Sunday, July 31, 2016

Torah Codes are Very Tricky; Plus What is with Nibiru?

One of my favorite subjects is the hidden codes that are found in the Torah. Why? Being an Engineer, I have always been a skeptic, who wanted proof about everything before saying that this is the absolute truth (there's one of my favorite expression).

But, since everything in this universe is in the Torah, can we use it to predict the future? Absolutely not!!! It is not the purpose of the codes. What is the purpose? Since I have written about this many times, I thought I would save myself lots of typing (I really dislike typing) and refer you to my previous posts on the subject. Here are three available to answer your questions:

Sources of Absolute Truth – 26 March 2012
Torah Codes – 8 May 2012
How Accurate is the Torah? – 11 May 2012
It is important to know how codes are found. We do not have software that we just ask “When is Moshiach going to be introduced?” even though that would be great. Our searches happen by us putting possible words and phrases into a program, and see if we find it in the Torah. In other words, we suggest the information. The facts, that we see, are always after it occurs, we can verify where an event was found in the Torah and how significant it is statistically. Even the Statistical Report done on the famous Rabbis (in my post Torah Codes above) still required the doers of the experiment to put the Rabbis full names into the computer for the search. The fact that they found all 66 names was good evidence that everyone and everything is in the Torah. But, to find their dates of death (and birth in a later iteration of the same experiment), was only possible because we already knew their birth and death dates. Finding all this information wasn’t predicting the future, it was verifying the impossible fact that everything is in the Torah and that the One who gave us the Torah knew all this before the fact. I can find an individual in the Torah, but I can’t tell him when he will die, even though it is there. I have to know the date and look for it, which is not known until it happens (and then he really won’t care anymore).

Why am I telling you all this? Besides the fact that it is fascinating, it puts a different perspective on many videos that we have seen that seem to be predicting the future. Let me be specific about one that just came out, and then I will explain the trap that we fall into with such information. Recently, NASA made a statement that Nibiru will make its closest approach on 24 September 2016 (21 Elul 5776). Rav Glazerson did a Torah codes search and sure enough, he found it. First watch the video and then let me comment on the find:

The Threat - Nibiru 24 September 2016
My first question that came to mind is: did the evil global elite, who have silenced NASA since 1983 when they first saw Nibiru, do Teshuvah? Did the evil ones start to feel bad about their deception and come clean to try to help the people of the world? My answer, after I stopped laughing, was NO, NO, NO, NO (and a thousand more NO’s)!!!!!!!! Am I saying that this seems to be another deception from the evil global elite to possibly help them get into their underground cities to safety, while we are disastrously killed on the surface? YES, YES, YES, YES (and a million more YES’s)!!!!!!!

But wait a minute, it was found in the Torah, so it must be true. Right?

I have already stated that everything is in the Torah, everything. What was actually found in this video? That a date is parallel to Nibiru with many letters in between. Should we conclude before the fact that the date found is for Nibiru?

I did some additional searches in the Tenach just out of curiosity. I found:

NASA – 106 times with a letter separation of 100 or less (many with a very low, significant ELS)
Deception – 17 times with a letter separation of 100 or less
I did not look specifically at the location of these words, since I am not sure how it would be worded. It could be something like “NASA lied,” or “NASA does not do Teshuvah.” My point is that everything is in the Torah including the date that NASA said Nibiru would occur. It does not tell us when Nibiru will occur, since the search that was done was strictly the NASA deceptive date. Here again, we really cannot tell until after the fact.

I found Tammuz, the present month that we are in, 386 times with an ELS of 100 or less. I also found Menachem Av 3 times with an ELS of 100 or less, and 11 times with an ELS of 300 or less (just Av would be statistically insignificant and would produce thousands of finds). Were any of these months near Nibiru, 5776 and other significant words for our purpose? I am sure they are, but meaning what? If there are events happening due to Nibiru such as an increase in earthquakes, it is in the Torah. I cannot tell the definite date by guessing and seeing if it is in the Torah. After all, I am not qualified as a statistician to be able to evaluate the probability of its validity. That means wait until after, and I’ll tell you (once again, who cares once it is done?).

I was so impressed when we found the Adar date that Gill Broussard predicted. I even found in Hebrew 26 March in the area. When I did a search of certain other words, here were my results:

Broussard I found 128 times with an ELS of 300 or less, and 46 times if I cut it to an ELS of 100 or less. Is the Torah telling us the date of Nibiru as 26 March, or is it telling us that Gill Broussard will guess at that date? Everything is in the Torah, so you know the answer to that question.
I need not go into more detail, nor do I need to search further. The truth can only be seen for sure after the fact. I am not here to try to predict the future, but I am certain from the many sources that we have (besides Torah Codes), that we are close to the time of Geula and of Moshiach. Are the videos of Rav Glazerson fascinating? Without a doubt, I look forward to the next one. Is it a prediction of the future? I have no idea until it happens. Should I rely on dates seen to live my life? Definitely not!!!! 

The messages that we are receiving from Hashem through prophesies in scriptures, the Facilitated Communications individuals, the Rabbis who have Ruach Hakodesh, the Mekubalim who have been very accurate about what is coming up, etc, are all reassuring that we need not wait for any further proof. Now is the time for the best repentance, prayer, Torah study, charity, helping others and a very concentrated effort to do the commandments.

My prediction is each individual will be taken care of measure for measure according to our efforts NOW. I didn’t see that in Torah Codes, Hashem has been telling us this necessity for thousands of years. The closer you try to come to Hashem and do His will the better the prediction will be for your personal outcome.

I could not end this without giving some analysis to the coming of Nibiru and at the same time Moshiach. One very strong message that I think we can rely on from NASA and the evil ones is that it will be before 24 September. If their deception is strictly to allow them to take cover, which it appears to be, then we are talking probably at least a month before. The biggest fear that they have is that the world is going to realize the danger and how their leaders are cowardly running to save themselves, and at the same time, hoping to kill as many of the world population as possible.

There are many other signs that we are getting closer. The movement of military equipment has been staggering. The purchase of ammunition and equipment for riot control is unprecedented. The great increase in plastic coffins being purchased and delivered to the FEMA camps is disgusting. The probability of the worldwide financial collapse is becoming apparent.

Then there are signs from Nibiru. The earthquakes continue at about 30 to 40 a day, but with an increase in intensity. In the past week, there have been many more earthquakes in the 5 to 7.7 (in the Northern Mariano Islands) range of intensity, more than we have ever seen. To have earthquakes greater than 6 and not have it reported in the news is very unusual, unless the evil ones want to keep this indication quiet. To have one 7.7 and not see it in the news is unbelievable.  There is a great increase in flooding, fires, 
large numbers of birds and fish dying and hazardous weather systems around the world. There seems to be an increase in radiation level worldwide (I am just starting to pay attention to this indicator). I also believe that the large increase in terror activity with a staggering amount of deaths is all false flag occurrences since the CIA financed and trained ISIS is proudly taking credit for the horror. There is great provocation occurring worldwide for a world war, including an increase by many countries in troop movement as well as missile testing.  We also cannot ignore the great increase in Jew-hatred around the world.

I could go on, but I am not fooled by the fact that this is all implementation of the global elite New World Order agenda. On a positive note, I also see the plan of Hashem to use all this to bring the worldwide redemption and Moshiach. When? It is as close as Nibiru, and I do believe Nibiru is approaching rapidly.

I have said that the commentary from Balaam's prophecy of the Star of Jacob states that the star, which is Nibiru, is the Moshiach.  That means that when the star does its flyby, it is the likely time for Moshiach to be introduced. 

So when is Nibiru going to be seen by the entire world?  There have been so many videos from very unprofessional sources that give me no confidence in their findings.  The only action for me is to try from photos taken to try to guestimate the size of Nibiru and to estimate its possible arrival time frame.  Here are some pictures from Mexico that were taken last week.  The first two are the same photo with the second enhancing the color to see it better:

 Two additional photos from Mexico:

All these photos and many more that I have seen are saying that Nibiru is appearing to be two to three times the size of the moon these days. 

The size is an important aspect in gauging its closeness.  The fact that it is getting so big to the naked eye tells us that it is close. I spent hours searching for accurate information to calculate its present distance to Earth, its speed and its possible arrival.  I believe that since there is no true way to guestimate, I am taking this as a message from Hashem not to try.  I know that it is close, much closer than a 24 Sep deception, but the actual numbers that I have settle upon are not what I would call statistically reliable, and therefor I am not going to give a prediction.

We are in the three weeks of consolation; a time that has been disastrous to our history. All these horrors that we are seeing seem to fit right into this solemn time of mourning and reflection. Is Hashem telling us that the Teshuvah that we should be increasing during these three weeks is much more needed this year? Is Hashem telling us that the end of the three weeks, which is Tisha B’Av, a fast day of pouring out our hearts to Hashem for help, is going to result in a feast day of celebration? It is brought down that when we get Moshiach and the Geula the 9th of Av will change from a day of mourning to a day of celebration, a day of fasting to a day of feasting. I have always wondered about the word fast and how it changes to feast by just adding the letter “e,” which I guess stands for “eat.”

I take everything as a sign from Hashem. I know that I have said that each date that comes up is another possibility for the happy ending (happy for the followers of Hashem). So I am not predicting, but requesting your help again. If these three weeks are truly used as a time of reflection, repentance, prayer, charity, Torah study, helping others, observing the commandments, etc, than we together can bring about the worldwide redemption and Moshiach. I can’t stress enough that this is not a wait and see, but a tremendous opportunity to save the world and bring about the best of all possible worlds; the world as Hashem intended it to be.

Let us all take this opportunity, and put the e into fast (I definitely prefer eating to fasting). We can do it. Also, there was a Torah Code recently that said that Tu B’Av, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av is when the third and final Temple will fall from the sky. Let us make this Torah Code totally correct, since the Temple will come after the redemption, the return of all the Jews and the lost tribes, the elimination of the evil of the world and the crowning of the King “Moshiach.”

I have received over Shabbos another message from Hashem that is very encouraging, even pointing to the possibility of Moshiach being introduced (Nibiru coming) prior to Tisha B'Av (feast, not fast).  I am still investigating my findings and will report it later this week, B"N.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Another Very Important Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, Shlita, Parashat Mattos, 18 Tammuz 5776 (7/24/16)

Father in Heaven, King of Kings, G-d, in his mercy cleans and purifies the world. He will not forget anyone and any country on earth. After a long period and many years in which G-d shakes and shocks the world with chaos and Armageddon (not in Israel), He has stopped the wheel for all of the people and countries in the world except for Israel and the Jews in Israel. They do things in the world and are stopped; they have economic, state and social complications. The entire world has turned into a mess; the evil is fighting the evil. This is G-d cleaning the world. He is sick of the world of lies. G-d started this process a long time ago so that everyone obeys the commandments, and the Jews, above all, rule the world.

G-d is warning the Jews living outside of Israel to come to the holy land of Israel urgently. Don't think you are safe. Jews going abroad take risks; Jews buying homes outside of Israel take risks. There is no protection for Jews outside of Israel, only for those sent by the Ministry of Defense for work, and rich Jews who invest, in order to bring more money into Israel. In the holy land of Israel there is protection coming from G-d. In Israel, every Jews is protected by G-d, and still G-d says "watch over yourselves. Outside of Israel, however, a Jew must watch over himself; if it is not enough, it won't work. There is no protection from G-d.

Jews, do not go to graves of tzadikim outside of Israel. All of those who died outside of Israel come to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Israel after one year. No tzadik wants you to go to him outside of Israel; they want the Jews to stay in the holy land. There are great tzadikim buried in Israel, and the fathers, who are above all, are in the Cave of Patriarchs. A Jew, who prays three times a day, mentions Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov in his or her prayers, and there are no greater tzadikim than them. No tzadik is mentioned in the Shemoneh-Esrei prayer, only Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov, our fathers. This means that you should go to them, to the cave of Patriarchs, because they are the greatest. You should also pray to G-d directly, because He is above everyone.

G-d loves His children, the Jews, and created the world to worship the Jews. G-d does not like pride. Pride ruins man and makes man lose his holy spirit and appreciation for all of the good given to him by G-d. G-d wants to give His children so that they give others, to the needy, to the Yeshiva students, and Synagogues. G-d is bringing chaos to the world, but not Israel. All over the world, except for Israel, they fight each other and have no value of G-d.

The forces of nature also strike the world, to purify it.

G-d is warning: Any country that even peeps and interferes to take land away from Israel to establish a Palestinian state, heaven forbid, G-d has sworn an oath, in heaven and earth, to strike them with plagues that they have never dreamed of on earth, terrible blows to create complications among them.

In the United States, the president who will be elected will love the Jews in Israel and will support Israel completely.   G-d will make the president love the Jews in Israel and hate the Jews in the United States. They will have a revolution and will run from there to the Holy Land. It is not strange, it is written and recorded.

Every country that is sided with the Arabs and against the Holy Land - G-d will make their lives miserable and protect Israel. "Leave my Jewish sons in Israel alone!"

In Hebron, there are still tunnels, they only found 5%. You must look in the houses and basements, there are tunnels between the houses in Hebron, East Jerusalem, and more places.

All of the rich people must open factories in Israel! Don't open factories abroad, you have been warned, you will lose it all. In Israel, every business and factory is blessed.

All of the factories owned by Jews in China, Turkey, Jordan, and more, will need to close and run from there to Israel!

China will be destroyed and go bankrupt because they are touching, taking and buying factories from Israel and want to control the Jewish mind. G-d will destroy them.

France wants to take land from Israel for a Palestinian state - G-d is taking care of France personally, they are going toward destruction and ruin.

Europe will fall economically and refugees will continue to enter.

In Turkey, they are all thirsty for blood. More people will rise to topple the Erdogan's regime. He is digging a hole for himself and his country. There will be a revolution in Turkey. Turkey will be number two after Syria. Jews, citizens and travelers, run away from Turkey! Jews in Europe, run to Israel because everything that is going to be worse in Europe will come from Turkey! Soon, there will be a revolution there and ten and hundreds of millions of refugees will go to Europe and destroy it, Europe will be dust. Jews that want to live in their delusions can wait.

In Syria, thousands are being killed every day. There is no solution, it is G-d's doing.

Iraq is the same, it is being destroyed every day and there is no one to help.

Jordan is waiting for a Palestinian state to throw all of the refugees and infiltrators there. It is waiting for elections in the US to see who wins. They can keep living in delusions with the Hamas and Palestinians.

Abu Mazen is responsible for all of the terrorist attacks in Israel, even indirectly. He is getting hundreds of millions of dollars and hiding the money with his sons; he is one of the richest people in the world.

Egypt is in fear, it is giving up. Sisi is afraid; he doesn't know what will happen. He is afraid of extremists, ISIS and Hamas, who want to bring him down.

Nasrallah and Hezbollah are getting smaller, they are being killed and their ammunition is finished, it is destroyed every day.

Every time Iran plans something against Israel, G-d will send them a fire that will eat them.

The government of Israel must deal with the positive things, things that protect every centimeter of the holy land. Don't be afraid of any country in the world, they have nothing to lose and we have G-d on our side! You don't need to emphasize the bad things, there is law, there is justice, and no one is taking the law into their own hands. G-d is the Judge. The people of Israel must obey the commandments, turn bitter into sweet, hate into love, thievery and cheating into justice; that is how we will kill the impurity and the ancient snake that is dying, and should now disappear from the world. The people of Israel are the chosen people; G-d chose them, and anyone that wants to be modern will fall.

All of the nations are jealous of the Jews, and the Jews need to love and thank G-d. Some of the Jews think they are equal to all the other nations. For thousands of years they have tried to destroy the Jewish people and didn't succeed. The people of Israel bring light and life to the world.

The IDF must be vigilant, don't believe any Arab country. They only care about themselves, not Israel.

All of the white collar criminals, religious or secular, all will be revealed. Repent and G-d will protect you.

Parents must watch over their children from drugs, alcohol abuse, gambling and assimilation. These four things will destroy our children and youths and the future of the people of Israel. Parents don't look at this moment; look at the future and what can happen.

Jewish immigrants are coming to the holy land of Israel.   G-d is working, one step after another, destroying the countries of the world so Jews come to Israel.  G-d is doing everything according to His plan, no delays, all is on time! Above and below, they wait for the Messiah! In this generation, what has never happened before will happen!   G-d did not forget the people of Israel and will not ever forget. The people of Israel will make an effort and G-d will be with them everywhere. Dear Jews, come to the holy land of Israel urgently!

Dear Jews in Israel, repent urgently, so that you don't miss the train, heaven forbid! G-d wants you to believe in redemption and the Messiah. When the Messiah is revealed, Jews will live forever in Israel. Israel, the holy land, will rule the world, a third temple will be built, and there will be a world of peace, love, kindness, forever!

Courtesy of the site "Tair Neri"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Short Story with a Profound Lesson

At the Shabbos meal Friday night, I was talking about a particular well know individual, but I embarrassingly could remember his name – yes, I had a senior moment. Who I am talking about is unimportant, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I visualized this man and could remember so many details, but not his name.

It was beddy-bye time for me, but I found myself lying in bed wide awake. All I could do was picture the individual and no name came to me. This went on for about two hours when I decided to take the advice from a blog that I had read. The advice was “no matter how large of how small a situation is, turn to Hashem for help.” I proceeded to ask Hashem to help me remember the name (I was not too many hours away from waking up to go to Synagogue for the morning service). It was obvious that I would not think of the name, nor fall asleep on my own, and needed help. About two minutes went by after asking Hashem for help, and the name just popped into my head. With a big smile on my face, I thanked Hashem and fell asleep immediately.

The funny part of all this is that the blog that I got the advice from was my own, meaning I listened to my own words. “There is nothing too small or too large that Hashem isn’t there to help us.” Why it took me two hours to remember my own advice, I guess is another senior moment.

I definitely have many more profound stories in my life that this has happened – no solution to a problem until I turned to Hashem. But the more important concept I wish to impart is that all the chaos in the world and the devastation that is coming up, the only answer I have to the question: “what should we do?” is, you guessed it, TURN TO HASHEM!!!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Very Important Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, Shlita, Parashat Pinchas, 11 Tammuz 5776 (7/17/16)

G-d is telling the world, for 7 years in a row, that He is purifying the world and making the earth pure and holy without conflicts and fighting. He is turning the world from a world of hate into a world of love - this is G-d's will. To humans, it sounds like a lot of work, it sounds strange, but nothing is strange with G-d, what He says happens. G-d is tired of the old world, a world of filth, adultery, murder, theft and abuse. He is using the forces of nature, volcanic eruptions, floods, fire, winds and storms so that the world repents and so that all of the Jews around the world come to Israel.

G-d continues to strike with conflict and complications all of the people or countries that want to take land away from Israel to establish a twisted Palestinian state, heaven forbid.

G-d is warning the people in Israel and the world: "Do not mess with my Holy Land!" The Holy Land belongs to G-d, the Jews living in it and the Jews who should come live in it. Woe unto any person or country that wants to take land away to create a twisted Palestinian state. A stolen Gush Katif and Gaza are not an invitation to take more, just the opposite - all of Gaza will return to the Holy Land! Sounds strange? Father in Heaven likes to make strange things real!

Jews from all over the world need to come urgently to Israel; there will be trouble throughout the world. Stop being delusional, that it will go away. It will not go away, it will be worse. ISIS is all over the world, you kill one you get 100. Jews, how long will you live a lie? How long will you live in hiding? How long will you hide your kippah in your pocket? How long will you pretend to be gentiles? G-d has sworn an oath in Heaven and Earth that He will tell all of the gentiles who the real Jews are so that they are banished to the Holy Land! Soon, all of the countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa will banish the Jews from their countries, it is a holy act! G-d has put hatred of the Jews in the gentiles so that they banish them! The Jews have nowhere to go and must come to Israel.

In the entire world, there is no place pure, holy and protected like Israel! In Israel, you have everything; you have four seasons - fall, summer, spring, and winter - but only in Israel. There are rains, the best fruit and vegetables, the best army in the world, there is gold, iron, gas, oil, diamonds, stones and metals. Patience, G-d will reveal all slowly. When business people do things for the good of Israel and the Jews there will be abundance! In Israel, there is work, if you wish to work. There is no shortage of work in the Holy Land, because work is in the hands of G-d.

Every person with a family will earn for his family with honor, every work is honorable. Even the Torah greats and wise men worked half a day and studied half a day, they were shepherds, shoemakers, etc.

Some of the Israeli Arab citizens are very dangerous and they work with the Palestinians. Thank G-d that they discover factories with explosive materials in the villages. There are weapons in Hebron, East Jerusalem, and West Bank, hidden in homes and under rocks. They send terrorists from Hebron everywhere, and Abu Mazen is the top of the chain, he knows and is responsible for everything.

G-d is warning all of the nations: "Don't touch my Holy Land, you have been warned!"

Hamas is busy digging tunnels 24 hours a day. The IDF must be vigilant to prevent terrorists from emerging from some tunnel, heaven forbid.

Sisi is kissing up to Israel, as if he is clean and pure, because Egypt is hungry and he wants knowledge from Israel, and help and guidance on dealing with ISIS and Hamas. He wants to let go of the responsibilities and give it to Israel to take care of. In Egypt, there is chaos; there is no quiet for Sisi. He is afraid for his life because of ISIS and extreme Islam.

Syria is being eaten away; G-d has sent the ten plagues on them, from the sea, land and air. G-d is doing this.

Lebanon is always in fear.

Nasrallah and Hezbollah have no wings, legs or hands. There is no one to help them; they are eating away at themselves. It is clear to everyone that they are frauds.

Iran is the only one left to help Hezbollah; they know that every time they send ammunition, the IDF blows it up if ISIS or the rebels don't get to it first. Iran, listen good, G-d will bring you more fires and tragedies because you think bad thoughts about Israel. All of the gentiles know that G-d is protecting the borders of Israel!

In Turkey, there is destruction and complications. It is a warning to the Jews living in Turkey to run urgently from there and come to Israel! Not to Europe or the United States - Israel! There won't be any more warnings and it will be too late to prepare for aliyah, this is your last chance to run! Jews, be careful, do not travel to Turkey.

All of the Jews in the world must be very careful, terrorism is everywhere. Dear Jews, if you didn't know, gentiles enjoy harming Jews. You have been warned.

Jordan was promised a Palestinian state to throw all of the refugees there. They can keep waiting.

Iraq is a Babel Tower, a place of ruins. The Arabs are eating at each other, a snake eating a snake.

The US is fighting over who will be the next president and they will all be surprised from the result. Whoever gets elected will not harm the Holy Land and will help Israel.

Putin is very smart and knows who to love - the holy land of Israel and the Jewish mind. Russia appreciates Israel. They know that Israel, the Holy Land, and the Jews in Israel really do love peace and want peace.

So long as France continues to talk about taking land away from Israel for a Palestinian state, they will have tragedies and the ten plagues. Jews in France must run from there urgently, it will not end. The hatred for the gentiles will increase, because this is G-d's doing.

All of the Jews with factories and business in China should move them urgently to Israel; you've been warned! China will be destroyed and you will lose all of your property.

Anyone who cheats Jews and lives off of them, steals, sells bad product, etc. will pay a heavy price. White collars, religious, secular, conmen - all will be caught red handed.

Jewish parents, watch over your children from alcohol abuse, drugs, gambling, and assimilation.

Every Jew that gives "ma'aser" and is honest, G-d will multiply their income! G-d is asking the righteous in the world to always pray to Him and for Him; to look to G-d in the heavens and say "there is none like Him."

G-d lifts, blesses, heals and provides. Life and death are only in the hands of G-d. A Jew with a head on his shoulders does not look left or right, but goes in full faith with G-d, believing that all that happens to him is for his benefit and every bad thing is for the better.

Every Jew that has a birthday on his or her Hebrew date only, G-d takes time to listen to all of his or her requests.   G-d loves His children and is happy when they ask for things. Every year, on your birthday, there is a renewal of you as a Jew; it closes the year and starts a new year.

G-d wants the Jews to obey the commandments and give into Him. He has messengers in Israel with the Messiah King, in control; blessed is he who is blessed by Him! Everyone who believes in redemption and the Messiah will be enlightened by the heavens. The Messiah is working to save Israel and harm all of the nations outside of Israel. The Messiah feels the pain of the honest and clean Jews, and for the rest of the Jews he asks G-d to give them wisdom and knowledge to repent. The spirit of the Messiah gives life and the Jews breathe from the spirit of the Messiah, who will soon be out in the open!

Courtesy of the site "Tair Neri

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Big Concern to be Resolved

I received an Email from a dear reader who had several concerns. Since they were not uncommon concerns that I haven’t heard before, I decided, with the reader’s permission, to post the Email and my response. First the Email:
Dear Rav: I know that Nibiru is going to destroy everything and Moshiach is going to be here very soon. And there is this feeling that is consuming me every day. I would want to feel happy about it, that finally Redemption is coming. But deep inside me I know that I don't deserve it. I know I am not enough for what Hashem expects of a Jew (I am not a bad person, but the best two things that I do is that I put on Tefillin every day, and follow basic kosher rules, nothing else). I cannot enjoy the moment and be excited about what is coming. Because every time you post something wonderful and deep, I read it as important news. But at the end I get super sad that I am not going to be part of the redemption. Sometimes I want to cry because I am not going to be selected by Hashem to enjoy His wonderful times of Moshiach. I know that you are probably going to reply to me saying that I should start being more religious and do Teshuvah, and you would be totally, totally right. But I don't know; I feel that if I do it, its purpose would be just to be part of the Redemption, the reward. I feel that my Teshuvah would not be true. It's like I am convinced that I am not a good Jew and that I am not what Hashem asks for. I feel really sad about it. I don't know if I have to be happy that Moshiach is coming, because I know I am not going to pass the Final Judgement.
My response:
I feel the same way. I am not worthy of Hashem’s mercy. I am not a bad person, but I am still human and feel a void, a need to change, a need to improve. Why do I want to improve? Is it because I am trying to trick Hashem into thinking that I am better than I am, to get all the benefits? Absolutely not!!! Hashem knows me much better than I know myself. The reason that I want to improve is because I love Hashem, I love Judaism, I love Israel, I love Torah, I love doing the commandments and I love helping other people, especially my family, my loved ones, who are so dear to me.

Do I crave Moshiach and the worldwide redemption? Absolutely!!! Why? Because I don’t like this world the way it is; I don’t like evil, where people think they are so much better than others and want them as slaves; I don’t like hatred that happens just because I have different feelings about life than others; I don’t like hunger and suffering. I feel the pain of others. I know that the only solution to the world’s problems is Hashem changing the world. The final worldwide redemption is just that: the solution to all that is wrong with the world. Am I feeling greedy if I want to be part of the solution, if I want to help save the people whose pain I feel? I am human and Hashem made me exactly how He wanted me just so I would feel this need to help.

If I have an appliance that stopped working and I use it every day, am I greedy to want to fix it? I was put on Earth to help fix the world. My tools from my Employer are commandments to do. If I do what the Boss says, I am doing my job. Since doing my job results in me being raised higher in the organization (society), my rewards are probably well deserved and should never be thought of as taking what is not mine.

Anyone who is worried about not doing enough, like you and me, are the ones that Hashem wants to have in His new world. Your concern is exactly what tells me that you and your loved ones will be greatly taken care of. How much will you be taken care of? That is the system of measure for measure. Taking on new commandments to enhance your future is not a selfish act, it is Hashem’s will. If you can add the ingredients of love and awe of Hashem as your primary reason, you are much better off than you think. Doing Teshuvah is not just a tool to further our spiritual level, it is what our Creator wants from us. He wants us to be happy and have everything and to feel good about the effort we put forward to get it. We are only trying to live the Absolute Truth as Hashem designed it for us. Why think anything less?

One additional thought. Nibiru is only scary if one has bad intentions. 1/3rd of the world, 2.5 billion people will be saved. The evil that I said I disliked will be gone. The good people that I want to see helped will be healed and will thrive. Nibiru is a gift to solve the world’s problems. Once again, working closely with the Giver of the gift is not a selfish act, it is a desire to help the people who need it the most. It is all good news.

Keep up the good work; it is exactly what Hashem wants from you (and all of us).