Question from Facebook: You claim that the Messiah is a force and not that a person becomes it.
A person who achieves the qualities of bestowal and love with the help of this force has made a complete inner correction. By attaining that level, he can also be called a Messiah.
Question: Wasn’t that what they called great Kabbalists, including the Ari, during their times?
Answer: Yes. In other words, it is a person who has a force assisting him to completely correct himself. But it doesn’t mean that given this, he is now also able to correct others because freedom of will remains and each must do this for himself.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 11/23/17