Now we will look at what is to come in the future according to the vision given to us from the Creator by our beloved prophets. From this we will see the great good which our Beloved Creator wishes to bestow on the world, and on the nation of Israel in particular physically and spiritually. Then we will look at what the prophets have given to us as instruction for these later days to merit these blessings. I ask you my beloved friend to take to heart these teachings and act upon them immediately. Sharing them with those who have an ear to hear, as the hour is late. Now let us proceed with ” GREAT DAYS “, explanation and description of the Messianic revelation, these being words of consolation and comfort telling us of the time to come, the reward for the righteous. It is out of such great kindness that the largest parts of the writings of the Prophets are filled with messianic imagery,” Blessed is his Holy name because his kindness endures forever”. Now we shall look at Israel inheriting the land, the miracles, signs and wonders and the revelation of The Messiah in the messianic era.
The Prophet Isaiah states:
” For YHVH will have mercy on Jacob and will in addition choose Israel and will set them in their own land and the stranger shall be joined to them and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob ” (14:1)
Rashi says concerning the phrase ” and will choose in addition Israel ” This refers to the time in the future when Hashem shall redeem Israel in a complete redemption. Metsudat David adds that Israel’s deliverance from the oppression of Bavel will seem a small thing compared to the redemption in the days of Messiah. As this will be a redemption off all Israel in a complete redemption, and also to everything that rests upon the earth. At this time converts will be added to Israel.
The personal providence of Hashem’s redemption of the Hebrew people from their troubles is described in the words of the prophet Malachi:
” For they who feared YHVH spoke with one another and hearkened and heard it and a book of remembrance was written before him for those who feared YHVH and took heed of his name, and they shall be mine says YHVH. On that day I appoint as my particular day. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him “. (3:16-18)
Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra comments “Those who fear Hashem” are the Tsadekem, “they who heed his name” are the wise of heart that know the secret of the glorious and awesome name. In Perke de Rebbe Eleazer, Rabban Gamliel teaches the Heavens and earth are destined to pass away, as it is written ” And the Hosts of Heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll”. All the inhabitants shall taste the taste of death for two days. On the third day he shall renew them all and revive the dead. There shall be no more evil or plague. Now lets look at the detail that can be known with the help of Hashem. We get more of an overview of the wondrous protection Hashem affords Israel from the words of Isaiah:
” In that day shall the plant of YHVH shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and beautiful for those that remain of Israel. And it will come to pass that he that remains in Zion and He that remains in Jerusalem shall be called Holy, everyone in Jerusalem that is written to life. For YHVH will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion and upon her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day, and the shinning of a flaming fire by night. There shall be a marriage canopy and there shall be a Tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat and for a place of refuge and cover from the storm and from the rain ” (4:2-6)
The Radak explains that ” The plant ” this is Messiach. Rashi explains the fruit of the land are those Tsadekem who are the fruit of the Tree Of Life. The Radak says with the arrival of Messiach man will rejoice in the creation. Then Messiach will be victorious in the war against Gog. Then there will be Peace and quiet in the earth, and the world will be in awe. After this his genius and beauty will be revealed on the nations. Rashi says the Chuppah (Marriage canopy) on the people will be the Shechinah. The Radak explains first there will be a cloud of glory of mercy in Miscanot (Tabernacles), and in the Holy Temple. The Zohar says the Temple will be built before the exiles are gathered. So that the Shechinah first returns to the “mikdosh.” But if we are then only returning from exile the cloud of glory will be seen on the wise, great and Chassidim. In the day will be a cloud and burning and at night a glowing consuming fire, like there was with the tabernacle in the desert. The Vilna Goan explains that the smoke and glowing consuming fire is like at Mount Sinai during the giving of the Torah. The cloud prevents one from looking on the glory of Hashem as none can look and live. The Succah (tabernacle) will be shade by day to protect from the burning heat of the sun and from the sword. The Scoch (Roof of the Succah) will be the cloud of glory. Explaining further we turn to the Gomorra in Tractate Bava Metzia1 where Rabba says in the name of Rabbi Yochanan That the Holy one in the future will make a Succah for the righteous to protect from the sun, and it will be made of the skin of the Leviathan. If a man will be worthy a succah will be made for him, if not a mere covering, if He is not worthy of this a necklace will be made for him, if he doesn’t merit this a Amulet will be made for him. The rest of the Leviathan will be spread out over the hills of Jerusalem by the Holy One, and its splendor will shine from one end of the world to the other as it is written ” The nations shall rise in your light and kings in the brightness of your rising “
Also concerning the Leviathan Rabba said in the name of rabbi Yochanan The Holy one in the future will make a feast of the flesh of the Leviathan. Rav Dimi said in the name of Rabbi Yochanan the angel Gavreal will in the future hunt the leviathan, and if the Holy One does not help him, he will not be able to prevail over him.
Filed under: 70 nations, Brit, Brit Meilah, Chamas, circumcision, conversions, Gog, klippah, Leviyaton, noga, succah
UPDATED APRIL 24TH 2016
What’s the lesson for us today, there won’t be another flood?.
“And the earth was corrupted before Hashem, and the earth was full of chamas (violence).” Rashi says corrupted here refers to sexual transgression. It was because of sexual transgression that Hashem brought the flood, destroying the world. Improper sexual behavior is the opposite of Holiness. Because of this it arrouses the stern judgment of Hashem. This is why Bilam saw to send the gentile women of Midian to go and seduce the Jewish men. By their transgression with the women of Midian Hashem brought a plague killing thousands in Yisrael. The judgement of Hashem was only reversed by Pinchas when he killed Zimri with Cozbi the women of Midian. By this Pinchas was given the “Brit (covenant) of peace”, Similar to in our parsha as it says “I will establish my Brit (covenant) with you and all who enter the ark with you.”
The covenant is the Brit, the Brit is the covenant (Brit meilah-circumcision). Its desecration is desecration of all. This is why sexual transgression is so severe before Hashem. Severe enough to bring the destruction of all flesh, the flood. The Torah commands the death penalty for certian transgressions, but they can only be applied on the testimony of 2 witnesses of the transgression. And only after the 2 witnesses warned the transgressor to refrain from sin, but the transgressor does not accept the rebuke but then does the transgression. Then the witnesses must testify concerning the sin before a court of 72 judges. Only then can the death penalty be applied. This is the process of conviction for murderers, idolatry and all other transgression with the death penalty. To this is one exception. When a Jew has sexual relations with a gentile, its a mitvah to kill them both. No witness or court is required to pass judgment. As Pinchas killed Zimri. This is so, as this transgression is so detestable before Hashem. For this reason we must stand strong concerning the standards of conversion, against the “new Judaism’s” of conservative and reformed. (These started in Germany before the Holocaust-flood). Like wise the issue of who is a Jew. We must hold by the truth as stated in the Torah and defined in the Gemore. Not being influenced by political concerns as this is foolishness. Not all the Russians brought to Isreal can be called Jewish for the sake of citizenship or marriage. Only those who can prove their Jewish identity. In Midrash we find a listing of eight female converts: Hagar, Tziporah, Shifra, Puah, Pharaoh’s daughter, Rachav,
Ruth and Yael. Some of these converts above married important members of
Yisrael and contributed a lot to the Jewish nation. The Jewish nation needs its converts, real converts. Like Rabbi shimon Bar Yochi teaches in Passachim that the purpose of the exile is to bring in the souls of converts. But fake converts, those whose conversions that are not done according to the law or for the wrong reasons only causes Yisrael much Trouble.
It is from Noach that the earth became divided. The Jews Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov came from Shem. From Noach’s 2 other sons descends the 70 nations of the world, as listed in the Torah. These 70 Nations correspond to to the 70 names of the Nashamot that descended from Yaakov. The descendents of Cannan are cursed and Shem blessed. Becoming the Nation of Yisrael. Concerning who is jewish we must be truthful and recognize the truth of our tradition which has not changed since receiving the Torah at Sinai which is written in the Torah recorded in the Mishna and clarified in the Gemora. As upon these things the “brit” (covenant) rests, as we see in our parsha. Transgression against these values leads to utter destruction. We see this from our parsha as it is written “The earth was sexually corrupted before Elohy”m and the earth was full of chamas (violence)”. In this generation we above all are aware of Chamas (Terrorist group). Hashem must save us, as we must guard the brit . To guard the brit we are as Noach in the ark. Protected from the waters of the flood. The destructive forces arroused by the evil deeds of the generation. Remember the Ark is where the Torah is kept. The ark of the covanant, this is where we want to be. In the future there will be a new “ark”, which will be our succah. It will be our Succah which will protect us during the war of Gog and Magog. This Succah is made from our Mitzvot. From the noga (sparks of light) we raise up. It will be made from the skin of the Leviyaton. From the shade of this Succah the righteous will be protected from the heat of the sun which will destroy the wicked, and be healing to the righteous. These things as The Rambam says is Hilchot Malachim are hidden and concealed and the way the way they come about is left to be seen with the arrival of our righteous Mashiach quickly in our days.
NOW CONCERNING ANOTHER “BRIT” (COVENANT) “Brit Meilah” (circumcision)
Circumcision should be done with a pail ready with dirt, to throw the “orlah” into the dirt, the blood that comes out of it is considered like an Olah (Burnt offering), and this dirt will save him from the punishment of the beating of the grave after his death, and the blood of the circumcision will save him from being killed by the angel of death. The “klippah” (evil shells) of the “Orlah” covers the letter י , it has three “klippot” like the rings of an onion, this one on this one, and these are like the shell of a nut. It says, “The land was chaos” (Tohu) (Gen. 1:2), this is the green line of the first “klippah” of the nut, “Bohu” these are the boulder stones which is the second “klippah” of the nut, hard like a stone. Darkness is the third “klippah” on it.
( 11B Zohar Tikunim)