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Dreams & Visions


Introduction


A Visit By G-d ©

Genesis 18:1 - 22:24

Parshat Vayeira


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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Dear Ones,


Please do not skip the first three paragraphs.


We are beginning a course of study about dreams.  EVERYONE is welcome to take this course of study about dreams. The course is presently text and audio with some questions. The cost for this course of study is a contribution of any amount. Even though we do not have a set charge for the course, it  is not free. It costs B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC to produce this course. This  required computers and software.  To make Dreams available to the public required purchasing a URL and registering it.  The internet server used to make courses available on the internet costs us.  The design and maintainance of our  web site requires the skills of a professional web designer.  Then we often interact with classmates. So when we invite you to study with us and at the same time we are requesting a heart felt contribution of any amount. 


Dear One the doors to China and India are opening more and more through the internet.   Over the past few years we have had a surge of individuals desiring to learn from China and India. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to share God's Word with them.  Many through out the world earn very little. They take a portion of what they earn to access the internet. Some learn with us. We are so delighted that they desire to learn with us. We understand that they sacrifice a great deal to just access the internet to learn with us. Our courses are no charge to them. 


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Our course of study is offered in the Loving memory of my uncles James Belk,  John Sakash and Paul Sakash may they rest in peace, 


Dear Ones our goal in this course is to learn about dreams, to share dreams  and to discuss dreams. 


The first time the Word dream occurs in Ha Torah is in Parshat Vayeira / Genesis 18:1 - 22:24.  It was back in 5754  (Oct of 1993) that I experienced the dream I share in this discussion. However before we begin our exploration of dreams let me say this about our course.


Many years ago, after returning to Hashem, I became ill several hours before Shabbat began. I was unemployed, without insurance in a lonely {cold} basement apartment. It was a very difficult time. Nineteen years of a non Jewish, tumultuous marriage had just crashed. The pieces were still scattered everywhere. My sons were with their mother. The family business was failing. Tax foreclosure was looming. My former spouse (who was the the company's previous bookkeeper) refused to release the business records, even after a court order, so I could not properly defend myself. My parents and two brothers disowned me. The story gets worse... my former spouse gave away my best friend - Chase, my dog. He was a registered Weimaraner who was wonderful. Actually it gets even worse, but...

It was at this time that I picked up the phone and called a dear friend of many years who lived a short block away, Danny Kravitz, Treasurer of JewishPath. He jumped in his car, raced to King Soopers, purchased medicine, then raced to my apartment. He got home with several minutes to spare. In addition he made sure I had hot chicken soup, challah and other Shabbat essentials. Only God knew how Danny accomplished so much in such a short time...Later he checked back on me to make sure everything was fine. It is good to have such wonderful friends. Thank God!

Actually, this is where our story for Parshat Vayeira begins. With so many things seemingly going wrong and then to be sick on top of it, I was expecting something special from Hashem. Remember, "it is Hashem Who helps to support the fallen ones."

That evening I experienced the type of dream that one wants to continue. I was lost and alone on a very dark night. In the far distance a twinkle of light sparkled. After hours of walking towards this light it grew brighter and brighter. It was a beacon light for lost souls, like me... The light was very powerful! It shone in all directions constantly. I wondered while walking towards the light, what is a beacon light doing in the middle of nowhere?...

Eventually I reached a location not too distant from where the light was shining. It was the tent of Avraham Aveinu just after his brit milah. Hashem's presence was very powerful! It was the beacon of Avraham's tent reaching out into the night. There were no walls to Avraham's tent. Only a cover and corners. In the center of the tent was a prepared table with challah and wine where Hashem's Presence Emanated from. Avraham restlessly paced back and forth looking off into the night for lost souls... for visitors... for anyone...

This is when my dream ended.

As a result each year when we study Parshat Vayeira, I fondly return to that night and anytime I'm sick the question arises in my mind, 'Will Hashem visit me?'

There are many themes that we could discuss in this Parshat, but the most important is how Hashem Supports the fallen, the downcast and the sick. My friend, from the depths of your failure, and from the canyons of your discouragement and from the unknown levels of your pain, look for the small sparkle of light in the great distance of the pitch black night. Then reach out towards it.

That light is the Torah illuminating the Jewish people who are filled with Torah and mitzvahs...

That light is the Torah illuminating the B'nai Noachides, the  people who observe the Torah Mitzvot and love our Creator with all their heart...


Blessings,  Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


Dreams & Visions


Lesson 2


According To The Vision ©

Numbers 8:1 - 12:16

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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This study of Ha Torah is dedicated in the loving memory of Mr. Stephen Reynolds, Mr. Donald Wayne Belk and Mr. Gary Lee Belk, the Rebbetzin' younger brother and my older brothers, may they rest in peace.

We read, 'And this is [how] the menorah was made from hardened gold [from] its base to [each of] its blossoms. It was shaped from something seen, [according to] the vision, [everything from Aleph to Tav] that The Lord [showed] Moshe.' Numbers 8.4

Sometimes we reach a place where we need a vision. We need a road map to show us what to do. We need to see something that will guide us in our preparation. We need an architectural plan. We need assistance from beyond our realm. This is what The Lord Did for Moshe.

Sometimes we may be short on the skill or technique we need to do the task. We may need a teacher. We may need a video. We may need to see a movie on how to do the task we are facing... This is also what The Lord Did for Moshe.

Years ago before returning to Torah Observance back in 5740 (1980) I was appointed by my Daddy to manage the family property. This meant the cleaning, painting, repairing and renting, etc. was all my responsibility. My family owned a beautiful two bedroom bungalow several blocks away from Washington Park now know as the 'Wash Park Area'. My younger brothers grew up in this older home. My family purchased another property to live in back in the hills of Missouri. It was my responsibility to make our former home ready to lease. It needed to be prepped for painting on the inside. There was enough money in the budget to hire a professional painter. Instead I chose to take on the job myself. After all, my Daddy and my Mommy, may they rest in peace, my brothers and I had painted many apartments and houses over the years. This was something I was acquainted with. It did not seem that difficult. However I made it difficult... extremely difficult!!

I got impatient. I was in a hurry to get started. I wanted to knock the job out in one day. Those hired to cover the mantle, windows, hardwood floors and other areas were moving much too slow for this impatient kid. I wish I had the energy from back then...They were doing a very good job but I was impatient. After awhile I could take no more. I hooked up the high pressure sprayer and began spraying everything in sight. Unfortunately this included many areas that should not have been sprayed. The pressure was not correct. The paint mixture was wrong. Many areas had considerable over spray like the oak hardwood floors, window panes, mirrors, ceramic tile, sinks, door handles, etc. I made a real mess of things! This was very embarrassing! My only solace was all of my family was out of town for awhile. 

I began trying to clean up the over spray. It only got worse. I wanted to bury my face in my hands and cry. Later that evening, after hours of work, I gave up and went home realizing this was not going to go away without a miracle. Have you every wanted to take back a deed? Have you ever wanted to relive a day? Well...

Late that night I cried, 'Oh Lord please help me. Look at what I have done. My Daddy is going to kill me. What a sad thing to do! I need your help! What am I going to do'?

That night I had a dream... I had a vision of a television commercial. It was a short dream. All I saw was the name... the label on a white plastic cleaning bottle. Then I heard these words, 'Remember what happened when you used that product [to clean the dirt from around the light switches]'? I remembered spraying the wall around the dirty area. The spray rolled down the wall removing the dirt and some of the paint also. Obviously the product name is omitted for a reason.

The next morning I instructed my helpers to purchase that product and hurry over to the house. We sprayed it on the hardwood floors then let it settle several minutes. The paint wiped clean! I shouted 'Thank G-d!' We used this spray to clean the paint off of everything. The nightmare was finally under control. The Creator came to my rescue through a dream.

Holy reader, The Lord Uses visions to give us clarity. It is like The Lord Says,'Quiet on the set! Action! Roll 'em!' Then the picture begins to play. It was like The Lord gave me a self-help... instructional video... Dear ones, in a more profound way The Lord Showed Moshe every detail on how to create the Menorah from Aleph to Tav that we read about in this Parshat.

What do you need the Creator to show you?

Dear ones, not to long ago in a recent class discussion I shared about a Dream / a Vision while sitting on theL2 front porch of our home back in the hills of Missouri. The dream was about how we could store our Sukkah lumber. Rebbetzin Revi and I have had this on going discussion on what to do with our Sukkah lumber etc.  In the Vision I was shown how to build a holder under our deck. I awoke.  Several hours later we completed our Sukkah holder in an out of the way place close to where we will built this years Sukkah, G-d Willing.


Not all dreams and Visions need to be about the future. Some Dreams and Visions are about today. Some Dreams and Visions are about what we are facing and require assistance with.  A Dream or a Vision does not need to be complicated.


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Blessings, Love and Peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel

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A Shabbat Dream ©


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By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC


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This past Shabbat, [Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah / 5773 From Creation, 11-10-2012 ] in the early hours of the morning, around four hours before sunrise, I awoke. It was near the same time of the morning, back in 5764 From Creation, when my father, may he rest in peace, visited me, after departing this world. That was another most memorial Dream / Vision.


Yesterday, on Shabbat, a Chassidic Rav came to me while I lay asleep. I could visualize myself as laying in an open casket, which is not done in Observant Judaism. Yet, in actuality, I was sleeping in my own bed. The Chassid said to me, 'Arise and pray.' I struggled to awake! I fought to awake. My mouth was unclean. My body began to tremble as I said, 'Modeh Ani Lee Faw Neh Kah Melech Chi...' 'I give thanks before you O living King', The Chassid said, 'Say your Tefillah to the L-rd.' I began to say, Modeh Ani as if it were a mantra over and over again. I arose, walked to the bathroom, re-leaved myself, rinsed my finger tips and swished my mouth with fresh water. After leaving the bathroom I dawned a bathrobe, wrapped myself, tightened the cloth belt and said, Ah Shehr Yaw Tzahr, meaning 'who fashioned man'. Then I walked to the kitchen area and poured my self a small glass of whiskey. I thought, what is happening to me? This Chassidic Rav wants me to 'Arise and pray.' What is going on? I paced back and forth for a short time then went to the dinning table, the place of the Meez Bay Ach, the Altar in our home and began saying a praiseful negin to our Creator.


When I sat at the dinning room table I joined the Chassidic Rav in my vision. He was standing to my right. He was not at the table with me. He seemed to be in my old Yeshiva facing several bookshelves saying, Borchi Nafshi Et Hashem, 'Bless everything from Aleph to Tav of the Lord O my Soul...',

בָּרֲכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת־יְהֹוָה , Tehillim 103.1. His black hat was firmly pulled down on his brow with the brim turned down in the front... His jacket appeared as if he had been lightly dusted by a wind storm while traveling to me. I joined him in saying, Borchi Nafshi. His tefillah was intense and beautiful like that of Rabbi Shlomo Carebach, may he rest in peace. He davened back and forth as a candle flame moved by the breeze. He took a piece of paper that was rolled like a Mezuzah scroll and said to me, 'This is my prayer for you' as he placed it between the Seforim. I then realized we were actually at the Western Wall.. the Holy Wall.


I placed my hands in front of my face and began to weep. The Holy Place overwhelmed me. I could not look upon it. I have not been to Israel, or to Jerusalem or to the Holy Wall. I began to say a negin Mah Yakar Chasdakah, 'How Precious is Your Kindness Oh G-d',

מַה־יָּקָר חַסְדְּךָ אֱלֹהִים , Tefillah 36.8. I said, Leeh Shuah Tih Kaw Kee Vee Tee HaShem, meaning, 'For Your Salvation I do yearn Oh L-rd', לִישׁוּעָתְךָ קִוִּיתִי יְהוָֹה:1 , Genesis 49.18. I felt myself being drawn back to our dinning room table thousands of miles away from the Western Wall. It was like I could feel the layers of the many time zones as I was returned to my place of prayer. I went to the Western Wall again. I said Baruch Shame Kavod, Mahl Choo Toh Lih Oh Lawm Vaw Ed, 'Blessed is the Name of his glorious Kingdom Forever and ever.' ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד Then I placed my hands on my face a second time and was drawn back to my table. This was an amazing experience. Blessed be His Name!


This morning I awoke and a arose before dawn to say praises at the Holy Wall... Kah Nah Naw Ha Raw! I felt the Kavanah 'the direction of the heart' lift and lift again and again. Baruch HaShem!


This dream informs each of us that when we say Praiseful Worship / Tefillah we are each quickly drawn before our Creator who deeply enjoys the praises of His Creation.


May each of us join our Creator at any time of the day or night.


Blessings, Love and Peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel


Dreams & Visions


Bah Chah Lom (meaning) In Dreams

Lesson 4

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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 וַיָּבֹא אֱלֹהִים אֶל־אֲבִימֶלֶךְ בַּחֲלוֹם הַלָּיְלָה וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ הִנְּךָ מֵת עַל־הָאִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר־לָקַחְתָּ וְהִוא בְּעֻלַת בָּעַל


And Abraham journeyed from there toward the Negev, and lived between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.  And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister; and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.  But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife.  But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, will you slay also a righteous nation?  Said he not to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother; in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.  And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also kept you from sinning against me; therefore I did not let you touch her.  Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live; and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all who are yours.   Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were very afraid. Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? And in what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.  And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you have done this thing?  And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.  And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.  And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.  And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and women servants, and gave them to Abraham, and returned to him Sarah his wife.  And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you; live where it pleases you. 1 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, to all who are with you, and with all other; thus she was reproved.  And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children. 18  For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife, Bereisheit 20.1-18.


In the above Passukim / Verses is the first and second times in Ha Torah and in the Bible where the Word  בַּחֲלוֹם Bah Chah Lom, meaning, in a dream occurs. The Gematria of בַּחֲלוֹם is 86 when using the normal Gematria.  The Gematria increases to 646 when using the ם Final Mem as a final Letter. 


Dear Ones notice page 53 in my book Gematria And Mysticism IN GENESIS.  Notice the Word אֱלֹהִים Elohim, God is the Gematria 86. Now notice the special relationship between the one who dreams and God our Creator. 


The next time that you receive a Dream stop and consider it.  Why did I have this dream.  Is this Dream a Vision from our Creator? Is this dream a nightmare, a hallucination? Explore the Dream. Think on it. Don't pass it by.  Ask, What is the message?  What is the purpose.  Dear One it is important be sensitive to Dreams. Dreams are often a communication from God. Dreams can and often do carry important messages. 


Receiving a Dream from God is an awesome experience. Some of our Classmates are greatly blessed. May they live and be well. May they be protected.


Blessings, Love and Peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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