Daily Zohar # 3823 – Shemot – Then they shall know that I am YHVH
Daily Zohar 3823
95. אֲבָל אַשּׁוּר בְּאֶפֶס עֲשָׁקוֹ, הִטִּיל אוֹתָם בְּאֶרֶץ שֶׁבְּסוֹף הָעוֹלָם, וְנָטַל אֶת אַרְצָם מֵהֶם. וּמָה הַמִּצְרִים שֶׁעָשׂוּ כָּל הַטּוֹבוֹת הַלָּלוּ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל נִדּוֹנוּ בְּכָל אוֹתָם דִּינִים – אַשּׁוּר וֶאֱדוֹם וּשְׁאָר הָעַמִּים שֶׁמְּצִיקִים לָהֶם, וְהוֹרְגִים אוֹתָם, וְנוֹטְלִים אֶת מָמוֹנָם, עַל אַחַת כַּמָּה וְכַמָּה שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא רוֹצֶה לְכַבֵּד אֶת שְׁמוֹ עֲלֵיהֶם, שֶׁכָּתוּב (יחזקאל לח) וְהִתְגַּדִּלְתִּי וְהִתְקַדִּשְׁתִּי וְנוֹדַעְתִּי. שָׁם בְּמִצְרַיִם בְּמֶלֶךְ אֶחָד, וְכָאן בְּכָל מַלְכֵי הָעוֹלָם.
Continued from previous DZ
“כִּי כֹה אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה מִצְרַיִם יָרַד עַמִּי בָרִאשֹׁנָה לָגוּר שָׁם וְאַשּׁוּר בְּאֶפֶס עֲשָׁקוֹ.”
“For thus says YHVH GOD: “My people went down at first Into Egypt to dwell there; Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.”
The Holy One Blessed be He resented Assyria for what they did to his children and said, See what Assyria has done to me.
My people went down to live with them, and they accepted them. They received the land of Goshen that is the best part of Egypt. The Egyptians didn’t remove them from the land nor touch their livestock (Exodus 9:6). Nevertheless, Hashem brought judgments upon Egypt to punish them when Egypt enslaved Israel.
The Assyrians exiled Israel to the end of the world and took their land. The Egyptians did some favors to Israel, but they were judged and punished for enslaving Israel.
Assyria, Edom, and the other nations that oppressed Israel killed them and took their money. The Holy One, Blessed be He, will show his glory and power so it would be known when he brings them down.
In Egypt, he showed his might on one king, and in the complete and final redemption it would be with all the kings of the world as it is written;
“וְהִתְגַּדִּלְתִּי וְהִתְקַדִּשְׁתִּי וְנוֹדַעְתִּי לְעֵינֵי גּוֹיִם רַבִּים וְיָדְעוּ כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה.”
“Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am YHVH.”
Hashem declares that all the kings that hurt Israel throughout the generations would be judged and punished for all the pain they inflicted on his people. Egypt was just a small example of what he could do to save his people from the king that enslaved them.
The Final Redemption means that it would be the end of free choice, meaning no more bad decisions, only choosing between different good levels. Mashiach would remove all evil from the world forever, and he would reveal the Light of Hashem, and the world as a whole could see and feel the presence of the Holy One Blessed be He.
The Zohar describes what would happen when Mashiach is revealed in the following paragraphs.