The End of the World
This mediated message looks at the orthodox understanding of “The End of the World” and shows what it really means for each individual as well as for the planet. Jesus will not rule over the earth, but is the Prince of the Celestial Kingdoms. The wars that are coming will include spiritual wars at soul level. For related information, go to this page.
John Writes on the True Meaning of: “The End of the World.”
(JOHN, THE APOSTLE)
(October 1st, 1916 | Received by James Padgett)
I AM HERE. John, the Apostle.
I come tonight to write a few truths upon the subject of the preacher’s sermon, as I was present with you and heard his declarations as to “the end of the world.”
I know that among men there are, and have been since the time of the Master, differences in opinion as to when this important event is to take place, and what the meaning of “the end of the world” is.
Well, men know just about as much now as to the time of this event as they have known all down the centuries, and understand the meaning of these prophecies as well as men did from my day down to the present.
In the first place, I will say that there will be no end of the world from any of the causes mentioned by the preacher; and, in the next place, there will be no end of the world at all, as understood and declared by the orthodox preachers, and as is expected by most of the professing Christians.
The “world,” meaning the earth, will not have an “end” in the sense of annihilation. It will continue to revolve on its axis, have seed time and harvest, produce and reproduce those things that are necessary to sustain human life, have its appropriate seasons of heat and cold, and move along in its orbit, as it now does, until some change, we know not of now, may come and destroy it. But not any of the prophecies of the Bible (admitting that there are prophecies) can apply to the end of the world in the sense that the preacher understood and declared.
IF HUMANITY WOULD ONLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE WORLD THAT WAS LOST BY THE DISOBEDIENCE OF THE FIRST PARENTS WAS THE WORLD OF MAN’S IMMORTALITY AND HAPPINESS, AND NOT THE PHYSICAL WORLD, AND THAT JESUS CAME TO DECLARE THE RESTORATION OF THAT WORLD UPON CONDITION, AND THE END OF THAT RESTORATION, THEN THEY WOULD KNOW THAT THE MATERIAL WORLD IS NOT INVOLVED IN THE PLAN OF MAN’S SALVATION, OR IN JESUS’ MISSION, OR IN THE DECLARATIONS OF JESUS AS TO THE COMING OF THE END.
Men will continue to be born, live a short time, and die the physical death. And, as to each individual man, the end of the material world comes when he dies; for, thereafter, his habitation will be in the spirit world, and never more will he have life on earth. All men will have to die the physical death at some time. Then, why should it be necessary to include the destruction of the material world in the Plan of God for the salvation of men? For planets and worlds and stars to crash together and be destroyed would require that the orderly workings of God’s Laws must be interfered with in order that men might be destroyed or saved (either left to their own helplessness on earth or rescued by being “snatched up into the air”).
Such interpretations of God’s Intentions or Plans, or of Jesus coming again to earth, are all wrong and absurd. Jesus will never come to establish his kingdom on earth and reign as Prince of Peace and “Lord of Lords,” for the Kingdom which he and all his true followers on earth and in the spirit world are seeking to establish is in the Celestial Heavens. This Kingdom of God is not made with hands or by the mere fiat of any spirit, no matter how high he may be, but is made and populated by the souls of men who have experienced the New Birth and have received the Divine Essence of the Father. Of this Kingdom, Jesus is the Prince, but only because of his great and exceeding possession of the Divine Love of the Father, and his more perfect at-onement with Him.
Jesus is not seeking to establish a kingdom on earth, but is working for the purpose of leading men to the New Birth of the spirit, and of showing them the Way to the Celestial Kingdom. He is working by way of his love and suggestions, along with other good spirits, to help men cast sin and error from their hearts, and to strive to regain the condition of perfect manhood in the perfection of their natural love. He is also helping men to get in this condition of soul regeneration, or in that of the purification of their natural love, while they still live on earth, so that love to God in the divine sense, love to God in the created sense, and brotherly love will cover the whole earth, and men will be at peace and happy while yet clothed in the flesh.
Such a condition of mortal existence may be called the Kingdom of God on earth, but it will not be the Kingdom which Jesus came to earth to establish: the Kingdom of Heaven. This Kingdom has its seat and abiding place in the Celestial Spheres where it will never be removed.
So, then, when the Bible teaches of the world coming to an end and passing away, it does not mean the material world but the world of men’s thoughts and deeds and sinful conditions that are not in harmony with God’s Laws, or the Laws of His Creation. This is the world that shall be destroyed when righteousness shall cover the earth, as the waters do the deep, and brotherly love reigns among men. Even today, there are some men living on the earth who are so separated from the world that, as to them, the world has no existence—not the material world, but the world of sin and unrighteousness, which is the only world to be destroyed.
There shall be wars and rumors of wars, and times of trouble, etc., such as there never were, and then shall come the end. Not the wars of the cannon’s roars, or the bursting shells or the mutilated flesh, or the making of widows and orphans, or the ruthless changing of mortals into spirits, but the wars of the spirits of good and evil, of love and hate, of purity and sin, of joy and despair, and of knowledge of Truth and belief in error—all to be fought in the souls of men with great intensity and earnestness, and creating such mind and spirit trouble as has never been, causing rumors thereof to flood the earth and the habitations of men.
Then shall come the end of the world—the world of evil and sin and despair and hatred and belief in error. This world shall pass away, and truth and love and peace and good will shall be established on the earth forever. The earth of this future day, then, will become so peaceful and filled with love and brotherly kindness that it will seem to men as if the “City of God” had been let down from heaven onto earth.
Let mortals know that Jesus has already come to earth and is among men, and that, since the time of his becoming the Prince of the Celestial Kingdom, he has been with men and spirits teaching them the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
By the Holy Spirit have the Truths of the Father spoken to men as a still, small voice, and by the communions of souls has the Master led men to the Love and Mercy of the Father.
As in my time, when he came to the Jews with his message of love and life eternal, but they knew him not and rejected him, so, now, many men, and spirits, too, refuse to listen to him and learn the Way through the straight gate to the Father’s Love and immortality.
Let men study the prophecies and the times and the seasons and calculate the time of the end, and predict the near approach of the Master’s coming in the clouds and prepare themselves to be “snatched up in the air” and become of the Heavenly Host; yet they will find that all these things are vanities of vanities. Only as each individual passes beyond the veil of flesh will he realize the end of his mortal world has come, and then all his speculations as to himself will become realities, and the certainty of the world’s end will become an established fact. But men will continue to live on earth and die and, in succession, others will be born to die, and so on, until…only God knows.
SO, I SAY TO MEN, PREPARE NOT FOR THE PASSING AWAY OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, BUT FOR THE PASSING OF THEMSELVES FROM THE EARTH TO THE GREAT WORLD OF SPIRITS. AND REMEMBER: THAT AS THEY SOW, SO SHALL THEY REAP—A CERTAINTY THAT IS NEVER CHANGED, A TRUTH THAT NO SPECULATION CAN MAKE UNTRUE.
THE END OF MAN’S WORLD COMES EACH DAY TO SOME MORTAL, AND THAT END MAY LEAD TO A GLORIOUS IMMORTALITY OR TO A TEMPORARY OR A LONG DARKNESS AND SUFFERING.
THUS ARE THE PROPHECIES BEING FULFILLED. AND THE SPECULATIONS OF PREACHERS AND TEACHERS AND LEADERS OF THE UNTHINKING ARE ROBBING MEN OF THE VITAL TRUTH THAT THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING EACH MOMENT AND DAY AND YEAR.
OH, PREACHER AND TEACHER AND LEADER, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS GREAT, AND THE ACCOUNTING MUST BE MADE! THE REAPING MUST FOLLOW THE SOWING AS CERTAINLY AS THE DAY FOLLOWS THE NIGHT. AND WHAT WILL YOUR HARVEST BE?
THE END OF THE WORLD FOR SOME MORTAL IS THE IMPORTANT NOW!
I have written enough for tonight, as you are tired. So, believe that I love you and am praying for the Father to bless you, and to so fill your soul with His Love that, when the world comes to an end for you, you shall find the Kingdom of Heaven waiting to receive you. Good night.
Your brother in Christ,
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