The Sixties Radical- Azriel Lessons from The Torah-

Our sages teach us that the burning bush that Moshe saw was a sign from G-d that I am with you in your troubles.  The reason why Moshe had to conceal his face from seeing G-d this was not the right time to make the request to see the face of G-d.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Learning from David

Tears steamed up my ears when my teacher Pastor Steve Gray said these words about David Sunday February 25th;” Something snapped in David when he heard Goliath insult G-d. David was defending G-d’s honour.”

Those words pierced my mind. my heart, and my soul. Every Jew was given a piece of G-d’s soul at Mount Sinai.

My teacher added these words:” David’s motive was to save the honour of G-d.”

Followed by these gems: “Goliath stood there challenging us to a duel for forty days.”

Then my mind snapped. I thought about Moshe on Mount Sinai with G-d writing down the Ten Commandments for forty days. After the Golden calf went back up Mount Sinai to spend another Forty days writing down the Ten Commandments.

This was followed by Yeshua in the wilderness for forty days fasting and being tempted by Satan.

Then I saw the pattern of G-d. While Moshe was on Mount Sinai we Jews lost our trust and built the Golden Calf. G-d wanted to destroy us. Moshe changed G-d’s mind and thus we were saved.

Once again G-d sent David to change our history.  We Jews were stuck between two kingdoms Sha’ul’s who lost the Rauch HaKodesh and David’s who now had the Rauch HaKodesh.  And this was the very prophesy that Ya’akov spoke over his son Y’hudah that Yeshua would come from the house  of Y’hudah.

G-d kept his promise. HaShem used David to set up Davidic dynasty. This dynasty gave birth to Yeshua. And this very act led to G-d answering our prayer Barukh ata HaShem Eloheinu, Melekh ha’olam.

G-d come down and entered into our world. G-d took the form of Yeshua the Jewish Messiah-the Moshiach.

Thus, Yeshua was tempted by Satan. It didn’t work and this set-in motion G-d’s plan for redemption.

I know this is long winded. When my teacher Pastor Steve Gray preaches these things are shown to me.

I hear you speaking to HaShem.  Help me get rid of the carnal weapons and pick up your weapons L-rd.  This is what David did. Get rid of the old weapons that are in me.  Please teach me the new weapons you L-rd have given me.

This is such a great gift G-d gave us (me). G-d gave us (me0 the privilege, the gift to address HaShem directly in prayer.

The words of prayer powered by the emotion of prayer and directed by our thoughts of prayer what a powerful gift G-d gave us to change me and the world around me.

So, G-d we offer back to you the words you gave us in your Torah.

This is what David did in our prayer book Tehillim.

The Sixties Radical- Azriel The Love of G-d

G-d you have given us an unlimited love that you G-d do not show for the angels. We (I) make mistakes. We (I) choose the wrong path.

The angels are perfect.

I am not.

How can this be?

Choice requires G-d to love us by giving us the option of choice. We (I) choose right. We (I) make mistakes. This allows us to have a credit for what we (I) are accomplishing.

G-d you gave us the ability to accomplish something. This is where the real love of G-d comes from. For G-d doesn’t give us everything He lets us do, accomplish and achieve. Yes, we (I) fail at times. G-d overlooks it and continues the process.

This is greatest love G-d has given us.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel G-d’s Gift to Us Prayer!

What a gift G-d gave me.

G-d gave me the privilege, the gift to address HaShem directly in prayer.

The words of prayer powered by the emotion of prayer and directed by our thoughts of prayer what a powerful gift G-d gave us to change us and the world around us.

So, G-d we offer back to you the words you gave us in your Torah.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Ahavat olam !

Think about these words Ahavat olam. -everlasting love G-d has for us and what the means. G-d the creator of the universe  is concerned about me as an individual. G-d to  create me with all my faults, all of my foibles, and all of my potential, G-d was specific about that. And that was the love that G-d showed me.

When  I go out and act upon the gifts that G-d gave me.  I go out and do G-d’s mitzvahs. I go out  and do acts of kindness, generosity and love these actions show G-d how much I love HIM.

This is due to the fact that G-d loves me.

Thus, through G-d’s love for me I become significant by doing G-d’s will on earth.

What a gift G-d gave me!

The Sixties Radical-Azriel G-d’s Real Love for Us!

G-d chose HIS people Israel with love.

This begs the question what is this love?

It is very simple G-d gave us the commandments. HE gave us a mission. HE gave us a task. We Jews have a special mission from G-d go out into the world to establish Holiness in the world.

This is real love.

G-d gave us the mitzvahs, the commandments to go out into the world to do and be G-d’s people  and to establish G-d’s kingdom. This love G-d gave us is  to be significant in this world.

The Sixties Radical- Azriel The Greatest Expression of G-d’s Love

We are not just creations. We are G-d’s children. G-d gave us the choice to do good or to do evil in this world.

And this is greatest expression of love G-d has given us choice- good or evil.

G-d gives the opportunity to grow, to develop and to acknowledge HIM and to acknowledge the truth and live a life of value.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Learning from David

When my teacher Pastor Steve Gray said Sh’mu’el told Sha’ul to destroy Amalek for the way they treated us Jews when we left Egypt.  The following thought popped into my head remember Moshe. Go to Shemot. Then the voice narrowed the search down to chapters two, three and four.

Then my teacher Pastor Steve Gray said that G-d directed Sh’mu’el to say to Sha’ul:” I have found a countryman who is better than you.”

When Moshe saw the burning bushed on what was called the mountain of G-d (Mount Sinai) he stopped and began his conversation with G-d.

During those seven days G-d and Moshe argued back and forth. Part of the conversation went like this.

G-d told Moshe that his children would not be used to establish the Moshe dynasty. G-d would use David to establish the dynasty of Moshiach (Yeshua)

Moshe’s reply to G-d was:” My children are not worthy to establish the Moshe dynasty then who I am if I my children are not worthy to establish this dynasty.  Who I am then send someone more worthy than I.”

G-d would not let Moshe say no.

G-d saw Moshe’s true essence.

Moshe was a Shepherd . His entire life was devoted to Shepherding his flock. This began with the sheep and later turned into Shepherding us Jews.

Then I saw link between Moshe, Sha’ul and David.

G-d saw into the true essence of each one of these men. And this is why G-d chose both Moshe and David to lead us Jews.

Both Moshe and David had the true essence of G-d while Sha’ul did not.

L-rd let me have a true essence for you. I am just a guy. That’s it.  There are people better than me. Those who are smarter and wiser than me. If I am called on that day I will do it.

Moshe I am not.

David I am not.

Avraham I am not.

Yitz’chak I am not.

Ya’akov I am not.

I will study and do your word G-d.

I am your willing servant Yeshua.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Learning from David

These words stuck in my head after my teacher Pastor Steve Gray finished preaching on Sunday February 18th. These words were:” When John the Immerser asked his friends to ask Yeshua this question, ‘Are you the one?’”

L-rd, let me be the one that will serve and honour and glorify you like my forefathers Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov.  Please don’t forget that I am a son of Avraham. I make mistakes everyday please don’t let be like Sha’ul who did not fully repent of his sins. Let me be like David. When David was confronted with what he did, David fell on His face and begged you G-d for mercy. David fasted and prayed so hard that he David transformed his evil inclination, animal soul into a true tsaddik- a truly righteous man.

When my teacher Pastor Steve Gray said: “That day.”

L-rd let me ready for that day that you G-d Yeshua are getting me ready for. I am not your first choice so please chose me. I am ready or at least I hope I am. Please Yeshua let me be worthy of this choice.

These words leaped out at me. These are the words I say when I get up every morning:” “Shehechezarta be nishmati”

that you found me worthy of another day of life to achieve and grow.

“Bichemla”

with great compassion to forget our other shortcomings.

“Rabo emunasecha”

and place Your trust in us to make the most of our new day.”

Yeshua you are the one. You are the answer to our prayer “Barukh ata HaShem Eloheinu, Melekh ha’olam”

This is what G-d did when HE took the human form of Yeshua The Jewish Messiah.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Relationship Between of G-d and Man!

The relationship between G-d and man is very simple. We humans are needy. We are dependent on G-d. The reason why we are created this way that is G-d wanted to us to acknowledge HIM.

This is why G-d made us dependent on food because HE wants to see us and realize we are depend on G-d for our very lives.

And this is what makes us human beings different from a plant and animal we are needy. We are created with needs.

“Posaiach es Yodecha — You open Your hand.”

Your hand is the source of all blessing that come into this world and You open it generously

U’masbia lechol chai — And you satisfy all living beings.”

All living beings require the intake of elements from the outside in order to sustain life, which is growth. You ensure that every living being is provided with its sustaining needs. Furthermore, You do not only provide for their minimum needs, but You also provide enough for their satisfaction.

“Ratzon — By Your will.”

Everything that is granted is by His will. G-d has a conscious plan for how each living being will receive his or he needs.”