Another point worth mentioning are the last two words of the Haftarah from Isaiah Chapter 60. It ends with בעתה אחישנה, in it's time, I will hurry it. This refers to Messianic times and what it will take for the Mashiach to come. The Talmud clarifies this apparent contradiction. Either Hashem will hurry the Mashiach or he will come in its time. If we deserve it, the Mashiach can come in a minute. And if they don't deserve it, he will still come but at the designated time as Hashem sees fit. Most opinions are that we are living in the period of בעתה, where Hashem has decided that it's time for the Jewish people to come home and rebuild the Third Commonwealth even though we don't deserve it. Enough Chilul Hashem and enough darkness in the world. The time of Mashiach is very near. All of the signs are there. We only need to open our eyes.