Faith, Inspirational

Building Bridges: The Cross We Bear

Everyone has their own views on what the end-of-the-world looks like — from apocalyptic destruction of the world ideas to being raptured up to a new reality. But what does it all mean realistically?

The centre of the cross in one’s heart means balance — see Crux Love.

Who is Messiah?

We all know that when the Messiah comes he will bring peace, love, and unity. If he does not bring peace, love, and unity then he is not the Messiah. The Christians and a lot of non-Jews believe that Jesus is the Messiah. The Jews don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah for a lot of reasons but mostly because of the poor way that the believers in Jesus have portrayed who Jesus is.

Mostly, non-Jews don’t realize this, but because of their hatred toward the Jews, they have made the identity of Jesus non-Jewish. But the truth is that Jesus’ identity was committed to living the life of Torah or the Old Testament as non-Jews refer to it. Jesus was a practicing Jew and a rabbi, so he also adhered to the Jewish observances that the Jews still do today.

In Judaism, there are 613 commandments but all commandments can easily be observed by simply loving God (first) and then loving the other (who is most not like you) exactly the same way you love God.

If we love the other like we love God who is love, we fulfill every single commandment God gave us.

What is Kabbalah?

I have been writing for 3 years. I also have been following the Jews for about 15 years. I was actively involved in an orthodox synagogue, I volunteered to help prepare united Shabbat dinners, and I helped the elderly get to and through a Shabbat service as I was able to understand the liturgy and follow along with the Hebrew texts. I have been to Israel twice and I also volunteered for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).

I have been trying to understand the man that Jesus was. I have been trying to understand the Jew.

There is Judaism and there is Kabbalah. Kabbalah is nothing like the idea Madonna has given us. Kabbalah isn’t even considered a religion. The Jews preach that it is a science. It is an ancient wisdom that includes both the Torah and another text called the Zohar.

Kabbalah’s deep wisdom has not been openly taught though. Mostly, it has been taught “in secret” to protect the integrity and authenticity of this deep, ancient wisdom. It is considered a high level of understanding that if the wrong person preaches it, it can be used in a way that would not honour its teachings.

The Message of Jesus

I believe that Jesus taught Kabbalah. The more I understand, the more it makes sense to me why this teaching was not accepted by the Pharisees at that time. I believe that before Jesus’ ministry, he learned with the Essenes who were Jewish rabbis that practiced a mystical Judaism in the mountains because they practiced in secret as the teaching was not accepted to be preached openly.

I believe that when Jesus started his ministry he was openly teaching Kabbalah and because people at that time were not ready for this message to be preached (much like it is today) he was rejected.

Today, the people who mostly reject Kabbalistic teachings are dogmatic Christians.

Peace, Love, and Unity

The message of God has always revolved around the Jew. The entirety of the message of God is: Love God and then love the other as you love God.

We are here to understand what love is but to understand love we have to understand our past and ask God what it all means about who we truly are as a whole and as individuals — to heal we have to go back to the very beginning.

There is only the Jew and the non-Jew. The Jew does not love the Gentile Jesus the Christians created and the non-Jew does not trust the Jewish message because they reject the Christian idea of Jesus.

We both struggle to flip our switch and learn to love one another.

We define the perfect Jew or what is Jewish in one another, like the man and the woman who push and pull until they find common ground.

When we believe in the Jew, we find God — This was the message of Jesus.

When we learn to love one another we become love. We become unconditional love like God is in heaven. We become the image of God.

We become one when we believe in the ONE.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is ONE!

Deuteronomy 6:4

This is the prayer of every observant Jew twice a day and is also written in a tiny scroll at the doorpost entrance to every Jew’s home.

Messiah is the bridge that connects us all back to ONE!

If we are believers in Messiah then we are the people who make bridges between all of us; all religions, traditions, beliefs, and cultures — We find the common ground (cross) that unites us all back together as ONE!

If we truly are the image of God then we are the peacemakers (Matthew 5:9).

This world has always been about the Jew. The Spirit of God is in the Jew. God is outside of us (the people who love God) and He is inside of us (Messiah). We are here like the man (masculine energy is unconditional love) and the woman (feminine energy chooses to love God) to experience making love to one another.

God made us to be a helper to one another (Genesis 2:18)

We are the image of God, the man and woman, who birth Messiah (love) into the world.


The Star of David

We all are a point that connects two other points together making up a triangle. Two triangles mirror one another. Combined we become a star that unites heaven and earth to one another.

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