In today’s generation will everyone merit the geulah when Moshiach comes? I mean will it be like Mitzrayim where some were left behind or will today be different?
Absolutely not! No, it won’t be different. In order to be zoche to the geulah, you have to want the geulah. If people are facing Hawaii, if they’re facing far away, then Hashem says, “Stay there.” Now, it could be that the people who were born in Hawaii, they don’t know, they’re tinok shenishba, so מקבץ נדחי עמו – Hakodosh Boruch Hu will gather them together. He’ll gather them together. But those who are trying to get lost, will succeed in getting lost.
And therefore it’s so important to make sure that you get found without waiting till it’s too late. When the time will come, it’ll be too late then. Just like in Mitzrayim; when they went out of Mitzrayim those who had to remain behind said, “I changed my mind. I want to go out.” Ha, nothing doing. You missed the boat. They missed the boat. When the time comes to go out, you have to be ready for the call. You have to be prepared.
And therefore, you have to be מצפה לישועה every day. Every day! They’re going to ask you when you come to the next world: צפית לישועה – Did you hope for the yeshua? You have to hope for the yeshua. So when you say the bracha, don’t just say the words. Say, “I’m hoping for Moshiach to come. Every day, I’m hoping.” There’s a lot of work to be done, oh yes! I mean it. There’s a very great amount of work to be done! What can we do? That’s our purpose in this world. And if you utilize this world to achieve all of the great ideals with emunah chushis – it means you actually feel them and live with them – then you’re living for a purpose.
TAPE # E-104