“I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you shall be a blessing, I will bless those that bless you and curse him that curse you and all the families of the earth shall be bless themselves by you.” (Bereshit 12:2-3)
With this promise, Abram set out from his ancestral lands guided by the word of Yah. From the moment Abram left Haran, a clear distinction between all people encountered and Abram was made. Upon going into Mitzrayim, favor was shown unto the house of Abram, and upon leaving Mitzrayim, great wealth had been accumulated by Abram.
As Abram sojourned through the lands Yah promised (Bereshit 13:14-18), he and his house continued to prosper. Even when his nephew became captive to the concurring Kings of Sodom and Gamorah (Bereshit 14:9-12), Abram prevailed and was victorious in rescuing his kin as well as all that had been laid claim to as spoils of war.
Now in Bereshit 14:21-23, the sovereign of Sodom offered the reclaimed riches to Abram as reward for his actions, but Abram being led by Yah in all ways declined, saying, “I will take nothing from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.” (Bereshit 14:23-24) This should be a lesson to all Israel. Yah provides abundantly and in his time on his terms, we should be leery of accepting anything from the hands of heathens for their hearts are devious and they seek ways to ensnare us at every turn. Abram knew that no matter what he possessed, to accept anything from the King of Sodom allowed ever in error the argument that “he” the King of Sodom was responsible for Abram’s wealth would be made. Torah teaches us not to desire those things possessed by the nations we encounter, but to rely on Yah for everything and give all praise to his glory.
We commence this dvar-torah by placing our ATTENTION on the title of the portion, “LECH LECHA”. The Hebrew transliteration LECH LECHA is indicative of the idea “GO FOR YOURSELF”. With this idea in mind, we can begin to look into the revelation that is revealed in the sidrah that will Aid in the correction for those who are discovered to be HOST SOULS throughout this present world. The first example of Abrams correction we see is leaving his relatives. Being that Abram is a host soul, the example he sets is foundational in the PROCESS of becoming one wit G-d. One’s physical family is just that, PHYSICAL. There is a need for a SPIRITUAL family in the Ascension of becoming one with G-d in which the spiritual law can be seen of ‘LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE’ simply because a host soul undergoing correction needs the like-minded soul to be undergoing correction as well through building community Through connection. This is evident in Abraham’s life in what Torah describes as…” the Souls they made Haran” Gen.12:5. In addition, the HOST SOUL in his or her correction will have to respond to the ‘G-d given challenge’ that is in the path in order to DESIRE ECHAD (G-D) more and more as displayed with the patriarch Abraham in his descension to Egypt (Gen.12:10-20). In the process of the many becoming one there will appear a Teacher with ‘G-d Consciousness’ along the path for the host soul to reveal more LIGHT (Gen.14:18-19) to the host soul. Accompanied with much more light from the UPPER FORCES (Holy of Holies) for the purpose of ACTUALIZATION or the illumination of this light
Lech Lecha (Go for yourself)
Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-31
2000 years have passed. Abram is now. God tells him to “go for yourself.” He also tells him how He (God) will bless him 7 ways – (1) I will make of you a great nation; (2) I will bless you; (3) I will make your name great; (4) you shall be a blessing; (5) I will bless those who bless you; (6) to him who curses you I will curse; and (7) all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you. So, Abram went for himself, taking his wife and nephew Lot and his wealth.
Partzuf!!! 1. Abraham left his family, dwelt in Shechem, in the plain of Moreh (to your offspring I will give this land) so Abraham built an altar there. Chapter 12:5-6.
2. There was a famine in the land and Abraham descended to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. (Sarai, say you are my sister) Hashem saved Abraham and he journeyed on. Chapter 12:10-20.
3. Abram returned to Eretz Israel (he and Lot part ways). Chapter 13:1-8.
4. Repetition of the promise. Chapter 13:14-18.
5. Defeat of the five kings and rescue of Lot. Chapter 14:1-16.
6. The blessing of Melchizedek. Chapter 14:18-20.
7. God’s reassurance to Abraham thru covenant. Chapter 15:1-12.
8. Egyptian exile, redemption and rededication of the Covenant. Chapter 16:17-21.
9. New Covenant and new names (Abraham and Sarah). Chapter 17:1-14.
10. Sarah and God’s Covenant. Chapter 17:15-27.
Partzuf!!! Partzuf!!! Partszuf!!! Rebbe Moshe teaches us that the angels in Partzuf are angels that help us fulfill what Echad has said our purpose is. Partzuf!!! These are angels that help give me comprehension. Parsuf, the angels with Abraham.
“Any weapon sharpened against you will not succeed, and any tongue that will rise against you in judgment, you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of HASHEM, and their righteousness from Me - the word of HASHEM