Daily Zohar # 1268 – Pinchas – “his word is on my tongue”
In the previous DZs we learned that God sent Elijah to Rabbi Shimon to discuss the study of the sacrifices. Elijah came to hear Rabbi Shimon’s opinion and go back to the study that was in progress in the upper worlds.
Elijah revealed to him that God didn’t want to deliver the study by himself but he wanted Rabbi Shimon to do it because he was using him as a channel.
The Zohar here quotes the last words of King David revealing that the spirit of God was in him and spoke through him.
2 Samuel 23:2
“רוּחַ יְהוָה, דִּבֶּר-בִּי; וּמִלָּתוֹ, עַל-לְשׁוֹנִי”
“The Spirit of YHVH speaks by me; his word is on my tongue”
2 Samuel 23:3
“אָמַר אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לִי דִבֶּר צוּר יִשְׂרָאֵל: מוֹשֵׁל, בָּאָדָם–צַדִּיק, מוֹשֵׁל יִרְאַת אֱלֹהִים”
“The God of Israel has spoken; to me spoke the Rock (also means Creator) of Israel, govern man – Righteous, govern the awe of God (אֱלֹהִים, ELHYM),”
The difference between regular people and righteous ones is that regular people are governed by the system of God and righteous people can control and command the spiritual system to follow their wishes.
Most people who are just beginning their study of the Zohar wish to have the ‘magical’ power of ‘Abra cadabra’. These two words mean “I’ll create as I speak”. On the deeper levels, the Zohar can get us to that kind of control but the person must be totally pure, humble and without any selfish agenda. Only then he could channel the light and control the material world.
Until you achieve the purity level of Rabbi Shimon, of the humility of King David, use the Zohar to control your soul, bringing it to a higher level.