As a rule, I avoid all things esoteric. But, (and here’s the but) …
The video below is by Messianic Rabbi Shapira. While it appears to delve heavily into Rabbinical lore and even Kabbalah, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has told me to share this. That does not mean that the video is 100% correct nor that, as a rule, Kabbalah is ok. Rather, I believe the Spirit is showing me that there is something extremely valuable here for instruction.
Israel’s ultimate redeemer will be like Moses — mediator between heaven and earth — only better. Whereas Israel’s first redeemer was half man and half God, Israel’s final redeemer will be (is) all man and all God. And this mediator’s intercessory prayer controls Jacob’s Ladder, gateway for angelic access to earth and Israel’s access to heaven*. When all Israel yearns for the Messiah to come, crying out “Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord”, His prayer (of tears) will lower that ladder.
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∗ “And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” —John 1:51
Landscape with the Dream of Jacob, Michael Lukas Leopold Willmann [Wikimedia Commons]