Daily Zohar # 4147 – Shemot – Scary war in the sky
Daily Zohar 4147
114. אָז יִסְתַּלֵּק אוֹתוֹ כּוֹכָב לְצַד דָּרוֹם וְיִשְׁלֹט עַל אוֹתָהּ שַׁלְהֶבֶת, וְאוֹתָהּ שַׁלְהֶבֶת תִּבָּלַע מְעַט מְעַט בָּרָקִיעַ מִלִּפְנֵי אוֹתוֹ כּוֹכָב, עַד שֶׁלֹּא תֵרָאֶה כְּלָל. אָז אוֹתוֹ כּוֹכָב יַעֲשֶׂה דְרָכִים בָּרָקִיעַ בִּשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר תְּחוּמִים, וְעוֹמְדִים אוֹתָם אוֹרוֹת בָּרָקִיעַ שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר יָמִים נוֹסָפִים.
115. אַחַר שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר יָמִים נוֹסָפִים יִזְדַּעְזְעוּ כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם, וְיֶחְשַׁךְ הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ בַּחֲצוֹת הַיּוֹם, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּחְשַׁךְ בַּיּוֹם שֶׁחָרַב בֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ, עַד שֶׁלֹּא יֵרָאוּ שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ. וְיִתְעוֹרֵר קוֹל אֶחָד בִּרְעָמִים וּבְרָקִים, וְתִתְחַלְחֵל הָאָרֶץ מֵאוֹתוֹ קוֹל, וְכַמָּה חֲיָלוֹת וּמַחֲנוֹת יָמוּתוּ מִמֶּנּוּ.
Continued from previous DZ
One flame of fire will appear on the north, meaning from the Left line. The Light of Chokmah turns into a flame of fire when it comes through the left line from above to below. It will stand in the sky against the star for forty days because the flame that is from the left line separates itself from each one of the sefirot, Chokmah and Binah, Tiferet and Malchut, which is in the Middle line. Each of the four included ten individual sefirot, which count as forty. This event would frighten all the people of the world.
At the end of forty days, which is at the last sefira that is Malchut of Malchut, the star and the flame of fire will make war against each other for all to see. The flame will spread like a burning fire in the sky from the north, meaning that Chokmah will spread from the left line into Malchut of Malchut, which has not yet been sweetened by the Light of mercy, from where the Middle line, which is the star, receives. It would look as if the flame of fire swallowed the star completely and abolished the Middle line. Some rulers, kings, nations, and peoples will be frightened by the increase of the flame of fire.
Then the star will rise to the south, the Right line, and the light of Chessed. Then Chassadim will return to illuminate the world and dominate the flame of fire that will be swallowed little by little in the sky because of the star until it will not be visible at all. Then the star will make paths in the sky in twelve borders, meaning he will sweeten the Masach (curtain) with the Light of mercy, called a path, way. And when the three lines in the star include in each of the four, Chokmah and Binah, Tiiferet and Malchut, it will form twelve ways. These lights will stand in the sky for twelve days because even Malchut itself does not shine only in the three lines, Chessed Gevurah and Tiferet. With that, the Mashiach receives the Neshama of the upper three sefirot.
After twelve days, when he wants to continue the illumination of the 12 ways to Malchut, all people of the world will fear the judgment that will rise in Malchut. The sun will be darkened in the middle of the day, and heaven and earth will not be visible as it was darkened on the day the Holy Temple was destroyed. Then a voice will rise with thunder and lightning, expressing the judgments in Malchut. The earth will tremble from the sound, and many armies and camps will die because of its wrath.
The final cleansing of the world would be a harsh experience for the people of the world. After many reincarnations and opportunities to make personal corrections, the time has come to remove all impurities and make room for the pure light to come down to the world.
The sages tell us that we should be ready one day before we face judgment. Since we do not know the exact day, we assume it could be any day, and we should prepare for that day today. No delays. Pray and study daily, and give a tithe, Tzedaka, once a week.
תְּנַן הָתָם, רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר אוֹמֵר: שׁוּב יוֹם אֶחָד לִפְנֵי מִיתָתֶךָ. שָׁאֲלוּ תַּלְמִידָיו אֶת רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר: וְכִי אָדָם יוֹדֵעַ אֵיזֶהוּ יוֹם יָמוּת? אָמַר לָהֶן: וְכׇל שֶׁכֵּן, יָשׁוּב הַיּוֹם, שֶׁמָּא יָמוּת לְמָחָר, וְנִמְצָא כׇּל יָמָיו בִּתְשׁוּבָה. וְאַף שְׁלֹמֹה אָמַר בְּחׇכְמָתוֹ: ״בְּכׇל עֵת יִהְיוּ בְגָדֶיךָ לְבָנִים וְשֶׁמֶן עַל רֹאשְׁךָ אַל יֶחְסָר״.
We learned there in a Mishna that Rabbi Eliezer says: Repent one day before your death. Rabbi Eliezer’s students asked him: But does a person know the day on which he will die? He said to them: All the more so this is a good piece of advice, and one should repent today lest he die tomorrow; and by following this advice, one will spend his entire life in a state of repentance. And King Solomon also said in his wisdom: “At all times your clothes should be white*, and oil* shall not be absent from upon your head” (Ecclesiastes 9:8), meaning that a person always needs to be prepared.
*White cloth = pure spiritual garments
*Oil = Light.