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
Last Edited: 12-21-2016
What is the world coming to?
Is it doomed because it has been too corrupted and damaged by Man? Have the blind led the blind to the extent that their minds and hearts are completely infected by greed, bigotry and prejudice and yet justify themselves with a distorted political ideology that was cunningly created under the guise of being religious and patriotic?
Will those who believe that their wealth or religion or race makes them superior continue to cause deeper divisions, conflicts and wars?
Or, will humanity finally recognize that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights?
Will the false prophets, false shepherds, hypocrites and demagogues who divide us and cause conflict be put in their place and be rendered powerless in the face of truth, so that the pen shall finally prove mightier than the sword, so that we may finally establish freedom, fairness, equal opportunity and justice for all the people, so that we may make real peace and transform our "swords into plowshares"?
The truth, as promised by all the genuine prophets of the world, is that truth will prevail over falsehoods and the world will be set straight by a message of wise judgment that exposes Man's errors, hypocrisy and ignorance. It does so by explaining the true meaning of religious scriptures and the true purpose of religions, and it even shows you the way to establish real religious freedom, and establish governments that are truly of the people, by the people and for the people of each sovereign nation on earth.
The problem is that the message is not yet recognized or acknowledged, because the messenger is not recognized as such. And how could it be otherwise? The world cannot agree as to the nature of a "Messiah" (or divinely inspired messenger, counselor and peacemaker by any other title). In fact, humanity cannot agree if such a one will come, and humanity cannot agree about who or what he would be or what his mission would be.
The Messianic Aspect
While it is the message and not the messenger that is important, it will help to establish his prophetic mandate as we discuss the meaning of prophecies -- especially Judeo-Christian prophecies. For example, when properly understood, the book of Isaiah reveals why Jesus of Nazareth prophesied that the "son of man" to come would “first suffer many things and be rejected by his generation.” (Luke 17:22-25)
In that instance, Jesus was not speaking of himself, but of a "son of man" to come. For while Jesus was rejected by some elders, chief priests and scribes, he was not rejected by his generation and he suffered only at the end of his life and mission, not first or beforehand. In fact, Jesus was accepted as a Mashiach or Christus by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation, even according to the impartial historian Flavius Josephus.
Now the modern son of man has first been stricken and afflicted, suffered many things, and has spent his life trying in vain to direct people's attention to the message he has delivered, fulfilling the prophecies of both Jesus and Isaiah. But humanity has been misled regarding prophecies, which is why the messenger is also a teacher who corrects those holding false beliefs and helps seekers of truth to recognize and understand it.
Isaiah 49:1-7 contains several of the most crucial and salient facts about the servant of God who fulfills messianic prophecies, for in that passage he declares that he was called and chosen by God, but he mentions being “hidden” as he has prepared and delivered the promised judgment. He admits he has spent his strength in vain and for naught, and yet he understands his strength is with God’s righteousness. And he is told that he has been chosen not merely to raise up the tribes of Jacob, but also to provide a light for all the nations on earth.
He is rejected for many reasons, one of which is that God's servant-messenger's mission cannot succeed until after the wars and after the insanity -- after the fools, demagogues, plutocrats and theocrats have been exposed for what they are, and after the world learns the truth. That is why Isaiah wrote that the servant-messenger of God sends "his work before him."
Those who have an eye to see will recognize the truth when they see it, as new light is shed upon scriptures. For example, most people are unaware that the following reflects some of what Jesus of Nazareth said and meant regarding "the one to come":
"I must go away, because I came not to judge the world but the rulers of this world must be judged. Soon you will see me no more, because I must return to God. But at the end of the aeon [or age] God will send the Counselor for the world, and he will righteously judge the world. For the Spirit has much more to say to you, but it is more than humanity can now bear. But when he, the [principal messenger for the] Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide all people into truth. He will do the will of the One who sent him, and he will write and speak the truth and tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by receiving what I have received from God, and making it known to you." — Clarifying John 16:7-16, including John 12:47 as additional qualification.)
Though shedding the light of truth serves God and all humanity, the truth about the messenger and the truth about God will not please the forces of greed, bigotry and malice who claim to serve God and Country but actually serve themselves and Mammon. But they can be thankful that the messenger, being contrite of spirit himself, is sent not only to judge wrongdoers, but also to "revive the heart of the contrite ones." For he serves our Merciful God, the Great Spirit-Parent of all.
The Crux of the Message
What you read here on this site is a summary of the anonymous written message that fulfills the promises of judgment and intercession, and it fulfills real prophecies, as distinguished from all the myths and symbolic prophecies that have confused and misled humanity regarding prophecies.
This message expresses a vision in which there will be a comprehensive Reformation that will liberate and empower the people and enable us to overcome the forces of bigotry, greed and self-interest, save our world, progress and advance forward, create real democracies and put an end to plutocratic and theocratic control, and greatly improve our government, our world, and our environment.
Granted, right now, considering our situation, that may seem impossible. The forces of bigotry, greed and self-interest have grown strong, incited and encouraged by hypocritical demagogues who have become formidable obstacles to progressive reform and real change. In America those forces prefer to cling to the Hamiltonian and Reaganite idea that somehow the wealthy are entitled to rule, and that the masses need to follow obediently in a system that has been sold to America as if it were a "Christian Meritocracy."
However, it is not Christian. In fact, it has turned Christianity up-side-down during the last several decades because it is contrary to the truth. The real truth is that the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world shall inherit the earth and establish good governments that will be truly of the people, by the people and for the people. They will recognize that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights, regardless of our financial status, ancestry, religion, race, gender, or ability. And ultimately our governments will be truly democratic republics that will represent all the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
Government representing the great and vast majority will deal with the forces of greed and self-interest, and it will finally establish equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, social justice and legal justice, and bring progress, advancement, widespread prosperity and an appreciation for our great diversity of cultures, races and religions, which will bring peace. That is the destiny of humanity, as was prophesied by all genuine prophets in the world.
However, first the truth must prevail over all the lies that divide us and produce inequity, injustice, and conflict. For in order for we, the people, to overcome that obstacle and be liberated and empowered, we must learn the truth and serve the Spirit of truth, which comes not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save.
The Spirit of truth is mighty through God for overcoming hypocrisy and lies, and you should know that to be meek does not mean weak. It means strong in principles, and strong in truth and honesty.
Moreover, there is a good reason why it has been written that "the sword of my mouth" will provide strong, undeniable, self-evident truth that will expose and correct the forces of greed and self-interest. For they must be exposed, chastised and set straight by a source of good, strong judgment -- the kind of true judgment that provides effective intercession -- the kind of judgment and intercession that was promised by the prophets, which is delivered without malice.
This is crucial because, unfortunately, the clergy of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) believe they know the meaning of messianic prophecies, but it is obvious that the three religions have many conflicting ideas about it, and the ironic fact is that none of them know. In fact, some of them have now been counted here among the “goats” who masquerade as good, charitable, patriotic, religious and right, when they are wrong and self-serving. They serve "Mammon" rather than God, and they do not understand the divine will and methodology.
The Spirit of truth also 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 Jesus of Nazareth, who both said it was the summation of the Torah (Law).
A true servant-messenger of God tells you the true meaning of real prophecies in context (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), and he tells you the true purpose of government, which shall be "upon his shoulder" only in the sense that he accepted the responsible for showing the people how to establish good, sustainable government. After all, he would be a modern educated man knowing the history of the world, and he would understand that good, sustainable government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people -- which we do not have yet.
America Can Become a Good Example to the World
America can become a good example to the world when we all realize that while America's Founders were correct in general intent, they were only able to do the best they could at the time. That is why they wisely wrote Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution so that it could become a living document to be revised, altered, improved and updated as needed. But that has not been done yet.
A substantial and comprehensive Reformation is needed in order for the U.S. Government to become a good example. It must become a real Democracy, a Democratic Republic such as the world has not yet seen -- a government administered by an executive council nominated and elected directly by the people. No more sham democracies controlled by rich Plutocrats, no more self-serving partisan political parties that leave the people no choice but to choose sides and fight for power over each other, 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.
As it is, most people have been misled and even deceived, even in America where government is actually controlled by Plutocrats and Theocrats who think their wealth and religion entitles them to rule. That 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.
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 claim and pretend 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, and Jefferson insisted that the real power ought to be in the virtues of education, knowledge and understanding. He 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 ultimately believed a rich, "meritorious Christian aristocracy" should naturally rule. And any fair, educated, progressive thinking person can see Jefferson has been proven right. All of us are created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights that should provide all of us with equal opportunities.
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 did encounter 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 deceptive 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 in effect control the U.S. Government.
But, the good majority can and will inherit the earth. 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 who realized that we the people must be able to update and improve our Constitution when needed, and provided a way to do that.
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. But current legislators will not do it for us. Instead, we, the people, need to create clear and popular demand to use our legal means to enjoy our power through representatives that we actually and freely choose.
Showing the Way to Your Liberation and Empowerment
This is not a wild idea. It is destined and was prophesied. The “apokalupsis eschaton,” which literally means "revelation at the end of the age (or aeon)," is what Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold, as did preceding prophets. But, because of erroneous expectations of a messianic figure which are based on symbolic prophecies and myths, the revelation and the judgment is at first rejected by the messenger's generation.
The truth is that, guided by the real truth and the counsel, judgement and intercession the real truth provides, we the people can and 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
The best leader is not self-important, and does not seek the spotlight. He is the messenger who truly serves the Spirit of truth and reminds you that we, the people, shall overcome and establish government truly of, by, and for the people.