Tag Archives: The Bible

The Sixties Radical-Azriel Staying Above

Never forget that your true place is a place of light. Even when you find yourself in the midst of darkness and sorrow, know that this is not your home.

Where is your home? Where does your true self live?

It lives absorbed within the very origin of light. From there, a glimmer of itself escapes and splashes below.

All it takes is that glimmer to transform the darkness, that it too should shine.


The Sixties Radical- Azriel Darkness With Hope

There are dark jewels in this world that can be salvaged, purified and taken as precious bounty for the good.

And there is darkness itself, the absence of light, that must only wait its time to expire.

How can we tell between them?

If the darkness fights back, there is hope.

It means there is something there worth fighting for.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Power of Light

We all know the power of darkness—it is in the news every day. A thousand times over is the power of light.

A busy person stopping to do an act of kindness, a small child reaching up to kiss the mezuzah on the door of her room, a flickering candle for Shabbat or Chanukah—each of these are as bursts of light in the nighttime sky.

True, they rarely appear in the daily news. But the darkness of yesterday’s news will pass like the shadows of clouds on a windy day. Light endures forever, accumulating with every flash, until no room is left for darkness to hide.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Power of One

Chanukah was a victory of few over many. Each Maccabee was a hero, essential to the victory.

One could think that in those days, when the population of the world was so much smaller, a single individual would have more power to change the world. In fact, just the opposite is true. Technology and information have put enormous power in each of our hands.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel Our Land

The nations cannot understand why the Jewish people should have a land. “If it is G‑d and scriptures and heaven that you are all about,” they claim, “then why do you want a piece of earth? Is G‑d in a place? Will you find G‑d in settling land, in governing a country, in defending it? Make up your mind: Is it heaven you want, or earth?”

Those words, perhaps, are never said. They are quiet words, engraved within the human psyche. And they are the bias behind all their contentions with us: We don’t belong here, on earth, where they belong, playing by their rules. Because G‑d is in the heavens, and the earth belongs to humankind.

But this is the mission of the Jewish people: For all to see that the same G‑d in heaven is here within the earth, within all the endeavors of humankind. For there is nothing else but Him.

Beginning with that specific, well-defined, very special piece of earth to which our destiny is tied.


The Sixties Radical-Azriel The Experiment

Life is an experiment. You are the subject.

We begin with a hypothesis. Then we devise a test.

But one test is not sufficient. We have to test our hypothesis under multiple and diverse conditions.

If in each situation the same result occurs, only then can we say we have discovered a truth.

So too with the truth within you.

Standing in one safe and comfortable space throughout your life and remaining a good boy or girl is no big deal.

It’s only when the earth keeps shifting beneath your feet, the seasons carry you from one extreme to the other, and every day demands a mode of life distinct from the day before
—only then can you discover the truth you hold.

Torat Menachem 5749 vol. 1 page 316


The Sixties Radical-Azriel Yeshua wants you! He can’t have you! You have to follow Yeshua!

Thank G-d for my teacher Pastor Steve Gray. Thank you HaShem for planting in me to come to World Revival Church when I saw my teacher Pastor Steve Gray 2008 on Day Star.

We didn’t arrive until May 2014.

Let’s not bore you with the details.

Let’s get right to it.

Right from the outset. Pre-service prayer to the worship something was boiling up in me. The flood gates were ready to burst.

I felt this hand. The Ruach HaKodesh was pushing me down to the floor.  I began to see things that I never saw before.

I will explain later what I saw.

The following words my teacher Pastor Steve Gray spoke today blew all the doors and windows off my mind, my body, my soul, and my spirit.

“Yeshua defeated misery (death) so we can become really human.”

The add this to mix:” Yeshua let his original position with HaShem he had to fight for it and earn it.

My teacher Pastor Steve Gray further went on to state:” When came to the part where Yeshua wanted you. He can’t have you! You have to follow HIM.  Yeshua wants a people. He can’t have a people unless you give yourself to HIM.”

Then the whole weight of the truth fell on me like a ton of bricks. HaShem since the beginning gave us freedom of choice. Follow Him and become His people. Or not follow HIM and be lost in the wilderness with nothing.

All of this began with Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov when Jews decided to follow G-d.

This is what breaks my heart. Some of us decided to not follow Yeshua and many of us missed out on becoming fully human again.

Many of us refused to see when G-d became flesh and blood. MAN! Yeshua defeated death and returned to HaShem to sit on His right hand.

My teacher Pastor Steve Gray said;” Stephen screamed out I see the Son of Man standing up at the right hand of G-d.”

Then I saw Hebron and Bethlehem come together as one united for G-d.

Hebron is a Holy site for us Jews. This is where Ya’akov had the dream of the ladder. This where the patriarchs and matriarchs of my Jewish faith are buried.

This is except for one-person Rachel mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel was buried in Bethlehem.

We Jews had to pass before this city twice during the destruction of the first and second Temples.

This Holy site is the birth place of Yeshua.

Then my teacher Pastor Steve Gray said these words that are etched on my soul;” This is irreversible.”

Then I knew G-d spoke through Pastor Steve Gray.

The images of Hebron and Bethlehem becoming one made total sense.

I saw this since the beginning of today’s service December 10th.

Now you know why I thank G-d we are here.

For HaShem truly resides at World Revival Church Kansas City.