End of Second Exile, arrival of Messiah, and final Second Coming
“Some Jews, though, and many Gentiles, believe that the restoration of the Jewish state is the beginning of the end of history, the first stage in the coming of the Messiah... Christians who believe that the modern State of Israel is part of God's plan for the end time would say that the Jewish state is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Christ.”
“The cycle of exile and redemption is constant, but in the big picture Jews saw the sweep of their history as two exiles sandwiched between three eras of redemption. Each era of redemption is represented by the Jerusalem Temple, a symbol of Jewish self-exile and of intimate communication between God and Israel. Jewish history begins with the redemption from slavery in Egypt. The Jews settled in their land and King Solomon built the first Temple, which lasted for about five hundred years. The Babylonians destroyed the Temple and exiled the Jews from their land into the land of Babylon. This first exile lasted seventy years, ending in a new redemption in the time of Erza and Nehemiah. Under the benevolent rule of the Persians the Jews rebuilt the Temple and all Jews who desired to return from Babylon to their homeland came back to Judah. The Second Temple lasted six hundred years, until the Romans destroyed it in the year 70, after the Great Jewish Rebellion. This destruction initiated the long era of the second exile. The Jews came to believe that the second exile would last until God sent the Messiah. The next redemption would be the ultimate redemption, the end of history as we know it. The Third Temple, the Temple of the Messianic Era, would never be destroyed. The years of the second exile stretched out to nearly two millennia, but the Jews never lost faith that God would bring this exile to an end just as God redeemed Israel from the first exile. The Roman exile differed from the Babylonian exile in length, but in Jewish eyes both exiles follow the same pattern. Before God seventy years and two thousand years are not much different, as long as the promise of future redemption gives hope. This optimistic faith in future redemption is part of the secret of Jewish survival.
Now that there is once again a sovereign Jewish state in the Land of Israel, most Jews see the third redemption as part of the process of history, rather than a conclusion to history. Few Jews wish to rebuild the Temple in the modern age, as sacrifice no longer plays a role in the Jewish religion, but many Jews see the State of Israel as a symbolic Third Temple. Some Jews, though, and many Gentiles, believe that the restoration of the Jewish state is the beginning of the end of history, the first stage in the coming of the Messiah.11 The official Jewish prayer for the peace of the State of Israel calls the modern Jewish state the beginning of the flowering of the Redemption.
There is a shorthand way to designate the periods of Jewish history in terms of the major cycles of exile and redemption. We speak of the First Temple, the first exile, the Second Temple, the second exile, and the Third Temple or Messianic Age.”
Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism
Stephen M. Wylen (Paulist Press) pp. 166-7
11. Christians who believe that the modern State of Israel is part of God's plan for the end time would say that the Jewish state is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Christ.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi “In between Jesus Christ and His destroying Incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter into the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as Last Judgment.
Christ who is the embodiment of forgiveness—forgiveness of Christ is nothing but is the power of sustenance within Him—if He explodes the whole forgiveness can come on Earth as a big disaster if we are not able to understand the value of His forgiveness. He has said very clearly that 'anything against me will be tolerated but a word against Holy Ghost won't be tolerated'. He has clearly said it and now you have to understand that the Holy Ghost is the Adi Shakti.”
Kundalini And Kalki Shakti
Bombay, India—Sep. 28, 1979
“Christ has said very clearly in the second chapter of Matthew 2nd verse 'You'll be calling me Christ! Christ! I won't recognize you.' That's very true. It is not a question of who recognises Him, but He should recognize you because the advent of Christ is going to be absolutely terrible. He is not going to talk to you, convince you or comfort you or give you any council as I am trying my level best, but He will just come for the Last Sorting out because I declare that the Last Judgment has started. The Last Judgment takes place only through Kundalini awakening. There is no other way out. God is going to do it through living process.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
“These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the Last Judgment and in the Koran as Qiyamah, the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth.”
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
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