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This source attributes your explanation to the Divrei Shmuel in the name of the Rebbe of Chortkov. I also heard approximately this interpretation in a recent shiur on Parshas Vayechi by R' Fischel Schachter, who said he thought it was from the Chasam Sofer. He begins discussing this at around 11:30 into the shiur.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains as follows (Likkutey Sichos vol. 20 pg. 228): When Yaakov's sons would hear that Moshiach was not scheduled to come for a long time, they would have realised that some considerable additional effort was needed to bring him sooner - as the Talmud states that through additional merit the Redemption comes earlier (Sanhedrin 98a). ...
I one heard Rav Yitzchak Grossman from Migdal Ha'Emek (the "Disco Rabbi") gave a fascinating answer to this. He said that when a Novi has a nevu'ah about the future, his whole spiritual essence connects to that time he is being misnabeh about. Being that the time of Moshiach's coming is at the height of Hester Panim in this Galus, it was impossible for him ...
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