Q: So much time has passed, the prophecies have been fulfilled, so many things, yet where is Mashiach?
A: It is written in Chavakuk 2:3 “If he tarries, wait for him, for he will come, and will not be overdue."
The Lubavitcher Rebbe said that the redemption is very close, and that we do not know why it tarries from day to day and from month to month. Nevertheless, we believe that God’s salvation comes in the blink of an eye."
There are a number of dimensions to our strong belief and trust that the arrival of Mashiach is imminent.
- The signs that our Sages gave for the generation in which the Mashiach arrives have been fulfilled before our very eyes.
- All of the proposed dates found in our holy books for the arrival of Mashiach have already passed.
- We can no longer bear the spiritual hardship of the exile.
- The deep internal point in the true servants of God clearly feels that the Mashiach and the redemption are very near. The Lubavitcher Rebbe, the all-inclusive soul of our generation, reiterated this thought on many occasions.
May we merit to greet the Mashiach speedily!