5 Kings vs 4 Kings; The Battle between Good and Evil.

The portion Lech Lecha, the 3rd in the Torah, is about letting go of our negativity and moving on.

According to the Arizal, there are 5 level of Holiness (of the soul) and 4 of evil, since there is no level of evil corresponding to the highest level, yechida.  This is the secret meaning of the battle in this last week’s portion between 5 kings verses 4 kings.

And to further illustrate that the first letter of each of the 5 levels of souls sum numerically to 318 and the Torah tells us there were 318 Men with Abraham when he rescued Lot.  This further corresponds to the first letter of the last 3 lines of the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of G-d), which are Shin-Yud-Chet

Yechida   –

Chaya      – 3rd level of evil

Neshama – 2nd level of evil

Ruach     – 1st level of evil

Nefesh    – neutrality (klippot noga)

This battle between good and evil had to be fought and one before we (Abraham) could move on.  The Torah is showing us that we can’t simply say we want to let go of our negative inclinations; we must fight a battle over them and win. And if we want to rescue a part of ourselves that has succumbed to the unholy side, we must bring all 5 parts of our soul (everything we’ve got) to bear against it. We must outnumber it 5 to 4.

It’s also telling us good will always outnumber evil if we go into battle spiritually complete.  And take the Ana B’koach along with you, as Abraham, and countless other tzaddikim did.

By tomorrow, bli nader, we will publish the secret of the ancient and future cubit and begin our journey into the Future Temple. This secret measure has not been revealed in thousands of years, not even by the Ramchal who revealed much about the Future Temple, but if not now, when?

Hashem hid the secret measurement in His Name. He hid it in the number and concept of 3, and he hid it in stone for all to see…

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The Power of 3; Your Life Depends on it.

Before we reveal the measure of the ancient and future cubit, it is imperative that we understand the universal concept of 3. A true understanding of the sefirot (dimensions) and what their names signify is beyond all of us. It’s like trying to tell someone without a sense of smell or taste what freshly made ice cream, chocolate, or warm homemade apple pie is like, and even that analogy is very weak by comparison. We can’t even fathom them. And this is why the universe (Hashem) has given us the Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name of G-d); it serves as our nexus to the spiritual world.

Know that the light that our world depends on gets channeled through the Supernal Holy Temple in a balanced way, and that much of the power behind the number 3 lies in the balance struck between the first 3 sefirotChesed, Gevurah and Tiferet of Zeir Anpin–but what can that possibly mean for us?

Chesed is Loving-kindness, or the unconditional Love that Hashem has for us, which is why the first line, associated with Chesed, of the Ana B’koach has a numerical value of 506, that of Ahavatchinam (Unconditional love). This the love and joy of perpetual giving, the unceasing love and desire for our well-being that Hashem showers on us constantly. This is wonderful, but what place does that leave us in this universe? What purpose would we serve other than to take from G-d, which is why there is a 2nd phase for this light, one that allows us to participate and grow within the universe, utilizing the concept of free will.

The second line corresponds with judgment, din, the natural phase of the light where our actions receive immediate and just reactions, which we see as punishments and the universe sees as simple physics.

You step on someone’s toe, someone else steps on yours. Simple enough, and if we’d learn right away from that it would be a good thing and we’d all live easier more righteous lives. But what happens if the person whose toe we stepped on gets an infection from it and dies, or he later pushes someone too far because of the bad mood we set up for him and that person creates a negativity chain that winds up in someone else’s personal ruin or death? Would we want that punishment for ourselves? The universe holds us responsible and we’d have to pay (eye-for-an-eye) for that entire chain of negativity (action by action). That’s why there is a 3rd phase of the light, mercy, rachem.

Taken together the numerical value of chesed, and din is 72 + 64 + kolel(1)= 137, which is that of the work Kabablah, meaning “to receive,” but to receive this light in a balanced way we need the third phase, just as the electrons and protons need the neutrons to form stable and useful atoms.

Taken together the numerical value of chesed, din, and rachem is 72 + 64 + 248 +Kolel (3)= 387, which is that of the 3rd line of the Ana B’koach (NGD YCSh), which is structured to balance the light of loving kindness and judgment into life-sustaining mercy.

With mercy, our judgment are mitigated and we’re given time to reflect on and make amends for our actions. Think of the first line and sefira of chesed as space, the 2nd as motion, and the 3rd as time, completing the physics of “time, space and motion.” We can use this 3rd line of the Ana B’koach (NGD YCSh) combined with spiritual and heart-felt intentions to further mitigate our judgments, and we should start seeing life as a string of merciful incidents rather than as one of punishments.
For example, a minor fender-bender as inconvenient as it might be, may very well be a merciful way to spare you of a fatal car crash that some action in your past inadvertently warranted. Seeing life as filled with mercy is a big step forward toward reaching the Tree-of-life reality where the mercy will be inherent, obvious and universal. Until we’re there, we have the gift of the Ana B’koach. (get and read The Genesis Prayer if you don’t have it).

In our next article we’ll reveal the ancient and future cubit and you’ll understand why comprehending this concept of 3 and balance was important to grasp first.

With Love,

Ezra

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To See…

We’ve spent a great deal of time delving into the secrets of the Torah and increasing our awe of G-d (Hashem) and his unbelievably perfect and complex works. And we just recently explained that speaking and listening and “seeing” with the heart is the key to taking that awe and extending it to all His creations, and thus to truly become one with them and thus Him. That combination will elevate us to a very high level, but it takes one more ingredient to bring Mashiach. And that is CERTAINTY.

The word for certainty in Hebrew, Veda’ut (VEDEVT) has the numerical value of 418, like that of the spelling of the letter chet, the 8th letter, representing the Brit (Covenant), and the connection to all the significant Biblical dates, as we’ve seen in The Divine Calendar. But when we add the kolel for the 6 letters in the word, we get 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David—a hint of what certainty can really bring us.

When we add the numerical value of “unconditional love,” Ahavatchinam, 506 to 424, we get 930, as in the 930 years of Adam, which we know from the sages is deliberately 70 years less than 1000, and moreover, that 70 is the numerical value of Sod (secrets), as in the deeper Torah, and the 70 faces of the Torah as described by the sages. Therefore, the sefira of Keter, the highest possible crowning level (dimension), or 1000, is achieved by combining the deeper study of Torah (Sod Torah) with unconditional love and certainty.

So what is certainty? We’re not taking about having certainty in what we’re doing, or that what we’re doing is the right thing, or that we will succeed in what we are doing, but certainty that G-d is behind it all and that He wants the best for us at all times. And it is the certainty that when we go through rough times, G-d is there to see us through them and to help us out of them. But, of course, we must have certainty, and then we will be able “to see” our way clear.

Last week’s Torah, portion is Reah, meaning “to see.” In the first paragraph of the portion of Reah, after telling us that if we follow His ways, we will have all the blessings, we are told to have certainty that there is only one G-d and one spiritual path.

Devarim 11:28 “The curse [will come] if you do not obey the commandments of God your Lord, and you go astray from the path that I am proscribing for you today, following other gods to have a novel spiritual experience.”

This goes for our individual lives and also for our collective life that spans all humanity and all generations. Tehilim (Psalm) 107 is about giving thanks to the Lord for delivering us from desolation, captivity, sickness, and the sea. It is about delivering us from the 4 exiles that have spanned the generations for 5778 years.

We’ve discussed in numerous articles that the sum of all the positive integers through 107 is 5778, and that there are 54 portions in the 5 Books of Moses, the Torah, and that our brains operate on a frequency of 54 pulses per minute, and moreover, that 54 x 107 = 5778, so let’s look at Psalm 107 and Isaiah 54 to see what, if anything, they might have to do with 5778, the date the tzaddikim have suggested for the arrival of H’Moshiach (the Messiah).

The number 107, or in Hebrew KTz, can also represent the word Zak (KTz) meaning purify, or Zek, to chain (link) together, as in linking together the 107 integers that add up to 5778.

Psalm 107, the first in the 5th Book of Psalms, written by King David, whose 70 year life marked the exact midpoint from Adam to 5778, begins with the verse “Hodu l’Adonai Ki Tov Hi L’Olam Chasdo,” which has the gematria value of 402 and with its 24 letters, it has a total value of 426-2 (kolel) = 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David.

The verse translates to “Give thanks to Hashem for He is good for forever endures His kindness.”

Before we break down the verse, we should note that the first letters of the first 4 of the 43 verses in this Psalm, (YHVT) also add up to 424, when adjusted for the kolel, and initials of the first 5 verses spell our Yud Torah (Y-TVRH), and add up to 620, the numerical value of Keter, when adjusted for the kolel, as in the 62 yuds(Y) of numerical value 10 each in the 10 Commandments (Utterances), which was the last time we stood before the offering of the Tree-of-Life reality.

That said, the middle 3 words of this 7 word semi-symmetrical verse add up to 77, and the final word has the numerical value of 78, which seems to spell out 5778, starting with the 5th Book, 7 words, 77 value in the middle, and ending with 78 as in the initials of the Tree-of-Life (YZ, ChYYM).

And speaking of symmetry, while the standard gematria value of the verse is 402, the ordinal value of the 24 letters is 204. And while the last 2 words add up to 814 in gematria sofit, which is the numerical value of the paraphrased verse “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” the other 5 words add up to 148, a reshuffling of the digits in 814.

As explained in prior articles, the arrival of Moshiach and the final redemption in the end of days is the complete union of the 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin with that of our dimension Malchut, also known as the fusion of the Names YHVH with Adonai (EDNY).

So to grasp what this means (intellectually, for we must then process it through our hearts). (YHVH + EDNI) = YEHDVNHY = 91, the numerical value of Amen, but when we spell out the 8 letters in (YHVH + EDNI) or YEHDVNHY and add them up we get 232 for the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) and 671 for Adonai (EDNY) spelled out ELP+DLT+NVN+YVD as explained by the Arizal. And 232 + 671 = 903, which is immediately recognizable as the sum of all the positive integers through 42, and as always, it’s a connection to the 42-Letter Name of G-d that is the Tree-of-Life and that fuses Zeir Anpin with Malchut, and as the sages tell us, is as necessary for bringing about the geula (final redemption) as it was for bringing about Creation and the Torah.

But when we add 671 (the fully expressed Adonai) to 107, we get 778, as in 5778.

671 + 107 = 778. And, of course, 107 + 65 (the simple Adonai) = 172, the numerical value of Ekev, the Torah portion before Reah, and the word heel, as in the heel of Adam, which is what the sages tell us is our generation, the last one before the final opportunity to reach the Tree-of-Life reality.

As it states in the Midrash, “His heel threw a shadow on the orb of the sun.” Since we know the surface temperature of the sun is 5778 K, we have another cryptic allusion to the generation of heel connecting Malchut (heel) with the Sun (Zeir Anpin) in 5778.

Now, as for Isaiah 54, read as the Haftorah portion along with Reah, we see what the Lord says about the end of days, about what will come after we’ve brought the secrets of the Torah into out hearts and shared our love unconditionally, and reached out with certainty and after we have given thanks to the Lord for our deliverance:

Isaiah 54:11

“Unhappy, storm-tossed one, uncomforted!” Recall that Tehilim (Psalm) 107 is about giving thanks to the Lord for delivering us from desolation, captivity, sickness, and the sea.

Isaiah 54:11-17

“Unhappy, storm-tossed one, and disconsolate!

I will set your stones in fair colors,

And lay the foundations with sapphires.

I will make your pinnacles of rubies,

Your gates of precious stones,

And your walls of precious gems.

And all you children will be taught about God;

Great will be the peace of your children.

In righteousness you will be established.

You will be far from oppression,

For you will not fear,

And you will be far from ruin,

For it will not come near you.

They may gather to attack you, but it will not be from me;

Whoever comes to fight you shall fall because of you.

Behold, it is I who created the smith who blows the coals beneath the forge,

And makes a weapon for his work.

I have also created the ravager to destroy.

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper,

And you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment.

This is the heritage of God’s servants, and their due reward from Me,

Says God.”

Rosh Chodesh Elul is almost upon us. This an important moment in the coming of the Messiah, and the shifting of the world consciousness that has already begun. On this 3321st anniversary of Moses’ re-ascension of Mt Sinai to bring back the second set of tablets, as the Shofar sounds we must begin our work of tshuva, and go back into time, back into our hearts to remove all the blockages that is keeping the awe in our heads, and that is keeping us from expressing the unconditional love that is at the basis of our souls, and thus keeping us from knowing the certainty that comes from being One with G-d.

We have much work to do, but a glorious future to embrace. Now is the time to give thanks.
With love,
Ezra

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The YHVH and the Final Redemption

G-d’s timing can be found in His Name for He and His Name are One. His Wisdom is boundless, yet it’s there right in front of us for all to see, and always has been.

According to the Zohar Pinchas 293, “…For the Holy One, blessed be He, and His Shechinah are voice and speech of every angel, and in every voice and speech of Torah, and in every voice of prayer, and in each single precept, and in every place of His rule, among upper and lower beings. He is the life of everything. He carries everything.”

And in the Zohar Pinchas 294, the spirit of Moses, known as the Faithful Shepherd, continues, “Just as there is no speech without voice and no voice without speech, so there is no Adonai without the Yud Hei Vav Hei [YHVH]…”

Nothing exists or happens without the YHVH thus one would expect there to be much wisdom to be gleaned from it, and indeed all wisdom can be gleaned from it, but even just superficially, we can see and understand how the timing of the geula (final redemption) can readily be seen shining on it’s surface, much the way the Sun’s surface (known to the kabbalists as Zeir Anpin) burns at 5778 K, the perfect temperature to give life to the Earth.

There are 4 spelled-out aspects of the Tetragrammaton, corresponding to 4 spiritual levels:

Chochma (YVD HY VYV HY) of numerical value 72

Binah (YVD HY VEV HY) of numerical value 63

Zeir Anpin (YVD HE VEV HE) of numerical value 45

Malchut (YVD HH VV HH) of numerical value 52

And as you can see there are 9 letter Yuds in the expanded Name, with the letter Yud(Y) being the spiritual seed of the entire YHVH..

And as we’ve explained in The Genesis Prayer and in several articles already: 9/(the 42-Letter Name) = the 70 faces of the Torah + Pi (3.1415926)

9/.123049… = 73.141593

So how surprising is it that when we individually divide the 4 aspects of the YHVH by the number 9, representing the 9th sefira (dimension), that of Chochma/Wsidom, we get:

Chochma 72 72/9 = 8

Binah 63 63/9 = 7

Zeir Anpin 45 45/9 = 5

Malchut 52 52/9 = 5.778

Total: 232 25.778

It’s pretty clear that there is a message within this wisdom.

But if we take the results one step further:

Chochma 72/9 = 8 we get 8/72 = .11111…

Binah 63/9 = 7 we get 7/63 = .11111…

Zeir Anpin 45/9 = 5 we get 5/45 = .11111…

Malchut 52/9 = 5.778 we get 6/52 = .1153846153846…

Or alternatively:

80/72 = 1.11111111

70/63 = 1.11111111

50/45 = 1.11111111

60/52 = 1.153846153

The series of 1’s obviously represents unity, but while there are exactly 115.3846 jubilee years from Adam through 5769 (2009 CE), which just happens to be 9 years prior to 5778 (2018 CE), the 8th root of PI is precisely 1.15383506784 as well.

Things that make you go Hmmm!

The YHVH, 42-Letter Name, 9, Pi, and 5778; All linked together.

And speaking of that, not only does the 4th root of (72*63*45*52) = 57.078…but 5778/173 (the small gematria value of the 42-Letter Name, also known as the 173 Keys given to Moses) = 33.39 and the square root of 33.39 = 5.778

HMMM!

There is infinite wisdom in the YHVH, so what will happen in 5778?

We’ve discussed innumerable connections between Mashiach and the Divine Calendar and the number 8. Moreover, the aspect of the YHVH spelled YVD HH VV HH, of numerical value 52, represents Malchut, the final level (sefira) from which we saw 6/52 = .1153846, along with all its connections to 5778; thus the equation utilizing the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David (424) divided by Malchut, or 424/52 = 8.153846 must mean something to us as well.

The number 6 also represents Zeir Anpin. And Malchut is to Zeir Anpin as Adonai, of numerical value 65, is to the YHVH, thus the simple equation 1/153846 = 6.50000*10-6 is quite telling as well, with Malchut reflecting Adonai

As Moses said in the Zohar,“There is no Adonai without the Yud Hei Vav Hei [YHVH]…”

It all comes together in 5778; the perfect fusion of Zeir Anpin and Malchut in the Tree-of-Life reality, the full manifestation of Mashiach, and all things returning to the state of Creation through the 42-Letter Name, which, as the tzaddikim have said, is so necessary for the geula (final redemption).

Shabbat Shalom

Ezra

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