Throughout the Jewish history there has always been the awareness that a future time life on Earth, as we know it, would be drastically changed for the better. Throughout the Torah and the other books of the Bible, there are prophecies which speak of a time when all the promises that GOD has made to the Jewish people would be fulfilled. More than this, the future utopia will change the course of nature.
“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks” (Isaiah 2:4); “And a wolf shall live with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie with a kid… a cow and a bear shall graze together… and an infant shall play over the hole of a snake” (Isaiah 11:6-8).
While some interpret these prophecies metaphorically, others take them quite literally. The coming era of world piece and brotherhood where all mankind will know the true CREATOR and cooperate in manifesting the glory of universal spirituality is that time which is called the “Age of Messiah”, the time of the rule of the anointed.
The definition of what this age is to entail, and just when it is to start is a matter of much discussion in Jewish and non-Jewish circles. Messianic speculations and prophecies are not a thing of the past. On the contrary, the closer we get to the dawn of the new age, the more ancient prophecies are being fulfilled. More than this, new prophecies are being received and fulfilled. The time approaches when mankind will meet its collective destiny.
In spite of what appears to be randomness to human history, the entire human race has been following a teleological path since its inception upon Earth. Since the days of Charles Darwin there has been heated debate whether there exists that which he calls evolution. For physical evolution does not occur arbitrarily, it is guided from the higher echelons of creation, directed by the hand of the ALMIGHTY GOD. Physical evolution is nothing but the most external garment of an inner psychic-spiritual evolution. Mankind is thus following its spiritual path of evolution, guided by the CREATOR’s hand.
It is prophesied that collective mankind will together recognize our inner spiritual nature that truly binds us as a race. As a matter of fact all of human history has been orchestrated so as to teach all of its many members the necessary truths of spirituality and the reality of GOD. The culmination of this phase of human history will be the coming of a man and his government who will have the power and the success to teach mankind the necessary lessons that will enable the human race to evolve to the next phase of spiritual evolution. Needless to say, this one who is to come will be opposed by those who cannot share his vision of emancipated humanity. No society can awaken to the freedom of emancipation without the previous awakening of its individual members. The period of this awakening has long been prophesied and is referred to as the “birthpangs of Messiah”.
The Messiah himself is born a man and is not a god who comes from outside of mankind. He will be born and grow like any other human child. Throughout his life he will be guided by invisible forces that will guide his destiny in accordance with the affairs of collective humanity. This man will learn throughout his life that there is more to his essence than simply being an ordinary person leading an ordinary life. He will not only be able to acknowledge that he has a higher self our soul; he will become master of himself. Through the powers of his inner and higher self he will be able to dominate the forces of his physical being. He will thus be able to dominate the forces of his flesh in all ways. The Messiah will thus be a master of life and death of the spirit. He will be lord over all the earth and all physical existence, through the evolution of his soul, that is guided by the hand of GOD.
Not only will this man be able to master these things for himself, he will be able to teach all people, men and women, Jew and gentile, leading us all to this level. Thus is he called the Messiah, the redeemer, the emancipator. He emancipates the human race from our collective prison in the realm of ignorance. Not only will the Messiah establish a government of wisdom that will dominate the planet, he will also teach all mankind to experience the reality of GOD. With or without the cooperation of the world peoples, the Messiah will teach the world from the inside out. He will start influencing collective mankind at the unconscious level thus preparing each individual to become aware of things yet to become manifest.
When the time is right, the Messiah will announce himself to the world. He will be met by those who will resist what he stands for, and he will be met by those who have long awaited both him and his message. For over two thousand years, Jewish prophets have foretold the events that would surround the coming of the promised one. These same prophets were given insights into what the Messiah would teach. In order to understand ourselves as human beings, our collective destiny, the events in human history that are presently spiraling out of control and what is yet to come upon us, we must turn to the prophets who have been given the authority and insight to reveal what is to come, to prepare us to usher in a new world, the Era of World Peace.
“Everything you wanted to know about Kabbalah but had no one to ask”
By Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok