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DEVAR TORAH - EIKEV

     Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25



by Yehoshua ben Moshe


Shalom Aleichem,
We commenced this D'var Torah by placing our ATTENTION upon the Parashat EIKEV. The IVRI transliteration of EIKEV is interpreted to mean "BECAUSE". This passage of Torah starts off with the concept of the REWARD for when we hearken to the ordinances, and to observe and perform them. This concept of REWARD is a result of the RIGHT USE OF ALL THINGS. The Torah can be interpreted from either two ways: BRANCH LANGUAGE or ROOT LANGUAGE. In the BRANCH LANGUAGE we find many interpretations such as P'shat (or plain/literal), Remed (or allegorical), Drash (metaphorical or exegesis/eisegesis), and Sod (or hidden/Mystery) and what we have discovered is that even in the interpretation of Torah through these 4 methods neither one has brought about what Torah actually says we should have in observing Torah, "Hashem, your God, will safeguard for you the covenant and the kindness that He swore to your forefathers. He will love you, bless you and multiply you, and He will bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your Land; your grain, your wine, and your oil; the offspring of your cattle and the flocks of your sheep and goats; on the Land that He swore to your forefathers to give you... HASHEM will remove from you every illness; and all the bad maladies of Egypt that you knew – He will not put them upon you, but put them upon all your foes..." Duet.7:12-15. This talks about a state if TRANQUILITY for the Jewish people and thus far we have not seen this in its ENTIRETY according to what is written. The reason why is simple. We, the JEWISH PEOPLE have not been interpreting the Torah CORRECTLY! The CORRECT INTERPRETATION is from the ROOT LANGUAGE. The ROOT LANGUAGE IS THE ORAL INTERPRETATION that was not to be, is not, and will not be WRITTEN DOWN. It is that which can only be TRANSMITTED from TEACHER TO STUDENT in its generation since CREATION. Enoch was one of the first to Experience the result of the OBSERVATION OF ORAL INTERPRETATION. Moshe Rebenu taught it to Yehoshua and so forth. What we find in the ROOT LANGUAGE concerning on how to ascend into the HIGHER LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS is instructions on how to build a sixth sense to be able to COMPREHEND Echad. Moving forward into the Torah portion there are further instructions, "HASHEM, your God, will thrust these nations from before you little by little; you will not be able to annihilate them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase against you." verse 22. This shows that the points in the heart (which are 613) are CORRECTED BY PROCESS and can not all be done at once and takes HELP FROM G-D. Let us remember that these nations are indicative of the DESIRES OF THE WORLD, in the Mind. The G-d of Israel does not desire Genocide. Even for the wicked person He wishes to see live, "Do I desire at all the death of the wicked man? - the word of the Lord HASHEM/ELOHIM. Is it not rather his return from his ways, that he might live?" Ezek.18:23. It is the Responsibility of ISRAEL, that is those with the REVELATION of Being ONE WITH ECHAD to be a PRIEST to the Nations. In doing so, the people who are spoken of in Ezek. 18 as the wicked may be able to make an Ascension out of the Lower Levels of Consciousness into the Higher Levels. So the Torah is describing what goes on in the Mind of this HOST SOUL called ISRAEL. A correction must begin. For the Soul who has that SPARK IN THE HEART that says 'I am One with G-d' has 612 other thought constructs now to TRANSFORM since one is already transformed. With this REWARD being spoken of we are able to gauge whether or not we are remaining on the PATH or not. When we USE RIGHTLY the things given to us we are able to MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL of things. If we are abusing the things given to use then we suffer from it and there is no REWARD. There is nothing but G-d as the prophet Isaiah wrote, "I am HASHEM and there is no other; other than Me there is no God; ..." 45:5. Though there is nothing but Him, He is experienced in two ways: REVEALED and CONCEALED. In His concealed state He does not seem to be in control and the Mind that sees it that way is only conscious of the 5 senses and has not built a 6 th sense. In His REVEALED state He is manifest in ALL OF HIS CREATION and the Mind that sees that is positioned to COMPREHEND HIM and EXPERIENCE the REWARD.
















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