One in Messiah Congregation


Messiah bares the sin for all!


Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 212a


The souls in Lower Paradise, on every New Moon and Sabbath day, go about and ascend to the spot called Walls of Jerusalem, where there are a great many chieftains and legions mounting guard, as written: I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem (Isa. LXII, 6). They mount up as far as that spot, but do not enter it until their purging is complete. There they prostrate themselves, drink in ecstatically of the celestial radiance, and then return into Paradise. They also at times go forth, roaming about the world and viewing the bodies of the sinners undergoing their punishment. So Scripture says: And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have rebelled against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh (Ibid. LXVI, 24). They continue to roam about, casting their glance on those who are victims of pain and disease, who suffer for their belief in the unity of their Master. They then return and make all this known to the Messiah. When the Messiah hears of the great suffering of Israel in their dispersion, and of the wicked amongst them who seek not to know their Master, he weeps aloud on account of those wicked ones amongst them, as it is written: But he was wounded because of our transgression, he was crushed because of our iniquities” (Ibid. LIII, 5). The souls then return to their place. The Messiah, on his part, enters a certain Hall in the Garden of Eden, called the Hall of the Afflicted. There he calls for all the diseases and pains and sufferings of Israel, bidding them settle on himself, which they do. And were it not that he thus eases the burden from Israel, taking it on himself, no one could endure the sufferings meted out to Israel in expiation on account of their neglect of the Torah . So Scripture says; “Surely our diseases he did bear”, etc. (Ibid. LIII, 4). A similar function was performed by R. Eleazar here on earth. For, indeed, beyond number are the chastisements awaiting every man daily for the neglect of the Torah, all of which descended into the world at the time when the Torah was given. As long as Israel were in the Holy Land, by means of the Temple service and sacrifices they averted all evil diseases and afflictions from the world. Now it is the Messiah who is the means of averting them from mankind until the time when a man quits this world and receives his punishment, as already said. When a man's sins are so numerous that he has to pass through the nethermost compartments of Gehinnom in order to receive heavier punishment corresponding to the contamination of his soul, a more intense fire is kindled in order to consume that contamination. The destroying angels make use for this purpose of fiery rods, so as to expel that contamination. Woe to the soul that is subjected to such punishment! Happy are those who guard the precepts of the Torah


Isa.53[ 5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

[11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many ; for he shall bear their iniquities .
12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Talmud - Mas. Sanhedrin 98a

R. Joshua b. Levi met Elijah standing by the entrance of R. Simeon b. Yohai's tomb. He asked him: Have I a portion in the world to come? He replied, if this Master desires it.39 R. Joshua b. Levi said, I saw two, but heard the voice of a third.40 He then asked him, When will the Messiah come? Go and ask him himself , was his reply. Where is he sitting? At the entrance.41 And by what sign may I recognise him? He is sitting among the poor lepers: all of them untie [them]42 all at once, and rebandage them together,43 whereas he unties and rebandages each separately, [before treating the next], thinking, should I be wanted, [it being time for my appearance as the Messiah] I must not be delayed [through having to bandage a number of sores ]. So he went to him and greeted him, saying, peace upon thee, Master and Teacher.peace upon thee, O son of Levi, he replied. When wilt thou come Master? asked he, To-day, was his answer. On his returning to Elijah, the latter enquired, What did he say to thee?peace Upon thee, O son of Levi, he answered. Thereupon he [Elijah] observed, He thereby assured thee and thy father of [a portion in] the world to come. He spoke falsely to me, he rejoined, ‘stating that he would come to-day, but has not. He [Elijah] answered him, This is what he said to thee, To-day, if ye will hear his voice.




1John.2 [2] And he ( Messiah ) is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Heb.2[ 17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest ( Messiah ) in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb.9[ 28] So Christ ( Messiah ) was once offered to bear the sins of many ; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Rom.5[ 8] But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ ( Messiah ) died for us.

1Thes.5[ 10] Who ( Messiah ) died for us , that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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