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When the Messiah and the redemption come
#11
There is no need to worry. In fact, this is something to very much look forward to! In the Messianic Era, the Evil Inclination will be removed from the world, so there will be no desire for sin, and no need for any leaders or courts to "enforce" the observance of the Torah Laws incumbent upon Jews and Noahides. Rather, the leaders and the courts will be there to help each person observe his or her Torah Laws in the best possible way, and to give advice about how best to serve G-d.

This is very well explained in the following discourse by the Rebbe in the late summer of 19'91:

https://sie.org/library/article_cdo/aid/...1-1991.htm
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#12
Vistor to our web site Wrote:Most Americans (mostly Gentiles but also some Jews) watch TV, listen to the radio, etc. In Olam Ha-Ba (the future World to Come) will all mankind (in Israel) do these things?
In the beginning of the Messianic Era, presumably YES, both inside and outside of Israel, because these media technologies will be operating according to their true G-dly purpose. That is, to broadcast the Torah teachings from King Moshiach, whose job will be to teach Torah to the entire world. Also, everyone will want to watch the service in the Third Holy Temple and the Divine miracles that will be taking place there on a daily basis. Furthermore, it will be necessary for all people of the world to be able to SEE the King Moshiach, because by seeing him they will learn deeper Torah concepts that are so profound that he will not be able to express them in words. But regarding the ultimate "Olam Ha-Ba" (World to Come), after the Resurrection, is says that no prophet has ever received a vision of what the world will be like at that time. Only G-d knows.
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#13
Visitor D.G. to our web site Wrote:Does the Hebrew Bible predict an apocalyptic end?
No. The prophecies about "the war of Gog and Magog" are found in Ezekiel chapters 38-39 and Zechariah chapter 14. This does not mean a war beteen Gog and Magog. Gog is the name of the king of the nation of Magog. The prophecies say that the nation of Magog will ally with a multitude of other nations to assemble and wage war against a re-established Jewish nation in the land of Israel. These armies led by Gog will be miraculously defeated by Divine plagues, and this will usher in the Messianic Era.

Like any other threatening prophecy from a true prophet, the prophesied negative events can be mitigated or removed if the people who are threatened (in this prophecy, the Jewish people, as well as the other nations of the world) repent and turn back to following their Torah obligations. (See for example the story of the people of Nineveh in the Book of Jonah, who repented and returned to observance of the Seven Noahide Commandments).

Also, the Baal Shem Tov taught that the intensity of the prophesied suffering can be lessoned if G-d spreads out a lesser intensity of suffering over a longer period of time. He said that this is exactly what has happened: the present Jewish exile has lasted about 2000 years, with various degrees of suffering all along the way, and this has taken the place of the short and very intense suffering that would have occurred if the war of Gog and Magog would have taken place earlier as prophesied, G-d forbid. This has been the perspective that has been taken by the Chassidic Rebbes since the time of the Baal Shem Tov. In any event, the present time is called "the footsteps of Moshiach," or the "End of Days," just before the coming of Moshiach (the Messiah, who will be descended from King David). As foretold by the Sages, this is a time of great spiritual and physical difficulty, which must be endured by our generation that is on a very low level of spiritual sensitivity. In our days, we are not able to cling to the service of G-d so much out of great spiritual understanding, as people were capable of in earlier generations, but instead it requires a stubborn resolve. This is exactly the foundation that is capable of receiving the Kingship of G-d, in order to usher in the Messianic Era.
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#14
Visitor H.D. to the web site Wrote:I thank you for your explanation of the Roman exile for Israel. I think we are experiencing a similar situation in the present time. In our country and in Europe as a whole, we see hostility between people and cultures. France is an example. In my vision we have a great leadership problem in the world, and the secularization is a very great danger. We are confronted with secularization, nihilism and hostility against religions, specifically by a lot of pseudo-intellectual media-columnists. Also the churches who claim to support Israel right now are not able to stop these processes. I wonder how long will this continue before G-d will intervene?
Not very much longer. If there is any time left at all, we need to use it wisely, for ourselves, for our families, and for the benefit of others.
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#15
Visitor A.K. to the web site Wrote:There is so much noise today about Noah's Laws. If we live in the End Times as we call it then it is going to be a New Beginning too. Soon we will live in a time like Adam, closer to G-d, which means even beyond Noah's time. I just go with a clean logic, clean from all of the past religious and political thoughts, people's thoughts from all parts of the world. If they think that soon a Messiah will come for each of them, their home, religion and land, than there will be one Messiah for all. You don't think so. You think that there will come one Messiah but just for a few people or one community, just in one home, one religion.
I will try to address your misunderstanding briefly, and refer you to a resource for more information. Right now we are definitely in the "End of Days" as it was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, which is the time just before Moshiach (the Messiah) comes. This foremost patrilineal Jewish descendent of kings David and Solomon, whom G-d will choose, will bring in the Messianic Era. But the purpose of the Messianic Era is not to bring us to a time like Adam, because if we are just to go back to the original state, what was the purpose of all the hardships and suffering since Adam and Hava (Eve) left the Garden of Eden? Rather, mankind will eventually be living CLOSER to G-d than Adam was originally. We are expecting the King Moshiach any day now, but certainly by the start of the year 6000 in the Jewish calendar the Messianic Era will be in place.

Of course there will be ONE King Moshiach for ALL humanity. Anyone who denies that denies the truth of all the Hebrew prophets. Throughout the Hebrew Bible it says that there will be ONE King Moshiach from the House of David who will rule from Jerusalem as the king appointed by G-d over ALL humanity, as prophesied in Isaiah 52:13, "Behold, My servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and uplifted very high." This Moshiach will be accepted by all people and he will improve the entire world, motivating all the nations to serve G-d together, as the prophecy in Zephaniah 3:9 states: "I will transform the peoples to a purer language so that they all will call upon the name of G-d and serve Him with one purpose." Isaiah 2:2 prophesies: "In the final days, the mountain of G-d's house will be established ... and all the nations shall flow to it." And Jeremiah 16:19 states: "Nations shall come to you from the ends of the earth and say: Surely, our fathers have inherited lies and vain things in which there is no benefit." Then the occupation of the entire world will be solely to know G-d, as Isaiah 11:19 states: "The world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the ocean bed."

There is no reason to imagine that a person groping in the realm of human "logic" could come on his own to a more true version of G-d's plan for Moshiach, than that which G-d Himself has already revealed to us through His chosen Hebrew prophets. Please study the authentic (i.e. Torah-based) references about Moshiach that are provided on our web site:

https://asknoah.org/books?cat=154

I especially hope that you will read the on-line book "Mashiach: The Messianic Era in Jewish Law":

http://sie.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2...sh-Law.htm
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#16
Visitor R.G. to the web site Wrote:Where is the Messianic Era dealt with explicitly in the Torah?
The Messianic Era is explicit in the Torah, in several places. G-d promised it explicitly to Abraham (Gen. 15:18-21), and Jacob related it to his sons (Gen. 49:10). Maimonides (the "Rambam") lists the following additional places in his Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings, Chapter 11: Bilaam prophesied about it (Num. 24:17-19), and Moses transmitted G-d's promise that it would follow the period of the dispersal of the Jews around the world (Deut. 30:1-14). About Deut. 30:3-5, Maimonides states that "These explicit words of the Torah include all the statements made by all the prophets [regarding the Messianic Era]." The promise of the Messiah also has the force of a requirement for fulfillment of one of the 613 eternal Jewish Commandments: the Jews were commanded by G-d that they must add additional Cities of Refuge when G-d expands the borders of the Land of Israel in the future Messianic Era (Deut. 19:8-9).
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#17
Why Messianic time is good to wait for it? I mean, without intrigue won't life be a deterministic boredom?

Toda!
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#18
(09-05-2014, 05:38 PM)Demockrat Wrote: Why Messianic time is good to wait for it?

On the most simple level, everyone who has at least a small degree of a sympathetic and empathetic heart (meaning, someone who is sensitive in the least to human suffering and who is not totally evil) looks forward to a "Messianic Era." Whatever utopia it is that the person thinks that is, the actual promise from G-d is a time when the entire world will be perfected, and a simple outcome of that state of perfection is that there will be no illness, and "neither famine or war, envy or competition for good will flow in abundance and all the delights will be freely available as dust." (Rambam, Laws of Kings 12:5) This will extend to the entire creation, as Isaiah prophesied that eventually "the wolf will dwell with the lamb" and the lion will eat grass like the ox, and they will not cause any harm.

From a higher perspective, in this state of perfection, all mankind will be united with one purpose, which is our true purpose and our reason for being created: to be close to G-d and to serve Him together as He will be openly revealed, and to know Him to the ultimate of our untapped human ability, for "the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the ocean bed." (Isaiah ch. 11)

(09-05-2014, 05:38 PM)Demockrat Wrote: I mean, without intrigue won't life be a deterministic boredom?

On the contrary, life in the Messianic Era will be the greatest level of exciting intrigue. People will constantly be gaining more and deeper knowledge and understanding of G-d and the secrets of His true existence, which are totally unlimited. Every day there will be a process of advancing to new, previously unknown revelations. Every day, each person will be anticipating and anxiously awaiting the new revelations that the next day will bring. But each new revelation will not come for free - a person will have to, and will want to, work at uplifting himself to a higher spiritual level in order to be able to receive and internalize each new, higher revelation coming from G-d's Essence, which will be dwelling together with humanity in this physical world.
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#19
In Isaiah 66:23 it says all flesh will worship G-d on every sabbath, can you explain this, while keeping in mind that gentiles are forbidden to keep sabbath?
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#20
Gentiles are only forbidden to keep the ritual commandments that G-d designated specifically for Jews, including the commandments of Sabbath restrictions and sanctifications. But Gentiles are permitted and encouraged to worship G-d, with no restrictions on the time of day, week or month during which they may worship. So just as Gentiles may worship G-d on the 7th day now, so too they will be permitted to do so in the future Messianic Era. And in that blessed time, they will be able to do so at the eternal Third Holy Temple, as it says (Isaiah 56:7), "for My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations."

Not only that, but in the future Messianic Era, when the Unity of the One True G-d will be fully revealed, all mankind will be inspired to worship G-d together, all the Gentiles together with all the Jews during the Jews' Sabbath Day and New Moon observances (as it says in the verse you cited), and during the Festival of Sukkot (see Zechariah 14:16-17). This theme is included in the traditional Jewish Rosh HaShanah liturgy, in the prayer for the time when "all the created beings will prostrate themselves before You [G-d], and they all will form a single band to carry out Your will with a perfect heart."
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