Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
God ordered each Israelite family to take an unblemished one year old lamb into their homes and have control over it. They had to keep it for four days and before the end of the fourth day to slaughter it. During this time the Egyptians were confused and without their god that was taken over by the Israelites.
“שֶׂה תָמִים זָכָר בֶּן-שָׁנָה, יִהְיֶה לָכֶם; מִן-הַכְּבָשִׂים וּמִן-הָעִזִּים, תִּקָּחוּ”
“The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats”
“ וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת, עַד אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה; וְשָׁחֲטוּ אֹתוֹ, כֹּל קְהַל עֲדַת-יִשְׂרָאֵל–בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם”
“and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight”
The next step was to roast the lamb well done on fire and eat it.
“וְאָכְלוּ אֶת-הַבָּשָׂר, בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה: צְלִי-אֵשׁ וּמַצּוֹת, עַל-מְרֹרִים יֹאכְלֻהוּ”
“They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs”
In the next verse (Exodus 12:9) God makes it clear for all the ‘smart’ Israelites. The spiritual technology is important to follow in order to remove the desire for the self that also ‘infected’ the Israelites. It was not enough to get out of Egypt. They had to break the gods of the Egyptians.
” אַל-תֹּאכְלוּ מִמֶּנּוּ נָא, וּבָשֵׁל מְבֻשָּׁל בַּמָּיִם: כִּי אִם-צְלִי-אֵשׁ, רֹאשׁוֹ עַל-כְּרָעָיו וְעַל-קִרְבּוֹ ”
” Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails.”
Raw meat still carries the original energy of the animal and they shouldn’t connect to it. Cooking it in water would not do the job either. Only when the lamb is burnt then its energy is transformed into vapor and the flesh can be eaten. Since the Egyptians didn’t eat lamb, that was the symbol and aspect of their gods, eating it showed the full control they had over their god. The additional element of the meal was the unleavened bread that we know as the Matzah and the bitter herbs. Both don’t have the aspect of desire for the self, which is the ‘illness’ that enslaves us to the material of this world by the negative side.
The full moon of Aries appears on the fourteenth day of Nisan. On that night God, YHVH, took the life of all firstborns of the other side. That disconnected them from the head and the body or the essence of the god of the Egyptians, it collapsed without possible recovery.
Following the spiritual laws is important on the path to the Final Redemption. Nullifying the desire for the self alone is key to get on the express lane and witness the Revelation of God in this world.