Continued from previous DZ
“וַיִּקַּח, שֵׁשׁ-מֵאוֹת רֶכֶב בָּחוּר, וְכֹל, רֶכֶב מִצְרָיִם; וְשָׁלִשִׁם, עַל-כֻּלּוֹ”
“And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them.”
Pharaoh was a great magician and he carefully planned the chase and capture of the Israelites. He recruited six hundred special chariots from other nations in addition to all the chariots of Egypt. The six hundred were planned to crash the six hundred thousand men of the Israelites, ‘trapped’ by the sea.
The Hebrew words reveal the evil wisdom of Pharaoh. The word for the soldier on a chariot is ‘בחור’, with numerical value of 216 that is equal to ‘Gevurah’ that represents the left column.
On top of his armies he appointed special captains, in Hebrew called ‘שלישים’, a word with the root of ‘שלש’ that means three. The Zohar reveals that Pharaoh did so to connect his armies to the upper levels.
“וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִפְקֹד יְהוָה עַל-צְבָא הַמָּרוֹם בַּמָּרוֹם; וְעַל-מַלְכֵי הָאֲדָמָה, עַל-הָאֲדָמָה”
“So it will happen in that day, That YHVH will punish the host of heaven on high, And the kings of the earth on earth.”
God controls the nations of the world through their ministers in heavens. He can raise and lower them from above so his actions above affects their nations below.
“וַיָּסַר, אֵת אֹפַן מַרְכְּבֹתָיו, וַיְנַהֲגֵהוּ, בִּכְבֵדֻת; וַיֹּאמֶר מִצְרַיִם, אָנוּסָה מִפְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–כִּי יְהוָה, נִלְחָם לָהֶם בְּמִצְרָיִם”
“And He took off their chariot wheels, and made them to drive heavily; so that the Egyptians said: ‘Let us flee from the face of Israel; for YHVH fight for them against the Egyptians.”
God removed one wheel from each chariot to slow them down and at the same time he removed the driving power behind their chariots. The word for ‘wheel’ is ‘אופן’ and in this verse it’s written as ‘אפן’ with numerical value of 131 that is equal to the name of the minister of the other side ‘סמ-אל’, ‘Sama-el’.
The sages tell that even though the Egyptians army wanted to turn back and run away, they were pulled into the water by 90 millions of sabotaging angels that God sent down to destroy them for what the did to the Israelites.
Not like other nations that are under the control of ministers, the Israelites are govern by YHVH. He protects us and deals with our enemies. If the world knew how many blessings they would be able to receive just by treating the Israelites with respect then they would have done it long time ago.