The Spirit of God, the Spirit of Mashiach

“The spirit of G-d hovered over the surface of the waters.” (Gen.1:2) The Midrash explains that this “spirit” is “the spirit of King Mashiach.” From this we learn that G-d’s objective in creating the world, mentioned in the Torah before the creation of man, is the Messianic Era. We must yearn, therefore, for the complete fulfillment of the realization of G-d’s Divine Plan. (Lubavitcher Rebbe)