Job had seven sons and three daughters. They were rich and made feasts. The Zohar tells us that the ‘prosecutor’ is present in feasts. He is there to get the people when they are driven by the desire for the self alone that comes from pleasures to the good things of the corporeal world like food and wine.
“וַיְהִי כִּי הִקִּיפוּ יְמֵי הַמִּשְׁתֶּה וַיִּשְׁלַח אִיּוֹב וַיְקַדְּשֵׁם, וְהִשְׁכִּים בַּבֹּקֶר וְהֶעֱלָה עֹלוֹת מִסְפַּר כֻּלָּם–כִּי אָמַר אִיּוֹב, אוּלַי חָטְאוּ בָנַי וּבֵרְכוּ אֱלֹהִים בִּלְבָבָם: כָּכָה יַעֲשֶׂה אִיּוֹב, כָּל-הַיָּמִים‘
“And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.”
Job was protective of his children and kept bringing offering that removed any negativity from their actions. Job never shared his offerings with the other side but he received protection from above. The Zohar reveals that if Job shared his offering with the other side Satan wouldn’t have been able to use any power on him.
Satan also knew that Job’s offering earned him the protection of God that blocked him from taking his share from Job.
“הֲלֹא-את (אַתָּה) שַׂכְתָּ בַעֲדוֹ וּבְעַד-בֵּיתוֹ, וּבְעַד כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ–מִסָּבִיב: מַעֲשֵׂה יָדָיו בֵּרַכְתָּ, וּמִקְנֵהוּ פָּרַץ בָּאָרֶץ”
10: “Have you not put a protection around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”
God allowed Satan to give attention to Job and his actions. That was the opportunity for Satan to claim his share.
When the high priest was drawing Light for the world on Yom Kippur, he would use a scape goat, that was intended for the other side. He would then continue with the process without the interference of the other side.
The material world is the other side. Our soul is ‘pushed’ into a body that is formed from materials of this world. It is the Malchut level of our existence but at the same time it is the only tool that can help our souls to do the work of purification and elevation.
We don’t have the Holy Temple and a high priest to do the work to purify us and the world from impurities that we bring upon ourselves. The desire for the self alone and focusing on the pleasures of the temporary world keep adding impurities. It makes it ‘property’ of Satan and he can claim it at any time.
Tithing is an important spiritual tool that gives us protection from Satan. When we remove the tenth and give it back to the Light we remove the aspect of the desire for the self and draw holiness and protection into our lives.
Many people have issues of giving tithe, thinking that giving is losing. Satan lets them think this way because he gets them later. Only those who give full tithe enjoy full protection. It’s a spiritual law. If we don’t give full tithe then we allow small openings for Satan to take his share.
The 10th is Malchut and it is darkness because Malchut doesn’t have Light. Giving tithe transforms the darkness into Light and draws blessings. Giving partial tithe leaves dark spots that attract the other side. We can calculate the full tithe and then give different portions of it to those who benefit us spiritually.
“הָבִיאוּ אֶת-כָּל-הַמַּעֲשֵׂר אֶל-בֵּית הָאוֹצָר, וִיהִי טֶרֶף בְּבֵיתִי, וּבְחָנוּנִי נָא בָּזֹאת, אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת: אִם-לֹא אֶפְתַּח לָכֶם, אֵת אֲרֻבּוֹת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וַהֲרִיקֹתִי לָכֶם בְּרָכָה, עַד-בְּלִי-דָי”
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says YHVH of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
The ‘storehouse’ is the Holy Temple. Since the Holy Temple is no longer with us our tithe should go to those who connect and reveal Light in our lives and the world.
Many people study on the Daily Zohar regularly but very few of them make donations of small amounts. I don’t campaign for money even though the DZ projects needs a lot to progress faster. My great ideas for Zohar projects and spiritual tools have to wait for the funds. Going for the money while doing spiritual work draws negativity and can corrupt the consciousness and spiritual goals. That is why I am passive about it. For the sake of this lesson I must add that those who study on the DZ on regular basis, subscribers or not, should share their tithe with the Daily Zohar proportionally to the level of their study and connection. Even if the DZ studies are accessible for free, those who benefit from its connection to the upper levels must share their tithe. This rule goes with any other resources that benefit us spiritually.
I don’t mind people studying and using the DZ tools for free because it still helps them even if Satan gets some of their energy for not supporting the channel of Light they are using.
The Zohar teaches us that it is good for people with faith to know the good of life, experience the bad and loss and later have the blessings returned to them with purity.
Most people who connect to the Zohar with faith experience, on different levels, difficulties in their lives. Some may lose all or most of their money. Some are challenged with health or relationship issues.
The cause of it comes from their past. They didn’t remove the negative aspects from their lives through tithing and sharing, and God gives them opportunity to ‘reset’ their soul by ‘killing’ some aspects in their lives. It brings purification to the soul and if the person keeps his faith, the Light in his vessel is renewed with greater blessings.
The bottom line for us is to remove the aspect of death from our lives through tithing, Tzedakah and all methods of revealing Light. It protects what we have and adds blessings.
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