Thursday, March 27, 2014
Misconception about Moshiach
I received some comments that I wish not to publish. It seems that there are individuals who want to open a debate about who is Moshiach ben Dovid, Moshiach ben Yosef and Eliyahu Hanavi. Even though it is one of my favorite subjects, it is all speculation and cannot be put in the category of the Absolute Truth. When we find out for sure, then we can talk about it. For now, I would like to avoid the subject since some of the comments are touching upon Lashon Harah and even judging people (against the teachings of the Torah).
One misconception that I would like to clear up. There was a name of an individual that was suggested as the Moshiach because he is a very active individual in the Israeli government – one who is trying to accomplish things. The comment said that Moshiach must be someone who accomplishes things in this physical world and not just a spiritual person. Let us clarify that everything is spiritual since it is all from Hashem. The Moshiach will not perform miracles, Hashem will. Moses did not split the sea, Hashem did. The Moshiach is a king who is a servant of Hashem, Who is the King of Kings. We are all servants of Hashem and even discussion about prophecy is talking about messages from Hashem, not the prophet. We need to give less credit to the agents and messengers of Hashem and much more, in fact complete credit, to the Source of the miracles and messages. To debate such topics based on what is happening in this fantasy world versus the unbelievable surprises that will come at the Geula, is foolhardy at best. Let us do what we need to do as individuals to make the happy ending as happy as can be for us, our loved ones and all the world. We are all agents with an important mission, full of things to accomplish, to bring the Geula. Hashem’s plan is perfect – let us live it and get the most out of it.
At the first Geula we said “Na’aseh v’Nishmah” “We will do and we will hear.” We knew to trust Hashem, immediately do His will (His commandments) and then we can learn the deeper meaning of everything (study Hashem’s plan as we did for forty years in the desert). It is so pertinent now for us to do His will immediately (time is running out), and then take the time after the Geula is upon us to marvel about what it all meant. It is not time for debate, but action.
Of course, after the Geula comes, we will not need to debate, we will have all the answers – The Absolute Truth.
Posted by The Absolute Truth at 7:20 AM