Daily Zohar # 3145 – Vaetchanan – From stone to flesh
“כָּל עַצְמוֹתַי תֹּאמַרְנָה יְהוָה מִי כָמוֹךָ מַצִּיל עָנִי מֵחָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ וְעָנִי וְאֶבְיוֹן מִגֹּזְלוֹ.”
“All my bones will say, “YHVH, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”
Rabbi Yitzchak says that David said these words with the Holy Spirit. ‘my bones will say’ a song about the future resurrection when God will join the bones of the dead together to bring them back to life. Then all Israel would say a prayer song.
“וְנִבֵּאתִי כַּאֲשֶׁר צֻוֵּיתִי וַיְהִי קוֹל כְּהִנָּבְאִי וְהִנֵּה רַעַשׁ וַתִּקְרְבוּ עֲצָמוֹת עֶצֶם אֶל עַצְמוֹ.”
“So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.”
The prayer would start with ‘YHVH, who is like You…’. This song would be more important than the song that the Israelites sang after the splitting of the Red Sea because it starts with the Holy Name, YHVH. By the sea, the YHVH name came after three words (Exodus 15:11) ‘מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יהוה’ ’ Who is like you, YHVH’.
The poor and afflicted is the good inclination that fights the evil inclination that is stronger than him. YHVH would save us from the evil inclination that is hard as a stone and stronger than the good inclination, that is soft like the flesh.
“וְנָתַתִּי לָכֶם לֵב חָדָשׁ וְרוּחַ חֲדָשָׁה אֶתֵּן בְּקִרְבְּכֶם וַהֲסִרֹתִי אֶת לֵב הָאֶבֶן מִבְּשַׂרְכֶם וְנָתַתִּי לָכֶם לֵב בָּשָׂר.”
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
In the Final Redemption and the Resurrection, the ‘heart of stone’ that is the evil inclination would be replaced with only good that is a ‘heart of flesh’.
The fight against the evil inclination would continue until death and the Final Redemption. The Resurrection would heal our body and soul by removing the influence of the negative side on us. The evil inclination and death would be swallowed forever and we will be surrounded with pure light that is all good.