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Attributes of a Messiah

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Fool

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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I normally don't like to quote, but in this case it seems helpful. The quote is from Meher Baba's discourse "The Avatar" which includes the concept of "messiah".
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    Avataric periods are like the spring-tide of creation. They bring a new release of power, a new awakening of consciousness, a new experience of life—not merely for a few, but for all. Qualities of energy and awareness, which had been used and enjoyed by only a few advanced souls, are made available for all humanity. Life, as a whole, is stepped up to a higher level of consciousness, is geared to a new rate of energy. The transition from sensation to reason was one such step; the transition from reason to intuition will be another.
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    The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names, at different times, in different parts of the world. As his appearance always coincides with the spiritual birth of man, so the period immediately preceding his manifestation is always one in which humanity suffers from the pangs of the approaching birth. Man seems more than ever enslaved by desire, more than ever driven by greed, held by fear, swept by anger. The strong dominate the weak; the rich oppress the poor; large masses of people are exploited for the benefit of the few who are in power. The individual, who finds no peace or rest, seeks to forget himself in excitement. Immorality increases, crime flourishes, religion is ridiculed. Corruption spreads throughout the social order. Class and national hatreds are aroused and fostered. Wars break out. Humanity grows desperate. There seems to be no possibility of stemming the tide of destruction.

    At this moment the Avatar appears. Being the total manifestation of God in human form, he is like a gauge against which man can measure what he is and what he may become. He trues the standard of human values by interpreting them in terms of divinely human life.
     
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    I think those are about any man who:

    …doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers;…
    Psalms 1:1
     
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    basically the underlying premise of the Matrix movie.
     
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    Then Samuel took the vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not that YHVH has anointed you to be prince over his inheritance? (1 Samuel 10:1)

    The Mashiach is the anointed one, the king, anointed of YHWH. Others are described as anointed with oil on their accession to the kingship include David (1 Samuel 16:3), Solomon (1 Kings 1:34), Jehu (1 Kings 19:16), Joash (2 Kings 11:12), and Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:30).

    The Hebrew Bible does not imply anything but the connection between the King of Israel and God. No awaited, divine king is thought of.
     
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    Two things. The law requires a jew by birth to treat everyone the same under the law. So everyone in Spirit is a Jew.

    Secondly the third temple is the original temple of Adam. Joel 2:28. Within the law, all are jew. God doesn't require a temple made of hands. Like the israelites in egypt and the desert god is with us.

    leviticus 19:34
     
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