Zohar Lech Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
The Zohar explains that when Abram followed God’s instruction it merited him a great connection to the spiritual system, and all the four promises God made for him in Genesis 12:2
“וְאֶעֶשְׂךָ, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל, וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ, וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ; וֶהְיֵה, בְּרָכָה.”
“And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”
1. “And I will make of you a great nation” – is the aspect of the Right column, Chessed. Abram build a vessel for it when he followed God’s instructions of ‘Lech lecha’ (See DZ 1950 and DZ 1951).
2. “and I will bless you” – is the aspect of the Left column, Gevurah. Abram left his country and its negativity to follow YHVH.
3. “and make your name great” – is the aspect of the central column. Abram’s actions, leaving his homeland and everything behind him, created a unification of the Right and Left column, forming the central column. God promised to elevate his name, meaning elevating his soul to higher levels.
4. “and you will be a blessing” – is the aspect of blessings that comes from the Land of Israel, where Abram was suppose to settle and begin the great journey with his descendant to make full connection to Zeir Anpin.
Rabbi Shimon reveals that the four promises connect to the holy throne that is Binah and everyone is nourished from Abraham. That is the meaning of the verse in Genesis 12:3
“וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה”
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.””
When the world understands that the prophecy of Zechariah 8:23 will be fulfilled
“כֹּה-אָמַר, יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, בַּיָּמִים הָהֵמָּה, אֲשֶׁר יַחֲזִיקוּ עֲשָׂרָה אֲנָשִׁים מִכֹּל לְשֹׁנוֹת הַגּוֹיִם; וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ בִּכְנַף אִישׁ יְהוּדִי לֵאמֹר, נֵלְכָה עִמָּכֶם–כִּי שָׁמַעְנוּ, אֱלֹהִים עִמָּכֶם.”
“Thus says YHVH of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the garment of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
We use the Zohar as garments and that what attracts all Israelites souls together, creating a great vessel to draw the Light of Mashiach to the world.