Daily Zohar # 4025 – Balak – Why the angel of mercy stood against Balaam
Daily Zohar 4025
410. לָמַדְנוּ, אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, כַּמָּה חָכָם הָיָה בִּלְעָם בִּכְשָׁפָיו עַל כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁהֲרֵי בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁהִשְׁגִּיחַ לִמְצֹא עֵצָה לָצֵאת מֵרְשׁוּת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מֵאוֹתוֹ דָּבָר, שֶׁכָּתוּב וְאַךְ אֶת הַדָּבָר, הִסְתַּכֵּל בִּכְשָׁפָיו וְלֹא מָצָא, פְּרָט לְאוֹתָהּ אָתוֹן, מַה כָּתוּב? וַיַּחֲבֹשׁ אֶת אֲתֹנוֹ. הִטְעִין אוֹתָהּ בְּכָל הַכְּשָׁפִים וּבְכָל הַקְּסָמִים שֶׁיָּדַע, וְהִכְנִיס בָּהּ וְהִכְלִילָהּ מִכֻּלָּם כְּדֵי לְקַלֵּל אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל. מִיָּד – וַיִּחַר אַף אֱלֹהִים כִּי הוֹלֵךְ הוּא. דַּוְקָא הוּא, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר. מֶה עָשָׂה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא? הִקְדִּים מַלְאָךְ שֶׁל רַחֲמִים לַעֲמֹד מִמּוּלוֹ, וְיִסְתֹּר כְּשָׁפָיו וּקְסָמָיו.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar said the angel was from the side of Mercy and did not change himself but stood against him to go block the will of Balaam and spoil his plan. It is written “as an adversary against him” to mean against Balaam. For others, the angel was still an angel of Mercy.
Rabbi Shimon said we learned that Balaam was wiser than all the people of the world in his sorcery because he looked to find advice on how to get out of the control of God’s will. He wanted to disobey God’s command; “go with them; but only the word which I speak to you—that you shall do” (Numbers 22:20).
With his sorceries, he found nothing other than his female donkey, by which he got out of God’s power. It is written; “So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey” (Numbers 22:21). Balaam loaded his donkey with all the sorceries and all the magic he knew into her to include her with all the witchcraft in order to curse Israel.
God was angry that he was going against his will, meaning Balaam took himself out of God’s authority.
To block Balaam, the Holy One Blessed be He, sent an angel of Mercy to stand against him and neutralize his witchcraft and magic.
To neutralize the negative, we need to use the positive. The angel of mercy sent by God disabled the threat that Balaam created with his sorceries.
People can draw strong powers from the other side, mostly by physical actions that are easy to do. Negative actions connect the other side forces to a person and add to him to encourage him to do more.
But the bottom line is that the light always wins because a small light can remove a lot of darkness.
The angel of Mercy disabled the magic Balaam connected to his female donkey, and the donkey could see the angel, while Balaam was all from the negative side and couldn’t see the angel until Hashem opened his eyes to see.
The existence of ‘Balaam’ is strong in the world. There is a group of evil that draws energy from the other side through the worship of Sat-n, Molech, Baal Peor, and other gods of the other side (אלהים אחרים). With their magic and sorcery, they corrupt and control politicians and governments all around the world. They go directly against Hashem by pushing us to disconnect from faith. We learn about their agenda from their actions, including laws that they pass around the world. They want our obedience by disconnecting us from the life force of Hashem. They have no value to human lives because they see themselves as gods. They control governments, the global monetary system, the health system, the food supply system, and the latest technology that gives them knowledge about every person on earth.
We should have no fear because the angel of mercy of HaShem would come soon to disable their plans and eradicate them from the world.
All we need is to increase the light in our vessels in order to remove the darkness.