Shalom, Shalom. Today’s devar TORAH comes out of the book of Shemoth (Exodus). In the book of Shemoth (Exodus), the Most High communicates His Law to Moshe, the law receiver, to pass on to the children of Israel. His commandments include laws regulating man’s relationship to and worship of The Most High, as well as moral and social laws governing man’s relationship to one another.
In the Shemoth (Exodus) 12:9 The Most High tells Aaron and Moshe, “EAT NOT OF IT RAW, NOR SODDEN AT ALL WITH WATER, BUT ROAST WITH FIRE, HIS HEAD WITH HIS LEGS, AND WITH THE PURTENANCE THEREOF.” This instruction in verse 9 leads us to the devar TORAH question in verse 10 – What or why did the Most High tell Aaron and Moshe in verse 10, “AND YE SHALL LET NOTHING OF IT REMAIN UNTIL THE MORNING, AND THAT WHICH REMAINETH OF IT UNTIL THE MORNING YE SHALL BURN WITH FIRE.” This too is also another scenario of events that is a revelation in the journey of the many becoming one because it also reveals what has been predetermined by the Most High to show the accomplishment of those who undergo the human conscious experience of a Conscious Union with the Most High. The achievement that is experienced as both Revelation and Actualization of the Ruach that lays within. It also shows the process that we are destined to go through to accomplish the realization and actualization of the achievement of our Conscious Union with the Most High.
In the book of Shemoth (Exodus) 12:10 is a predetermined future reminder who brought us out of the land of Egypt and most importantly who blessed us with food to eat and gave us an ordinance to follow in remembrance of for all generations to follow forever. However, this has not happened yet. See, the eating of the lamb in Shemoth chapter 12 and leaving nothing of it remain until morning comes into fruition by the instruction we are given from the Most High after we had been delivered from Egypt and instructed on how to eat the Manna.
Shemoth (Exodus) 16:19 “Let no man leave of it till the morning.” This also is a reminder that the diminishing of the ego expands the Ruach of the Most High to pour blessing in and upon us so we are able to perform as receivers and act as bestowers on behalf of the Most High to one another. This is a reminder of there is no such thing as a bad thing only good, for the Most High’s nature is to give Blessings. We must always be willing to go through the predetermined process to receive more and more Blessings out of the never ending BLESSINGS of the Accomplishment of a Conscious Union with the Most High as well as with each other. YAH ECHAD!!!
As things began to escalate Pharaoh continued his stubborn approach and refused to send them out no matter the declarations Aaron and Moshe spoke to him. The Lord promised to send locust to devour everything that wasn't devastated from the last signs hail. Pharaohs servant began urging him to reconsider but he never agreed to let all of them go. As he had stated the Lord sent an unrivaled amount of locust to consume everything that Egypt still had to offer. Pharaoh hurried to summon Moshe and Aaron to ask them to entreat God on his behalf. The received God's mercy and he cleared all the locust from the land of Egypt with a mighty gale. Still Pharaoh desired not to send them out and God hardened his heart. The next plague sent and intense tangible darkness upon Egypt, excluding the Hebrews land, that stopped them from going or doing anything for 3 days. Pharaoh told Moshe they could leave but they' have to leave just the cattle. Moshe declared that they would leave with all of their possessions when they left to serve God. How else with they offer their best to him? Pharaoh had enough. He dismissed Moshe and Aaron threated to kill them the next time he saw them. They agreed to never meet again. With the tenth plague looming around the corner they started receiving intricate instructions. They were required to ask their Egyptian neighbors for silver and gold vessels, to mark their homes with blood of lambs, and to eat the rest fire cooked. They got the instructions for the entire festival of Pesach. God knew what he was about to do would be a means for celebration. HE went down about midnight as previously declared and he took the firstborn of every house without the blood on the doorposts. Their was a cry unlike any other before it in all the land. The fear of God fell upon all of the Egyptians and Pharaoh hastened to send them out. He asked them to bless him as well when they went. The children of Israel were finally at the pinnacle of their deliverance. This moment would be one that always shows God's power and his might. The children of Israel's deliverance showed them and many others in the lad of Egypt the power of God. Many people there decided to sojourn with the children of Israel due to all that had been displayed. They welcomed them and God gave instructions for sojourners at Passover. He claimed all the firstborn of Israel as his own and gave them rules for the wrapping of tefellim as a remembrance of the overwhelming might he used to save them.
Shalom, Shalom. We commence this DEVAR TORAH by focusing our ATTENTION on the title of the PORTION. The title of the PARASHAT is “BO.” The IVRI transliteration “BO" means COME. It is written,“HaShem said to Moses, “Come to Pharaoh, for I have made his heart and the heart of his servants stubborn so that I can put these signs of Mine in his midst;..”(Ex.10:1)
From the perspective of MISHKAHN DAVEED, the King of the Universe (Echad) is behind the ACTIONS of both Moshe and PHARAOH for the purpose of unfolding His will (Isaiah. 45:5-7). The stubborn Pharaoh aided in the humbling of Moshe. In the CORRECTION, our approach to challenges would prove to be successful if done in response via instructions from the Teacher of Torah. My Teacher Rebbe Moshe is a teacher of Torah in harmony with the Spirit of Echad which is done through Integral Education which will give rise to ASCENSION out of SUFFERING and into PURE SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS or Eternity. When there is a DESIRE for SPIRITUALITY or to serve Hashem and bring offerings to Him like the children of Israel were to do in this parashat, then a Teacher will appear (Isaiah. 30:19-22) and as we see in this parashat Moshe (the Teacher) was able to receive instructions from Hashem and effectively give it to the students in harmony with The Holy Spirit bringing about the deliverance of a Nation.
Devar TORAH – BO (enter!)
Scripture: Shemoth 10:1-13:16
Mishkan David – “Inner Court”
Sacrifice – In the inner court of Mishkan David sacrifices are made for the people of Israel to atone for their unbelief, their disobedience and their choice/will. The priest offers the sacrifice and forgiveness by Echad is granted.
The fulfillment of the promise Echad made to the Patriarchs begins with the Nation of Israel being brought out by the mighty hand of Echad through the Teacher He has chosen. Ten times Echad gives Pharoah the opportunity to let Israel go. But it was only when the flesh of his first born son was sacrificed that he released Nation Israel.
Echad didn’t leave Israel out of this last plague. Instructions were given by His Teacher Moses to the Nation of Israel that had to be followed. Those who didn’t follow them suffered the same fate as the Egyptian homes did.
We have a record of millions coming out of Egypt that are AM ISRAEL, but also of those not born an Israelite who desired to leave Egypt and left with them and of some becoming converts. Chapter 12:37—42, Shemot. We have been charged to commemorate this Exodus after the death of the first born for seven (7) days as a remembrance, an eternal decree of Echad!!! Shemot 12:14-20.
Our Teacher, Rebbe Moshe ben Avraham, teaches us that we are not to be teachers with words only, but also by example of obedience to the Word (TORAH) of Echad!!! “We will do and we will say!” WE ARE AM ISRAEL!!!