Yet Another Rav Chaim Kanievsky Statement on Mashiah
Translation of the Kooker article:
This isn't the first time that visitors to Maran Sar Hatorah Haga'on Rav Chaim Kanievsky's home have heard from him about the need to strengthen oneself and to prepare to greet the face of Mashiah. However, it was learned by Kooker that Haga'on Rav Chaim Kanievsky used a rare expression when Haga'on Rav Moshe Blau brought the book he authored on Shemitta "Pa'amei Moshe" before him. Haga'on Rav Chaim said, "Now make a book about Yovel."See also the previous statement said in his name
One of the visitors of Rav Chaim Kanievsky who was present at the meeting told Kooker what transpired in the rabbi's room:
Rav Moshe Blau, on Friday, about an hour and a half before Shabbat started, went up to the Rav's home to present the new book that he wrote about Shemitta - Pa'amei Moshe. First, he waited about 10 minutes until the Rav lifted his eyes up from a book, and when he presented the book, Haga'on Rav Chaim said, "Now, publish a book about Yovel." Those who were standing in the room were amazed from the statements which symbolize that we are closer than usual to the coming of Mashiah and are currently in Hevlei Mashiah.The response, which came to us from testimony of someone who was present in the room, is a rare expression from Haga'on Rav Chaim. The one who heard it, who stays often in the home of Haga'on Rav Chaim, added that the members of the household were left shocked by the surprising response.
The associate added that he built up the courage to ask Haga'on Rav Chaim, "From where does the Rav know that Mashiah is at the doorstep?"
Haga'on Rav Chaim answered, "הִנֵּה-זֶה עוֹמֵד, אַחַר כָּתְלֵנוּ--מַשְׁגִּיחַ מִן-הַחַלֹּנוֹת, מֵצִיץ מִן-הַחֲרַכִּים".
Someone who was present in the room asked, "Shelomo Hamelech said this over 3000 years ago. How is this connected to today?"
Haga'on Rav Chaim answered, "He said this then, but he meant it for today."
At the end of our conversation, the associate denied the false reports that were publicized in the name of Rabbanit Leah Kolodetsky that Mashiah was revealed to her father and said that we have a great war before us before the Geula comes on Motza'ei Shevi'it. The associate related that Haga'on Rav Chaim was asked about the story and said, "Falsehood and lies. It never happened and was never created."