Rabbi Shimon reveals that when the Holy One Blessed be He created the world he prepared everything needed for the creation of man. When man was created, his sustenance was ready for him.
God makes plans for us to work and manifest through generations and many incarnations in order to fulfil his promises. Like he promised Abram;
“וַיֹּאמֶר לְאַבְרָם יָדֹעַ תֵּדַע כִּי גֵר יִהְיֶה זַרְעֲךָ בְּאֶרֶץ לֹא לָהֶם וַעֲבָדוּם וְעִנּוּ אֹתָם אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה”
“וְגַם אֶת הַגּוֹי אֲשֶׁר יַעֲבֹדוּ דָּן אָנֹכִי וְאַחֲרֵי כֵן יֵצְאוּ בִּרְכֻשׁ גָּדוֹל”
“Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.”
“”But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.”
God brought famine to the world so they will bring their Gold and Silver to Egypt. When Egypt got filled with gold, God brought Jacob to Egypt so when they go out they will have all the ‘many possessions’ that God promised them.
The Holy One Blessed be He, creates the medicine before the disease. The Israelites went to exile to get ‘sick’ before receiving the ‘medicine’.
Without the ‘disease’ that is the aspect of earning and preparing the vessel, we can not have the ‘cure’ that is the light we are missing. The greater the pain, the greater the vessel and the light it would attract into it.
We are not Abraham nor worthy to receive direct promises or messages from God but we are part of the promised made to Abram.We can be sure that whatever happens in our lives leads to positive outcome because as the Zohar teaches us, the cure is ready before the pain.
People with limited thinking consider this life time as the last one. They look for or expecting rewards immediately. The process that God made was design to spread across many lifetimes. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had many challenges in their lives until their children did the hard labor in Egypt and got out with ‘many possessions’ to receive the Torah and Immortality on Mount Sinai. As we know they sinned with the Golden Calf and lost the immortality that Moses brought with him from Mount Sinai on his first climb.
The Gold and Silver of this world are temporary because only a pure soul can hold the ‘treasures’. The good news is that ‘many possessions’ awaits for us after the Final Redemption process is completed. God promised us to remove the spirit of impurity from the world (Zechariah 13:2) and bring immortality (Isaiah 25:8).
Our goal is to continue forward with certainty no matter what kind of pain we experience because sooner or later it will go away and we will see the cure.