Daily Zohar # 3680 – Balak – You were appointed to be holy priest
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל בָּלָק הִתְיַצֵּב כֹּה עַל עֹלָתֶךָ וְאָנֹכִי אִקָּרֶה כֹּה.”
“And he said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offering while I meet YHVH over there.”
Balak built seven altars and sacrificed a bull and a ram. Balaam told Balak to wait for him by the Altar, and he will go to make a connection to his level of impurity, where he can draw the force to destroy Israel.
“וַיֵּלְכוּ זִקְנֵי מוֹאָב וְזִקְנֵי מִדְיָן וּקְסָמִים בְּיָדָם וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל בִּלְעָם וַיְדַבְּרוּ אֵלָיו דִּבְרֵי בָלָק.”
“So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian left with the fees for divination in their hands, and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him.”
The elders of Moab and Midian brought support to Balaam so he would have no excuse for delaying the execution of Balak’s wish.
“וְאַתָּה אַל תִּירָא עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב נְאֻם יְהֹוָה וְאַל תֵּחַת יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי הִנְנִי מוֹשִׁיעֲךָ מֵרָחוֹק וְאֶת זַרְעֲךָ מֵאֶרֶץ שִׁבְיָם וְשָׁב יַעֲקֹב וְשָׁקַט וְשַׁאֲנַן וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד.”
“And you, O Jacob My servant, do not be afraid, declare the LORD, and do not be dismayed, O Israel, for I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their captivity! Jacob will return to quiet and ease, with no one to make him afraid.”
“And you,” “וְאַתָּה” is the secret of the Ark of the covenant, Malchut that walks with her children, the holy nation in exile.
The nation complained to Moses that they receive manna every day when they want the flesh to eat. At the same time, they expressed a desire to go back to the pleasures of Egypt. Their wish to return to Egypt created a disconnection that caused a reaction of anger in YHVH. Moses saw that the effect of this anger could be the end of them. When Moses pleaded to Hashem for mercy, he said.
“וְאִם כָּכָה אַתְּ עֹשֶׂה לִּי הָרְגֵנִי נָא הָרֹג אִם מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ וְאַל אֶרְאֶה בְּרָעָתִי.”
“If You (אַתְּ) treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favor in Your sight—and do not let me see my wretchedness!”
In this verse, the letter ה is missing from ‘you,’ ‘אַתָּה.’
Moses said to Hashem; you gave me the level of ‘אַתָּה’ that is Malchut, and the letter H ה of the name is connected to Israel. It is an unseparated letter from your name יהוה YHVH. If you destroy Israel then the ה H would be taken out of your name, and ‘אַתָּה’ becomes ‘אַתְּ.’ That is why Moses said ‘You’ ‘אתה’ in the form ‘אַתְּ.’
The letters of the Holy Name יהוה YHVH, represent the whole creation. The lower letter of the name represents Malchut, which connects Israel and the Torah that traveled with the Israelites in the wilderness in the Holy Ark and with the Torah scrolls worldwide.
“וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ לִי מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים וְגוֹי קָדוֹשׁ.”
“and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
The Israelites are called ‘Kingdom’ (Malchut) of priests (spreading Light) and a holy nation (For holding to the ה H, the Torah).
We are responsible for channeling the Light of the Torah, especially through the higher level of connection that is the holy Zohar.
Theoretically, if all Torah scrolls would be Chas V’Shalom, removed from the world, it would bring the immediate end of all physical matter in existence.
We are at the final phase of world correction, ‘Tikun Olam.’ We elevated almost all sparks of Light and what is left is the deeper levels of evil that spreads all over the world. They want to remove religions and the word God from being used. We saw that clearly when they implement higher restrictions on places of worship while allowing other places (Las Vegas) with little restrictions.
We as appointed priests, should embrace the letter ה H and keep with our studies to connect the ה H to the upper letters of the name יהו YHV and keep the flow of Light to the world. It would draw the force that we need to eradicate the evil that Balak and Balaam want to disconnect us from the Holy Name.
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