A Visit From Beyond
Textbook: A Sincere Journey Ends Without JESUS
By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
Dear Ones our parents, children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives should be our nearest and dearest to us. In that order. Our responsibility is to them them first.
In the audios I share a little how my father, mother, brothers, former spouse and children turn away from me. That is understandable. I returned to Judaism. I was not longer a Christian. This represented a danger to them. My father did not want me to influence his grandchildren. He encouraged my former spouse to divorce me and to return to her relatives out of state. He did what he could to splinter my life anne to isolate me from the rest of the family. My brother REFUSE to teach the Fifth Commandment or to encourage Observance of the Fifth Commandment to my sons. Should this come as a surprise? Not at all. In addition they have warned me not to speak to their children about Judaism. For years communication with the family was cut off. They were successful in holding back Jewish influence. HOWEVER, these methods will not work in the long run. All they are doing is delaying the inevitable. All that they have done is to delay the unavoidable and the inescapable. The Torah is clear on this subject.
Then the Lord your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, where the Lord your God has scattered you. If your outcasts have been driven out to the farthest parts of heaven, from there will the Lord your God gather you, and from there will he fetch you; And the Lord your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers, Deuteronomy 30.1-5.
God will decide who is Jewish among the families and who is not. The Lord God Will return His People unto himself REGARDLESS! God will not be thwarted!! Having said this, the Orthodox Rabbis say children born from a Jewish mother are Jewish. Children not born to a Jewish mother are not Jewish. I have maintained this is a Rabbinical decree that needs to be be revoked since an individuals DNA proves his or her parents. This decree has caused much unnecessary suffering!
We return to the Chapter. My father was unnecessarily mean. After his death he apologized. I accept his apology! Yet to help the reader understand the surroundings and to taste what it was like for me it is necessary to share some of the stories from then. I shared the stories on the audios and here in this blog to say don't cause unnecessary pain. God is going to have His Will regardless!
Dear One religion is a major ingredient in life. Families fight over religion. Parents may try to force religion on there children. This causes unnecessary hurt and pain. I want both of my sons to be happy. I wanted them to grow up as Jews. Yet there is a limit to how far a parent can impress upon their child. Sometimes children are sensitive. Some children have a low tolerance, i.e. little or no advice is accepted from what a parent. We love our children we see they make bad choices. Parents must have the wisdom to realize when to stop applying pressure on their children.
Most religions teach for children to marry within their own religious bounds. When a child steps out of these bounds or when a child returns to a grandparent or great grant patents belief it causes problems.
The point is children should have sensitivity towards their parents and parents should use wisdom and caution when expressing their desires with their children. Otherwise there will be painful gaps and many blank places in family pictures. My sons are adult children.
Today, neither of my sons please me. They are not doing what I hoped they wood. I am disappointed. I don't have to accept it even though it is really happening. Yet, Regardless, I love my sons and try to stay out of areas they do not invite me into. I offer advice if they ask for it. And I pray for the Creator's Will to be accomplished in there lives. It's like the Creator is the mediator. Let the Creator decide what is best for my sons. I don't want to be the source of unhappiness in their lives. I BELIEVE IN GOD. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF GOD! This is where I have placed family issues.
After my daddy departed this world he came to my bedside to say I am sorry! The message from beyond lives on today. I am also sorry. I am sorry my daddy and I could not talk much or spend much time together because it would erupt in to a religious argument. That was awful! My Daddy apology was a way of saying we could have found a better way. I agree. So the message from beyond is to heal things and to find that better way.
Blessings and peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk