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A modern judgment, intervention and intercession that is actually inspired by the Spirit of truth 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 merely counsels and guides humanity to the truth, explains religious prophecies and the nature of God as much as possible, pleads for the poor, the elderly and the disadvantaged, celebrates our diversity, shows you things to come, and suggests how we may proceed forward toward a brighter future together.

It’s 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.


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"Religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions." Therefore, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make 'no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

"The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society."

-- Abraham Lincoln

 

"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

-- Albert Einstein

 

"Science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind." 

-- Albert Einstein

 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

"We [Christians] are supposed to proclaim the God of love, but we have been guilty as Christians of sowing hatred and suspicion; we commend the one whom we call the Prince of Peace, and yet as Christians we have fought more wars than we care to remember. We have claimed to be a fellowship of compassion and caring and sharing, but as Christians we often sanctify sociopolitical systems that belie this, where the rich grow ever richer and the poor grow ever poorer, where we seem to sanctify a furious competitiveness, ruthless as can only be appropriate to the jungle."

--- South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu


"Many of us have or had fathers or grandfathers who paid dearly for the freedom they fought and died for during World War II. But, even though that freedom has been eroding due to the greed and folly of spiritually blind men who deceptively claim to serve God and Country, lasting freedom, as it turns out, is ours to achieve and establish peacefully, together. All we need is the wisdom to acknowledge the way to save and improve our world, and the courage and faith to make it so."

"You see, whether evil masquerades as good in the public eye, or whether evil is cowardly and sneaky in its murderous ways, it has been and still is very powerful in its ability to slander, denigrate or even kill those who would deny it power to rule over the people. That is the main problem in the world today, and it’s why there is so much conflict and division. But evil is exposed here, and there is a way that we can finally prevent evil from dividing us and ruling over us. We can, and will, establish government that is truly of, by and for the people."

"May God bless the world and every person, every nation, every religion, every race, and every culture, and let no one keep clinging to the misguided notion that theirs is superior to all others."

 

-- The Modern Son of Man, Principal Messenger for the Spirit of Truth


The Universal Divine Imperative to Care For the Poor

Hypocrites masquerading as religious believers in God claim that government should not promote the general welfare, and they claim that the rich are blessed and that the poor deserve their lot. But just look at some of what the Bible actually says:

"Is it not [your divine obligation] to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; and when you see the naked, to cover them?" -- Isaiah 58:3-24

Defend the poor and fatherless. Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: take them out of the hands of the wicked.” – Psalm 82:3-4

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that honors the Lord has mercy on the poor.” – Proverbs 14:31

He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord; and what he has given will be repaid.” -- Proverbs  19:17

The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked care not to know it.” – Proverbs 29:7

Judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” -- Proverbs 31:9

If a brother or sister is naked and hungry, and one of you who are warmed and filled says to them, ‘Depart’ and do not give them those things which the body needs; what does it profit you? Therefore, faith without works is dead, being alone. Yes, a man may say, you have faith, and I have works, but show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:14-18)

And all that believed were together, and had all things common. They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed proceeds to everyone as they had need.” -- Acts 2:44-45

None among them lacked, for those that owned lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds from the things that were sold, and distributed them to everyone according to their need.” -- Acts 4:34-35

Then [Jesus] said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.’” -- Luke 6:20-21

“[Jesus] went to the synagogue and stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.'” -- Luke 4:18:

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’" -- Mark 10:21-22:

When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or relatives or rich neighbors, so they may invite you in return to be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid [by God].’" -- Luke 14:12-14


"None among them can be found richer than another. It is their law that all who enter the sect must divide their property among the members of the society, with the result that there is never seen among them either abject poverty nor great wealth, for, since every man's possessions are put into the common treasury, they all have, like brothers, one inheritance.”  -- Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian writing of the Essenes ( the Jewish sect to which Mary, Joseph, Jesus and James belonged, which is why the disciples of Jesus did the same thing according to the Christian book of Acts).



 Synopsis


Long ago it was 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 endowed to us by God, a truly righteous judgment would be needed at a certain point to judge and correct the world’s leaders and set things straight.

Prophets prior to Jesus of Nazareth could not indicate when that would be, even though they knew the day would come, and even Jesus could only say that it would be "at the end of the age." An article in this message on that subject speaks to that, and it reveals that the end of the age, also called aeon, olam, yuga and other words that can mean about the same length of time, is drawing near. And it's about time.

Proper, strong  judgment is needed now because greed and corruption are rampant. Proud and militant partisans and extremists fight for power. Scoundrels find refuge in patriotism. Hypocrites find refuge in religiosity. We are divided, in conflict, and at war. Our political, economic, legal and religious systems are failing. And, due to the greed, self-interest and vain folly of a self-righteous, self-important few, the great majority of us suffer the terrible consequences.

Unfortunately, as it was also foreseen and foretold, while our predicament and this terrible tribulation has gotten worse as we approach the end of the age, the judgment and the 72 year old messenger who delivers it has been and still is dismissed and rejected by his generation.

The day will come, however, when the vast majority of the people will get the message and understand why a truly righteous judgment is needed. For it will liberate and empower all the people, and it will correct the political and religious leaders of the world who have brought us to this terrible state of conflict, inequity and injustice. For it was not God who caused this tribulation. It was the greed, corruption and vain folly of egocentric Man.

Part of the reason the servant-messenger of God is rejected is that most people still want a conquering hero and holy king, not understanding that the fulfillment of real prophecies is not about the rule of one man, nor is it about the dominance of one world religion or a 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 a divinely called and chosen messenger-counselor who is "hidden in the shadow of God's hand" and delivers the message from behind the scenes, and it is also about the people finally getting the message and the pen finally proving mightier than the sword.

As you can read in Prophecies Regarding He Who Fulfills Them, Christian doctrines reveal an unawareness of that and other prophecies, which is of course why Jesus said that the full truth would not be known until the end of the age. Now we may know, because real prophecies
were revealed to God's modern servant-messenger, and they are revealed here.

Fortunately for us all, the judgment, intervention and intercession he delivers is not to dictate or issue commandments. It cannot be imposed and he cannot assert himself or speak out publicly. He can only deliver the message and make people aware of it, which has been done. And it is designed not to condemn but to educate; not to punish but to correct; and not to destroy but to save.

It merely counsels and guides humanity to the truth, explains religious prophecies and the nature of God as much as possible, pleads for the poor, the elderly and the disadvantaged, celebrates our diversity, shows you things to come, and suggests how we may proceed forward toward a brighter future together.

It’s 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.

It explains how and why we need 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.

It 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, and despite crushing self doubt, he has persisted, anonymously as instructed, rather than take the path of egocentric men who think they can save the world by ruling it or exalting themselves.

He merely tells you the truth, for it is the truth and nothing but the truth that shall set us free, and the messenger was sent to provide true counsel and the promised judgment not to exalt himself but to liberate and empower you all.


More Specifically

We are divided and in conflict, and what we've been witnessing and experiencing is systems failure -- the failure of certain political, legal, economic and religious systems and institutions that have become corrupted by Man.

Because these systems are corrupt, they serve the interests of the wealthiest few at the expense of the vast majority. That is the crux of the matter.

It may get worse before we can make it better. But take heart. It's not the end of the world. It's the end of an age. Things will get better. The pen and the song will prove mightier than the sword, the truth will prevail over all the false beliefs that divide us, and the humble, gentle, peaceful and meek majority shall inherit the earth.

According to world prophecies, most of this was foreseen long ago, and certain prophets knew that the terrible predicament and horrible tribulation from which we suffer would precede an interceding judgment.

According to prophecies, the judgment is delivered by a certain man. The problem is, as was prophesied by Isaiah and Jesus, he sends his work before him but is rejected by his generation, and while there are many reasons for the rejection, it's mainly because he is not what anyone expected. 

For example, many people expect him to be a conquering hero and "holy king," but an accurate interpretation of the most specific prophecies is that he is neither. He is not holy and he is only human. He cannot seek worldly personal power and his only "weapon" is the "pen" and his songs, so he delivers his work but as Isaiah foresaw it is rejected so long that as an old man he fears all his work has been in vain.

Even though he is the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth, he is a man of sorrows and well acquainted with grief, and he is your fellow companion in tribulation. He knows that all he can do is tell the truth and deliver the message to liberate and empower the people, and he knows that the promised judgment cannot be imposed. The people need to recognize it for what it is.

He know what will save the world is not a man, nor a son of man. It is the truth, and nothing but the truth, that will liberate and empower the people, because among other things it provides a way that they may finally have government of, by, and for the people. And as soon as enough people get the message it will provide the judgment, intervention and intercession that was promised, and open the door to a brighter future. 

He knows America, the most materially powerful nation, can finally become a good example to the world, with government that uses the common wealth for the common good, promotes the general welfare ensures equal opportunities, equal rights and justice for all, and treats all peoples, all religions, all nationalities, all races and all cultures as equal. 
 
He knows we need not be ruled be an absurdly wealthy few. Contrary to what the phoney "gospel of prosperity" of the "religious right" claims, it is wrong that the wealthiest few in America own 95 percent of the total wealth of the nation while eighty percent of Americans own only five percent of the wealth. But this inequity has been allowed by very cunning people, many of whom effectively established a false idea of Christianity that turned it up-side-down.

The Reaganites and "religious right” in America falsely claim that Jesus meant it to be this way, and since 1981 they have been pushing their version of the "gospel" and claiming that the wealthy are blessed by God and the poor deserve their lot because "they are lazy and not self-reliant," as Reagan put it.

However, they are hypocrites and Theocrats, pushing false doctrine and misleading people. And that is one of the reasons Americans are divided and polarized by those who fight for power over each other in a winner-take-all partisan political system fueled by money and driven by greed.

With Truth, We Shall Overcome 

Despite the death grip on power by the wealthy, we can and will finally fulfill the real American Dream, at long last — just as soon as the truth prevails over the falsehoods, myths, and divisive, misleading rhetoric and propaganda.

We, the people, can make the dream come true because America’s government was founded on three essential ideals. One is that government should operate only by consent of the governed, another is that the people can and should alter and reform their government when it does not serve their interests, and the other is that government should promote the general welfare, ensure justice for all the people, and ensure freedom of religion by being neutral regarding religions and respecting all as equal.
 
That is why Thomas Jefferson wrote: "Religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions." Therefore, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State.

That is why Abraham Lincoln later said: "The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society." 

Armed only with truth, we the people can establish government that promotes the general welfare, religious tolerance, peace, freedom, liberty, democracy, and equal opportunity and justice for all people.

As it is, America, like many other nations in our world, is in this terrible state of conflict, division and tribulation because a very old and basic conflict persists between two very different attitudes and mentalities.

Curiously, one mentality is dominant even though it is in the distinct minority, but it has been that way throughout most of human history because it generates pride, greed, aggressiveness, and even militancy. 

Moreover, that minority mentality has been and is dominant because the majority attitude and mentality is that of relatively selfless, humble people who tend to be gentle, kind, generous, and peaceful -- and they have been called the "meek" who shall inherit the earth.

That's because good people tend to refrain from retaliation or protest, and they are usually willing to suffer while abuses and offenses seem bearable, rather than "cause trouble." They tend to be respectful, tolerant, helpful and understanding. They are often inspired to be creative, cooperative and collaborative. And the best of them are known for doing good works that are to the benefit of all people and for the common good.

The other attitude and mentality, even though in the minority, is dominant because those who adopt it are rather egocentric, self-important and self-righteous people who are driven by self-interest and even by greed (although they would call it "natural ambition"). And the greedy people not only exploit and take advantage of the meek who they consider as “weaker” people, the greedy people believe they are superior, and entitled to rule. 

Making matters worse, the egocentric feel no shame whatsoever for feeling superior and entitled to rule, whether it's because of their sense of superior judgment, or their wealth or strength or religion or race or culture. And many of them see nothing wrong in exploiting other people and even discriminating against other people in order to gain personal power, wealth, and domain.

Not that there is anything wrong with having great wealth, if and when it is fairly earned and deserved. However, there is something very wrong about being greedy and selfish, lusting for money so much that profiting unjustly at the expense of others becomes "just business" and deemed justifiable.

The greedy and selfish attitude and mentality has been chronically problematic throughout human history, and it is particularly so now. So, how do we deal with it? How can the humble and meek inherit the earth when the greedy, proud and militant fight and even kill for power?


The Judgment

In order for the humble and meek to inherit the earth, the proud and militant few and the political and religious leaders of this world who think they are entitled to rule will be exposed and rebuked, and face the judgment of a true, chosen servant-messenger of God.

Most people don't believe it yet, with good reason, but this is the judgment he has delivered before him from behind the scenes, and he is "hidden" according to Isaiah's prophecies. That's why he has been delivering the message anonymously under a pen name since 1991, and has not caused his voice to be heard as an orator in public from behind a podium or pulpit. For the truth shall set us free, and the truth lives on while the messenger withers and dies like a blade of grass.

He serves in the new name of the Christ or Ancient One in heaven, as was prophesied, and his given name is not important yet. And even though the title and name people use for him are different according to their religion, he is the awaited one, the expected one who comes unexpectedly. 

His judgment is especially necessary now because it reveals why most religious people do not actually know God, the real Holy One. For while the Lord our God is very real, as Moses wrote the Lord God is not a man nor a son of man. God is eternal, infinite, omnipresent, indescribable, and beyond the intellectual comprehension of human beings. 

However, even though we cannot fathom God, we can actually witness and experience God from within, and those who have witnessed and experienced God can say that God is the Great Spirit-Parent, which, like any good parent, loves all their children unconditionally (even when some of those children misbehave and need to be corrected). 

Even though the ancient Mosaic or Sinai Covenant established the idea that God’s love is conditional and that punishment is due for disobedience, there is now a modern New Covenant with God, as prophesied by Jeremiah, which clarifies divine intent and provides modern understanding of God’s will and of God's method of guidance and parenthood. 

Now we can say that God is the Great Spirit-Parent because it avoids assigning gender, because as even Moses wrote, "God not a man, nor a son of man," which is why Jesus of Nazareth said to his disciples, "You have not heard God's voice or seen God's shape at any time," and "God is greater than I."

However, this message is not merely Judeo-Christian. It is inclusive and compatible with all faiths, including Islam. That is why we can say that God is the eternal, infinite, omnipresent Divine Light-Energy-Source of our existence, the Supreme Consciousness, the Essence of all life and form, and the unspeakable primordial "Word" that is made flesh in all of us. 

God is not, however, a Superman-Magician who can wave a magic wand to make everything happen, for if that were true and possible, God would have surely put an end to conflict and war and established harmony and lasting peace in the world by now. 

God can work only through the thoughts, words and actions of those who become open and selfless, who are motivated by universal love and serve the familial Spirit of universal truth, which is beneficial to all.

God is a creative energy and consciousness, but the process of creation is a process of creative evolution, of life and death, of coming into physical existence and going away or dissolving, and it's an ongoing process and cycle of life and renewal.

Even so, the real truth will set us free of the bondage to war that we are in. But that will be only when peacemakers are more effective than those who believe peace can be "won" by waging war, and only when the proud and militant are faced with the real truth about how and why the humble, gentle and meek shall inherit the earth. When they understand, will we have peace.

We are in conflict, divided and at war because we have not yet learned to share the power, the wealth, the bounty of the earth, and the divine inheritance and birthright which we all should be able to enjoy. 

A large part of the reason so many of us are not able to enjoy it is because some people value personal power, wealth and domain above all. They want it for themselves and are willing to fight for it, and they do not care much for "ordinary" or "common" people because they do not realize what is truly valuable – what is necessary for the entire human race to survive, flourish, and live in harmony and peace.

That is why humanitarian spiritual values need to be taught. For we all should realize that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and the same is true for a person or a neighborhood, city, state, nation, and world. And we should realize that we are divided and our governments are falling because we do not use the common wealth for the common good

Instead, we follow a false American dream of climbing the ladder to success, and of fighting for power over each other, and we think the bottom line is about money, who "deserves" it, and who gets most of it. And we, as individuals and as a people, tend to be of two minds, and we are divided by conflicts that seem to be beyond our ability to resolve.

That is why Americans need to realize why America is sharply divided by those who feel entitled to rule, because while many Americans have done much good, some have done much bad by masquerading as good. 

A big obstacle to progress and advancement is that many Americans cling to an illusion of superiority and power, which has been the cause of hegemony. However, all the monetary and military power in the world cannot provide the victory that is needed in the world. 

That victory, when it comes, will win the hearts and minds of the people of all nations. It will be won because the people finally understand what their religions are supposed to do, which is produce peace and unite humanity rather than divide it and produce conflict and war.

The victory will be won because the people finally understand that good government must promote the general welfare and ensure domestic tranquility and justice for all the people.

Thank goodness, as the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Article 5 of the Constitution state, we have the right, the duty and the means to alter and reform our government when it does not serve in our best interests. And, since it clearly does not, we need to do so. But even though we must speak truth to power and stand up for and demand equal rights and equal opportunities, we must do it peacefully, and in the spirit of good will. 

Our victory and its inevitable outcome is drawing ever nearer, because more and more people are finally recognizing and acknowledging the crucial message from the Spirit of truth which has come at the end of the passing age, as all genuine prophets foresaw and foretold. 

Even though the needed truth and judgment is not yet welcomed or recognized or acknowledged by enough people, it is here, and the end of this terrible tribulation is coming. It has continued and gotten worse largely because many people are still misled and the truth has been rejected. While the messenger must wait, “be hidden” and “not make haste,” as the prophet Isaiah wrote, those who are self-important and self-righteous fight to maintain or win power, more and more of us are suffering because of it.


How the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

God the Great Spirit-Parent wants to save the world, but God can save the world only through us, by helping us to see why we must stop fighting each other and instead learn how and why we should love one another, cooperate and collaborate with one another, and use the common wealth for the common good.

That's easy to say, but extremely difficult to accomplish. For many blind flocks have been led astray. Many people are in denial, and it will take awhile for them to realize that what we experience are the natural karmic consequences of what we think, say and do, and what we have thought, said and done. We also suffer from the consequences of the hate, greed, corruption, wrongdoing, carelessness, foolishness and mistakes of other human beings — and from the consequences of how we all have damaged and polluted the Earth.

This world and all life on this planet are one interdependent ecosystem. When significant parts of it are badly damaged or in disharmony or out of balance, or there is widespread human pain, grief and suffering, it causes many different kinds of harmful effects on, around and within this planet. It is as if our whole world is like us, and when our body, mind and spirit-soul are not in harmony and well, we are troubled and suffer in certain ways. Consequently, Mother Earth suffers, and most of the body of humanity suffers.

However, even though in certain instances humanity has caused such terrible damage to our environment that we may not be able to repair it, this tribulation and madness need not continue because it was caused by Man, not God. And there is good reason to have hope and muster up your courage, because we can and will be liberated. We can and will correct and cure most what ails and plagues us, and we can and will get through this. In fact, we will make the world anew, which is our destiny -- and that is God's will.

The Spirit of truth is in the air and is growing stronger, despite all the misguided, misleading and even deceptive efforts to kill it by those who know not what they do. Even though it seems as if the Spirit of truth may lose once again to the deceptive forces of greed and self-interest, and it may seem like a pipe dream to think otherwise, it is not. The Spirit of truth will prevail.

Granted, it is difficult for most of us to keep our spirits up when growing numbers of us suffer from so many terrible things. Many people of conscience and empathy find it impossible to ignore all the greed, corruption, hypocrisy, bigotry, deception, conflict, division, trouble and violence in our country and around the world. It has a horrible impact on most of us, not only on our financial status, but also on our minds, hearts, and souls.

However, as soon as enough people get the message, we will be on our way toward a brighter future. We will understand the past and see how and why our present problems manifested. We will see how and why in certain ways humanity has evolved beautifully, especially in the arts and sciences and other pursuits of happiness, and we will no longer be pushed backwards by erroneous superstitious religious beliefs and the inequitable partisan political economic system.

We will realize that the conflict is about material things -- money, political power, land, territory, domain, natural resources, food and water -- because while some people want it own, control and sell things for a huge profit, others want to see the earth's bounty shared equitably and fairly. And because people fight over such things we have increasingly been suffering from many terrible things in this long and terrible tribulation, which has been steadily increasing --- especially during the last hundred years as we’ve been coming ever nearer to the end of the age.

Even so, you can be assured that if the hypocrites who masquerade as good do not completely expose themselves with their greedy, deceptive, malicious ways, they will be exposed by the Spirit of truth. For even though we who truly serve that Spirit are meek and turn the other cheek, we can still tell the truth.


Truth Will Replace Myths

The tribulation and terrible things humanity has been going through, which have increased during the last hundred years, are like the gradually quickening labor pains prior to the birth of something very new into this world -- universal freedoms, liberty, equal rights, equal opportunities, fairness, equity, and real justice for all the people. For even though some things will end so new and better things may begin, the so-called "apocalyptic end times" idea is a myth.

That myth has nothing to do with what Jesus of Nazareth actually said, because he said prophecy would be fulfilled at the end of the age (aeon) he ushered in. But the myth of the end of the world, like the threat of being damned to hell, was designed to scare people into obedience to a Patriarchal Church that turned out to serve Mammon, not God.

That myth is part of the misleading and erroneous doctrine of preeminence and superiority that was firmly entrenched in the fourth century when it established a military imperialist theocracy that claimed to be Christian even though it wasn't.

That's why it plunged Europe into what is called the Dark Ages and caused the cruel Inquisition, the bloody Crusades, and all the following military industrial imperialism, colonialism, and genocide of native indigenous peoples of the world -- all under the guise of "saving souls" and "spreading the Word of God."

That happened because the myths and erroneous doctrines established during the first four centuries after Jesus of Nazareth died survived the Protestant Reformation, and the doctrines justified many "Christian" military empires, including the American empire. 

That is why during the last 30 years certain right-wing Christian zealots in America have been very aggressively reviving it and trying to impose it, as their right-wing counterparts had done many times before in America. After all, they did it in 1800 as they fought against Thomas Jefferson, in 1823 as they justified westward expansion by claiming Native Americans had no rights to land, and in 1898 when the U.S. Government became a military industrial empire just like the preceding European empires.

Granted, most Christians see past the false doctrines and realize the true intent and meaning of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. But, unfortunately, erroneous doctrines are still being pushed by a loud minority of sanctimonious, proud, militant, power-hungry, aggressive people who claim and even boast that they are Christians, who use such doctrines to justify their theocratic words and actions. So, it is time they be faced with the truth.

 

The Real Meaning of Apocalypse

To understand the truth about prophecy we need to know that the Greek word "Apocalypse" actually means to "uncover, reveal, or unveil" the truth that has been ignored, forgotten, misinterpreted and misunderstood, and the phrase apokalupsis eschaton literally means "revelation at the end of the aeon, or age."

That is what Jesus foresaw and foretold. And while symbolic prophecies depict even more dramatic and dire events, literal real prophecies foretell the actual truth.

Jesus knew and said that the proud and militant hypocrites who divide humanity would be judged, exposed and rebuked like this, and the humble, gentle, peaceful and "meek" majority of us shall unite and inherit this earth, save it, and vastly improve it. And the modern son of man was sent to tell you why, and how.

The modern son of man is not what anyone expected, however, because he rejects a worldly throne as Jesus of Nazareth did, and he bows to the Holy One in heaven. But, he does assert his prophetic prerogative and states his prophesied mission, which is part of the reason he is rejected by his generation.

That was to be expected, and it was prophesied. After all, most people think it rather audacious (if not arrogant or even delusional) for a man to assert that he fulfills prophecies and knows the divinely inspired truth that most of humanity is waiting for. And, to make matters worse for the son of man who does know, there are many different expectations regarding a Mashiach, Messiah, Avatar, Buddha, Saoshyant, Mahdi, etc.

However, those expectations are based on misinformation, inaccurate man-made doctrines and interpretations, and myths. Therefore, the man who fulfills real prophecies does not meet such expectations, nor does he claim any of those titles.He merely says "I am what I am," a son of man, of your brethren, from your midst, and only too human.

The modern son of man now prays: "Dear God in heaven, bless the whole world and every person, every religion, every nation, every race, and every culture, and let no one keep clinging to the misguided notion that theirs is superior to all others."

Many people do not yet feel that blessing, or understand it. But the modern son of man was sent to issue judgment, tell you the truth, and show you things to come, as Jesus promised.

It has fallen upon him to be the modern messenger for the Spirit of truth, by whatever name. And you can tell the message is the truth because it does not exalt the messenger. Messengers come and go, but the truth is eternal.

The truth is that we cannot save and fix the world with band-aid solutions that do not treat the underlying infection. It must be fully exposed by the light of truth, which will prevail over the dark, divisive and deceptive forces of greed and self-interest that masquerade as good (and may even think they are good).

Only then will be able to acknowledge and exercise our true power and rights, and bring about a peaceful, comprehensive reformation of both government and religion — particularly of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For we must have pluralism and equality of religions to have real religious freedom -- with a Jeffersonian "wall of separation" between religion and government. There can be no freedom of religion without it.

However, while government must respect all religions as equal to prevent theocratic imposition, government and religions should work in concert, albeit within their own purview, to unite us and produce harmony and peace – as they should.

When enough people realize, understand and acknowledge that, then we will be able to make the changes and reforms that will unite and empower us all; liberate us from the proud and militant partisans who have divided us; establish governments that are truly of, by, and for the people, and use the common wealth for the common good.

Only then will we have lasting peace and harmony, with freedom and justice for all.

That is the real truth, and a son of man must tell the truth, even if it means he must break tradition, dispel myths and refute the doctrines of men, and consequently be despised by certain people (most of whom benefit from a corrupt system and prefer the status quo).

Those called son of man have always refuted traditional religious and political beliefs when they have become corrupted. And those called son of man are always hated by wealthy and powerful people, because he is not what they expected, or what they want, because his role is to prune their ego, and expose their error.

The ultimate victory will not be over "others." It will be over that which divides us, and it will come when we advance, evolve and progress forward by adopting a new way of choosing and establishing truly representative leadership and true democracy in governments that are truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Then, and only then, will it be a time for reconciliation, true peace-making, making amends, and establishing real justice and freedom. For then the vast majority of us will recognize the message from the Spirit of truth and realize there is a far better way than fighting for power over each other.

 

In the Meantime

Meanwhile, in these very difficult and hard times, and while we are waiting until enough people realize the truth, we need to try to keep in mind that for every dishonest and corrupt person, there are thousands of honest and good people, and that for every act of selfishness, carelessness, cruelty and violence, there are many thousands of acts of generosity, caring, kindness and love, and in many respects the world is getting better.

The world is not evil. Only a relatively few people have been corrupted, deluded, and infected with self-importance, self-righteousness and the egocentric sense that they are entitled to their self-indulgences even as other people suffer.

We need to keep in mind that most people are good even as we go through this horrible tribulation and ordeal, which was foreseen and predicted long ago by many wise seers who "saw" that we would be suffering from many terrible things — like wars, natural disasters, diseases, famines, floods, droughts, pestilence, poverty, hunger, homelessness, violence, and the economic financial disasters caused by unbridled greed and corruption.

One of the main lessons we should be learning from all the catastrophic natural disasters is that innocent people become victims of such disasters, and concerted humanitarian assistance and financial aid from all nations must be provided to effectively help the victims recover and rebuild.

Learning that lesson will help Americans learn that many of their fellow Americans have been the innocent victims of other catastrophic disasters – such as being the victim of diseases or accidents or injuries that result in exceedingly large medical bills; or being the victim of a predatory lender and having to face foreclosure and the loss of one’s home; or being the victim of corrupt and greedy business executives who cause workers to lose their retirement and health benefits, or be laid off or lose their job because their employers wanted to improve their profit margin and make themselves even richer.

Most of the suffering in the world is borne by innocent victims, and none of it is God’s fault, or God’s “will.” It is all the consequences of Man’s greed, corruption and vain folly which has damaged the earth and environment, and produced unfair and inequitable political and economic systems which are naturally and inevitably failing. And it was all predictable, and was predicted by the prophets.

Thank God, we, the people of earth can and will make amends, mend divisions, make peace, turn "swords into plowshares," clean up and protect the environment, transform deserts into new gardens, and make this world what it really should be and is destined to be.

Just remember that King Solomon of ancient Israel, renowned for his great wisdom, said that pride goes before destruction and an arrogant spirit before a fall, and it is better to be of a humble spirit than to join the proud and militant in their aggressive and offensive pursuit of the "spoils" of war.

The true purpose of all religions of the world is universal. That is clear if you consider and understand their core teachings. In fact, you will find that the golden rule is the Universal Divine Imperative: Treat others kindly and fairly, as you would want to be treated if you were them.

That has always been and always will be the essential, main rule and best advice, not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because we "reap what we sow" due to the karmic consequences of our words and actions.

That universal truth is foremost among the core teachings of most religions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, Bahaism, and even Judaism. In fact, it is perfectly clear and obvious to all truly wise, understanding, fair, reasonable, compassionate, conscientious, charitable, loving, peaceful people of good will and real faith, regardless of which religion they follow. 

Furthermore, most agnostics and atheists also understand it, because it is a universal scientific fact that every action tends to create a reciprocal reaction. And, as is often said, "What goes around, comes around."

That's why we should live by the universal divine imperative. It's not the easy way, of course, because our individual and group egotism tends to make us feel right and superior while we judge others as wrong and inferior, and it's very difficult to rise above that. But we must, because it's the correct way and the best way.

It is the truth, and nothing but the truth, that shall set us free. And our hero us us.

Consider this statement that Lao Tsu wrote in The Book of Tao (Dao): "When the best leader's work is accomplished, the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'"

That same idea was expressed in the Judaic "Old Testament" scriptures in the Bible, which advise us 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."

Similarly, the Old Testament also says, "If you want a king, you reject God," for "God is not a man nor a son of man," and "besides God there is no Savior." It's true -- absolutely, positively true.

However you perceive or conceive of Deity, there is but one Divine Holy One, which is God. Whatever you call it, and whether you regard it as one or many or all, it is still God. Every thing originated from and came out of the One, and every thing returns to the One that is God, the Source/Creator.

This is consistent with what Jesus said according to the ignored Gospel of Mary Magdalene, in which Jesus is quoted as saying that "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with one another and will again be resolved into their own roots, because the nature of matter is dissolved into the roots of its nature alone."

This is very similar to the Taoist concept of Oneness which states that "All things derive their life from it [Tao], All things return to it, and it contains them."

It is also why the great Meher Baba said: "There is no creature which is not destined for the supreme goal, as there is no river which is not winding its way toward the sea. But only in the human form can consciousness be so developed that it is capable of expressing the True Self, which is the Self of All."

However, the True Self is not our separate self-conscious ego. It’s our inner soul and spirit, which knows its Oneness with God and all humanity. That is why the current Dalai Lama has said, "The message we hear from all sources of truth is clear: We are all one. That is a message the human race has largely ignored. Forgetting this truth is the only cause of hatred and war."

The genius Albert Einstein agreed with that totally, as he despised war, and he also said: "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself as something separated from the rest... [but it's] a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness."

God is One, and we are One. And God is the omnipresent Supreme Consciousness. That's why the great Maharishi Mahesh Yogi taught that: "All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion."

These are truths that many great and truly wise people have realized, but which totally escape those who are egocentric and only think they are wise.

The enlightened ones who founded the world's religions and spiritual teaching orders have already given us most of what we need, and humanity simply needs to be reminded of the eternal and universal truths they taught, given understanding of what they truly mean, and shown what is to come.

We can and will establish justice, fairness, peace and harmony. We can and will have religious equality and pluralism. And we can and will have truly representative government, rather than be divided and ruled by partisan pretenders to the throne.

The message from our Parent God and the Spirit of truth is meant not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save. It is designed to dispel myths, expose false beliefs, expose harmful, divisive leadership, and improve the human condition for all the people of the world, regardless of their religion, nationality, race, culture, or financial status, for we are all equal in the "sight" of God.

You can have faith that we shall overcome, because lasting freedom, as it turns out, is ours to achieve and establish peacefully, together. All we need is the wisdom to acknowledge the way to save and improve our world, and the courage and faith to make it so.