And the Creator tells him, “Come to the Pharaoh, for I hardened his heart.” Meaning the game is now straightforward and with an open hand, “Don’t be afraid, come! I prepared the Pharaoh to ‘devour’ you, but I am with you!”
Although Moses is afraid of the Pharaoh, he understands that the people are behind him. Therefore he doesn’t ask for his release but says, “Let my people go!”
Question: Why does Moses, after he led the people out of Egypt, tell them again what they went through and what lies ahead?
Answer: Because the previous generation was replaced by a new one, and he has to repeat everything to the new generation that was born in the desert. Repetition is an implementation of the spiritual method on the next degree, at the entrance to the land of Israel.
Question: But the new generation didn’t go through the same things as the old one did?
Answer: The new generation is the same as the previous one, but all the egoistic desires they carried out of Egypt died in them and were replaced by desires of the desert “to be in the quality of bestowal.” And now they are entering the quality of love, reclaiming the land of Israel.
They don’t need to go through the same states again. They just need to know what they went through and what they have in them. Moses reveals in them all the qualities that they need in the battle for the conquest and exploitation of their desires so that they are not just neutral, but work for the quality of bestowal. Then they will be called “Yashar Kel” – “straight to the Creator.”
Only Moses can do it, Joshua can’t. Joshua will manage the process itself.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/17/16