This Week’s Torah Portion | August 27 – September 02, 2017 – 5 Elul – 11 Elul, 5777

Ki Tetze (When You Go) – Weekly Torah Portion


TORAH : DEUTERONOMY 21:10-25:19
PROPHETS : ISAIAH 54:1-10
GOSPEL : LUKE 23:1-25

About the Weekly Torah Portion

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage.

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will highlight specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel.

The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world.

Winning the Peace

On the first examination, our parashah, KI SEITZEI, may appear to be a collection of many apparently unrelated commandments in a wide variety of different areas. It is not immediately clear in what way the opening words of the parashah — “When you go out to WAR” (Deut. 21:10) — set the theme for the whole of the rest of the parashah. The question is sharpened by the fact that in the previous parashah, SHOFTIM, we already had a Torah section beginning with precisely the same words: “When you go out to war against your enemy” (Deut. 20:1). As discussed in the commentary on SHOFTIM, it is in that section that the Torah sets forth the main laws relating to the conduct of actual war. Our present pars hah of KI SEITZEI begins with a mitzvah that applies after the battle is already over — what to do with a beautiful captive. Yet five verses later, the Torah turns to the laws of inheritance, education of children, lost property and other areas that have little apparent connection with war.

There are indeed a few more references to actual war later on in our parashah. The Israelite camp must be pure (Deut. 23:10); a newly married man is exempt from military service (Deut. 24:5); and at the end of the parashah, we are commanded to remember the first war against Israel, that of Amalek. However, the greater part of the parashah deals with laws that relate not so much to war on the actual battlefield as to life on the home front. In the home itself, in social life and in business, out and about in the town, out in the field and out in the wilds of our own hearts, we confront a different enemy: the Evil Inclination. It is against this enemy that we must learn the stratagems of warfare and battle. “The Torah speaks against none other than the Evil Inclination” (Rashi on Deut. 21:11).

Many of the situations we face every day confront us with choices. These include difficult choices between what reason, intuition and conscience may be telling us to do, and what our more impulsive side is pushing us to do. In Parshas KI SEITZEI, the Torah provides us with guidance in making the right and good choices when fighting the battles of daily life in the home, at work, in business, and in many other contexts.

The opening mitzvah of the parashah, that of the beautiful captive, addresses a fundamental issue facing all who seek to observe the Torah in the fullest way possible. Since the Torah regulates our interactions with the outside world down to the very food we take into our mouths and the clothes we wear, what, if anything, are we allowed to take from the alien cultures around us? The beautiful captive embodies all that is most alluring and enticing in the alien culture. The Torah tells us to “let her hair grow long and her nails grow like claws”: instead of allowing ourselves to jump at surface attractiveness, we must take a little time to discover how quickly this fades and turns ugly. The Torah teaches us not to fall for immediate surface appeal but to consider the long term consequences and ramifications of the choices and decisions we make. The beautiful captive may turn into a hated wife who bears a glutton, drunkard son. The Torah sees to the end of the matter.

One bad choice can lead to a lot of evil and suffering. On the other hand, a single good choice, even over something tiny, can lead to amazing goodness — in this world and the next. What could be more insignificant than walking on a road somewhere and happening to find a bird’s nest with a mother and eggs or fledglings? How can it be that sending away the mother bird before taking the eggs or fledglings (it costs you nothing) guarantees the long life in this world and the next? (Deut. 22:6-7). Only the One who is above time and Who sees from the beginning of a thing to the end knows what are the long-term consequences of our actions in this world, for good or for bad. It is precise because we do not see the long-term consequences of our actions that we need true guidance in making our choices. The commandments contained in TI SEITZEI give us practical guidance in our home and family life, in making a livelihood and doing business, in how we talk and many other areas “in order that He may bestow good on you and you will lengthen your days” (Deut. 22:7).

Each of the commandments in the parashah must be taken on the level of PSHAT — the simple meaning — and each one involves detailed binding laws, as discussed in the relevant sections of the Talmud and Codes. At the same time, each word of each verse contains the deepest levels of SOD — secret meaning — so that when we fulfill these laws in practice, we even unknowingly create configurations of G-godliness and goodness in the world around us and in our own hearts and souls. In the following discussion of the commandments contained in our parashah, they are discussed not in the sequence in which they appear in the parashah but under themes.

The Home and The Family

The opening mitzvah of the parashah, that of the beautiful captive, takes us directly inside the home, which is where the captive is taken to “grow her hair and nails”. Life in the home and in the family is a central theme throughout the parashah. Immediately following the law of the beautiful captive comes a hint of marital discord (the hated wife), followed by the Torah law of family inheritance and the birthright. This is followed by the law of the gluttonous son, whose penalty is to be stoned to death. The requisite amounts of meat and wine the gluttonous son would have to imbibe were so gigantic that in practice no one would ever fulfill all the conditions that would make them liable to the death penalty. The Torah does not want to kill the son, but rather to teach the essence of good parenting, from childhood onwards and especially during puberty and adolescence. Children need not be given everything they want. They must be taught to listen to the voice of mother and father, wisdom and understanding.

The education of girls for the life of Torah and the holiness of Israel is no less important than that of boys. The stoning of the girl whose new husband found her to have been unfaithful after their betrothal is not only a terrible punishment for the girl. It is a bitter lesson for her father, outside whose house the execution takes place. “See the offspring you have raised” (Rashi on Deut. 22:21). The holiness of the Israelite home and family is based upon KIDDUSHIN, the act of betrothal whereby husband and wife sanctify and dedicate themselves to one another. In bringing up a new generation, the parental duty is to ensure that girls understand the holiness and seriousness of marriage and of marital fidelity. They must understand what is happening to their pubescent bodies and the attendant dangers in the outside world and from the lurking Evil Urge. This education is particularly important today when the world is flooded with a culture that encourages teenagers to think of nothing but sexual attraction and romance all day every day. The laws of rape and seduction in our parashah underline how carefully parents must protect their daughters (and sons). Protection must start by lovingly teaching our children about the uniqueness and holiness of Israel and the special level of conduct required of BNEY MELACHIM, children of kings — “for your are children of HaShem”.

Our parashah contains the laws of marriage and divorce that make up most of SEDER NASHIM, the Order of the Mishneh relating to these areas. These include the laws of YIBUM, the Levirate marriage, and CHALITZA, the ceremony for nullifying it, with all their many secrets. Many of the basic laws of KIDDUSHIN and NISU’IM, betrothal and marriage, are learned from verses in our parashah, as are the laws of the GET, “bill of divorce”. The prohibition against a divorced woman who married another man from subsequently remarrying her first husband sets Israel apart from the alien culture that licenses switching back and forth from one partner to another. The holiness of the bond between husband and wife is founded on its exclusiveness. In the realities of life in the world we live in, divorce is sometimes necessary and must be carried out with the proper procedure. However, there is no doubt that the Torah prefers not to license divorce (which “makes the altar-stones weep”) but rather that man and wife should joyously build their home together to fulfill “and your camp shall be holy” (Deut. 23:15) for many long, good years. The first year of marriage sets the foundation for all that follows. In that year the groom is commanded that “he make joyous his wife that he took” (Deut. 24:5). The surest foundation for joy in the home is the study and practice of the Torah.

Bound up with the laws of marriage are the laws relating to personal status and those entitled to enter the community of Israel. The community excludes male Ammonites and Moabites (though King David himself was descended from a Moabitess), and Egyptians and Edomites to the third generation. A different status is that of the MAMZER, who as the child of an incestuous relationship of Israelites is also inherently flawed and may not marry into the community. The purpose of these laws is to protect the purity of the Israelite family.

The home is a private domain — so much so that even a creditor may not enter to take a pledge but must wait outside for the debtor to bring it out. But while the home is private, it must be a place of dignity so that G-d’s holy Presence may dwell there. Dignity begins with personal hygiene and cleanliness, which is why the Torah commands us to attend to our physical needs “outside the camp” and properly cover the waste. Within our homes, we are free to do all that the Torah permits, but we must keep our eyes open and take precautions against potential dangers. “Make a parapet for your roof”. The law to make a parapet to prevent someone falling off the roof is the foundation of the general Torah law that potential hazards of all kinds should be removed (Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat #427). Not only does the Torah govern how we build our homes. It even governs the clothes we wear: we may not wear mixtures of wool and linen, and men must wear Tzitzit. The Tzitzis are the first line of defense against immorality (which is why the commandment of wearing tzitzit immediately precedes the laws of the betrothed maiden). A man must not wear women’s clothes or ornaments and vice versa.

Making A Living:Between Man And His Fellow

Commandments relating to making a living — from plowing the land to loans and the money economy — also take up major parts of Parshas KI SEITZEI. Just as the separation between Israel and the nations is part of G-d’s order, so is the separation between different species of animals and vegetables. One must not drive the plow with an ox and a donkey together. One may not plant one field with diverse species. What distinguishes Israel is the trait of kindness and compassion, which must be carefully cultivated. When harvesting the crops, gifts must be left for the unfortunate and the needy: the proselyte, the widow, the orphan and the poor. The farmer must even be sensitive to the feelings of his ox: while threshing, he may not muzzle the ox to prevent it munching on some of the produce while at work.

Relevant to all are the laws governing the respective rights and obligations of employers and employees. The employee must work industriously and may not abuse the privileges the Torah gives him. Having completed his work, he is entitled to prompt payment: now the mitzvah is on the employer. The laws in our parashah relating to the money economy include those of giving interest-free loans to fellow Israelites and the strict prohibition of taking interest (RIBIS). Business activity is to be governed by the laws of fair weights and measures.

Not only are we bound to conduct our business dealings with integrity. We are responsible for the property of others if they lose it — our parashah contains the laws of lost property. And if our friend gets into trouble — if his donkey can’t carry the load — we must help him rearrange the load.


Double Standards — And Amalek

The detailed laws in our parashah culminate in what on one level is a business law — the prohibition of keeping a big and a small weight: a big weight to use in weighing what one buys, and a small weight in weighing what one sells. We are to use one standard in our business dealings, and likewise, one standard in all of our judgments and evaluations: the Torah standard. We may not judge ourselves and those we like favorably while judging those outside our preferred circle unfavorably. We are to examine ourselves and others and everything in our lives with sobriety, carefully examining to see how things measure up according to the Torah standard. It is this that protects us from Amalek.

From the proximity of the prohibition of double standards to the law of remembering and wiping out Amalek, we learn that having double standards is what brings the scourge of Amalek. The war against Amalek is a theme during this month of Elul, just as it is in the month of Adar, which is six months earlier and diagonally opposite/facing Elul in the circle of the months. Just as fighting Amalek is necessary for Adar in preparation for Nissan, the month of redemption, so it is necessary as part of the Teshuvah process during Elul as we approach Rosh HaShanah and the Days of Awe.

Amalek “encountered you [KORCHO] on the way” (Deut. 25:18). The Rabbis stated that Amalek “cooled [KAR] you” — When the Israelites were flushed with joy and innocent fervor immediately after the Exodus, Amalek attacked with demoralization and despair. Amalek attacked with MIKREH, “chance” — the philosophy that there is no order in the universe and that therefore everything is permitted. Amalek attacked with KERI, the wasteful emission of seed through sexual permissiveness and immorality. These are the very opposite of the holiness that is the foundation of Israel.

The alien culture around us is now reaching its climax in the espousal of the unholy. The Torah states that a man shall not wear the clothes and ornaments of a woman, and vice verse. Yet the alien culture is obsessed with gender and cross gender issues, and has legitimized homosexual relationships — an abomination in the eyes of the Torah — to the point that the countries which consider themselves most advanced are those that have legislated to give homosexual couples the same rights and benefits as husbands and wives. The Midrash clearly states that giving sanction to homosexual marriages brings ANDROLOMUSIA — chaos in which the innocent suffer from the guilty. We can see with our own eyes how the very world that has sanctioned this mockery of marriage is reeling from the fires of war and terror, crime, violence, economic recession, disease…

The foundation of the holiness of Israel has nothing to do with this mockery of marriage, this vain emission of seed. The foundation of the holiness of Israel is KIDDUSHIN, the sacred bond of marriage and fidelity between the man and his wife. This is the foundation of family, continuity, the education of children, refinement, modesty, compassion and all other good traits.

In A Nutshell

The portion, Ki Tetze (When You Go), details special and infrequent Mitzvot (commandments), such as the attitude toward a rebellious son, a firstborn son of the loved one or the hated one, and the commandment to send a bird from the nest and not harm it, when taking the bird’s eggs or nestlings.

The portion also details many Mitzvot that deal with everyday life, ethics, and social order, such as returning a loss, divorce, and the obligation to be considerate of others in vulnerable situations, such as poor, proselytes, orphans, and widows. Additionally, the portion mentions the importance of a just sentence. The last Mitzva (singular of Mitzvot) is to always remember what Amalek did to Israel when they came out of Egypt, when it jumped them when they were unprepared, and to blot out the memory of Amalek.

Commentary

The portion marks a stage in the spiritual development after the reception of the ego, the reception of the evil inclination from Egypt. First, the evil inclination in us should appear, as it is written, “I have created the evil inclination.” That appearance happens when we try to achieve love of others, to come out of ourselves. When we attempt to do it, we discover how much we are actually immersed in self-love and hatred of others. At that time we determine that our hatred of others and our love for ourselves are what is called the “evil inclination.”

That revelation is profound inner work. It is no small task. There is a very good reason why it is written, “I have created the evil inclination.” “I have created” means that the Creator created. The recognition of the evil inclination in a person—that it is hatred of others and love of oneself—is precisely what brings us into contact with the Creator. From that recognition, a person marches on a path of hard work, trying to be good to others, as it is written, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Then a person discovers great internal obstacles, which actually come from above, from the Creator. This is man’s first contact with the Creator.

Following the initial contact with the Creator, a person begins to move along with Him, in partnership. This is when there is, “I have created the Torah as a spice,” and a person has someone to turn to, someone to help one correct oneself.

It is precisely through the evil inclination that a person makes contact with the Creator. The evil inclination is the mediator, the connector between man and the Creator. This is the only reason why man would need it. We might lead an entire life without needing anything, until we try to nurture love of others, and then we see how impossible it is.

Some people recognize the merit of love of others out of their own feelings. It is a drive for something spiritual, to discover the meaning of life, its purpose, it essence. Others achieve love of others through suffering, hopelessness about life, or an overall crisis, as we are now seeing the world over. These people search for a way out of the plight they are in, and discover that the world has become global, integral, and that the only choice they have is to connect to others in a reciprocal manner, or else they might be left hungry the next day.

This fact is becoming increasingly evident. Some people discover it through an inner drive, and some are pushed to it by suffering. But sooner or later all of us will have to connect to others in mutual guarantee, even just to obtain our sustenance.

We are discovering that connection is impossible. Our nature is preventing us from connecting to others, as if it is failing us. We are beginning to recognize that there is a higher governance here, that the Creator, the upper force, is not letting us do anything. At that time the three of us—me, my evil inclination, and the Creator—begin to work together, like Moses in Egypt.

It is written, “Come unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart” (Exodus 10:1). Moses, the Creator, and Pharaoh, all work together in us. It is how we advance. We discern the evil inclination, the help made against us, and we have no choice because specifically with its help does one turn to the Creator. Were it not for the evil inclination, we would never turn to the Creator, we would never discover Him, and we would never need Him.

We advance through corrections made on our evil inclination, while increasingly connecting through it to the Creator. The more attached we become to the overall force of bestowal and love that governs the world, even if it is hidden, the more we become exposed to it and attribute it to ourselves. We learn to use our evil inclination, and eventually gladly relinquish it because it was created in order for us to obliterate it.

In this portion we are reaching a greater level of Aviut (thickness) of the evil inclination, expressed in the aforementioned special Mitzvot. A Mitzva is a correction of the evil inclination. Our evil inclination is divided into 613 egotistical desires that we must correct into having the aim to bestow upon others, into love of others. In this portion we are dealing with the biggest, meanest, and heaviest desires. Although it seems that we meet these desires only rarely, in truth, only once we have made many lighter corrections do we come to meet the evil inclination in us that requires this type of corrections.

It follows that the Mitzva concerning a rebellious son, the sending of the bird, and the blotting out of Amalek are the toughest Mitzvot. It is truly our stony heart, the foundation of all the evil. This forms our final contact in our eternal connection with the Creator, as man and the Creator connect together, “Israel, the Torah, and the Creator are one” (The Book of Zohar, Beresheet (Genesis), item 85). This is expressed in absolute love toward others; as it comes from the Creator, so it comes from the creature. This is the goal.

What does it mean, a rebellious son?

Ben (son) comes from the word Mevin (understanding). We do things without recognizing, understanding, or feeling them. We must correct our egos—the will to receive that is expressed precisely between us and others—absentmindedly, without quite knowing the nature of that correction. We do not know what it means to bestow or to not bestow, and we only notice that we do not have good connections with others, and that hatred and rejection are arresting our progress in spirituality and corporeality.

We see that our lives are quite miserable, and we have no idea what might happen tomorrow, which brings us to the need to correct our relationships with others. When we correct the relationships between us, we do something that is above our reason, even against it, because by nature, we have no desire for it: We ask for correction against our will.

We are willing to love others even though we feel no need for it. This work is called “work above reason,” where we do not understand what we are doing or what is happening. When one works against one’s will, it is considered achieving understanding because once we correct, a new reality truly opens to us, where we see and feel in all our senses, in our minds and in our hearts. That degree is called Ben (son), Mevin (understanding), because then we understand the situation, we feel it, and control it.

So what does a “rebellious” son mean?

It is a situation in which one does not want to know one’s next degree and does not want to correct oneself. It happens when there is something within that resists the correction so fiercely that one cannot overcome that rejection. Sometimes there are sons who are obstinate whatever we do. On the one hand, he is your son, but on the other hand, there is nothing you can do with him. In that state the son needs to be brought into correction the way the Torah describes.

These are corrections we need to do with ourselves because everything is within. To some extent, they happen in each state, and it is called “The pain of raising sons.”

Today it is very difficult for parents and children to communicate, and the same is true for teachers and students. There is a big gap.

Yes, especially today, because we are approaching the generation of correction. We are beginning to discover our true nature, which is truly an evil inclination. We see it within us; we are discovering how cruel and inconsiderate we are. We hardly get along with ourselves, not to mention with our partners, our children, and in general.

This is who we are today. However, it is not our fault; it is our nature, which is appearing in this way. We feel it in our children, too. But it is precisely these conditions that bring us to correction. It is called “Pharaoh bringing the children of Israel closer to the Creator.” Our evil inclination helps us recognize that it is no longer possible to continue without putting things in the proper order.

This portion mentions divorce. Today the number of divorces is nearing the number of marriages.

It has passed it. In Europe, fifty-seven percent of the people are divorced, and it is also spreading in the U.S.

Can we do spiritual work with a spouse?

We cannot correct the world without correcting ourselves. If we ever want to marry and have a truly good and solid family, we need to see to the correction of couples. But first, we ourselves must be corrected.

Today it is almost hopeless. It is impossible to commit to marriage because it is a contract where the groom commits before the bride, and today it is very hard to commit. These days, men can commit only if they are under the social pressure of certain circles in society.

It seems that with a spouse it is easier to correct because a person is hesitant to leave ones’ family. Is this truly a good place to work?

We have built many systems that help us get along without a family. We have Social Security, health insurance, old-age homes, etc. Money buys everything, and people can do without the family warmth because they can seemingly buy it.

Today we are moving into a world that is far more complicated, where the money will not help us. We are in an economic crisis that demands of us to connect in a friendly way with the environment, with friends, with family, with children and with parents. We do not have all that, and this is the revelation of the evil that will help push us toward correcting our relationships, correcting human nature. We will eventually come to a state where we will feel lost without a family, and we have no family because we have lost the concept of the family along the way.

What is divorce in spirituality?

Divorce means that a person can no longer correct one’s Malchut, the will to receive, and therefore does not sign a contract with that desire, because as a man, one cannot place oneself over the woman, over the desire that must be corrected. Therefore, a person divorces it.

But we know that a greater desire will follow it, so what is the point of the divorce?

This is why it is written that divorce is the worst option, that Divinity cries for every divorce. We are all parts of Divinity, and if we cannot correct it, it is as though we are delaying the correction, and this is very bad. That said, sometimes people have that feeling, that understanding that additional corrections are required here.

If a man quarrels with his wife and feels that he hates her, and then turns to the Creator and asks for a correction of loving her, is this the way to be corrected?

It happens in spirituality. Indeed, a person needs to cope with one’s will to receive. He is bad, he is wrong, and she is wrong, too. But when we know that we have no choice and we must become corrected, we do it. All those Mitzvot are about the inner man and wife; it is a person’s desire to bestow. The strength to overcome is called “man,” and the deficiency that one must correct, that corrupt desire one has found, is called a “woman.” In the connection between them we correct the relationship.

A person receives a desire for correction from the inner woman, and the strength to correct from the inner man, who is connected to the Creator. It is written, “A man and a woman, if they are rewarded, Divinity is between them” (Masecht Suttah, 17a). Through those three we correct that relation into the right one. If we correct it, we have performed a Mitzva, and so we continue to the next woman (deficiency), and the next man, and the next deficiency, and again, “A man and a woman, if they are rewarded, Divinity is between them.” Then once again we correct them and perform a Mitzva. A will to receive with a Masach (screen) and Ohr Hozer (Reflected Light) performs a Zivug de Hakaa (coupling of striking), and the revelation of the Creator arrives within the connection called a “son,” meaning a person acquires understanding, sensation, Dvekut (adhesion).

Giving a Bad Name

“A man should speak with his wife before coupling with her because she might have been replaced with another. The thing about a woman is that she is from the side of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” In other words, she can be good, and she can be bad, and who knows from which side you should now speak with the will to receive, meaning examine it, how to connect to it and how to correct it. “Her marrow tends to change. However, if she is from the Shechina (Divinity), there are no changes in her.” The Shechina is called Malchut of Atzilut, the corrected state, when she is ready for correction. “This is the meaning of, ‘I the Lord do not change.’ I am the Shechina, who is not afraid of all the other sides, the Klipot, as it is written, ‘All the nations are as nothing compared to Him.’”

The quotes are from Zohar for All, Ki Tetze (When You Go), item 8

Can it be said that the “me” in spirituality is really the will to receive with the addition of the point in the heart, and we only try to balance them out?

The self of a person is the husband and the wife within. We need to know how to work with both of them together so that the self will be similar to the Creator.

What is the Mitzva of sending from the nest?

It is a very complicated Mitzva. It is quite cruel to drive a bird from the nest and take her eggs. Many books have been written about it, and it is also mentioned in The Book of Zohar, and in the writings of the ARI.

We are the Malchut, the will to receive that must be promoted and adjusted to Bina. The “mother” is Bina. The mother of the sons is the mother of the understandings, the attainments.

We need to take the eggs from the mother, the future nestlings, and rear them. We do it by connecting to the nest, and performing the Mitzva of sending from the nest. It is considered a Mitzva (commandment—correction, good deed) because once reaching this degree, it is a Mitzva for that person.

Sending the mother away is actually detaching oneself from Bina, and working with the ZAT of Bina, a part of her that belongs to the person. That person then takes her and turns the desires of ZAT of Bina, correcting the part of Malchut through them. This is the connection of Bina with Malchut in Tzimtzum Bet (Second Restriction). It is a very big Mitzva. When a person ascends, when Malchut ascends to Bina, Malchut becomes detached from her, and corrects herself.

In other words, here, too, as there is a son, there are nestlings, which are the continuation of that quality.

Yes, but it is only when one becomes detached from Bina, when one can use part of her to correct oneself.

There is the issue that Amalek “jumps” on a person when one is unprepared.

Amalek is a big problem. It is essentially the same evil inclination that is in our will to receive. Amalek is really an acronym of Al Menat LeKabel (in order to receive). The Book of Zohar also writes that it is Am and Lek, where Am is from Balaam and Lek is from Balak.

Blotting Out the Remembrance of Amalek

“He asks, ‘Who is the root of Amalek above, in spirituality, for we see that Balaam and Balak are from there, from Amalek of above?’ They were their souls, which is why they hated Israel more than any other nation or language. This is why Amalek is written in the names, meaning Am of Balaam, and Lek of Balak. Also, the Amaleks are male and female.”

Zohar for All, Ki Tetze (When You Go), item 110

When Balaam and Balak conjoin, they build the name Amalek. Amalek is their common root, and this is how they work within us, connected between them. The foundation of the evil in us are Amalek—Balaam and Balak.

But this is how we were created.

True, it is not from us. From the beginning, the Creator said, “I have created the evil inclination,” so Amalek is from Him. Balaam, Balak, Pharaoh, Hitler, they are all from Him.

So who is supposed to blot out the memory of Amalek?

It is for man to correct, and to correct so thoroughly that no trace of it will remain. In other words, the whole of the will to receive will come to aim to bestow through the last element, because if anything is left of it, it grows again.

Why does Amalek jump them?

Amalek emerged from one root, one incident. It is known, even according to what is said in the Torah, that if anything is left of it, it grows within us once again. In other words, until we blot it out completely the problems will not end.

Amalek is presented as shrewd.

Yes, this is why we constantly focus our corrections on Amalek, parts of the will to receive, which are all from it. And yet, it is not considered one of those parts because the first nine, our evil inclination, also consist of the ten Sefirot, the ten Sefirot of Tuma’a (impurity), while we can correct the first nine Sefirot. This is why we do not call them Amalek, but “evil inclination.”

And yet, the essence of the evil inclination, the “Egypt,” the extract of the evil inclination, since Mitzraim (Egypt) comes from Mitz Ra (evil extract), is Pharaoh, and Amalek is a result. Balaam and Balak, however, are its representatives from the sides of male and female. It is still this way today.

Is there a distinct expression to the term, Amalek, in the desires of our generation?

Amalek is when a person bears such vehement hatred toward the people of Israel, toward bestowal, toward love, that he or she cannot accept them in anyway after all the corrections. A person cannot simply say it. Naturally, none of us want them, but once we correct everything, almost to the end, then Amalek appears. It does not appear prior to it.

It is written about it that after all the Mitzvot, after the whole desert, after all that we corrected in ourselves, in connection with the upper light—the Creator—after everything, we have reached the very special and rare Mitzvot in our portion. Only then, in the end, do we arrive at the blotting out of Amalek.

But we are talking about blotting out the memory of Amalek.

Yes, because we have reached the end of the corrections.

Does that mean the worst is still ahead?

No. When we enter the land of Israel there is no longer any evil. Here we are trying to turn it into good. Of course we still discover it, but in a different way, in scrutinizing how to connect to others, not how to detach ourselves from the evil in us, but how to connect to others.

Let us hope that we will soon return to the real land of Israel, first the inner, spiritual one, the Yashar El (straight to God), that we will all be in united and bonded as brothers.

The Hurricane Harvey Has Dumped 15 Trillion Gallons Of Water On Texas And Will Be The Most Expensive Natural Disaster In U.S. History

Authorities are now telling us that Hurricane Harvey may end up causing more economic damage than even Hurricane Katrina did. We already knew that some parts of southeast Texas are going to be “uninhabitable for an extended period of time”, but the latest forecasts are calling for about 10 more inches of total rain than had previously been projected. At this moment 15 trillion gallons of water have already been dumped on Texas, and the rain continues to fall. You can get some idea of the devastation that has taken place in Houston by watching this drone footage. Essentially, some communities along the southeast Texas coastline have been totally destroyed.

It would be bad enough if 15 trillion gallons of water were dropped anywhere in the continental United States, but for it to happen in the Houston area makes it a disaster of unprecedented proportions. Houston is our fourth largest city, and that means that millions upon millions of people are being deeply affected by this storm. As I mentioned above, some experts now believe that this could end up being the most expensive natural disaster in our history…

Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped more than 15 trillion gallons of water on Texas, triggering catastrophic, unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. The rains have broken all-time records, exceeding the rainfall totals seen during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

There may be no parallel available to any other rainstorm in U.S. history, based on the number of people affected, amount of water involved, and other factors, meteorologists have warned.

Due to its wide geographic scope across America’s 4th-largest city, the ensuing flood disaster may rank as one of the most, if not the most, expensive natural disaster in U.S. history.

And 15 trillion gallons is just the current number. Meteorologists are forecasting that another 6 trillion gallons of water will fall on Texas before this storm is over.

Just yesterday, authorities were warning that some areas may see more than 40 inches of total rain, but now many forecasts are calling for “as much as 50 inches of rain” before Hurricane Harvey finally leaves Texas…

As the water rose, the National Weather Service issued another ominous forecast: Before the storm is gone, some parts of Houston and its suburbs could get as much as 50 inches of rain. That would be the highest amount ever recorded in Texas.

FEMA’s Long predicted that the aftermath of the storm would require FEMA’s involvement for years.

“This disaster’s going to be a landmark event,” Long said.

If these forecasts are accurate, the rainfall levels will exceed any previous record.

In fact, the amount of rain that has already fallen on southeast Texas would be enough to completely fill the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and then fill it all the way to the top again.

FEMA officials are already saying that they are going to be in the Houston area for “years”. Tens of thousands are already using temporary shelters, and it is being projected that 450,000 people will ultimately file for disaster assistance…

U.S. emergency management officials said on Monday they were expediting federal resources to Texas to help with rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey swamped coastal areas of the state and forced 30,000 people to seek refuge in temporary shelters.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said more than 450,000 people were expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding after Harvey made landfall during the weekend before weakening to tropical storm status.

Of course whenever there is a disaster such as this, bad people are going to try to take advantage of the situation.

According to Houston police chief Art Acevedo, a number of looters have already been arrested…

Acevedo also said officers are focused on protecting the city from looters as floodwater recede.

“We’ve already arrested a handful of looters. We’ve made it real clear to our community we’re going to do whatever it takes to protect their homes and their businesses,” Acevedo said. “And when people come from the outside to Houston, Texas, know we’re going to be out in the city, we’re not going to rest as a police department or law enforcement community until people restore their lives.”

I am proud of how the Trump administration and the authorities down in Texas are responding to this unprecedented crisis. The loss of life appears to be minimal so far, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes and vehicles.

We never give emergency responders the credit that they deserve. Day after day they are saving lives in the most difficult of situations, and I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people that are working so hard to help Houston pull through this.

Please keep the people of Houston in your prayers, because this is truly the worst crisis that city has ever seen.

A Warning from your Father God YHVH (Commandment Three)

Dearest Beloveds,

Open visions and a Word for the West Coast of America

Huge Earthquakes and Tsunamis are coming to the West Coast of America. This will hit California and all other states along the West Coast. This is the Judgment of Me on the wickedness and forwardness of America towards Me. I have warned and warned through many servants of Mine for many years now to stop their Sins and abominations, and repent and turn from their wicked ways. But it has only gotten worse and worse—therefore, now Judgment is coming to the West Coast.

This is a WARNING. Seek Me where you are to go if you live along the coastlines or in those states. NOW, BELOVEDS! THE TIME IS VERY SHORT! I AM PLEADING WITH YOU, MY LITTLE ONES, SEEK ME NOW! This destruction will cause many to get on their knees and come to Me. This is My Mercy. This destruction will be a ripple- effect across the world. Many things will change after this. The Age of Grace has ended dear ones…get yourselves prepared for My GLORY to come, and THE SON OF MAN who shall come like a thief in the night. Beloveds please get yourselves prepared… TIME IS VERY SHORT NOW… This is My Last Call.

The Sumerian List Of Kings Reveals Of Eight Immortal Lords Ruled Earth For 240 000 Years

The Sumerian King List
describes how a group of enlightened beings
descended from heaven to rule Earth.

The total length of their domination:
242,100 years…

How is that possible?

The Sumerian King List is an archaic stone tablet written in the Sumerian language.

It gives us the names and reign lengths of the kings of Sumer, a region that encompassed the space now occupied by southern Iraq.

Compiled from several different clay tablets, the final part of the King List contains the names of historically attested rulers and cities but these are not the focus of this article.

To the forbidden history community, the first, unattested kings on the list present greater interest.

Also known as antediluvian rulers, the first eight kings in the list totaled a reign of 242,100 years, in a mythical period before the great flood swept the area.

Mainstream scholars dismiss the existence of these lords and their impossibly-long reigns, citing the fact that no archaeological discoveries support the unusual claims made by the stone tablets.

Yet the cuneiform words are there:
“After the kingship descended from heaven,
the kingship was in Eridug.
In Eridug, Alulim became king;
he ruled for 28,800 years.”

After the first heavenly king’s tenure ended, the scepter fell into the hands of Alalngar, who ruled for 36,000 years.

After him, it was En-men-lu-ana’s turn to sit on the throne for a whopping 43,200 years. The next 5 kings all held office for very long periods of time, the shortest of which lasted ‘only’ 18,600 years.

The coming of the Great Flood – considered by some a global catastrophe – put an end to the reign of the mythical kings.

“AFTER THE FLOOD HAD SWEPT OVER,
AND THE KINGSHIP HAD DESCENDED FROM HEAVEN,
THE KINGSHIP WAS IN KISH.”

Kish was an ancient city in Sumer, home of the first historically-documented Sumerian dynasty.

The kings in this dynasty had shorter reigns than the ones before them, but they still extended way beyond the expected life span of a human being in those days.

The shortest reign belonged to Zamug, ‘the son of Barsal-nuna,’ who remained in power for 140 years.

For a long time, historians agreed these impossible timelines were the result of fiction, their reigns and deeds being hyperbolized to increase the significance of the ancient Sumerians in the eyes of neighboring peoples.

By documenting their extremely old history, they could stake a legitimate claim to rule the land.

But most historians dismiss the existence of the Anunnaki, the Children of Anu.

They too ‘came down from heaven’ to fulfill their own agenda on Earth.

These beings had mastered space travel and although it is said they came here from the twelfth planet, Nibiru, their place of origin might as well have been somewhere else in the galaxy.

We don’t know for sure how man came to be on this planet.

Perhaps he is the product of evolution and natural selection. But if humans were indeed created by someone, there is room for the Anunnaki genesis theory which claims man drew his first breath in the laboratories of Anunnaki geneticists Enki and Ninmah.

If these beings were able to manipulate and transform Homo erectus into rational, intelligent humans, it goes without saying they were able to prolong their own lives.

This could mean the longevity of the reigns on the Sumerian King List could be interpreted as a reality rather than a metaphor.

For all we know, these celestial beings could have been immortal or at least impervious to factors such as aging and disease. If they wielded enough power to be considered gods, it stands to reason they were immune to the troubles that end our lives short.

There is always the possibility that we’re looking for answers in the wrong places and the Sumerian King List is half-fable, half-fact.

But amid this controversial topic, one thing is certain:
our planet’s history sure is strange…

A Calling to My Bride to Fast From Father God YHVH (Commandment Two)

My Dear Children,

I want to talk to you more concerning this Fast I have called you to. Many of you who received the last words have diligently sought Me. Thank you! I want to make something more clearly to you. I am calling My Bride on a 40 day fasting time with Me that will be a Daniel Fast. This includes giving up or taking out ALL SWEETS, MEATS, ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE AND DAIRY… OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND. Unless, My Love, I tell you otherwise to fast another way, please do it this way. Those of you who are coming off 40 and 60 day fasts, I will speak directly to you what is expected of you.

Many have come to Me who have asked about medications, and illnesses they have. I say to you My sweet ones; I will tell you what to do. I will lead you by My Spirit.

My Holy Spirit, the Ruach Hakodesh, shall lead you.

I also want to clarify something else I have shared through many of My TRUE SERVANTS of today: The doctrines and teachings of “ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED—by Grace” is FALSE AND NOT TRUE. While you live in this world, I expect true repentance for your SINS, ALWAYS!

Repentance, dear ones, means turning away from your SINS. Remember, My bride: I test, test, test, test those who are truly Mine…your heart conditions, your love-walk with others, Me, My Son Yahushua~Jesus, and Our Spirit~the Ruach. Please, My love, PLEASE obey Me and come to Me!

This is My Last Call. I look forward to meeting you in the secret place. The time is VERY SHORT NOW. Come to Me. Be purged, be healed and made whole. I will send My refining fire and Angels of healing and deliverance to you to help and anoint you in this time.

PLEASE also understand dearest ones: Deliverance and healing involves purging physically, soulishly, and spiritually…sometimes throwing up and running to the restroom—A LOT! Yes, and blood can come with purging demons, too.

I love you,

(Signed) Your Father- Abba, God
who looks forward to meeting you in the secret place and sharing much with you!

P.S. My dear ones, should you need deliverance from a minister ordained and trained, contact “I AM COMING”, and My daughters will send you those who are prepared to help you. I also will have prayers for you to pray after 21 days of fasting with Me that will break off generation curses, legal rights, and also judgments that are on you and your generational bloodlines.

Please read Mathew 7:13, Ephesians 6 and Isaiah 58. Thank you, beloveds- I will confirm My Words to you!

Shalom,
I love you,

Your Abba Father God
PS. You have been warned, My loves—

Please read: Rev 3:7-Rev 6, Isaiah 26:19-21, Isaiah 54-60, Psalms 27:5, Matthew 24, Zephaniah 2:3. Thank you, I shall confirm these words to you! Seek Me for the deeper revelation and understanding of the Church of PHILADELPHIA

This Week’s Torah Portion | August 20 – August 26, 2017 – 28 Av – 4 Elul, 5777

Shoftim (Judges) Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

TORAH : DEUTERONOMY 16:18-21:9
PROPHETS : ISAIAH 51:12-52:12
GOSPEL : MATTHEW 26:47-27:10

About the Weekly Torah Portion

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage.

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will highlight specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel.

The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world.

In A Nutshell

The portion, Shoftim (Judges), continues to explain the Mitzvot (commandments) connected to the entrance to the land of Israel. The portion begins with appointing Judges to make the laws and officers to enforce them, so there will be true justice in Israel.

The portion describes the laws of the king, who must be chosen from among the people. The portion also deals with the prohibition to engage in witchcraft and turns the people to the true prophets. Finally, the portion teaches the people how they should conduct themselves in a time of war.

Commentary

The Torah was given to every person, for one to correct oneself, as it is written, “I have created the evil inclination, I have created for it the Torah as a spice.” Every person, whether or not one demands social justice, should first discover that one is filled with the evil inclination. We must discover that we are completely egotistical in order to perform our correction. Put differently, we need to discover that we are living as criminals.

During the High Holidays we say [1], “We are at fault; we have betrayed.” It is written about these words, “Keep far from a false word” (Exodus 23:7). We need to discover that it is we who have committed those transgressions. If we think what is written is overstated and is not a true depiction of who we are, it is a sign that we have not yet come to know who we truly are, and that we still need to discover the entirety of our evil inclination. This is when the Torah comes to us, because “the light in it reforms them.” That is, the Torah instructs us on how to elicit from it the light that will reform us, so we may achieve the love and bonding with others.

There is much work for us to do: We walk in the darkness, in the desert, in cries, in scrutinies, in raising MAN, in various transgressions, such as with the spies, and the waters of quarreling, until we reach the boundaries of the land of Israel. We correct ourselves until we can use our desires in order to bestow.

However, it is more than a mere restriction of the desire; it is actually using the desire in favor of others. The same desires we have discovered within us—which worked only in our own favor, to cheat, lie, steal, and manipulate—have now come to a point of correction, cleansing, through the forty years in the desert until the entrance to the land of Israel. This is when we approach the stage of the inner work on the ego, the point where we turn the use of the ego into bestowal, in favor of others. This is considered that the angel of death has become a holy angel.

It is a very different type of work. In this work, a person needs Judges and officers. The judges are the decisions that a person makes in advance, from the Rosh (head) of the spiritual Partzuf (face), the Rosh of the Neshama (soul). Judges are the premeditation concerning precisely how to work with one’s ego, how to manipulate it and set it up so that it gives its fullest power and turns all of its negativity toward the favor of others.

Afterward one needs to establish officers over oneself, to not suddenly deviate from the way, since even if the decision is initially correct, one cannot tell the future. This is called the Guf (body) of the Partzuf, of the Neshama. The Neshama are those egotistical desires that one turns into the intention to bestow.

If a person uses the desires according to the form of the ego, that person has no Rosh, nor does he or she need one because such a person is being pushed. However, if one wants to begin to use one’s desires in favor of others, one must first restrict them and then act according to scrutinies and decisions one has made before, through the light that reforms. When one uses one’s ego favorably, it is considered “repentance.” In that state, a person uses those desires only in favor of others, without any favors returning to oneself.

The premeditation is called “Judges,” and the execution is called “officers.” These are two qualities of bestowal—one that plans the action (judges) and the other that executes them (officers). These are the same terrible desires that were in us before, and which we used only to harm others and benefit ourselves. These desires now become Yashar El (straight to God), Ysrael (Israel). They are called Eretz Ysrael, where Eretz means Ratzon (desire), and Ysrael means Yashar El (straight to God). This is how we advance, when our desire is aimed entirely toward bestowal upon the upper force, the Creator, through bestowal upon others.

This is why we need the two forces—officers and judges—keeping us and tending to us, performing the right scrutinies. Previously, we have only the scrutiny of bitter and sweet. Sweet means what we wanted, and bitter means what we did not want. Here, however, it refers to another scrutiny concerning bitter and sweet—a scrutiny of true or false.

Truth means bestowal upon the upper force, nearing him, connection with others and actualization of the quality of bestowal. This is why humanity was given it, so we may carry out the connection and work on ourselves, as it is written, “Through the love of man to the love of God.”

Correcting the desires means changing them from caring for ourselves, from reception, into using them in favor of others. It is a correction from falsehood into truth, so it will not be bitter to us, but sweet. Truth means using the desire in favor of others even if it tastes bitter. It is called “making a Mitzva (singular of Mitzvot).

Man is made of a desire to receive pleasure. There are 613 Mitzvot, which are the 613 desires in us, our 613 egotistical drives with which we exploit others. We should turn them into being in favor of others.

There are two degrees here: one is called the “desert,” through which a person reaches the degree of Bina, bestowal, and the other is called Eretz Ysrael (land of Israel), the desire to bestow, when a person actually acquires, meaning corrects the use of all the desires with the intention to bestow. This is how a person becomes a Kabbalist—receiving the revelation of Godliness, which is our goal. It is the same for each person and for the whole of humanity.

In truth, we are already in our final correction, in complete redemption. We transcend the egotistical use of our desires and qualities, and we elevate them into altruistic usage, in favor of everyone, and in favor of the upper force, the Creator. This leads us to the general correction of our desires, connecting us together so that each of us achieves the revelation of the Holy Divinity, the Assembly of Israel, through our correction in relation to others.

When a person discovers that all of one’s desires are to use and exploit others, a person asks for correction. But does that mean that one desires to harm others?

Of course we do not feel or understand if we should imagine ourselves as harming others, or perhaps agree that it is so, even if we do not feel this way.

We tend to judges people by their actions. However, the majority of the transgressions discussed here are in the intention, and not in the action.

We are unaware of them in our actions, too. We begin to see that we are committing these sins when we begin to move toward others. Mistakes and sins are only in relation to others. When we truly begin to act toward bonding, we discover how incapable we are, how we reject, forget, and oppose it, and how we are fooling ourselves all the time, even subconsciously.

All of a sudden we discover that we have totally forgotten that the Torah behooves that we achieve bonding, love, “All of Israel are friends,” etc. It is a process that happens to everyone; we cannot achieve spirituality and observe the Torah whatsoever unless we follow the path of bonding between us.

What is a judges?

Judges are thoughts and desires that appear to us out of many others that are still buried in us. We more or less know our qualities, we can judge the state that they are in, and we can turn their aim in favor of others, or at least see how much we have no desire to give to others, and what felons we are. This, in itself, is a high degree.

The wicked people in the Torah are not ordinary people. It is a high degree. The Torah was actually written for the wicked, as it is written, “I have created the evil inclination.” The Torah is intended for those with an evil inclination. If a person does not feel that he or she is selfish, a criminal, that person does not need the Torah; it is not meant for such people.

By which law does the judge sentence? By which law is a person declared a transgressor?

The judge is the individual. Once directed toward connection with others, a person begins to judge oneself: “Do I really want to connect with others?” That person scrutinizes why he or she wants to connect: What is the basis upon which I should observe that law? Is it clear what should be done? Has anyone told me that I should do it? Do I want the next world or this world? Am I hoping to gain something out of it? Or, do I really want to do it for the Creator without any self-gratification?

Each step along the way contains many degrees on which we discover that we are evil. If we do not push ourselves toward bonding with others, we will not discover how opposed to unity we are. There is a lot of work before we reach the state of “I have created the evil inclination.” In that work we discover that the Creator has created the evil inclination in me, and besides it, I have nothing.

We do not understand the nature of creation. Creation is the evil inclination. We are unaware of the extent to which we seek only our own good, and not the good of others. Moreover, the more others suffer, the more superior we feel, which gives us pleasure and fulfillment.

It is very misleading. An ordinary person in a law-abiding society does not feel like a criminal if he or she did not do anything unlawful.

True, but this is the corporeal, earthly life. Here we are talking about something else. If you want to discover the Creator, you need to turn your intention to bestowal, to love others.

What if we said it to someone?

We would be ridiculed, no doubt.

It makes no sense, and it is completely untrendy.

True, which is why we need to explain that today we must use the true Torah. The wisdom of Kabbalah is called the “true Torah”; it is the internality of the Torah because the light in it reforms. In other words, it is a method for the correction of the soul. We are in exile from the spiritual world, and we must therefore correct ourselves and discover spirituality, discover the Creator. This is the purpose, and the Torah was given to us so we would come to “know the God of your father and serve Him” (1 Chronicles, 28:9).

In a corrected state will there be no judges and officers, no laws?

No. Here, in this world, we have to live according to what humanity determines, according to what the people and the government decide. We should respect these laws because they were made by a hidden Providence.

In this world we have to be like everyone else, “I dwell among my own people” (2 Kings, 4:13). However, within us, we need to come to know Him, to rise to the level where we somewhat resemble Him, if we wish to open our eyes in the Torah, if we want to discover Godliness and the upper laws, and to feel and come to know the Creator. We attain the revelation of the Creator to the extent of our Dvekut (adhesion), the measure of our equivalence of form.

Can there be a match between the corporeal laws and the spiritual one?

Yes, at the final and complete correction.

And before that?

Before that, certainly not because we determine corporeal laws according to our egos. The more we begin to keep these laws in spirituality, together, we will also want to project them onto the corporeal world. We cannot do it separately. Prior to the ruin of the Temple, when the people of Israel kept these laws, we kept them and also lived by them.

Are there any officers in society today?

No. Today officers and judges work by laws that people determined. It has no connection to spirituality. We also cannot establish spiritual laws between us because we cannot keep them. All spiritual laws deal with the love of others. These are laws of the general, global system, which is appearing today and is beginning to require us to keep it.

But the current situation is to the contrary. People want justice but do not know how to implement it.

The network of connections between us is appearing all over the world. We are all connected through it and we are all dependent on one another. This is why people sense the necessity for change, that they must do something. We all feel uncomfortable, nothing that we try succeeds, we are in states of crisis in our families, at work, in the education system, in culture, and basically everywhere.

But this is something more internal. We often feel that crisis regardless of what is happening outside.

It makes no difference; what matters is what we feel. On the outside things can be beautiful. On the whole, people are not starving, yet many are going out to the streets and raise a cry. They are unaware that behind their demands for social justice lies a cry from the lack of connection. This is the truth that is appearing in the world today.

The world is manifesting itself as integral, global, as entirely interconnected. Yet, people feel disconnected and the lack of unity, and this is what awakens them to riot.

The portion speaks of a king who must be chosen from among the people. If a king is an all-powerful ruler, how can we speak of kingship in that state? It is as if today the people were to democratically appoint a leader as king; it sounds completely unrealistic.

When all the thoughts and desires work toward the land of Israel, to the desire for the Creator, the desire for comprehensive, mutual, and complete bestowal, a person chooses the foundation with which one influences everything. With that foundation, one reaches the Keter (crown), meaning similarity to the Creator in every way.

We creatures are in Malchut (kingship), which is our big will to receive. The upper force that created us, on the other hand, is in Keter. We need to connect all our desires from the “people.” Out of the unity of everyone, we choose our most basic foundation, and call it a “king,” like King David, Messiah son of David, who is Malchut that reaches Keter. A king in Israel is not as a king in other nations, the way romantic novels picture it. Being a king in Israel is the hardest work there is.

Is it about a person?

The king is the supreme judge. He is the person to whom people come to ask questions, and he cannot turn away those who come to him.

Does he also pass judgment?

Yes. Maimonides and other sources write about that work, which is hard work indeed.

Is it realistic to have a king in Israel today?

The king is not one who sits on the throne. He is the supreme judge. The king is the one who knows how to arrange, bring together, and correct the most crucial decisions with the aim to bestow. He is responsible for the entire nation, for collecting all the people’s desires within him, and raising them up to the Keter.

There is either a king in each of us, or a general king between us, raising us to the Creator and leading us toward correction. Messiah son of David is the one who pulls the whole of Malchut to the degree of Keter.

Today people have no faith in the government; they want to take charge and make decisions. Is this a new phase emerging that will lead to the conclusion that people need a representative to speak for them?

No. The people need to demand help from the government to receive education toward mutual guarantee. This is the obligation we received on Mount Sinai, when we were asked if we are responsible for one another, and if we want to be as one man with one heart.

This is our correction—“that which you hate, do not do to your friend.” This is the stage of the desert. “Love your neighbor as yourself” is the stage called “land of Israel,” mutual guarantee, to be “as one man with one heart.” We must provide the education of mutual guarantee by ourselves, and to all the people. The government can help because it has the instruments, the resources, and the media, but it is the people that must demand it.

What about the judicial system? Will we need officers and judges to keep the mutual guarantee?

We will have to rebuild the system so it is an educating system, with people who advocate, like officers and judges, a sort of renewed Sanhedrin.

The portion mentions witchcraft and divination. Why were they forbidden? Wouldn’t people change for the better if they knew where the world was headed?

We are forbidden to rely on miracles or tell the future. The only permitted actions are those in which we serve as our own judges and officers, to promote our progress. The wisdom of the Torah, meaning Kabbalah, objects to any witchcraft and blessing. It objects to notes and pleas from the Rabbi, to red strings, holy water, and horoscopes of any kind. All of it is considered “idol worship.”

It is similar to what is said about Abram before he became Abraham, the father of the nation. He was engaged in selling idols, which is a preliminary degree that exists in each of us, in anyone who has not yet been corrected through a genuine disclosure of the evil inclination, because then one demands the actual spice for the Torah.

The people of Israel learn about conducts during war. What is war?

It is a struggle against the evil inclination. Man’s enemies are those that dwell with him in his home, those that are in his heart, meaning all the desires, thoughts, sins, and mistakes that he should turn into Mitzvot, into acts of bestowal. An act of bestowal is called a Mitzva (singular of Mitzvot). There is an endless war here, the Creator’s war with Amalek, which lasts for generations.

But as a result, we built an army with an ethics code and values.

We had no other choice. In the past, too, we had an army. So did King David, and so did all the others. As long as people have not been corrected, there has to be an army. If we were to change ourselves even a little toward mutual guarantee, we would immediately come and see that our neighbors all leave us in peace.

After all, we are not doing anything that is fundamentally wrong. The minute we direct ourselves correctly toward love of others between us, within Israel, and begin to connect as before, in brotherly love, we will tilt the direction toward the positive, the mutual, and we will witness peace and quiet throughout the country, health, education, and the end of external or internal struggles.

[1] The ten days beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur. Known also as the “Ten Days of Repentance.”

A Calling to My Bride From Father God YHVH (Commandment One)

I have something very important to share with you. My mighty prophet Hosea put it like this as I oracled through Him, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge” or My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge”. I am going to talk seriously around this subject and I want you to seek Me diligently in the secret place regarding this scripture and what I share with you today. My Bride I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek me. And YOU should study yourself, to show yourself approved. Those who have sought Me with all they are and with all their hearts and have surrendered ALL to Me—I have shared much! Part of surrendering is allowing Me, My Son Yahushua ~Jesus and My Holy Spirit ~the Ruach HaKodesh to help you, guide you through Life, through My Word, give you deep revelations and grasp the importance of the times we are in.

I am your Father and a Father chastens those and rebukes those whom He truly loves. So…Bride, Beloved, My sons and daughters, My true ones – you are falling short of the prize right now! What do I mean My sweet ones? MANY—I mean A LOT of you are not ready for your Bridegroom to come for you. This is a WORD ‘I AM’ is sharing with you that will go out to the WORLD. WORLD-WIDE quite simply because I AM NOT A RESPECTER OF PERSONS and I WISH NOT ONE TO PERISH BUT TO HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE WITH ME MY LOVE.

But in My Word, Yahushua spoke about the parable of the Virgins and only half were ready. He spoke of those in the field and only one of the two was taken. Why? Sweet sons and daughters, because He was foretelling you a VERY important truth of Heaven from ME, from your Abba-Father.

So many are not ready for My Glory as I spoke through My prophet Joel – that I will pour out My spirit on all Flesh! Read Joel 2 –ALL of it is there…so much in these days is occurring right NOW! I want to reveal it ALL to you! I want you to get the revelation so deep in your spirit that even in your daily lives; you will not forsake or forget these Words that are coming to pass on the Earth Right Now.

I want to take you further and deeper with Me, My precious ones, but listen to ME: I CAN NOT. WHY? Because My dears, I would hurt you. I am Holy and a consuming fire and my Word says YOU MUST BE HOLY! What does this mean? It means what Yahushua said His Bride must be without spot and wrinkle. She must be cleaned, purified and ready for His coming. Many of you are trapped in the teaching and doctrines of today, that Yahushua’s blood covering and salvation is enough.

I tell you it is a LIE! A lie that was formed by My enemies in the boardrooms of Hell …many, many, many, years ago. For is it not said by Paul in My Word: “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. “I am going to be VERY HONEST with you and tell you just as it is: YOU ALL, EVERY SON AND DAUGHTER ON THIS EARTH, NEED SOME FORM OF HEALING AND DELIVERANCE! In your souls, in your hearts, in your minds, in your body and in your spirit as well… My beautiful earth is so corrupt and so poisoned and is falling with Me, it has even affected your generations past and My children, and even your DNA is affected as well. So— Many of My special ones called out of the world many years ago, hidden with Me, have gone through a long, dramatic hard stripping, healing and deliverance process and much fastings with Me, My Son Yahushua and My Spirit ~ Ruach too. You do not even know who they are yet—but you will soon. They are My End Time Army I speak of in My Word. They will arise soon with My GLORY. This will astound you and ALL of My enemies too. But, My dear Bride, it is not just meant for them, it is also meant for you!

I have had so many of you crying out to Me and My Son to help them, to get you ready and prepared. My sons and daughters who have awakened, I address you across the World right now… I will help you, I will heal and deliver you, I will get you ready, but I ask you: Will you pay the price? Will you give up all? Will you spend lots of time with Me in the secret place? Will you cry out to Me and truly repent and truly turn away from your sins, the deep hidden SINS YOU ARE IN AND COMMIT EVERY DAY? Will you truly, My love, enter in? The choice My dearest ones is all completely up to you. I invite you to come to Me in the month of April, be with ME! ~YOUR ABBA, Father God, your YHWH. Come to your High Priest, your Savior and King Yahushua~Jesus, come be with Our Spirit the Ruach Hakodesh~Our Holy Spirit. Come enter in, My beloved.

I am calling you on a glorious journey and ride, on the narrow path and on a 40 day
Fast. April 1st 2012 it shall commence. This is not for the faint of heart, but for My “More than Conquerors,” My dearest ones. I shall tell you how, what, and any other questions you need, just come to Me and ask.

Fast, you may say? This cannot be My Father…but I say to you My Love, it is ME! I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Me, your Abba, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to Me, which is your reasonable service. I am calling ALL of you – those who truly want to be the “elect group”, the ones who will march for Me and My Son – I ask you dearest ones, do you really want to come? Do you really want to enter in? The Bride is NOT the Whole Church… it is the few of you who have chosen to love and obey ME and My Son! Little ones… heed My WORD. See the example of what even My Son Yahushua did prior to His Ministry. I took Him to the Wilderness for 40 days; He fasted and cried out to Me! I then filled Him upon the completion of the Fast with My Ruach HaKodesh in full measure, and then He was sent out.

How much more, My dear ones, MUST YOU do this for ME! He was without SIN!

How much more must you fast and repent—turn from your wicked ways and get your healing and deliverance from the centuries and centuries of defilement that is generationally plaguing you…and most of you do not even know it! In My Word I say, through Paul: That which I committed I did not understand, neither was it anything that I chose, but I was doing what I hated. Or, My dear ones, another way of saying it is: For that which I do – That is, the evil which I do, the sin of which I am conscious of, and which troubles me.

This is only the Sin I your Father and Yahushua ~Jesus, through My Spirit, can Purge you of. It is very deep and has strongholds on your life. I will remove it during longs fasting seasons… ONLY!

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord –of ME, and I shall lift you up.

Do I not also say what happens in these fasting times in many examples in My Word – Corporately I mean…especially when fasts are called: In the Book of Esther how a whole race of people is saved from only a 3 day fast, or in the book of Jonah when Nineveh fasts and repents and is saved from just 3 days. And remember in the book of Daniel when he confessed the sins of Israel to Me…and many other references and examples in the Old and New Testament. Yahushua even said, “When you fast and pray”… NOT, if you fast and pray.

Why do you think My true Prophets of old and My Son trumpeted fasting and repentance? Because My dearest ones, it changes MY HEART. It can save nations and even prevent horrible destruction that is coming. Please get the deep revelation of what giving up things and food and getting on your knees and humbling –does with ME!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, I am pleading and crying out to you –with you My sweet ones… My TRUE PROPHETS and SERVANTS of Mine today are ONLY speaking of holiness and repentance, fasting and praying and consecration, reading and meditating on My Word, and obeying the Almighty—ME—and My Son and heeding Our Spirit. They also are talking of the times we are in and warning of the impending judgments and destruction that is soon to come… They are pleading with My Bride to get ready for their Bridegroom NOW! And Finally, They are desperately seeking every soul for the Kingdom of God!

Everyone else is FALSE! IT IS NOT about blessing you or prosperity or the Apostasy being spewed across the pulpits right Now…by the anti-christ spirit who has gotten in to them now! This is the End, My sweet ones… this is “MY LAST CALL”. Seek Me and I shall confirm every word I have spoken to you. Even out of the mouth of two or three witnesses this Word IS established! I will talk with you soon, more on specifics of fasting. Shalom.

I love you,
Your Abba-Father God YHVH

P.S. I want you to read the book of Daniel and I also want you to understand and study how he ate. My sweet ones, Joel Chapter 2 and Revelations 1-3 are for you. Thank you, I shall give you much deep revelation and understanding on this.