Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bnei Elokim

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהֹוָה | אֶחָד

Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God; the Lord is one

Rashi :

The Lord is our God; the Lord is one: The Lord, who is now our God and not the God of the other nations-He will be [declared] in the future “the one God,” as it is said: “For then I will switch the Nations to a pure language that all of them call in the name of the Lord” (Zeph. 3:9), and it is [also] said: “On that day will the Lord be one and His name one” (Zech. 14:9)

King David teaches in Psalms that the Nations will join into knowledge of the name of God "Elokim" and thus be able to proclaim "Hashem Hu Elokim" as Elijah did in the slaying of the prophets of the baal. King David also says that when Man is employed to be as eyes for God, to allow God to judge/watch His Creation, they become "Bnei Elokim" - Divine watchmen; thus as King David teaches in Psalms, to be connected to the Divine qualities of this name, one becomes as "Bnei Elokim." 

The context that King David teaches with this name, is the experience of Hashem taking us under with Him, into exile, only for a glorious personal redemption. He teaches that as more and more become enjoined to this experience in life, we are able to recognize God as our God, and thus we can live a miraculous life, one expected of miracles - for the eyes of the Nations [not under God] see the miracle [as King David lived through] and return to God. King David then teaches that once there are Bnei Elokim, God's hidden face is removed from Creation, and we begin to live with God - openly, and He begins to openly act as God, revealed, not concealed, and this constitutes a redemption over exile mentality..where in the End we will all proclaim Hashem Hu Elokim, as "on that day He is One and His Name is One."


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