The Noahide Redemption

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The Noahide laws were given to the non-Jewish nations both past and present to follow and do them. This was predicated on the fact that the non-Jewish nations must acknowledge the fact that HaShem gave these laws-instruction manual to us Jews as part of the Torah.

Moses began his blessing by praising the Jewish people for accepting the Torah unconditionally. He contrasted the Jews’ acceptance of the Torah with the other nations’ refusal to accept it, when G‑d offered it to them before giving it to the Jews.

[Moses] said, “G‑d came from Sinai [to give the Jews the Torah], shining forth to them from [Mount Sei’ir, after offering the Torah to the Edomites]; He appeared [to the Jews] from Mount Paran [where He had offered the Torah to the Ishmaelites].” Deuteronomy 33:2

The Edomites and Ishmaelites represent all non-Jewish nations, past and present. By offering the Torah to the non-Jewish nations, G‑d rendered them receptive to later accepting their obligation to observe the “Noahide” laws. These are the seven categories of commandments that must be observed by all non-Jews. In order to properly accept this legal code, the non-Jew must acknowledge that G‑d gave it to humanity as part of the Torah that He gave at Mount Sinai.

Furthermore, in the Messianic future, the non-Jewish nations will be refined and no longer oppose the lifestyle and world-vision of the Torah. By approaching the nations of the world with the option to accept the entire Torah, G‑d implanted within them the receptivity to both their present obligation to accept the Torah’s authority over them – obligating them in the Noahide laws – as well as their future acceptance of the Torah’s world-vision, transforming them into active participants in the final Redemption.1 Hitva’aduyot 5742, vol. 1, pp. 223–224; Hitva’aduyot 5748, vol. 1, p. 92.

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G-d’s Guide to Life

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G-d’s word has all the answers we need to all of life’s problems. The Torah is G-d’s instruction manual. When I need to guidance in what G-ds word is telling me I must go to my teacher to help teach me or as my teacher Pastor Steve Gray World Revival Church says to manage G-d’s word.

I cannot do this by myself. I need a teacher and a community to help me live a G-dly life. Without this I am lost.

I love my teacher Pastor Steve Gray.

After Moses finished conveying the Poem of Testimony to the Jewish people, he encouraged them to pay heed to all its lessons, as well as to the Torah in general.

[Moses said to the Jewish people,] “For [the Torah] is not an unrewarding pursuit for you; rather, it is your very life.” Deuteronomy 32:47

The Torah contains all the instructions and lessons that every individual needs in order to live his or her life in accordance with G‑d’s expectations. This is as it should be, for the Torah is the “blueprint” that G‑d used when He created the world. If for some reason we are not sure what the Torah requires of us in a specific situation, we are bidden to consult with qualified Torah scholars, who have learned from their own teachers how to correctly apply the Torah’s wisdom to our lives.

Thus, the literal meaning of this verse is, “For it is not an empty thing from you,” which, the sages of the Talmud tell us, means, “If you find a situation in life that seems empty of – i.e., lacking – the Torah’s direction, it is because of you – i.e., your own inability to apply the Torah’s wisdom to your life.” In such cases, the Torah directs us to seek its application from our teachers and mentors.1 Sichot Kodesh 5739, vol. 1, pp. 129–131.

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When the Messiah Comes

When Yeshua the Messiah comes back truth will reign supreme. Lies will no longer be seen as true and the truth will not be seen as lies. All the nations of the earth will do their part to aid us Jews to bring the world to its divine mission through the Yeshua.

The entire world will know why HaShem chose us Jews to be HIS people.

G‑d then told Moses to inform the Jewish people that eventually the non-Jewish nations would appreciate them and praise them for remaining true to their covenant with G‑d.

 [Moses addressed the non-Jews:] “Nations! Praise [G‑d] for His people, [the Jews]!” Deuteronomy 32:43

When the Messianic Redemption occurs, truth will no longer be so easily confused with falsehood. It will become clear to the whole world why G‑d chose the Jews to be His people. Our role as the priests and teachers of humanity will finally be universally acknowledged, and our redeeming contributions to human civilization will be fully appreciated. The nations of the world will then do whatever they can to aid the Jews in their Divine mission of bringing the world to its fullest potential.

Educating the world to appreciate not only G‑d but G‑d’s people is therefore an integral part of preparing the world for the Redemption and hastening it.1 Hitva’aduyot 5748, vol. 1, p. 41.

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Healing the World

By living G-dly lives, turning to the Jewish Messiah Yeshua and becoming a follower of Yeshua this will open up the barrier and thus pave the way for Yeshua to come back.

G‑d told Moses to inform the Jewish people that after they would receive their corrective punishment for their lapses in loyalty to G‑d’s covenant, G‑d would comfort them and punish those who had persecuted them.

 [G‑d said,] “I strike and I heal.” Deuteronomy 32:39

The Hebrew word for “strike” (machatzti) is related to the word for “barrier” or “partition” (mechitzah). The sickness that the world presently suffers from is the artificial barrier between the spiritual and the material. The difficulty we experience in trying to sense the spiritual in what we do or in trying to apply our inspiration to our daily lives is the true definition of exile. In the Messianic era, G‑d will heal this split. The dividing barrier will be transformed into a connecting doorway, enabling the spiritual and the material to once again unite. This is how evil will be eliminated in the future: G‑d will be so revealed that evil – the denial of G‑d – will simply cease to exist.

It follows that the way to hasten the Messianic era is by taking care to refine even the lowest aspects of our material lives, infusing them with as much spirituality as we can. By living “messianic” lives in this way, we are doing our part to nullify the exile.1 er HaMa’amarim 5730, pp. 211–212

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G-d’s Children

No matter what anyone says G-d will sever HIS relationship with us Jews. We will always be G-d’s children. We will always be the apple of G-d’s eye. We are HIS people. G-d will always love us. G-d will never separate HIMSELF from His children.

I know. I have tried to run away from who I am. I can’t. I tried. Everywhere I turned or ran to G-d was there calling me back home. I am glad I returned to my roots of Judaism.

Thank you Father Jack Flynn for the constant pushing to get me back to my roots.

Thank you to my teacher my teacher Pastor Steve Gray World Revival Church taking this broken down Jew and reviving my life.

I love you Pastor Steve Gray.

G‑d told Moses to inform the Jewish people that He would punish them for their misdeeds, but would nonetheless never forsake them.

[Moses said that G‑d would say,] “They are children who [act] uneducated.” Deuteronomy 32:20

By referring to us as His “children,” G‑d let it be known that He would never sever His relationship with us, and that we can never sever our relationship with Him – just as parents can never sever themselves from their children, and children can never sever themselves from their parents. The relationship between parents and their children is so essential, so strong, that no matter how seriously it may be tested, in the final analysis it will always overcome any behavior that might seem to threaten it.

It is therefore pointless to try to hide or flee from this relationship, and senseless to think that it can ever be forfeited. G‑d’s love for us is infinitely stronger than anything we may have done to weaken it.1 Sefer HaMa’amarim 5715, pp. 319–320.

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The Challenge of Wealth

Let’s take a look at wealth. The Rebbe writes “There is nothing wrong with wealth per se, as long as we take the necessary steps to ensure that we retain the proper perspective. We should answer the challenge of wealth by striving all the more to refine our human-animal natures, taking care not to indulge in excess mundane gratification – material or cultural. We can then refine the world, as well, by shining the light of the Torah outward,1 using the blessings of wealth for their intended purposes: to support and further the study of the Torah and the dissemination of Judaism.2

If we encounter someone who has “gotten fat and kicked,” we should not give up hope, since even the most disinterested Jew remains a Jew at heart, and the light of truth will penetrate even the hardest barrier.3 Sefer HaMa’amarim 5700, p. 158. 2. Sefer HaSichot 5702, p. 149.  3.Sefer HaSichot 5701, p. 83.

G‑d then told Moses to inform the Jewish people how G‑d would provide them with material bounty in the Land of Israel. But G‑d also cautioned them that should they overindulge in this wealth, it would cause them to rebel against Him.

[Moses said,] “The [formerly] upright people became fat and kicked.” Deuteronomy 32:15

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Maintaining Focus

How do we construct a Tabernacle? By studying Torah and thus G-d will have HIS dwelling place. The hardest part is to have G-d’s word on my heart. This means I must learn to live, act and do G-d’s word on a daily basis.

How many times do fail or fall short? Everyday! I strive to reach the goal.  G-d is looking at is my heart. Is my heart and motives right? I sure hope so and this is why I ask HaShem to guide me every day and give me correction.

This is done through my teacher Pastor Steve Gray World Revival Church.

G‑d told Moses to encourage the Jewish people to remember their history, recalling how G‑d chose them to be His people, gave them the Torah, and shepherded them through the desert on the way from Egypt to the Land of Israel.

[Moses said,] “[G‑d] made [the Jewish people] surround Him [by commanding them to camp around the Tabernacle].” Deuteronomy 32:1

By studying the Torah regularly, we construct a “Tabernacle,” i.e., a dwelling for G‑d, in our personal lives. By commanding the Jewish people to encamp around the Tabernacle, G‑d teaches us that we should center our lives around this inner sanctuary. The innermost point of the Tabernacle was the Ark, which housed the Tablets of the Covenant, i.e., the Torah. When the Torah is the focal point around which our lives revolve, it can positively affect all facets of our lives, as it is meant to. Furthermore, once the Torah is illuminating and influencing our lives as it is meant to, its influence can spread still further outward, enlightening and refining all humanity and the entire world.1 Hitva’aduyot 5744, vol. 4, pp. 2649–2650.

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Heaven on Earth

We are to bring heaven to earth. This is done when we live for G-d not for ourselves. My teacher Pastor Steve Gray World Revival Church calls this dying to self. This is a must when I called to G-d to bring heaven down to earth.

This is not a choice. It is a commandment from G-d given to us at Mount Sinai.

G‑d called upon both heaven and earth to bear witness to the message He was about to deliver to the Jewish people.

                [G‑d said,] “Listen, O heaven . . . Hear, O earth.” Deuteronomy 32:1

G‑d addressed both heaven and earth in order to teach us that we are called upon to harmonize the two. The Torah originates in heaven and consists of G‑d’s vision for the perfection of the world. By spreading the knowledge of the Torah to ourselves and to others, we are bringing heaven down to earth. By reshaping both our own lives and the lives of others in accordance with the Torah’s teachings, we are bringing life on earth up to heaven. When we have made life into “heaven on earth” – reconciling the division between the two – heaven and earth testify how we have fulfilled our mission in life.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 9, pp. 213–214.

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Being United with Torah

When I write down G-d’s word it becomes implanted in my heart. It is amazing how the act of writing down what is right about me and wrong about has such power to start the transformation of my life. The powerful act of writing down the word of G-d and then take stock of my life changes my entire outlook on how I see myself and then the world.

Moses then instructed the Levites to place the Torah scroll that he would soon write in the Ark of the Covenant, together with the Tablets of the Covenant that he received at Mount Sinai.

[Moses told the Levites,] “Take this Torah scroll and place it alongside [the Tablets of Testimony].” Deuteronomy 31:26

Thus, the Ark in the Tabernacle contained the Torah both engraved in stone and written on parchment. The difference between engraved and written letters is that the engraved letters are part and parcel of the stone, whereas written letters are not part of the parchment but added to it. Thus, engraved letters express our intrinsic connection to the Torah, whereas written letters allude to how we preserve our connection to the Torah even during our mundane lives, when we think of ourselves as being separate from the Torah.

The presence of both the engraved Torah and the inscribed Torah within the Ark indicates that we must first experience our intrinsic connection with the Torah and then carry that experience with us into our mundane lives.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 2, pp. 407–408.

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The Purpose of Effort

G-d wants to shower us with many gifts yet we must earn them. This means we must do our part by doing G-d’s mitzvahs. When we do this by tapping into G-d’s divine power we change the world and thus G-d’s glory will come to earth.

When we overcome obstacles to bring about the kingdom of G-d we earn the goodness of G-d and all of his blessings.

By doing my part I will feel not ashamed instead I will become a partner with G-d to bring about G-d’s full glory through Yeshua the Jewish Messiah. The only way this can happen is when I die to self and put G-d’s needs, wants, and desires ahead of my own.

I am to learning to live for G-d not for myself to paraphrase my teacher Pastor Steve Gray of World Revival Church, Kansas City.

G‑d then addressed Joshua from the cloud at the entrance to the Tabernacle, charging him with the mission of leading the Jewish people into the Land of Israel.

[G‑d told Joshua,] “Be strong and courageous! For you will bring the Jewish people to the land that I have sworn [to give] them.” Deuteronomy 31:23

We are taught that had Moses led the Jewish people into the Land of Israel, its conquest would have been virtually effortless. The intensity of Moses’ holiness would have neutralized any opposition. The same would have been true of our “conquest” of the world’s materiality: Moses’ entry into the Land of Israel would have made our task of elevating and refining the world virtually effortless.

This is the inner reason why G‑d did not allow Moses into the Promised Land. G‑d wants to shower us with infinite goodness. But were He to do so freely, without requiring us to “earn” it, we would feel ashamed. Thus, His desire to be good to us would backfire. Therefore, G‑d made the bestowal of His infinite goodness dependent upon our efforts. When we summon our hidden potential in order to overcome obstacles to the Divine mission of perfecting the world, we earn G‑d’s infinite goodness.1 Hitva’aduyot 5711, vol. 1, pp. 20–22.

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