Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Set Free by Moshiach

"For six years he shall serve and in the seventh year he shall be set free". (21:2) These six years hint to the six kingdoms in which B'nei Yisroel were enslaved: Mitzrayim, Ashur, Bavel, Modai, Yavan, and Edom. After Golus Edom, [+/-] show/hide text
we will be set free by Moshiach who will redeem us from our exile.

The Torah warns: "Do not eat flesh torn off in the field by a predator. Cast it to the dogs". (22:30) Rabbi Berachia said in the name of Rabbi Yaacov: "If someone eats animal flesh torn off by a predator, he will be judged by Hashem". But if he keeps this mitzvah, then a grand feast will be prepared for him. When Moshiach comes - He will eat the Livyatan fish and special meat, as it says: "And you will eat food and be satisfied".

The Torah tells us: "You shall not take bribery" (23:8). But in this world, however, Hashem accepts "bribery" from the wicked. What type of bribery? Teshuva, Tefillah, and Tzedakah.
Hashem says: "Do Teshuva while the heavenly gates are opened and I accept bribes. But when Moshiach comes, and I will be sitting in judgment, I won't accept it anymore. As it says: "He will not regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, although you give him a lot of bribery". Therefore, we must use every opportunity that we have in golus to add extra Tzedakah, davening, and teshuvah to bring Moshiach right now!

Hashem told the B'nei Yisroel, "I will send an angel before you to safe guard you on the way".
Our sages say that this is Mal'ach Michael who will also come in the days of Moshiach, as it says, "At that time Michael, the great general will arise. (Daniel 10:21)

Hashem tells B'nei Yisroel: "I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the Philistine Sea, from the desert, to the river" (23:31). This verse is speaking about the days of Moshiach when our borders will be expanded, as it says: "May he have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the world".

Sometime after Moshiach is revealed, there will be a time when people will no longer need to eat and drink. We will "sit with crowns on our heads and enjoy the light of the shechinah (divine presence)."

Similar to what happened at Har Sinai, "They had a vision of the Divine, and they ate and drank" (24:11). Their satisfaction from the Shechinah was so great as if they ate and drank
When Hashem heard B'nei Yisroel proclaiming, "Na'aseh Venishmah, (and saying we will do "before we will hear") He commanded 600,000 angels to bring two crowns for each Jew. Each angel placed one crown on the head of a Jew for having said, Na'aseh and a second one for Nishma. When the Jews made the golden calf, Hashem commanded His angels to take back the crowns from B'nei Yisroel.

In the time of Moshiach Hashem will return to us the heavenly crowns - are you ready to wear the heavenly crowns?




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו