Daily Zohar # 2734 – Bechukotai – Wake up now! Don’t snooze!
God brought wars and harsh judgments on the Israelites but they didn’t return to him and follow the laws. ‘seven over your sins’ is the aspect of the Shechina in Malchut that protects them while they are in exile.
“כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה, אֵי זֶה סֵפֶר כְּרִיתוּת אִמְּכֶם אֲשֶׁר שִׁלַּחְתִּיהָ, אוֹ מִי מִנּוֹשַׁי, אֲשֶׁר-מָכַרְתִּי אֶתְכֶם לוֹ; הֵן בַּעֲוֺנֹתֵיכֶם נִמְכַּרְתֶּם, וּבְפִשְׁעֵיכֶם שֻׁלְּחָה אִמְּכֶם”
“Thus says YHVH, “Where is the certificate of divorce By which I have sent your mother away? Or to whom of My creditors did I sell you? Behold, you were sold for your iniquities, And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.”
Our mother is the Shechina and our protector. God, YHVH, the King, needed to make a bill of divorce to separate himself from his Queen, the Shechina, so she can be her children, the Israelites, in exile. The Holy Temple that was the palace for the King and Queen to unify and support the kingdom, Malchut, was destroyed because of the children’ transgressions.
Now even though the Israelites are in Exile God is with them and will reveal himself when they come out of exile.
“וְשָׁב יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת שְׁבוּתְךָ וְרִחֲמֶךָ וְשָׁב וְקִבֶּצְךָ מִכָּל הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר הֱפִיצְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שָׁמָּה”
“then YHVH your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the nations where YHVH your God has scattered you.”
God promised to return to us and redeem us. Many people try to interpret prophecies and find the day Mashiach and God’s revelation would happen. This desire to know the date indicate weak faith. We should return to the Torah and God before God returns to us because this event would find many people not ready for him with a pure and proper vessel for the great light of the Final Redemption.
Looking for the date of the revelation is like a person wish to sleep until the light comes and he will wake up. Each time he gets a message to wake up early and get ready, he hits the ‘snooze’ button go back to sleep. Such people most likely to miss the great Revelation.
This event is not and cannot be found in the books or registered on our calendar. The Zohar didn’t give us a date but a description of what would happen when the time comes. Many great Kabbalists reveal some vague possible times for the coming of Mashiach but so far none was understood properly or came to be.
World events lead us to the feeling that there is a great potential for world chaos to erupt. In such chaos only Mashiach would be able to save us. I pray and hope that it’s not too late for people to wake up and dedicate more time for study and follow the ways of the Torah to have a pure and proper vessel.
It’s time to wake up for the light because when the negative side attacks with full force we need to have the certainty and protection of our mother.
Wake up now! Don’t snooze!