Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe as he was known the world over, YHWH bless him and keep him, was always giving at all times. There is a keen universal law that the Rebbe understood as to sowing of the seed constantly. Although paper money is hardly an authentic commodity as compared to what you can consume in your belly, the monetary note signifies what you can purchase and what you can give to make other lives more profitable and help eradicate poverty – if such a thing can be done.
The Rebbe once declared that “there is still time in the day left for Moshiach to arrive, so we must do all that we can while there is time left to make this so.” I am paraphrasing his statement of course which can be seen in his many videos.
Many believed that the Rebbe would become the embodied Moshiach, but this did not happen as envisioned by his followers around the world. However, the Rebbe is still remembered and discussed through both family, video, and archives of his achievements to humanity as a model that many would be wise to follow.
Your hope is not in vain however, as Moshiach was already here and one can receive Ruach Hakodesh through HaMashiach name. The Rebbe as a Tzadik, did not fulfill a transcendence to Moshiach and further enlight the world as Navi have foretold.
The modern name for HaMashiach is Yeshua or Jesus, but not so in the time of the Romans who crucified the Son of Man. The Arabic Isa is a close semblance of Mashiach name known in Greek as Immanuel (Εμμανουήλ) and the form of Aramaic “Asah” or “It is accomplished,” referring to the conquering of sin in this world.
The conquering of sin is not everyone’s goal to be sure.
At any rate, after the fall of Beit HaMikdash (the Holy Temple) in A.D. 70 we can no longer fulfill korbanot in the literal sense. Oh, we can “observe” in our hearts Vayikra, but no one since the time of the Romans (unless illegally) have had Kohen Gadol perform and do Vayikra as required by Torah, as there is no Temple to do so and fulfill the requirements of Chumash.
Since I am writing to a mixed audience of Atheist, Christian, Judaic, and Islamic community (I ordered alphabetically so let there be no offense) I will refrain from using Germanic/Yiddish description of seder while communicating Ketuvim.
In the Orthodox world, there you will find an allegiance to terminology born out of Worms Germany from the 13th century and upkeeping the forms of tradition is important to keep alive language for the future.
Those who would be converts to both Judaism or Christianity will have the rest of their lives to study the difference and perchance absorb a new culture into their mindset as we develop a relationship with YHWH through Ruach HaKodesh or the Holy Spirit.
With that being said, it matters not if you are a government employee, a soldier, or someone with a bad past working for a government entity doing things that you know are wrong.
We all have the sense of right and wrong as this is the light of man put within us by YHWH from birth. That sense of right vs wrong can be reshaped both mentally, through drugs, hypnosis, bad choices, and environment. Some would even argue that you were born with “bipolar disorder” and why you do the things you do.
You can believe that for yourself and you can also believe that you can be a good person by becoming a good person. All it takes is a decision to do good starting with what’s right in front of you.
You don’t need to take a leap of faith or do some big act of charity. I look at the Rebbe handing out a dollar as an act of charity signifying “doing something.” Perhaps doing something is giving a homeless person a slice of pizza.
As Jesus stated,
“Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Matthew 25
To be righteous is to care for other people in front of you. To receive salvation from sin is a personal choice that each of us have the right to make or deny.
Let’s say you have been a bad person. A corrupt politician perhaps, or muscle for a cartel that hurts people to get what they want. Are you redeemable?
Yes you are.
All one need do is ask for forgiveness to Mashiach to receive remission of your personal sin. Ask out loud to Jesus saying as a mediator before YHWH your creator and say,
“Please forgive me for all I have done wrong. Please wipe away my sin and make me a better person.”
This is the reason Mashiach perished through good deeds and speaking about salvation to the world. This was His mission to communicate how to be a good person and displaying this to help the poor and the sick as a humble servant. Jesus knew Vayikra was going to be taken away within a generation and He was preparing the people to do good as soon there would be no way to utilize Temple service for remission of sin, as the Temple would be destroyed by Titus of Rome about thirty seven years later.
Jesus was sent by YHWH to confirm Vayikra would be removed and remission of sins would in the future be received by believing in the words of YHWH, and that faith in Torah, and in the act of Jesus sacrifice for remission of sin would be confirmed through receiving Ruach HaKodesh for anyone who shall ask of such.
If you want to buy a car you must go to a dealership and say “I’m here to buy a car.”
You must act to buy the car, whether purchasing online, or from a sales person.
In the same regard you must ask for forgiveness.
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of G-d. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, (perish on the cross as a symbol) that whoever believes in Him should [not perish but have eternal life.
For G-d so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For G-d did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of G-d. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in G-d.” John 3
Now many are not sure if they should believe what Jesus is saying that, “belief in His words should bring them redemption from sin.”
That is why we have proof through the Holy Spirit. YHWH will seal your soul with the Holy Spirit coming upon you. Some may call this possession as you have seen in fictional movies. Yes, you could declare this as a peaceful, loving possession of which no other feeling can compare.
When I asked for the Holy Spirit to come upon me in the name of Jesus, the force hit me with the feeling of ocean waves slamming into me, rolling over me, pinning me to my chair. Overwhelming feeling of love and peace rolling through my entire being in which I spoke in many languages for about half an hour. The human body can only experience so much of this force. But I can say this is something you never want to leave.
Unlike drugs or sex, the Spirit of YHWH upon your being is the ultimate power, without fear, mighty with absolute peace, love, and awe.
It’s the reason why many experiments have sought to duplicate this feeling in the mind or to re-create the feeling by hooking people’s brains up to electrodes to artifically manage this experience by triggering emotional receptor neurons. Yes you can trigger emotions by electrode in the lobes, manipulating neurons.
However, asking YHWH to send the Holy Spirit upon you cannot be faked. You will either receive or you will not. Those who believe they can trick a G-d experience only fool themselves as lost souls, which further exasperates eternal damnation.
If you wish to fulfill Vayikra or receive redemption from your sin and all the wrongs you have done, then you only need to ask for forgiveness of your sins through the person who vanquished death for you – Jesus.
Or you can try to do what Jesus already accomplished, be the mouthpiece of YHWH, do miracles, and be crucified on a cross for the redemption of mankind. Maybe you would like to try this task?
I for one am thankful that I do not need to do what Jesus already accomplished for me. I rely on His words to receive my redemption. I do not need further proof. I merely followed what Peter said to do and received Ruach HaKodesh just as stated would happen.
I followed the advice of Peter, the apostle of Jesus. It’s up to you if you want to do the same for all the benefits the Holy spirit provides, namely salvation through what Jesus has done for everyone.
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which G-d did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of G-d, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom G-d raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. For David says concerning Him:
‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
“Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that G-d had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus G-d has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of G-d, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
“For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that G-d has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
Then Peter said to them,
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our G-d will call.” Acts 2
I hope you are wise enough to listen and humble enough to ask for the remission of your own sins. And may YHWH have mercy upon your soul.