Baal Shem Tov, or Besht — the founder of Chasidism —
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven.
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?"
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!"
(from a letter
written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents)
The words from this song video are from Hoshea 2:20. They are about the messianic rainbow covenant that is yet to come:
V'kharati lahem brit bayom hahu im chayat hasadeh v’im of hashamayim v’remes ha’adamah
v’keshet v’cherev umilchamah eshbor min ha’aretz v’hishkavtim lavetach
On that day, I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the birds pf the skies, and all creatures that crawl on the Earth,
and bow and sword and war I will break from the land, so that they all will lay down in safety.
You can listen to another version of this song by Amen here!
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