Through Hashem’s great kindness, our generation, the seventh generation, has merited to reach the final moments of exile. Through the Rebbe’s efforts over the course of more than forty years, the wellsprings of Chassidus have reached the farthest corners of the earth.
Some years ago, several halachic authorities ruled that the qualifications for bechezkas Moshiach as laid out by the Rambam (Hilchos Melachim, chapter 11) have been realized in the person of the Rebbe.
The Rebbe himself, in a talk of Parshas Mishpatim, 5751, declared that the appointment of Dovid King Moshiach has already taken place.
Later, in a talk of Parshas Chaya Sarah, the Rebbe issued a clear instruction to all his emissaries to the effect that since Moshiach’s mission to bring the Redemption—that is, the mission of “shlach na beyad tishlach”—has already begun, the sole remaining task of the shlichus enterprise was to actually welcome Moshiach so that he could carry out his mission of redeeming the Jewish people from exile.
Standing now right before Yud-Alef Nissan—the Rebbe’s birthday—of the ninetieth year of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s marriage (an event which bound the Rebbe to the chassidim) and the sixty-eighth year of the Rebbe’s nesius, and bearing in mind 1) the teaching of the Sages that G-d will redeem the Jewish people with the letter tzadik (ninety), and 2) the Rebbe’s own words regarding the sixty-eighth year of the Previous Rebbe’s nesius—
“Being that we have now reached the perfection of ‘chayim’ (sixty-eight) years in terms of the length of Nesi Doreinu’s leadership (i.e., his activities and Divine service), there needs to be a fundamental increase in the chayim (life) dynamic through (among other things) the act of the people in declaring ‘Yechi HaMelech.’ The essence of this declaration is that the time has arrived for ‘Awaken and sing, you who dwell in the dust’—namely, my sainted father-in-law, the Rebbe, Nesi Doreinu—and indeed, for ‘Awaken and sing’ Dovid Malka Meshicha…
--we, the men, women, and children of the seventh generation, hereby declare with faith and conviction, “Yechi HaMelech HaMoshiach,” and wholeheartedly accept upon us the Rebbe’s eternal kingship. We bless the Rebbe with “Blessed be he who comes in the name of the Hashem” (from a verse appearing in the Rebbe’s new kapital, 118) and proclaim that the time has come for “Awake and arise” Dovid Malka Meshica—the time has come for the Rebbe to lead us, plainly and unambiguously, to the true and complete Redemption.