MOSHIACH OF THE GENERATION
My father-in-law, the Rebbe Nasi doreinu is the Moshiach of th e generation, with all the interpretations therein. Including the definition of Moshiach, as the anointed, the “chosen,” the Nasi , and the literal meaning of Moshiach.
Being that the the Nasi in every generation is the Moshe in every generation, and Moshe is the firs t redeemer and final redeemer [Moshiach] , and he is the “yechidah haklolis” of the generation. As the Arizal explains, that “yechidah” is the level of Moshiach.
(Likkutei Sichos v. 29 p, 360)
THE SEVENTH GENERATION
In every generation someone is born from the offspring of Yehudah who is fit to be Moshiach; According to the testimony of my father-in-law the Rebbe Nasi doreinu , [who is the only shliach of our generation, the only Moshiach of our generation], that all prerequisites have already been fulfilled... the only shlichus that now remains to be done, is: To accept and greet Moshiach tzidkeinu in actuality, so that he should be able to complete his shlichus in actuality, and take out all Jews from golus !
... As it was in the previous generation, that my father-in-law the Rebbe was united and became one with his father, so too the shliach of our generation my father- in-law the Rebbe Nasi doreinu becomes one and unites with his successor, so that we have the complete “seven branches of the menorah,” we have all seven generations .
(Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sara 5752)
As long as they’re talking about “Emunah” (faith ) in Moshiach! When the Previous Rebbe publicized his “kol koreh” (proclamation) of “l’alter l’teshuvah l’alter l’Geulah,” this announcement made great waves, and stirred up quite a commotion.
This became the talk of the day amongst American Jews, who were quite complacent until then to the issue of faith in Moshiach. At that time the Rebbe once entered the room of the Previous Rebbe, and the Previous Rebbe asked him: “What are Jews talking about in the streets?” The Rebbe evaded the question.
However the Previous Rebbe persisted, and repeated the question several times. When the Rebbe wasn’t able to evade the question any further, he said to the Previous Rebbe: “They are speaking that the Rebbe [Rayatz] decided that he is Moshiach!” To this the Previous Rebbe responded: “It doesn’t matter, I don’t care, as long as they are talking about the “emunah” in Moshiach!”
(Told by the Rebbe to Rabbi J.J. Hecht. Yemei Melech v.2 p 681)