The Miracle of the splitting of the Sea was a prophetic experience (providing yet another Metaphor) to give us a vision of the World to Come. “It provided a realization of G-d’s Salvation, not only for that time, but for every generation to come” (Rabbi Richman, video commentary here below) – and surely, also for the End Time Final Redemption (Geulah) which we are now approaching?
The power and the life giving essence of water depict the Spirit of HaShem in our lives. We have to become vessels for His Spirit. The metaphor inherent in the message of our Parashah this week provides the life-giving guidelines for preparing ourselves for becoming living tabernacles for HaShem to dwell in by the Presence of His Spirit. This will be completely fulfilled when the multiple Prophecies of His establishing of a New Covenant with us on the Day of the Final Redemption will come true (according to Jer. 31 and related section of Scripture). This requires our compliance – so, we can now go forward, proving our Faith in His Promises by applying our zeal for His Cause, proven by our ACTIONS. In this way we can prepare ourselves for His Great Calling for us to become His Living Tabernacle in which He can dwell amongst His People when He returns His Shechinah (Presence).
Rabbi Richman’s commentary (following here below) gives an in-depth review of the meaning of the abundance of ‘Water’ and its importance in this Parashah as in life generally.
Thereafter be sure to follow up with listening to Rabbi Riskin’s commentary “What makes us the fortunate generation?” In this video he reveals the Golden Guideline for preparing ourselves for the Final Redemption. He recalls Rashi’s commentary on the event in this Parashah when Moses starts praying to G-d as they reach the barrier of the Sea, with Farao’s troops drawing up from behind. The nation complains and Moses, seemingly concerned about ‘What now?’ starts praying to G-d for help. This surely is a life generating guideline which is so commonly contorted by our futile attempts that bring rather stagnation – drought, spiritual drought reflecting the absence of HaShem’s Spirit and Presence.
The Revealing Event
|טו וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, מַה-תִּצְעַק אֵלָי; דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִסָּעוּ.||15 And HaShem said unto Moses: ‘Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.|
“The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you keep calling out to Me for help? Tell the Israelites to move forward.” (American Bible Society)
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Forward, march!” (Living Bible).
You may want to roll back to repeat the empowering core Message – from 6.45 on the video Time line.
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Zech. 14:8 records how, in that Day, Living Waters will flow forth from Jerusalem. HaShem Himself is the Source of these Living Waters causing His Presence to be flowing forth throughout the World. It is for this reason that HaShem is preparing His ‘Servant’ who will be rewarded in the Final Redemption with the full indwelling of HaShem’s Spirit, to become a LIGHT unto the nations. In this way He will be returning His Presence (Shechinah) to live in His People as a Living Tabernacle.
Water – the expression of G-d’s love for creation
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