I wanted to share with you something that I personally heard from the mouth of HaRav Binyahu Shmueli Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Nahar Shalom in Yerushalayim.
This happened 5 years ago. He invites yeshiva boys to his home for Shabbat and after the meal, has Oneg Shabbat. I'm not sure how the conversation began (probably because he was speaking about the redemption from Egypt) and he brought a Chiddush from an Admor (he didn't mention his name) that said throughout the 6,000 years, there are only 3 times when the sun is blessed (it occurs once in 28 years) on Erev Pesach, 14 Nissan.
The first time the blessing on the sun occured on 14 Nissan, was on the day the Jews were redeemed from Egypt. The second time, as recorded in Megillat Esther "בלילה ההוא נדדה שנת המלך and that nite, the king's sleep was disturbed" and it is known that it happened 14 Nissan and that same day, was Birkat HaChama (blessing on the sun). That day, the situation for the Jews in Shushan changed and very soon after, the decree to kill the Jews was annulled.
The third time that we will bless the sun on 14 of Nissan will be in the year 5769. Anyone can look up on a Jewish calendar to confirm this.
From 5769 on till the year 6,000, there will not be blessing on the sun on 14 Nissan.
HaRav Binyahu said in the name of the Admor, that this is the time Moshiach and the final redemption will arrive. How it will begin and if Moshiach will appear on that day, the Rav didn't say.
If anyone notices, the year 5769 תשס"ט is end of the seventh, and the Gemara says that the latest Ben David will arrive is at the end of the 7th. The year 5769 is actually the end of the 7th and in the year on 14 Nissan, the sun is blessed.
We are now in the 6th year of Shmita, (A seven-year cycle during which land in Israel must lie fallow and debts are canceled) and as the Gemara says, "in the sixth voice בששית קולות "; speaking about this year. What it means is this is the year that threats are being voiced and heard in all parts of the world, and it's all in preparation to the seventh year - the year of the Shmita, as the Gemara says "in the seventh, wars בשביעית מלחמות". And then the Gemara says, "point of departure of the seventh, meaning 5769, Ben David arrives, and Moshiach is revealed.
It seems to me that Mekuablim see the year 5769 as the year of the final redemption. But, we don't know and we pray and hope daily that Moshiach will redeem us already.
Translated from http://hydepark.hevre.co.il/topic.asp?whichpage=2&topic_id=2083566, posted by Nipnap