Dreaming of Moshiach

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Bird's Nest

The Zohar HaKadosh says "Moshiach's Neshama" is in a hall called היכל קן ציפור "Heichal Ken Tsippor", bird's nest (an allusion to the Shekinah). The Ohr Hachaim Hakodosh, zs'l, says that the Moshiach is also called Tsippor.

In the lower Paradise there is a secret and unknown spot, broidered with many colours, in which a thousand palaces of longing are concealed. No one may enter it, except Moshiach, whose abode is in Paradise. The Garden is encompassed with multitudes of Tzaddikim, along with many hosts and bands of souls of the righteous there.

On Rosh Chodesh, Chagim, and Shabbats, Moshiach enters this place, in order to find joyous delight in the 'secret' palaces. Behind the palaces is another place, entirely hidden and undiscoverable. It is called “Eden”, and no one may enter it. Moshiach is hidden in its outskirts in “the Bird's Nest”. This is the place proclaimed by that Bird (the Shekinah) which flies about the Garden of Eden every day.

In that place the effigies are woven of all the nations who band together against Israel. Moshiach enters that abode, lifts up his eyes and beholds the Fathers (Patriarchs), zs'l, visiting the ruins of God's Sanctuary. He perceives Rachel Imenu, a'h, with tears upon her face. Then Moshiach lifts up his voice and weeps, and the whole Garden of Eden quakes, and all the righteous who are there break out in crying and lamentation with him. When the crying and weeping resound for the second time, the whole firmament above the Garden begins to shake, and the cry echoes, until it reaches the highest Throne. HKB'H calls to the “Bird”, who enters its nest and comes to Moshiach , and flits about, uttering strange cries.

From the holy Throne, the Bird's Nest and Moshiach are summoned three times, and they both ascend into the heavenly places, and HaShen swears to them to destroy the wicked kingdom (Rome) by the hand of Moshiach, to avenge Israel, and to give her all the good things which he has promised her. Then the Bird returns to her place. Moshiach, however, is hidden again in the same place as before.

Yalkut Shimoni, Isaiah 60:499, Moshiach once again appears on the roof, this time as a human being. This concept of "appearing, hiding and reappearing," is also found regarding Eliyahu HaNavi:
In the second year of King Ahazia, Elijah was hidden, and he will not be seen again until Moshiach arrives.

Heavenly Jerusalem shares this hidden aspect as well:
Ezra 7:26-27 - "For behold the days shall come, and it shall be when the signs which I have foretold unto you shall come to pass. Then shall the city that is now invisible appear, and the land which is now concealed be seen. And whoever is delivered from the predicted evils shall see my wonders".

“Vayar Balak ben Tsippor”- And Balak saw a son, Tsippor. Balak saw his descendant would be responsible for the ultimate demise of Moav, everything that it stood for. This is undoubtedly related to a famous Zohar regarding Balak, that his main instrument of divination was a mechanical bird. Through a tsippor he was told about the Tsippor.

Balak’s message to Bilam, he said that the people who will be led by this Tsippor are currently residing “mimuli”- opposite me.
Psalm 118:10, ‘All the nations surround me; in the Name of Hashem I cut them down."
Psalms 102:8 "I have been diligent,and I have become like a lone bird on the roof."

Bilaam's prophesy was about Dovid HaMelech and Moshiach, the two anointed kings: the first anointed king is David, who saved Israel from her oppressors, and the final anointed king is Moshiach who will arise from among his descendants and save Israel at the End of Days.

The following phrases are from Bamidbar 24:17-18:
"I see it, but not now" - This refers to King David; "I perceive it, but not in the near future" - This refers to King Moshiach.

"A star shall go forth from Yaakov" - This refers to King David; "and a staff shall arise in Israel" - This refers to King Moshiach.

"He shall crush all of Moab's princes" - This refers to King David; "he shall break down all of Seth's descendants" - This refers to King Moshiach.

"Edom will be demolished" - This refers to King David; "his enemy, Seir, will be destroyed" - This refers to King Moshiach

The term "Moshiach" literally means "the anointed one," and refers to anointing kings with oil when they took the throne. Moshiach is the King who will be anointed in the End of Days

In every generation, a person is born with the potential to be Moshiach. If the time is right within that person's lifetime, then that person will be annointed Moshiach. If that person dies, then he cannot be Moshiach of that generation. Hashem places Moshiach's Neshama into the next generation's Tzaddik. This Tzaddik will know he is Moshiach when HaShem reveals it to him.

Zohar - When HKB'H comes to visit the Israel, he will examine who remains loyal at that time, and then woe to him who shall not be found worthy, and of whom it shall be said, “I looked and there was none to help” (Isaiah 62:23). Before the time of the moshiach, there shall be war and suffering (Ezekiel 38:16) . But happy he who will be found faithful at that time! For he shall see the joy-giving light of the King. Concerning that time it is proclaimed: “I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried” (Zechariah13:9).

Then pangs and travail overtake Israel, and all nations and their kings shall furiously rage together and take counsel against her. A pillar of fire will be suspended from heaven to earth for forty days, visible to all nations. Then Moshiach will arise from the Garden of Eden, from that place which is called “The Bird's Nest”. He will arise in the land of Galilee, and on that day the whole world shall be shaken and all the children of men shall seek refuge in caves and rocky places. “And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, for fear of HaShem and for the glory of his majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth” (Isaiah 2:19).

“The glory of his majesty” refers to Moshiach when he shall reveal himself in the land of Galilee; for in this part of the Holy Land the desolation first began, and therefore he will manifest himself there first, and from there, begin to war against the world.

After the forty days, during which the pillar stands between heaven and earth before the eyes of the whole world, and Moshiach has manifested himself, a star shall come forth from the East shining brilliantly, and seven other stars shall surround it, and make war on it from all sides, three times a day for seventy days, before the eyes of the whole world. The one star will fight against the seven with rays of fire flashing on every side, and it shall smite them until they are extinguished, evening after evening.

During the day, they will appear again and fight before the eyes of the whole world, seventy days long. After the seventy days the one star will vanish. Also Moshiach will be hidden for twelve months in the pillar of fire, and will return again, although not visible. After the twelve months Moshiach will be carried up to heaven in that pillar of fire and receive the power and dominion and the royal crown. When he descends, the pillar of fire will again be visible to the eyes of the world, and Moshiach will reveal himself, and mighty nations will gather round him, and he shall declare war against all the world.

At that time, Elokim will show His power before all the nations of the earth, and Moshiach will be manifested throughout the whole universe, and all leaders and kings will unite to fight against him, and even in Israel there will be found some wicked ones who shall join them in the fight against Moshiach.

Then there will be darkness over all the world for fifteen days, and many in Israel will perish in that darkness; “Behold, darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the peoples But upon you Hashem will shine, And His Glory will be seen over you."(Isaiah 62:2).

...And then, Hashem tells the Jewish people, 'My children, do not fear! Everything which I have done, I have done only for your sake...'

The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; HaShem will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for YKV'K will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.” (Isaiah 60:1-3, 19-20)

Moshiach will stand on the rooftop of the Bet HaMikdash and announce to the Jewish people, "Humble ones, the time of your Redemption has arrived!".

The following passages in the holy scriptures relating to the end of days:
Isaiah 2, 11, 42; 59:20
Jeremiah 23, 30, 33; 48:47; 49:39
Ezekiel 38:16
Hosea 3:4-3:5
Micah 4
Zephaniah 3:9
Zechariah 14:9
Daniel 10:14




Blogger george said...

Moshiach appears first in galilee in the land of joseph. More specifically mount meron. Since mount meron is both bet el and sinai and also shechem. Two of jacobs pillars are there. First the pillar which is called elijahs chair where it is believed that he will announce moshiach from that pillar. This is where jacob had his dream. The second pillar is the shammai grave which isnt really a grave but the pillar jacob built when he returned to bet el. To mark the location of the tabernacle.

Blogger george said...

The bird's nest relates to the two cherubim(birds) that guard the way to the tree of life (God) . In the Galilee in Meron.

Blogger george said...

rachels grave and the grave of the patriachs are the same. The lower Garden of Eden, ie lower Nahal AMud. The Amud of Nahal amud is rachels graves and above this pillar are two caves, which is machpelah.

Blogger george said...

When Abraham first came to israel he went to bet el and then east of bet el. We are talking about Meron as bet el and when he went east he went to the idra rabba. Which is shiloh east of betel and west of ai (safed) . Jacob also came to bet el Meron. Kadita was probably the place of the tabernacle. So when abraham looked north south east west he was stading on kadita looking at meron safed kineret and lebanon. Therefore he came to the birds nest . Since the two cheubim on the ark are the two birds . One in safed and one in meron and between them God appears which means at kadita. The nahal amud joins to kadita until the kineret forming the tail of the dragon . Also known as the middle line between chochma and bina which is daat. In other words the birds nest is the brain of the land and keter flows from kadita. Which makes it a fitting holy place. Jerusalem being the navel and hebron being yesod shechem being tiferet.


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