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Forcing one’s will is a disaster

When we Jews try and force our will on any situation this only leads to disaster. I know I have done this same act of stupidity in my life. The results were disastrous.

I am learning that I must surrender my entire life, body and soul to the will of G-d and serve HIM.


Yeshua is the L-rd of my life. I want to be a slave to Yeshua.

Our sages wrote- “Moses then reminded the Jewish people that after they heard of G‑d’s plan to keep them in the desert for 40 years, some of them organized their own army and attempted to enter the Land of Israel on their own. But because they went against G‑d’s will and lacked Moses’ leadership, the nations who lived near the border of the land repulsed them.”

[Moses told the people,] “You rebelled against G‑d’s command and willfully ascended to the mountain.” Deuteronomy 1:43

The Rebbe explains: “These Jews had repented from the sin of the spies and now wanted to ascend to the Holy Land. Why was this wrong? We are taught that nothing ever stands in the way of repentance.

The answer is that the Land of Israel could only be conquered with the ark’s presence and Moses’ leadership. Repentance could erase the sins of the people, but it could not change the procedure necessary to acquire the land. Since these people were unwilling to submit to Moses’ leadership and wanted to conquer the land on their own, G‑d rejected their initiative.

The same is true in our day. The Torah has prescribed a precise procedure for the Messianic Redemption – as well as for all forms of personal redemption. Any attempt to bypass steps in the redemptive process is doomed to failure. Hastening the Redemption, just like success in any endeavor, is possible only when our approach conforms with G‑d’s plan. Hence the importance of studying the Torah ourselves and seeking out the guidance of qualified Torah scholars in all aspects of our lives.1 Igrot Kodesh, vol. 7, p. 280.


Dying to Self is a must if One wants to please G-d


The enemy will attack me on two fronts. First it will try and cool our enthusiasm for studying Torah and seeking G-d. Yes I am doing my religious duty. And by all appearances it looks I am appearing religious however on the inside I am as cold as a cucumber or worse yet going through the motions.

When this happens I lose all interest in serving G-d and fall by the wayside. This is the Amalek in me that will take my focus off of G-d and shift my focus into seeking material and physical gains while appearing to be G-dliness.

This is what Yeshua was warning me about. I must learn to examine my motives and desires. To put G-d first and no matter what happens give G-d all the praise and glory. Put HaShem first and ask G-d to renew my revival in my life every day.

This mean I must have a G-dly teacher in my life who I am willing to open my heart, my mind, my body and my soul to so I can expose all of my secrets to so my teacher will correct me and let me know when I am getting off the mark with G-d.

My teacher will tell me, “Azriel you are as full of it as a Christmas Goose. Tell me something I don’t know about you.”

Yeshua is the L-rd of my life.

The Rebbe explains it this way Amalek first attacked the Jewish people when they were on the way to receive the Torah and again as they were preparing to enter the Land of Israel.


Similarly, our inner Amalek first attempts to cool our enthusiasm toward G‑d and His Torah. As long as we are fulfilling our religious obligations, this might not seem to pose such a problem. But if we approach our Divine mission without warmth and enthusiasm, we will eventually lose interest in it, seeking diversions that offer more immediate material or spiritual gratification.

If our inner Amalek fails to cool our enthusiasm, it will attempt to take over our life in the “land,” i.e., the material life we enter after our daily prayers and studies. It will argue, “Be holy while you’re praying and studying the Torah, but when you’re earning your living and dealing with the physical world, live by my rules.”


Moshe never gave up hope that his enemies would return to G-d’s ways


G-d had already sealed the fate of the rebels. G-d instructed Moshe to save the folks that followed Dathan and Aviram in their open defiance and accusations that Moshe was a despot and lair. Moshe wanted G-d to spare his enemies if they would repent. They didn’t and thus Dathan and Aviram and his followers were destroyed.

The Rebbe explains: “Dathan and Aviram had openly demonstrated their animosity toward Moses, accusing him of being a despot and an impostor. Moreover, G‑d Himself had already sealed their punishment, instructing Moses only to save the other rebels from Dathan and Aviram’s impending fate. Still, Moses did not give up hope that his “enemies” would repent, doing everything in his power to influence them to reconsider.

We learn from Moses to always do whatever we can to bring our brethren back to G‑d and His Torah – even when it seems that all hope is lost. This is true even when they are ignoring their faith intentionally, and all the more so when they are acting out of ignorance.1


Daily Does of G-d’s Wisdom


Words to think about on this day.

Taken from Daily dose of wisdom

“The Holy Ari, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, taught that each created being, no matter how lowly, is sustained by a divine spark within it. The spark yearns to be reconnected to its source, and that can only be through a human being who will use it for a heavenly purpose.

It is not the sparks that resist, neither is it the world that is enlivened by those sparks. It is only the ego of the one who says, “I will do this mitzvah. I will redeem the Divine.”

“How can you redeem us,” the sparks respond, “if you, too, are imprisoned within the ‘I’?”

And so, the solution to all resistance: Be a quiet hero, one who leaves that ego behind.”


Azriel Help of G-d The Jewish Messiah


When G-d speaks to you through Pastor Kathy at World Revival Church it is like a thunder dome. The words surround you. They penetrate your heart, your mind, your body and your soul. This happened on Friday June 10th.

This was like a thunder chamber. The words vibrated the airways. They were like waves crashing on the shore. G-d’s words from the lips of Pastor Kathy hit home. Pastor Kathy nailed the hammer on the head when she said “We are the problem. Not G-d. “

We are the hindrance when we don’t receive the blessings and abundance of G-d. I have met the enemy and the enemy is me.” The reflection staring back at me in the mirror is my problem. It is me. No one else. It all rests on my shoulders.

G-d looks at my heart to see if it is right. If my heart is out of whack then my life is out of line with the word of G-d.

What words are spoken from my lips is what is in my heart. The people I hang around will affect my blessings as well as what I listen to or watch on TV. My mother always told me I can tell what kind of person you are by the people you hang around.


I know this to be true. From the age of ten or so I decided I didn’t want the word of G-d in my life. I wanted what the world had the hot chicks, to be a sports star, to be popular and to hang out with the hip, Slick and cool kids. So I thumbed my middle finger at my G-d, my parents and those who got in my way and headed straight into a life of living hell.

It didn’t start out that way. The bright lights were great. Then it all slowly slipped away fast until I was a walking, talking dead man.

G-d didn’t abandoned me. For I am a son of Avraham. A son of David and member of the tribe of Mannasseh. G-d didn’t do this to me. This was my choice and my choice alone.

G-d gives us freedom of choice. We can chose to follow HIS word or not. HaShem’s way or not. G-d’s Torah. These are the instruction manual that G-d gave Moshe to write down in Bereshit-Genesis, Shemot- Exodus, Vayikra- Leviticus, B’midbar-Numbers and Devarim- Deuteronomy.


Moshe was the stenographer. G-d was the author. G-d is a Jewish author. The Torah is the driver of the car.

The last book of the Torah is a tad different. It is written in Moshe’s own words. Moshe recorded our history from Egypt all the way to Moshe’s own death. That must have been something to write down your own death like Moshe did. This is where our Mishnah Torah comes from. These are the 613 mitzvahs that G-d gave us.

Friday night June 10th is the beginning of the spring festival of Shavuot the revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The celebration begins sundown on fifth of the month of Sylvan and ends on the night fall of the seventh of Sylvan. Sundown- June 10th – nightfall June 13th

So what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? Everything.  Pastor Kathy began reading from Genesis Bereshit 12:1. I opened up my Tanakh to Genesis 12:1. Guess what my book marker was on this chapter.


Genesis 12:1-3 “Now HaShem said unto Abram: ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee.

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’”

Then Pastor Kathy read from Deuteronomy- Devarim 10:8 “At that time HaShem separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of HaShem, to stand before HaShem to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day.”

This happens to coincide with G-d revealing HIS soul to us On Mount Sinai. This is a direct tie into when G-d gave each one of Jews a little piece of His soul. You see this is what makes a Jewish different soul from the non Jewish soul. We have a piece of G-d in us. We are instructed to be the light unto the nations of the world when G-d gave us His revelation to us. G-d shared with us what HE likes. What HE doesn’t like. G-d revealed who HE is to us through HIS word the Torah- The first five books of the Tanakh.


This sends shivers down my spine. During worship I had this images of bricks being built into the foundation for the Temple. Then the words we are a nation Priests keep pouring from my lips. I could not stop kissing the floor of World Revival Church. This was in response to the Holy Ground I was worship Yeshua and the G-d of my father’s Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya’akov.

And what does Pastor Kathy speak about the father of our nation the Jewish people Avram. Avram listened to G-d. When G-d said go Avram left.

Avram’s father Terach was an idol merchant. At an early age Avram questioned his father’s faith. Avram wanted to know the truth about his father’s faith. This questioning for Terach’s led Avram to the conclusion that the entire was created by one single creator. The light bulb went off inside of Avram’s head and he began to share with other his belief in one single creator.


Avram tried to convince his father Terach it was not a good to worship idols. Terach refused so Avram destroyed his father’s idols. This very act set the stage for HaShem to make Avram an offer. The one true living G-d knew Avram wouldn’t refuse and thus the rest is history. G-d a covenant (B’rit) with Avram and this gave birth to the nation of Jewish people.

This entire process had to be the work of HaShem the Rauch HaKodesh that led to Avram deduct the one true living G-d created the entire world.

This is why HaShem knew that Avram was a righteous man. And thus the nation of the Jewish people is born. This divine vision from G-d given to Avram at an early age set in motion the history my people the Jews all the way from Egypt to Mount Sinai and creation of Israel.


Yet there is one key element that is missing. The basic fundamental tenant of Judaism is the coming of the Moshiach Yeshua. All the events that took place are in preparation of the coming of the Moshiach.

This had to be the work of HaShem the Rauch HaKodesh that led to Avram deduct the one true living G-d created the entire world.

Yet there is one key element that is missing. The basic fundamental tenant of Judaism is the coming of the Moshiach Yeshua. All of the events that took place are in preparation of the coming of the Moshiach.

For this Jewish Believer Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah. Yeshua is the true living breathing word of the Torah.

Yeshua is the soul and the face of G-d.

We Jews missed it. We didn’t get it right.

Yeshua came to show us how to get right with the little bit of G-d’s soul that was given to each one of Jews so we be light unto the nations of the world.

Yet G-d had a twofold plan. He wanted the non-Jewish world to lift up the world to G-dliness. The only way for this to happen was for us Jews share with the rest of the world The Jewish Messiah. This was done by Sha’ul (Paul).


Both Jew and Gentile worshiping together at Mount Tziyon G-d then and only then will G-d have His dwelling place.

My Hebrew name is Azriel This means Help of G-d- The Jewish Messiah

Thank You G-d for bringing this broken down Jewish man and his wife to World Revival Church Kansas City


Yeshua is my King, my saviour, and the L-rd of my life. This doesn’t mean I stop being a Jew instead this strengthens my relationship with my father HaShem.

Like my fellow Jews, Peter, John, and James, to name a few, we have seen the face of G-d in Yeshua and we did not die but we have lived to bring about G-d’s purpose on Earth to bring both Jew and Gentile together worshiping Yeshua, My King, My Saviour and L-rd of my life on Mount Tziyon to advance the Kingdom of G-d.

The man who helped bring me back to my Jewish roots is Pastor Steve Gray at World Revival Church in Kansas City. Pastor Steve Gray took this broken down Jewish man and revived me back to life. Through Pastor Steve’s discipleship brought me to my knees and this began my desire to seek the G-d of my father’s Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov. This desire to please G-d led me to begin studying G-d’s word for real. Reading and studying the Torah, Tanakh, the Mishnah Torah (The Rambam- Maimonides) and The Tanya (Hasidic Philosophy Chabad) November 3rd 2015.


The total dedication of World Revival Church to love, to serve, to seek, and to please G-d led to my rededication and a deeper profound acceptance of the Jewish Messiah- Yeshua on Sunday April 24th at World Revival Church. Without World Revival Church I do not where my wife and I would be. I shudder to think about the alternative.

It is not about me. It is all about G-d.

This is very ironic for Pessac (Passover) began on Sunset April 22nd. And this happens to coincide when Yeshua was crucified one day before Pessac (Passover) began. Yeshua rose from the dead three days later. HE defeated death and gave us eternal life with Yahweh.


Yeshua set in motion for all us Jews to return to HaShem and become HIS people once again. Yet Yeshua was not finished. Sha’ul had his encounter with Yeshua so that Gentiles would be grafted into the tree of life.

Go figure Yeshua spoke to me to get baptized on Sunday April 24th.

Yeshua is my King, saviour and L-rd of my life. This would not have happened if G-d didn’t force me and my wife to move here in May 2014. HaShem closed every door and said, “I am tired of you not obeying me Robert (Azriel is my Hebrew name). I AM closing every door of escape for you Robert. The doors of escape will be slammed shut. Robert, you can try and force your way through. I will stop you however there will come time I will let go through and you shall surely die. I AM WHO I AM. Go to World Revival Church, the desire of your heart, mind, body and soul when saw Pastor Steve on Daystar in 2008. You told me Robert you wanted to go to World Revival Church. Now you will go.”


Pastor Steve is truly G-ds prophet and servant. Pastor Steve has a true heart for Jews and Israel The presence, power and Kiddush HaShem (sanctifying G-d’ house) screams out when one enters World Revival Church.

G-d has anointed Pastor Steve bring about what Yeshua had instructed Sha’ul to do almost two thousand years ago to become one new man where both Jew and Gentile worship together. We will proclaim arm in arm Jew and Gentile that Yeshua our L-rd, King, and Messiah, and this in turn will pave the way for HaShem to reveal to the world G-d’s true nature and who G-d is- Echad- the one and only true necessary existence- creator of all the heavens and earth.


This one new world will be created where there are no more wars, famines, the Lion and the Lamb will rest together. The world will be united under our King and Saviour Yeshua the Jewish Messiah.

World Revival Church is a place where both Jew and Gentile can worship together like we did over two thousand years ago.

Azriel The Help of G-d

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This is one of the great lessons that I have learned from Pastor Steve at World Revival Church in Kansas City

The western world looks at human achievement as one who can jump higher, run faster, and one who is stronger than others in society. This is the definition of a perfect specimen of humanity in the western world. This however is not a correct view from the perspective of the Torah and the Tanakh. From G-d’s perspective a perfect specimen of humanity is one who has inner strength and conviction. One who can control his emotions, thoughts and desires not one who is out of control with big muscles like the animal. G-d wants us exercise control over our emotions, thoughts and desires by aligning our heart, our mind, our body and our soul with G-d’s direction which is given to us in the Torah and the Tanakh.

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It is all about pleasing G-d not about pleasing our physical bodies. This is achieved when we put G-d first. The only way this can happen is when we study the Torah, the Tanakh- G-d’s word. Only when we make it our own and dedicate our lives to serving G-d can we become a perfect specimen of humanity in the eyes of HaShem.

Pastor Steve calls this dying to self.

It is not about me it is all about G-d and Yeshua. Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah.

Hand on dark background holding with care brain glowing symbol
Hand on dark background holding with care brain glowing symbol