One of the important subjects raised in the film is the idea if a "redeemer". The plot of the film is built around the character of the hero –Neo, fighting as the emissary of "enlightened" humanity against the consciousness that took over the world.
In a dialog with the Architect in which Neo tries to understand the rules of the game and the essence of the characters in it including his own, the Architect tells him that his soul in a general soul, expressing the sum of all souls in the Matrix that refused to accept the prison of the illusionary show they produced. We discover that his strength derives from the fact that he is the sum of all human desires for liberation from the jaws of slavery to the matrix and its agents.
In a conversation with Morpheus, shortly after his release, Morpheus tells Neo that his soul was here before – a long time ago. In its first appearance it discovered its ability to resist the forced conception inserted into every baby's mind born in the matrix, to rinse it and stand clear and clean, and break through the limits of the imaginary simulation. This recognition gave his soul powers beyond the rules of the physical/ digital world and enabled it to rinse and clean the minds of other souls on their way to awakening – spiritual and physical liberation from the giant mental prison. He also tells him that, since then, it reincarnated in this reality several times in different appearances, each time promoting the liberation war a little further.
However, since every time it appears, it knows not its powers and abilities, some of the warriors of Zion have taken it upon themselves to search for this soul between all souls of the world in order to awaken it, guide it in the many trials it has to go through, and help it find the powers within it. Because of this soul's important role in the "redemption", the warriors of Zion are willing to give their lives for its discovery and preservation.
This of course, is a modern adaptation of the longing of thousands of years to the reappearance of the yearned for Messiah. The film does not hide it either, after smith blinds the physical eyes of Neo, he calls him "The blind Messiah".
The image of the redeemer started with Moses – called by the Kabala teachers – the "Daat" (wisdom) of Israel. This notion enfolds the generality of the Messiah's soul representing the consciousness of the entire people of Israel, as he is told: "Go down, for your people have sinned" (לך רד כי שיחת עמך)– you cannot stay in this high level because the people you represent have fallen.
Moses goes through several trials preparing him for this role, while the guiding line of all of them is his willingness to give himself up for the whole of Israel.
Moses, as Neo, stands in front of the possibility of giving up this problematic people and build a better one, but Moses, as Neo, would not hear of such a possibility and informs that if the people will not be forgiven, he is willing to be erased from the book of the creator.
The guiding line of his character is devotion for the whole and humility.
Neo's name, aside from the Latin translation: "renewal" is made of the letters insinuating his role: The One. They also remarkably resemble one of the Messiah's names: Yinon.
Because of the generality of the soul of Messiah and its being made of all the souls of the people of Israel, The sages guide the warriors of Zion to awaken and wake as many as possible, since every thought speech and action of every soul in this direction, strengthens, reveals and draws nearer the reappearance of Messiah and the redemption of all.
Each one has a part in the soul of Messiah. Each and every one is Neo. Each one has the role only he can perform on the way to the personal and general redemption and liberation.
All the young warriors of Zion today are going to intensively study the code language, its essence etc. Even on account of studies that are more useful to life in the matrix, in order to, as Morpheus and the warriors of Zion do, find this one soul that can pull the whole wagon out of the mud it is stuck in for years now, give it the right preparation for this role and not loose it to the Lawyers Bar, to running a high tech company or an operation room in some hospital.