Daily Zohar # 3401 – Balak – Too mighty for me
252. כִּי עָצוּם הוּא מִמֶּנִּי. וְכִי עַד אוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה אֵיפֹה עָרְכוּ קְרָב בּוֹ וְנִצְּחוּ אוֹתוֹ? בְּאֵיזֶה מָקוֹם נִפְגְּשׁוּ בְחַרְבָּם וְהָיוּ גְבָרִים כְּגִבּוֹרִים לְהַרְאוֹת גְּבוּרָתָם? מַה זֶּה כִּי עָצוּם הוּא מִמֶּנִּי? אֶלָּא אוֹתוֹ רָשָׁע הָיָה חָכָם וְרָאָה לְמֵרָחוֹק. רָאָה אֶת דָּוִד הַמֶּלֶךְ שֶׁבָּא מֵרוּת הַמּוֹאֲבִיָּה גִּבּוֹר תַּקִּיף כְּאַרְיֵה, וְעָשָׂה קְרָבוֹת תַּקִּיפִים וְנִצַּח אֶת מוֹאָב, וְשָׂם אוֹתָם תַּחַת רַגְלָיו. אָמַר, עָצוּם הוּא. אוֹתוֹ שֶׁיָּרַשׁ אוֹתָהּ גְּבוּרָה, מֶלֶךְ אֶחָד מֵהֶם יֵצֵא מֵאִתָּנוּ לְהַשְׁמִיד אֶת מוֹאָב.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל בָּלָק הִתְיַצֵּב כֹּה עַל עֹלָתֶךָ וְאָנֹכִי אִקָּרֶה כֹּה.”
“And he said to Balak, “Stand here (כֹּה) by your burnt offering while I meet YHVH over there (כֹּה).”
Balak and Balaam believed that the Israelites were invincible up to that time and now they have the opportunity to go against them and uproot them from ‘כֹּה’, that is the Light that protects them.
“יִתְיַצְּבוּ מַלְכֵי אֶרֶץ וְרוֹזְנִים נוֹסְדוּ יָחַד עַל יְהוָה וְעַל מְשִׁיחוֹ.”
“The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against YHVH and against His Anointed”
They came together with their wicked plan but they didn’t see that soon after a small success, ‘כֹּה’ will uproot them from the world.
Balak said to Balaam (Numbers 22:6) “כִּי עָצוּם הוּא מִמֶּנִּי”, “they are too mighty for me”.
The Zohar asks where did they have battle encounters before to experience that the Israelites are ‘mighty’?, and where did their swords meet to see their strength and might?
Then answers that Balak was wise and saw in a vision that in the future, King David will come from his line, from Ruth the Moabite. He saw that King David was strong like a lion, made battles against Moab, and destroyed them. For that reason, he said; they are ‘too mighty for me’.
The word/letters ‘כה’ represent the Light of the Shechina in Malchut. She protects the Israelites wherever they are.
God gives instructions on how the priests should bless the children of Israel.
Numbers 6:23 “דַּבֵּר אֶל-אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל-בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר, כֹּה תְבָרְכוּ אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: אָמוֹר, לָהֶם”
“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus (כֹּה) you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,”
The priests bless us with the word כה that represents the Shechina in Malchut that is the source of all blessings for us.
The Rashash, who was a great Kabbalist, and when he heard the word ‘כה’, his body began to shake because he had a high level connection to the Shechina.