The Real Apocalypse: The Revelation At the End of the Age
“Apocalypse” is a Greek word that actually means to "uncover, reveal, or unveil" the truth that has been ignored, forgotten, misinterpreted and misunderstood, and the Greek phrase “apokalupsis eschaton” literally means "revelation at the end of the age."
Of course, the common meaning of words Apocalypse and Apocalyptic are commonly misused referring to a catastrophic, cataclysmic event, widespread destruction, an epoch battle and "final" war, and so on. That is evident in all the myths told in books and movies that depict scenarios of such imagined horrible events. And the "fire and brimstone" sermons of sanctimonious right-wing preachers of gloom and doom for all "non-believers" add to all the misunderstanding.
The misunderstanding and the reason the original and true meaning was replaced was because most prophecies foresaw and foretold that prior to the revelation and subsequent judgment, there would be a terrible tribulation and “signs” that would occur prior to the coming of the modern son of man, whose revelation is the real Apocalypse.
Many of the Jewish prophets foresaw it, as did many other prophets around the world. Jesus of Nazareth said that the signs would occur or appear as the end of the age approached, and the signs would include horrible corruption, injustice and inequity, terrible conflict and division, wars and rumors of war, natural disasters and plagues, and many other terrible things.
Those prophecies of Jesus have come to pass -- all of which have been the consequences of Man's vain folly, greed, corruption, carelessness, gross errors and wrongdoing. Most of humanity has been suffering from such horrible and terrible events and circumstances increasingly during the last hundred years. And with each passing day the world becomes more dark with fear, frustration, anger, conflict and suffering, and more and more people feel more and more helpless and hopeless — even as the relative few who rule the world continue in their corrupt and greedy ways and live higher and higher in the lap of luxury.
Most of the prophecies of the world’s religions envisioned this scenario, these circumstances and this tribulation, and that includes Judaism and Christianity, upon which Islam was originally founded. For if we study the major world prophecies we can see that there is general agreement that the fulfillment of prophecy is about the world going through a terrible tribulation prior to a divine intervention or intercession, and one could say it is like going through “labor pains” leading up to a new paradigm and greater civilization being born into the world.
That divine intervention and intercession is brought about because of the revelation, the Apocalypse, and the i intercession comes with the promised judgment that will change the world -- delivered by the modern "son of man" and "Messiah," the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth Jesus said would come, to issue judgement, guide you to the truth, show you things to come, and glorify God and the Ancient One who is in heaven with God.
All religious scriptures speak of it, but egocentric, ethnocentric Man has not understood. For example, the following are true, but misunderstood.
and filled the whole earth.” – Daniel 1:34-35
– Daniel 2:44
and He will reign for ever and ever.” – Revelation 11:15
The "stone" is the esoteric symbol for the divinely inspired truth, and it is the truth that shatters the image of the pretenders to the throne --- the heads of state who represent the warlord "kings" who spend more money on the tools and the means for war than on anything else, who rule from cities ruled by a greedy wealthy few at the expense of the poor masses.
The truth and judgment delivered by the modern son of man who is God's servant, will ensure that the "pen" ultimately and finally proves mightier than the sword. But, like Jesus, he rejects the worldly throne. Instead, the son of man empowers the people so that they may establish government of, by, and for the people, and he assures the people that only God the Great Spirit-Parent reigns supreme over the world.
All nations will ultimately recognize and acknowledge the Source of all religions, the Source of our existence, which will ensure that the family of nations, religions, races and cultures will be united in common purpose for the common good, and the people's governments will actually represent them and "not be left to other people" or to plutocracies or oligarchies.
However, all those prophetic facts are not generally known because most of the people within the religions and faith traditions of the world have been taught theocratic doctrines of patriarchs who wanted, and sill want, to rule in the name of religion.
They have been led to believe in erroneous ideas and concepts established by the patriarchs of the world’s religions who have always been caught up in their idea that their understanding of their God, their religion, their culture, was the right idea of "The Truth." But few if any of them were truly enlightened in the spiritual sense, and thus many of them tended to be egocentric, ethnocentric, self-important, and self-righteous.
That is why religions are so easily distorted by sanctimonious Theocrats, and it is why theocratic religious imposition is one of the two main causes of conflict and division in the world today. That is why people are fighting over different concepts of God, over different concepts of what God’s “will” is, and over different interpretations of prophecies.
That is why God sends one son of man to deliver the promised judgment and the divine intervention and intercession -- and he does not suffer fools.
Who Delivers the Revelation and Initiates the Change?
Prophecies of the major religions speak of a certain person who fulfills the prophecies. In the Mid-East and East the prophecies originally spoke of a Jewish Mashiach, a Christian Messiah, a Muslim Mahdi, a Hindu Avatar, a Buddhist Bodhisattva or Buddha, a Zoroastrian Saoshyant, and so on.
Ancient prophets of the Western Hemisphere also prophesied about such a one. The Native American Hopi await Pahana, the True White Brother who will unite the world and end this great tribulation. The Mayans await the return of Kukulcan, the bearded white man who will do the same. The Aztecs and Toltecs await the white man Quetzalcoatl, who will bring peace and harmony after a very long era of terrible trouble.
As is explained in the article on Prophecies Regarding He Who Fulfills Them, all these prophecies spoke of the same person — because otherwise there would simply be more chaos, and more competition for authority and power.
The son of man, however, does not compete for it. It has already been given to him by God. But he cannot impose it. All he can do is deliver “his work before him,” but he is rejected so long he feels all his work is “in vain and for naught.” (Isaiah 49:2-7) In other words, most people do not believe him, and according to Isaiah he is even “despised and rejected.”
You see, his divine mandate and prophetic prerogative is not to do as others do. He does not cause his voice to be heard in the street. He is not an orator speaking from behind a podium or pulpit. No, no. He remains "hidden," shuns the limelight, and rejects personal power, and instead empowers and liberates the people from behind the scenes — and in doing that he fulfills all religions, not just one, and brings the people of all religions and all nations together in common purpose, for the common good.
That is the ultimate result, however, and that result is not easily achieved.
Most Christians are not aware of the real meaning of those words written in the "Old Testament." They have been led to believe that they speak of Jesus who they think will “come again,” but that is not true. They speak of the person in this passage:
"(God) has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he hid me. And God said to me, ‘You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ But I said: 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God. And the Lord that formed me from the womb to be a servant, to bring Jacob back, and that Israel be gathered, for I am honorable in the sight of the Lord, and my God is become my strength.’ ‘Yes,’ the Lord said, 'It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the offspring of Israel. I will also give you for a light of the nations, that my salvation may be unto the end of the earth. For thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, the Holy One, to him who is despised of men, to him who is abhorred of nations, to a servant of rulers: kings shall see and arise, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” – Isaiah 49:2-7
When seen in the proper light, you can see those words refer to a Messiah who is not like what the Jews and Christians and Muslims expect. Isaiah speaks not of a mighty warrior, but of a man who is hidden and has labored in vain, who is contrite of spirit and is spent. And he is despised, abhorred by nations, until something happens that he is finally recognized.
He is the same person Jesus of Nazareth was speaking of when he said the following about the coming of the son of man:
"The days will come when people will want to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. So they will look here and there, but do not follow them. For as the lightning lightens all parts under heaven, so shall also the son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." — Luke 17:20-25
How could the son of man be like lightning seen all over? The Internet, of course. And Jesus was not speaking of himself in that instance, because Jesus said he had to go away and be seen no more. Moreover, he was accepted by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation, and he suffered not first or beforehand, but only on the last day of his life, after he had completed his mission.
That is why Jesus also said: "If any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ... For as the lightning flashes from here to there, so shall also the coming of the son of man be." (Matthew 24:21-27)
All these prophecies about his rejection and suffering have been fulfilled, and he sends his work before him electronically, like lightning. And as long as he is still rejected, the people who have nearly ruined the world still fight, and rule.
And we know why they still rule. They have most of the money, and they have perpetuated and expanded a political economic system that enables the wealthiest few to rule and guarantees that they will rule.
Meanwhile, the servant-messenger of God is still rejected because of two major reasons: 1) Most people dismiss him as just another religious nut, and 2) many proud and militant Christians and Jews and Muslims insist that a holy messianic figure will come as a might warrior to conquer their enemies and win glory for their particular religion, over and above all others.
The Revelation at the End of the Age
The judgment and truth the world needs comes thanks to the gift of revelation given to the modern son of man, because he was shown not only the actual reality of God when he was 30 years old in 1971. Since then, after many years of contemplation and many years of self-doubt and personal testing, he has been shown the true meaning of the prophets, including Jesus of Nazareth, and he was given the key to the door of our future, because he was also shown why and how the humble and meek shall inherit the earth.
He has provided that counsel and that judgment, but he cannot impose it and he cannot exalt himself. Therefore, the responsibility for actually bringing about the needed changes is yours. It is the collective responsibility of humanity. For while he liberates you all, he also empowers you all, and shows you how to establish government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
This is consistent with the biblical advice to "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."
It is also consistent with the wisdom of Lao Tzu's Book of Tao, which states: "When the best leader's work is accomplished, the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'"
However, it is not merely your responsibility to follow his suggestions to liberate and empower yourselves and implement the plan. It is also your responsibility as a people and as members of the family of humanity, to learn the lessons of history so that you do not keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
You see, what we are witnessing in the world has happened many times before, because people have always desired and they have always had to fight for equality, justice, freedom and independence. And people are still doing it because their governments are still ruled by the wealthiest few who have gained immense personal wealth and power, and abuse it at the expense of the majority.
Of course, in the "democratic" countries the people are pacified by the hope that their interests will be served if their partisan political party can win the next election. But that has increasingly proven to be a false hope and a false promise of democracy. It is sham democracy.
In fact, none of the traditional systems of leadership are working. For while some people think partisan party politics will do the trick if only they can achieve victory over the opposing party, some other people think the only answer is in some form of Communism, and while still other people think that Religious Theocracy will establish good and righteous government, they are all wrong.
Partisan party politics and competition for the “throne” of chief executive only perpetuates conflict, division and instability, and while it may create the appearance of having the "consent" of the people, it does not produce real democracy. Secondly, while Marx was justifiably angered at the European capitalistic nobility and aristocracy, it is wrong to establish totalitarian rule replacing one kind of tyranny with another. And thirdly, "good theocracy" is an oxymoron, because true servants of God do not seek to rule the people. Rather, a good servant of God seeks to counsel, encourage, liberate and empower the people.
Thank God, the fulfillment of world prophecies will mean the end of the divisive vicious cycle of fighting for power over others, because the prophets foresaw and foretold that this state of conflict and division will end as soon as divinely inspired judgment is recognized and acknowledged. For it will provide intercession, and it will enable humanity to be empowered, liberated and united in common purpose.
Unfortunately, neither the son of man nor our God can make it happen. God, through the Spirit of truth, is trying to put it in your hearts to make it happen, but it will happen only when enough human beings get the message and abide by God’s Universal Divine Imperative that we find in all of our religious texts, which is basically that we should treat others as we would want to be treated if we were them.
But it will happen, because the end of the age is drawing ever nearer. Whether you call the passing age the Christian Dispensation, the Piscean Age, the Kali Yuga, or some other term, it is coming to an end, and a new one will begin wherein all religions will become what they should be.
We are in the "cusp" of change, and it is very gradual. We began to feel the effects of the new age at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, which have been steadily increasing, and we will still feel some of the lingering effects of the passing age during the Twenty-First Century, although they will decrease to the extent that we advance and progress.
All this was foretold in our religious texts and prophecies, but it would have happened and will happen anyway because human beings naturally desire peace and freedom, and wise human beings understand that in order to have peace and freedom, we must have equality, equity, fairness, and justice for all.
That’s really what it’s all about.