Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Turning Your Adversaries into Allies

Today, a man in New York drove a truck through a bike lane, and so far the death toll is six. As he did so, he yelled "Allahu Akbar!" God is Great! Authorities believe it is an act of terrorism. We don't know yet if this is an act sponsored by ISIS or an extremist Muslim functioning alone.

With extreme acts of violence being perpetrated, what can restore a sense of tolerance and empowerment? 

Many Christians talk about the end times, and a prophecy for an end-times event known the Rapture. "Two will be sitting in a field, and one will be taken and the other left behind." Because of their belief in God, they believe they will be the saved. Artists interpret the Rapture as a being a time when Christians are lifted up into the Heavens. Many people all over the world believe in God, and each has his or her own cultural interpretation of their relationship with their Creator, so there is resistance to that plan.

Many Muslims talk about the end times, too, and have a prophecy for the rise of a global caliphate, and the caliph is someone who will become the leader of the entire world, and they believe that individual is, of course, a Muslim. ISIS is working to instate their interpretation of the caliphate as a global empire, and their caliph as the leader of the entire world. There is resistance to that plan, also.

 There is an element of the unknown about the end times. No one really knows when or how it can come. Will it be the end of the Earth? At our prayer circle, we were taught the spirit moves in cycles, and it is the end of the cycle. In one prophecy of the rise of the caliphate, it says Christianity and Islam will come together, and both religions speak of their religion as being for all people.

Both Christianity and Islam were written for all people, but it is not a matter of forcing others to go along with one religion. The fulfillment of both prophecies is the Faith of the Pure Ray. The rise to Heaven is the planet is making our ascension from the third dimension to the fourth, and to do what, we must let go of the power games, known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Those who can't will be left behind.