Daily Zohar # 3794 – Vayishlach – Beware of prophet killers
106. וְכָל אוֹתָם נְבִיאִים לֹא יָכְלוּ לַעֲמֹד עַל מַה שֶּׁעָתִיד לַעֲשׂוֹת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְעֵשָׂו, פְּרָט לְעוֹבַדְיָה הַנָּבִיא שֶׁהָיָה גֵר, שֶׁבָּא מִצַּד שֶׁל עֵשָׂו – זֶה עָמַד בְּקִיּוּמוֹ עַל עֵשָׂו וְלֹא נֶחֱלַשׁ כֹּחוֹ.
Continued from previous DZ
“כְּמַרְאֵה הַקֶּשֶׁת אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה בֶעָנָן בְּיוֹם הַגֶּשֶׁם כֵּן מַרְאֵה הַנֹּגַהּ סָבִיב הוּא מַרְאֵה דְּמוּת כְּבוֹד יְהוָה וָאֶרְאֶה וָאֶפֹּל עַל פָּנַי וָאֶשְׁמַע קוֹל מְדַבֵּר.”
“Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.”
“וְלֹא קָם נָבִיא עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶׁה אֲשֶׁר יְדָעוֹ יְהוָה פָּנִים אֶל פָּנִים.”
“Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom YHVH knew face to face,”
Rabbi Shimon quotes these verses and asks, what is the difference between Moses and the other prophets. He answers his question explaining that Moses had the view of the ‘Shining mirror’, which is Zeir Anpin, but the other prophets were looking into an unshining mirror, which is the Nukva.
When Moses heard a prophecy, he would stand and his power was strengthened. He would understand everything clearly, as it is written, Numbers 12:8
“פֶּה אֶל פֶּה אֲדַבֶּר בּוֹ וּמַרְאֶה וְלֹא בְחִידֹת וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה יַבִּיט וּמַדּוּעַ לֹא יְרֵאתֶם לְדַבֵּר בְּעַבְדִּי בְמֹשֶׁה.”
“I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of YHVH. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?”
Other prophets would fall on their face when they experience a prophecy event, their strength gets weaker, and the message of the prophecy couldn’t be clear. The reason for that is concealed in the following verse.
“וַיַּרְא כִּי לֹא יָכֹל לוֹ וַיִּגַּע בְּכַף יְרֵכוֹ וַתֵּקַע כַּף יֶרֶךְ יַעֲקֹב בְּהֵאָבְקוֹ עִמּוֹ.”
“Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.”
Jacob is an aspect of the Centerline, Zeir Anpin. The thighs represent Netzach and Hod of Zeir Anpin where the prophecy is revealed in this world. Because the negative side hurts Jacob’s thighs, the connection to the level of prophecy was corrupted and became imperfect.
Moses had a direct connection to the shining mirror, that is Zeir Anpin with the Sefirot of Light from Chessed to Yessod. The other prophets could see only the reflection of the prophecy from Netzach and Hod in Malchut, a sefira that doesn’t have the light of its own.
The prophet Obadiah was a convert that came from the side of Esau that is the Left side. Because of that, he could see clearly the prophecy concerning Edom, which is related to the line of Esau. His prophecy was strong without any aspect of weakness (Obadiah 1).
The book of Obadiah has only one chapter with one prophecy that he merited because of his brave actions. Obadiah served as a treasurer for Ahab, the king of Israel. Jezebel, the queen, was evil and ordered the killing of all the prophets of Hashem. Obadia hid 100 prophets in two caves and kept feeding them (1 Kings 18:4). He split them into two groups to reduce the risk of losing all, in case they are found.
After that, Elijah killed all the prophets of the Baal, the Idol that Jezebel worshipped. (1 Kings 18:40)
At that time there were schools teaching pure and capable people how to ascend to the level of Netzach and Hod and draw light and prophecies to guide the people.
Jezebel wanted to disconnect the people from the positive side of faith in Hashem and control them. She ordered the killing of all prophets to disconnect the people from the Tree of Life. Elijah the prophet was too powerful to be controlled or killed by the Evil queen.
For the evil side to have control over the population, they need to disconnect themselves from hopes that come from faith. Nowadays we see the forces of evil around the world want to control the people by fear, limit their food supply, and push elements to drive people away from the faith. They use the plandemic to limit people’s movements, work, and access to places of worship and other groups’ gatherings for social support. They wish to tag people like cattle and sheep.
We should NEVER lose faith or disconnect from our daily connections. We live in a time of ‘Jezebel’ that wants to dominate the kingdom by disconnecting the people from faith and hope. Controlling the local economy, by creating laws and killing rivals (1 Kings 21:13) is part of weakening the resistance of people, making them dependent on the king and queen. When safety the King controls the supply of food, the subjects obey any rules to survive.
There is an end to Evil. Elijah cursed Jezebel and she was killed and left in the field where wild dogs ate her flesh.
Hashem exposes the great evil in our times so we can see how he removed it from existence. Evil cannot survive when there is Light around. We try to save others from falling into darkness, but at the same time make sure that they don’t drag us down with them.
Baruch Hashem, we have the Light with us.