18 September 2011

Elul Messages - Pt 2

19 Elul 5771

A Severe Warning Soon
by Yitzchak Izik, 24 Menachem Av 5771

I want to speak and I want to tell that in the near future, the world will change very much. Very much. In the past two years, all the time, the world was descending slowly, slowly towards the abyss. It descends and then like, stops and descends and like, stops. In all areas, in all directions. The direction - it's down.

But, in the near future, there will be another very difficult descent, similar to a very tall "roller-coaster." We will go down a descent in a roller-coaster called Olam Hazeh. We will go down the most difficult descent. But, only those who are close to HKB"H will come back up and the remainder will go to the abyss.

And again, I want to say that we, Am Yisrael - we are the center of the Creation. ["B'reishit - for the sake of Israel who is called 'reishit.' " Rashi] We - the closest to HKB"H, the dear son of HKB"H. [Isaiah 5:7 - "For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the House of Israel, and the people of Judah are the plant of His joy;...."] We have to be holy. And whoever is holy and whoever will be close to Hashem and will be one who tries only to do the will of Hashem - he will continue to be the center of the Creation. He will go and will develop. Before, in days of Mashiach and afterwards, he will ascend more and more in an ascent that we cannot understand right now.

But, the whole world, the vast majority of the nations and the great majority of the Jews, don't want to understand. Don't want to love Hashem. Don't want to come close to Hashem or to do His will. They want only the Golden Calf with all the toys, with all the immorality, with all the immodest things, with all the lusts, all the most forbidden things. And they want to dress it up in righteous clothing and to do what they want. And this - in all areas, in all areas.

Holy ones, holy ones, this is the essence of Am Yisrael, the holy people. The holy. ["Yisrael are holy" - Pesachim 97:2, Niddah 13:1] And only whoever is holy will be able to come close to Hashem, holy in speech, holy in behavior, holy in heart, holy in mind, holy in all limbs of the body. [Lev. 19:2 - "Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy" Num. 15:40 - "So that you shall remember and perform all My commandments and you shall be holy to your God." And see Rashi, end of parshat Acharei-Mot and the Ohr HaChaim there.] And if he is not holy, then he is not built to live in the world of Mashiach, not built for the World to Come. He won't have the tools. [Ovadiah 1:17 - "And on Mount Zion there shall be a remnant, and it shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall inherit those who inherited them."]

Look at what is happening in the world! Look, look! You don't see!? You don't understand!? You don't feel it!? Are you thick-headed!? What is it with you!? What is with you!? Are you so, so far away!? When a person walks in the street, sees the rudeness that is on the chareidi street and doesn't understand that something is very sick within our community, doesn't see the shops that are only an imitation of the gentiles, the dress which is only an imitation of the gentiles, the involvement with nonsense... You don't see it!? You don't feel it!?

Jews, Jews! Where are you? Where is the "Jew" that is inside the Jew? Where is the soul that was at Har Sinai!? I don't have more to say and I don't believe that there is more to say. It will be the most difficult times in the near future, here in Eretz Yisrael as well as in the world. And I want to say to you that it will be hard and not without purpose. The hardest. Hard, hard. And whoever doesn't handle it - simply won't be. Whoever won't be close to Hashem - simply won't be. [Joel 3:5 - "And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call in the name of the Lord shall be delivered, for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be a deliverance, as the Lord said, and among the survivors whom the Lord invites."]

I beg of you: my heart is broken, Am Yisrael! Am Yisrael! You don't understand!? Start going in the right direction! In a little bit, you will receive another large and severe warning, abroad as well as in Israel. And I hope that you will understand the hints. To the Jews abroad, you are more asleep than the Israelis, but you got a little shove. Hashem grabbed the land and shoved it. He's shoving you. Really. He inserted fear and you ran to the street from fear. But, the fear disappeared, because suddenly, everything got quiet again. But, this fear - it was in order to say to you that one day - Hashem will move you strongly and if you won't be together with HKB"H - you won't come out of it alive.

Hashem is threatening you. Like at Har Sinai when He held the mountain over our heads, but this time He won't do that. He will give to everyone a free choice, in order to decide where, where he wants to be. Everyone will have to decide for himself what he wants. And a majority of the Jews are Erev Rav, therefore, this will be a private decision only of the Jews themselves. Because Erev Rav don't have any decision. They are not able to walk together with HKB"H. They can only be with the Golden Calf. But, true Jews are only able to be with HKB"H and even when it appears that they have free will, in truth, they don't have. HKB"H will take them, will drag them, so to speak, to the truth, whether they want it or not. End.

I'd just like to comment that this sounds very contradictory, but in reality, it's not. So-called "free" will is not unlimited. As I understand it, certain choices were already made before we came into this world. As a member of Klal Yisrael, we have no choice about our final destiny. Our "free will" only determines whether we will arrive at it by the quick and easy path or the long, hard route. That is our choice. And this is the choice which the autistic child is speaking of. Either we do teshuva on our own and make it easy on ourselves and earn reward for it or Hashem will force us to do teshuva which will be hard and painful and we will lose any reward we might have gained from coming on our own. And those who come the hard way will have many, many regrets.