“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים–יִשְׁרְצוּ הַמַּיִם, שֶׁרֶץ נֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה; וְעוֹף יְעוֹפֵף עַל-הָאָרֶץ, עַל-פְּנֵי רְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמָיִם”
“Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”
On the fifth day, God created the fish and the birds in the sky. He stipulated with the birds that ravens would feed Elijah the prophet.
1 Kings 17:4
“וְהָיָה, מֵהַנַּחַל תִּשְׁתֶּה; וְאֶת-הָעֹרְבִים צִוִּיתִי, לְכַלְכֶּלְךָ שָׁם”
“It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.”
God conditioned the fish that one of them will swallow Jonah and vomit him to the land.
On the sixth day, God created man and stipulate with him that a woman would come out from him that would feed and care for Elijah.
1 Kings 17:9
“קוּם לֵךְ צָרְפַתָה אֲשֶׁר לְצִידוֹן וְיָשַׁבְתָּ שָׁם הִנֵּה צִוִּיתִי שָׁם אִשָּׁה אַלְמָנָה לְכַלְכְּלֶךָ.”
“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה לַדָּג וַיָּקֵא אֶת יוֹנָה אֶל הַיַּבָּשָׁה.”
“Then YHVH commanded the fish to vomit Jonah upon dry land.”
The Zohar explains that ‘I have commanded a widow’ and ‘Then YHVH commanded the fish’ were commands given at the time of Creation.
What’s the connection between Eve that was taken out of Adam’s side (rib) and the widow from Zarephath that supported Elijah?
The Zohar teaches us that all future events were set on the first day of Creation. It means that past, present, and future existed on the first day. Our daily actions are part of the thought of the Creator on the first day. We manifest ideas into actions every moment of our lives. It is called by the sages “to carry out (execute) from the force into action.” The ‘force’ is the potential that has the root in the thought of the Creator, and the action is our manifestation process.
We choose one of the possibilities offered to us by the Creator that expects us to pick the one that follows the ways of the Torah because then we have access to his angels.
“כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת אִם בִּדְרָכַי תֵּלֵךְ וְאִם אֶת מִשְׁמַרְתִּי תִשְׁמֹר וְגַם אַתָּה תָּדִין אֶת בֵּיתִי וְגַם תִּשְׁמֹר אֶת חֲצֵרָי וְנָתַתִּי לְךָ מַהְלְכִים בֵּין הָעֹמְדִים הָאֵלֶּה”
“Thus says YHVH of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.”