REDEMPTION:

 

 

“I will be like dew for Israel; it will blossom like a rose.” (Hoshea 14:6)

 

 

Dew is a great gift from Hashem because it only has beneficial powers and a rose requires a large amount of water. Hashem will give us great sustenance and make us flourish.

 

 

“If not for Hashem, Who was with us when men rose up against us.” (Psalms 124:2)

 

 

People always feel that their friends and family will always be there for them, but in reality Hashem is our only true unconditional friend that could never turn against us.

 

 

“And some of them of understanding shall fail to try them and purge and make them white until the time of the end, because it is yet for a time appointed.” (Daniel 11:35)

 

 

There have always been people who felt they could predict the redemption. They calculate and estimate but their science is not truthful and they find they can’t change Hashem’s will with a calculator.

 

 

“If they merit [it], ‘I will hasten it’” (Yeshayahu 60:22)

 

 

We take the idea of the Moshiach coming for granted and just assume it will happen over night. It must be worked for and deserved.

 

 

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet…” (Malachi 3:23)

 

 

Whenever any great King or prestigious person enters a room they are announced in order for those awaiting them to be prepared. Elijah is an important step in the announcing of the Moshiach for us to make our final preparations.

 

 

“If I forget you, O Jerusalem, [then] let my right hand [its skill].” (Psalms 137:5)

 

 

For someone to loose their right hand given that it is the dominant hand is one of the biggest looses for them. They would be helpless in carrying out even the most simplest of tasks. Without Jerusalem we are too helpless and incapable of life and avodas Hashem.

 

 

“Many of those who sleep in an earth of dust shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.” (Daniel 12:2)

 

 

When the entire deceased are resurrected they will get whatever they worked for when they were alive.

When Moshiach comes, we will finally recognize our own strength as the chosen of Hashem. If only we would recognize it now, we would strengthen ourselves as a holy nation and bring the redemption.

 

 

“Walk about Zion, and encircle her; count her towers.” (Psalms 48:13)

 

 

A person should always look and count the righteous people that are standing around them. When Moshiach comes, we will realize the good in one another. Every Jew is an entire world and a tower of mitzvos. Let us begin counting the merits of others as it is because of judging other Jews unfavorably that the geulah is hampered.

 

 

“His splendor shall reign like [that of] a bridegroom.”(Yeshayahu 61:10)

 

 

A groom has splendor because people are talking about him in a positive light. They search for his goodness and find it. Hashem’s splendor is even more revealed and yet we fail to make Him King.

 

 

 “Then will our mouth will be filled with laughter, and our tongue with song…” (Psalms 126:2)

 

 

We will laugh when the redemption comes as we will realize how easy it was for us to have brought her all along.

 

 

“They will make Me a sanctuary, [and] I will dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8)

 

 

Many Kings want to be raised above their people but not Hashem. He wants to dwell with us as would a family member or a close friend.

 

 

The moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed…” (Yeshayahu 24:23)

 

 

Those who lowered themselves and were humble, Hashem will raise them up and those who had pride will be lowered. In a world of truth as we will have when Moshiach comes, a person can’t raise their stature or hide their greatness as they could in a world of confusion such as we have now.  

 

 

“You, O Hashem, are our Father, our Redeemer; Your name is everlasting” (Yeshayahu 63:16)

 

 

It is mentioned many times in Tanach how when the Moshiach comes Hashem’s name will be everlasting. How is it not everlasting now? Something can’t be everlasting if it is not appreciated deep within people’s hearts. We are so far from true love of Hashem, a love that is everlasting.

 

 

 “Rejoice with Yerushalayim, and be glad with her, all who love her… (Yeshayahu 66:10)

 

 

Only those who love Jerusalem will be able to rejoice with her at the final redemption. All others will come but feel as if still a stranger amidst a great feast.

 

 

“Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you shall go out of the city, dwell in the field, [and] you come to Babylon; there you shall be rescued, there the Hashem will redeem you from the hand of your enemies. (Michah 4:10)

 

 

A women who is in labor and then has her child, suddenly feels redeemed after the child is born. Her pain is stopped and joy rains. Without the labor pains, there could be no birth.

 

 

“Behold, your king comes to you.” (Zechariah 9:9)

 

 

How many Kings want to come down from their stature in order to be with their nations? As soon as we crown Hashem King, his palace will no longer be in the heavens but the third palace will descend from heaven to earth.

 

 

“I will no longer hide My face from them, for I have poured out My spirit upon the house of Israel.” (Yechezkel 39:29)

 

 

There is the final and great redemption and then there is the redemption of a person from their own darkness to light. When we return to Hashem, He in turn redeems us by revealing that which He had previously covered from us.

 

 

“The sound of weeping and the sound of howling will be no longer heard.” (Yeshayahu 65:19)

 

 

We are so removed from true love of another that we don’t hear one another’s cries. If only we listened, we would hear the true pains of exile. We would not be able to bare this and alone would elevate ourselves to such a level that even we could bring the final redemption.