Zohar Ki Tetze
“וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין אִישׁ וַיַּךְ אֶת הַמִּצְרִי וַיִּטְמְנֵהוּ בַּחוֹל.”
“So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”
Moses killed the Egyptian after he looked into his past and future and found that he had no positive deed. He also saw the future of the Israelites and even tried to push away the task that God gave him.
“וַיֹּאמֶר בִּי אֲדֹנָי שְׁלַח נָא בְּיַד תִּשְׁלָח”
“But he said, “Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will.”
Dove is the aspect of the soul and for the Israelites the Shechina was their soul and connection to the Holy One Blessed Be He. The Zohar says that Moses and Aaron were the aspect of two wings for the Shechina and the israelites could ‘fly’ out of Egypt.
“כִּימֵי צֵאתְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם אַרְאֶנּוּ נִפְלָאוֹת.”
“As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you miracles.”
The Final Redemption would be like the process of leaving Egypt. After time of hardship there will miracles and then freedom and peace. Moses represents all the souls of the Israelites. When the time comes God will send Mashiach ben Yosef and Mashiach ben David to be the ‘wings’ that will break us out of the final exile and bring peace on us and the entire world.
“צֹהַר תַּעֲשֶׂה לַתֵּבָה, וְאֶל-אַמָּה תְּכַלֶּנָּה מִלְמַעְלָה, וּפֶתַח הַתֵּבָה, בְּצִדָּהּ תָּשִׂים; תַּחְתִּיִּם שְׁנִיִּם וּשְׁלִשִׁים, תַּעֲשֶׂהָ”
“You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.”
The three levels of the Ark that is a special vessel, represent Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet and the יהו YHV of the name. The three also represent the entire nation of Israel, Priests, Levites and Israel, which is the twelve tribes. The Ark itself is the fourth element, ה H of the name and the aspect of the Shechina. The YHVH name is complete. This brings to a unification with the Light of the upper levels using Zeir Anpin and the 10 letters name that controls the Tzelem, which is the spiritual image of the person that provides the life energy to the body.
“וְאַתֶּם הַדְּבֵקִים בַּיהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם הַיּוֹם”
“But you who held fast to YHVH your God are alive today, every one of you.”
This verses is quoted here to teach us that the precepts connect us fully to the light and bring us Life force to our spiritual garments and when the time comes it will be what would determine if we we are protected in the Ark or not.