Daily Zohar # 2015 – Vaera – The greatness, the power, and the glory
“וָאֵרָא, אֶל-אַבְרָהָם אֶל-יִצְחָק וְאֶל-יַעֲקֹב–בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי; וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה, לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם”
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name YHVH I did not make myself known to them.”
Rabbi Shimon tells his son that the great secret concealed in this verse is related to the different revelations of the sefirot.
Moses continued the correction of Adam and he was born with the pure and high soul of Abel, the son of Adam. Moses like Abel was also a keeper of sheep. That puts Moses high on the Tree of Life.
Up until Moses, the Tree of Life didn’t have all the vessels in this world to channel its Light. Abraham was the first to connect to the upper three Sefirot and he established the channel of Chessed. Isaac continued with connection to Gevurah and Jacob to Tiferet, the Central column. Joseph established the channel of Yessod to allow flow of the central column to the lower world, Malchut. Moses and Aaron together were the aspects of Netzach and Hod to form a complete vessel (five sefirot of Chessed to Hod). That vessel could now hold the Light for the world and through Yessod can be revealed in Malchut.
After the five sefirot of the vessel have a representation in lower world, the Torah, which is the aspect of Zeir Anpin and the name YHVH can be revealed. The Israelites were chosen to be the global vessel and channel for the Light of the Torah to the world.
King Solomon built the Holy Temple but his father, King David, who was the aspect of Malchut prepared everything for it.
When King David had everything ready for the building of the temple he gathered the people and gave a speech. In it he list the seven Sefirot.
1 Chronicles 29:11
“לְךָ יְהוָה הַגְּדֻלָּה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִּפְאֶרֶת, וְהַנֵּצַח וְהַהוֹד, כִּי-כֹל, בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ: לְךָ יְהוָה הַמַּמְלָכָה, וְהַמִּתְנַשֵּׂא לְכֹל לְרֹאשׁ”
“To you, YHVH, is the greatness (Chessed) and the power (Gevurah) and the glory (Tiferet) and the victory (Netzach) and the majesty (Hod), for all (Yessod) that is in the heavens (Zeir Anpin) and in the earth (Malchut) is yours. Yours is the kingdom (Malchut), O YHVH, and you are exalted as head above all.”
Since the erection of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem by King David, we had complete access to the Tree of Life. We can use it to bring all the light that we need but we must follow the process and create the proper vessels.
As we study here, the Light comes when we make connection to it.
The Zohar is the aspect of Yessod for the Light of Mashiach. With our connection to it we fulfil its potential to bring Mashiach and the Final Redemption.