In the footsteps of the Messiah insolence will increase and honor dwindle; the vine will yield its fruit [abundantly] but wine will be dear; the government will turn to heresy and there will be none [to offer them] reproof; the meeting-place [of scholars] will be used for immorality; Galilee will be destroyed, Gablan desolated, and the dwellers on the frontier will go about [begging] from place to place without anyone to take pity on them. [Talmud, Chapter “Sotah” 49:6].
In the world a sum total of two states exist, upper and lower, and from them the birth of the next step is possible.
The first state is one in which the upper force is revealed to man. People wait for it, yearn for Him, understand and grasp what they attained. This state is called the “way of Torah,” the way of the Light, of recognition and wisdom, and we paved it by ourselves by restricting time and inviting upon ourselves the developing forces of nature.
But in the other state, it is the opposite: Man denies it completely, enters into his ego, and does in it whatever he wants. The land of Israel or the desire for the Creator, for bestowal and love, is not important to him. This state is completely opposite to the first state, and when we come to its completion in a hardened state, it is then that we are ready for the revelation of the Messiah, because even the smallest Light will show us our ultimate futility and we will begin to feel the need for the bestowal of the Upper Light on us.
Such a contradiction between the situation in the present and the future state can be felt as a very strong yearning by a person for the next degree, or on the contrary, a complete distancing from it. Then a tiny quantity of Light will be enough for us to see that we are in darkness. And without it we will not feel anything.
Today we don’t feel that we are in darkness at all, as if we don’t have eyes, there is no Light. And if He will illuminate a little, we will feel darkness. And if not, then it will be enough for us with what we exist. This is our world now.
Remark: But complete darkness is prior to the coming of the Messiah.
Answer: Meanwhile we are not in complete darkness because everything is measured against man. Therefore, if man does not determine his state as complete darkness, we will not be able to talk about it.
Humanity needs to determine the two states. The regular feeling of darkness by people is because of the pressure of the Kabbalists and from the masses. They were able to torture and slaughter the Kabbalists. A state like this of humanity is one of the signs of the coming of the Messiah.
Question: So why is the Messiah not coming?
Answer: The people did not understand it; they only saw the terrible execution of Rabbi Akiva, without understanding that he is making the last step to eternity. Precisely at this time came the death of twenty four thousand of his students and the destruction of the temple.
And also today, the people do not understand yet in what period they live. People don’t feel that they need the force of the Messiah. Therefore we need to teach and educate them and disseminate the method of connection and unity.
From KabTV’s “Will the Messiah Come?” 11/14/14