This video was taken in November 1991, about four months before the Lubavitcher Rebbe suffered a disabling stroke, and less than three years before he died.
There are two very revealing things in this video.
First, the women approaching Menachem Mendel Schneerson declare to him that they have accepted him as their messiah. They do this on behalf of the “whole Lubavitch Women’s Organization accepting the Rebbe as King Moshiach” as they present their Rebbe with a box filled with hundreds of women’s signatures confirming their belief that he’s the messiah.
Second, and more revealing, is the Chabad Rebbe’s reaction to the absurd claim. Instead of correcting these misguided women, he tells them: “Well done. This activity should have great success and you should increase and strengthen it until you go to G-D in Zion with the complete redemption.”
From the video notes:
Uploaded on Aug 22, 2011
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson accepets role as King Messiah.
1. Shows that The Rebbe accepts that he is The Righteous King Messiah
2. Shows that we should encourage people to sign their name to the fact that The Rebbe is The Righteous King Messiah
3. Shows that these directives are not only relevant for a particular point in time and that somehow it doesnt apply now 20 years later, it shows that we need to continue this activity till we “go up to tziyon with G-d”
4. Shows how The Rebbe King Messiah Blesses those who fulfill the above.
Prophecy of the Rebbe King Messiah:
“Immediate Redemption. Behold! the Messiah has come.”
Regarding messianism, my Chabad outreach rabbi told me it was “just a few crazies.” It was one of the earliest lies I was told as an uninformed returnee to religious Judaism.