“Moshe the ish HaElokim has the Power to bring Geulah and he is Moshiach”
Last week’s opening sicha in Dvar Malchus, parshas Vayikra, spoke of the special quality of the month of Nissan. This week’s sicha continues this concept, connecting it with special emphasis to Shabbos Hagadol, the Shabbos before Pesach. Shabbos Hagadol commemorates the uprising made by the first born in Egypt after Moshe Rabbeinu announced the plague of the firstborn. (The firstborn killed 600,000 of their fathers, see commentaries on Tehillim 136:10). As stated in Shulchan Aruch, and emphasized in our sicha, “Shabbos Hagadol was the beginning of the Geulah and the miracles” [Alter Rebbe’s S.A.].
The central concept of our sicha is that “the Geulah occurred through Moshe Rabbeinu”, who was chosen by Hashem despite his own objections (“shlach na b’yad tishlach“). Moshe Rabbeinu is the first Redeemer and the last Redeemer, who has the power to redeem the Jewish people. As stated in the Arizal (brought in footnote #20) that “Moshiach ben Dovid will merit the aspect of neshoma l’neshoma, which even Moshe did not merit. We find that the first shepherd, who is Moshe himself, he himself is the final shepherd…only that Moshiach is the neshoma l’neshoma of Moshe” [Arizal, Sha’ar Hapesukim, parshas Vayechi]. Since all students of the Rebbe know that the Nosi of the generation is the Moshe Rabbeinu of the generation, and Moshe is Moshiach, we can recognize this as an open hint to the identity of Moshiach.