Rabbi Aba says that mentioning Amalek was the hardest thing for people to hear. Amalek that makes war with everyone is close to them in the south and the way they would enter the Land.
Rabbi Yosei says that the spies followed bad advice to speak bad on the Land and on the Holy One Blessed Be He. Then he asks where we see that they speak against the Holy One and explains that when the spies said that the people of the Land are strong and unbeatable, as if God doesn’t have the power over them.
For that evil speech, God wanted to destroy them, but Moses saved them.
“וַיֹּאמֶר לְהַשְׁמִידָם לוּלֵי מֹשֶׁה בְחִירוֹ עָמַד בַּפֶּרֶץ לְפָנָיו לְהָשִׁיב חֲמָתוֹ מֵהַשְׁחִית.”
“Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.”
Rabbi Echa and Rabbi Yosei say that the Israelites are blessed when they follow the will of their Master and connect Zeir Anpin and Malchut. They reveal the existence of God in this world. Their Torah studies and positive actions make the connections that draw light and support the whole world.
Moses changed God’s intent to destroy the Israelites and raised the connection by thirteen attributes and mercy
Numbers 14:17, 18
“וְעַתָּה יִגְדַּל נָא כֹּחַ אֲדֹנָי כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתָּ לֵאמֹר.”
“ יְהוָה, אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב-חֶסֶד, נֹשֵׂא עָוֺן, וָפָשַׁע; וְנַקֵּה, לֹא יְנַקֶּה–פֹּקֵד עֲוֺן אָבוֹת עַל-בָּנִים, עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים”
“But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared”
“YHVH is slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.’”
Going against God raises his anger. This anger is the aspect of the negative side that comes into the space we create when disconnecting from God. The outcome of the absence of light is darkness and judgments.
The evil side in the world is pushing ideas that go against the existence of God and that draws great judgments into this world. It invaded governments and politics. China and other dictatorships go against all religions in their countries and they reach a point that may bring plagues on them. People with spiritual eyes can see and feel the presence of the great negativity that spread in the world.