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Religious Revival
For years we have heard talk from different religions about revival, renewal and a returning to G-d. Every religious movement of course claims that this means everyone is either returning and/or converting to ones own religion and ideology.
With all due respect to all religions, what makes any one of us think that this revival is a conversion and/or returning to only what we believe? Is the creator of the universe not bigger than this? Can the one that created the human Soul and deposited it in a Buddhist home or Hindu home have a revival toward returning to G-d without believing like you or I? Can one that is monotheistic judge the one soul that has been taught to use a conduit to reach G-d? Can we judge a human Soul’s eternal status based on what has been interpretively written by another human?

“I will be who I will be"
Sadly the egoism in the religious mind has become a judge for G-d Himself. When did we ever arrive at the idea that billions of people needed to have the exact same doctrine as us before being right? Saved? Or warrant eternal life? Are there only good people in one ideology? Is G-d going to doom someone to hell after they have lived an entirely good moral life because they do not believe like you or I? In my travels I have met many beautiful people from all walks of life and spiritual beliefs that for whatever reason G-d placed in another ideology and religion than mine. They have been some of the most moral and ethical people I have ever met. They have helped others and sacrificed of their own resources to impact the world for good the only way they knew how. Can anyone dare to put them selves in the place of the Creator of the Universe and judge their Soul?

The million-dollar question is; Can billions of people really all hear the same religious ideology and chose it in their lifetime? If this were the case, then many good people that have left this world with different religious beliefs than you or I would have never left. Given this situation that many grapple with I cannot help but recall what was revealed to Moses in the Torah in Exodus chapter 3. G-d's full name is actually “Ehyeh asher Ehyeh” — "I will be what I will be." If G-d will be for us, it does not only mean He is there for us and of course all others but that He is what He is for us and all others. A Native in the most remote parts of the Jungles in Africa or the hills of Ecuador and/or the Far East can call on Him the only way they know how and He can and will hear. If one is deaf and mute and you cannot speak out loud, you can play a drum, you can knock on a table or you can be silent and just use the deepest parts of your Soul to direct your heart and He will hear you. You cannot let anyone discourage you from calling on your Creator as you know Him. The key is really to call on Him and He will do the rest. This is when your Soul is refreshed. This is when your heart is renewed and you feel revived spiritually. You must follow the path that G-d Himself has given you and no one can judge you but G-d. The message is simply return to G-d. In Judaism for example; according to the sages of the Talmud, there are 70 families with 70 paths within the great Family of Man. Each individual has his or her personal path within a path. Yet, there is one universal basis for all. G-d gave man seven rules to follow in Genesis 9 in order that His world would be sustained according to His will and purpose. This story is told in the Book of Genesis and in the tradition of the Talmud it is taught that,..
“The day will come, that all the children of Noah (all Nations of the world) will be prepared to return to the path of righteousness. It is not an ideology and it does not make your religion better than mine or mine better than yours. It does not mean that within our religion our traditions have no meaning or culture, it simply means that true revival through all the earth is all peoples returning to their maker. An awakening of the human Soul is coming as; Habbakuk 2:14 says "For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Adonai, As the waters cover the sea.”

Let us resolve ourselves to live with a respect for one another and where our Maker has placed us and led us. Let us shed ourselves of the delusion that we can judge a person based on what they believe and comparing it to what we believe. When it is all said and done, the Creator of all things is the only one that can see our heart.

The Prophet Isaiah in chapter 51 says; “For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite”.

It is our heart He looks upon, the only place that mankind cannot see. Let the Gathering begin full force.

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