Daily Zohar # 3763 – Lech Lecha – Declaring the end from the beginning
116. אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק, אוֹי לְאוֹתָם רִשְׁעֵי הָעוֹלָם שֶׁלֹּא יוֹדְעִים וְלֹא מַשְׁגִּיחִים בְּמַעֲשֵׂי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וְהֵם לֹא מִסְתַּכְּלִים [בַּכֹּל] שֶׁכָּל מַה שֶּׁיֵּשׁ בָּעוֹלָם הוּא מֵעִם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁהוּא יוֹדֵעַ בַּתְּחִלָּה מַה שֶּׁיִּהְיֶה בַּסּוֹף, שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה מו) מַגִּיד מֵרֵאשִׁית אַחֲרִית. וְהוּא צוֹפֶה וְעוֹשֶׂה מַעֲשִׂים בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה כְּדֵי לְהַעֲלוֹתָם לְאַחַר יָמִים.
117. בֹּא רְאֵה, אִלְמָלֵא שֶׁנִּטְּלָה שָׂרַי לְפַרְעֹה, הוּא לֹא הָיָה מֻלְקֶה. וְהַהַלְקָאָה הַזּוֹ גָּרְמָה הַלְקָאָה לְאַחַר מִכֵּן שֶׁיִּלְקוּ מִצְרַיִם בִּנְגָעִים גְּדוֹלִים. כָּתוּב כָּאן נְגָעִים גְּדֹלִים, וְכָתוּב שָׁם (דברים ו) וַיִּתֵּן ה’ אוֹתֹת וּמֹפְתִים גְּדֹלִים וְרָעִים בְּמִצְרַיִם. מַה לְּהַלָּן עֶשֶׂר מַכּוֹת – אַף כָּאן עֶשֶׂר מַכּוֹת. כְּמוֹ שֶׁעָשָׂה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא נִסִּים וּגְבוּרוֹת לְיִשְׂרָאֵל בַּלַּיְלָה – אַף כָּאן עָשָׂה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְשָׂרָה נִסִּים וּגְבוּרוֹת בַּלַּיְלָה.
Zohar Lech Lecha
Continued from previous Lech Lecha study
Woe to those wicked in the worlds, who do not know, and do not look to understand, that everything in the world is from the Holy One Blessed be He. He alone did, does, and will do all actions in the world. From the beginning, he knows what would be the end of things, as it is written;
“מַגִּיד מֵרֵאשִׁית אַחֲרִית וּמִקֶּדֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא נַעֲשׂוּ אֹמֵר עֲצָתִי תָקוּם וְכָל חֶפְצִי אֶעֱשֶׂה.”
“Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’”
He watches and does deeds from the beginning, repeating them and doing them perfectly after a time.
If Sarai (Sarah before her name changed) had not been taken to Pharaoh, he would not have been plagued. The plagues he received later caused, the plagues and the Exodus of Israel from Egypt.
“וַיְנַגַּע יְהוָה אֶת פַּרְעֹה נְגָעִים גְּדֹלִים וְאֶת בֵּיתוֹ עַל דְּבַר שָׂרַי אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם.”
“But YHVH plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.”
Pharaoh was plagued ten times because of Sarah, and so it was at the time of the Exodus.
“וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה אוֹתֹת וּמֹפְתִים גְּדֹלִים וְרָעִים בְּמִצְרַיִם בְּפַרְעֹה וּבְכָל בֵּיתוֹ לְעֵינֵינוּ.”
“And YHVH showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household.”
In both events, we read that Pharaoh was inflicted with ‘Great’ plagues.
And just as God did miracles for Sarah at night, so it was at the Exodus too, God performed miracles at night.
When God inflicted the first plagues on Pharaoh, he watched to repeat them in perfection later at the Exodus of Israel from Egypt.
The Talmud describes Sarah’s beauty here:https://www.sefaria.org/
Rabbi Bena’a says: I gazed at his, Adam’s, two heels, and they shone so brightly that they are similar to two suns. Along these lines, the Gemara states that all people compared to Sarah are like a monkey compared to a human, as Sarah was exceedingly beautiful; Sarah compared to Eve is like a monkey compared to a human; Eve compared to Adam is like a monkey compared to a human, and Adam compared to the Divine Presence is like a monkey compared to a human.
No wonder Abraham said that Sarah was his sister because he was afraid that the Egyptians would kill him so another could take her. Pharaoh saw her and brought her to the palace, but she was protected, and each time he tried to touch Sarah, he suffered. After the Tenth time, he understood that there was a spiritual reason she was protected, and he let go of her.
It is a spiritual law to announce the seeds planted in the spiritual levels before they manifest in this world. Tzadikim can read these messages quickly and clearly. We know that Rabbi Ashlag warned the Jewish communities in Europe about a ‘dark cloud’ coming over Europe. It was before the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust. We also learn that Hashem notifies us, in different ways, what would happen in the future, for good and for bad.
The evil that is now spread in the world, including the ‘pandemic’, was known and planned by the agents of evil decades ago.
The only way to protect ourselves at this time is by clinging to the Light with our prayers and studies. Do good and avoid bad.