Era of Moshiach
[Excerpt from Sefer HaMa'amarim Melukat
IV p.125 by the Lubavitcher Rebbe
as translated by Rabbi Eliyahu Touger in
"Anticipating the Redemption" Vol. II (S.I.E. 1997), pp 113-114]
the Era of the Redemption, even the miracles which are enclothed in the natural
order will be revealed. That is, mankind will be able to perceive these miracles.
addition, this will indicate a higher level of the miracles themselves. At present,
the natural order conceals the miracles because the natural order represents the
very opposite of the miraculous [even when a miracle is enclothed with it]. This
is because a miracle represents a deviation from the natural order, a change from
its ordinary functioning. Therefore [in the present era, the uniqueness of] the
miracles which transcend the natural order is more apparent.
In the Era
of the Redemption, however, the miracles which are enclothed within the natural
order will also be revealed, as it is said, "I will show you wonders".
The reason for this difference is that in the Era of the Redemption, the natural
order will be elevated, and it will also be a suitable medium for the revelation
of the infinite dimensions of the light of the Ein Sof which will be enclothed
within it. Therefore, the miracles which are enclothed in nature will also be
Thus the new dimension implied by the prophecy "I
will show you wonders" - that the wonders will be perceived - will be reflected
in the wonders themselves. At present, the miracles enclothed in nature are such
that even after the revelation of the infinite dimensions of the light of the
Ein Sof through the miracle, the existence of the natural order remains unaffected.
In addition, its thrust is directly opposite to the revelation of infinite light
(except that the revelation of the infinite light controls it and compels its
course to follow the dictates of G-d's will).
In the Era of the Redemption,
by contrast, the miracles that are enclothed within the natural order will possess
both advantages: 1) the revelation of light of the Ein Sof will be expressed within
the natural order; and 2) there will be no entity whose existence runs contrary
to the revelation of [G-d's] infinity, for even nature will be a medium [for the
expression of] the infinite dimension of light of the Ein Sof.