One of the most misunderstood concepts of Yahweh is His work of Tikkun - literally meaning, "repair" or Tikkun Olam, “fixing the world.”
The first of Creation was Yahweh’s only begotten Son. The “First born of creation,” is “the image of the invisible Elohim,” the Son of Yahweh called in the Hebrew the “Adam Kadmon.”
“He is the image (Adam Kadmon) of the invisible Elohim (Ayn Sof), the firstborn over all creation (Son of Yahweh). For through Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the Assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence (Messiah). (Colossians 1:15-18)”
The first emanation to show forth out of the Heavenly Father was the Adam Kadmon, the pre-incarnate Messiah. Yahweh the Father, whose knowledge and capacity of knowing is infinite, contemplates eternally His own divine being, His own divine essence. The IDEA or IMAGE or WORD conceived of Himself in His own divine mind is an absolutely perfect living representation of the Father. This living image of Himself which the Father emanated from His divine Person, His bosom, is distinct from the Father but completely dependent on Him. He is the Father's only-begotten Son. As the writer to the Hebrews expressed it, He is: “the brightness of His glory and the express image of [Yahweh’s] person (Hebrews 1:3).” He is the “Repairer of the Breach,” even before there was a “breach.” Blessed is Yahweh our Elohim Who creates the remedy before the wound. It was from the Adam Kadmon that tremendous light shown forth and aligned itself into creation. It was through “the image of the invisible Elohim,” the Messiah, that Yahweh made all things. The Adam Kadmon is the expression of Yahweh’s complete Word.
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? (Proverbs 30:4)”
“[Yahweh] has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1:2-4)”
Someone has been trying to keep this information from us. It has been estimated that less than 10% of the records of antiquity have come down to us. Most of the ancient literature that could have been handed down to us has been destroyed by fire, some accidental but most by intentional fanaticism.
We lost the library at Persepolis, the capital of Persia, when Alexander set fire to the city. We lost the ancient literature of Phoenicia and Carthage when the Romans set fire to the library in 146 BCE. And we lost the ancient records of the West in the subsequent sackings of Rome and Constantinople.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of lost literature was the loss of the Royal Library of Alexandria. The first destruction was under Julius Caesar in 47 - 48 BCE. The Library survived and most of its books restored. When the nations of the world heard of its plight they sent many more books to be deposited there.
Theophilus, the Patriarch of Alexandria, on orders of Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great, during a sermon in 391CE, incited a Christian mob into destroying and sacking the Library because it contained Hebrew books that would challenge Roman Catholic Doctrine.
Islam invaded Egypt during the seventh century as their fanaticism carried them on conquests that would form an empire stretching from Spain to India. So what we are experiencing today is just the latest wave of Moslem fanaticism. When a Christian called John informed the local Arab general that there existed in Alexandria a great Library preserving all the knowledge in the world he was perturbed. Eventually he sent word to Damascus where Caliph Omar ordered that all the books in the library should be destroyed because, as he said "they will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous." Therefore, the books and scrolls were taken out of the library and distributed as fuel to the many bathhouses of the city. So enormous was the volume of literature that it took six months for it all to be burnt to ashes heating the saunas of the conquerors.
In this fire we lost many of the books mention in Scripture such as the Book of Jasher, Book of Statutes, Book of Samuel the Seer, the Book of Nathan the Prophet, the Chronicles of Solomon, the Book of Shemaiah the Prophet, the Prophecy of Abijah, the Book of Prophet Iddo, the Visions of Iddo the Seer, the Genealogies as recorded by Iddo, the Book of Jehu, the Sayings of the Seers, the Book of Gad the Seer, the Chronicles of Uziah, the Annals of King David, the first Epistle to Corinth written by Rabbi Sha’ul, another Epistle to the Ephesians, an Epistle from Laodicea to the Colossians, the Nazarene Prophecy Source quoted by Rebbe YahShua in Matthew 2:23, and the Missing Epistle of Netzarim Rabbi YaHudah, brother of the Messiah.
Let not your heart be troubled, Yahweh has promised, “At that time… there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time… Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever… until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase. (Daniel 12:1-4)”
This is already starting to happen. In the Judean desert in 1948 one of the greatest finds ever occurred concerning the Faithful was the restoration of the Book of Enoch mentioned in Jude 1:14 and quoted throughout Scripture. Why was it discovered in 1948, because “the fig tree put forth leaves (Matthew 24:32),” Israel became a nation. That meant the last generation had begun. “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. (Matthew 24:34)”
And this is exactly who the Book of Enoch is address to, “The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed…I heard everything, and…I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come (1 Enoch 1:1-3)”
Fortunately, Yahweh has preserved His Word. It is from the Word that we learn who has been trying to keep from us the reality that our world is broken. That person is the turncoat Helel ben Shahar, the Lucifer. And it is from the Word that we learn of the first shattering of Creation.
“In the beginning Elohim created the Heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1)
“[HayLale' ben Shakh'ar Yalal, the Lucifer (Light bearer) Son of the Morning the Howler] You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty…You were the anointed Karuv (Guardian) who covers (the Heavenly Throne); I established you; you were on the Holy Mountain of El (Zion); you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you…You were in Eden, the Garden of El; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. (Ezekiel 28:12,14,15,13)”
“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor… You defiled your Sanctuaries (places of angelic worship) by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading…By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned (Ezekiel 28:17,18, 16)”
“…you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars (angels) of El; I will also sit on the Mount of the Congregation on the farthest sides of the north (of the Universe); I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like El Elyon.' (Isaiah 14:13,14)”
“Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the Mountain of El; and I destroyed you, O covering Karuv, from the midst of the fiery stones… I cast you to the ground, I laid you before (angelic) rulers, that they might gaze at you… And I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. (Ezekiel 28: 16,17,18)”
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, Helel ben Shahar! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!..Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. (Isaiah 14:12,15)”
“All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever. (Ezekiel 28:19)”
“[Then] The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. (Genesis 1:2)”
The darkness referred to is not merely the absence of physical light, but is also SPIRITUAL darkness, According to “The Torah Anthology,” the Hebrew word translated "darkness" in this passage also alludes to the "Death Angel," implying a SPIRITUAL significance of a spiritual void and darkness enveloping the world at this time, the complete loneliness of aloneness. This taking away of the Divine Presence is called TzimTzum, the constriction.
“I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth. I beheld, and indeed there was no one, and all the birds of the heavens had fled. I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of Yahweh, by His fierce anger. (Jeremiah 4:23-26)”
Then Yahweh committed the first act of Tikkun, He re-created. “And the Spirit of Elohim was hovering over the face of the waters. Then Elohim said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And Elohim saw the light, that it was good (Genesis 1:2,3)”
Genesis 1:3 states that Yahweh created light on the First Day of creation, yet the sun, moon and stars (which provide light to our planet) were not created until the Fourth Day (Genesis 1:14-19). The question is: How could there be light before the sun existed?
The first thing Elohim brought back to creation was the Divine Light. Rabbi Michael L. Munk in “The Wisdom of the Hebrew Alphabet” (p.174), refers to it as the "Primeval Light" -- and that it was spiritual in nature.
The Prophet Isaiah says when Tikkun is established and the Kingdom restored, the Divine Light will return.
“Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Yahweh binds up the bruise of His people and heals the stroke of their wound. (Isaiah 30:26)”
In the following days Yahweh created everything. But it was on the sixth day, Yahweh made the crowning achievement of creation, mankind.
“Then Elohim said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So Elohim created man in His own image; in the image of Elohim He created him; male and female He created them. Then Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’ (Genesis 1:26,28)”
Yahweh created mankind by His Divine Light of His Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)”
Yahweh is the Father of Lights. “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. (James 1:16-18)”
The first human, Adam, the Almighty's own direct handiwork, was created flawless, "In the image of Elohim, He created him." The Gaon of Vilna (Gra, 1720-1797) echoed this:
The light that was created on the first day was the light with which Adam saw from one end of the creation to the other. This original light is the light of consciousness (Or HaSechel), the light which illumines the mind. It is through this that Adam perceived and grasped the entirety of the universe. This is the light that was hidden away for the future when (Isaiah 11:9), "The earth will be filled with the Knowledge of Yahweh" (Aderet Eliyahu, p. 37).
Then, Adam and Chavah (Eve) disobeyed the command of Elohim, "Of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die." (Genesis 2:17). Chavah was tempted by a serpent, a manifestaion of the Devil, to eat the fruit of the tree ("you will not die, you will be just like Elohim"). After she did, she convinced Adam to eat of it as well and mankind fell from grace. As Yahweh was literally pouring His Light into these vessels, they catastrophically shattered, tumbling down toward the realm of the material, death. Thus our great task involves assisting Yahweh by freeing and reuniting the scattered vessels, raising the sparks, their spirit, back to Covenant and restoring the Kingdom and fixing the broken world.
Yahweh committed another act of Tikkun, the promise of the coming Redeemer, “I will put enmity between you (Devil) and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He (Messiah) shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel (Yakkov – the Redemption of Israel)." (Genesis 3:15)”
“Then you shall call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, "Here I am.'
If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. Yahweh will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the ‘Repairer of the Breach,’ ‘The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.’ (Isaiah 58:9-12)”
Uniquely, the hand of Elohim formed man. The Scriptures say that Elohim formed it from the dust of the ground. We know that the dust of the earth is composed of about twenty chemicals. Scientists tell us that all twenty of those chemical substances are found in the human body. “[Yahweh] knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. ( Psalm 103:14)” In the human body, there are more than 70 trillion parts we call cells. While the whole of creation was spoken into existence, man was intimately and lovingly formed. Then, as man took form Elohim placed His lips over our lips and breathed life into us.
“And Yahweh Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)”
“…Thus says Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him (Zechariah 12:1).”
So our body is the Tabernacle or Temple , our soul is the Sanctuary and our spirit is our Holy of Holies.
“Now we know that if the earthly Tabernacle we live in is destroyed, we have a building from Yahweh, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. (2 Corinthians 5:1)”
“Know ye not that ye are the Temple of Yahweh, and that the Spirit of Yahweh dwelleth in you? If any man defile the Temple of Yahweh, him shall Yahweh destroy; for the Temple of Yahweh is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Corinthians 3:16,17)”
“What? know ye not that your body is the Temple of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) which is in you, which ye have of Yahweh, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Yahweh in your body, and in your spirit, which are Yahweh's. (1 Corinthians 6:19,20)”
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 103:14)”
Yahweh placed in the soul of man a heart. Yahweh gave man a heart so that he could love Yahweh. We are not talking about the organ that pumps blood, but about the seat of your passions, what you feel in your soul, your emotions, and your thoughts. We are talking about the very intentions of your heart. Yahweh gave the man the capacity to feel the emotions that Yahweh Himself feels. Yahweh loves, hates, rejoices, and feels sorrow and compassion. Therefore Yahweh placed within the soul of man a heart capable of feeling emotions such as love and hate. Yahweh wants man to love what He loves and hate what He hates. Yahweh wants us to love Him with all our heart.
“Rebbe YahShua answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: "Hear, O Israel, Yahweh our Elohim, Yahweh is one. And you shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. (Mark 12:29,30)”
The Divine spark, the residue of the Spirit breathed into us became our spirit and it lies deep within our souls. That spark is our conscience, through which the promptings of the Divine Will as expressed in the Torah flow toward us.
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned-- for before the Torah was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no Torah. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did Yahweh's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Messiah YahShua, overflow to the many! Again, the gift of Yahweh is not like the result of the one man's sin: the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive Yahweh's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Messiah YahShua.
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
The Torah was added so that the trespass might be exposed. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Messiah YahShua our King. (Romans 5:12-21)”
Not all of Adam's children fanned the spark of his spirit. The first murder gives us further evidence that the fall of Adam and Chavah from the innocence of the garden---was a fall into a total environment of the influence of depravity and lostness. The angels that fell with Lucifer sought opportunities to minister evil to the sons and daughters of mankind. Cain did not have to be taught how to sin. Evil sprang from the wellsprings of his heart spontaneously. Several thousand years later Messiah YahShua taught,
"What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man." (Mark 7:20-23)
The next shattering of Creation was the murder of Abel by Cain. The murder was over the Presence. “…in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to Yahweh. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And Yahweh respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
So Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. (Genesis 4:3-8)”
When the murder of Abel came to light, Cain grieved the loss of Yahweh’s Presence and despaired his chances of surviving the vengeance of other family members who would surely seek his life when his murder of his brother became public knowledge. Rather than bringing immediate justice to Cain, judgment upon him was delayed by Yahweh's longsuffering mercy. Cain was given a pledge of Yahweh's protection.
“[Yahweh] said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth."
And Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."
And Yahweh said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And Yahweh set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him. (Genesis 4:10-15)”
"By faith Abel offered to Yahweh a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, Yahweh bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith he is still speaking." (Hebrews 11:4);
"...[be] not like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous." (1 John 3:12);
"...that upon you [self righteous] may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah ben Barachiah, whom you murdered between the Sanctuary and the Altar." (Matthew 23:35);
"you [Believers] have come...to YahShua, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel." (Hebrews 12:24)
Forsaking the ways of his farming father, Cain, a condemned murderer, built the first city before the Flood.
After Cain and Abel, only one of Adam's sons sought the Divine nature; the rest lacked this wisdom. “And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. (Genesis 5:3)” Then, "he had sons and daughters" Neither the names of these "sons and daughters," nor the fact that they possessed any spiritual likeness to Adam is mentioned in the verse. This is evidence that they did not seek the Presence.
Enosh was a righteous man and accepted the Torah from his father, Seth, while the rest of Seth's sons did not. In this manner the Divine Light of Shekinah was passed down generation after generation until it finally reached Noah. “Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with Elohim. (Genesis 6:9)”
Then came another shattering. “When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of Elohim saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-and also afterward-when the sons of Elohim went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6:1-4)”
“And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And ShamChazYah, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Yared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: ShemChazYah, their leader, Araklba, Rame’El, KokablEl, TamlEl, Ram’El, DanEl, Ezeqe’El, BaraqiyEl, AsaEl, Armaros, BatarEl, AnanEl, Zaq1El, Samsape’El, SatarEl, TureEl, YomyaEl, SariEl. These are their chiefs of tens. (Enoch 6)”
“And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand,) till the day of the great judgment in which they shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the angels who went astray shall become sirens.' And I, Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things: and no man shall see as I have seen. (Enoch 19)”
In the Book of Jubilees we are told that Yahweh sent the Angels down to mankind to teach them Torah and it is while doing this that they find themselves attracted to women and lusted after them and seduced them.
As recounted in the Dead Sea Scrolls: '.....In the days of Yared', two hundred Watchers 'descended' on 'Ardis', the summit of Mount Hermon - a location equated with the triple peak of Jebel esh Sheikh (9,200 feet), placed in the most northerly region of ancient Israel. On this mountain the Watchers swear an oath and bind themselves by 'mutual imprecations', apparently knowing full well the consequences their actions will have both for themselves and for humanity as a whole. It is a pact commemorated in the name given to the place of their 'fall', for in Hebrew the word Hermon, translates as 'curse''. 'In time, each of the 200 took an earthly spouse. These unions produced children of extraordinary size, who quickly devoured the world's food. To satisfy their enormous appetites, the angel-children roamed the earth, slaughtering every species of bird, beast, reptile and fish. Finally, the ravenous creatures turned on one another, stripping flesh from the bones of their fellows and slaking their thirst in rivers of blood. As this wave of destruction washed over the earth, the anguished cries of humankind reached four powerful Archangels - Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael - who upon orders from Yahweh enacted a swift retribution. First Uriel descended to earth to warn Noah of a coming deluge, advising him to prepare an ark to carry his family and a menagerie of creatures to safety. Raphael then fell upon the leader of the Watchers (called ShemChazYaza), bound him hand and foot, and thrust him into eternal darkness. Next, Gabriel charged with slaying the dissenters' offspring, encouraged the monstrous angel-children to fight one another. Finally, Michael trussed up the remaining Watchers, forced them to witness the deaths of their progeny, and condemned them to eternal torment. Only then did the heavens open up and wash away the last traces of the destruction that the fallen angels had wrought.'
“And Elohim said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them."
Thus Noah did; according to all that Elohim commanded him, so he did. (Genesis 6:13-22)”
“Then Yahweh said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth. For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made." And Noah did according to all that Yahweh commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth (Genesis 7:1-6).”
Again the Creation experienced TzimTzum, the taking away of the Presence. But this was only a partial TzimTzum because the Presence went with Noah into the Ark.
“Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.
The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days. (Genesis 7:17-24)
“Then Elohim remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And Elohim made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided… Then Elohim spoke to Noah, saying, ‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."…Then Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar And Yahweh smelled a soothing aroma. Then Yahweh said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. (Genesis 6:1,15,16,20,21)”
Then Yahweh commits another act of Tikkun, He makes a New Covenant with mankind. “Then Elohim spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: "And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
And Elohim said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." (Genesis 9:8-16)”
It did not take long for mankind to fracture the Covenant but this time it was done with a flare of arrogance. Nimrod, a wild rebel against Yahweh's rule in his life, built the first city after the flood. Even today, mankind is not ready to live in a city.
“Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
But Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And Yahweh said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth; and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:1-9)”
Shem, who was the MelekiTzadik of the Zadokite Priesthood, passed on the realization of the Spirit of Elohim and the Torah to the Patriarch Abraham. From Abraham it continued in Isaac, but not to his other offspring; from Isaac it was passed on to Jacob, but not to Esau. In Jacob, the Divine Presence reached such forceful intensity that it became the inheritance of Israel for all generations. This unique attribute is called "Segulat Yisrael."
Israel as an active agent of Tikkun was to be the priests of all Creation. “…you shall be to Me a Kingdom of Priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel." (Exodus 19:6)”
Yahweh gave Israel a detailed Covenant to maintain them as a priestly nation and entrusted them with the Torah, uniquely ordaining Judah for that Duty. Israel promised, “All that Elohim has spoken, we will do and we will hear.' (Exodus 24:7)”
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a Torahgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (Genesis 49:10)”
“What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: primarily, because that unto them were committed the oracles of Yahweh. (Romans 3:1,2)”
“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. (John 4:22)”
Yahweh anointed the leadership of Tikkun with His Ruach HaKodesh. “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the Tabernacle of Meeting, that they may stand there with you. Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone…So Moses went out and told the people the words of Yahweh, and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the Tabernacle. Then Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they Il Sof (incomprehensible speech), and did not cease. But two men had remained in the camp: the name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them. Now they were among those listed, but who had not gone out to the Tabernacle; yet they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." So Joshua ben Nun, Moses' assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said, "Moses my lord, forbid them!" Then Moses said to him, "Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all the Yahweh's people were prophets and that Yahweh would put His Spirit upon them!" And Moses returned to the camp, he and the elders of Israel. (Numbers 11)”
In Exodus 15:13, they sang that Yahweh would guide them, "In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.”
It was another act of Tikkun when the construction plans for the Tabernacle were actually revealed, the Tabernacle was to have the Divine Light, Shekinah dwell among His redeemed people.
"Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. ... I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites. (Exodus 25:8, 22)”
Israel built the container for the Divine Light or Presence now all they had to do was keep Covenant and teach mankind to do so.
Unfortunately, Israel did not keep Covenant and so the Presence was withdrawn. “Now the glory of the Elohim of Israel had gone up from (between) the Karuv, where it had been, to the threshold of the Temple. And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer's inkhorn at his side; and Yahweh said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it." (Ezekiel 9:3,4)”
And all of Creation stayed in this broken state until the coming of Messiah. That is not to say there were no righteous people keeping covenant; “…I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Ba’al. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. ( Romans 11:3-5)” Israel was broken, the priesthood was broken, the Temple was broken, and Covenant was shattered. Somehow, Yahweh had to enter His Creation and repair it.
“There was a man sent from Yahweh, whose name was Rav Yochannan (John the Baptist). This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His idea and His own idea could not contain Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of Yahweh, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Yahweh.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Rav Yochannan bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, "He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me."'
And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the Torah was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Messiah YahShua. No one has seen Yahweh at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:6-18)”
Rav Yochannan haTivilah (John the Baptist) prophesied that the Messiah would come and, "He will immerse you with the Ruach haKodesh" (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; cf. also John 1:33). At the conclusion of His earthly ministry, Messiah YahShua referred to Rav Yochannan’s statement, “for Rav Yochannan truly immersed with water, but you shall be immersed with the Ruach haKodesh not many days from now. (Acts 1:5)” Messiah YahShua promised the Messianic Believers upon his ascension, “…being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father… you shall receive power when the Ruach haKodesh has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:4,8)” Acts 2:4 states, "All of them were filled with the Ruach haKodesh," on the Day of Shavuot.
As the Divine Presence withdrew, TzimTzum, from Creation, it returned in the ministry of the Netzarim restoring the Commonwealth of Israel. “…you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9)”
Once again the Commonwealth of Israel is called to be the priesthood of all mankind, the repairer of the breach, the agency of the Divine Light.
”…this Full Messianic Message of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)”
This is our witness, we are not going to Heaven, Heaven is coming down to us. New Zion is returning to us with the unfractured Divine Light. “I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from Yahweh, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of Yahweh is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and Yahweh Himself will be with them and be their Elohim. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"… I did not see a Temple in the city, because the Sovereign Yahweh Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of Yahweh gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. (Revelation 21:1-5,22-24)” Tikkun established!