The Chosen People and the Promised Land - Part 3
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In Egypt, the Jews of flesh suffered and it was the Prophet Moses who appeared among them to save the descendants of the prodigal son. He took the Jews of flesh out of Egypt and kept them for forty years in the wilderness to transform them from the Jews of flesh loyal to Satan to the Jews of spirit loyal to Yahweh through repentance. And after this transformation, Moses told them that from now on the mighty Hand of God being over their heads, they could enter the Promised Land of their own. So, Moses stayed behind in the wilderness to stress the supremacy of the Powers and Blessings of God over those of the man. If Moses had gone into the Promised Land alongwith the transformed Jews, then the people would not have appreciated the powers and blessings of God. As the Chosen People of Yahweh entered their Promised Land that had become barren at them becoming arrogant and un-faithful to God, they started to re-enjoy the fruits of the same barren land in abundance. This is a typical example of the proof that there is a God Who cannot be seen but He is to be perceived through His miracles. But with the passage of time the chosen people again became arrogant and un-faithful to Yahweh. Thus, their freedom was short-lived and they became slaves in their own country. So, at the times of the arrival of Christ Jesus, they were slaves to Romans and were leading a highly immoral way of life in which the women could be divorced at will. The reason for the high immorality among the Jews of flesh against very little among the Gentiles (Arabs or Samaritans) or the Jews of spirit is that the Jews of flesh are very proud of their mighty king David. Now, among the other good deeds that king David did, he committed an act of adultery with the wife of an army officer. So, the Jews of flesh who take king David as their hero and model also commit adultery with pride. Thus, in the times of Christ Jesus, those immoral Jews of flesh brought to Christ Jesus a woman, that they had caught red-handed in the act of adultery, for justice. Christ Jesus knowing the immoral nature of those Jews of the flesh, stayed cool-headed whiling away the time by writing over sand their sinful deeds so as to make them aware of their nature and also to let them steam off their anger at the immoral woman by quoting the various moral laws of Moses and the subsequent punishments. Jesus also allowed them to make the taunting remarks at Him such as that He considers Himself to be superior to our Rabbis, let us see what type of justice He can do? Christ Jesus knowing their nature and the matters of their hearts told them, Let the one among you who has not committed adultery or such a sin throws the first stone at the woman. All of them, the adulterers and sinners, dispersed one by one and not a single stone was thrown at the woman. But the woman was humble and repentant of her acts. Christ Jesus cautioned her to behave in future. This incident clearly leads one to the conclusion that the Jews of flesh were highly immoral and sinful people. In fact, they were doing deeds against the moral laws of Moses. Now, morality being the base for spirituality, it was to establish this moral order that John, the Baptist, an ideal moral teacher (Matt. 13.52) of Levi stock came to pave the way for the anointed Spiritual Preacher, the Christ of God, in the name of Jesus. Not all the Jews were immoral. The Jews, who were leading an honest and hard working life, with the fear of God in their hearts, were the people, which the Christ Jesus chose as His close-circle twelve disciples. Whereas, the arrogant Jews of flesh were too proud of the letters of the moral laws of Moses to absorb the spirit of God that the Christ Jesus came to pour out in abundance. In the New Testament, letters are analogised to old wine and spirit to the New Wine. So, those who were drunk with the old wine of the letters could not take the New Wine of spirit on top of it and it was for this reason that the Christ Jesus did not choose any Pharisee or Sadducee as His close-circle Labourers but the ordinary working class men with the inclination towards God. The fruit that Judas Iscariot, a man of letters well versed in many languages and disciplines, bore is well known to us. The Christ Jesus summarised the situation in Thomas Logo 28: Jesus said, I took My place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And My soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent.