The great Torah commentator and philosopher, Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508), who wrote three lengthy works about the Scriptural prophecies and our Sages; sayings concerning Mashiach and the Geula, writes in Yeshuot Meshicho (Jerusalem, 5753, p.104) that it is possible that Mashiach will be taken from this world and brought into the heavenly; Garden of Eden; continuing: You should not find it difficult [to understand] that the King Mashiach will be among those who arise in the Resurrection, quoting the above Talmudic passage (Sanhedrin 98b) as proof that this can be so. Here we see the same three stages of revelation, concealment and revelation.
The Midrash (Bamidbar Rabba 11:3) says that the future Redeemer will be revealed, then concealed, then revealed again. This is quoted by Rabbeinu Bachayei and by the Chasam Sofer on the Torah (both at end of Parshas Shmot). The latter writes: This is a great test that the Redeemer is concealed [Moshe] . . . and so it will be at the time of our righteous Mashiach [that] he will be concealed after [his] revelation, as mentioned in the Midrash.
So it is with our Maran Rabbeinu Yeshua HaMashiach whom came once to do the role of the Mashiach ben Yosef (the Suffering Servant, son of Yosef), and was hidden, soon to come back to us, bringing the final redemption, in the clouds of heaven as Melech Mashiach, Mashiach ben David (King Messiah, the son of David)
So in the Good News of Mashiach (NT) we read the account of His death (Yeshayahu / Isaiah 53.8), Resurrection and ascension to the heavens till the times of Mashiach are fulfilled (Yemot HaMashiach). Mattityahu: 27:50 Yeshua cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. Then He resurrected: Mattityahu 28:6 He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come; see the place where the lord (adon) was lying. Then His coming Mattityahu: 1:9 When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. 1:10 While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing, 1:11 who also said, "You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Yeshua, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky."
Mashiach’s full revelation will be soon over due!
Mashiach’s first coming is long overdue if He has not come, as described first by the Prophet Daniel 9:25-27, According to Daniel His first coming needs to be accomplished before the Beit Mikdash (Temple) was to be destroyed! And this is why the sages wrote: “All the appointed times for the Redemption have passed.” (Sanhedrin 97b). Rav Shila says; "… all we need is to do teshuva (repent) and Mashiach comes, for all the predestined dates for the redemption have already passed." (Sanhedrin 97b).
"The school of Elijah taught: The world is to be for six thousand years; two thousand without Torah “Y’mot Tohu”; two thousand years with Torah “Y’mot Torah” and two thousand with Mashiach “Y’mot HaMashiach” (days of Mashiach) (Midrash Rabbah Gen 98:3) So the question is, if we missed the coming of the Mashiach, could it be that we do not see Him, since we have not accepted it who he was / is? Maran Rabbeinu Yeshua fulfilled the words of Daniel 9:26, and Yeshayahu 52:7-53:12
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