A Jeffersonian Vision of the Future
Through the Lens of History, World Prophecies, and Spirituality Within Reason
Copyright © 1984 - 2016 The Initiative for Universal Peace, Freedom and Justice
“ ... and the government shall be upon his shoulder ...” — Isaiah 9:6
So, the responsibility for establishing good government is his. However, he understands that good, sustainable government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Moreover, he has realized that it must be a real Democracy, a real Democratic Republic with government administered by an executive council nominated and elected directly by the people. No more false democracies ruled by Plutocrats, and no more corrupt and divisive elections to enthrone a pretender who is really a partisan contestant for the throne who does not represent all the people.
Who says so? The original Hebrew text says: “and his name shall be called counselor, adviser, messenger, intercessor, arbitrator of Peace," and other original verses make his role very clear. And when you understand real prophecies (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), you will see that he is a messenger, a servant of God called and chosen to “bring Jacob again” (Isaiah 49:1-5), so he struggles with God, and he is not a holy man nor a king. He is your fellow servant, from your midst.
The work he sends before him reveals how and why the people of this world shall be liberated, empowered and enabled to establish governments that will actually be of the people, by the people, and for the people, so that governments will actually serve the interests of the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
Unfortunately, most of us don't have good governments because we have been misled -- to put it mildly.
Even the American government is actually controlled by Plutocrats and Theocrats who think their wealth and religion entitles them to rule, which is why the U.S. Government has enabled and catered to the growing number of Billionaires while producing the highest child poverty rate in the industrialized world. And while the wealthiest few are given tremendous privileges and enabled to become incredibly richer, the middle class shrinks, the working poor population grows, and increasing numbers fall into poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Our world is ruled by governments that are controlled by a wealthy few who are driven by greed and self-interest, and they not only think their wealth entitles them to rule. Many of them and other bigoted and hypocritical people also think their religion, race and nationality entitles them to rule. And they have made this world hypocritical and corrupt, to say the least.
Deep in our minds, hearts and souls we know what is wrong, and we know how things should be. We know that good governments would ensure that the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world would inherit the earth and enjoy equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, widespread prosperity, peace, and justice for all the people. But we also know why things are not the way they should be, because our nation and much of our world is controlled by hypocritical people who serve "Mammon" and themselves, while claiming and pretending to serve God and Country.
Some good men tried to change that in 1776. They signed a the American Declaration of Independence declaring that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights to be secured by government of, by, and for the people. And it is clear that John Adams helped Thomas Jefferson write that Declaration and they were like-minded at the time, because privately Adams wrote the following:
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men. Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require.” -- John Adams, 1776
Of course, at the same time the wealthiest few who were driven by self-interest sought to perpetuate the aristocratic British political economic system wherein money was power, while those holding progressive democratic views argued against that. In fact, Thomas Jefferson argued with Alexander Hamilton insisting that the real power ought to be in the virtues of education, knowledge and understanding. Jefferson even argued for public education through college and university, so that all the people could live up to their full potential on a level playing field, while the banker Hamilton believed a rich, "meritorious Christian aristocracy" should naturally rule. And any fair, educated, progressive thinking person can see Jefferson has been proven right.
In arguing against those who thought their wealth entitled them to rule, Jefferson tried to deal with the same kind of hypocrisy that plagues the world today. That was even demonstrated in his arguments against "religious" Theocrats who felt that their religion entitled them to rule. He made it very clear why Article 6 and the First Amendment of the Constitution were written to build a "wall of separation between church and state," which was clearly needed to prevent Theocracy and ensure Democracy. But the Theocrats ignored him, and some even slandered him. That is why Jefferson even said that theocratic clergy “have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man," and Jefferson swore “upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
Unfortunately, sanctimonious Theocrats, like greedy Plutocrats, are relentless, and in time they found a way to rule anyway. They do even now, due to the aggressive partisan right-wing political action they've been able to take.
Of course, the forces of greed and self-interest encountered resistance and temporary defeat between 1933 and 1969 due to the success of progressive democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. However, since then, and especially since 1982 when Reaganism and the phony Reaganite "gospel of prosperity" infected America, they have succeeded completely.
That is why today in 2016 the wealthiest few rule totally and the great majority of us suffer the consequences. It is because Jeffersonian principles, which Abraham Lincoln said are "the axioms of a free society," have been utterly ignored by the Theocrats and Plutocrats who control government.
But, the good majority can and will inherit the earth. We the people of the world can liberated, empowered. We can establish governments that will be of, by, and for the people. And our governments will serve the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
This is true because the author of this message serves the Spirit of truth and wisdom, which comes not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save. It teaches us the Universal Divine Imperative, which is to treat others as we would want to be treated if we were them. That imperative is common to all religions, and it is much like the Golden Rule taught by Hillel the Elder and the Mashiach Yeshuah ben Yosef (Jesus of Nazareth), who both said it was the summation of Torah (Law).
The truth about religions and governments will bring Reformation, and America can lead the way and become a good example. Americans can accomplish a comprehensive reformation of government legally, and perhaps even peacefully, due to the wisdom of America's Founders. For they wrote Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution realizing that it must be a living document, to be amended, revised, updated and improved as need be.
That need is great right now, and we need to take action to create a huge progressive populist demand for reformation to put an end to the plutocratic rule of money, and end to the offensive drive toward Theocracy, an end to divisive partisan political contest for power, and an end to the presidential form of monarchy. Instead, we, the people, need to create the legal means to enjoy our power through representatives that we actually and freely choose.
Now, if it matters to you, the author of this message is a called and chosen servant-messenger of God, and he received the “apokalupsis eschaton,” which literally means "revelation at the end of the age (or aeon)." That is what Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold, as did preceding prophets. But the messenger is not what anyone expected, because their expectations of a messianic figure are based on symbolic prophecies and myths which misguide the Abrahamic religions especially.
The truth is that, guided by the real truth and the counsel provided in the promised message of judgement and intercession the messenger has delivered, we the people will save, liberate and empower our selves. Just consider the following two jewels of wisdom:
"Be wise and consider the ways of the ants, which having no guide, overseer or ruler, provide food in the summer and gather in the harvest." -- Proverbs 6:6-8
"As for the best leaders, the people do not notice them. When the best leader's work is accomplished, the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" -- Lao Tzu, The Book of Tao
That leader is here, though he is old now and due to many afflictions doesn't have long to live. But he leads through divinely inspired written, spoken and sung words, which are meant merely to show you the way.
About the Message
Our predicament and this tribulation has increased as we have approached the end of the age, and it was foreseen and foretold, or prophesied.
However, it was also foreseen and foretold that in order for the humble, gentle, kind, generous, peaceful and “meek” majority of people to inherit the earth and enjoy the birthright with which we've been endowed by our Creator, an authentic, truly righteous judgment would be needed to set things straight.
That is because proper, honest judgment is needed to correct the political and religious leaders of the world who have brought us to this terrible state of inequity and injustice -- because it was not God who caused this tribulation. It was the vain folly of Man.
However, even though a judgment and a divine intervention and intercession was prophesied, it is not as most religious people expected. For while they want a conquering hero and king, the fulfillment of real prophecies is not about the rule of one man, nor is it about one world religion or one world government. Moreover, it has nothing to do with a so-called “holy war” or magic, or anything supernatural.
The fulfillment of prophecy is about truth, love, reason and justice overcoming false beliefs, hate, bigotry and injustice. And it is about the pen finally proving mightier than the sword.
Fulfilling prophecy, the author of this message is a man of sorrows, well acquainted with grief. He is from your midst, and of your brethren. And he is not a holy man. In fact, he is a contrite son of man who is painfully aware of his failings and mistakes, and realizes his limitations, impotence and helplessness to deal with the elements that are causing such horrific suffering, death, and destruction in our world.
He knows that all he can do is tell the truth and deliver this promised judgment, and trust in God that as soon as enough people get the message it will provide the intervention and intercession that was promised. For it is the message that is important, not the messenger, and it is the truth, and nothing but the truth, that will set us free.
The judgment, intervention and intercession is not to issue commandments. It cannot be imposed, and it is designed not to condemn but to educate; not to punish but to correct; and not to destroy but to save. It is merely to counsel and guide humanity to the truth, explain religious prophecies and the nature of God as much as possible, plead for the poor, the elderly and the disadvantaged, celebrate our diversity, show you things to come, and suggest how we may proceed forward toward a brighter future together.
The judgment and the fulfillment of prophecy is about the liberation and empowerment of the people, so that we may finally become the family of religions and races and nations with governments that will be truly of the people, by the people, and for the people, at long last.
The promised judgment helps us understand that only God the eternal, omnipresent Great Spirit-Parent reigns Sovereign, above all human beings (including he who delivers the message). And it explains that the fulfillment of prophecy is to bring about a reformation of our religions and our governments so that they will use the common wealth for the common good, promote the general welfare, and ensure domestic tranquility, pluralism and freedom of religions, equal rights and opportunities, and justice for all the people.
That is what this comprehensive message and judgment is all about, and the message cites Judeo-Christian scriptural evidence merely because Christianity is the largest religion in the world and the most powerful, but the message is universal in scope and appropriate for all religions.
The messenger began delivering the message in 1984, but, as was prophesied, he is rejected by his generation. Meanwhile, spiritually blind leaders still lead their blind flocks astray because the greatest refuge of a scoundrel is patriotism and the greatest refuge of a hypocrite is religiosity, and the proud and militant have claimed that their religion or nation or race or culture is superior to all others, or that their wealth entitles them to rule. But, they are woefully wrong.
Know this, that it is the truth, and nothing but the truth, that shall set us free, and the messenger was sent to provide true counsel and liberate and empower you all.