101. אָמַר אֵלִיָּהוּ, רוֹעֶה הַנֶּאֱמָן, הֲרֵי שָׁעָה הִיא לַעֲלוֹת לְמַעְלָה, בִּשְׁבוּעָה אֱמֹר אַתָּה, שֶׁהֲרֵי בִּגְלָלְךָ אֲנִי רוֹצֶה לַעֲלוֹת. שֶׁנָּתַן לִי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רְשׁוּת לְהִתְגַּלּוֹת לְךָ בְּבֵית הָאֲסוּרִים שֶׁלְּךָ, בִּקְבוּרָתְךָ, וְלַעֲשׂוֹת עִמְּךָ טוֹב, שֶׁאַתָּה מְחוֹלָל בַּחֲטָאֵי הָעָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה נג) וְהוּא מְחוֹלָל מִפְּשָׁעֵינוּ.
“וְכָל הָעָם רֹאִים אֶת הַקּוֹלֹת וְאֶת הַלַּפִּידִם וְאֵת קוֹל הַשֹּׁפָר וְאֶת הָהָר עָשֵׁן וַיַּרְא הָעָם וַיָּנֻעוּ וַיַּעַמְדוּ מֵרָחֹק.”
“Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.”
The ‘people’ in this verse is a reference to the Erev Rav. They feared the wondrous revelation of Light on Mount Sinai and kept a distance from it. They will be far from the Light of Redemption and could only see the wise scholars and the holy nation receive their honor. At that time they will wish to come closer and connect with them but it would be too late for that as we read in
Deuteronomy 32:12 “יְהוָה בָּדָד יַנְחֶנּוּ וְאֵין עִמּוֹ אֵל נֵכָר.” “So YHVH alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.”
This verse is interpreted to tell us that there will be no conversion when Mashiach reveals himself in the world.
“וְהָיְתָה יָדִי אֶל הַנְּבִיאִים הַחֹזִים שָׁוְא וְהַקֹּסְמִים כָּזָב בְּסוֹד עַמִּי לֹא יִהְיוּ וּבִכְתָב בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יִכָּתֵבוּ וְאֶל אַדְמַת יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יָבֹאוּ וִידַעְתֶּם כִּי אֲנִי אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה.”
“My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am YHVH GOD.”
The Erev Rav would not be counted together with the Israelites and won’t be able to connect to the holiness that would come to the Holy Land.
Elijah tells Moses, the Faithful Shepherd, that it is the time for him to go up and bring the Final Redemption. Elijah asks Moses to make him swear to hasten the Redemption because he wants to go up and follow the process.
Elijah continues to say that the Holy One Blessed be He gave him permission to reveal himself to Moses in his ‘grave’ and bring goodness to him.
No new conversion would be accepted after Mashiach is revealed in the world because it won’t be from the power of faith. Faith as we learned before is a connection to the upper three Sefirot, that delivers Light from the higher levels. Changing hearts at this time would not be considered as ‘conversion’.
The first step of conversion is the acceptance that God is everything and everywhere, and that there is nothing but him in this world. The second step is to follow the righteous path of the Torah, do good, and avoid bad.
There are many Israelites souls that study Torah but they don’t have access to complete the process and get a ‘certificate’ of conversion.
At the time of Mashiach, the souls would be evaluated, not ‘Jewishness’ or certificates of conversion. There are many Erev Rav among the ‘Jews’. They got mixed with us when we left Egypt and they are still among us with a strong presence.
Keep your heart and actions pure and together with Torah studies like we do on the Daily Zohar, you will have greater merits at the time of the Final Redemption.
Elijah represents a bridge between Malchut and Zeir Anpin. He is called ‘מבשר שלום’ ‘Who proclaims peace’. When the time comes, he will stand on the Olives Mountain in Jerusalem and announce the coming of Mashiach that will bring peace to the world. Elijah has a numerical value of 52 that is the same as the ordinal value of the letters of Mashiach. 52 is also the numerical value of the YHVH name related to the world of Action, Malchut. יוד-הה-וו-הה.
“מַה נָּאווּ עַל הֶהָרִים רַגְלֵי מְבַשֵּׂר מַשְׁמִיעַ שָׁלוֹם מְבַשֵּׂר טוֹב מַשְׁמִיעַ יְשׁוּעָה אֹמֵר לְצִיּוֹן מָלַךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ.”
“How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!””
‘Zion’ is Yessod of Malchut and Elijah will make the connection to open the gate of Yessod for the Light of Mashiach.
Moses represents the Sefira of Da’at that makes up the bridge between the upper three Sefirot and the lower seven.
On the upper bridge Moses and on the Lower bridge, Elijah. Together they open a line from Keter to Malchut and Mashiach can come down to the world.