Sunday, December 6, 2009

Believe....

B"H

As I sit at my desk there is a calendar hanging on the bulletin board. As with most American calendars is read the month of November this time of year. I never really paid an attention to it until today. Above the simple writing and dates there is a saying “Believe” and underneath that is “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing stand in your way. The best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.” Believe in what? Believe in what I am doing and let nothing or anyone stand in my way. Like my job or marriage? If I believe in what I am doing then it will work out right? As long as I don’t let anything get in my way. Such a worldly statement. I do believe, but it’s in something completely different. It should read “believe” “If you have faith in Him, nothing will stand in your way” Our reliance in our own thinking is what gets us into trouble. I have to believe that the Holy One will deliver me in whatever I do. Believe that He is what keeps me motivated. Believe that He is the one Who restores my soul to me in the morning. Believe that with His help my children will grow into children of G-d. Believe that I will continue to have undying faith and dedication. Believe in Him Who was the same at the beginning of time, the same now, and will be the same for all eternity.

Shalom

Lee

1 comment:

Anders Branderud said...

Keeping the mitzwot is of utmost importance.

The Torah-way taught by Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh is that one should do ones utmost to keep Torah non-selectively.
The word that many translate “faith” is emunah: “state of trained proficiency and reliability inducing trustworthiness or faithfulness; also, the resulting "faith" or "belief-system" satisfying that description—defined by, and according to the standards of,Tor•âh′ .”

A mitzwah neglected by many people is this:

The requirement of a person who believed Ribi Yehoshua was ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) and wanted to follow his teachings, was that that person should practise a list of specified mitzwot (directives or military-style orders), then come before the beit-din ha-Netzarim and acknowledge that he would do the sincerest of his/her heart the rest of his/her life to keep Torah non-selectively. Read more in the “Benei Noakh”-section in www.netzarim.co.il (the only legitimate Netzairm-website; all other “Netzarim”-groups are imposters)

To follow Ribi Yehoshua one needs to become one of his Netzarim-followers (www.netzarim.co.il). The followers of Ribi Yehoshua have always been subordinated to a beit din ha-Netzarim (and the paqid of the beit-din ha-Netzarim is now Paqid Yirmeyahu Ben-Dawid in Ra’anana in Israel). Learn more in the above website.

Anders Branderud