Daily Zohar # 1246 – Pinchas – The Shepherd seeks his flock
After God completed the creation of all the physical and spiritual realms, he wanted to create man.
“ וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ”
“And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”
God wanted to create the man, Adam, to give him control over the spiritual and physical levels. For that he needed to gather the forces from all levels and that is why the verse is in plural form saying ‘Let us make…’
Previously God made things happen just buy uttering a command but for the creation of man he was ‘personally’ involved. Man was the last to be created but having the Light of God within him placed him at the top of the entire creation. He has the ability to speak and to make changes to the world around him.
The Zohar says that Adam has the pure soul and he is the root of all Israelites souls. Psalms 149:2 tells Israelites to be happy with our ‘makers’ (plural) because we have the Light with us.
“יִשְׂמַח יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעֹשָׂיו”
“Let Israel rejoice in his Makers”
We are under the ‘personal’ care of God and he treats us as a shepherd caring for his flock
“וְאַתֵּן צֹאנִי צֹאן מַרְעִיתִי, אָדָם אַתֶּם: אֲנִי, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–נְאֻם, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה.”
“And ye My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD”
“כְּבַקָּרַת רֹעֶה עֶדְרוֹ בְּיוֹם-הֱיוֹתוֹ בְתוֹךְ-צֹאנוֹ, נִפְרָשׁוֹת–כֵּן, אֲבַקֵּר אֶת-צֹאנִי; וְהִצַּלְתִּי אֶתְהֶם, מִכָּל-הַמְּקוֹמֹת אֲשֶׁר נָפֹצוּ שָׁם, בְּיוֹם עָנָן, וַעֲרָפֶל”
“As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.”
“ וְהוֹצֵאתִים מִן-הָעַמִּים, וְקִבַּצְתִּים מִן-הָאֲרָצוֹת, וַהֲבִיאוֹתִים, אֶל-אַדְמָתָם; וּרְעִיתִים, אֶל-הָרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בָּאֲפִיקִים, וּבְכֹל מוֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ”
“And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country.”
Reading these verses teaches us how merciful God is. He made us and gave us the freedom to ‘roam’ the world, lost among many nations and faiths.
We are at the time of fulfilling this prophecy. The spreading of the Zohar knowledge around the world awakens the souls of the Israelites from all the nations and they are coming back ‘home’.
Please read the entire Ezekiel 34 and let yourself feel like a little lost sheep. Even if we live in a marble and gold castle, our soul is still lost until we see the Light and feel his love.
As lost sheep we need to look for other weak and lost ones and save them from falling prey to the evil forces around. The shepherd is coming and we should follow him home to safety.
Because the Daily Zohar activity is only on the Internet we have subscribers from places in the world that don’t have a near by Kabbalah Center or gathering of Beni Baruch and others. It is amazing to see how some people search the Internet seeking for spiritual knowledge and when they see/read the Zohar their soul gets awakened and they don’t let go.
The gathering of Israelites from the nations of the world started in 1948. In 2018 the process will reach its 70th years and that’s significant.