The messiah is inhabited by The Divine Soul. By living a pure life your soul can be added to the soul of the messiah, removing you from the cycle of reincarnation and allowing you to reach Moksha (enlightenment and oneness with god.) There is one truth but the paths are many- every soul is different and as such each soul has their own path in the service of the Empire. We should be content with the role we are given in life, contentment leads to good Karma and a more prosperous reincarnation.
They are guides rather than leaders.
Believe that all souls are reincarnated, if you’re born into a position of privilege its because of good karma.