Excerpted from Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok of Kosher Torah.com
...Many today look at our troubled times and see all types of Messianic prophecies being fulfilled around us. I agree that many prophecies are being fulfilled; some more profoundly than others. Yet, none of this means that the dawn of the Messianic era is immanently upon us. Heaven works according to its own calendar; therefore the actual advent of the Mashiah might be a long way off, or then again it might be tomorrow. What is certain is that prior to the coming of Mashiah, there must first be the restoration of some of the lost lines of communication (to Shamayim) that existed prior to their being severed.
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