“וַיַּרְאֵנִי, אֶת-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ הַכֹּהֵן הַגָּדוֹל, עֹמֵד, לִפְנֵי מַלְאַךְ יְהוָה; וְהַשָּׂטָן עֹמֵד עַל-יְמִינוֹ, לְשִׂטְנוֹ”
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.”
The Zohar reveals that the ‘angel of YHVH’ is the angel Metatron, who is the head of the assembly of the heaven. He sets the verdict on everything.
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-הַשָּׂטָן, יִגְעַר יְהוָה בְּךָ הַשָּׂטָן, וְיִגְעַר יְהוָה בְּךָ, הַבֹּחֵר בִּירוּשָׁלִָם; הֲלוֹא זֶה אוּד, מֻצָּל מֵאֵשׁ”
“Then YHVH said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, YHVH who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?””
When the soul stands in the upper court, Satan has the right to list all the sins, so he can take the soul to Gehinnom (‘hell’). Then YHVH rebukes Satan twice. The Zohar explains that one is for the angel Dumah, the minister of Gehinnom, and the second is the rebuke to Satan that comes out of Gehinnom to demand judgment on the soul.
The Satan comes to the court in the image of an Ox (aspect of the Left), and he grabs all the souls that were judged to Gehinnom and delivers them to Dumah.
The video below shows a story of a person who experienced the judgment process in heaven during a clinical death.
For similar stories on YouTube in Hebrew search for ‘מוות קליני’
Alon Anava Clinical Death Story
Daily Zohar # 1863 – Balak – Beware of the Ox