Isaiah 11 and Isaiah 53, Devotion and an Abode

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 long life,
And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.
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; Isaiah 53/10-11 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

9And his grave was set among the wicked,
And with the rich, in his death—……. Isaiah 53/9 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

12Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion,
He shall receive the multitude as his spoil…… Isaiah 53/12 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

 
In Isaiah 53/11 the L-rd says “Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion.….”

The anguish is from the oppressive judgement of chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing by the power and words of G-d laid on him for the length of time necessary to make his soul, spirit and self suitable for God’s purpose.

An oppressive judgement agreed to by G-d’s righteous servant who offers his soul and self for the guilt and sin of the Jewish people to serve G-d’s purpose of redeeming the Jewish people, to be the herald of the time of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people for the building of the third Temple, to make the many righteous and to be given long life.

The spirit of the L-rd alights upon the descendant of David through Solomon of the stump of Jesse. A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord alights upon the servant not by a mystic change of a “devotion” spirit but by the refinement the Lord puts him through with pain and suffering, bruising and crushing, chastisement and punishment.

The angel of the L-rd’s Presence who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d is always present and is a part of the process of refinement the Lord puts the servant through. G-d created the person of the angel of His Presence with this task of refining a human being through chastisement and punishment in mind. The spirit is an integral part of the process of making the servant suitable for G-d’s purpose.

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.

Why All Men Suffer, the Good and the Bad

From: Elie Wiesel’s Wrenching Lost Version of ‘Night’ Was Scathing Indictment of God and Fellow Jews at forward.com (edited).

 
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.”

 

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.     Isaiah 63/9-19 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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. (“Israel”)     Isaiah 66/22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

 
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.

 
I am the man described in Isaiah 53 and the L-rd and the person of the Lord’s spirit dwell with me. They are always with me. 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.

 
He did it for Himself and for the person of His spirit who is the first person G-d created. They are always together. The person of the spirit is G-d’s constant companion. He is the angel of His Presence sometimes referred to in the Tanakh as His holy spirit.

 

Wherever G-d’s Presence is so is the angel of His Presence. He is the angel that G-d sent before the Israelites in the Exodus and he is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people sent with Elijah for the great and awesome day of the L-rd.

 
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.

 

“For behold! I am creating A new heaven and a new earth”
“Be glad, then, and rejoice forever
In what I am creating.
For I shall create Jerusalem as a joy,
And her people as a delight”
“And I will rejoice in Jerusalem
And delight in her people.”
“For 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.”

 

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.

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 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 31/34 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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.     Isaiah 53/5 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

6We all went astray like sheep, Each going his own way; And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us.”     Isaiah 53/6 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 long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.     Isaiah 53/10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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;   Isaiah 53/11 Tanakh 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.     Malachi 3/1 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

18I will raise up a prophet for them from among their own people, like yourself: I will put My words in his mouth and he will speak to them all that I command him; 19and if anybody fails to heed the words he speaks in My name, I myself will call him to account. Deuteronomy 18-19 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 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

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 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.

The Christian idea directly contradicts the basic Jewish teaching that God promises forgiveness to all who sincerely return to Him; thus there is no need for the Messiah to atone for others.

There is no vicarious suffering or atonement for others in Isaiah 53. There is no animal guilt sacrifice applied to humans. The man described is given long life. He is punished with chastisement by the words of G-d and wounded and bruised not killed or sacrificed. It does not describe Jesus or the Jewish people.

And I can explain the true meaning of the verses as none have before me for one simple reason. I am that man.

I have been wounded, crushed, chastised and bruised by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose since 2007 when His spirit and the person of His spirit alighted upon me in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2. This purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people G-d declared for a time to come in Jeremiah 31.

There is no vicarious atonement in Isaiah 53 by one man or a nation or a part thereof for others. When G-d forgives sins He declares it through His prophets in writing and in Malachi 3 He sends the prophet Elijah with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness previously declared in Jeremiah 31.

The chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing is to make me stronger emotionally. To be more of a soldier to God’s purpose. To protect me emotionally from the haters and naysayers, to move to a country of a foreign language I have never known all alone, and to speak God’s words to the Jewish people. The same chastisement and punishment G-d laid on Ezekiel for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah.

And much more. The constant interaction created my devotion to God and to the prosperity of His purpose, our communication when alone and when I am with others is perfect and on many levels, and I obey His every command with little emotional resistance. G-d has the power to stop any emotional response I may have to anything. We work on this all the time. But I have to be made ready for this power and it is through chastisement and punishment.

This is what G-d is referring to in Isaiah 53/11 when He says “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 I will see the prosperity of His purpose and enjoy it to the full through my devotion to His purpose.

This same chastisement and punishment for the sins of others in Isaiah 53 is also in 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.”

 

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

By crushing, punishing, bruising and chastising him just as he does with the righteous servant of Isaiah 53 to remove his will and refine and cleanse his soul and remove the fury of his spirit. All this makes Ezekiel more suitable for G-d’s purpose with him to prosper, so that Ezekiel will do and say whatever he is commanded to do and say by G-d without hesitation.

And 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 House of Israel by having these cords of God’s power prevent him from turning from side to side. 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.

It 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.”

 

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.

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.

And 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. A demanding and harsh teacher is HaShem. At least until I am suitable for His purpose. And out of my anguish I shall see His purpose prosper.

And that purpose which might prosper in Isaiah 53 is the same purpose in Malachi three that might prosper and if not utter destruction will come to the land. Re-counseling the Jewish families to each other through HaShem and Judaism.

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 for a time to come is here as G-d declared in Jeremiah 31 which causes Torah to be written on the hearts of those who revere and heed HaShem as further explained in Malachi 3 and being instrumental in the building of the third Temple for HaShem to return to “quickly”.

The knowledge that the prophecy of G-d in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Malachi are being fulfilled and G-d’s anointed king (leader) 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 forever just as the biblical Elijah would, and he is Elijah and the prophet like Moses who speaks to G-d face to face, should go far in reuniting the Jewish people with HaShem and each other.

What Has Not Been Told or Ever Heard

“For they [Kings/Leaders of people] shall see what has not been told them, Shall behold what they never have heard.” Isaiah 52/15 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

“For they [Kings/Leaders of people] shall see what has not been told them, Shall behold what they never have heard.”

“They” 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 was Elijah. “They” had never heard such a thing.

That Elijah is the HaMoshiach who like Cyrus of Persia is given this name. That Elijah is the prophet like Moses. Or that Elijah is the descendant of King David of the tribe of Judah (Elijah of the Bible is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead across the river Jordan.)

G-d had Isaiah write this verse knowing full well that the knowledge of these matters could only be known by the man familiar with disease who offered himself for guilt after being crushed by disease and given long life for G-d’s purpose of redeeming the Jewish people when they returned to Israel never to be dispersed again.

And I am that man. These writings are the sign G-d has set forth before me. I do not walk on water, the blind do not see, the crippled do not walk and I do not turn water to wine. None of which have anything to do with the man of Isaiah 53.

I am a man and divine beings. Just like the man Jacob wrestled with all night and declared that he had wrestled with man and divine beings. With me always is the Presence of G-d and the Angel of His Presence the Holy Spirit who is the Angel of the Covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people for a time to come.

That is what a host of the L-rd of Hosts is. The Angels of Heaven are a host of hosts. Angels are persons and divine beings. And only a host could know from the scripture that Elijah,Elisha, Ezekiel and Moses were also hosts of the G-d of Hosts.

And I can explain the following as I am the prophet like Moses:

“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.”

And what did Moses hear when God called out to him?

“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.10)”

Isaiah 53/3 and the Jewish Publication Society

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.       Isaiah 53/3 Tanakh JPS 1985

 

Commentary:

 
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.

In three years of these writings I have not received one Jewish response to these writings. Publishers will not even respond.

Isaiah 53/3 fulfilled.

 

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Keithmccartymccarty@Yahoo.com
To bschwartz@jps.org
Mar 15 at 10:28 PM

Dear Rabbi:

I have written over 100 pieces over three years that turns the interpretations of the Sages and Rabbi’s today upside down regarding HaMoshiach, Elijah, the righteous servant of Isaiah 53 and the prophet like Moses.

And there is a reason for that. It is HaShem’s way of saying there can be only one answer to the novelty of these writings. They are a sign He prepared for Elijah to be known. A sign that the words spoken are true.

As an example there are no writings on the angel of the covenant who comes with Elijah. There is only one covenant it can be. The covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people G-d declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come.

And I have explained Isaiah 53 verse by verse as no other person has before me and shown how it is linked to Ezekiel and Malachi 3. How there is no vicarious suffering for the sins of others. And that answer is in Ezekiel 3 and 4 who is put through the same ordeal as the man described in Isaiah 53 and for the same reasons.

Isaiah 53 is not Jesus or the suffering servant Israel. It is Elijah. And he is G-d’s anointed kIng. HaMoshiach. He is the man that the spirit of G-d alights upon in Isaiah 11/2. The twig of the stump of Jesse. And that is linked to Isaiah 53.

HaShem verbally dictates to me all of these writings. He tells me the sources to use. What to copy and paste. Complete and total control of the entire process including the titles. They are His not mine. If you study them you will be amazed. And of course HaShem can make them into a wonderful book. One to help reconcile the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons.

This all had to happen one day if you are a true believer of G-d’s redemption of the Jewish people. And it begins with the sin forgiveness of the Jewish people who heed and revere HaShem that comes with Elijah and the angel of the covenant and to build the Third Temple for Him to return to quickly. The first sin forgiveness of the Jewish people was in Isaiah for the Babylon exiles to build the second Temple.

When G-d wants to forgive His chosen people He has His prophets write it and speak it in His name. But the prophet must be believed and recognized. That is why Elijah is described in Isaiah 53. And G-d calls him “My righteous servant”.

And I know all these things by personal knowledge and experience. Ten years now. Take a few minutes a day reading the pieces which are my basis for a book manuscript at Keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com. or those which seem interesting to you.

Upon request I can put a selection together into a PDF file that covers the most important elements of the writings. I have attached three of the writings that cover the above material more comprehensively with all biblical passages set forth above the commentary.

P.S. If this is just to much to take in and believe (which is written into Isaiah 53 as shunned and despised) maybe you could share it with others for them to consider this truth: G-d is going to do what He said on the last page of the Tanakh. And that time is here.

Keith Ellis McCarty
6308 Briar Rose Ln
Houston, Texas 77057
713-308-1786

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Holy Spirit in Judaism https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/holy-spirit-in-judaism/

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The Gospel According to Isaiah 53, Encountering the Suffering Servant in Jewish and Christian Theology, Chapter 2 JEWISH INTERPRETATIONS OF ISAIAH 53 by Michael L. Brown with Commentary by the Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53 https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/the-gospel-according-to-isaiah-53-encountering-the-suffering-servant-in-jewish-and-christian-theology-chapter-2-jewish-interpretations-of-isaiah-53-by-michael-l-brown-with-commentary-by-the-righteo/

How G-d Came to Be

“but God’s wisdom is infinite and unsearchable (Isa. 40:28). He is also the omnipresent God (Ps. 139:7–12), but not as numen, mana, or orenda. Pantheism is likewise negated. He transcends the world of nature, for it is He who brought the world into being, established its laws, and gave it its order (Jer. 33:25). He is outside of time as well as space; He is eternal. Everything must perish; He alone preceded the universe and will outlive it (Isa. 40:6–8; 44:6; Ps. 90:2). The ever-present God is also immutable; in a world of flux He alone does not change (Isa. 41:4; Mal. 3:6). He is the rock of all existence (II Sam. 22:32).”

Judaism: God; from the Jewishvirtuallibrary.org (excerpt).

G-d is Incorporeal

Although many places in scripture and Talmud speak of various parts of G-d’s body (the Hand of G-d, G-d’s wings, etc.) or speak of G-d in anthropomorphic terms (G-d walking in the garden of Eden, G-d laying tefillin, etc.), Judaism firmly maintains that G-d has no body. Any reference to G-d’s body is simply a figure of speech, a means of making G-d’s actions more comprehensible to beings living in a material world. Much of Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed is devoted to explaining each of these anthropomorphic references and proving that they should be understood figuratively.

We are forbidden to represent G-d in a physical form. That is considered idolatry. The sin of the Golden Calf incident was not that the people chose another deity, but that they tried to represent G-d in a physical form.

G-d is Neither Male nor Female

This followed directly from the fact that G-d has no physical form. As one rabbi explained it to me, G-d has no body, no genitalia, therefore the very idea that G-d is male or female is patently absurd. We refer to G-d using masculine terms simply for convenience’s sake, because Hebrew has no neutral gender; G-d is no more male than a table is.
Although we usually speak of G-d in masculine terms, there are times when we refer to G-d using feminine terms. The Shechinah, the manifestation of G-d’s presence that fills the universe, is conceived of in feminine terms, and the word Shechinah is a feminine word.

G-d is Omnipresent

G-d is in all places at all times. He fills the universe and exceeds its scope. He is always near for us to call upon in need, and He sees all that we do. Closely tied in with this idea is the fact that G-d is universal. He is not just the G-d of the Jews; He is the G-d of all nations.

G-d is Omnipotent

G-d can do anything. It is said that the only thing that is beyond His power is the fear of Him; that is, we have free will, and He cannot compel us to do His will. This belief in G-d’s omnipotence has been sorely tested during the many persecutions of Jews, but we have always maintained that G-d has a reason for allowing these things, even if we in our limited perception and understanding cannot see the reason.

G-d is Omniscient

G-d knows all things, past, present and future. He knows our thoughts.

G-d is Eternal

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.

G-d is Both Just and Merciful

I have often heard Christians speak of Judaism as the religion of the strict Law, which no human being is good enough to fulfill (hence the need for the sacrifice of Jesus). This is a gross mischaracterization of Jewish belief. Judaism has always maintained that G-d’s justice is tempered by mercy, the two qualities perfectly balanced. Of the two Names of G-d most commonly used in scripture, one refers to his quality of justice and the other to his quality of mercy. The two names were used together in the story of Creation, showing that the world was created with both justice and mercy.

G-d is Holy and Perfect

One of the most common names applied to G-d in the post-Biblical period is “Ha-Kadosh, Baruch Hu,” The Holy One, Blessed be He.

G-d is our Father

Judaism: The Nature of G-d; from the Jewishvirtuallibrary.org (excerpt).

7I will recount the kind acts of the Lord, The praises of the Lord—For all that the Lord has wrought for us, The vast bounty to the House of Israel That He bestowed upon them According to His mercy and His great kindness. 8He thought: Surely they are My people, Children who will not play false. So He was their Deliverer. 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. 11Then they remembered the ancient days, Him, who pulled His people out [of the water]: “Where is He who brought them up from the Sea Along with the shepherd of His flock? Where is He who put In their midst His holy spirit,….. Isaiah 63/7-11 Tanakh JPS 1985.

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—……
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 1/1-2 and 26-27 Tanakh JPS 1985.

Commentary:

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 that fills the universe with no form or shape.

From above it is said:

“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.”

I am Elijah, G-d’s righteous servant described in Isaiah 53 upon whom the spirit of G-d alighted upon in 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/2 and I am the prophet like Moses. I speak to G-d face to face and type His words as Moses spoke to G-d face to face and wrote His words for the Torah.

G-d’s presence never leaves me. He has been teaching me the scripture and mysteries of heaven for ten 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.

And then G-d made heavenly angel persons in the same manner except they had bodies and form of elements of His creation and 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—……

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.”

There are no heavenly angels who have bodies mentioned. G-d is talking to His companion of His Presence the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is an angel without form or shape.

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, male and female, are living beings with the form of the human body that are persons with feelings and emotions.

The Covenant of G-d’s Righteous Servant and G-d of Isaiah 53

Just as the many were appalled at him—So marred was his appearance, unlike that of man, His form beyond human semblance—Just 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 52/14-15 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

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 anquish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. Isaiah 53/10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

The Servant songs (also called the Servant poems or the Songs of the Suffering Servant) are songs in the Book of Isaiah. They were first identified by Bernhard Duhm in his 1892 commentary on Isaiah. The songs are four poems written about a certain “servant of YHWH.” God calls the servant to lead the nations, but the servant is horribly abused among them. In the end, he is rewarded. Some scholars regard Isaiah 61:1-3 as a fifth servant song, although the word “servant” is not mentioned in the passage. Bernhard Lauardus Duhm (October 10, 1847 – November 1, 1928) was a German Lutheran theologian born in Bingum, today part of Leer, East Frisia. In 1873 he became a lecturer at Gottingen and subsequently an associate professor of Old Testament studies (1877). In 1888 he relocated to the University of Basel, where he was one of the more influential Old Testament scholars of his time.
From: Wikipedia (edited).

 

Commentary:

 

In Isaiah 52/14-15 the Lord 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 Lord’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.

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.

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 Lord 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 Lord.

The covenant is that the Lord’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 Lord’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 Lord’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 Lord’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 Lord’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.”

That would be me, this piece and “My Midrash of Isaiah 53; Suffering Servant Jesus Christ, Suffering Servant Israel or G-d’s Righteous Servant Keith Ellis McCarty (Elijah)?”, among many other writings posted here.

My Midrash of Isaiah 53; Suffering Servant Jesus Christ, Suffering Servant Israel or G-d’s Righteous Servant Keith Ellis McCarty (Elijah)

ISAIAH 53  (Tanakh JPS 1985)

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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 and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose just as G-d does with Ezekiel.

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 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 and a prophet to the gentiles.

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 became the guilt of the world and G-d sentenced me to suffering chastisement and punishment by His words, hand and power until I was suitable for His purpose 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 and anything more that He would have me do.

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.

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 by G-d Himself as the Christians believe G-d did to Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Day in the Life of G-d’s Righteous Servant of Isaiah 53

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.

 
Commentary:

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.

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 up 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 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 thorn vines and stickers. G-d told me to ignore the pain and 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 on 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 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.

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 prophets again has not been told to me. If G-d does not explain a vision in a story they are not much use for prophecy or even the fulfillment of prophecy. 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. 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 ten 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. Making me humble to the fearsome G-d of the Tanakh and tough as nails at the same time.

To reconcile the Jewish people to Judaism. To remind them of their covenant with G-d and for them to be mindful of the teachings of G-d He spoke through 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.

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.

The Word “Jew” is From G-d, Not Judah

“In the fortress Shushan lived a Jew by the name of Mordecai, son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite. [Kish] had been exiled from Jerusalem in the group that was carried into exile along with King Jeconiah of Judah, which had been driven into exile by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.— He was foster father to Hadassah—that is, Esther—his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was shapely and beautiful; and when her father and mother died, Mordecai adopted her as his own daughter.”     Esther 2/5-7 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

“But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone; having been told who Mordecai’s people were, Haman plotted to do away with all the Jews, Mordecai’s people, throughout the kingdom of Ahasuerus.”     Esther 3/6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

A fugitive brought the news to Abram the Hebrew, who was dwelling at the terebinths of Mamre the Amorite, kinsman of Eshkol and Aner, these being Abram’s allies.     Genesis Chapter 14/13 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

God (“Elohim” in Hebrew) has a special purpose in history and has chosen the Hebrews and the Hebrews alone to fulfill this purpose. In order to fulfill this purpose, God has entered into a covenantal relationship with the Hebrews and promises to protect them as a lord protects his servants. As servants, then, the principle duty that Abraham and his descendants owe to god is obedience.     Jewishvirtuallibrary: Who Where the Hebrews (edited).

 

Commentary:

The book of Esther is the only biblical book that does not mention G-d by name. It records no miracles and no direct intervention of G-d at all. In Esther’s story, the Lord redeems His people through the faith and courage of one strategically placed woman and her cousin. All the while, things are happening behind the scenes to bring about the final result.

This is the first time in the Tanakh the term “Jew” is used and it occurs during the second exile of the people Israel from the lands promised to Abraham. All of the Jewish people have been deported to Assyria which becomes part of the Persian Empire of Cyrus the Great, the liberator of the twelve tribes of Israel to return to Jerusalem and build the second Temple.

Mordecai the Jew is of the tribe of Benjamin and his people are the Jews. The name seems to be a derivative form of the word “Judah” but the tribe of Judah and the lands allotted to Judah have nothing to do with the word “Jew”. It is a special word just as “Hebrew” is a special word. Words from G-d for G-d.

The kingdom of Ahasuerus is the Persian empire and includes all of Babylonia which is within Assyria where all of the tribes of Israel had been deported to at one time or another, the last being Judah and Benjamin. (Jerusalem is in the lands allotted to the tribe of Benjamin).

Haman plotting to do away with all Jews throughout the Kingdom of Persia was a plot against all of the people of Israel in those lands. All of the tribes including the priestly tribe of Levi which is thirteen tribes though only twelve were allotted lands of Abraham.

There is no reason to believe that Haman was plotting to do away with only the people of the tribe of Benjamin. The children of Israel are the Jewish people. The Jews are not just people of the tribe of Benjamin.

The word “Hebrew” is like the word “Jew” in the Tanakh. Both are simply introduced into G-d’s stories written by His prophets.

No one is called Hebrew until a fugitive brought the news to Abram “the Hebrew”. Mordecai, son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite is simply described as “a Jew”.

These names identify G-d’s chosen people throughout the world. Just as religious ritual, faith and manner of dress identify them.

G-d knew every single interpretation of every verse in every book of the Tanakh by all the people of the world before it was ever written. It is the script for His creation and His viewing pleasure and His interaction with mankind and the Jewish people.