:
Have no fear, O Zion;
Let not your hands droop!
17Your God the Lord is in your midst,
A warrior who brings triumph.
He will rejoice over you and be glad,
He will shout over you with jubilation.
He will soothe with His love.
18Those long disconsolate.
I will take away from you the woe
Over which you endured mockery.
19At that time I will make [an end]
Of all who afflicted you.
And I will rescue the lame [sheep]
And gather the strayed;
And I will exchange their disgrace
For fame and renown in all the earth.
20At that time I will gather you,
And at [that] time I will bring you [home];
For I will make you renowned and famous
Among all the peoples on earth,
When I restore your fortunes
Before their very eyes
—said the Lord.

The Messianic era of songs and poetry in the real world and the day of the L-rd is a covenant of sin forgiveness and a covenant of friendship where G-d passes the cup of His wrath and reeling from the Jewish people to Christianity (Isaiah 51); the land will bloom again; Israel shall dwell in their land secure and untroubled; greater knowledge of Torah and religious participation in Judaism; the Jewish people will not have to fear the taunts of nations (gentiles); and the third Temple will be built by a Holy people.

G-d’s has told me the forgiveness of sin will last until completion of the Temple giving all of the Jewish people of the world the time to hear the message and teachings of Elijah bringing them back to Judaism (and Yom Kippur) and reverence for the L-rd.

Being sinless in Judaism is not like the belief of Christianity that accepting Jesus as your savior makes you sin free and you go to heaven when he returns. The Jewish people still have to be in right standing with G-d. Once they hear the message and teachings of Elijah they should return to synagogue.

No one wants to miss the heaven G-d is creating for the Jewish people by taking advantage of G-d’s forgiveness and His graciousness in friendship.

A Holy people of the L-rd shall build the Third Temple just as the Assyrian/Babylon exiles were forgiven of all their sins and given a covenant of friendship and built the Second Temple as a Holy people when they returned by decree of the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia (Iran).

Exile, return, forgiveness of sins, friendship and building a new Temple as a Holy people are a repeating story line of the Bible.

In Malachi 3 G-d makes it clear that the story will repeat again with utter destruction if Elijah is not listened to and his purpose prosper.

The poetry of Zephaniah 3 says; “When I decide to gather nations, To bring kingdoms together, To pour out My indignation on them, All My blazing anger. Indeed, by the fire of My passion All the earth shall be consumed. 9For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, So that they all invoke the Lord by name And serve Him with one accord.”

This is not perfecting the entire world and the reference to the “peoples” is to the Jewish people not the people of the world. A poetic ideal representing the new covenant of sin forgiveness where all will heed the L-rd and be reconciled to HaShem and Judaism by Elijah and the world outside of Israel shall be of no importance as though consumed by fire.

Nothing says that David will perfect the entire world. That would be impossible in the real world and would be contrary to The Laws Concerning King Moshiach from Chapter Eleven of the Mishnah Torah: “3. One should not entertain the notion that the King Moshiach must work miracles and wonders, bring about new phenomena within the world, resurrect the dead, or perform other similar deeds. This is [definitely] not true.”

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“Holy Spirit in Judaism”

“The Holy Spirit (Hebrew: ‎רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ, Modern ruach hakodesh, Tiberian ruaħ haqqodɛʃ) in Judaism, also termed “Divine Inspiration,” generally refers to the inspiration through which attuned individuals perceive and channel the Divine through action, writing or speech. Through this they attain some degree of prophetic knowledge, and possibly convey it to others.[1][2][3]

The phrase ruach hakodesh (also transliterated ruaḥ ha-qodesh) is used in the Tanakh and other writings to refer either to the spirit of inspiration as above, or to the general, indwelling revelation of the Divine Presence among the Jews, also known as the Shekhinah. Although the term appears frequently in post-biblical writings, in Scripture itself, the term appears only in possessive form as רוּחַ קָדְשְׁךָ‎ ruach kadoshkham “Thy holy spirit” (Psalms 51:11), and as רוּחַ קָדְשׁוֹ ruach kadsho, “His holy spirit” (Isaiah 63:10,11). Later writings identify other scriptural instances of the word רוּחַ ruach, “spirit,” as indicating ruach hakodesh.[4][1]

Prophecy:

“Holy Spirit” can indicate the general ability to perceive Divine revelations shared by all prophets. For example, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto writes about the general return of prophecy in the Messianic Era using this term.[6] In the Kuzari, Judah Halevi corroborates that “Holy Spirit” indicates prophecy of various levels, and adds further that righteous leaders of the Jewish people such as kings and the High Priest of Israel are also granted the Holy Spirit to guide them.[4]

Holy Spirit can also be used more technically to indicate a specific level of inspiration. Among the various levels of prophecy, Holy Spirit is one of the lowest levels, and is strictly speaking not considered prophecy proper.[7] The difference lies in the intensity of the experience, and the lack of knowledge that the revelation is an actual prophecy.[8] According to Maimonides, a person experiencing this revelation would feel the spirit enter him and give him the power and motivation to speak. The subject could be of science, a psalm, a moral message for those around him, or an exposition of political or theological knowledge. This would occur while he was conscious and in the full possession of his senses,[9] though the revelation could also come in a dream.[8] Several books in Scripture such as the Psalms, Book of Daniel, and Book of Esther were written with this Holy Spirit, and their authors are thus only called prophets in the more general sense of the term.[10]

Talmud:

The term is discussed in the Babylonian Talmud, Makkot 23b and elsewhere. Rabbinical use is discussed by Joseph Jacobs and Lajos Blau in the article “Holy Spirit” in the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1911.[21]

In Judaism, God is One; the idea of God as a duality or trinity is considered shituf (or “not purely monotheistic”). The term ruacḥ haQodesh is found frequently in Talmudic and Midrashic literature. In some cases it signifies prophetic inspiration, while in others it is used as a hypostatization or a metonym for God.[5] The rabbinical understanding of the Holy Spirit has a certain degree of personification, but it remains, “a quality belonging to God, one of his attributes”.[22]

In Rabbinic Judaism references to the spirit of God abound, however apart from certain strains of Kabbalistic mysticism it has rejected any idea of God as being either dualistic, tri-personal, or ontologically complex.”            Holy Spirit in Judaism: From Wikipedia.

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“4For I had planned a day of vengeance, And My year of redemption arrived. 5Then I looked, but there was none to help; I stared, but there was none to aid— So My own arm wrought the triumph, And My own rage was My aid. 6I trampled peoples in My anger, I made them drunk with My rage, And I hurled their glory to the ground.”     Ezekiel 63/4-6.

Verse 4 would be the awesome, fearful day of the Lord of Malachi 3/23. Verses 5 and 6 is what happens if the Jewish people refuse to recognize Elijah and help him reconcile the Jewish people one to the other through Judaism and HaShem.

If Elijah’s purpose fails utter destruction to the land occurs as it once did by the Assyrians to the northern Kingdom and by the Babylonians to the southern Kingdom and then all of Israel by the Romans. Today it would be the Muslims.

“9In all their troubles He was troubled, And the angel of His Presence delivered them. In His love and pity He Himself redeemed them, Raised them, and exalted them All the days of old. 10But they rebelled, and grieved His holy spirit; Then He became their enemy, And Himself made war against them.”     Ezekiel 63/9-10.

The angel of His Presence is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. And if His holy spirit can be grieved he also is a person. They are the same person with different names just as G-d is referred to by different names such as El Shaddai and Elohim.

“20I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. 21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; 22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.”     Exodus 23/ 20-22.

The angel sent before the Israelites in the Exodus is the angel of G-d’s Presence whose angelic body is the spirit of G-d and he is the Holy spirit when he is defied and unforgiving (“grieved” by the rebellion of the Israelites).

He, like the L-rd, has many names including the angel of death, the angel of the L-rd, the word of the L-rd and the angel of the covenant. His presence is always with the Presence of G-d as His name indicates and if G-d is present in His power (such as in the deaths of the first born of the Egyptians) or speaking through the angel of the L-rd in the burning bush, the angel is the angel of His Presence..

He is not an angel as typically thought of with a human form and wings. His angelic body is the spirit of G-d itself. Where G-d goes His spirit goes and the angel of His Presence necessarily goes with Him. (They are not a duality).

That is why when G-d’s spirit alights upon HaMoshiach (Isaiah 11/1-2) it includes the angel of His Presence and where the angel is G-d is, or at least close by as revealed in visions of the prophets Ezekiel and Zechariah.

The Sages and Rabbi’s never take the meaning of G-d’s words in Isaiah 63, Ezekiel 34 and Malachi 3 of the day of the L-rd fully into account in their opinions, commentaries and teachings of the Messianic era.

It is G-d’s day first and foremost. Then the redemption of the Jewish people. Or, the hurling of their glory to the ground with utter destruction. Redemption or destruction, purposes which might prosper and G-d’s reckoning of the shepherds.

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“The Creation of the Angel of His Presence and the Angels of Heaven”

20I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. 21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; 22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes. Exodus 23/ 20-22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

19But [Micaiah] said, “I call upon you to hear the word of the Lord! I saw the Lord seated upon His throne, with all the host of heaven standing in attendance to the right and to the left of Him. 20The Lord asked, ‘Who will entice Ahab so that he will march and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ Then one said thus and another said thus, 21until a certain spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’ ‘How?’ the Lord asked him. 22And he replied, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You will entice and you will prevail. Go out and do it.’ 23So the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours; for the Lord has decreed disaster upon you.” 1 Kings Chapter 22/19-23

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G-d created the person of His spirit. And G-d has told me a story to understand how He did this. It is an important story for the reason that it explains how G-d is in the angel that He sends to guard the Israelite’s on their way to the promised land.

Micaiah the prophet tells of a vision he had where G-d was seated on His throne with all the host of heaven standing in attendance to the right and to the left of Him. With all of the host to His right and left a certain spirit came forward and stood before Him.

That certain spirit is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He is in many of the stories of G-d. G-d is portrayed as being in human form in this vision. That is just to make the vision or story understandable to the reader. G-d has no form.

Taking this image of G-d on a throne imagine in His hand He holds a soul. A pure soul that looks like a ball of white energy.

G-d takes this soul before His face and creates with His mind and then wills it to be the characteristics and traits of the person the soul will be when blended with G-d’s spirit.

All persons are souls blended with spirit. The first person was the person of the spirit of G-d; the angel of His Presence. A part of His spirit.

G-d takes this special soul and places it upon His face and speaks the words “I am”.

But G-d does not use His voice. He becomes the person He is creating. He uses a childlike voice of an angelic person. And G-d simulates being this new person for ages and ages until he is perfectly as G-d would have him be.

Then G-d releases that special soul and spirit from before His face with a breath of life. And the person of the spirit of G-d was born.

G-d is always in him. G-d was him. G-d can always place the person of His spirit before His face and be him and speak as him and through him. And this is how G-d is in the angel that was sent to guard the Israelites on the way to the promised land.

Angels are created just as the person of G-d’s spirit was created. There is no real difference between angels and spirits. They are all persons of feelings and emotions. Both are like a ball of energy wrapped in spirit and contained in a body of G-d’s power. The only difference is the body of G-d’s power.

The person of the spirit of G-d is not contained in a body of G-d’s power. He is simply a part of G-d’s spirit.

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“The Words of the Prophet”

“10Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock.”       Ezekiel 34/10.

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship.     Ezekiel 34/23-25.

When HaMoshiach (whom G-d calls “David”) comes the L-rd says He will deal with and demand a reckoning from the Rabbi’s and dismiss them from their rabbinical duties to their constituents and replace them with David.

This cannot happen in the real world. There are far to many synagogues and millions of  Jewish people.

This writing and all of my writings are dictated to me by the L-rd as the prophet like Moses. “G-d vs. the Sages and Rabbi’s” is now in the third day of being delivered to me. I often wait for the next sentence or paragraph wondering what HaShem will have me type next. Even this is being dictated to me and I am still waiting on the interpretation of these verses.

G-d is not pleased with the teachings of the Rabbi’s of the day of the L-rd and their reliance on the opinions and commentaries of the Sages and Rabbi’s who more often than not disagreed with one another. As pointed out in this writing there are many inconsistencies and errors in what the Sages and Rabbi’s say and what the scripture says.

The entire teaching of the Messianic era strays so far from the ways of G-d and His words written by His prophets that it angers Him. The prophets were rarely listened to and G-d spoke directly to them telling them what to write.

The Sages and Rabbi’s are only men who often have their own personalities and agendas incorporated into their opinions and interpretations of the scripture.

G-d has never changed the will of men or how they think of the Jewish people in His power. Any exaltation the Jewish people receive from the world will come through G-d’s efforts with His prophet G-d calls “My righteous servant”.

G-d is not creating a new world of all men loving and exalting and holding in high esteem the Jewish people and practicing Judaism but He is creating a new Heaven for only the Jewish people where the name of Israel shall endure.

Two billion (or so) Christians are not going to wake up one day and in one accord denounce Jesus as a false G-d and convert to Judaism. G-d could do this in His power but that has never been His way and He does not change. Certainly no man could ever accomplish this result even if he was Moses, David and Elijah combined.

This is true for the Muslims also. No man is going to convince the followers of Islam that he is the last prophet of G-d and that it is not Mohamed as etched in stone on their Mosque’s. Two billion Muslims (or so) are not going to wake up on the same day as the Christians and denounce Allah as they know him and convert to Judaism. Hezbollah, Hamas, the leaders of Iran, Isis and all other terrorist groups would announce a Jihad against the man.

The real world is not the confines of a synagogue, yeshiva or religious library. Rabbi’s have to step out and consider their beliefs in a world of education, science and technology that did not exist in the days of the bible and through the middle ages.

G-d’s words had to be understood by an illiterate uncivilized people from the teachings of intelligent men in a world where meat was eaten uncooked and babies were sacrificed to gods in the biblical days.

Through a slow evolution of knowledge and enlightenment the words of G-d must be interpreted with new meaning in many instances. His book was written for different eras and people.

Dismissing the Rabbi’s today is much different than in biblical times with fewer synagogues and people.

The interpretation of G-d’s reckoning with the Rabbi’s today and their dismissal must be made with the arrival of David in mind. Every generation expecting him would base their opinions on the circumstances of their world.

The Rabbi’s today base their interpretations of the scripture on a world that no longer exists. A world of the Sages and not the world today. And not a world that actually has David, Elijah and the prophet like Moses in it.

Which they should have already been doing before my arrival. For some reason they do not want to teach of the reckoning G-d will have with them and their dismissal that leaves no room for special circumstances.

The Sages have no teachings on it so the Rabbi’s today have none. It certainly does not fit a messianic era as taught by the Sages. The notion that David will have all of Israel practicing Judaism and perfecting the world with everyone speaking Hebrew will never happen.

If G-d was going to make that happen in His power He would have had it written that way. No man can do it. And He tells us how it will be in Ezekiel 34 when David is a leader of the Jewish people who believe in these writings.

G-d says in Malachi many will heed and revere Him and be written in the scroll of remembrance and many will not. And He says this with the arrival of the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness at hand. The covenant which says that the sin forgiveness will cause Torah to be written on every heart and all will heed Him.

G-d’s interpretation of what a covenant of sin forgiveness will do for the people who hear of it and know that G-d will do this one day and the people who will actually experience it changes from all will heed Me to many will heed Me.

The scripture of G-d is written by His prophets at His command and direction with multiple purposes as well as for prophecy. It must be interpreted with the world of the prophet, the world of the Sages and the world of the day of the L-rd in mind.

All Rabbi’s are dismissed for the reason David is here. Not from their synagogues and constituents as that is not possible. G-d knew that would be the case when He had it written by Ezekiel.

He is using these versus to get the attention of the Rabbi’s. His purposes are always multiple in His ways and in His writings. If something cannot be one looks for another answer.

G-d’s reckoning with the Rabbi’s is telling them they are dismissed. Notice that the Sages and Rabbo’s act as though they have never heard or read these words in “The Laws Concerning King MoShiach” or anywhere else that I have seen.

The good thing about having David here who is also Elijah and both are teachers of righteousness is that I can add an exception to this dismissal. Those Rabbi’s who accept the teachings of this book of G-d’s interpretations of His scripture are not dismissed.

They must show him their acceptance in their individual ways and the circumstances of their profession and the people of their synagogues and in all of their teachings to others.

This will go far in bringing the Jewish people back to Judaism and revering and heeding HaShem. It will be how Elijah reconciles the father to the son and the son to the father. A purpose which might prosper and if it does not utter destruction comes to the land.

Elijah has to be recognized and his words, the words of the prophet, must be heeded by the Rabbi’s.

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“Revenge”

Malachi 3/1 and an interpretation by Rashi from Chabad.org using the JPS 1985 translation from Hebrew to English:

1Behold, I am sending My messenger to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming.

Rashi:

and the angel of the covenant: who avenges the revenge of the covenant.

Rashi’s interpretation is that the covenant of the angel had been revenged and the angel avenges that revenge. The covenant is not described nor is there an explanation as to how this covenant was “revenged” or how the angel avenges the revenge.

There are only two specific covenants of the scripture that had not been delivered in the time of Rashi and until this day when they are being heralded by me. The covenant of friendship and the covenant of sin forgiveness.

In Malachi 3/1 the covenant is described as the covenant “that you desire”. That is sin forgiveness or friendship and they are delivered at the same time. Friendship is heralded by David and sin forgiveness by Elijah, and they are the same man.

G-d has never made a covenant of revenge with the Jewish people. He promises that He will have revenge on nations of the middle east but this is not a covenant. And though He will use Israel and His righteous servant to have His revenge He would not send an angel to avenge His revenge.

Exile, return, forgiveness of sins, friendship and building a new Temple as a Holy people are a repeating story line of the Bible. In Malachi 3 G-d makes it clear that the story will repeat again with utter destruction if Elijah is not listened to and his purpose does not prosper. Heeding the prophet is heeding the L-rd.

The prophet is the representative of G-d. A man that G-d controls and speaks through by words and writings.

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“Through the Sin of My People”

7But the House of Israel will refuse to listen to you, for they refuse to listen to Me; for the whole House of Israel are brazen of forehead and stubborn of heart. 8But I will make your face as hard as theirs, and your forehead as brazen as theirs. 9I will make your forehead like adamant (shamir), harder than flint. Do not fear them, and do not be dismayed by them, though they are a rebellious breed.”      Ezekiel 3/7-9

 

14A spirit seized me and carried me away. I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit, while the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.      Ezekiel 3/14

 

24And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.      Ezekiel 3/24

 

25As for you, O mortal, cords have been placed upon you, and you have been bound with them, and you shall not go out among them.      Ezekiel 3/25

 

4“Then lie on your left side, and let it bear the punishment of the House of Israel; for as many days as you lie on it you shall bear their punishment. 5For I impose upon you three hundred and ninety days, corresponding to the number of the years of their punishment; and so you shall bear the punishment for the House of Israel. 6When you have completed these, you shall lie another forty days on your right side, and bear the punishment of the House of Judah. I impose on you one day for each year.      Ezekiel 4/4

 

8Now I put cords upon you, so that you cannot turn from side to side until you complete your days of siege.        Ezekiel 4/8

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“Exile at the River Chebar”

G-d says in Isaiah 53/11 “Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion.” Out of the anguish of chastisement and punishment he will see the prosperity of G-d’s purpose and enjoy it to the full through his devotion to the L-rd.

This same chastisement and punishment for the sins of the Jewish people is found in the book of Ezekiel where God says:

“But I will make your face as hard as theirs, and your forehead as brazen as theirs. 9I will make your forehead like adamant (shamir), harder than flint.”

“Then lie on your left side, and let it bear the punishment of the House of Israel; for as many days as you lie on it you shall bear their punishment. 5For I impose upon you three hundred and ninety days, corresponding to the number of the years of their punishment; and so you shall bear the punishment for the House of Israel. 6When you have completed these, you shall lie another forty days on your right side, and bear the punishment of the House of Judah. I impose on you one day for each year.”

How will HaShem make Ezekiel suitable for His purpose, making him as hard and brazen as the House’s of Israel and Judah?

By pain and suffering with maltreatment, crushing, bruising, chastisement and punishment to remove his self will and refine and cleanse his soul and remove the fury of his spirit.

All of this makes Ezekiel more suitable for G-d’s purpose with him to prosper as a prophet to the Assyrian/ Babylon exiles. To have Ezekiel do and say whatever he is commanded to do and say by G-d without hesitation, anger or remorse (hurt feelings). Just as G-d does with the righteous servant of Isaiah 53.

In Isaiah 53/4  the words “our sickness [sin] that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured”; and 53/5 “he was wounded because of our sins, Crushed because of our iniquities. He bore the chastisement that made us whole, And by his bruises….”; and 53/7 “He was maltreated”; and 53/10 “But the Lord chose to crush him by disease,” and in 52/11 “It is their punishment that he bears” all have to do with making the man suitable for the purpose of G-d which might prosper.

G-d says to Ezekiel:

“As for you, O mortal, cords have been placed upon you, and you have been bound with them, and you shall not go out among them. And “Now I put cords upon you, so that you cannot turn from side to side until you complete your days of siege.”

These are not references to physical ropes. Ezekiel is being constrained by the power of G-d that envelops him from leaving his house. Just like the man described in Isaiah 53 Ezekiel is cut off from the world. And then he is enduring punishment for the guilt and sins of the House’s of Israel and Judah by having these cords of God’s power prevent him from turning from side to side. For 430 days pinned to the ground.

Chastisement can be seen in this discussion between God and Ezekiel, a Priestly man who followed the laws of a “kosher” diet who would be beside himself at such a seemingly unrighteous punishment. But that is the point. God treating you as you could never imagine is very humbling and causes great change to your spirit and soul:

“Then I said, “Ah, Lord God, my person was never defiled; nor have I eaten anything that died of itself or was torn by beasts from my youth until now, nor has foul flesh entered my mouth.” He answered me, “See, I allow you cow’s dung instead of human excrement; prepare your bread on that.”

This reveals how primitive the world of Ezekiel was. His “kosher” diet is not eating dead animals and foul flesh. And G-d tells him in so many words (chastisement) that He does not care. Words meant to anger Ezekiel for the effect of calming the fury of his spirit over time.

And the Jewish people were not vicariously relieved of their punishment. The complete fall of Jerusalem and deportation of Judah occurs in Ezekiel’s lifetime. It is figurative speech. Just as in Isaiah 53 where the man is punished for the sins and guilt of Israel that he is not guilty of so that G-d can pronounce an oppressive judgement of chastisement and punishment, bruising and crushing, after he offers himself for that guilt.

It is for the man to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose. To make the many righteous by his knowledge and doing whatever he is commanded to do and say by G-d without hesitation, anger or remorse (hurt feelings). He bears the guilt and sin of the Jewish people and heals them of the pain and suffering sin brings with his teachings of G-d.

The man in Isaiah 53 does not really bear the guilt and sins of the Jewish people for the reason that he is Elijah and with him is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness. The punishment he bears for the Jewish people is for sins that have been forgiven.

This “coincidence” has to do with G-d passing the cup of His wrath to Christianity in Isaiah 51. The L-rd knew how they would treat the Jewish people and the stories they would contrive. This is also why the man is “blemished” with disease. Christianity calls Jesus the unblemished lamb. He cannot be the man of Isaiah 53.I know what Ezekiel is going through in this punishment. I have experienced it. I cannot describe exactly what Ezekiel went through during those 430 days but I do know what 5 days was for me.

In the second year after the spirit and the person of the spirit of G-d alighted upon me and G-d first spoke to me in 2007 everything changed when G-d told me I was going to sacrifice for 5 days. I had not experienced any crushing, bruising, chastisement or punishment before this. And those are the very words from Isaiah 53.

As I lay in bed the cords of G-d’s power enveloped me. I simply could not move. G-d never stopped talking to me and was explaining to me everything that was happening. He showed me how His power could slowly crush my chest until I could not breath and He let the fear of that overwhelm me.

He used this example to teach and discuss with me Jonah on the bottom of the ocean. He also gave me tremendous visions related to death and was showing me that He could keep me alive without air.

This only took a few hours of the five days. G-d is very creative and there was very little let up in this method of teaching me of His power, the scripture, the Jewish people, fear of Him and the level of pain He would lay on me. I saw His goodness and I saw His backside. A side no man wants to see and hear much less feel. G-d is fearsome and to be feared.

It changed our relationship, how I thought of Him and took a lot of the fight out of my soul. And this process has continued in many ways and experiences over the years. It is how I learned about creation, the scripture and mysteries of heaven while being made suitable for the purposes of G-d.

What G-d puts me through to learn the scripture and write His words and prepare to speak to the Jewish people as the man described in Isaiah 53 is very involved and emotionally and physically painful.

And the purpose which might prosper in Isaiah 53 is the same purpose in Malachi 3 that might prosper and if not utter destruction will come to the land. Reconciling the Jewish families to each other through HaShem and Judaism. Making the many righteous.

This is done primarily by removing the idea that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah and establishing who I am to those that heed, revere and fear HaShem. I am Elijah and it all begins with heralding that the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people by G-d is here. This (as a metaphor) causes Torah to be written on the hearts of those who revere and heed HaShem as further explained in Malachi 3.

G-d does not say how He will change the knowledge of the Jewish people of the Torah and how it should be interpreted by all Jews or how He will change the emotions and thinking of His people towards Him. There are a lot of hard feelings between many of the Jewish people and G-d.

G-d says that His forgiving their iniquities and remembering their sins no more will accomplish this putting of His teaching into their inmost being and inscribing it upon their hearts.

If G-d does not use His power to change the knowledge and hearts of the Jewish people in His teachings and towards Him the forgiveness of sins alone will not accomplish this in the real world.

The Jewish people and all of the different ways of interpreting the Torah by different branches of Judaism are to diverse and opinionated. Rarely is there an accord and meeting of the minds by the Sages of the Talmud, the Rabbi’s today and the people in general.

G-d has never changed the will of men and placed knowledge into their minds or changed their emotions and feelings towards Him in His power. He spent forty years in the desert with Moses and the Israelites changing the minds and hearts of the Hebrews with His Teachings He gave to Moses at Horeb.

And He became their G-d and they became His people at Horeb (Sinai). Just like the covenant to be made in a time to come:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.”

So in the desert for forty years with Moses as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites is what this means:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts.”

It is G-d’s way to use men for His purposes and in Isaiah 53/10 G-d crushes a man with disease so that if he made himself an offering for guilt he might see offspring and have long life and that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper. This purpose which might prosper is not stated. It is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3.

And it is the same purpose of Moses in the desert to the promised land as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites when the first covenant was made of “I will be your G-d, and you will be My people”.

Elijah is the prophet like Moses for he comes with the same covenant as a messenger and as a teacher.

The knowledge that the prophecy of G-d in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Malachi are being fulfilled and G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach) has arrived with sin forgiveness for all who revere and heed HaShem who has personal knowledge of the Heaven where the name Israel will endure just as the biblical Elijah would, and he is Elijah and the prophet like Moses who speaks to G-d face to face and writes His words, should go far in reuniting the Jewish people with HaShem and each other.

And building the third Temple for G-d to return to “suddenly” (Malachi 3/1).

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“A Day in the Life of G-d’s Righteous Servant”

1″He led me back to the entrance of the Temple, and I found that water was issuing from below the platform of the Temple—eastward, since the Temple faced east—but the water was running out at the south of the altar, under the south wall of the Temple. 2Then he led me out by way of the northern gate and led me around to the outside of the outer gate that faces in the direction of the east; and I found that water was gushing from [under] the south wall. 3As the man went on eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and led me across the water; the water was ankle deep. 4Then he measured off another thousand and led me across the water; the water was knee deep. He measured off a further thousand and led me across the water; the water was up to the waist. 5When he measured yet another thousand, it was a stream I could not cross; for the water had swollen into a stream that could not be crossed except by swimming. 6″Do you see, O mortal?” he said to me; and he led me back to the bank of the stream.”

7As I came back, I saw trees in great profusion on both banks of the stream. 8“This water,” he told me, “runs out to the eastern region, and flows into the Arabah; and when it comes into the sea, into the sea of foul waters, the water will become wholesome. 9Every living creature that swarms will be able to live wherever this stream goes; the fish will be very abundant once these waters have reached there. It will be wholesome, and everything will live wherever this stream goes. 10Fishermen shall stand beside it all the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim; it shall be a place for drying nets; and the fish will be of various kinds [and] most plentiful, like the fish of the Great Sea. 11But its swamps and marshes shall not become wholesome; they will serve to [supply] salt. 12All kinds of trees for food will grow up on both banks of the stream. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail; they will yield new fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the Temple. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47/1-12 Tanakh JPS 1985.

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In the first years of my punishment for guilt by the hand and power of G-d as His righteous servant described in Isaiah 53 He gave me incredible visions that served as story lines for what we did and what we talked about during that time.

The most involved was water in the Temple and it is a good example of how G-d would use any (and all when it was said and done) of the stories of the Tanakh and the New Testament to teach me the scripture and use it in my daily life for chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing.

One summer as I was being prepared suitable for G-d’s purpose He had me quit working and I was living on my last dollars at a weekly hotel outside of Houston in a rural area. G-d was cutting me off from the world of material things and association with society as He does to Ezeke; and to fulfill the prophecy of being cut off and taken from the world of Isaiah 53/8. I was in his grasp every moment of every day my every move at his command and direction, listening and talking to Him.

This writing is of a vision based on a story of a vision by Ezekiel. G-d taught me through much mental duress and anguish how to prepare for a vision in a meditative state of mind. One night after I had read Ezekiel 47/1-12 discussing every line of these verses with G-d I had a vision of entering the Temple gate on the east side.
It was the Temple as I have seen it in pictures rebuilt though the sacrificial altar in front was not there. I am looking directly at the entrance in the front just inside the walls and from beneath the doors water is pouring out and flowing down the steps.

I looked down and see my bare feet are in water up to my ankles. G-d always speaks to me during these visions. I have had visions of angels but they never speak to me.

The next day I went to the Addicks Dam Reservoir just outside the city limits. The rain had been coming down hard filling the reservoir which is usually just a dry low area of land with levy’s to keep the water from the city.

G-d had me take off my shoes which was unusual and head to a path that went up and over the levy which is about 30 yards high in walking distance and into a barren forest.

Following the path I came to an easement for electrical lines some 50 to 75 yards across and going off into the distance as far as I could see both ways. It was filling with water. As I stepped forward I looked down and saw my feet immersed in water just as in my vision except that instead of stone it was grass beneath my feet.

I turned to the right as I came to the center of the easement and the water was now knee high. I worried about stepping on something sharp and cutting my feet. I kept walking and every hundred yards or so the water was deeper and deeper, the easement dropping as I went along. It was slow walking and we were talking about many different things all around me and the scripture also.

I could see far ahead a large electrical tower. There was a mound of grass in front of it raised up above the water. When I reached it the water was chest high. I rested on the mound and then G-d told me to follow the easement to the left. It was miles to the next levy which I could not even see. I started wading down the easement and the water was soon over my head. I was very cold and tired. G-d told me to turn around and start back.

As I was heading back and the water was again only knee deep G-d told me to leave the easement and head into the forest. Walking where He was guiding me I went into a field of small withered trees filled with thorn vines and patches of stickers all around on the ground.

I complained to G-d that the thorns and stickers were tearing my skin and were to painful to walk on stopping every few feet to untangle vines from my clothes. G-d told me to keep walking until finally with bloody feet and ankles and shins I told Him I could go no further.

G-d told me to continue walking and my anger at that overwhelmed me and I thrashed around further entangling myself in thorn vines until again I could not move. As the anger lessened I carefully pulled myself free and stepped into a clear area and kept going. It was getting dark. G-d had me continue on in aimless directions in and out of thorns and stickers.

G-d finally relented and directed me to the levy path and my car. This punishment of walking barefoot through thorns vines and stickers was for me. My self will and hot temper needed a lot of refinement. This is by no means the only way G-d has and is refining me. It is a seemingly endless and varied process. Most of it is done in His words and power in the room that I live in bound by the cords of His power as Ezekiel was in his house.

How Ezekiel’s vision and my vision and the story of my day in the flooding reservoir and fields of thorns and stickers are to be interpreted with a meaning for this day of G-d speaking to His prophet again has not been told to me. Some visions are just for a good story. My vision in the Temple was just for me and preparing me for the next day of refinement of my soul and self.

I am the righteous servant of G-d of Isaiah 53 which is a description of Elijah, David and the prophet like Moses. G-d has descended from heaven to dwell with man again. I offered myself and soul to Him in fulfillment of Isaiah 53/10 and G-d has been making me suitable for His purpose with maltreatment and tests of character every day for eleven years (along with learning the scripture and mysteries of heaven).

Isaiah 53/11 says out of the righteous servant’s anguish he shall see it (the prosperity of G-d’s purpose); He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. Ten years of anguish on a daily basis by the words and power of G-d has changed me. And G-d adds to that by changing my soul and me in His power.

It is to prepare me to reconcile the Jewish people to Judaism making the many righteous. To remind them of their covenant with G-d and for them to be mindful of the laws G-d gave to Moses. To announce the time of the new covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people G-d declared for a time to come in Jeremiah 31.

And to rebuild the Temple of G-d in Jerusalem so that He may return to it quickly and dwell on His Holy Mount Zion once again.

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“The Cup of G-d’s Wrath”

6The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood, It is gorged with fat— The blood of lambs and he-goats, The kidney fat of rams. For the Lord holds a sacrifice in Bozrah, A great slaughter in the land of Edom.      Isaiah 34/6

 

8For it is the Lord’s day of retribution, The year of vindication for Zion’s cause.      Isaiah 34/8

 

In the Bible Edom is described as the eternal enemy of Israel (and Judah, Amos 1:11; Ezek. 35:5) who not only always oppressed Israel, but at the time of the destruction of the First Temple took advantage of the situation and seized control of parts of Judah (Ezek. 25:12; 35:5, 10, 2; Obad. 11–16), and it is hinted that Edom also took part in the destruction of Jerusalem (Ps. 137:7; Obad. 11) and even in that of the Temple itself (Obad. 16). At the end of the tannaitic period, and still more in the amoraic, the identification became very widespread, and the overwhelming majority of homilies about Edom speak explicitly of Rome. Thus it was stated that Rome was founded by the children of Esau, and Rome was identified as one of the cities of the chiefs of Esau enumerated at the end of Genesis 36 (these identifications occur not only in the Midrashim and the Talmuds but also in the Palestinian *Targums of the Torah and in the Targums to Lamentations and Esther). At a still later period the term became a synonym for Christian Rome.        “EDOM” Jewish Virtual Library (edited).

 

Martin Luther – “The Jews & Their Lies”
At the beginning of his career, Martin Luther was apparently sympathetic to Jewish resistance to the Catholic Church. However, he expected the Jews to convert to his purified Christianity; when they did not, he turned violently against them.

Luther used violent and vulgar language throughout his career. While we do not expect religious figures to use this sort of language in the modern world, but it was not uncommon in the early 16th century.

The following are excerpts from Luther’s work entitled “The Jews & their Lies”:
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I had made up my mind to write no more either about the Jews or against them. But since I learned that these miserable and accursed people do not cease to lure to themselves even us, that is, the Christians, I have published this little book, so that I might be found among those who opposed such poisonous activities of the Jews who warned the Christians to be on their guard against them. I would not have believed that a Christian could be duped by the Jews into taking their exile and wretchedness upon himself. However, the devil is the god of the world, and wherever God’s word is absent he has an easy task, not only with the weak but also with the strong. May God help us. Amen.
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He did not call them Abraham’s children, but a “brood of vipers” [Matt. 3:7]. Oh, that was too insulting for the noble blood and race of Israel, and they declared, “He has a demon’ [Matt 11:18]. Our Lord also calls them a “brood of vipers”; furthermore in John 8 [:39,44] he states: “If you were Abraham’s children ye would do what Abraham did…. You are of your father the devil. It was intolerable to them to hear that they were not Abraham’s but the devil’s children, nor can they bear to hear this today.
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Therefore the blind Jews are truly stupid fools…
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Now just behold these miserable, blind, and senseless people … their blindness and arrogance are as solid as an iron mountain.
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Learn from this, dear Christian, what you are doing if you permit the blind Jews to mislead you. Then the saying will truly apply, “When a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit” [cf. Luke 6:39]. You cannot learn anything from them except how to misunderstand the divine commandments…
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Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self¬glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.        From: Jewishvirtuallibrary.com (introduction and beginning of Martin’s essay).

 

Thus said the Lord, your Lord,
Your God who champions His people:
Herewith I take from your hand
The cup of reeling,
The bowl, the cup of My wrath;
You shall never drink it again.

I will put it in the hands of your tormentors,
Who have commanded you,
“Get down, that we may walk over you”—
So that you made your back like the ground,
Like a street for passersby.        Isaiah 51/22-23

 

4Nevermore shall you be called “Forsaken,”
Nor shall your land be called “Desolate”;
But you shall be called “I delight in her,”
And your land “Espoused.”
For the Lord takes delight in you,
And your land shall be espoused.         Isaiah 62/4

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In Isaiah 51 G-d removes His wrath from the Jewish people and places it on those who tormented them, that told them to get on the ground and walked over them.

In Isaiah 53 HaShem describes His righteous servant whom He crushes so that His servant will make himself an offering for guilt in return for long life to serve G-d’s purpose which the servant enjoys through his devotion to G-d.

The cup of the wrath of G-d did not pass to the tormentors of the Jewish people in the life of Jesus who said he was the man described in Isaiah 53. After the death of Jesus came the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by Rome, the dispersal of the Jewish people throughout the world, Christianity, Mohammad and Islam, the Spanish Inquisition, numerous pogroms and the Holocaust.

The Jewish people have returned to the land of Israel from the Roman dispersal and by their toil have made the desolate land bloom as G-d said it would in the time of the redemption.

The L-rd’s righteous servant has arrived as the teacher of righteousness. Elijah has arrived with the covenant of sin forgiveness. The prophet like Moses has arrived writing the words of the L-rd. The son of David has arrived to fight battles. And they are all one person. The man described in Isaiah 53. Keith Ellis McCarty.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d in return for long life to serve His purpose. He has refined me through the affliction of punishment by His very hand, His power, and by chastisement, His very words and voice.

The cup of G-d’s reeling and wrath has passed to the tormentors of the Jewish people. Those who told the Jewish people to get down on the ground and walked over them G-d now trods over. Christianity.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts. Unlike all other human beings who are self contained vessels of spirit His spirit now flows through me. My communication with G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d is instant and constant.

The Presence of G-d and the person of His spirit who is the angel of His Presence are always with me. Always.

And Jesus was not the man described in Isaiah 53.

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“Victory and Vindication”

Isaiah Chapter 61

1The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me;
He has sent me as a herald of joy to the humble,
To bind up the wounded of heart,
To proclaim release to the captives,
Liberation to the imprisoned;

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me: This chapter of Isaiah can be interpreted in three ways to fit three men. Isaiah, Cyrus of Persia and Elijah,  and the teacher of righteousness of Malachi 3 described in Isaiah 53 as G-d’s righteous servant upon whom the spirit of G-d alights. I am that man. G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach) is anointed by G-d not with oil but by the spirit of G-d alighting upon him.

He has sent me as a herald of joy to the humble: Isaiah brings joy with his prophecy of G-d for those who heed and revere G-d in his time that tell of better times to come during Judah’s battles with the Assyrians and Chaldeans and Babylonians.

Cyrus of Persia proclaims his anointment by G-d and the liberation of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles to return to the unoccupied lands of Benjamin and Judah to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.

2To proclaim a year of the Lord’s favor
And a day of vindication by our God;
To comfort all who mourn—

And a day of vindication by our God: The day of the L-rd in Malachi 3 and vindication are a part of the great, fearful day of the L-rd. The great day is victory over the Christians and their belief that Jesus is the man described in Isaiah 53. The fearful day is taking the Temple Mount from Islam and building the third Temple of the G-d of Israel.

In Isaiah 51/22-23 G-d says “Thus said the Lord, your Lord, Your God who champions His people: Herewith I take from your hand The cup of reeling, The bowl, the cup of My wrath; You shall never drink it again. I will put it in the hands of your tormentors, Who have commanded you, “Get down, that we may walk over you”—So that you made your back like the ground, Like a street for passersby.”

The cup of G-d’s wrath has been passed to Christianity for His vindication. Those who worship a man and call him G-d and son of G-d. Those who believe G-d made a human sacrifice to mankind. A human sacrifice of His son for the forgiveness of sins. The G-d who forgives the sins of the Jewish people by speaking it to His prophets and having it written in scripture not once, but twice.

The recurring theme of the Jewish Bible is exile, return, sin forgiveness, friendship and a new Temple. G-d is married to the Jewish people. He does not divorce and seek another.

When Jesus describes his cousin as John the Baptist he uses the very verse of Malachi 3/1 that says Elijah comes with the angel of the covenant which can only be the covenant of sin forgiveness or friendship for the Jewish people There are no others to be brought in a time to come. The one most desired is the covenant of sin forgiveness.

Jesus leaves out and omits the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people from the verse to fit the story he wanted everyone to believe. That he died for the sins of the Jewish people. If John the Baptist was Elijah as Jesus believed then Jesus believed they were already forgiven of their sins. And Jesus told no one. John for his part denied he was Elijah.

3To provide for the mourners in Zion—
To give them a turban instead of ashes,
The festive ointment instead of mourning,
A garment of splendor instead of a drooping spirit.
They shall be called terebinths of victory,
Planted by the Lord for His glory.

4And they shall build the ancient ruins,
Raise up the desolations of old,
And renew the ruined cities,
The desolations of many ages.

renew the ruined cities, The desolations of many ages: The Assyrian/Babylon exiles renewed the cities and the Roman exiles and dispersal have returned and renewed the ruined cities and the desolation’s of many ages.

In Jeremiah 31/38 after G-d declares the new covenant of sin forgiveness for a time to come He says “See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.”

This is Jerusalem today. It cannot be Jerusalem in the days of Jesus and John the Baptist for the reason the Jewish people were uprooted and overthrown by Rome and dispersed and exiled throughout the world. The time to come of sin forgiveness was for the return of the Roman dispersal and desolation of the lands of Abraham. Today, when there is a Temple to be built for G-d to return to.

G-d could see Greece and Rome and their mythology of G-d’s and men who are G-d’s and knew they were coming one day. And when they found the people of the Book of one G-d destruction and exile were coming with them.

G-d’s prophecy is based on absolute knowledge of humanity from beginning to end. In the days of Jeremiah it was time to look forward to the days of another Temple and G-d had Jeremiah write His words accordingly. G-d set it all up first with Isaiah 53 and finished it with Malachi 3. The day of the L-rd and the final Temple of G-d.

Sin forgiveness in the book of Isaiah for the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and the second Temple and sin forgiveness for the Roman exiles and the third Temple in the book of Jeremiah for a time to come. The time when Israel returns to the land of desolation and makes it bloom again and renews all of the old cities. And that is today.

5Strangers shall stand and pasture your flocks,
Aliens shall be your plowmen and vine-trimmers;

Strangers: In the return of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles the northern Kingdom was inhabited by gentiles imported by the Assyrians. Today, the stranger among the Israelites are the Israeli Arabs and Israeli Christians.

Aliens: The Palestinians.

6While you shall be called “Priests of the Lord,”
And termed “Servants of our God.”
You shall enjoy the wealth of nations
And revel in their riches.

While you shall be called “Priests of the Lord: The Assyrian/Babylon exiles were forgiven of all sins to become a Holy seed of G-d and rebuilt the second Temple. Elijah comes with the covenant of sin forgiveness for a Holy seed to rebuild the third Temple for G-d to return to suddenly. In the days of Jesus and John the Baptist G-d was in his temple and the people were not a Holy seed.

You shall enjoy the wealth of nations And revel in their riches: Israel is one of the greatest countries on earth. They have wealth equal to any nation for its size and live good happy lives.

7Because your shame was double—
Men cried, “Disgrace is their portion”—
Assuredly,
They shall have a double share in their land,
Joy shall be theirs for all time.

8For I the Lord love justice,
I hate robbery with a burnt offering.
I will pay them their wages faithfully,
And make a covenant with them for all time.

9Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
Their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
All who see them shall recognize
That they are a stock the Lord has blessed.

All who see them shall recognize That they are a stock the Lord has blessed: Verses 8 references the covenant made with Moses and the Israelites which is eternal but never complete until the vindication of the L-rd in the great, fearful day of the L-rd of Malachi 3. G-d makes a new covenant with the Jewish people that includes He will be their G-d and they will be His people.

This to is a renewal and amendment. The amendment is to “be mindful” of the laws He gave Moses at Horeb by those who heed, revere and fear Him rather than strict adherence by all of the people.

The recognition among the nations that the Jewish people are the stock the L-rd has blessed requires knowledge throughout the world that Judaism is the only religion of Abraham.

Knowledge and belief are not the same thing. This is poetic writing to be uplifting to the Jewish people as much as for those who hear it by word of mouth in the days of Isaiah and thereafter until today. The reality is the knowledge will be there and most people of the world will ignore it. But it will be better than it has ever been.

And that begins with the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people and the teachings of Elijah that brings the many who will be made righteous back to the Jewish family of Judaism. The many who are made righteous of Isaiah 53 that describes Elijah are those that are reconciled by Elijah to heed and revere the name of the L-rd. (and those Christians who convert to Judaism). Their sins are forgiven but they have to return to Synagogue and the practice of Judaism.

10I greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My whole being exults in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of triumph,
Wrapped me in a robe of victory,
Like a bridegroom adorned with a turban,
Like a bride bedecked with her finery.

11For as the earth brings forth her growth
And a garden makes the seed shoot up,
So the Lord God will make
Victory and renown shoot up
In the presence of all the nations.

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The New Heaven “Jerusalem”

And then: “I stopped praying and didn’t speak about God. I was angry at him. I told myself, ‘He does not deserve us praying to him.’ And, really, does he hear prayers? … Why sanctify him? For what? For the suffering he rains on our heads? For Auschwitz and Birkenau? … This time we will not stand as the accused in court before the divine judge. This time we are the judges and he the accused. We are ready. There are a huge number of documents in our indictment file. They are living documents that will shake the foundations of justice.”

Who is this man who wants to settle accounts with God and shake faith to its very roots? The author’s name appears at the top of the first page: Eliezer Wiesel.

As well as the sharp criticism of God, the archived version also included harsh criticism of many Jews who either yielded to temptation or were tempted to believe that nothing bad would befall them. Wiesel settles accounts with those among his people who shut their eyes and ears to what was happening, and blames them for paving the Nazis’ way to committing their horrors. He calls them “false prophets.”         From: Elie Wiesel’s Wrenching Lost Version of ‘Night’ Was Scathing Indictment of God and Fellow Jews at forward.com (edited).

 

20I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. 21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; 22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.      Genesis 23/20-22

 

17For behold! I am creating A new heaven and a new earth; The former things shall not be remembered, They shall never come to mind.

18Be glad, then, and rejoice forever In what I am creating. For I shall create Jerusalem as a joy, And her people as a delight;

19And I will rejoice in Jerusalem And delight in her people. Never again shall be heard there The sounds of weeping and wailing.

20No more shall there be an infant or graybeard Who does not live out his days. He who dies at a hundred years Shall be reckoned a youth, And he who fails to reach a hundred Shall be reckoned accursed.

21They shall build houses and dwell in them, They shall plant vineyards and enjoy their fruit.

22They shall not build for others to dwell in, Or plant for others to enjoy. For the days of My people shall be As long as the days of a tree, My chosen ones shall outlive The work of their hands.

23They shall not toil to no purpose; They shall not bear children for terror, But they shall be a people blessed by the Lord, And their offspring shall remain with them.

24Before they pray, I will answer; While they are still speaking, I will respond.

25The wolf and the lamb shall graze together, And the lion shall eat straw like the ox, And the serpent’s food shall be earth. In all My sacred mount Nothing evil or vile shall be done —said the Lord.       Isaiah 65/17-25

 

22For as the new heaven and the new earth Which I will make Shall endure by My will —declares the Lord—So shall your seed and your name endure.       Isaiah 66/22

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Elie Wiesel said in regard to G-d and the Holocaust:

“This time we will not stand as the accused in court before the divine judge. This time we are the judges and he the accused. We are ready. There are a huge number of documents in our indictment file. They are living documents that will shake the foundations of justice.”

Job was also ready to indict G-d. Job demanded an audience with G-d for an explanation on why he as a righteous man who followed all of the Lord’s commandments had so many bad things happening to him.

Many years ago G-d began teaching me matters of creation from his perspective. The unseen realm was always there and then within it G-d created the universe, earth and humanity.

G-d is quite pleased with creation. It is perfect for creating a heaven of angelic human spirit persons. A new heaven by the addition of a new host of angels. The angels Israel.

G-d decided to create a new kind of angel and a great host of them. One where He does not create their personalities but angelic persons who are formed as persons by their own actions and self will. Unlike angels we are put through a battleground of choices with our own self will that molds and shapes us as persons.

Angels do not have self will or a battleground of choices to make. Their persons are created and formed by G-d.

G-d knew in the beginning that all men would suffer. The good and the bad. It is what makes our personalities suitable for His purpose of creating a new host of angels.

G-d says He is creating a new heaven and a new earth. The new earth will be just as this earth is when this earth is no more; when the final judgement of entry to heaven is made by the creator who holds the souls of all men.

The new heaven where the seed and name of Israel shall endure. Rejoice, for the new heaven will be Jerusalem. And her people (Israel) will be a delight.

And G-d will rejoice in Jerusalem (the new heaven) and delight in her people (the Jewish people) while the new earth is being formed.

“I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. 21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; 22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.”

In heaven G-d is in you as “My Name” (G-d) is in the angels.

Our minds send information to our spirit and soul which is the person that we are. In heaven our person no longer has a mind to send information. G-d has taught me and shown me how He will be the source of the information that awakens a spirit in heaven. How a spirit stirs from a state of awareness of self to a thinking and knowing spirit.

G-d says in the book of Isaiah:
“Before they pray, I will answer; While they are still speaking, I will respond.” and “For behold! I am creating A new heaven and a new earth; The former things shall not be remembered, They shall never come to mind.

This verse means G-d knows you as you know yourself and will be ever present with you speaking to you. And G-d can do this with every angel and spirit of heaven at the same time. And have them interacting with each other. It is like a great puzzle for Him to occupy His mind when the earth is gone and a new earth is being formed.

It is Judaism and knowledge of Torah and Talmud and the culture of the Jewish people that G-d uses to awaken the spirit of Israel in the spirit of man in heaven. Our spirits have a knowledge of self and the information of your mind on Judaism and Jewish culture is what He will have your spirit access. The more you know of these matters the greater your heavenly experience.

And G-d Himself guides the discussions. In heaven “My Name” is in all spirits as G-d is in all angels. Angels are spirits in an angelic body.

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“G-d’s House of Prayer and His House in Heaven”

5Then the king of Assyria marched against the whole land; he came to Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the [River] Habor, at the River Gozan, and in the towns of Media. 2Kings 17/5-6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

24“The king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and he settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the Israelites; they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its towns.

25When they first settled there, they did not worship the Lord; so the Lord sent lions against them which killed some of them.

26They said to the king of Assyria: “The nations which you deported and resettled in the towns of Samaria do not know the rules of the God of the land; therefore He has let lions loose against them which are killing them—for they do not know the rules of the God of the land.”

27The king of Assyria gave an order: “Send there one of the priests whom you have deported; let him go and dwell there, and let him teach them the practices of the God of the land.”

28So one of the priests whom they had exiled from Samaria came and settled in Bethel; he taught them how to worship the Lord.

29However, each nation continued to make its own gods and to set them up in the cult places which had been made by the people of Samaria; each nation [set them up] in the towns in which it lived.

30The Babylonians made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,

31and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children [as offerings] to Adrammelech and Anamelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.

32They worshiped the Lord, but they also appointed from their own ranks priests of the shrines, who officiated for them in the cult places.

33They worshiped the Lord, while serving their own gods according to the practices of the nations from which they had been deported.

34To this day, they follow their former practices. They do not worship the Lord [properly]. They do not follow the laws and practices, the Teaching and Instruction that the Lord enjoined upon the descendants of Jacob—who was given the name Israel—

35with whom He made a covenant and whom He commanded: “You shall worship no other gods; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.” 2Kings 17/24-35

 

2The first to settle in their towns, on their property, were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants, 3while some of the Judahites and some of the Benjaminites and some of the Ephraimites and Manassehites settled in Jerusalem; 1 Chronicles 9/2-3

6As for the foreigners Who attach themselves to the Lord, To minister to Him, And to love the name of the Lord, To be His servants—All who keep the sabbath and do not profane it, And who hold fast to My covenant—

7I will bring them to My sacred mount And let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices Shall be welcome on My altar; For My House shall be called A house of prayer for all peoples.” Isaiah 56/6-7

22For as the new heaven and the new earth Which I will make Shall endure by My will —declares the Lord—So shall your seed and your name endure.      Isaiah 66/22

 

17For behold! I am creating A new heaven and a new earth; The former things shall not be remembered, They shall never come to mind. 18Be glad, then, and rejoice forever In what I am creating. For I shall create Jerusalem as a joy, And her people as a delight; Isaiah 65/17-18

 

16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him.

19For lo! That day is at hand, burning like an oven. All the arrogant and all the doers of evil shall be straw, and the day that is coming—said the Lord of Hosts—shall burn them to ashes and leave of them neither stock nor boughs. 20But for you who revere My name a sun of victory shall rise to bring healing. You shall go forth and stamp like stall-fed calves, 21and you shall trample the wicked to a pulp, for they shall be dust beneath your feet on the day that I am preparing—said the Lord of Hosts.      Malachi 3/16-21

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The northern Kingdom of Samaria was often referred to as the kingdom of Israel and sometimes the Kingdom of Ephraim. Samaria was a town where King Ahab once ruled the northern Kingdom from and is why the northern Kingdom is sometimes called Samaria.

Ephraim was an adopted child of Jacob born in Egypt of an Egyptian mother whose father was Joseph. The allotment of the promised land given to the tribe of Ephraim was the largest in the northern Kingdom.

Ephraim’s brother Manasseh was the largest of all tribes and had the second largest lot in the northern kingdom for 1/2 of his tribe. The other 1/2 of the tribe of Manasseh was allotted lands east of the Jordan river with the tribes of Gad and Reuben. These three tribes were the first to be defeated and deported by the Assyrians.

After the southern Kingdom of Judah was defeated and deported by the Chaldeans and Babylonians all of the twelve tribes and the Levites were scattered throughout Assyria which became Babylonia and then the lands of the Persian Empire.

By proclamation of the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia all twelve tribes returned to the promised lands with the priestly tribe of the Levites among them and rebuilt the second Temple of G-d.

Some of the Ephraimites and Manassehites settled in Jerusalem of the lands of the tribe of Benjamin and others in towns within Judah since gentiles imported by the Assyrians were occupying the northern Kingdom.

The imported gentiles recognized the G-d of Israel but continued to make their own gods and to set them up in the cult places which had been made by the people of Samaria.

The King of Assyria was told that the nations which he deported and resettled in the towns of Samaria did not know the rules of the God of the land; therefore He had let lions loose against them which were killing them—for they do not know the rules of the God of the land.

“To this day, they follow their former practices. They do not worship the Lord [properly]. They do not follow the laws and practices, the Teaching and Instruction that the Lord enjoined upon the descendants of Jacob—who was given the name Israel—with whom He made a covenant and whom He commanded: ‘You shall worship no other gods; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.”

The Sabbath in the land of Israel is Saturday. For the foreigner to hold fast to G-d’s covenant which is between Him and the Jewish people the foreigner must follow the commandment emphasized in this story of the rules of the G-d of the land:

“You shall worship no other gods; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.”

Jesus and Allah are other gods in Judaism.

These rules of the G-d of the land are made a part of the end times prophecy of Isaiah where G-d says:

“As for the foreigners Who attach themselves to the Lord, To minister to Him, And to love the name of the Lord, To be His servants—All who keep the sabbath and do not profane it, And who hold fast to My covenant— I will bring them to My sacred mount And let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices Shall be welcome on My altar; For My House shall be called A house of prayer for all peoples.”

A house of prayer for all peoples means a house of prayer for all Jewish people who are peoples from the nations of all of the earth. G-d knew they would be from the beginning. Defeated, deported, exiled and dispersed throughout the world was a part of G-d’s plan when He formed Israel and chose them and a land for them and wrote for them the Jewish Bible by His anointed and His prophets.

G-d is creating a new heaven of the spirits and souls of the Jewish people for the name of Israel to endure forever. They will all be placed in angelic bodies as a new host of the L-rd of Hosts. Not an army. A host of angels each of whom is a host of the L-rd of Hosts and the angel of His Presence who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. All angels will be fluent in the Jewish culture and the practice of Judaism with knowledge of the Torah, The Scripture, The Prophets and the Talmud.

And I have been taught and experienced the mysteries of Heaven that explain why the practice of Judaism is so important to become an angel of the L-rd of Hosts in Heaven. And there are exceptions for many of the Jewish people who G-d will receive in Heaven simply for the suffering they endured as Jews. Regardless of their practice of Judaism and whether they heeded and revered G-d or not.

Heaven is different for different eras of the Jewish people. From the ancient Jew to the middle-ages Jew to the Holocaust Jew and now to the Jew when G-d speaks to His prophets again. For them being written into the scroll of remembrance in the days of Elijah, the HaMoshiach is more important to G-d than their suffering (with exceptions). There are many reasons for this.

Heaven is for G-d. It is for His entertainment and to occupy His mind while He forms a new earth to create another new heaven. G-d created man and He formed Israel to be of all men for His Heaven for Him. Heaven is not created for man. Man will be a part of Heaven. The Jewish people who are the man Israel for the name Israel to endure.

And Heaven will include all peoples who know the rules of the God of the land. All those “who follow the laws and practices, the Teaching and Instruction that the Lord enjoined upon the descendants of Jacob—who was given the name Israel—with whom He made a covenant and whom He commanded: ‘You shall worship no other gods; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.”

And this means that all people of the nations (gentiles) who convert to Judaism will be included not only in G-d’s house of prayer in life but also to His house in Heaven.

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“G-d’s Power in Creation”

11Some time after that, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his kinsfolk and witnessed their labors. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsmen. 12He turned this way and that and, seeing no one about, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand 13When he went out the next day, he found two Hebrews fighting; so he said to the offender, “Why do you strike your fellow?” 14He retorted, “Who made you chief and ruler over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Moses was frightened, and thought: Then the matter is known! 15When Pharaoh learned of the matter, he sought to kill Moses; but Moses fled from Pharaoh. He arrived in the land of Midian, and sat down beside a well.        Exodus 2/11-15

 

In the seventh of his thirteen principles of faith, the Rambam writes:

“We believe that [Moses] is the father of all the prophets before and after him, all of whom were beneath him in stature. He was chosen above all mankind, achieving a greater knowledge of the Almighty than anyone before or since. Moses reached a level that surpasses human attainment and approximates the angelic.

Essential to our faith is the belief that Moses was the greatest person to ever live or that ever will live. What enabled and empowered Moses to actualize human potential more than anyone else? How did he achieve this unparalleled lofty level that can never be and will never be replicated?

The answer can be found in the Torah where it describes Moses, “And the man Moses was more humble than any other person” (Numbers 12:3). Moses’ modesty and unpretentiousness allowed him to see himself as a vessel to serve the Almighty, improve the world and be of service to others. He had absolutely no ulterior motive of elevating his brand or increasing his name recognition or his net worth. His pure intent and practice combined with his unsurpassed potential made him the ideal medium for God to communicate through.”       From: Moses and the Secret of Greatness at Aish.com.

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Moses was a person who murdered a man, hid the body and when discovered became frightened and ran from his crime and then became a person more humble than any other man. He was chosen above all mankind, achieving a greater knowledge of the Almighty than anyone before.

G-d has read with me all of the Torah. When we read G-d puts visions of the stories in my mind as He would have me see them, not as they really were.

In the stories of Moses He was always showing me and telling me stories of Moses and Him. In them Moses was put through the same ordeal I am put through to temper my soul and spirit and humble me in G-d’s ways to serve His purpose which might prosper as the man who offered himself for guilt in Isaiah 53, as Elijah of Malachi 3, as David of Isaiah 11/1 and as the prophet like Moses of ………

It is an ordeal that includes an incredible amount (to me) of G-d’s power upon and through my body, spirit and soul. It is a painful process and takes years of G-d’s time day in and day out. He incites and brings out my emotions with chastisement and punishment and tempers and cleanses my soul in His power. It humbles a man.

When G-d uses His power to change the soul of a living man in His creation it is an event not to be taken lightly. G-d enjoys watching creation unfold naturally as He knew it would not as He can make it happen. Not changing it in His power.

That is nothing to Him. If He thinks it and wills it, it is.

G-d’s purpose with me is to complete the unfulfilled prophecies of the Tanakh. To do this the power He will use is the power He uses over me. I am to write what He has me write, speak what He has me speak and do as He tells me to do.

It is as close to a challange that the Almighhty G-d can set before Himself. He is a person after all. Not a human person by any stretch of the imagination but a person who enjoys a challange.

And taking a 50 year old gentile (in the beginning) athiest from Texas who has led a sinful life full of pain, suffering, and sorrows familiar with disease with no religious background or teaching to fulfill His prophecies, deliver His covenants, have His Temple built and resolve the Palistinian trespass on His land is a challange.

A challange from my perspective. He is not concerned.

It is the creativity of His writings through His prophets and absolute control over my body, my  thoughts, my words and my actions that assure me His purpose will prosper.

And that is the power of G-d in creation. His writings through His prophets and total control of a man. Where I walk His Presence walks; when I talk His Presence talks; when I think His Presence thinks for me as He does with the angels in heaven; when G-d dwelled among the tents of the Israelites it was because He dwelled with the very person of Moses; when Moses spoke G-d spoke through him; and when I dwell in Jerusalem His Presence will once again dwell in His land.

He will not change the natural order of the world in His power. He does not have to. He will accomplish His purposes and fulfill His promises to the Jewish people. If they listen to His prophet.

He is G-d.

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“Stirring the Spirit of Armies”

12A letter from Elijah the prophet came to him which read, “Thus says the Lord God of your father David: Since you have not followed the practices of your father Jehoshaphat and the practices of King Asa of Judah, 13but have followed the practices of the kings of Israel, leading astray Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem as the House of Ahab led them astray, and have also killed your brothers of your father’s house, who were better than you, 14therefore, the Lord will inflict a great blow upon your people, your sons, and your wives and all your possessions. 15As for you, you will be severely stricken with a disorder of the bowels year after year until your bowels drop out.”

16The Lord stirred up the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabs who were neighbors of the Cushites against Jehoram. 17They marched against Judah, breached its defenses, and carried off all the property that was found in the king’s palace, as well as his sons and his wives. The only son who remained was Jehoahaz, his youngest. 18After this, the Lord afflicted him with an incurable disease of the bowels. 19Some years later, when a period of two years had elapsed, his bowels dropped out because of his disease, and he died a gruesome death. His people did not make a fire for him like the fire for his fathers. 20He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He departed unpraised, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.           2 Chronicles 21/12-20

 

1 “Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?           Isaiah 53/1

 

10The watchmen are blind, all of them, They perceive nothing. They are all dumb dogs That cannot bark; They lie sprawling, They love to drowse.

11Moreover, the dogs are greedy; They never know satiety. As for the shepherds, they know not What it is to give heed. Everyone has turned his own way, Every last one seeks his own advantage.

12“Come, I’ll get some wine; Let us swill liquor. And tomorrow will be just the same, Or even much grander!”           Isaiah 56/10-12

 

“In 705 B.C., Sennacherib came to the throne of Assyria and, not long afterward, launched a military campaign against Judah that culminated in the siege of Jerusalem in 701 B.C. Both the Hebrew Bible and cuneiform texts tell of the siege. The Hebrew Bible says that Taharqa, a ruler who controlled both Nubia & Egypt, marched against Sennacherib, something that may have helped end the siege. The Hebrew Bible also says that at one point, “The angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning — there were all the dead bodies!” (2 Kings 19:35 and Isaiah 37:36)”

In the “cuneiform texts the Assyrians wrote also say that Sennacherib failed to take Jerusalem. They don’t specify why, only saying that Sennacherib trapped Hezekiah, the king of Judah, in Jerusalem “like a caged bird” and that the Assyrian king captured other cities that Hezekiah had controlled. The Assyrian texts claim that Hezekiah paid an enormous amount of tribute to Sennacherib before the Assyrian king went home.”  From: Ancient Israel: A Brief History (excerpts) at livescience. com.

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“The Lord stirred up the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabs”. There was a time when believing G-d stirred up armies and nations against the Kingdoms of Samaria and Judah and took the sword, pestilence and famine against the Jewish people for not obeying Him fit with how people explained bad events.

Whether it was the defeat by an enemy or loss of a Temple or exile G-d had something to do with it because He was angry. For the gentiles it was the Gods of legends and myths who were angry and caused their sufferings in life.

G-d had His stories written with this in mind and also used it as a teaching tool and many other purposes for the Jewish people and the world. As shown above there are two accounts of the siege of Jerusalem by Sennecharib.

The Bible says the angel of the Lord performed a miracle of G-d and killed 185,000 Assyrians overnight and the siege was over. The Assyrian account of the siege is that Sennecharib was paid tribute to leave.

Today we gather all the information we can and make an assessment of why a battle or war was lost and the source of a plague and how it is spread. Some people still believe G-d causes everything good or bad that happens but most people look to the facts in this age of information and knowledge.

G-d has descended from heaven and is dwelling upon the earth with man again but this time humanity has evolved with enlightenment of information, science and knowledge. G-d of course is still using His old and trusted method of communicating to the world by and through His prophet.

The truth is G-d does not alter or control anything in creation. For Him it is the unfolding of humanity and its history exactly as He thought it out that pleases Him. Using His power to change events to make it conform to how He imagined, visualized and knew it would be is not necessary.

His control of creation is His absolute knowledge of creation from beginning to end through the Tanakh. There is no need for Him to do anything other than work miracles here and there as it pleases Him.

He shows this in His prophecy. The Jewish people were dispersed throughout the world by Rome and they have returned to Israel and have made the land that became desolate bloom again. Just as He said they would.

He also said there would be another prophet like Moses, Elijah and a descendant of David in a time of His choosing and a time to come of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. They are all one man and that man is described in the book of Isaiah chapters 11 and 53 and Malachi 3.

This man is part of G-d’s prophecy of redeeming the Jewish people as He promised and foretold by His prophets when they returned to Israel and made it bloom again. A time to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and forgive the people Israel of all their sins and remember those sins no more.

This time is the last time according to His prophecy. They will not be defeated or uprooted again. This repeating story of destruction and exile from the land of Abraham is stopped. And it is only stopped in a world that has hated the Jewish people so much because He returns to them and His prophet is recognized and heeded.

This is the purpose of G-d in Isaiah 53 that might prosper. It can only prosper if His prophet and servant who is Elijah is witnessed to by the Jewish people. Elijah cannot reconcile the families of the Jewish people to HaShem and Judaism if he is not recognized as a man upon whom the arm of the Lord has been revealed. That he is who he says he is. The religious leaders have to witness to him and assist him.

Isaiah 53 describing Elijah begins ““Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

G-d’s purpose that might prosper through His righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi where G-d says He will strike the land with utter destruction if Elijah’s purpose does not prosper.

If Elijah does not reconcile the Jewish people to HaShem and Judaism G-d’s purpose does not prosper. This is how you know G-d’s righteous servant is Elijah. G-d’s purpose might prosper and lest I strike the land with utter destruction if their is no reconciliation from Isaiah 53 and Malachi 3 go together.

G-d knew in modern times of secularism and reliance on science and technology that His prophet might not be recognized, believed or heeded. The utter destruction is simply on its way just like the Philistines and Arabs of another day long ago.

It is a story that keeps repeating. Not heeding His prophet is why it is not stopped not the cause of it or because G-d is angry. Elijah arrives as the herald of the time to come for sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. G-d is not angry when He arrives with His prophet.

But G-d knows His people:

In the writings of Isaiah after the description of Elijah in chapter 53 G-d says “The watchmen are blind, all of them, They perceive nothing. They are all dumb dogs That cannot bark; They lie sprawling, They love to drowse. Moreover, the dogs are greedy; They never know satiety. As for the shepherds, they know not What it is to give heed. Everyone has turned his own way, Every last one seeks his own advantage.“Come, I’ll get some wine; Let us swill liquor. And tomorrow will be just the same, Or even much grander!”

That is why His purpose might not prosper and G-d has a reckoning with and dismissal of the Rabbi’s (Ezekiel 34).

And I will enjoy the wine and G-d and I will do something different. Something more grand than swilling liquor I hope.

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“Born with Iniquity”

Psalms 51, Verse 7:

7Indeed I was born with iniquity;
with sin my mother conceived me.

Rashi:

Behold, with iniquity I was formed: Now how could I not sin when the main part of my creation was through coitus, the source of many iniquities? Another explanation: The main part of my creation is from a male and a female, both of whom are full of iniquity. There are many midrashim to this verse, but they do not fit the context of the psalm.

conceived me: Heb. יחמתני, an expression of heat, as (Gen. 30:38): “And they came into heat (ויחמנה) when they came to drink.”

Keith:

I was born with iniquity: In the days of David men had many wives and many concubines as is well known with his son Solomon. The iniquity came from his father Jesse fathering a child with a woman outside of the tribes against the laws of G-d.

If Rashi is correct then all men are born sinners before they ever sin. The sin of his father does not make David a sinner and he does not vicariously bear the sin of his father. He is having to “bear” the repercussions of his fathers sin.

That may be why there is no mention of his mother in the Bible. The Talmud says the mother of David was a Jewish women named Nitzevet. Today, under the Halacha David would be a gentile of the tribe of Judah as I am. This would explain a story creating a Jewish mother for David.

And this is an example of the stories and lore of the Talmud taking from the meaning and lessons of G-d’s stories and Psalms. If G-d wanted stories that showed all of the central men and women as perfect and holy or excuses given for their conduct He would have had them written that way.

David was a savage warrior. When in exile for a year and four months with the Philistines he went out and killed enemies of G-d. “11David would leave no man or woman alive to be brought to Gath; for he thought, “They might tell about us: David did this.” Such was his practice as long as he stayed in the territory of the Philistines.”              1 Samuel 27/11

David was also a teacher of righteousness, morality, justice and faithfulness and a great leader. He is confessing a deep emotional pain in a Psalm for all to read and it is a lesson of the pain of interfaith marriages for children.

A sin he had nothing to do with that he had to bear all of his life.

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“A Shoot Shall Grow Out Of The Stump of Jesse,
A Twig Shall Sprout From His Stock”

Isaiah 11/1-5 with my commentary based on the Jewish Publication Society 1985 Tanakh and Rashi’s commentary found at Chabad.Org based on its translation of the Masoretic text.

Rashi’s best-known works are his comprehensive commentaries on the Bible and the Babylonian Talmud. All editions published since the 1520s have included Rashi’s commentary in the margins. His commentaries on the Bible have become a foundational element of Jewish education to this day; they are often taught side by side when students begin learning in yeshivas and Jewish day schools.

Rashi’s commentaries on the Bible are based on the Masoretic text, a version of the Bible compiled by scholars between the seventh and 10th centuries, in which they clarified pronunciation by establishing a vowel notation system. In preparing the Masoretic version, the scholars also tallied the number of times particular words appeared, presumably in an effort to determine those words’ significance. The Masoretic text is in Hebrew and is the Bible used by Chabad.Org. translated to English by Rabbi Rosenberg.

The Jewish Publication Society 1985 Tanakh is a complete new translation of the Hebrew to English begun in 1955 by esteemed Editors of Jewish publications and Rabbi’s representing orthodox, conservative and reform branches of Judaism. This translation was after Israel was formed and Hebrew was adopted as the official state language along with Arabic.

Rashi:

1And a shoot shall spring forth from the stem of Jesse, and a twig shall sprout from his roots.

And a shoot shall spring forth from the stem of Jesse: And if you say, ‘Here are consolations for Hezekiah and his people, that they shall not fall into his hands. Now what will be with the exile that was exiled to Halah and Habor, is their hope lost?’ It is not lost! Eventually, the King Messiah shall come and redeem them.

a shoot: [This is symbolic of] the royal scepter.

and a twig: an expression of a sapling.

and a twig shall sprout from its roots: and the entire section, and at the end (v. 11), “And it shall come to pass, that on that day, the Lord shall apply His hand again…[from Assyria]… Hence, [it is obvious] that this prophecy was said to console those exiled to Assyria.

Keith:

1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse,
A twig shall sprout from his stock.

the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock: Isaiah prophetically refers to the “stump” of Jesse (father of King David) as a prophetic announcement of the “Curse of Jeconia”; the cutting down of the ancestral tree of the line of the Kings of Judah set forth in the Books of Samuel and Kings by declaration of G-d; the branch of David forbidden to ever rule over Judah in Jerusalem again; and the line of Jesus in the book of Matthew of the New Testament of the Christian Holy Bible.

This verse of Isaiah 11/1 of an ancestral tree stump that G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach) is genealogically from is continued in Isaiah 53/2 that describes David, Elijah and the prophet like Moses who are one man and he is G-d’s righteous servant.

My commentary on Isaiah 53/2:

“2For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground. He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing.”

For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground: G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach) will come from a line of King David through Solomon that was not ended. A shoot growing out of the ancestral tree stump of Jesse is an heir of King David through King Solomon that is not of the line of the Kings of Judah whose last King (Jeconia) was banished and the line terminated from ever ruling over Judah from the throne of David in Jerusalem again.

The twig sprouts from that descendant.

This man grows by the favor of G-d into a tree crown. From a gentile sinful man whose life has been full of pain, suffering and sorrows familiar with disease to become, in G-d’s words in a new Psalm, David, Elijah, the prophet like Moses and a priest forever, a righteous king after the manner of Melchizedek and  David who is G-d’s righteous servant, is a crown so great as to defy description.

From a twig from a shoot to a tree trunk from the arid ground of atheism with no religious training or experience, until G-d spoke to me at the age of 51 and began changing me and teaching me the scripture, to the crown of G-d’s anointed king (HaMoshiach).

Rashi:

2And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and heroism, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.

No commentary:

Keith:

2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him:
A spirit of wisdom and insight,
A spirit of counsel and valor,
A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.

A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel: These are also attributes of Elijah in Malachi 3 as the messenger who arrives with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people that G-d declared for a time to come in Jeremiah 31. He has the wisdom and insight to reconcile the Jewish families one to the other with the teachings of G-d given to Moses at Horeb (Sinai). Teachings to make the many righteous.

A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord: These attributes of the spirit of G-d are upon G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53/11. G-d says with regard to the purpose which might prosper of His righteous servant “He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. ‘My righteous servant makes the many righteous”. The HaMoshiach is G-d’s righteous servant and Elijah who make the many righteous.

The HaMoshiach counsels the Jewish people that their past sins are remembered no more and the need to return to Synagogue, the worship of G-d, performing good deeds with repentance and atonement for their wrongs and describing to them the heaven G-d is creating for the name Israel to endure.

Many will be made righteous and heed and revere the name of G-d and be written into the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3. And many will not. G-d shows us in Malachi 3 that He knows the forgiveness of sins will not cause all of His people to heed Him and all will not have Torah written on their hearts; a metaphor of the covenant of sin forgiveness.

With the spirit of G-d is always the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of the Presence of G-d and the Holy spirit described in Isaiah 63. He has no form or image and is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people. His angelic “body” is not of a human form with wings but the very spirit of G-d.

The very Presence of G-d alights upon the HaMoshiach with the person of His spirit who is the angel of His Presence. All three are together in the first two verses of Malachi 3 that describes a host of the L-rd of Hosts. Three persons together that are a man and divine beings like the man who wrestled with Jacob and Elohim spoke.

“1Behold, I am sending My messenger [Elijah] to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel [angel of His Presence] of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can hold out when he appears? For he is like a smelter’s fire and like fuller’s lye [G-d}.”

Rashi:

3And he shall be animated by the fear of the Lord, and neither with the sight of his eyes shall he judge, nor with the hearing of his ears shall he chastise.

And he shall be animated by the fear of the Lord: He shall be filled with the fear of the Lord. [ed enos mera il luy in O.F., and He shall be enlivened.]

and neither with the sight of his eyes shall he judge: For, with the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, which is within him, will he know and understand who is innocent and who is guilty.

Keith:

3He shall sense the truth by his reverence for the Lord:
He shall not judge by what his eyes behold,
Nor decide by what his ears perceive.

He shall not judge by what his eyes behold, Nor decide by what his ears perceive: The HaMoshiach is with the person of G-d’s spirit and the Presence of G-d that have alighted upon him everywhere he goes and in everything that he does. G-d is in control of his actions and his words forming HaMoshiach’s perception of all matters, people and situations before him by His power and by His words. The opinions and decisions of the HaMoshiach are determined by G-d not by what he sees and hears.

The manner in which G-d controls the HaMoshiach includes his very thoughts. This reveals to the HaMoshiach how G-d controls the thoughts of all persons in heaven. In heaven you no longer have a mind for your spirit to interpret the information of the mind that comes from what your eyes and ears see and hear.

As with the angel sent before the Israelites in the Exodus that G-d was in and the angel of the L-rd that G-d speaks through to Moses from the burning bush, in heaven G-d is in you. The L-rd says in Isaiah that before you pray I will answer and that you will remember things of the past no longer. He controls and is the information of your mind in heaven.

And I have been shown this control of the mind in vision and in the real world of everyday life in many different ways. It is for a proof of the heaven G-d is creating where the name Israel shall endure and a proof that the HaMoshiach is also Elijah.

G-d specifically takes only one man to heaven in the scripture. Elijah. It is implied that He took Enoch to heaven. Only Elijah returns. The main purpose of this is to identify any man calling himself Elijah. The test is “tell us about heaven”.

Rashi:

4And he shall judge the poor justly, and he shall chastise with equity the humble of the earth, and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth and with the breath of his lips he shall put the wicked to death.

with equity: This is an expression of mildness and tenderness.

and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth: As the Targum states: And he shall smite the sinful of the earth.

and with the breath of his lips: Jonathan [renders:] And with the speech of his lips.

Keith:

4Thus he shall judge the poor with equity
And decide with justice for the lowly of the land.
He shall strike down a land with the rod of his mouth
And slay the wicked with the breath of his lips.

He shall strike down a land with the rod of his mouth And slay the wicked with the breath of his lips: : G-d controls HaMoshiach’s very words and can speak through him just as G-d could speak through Ezekiel. G-d speaks through spirits, angels and men.

He will be a great speaker and orator and the world will hear that Judaism is the only true religion of Abraham. The enemies of the Jewish people of the middle-east will hear his words of who he is and that he will build G-d’s Temple on the land King David purchased in the scripture and feel as though they have been struck to the ground in their anger and fear.

Building the Temple will require the removal of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque from the Temple Mount. This will cause war and destruction though not the utter destruction G-d declares in Malachi 3 if the purpose of Elijah does not prosper. It may be a repeat of the six day war.

And all those who threaten war in the land of Israel (West bank and Gaza included) will be removed by his valor, counseling, wisdom and insights to Israel and the nations.

Rashi:

5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faith the girdle of his loins.

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins: Jonathan [renders:] And the righteous shall surround him; i.e., they will cleave to him like a girdle.

Keith:

5Justice shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his waist.

Justice shall be the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness the girdle of his waist: Several scriptures in the Bible make use of the girdle (belt) as a symbol for readiness and preparation. Justice and the whole of morality is the authoritative command of God.

The HaMoshiach in Isaiah 53 is prepared and made ready for the commands of G-d like a soldier with chastisement and punishment and with devotion, faithfulness and valor he teaches of the morality and justice of G-d. The HaMoshiach is the teacher of righteousness, morality, justice and faithfulness.

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“Zechariah and a Host of the L-rd of Hosts”

Zechariah, Chapter 1 (from Chabad.org English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. This Tanakh translation has been completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. I have used the JPS Tanakh for the verses without changing the commentary of Rashi. There are minor differences in the words he comments on in some of the verses).

Rashi:

The prophecy: of Zechariah is extremely enigmatic, because it contains visions resembling a dream that requires an interpretation. We cannot ascertain the truth of its interpretation until the teacher of righteousness comes. Nonetheless, I will put my heart to reconciling the verses, one by one, according to the interpretations that resemble it and following the interpretation of Jonathan.

Keith:

I am the teacher of righteousness of Isaiah 53 that Rashi mentions. Rashi, who is said to interpret Isaiah 53 to be the servant Israel as one man recognized at this time of interpreting Zechariah that Isaiah 53 described a particular man. What he did not know is that Isaiah 53 not only describes G-d’s righteous servant who makes the many righteous by his knowledge it describes Elijah of Malachi 3 and cannot be the servant Israel. Rashi is known for his inconsistencies in his interpretations.

Dreams and visions in the scripture are of very limited use for prophecy. It is difficult enough when spoken directly by the L-rd and indirectly by the word of the L-rd. Dreams and visions have to be interpreted in view of the prophet, when and where he lived, his audience and the purposes G-d may have had outside of prophecy.

1In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo:

Rashi:

In the eighth month: Before they commenced resuming the work of the construction, for they commenced it on the twenty-fourth day of the [ninth] month.

Keith:

the second year of Darius:

Darius the Mede is mentioned in the Book of Daniel as king of Babylon between Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great, but he is not known to history, and no additional king can be placed between the known figures of Belshazzar and Cyrus.Most scholars view him as a literary fiction, but conservatives seeking to harmonise Daniel with history have put forward several theories, the most common being that he is identical with either Cyrus or with Ugbaru, the general who was first to enter Babylon when it fell to the Persians in 539 BCE. The Medes came to prominence in 612 BCE when they joined with the Babylonians in overthrowing Assyria. From Wikipedia (excerpt)

word of the Lord: When G-d does not speak to the prophet directly He sends the messenger of His words who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d and the angel of His Presence to deliver them.

2The Lord was very angry with your fathers.

Rashi:

with your fathers: who were in the generation of the destruction of the Temple.

Keith:

with your fathers: All of the twelve tribes and the Levites.

3Say to them further: Thus said the Lord of Hosts: Turn back to me—says the Lord of Hosts—and I will turn back to you—said the Lord of Hosts. 4Do not be like your fathers! For when the earlier prophets called to them, “Thus said the Lord of Hosts: Come, turn back from your evil ways and your evil deeds, they did not obey or give heed to Me—declares the Lord. 5Where are your fathers now? And did the prophets live forever?

Rashi:

[As for] your fathers – where are they?: See that they suffered an evil blow, with famine, with the sword, and with pestilence.

But the prophets – do they live forever?: And if you ask, “the prophets, too where are they? Have they not died?” I [God] will answer you, “Should the prophets have lived forever?” But their end proves that their words were true; for all My words, and the declarations of the decrees of My retribution that I commanded My servants, the prophets, concerning you – did they not overtake your fathers?

Keith: No commentary.

6But the warnings and the decrees with which I charged My servants the prophets overtook your fathers—did they not?—and in the end they had to admit, ‘The Lord has dealt with us according to our ways and our deeds, just as He purposed.’”

7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month of the second year of Darius—the month of Shebat—this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo:

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith:

this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo: This verse continues with “8In the night, I had a vision” which is not a word of the L-rd. The word of the L-rd coming to Zechariah means the messenger of the words of G-d has come to Zechariah who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He has alighted upon Zechariah to bring a vision from G-d.

8In the night, I had a vision. I saw a man, mounted on a bay horse, standing among the myrtles in the Deep, and behind him were bay, sorrel, and white horses.

Rashi:

I saw tonight: Our Sages explained [this phrase as] they explained [it] in the Aggadah of the chapter entitled “ Helek ” (Sanh. 93a), but the sequence of the chapter and the language do not fit it.

and behold! A man: an angel.

on a red horse: This is an allusion that He would exact retribution upon the Chaldeans, Media, and Persia with the sword and with blood, as He says (verse 15 below): “And I was very wroth with the nations.”

and after him were red, etc., horses: prepared for the mission of the Omnipresent. That there were among them [horses of] many sorts of colors was a [means of] praise for him.

black: do not know what color this is. Jonathan rendered קְוָחִין.

among the myrtles that were in the pool: Among the myrtle trees of Babylon.

Keith:

In the night, I had a vision: There is a man on a horse standing in the myrtles. He is later referred to as the angel of the L-rd standing in the myrtles. The angel of the L-rd is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He alights upon and enters men and and My Name (G-d) is in him and can speak through him to the man.

Zechariah has an angel with him who is his guide in the vision. The Deep is like a valley Zechariah is looking down on filled with myrtle trees and then an open area below that where the bay, sorrel and red horses are.

9I asked, “What are those, my lord?” And the angel who talked with me answered, “I will let you know what they are.”

Rashi:

And I said: to one angel who showed me all this.

“What are these, my lord?”: He was the one riding on the red horse.

Keith:

What are those, my lord?: Zechariah is asking the L-rd about the horses in the open area to the man standing in the myrtles (on a bay horse). This man is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A host is a man and divine beings like the man who wrestled with Jacob all night and the captain of the L-rd’s Host in the Torah. The divine beings are the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d and My Name (G-d) is in him.

10Then the man who was standing among the myrtles spoke up and said, “These were sent out by the Lord to roam the earth.”

Rashi:

to walk to and fro on the earth: To see the tranquility of the nations.

Keith:

Then the man who was standing among the myrtles spoke up and said: The man standing in the myrtles answers the question of Zechariah to the L-rd.

“These were sent out by the Lord to roam the earth.”: The angel of the L-rd is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He alights upon and enters men and My Name (G-d) is in him. The man is given the answer of the L-rd by the word of the L-rd through the person of His spirit.

11And in fact, they reported to the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtles, “We have roamed the earth, and have found all the earth dwelling in tranquility.”

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith:

they reported to the angel of the Lord: They who reported are the horses who have gone to and fro throughout the earth and they spoke the report to the angel of the Lord. The horses speaking that all is tranquil means a vast area was covered so horses are used. It could have been a flock of birds in the myrtles but G-d chose horses.

who was standing among the myrtles: The angel of the L-rd who was standing among the myrtles is the man standing among the myrtles with the angel of the L-rd within him. The angel of the L-rd is using this man as his visible presence. Just as he once used a burning bush and G-d spoke through him to Moses.

12Thereupon the angel of the Lord exclaimed, “O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago?”

Rashi:

And the angel of the Lord replied: The angel that was speaking to me.

Keith:

Thereupon the angel of the Lord exclaimed: Exclaimed through the man standing among the myrtles. The man spoke the words the angel of the L-rd spoke to him.

O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago: The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah written before the deportation of Judah and Benjamin and Isaiah witnessed the deportation of the northern Kingdom.

“So I profaned the holy princes; I abandoned Jacob to proscription And Israel to mockery.” (Isaiah 43/28). The profaning of the holy princes is G-d’s prophecy of the banishment of King Jeconia and all of his offspring from ever ruling over Judah in Jerusalem again. The line of the Kings of Judah ended. And it is G-d’s prophecy that the northern Kingdom and the southern Kingdom of the Israelites would be deported from the promised land for their sinful ways.

“Thus said the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I send to Babylon; I will bring down all [her] bars, And the Chaldeans shall raise their voice in lamentation.” (Isaiah 43/14). This is G-d’s prophecy that Assyria would be conquered by the Chaldeans and Babylonians and that He would raise up the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia to conquer them to clear the way for all of the tribes to return.

“Fear not, for I am with you: I will bring your folk from the East, Will gather you out of the West; I will say to the North, “Give back!” And to the South, “Do not withhold! Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth—All who are linked to My name, whom I have created, Formed, and made for My glory—” (Isaiah 43/5-7). This is G-d’s prophecy that all of the tribes of Israel would return from the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations and exiles.

“It is I, I who—for My own sake—Wipe your transgressions away And remember your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43/25). And this is G-d doing “something new” for the Israelites.

This story re-runs with the “new covenant” of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people that arrives with Elijah (the HaMoshiach of Isaiah 11 and 53) and the angel of that covenant after the exiles of the Roman dispersal return to the land of Israel and rebuild the third Temple that G-d will return to “quickly”.

The report was that all of the earth was dwelling in tranquility from the horses, Zechariah is in Jerusalem and the construction on the second Temple is about to begin, Isaiah has written G-d’s words of sin forgiveness which would remove the “curse” many years before this and the angel of the L-rd proclaims “O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago.”

This is an example of a vision with several purposes but of no prophetic value today. The scroll of Isaiah needs to be found and interpreted by Zechariah and the religious leaders so they will know of G-d’s forgiveness of their sins. The Books of Nehemiah and Ezra that give accounts of the return of all twelve tribes and the Levites and the building of the second Temple never mention G-d’s forgiveness of their sins.

For me the vision was used by G-d to provide a scenario in the scripture where I could teach others of the importance of the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d in His use of men as hosts of the L-rd of Hosts and how He through His spirit can speak through a man. That these men of the Bible are not angels they are hosts of divine beings.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts and that is not an easy thing to explain or to be believed by others. This vision and my ability to interpret its meaning for my teaching about hosts of the G-d of Hosts is a sign from G-d of me and the truth of my words: Dreams and visions have to be interpreted in view of the prophet, when and where he lived, his audience and the purposes G-d may have had outside of prophecy.

13The Lord replied with kind, comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Rashi:

And the Lord answered the angel who was speaking to me, good words: Not that the prophet heard what He answered [the angel], but from what the angel said to him, “Proclaim, saying, ‘I am jealous etc.,’” I know that He answered him good words.

Keith:

The Lord replied: To the angel guide of Zechariah.

with kind, comforting words to the angel who talked with me: Words in response to when will the Lord pardon the exiles and allow their return to Jerusalem.

14Then the angel who talked with me said to me: “Proclaim! Thus said the Lord of Hosts: I am very jealous for Jerusalem—for Zion—

Rashi:

I am jealous for Jerusalem: I am exacting the retribution [for] the cause of Jerusalem from those who oppress her.

Keith:

Then the angel who talked with me said to me: “Proclaim! Thus said the Lord of Hosts: My Name (G-d) is in all angels and spoke to him “I am very jealous for Jerusalem—for Zion—” and told the angel guide how to announce His words.

15and I am very angry with those nations that are at ease; for I was only angry a little, but they overdid the punishment.

Rashi:

that are at ease: Concerning whom these [messengers] say that they sit still and are at rest.

for I was wroth: with My people, a little.

and they helped to do harm: In addition to the wrath, [they helped] to do harm.

Keith: No Commentary.

16Assuredly, thus said the Lord: I graciously return to Jerusalem. My House shall be built in her—declares the Lord of Hosts—the measuring line is being applied to Jerusalem.

Rashi:

and a plumb line shall be stretched out: to measure its wall, its length and breadth.

Keith: No commentary.

17Proclaim further: Thus said the Lord of Hosts: My towns shall yet overflow with bounty. For the Lord will again comfort Zion; He will choose Jerusalem again.”

Rashi and Keith: No commentary

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“Maimonides” (The Rambam)

Rambam says in Chapter Twelve 2 of ‘The Laws Concerning King Moshiach” that:

“Our Sages taught: [Berachos 34b] “There will be no difference between the current age and the Era of Moshiach except [our emancipation from] subjugation to the [gentile] kingdoms.

The simple meaning of the words of the prophets appears to imply that the war of Gog and Magog [Yechezkal ch. 38] will take place at the beginning of the Messianic age. Before the war of Gog and Magog, a prophet will arise to rectify Israel’s conduct and prepare their hearts [for the Redemption], as it is written: [Malachi 3:23] “Behold, I am sending you Eliyah(u) [6] [before the advent of the great and awesome Day of G-d].”

He will not come [in order] to declare the pure, impure, nor to declare the impure, pure; nor [will he come in order] to disqualify the lineage of those presumed to be of flawless descent, nor to validate lineage which is presumed to be blemished. Rather, [he will come in order] to establish peace in the world; as [the above prophecy] continues [Malachi 3:24], “He will bring back the hearts of the fathers to the children.”

Elijah does not come to establish peace in the world but to make the many righteous by his knowledge and to be a herald of the covenant of sin forgiveness.

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Rambam and the Sages say in Chapter Twelve 3. “During the Era of the King Moshiach, once his kingdom has been established and all of Israel has gathered around him, the entire [nation’s] line of descent will be established on the basis of his words, through the prophetic spirit which will rest upon him. As it is written [Loc. cit., v. 3], “He shall sit as a refiner and purifier.

He will purify the lineage of the Levites first, stating that “This one is a priest of defined lineage” and “This one is a Levite of defined lineage.” Those whose lineage he does not recognize will be relegated to the status of Israelites. This is implied by the following verse: [Ezra 2:63] “The governor said to them, ‘[They shall not eat of the most holy things] until a priest arises [who will wear] the Urim and Tumim.’” From this verse one can infer that the genealogy of those presumed to be of unquestioned [priestly and levitical] lineage will be traced by means of the prophetic spirit, and those found to be of such lineage will be made known.

He will define the lineage of the Israelites according to their tribe alone; i.e., he will make known each person’s tribal origin, stating that “This one is from this tribe” and “This one is from another tribe.” However, concerning a person who is presumed to be of unblemished lineage, he will not state that “He is illegitimate,” or “He is of slave lineage,” for the law rules that once a family has become intermingled [within the entire Jewish people], they may remain intermingled.”

“As it is written [Loc. cit., v. 3], “He shall sit as a refiner and purifier.” from the first paragraph of Chapter Twelve 3 is not the HaMoshiach.  G-d is the purger and refiner and He comes with Elijah and the angel of the covenant. Elijah is a man and divine beings. A host of the L-rd of Hosts.

Malachi 3/2-5 states “2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can hold out when he appears? For he is like a smelter’s fire and like fuller’s lye. 3He shall act like a smelter and purger of silver; and he shall purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they shall present offerings in righteousness. 4Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of yore and in the years of old. 5But [first] I will step forward to contend against you, and I will act as a relentless accuser against those who have no fear of Me:”

Rambam and the Sages believed that a prophetic spirit would rest upon the HaMoshiach and that he was the purger and refiner. The attributes of G-d’s spirit that alights upon MaMoshiach in Isaiah 11/2 do not include a prophetic spirit.

All of the prophecies of the scripture are G-d’s prophecies that He had His prophets write.

G-d said to me:

“write the following though I do not agree with the Sages and Rabbi’s interpretations”:

“The Levites and all of the tribes have today become intermingled. There is no one of a pure descent. All are intermingled and Israelites, the Jewish people.”

This fulfills the prophecy of Ezra 2/63 (according to the interpretation of the Sages) by the words of G-d, the refiner and purifier, not by a prophetic spirit.

The Rambam and the Sages left this out of their interpretation:

“But [first] I will step forward to contend against you, and I will act as a relentless accuser against those who have no fear of Me:”

And this is how one knows that Malachi 3/2-5 is G-d, not Elijah or David:

“Those” would be the Levites and not pertaining to genealogy but to “Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock…… ” and “Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David…….”

Malachi 3/2 says that “he shall purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they shall present offerings in righteousness.”

This would be those Rabbi’s who accept the teachings of G=d and His interpretations of His scripture and are written into the scroll of remembrance with those that heed, fear and revere the L-rd. [The”he” in verse 3/2  of Malachi should be “He”]

And this verse of Ezra 2/63: “The governor said to them, ‘[They shall not eat of the most holy things] until a priest arises [who will wear] the Urim and Tumim.’” has nothing to do with genealogy of Levites today.

This is not prophecy but an answer to those that could not prove they were Levites when the verse is put into proper context with the other verses of chapter 2:

“61Of the sons of the priests, the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai who had married a daughter of Barzillai and had taken his name— 62these searched for their genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified for the priesthood. 63The Tirshatha ordered them not to eat of the most holy things until a priest with Urim and Thummim should appear.”   Ezra 2/61-63.

Ezra is not a book of the Prophets.

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A Priest and a King

A passage in the Book of Exodus describes the Ephod as an elaborate garment worn by the high priest, and upon which the Hoshen, or breastplate containing Urim and Thummim, rested. The Biblical description (Exodus 28:16, 39:9) continues describing the size of the ephod as a square measuring one span by one span (the width of an outstretched hand from little finger tip to out stretched thumb tip). Stating that it was held together by a girdle, and had two shoulder straps which were fastened to the front of the ephod by golden rings, to which the breastplate was attached by golden chains (Exodus 28:6-14). From this description it appears to have been something like an apron or skirt with braces, though Rashi argued that it was like a woman’s riding girdle.

In the Books of Samuel and Books of Chronicles David is described as wearing an ephod when dancing in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant. “David whirled with all his might before the Lord; David was girt with a linen ephod.” (2 Samuel 6:14). “Now David and all the Levites who were carrying the Ark, and the singers and Chenaniah, officer of song of the singers, were wrapped in robes of fine linen, and David wore a linen ephod.” (1 Chronicles 15:27)

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A priest and a King who wears the Ephod of divination with the Urim and Tumim  has not been seen since King David. Until today, the day of the L-rd.

The G-d of Israel said to me “Write these words”:

“I have come to the earth to dwell with My anointed king Keith Ellis McCarty as I once came to dwell among the tents of the Israelite’s and who writes My words exactly as I speak them as My servant Moses did;

Keith Ellis McCarty is the twig that shoots from the stump of Jesse, the lineal descendant of King David through King Solomon prophesied by My servant Isaiah, a son of David upon whom My spirit and the person of My spirit who is the angel of My Presence alighted upon in the year 2007;

Keith Ellis McCarty is Elijah prophesied by My servant Malachi to be My messenger that is with the angel of the covenant (who is the angel of My Presence) of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people I declared in the book of Jeremiah and to reconcile the families of the Jewish people to Judaism;

Keith Ellis McCarty is the prophet like Moses prophesied by My servant Moses whom I speak with face to face as one friend to another, that I converse with whenever I so wish, who converses with Me whenever he so wishes, and who writes My words exactly as I tell him to;

Keith Ellis McCarty is My righteous servant prophesied by My servant Isaiah that makes the many righteous, the man of sorrows and suffering familiar with disease who I crushed with the disease of cancer so that he would offer his soul and himself to me for guilt, the man who I have chastised, bruised, crushed, maltreated and punished for the guilt and sin of My people to make him suitable for My purposes, and the man that I have given long life to in My power to be a host of the L-rd of Hosts;

Keith Ellis McCarty has been cleansed of all sin and guilt by My power and the chastisement and punishment I have laid on him for ten years making him suitable for My purpose of redeeming Israel and I no longer remember the sins of My children the Jewish people by covenant written by My prophet Jeremiah for a time to come, and that time is now;

Keith Ellis McCarty is a host of the L-rd of Hosts which means My spirit and the person of My spirit have alighted upon Him and flow through him and I am in the person of My spirit with the Presence of My person that I am upon him controlling his every perception, decision, judgement, thought, action and words in My power throughout the day and night and My Presence never leaves him;

Keith Ellis McCarty is a priest forever, a righteous king by My decree after the manner of Melchizedek and My son David;

My hand shall be constantly with him and My arm shall strengthen him. No enemy shall oppress him and no vile man will afflict him. My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;

I am G-d. I created all things. I divided light and I divided water. I created and formed Keith Ellis McCarty for My purposes. Just as I formed Israel. For My purposes.”

As a priest of the G-d of Israel and a righteous king by the L-rd’s decree, I figuratively wear the Ephod of divination of innocence or guilt (or light and perfect) as the man dressed in linen with the writing case at his waist found in visions of the scripture and as David did and as Elijah is to wear for the scroll of remembrance.

G-d is the diviner and purifier and I am His visible representation (the man in bloody garments of Isaiah 52/14-15 and 63) that G-d uses as a “marker” of the righteous.

I speak and write the words of G=d at his command. There is no prophetic spirit upon me.

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“The Sign of the Prophet”

The Laws of The Basic Principles Of The Torah; chapter Ten; Jewish Virtual Library (Edited)

CHAPTER TEN

This chapter discusses which signs a prophet has to perform before we believe him.

1) Any prophet who arises and says that God sent him does not have to perform a sign of the type that Moses, Elijah or Elishah did, which involved supernatural events. Instead, the sign that he has to perform is to predict the future, and we have to believe him, as it is written, “And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not to spoken?’” Therefore, when a man suitable for prophecy comes in the Name of God, without wanting to add to or take away from, any of the commandments, but wants us to serve God properly, we do not ask him to split the sea, or to resurrect the dead, or to perform some other supernatural event, and then believe him, but we tell him to predict the future because he is a prophet, which he does, and we wait to see if what he says happens or not. Even if was wrong in only a small matter, he is a false prophet, but if all of what he said comes true, then he is believed.

2) A prophet has to be checked many times. If all his words are true then he is a prophet, as it says with respect to Samuel, “And all Israel, from Dan to Be’er­Sheva, knew that Samuel was accredited as a prophet of the Lord.”

5) If a prophet says about another prophet that he is [indeed] a prophet, then he is assumed to be a prophet, and the prophet who said it does not have to be cross-examined. Moses vouched for Joshua, and all of Israel believed in him before he performed a sign. Similarly in the following generations: it is forbidden to doubt or debate the prophecy of a prophet who has been found to be right time and time again, or the prophecy of a prophet who has been vouched for by another prophet, and it is [also] forbidden to test him excessively or for ever [for one who tests him is like one who tests God], for it is written, “Do not test the Lord your God as you tested Him in Massah,” when we said, “Is the Lord among us, or not?” Once it has become known that he is a prophet, they will believe and know that God is amongst them, and they will nor debate or doubt his words, in accordance with what is written, “…yet they shall know that there has been a prophet amongst them.”

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“we tell him to predict the future because he is a prophet, which he does, and we wait to see if what he says happens or not. Even if was wrong in only a small matter, he is a false prophet, but if all of what he said comes true, then he is believed.”

“If a prophet says about another prophet that he is [indeed] a prophet, then he is assumed to be a prophet, and the prophet who said it does not have to be cross-examined.”

The righteous servant of G-d of Isaiah 53 is a prophet who serves G-d with devotion to His purpose. He is the fulfillment of this prophecy of Isaiah by his description. He is not a prophet who predicts the future like a seer. He is a servant.

Moses vouched for Joshua, and all of Israel believed in him before he performed a sign. Isaiah vouches for me. And the sign of G-d to confirm it are these writings.

Properly explaining Isaiah 53 and fitting the description of every verse is the sign that G-d had Isaiah write for the Jewish people to know that I am a prophet of G-d. And G-d has added to that by showing me how to explain that the righteous servant of G-d of Isaiah 53 is Elijah by joining the prophecy of Malachi with Isaiah 53; by explaining what it means to be Elijah that G-d takes to heaven; by showing how the stories of Elijah can be used to identify Elijah today; by explaining what wrestling with a man and divine beings is; by explaining what a host of the Lord of hosts is; that Elijah the Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan and the captain of the Lord’s hosts are gentiles; that G-d coming from Edom in Isaiah 63 “and none of the peoples were with Him” means He comes from the Christian world with His gentile anointed king who is the gentile Elijah and the prophet like Moses and a gentile host of the Lord of hosts; that the spirit of the Holy G-d is a person G-d created; and that Isaiah 53 describes not only Elijah but also David (HaMoshiach) and the prophet like Moses.

The things to happen in the future were foretold by Isaiah. I am the fulfillment of this prophecy.

It is forbidden to doubt or debate the prophecy of a prophet who has been vouched for by another prophet and it is forbidden to test him excessively [for one who tests him is like one who tests God], for it is written, “Do not test the Lord your God as you tested Him in Massah,”

A prophet is first and foremost a man that G-d speaks with verbally. The righteous servant of G-d of Isaiah 53 makes the many righteous by his knowledge. The spirit that alights upon G-d’s anointed king is not said to include a prophetic spirit in Isaiah 11/2. G-d has men prophecy of future events if He so desires.

His purpose with Elijah does not include prophecy of future events. He is a teacher of righteousness and herald of the new covenant and G-d uses him as a “marker” of the righteous.  The prophet like Moses writes the words of G-d and G-d’s anointed king heralds the covenant of friendship and wages war. And they are all embodied in one man for the day of the L-rd.

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“The Covenant of G-d’s Righteous Servant and G-d”

In Isaiah 52/14-15 the L-rd begins to describe His righteous servant of Chapter 53. There were no Chapter breaks in the scrolls of Isaiah and Isaiah 52/14-15 should have been verses 1-2 of Chapter 53.

Judaism today understands the L-rd’s righteous servant to be the Jewish People embodied as one man in the name “Israel” the servant of G-d described in prior chapters of the Book of Isaiah.

The servant songs also called the songs of the suffering servant are “songs” in the Book of Isaiah 42/1-4, 49/1-6, and 50/4-9. In these chapters and verses “Israel” the Jewish people are said to be the servant of G-d and in chapters 49 and 50 speak as a single man in the current teachings of Judaism.

They were first identified by Bernhard Duhm in his 1892 commentary on Isaiah. Bernhard Duhm was a protestant Lutheran theologian of the Christian Old Testament. He includes Isaiah 53 as one of these songs and believed it described Jesus.

Beginning with Isaiah 52/14 and continuing for all of Isaiah 53 is a description of G-d’s righteous servant. It is not a song. It is not Israel speaking as a single man. It does not declare Israel to be the servant. It is the only time the words “My righteous servant” are used by the L-rd in the scripture.

Christianity understands the righteous servant to be Jesus.

The servant Israel as the Jewish people from the Babylon exile to its re-gathering in modern day Israel after the Holocaust, and Jesus, do not fit the description of the righteous servant. The man described enters into a covenant with the L-rd.

The covenant is that the L-rd’s righteous servant will offer himself for guilt to G-d and in return G-d will give him long life and he will see his offspring and that through him the L-rd’s purpose might prosper which the righteous servant will see and enjoy through his devotion to G-d and G-d’s purpose.

This covenant was not made with the Jewish people or Jesus. What are we to look for then. How can a man today fit the description of the L-rd’s righteous servant in the beginning verses?

“Just as the many were appalled at him—So marred was his appearance, unlike that of man, His form beyond human semblance—”

This is the description of the righteous servant before he startles many nations and after G-d crushes him with disease or by some translations brings him to grief with illness and then he silences Kings (leaders) by showing them what they had never been told or considered.

Judaism accepts the idea of looking at the history of the Jewish people and the Holocaust and Christianity accepts the idea of the Passion of the Christ and Crucifixion to match the description of the righteous servant with his visage or appearance marred and his form beyond human semblance.

How could a man today fit the description of the L-rd’s righteous servant in the Book of Isaiah 52/14 with his visage or appearance marred and his form beyond human semblance. Here is one way, using the ideas of Judaism and Christianity for their descriptions of the righteous servant as Israel or Jesus.

If I were to be seen with all of my injuries from accidents and surgical operations at one time, before healing, together with my congenital disfigurement, my appearance would be marred and my form beyond human semblance. This is my history:

I was born premature in the seventh month without the muscles of my right breast and with a disfigured right shoulder and arm, which is thinner and weaker than my left arm. I would have a four-inch wound from surgery to remove tissue above the right breast when I was two years old. I was small and my parents were told I would not live to see the next day.

My feet would have third degree burns from standing on the ashes of hot coals at a Fourth of July celebration when I was four. My right knee would be a gaping wound from being impaled upon a broken glass bottle after being tripped by my dog while running in a field when I was ten.

My left knee would be sliced open from broken glass I crawled over playing a game when I was eleven. My two front teeth would be gone knocked out by a telephone receiver when I was twelve. Each foot would be pierced twice by nails I stepped on at a construction site when I was seventeen.

My torso would be opened from the top of my rib-cage vertically down to the pelvic bone from two surgeries: one to repair a 22 caliber accidental gunshot to my abdomen on the lower right side which pierced my bladder, colon and intestines when I was eighteen; and one to remove an 8 inch malignant cancerous tumor that had burst through my colon and spread to my lungs when I was forty-four. I would be very thin, about 145 pounds and almost six feet tall.

My upper jaw (the teeth, gums and bone) would be severed from my skull from orthodontic surgery with my face swollen to twice its normal size when I was thirty-one. The skin of my chest would be opened from a six-inch circular cut to remove skin cancer when I was forty-three. My left hand would be broken from a fall on a tennis court when I was twenty-eight and broken again walking on stones in a creek when I was fifty-five.

My ankles would be bruised and swollen from severe sprains while playing basketball and running at various ages. My chin would be lacerated from striking a wall at the end of a foot race when I was twenty-one and I would be covered with the childhood diseases of measles and mumps.

That is how a man could fit the description of the L-rd’s righteous servant in the Book of Isaiah 52/14 using the accepted ideas of Judaism and Christianity for describing Israel and Jesus, who did not covenant with G-d to offer themselves for guilt in return for long life and to see their children.

“For they shall see what has not been told them, Shall behold what they never have heard.”

They shall hear that G-d’s anointed king (David) is also Elijah and the prophet like Moses; that the Jewish people throughout the world are sin free and G-d remembers their sins no more; that heaven is being created for only the Jewish people; that a host of the L-rd of Hosts is a man and divine beings and HaMoshiach is a host; and that G-d has entered into a covenant of friendship with His children the Jewish people and passed the cup of His wrath, His bowl of reeling from them to Christianity.

They shall see Keith Ellis McCarty as the visible representation of G-d and the Angel of His Presence, the man in bloody garments coming from Edom of Isaiah 63, the Christian country of America, the redeemer of Israel, a Priest of the G-d of Israel, G-d’s anointed king, the son of David.

And he will build G-d’s Temple.

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“Messiah and the Spirit of G-d”

From: The Bible Code – Parshat BeHa’alotcha: from parshanut.com (Edited).

“Then another great Medieval thinker, Nachmanides (who was a frequent critic of Maimonides’ hyper-rationalism), comes along and defends the idea that the Torah could be embedded with prophetic allusions to future events. He suggests, in fact, that the Bible can be read as a kind of a long code, with all sorts of secret information encrypted in the form of jumbled letters, numerical patterns, and subtle hints.

Yet Nachmanides isn’t the first to suggest that prophetic clues are hidden in the Torah. In fact, he is not even the first to see Hanukkah in the Torah. That tradition begins with the rabbis of the midrash. And they were even bolder, for they did not bother waiting for the appearance of a Menorah. They found Hanukkah almost immediately, in the very opening lines of Genesis:

“In the beginning, God created heaven and earth — and the earth was chaos and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep and the spirit of God hovered over face of the water — And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.” (Gen. 1:1-4)

“Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish interpreted these verses with the kingships of exile. the earth was chaos – this is Babylon. and void – this is Persia… and darkness – this is Greece, who darkened the eyes of Israel with their decrees… on the face of the deep – this the wicked Kingdom [of Rome], whose power cannot be measured, just as the great deep cannot be plumbed. and the spirit of God hovered – this is the spirit of the Messiah.” (Genesis Rabbah 2:4)”

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“and the spirit of God hovered – this is the spirit of the Messiah.”

The spirit of G-d is not the spirit of the Messiah. The Messiah is a man that G-d makes suitable for His purpose who is born with a human spirit. The spirit of G-d alights upon him late in a sinful suffering life. He is counted a sinner and diseased.

He is not born from above first and then born into a human body. He did not exist before creation and G-d is not talking to him when G-d says to His spirit (a person G-d created) “let us form man in our image, our likeness”. He is not the Word who was with G-d and was G-d and became flesh in Jesus as Christians believe.

The Messiah is unique among all of the men of the Tanakh however. G-d crushes him with disease (puts him to grief with illness) so that he will offer himself for his guilt and the guilt of the Jewish people to suffer maltreatment, chastisement, bruising, crushing and punishment by G-d’s hand and power until he is suitable for the prosperity of G-d’s purpose.

G-d does the same refinement with Ezekiel to make him suitable for G-d’s purpose and Ezekiel bears the punishment for the Houses of Israel and Judah. Punishment for their sins. And the House of Israel and Judah were still punished. Ezekiel did not take their punishment he shared it with them. The Jewish people are refined in the fire of affliction and so is Ezekiel and the righteous servant of Isaiah 53.

He is the prophet like Moses a redeemer, Elijah the messenger a teacher and herald of the time of the new covenant of the forgiveness of sin, and a descendant of David who heralds the covenant of friendship and wages war (a man after G-d’s own heart). He is by the words of G-d “My righteous servant who makes the many righteous”.

He goes through the experiences of Job with disease, of Jonah and near death and of Ezekiel in the bitterness and fury of his spirit in the hand of G-d. The spirit of G-d alights upon him. They are friends not the same person.

Nachmanides suggests that the Bible can be read as a kind of a long code with all sorts of secret information encrypted in the form of jumbled letters, numerical patterns, and subtle hints. Christian theology is based on the same suggestion of secret information and subtle hints.

Secret information, subtle hints and shades of meaning are not G-d’s way or in His writings any more than the spirit of G-d is the Messiah. The spirit of G-d could never be described as a sinful, suffering man of sorrows and disease. The spirit of G=d alights upon him.

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“The Twelve Tribes of Israel Returned to Judah”

“There are discussions in the Talmud as to whether the ten lost tribes will eventually be reunited with the Tribe of Judah; that is, with the Jewish people. In the Talmud, the Sanhedrin equate the exile of the lost tribes with being morally and spiritually lost. In Tractate Sanhedrin 110B, Rabbi Eliezer states:

Just like a day is followed by darkness, and the light later returns, so too, although it will become ‘dark’ for the ten tribes, G‑d will ultimately take them out of their darkness. In the Jerusalem Talmud, Rabbi Shimon ben Yehudah, of the town of Acco, states in the name of Rabbi Shimon: If their deeds are as this day’s, they will not return; otherwise they shall.”      Wikepedia “Ten Lost Tribes”.

 

“When the seventh month arrived—the Israelites being settled in their towns—the entire people assembled as one man in Jerusalem.”       Ezra 3/1

 

“The first to settle in their towns, on their property, were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants, 3while some of the Judahites and some of the Benjaminites and some of the Ephraimites and Manassehites settled in Jerusalem;”        1 Chronicles 9/2-3

 

“Fear not, for I am with you: I will bring your folk from the East, Will gather you out of the West; I will say to the North, “Give back!” And to the South, “Do not withhold! Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth—”      Isaiah 43/5-6

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The tribes of Reuben, Gad and the ½ tribe of Manasseh, and the north Kingdom of Samaria were deported north-west of Babylon (Iraq) and to the towns of Media (Iran) and the Kingdom of Judah was deported to Babylon (Iraq).

Jerusalem is within the lands of Benjamin which lands are considered part of the Kingdom of Judah since that is where the Kings of Judah ruled from. That is why there is an emphasis on Judahites and Benjamites in the accounts of the return of the twelve tribes of Israel to the lands of Judah and Benjamin.

“When the seventh month arrived—the Israelites being settled in their towns—the entire people assembled as one man in Jerusalem.”

When the people Israel gather as one man it is all twelve tribes and the Levites (the priestly tribe without an allotment of the promised lands).

Judahites and Benjaminites alone are not Israel though all references to Israelites would include them. All of Israel had returned together to Jerusalem and Judah mindful of all the imported gentiles in the Kingdom of Samaria, many of whom tried to stop the building of the second Temple.

“The first to settle in their towns, on their property, were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants, 3while some of the Judahites and some of the Benjaminites and some of the Ephraimites and Manassehites settled in Jerusalem;”

Ephraim and Manasseh were not lost tribes as many believe from writings outside of the Bible. There never were lost tribes according to the Jewish bible. If there were lost tribes then Isaiah made a prophecy that was false and was not fulfilled.

“Fear not, for I am with you: I will bring your folk from the East, Will gather you out of the West; I will say to the North, “Give back!” And to the South, “Do not withhold! Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth—”

Isaiah’s prophesy is to all exiles returning by the words of G-d. The return of the exiles to the land of Israel given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by covenant and partitioned among the twelve tribes of Israel by Moses and Joshua is not just the Babylon exiles of Judah.

They were the last to be deported to the vast lands of Babylonia which includes all the lands of Assyria after defeating Assyria where all the exiles were and by this time scattered far and wide throughout Babylonia whose capital was Babylon along many different rivers. The “Babylon exiles” are all thirteen tribes in Assyria.

This is not an end times prophecy. It was fulfilled:

1But now thus said the Lord—
Who created you, O Jacob,
Who formed you, O Israel:
Fear not, for I will redeem you;
I have singled you out by name,
You are Mine. Isaiah 43/1

14Thus said the Lord,
Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
For your sake I send to Babylon;
I will bring down all [her] bars,
And the Chaldeans shall raise their voice in lamentation.
15I am your Holy One, the Lord,
Your King, the Creator of Israel. Isaiah 43/14-15

19I am about to do something new;
Even now it shall come to pass,
Suddenly you shall perceive it:
I will make a road through the wilderness
And rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43/19

25It is I, I who—for My own sake—
Wipe your transgressions away
And remember your sins no more. Isaiah 43/25

The road through the wilderness and rivers in the desert were provided by the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia who was G-d’s anointed king for the purpose of having His Temple rebuilt by His Holy seed forgiven of all sins; the Assyrian/Babylon exiles who were Israel, the twelve tribes and the Levites.

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 “Jonah and the Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53”

Jonah does not want to go to Nineveh and warn the people of G-d’s displeasure with them as he fears they will repent and G-d will not destroy them. Being an unwilling prophet (and believing the people of Nineveh to be beyond salvation), Jonah flees by ship to Tarshish.

G-d creates a storm knowing His prophet Jonah will be thrown overboard to his death and he has a graphic account of dying.

Now he is ready to do G-d’s bidding and goes to Nineveh as he was told to do.

Jonah is so emotionally distressed knowing G-d will relent of his anger on Nineveh he desires to die. So G-d prepares another lesson for Jonah.

He comforts him with a shade plant so he is happy and loses his anger. Then G-d takes it away and brings wind and heat that physically make Jonah so miserable he desires to die again.

G-d will cause the circumstances and expose a prophet to death (see Isaiah 53/12) to get him to do as he is told or to offer himself for guilt as He does with His righteous servant of Isaiah 53. He will inflict emotional pain and physical pain so great the prophet will desire death.

The righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is stricken and crushed with disease and then is chastised and punished until he is suitable for G-d’s purpose and taught the scripture so that by his knowledge the many are made righteous.

And not just two moments of desiring death from physical and emotional pain like Jonah but seemingly an eternity of soul tempering and cleansing by pain and suffering.

It has taken many years of daily chastisement and punishment for me as G-d’s righteous servant to see and understand how much it has changed me. My self will is minimal and all that I do is controlled by G-d.

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 “Job and the Righteous Servant of G-d”

“The Lord said to the Adversary, ‘Have you noticed My servant Job? There is no one like him on earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and shuns evil. He still keeps his integrity; so you have incited Me against him to destroy him for no good reason.”

The Adversary answered the Lord, ‘Skin for skin —all that a man has he will give up for his life. But lay a hand on his bones and his flesh, and he will surely blaspheme You to your face.”

So the Lord said to the Adversary, “See, he is in your power; only spare his life.” The Adversary departed from the presence of the Lord and inflicted a serious inflammation on Job from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.”     Job 2/3-7

“But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, he might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper. Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion.”     Isaiah 53/10

In the book of Job G-d tests the devotion of a righteous man who G-d knows will think that G-d owes him an explanation for his suffering by indirectly crushing him with disease. In the book of Isaiah G-d creates the devotion of a sinner by directly crushing him with disease and accepting his agreement to make himself an offering for guilt.

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“The Man Clothed in Linen is Elijah”

2And six men entered by way of the upper gate that faces north, each with his club in his hand; and among them was another, clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. They came forward and stopped at the bronze altar. 3Now the Presence of the God of Israel had moved from the cherub on which it had rested to the platform of the House. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist;

4and the Lord said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who moan and groan because of all the abominations that are committed in it.” 5To the others He said in my hearing, “Follow him through the city and strike; show no pity or compassion.

6Kill off graybeard, youth and maiden, women and children; but do not touch any person who bears the mark. Begin here at My Sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the House. 7And He said to them, “Defile the House and fill the courts with the slain. Then go forth.” So they went forth and began to kill in the city.

8When they were out killing, and I remained alone, I flung myself on my face and cried out, “Ah, Lord God! Are you going to annihilate all that is left of Israel, pouring out Your fury upon Jerusalem?”

9He answered me, “The iniquity of the Houses of Judah and Israel is very very great, the land is full of crime and the city is full of corruption. For they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.’ 10I, in turn, will show no pity or compassion; I will give them their deserts.”

11And then the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist brought back word, saying, “I have done as You commanded me.” Ezekiel 9/2-11

This is forgiveness of sin of the righteous who G-d has marked. In Malachi 3/16 G-d has a scroll of remembrance that has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name.

Those who are forgiven of sin by G-d’s covenant for a time to come that is with Elijah and the angel of the covenant who already revere and esteem Him and those who come to revere and esteem Him. Those forgiven of sin and in right standing with Him.

As G-d declared in Jeremiah “I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts…..” ” For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.”

It is the forgiveness of sin that puts the teaching of G-d into the innermost being and is inscribed upon the hearts of those who revere and esteem His name. Those in the scroll of remembrance and those written into the scroll of remembrance reconciled to HaShem and Judaism by Elijah. Those who are mindful of the teaching of G-d’s servant Moses whom He charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel.

Ezekiel said of a vision he had:

“1I looked, and on the expanse over the heads of the cherubs, there was something like a sapphire stone; an appearance resembling a throne could be seen over them. 2He spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, “Step inside the wheelwork, under the cherubs, and fill your hands with glowing coals from among the cherubs, and scatter them over the city.” And he went in as I looked on.

3Now the cherubs were standing on the south side of the House when the man entered, and the cloud filled the inner court. 4But when the Presence of the Lord moved from the cherubs to the platform of the House, the House was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the radiance of the Presence of the Lord. 5The sound of the cherubs’ wings could be heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of El Shaddai when He speaks.

6When He commanded the man dressed in linen: “Take fire from among the cherubs within the wheelwork,” he went in and stood beside a wheel. 7And a cherub stretched out his hand among the cherubs to the fire that was among the cherubs; he took some and put it into the hands of him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out. 8The cherubs appeared to have the form of a man’s hand under their wings.”    Ezekiel 10/1-8

This is for the purging of sin for the suffering of the people Israel. As Isaiah said of a vision he had:

“Then one of the seraphs flew over to me with a live coal, which he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7He touched it to my lips and declared, “Now that this has touched your lips, Your guilt shall depart And your sin be purged away.”     Isaiah 6/6

The man dressed in linen went out with glowing coals and fire and he is not mentioned again. This is the new covenant of sin forgiveness that comes with Elijah and the angel of the covenant. The man dressed in linen (a priest) represents Elijah and the spirit within the wheels with the cherubs is the person of the spirit of the holy G-d who is the angel of the covenant.

The wheelwork and cherubs with the fire and coals are first seen in chapter one of Ezekiel going to and fro in all directions throughout the land gathering eyes which are the Jewish people and in chapter ten they are delivered to G-d in heaven. A spiritual heaven also described in Isaiah 65.

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“Do Not Repent and be a Holy Seed”

Isaiah 6:

1In the year that King Uzziah died, I beheld my Lord seated on a high and lofty throne; and the skirts of His robe filled the Temple. 2Seraphs stood in attendance on Him. Each of them had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his legs, and with two he would fly.

Keith:

the skirts of His robe filled the Temple: By a vision while awake and walking I have seen the hem of the Lord’s robe and His feet with sandals in the sky walking with His back to me and a faint appearance of all of His backside in white clouds. His robe was black and His hem was gold Hebrew letters which I knew by sight but not the meaning.

I have been in vision to the Temple of Solomon and stood within the Holy of Holy’s. This was done as part of a scripture lesson as they almost always are. His Temple is very different from visions of G-d on a throne with angels singing out and flying about.

I have seen a Temple with a throne not described by any of the prophets. I was taken there many times as a part of my studies and it was not meant to be prophetic or have any other meaning. More like a teaching dramatization. It was used for many different books of the Bible and the New Testament.

The skirt of G-d seated on a throne filling the Temple would have a greater meaning to Isaiah then I could ever know. Maybe His skirt was as a cloud or mist mindful of G-d’s spirit. In my vision of the Temple with a throne there are two cavernous rooms.

In one room is a throne with water flowing out of the right side into a large stream. the stream flows along the left side of the throne and disappears under the back wall and flows out of and down the Temple steps.

The Temple courtyard is always ankle deep in water. The other room is so white with light and sometimes dense white smoke or clouds or spirit that I disappear in them as though I had no form or body.

3And one would call to the other,
“Holy, holy, holy!
The Lord of Hosts!
His presence fills all the earth!”

Keith:

His presence fills all the earth: G-d is infinite and fills the universe. Where G-d dwells is where the essence of His presence is. “His Presence” is that place where His living being “feels” that it is. I am always in my body. Where my body is I am. For me to be somewhere else my body has to go there. That is not true for G-d.

His consciousness fills the universe with absolute knowledge of all things, the presence of His spirit fills the earth and His Presence is where He decides to be and “feels” that He is. Anywhere. At any moment. He simply wills it.

In Genesis the story tells us He thought creation and He spoke it into existence (that is, He willed it to be). That He divided the waters above heaven (expanse of sky) from the waters below heaven. These waters fill the universe.

4The doorposts would shake at the sound of the one who called, and the House kept filling with smoke. 5I cried,
“Woe is me; I am lost!
For I am a man of unclean lips
And I live among a people
Of unclean lips;
Yet my own eyes have beheld
The King Lord of Hosts.”

Keith:

For I am a man of unclean lips: Isaiah tells us he is a sinner living among sinner’s which is true of all people and he is amazed that G-d will reveal His glory to him. G-d created man. He knows we are not like him. He is perfect. And His stories are full of His interaction and communication with humanity.

6Then one of the seraphs flew over to me with a live coal, which he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7He touched it to my lips and declared,
“Now that this has touched your lips,
Your guilt shall depart
And your sin be purged away.”

Keith:

And your sin be purged away: This is G-d’s forgiveness of sin. It is Isaiah that suffers for the purging of his sin. G-d accepts repentance if there is atonement and the sin is not repeated over and over and a heartfelt request in prayer to Him for forgiveness. His stories also tell us with regard to His chosen people of Israel that when He is directly or indirectly the cause of their suffering He will forgive their sins and remember them no more at a time of His choosing.

8Then I heard the voice of my Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me.” 9And He said, “Go, say to that people:
‘Hear, indeed, but do not understand;
See, indeed, but do not grasp.’

10Dull that people’s mind,
Stop its ears,
And seal its eyes—
Lest, seeing with its eyes
And hearing with its ears,
It also grasp with its mind,
And repent and save itself.”

Keith:

And repent and save itself: Isaiah is to prevent the Jewish people from repenting of their sins. Isaiah does not really go to the Jewish people and cause them to keep sinning without repentance. G-d is using the sins of the Jewish people for a purpose in this story of a vision. To show that He will purge their sin without repentance for their suffering.

This verse of Isaiah is not literal. It is not something G-d really had done by Isaiah and it is not the normal state of the Jewish people to be blind and deaf to repentance. G-d knows that as the story shows. G-d is telling Isaiah to stop them from repenting.

11I asked, “How long, my Lord?” And He replied:
“Till towns lie waste without inhabitants
And houses without people,
And the ground lies waste and desolate—

12For the Lord will banish the population—
And deserted sites are many
In the midst of the land.

13“But while a tenth part yet remains in it, it shall repent. It shall be ravaged like the terebinth and the oak, of which stumps are left even when they are felled: its stump shall be a holy seed.”

Keith:

its stump shall be a holy seed: By this story of a vision of Isaiah where he has been told to keep the Jewish people from repentance until they have been reduced to a remnant and the land is desolate G-d declares them to be a holy seed. For the Jewish people to be a holy seed He must forgive them of all their sins.

He caused the sinning to continue in the vision and then for the suffering endured by them He remembers their sins no more. In other stories G-d tells us He forgives the sins of the Jewish people at different times for His name and His reputation in the world. He does not want the sins of His children Israel that He birthed in the desert to cast a bad light on Him.

So He remembers the sins of the Jewish people no more in a time to come and when that time comes Elijah the messenger arrives with the angel of that covenant to declare that the time of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people is here.

I am Elijah. The angel of the covenant is with me. The time to come is here. The Jewish people are today a Holy seed sinless in the eyes of G-d. Those that heed and revere the Lord and are mindful of His teachings will see heaven and hear the voice of G-d.

17For behold! I am creating
A new heaven and a new earth Isaiah 65/17

22For as the new heaven and the new earth
Which I will make
Shall endure by My will
—declares the Lord—
So shall your seed and your name endure. Isaiah 66/22

The new heaven of the seed and name of Israel is a heaven of angelic beings created from the souls and spirits of the Jewish people.

It will take some time for my message to reach all of the Jewish people and be accepted as true. They will have to believe I am Elijah to accept the message. That will fall squarely on the shoulders of their religious leaders that understand the proofs that are in these writings.

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 “The Prophet Like Moses”

I am the prophet like Moses for the reason that like Moses I speak to G-d face to face, G-d speaks to me as a friend, I converse with G-d whenever I so wish, G-d talks directly to me when He so desires, and I write G-d’s words at His direction.

And like Moses I bring a redemption. The redemption of the new covenant G-d declared in Jeremiah chapter 31 to be delivered in a time to come, this time, the time of the fulfillment of all biblical prophecy, the time G-d speaks to His prophets again.

When G-d said there is Aaron, even now he is setting out to meet you and he will be happy to see you G-d is placing a short vision into the mind of Moses (Aaron and Moses do not meet for many days after this at the mountain of G-d).

It is not a trance like vision where Moses feels that he is in another place and time away from the world. It is more like an image of an event on television that you remember after you have watched it. It is a vision that goes more to your mind than your eye.

The image would have been of Aaron walking out of his dwelling place and together with G-d’s words “he is setting out to meet you” Moses knows that Aaron is on his way.

This is the way G-d communicates with Moses and the way he communicates with me. I listen to His words and He often sends to me “picture visions” at the same time. It is not a confirmation of G-d’s words so much as it is a more perfect way to communicate. Words with pictures. Often it is just picture visions that have instant meaning to me.

G-d says to Moses “I will be with you and with him as you speak, and tell both of you what to do”. G-d often tells me what to do and say when I am talking with another person. He is always with me. I am a host of the Lord of Hosts. That means G-d dwells with me.

The communication with G-d and Aaron is much more limited than the communication between G-d and Moses. Moses is to speak the words G-d gives him to Aaron for Aaron to speak to Pharaoh and G-d is telling Aaron what to do with the words, such as when to deliver them and the tone to use.

G-d tells Moses that Aaron will be his spokesman with Moses playing the role of G-d and Aaron being his prophet as Moses delivers G-d’s words to Aaron to be spoken to Pharaoh. When Moses speaks the words of G-d to another person G-d is speaking through him.

[Exodus 4/12-31: “12Now go, and I will be with you as you speak and will instruct you what to say.” 13But he said, “Please, O Lord, make someone else Your agent.” 14The Lord became angry with Moses, and He said, “There is your brother Aaron the Levite. He, I know, speaks readily. Even now he is setting out to meet you, and he will be happy to see you. 15You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth—I will be with you and with him as you speak, and tell both of you what to do— 16and he shall speak for you to the people. Thus he shall serve as your spokesman, with you playing the role of God to him, 17And take with you this rod, with which you shall perform the signs.

18Moses went back to his father-in-law Jether and said to him, “Let me go back to my kinsmen in Egypt and see how they are faring.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”19The Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who sought to kill you are dead.” 20So Moses took his wife and sons, mounted them on an ass, and went back to the land of Egypt; and Moses took the rod of God with him.

21And the Lord said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the marvels that I have put within your power. I, however, will stiffen his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord: Israel is My first-born son. 23I have said to you, “Let My son go, that he may worship Me,” yet you refuse to let him go. Now I will slay your first-born son.’”

24At a night encampment on the way, the Lord encountered him and sought to kill him. 25 So Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin, and touched his legs with it, saying, “You are truly a bridegroom of blood to me!” 26And when He let him alone, she added, “A bridegroom of blood because of the circumcision.”

27The Lord said to Aaron, “Go to meet Moses in the wilderness.” He went and met him at the mountain of God, and he kissed him. 28Moses told Aaron about all the things that the Lord had committed to him and all the signs about which He had instructed him. 29Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the Israelites. 30Aaron repeated all the words that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and he performed the signs in the sight of the people, 31and the people were convinced. When they heard that the Lord had taken note of the Israelites and that He had seen their plight, they bowed low in homage.]

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 “Moses and the Angel”

Moses tells the Israelite’s that G-d is here in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may be ever with you.

G-d had Moses set a rule before the Israelite’s regarding the angel He sent to guard them on the way and to bring them to the place that He had made ready:

“Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him.”

There are no orders, instructions, rules or commandments between an angel and the Israelite’s. They all come from Moses who receives them from G-d.

This “angel” is Moses. And Moses is a man with divine beings who is a messenger of G-d’s laws. The divine beings are G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d.

A man with divine beings who is a messenger also describes the man who wrestles with Jacob and Elohim speaks and gives Jacob the name Israel. They are found throughout the Bible.

A man with divine beings is a host of the L-rd of Hosts is another way of describing a man the person of the spirit of G-d has alighted upon rather than an angel.

From: Angels & Angelology “Some scholars infer from this phenomenon that the angel was not regarded as an independent being, but simply as a manifestation of the Divine power and will. Others suppose that in the earliest version of these stories a human being was confronted directly by God, and that later scribes toned down the boldness of this concept by interposing an angel.”

The earliest version of these stories that a human being was confronted directly by G-d were correct. The later scribes were wrong. The man who wrestled with Jacob was just that. A man. And G-d and the person of the Holy G-d had alighted upon him.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts. It is not so much a confrontation as it is a welcoming of divine beings to guide you through the tasks G-d would have you do for Him.

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“Moses and Joshua the Attendant”

12The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and wait there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the teachings and commandments which I have inscribed to instruct them.” 13So Moses and his attendant Joshua arose, and Moses ascended the mountain of God. 14To the elders he had said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; let anyone who has a legal matter approach them.”

15When Moses had ascended the mountain, the cloud covered the mountain. 16The Presence of the Lord abode on Mount Sinai, and the cloud hid it for six days. On the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. 17Now the Presence of the Lord appeared in the sight of the Israelites as a consuming fire on the top of the mountain. 18Moses went inside the cloud and ascended the mountain; and Moses remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights.     Exodus 24/12-18

 

15Thereupon Moses turned and went down from the mountain bearing the two tablets of the Pact, tablets inscribed on both their surfaces: they were inscribed on the one side and on the other. 16The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing, incised upon the tablets. 17When Joshua heard the sound of the people in its boisterousness, he said to Moses, “There is a cry of war in the camp.” 18But he answered,
“It is not the sound of the tune of triumph,
Or the sound of the tune of defeat;
It is the sound of song that I hear!”     Exodus 32/15-18

 

7Now Moses would take the Tent and pitch it outside the camp, at some distance from the camp. It was called the Tent of Meeting, and whoever sought the Lord would go out to the Tent of Meeting that was outside the camp. 8Whenever Moses went out to the Tent, all the people would rise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he had entered the Tent. 9And when Moses entered the Tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the Tent, while He spoke with Moses. 10When all the people saw the pillar of cloud poised at the entrance of the Tent, all the people would rise and bow low, each at the entrance of his tent. 11The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another. And he would then return to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua son of Nun, a youth, would not stir out of the Tent.     Exodus 33/7-11

 

28And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water; and he wrote down on the tablets the terms of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

29So Moses came down from Mount Sinai. And as Moses came down from the mountain bearing the two tablets of the Pact, Moses was not aware that the skin of his face was radiant, since he had spoken with Him. 30Aaron and all the Israelites saw that the skin of Moses’ face was radiant; and they shrank from coming near him. 31But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the chieftains in the assembly returned to him, and Moses spoke to them. 32Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he instructed them concerning all that the Lord had imparted to him on Mount Sinai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

34Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would leave the veil off until he came out; and when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35the Israelites would see how radiant the skin of Moses’ face was. Moses would then put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with Him.     Exodus 34/28-35

8From the tribe of Ephraim, Hosea son of Nun.     Numbers 13/8

 

16Those were the names of the men whom Moses sent to scout the land; but Moses changed the name of Hosea son of Nun to Joshua.     Numbers 13/16

 

 

On the first ascent of Moses to the Mountain for forty days and nights and return with the Ten Commandments his attendant Joshua was with him.

After Moses descended and would enter and exit the Tent of Meeting the Lord would speak to Moses face to face as one man speaks to another. And he would then return to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua son of Nun, a youth, would not stir out of the Tent.

Joshua did not leave the Tent of Meeting where Moses would speak to G-d face to face and at this time the face of Moses was not seen as radiant.

When Moses ascends the Mountain the second time for forty days and nights and returns with the Ten Commandments the skin of his face is radiant and thereafter when he enters and exits the Tent of Meeting the skin of his face is radiant.

And Joshua is not mentioned again on the Mountain or in the Tent. Joshua the attendant represents the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who has alighted upon and dwells within (and without) Moses of the radiant face.

Moses had become a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A man with divine beings. Just like the man who wrestles with Jacob all night Moses wrestled with Israel all the way to the promised land.

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“Moses and the Seventy Elders”

16Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy of Israel’s elders of whom you have experience as elders and officers of the people, and bring them to the Tent of Meeting and let them take their place there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will draw upon the spirit that is on you and put it upon them; they shall share the burden of the people with you, and you shall not bear it alone.      Numbers 11/16-17

 

24Moses went out and reported the words of the Lord to the people. He gathered seventy of the people’s elders and stationed them around the Tent. 25Then the Lord came down in a cloud and spoke to him; He drew upon the spirit that was on him and put it upon the seventy elders. And when the spirit rested upon them, they spoke in ecstasy, but did not continue.

26Two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad, had remained in camp; yet the spirit rested upon them—they were among those recorded, but they had not gone out to the Tent—and they spoke in ecstasy in the camp. 27A youth ran out and told Moses, saying, “Eldad and Medad are acting the prophet in the camp!” 28And Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ attendant from his youth, spoke up and said, “My lord Moses, restrain them!” 29But Moses said to him, “Are you wrought up on my account? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord put His spirit upon them!” 30Moses then reentered the camp together with the elders of Israel.      Numbers 11/24-30

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G-d tells Moses “I will draw upon the spirit that is on you and put it upon them; they shall share the burden of the people with you, and you shall not bear it alone.” G-d then “drew upon the spirit that was on him and put it upon the seventy elders. And when the spirit rested upon them, they spoke in ecstasy, but did not continue.”

And Moses said of the two elders who were acting the prophet in the camp speaking in ecstasy as the spirit rested on them “Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord put His spirit upon them!”

The spirit that was drawn from Moses and put upon the seventy elders is not the spirit that was born in Moses and was Moses. The same spirit that is in all men.

What was drawn from Moses was the spirit of G-d and the spirit of G-d is a person. The first person created by G-d.

The seventy elders had become temporary hosts of the L-rd of Hosts who is in the person of His spirit as My Name was in the angel who went before the Israelites in the exodus.

When each heard the angelic voice of the spirit of G-d speak to them (within them or without them) they became very excited and were saying all kinds of different things depending on what the person of the spirit of G-d was saying to them.

The important part for Moses is that each of the seventy would now in one accord have the idea and thought, as though it was their own thought and not spoken to them by G-d’s spirit or G-d, that they would share the burden of the people with Moses.

There is no account of G-d or His spirit commanding the seventy elders to share the burden of the people with Moses.

G-d can control the thoughts of a host.

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“The Prophet Like Moses and Edom”

6The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood, It is gorged with fat— The blood of lambs and he-goats, The kidney fat of rams. For the Lord holds a sacrifice in Bozrah, A great slaughter in the land of Edom. Isaiah 34/6

1Who is this coming from Edom, In crimsoned garments from Bozrah— Who is this, majestic in attire, Pressing forward in His great might? “It is I, who contend victoriously, Powerful to give triumph.”

2Why is your clothing so red, Your garments like his who treads grapes?

3″I trod out a vintage alone; Of the peoples no man was with Me. I trod them down in My anger, Trampled them in My rage; Their life-blood bespattered My garments, And all My clothing was stained. Isaiah 63/1-3

In the Bible Edom is described as the eternal enemy of Israel (and Judah, Amos 1:11; Ezek. 35:5) who not only always oppressed Israel, but at the time of the destruction of the First Temple took advantage of the situation and seized control of parts of Judah (Ezek. 25:12; 35:5, 10, 2; Obad. 11–16), and it is hinted that Edom also took part in the destruction of Jerusalem (Ps. 137:7; Obad. 11) and even in that of the Temple itself (Obad. 16). At the end of the tannaitic period, and still more in the amoraic, the identification became very widespread, and the overwhelming majority of homilies about Edom speak explicitly of Rome. Thus it was stated that Rome was founded by the children of Esau, and Rome was identified as one of the cities of the chiefs of Esau enumerated at the end of Genesis 36 (these identifications occur not only in the Midrashim and the Talmuds but also in the Palestinian *Targums of the Torah and in the Targums to Lamentations and Esther). At a still later period the term became a synonym for Christian Rome. To the Jews the Christian world appeared as the incarnation of Rome, symbolized by Edom or Esau, and as the evil power of this world bent on destroying Jacob, which – but for God’s promise and mercy – would have succeeded.    “EDOM” Jewish Virtual Library (edited).

7″Concerning Edom….”

12″For thus said the Lord: If they who rightly should not drink of the cup must drink it, are you the one to go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished: you will have to drink! 13For by Myself I swear—declares the Lord—Bozrah shall become a desolation, a mockery, a ruin, and a curse; and all its towns shall be ruins for all time.”

16″Your horrible nature, Your arrogant heart has seduced you, You who dwell in clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill! Should you nest as high as the eagle, From there I will pull you down —declares the Lord…”      Jeremiah 49/7, 12-13 and 16

Thus said the Lord, your Lord,
Your God who champions His people:
Herewith I take from your hand
The cup of reeling,
The bowl, the cup of My wrath;
You shall never drink it again.

I will put it in the hands of your tormentors,
Who have commanded you,
“Get down, that we may walk over you”—
So that you made your back like the ground,
Like a street for passersby. Isaiah 51/22-23 Tanakh JPS 1985.

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The Lord coming from Edom is mentioned by many of the prophets in the Tanakh. The Lord was not allowed to pass through Edom in the Exodus with Moses and the Jewish people. This is an event yet to occur.

The simple interpretation of this prophecy is that the prophet like Moses with G-d as G-d was with Moses in the Exodus will come from Edom. The Christian world.

“I trod out a vintage alone; Of the peoples no man was with Me…”. (Isaiah 63/3) Of the people Israel none are with G-d. He comes with a gentile from the Christian world.

And He is trodding on the tormentors who walked over the Jewish people to whom the cup of His reeling, the cup of His wrath had been passed. Those who took the Jewish bible as their own and renamed the G-d of Israel whose name is unknown. Christianity.

And G-d is using His righteous servant of Isaiah 53 who is the prophet like Moses for this purpose. His righteous servant Keith Ellis McCarty and I am also David and Elijah. Three men with different attributes combined in one servant fulfilling three prophecies who is described in Isaiah 53.

“Who is this coming from Edom, In crimsoned garments from Bozrah. Why is your clothing so red, Your garments like his who treads grapes? Their life-blood bespattered My garments, And all My clothing was stained.”

G-d has orchestrated many events of my life to be identified with His unfulfilled prophecies of the Jewish bible. For Isaiah 53 He orchestrated many of my injuries for a testimony of a life of suffering and sorrows and disease that also have meaning in Isaiah 63 (and Isaiah 52/14-15).

If you saw me in all my clothes I was wearing when injured I would be covered head to toe with blood. G-d is using me as a body that He can have His words spoken and written through just as He used Moses. For Isaiah 63 I am a visible representation of His Presence. A man of bloody garments. His Presence is always with me.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

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“Moses and the Punishment of Heavy Hands”

The Torah relates (Shemos 17:11) that during the war, “When Moshe held up his hand, Yisroel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, then Amalek prevailed. But Moshe’s hands were heavy… and Aaron and Chur (who accompanied him) supported his hands.”

Rashi comments: “Because he was lax in the commandment (of waging war), and appointed another in his stead (Yehoshua), his hands became heavy.” We see then, that Moshe Rabbeinu should have gone to battle, and when he did not, was punished for his laxity.

All of the above reasons why Moshe considered himself unable to join in the actual battle (and not that G d forbid he was slothful) poses the inevitable question: Why was Moshe punished (his hands became heavy) for doing something which was seemingly so logical?

Rashi answers this question by saying that Moshe was punished for being “lax in the Mitzvah,” and not for being lax in going out to war. For since the war against Amalek was a Mitzvah, a commandment from G d, Moshe should have gone to war, and not entertained any other thoughts to the contrary, no matter how reasonable or logical.

A Mitzvah must be such that “we will obey and then we will hear;” first one does the deed without entering into any calculations. And since Moshe was lax in the Mitzvah — he entered into calculations as to what was best for the conduct of the war etc. — he was punished.     From: Shabbos Parshas Yisro, 19th Day of Shevat, 5741 (1981) at Rebbe.org (edited).

 

Rashi commenting on Genesis 17/3: And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke with him, saying:

And Abram fell upon his face: from fear of the Shechinah, for as long as he was uncircumcised, he did not have the strength to stand when the Divine Presence stood over him, and that is what is said concerning Balaam (Num. 24:4):“who falls and his eyes are open” (Num. Rabbah 12:8). I found this in the Baraitha of Rabbi Eliezer (Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer ch. 29).

 

6God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, that it may separate water from water.” 7God made the expanse, and it separated the water which was below the expanse from the water which was above the expanse. And it was so. 8God called the expanse Sky [heaven]. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9God said, “Let the water below the sky be gathered into one area, that the dry land may appear.” And it was so.   Genesis 1/6-9

 

4“Then lie on your left side, and let it bear the punishment of the House of Israel; for as many days as you lie on it you shall bear their punishment. 5For I impose upon you three hundred and ninety days, corresponding to the number of the years of their punishment; and so you shall bear the punishment for the House of Israel. 6When you have completed these, you shall lie another forty days on your right side, and bear the punishment of the House of Judah. I impose on you one day for each year.

7“Then, with bared arm, set your face toward besieged Jerusalem and prophesy against it. 8Now I put cords upon you, so that you cannot turn from side to side until you complete your days of siege.    Ezekiel 4/4-8

 

1And He said to me, “O mortal, stand up on your feet that I may speak to you.” 2As He spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet; and I heard what was being spoken to me.     Ezekiel 2/1-2

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I know the heaviness of the hands of Moshe. I have been in a constant state of punishment by the power of G-d since I offered my soul and self for guilt to Him as the man described in Isaiah 53.

It is punishment but there is more to it than that. It also was telling Moshe that G-d was there and in charge of the battle.

The heaviness is His Presence. It is what I feel of His very essence as He would have me experience it. For a man it can feel like a punishment but there is a positive to it. It tells me after eleven years that He never leaves me. G-d also Has me enveloped in His power.

The same cords of His power that G-d placed on Ezekiel to confine him to his house and prevent Ezekiel from turning from one side to the other for 430 days as he bore the punishment of the House of Israel and the House of Judah for their sins.

The same heaviness that requires the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d to set Ezekiel upon his feet. The heaviness that required Moses to have the strength to stand when the Divine Presence stood over him.

The verses from Genesis associate “waters” of the unseen realm of God with the waters of the earth. Unseen waters partitioned above and below heaven. Those below heaven fill the universe and are a part of G-d’s presence.

There are no waters in heaven. When the Hebrews of the Exodus crossed the Red Sea it was on dry land symbolizing that from their suffering in bondage they will walk in heaven.

When Elijah parts the Jordan on the day G-d is taking him to heaven he walks over dry land. When Elisha parts the Jordan there is no account of his walking over on dry land. He has not gone through the fire of refinement of soul and spirit.

With His power these unseen waters do anything G-d wills them to do. It is how He held the Red Sea back in the Exodus and the Jordan for Elijah and then for Elisha.

Like a wall these unseen waters of G-d’s realm gathered the small particles of water in space from the ends of the universe and formed the oceans and rivers of the earth.

G-d does not just imagine something and will it to be and it is. There is a process for all things created. Drawing the elements of the earth (dust) that are in all men with the waters was part of the process of creating Adam.

And the waters are heavy. They can pin a man to the ground for 430 days. They can also flow through a man like a spirit.

The heavy hands of Moses have been my heavy body on walks throughout the city. Punishing walks but full of learning the scripture and speaking with G-d. A heaviness that never leaves me today not as punishment but to feel the presence of G-d.

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“How G-d Came to Be”

G-d created all things. He created spirit and souls for the purpose of making persons. G-d is the only person in creation who is not spirit and does not have a soul as we think of a soul. G-d is absolute power and absolute thought and knowledge that fills the universe with no form or shape.

“G-d transcends time. He has no beginning and no end. He will always be there to fulfill his promises. When Moses asked for G-d’s name, He replied, “Ehyeh asher ehyeh.” That phrase is generally translated as, “I am that I am,” but the word “ehyeh” can be present or future tense, meaning “I am what I will be” or “I will be what I will be.” The ambiguity of the phrase is often interpreted as a reference to G-d’s eternal nature.”  [Jewish Virtual Library: Judaism]

G-d’s Presence never leaves me. He has been teaching me the scripture and mysteries of heaven for eleven years as He chastises, bruises, crushes and punishes me to make me suitable for His purpose.

Long ago G-d told me a simple story to explain the impossible. How did He come to be?

Before all things and material of mass we believe came from a “big bang” He was. He told me He willed himself into being with the words “I am”, and so He was. He had self. And then He said “that I am”, and He was a person. And in the same words depending on the translation of the Hebrew He said “I am what I will be” and that is G-d.

And He was all alone. So then He created spirit and a special soul and from that spirit and special soul He made His constant companion the angel of His Presence, the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d, sometimes called the Holy Spirit.

The angel of His Presence is the only person in creation who can understand the thoughts and knowledge of G-d.

And then G-d made heavenly angel persons in the same manner except they had bodies and form of elements of His creation and His power. The angel of His Presence has no form. He is within all of G-d’s spirit. He is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d and he is an angel.

And then G-d created the universe of material and mass as He created light and He created darkness and He separated the waters above heaven and below heaven.

In the opening of Genesis there is only G-d and the spirit of G-d:

“1When God began to create heaven and earth— 2the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from [“the spirit of”] God sweeping over the water—…… ”     Genesis  ???????

26And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” 27And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”       Genesis  ???????

G-d is talking to the angel of His Presence the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is an angel without form or shape who was sweeping over the water.

The spirit of G-d is a person. He has the same image and likeness as G-d. They are both living beings without form and are persons with feelings and emotions. Man is a living being with the form of the human body that is a person with feelings and emotions.

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“Elijah, A Host Of The L-rd of Hosts”

From my writing and commentary on II Kings, Chapter 2:

1When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha had set out from Gilgal.

set out from Gilgal: Gilgal means “circle of standing stones”. There are several places called Gilgal in the Tanakh.

2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

So they went down to Bethel: Bethel means “house of G-d”.

3Disciples of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today: G-d or the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d had informed the disciples that this was Elijah’s last day.

I know it, too; be silent: Elisha also knows this is Elijah’s last day and no one is supposed to tell Elijah. Moses knew when he was being taken away. The lord said to Moses “You shall die on the mountain that you are about to ascend, and shall be gathered to your kin, as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his kin” (Deut. 32/50 Tanakh) and “So Moses the servant of the Lord died there, in the land of Moab, at the command of the Lord. He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, near Beth-peor; and no one knows his burial place to this day” (Deut 34/5-6 Tanakh). Later in the story it appears that Elijah did know it was his day to be taken away.

4Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went on to Jericho. 5The disciples of the prophets who were at Jericho came over to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

6Elijah said to him, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” “As the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you,” he said, and the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the disciples of the prophets followed and stood by at a distance from them as the two of them stopped at the Jordan.

8Thereupon Elijah took his mantle and, rolling it up, he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land.

his mantle: Heb. ‘addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of Elijah’s mantle which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins. ‘Addereth twice occurs with the epithet “hairy” (biblestudytools.com).

he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land: This passage is symbolic of heaven and the Jewish people. God said “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters, Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament….”and “God called the firmament Heaven…”. And God said “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear…”. (Genesis 1/6-9 Holy Bible). This verse associates “waters” of the unseen realm of God with the waters of the earth. The dry land is heaven. There is no water in Heaven which divides the waters from the waters. It is dry as the land is here and in the parting of the Red Sea in the Exodus.

9As they were crossing, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha answered, “Let a double portion* of your spirit pass on to me.” This is Elijah revealing that he knows he is being taken away that day.

Let a double portion*: *Translators note: Lit. “two-thirds”; of Zech. 13.8. 8Throughout the land—declares the Lord—Two-thirds shall perish, shall die, And one-third of it shall survive. Zech. 13/8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

of your spirit pass on to me: How is a double portion of spirit two thirds of a spirit? That is a question and it is also the answer to how Elijah is identified when he returns with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. He is a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am the Lord’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 upon whom “The spirit of the Lord shall alight…” (Isaiah 11/2). The spirit of the Holy G-d who is a person has come to me and it can be inferred from this passage he had come to Elijah. It is the only way to reconcile a double portion with a two thirds portion of the spirit of Elijah.

Where the person of the spirit is so is the person of the Holy G-d, whose person is also of spirit when My Name is in His spirit. He is the angel of His Presence. They are always together. That would be two persons of spirit with the spirit of Elijah, or three persons within and without one man, but all three are separate and distinct never forming a one.

Elijah, who worked many miracles is taken to heaven and now Elisha takes up his mantle and begins performing the same miracles. And the power of all miracles is G-d who is inseparable from the person of the spirit and now they are with Elisha.

Two thirds of the three persons of spirit that were within and without Elijah alighting upon and within Elisha, with the one-third that is Elijah in heaven.

The “double portion” of the spirit of G-d and the Holy spirit being “two-thirds” of the total spirit within and without Elijah.

10“You have asked a difficult thing,” he said. “If you see me as I am being taken from you, this will be granted to you; if not, it will not.” 11As they kept on walking and talking, a fiery chariot with fiery horses suddenly appeared and separated one from the other; and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.

12Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “Oh, father, father! Israel’s chariots and horsemen!” When he could no longer see him, he grasped his garments and rent them in two.

Oh, father, father! Israel’s chariots and horsemen: Elijah does not simply disappear as Enoch and Moses did. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, for God took him. (Genesis 5/24 Tanakh JPS 1985); Moses disappears buried by G-d and no one knew where; and Elijah is carried to heaven with witnesses of his body disappearing.

13He picked up Elijah’s mantle, which had dropped from him; and he went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.

14Taking the mantle which had dropped from Elijah, he struck the water and said, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” As he too struck the water, it parted to the right and to the left, and Elisha crossed over.

Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?: Elisha is the only person in the Tanakh to refer to G-d as the G-d of Elijah. Elijah is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan. A gentile. The G-d of a single gentile though G-d created all of humanity. The gentile Elijah who returns as a gentile.

the right and to the left, and Elisha crossed over: This account of the River Jordan parting does not say that Elisha crossed over on dry land. Elisha did cross over on dry land when he was with Elijah. This account could mean the Elisha had to spend time in Gehinnom after he died because in heaven there is no water and it is symbolized as dry land.

15When the disciples of the prophets at Jericho saw him from a distance, they exclaimed, “The spirit of Elijah has settled on Elisha!” And they went to meet him and bowed low before him to the ground.

The spirit of Elijah has settled on Elisha!:Like the spirit of G-d alighting upon the twig of the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11/2 the spirit of G-d was with Elijah and is now settled on, resting and dwelling with Elisha. This would include the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d.

16They said to him, “Your servants have fifty able men with them. Let them go and look for your master; perhaps the spirit of the Lord has carried him off and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” “Do not send them,” he replied.

Do not send them: Elisha had more information about the disappearance of Elijah than the disciples of the prophets and he was standing next to Elijah when he disappeared.

17But they kept pressing him for a long time, until he said, “Send them.” So they sent out fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.

who searched for three days: Three like forty are symbolic numbers in the Tanakh. Three is a perfect amount of a short time and forty is a perfect amount of a long time.

18They came back to him while he was still in Jericho; and he said to them, “I told you not to go.”

19The men of the town said to Elisha, “Look, the town is a pleasant place to live in, as my lord can see; but the water is bad and the land causes bereavement.” 20He responded, “Bring me a new dish and put salt in it.” They brought it to him;

21he went to the spring and threw salt into it. And he said, “Thus said the Lord: I heal this water; no longer shall death and bereavement come from it!”

And he said, “Thus said the Lord: I heal this water; no longer shall death and bereavement come from it!”: There is no account of the L-rd saying this directly to Elisha or indirectly by the person of His spirit as the “word of the L-rd” as Elisha was speaking to the men of the town.

That is because the L-rd and the person of His spirit are with Elisha and are directing what he says and does just as they did with Elijah doing the L-rds bidding at the sacrifice of the bulls with the Baal prophets.

22The water has remained wholesome to this day, in accordance with the word spoken by Elisha.

23From there he went up to Bethel. As he was going up the road, some little boys came out of the town and jeered at him, saying, “Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!”

Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!: Chet in Biblical Hebrew refers to an ancient Amorite mourning practice, a way of expressing grief. Karcha means a bald spot, where you would intentionally tear out the hair of your head above the place between your eyes, as a way of expressing terrible, terrible grief.

The Torah prohibits this; Loh tasimu karcha bein eineichem la’meit – do not create these bald spots on your heads for the dead. Banim atem laHashem Elokeichem – take care of yourselves, you’re the children of G-d.

This indicates that Elisha will have soul cleansing time in Gehinnom (She’ol) for tearing his hair out over the death of Elijah and why when he crossed back over the parted River Jordan it does not say on dry land (heaven).

Elijah was taken directly to heaven. His soul cleansing occurred while he still lived. And that can only be done in G-d’s power with chastisement, punishment, crushing and bruising. Just as it is done with Elijah the messenger of Malachi 3 who is the man described in Isaiah 53 and Isaiah 11.

24He turned around and looked at them and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Thereupon, two she-bears came out of the woods and mangled forty-two of the children.

two she-bears came out of the woods and mangled forty-two of the children: Judaism does not believe in the concept of coincidence.

25He went on from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.

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“A Host of the L-rd of Hosts”

26And I will make your tongue cleave to your palate, and you shall be dumb; you shall not be a reprover to them, for they are a rebellious breed. 27But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God!’ He who listens will listen, and he who does not will not—for they are a rebellious breed.      Ezekiel 3/26-27

 

“To the greatest degree possible for any human being, Moshe’s identity and existence became one with the Creator. He surrendered himself to G-d to the extent that our sages say, “The Shechinah (Divine Presence) spoke through Moshe’s throat” (Zohar vol. 3, p. 232a)—i.e., he was G-d’s veritable mouthpiece on this earth.” —Sefer Hasichos 5749, vol. 1, p. 290, fn.”

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I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A human vessel for divine beings within and without me enveloped with the cords of G-d’s power who directs all that I do and say. The divine beings are the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who alighted upon me in 2007 and HaShem who is in the person of His spirit together with His Presence of the person of the Holy G-d.

The year 2007 is when they revealed themselves to me. G-d has shown me that He and the person of His spirit have been with me from the womb.

I offered my soul and self and body and spirit and my very person to G-d for guilt to endure bruising, crushing, chastisement and punishment by G-d’s words and power in exchange for long life and to be made suitable for His purpose as the man described in Isaiah 53.

Being made suitable for His purpose is for G-d first and me second. As a host my mind and body is completely controlled by G-d. Like Ezekiel my tongue is no longer my own and like Moses I am G-d’s veritable mouthpiece on earth.

When I speak G-d can change my words and the matter I intended to speak of as I am speaking. Whatever G-d has me do and say I still feel it as though I am doing it. Even though I know G-d is doing it and having me do it for Him. When G-d has me say or write that I am the man described in Isaiah 53 and it does not describe Jesus or the people Israel I know that has angered people and brings derision and contempt.

I do not like to hurt and anger people and when G-d does things such as this that are outside of who I am it hurts me emotionally. Even though I know it is G-d that is having me do it. Even though I know it is true.

This is what the maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing is for. To make me stronger emotionally. To be more of a soldier to His purpose. To protect me from the haters and naysayers and to not be embarrassed by the disbelief of others.

There are a mountain of tasks in front of me that I would not do on my own that are outside of my character. G-d will protect my emotions in His power so that I enjoy it to the full out of my anguish of chastisement and punishment. He will decide what I feel emotionally and for how long.

I have a savings line of emotional well being paid for with eleven years of maltreatment, bruising, crushing, chastisement and punishment by the words and power of G-d. The stories of what He has done to me to make me suitable for His purpose over that eleven years could fill a small library.

A private library. The backside of G-d is a terrible thing to behold and some things are better left unsaid.

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“The Terebinths of Mamre and a Host of the L-rd of Hosts”

1The Lord appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot. 2Looking up, he saw three men standing near him. As soon as he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them and, bowing to the ground, 3he said, “My lords, if it please you, do not go on past your servant. 4Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree. 5And let me fetch a morsel of bread that you may refresh yourselves; then go on—seeing that you have come your servant’s way.” They replied, “Do as you have said.” Genesis 18/1-5 Tanakh JPS 1985.

Rashi:
were standing beside him: Heb. עָלָיו, lit. over him. Before him, like (Num. 2:20) “And next to him (וְעָלָיו), the tribe of Manasseh,” but it is a euphemism in reference to the angels.

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The L-rd is symbolized in the story where He appeared to Abraham by the terebinths of Mamre as three men standing near (beside) him.

The three men represent a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A man with divine beings like the man who wrestled with Jacob. It is three persons. The L-rd and the person of the spirit of the L-rd with a man.

G-d speaking to Abraham reveals that the L-rd can speak through a host just as He can speak through an angel and a spirit.

Rashi interprets the phrase “were standing beside him” as: Heb. עָלָיו, lit. over him. Before him, like (Num. 2:20): “And next to him (וְעָלָיו), the tribe of Manasseh,” but it is a euphemism in reference to the angels.

Two of the men are described as angels in the next chapter of Genesis. They are only men in this chapter for the purpose of symbolizing a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts and G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 upon whom the spirit of the L-rd and the person of the spirit of the L-rd alighted upon in 2007. With me the L-rd and the person of the spirit of the L-rd are also over, before and next to me.

The L-rd is over and before me to my right (in front of but facing me about 10-15 feet away) and the person of the spirit of the Lord is next to me to my left and facing me.

They can and do move and can be within me but that is where His Presence is and the presence of the person of the spirit of G-d most of the time.

G-d’s Presence never leaves me though sometimes the presence of the person of the spirit of G-d does. Even then if I speak his name he answers.

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“The Man Who Wrestled With Jacob; a Host of the L-rd of Hosts”

“23That same night he arose, and taking his two wives, his two maidservants, and his eleven children, he crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 24After taking them across the stream, he sent across all his possessions. 25Jacob was left alone.

And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn. 26When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he wrenched Jacob’s hip at its socket, so that the socket of his hip was strained as he wrestled with him.

27Then he said, “Let me go, for dawn is breaking.” But he answered, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.”28Said the other, “What is your name?” He replied, “Jacob.” 29Said he, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with beings divine and human, and have prevailed.”

30Jacob asked, “Pray tell me your name.” But he said, “You must not ask my name!” And he took leave of him there.

31So Jacob named the place Peniel, meaning, “I have seen a divine being face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”

32The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping on his hip. 33That is why the children of Israel to this day do not eat the thigh muscle that is on the socket of the hip, since Jacob’s hip socket was wrenched at the thigh muscle.”      Genesis 32/23-33

 

“1 Now Moses, tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, drove the flock into the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire out of a bush. He gazed, and there was a bush all aflame, yet the bush was not consumed.

3Moses said, “I must turn aside to look at this marvelous sight; why doesn’t the bush burn up?” 4When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him out of the bush: “Moses! Moses!” He answered, “Here I am.”

5And He said, “Do not come closer. Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. 6I am,” He said, “the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. ”    Exodus 3/1-6

 

“20I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready.

21Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him;

22but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.     Genesis 23/20-22

 

22Then the hand of the Lord came upon me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out to the valley, and there I will speak with you.”

23I arose and went out to the valley, and there stood the Presence of the Lord, like the Presence that I had seen at the Chebar Canal; and I flung myself down on my face.

24And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.”      Ezekiel 3/22-24

 

“Many biblical writers assume the existence of beings superior to man in knowledge and power but subordinate to the one God. These beings serve as His attendants, like courtiers of an earthly king, and also as His agents to convey His messages to men and to carry out His will.

These beings are clearly designated by the English word “angel.” The terminology of biblical Hebrew is not so exact. Malʾakh, the word most often used, means “messenger” (“to send”). It is applied frequently to human agents and is sometimes used figuratively.

Apparently for greater clarity, the Bible frequently calls the angel the malʾakh of God; yet the same title is occasionally applied to human agents of the Deity. Elsewhere angels are called ʾelohim (“god” or “gods”); more often bene ʾelohimor bene ʾelim (“sons of gods”) – in the general sense of “divine beings.”

They are also known as kedoshim (qedoshim; “holy beings). Often the angel is called simply “man.” The mysterious being who wrestled with Jacob is first called a man, then ʾelohim, but Hosea refers to him also as a malʾakh.

As a result of this there are some passages where it is uncertain whether a human or superhuman messenger is meant. The Bible also speaks of winged creatures of angelic character called cherubim and seraphim who serve a variety of functions. A further ambiguity is due to the fact that the Bible does not always distinguish clearly between God and His messenger.”      From: Angels & Angelology; Jewishvirtuallibrary.org (edited).

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G-d said of the angel He sent before the Israelites “Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him;”

HaShem is in the angel who would be and was the angel of His Presence.

Ezekiel said “And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.”

A spirit entered into Ezekiel and G-d spoke to him.

An angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a blazing fire out of a bush and G-d called to him out of the bush: “Moses! Moses!” He answered, “Here I am.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

G-d speaks through the angel. (Moses only saw a burning bush that was not consumed.)

An angel and a spirit are both persons G-d can speak through. G-d speaks through the person of His spirit to man throughout the bible as the “word of the Lord”. It can be direct with the words coming from G-d in the voice of the angel or the angel can deliver G-d’s words as a messenger in his own personality and style of speaking.

G-d is infinite and without form and cannot enter into a person in whole but He can in part. G-d can be in a person to the extent that He is in the spirit that has entered a person.

From Angels & Angelology: “the mysterious being who wrestled with Jacob is first called a man, then ʾelohim (“god” or “gods”), but Hosea refers to him also as a malʾakh (“messenger” or “to send”).”

Jacob was told “you have striven with beings divine and human…..” in the verse were his name was changed to Israel.

I am Elijah, G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 and this mysterious being who wrestled with Jacob has been explained to me.

He is a host of the L-rd of Hosts as I am. The man was a temporary host for a singular purpose while I am permanent host (until G-d determines the day of my death as He did with Elijah and Moses) with multible purposes to be accomplished over time.

The person of the spirit of G-d has entered into the man and G-d is in the spirit and His Presence and power envelop the man. G-d controls the man and directs his words and actions.

G-d has been making my soul, emotions and feelings suitable for any task He would direct me to do with chastisement and punishment.

As the chastisement and punishment draws emotions and feelings from me His power “coats” my soul. A coating of power that is paper thin each time.

After Eleven years of maltreatment throughout the day and night the paper thin coatings have tempered and calmed my soul and emotions so that I am suitable for His purpose.

I am ready to wrestle with the people Israel.

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“The Captain of the Lord’s Host”

13Once, when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him, drawn sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked him, “Are you one of us or of our enemies?”

14He replied, “No, I am captain of the Lord’s host. Now I have come!”

Joshua threw himself face down to the ground and, prostrating himself, said to him, “What does my lord command his servant?”

15The captain of the Lord’s host answered Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.    Joshua 5/13-15

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Joshua is surprised by a man in front of him with a drawn sword. He walks up to the man and asks if he is an Israelite or an enemy.

The man answers “No”.

The man says he is captain of the Lord’s host.

The man says “Now” I have come.

Joshua falls to the ground in reverence and asks what the Lord commands of him.

This man is likened to the man Jacob wrestled with, a man and divine beings. A man who is “three persons of spirit” that the L-rd can speak through as He did Moses and is symbolized in the story where the L-rd appeared to Abraham by the terebinths of Mamre as three men standing near him. It is also found in the story of Elijah where double his spirit requested by Elisha is in Hebrew also two thirds of Elijah’s spirit.

The captain is a host in the sense that this man now has two guests within and without his person of spirit; the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d (the angel of His Presence) and His Presence of the person of the Holy G-d. The person of G-d is only spirit when My Name is in an angel or a spirit.

Joshua’s request to the captain to know what the L-rd commands him is not answered, but he is told that G-d is with the captain by the reference to the place where he stands being holy and the removal of Joshua’s sandals. And where the L-rd is so is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. Joshua does not ask the captain of the L-rd’s host if he is friend or foe but rather are you an Israelite (one of us) or an enemy. The captain answers by declaring his status in the ranking’s of the L-rd’s host.

He replied, “No, I am captain of the Lord’s host. Now I have come!”

He is neither Israelite or an enemy. He serves the G-d of Israel just as Elijah the Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jorden does in later years. Elijah is not an Israelite and he to was a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

There is no further account of the captain of the L-rd’s host with Joshua. The captain of the L-rd’s host is not mentioned again in the Tanakh.

This meeting between the captain of the L-rd’s host and Joshua is the first foretelling and description of the HaMoshiach to come. A gentile (G-d comes from Edom [the Christian world] in Isaiah 63 and no Israelite is with Him) who is a host of the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d that alights upon him in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2 (the angel of His Presence) and His Presence of the person of the Holy G-d.

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“Adam, the First Host of the L-rd of Hosts”

“To the greatest degree possible for any human being, Moshe’s identity and existence became one with the Creator. He surrendered himself to G-d to the extent that our sages say, “The Shechinah (Divine Presence) spoke through Moshe’s throat” (Zohar vol. 3, p. 232a)—i.e., he was G-d’s veritable mouthpiece on this earth.” Sefer Hasichos 5749, vol. 1, p. 290, fn.

“The great Jewish philosophers try to answer this question literally, some insisting that God spoke actual words and Moses heard them with his ears, while others suggest that God’s “speech” was communicated silently to Moses’ intellect, and only uttered in sound by Moses himself. Maimonides, even as he affirmed the communication between God and Moses as a fundamental Jewish belief, ultimately conceded the mysteriousness of that process:

The entire Torah reached Moses from God in a manner which is figuratively described as “speech.” But no one has ever known how that took place except Moses himself, whom that speech reached.” Commentary on the Mishnah, Sanhedrin, Ch.1)

 

26And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” 27And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.     Genesis 1/26-27

 

7the Lord God formed man from the dust of the earth. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.

8The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed there the man whom He had formed.     Genesis 2/7-8

 

15The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden, to till it and tend it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; 17but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.”       Genesis 2/15-17

 

21So the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon the man; and, while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. 22And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; and He brought her to the man.      Genesis 2/21-22

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The first host of the L-rd of Hosts in creation was Adam. A man created very much like the angels in heaven.

G-d drew from the elements and materials of the earth (“dust”) and formed the first human being. When the breath of life was given to Adam the first thought in his mind came from G-d and that thought came from G-d who was being Adam for Adam.

“I am Adam” was spoken by G-d as though He was Adam and was perceived by Adam as being his own thoughts and inner voice in order to build a memory for Adam. G-d was not Adam He was being Adam for Adam until Adam was fully formed as a man.

G-d based His being Adam on the mind, soul and spirit of Adam. Who Adam would be if Adam had been born a child and raised in Eden by the voice and power of G-d.

As a host conversing with G-d for Adam was a natural part of his existence. In the beginning the conversation was G-d talking as Adam and as Himself to Adam. The spirit and soul and mind of Adam listening and learning and forming into a functional adult man.

And then G-d created the second human being and the second host. And G-d said “I am Eve” spoken by G-d as though He was Eve and was percieved by Eve as being her own thoughts and inner voice in order to build a memory for Eve. G-d was not Eve He was being Eve for Eve until Eve was fully formed as a functional adult woman.

I also am a host of the L-rd of Hosts and G-d has not just taught me these things He has shown me how He can be me for me. A better me than I could ever be.

It is the only way I could ever be suitable for His purpose which might prosper of Isaiah 53 and as Elijah of Malachi 3. No matter how much anguish I experience from His chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing to remove my self will and calm my temperament.

And I am also the prophet like Moses that can elaborate on and discuss anything in the scripture and Talmud such as the following;

“To the greatest degree possible for any human being, Moshe’s identity and existence became one with the Creator. He surrendered himself to G-d to the extent that our sages say, “The Shechinah (Divine Presence) spoke through Moshe’s throat” (Zohar vol. 3, p. 232a)—i.e., he was G-d’s veritable mouthpiece on this earth.” Sefer Hasichos 5749, vol. 1, p. 290, fn.

“The great Jewish philosophers try to answer this question literally, some insisting that God spoke actual words and Moses heard them with his ears, while others suggest that God’s “speech” was communicated silently to Moses’ intellect, and only uttered in sound by Moses himself.

Maimonides, even as he affirmed the communication between God and Moses as a fundamental Jewish belief, ultimately conceded the mysteriousness of that process: The entire Torah reached Moses from God in a manner which is figuratively described as “speech.” But no one has ever known how that took place except Moses himself, whom that speech reached.” Commentary on the Mishnah, Sanhedrin, Ch.1)

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 “The Teacher of Righteousness and the Dead Sea Scrolls”

From the Jewish Virtual Library on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Teacher of Righteousness. (edited).

The Teacher of Righteousness is a figure found in some of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran, most prominently in the Damascus Document. This document speaks briefly of the origins of the sect, probably Essenes, 390 years after the Babylonian exile.

The Scrolls appear to be the library of a Jewish sect. The library was hidden away in caves around the outbreak of the First Jewish Revolt (A.D. 66-70) as the Roman army advanced against the rebel Jews.

The Dead Sea Sect or Qumran Community refers to a Jewish community which lived in the Second Temple period and which adopted a strict and separatist way of life. It is so called because the main source of knowledge about it derives from the discovery of a settlement at Khirbat Qumran, near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, where it is believed to have lived, and where remnants of its library were found in neighboring caves (The Dead Sea Scrolls).

One of the first leaders of the Qumran community was the “Teacher of righteousness” identified chiefly in the Damascus Document and the Habakkuk Pesher. In the Pesher literature he is presented as a founding figure who directly clashed with an opponent called the “wicked priest”.

The Qumran sect like the broader Jewish movement from which it sprang took a critical view of the established orthodoxy of its time believing Israel to be under divine judgment, regarding itself as the true remnant of Israel and awaiting its imminent vindication at the “end of days.” With its advent, evil would cease, the wicked would be destroyed, and the righteous would live under divine blessing.

The persecution of the Essenes and their leader the Teacher of righteousness probably elicited the sect’s apocalyptic visions. These included the overthrow of “the wicked priest” of Jerusalem and of the evil people and in the dawn of the Messianic Age the recognition of their community as the true Israel.

From: The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls by L. Michael White (edited).

Subsequent to that first discovery, eleven different caves have been found at Qumran. And new discoveries are expected even now. Among the caves were found, then, thousand of fragments of manuscripts and quite a number of whole, or mostly complete, manuscripts in scrolls stored in these jars. Among the cache of scrolls that we now call the Dead Sea Scrolls, are three distinct types of material. First, we have a collection of copies of the actual books of the Hebrew Scriptures.

These people were copyists. They were preserving the texts of the Bible itself. Secondly, there were commentaries on these biblical texts. But these commentaries also show their own interpretation of what would happen. This is where we begin to get some of the insights into the way the Essenes at Qumran believed, because of the way they interpret the prophecies of Isaiah, or the prophesies of Habakkuk as well as the way they read the Torah, itself. So among the scrolls, then, we have a complete set of almost all the biblical books, and commentaries on many of them. “The Isaiah Scroll” is one of the most famous of the biblical manuscripts. And the commentaries on Isaiah is also very important for our understanding of Jewish interpretation of Scripture in this period.

Who were the Essenes?

The Dead Sea Scrolls are usually thought to have been produced by a group known as the Essenes. And the Essenes are a group that literally abandoned Jerusalem, it seems, in protest… against the way the Temple was being run. So here’s a group that went out in the desert to prepare the way of the Lord, following the commands, as they saw it, of the prophet Isaiah. And they go to the desert to get away from what they see to be the worldliness of Jerusalem and the worldliness of the Temple. Now the Essenes aren’t a new group in Jesus’ day. They too, had been around for a hundred years at that point in time. But it would appear that the reign of Herod, and probably even more so, the reign of his sons and the Roman Procurators, probably stimulated a new phase of life of the Essene community, rising as a growing protest against Roman rule and worldliness.

The Essenes are what we might best call an apocalyptic sect of Judaism. An apocalyptic sect is one that thinks of itself as, first of all, the true form of their religion. In fact, that’s part of their terminology. Again, using the prophet Isaiah, they think of themselves as the righteous remnant … the chosen ones … the elect. But they’re also standing over against the mainstream … most of Jewish life, and especially everything going on at Jerusalem. So they’re sectarian. They’re separatists. They’re people who move away.

The basis for that understanding is their reading of Scripture. They interpret Scripture, especially the prophets, Isaiah, the Torah itself, to suggest that the course of Judaism is going through a profound change. “Far too many people are becoming worldly,” they would have said. The end, as they understood it, of the present evil age is moving upon them inexorably. And they want to be on the right side when it comes. In their understanding, there will come a day when the Lord revisits the Earth with power. And in the process establishes a new kingdom for Judaism. It will be like the kingdom of David and Solomon. A return to the golden age mentality. And this is part of that apocalyptic mind set.

…The Dead Sea Scrolls show us a lot about the beliefs of the Essenes. Now, we typically think of this language of the coming kingdom as reflecting a belief in the end of the world … as somehow coming upon them or us soon. But in fact, that’s not exactly what they thought. They use language like “the end” or “the last things” or “the last days”, but what they mean is the present evil age is coming to an end. Now this “end time” language is what we typically call “the eschaton” or “eschatology” … thinking about the end. But in Jewish eschatology of this period, what they usually seem to be talking about is an end of a present evil age and a coming new glorious age … a new kingdom.

From: biblewalks.com: Qumran (edited).

Qumran Hellenistic period:

During the end of the 2nd C BC the site was resettled during the times of the Hasmonean kings – John Hyrcanus I or Alexander Jannaeus. The new settlers were a break-away sect known as the Essenes (or Essences), who populated the caves and oasis sites along the western shore of the Dead Sea. They preferred to live in a remote area, far from the normal life in the cities and villages of Israel. Qumran was a regional center, since most of them resided in caves and tents. It was built as a self supporting communal village, functioning as a a sort of Monastery (which is one of the oldest known).

Josephus Flavius describes this sect, one of the main “three philosophical sects among the Jews”, with a very detailed description. Excerpts from his book (Wars 2 Chapter 8) include: “…the third sect, which pretends to a severer discipline…these men are despisers of riches, and so very communicative as raises our admiration… And as for their piety towards God, it is very extraordinary…”. Josephus also added that the Essenes were subdivided between themselves, each with slightly different practices.

Qumran Roman period:

After the earthquake of 31BC in the Jordan valley, during the times of King Herod the Great, the settlement was severely damaged and deserted. The Essenes returned to rebuild the site in 4BC.

During the Great revolt against the Romans, the sect sided with the rebels. John the Essene was a local hero and general in the rebel army, and a messenger on behalf of the government to recruit other cities to the Jewish forces (Wars 2 20 4): “John, the Esscue, to the toparchy of Thamna; Lydda … and Joppa, and Emmaus”. He was killed in the military campaign near Ashqelon (Ascalon), as per Josephus (Wars 3 2 1-2): “This excursion was led on by three men, who were the chief of them all, both for strength and sagacity; Niger, called the Persite, Silas of Babylon, and besides them John the Essene”.

The residents of Qumran prepared themselves to the worst, and hid their precious treasures (the scrolls) in the caves. The Romans indeed conquered Qumran (68AD), destroyed it and dispersed the sect. According to Josephus, the Dead Sea (“lake Asphaltitis”) was full of bodies from the Jordan valley cities and villages, killed by the Roman troops which were commanded by Placidus (Wars 4 7 6): “And now Placidus, after this good success that he had, fell violently upon the neighboring smaller cities and villages; when he took Abila, and Julias, and Bezemoth, and all those that lay as far as the lake Asphaltitis, and put such of the deserters into each of them as he thought proper. He then put his soldiers on board the ships, and slew such as had fled to the lake…”.

Years later, during the Bar-Kochba revolt (132-135AD) a Roman Garrison was stationed here to control the regional traffic. They left after 20 years, and Qumran was abandoned and left in ruins for 1800 years.

Scriptorium:

This was the scribes’ room, where the Essenes wrote their scrolls. The room is located in the center of the settlement, on the southern side of the tower, as indicated by a red square on the right diagram. The scribes wrote on papyrus, leather and copper Biblical books, Apocrypha (external books) and the sect’s own books.

Cave 4:

In this cave and 10 others in the area around Qumran, 15,000 fragments of scrolls were found during 1947-1956. They were later pieced together to produce 530 different scrolls, with about 200 books from the Old Testament. This restoration work was finally completed and published in 2001, and also published online in 2011. The Dead Sea scrolls are one of the most important archeological findings and an amazing discovery that shed light on the early Roman period and the Biblical research.

From: Jewishvirtuallibrary.com: Archaeology in Israel: Qumran (edited).

Perhaps only a few dozen of the leaders of the community lived permanently at Qumran. Most of the members of the sect, probably totaling several thousand, lived in villages and cities. A large Essene community certainly lived in Jerusalem (according to Josephus, the name of the gate in the southern wall of Jerusalem, at Mt. Zion, was called the Essenes’ Gate). For certain periods of time, members of the sect lived in the desert near Qumran and during holidays and community events, many more arrived and lived in tents, huts and the caves nearby. In a survey and excavations conducted recently in the caves on the marl slopes north of the site, pottery vessels were found, indicating the use of the caves as dwellings. Stone circles nearby also indicate a tent encampment.

In the 1950s and 1960s, many caves in the canyons of the Judean Desert along the Dead Sea were surveyed and excavated. The documents found there, and in the caves around Qumran, include copies of all of the books of the Bible (except for the Scroll of Esther). The most famous of these is the complete scroll of Isaiah, which was written sometime between the 2nd century BCE and the destruction of the site in 68 CE. This date was recently confirmed by a radiocarbon examination of a sample of the parchment of the scroll. The books of the Qumran library are regarded as the oldest existing copies of the books of the Bible. Writings of the Essene sect, whose spiritual center was located here in the 200 years preceding the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Temple, were also found in the caves near Qumran.

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One of the first leaders of the Qumran community was the “Teacher of righteousness” identified chiefly in the Damascus Document and the Habakkuk Pesher (a type of commentary in Hebrew). In the Pesher literature he is presented as a founding figure who directly clashed with an opponent called the “wicked priest”.

This man, the Teacher of righteousness left a library of information on his teachings, himself and scripture. The complete scroll of Isaiah which was written sometime between the 2nd century BCE and the destruction of the site in 68 CE was a part of this library. The library was hidden away in caves around the outbreak of the First Jewish Revolt (A.D. 66-70) as the Roman army advanced against the rebel Jews.

Josephus Flavius describes this sect (the Essenes) as one of the main “three philosophical sects among the Jews”, with a very detailed description. Excerpts from his book (Wars 2 Chapter 8) include: “…the third sect, which pretends to a severer discipline…these men are despisers of riches, and so very communicative as raises our admiration… And as for their piety towards God, it is very extraordinary…”.

The Essenes were copyists. They were preserving the texts of the Bible itself with commentaries that show their own interpretation of what they mean including the way they interpret the prophecies of “The Isaiah Scroll”. And the Essenes are a group that literally abandoned Jerusalem, it seems, in protest… against the way the Temple was being run.

The Qumran sect like the broader Jewish movement from which it sprang took a critical view of the established orthodoxy of its time believing Israel to be under divine judgment, regarding itself as the true remnant of Israel and awaiting its imminent vindication at the “end of days.” With its advent, evil would cease, the wicked would be destroyed, and the righteous would live under divine blessing.

The persecution of the Essenes and their leader the Teacher of righteousness probably elicited the sect’s apocalyptic visions. These included the overthrow of “the wicked priest” of Jerusalem and of the evil people and in the dawn of the Messianic Age the recognition of their community as the true Israel.

To the extent the people of Jerusalem in general were aware of the Teacher of righteousness and the Essenes of Qumran who gathered at the city gates daily it was by storytelling.

Few could read in a world where literacy was restricted to just a few and this did not begin to change until the middle ages. While the earliest forms of written communication date back to about 3,500-3,000 BCE, literacy remained for centuries a very restricted ability closely associated with the exercise of power. Schools in ancient Israel, if any existed, served only the sons of royalty and trained scribes.

The flexibility of oral storytelling extends to the teller. Each teller will incorporate their own personality and may choose to add characters into the story. As a result, there will be numerous variations of a single story. The Gospels of the New Testament and the many Gospels not canonized are good examples of a story with many variations.

There are no writings referring to Jesus during his lifetime. There are no writings by Jesus, writings from Herod or Pilate, or any Roman newspaper, poem or book of this man who healed the multitudes, fed the poor, walked on water, raised the dead and turned water to wine.

And this is the only explanation for no writings by Jesus or his contemporaries in life. He never existed. Jesus is the man who died for the sins of the Jewish people. That never happened. No man has ever died for the sins of the Jewish people.

All of the stories of miracles and dialogue and speeches in quotes and teachings found in the Jewish Bible and in the Dead Sea Scrolls of the Gospels have no meaning if you take away that Jesus died for the sins of the Jewish people.

And no man ever has. G-d has forgiven the Jewish people of their sins twice. And He did it in writing. The writing of Isaiah and the writing of Jeremiah. He forgave the sins of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and He has forgiven the sins of the Roman exiles and dispersal.

The time to come of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people who are the Roman exiles and dispersal is here. I am Elijah. And with me is the angel of that covenant.

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“The Offering of the Body of Jesus”

The Aztec priests participated in two types of sacrifice: involved humans and animal. Quail was the most common animal sacrifice. There were two types of human related sacrifice: self- sacrifice and human sacrifice. During self- sacrifice, an Aztec priest would intake in bloodletting. He would cut his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest, or genitals. This was used to purify the priest of any sins. The human sacrifice usually meant heart sacrifice. Five priests, known as the Tlenamacac, performed this sacrifice. They would lay the victim on a table, hold him down and then cut out the heart. This usually occurred at the top of a pyramid. The victims were usually warriors and sometimes slaves, depending upon the god. The higher the rank of the warrior the better he is looked at as a sacrifice. These sacrifices held two purposes. The first purpose of these sacrifices was to appease the gods and ensure the existence of the world. The gods needed blood and would punish the people by natural disasters if they did not receive it. The second purpose of these sacrifices was to spread propaganda. The Aztecs invited rulers from other nations to these ceremonies in order to show the dominance of the Aztec empire.         Wikipedia: Human Sacrifice

 

32The troops pounced on the spoil; they took the sheep and cows and calves and slaughtered them on the ground, and the troops ate with the blood. 33When it was reported to Saul that the troops were sinning against the Lord, eating with the blood, he said, “You have acted faithlessly. Roll a large stone over to me today.” 34And Saul ordered, “Spread out among the troops and tell them that everyone must bring me his ox or his sheep and slaughter it here, and then eat. You must not sin against the Lord and eat with the blood.” Every one of the troops brought his own ox with him that night and slaughtered it there. 35Thus Saul set up an altar to the Lord; it was the first altar he erected to the Lord.          I Samuel 14/32-35

 

4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Hebrews 10/4-10 and 19-20 and 28 Holy Bible KJV.

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The first King of Israel of the tribe of Benjamin King Saul sets up his first altar to the Lord. The reason is that his men were slaughtering sheep, calves and cows and eating them raw with the blood in the field of battle. This altar was not used as a sacrifice to G-d as much as it was to have the animals drained of the blood and cooked in this story.

The laws of Moses for animal sacrifice taught what sin, repentance and atonement was, the importance of cooking meat without the blood, and to appease G-d and praise Him. Mankind was already sacrificing animals and humans and children to mythical gods. Gods created by stories and passed on orally by generations in different cultures all over the world.

And G-d did away with the animal sacrificial system through His prophets telling His people he no longer desired or accepted animal sacrifice for their sins and he brought the sword, pestilence and famine against them and drove them from the land.

The book of Hebrews sums up the basic Christian belief that Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of all the world as a substitute to the animal sacrificial laws of G-d.

Jesus said “Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.”

Jesus said “Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God”

And Jesus said, “Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.”

The first being animal sacrifice in bulls and goats for sins and the second for G-d to establish human sacrifice for sins in the body of Jesus that G-d prepared for sacrifice.

Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals.

There is not a known book where this was written and certainly no book in the Jewish Bible. Man may offer human sacrifices to G-d and to Gods for different reasons such as fertility, long life and bountiful crops but the G-d of creation does not offer human sacrifices to man or accept human sacrifices from men.

For any reason. And certainly not to abolish His own laws for mankind. Laws which include a commandment of not sacrificing your children He gave to a primitive people through His prophet. Laws which are for man to live a good life. It is barbaric and an affront to G-d to believe that He sacrificed a human being for any reason or that He would accept a human sacrifice. For any reason.

And to call that human being said to be prepared by G-d for sacrifice His son magnifies the affront beyond the imagination. If the idea of a son were applied to G-d His son would be the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence.

They each have no form or body and are living beings far beyond the comprehension of man. The image and likeness of G-d in man is only that of being living persons with emotions and feelings.

G-d has His prophets speak and write His words of sin forgiveness as He did with forgiving the Assyrian/Babylon exiles in the Book of Isaiah. He sends a messenger with His words of sin forgiveness declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come in Malachi 3 (At all other times G-d accepts atonement and repentance from those who will return to Him).

And that time is here. I am the messenger Elijah described in Isaiah 53 that G-d calls “My righteous servant” who makes the many righteous by my knowledge. The teacher of righteousness.

With me is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people who is the angel of the Presence of G-d and the person of His spirit that alighted upon me in the year 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2.

The forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people is for His namesake and the building of the third Temple by the Roman exiles who have returned to the promised land and made it bloom again.

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“With Us Is G-d” Was For Judah Not Jesus

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.     Matthew 1/18/23 Holy Bible KJV

 

And Isaiah said to Ahaz, “Assuredly my Lord will give you a sign of His own accord! Look, the young woman is with child and about to give birth to a son. Let her name him Immanuel. (By the time he learns to reject the bad and choose the good, people will be feeding on curds and honey.) For before the lad knows to reject the bad and choose the good, the ground whose two kings you dread shall be abandoned.”     Isaiah 7/14-16 Tanakh

 

Isaiah writes “So I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the House of Jacob, and I will trust in him. Here stand I and the children the Lord has given me as signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.”      Isaiah 8/17-18 Tanakh

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Each of Isaiah’s children, “[only] a remnant will turn back”, “with us is God” and “pillage hastens, looting speeds” have a meaning as a sign or portent. Maher-shalal-hash-baz means “pillage hastens, looting speeds” and Immanuel is Hebrew for “with us is G-d”.

The Book of Isaiah, the Book of 2 Kings and the Book of 2 Chronicles provide the historical account to understand the names of the children the L-rd gave Isaiah as signs and portents. The prophetess is foot-noted to be the wife of Isaiah and the young women about to give birth who is with Isaiah, Shear-jashub and Ahaz at the end of the conduit of the Upper Pool would be his concubine.

The Tanakh does not give an account of the mother of “[only] a remnant will turn back”, as she symbolizes the bride of G-d, the Jewish People, who is absent until the remnant returns in repentance.

Based on the historical account and the L-rd’s signs and portents Isaiah is speaking to Ahaz at the conduit of the Upper Pool no earlier than the eleventh year of his reign, for in his twelfth year (the first year of King Hoshea of Israel) the King of Assyria responded to the request of Ahaz, marched against Damascus, captured it and deported its inhabitants to Kir; and in the ninth year of King Hoshea of Israel, the King of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria.

The hastened and speeded pillaging and looting of Aram and Samaria would have taken place during this deportation.

This means that Immanuel would have been about 9 years old when he came to know right from wrong and that Maher-shalal-hash-baz spoke his first words when the King of Assyria deported the Kingdom of Israel.

From the account of signs and portents of the deportation of the northern Kingdom the writer of Matthew says the birth of Jesus by a virgin was prophesied by Isaiah according to the angel of the L-rd in the dream of Joseph.

There was no such prophecy. There was a woman with child and that child was named Immanuel as a sign and portent that Judah would not be defeated and deported along with the northern Kingdom.

The angel of the L-rd would not tell Joseph in a dream that the prophet (Isaiah) said a virgin would bear a child to be named Jesus when he did not. The young women about to give birth who is with Isaiah is his concubine not a virgin and the child is named Immanuel as a sign and portent that G-d is with the Kingdom of Judah.

The angel of the Lord would not tell Joseph in a dream that the Holy Ghost impregnated Mary. The person of the spirit of the Holy G-d has no human form and does not have the power to create life.

The dream of Joseph has nothing to do with the Jewish bible and the HaMosiach who is Elijah that comes with the angel of the covenant of G-d’s forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people described in Isaiah 11 and 53 and Malachi 3. HaMoshiach means “G-d’s anointed king” and is translated as Messiah in Greek and English.

When Jesus describes his cousin as John the Baptist he uses the very verse of Malachi 3/1 that says Elijah comes with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people G-d declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come.

Jesus omits the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people from the verse and Jesus claims he is the man described in Isaiah 53 that describes Elijah.

Jesus did not know how to interpret the Jewish bible and he changed what the scripture and prophets said to fit the story he wanted everyone to believe. That he died for the sins of the Jewish people. If John the Baptist was Elijah they were already forgiven.

The stories of Jesus including dreams of Joseph and factual accounts are all based on word of mouth from one storyteller to the next long after the death of Jesus and when finally put in writing the strategy and device of giving the oral accounts credibility was to tie the story to the Jewish Bible.

The problem is the Jewish Bible has no such story or prophecy.

“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

This is an example of writing a verse that you do not want reviewed by the reader. The prophet is easy to identify as Isaiah and his account of Immanuel has nothing to do with the birth of a child named Jesus by a virgin.

This is the verse:

“And Isaiah said to Ahaz, “Assuredly my Lord will give you a sign of His own accord! Look, the young woman is with child and about to give birth to a son. Let her name him Immanuel. (By the time he learns to reject the bad and choose the good, people will be feeding on curds and honey.) For before the lad knows to reject the bad and choose the good, the ground whose two kings you dread shall be abandoned.”

The child Immanuel is a sign that G-d is with Judah against the Assyrians and a portent that the King of Aram in Damascus and the King of Israel in Samaria (northern Kingdom) would be deported by the time Immanuel was nine years old and the Kingdom of Judah would be safe

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“Divine Inspiration of Prophecy Fulfilled”

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.     Matthew 4/13-17 Holy Bible KJV.

 

23For if there were to be any break of day for that [land] which is in straits, only the former [king] would have brought abasement to the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali—while the later one would have brought honor to the Way of the Sea, the other side of the Jordan, and Galilee of the Nations.     Isaiah 8/23 JPS Tanakh 1985.

 

1The people that walked in darkness
Have seen a brilliant light;
On those who dwelt in a land of gloom
Light has dawned.

2You have magnified that nation,
Have given it great joy;
They have rejoiced before You
As they rejoice at reaping time,
As they exult
When dividing spoil.

3For the yoke that they bore
And the stick on their back—
The rod of their taskmaster—
You have broken as on the day of Midian.

4Truly, all the boots put on to stamp with
And all the garments donned in infamy
Have been fed to the flames,
Devoured by fire.

5For a child has been born to us,
A son has been given us.
And authority has settled on his shoulders.
He has been named
“The Mighty God is planning grace;
The Eternal Father, a peaceable ruler”—      Isaiah 9/1-5 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

“In the ninth year of Hoshea, the King of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the [River] Habor, at the River Gozen, and in the towns of Media.”     2Kings 17/6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

“The king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and he settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the Israelites; they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its towns.     2Kings 17/24-35 Tanakh JPS 1985.

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The Book of Matthew says:

“And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

This is what the Book of Esaias (Isaiah) says:

“For if there were to be any break of day for that [land] which is in straits, only the former [king] would have brought abasement to the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali—while the later one would have brought honor to the Way of the Sea, the other side of the Jordan, and Galilee of the Nations.”

That ends chapter 8 and then chapter 9 begins:

“The people that walked in darkness Have seen a brilliant light; On those who dwelt in a land of gloom Light has dawned.”

This is not a prophecy to be fulfilled. This is a statement in the last verse of chapter 8 concerning the deportment and exile of the people of the northern Kingdom of Samaria (Israel) and a reference to the importing of non-Jews to the Galilee.

“In the ninth year of Hoshea, the King of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the [River] Habor, at the River Gozen, and in the towns of Media.”

“The king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and he settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the Israelites; they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its towns.”

The Isaiah 9/1 verse is an exhalation of the birth of King Hezekiah of Judah in the southern Kingdom. The Assyrians were now threatening Judah which is why there was great exaltation of the birth of Hezekiah.

This is not a prophecy of Jesus dwelling in Capernaum and that a great light has been seen by the people living there with Jesus beginning the preaching of repentance. Jesus has nothing to do with these verses.

It is about Kingdoms and Kings, deporting the Jewish people and importing gentiles, and the hope that the new born heir to the throne in Judah would be a great King graced by G-d to lead Judah as a peaceful ruler in dangerous times.

One verse is about the northern Kingdom and the next in a new chapter is about the southern Kingdom. The verses have nothing to do with one another or with Jesus. Verses of the Jewish Bible lifted out and made a part of the Gospel of Matthew with the words “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet”.

The story of Jesus has nothing to do with the Jewish Bible. The writer of Matthew tells his readers a prophecy has been fulfilled by Jesus and combines two verses changing their meaning and context and includes an act of Jesus to make it seem as though Jesus was in the prophecy. That the prophecy of Isaiah includes Jesus preaching repentance.

From the days of the writings of the New Testament through the Middle ages the world was illiterate for the most part and very few people had access to the Jewish Bible or could read the Greek translation of it later translated to English.

No one could examine the veracity of the unknown writers of the Gospels and determine if a prophecy was really fulfilled and relied on religious leaders assertions that they were written by divine inspiration.

There is nothing divine about this passage in the Book of Matthew. It is intentionally written to mislead the reader.

Today there are new complete translations of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible into English that are far superior to the Hebrew to Greek to English translations that make the Christian Old Testament much easier to read and comprehend.

All Christians have the ability today to see that the story of Jesus has nothing to do with the Jewish Bible. That the “prophecy fulfilled” verses of the New Testament are misleading and not true.

In Isaiah 51 G-d removes His wrath from the Jewish people and places it on those who tormented them, that told them to get on the ground and walked over them.

In Isaiah 53 G-d describes His righteous servant who makes the many righteous by his knowledge.

And I am that man.

Conclusion

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Isaiah 11/6:

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard lie down with the kid;
The calf, the beast of prey, and the fatling together,
With a little boy to herd them.

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Isaiah 53

ISAIAH 53  (Tanakh JPS 1985)

Forward:

The Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955. The new translation from Hebrew to English began in 1955 after the Hebrew language was revived and made an official language of Israel and was first published in 1985.

G-d is having me type these very words as His servant who speaks to Him face to face. I am the prophet like Moses and the manner in which Moses wrote the Torah is the same manner in which I type the writings of this wordpress site. G-d teaches me the subject matter with the scripture and articles on the internet by learned Jewish men and organizations that He chooses and directs me to by verbal command.

Then He has me type the title and content and we discuss the meaning and purpose of every sentence and paragraph being used. It is not just dictation from a boss to a secretary though the result is the same. Every sentence is His.

G-d also has me edit and add to these writings by cutting and pasting material from other writings of this site at times and for reasons unknown to me. The obvious reason is to consolidate the writings into the writings viewed most often. I would think reading this writing would cause the reader to read all of them and I would be wrong.

When all of these writings are in a book and people realize it is written by the HaMoshiach at G-d’s command and direction and translated into Hebrew all of the writings will be read throughout Israel. Which will happen some day.

And it will begin when a single Jew understands from his knowledge of the Bible, the Talmud and the promises of G-d that there is no other answer to these writings. Belief may be far behind. A Jew who understands that the Moshiach brings new knowledge and is not offended. A man of Judah chosen by G-d. A man not to be trifled with.

Until you speak with me. For then you will know. G-d controls everything I do, say and type. I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

People can believe in a story in the past but when that story stands before them they do not believe. With or without miracles. Yet. G-d tells me those who will believe have not yet read this writing. The many to be made righteous and those written into the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3. I am the man in linen with the writing case at my waist. The only man specifically taken to Heaven by the words of G-d. Elijah.

All of these writings are the sign from G-d that I am His righteous servant and that all of the words in all of the writings are accurate and true interpretations of the Jewish bible. G-d interpreting His prophecies of the book He gave His children for His children to understand it as He would have them understand it today. The day of the L-rd.

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Verse by Verse Commentary on Isaiah 53 with explanations of why it does not describe Jesus as set forth by Christianity or the Jewish people as the man Israel as set forth by Tovia Singer of Outreach Judaism with his holocaust analysis and the animal sacrificial atonement and worship laws of G-d and Jews for Judaism and it’s “exaltation” interpretation: 

The witnesses of the righteous servant (verses 1-6)

1 “Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

“Who can believe what we have heard?: The witnesses ask who can believe it? That G-d would redeem the Jewish people but even more so that G-d is doing it in the same manner that He did things in the Jewish Bible. With one man and not by using His power to change the will and thinking of all people so that they heed and revere the name of the L-rd and are all knowledgeable in the teachings of G-d that He gave to Moses.

“We” had not been told by their Sages, wise men, Rabbi’s, Pastors, Priest’s, Pope’s and theologians that G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is Elijah. “We” had never heard such a thing.

That Elijah is the HaMoshiach who like Cyrus of Persia is given this name and is a gentile (in the beginning) and that Elijah is the descendant of King David through King Solomon  of the tribe of Judah whom the spirit of G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d alights upon in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/2 (Elijah of the Bible is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan).

And who can believe that G-d said He would send Elijah with the covenant of sin forgiveness when Jerusalem was rebuilt as it is today and he is really here? That the prophecy of G-d of the arrival of Elijah to reconcile the families of the Jewish people to G-d and showing that the only true religion of Abraham is Judaism is really happening?

the arm of the Lord: his vindication and redemption. Jesus spoke a prophecy on more than one occasion that he would return in his generation and the eyes of those that pierced him with the spear would see it. It did not happen. His brazen oath to return was not vindicated. Jesus called out on the cross to G-d “why have you forsaken me”. Forsaken means to abandon forever.

These writings reveal that the L-rd is with me and His arm of redemption is upon me. The redemption of the Jewish people begins with the arrival of Elijah with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people G-d declared in the book of Jeremiah. G-d forgives sin by His written word. The redemption of the Jewish people begins with complete sin forgiveness of every Jewish person on earth. G-d remembers their sins no more by His written word. That does not mean they are all in right standing with Him for the Heaven He is creating where the name Israel shall endure forever.

The redemption that comes with sin forgiveness and the vindication of the L-rd against Christianity and Islam. There is only one last prophet of G-d in the prophecy of the Jewish Bible and he is not Jesus or Mohammad. He is Elijah. And I can deliver that message as no other man can. In the power and words of G-d and the interpretations by G-d of His prophecy.

2For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground. He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing.

This could never describe Jesus. Everyone except for certain Jewish religious leaders found Jesus pleasing and charming. A wonderful holy Jewish man who never sinned.

Some of the first written interpretations or targums (ancient paraphrases on biblical texts) see Isaiah 53 as referring to an individual servant, the Messiah, who would suffer. Messianic Jewish talmudist, Rachmiel Frydland, recounts those early views:

“Our ancient commentators with one accord noted that the context clearly speaks of God’s Anointed One, the Messiah. The Aramaic translation of this chapter, ascribed to Rabbi Jonathan ben Uzziel, a disciple of Hillel who lived early in the second century c.e., begins with the simple and worthy words:

‘Behold my servant Messiah shall prosper; he shall be high, and increase, and be exceeding strong: as the house of Israel looked to him through many days, because their countenance was darkened among the peoples, and their complexion beyond the sons of men (Targum Jonathan on Isaiah 53, ad locum).’”

“We find the same interpretation in the Babylonian Talmud:

What is his [the Messiah’s] name? The Rabbis said: His name is “the leper scholar,” as it is written, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God, and afflicted.” (Sanhedrin 98b)

“Similarly, in an explanation of Ruth 2/14in the Midrash Rabbah it states:

He is speaking of the King Messiah: “Come hither” draw near to the throne “and dip thy morsel in the vinegar,” this refers to the chastisements, as it is said, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities.”

“The Zohar, in its interpretation of Isaiah 53, points to the Messiah as well:

There is in the Garden of Eden a palace named the Palace of the Sons of Sickness. This palace the Messiah enters, and He summons every pain and every chastisement of Israel. All of these come and rest upon Him. And had He not thus lightened them upon Himself, there had been no man able to bear Israel’s chastisements for the trangression of the law; as it is written, “Surely our sicknesses he has carried.” (Zohar II, 212a)

The early sages expected a personal Messiah to fulfill the Isaiah prophecy. No alternative interpretation was applied to this passage until the Middle Ages. And then, a completely different view was presented. This view was popularized by Jewish commentator Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Itzchaki), who lived one thousand years after Jesus.

Rashi held the position that the servant passages of Isaiah referred to the collective fate of the nation of Israel rather than a personal Messiah. Some rabbis, such as Ibn Ezra and Kimchi, agreed. However, many other rabbinic sages during this same period and later—including Maimonides—realized the inconsistencies of Rashi’s views and would not abandon the original messianic interpretations.

Yet to this day, many rabbis persist in citing Rashi as the definitive word on how to interpret the righteous servant of the Lord in Isaiah 53. Others admit the weakness of this view and say that the passage applies to an individual. They usually cite the prophet Isaiah himself, King Cyrus, King Hezekiah, Josiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Moses, Job or even some anonymous contemporaries of Isaiah as the one spoken of by the prophet.

No one cites the obvious individual that I have seen and the correlation between the purpose of G-d’s righteous servant and the purpose of Elijah in the book of Malachi. The man who comes with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people G-d declared for a time to come in Jeremiah 31. Elijah. He brings the redemption. He is the HaMoshiach. He has to be described. Just as the twig of the stump of Jesse of Isaiah 11/2 has to be described.

Rashi’s commentary on verse 2, in his contrary opinion that the righteous servant is Israel the people, for my interpretation of the righteous servant being the descendant of David from Chapter 11, would read: “This man, before this greatness came to him, was a very humble man, and he came up by himself like a sapling of the saplings of the trees, and like a root: he came up from dry land, neither form: had he in the beginning, nor comeliness. Now shall we desire him?: This is a question.”

Shall we desire him? If the dry land were atheism and his form was a gentile (like Cyrus of Persia) under the Jewish law, the Halacha (in the beginning), would he be attractive to the Jewish people. No. And that is a description of me Keith Ellis McCarty and I am a descendant of King David through King Solomon of the tribe of Judah by virtue of the spirit of G-d alighting upon me in 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2. I will convert orthodox when I reach Jerusalem.

3He was despised, shunned by men, A man of suffering, familiar with disease. As one who hid his face from us, He was despised, we held him of no account.

He was despised, shunned by men: Jesus was not despised and shunned by men. Multitudes followed him everywhere he went. Twelve men left their way of life to follow and care for him. He was loved and highly esteemed. He did have religious enemies and intentionally infuriated religious leaders at synagogue’s and merchant’s at the Temple. But they could not attack him because of his legion of followers.

This verse fits me today. And there will be many more who despise, shun and hold me of no account simply for declaring this truth: I am the Lord’s righteous servant described in this chapter.

a man of suffering, familiar with disease: Jesus wept one time. He is never portrayed as a man of suffering, familiar with disease. Yes, he suffered at death as did legions of others in his time but he was not a man of suffering during his life.

As a colon and skin cancer survivor with over twenty-two surgical scars from many different accidents including a gun shot to the abdomen, emotional scars from a dysfunctional home as a child, and 20 years of head and jaw pain from nightmares and grinding my teeth I am a man of suffering familiar with disease.

None of which prepared me for the suffering I have endured by the hand and power of G-d after I offered myself for guilt to HaShem (though He removed the nightmares and constant head pain).

4Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;

Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured: The sickness is not being righteous. They suffer the sickness of not being in right standing with G-d. I have suffered by the chastisement and punishment laid on me by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose (just as G-d does with Ezekiel). A purpose that includes making the many righteous.

Ezekiel is treated harshly and punished for 430 consecutive days. This punishment is for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah which is the Jewish people. This is the same manner G-d prepares His righteous servant of Isaiah 53. In some translations of Isaiah 53 the words “Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.” and “It is their punishment that he bears” are used instead of “you shall bear their punishment”.

Ezekiel does not relieve the punishment of the House of Israel and the House of Judah or their sins. It describes a great ordeal Ezekiel is being put through to make him suitable for G-d’s purpose to be a prophet to the Jewish people.

We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God: This describes a man that G-d does not like, a sinner whose life is full of bad events, sickness and sorrows. It could never apply to Jesus.

A person with flawed features from birth was considered cursed and afflicted by G-d. King David would have nothing to do with the lame, blind and disfigured. I was born disfigured with no right breast with a smaller right shoulder and withered arm.

5But he was wounded because of our sins, Crushed because of our iniquities. He bore the chastisement that made us whole, And by his bruises we were healed.

But he was wounded because of our sins: I have been wounded, crushed, chastised and bruised by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose. That purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people.

“By his bruises [or stripes] we are healed” means that the marks of the fire of refinement the L-rd has put me through have prepared me to be the teacher of righteousness and those who listen are healed of their sinful ways. It does not mean my bruises and scars (stripes) bore the sins of others.

6We all went astray like sheep, Each going his own way; And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us.”

And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us: I offered myself to G-d for guilt in return for long life and to serve His purpose. I accepted the guilt of the Jewish people as my own and G-d sentenced me to suffering chastisement and punishment by His hand, words and power until I was suitable for His purpose to make intercession for the many sinners through the teaching of righteousness and to be the messenger of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people. And much more.

Isaiah (verses 7-10)

7He was maltreated, yet he was submissive He did not open his mouth; Like a sheep being led to slaughter, Like a ewe, dumb before those who shear her, He did not open his mouth.

He was maltreated, yet he was submissive: Maltreatment is a part of being chastised and punished by the hand, words and power of G-d. It is necessary to break the will of a man and to cleanse, temper and calm his soul. It is a tedious slow process. G-d is the one who maltreated me not man. So I was submissive and did all I was told to do day in and day out. It is the same process as breaking a wild horse for riding, making a convict in prison obey the rules and making a recruit into a soldier in boot camp. The maltreatment is harsh physically and mentally and an emotional roller-coaster. Your soul screams. G-d created the emotions of a human being and a body that responds to them. His method of changing them requires pain and suffering. In nine years I have suffered mental and physical anguish every single day and night. G-d does not sleep and He is relentless. It is G-d’s way of tempering and cleansing the spirit and soul. It is a removal of self will to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose.

He did not open his mouth: Jesus talked until his last breath. In one Gospel Jesus is asked are you going to remain silent and Jesus talks verse after verse in answer to the question.

When G-d revealed himself to me in 2007 He took me from the world, the land of the living and material things. Alone, no more working, no phone, no car, no computer, no law license’s, no bank account, no credit cards, and no money without explanation to friends and family, silent as a lamb. Maltreated is an understatement to how I felt being chastised and punished by the hand and power of G-d.

8By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.

By oppressive judgment he was taken away: The judgement against Jesus by Pilate was “not guilty”. To wash his hands of the whole religious controversy Pilate asked the multitude that had gathered what they would have him do with Jesus. Release him or crucify him. The multitude said crucify him. This was not a judgement. He was not taken away he was executed by crucifixion as thousands of Jewish people were.

The oppressive judgement is being guilty and receiving a sentence of maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing until suitable for G-d’s purpose. A purpose for which I have been given long life. I had the sins and guilt of Israel laid on me that I am not guilty of so that G-d could pronounce an oppressive judgement of maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing, after I offered myself for that guilt, to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose and receive long life.

Who could describe his abode?: Jesus has a house in the Gospels but it is never described. “And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.” Mark 2/15 King James Version (KJV).

My abode is room and board in return for care and assistance to my elderly parents in a town home in Houston, Texas. What is special about describing my abode is that where I dwell G-d dwells. His presence does not leave me. At least until the third Temple is built.

For he was cut off from the land of the living: Jesus was removed not cut off from the land of the living.

G-d took me away from society and the material things of the world cutting me off from those living their lives with cars and phones and computers and houses and bank accounts and credit cards and money and jobs.

Ezekiel also had the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence alight upon him and was cut off from the land of the living as he went through this process of refinement of soul and self to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose of being a prophet to the Jewish people.

“A spirit seized me and carried me away. I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit, while the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.” Ezekiel 3/14.  “And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.” Ezekiel 3/24.  “As for you, O mortal, cords have been placed upon you, and you have been bound with them, and you shall not go out among them.” Ezekiel 3/25.

Through the sin of my people: The people of Isaiah who are the Jewish people.

who deserved the punishment: I have been punished by the hand, words and power of the G-d of Israel to make me suitable for His purpose. That purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people. It is for His names sake and His promise to them that He remembers their sins no more and for the building of the third Temple for G-d’s return to Jerusalem.

Ezekiel is treated harshly and punished for 430 consecutive days. This punishment is for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah which is the Jewish people. This is the same manner G-d prepares His righteous servant. The words “Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.” and “It is their punishment that he bears” are used instead of “you shall bear their punishment” in Ezekiel 4/4.

Ezekiel does not relieve the punishment of the House of Israel and the House of Judah or atone vicariously for their sins by lying on his side for 390 days for the House of Israel and 40 days for the House of Judah. For 430 days pinned to the ground.

And the Jewish people were not vicariously relieved of their punishment. The complete fall of Jerusalem and final deportation occurs in Ezekiel’s lifetime. It is figurative speech. Just as in Isaiah 53 where the man has the sins and guilt of Israel laid on him that he is not guilty of so that G-d can pronounce an oppressive judgement of chastisement and punishment, bruising and crushing, after he offers himself for that guilt, is really just for the man to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose.

I know what Ezekiel is going through in this punishment. I have experienced it. I cannot describe exactly what Ezekiel went through during those 430 days but I do know what 5 days was for me.

In the second year after the spirit and the person of the spirit of G-d alighted upon me and G-d first spoke to me in 2007 everything changed when G-d told me I was going to sacrifice for 5 days. I had not experienced any crushing, bruising, chastisement or punishment before this. And those are the very words from Isaiah 53.

As I lay in bed the cords of G-d’s power enveloped me. I simply could not move. G-d never stopped talking to me and was explaining to me everything that was happening. He showed me how His power could slowly crush my chest until I could not breath and He let the fear of that overwhelm me.

This only took a few hours of the five days. G-d is very creative and there was very little let up in this method of teaching me of His power, the scripture, the Jewish people, fear of Him and the level of pain He would lay on me. I saw His goodness and I saw His backside. A side no man wants to see and hear much less feel. G-d is fearsome and to be feared.

It changed our relationship, how I thought of Him and took a lot of the fight out of my soul. And this process has continued in many ways and experiences over the years. It is how I learned about creation, the scripture and mysteries of heaven while being made suitable for the purposes of G-d.

Ezekiel is told that he is suffering the punishment of the Jewish people. G-d then tells Ezekiel that “I impose on you one day for each year” of their punishment which is armies G-d says he raised up against them, destruction of the first Temple and exile for their disobedience to Him.

You shall bear their punishment really means I am punishing you as they have been punished to make Ezekiel’s forehead like adamant (flint); meaning as hard and tough emotionally as they are and to calm his temperament. To reduce his personal affront to their laughter at him and disbelief that he is actually speaking the words of G-d. To prepare him to be a prophet to the Jewish people in exile.

G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d have come to Ezekiel (Chapter 3/12-15 and 22-27) to prepare him to be a prophet to the Jewish people. The hand of the Lord of chastisement and punishment is infuriating his spirit. His power covering Ezekiel like cords. The Presence of G-d causes Ezekiel to fall to his face. His tongue is no longer his own for he speaks the words G-d would have him speak.

9And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death— Though he had done no injustice And had spoken no falsehood.

his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death: Jesus taught that the rich man is almost always a sinner. Being buried with the rich is the same thing as a sinner making his grave with the wicked. This verse simply says the righteous servant of G-d was poor but dies a rich man. Jesus did not die a rich man. The righteous servant of G-d who is given the many as his portion and receives the multitude as his spoil will die a rich man.

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

the Lord chose to crush him by disease: Jesus was never crushed by disease (or brought to grief by illness).

The people Israel as one have never been crushed by disease at the L-rd’s choosing. I agree with the sage Maimonides (Rambam) that Israel as one man cannot be G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. This view has many inconsistencies.

Foremost is the idea of a collective offering of the Jewish people to G-d of themselves as a guilt offering in the holocaust as taught by Rabbi Tovia Singer who is an influential anti-Christian missionary and celebrated debater of Christians with his interpretation of Isaiah 53. The other idea is presented by Jews for Judaism as an “exaltation” of the Jewish people by the world in a time to come.

Rabbi Singer says “The offering of guilt in this verse is actually literally translated as guilt-offering.”

A guilt offering also referred to in English as a trespass offering was a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically a sacrifice made as a compensation payment for unintentional transgressions. It was distinct from the biblical sin offering.

The transgressor furnished an unblemished ram for sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem, as well as (in cases of sins against holy items, theft, commission of fraud or false oaths) monetary compensation to the victim for their loss, plus a mark-up of 20% of the value to cover the priest’s earnings.

Rabbi Singer tells us that “The guilt-offering is a fire-offering in which all the parts are to go up in smoke and the hide belongs to the one making the offering. I mentioned before that during the Holocaust Hitler not only burned Jews in the ovens of Auschwitz but he also used their skins as lamp shades and their hair as stuffing for pillows. He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion but not until he worked and starved them to death.”

This phrase “He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion” seems to be a reference to Isaiah 53/12 “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion,….”

Rabbi Singer is saying that Hitler made a guilt offering of six million Jewish people who are unblemished ram guilt offerings to G-d and received as his portion human hides of the Jewish people from G-d. That Hitler is the man described in Isaiah 53.

His interpretation is that Isaiah 53 describes the suffering servant Israel who have never offered themselves for guilt to G-d and his explanation that the offering is done for them by Hitler making guilt offerings of them in altars of ovens is his best answer for a verse that does not fit his interpretation. The Christians also do this in different ways.

G-d created an animal sacrificial system of laws for many purposes for a primitive people and commanded the Jewish people not to sacrifice their children through His prophet. G-d never says these laws are to be applied to humans. Isaiah 53 describes a human being not an animal. G-d’s laws of animal sacrifice were just that. Animal sacrifice.

Rabbi Singer sums up his interpretation and commentary on Isaiah 53/10 with “So after the atrocities of WWII the L-RD’S purpose has prospered because the land that was sworn to us is once again being inhabited by its rightful owners and is awaiting the final ingathering.”

Isaiah 53/10 says that if the man described offers himself for guilt “He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

Rabbi Singer’s interpretation is that six million murdered victims of the Holocaust were made animal ram guilt offerings under the animal sacrificial laws of G-d and that through their deaths a purpose of G-d has prospered.

That G-d had Hitler offer G-d’s children as human animal sacrifices to Him for the purpose of Israel returning to the promised land. And the Christians believe G-d offered His son as a human animal sacrifice for the purpose of forgiving their sins and saving them to Heaven.

The purpose of G-d for the man who makes the many righteous with long life is found in Malachi 3. The teacher of righteousness reconciles the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons through the Teachings of G-d given to Moses at Horeb.

How all of those six million people were first crushed by G-d with disease or otherwise so that they would offer to be a guilt offering under the animal sacrificial atonement and worship laws is never explained. And six million is not all of the Jewish people representing the man Israel. Nor were these six million all people of a life of suffering familiar with disease (53/3).

The only time there was ever a collective agreement by the people of Israel was at Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah and it did not include an offering of themselves for guilt. And there is no account that the Israelites were crushed with disease by G-d so that they would make such an offer.

This interpretation does not explain how the sins of the Jewish people can be put on all of the Jewish people; why such a covenant with G-d is made and left out of the Torah; why offering oneself for guilt is an animal guilt sacrifice applied to a human being and the man is given long life; or why this is a vicarious sin sacrifice so that the gentiles can share in the world to come.

Jews for Judaism says that in a time to come the world will come to realize that the Jew was right all along. That there is no Jesus who died for the sins of mankind and the Koran is nothing more than plagiarism of the stories of Abraham and the Torah and the oral tradition. And this would include those who do not believe in G-d and those who do but are not religious. Jews for Judaism takes this concept on the history and fate of the Jewish people as one man Israel and tries to fit it into the description of G-d’s righteous servant of this chapter.

G-d has never changed the will of men or how they think of the Jewish people in His power. Any exaltation the Jewish people receive from the world will come through G-d’s efforts with His prophet described in Isaiah 53 who G-d calls “My righteous servant”. G-d is not creating a new world of all men loving and exalting and holding in high esteem the Jewish people and practicing Judaism but He is creating a new Heaven for only the Jewish people where the name of Israel shall endure forever.

Those who heed and revere the name of the L-rd and those who are reconciled to G-d and the practice of Judaism by Elijah and written into the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3 are part of the “many” that G-d’s righteous servant makes righteous in Isaiah 53/11.

The nations will never see the Jewish people in the light discussed by Jews for Judaism and the kings (of nations) will never come to realize that their spiritual assessment of the servant was completely backward or that in truth “it was our ills that he bore and our pains that he carried; but we had regarded him diseased, stricken by God and afflicted.”

Diseased, stricken and afflicted does not describe the Jewish people in any way. Isaiah 53 is describing a man not a spiritual concept of what might happen in the world in a selective interpretation of the Jewish Bible in what G-d means when He says His servant will be exalted. And the Jewish people did not bear the ills and pains or guilt and sin of the gentiles. There is no vicarious suffering for others in the Jewish bible. There has to be another explanation and it is in these writings.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

Rambam and the Sages and Jews for Judaism are religious leaders and as such interpret the scripture to create a world wide religious utopia of Judaism as the one true religion and peace throughout the world.

And yet these are G-d’s words on the days of the HaMoshiach that are not poetic ideals that can never happen in the real world as found in Isaiah 60 written not as prophecy but as a song for hope and joy and better times to come that have nothing to do with the world only Israel to flourish and be secure and the Jewish people to no longer be a spoil for the nations and not to have to bear the taunts of the nations from Ezekiel 34/23-31:

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland. 26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled. 29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God. 31For you, My flock, flock that I tend, are men; and I am your God—declares the Lord God.”

And the last words of G-d on the end times and the day of the L-rd is to be mindful of His teachings and that Elijah will reconcile families to one another by these teachings. Many of whom will return to the L-rd and be written into the scroll of remembrance and many who will not.

G-d has shown me how he orchestrated my being shot in the abdomen. The bullet passed through my colon, bladder and intestines. I was eighteen and this is when the doctors said a tumor began growing in my colon based on its size when surgically removed when I was in my early forties shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York. I was close to death and seeing how grief stricken so many relatives were on the news I asked my father for the money to pay for a colon examination. The doctors finally found what was making me so ill and unable to eat. A malignant tumor the size of an ear of corn that had burst through my colon and I was bleeding internally.

To say it crushed me and my life is an understatement. G-d afflicted me and crushed me with cancer with a bullet to my abdomen and, by His words to me, in His power.

That, if he made himself an offering for guilt: There are no testimonies in the New Testament that Jesus offered himself for guilt to G-d.

My offering of my soul and self for guilt was an offering for long life. It has nothing to do with the animal sacrificial laws of G-d. G-d crushed me with cancer and near death so that I would want long life and endure an incredible degree and amount of pain for many years as He prepared me to be suitable to be a prophet to the Jewish people. It is the same process G-d used to make Ezekiel’s forehead as hard as flint to be a prophet to the Jewish people.

The fact of the matter is that no man would refuse G=d’s request to be His righteous servant.

When G-d had Isaiah write chapter 53 He made sure the man described was blemished and could not be associated with the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship. All of those laws require unblemished animals. You cannot offer a diseased animal.

I am the man described G-d afflicted with cancer so that I would offer myself for guilt. He and I both know I would have made the offer without the cancer. It was done to make sure no one ever applied the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship to the man described. The man G-d calls “My righteous servant” who is Elijah of Malachi 3.

Jesus cannot be the man of Isaiah 53 though he and Paul and Peter claimed that he was. Jesus was unblemished. [ Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals. The Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-offering-of-the-body-of-jesus-christ/ ]

G-d knew all things in the beginning. That includes the way the gentiles would take the book of His children of the book. So He laid a snare for the day of the L-rd. This day, when the Jewish people have returned to the lands of Israel and Jerusalem has been rebuilt and the lands bloom again.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first. One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said that is you. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description and Jesus does not as explained here. I did not know about Ezekiel or the suffering servant Israel at that time. I have learned many of these things as G-d has me type these writings. As He is doing right now in editing this writing and adding more information.

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through many injuries and sorrowful times. I became guilty of sins that were not my own and G-d sentenced me to chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment until suitable for His purpose. Now my soul has been cleansed and tempered and remains in His power that envelops me always. I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

He might see offspring and have long life: Jesus died in his early thirties unmarried and without children.

My gunshot accident on a ranch in Texas that led to the cancer that crushed me also led to my marrying the girl who lived next door and we had three children.

The Lord (verses 11-12)

11Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. My righteous servant makes the many righteous, It is their punishment that he bears;

Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion: Jesus did not come out of his anguish to make the many righteous through his devotion to G-d.

The anguish is the emotional and physical pain I have suffered by punishment in the power of the Lord of Hosts to make me suitable for His purpose. Being suitable for His purpose includes knowledge of the scripture and perfect communication between myself and G-d and the person of His spirit. I am devoted to G-d and His purpose. He has prepared me well through this process of refinement by punishment and teaching me the scripture.

12Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil. For he exposed himself to death And was numbered among the sinners, Whereas he bore the guilt of the many And made intercession for sinners.”

For he exposed himself to death: Jesus was not exposed to death. He died.

I was exposed to death by a near fatal bullet wound and colon cancer which had spread to my lungs. I was told I was going to die. G-d has told me that by His power I survived and by His power I will have long life. During the refinement of my soul and spirit He has exposed me to death as a part of my offering myself for guilt in vision and in the real world similar to the account of Jonah at the bottom of the ocean.

And was numbered among the sinners: Jesus was without sin.

I was numbered a sinner just like all men and was a sinner who did not know that G-d accepts repentance. I have been brought into righteousness with Him and now He is in charge of everything I do and say to make intercession for the many sinners through the teaching of righteousness and as the messenger of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people.

Elijah and the Covenant

7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

8For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.     Hebrews 8/7-13 Holy Bible KJV.

 

Scholars of Greek consider its writing to be more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament. The book has earned the reputation of being a masterpiece.[7] It also has been described as an intricate New Testament book.[8] Scholars believe it was written for Jewish Christians who lived in Jerusalem.    Wikipedia: Epistle to the Hebrews (edited).

 

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;     Hebrews 2/14 Holy Bible KJV.

 

A Definition of the “Flesh”
The Greek word for “flesh” in the New Testament is sarx, a term that can often in Scripture refer to the physical body. However, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature describes the word this way: “the physical body as functioning entity; in Paul’s thought esp., all parts of the body constitute a totality known as flesh, which is dominated by sin to such a degree that wherever flesh is, all forms of sin are likewise present, and no good thing can live.”     Gotquestions.com

 

31See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. 33But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquities,
And remember their sins no more.     Jeremiah 31/31-34 Tanach JPS 1985.

 

1Behold, I am sending My messenger to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can hold out when he appears? For he is like a smelter’s fire and like fuller’s lye.     Malachi 3/1-2 Tanach JPS 1985.

 

23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. 24He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.
Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.     Malachi 3/23-24 Tanach JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

The New Testament is said by Christianity to be the “new covenant” of sin forgiveness that G-d announces in chapter 31 of the Book of Jeremiah. The very covenant that G-d promised the people Israel when Elijah returned as the messenger of that covenant with the angel of the covenant (New Testament is a translation for New Covenant).

Jesus describes John the Baptist to be Elijah by reference to the verse in the Book of Malachi that says the messenger will be sent and the angel of the covenant is already on the way, and the messenger is Elijah. Jesus does not mention the angel of the covenant or the covenant (and John swears he is not Elijah).

The Gospels never mention G-d’s covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people for a time to come when Elijah returns. And yet Jesus was aware of it and the commandment of G-d prohibiting human sacrifice. Jesus never explains how or why the covenant of the angel with Elijah of sin forgiveness is replaced by his death on the cross. He never mentions it.

The Book of Hebrews mentions G-d’s covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people that comes with Elijah and the angel of the covenant. The unknown writer says that the covenant of sin forgiveness is old and ready to vanish away just as the first covenant became old and had to be replaced.

The first covenant of sin forgiveness did not become old it did what it was suppose to do. It forgave all of the Jewish people who had been in exile in Assyria/Babylon of their sins and when they returned to Jerusalem they were a Holy people to rebuild G-d’s Temple. And they did. The second Temple of the G-d of Israel.

The new covenant of sin forgiveness is by G-d’s words for a time to come. It is the very heart and soul of the end times promises of G-d to the Jewish people. A promise of redemption.

G-d’s covenant of sin forgiveness is for His namesake and for the Jewish people to be a Holy people when they rebuild His Temple. There is another Temple to be built. The covenant of sin forgiveness did not become old, fading away and vanish. It has been in heaven with G-d to be delivered by messenger at a time of G-d’s choosing.

This same unknown writer said that Jesus ate the flesh (the physical body of a human) and drank the blood under the belief that by his death he would destroy the power of death the devil: “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”.

G-d did not replace His written covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people with a human sacrifice of His son (or Himself) and Jesus did not end death and there is no devil with power over death.

This same unknown writer who quoted the scripture of Jeremiah: “Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.”

Changing a very important part of the verse which reads: “It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused [married] them—declares the Lord.”

It is not a covenant that has grown old and faded away. It was and is by the words of G-d a covenant for a time to come.

And that time is here. I am Elijah.

The Awesome, Fearful Day Of The Lord

Scripture in the Commentary to Follow:

Ezekiel 33/30-33, With Commentary by Rashi from Chabad.org.

30And you, son of man, the members of your people who talk about you beside the walls and in the entrances of the houses, and one talks to the other, one to his brother, saying, “Come now and listen to what the word is that is coming forth from before the Lord.”

who talk about you: who mock you.

31And they will come to you as a public gathering, and they will sit before you as My people, and they will hear your words but not fulfill them; instead they make them into jokes with their mouth; their heart goes after their gain.

and they will sit before you as My people: as if they were My people.

jokes: [Heb. עֲגָבִים,] laughter, related to עוּגָב, a flute.

their gain: their stolen goods.

32And you are to them as a song on the flute, which has a beautiful voice and plays well; they will hear your words, but will not fulfill them.

And you are to them as a song on the flute: And you are to them as a song on the flute.

33And when it comes-behold it is coming, and they will know that a prophet was in their midst.”

And when it comes: the evil to them.

behold it is coming: for, indeed, it is ready to come; then they will know that your words were not a jest, but that a true prophet was in their midst.

 

From: Book of Ezekiel, Summary: JPS Tagged Tanakh 1985 Online at http://taggedtanakh.org/Chapter/Index/english-Gen-1

Ezekiel is a prophet whose name means “God strengthens.” He is the son of Buzi and of Priestly descent through the House of Zadok. He is taken away with King Jehoiachin at the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s second attack on Jerusalem and settles with a Jewish colony on the banks of the river Chebar in Babylonia, where he sees visions. He continues to prophesy for 22 years, beginning five years after he goes into captivity.

The first part of Ezekiel contains prophecies uttered before the destruction of Jerusalem to caution the people against the false hope of relief from their suffering in Egypt and to exhort them to repent for their unfaithfulness to God. It includes Ezekiel’s call to prophecy, the general carrying out of his commission, the rejection of the people because of their idolatry, the sins of the age in detail, the nature of the judgment, and the guilt that caused it.

The second section announces God’s judgments on the seven heathen nations—Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyre, Sidon, and Egypt—and is largely written between the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem and the news of its fall. It also foretells the re-creation of the Land of Israel and of its people and contains a detailed vision of the restored Temple, Jerusalem, and nation.

 

10Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey. 11For thus said the Lord God: Here am I! I am going to take thought for My flock and I will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some [animals] in his flock have gotten separated, so I will seek out My flock, I will rescue them from all the places to which they were scattered on a day of cloud and gloom. 13I will take them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their own land, and will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses and in all the settled portions of the land.     Ezekiel 34/10-13 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland. 26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled. 29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God.     Ezekiel 34/23-30 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

2And six men entered by way of the upper gate that faces north, each with his club in his hand; and among them was another, clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. They came forward and stopped at the bronze altar. 3Now the Presence of the God of Israel had moved from the cherub on which it had rested to the platform of the House. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist;

4and the Lord said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who moan and groan because of all the abominations that are committed in it.” 5To the others He said in my hearing, “Follow him through the city and strike; show no pity or compassion.

6Kill off graybeard, youth and maiden, women and children; but do not touch any person who bears the mark. Begin here at My Sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the House. 7And He said to them, “Defile the House and fill the courts with the slain. Then go forth.” So they went forth and began to kill in the city.

8When they were out killing, and I remained alone, I flung myself on my face and cried out, “Ah, Lord God! Are you going to annihilate all that is left of Israel, pouring out Your fury upon Jerusalem?”

9He answered me, “The iniquity of the Houses of Judah and Israel is very very great, the land is full of crime and the city is full of corruption. For they say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land, and the Lord does not see.’ 10I, in turn, will show no pity or compassion; I will give them their deserts.”

11And then the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist brought back word, saying, “I have done as You commanded me.”      Ezekiel /2-11 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

7See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will sow the House of Israel and the House of Judah with seed of men and seed of cattle; 28and just as I was watchful over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow and to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will be watchful over them to build and to plant—declares the Lord. 29In those days, they shall no longer say, “Parents have eaten sour grapes and children’s teeth are blunted.” 30But every one shall die for his own sins: whosoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted.      Jeremiah 31/27-30 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

31See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. 33But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their iniquities,
And remember their sins no more.     Jeremiah 31/31-34 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

38See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.     Jeremiah 31/38-40 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

36But now, assuredly, thus said the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, “It is being delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon through the sword, through famine, and through pestilence”: 37See, I will gather them from all the lands to which I have banished them in My anger and wrath, and in great rage; and I will bring them back to this place and let them dwell secure. 38They shall be My people, and I will be their God. 39I will give them a single heart and a single nature to revere Me for all time, and it shall be well with them and their children after them. 40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them and that I will treat them graciously; and I will put into their hearts reverence for Me, so that they do not turn away from Me. 41I will delight in treating them graciously, and I will plant them in this land faithfully, with all My heart and soul.     Jeremiah 32/36-41 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him.    Malachi 3/16-18 Tanach JPS 1985.

 

22Be mindful of the Teaching of My servant Moses, whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel.

23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. 24He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.
Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.
     Malachi 3/22-24 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.
2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him: A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel and valor, A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.     Isaiah 11/1-2 Tanach JPS 1985.

 

Thus said the Lord, your Lord,
Your God who champions His people:
Herewith I take from your hand
The cup of reeling,
The bowl, the cup of My wrath;
You shall never drink it again.

I will put it in the hands of your tormentors,
Who have commanded you,
“Get down, that we may walk over you”—
So that you made your back like the ground,
Like a street for passersby.     Isaiah 51/22-23 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

The verses from Ezekiel 33 show the reality of his audience. They did not believe that he was a prophet. This is a good example of the prophet saying the destruction of Jerusalem would happen because the people would not stop their sinful ways and it happens because G-d’s prophet is not recognized or heeded.

G-d had already foretold through Isaiah that Jerusalem would fall and all of Israel would be deported from the promised lands. And that G-d would banish the line of the Kings of Judah from ever ruling over Israel again by raising up a twig from the stump of that felled ancestral tree of Jesse. The felled and banished line of Jesus who could not fulfill Isaiah 11/2 and who being unblemished could not be the sinful, sorrowful and suffering man crushed with disease of Isaiah 53 known as the “Leper Scholar” in the Babylon Talmud.

G-d knew they would not listen to His prophet. Ezekiel’s purpose did not prosper. And G-d knew his purpose would not prosper long before the days of Ezekiel.

G-d said to Ezekiel “And when it comes-behold it is coming, and they will know that a prophet was in their midst. And Rashi commented “And when it comes: the evil to them. behold it is coming: for, indeed, it is ready to come; then they will know that your words were not a jest, but that a true prophet was in their midst.”

And Jerusalem fell and the rest of Judah was deported.

In Ezekiel 34 G-d says:

“I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey.”

And,

“Here am I! I am going to take thought for My flock and I will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some [animals] in his flock have gotten separated, so I will seek out My flock, I will rescue them from all the places to which they were scattered on a day of cloud and gloom. 13I will take them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their own land, and will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses and in all the settled portions of the land.”

[And G-d did just that with the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia who opened the way for all twelve tribes to return with the tribe of the Levites among them from the Assyrian/Babylon exile forgiven of all sins and they rebuilt the Temple of G-d.]

And then G-d said:

“Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship.”

But that did not happen.

That is for the Roman exiles and dispersal of the Jewish people throughout the world when Elijah returns with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for G-d’s gracious return to Jerusalem. All will be forgiven between G-d and His wife, His bride, His children the Jewish people. They will be friends again. The covenant of friendship and sin forgiveness in a time to come is when Jerusalem has been rebuilt and they will never be uprooted or defeated again.

That is when the twig of the stump of Jesse will arise. G-d tells the Jewish people when that time is. He begins in Jeremiah 31/27-28 with:

“See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will sow the House of Israel and the House of Judah with seed of men and seed of cattle; and just as I was watchful over them to uproot and to pull down, to overthrow and to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will be watchful over them to build and to plant—declares the Lord.”

This is when the Jewish people return to the promised land and make it bloom again.

G-d says in Jeremiah 31/38 that the time to come is:

“when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.”

And this is Jerusalem today. For so long as they are never uprooted or overthrown again. And that is what the day of the L-rd is for.

The time to come in Jeremiah 31/31-34 when G-d declares He will make a new covenant with the House of Israel not like the covenant He made with them out of Egypt which they broke but He married them anyway. A new covenant for when they return to Him in the lands of Abraham. And why a new covenant? They have been separated though not divorced and He has awaited their return to Him for over two thousand years.

See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares the Lord. But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel after these days—declares the Lord: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.”

G-d does not say how He will change the knowledge of the Jewish people of the Torah and how it should be interpreted by all Jews or how He will change the emotions and thinking of His people towards Him. There are a lot of hard feelings between many of the Jewish people and G-d.

G-d says that His forgiving their iniquities and remembering their sins no more will accomplish this putting of His teaching into their inmost being and inscribing it upon their hearts; but one has to understand G-d and His scripture of the Hebrew bible from His perspective and the manner in which it was written to know what this means.

If G-d does not use His power to change the knowledge and hearts of the Jewish people in His teachings and towards Him the forgiveness of sins alone will not accomplish this.

The Jewish people and all of the different ways of interpreting the Torah by different branches of Judaism are to diverse and opinionated. Rarely is there an accord and meeting of the minds by the Sages of the Talmud, the Rabbi’s today and the people in general.

G-d has never changed the will of men and placed knowledge into their minds or changed their emotions and feelings towards Him in His power. He spent forty years in the desert with Moses and the Israelites changing the minds and hearts of the Hebrews with His Teachings He gave to Moses at Horeb.

And He became their G-d and they became His people at Horeb (Sinai). Just like the covenant to be made in a time to come:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.”

So in the desert for forty years with Moses as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites is what this means:

“I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts.”

It is G-d’s way to use men for His purposes and in Isaiah 53/10 G-d crushes a man with disease so that if he made himself an offering for guilt he might see offspring and have long life and that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper. This purpose which might prosper is not stated. It is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3.

And it is the same purpose of Moses in the desert to the promised land as the messenger of the Teachings of G-d and all the experiences of the people when G-d dwelt among the tents of the Israelites when the first covenant was made of “I will be your G-d, and you will be My people”. Elijah is the prophet like Moses for he comes with the same covenant.

And then G-d said in Jeremiah 32:

“But now, assuredly, thus said the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, “It is being delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon through the sword, through famine, and through pestilence”: See, I will gather them from all the lands to which I have banished them in My anger and wrath, and in great rage; and I will bring them back to this place and let them dwell secure. They shall be My people, and I will be their God. I will give them a single heart and a single nature to revere Me for all time, and it shall be well with them and their children after them. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them and that I will treat them graciously; and I will put into their hearts reverence for Me, so that they do not turn away from Me. 41I will delight in treating them graciously, and I will plant them in this land faithfully, with all My heart and soul.

And G-d said in Ezekiel 34:

23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship.

The covenant of sin forgiveness and the covenant of friendship go together for both the Assyrian/Babylon exiles and the Roman exiles and dispersal. “They shall be My people, and I will be their God” is the heart and soul of the covenant of sin forgiveness. G-d treating the Jewish people graciously is His way of expressing friendship.

The only difference between the two exiles and returns to the promised land is that G-d’s servant David did not appear after the return of the Assyrian/Babylon exile. And in Isaiah 51 G-d’s cup of reeling and wrath is taken from the Jewish people and passed to their tormentors. Christianity. This is primarily accomplished by the true Moshiach arriving who is Elijah, the prophet like Moses and the descendant of David through Solomon. G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53.

The Roman exiles and dispersal have returned and G-d has raised up the twig of the stump of Jesse who is G-d’s righteous servant described in Isaiah 53 who is Elijah of Malachi 3 and the prophet like Moses. The spirit and person of the spirit of the Holy G-d alighted upon me in 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2.

And with G-d forgiving the sins of the Jewish people in Jeremiah 31 G-d says this will happen:

I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me–“

And then in Jeremiah 32 the sin forgiveness causes this to happen instead:

“I will give them a single heart and a single nature to revere Me for all time, and it shall be well with them and their children after them. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them and that I will treat them graciously; and I will put into their hearts reverence for Me, so that they do not turn away from Me.”

Now the teachings of G-d are not mentioned just a reverence by the Jewish people and their children for G-d and the friendship of G-d.

And then in Malachi 3 the teachings of G-d are brought back to what happens when the forgiveness of G-d is given to the Jewish people. But this time it is not the poetic ideal of the teachings of G-d written on every heart but the teachings of Elijah who comes with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness (the very angel who G-d sent before the Israelites in the exodus with Moses that His Name was in as the story repeats with the prophet like Moses who comes from Edom in Isaiah 63, the Christian world):

Be mindful of the Teaching of My servant Moses, whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel. Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.”

Many will be marked for the scroll of remembrance and many will not according to the last words on the subject of what is caused by G-d’s forgiveness of sins in Malachi 3. The teachings of G-d will not be written on every heart but many hearts will revere the L-rd and many will return to Synagogue and Judaism simply from the new knowledge that the man of Isaiah 53 is Elijah and G-d’s prophecies are being fulfilled in him.

Elijah is also a man clothed in linen a priest of G-d Most High and a king (leader) forever by the words of G-d in “A New Song (Psalm) of G-d” after the manner of Melchizedek and David who G-d uses to test the reverence and heeding of the shepherds and flocks. This marker of the righteous is seen in a vision of Ezekiel:

“And among them was another, clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. He called to the man clothed in linen with the writing case at his waist; and the Lord said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who moan and groan because of all the abominations that are committed in it.”

This is forgiveness of sin of the righteous who G-d “marks”. In Malachi 3/16 G-d has a scroll of remembrance that has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name in the day of the L-rd that He is preparing. Those who are forgiven of sin by G-d’s covenant for a time to come that is with Elijah and the angel of the covenant who already revere and esteem Him and those who come to revere and esteem Him.

How Elijah is received and welcomed and these writings accepted by the religious leaders of the Jewish people and taken to their followers, groups and Synagogues will tell G-d if they revere and heed Him. The bar is set high for the shepherds of the flocks. As G-d said in Ezekiel 34/10 :

Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with the shepherds! I will demand a reckoning of them for My flock, and I will dismiss them from tending the flock. The shepherds shall not tend themselves any more; for I will rescue My flock from their mouths, and it shall not be their prey”

Ezekiel is put through the same soul and self refinement as G-d’s righteous servant and bears the punishment of the Houses of Israel and Judah and his purpose did not prosper. G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 bears the punishment of the Jewish people and his purpose “might” prosper. And that purpose is found in Malachi 3.

Just like Ezekiel who was not recognized as a prophet of G-d by his audience and utter destruction came to Jerusalem it will be the same for Elijah who must reconcile the Jewish people to Judaism or G-d will smite the land with utter destruction. The shepherds and flocks have to recognize Elijah from these writings for this not to happen. Writings given to me by G-d word by word so that His purpose will prosper. Just as the Torah was written by Moses.

And the reason for this scroll of remembrance has been told to me. It is not that G-d has a quota of how many of the Jewish people turn back to Him through the practice of Judaism or He will bring utter destruction to the land.

It is because the Jewish people in Israel have to believe in Elijah and the teachings of these writings for the Temple to be rebuilt. Rebuilding the Temple will cause destruction. Just not utter destruction that will come from the nations. It always does.

But if the nations see and hear of the last prophet of G-d and he is fulfilling the prophecies of Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Malachi and he is the reason the Temple is rebuilt the repeating story of destruction and exile will be stopped. The Jewish people will never be overthrown or uprooted again.

And the nations will know that G-d dwells with His people again. As the covenant of sin forgiveness for a time to come says: “Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” My people are the Roman exiles who have returned to the lands of Israel and made it bloom again. The Jewish people.

“Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.”

The awesome day of the L-rd is the passing of the cup of His wrath to Christianity. The fearful day of the L-rd are the battles with Islam and Palestine to clear the Temple Mount and the building of G-d’s Temple for His return to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 11 and Isaiah 53, Devotion and an Abode

Moses, Ezekiel and Elijah would be familiar with this process of refinement. So would the captain of the L-rd’s host and the man who wrestled with Jacob (Israel) all night. It is a way for G-d and the angel of His Presence to interact with His creation. Any prophet who wrote for G-d also went through this process to some degree.

The process of soul and self refinement changes a man greatly. If you write for G-d as did all of His prophets you suffer for this great change by chastisement and punishment whether you offer yourself for guilt or not. It is just G-d’s way and He does not change.

Isaiah 11/10 says “The stock of Jesse that has remained standing Shall become a standard to peoples— Nations shall seek his counsel And his abode shall be honored.” Isaiah 53/8 says that “By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode?…..”

Isaiah 53/9 says “And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death—…….” and in 53/12 the L-rd says “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil……”

The abode of the righteous servant is humble when the L-rd cuts him off from the world of material things and society in Isaiah 53 and in the end the abode of the servant is one to be honored in Isaiah 11.

From a poor man to a rich man with a portion and spoil and an abode to be honored by the many and the multitude and all who love the Jewish people, Israel and HaShem.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

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1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse, A twig shall sprout from his stock.
2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him: A spirit of wisdom and insight, A spirit of counsel and valor, A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.    Isaiah 11/1-2 Tanakh JPS 1985.

10In that day,
The stock of Jesse that has remained standing
Shall become a standard to peoples—
Nations shall seek his counsel
And his abode shall be honored.     Isaiah 11/10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

8By oppressive judgment he was taken away,
Who could describe his abode?
For he was cut off from the land of the living
Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.     Isaiah 53/8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease,
That, if he made himself an offering for guilt,
He might see offspring and have…

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Messiah and the Spirit of G-d

“Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish interpreted these verses with the kingships of exile. the earth was chaos – this is Babylon. and void – this is Persia… and darkness – this is Greece, who darkened the eyes of Israel with their decrees… on the face of the deep – this the wicked Kingdom [of Rome], whose power cannot be measured, just as the great deep cannot be plumbed. and the spirit of God hovered – this is the spirit of the Messiah.” (Genesis Rabbah 2:4)

The spirit of G-d is not the spirit of the Messiah. The Messiah is a man that G-d makes suitable for His purpose who is born with a human spirit. The spirit of G-d alights upon him late in a sinful suffering life. He is counted a sinner and diseased.

He is not born from above first and then born into a human body. He did not exist before creation and G-d is not talking to him when G-d says to His spirit (a person G-d created) “let us form man in our image, our likeness”. He is not the Word who was with G-d and was G-d and became flesh in Jesus as Christians believe.

The Messiah is unique among all of the men of the Tanakh however. G-d crushes him with disease (puts him to grief with illness) so that he will offer himself for his guilt and the guilt of the Jewish people to suffer chastisement, bruising, crushing and punishment by G-d’s hand and power until he is suitable for the prosperity of G-d’s purpose.

G-d does the same refinement with Ezekiel to make him suitable for G-d’s purpose and Ezekiel bears the punishment for the House of Israel and Judah. Punishment for their sins. And the House of Israel and Judah were still punished. Ezekiel did not take their punishment he shared it with them just as the righteous servant shares their guilt. The Jewish people are refined in the fire of affliction and so is Ezekiel and the righteous servant of Isaiah 53.

He is the prophet like Moses a redeemer, Elijah the messenger a teacher and herald of the time of the new covenant of the forgiveness of sin, and a descendant of David who battles and wages war (a man after G-d’s own heart). He is by the words of G-d “My righteous servant who makes the many righteous”.

He goes through the experiences of Job with disease, of Jonah and near death and of Ezekiel in the bitterness and fury of his spirit in the hand of G-d. The spirit of G-d alights upon him. They are friends not the same person.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

Then another great Medieval thinker, Nachmanides (who was a frequent critic of Maimonides’ hyper-rationalism), comes along and defends the idea that the Torah could be embedded with prophetic allusions to future events. He suggests, in fact, that the Bible can be read as a kind of a long code, with all sorts of secret information encrypted in the form of jumbled letters, numerical patterns, and subtle hints.

Yet Nachmanides isn’t the first to suggest that prophetic clues are hidden in the Torah. In fact, he is not even the first to see Hanukkah in the Torah. That tradition begins with the rabbis of the midrash. And they were even bolder, for they did not bother waiting for the appearance of a Menorah. They found Hanukkah almost immediately, in the very opening lines of Genesis:

“In the beginning, God created heaven and earth — and the earth was chaos and void…

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A Day in the Life of G-d’s Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53

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In the first years of my punishment for guilt by the hand and power of G-d as His righteous servant described in Isaiah 53 He gave me incredible visions that served as story lines for what we did and what we talked about during that time.

The most involved was water in the Temple and it is a good example of how G-d would use any (and all when it was said and done) of the stories of the Tanakh and the New Testament to teach me the scripture and use it in my daily life for chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing.

One summer as I was being prepared suitable for G-d’s purpose He had me quit working and I was living on my last dollars at a weekly hotel outside of Houston in a rural area. G-d was cutting me off from the world of material things and association with society to fulfill the prophecy of being cut off and taken from the world of Isaiah 53/8. I was in his grasp every moment of every day my every move at his direction, listening and talking to Him.

This writing is of a vision based on a story of a vision by Ezekiel. G-d taught me through much mental duress and anguish how to prepare for a vision in a meditative state of mind. It takes an hour or more and you cannot let yourself fall asleep.

One night after I had read Ezekiel 47/1-12 discussing every line of these verses with G-d I had a vision of entering the Temple gate on the east side, the Temple as I have seen it in pictures rebuilt though the sacrificial altar in front was not there. I am looking directly at the entrance in the front just inside the walls and from beneath the doors water is pouring out and flowing down the steps.

I looked down and see my bare feet are in water up to my ankles. G-d always speaks to me during these visions. I have had visions of angels but they never speak to me.

The next day I went to the Addicks Dam Reservoir just outside the city limits. The rain had been coming down hard filling the reservoir which is usually just a dry low area of land with levy’s to keep the water from the city.

G-d had me take off my shoes which was unusual and head to a path that went up and over the levy which is about 30 yards high in walking distance and into a barren forest.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

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1″He led me back to the entrance of the Temple, and I found that water was issuing from below the platform of the Temple—eastward, since the Temple faced east—but the water was running out at the south of the altar, under the south wall of the Temple. 2Then he led me out by way of the northern gate and led me around to the outside of the outer gate that faces in the direction of the east; and I found that water was gushing from [under] the south wall. 3As the man went on eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and led me across the water; the water was ankle deep. 4Then he measured off another thousand and led me across the water; the water was knee deep. He measured off a further thousand and led me across the water; the water…

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Index: Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire ~ Theological Interpretive Commentary

 

Commentary:

I am G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 the teacher of righteousness. The scripture testifies of me and Moses wrote of me. I am the prophet like Moses. I speak to G-d face to face, G-d speaks to me as one friend to another, G-d speaks to me whenever He so desires, I speak to G-d whenever I so desire and I write His words exactly as He speaks them to me. Just like Moses.

That includes all of the commentaries on this wordpress site. G-d teaches me the material and then dictates the commentary which I type. He makes it a very involved process with many edits and changes to make me feel that I am participating but when the “publish” button is pressed it is at His command and the writing and commentary is all His.

This is scripture that has not been canonized. Scripture written not by divine inspiration but written at the command and direction of G-d just as The Torah was written by Moses. The Writings and The Prophets of the Tanakh were written for the most part in the same manner:

Elijah Was A Host Of The L-rd of Hosts In The Scripture (II Kings, Chapter 2, Verse 9 Tanakh) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/elijah-was-a-host-of-the-l-rd-of-hosts-in-the-scripture-ii-kings-chapter-2-verse-9-tanakh/

Zechariah and a Host of the L-rd of Hosts https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/zechariah-and-a-host-of-the-l-rd-of-hosts/

The Captain of the Lord’s Host https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/the-captain-of-the-lords-host-a-gentile/

The Man Who Wrestled With Jacob; a Host of the L-rd of Hosts https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/the-man-who-wrestles-with-israel/

The Terebinths of Mamre and a Host of the L-rd of Hosts https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/the-terebinths-of-mamre-and-a-host-of-the-l-rd-of-hosts/

A Host of the L-rd of Hosts https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/a-host-of-the-l-rd-of-hosts/

Adam, the First Host of the L-rd of Hosts https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/adam-the-first-host-of-the-l-rd-of-hosts/

An Angel, the L-rd and a Messenger https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/an-angel-the-l-rd-and-a-messenger/

Job and the Righteous Servant of G-d   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/job-and-the-righteous-servant-of-god/

Jonah and the Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/jonah-and-the-righteous-servant-of-isaiah-53/

Isaiah 11 and Isaiah 53, Devotion and an Abode https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/isaiah-11-and-isaiah-53-devotion-and-an-abode/

The New Heaven of Isaiah 65   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/the-new-heaven-of-isaiah-65/

Olam Ha-Ba, the World to Come       https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/olam-ha-ba-the-world-to-come/

Why All Men Suffer, the Good and the Bad https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/why-all-men-suffer-the-good-and-the-bad/

Ezekiel “a spirit entered into me”   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/ezekiel-a-spirit-entered-into-me/

How G-d Came to Be https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/how-g-d-came-to-be/

The Birth of the Person of the Spirit of G-d and How Angels are Created   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/the-birth-of-the-person-of-the-spirit-of-g-d-and-how-angels-are-created/

The Twig, the True Line of King David   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/the-twig-the-true-line-of-king-david/

Moses and Joshua the Attendant   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/moses-and-joshua-the-attendant/

Moses and the Seventy Elders   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/moses-and-the-seventy-elders/

Moses and the Angel  https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/moses-and-the-angel/

The Prophet Like Moses  https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/the-prophet-like-moses/

The Prophet Like Moses and Edom   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-prophet-like-moses-and-edom/

Elijah and the Roman Exile   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/elijah-and-the-roman-exile/

Elijah and the Covenant   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/elijah-and-the-covenant/

Elijah the HaMoshiach and the Third Temple for G-d’s Return     https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/elijah-the-hamoshiach-and-the-third-temple-for-g-ds-return/

The Covenant of G-d’s Righteous Servant and G-d of Isaiah 53 https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/the-covenant-of-the-g-ds-righteous-servant-and-g-d-of-isaiah-53/

What Has Not Been Told or Ever Heard  https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/what-has-not-been-told-or-ever-heard/?fb_action_ids=1898629880412438&fb_action_types=news.publishes

Through the Sin of My People https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/through-the-sin-of-my-people/

My Midrash of Isaiah 53; Suffering Servant Jesus Christ, Suffering Servant Israel or G-d’s Righteous Servant Keith Ellis McCarty (Elijah) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/my-midrash-of-isaiah53-suffering-servant-jesus-christ-suffering-servant-israel-or-g-ds-righteous-servant-keith-ellis-mccarty-elijah/

The Angel of the Covenant   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/the-angel-of-the-covenant/

The Sign of the Prophet   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/the-sign-of-the-prophet/

A New Song (Psalm) of God  https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/a-new-song-of-god/

The Cup of G-d’s Wrath   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/the-cup-of-g-ds-wrath-2/

The Word of the L-rd and Elijah https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/the-word-of-the-l-rd-and-elijah/

Holy Spirit in Judaism https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/holy-spirit-in-judaism/

Messiah and the Spirit of G-d https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/bible-code-and-the-messiah/

Do Not Repent and be a Holy Seed (Isaiah 6 with Commentary) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/do-not-repent-and-be-a-holy-seed/

The Man in Linen is Elijah https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/the-man-in-linen-is-elijah/

Resurrection of the Dead https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/resurrection-to-heaven-proven-prophet-of-future-events-and-a-conversation-between-g-d-and-myself/

Moses and the Punishment of Heavy Hands https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/moses-and-the-punishment-of-heavy-hands/

A Day in the Life of G-d’s Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53 https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/a-day-in-the-life-of-g-ds-righteous-servant-of-isaiah-53/

Elijah is Taken to Heaven (ll Kings, Chapter 2 with Commentary) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/ll-kings-chapter-2-with-commentary/?preview_id=4586&preview_nonce=d8003a681b

Utter Destruction https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/utter-destruction/

Stirring the Spirit of Armies https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/stirring-the-spirit-of-armies/

The Power of G-d in Creation https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/the-power-of-g-d-in-creation/

The Twelve Tribes of Israel Returned to Judah https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/the-twelve-tribes-of-israel-returned-to-judah/

Maimonides (Rambam) and His Laws Concerning Moshiach https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/maimonides-rambam-and-his-laws-concerning-moshiach/

The Ultimate Purpose of Creation is a New Heaven https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/the-ultimate-purpose-of-creation-is-a-new-heaven/

“With Us Is G-d” Was for Judah Not Jesus https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/with-us-is-g-d-was-for-judah-not-jesus/

Prophecy to Return Measured by Lives (and the Curse of Jeconia, the Forefather of Jesus) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/prophecy-to-return-measured-by-lives-and-the-curse-of-jeconia-the-forefather-of-jesus/

The Scripture Before Canonization in the New Testament and Today https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-scripture-before-canonization-in-the-new-testament-and-today/?preview_id=6841&preview_nonce=0a1f0991de

The Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-offering-of-the-body-of-jesus-christ/

Divine Inspiration of Prophecy Fulfilled https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/divine-inspiration-of-prophecy-fulfilled/

The Soul Offering for Guilt of HaMoshiach; Cleansed, Purified and Sinless https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/the-soul-offering-for-guilt-of-hamoshiach-cleansed-purified-and-sinless/

My Servant the Branch is My Righteous Servant and a Priest of G-d Most High https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/my-servant-the-branch-is-my-righteous-servant-and-a-priest-of-g-d-most-high/?preview_id=7086&preview_nonce=fb27ad525a

David, the Anointed of G-d Shunned, Despised, Reviled, Shamed and Disgraced https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/david-the-anointed-of-g-d-shunned-despised-reviled-shamed-and-disgraced/?preview_id=7495&preview_nonce=5662f591f5

The HaMoshiach, God’s Anointed King for a Time to Come https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/the-hamoshiach-gods-anointed-king-for-a-time-to-come/

Vindication by Our G-d https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/vindication-by-our-g-d/

No Man Ever Died for the Sins of the Jewish People; G-d Forgives by His Words https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/no-man-ever-died-for-the-sins-of-the-jewish-people-g-d-forgives-by-his-words/

A Psalm of David (22) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/a-psalm-of-david-22/

Psalms 2 with the Commentary of G-d’s Anointed https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/psalms-2-with-the-commentary-of-g-ds-anointed/

G-d’s House of Prayer and His House in Heaven https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/g-ds-house-of-prayer-and-his-house-in-heaven/

Isaiah’s Heaven and Hell and the Day of the L-rd https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/isaiahs-heaven-and-hell-and-the-day-of-the-l-rd/

Making One’s Self and Soul an Offering for Guilt to HaShem is Not a Ram or Lamb Sacrifice https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/making-ones-self-and-soul-an-offering-for-guilt-to-hashem-is-not-a-ram-or-lamb-sacrifice/?fb_action_ids=1934902676785158&fb_action_types=news.publishes

Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the L-rd been revealed? https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/who-can-believe-what-we-have-heard-upon-whom-has-the-arm-of-the-l-rd-been-revealed/

A True Prophet Was In Their Midst https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/a-true-prophet-was-in-their-midst/

How David Became a Priest of God Most High like King Melchizedek https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/how-david-became-a-priest-of-god-most-high-like-king-melchizedek/

Jews For Judaism: Isaiah 53 Verse by Verse; with Commentary by G-d’s Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53 the Teacher of Righteousness Keith Ellis McCarty, Priest of the G-d of Israel https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/jews-for-judaism-isaiah-53-verse-by-verse-with-commentary-by-g-ds-righteous-servant-of-isaiah-53-the-teacher-of-righteousness-keith-ellis-mccarty-priest-of-the-g-d-of-israel/

The Covenant of Sin Forgiveness For a Time to Come https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/the-covenant-of-sin-forgiveness-for-a-time-to-come/?preview=true&preview_id=9268&preview_nonce=fe0260a0ee

Tovia Singer; Outreach Judaism; Commentary By G-d’s Righteous Servant Who Is Elijah the Teacher of Righteousness https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/tovia-singer-outreach-judaism-commentary-by-g-ds-righteous-servant-who-is-elijah-the-teacher-of-righteousness/

Isaiah 53 Is Not The Jewish People As The Man Israel or Jesus (“My righteous servant” is a Gentile of the Tribe of Judah; in the beginning) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/isaiah-53-is-not-the-jewish-people-as-the-man-israel-or-jesus-my-righteous-servant-is-a-gentile-of-the-tribe-of-judah-in-the-beginning/

King David Shunned and Despised (Psalm 69) and G-d’s Righteous Servant Despised, Shunned By Men (Isaiah 53) https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/king-david-shunned-and-despised-psalm-69-and-g-ds-righteous-servant-despised-shunned-by-men-isaiah-53/

Index: Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire ~ Theological Interpretive CommentaryIndex: Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire ~ Theological Interpretive Commentary https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/index-keith-ellis-mccarty-esquire-theological-interpretive-commentary/