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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Temple

It is prophesied in the end of days, the times of the Messiah, that the third and final temple will be built in Jerusalem on the exact site at which Isaac was circumcised by Abraham. The Zohar states the land on which the temple will be built will not be re-occupied by a building until the earth is ready to receive this meaningful building. In the chronology of events and prophecies of the Torah, 5765 (2005CE) through 6000 is the approach to the Messianic era, being the eve of the Sabbath millennium (the 7000th years). The time is approaching when religious cultures of the world, particularly Christianity and Islam, will recognize and support revealed truth. This is the line of truth that George Bush 'stumbled' upon and against which radical Islam is currently fighting.

Continuing revelations that modify societal perspectives make it difficult to disregard the heightened importance of the Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge revealed through deep devotion and study by Jews and righteous non-Jews of Torah and its prevailing logic. By continuous delving into the deepest source of the Hebrew Torah texts (not the confusing translations or derivatives which have lost touch with the truth by virtue of language disconnect), man will be guided to a better world and through the popular emergence of Kabbalah and the mystical science of Torah all cultures and civilizations will benefit.

Regardless, there remains no apparent reason to reject the wisdom of any peaceful teachings especially those of the world’s oldest and most recognized religious cultures. The prevailing logic amongst the major religions of our world must find, through their teachings, a support for co-existence with those that believe in the greater unity of one G-d along with those that embrace and promote humility. Further and on the basis that we all have something significant to loose, there is no logical reason to reject the established views of each of these doctrines to discover, debate, adopt and embrace the prophecies that are said to bring about the redemption of man. Every person on earth is, by default, a beneficiary of this Temple the pinnacle holy event of humanity. Only thoughts that emanate from the side of Severity empower the reverse logic.

When the land at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem was occupied by Arabs in the late part of the first millennium after the beginning of the Common Era, the struggle by Jews to occupy even a small part of this holy space became the prime focus of anti-Jewish activity for a thousand years. In 1948 and finally in 1967 the Jews after a 2000 years struggle re-gained access to this holiest of sites. In the past 40 years it has become increasingly evident that the world, albeit tenuously, intends to support Israel's right to occupy its holy land. This will become increasingly entrenched in decades to come, but only if civilizations recognize the importance of a unique Jewish culture who, throughout history, have shown their capacity to act and who do act as the barometer of human consciousness through the precepts of Torah that are engrained into their genetic psyche. However, most Jews in the world will first face their own serious challenges as they struggle to accept and find language to reveal Torah's inner logic.

Each day there is a line in prayer that says;

“…break the yolk of nations from our neck and speedily lead us upright to our land”

As the holy people of Israel are progressively recognized for the value they bring to the world, so people will realize that the alternative national holy systems and icons and the political regimes that once were established to challenge and dismantle Judaism no longer embody the same anger and jealousy that helped power those vessels in the first instance. We are coming to the realization that we are indeed one world, one people who believe in one G-d, all seeking a common goal, to bring ourselves closer to a life that is aligned with G-d's greater System, to restore the world to the Garden of Eden that it once was. Only then will we all begin to understand that our ways must lead us to find a change for the better. A change that causes our thinking to converge, a change enabling people to become settled with their roles in the Greater Scheme of G-d’s Plan and a change that recognizes the importance of the holy people of Israel who are ultimately charged with a very significant responsibility to lead the world on its march to its higher state of holiness.

During this the last few hundred years before the coming of the Messiah, the time we are all now living, it is known there will be a period of great Supernal Light when pure knowledge, devoid of distortion is accessible to all and exponentially abundant, where the falsehoods of the past are corrected and our lives improved, where the known truth begins to move toward its position in the centre. During a time like this perhaps some can see how a very different positive world can rapidly evolve.

As technology is rapidly shifting the balance to empower ‘us’ of the mainstream populations of the world, we can demand that which we collectively believe realizing that G-d’s Greater System of Holiness can be revealed on earth in ways that are simply profound and to most people, unbelievable. Clearly the future remains to be seen, but we can and do achieve miracles at a faster rate today than we have ever been able to in the past. We are smarter and wiser. As long as we remain G-d’s children, as long as we continue to honor Him and all He stands for and as long as we converge our thinking to fully respect and discover the plan that G-d intended for us, perhaps then we will envisage a future that is filled with enormous promise and hope.

After receiving the 10 Commandments at Mount Sinai Israel were commanded by G-d to build a temple, the place in which the world could be united with the heavens above, a temple that could travel with them during their time in the desert. Known as the Mishkan, Betzalel was selected by G-d who commanded that Moses appoint him to build the Mishkan. The specific reason Betzalel was chosen can be seen when we peer deeply into the meaning of his name;

The relationship between the names of Adam and Betzalel are alluded to in the first verse of the Torah (Genesis 1:27) where G-d creates man in His own image. The values in the names of Adam and Betzalel highlight many esoteric secrets that allude to the relationship of their souls including the equivalence of their normative (inner) and ordinal (outer) values as well as the relationships to 'good' 'life'. In each of these names the smaller values of the ordinal and normative letters = 9. Nine is the known eternal number.

From this and many other sources we see that Betzalel was able to see and know as much as Adam was able to feel and be and it is for this reason that G-d specifically chose Betzalel requiring his soul to be in the midst of the nation of Israel at the time the Mishkan was to be built. When one takes a closer look at the enormously intricate detail of the Mishkan’s design and construction one is able to glimpse the soulful objectives, which this temple embodied through the craftsmanship of Betzalel. The Mishkan was founded in the mystical logic of Kabbalah and brought down to form the blueprint for the construction of the first and second temples almost 1000 and 1500 years later.

The actions of man have brought us all to a confused state, but one which will be rectified by our actions. Take a look at what Rabbi David Aaron has to say on www.sinailive.com to catch just a small glimpse of how we remain limited by our self perceptions and characterizations of that which we have simply learned to refer to as G-d.

1 comment:

rivka said...

as far as i'm aware the akeidas Yitzchok took place on the spot where the Temple(x3)will be built, not a bris....