Daily Zohar # 1273 – Pinchas – Would he hold the door for you?
Continued from previous DZ
When the right sweetens the judgments of the left and the negative side is subdued under our feet (See previous DZ) the gate for the light of Mashiach will open.
“וְהָיָה אַחֲרֵי-כֵן, אֶשְׁפּוֹךְ אֶת-רוּחִי עַל-כָּל-בָּשָׂר, וְנִבְּאוּ, בְּנֵיכֶם וּבְנוֹתֵיכֶם; זִקְנֵיכֶם, חֲלֹמוֹת יַחֲלֹמוּן–בַּחוּרֵיכֶם, חֶזְיֹנוֹת יִרְאוּ”
“After all of this I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your elderly will have revelatory dreams; your young men will see prophetic visions”
The first step in the revelation of Mashiach will be to fill up the worthy vessels with the light they earned. The Zohar explains it as in the state of Shabbat. We come to it after six days of work to rest and receive additional levels of light to our souls.
On Shabbat we read the Torah and add the prayer of Mussaf, which means ‘additional’. With it we draw extra light from Keter of Zeir Anpin. The first step up on Shabbat is the ‘Kedusha’ that connects us to Zeir Anpin. After the Torah reading we add the Mussaf, connecting us to Keter.
As the process of the Final Redemption begins, people will receive the light to strengthen their vessels according to what have they earned.
The rest of Joel’s prophecy reveals more about the process of this revelation;
– Even on male and female servants I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
It is important to know that everyone will receive the light according to their vessel.
– I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth – blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
The revelation of God will be strong and transforming.
– The sunlight will be turned to darkness and the moon to the color of blood, before the day of the Lord comes – that great and terrible day!
Before the actual revelation of the Light, darkness will spread everywhere and swallow the weak.
– It will so happen that everyone who calls on the name of YHVH will be delivered. For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who survive, just as YHVH has promised; the remnant will be those whom YHVH will call.
The message is clear; only those who are connected to YHVH with the knowledge of the name and its secrets will escape the chaos. The mount of Zion is the aspect of Yessod of Malchut where the Light comes down to the world. Jerusalem is the aspect of Malchut and the message here is that those who connect the Light and the Vessel can survive and be called by God to be delivered.
To earn the light of Shabbat (Redemption) we need to expand our vessels before it arrives. When it does arrive, it will be too late to do anything. Waiting to see God before one changes himself, does not involve expansion of the vessel. Only with faith and following the Zohar as the tool that reveals the light of the Torah, one can achieve that.
Saying the name of God (Adonai אדני) as in regular prayers is on the level of Malchut. We need to know the name YHVH on higher levels by studying its secrets. With the study of the Daily Zohar we get closer but each of us needs to study and connect more. There are many more Kabbalah teachers that go deeper beyond the moral aspect of Kabbalah and provide additional study of the name.
It’s not just about being a good person, helping old ladies cross the street or holding the door for the person behind you. It’s about knowing the depth of the name, so God will let us in through the door of the Final Redemption.