A Vision of the Future Through the Lens of History,
World Prophecies, and Spirituality Within Reason:
A Clarion Call for Comprehensive Reformation
For the Liberation and Empowerment of the People of Earth
Last Edited: 3-21-2017
What is the world coming to? That is the question asked by many people, some of whom are shocked and worried while others are fearful and still others are angry over the corruption and failure of their government.
That is why this message is about how and why we, the people, need to establish real and true Democracy with government that is actually of, by, and for the people -- good government that represents and serves us all, free of plutocratic and theocratic imposition by self-important people who think their wealth and religion entitles them to rule.
Moreover, it is about the true meaning and purpose of religion, and the need for religious freedom and pluralism with a Jeffersonian "wall of separation between church and state."
Furthermore, to establish the authority by which this message was written, it is also about how and why this is the prophesied message of intercession and judgment promised in the texts of all the major religions of the world. For even though most of the religions of the world expect their own messianic figure, the truth is that the expected one is sent to serve all, and to reveal the truth that the world needs.
What follows are a few of the prophecies of the prophets Isaiah and Jesus which are the most detailed and accurate in terms of the dilemma in which the modern “son of man,” the principal messenger for the Spirit of truth, finds himself. For even though these prophecies have been misinterpreted and misunderstood by most Jews and Christians, when seen in the right light their true meaning becomes clear for those who have an eye to see.
"Listen to me, all peoples, from far: the Lord has called me, and from the womb of my mother has God made mention of my name. And the Lord God has made my mouth and pen like a sharp sword. In the shadow of God’s hand have I been hidden; and the Lord has made me as a polished arrow concealed in God’s quiver. And God said to me: 'You are My servant, 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 righteousness is with the Lord, and my satisfaction with my God.And my God that formed me from the womb to be a loyal servant, to bring Jacob back to God, and that Israel be gathered unto God — for I am honorable in the sight of the Lord, and my God is become my strength.' Indeed, God said: 'It is not enough 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 all the nations, that My salvation may be unto the ends of the earth.' Thus said the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel: 'They shall see, and they shall lower themselves and acknowledge God; because of the Lord that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.'" –– Isaiah 49:1-7
(Clarification: The original Jacob was renamed "Israel," which means "struggles with God." God's modern servant "brings Jacob back" in that he too struggles with God and was in fact even "stricken and afflicted" by God for it, according to Isaiah. That is why he is contrite of spirit, being fully aware of his folly.)
“For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. — Isaiah 57:15
“Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.” — Isaiah 62:11
"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 [work of the] son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." -- Jesus, according to Luke 17:20-25
"I tell you the truth: I must go away, but I will send the Counselor to you. He will righteously judge the world; because I am going to heaven and you will see me no more. I came not to judge the world, but the rulers of this world must be judged. I have much more to say to you, but it is more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak of himself, because of himself he will do nothing but the will of the one who sent him. He will [write and] speak only what he hears from God, and he will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by receiving what I have received from God, and making it known to you." — Jesus, according to John 8:28, 12:47, and 16:7-15
He seeks not to exalt himself. He seeks only to deliver the message that will liberate and empower all humanity, for the truth shall set us free.
The Charter for Compassion is a natural Interfaith movement initiated by thoughtful, conscientious, educated people of many faiths, in response to the steady rise and growth of "fundamentalists" religious groups that interpret their scriptures literally and therefore tend to be theocratic.
Below you can read the Charter, and you can see and hear a video of one of its founders, Karen Armstrong. But it first should be said that wise mentality and point of view it expresses is not new, because truly wise people in the world have always been inspired by the universal Spirit of truth within us.
In a very significant way, that phenomenon increased significantly in the period historians call "The Enlightenment," also known at the Age of Reason, which inspired and motivated most of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America in 1776.
They helped make Deism, Freemasonry, other esoteric spiritual teachings and Eastern spiritual teachings accepted and popular, realizing the true intent of the great spiritual teachers, avatars and sages like Lao Tzu, Gautama the Buddha, Hillel the Elder, and Jesus of Nazareth.
Mainstream Western philosophers of the late 1700s helped to expand that trend, and they also became fascinated with Eastern culture, religion, literature and philosophy.
All that had a profound impact on the Western (European and American) cultural leaders by the middle of the 1800s, and it influenced such great philosophers and writers as Schopenhauer, Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Baudelaire, James, Shelley, and Whitman, among others.
In 1893 a Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago, and leaders from each of the great religions presented their views on life. This created even greater appreciation for Eastern religions, which were represented by notables such as Swami Vivekenanda, who spoke about Hinduism, and Soyen Shaku, a Zen-Buddhist abbot. Shortly after that, the first Buddhist society in the West was founded.
In 1925, an important and significant but far lesser known event in the U.S. was the arrival of the great Paramahansa Yogananda from India, sent to America by his guru to spread an Interfaith message and teach Hatha and Raja Yoga to Americans. And he established the Self Realization Fellowship, which is still going strong after growing significantly in the 1960s.
Such Interfaith movements were boosted by both Eastern and Western spiritual teachers in the 1960s and 1970s, and their impact still influences many of us. For example, many progressive Christians have been influenced, such as the scholars on the Jesus Seminar, like Karen Armstrong, the author of many great books like The History of God and The Battle for God, and a founding member of a wonderful Interfaith movement called The Charter for Compassion, which is as follows:
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.
It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.
We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the center of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.
We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.
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(To visit the Charter for Compassion web site, and to see a video about it, click here.
The seed of this message was implanted in the heart and mind of the author through revelations received in 1971 when he was 30 years old. He began delivering it in its early form in 1984. It was finally published in early 2002 in books written under the name of Joseph Adamson and summarized at Web sites that no longer exist (realprophecyunveiled.netfirms.com and reformationcomingsoon.bravehost.com). The author closed his site, fearing all his work had been in vain. But the articles were preserved here in 2010, and they have been edited and updated when possible. The author initially wrote under a pen name, but he is know by many names and titles by different religions as is explained in Prophecies Re: He Who Fulfills Them. He wrote under a pen name for many years, and now he also goes by the name of "J.J. Jeffers,." the name he chose as a singer-songwriter. However, he knows he and his name don't matter, because he is but a servant-messenger of God and like a blade of grass that withers and dies, while the message is an important and lasting testament and interceding judgment.