Rebbe Nachman of Breslov used to say, “The Yetzer Hara (inner adversay/evil inclination) is like a person circulating among a crowd with his fist clenched and asking each person what they think is inside his clenched fist. Each one believes that what’s inside is exactly what he wants and craves in life. Finally, the Yetzer Hara opens his hand to show that there is absolutely nothing inside.”
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob…” (Exodus 6:3). This seems to be a very straightforward and unambiguous statement by God to Moses.