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The Sixties Radical-Azriel Free Choice and Reward

Think about this for a minute or so. “Moses then told the Jewish people that, in the final analysis,G‑d is presenting them with the free choice to choose between good and evil.

[Moses told the Jewish people,] “Behold, I have set before you today life and good and death and evil. Choose life!” Deuteronomy 30:15

It is not always clear that good behavior leads to blessings and life and that bad behavior leads to curses and death. This allows us the free will to choose to be good. If it were always clear that good behavior leads to blessing and life, whereas bad behavior leads to the opposite, what choice could we have but to be good? The very fact that being good does not always lead to goodness both forces us and enables us to base our relationship with G‑d on a more profound basis.

For this reason, on a deeper level, G‑d (through Moses) is here asking us to be good for its own sake, rather than for any expectation of material reward, even when we do see clearly that being good leads to good results.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 28, p. 82.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel Revolution

If you were there
and the forces of destruction
were about to destroy Jerusalem
and you had the power to do something about it,
would you sit and mourn and cry?

Or would you turn the world
on its head
to change history?

So what is stopping you?
Turn over the whole world now!


The Sixties Radical Azriel Down to Earth!

Jewish word for sin is Cheit. This is translated as sin but really means failure to reach one’s target. This means I have fallen short of the mark. Yeshua means that G-d turned to us. Therefore G-d saw that we Jews had fallen short of the mark so HaShem took the human form of Yeshua so we Jews would return to the mark- God’s house so we would get back to our raison d’etre(my reason for being -the reason for my existence) This is to serve G-d by creating a dwelling place for G-d, so the world would be transformed into kingdom of heaven.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Seeing and Believing

This will blow your mind. This blew my mind out of the water.  Many times, a curse comes to me in the disguise of blessing. Thus, evil exits to provide with Free choice. Instead of getting angry with G-d I am learning see the blessing that is hidden from me.

Moses urged the Jewish people to realize that G‑d gives them the choice between good and evil. Their choice will result either in a life of blessings or one of curses.

[Moses told the Jewish people in G‑d’s Name,] “See, I set before you today a blessing and a curse.” Deuteronomy 11:26

A Divine curse is actually a blessing that is too great to be revealed within our limited world and must therefore be “disguised” as a curse. Our challenge is to see it in this perspective, rather than falling into the trap of becoming angry with G‑d. Thus, pain and negativity exist in order to provide us with free choice. Free choice, in turn, exists in order to enable us to earn the rewards for our choices, so we need not feel unworthy of the blessings that G‑d bestows upon us.

When we recognize that evil exists solely to provide us with the free choice to reject it, our struggle with it becomes much easier.1 Likutei Sichot, vol. 4, pp. 1339–1342.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel Joy

I have been cranky and irritable all week. Actually, it was way longer than this. My mind, my heart, my body, my soul and my emotions have been off for a while.

This thought attacked my mind this morning I have lost my joy. What did Pastor Kathy Gray preach today Sunday April 15th Joy? Go Figure! Hit me upside the head with a sledge hammer.

I needed that sledge hammer of truth.

Pastor Kathy is a true prophet and Tzaddik (righteous person). Pastor Kathy’s mind, heart and body and soul cries out the teachings of Chassidism that were taught by the Baal Shem Tov and written in the Tanya by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

Chassidism summed up is the service to G-d through power of joy, through the power of love of G-d and one’s fellow, emotional involvement in prayer coupled with finding G-dliness in every aspect of one’s existence. This is done so we can elevate the material world to G-dliness.

G-d is speaking through Pastor Kathy Gray today at World Revival Church.

Pastor Kathy nailed me today with these words. “Joy is G-d’s grace recognized by acknowledging G-d’s grace in your life.”

Then the real kick in the head:” Don’t call evil good and don’t call good evil”

This is icing on the cake;” Yeshua never lost sight of the joy of the father.”

Then I knew I needed an attitude adjustment big time.

Wake up. Change. Come back to me.  Get your joy back by remembering all the miracles I HaShem have performed in your life. I HaShem is the source of all things. Come back to me the source when I HaShem walked the earth in human form of Yeshua. I HaShem turned to you and now you Robert turn to me like Moshe did on the Mountain of G-d when Moshe saw the burning bush.

I HaShem used Pastor Kathy as the burning bush to bring you back home to me.

Thank HaShem for using Pastor Kathy Gray so that I can see the Joy that comes from Grace through my Father HaShem.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Tanya!

The Tanya is called by the Alter Rebbe Schneur Zalman of Liadi the book of the beinonei. This is a Jewish word meaning the intermediate one. This is a step lower than the righteous one a Tzadik and higher than the animal soul which we all have.

This book is for everyone. This is the average man who like me who has to struggle to achieve righteousness.

The Tanya is a book of lessons and teachings based on the Talmud, Torah and Kabbalistic concepts for us (me too) to get closer to G-d so we(I) can live a G-dly life.

When we(I) fall short of the target we (I) must do t’shuvah which means turn from sin and turn back to the source G-d Yeshua.

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Imitating G-d

This lesson is all about goodness. This is what G-d wants for us. “Moses promised the Jewish people that if they would keep G‑d’s commandments, imitate His goodness, and cleave to the sages of the Torah, G‑d would enable them to successfully drive out the nations that were occupying the Land of Israel.

[Moses told the Jewish people] to walk in [G‑d’s] ways. Deuteronomy 11:22

The sages of the Talmud explain that this phrase means that we are intended to imitate G‑d’s goodness. “Just as He is merciful, so should you be merciful; just as He performs acts of loving-kindness, so should you perform acts of loving-kindness.” But inasmuch as G‑d’s goodness is infinite, how can we be expected to imitate Him?

The answer is that it is for this very reason that G‑d created us in His image. As such, we indeed possess G‑d’s infinite potential to do good.1 Hitva’aduyot 5746, vol. 2, p. 387