Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

How Will the Messiah Be Known?

Messiah, “Moshiach” in Hebrew, comes from the same linguistic root as the word for “pulling” (“Moshech”), as it is a force that can pull us out of our inborn self-aimed desires, elevating us to a level where we can understand and feel the supreme laws of nature that operate our universe and our lives.

This force called “Messiah” illuminates and expands through special people or a special generation, unraveling the laws of nature to us people here in our world.

There are two types of these forces: Messiah ben Joseph (Messiah son of Joseph) and Messiah ben David (Messiah son of David). Messiah ben Joseph is a force that prepares the public for the discovery of Messiah ben David. Today, we live in the latter’s generation.

On a physical level, we see a return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel after a long exile, and what remains is for this nation to unite according to the laws of the Messiah, i.e., the laws of positive human connection, the key one being “love your neighbor as yourself.” Then, Messiah ben David will come, i.e., the global expansion of the awareness of how to exist harmoniously according to nature’s interconnected and interdependent laws. Everyone will then know, feel and connect to the fulfillment of the Messiah’s laws in their entirety.

The coming of the Messiah means that we will feel the emergence of a new desire within ourselves, in which we will invite and attract the force of the Messiah to reveal itself in the field of our connections to each other.

Great Kabbalists throughout the generations looked forward to these times. The wisdom of Kabbalah itself is the wisdom of the Messiah. It teaches the method of revealing the laws of nature to all people in a clear manner that is close to the heart. Therefore, in the Kabbalistic texts, the disclosure of the method of Kabbalah is linked with the revelation of the Messiah. As Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam) wrote in his article, “The Shofar of the Messiah”:

The generation is worthy of it, as it is the last generation, which stands at the threshold of complete redemption. For this reason, it is worthy of beginning to hear the voice of the Shofar of the Messiah, which is the revealing of the secrets, as has been explained.

This “worthy generation” that Baal HaSulam speaks of is our generation.

“And when it is near the days of the Messiah, even infants in the world are destined to find the secrets of the wisdom, and know in them the ends and the calculations of redemption, and at that time it will be revealed to all.” – Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), The Sulam [Ladder] Commentary on The Book of Zohar, Portion Vayera, item 460.

About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon:
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