Daily Zohar # 1336 – Pinchas – Choosing Light
Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
735. וּלְהַרְאוֹת לָהֶם שֶׁהוּא עָתִיד לְהִפָּרַע מֵהֶם, זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (שמות יב) וּבְכָל אֱלֹהֵי מִצְרַיִם אֶעֱשֶׂה שְׁפָטִים אֲנִי יְהֹוָה. כֵּיוָן שֶׁהִטְעוּ לַבְּרִיּוֹת וְעָשׂוּ עַצְמָם אֱלוֹהוּת, וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁטָּלֶה, מְמֻנֶּה שֶׁלּוֹ, הוּא גָּדוֹל עַל כָּל הַמְמֻנִּים שֶׁל אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, צִוָּה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, (שמות יב) וְיִקְחוּ לָהֶם אִישׁ שֶׂה לְבֵית אָבוֹת שֶׂה לַבָּיִת, וְהִשְׁלִיט אוֹתָם עָלָיו, וְתָפְסוּ אוֹתוֹ תָּפוּס בַּתְּפִיסָה שֶׁלָּהֶם יוֹם וּשְׁנַיִם וְשָׁלֹשׁ, וּלְאַחַר זֶה הוֹצִיאוּ לוֹ לְדִין לְעֵינֵי כָּל מִצְרַיִם, לְהַרְאוֹת שֶׁהָאֱלוֹהַּ שֶׁלָּהֶם בִּרְשׁוּת יִשְׂרָאֵל לַעֲשׂוֹת בּוֹ דִּין.
Joseph gave his brothers the best of the land of Egypt and made them shepherds to control the gods of the Egyptians. He is the aspect of Yessod, the Sefirah that channels the light to the world. Joseph knew that YHVH was going to be revealed in the world and take over all other gods’ systems. Egypt was controlling the spiritual system of the negative side and Joseph was there as a pioneer, preparing the world for the full control of YHVH. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dream to manifest into full control of Egypt over the material world. Genesis 41:13 explains the secret “as he interpreted to us, so it was”.
Now after Joseph helped Egypt gain control over the material world, it was time for the revelation of YHVH. That ‘job’ was in the hands of Moses who was on the level of Da’at. This level represents the connection between the Father, Chokmah and the Mother, Binah. The child is Zeir Anpin and until that time he was not revealed in the world because the Torah was waiting for Moses to write it down on Mount Sinai.
Moses came to Pharaoh demanding in the name of YHVH to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh was surprised because he was never aware of that spiritual force.
“וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה–מִי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר אֶשְׁמַע בְּקֹלוֹ, לְשַׁלַּח אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל: לֹא יָדַעְתִּי אֶת-יְהוָה, וְגַם אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחַ”
“And Pharaoh said: ‘Who is YHVH, that I should hearken unto His voice to let Israel go? I know not YHVH, and moreover I will not let Israel go.”
Following Pharaoh’s response God empowered Moses, Da’at, to carry the execution of ten step-plan. The final outcome was that Egypt lost the strong hold on the material world. The ten plagues revealed the ten Sefirot of YHVH and his dominance over all aspects of the physical and spiritual world. The Israelites could then arrive at Mount Sinai to receive the Torah that is the manifestation of Zeir Anpin, YHVH, in the world. The Torah became the ruler of the world and everything follows the laws of the Torah.
The world today is in a similar state. We have few Pharaohs. A few trillioner owners of the major banks of the world and pharmaceutical companies manipulate the economy and the well being of the entire world. They have many ‘agents’ that serve them loyally, giving them control over the life of billions. When the new set of plagues come to break them, only those who have the certainty and follow the Light will be saved.
When the Egyptians were in darkness, the Israelites enjoyed the Light.
Exodus 10:23 ” but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”