The Kingdom of God in the Teaching and Ministry of Jesus
When the message of the Kingdom of God is given correctly, the results will be dramatic, just as they were for our Lord and for the apostles of our Lord. For with the proclamation of the Kingdom comes the power of the Kingdom. Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 4:20 'for the Kingdom of God is not in word but in power'. Anyone who dares to produce theological tones on the subject of the Kingdom of God without demonstrating something of the reality the power of the Kingdom has missed the mark and does not know as they ought to know. The Kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
John the Baptist Preached the Message of the Kingdom
'In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying,' Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' (Matthew 3:1,2).
Jesus Preached the Message of the Kingdom
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say,' Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' (Matthew 4:17).
'And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sicknesses and all kinds of diseases among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.' (Matthew 4:23,24).
Many other references could be given from the gospels demonstrating that this was in fact the principal message of Jesus Christ. Many of Jesus' parables were about the Kingdom. He gave the secrets of the Kingdom to his apostles.
Paul preached the Kingdom
'And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.' (Acts 20:25).
Jesus called Men to preach the kingdom
'Jesus said to him, 'Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.'' (Luke 9:60)
Jesus Predicted the Continued Preaching of 'This Gospel of the Kingdom' until His Second Coming
'And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.' (Matthew 24:14).
Not only do we have Jesus and Paul as examples in this matter of preaching the Kingdom. We have the assurance from Jesus' own lips that this message of the kingdom should be preached 's a witness' or 'with demonstration' to all the world. This is the main task we the church have.
What is the Kingdom of God?
Some view the Kingdom of God as an alternative term for 'heaven', but Jesus taught that it could be in our midst on earth, and come to us now through His ministry - for example - the ministry of casting out demons by the Spirit of God (Matthew 12:28). When Jesus spoke of entering the Kingdom he was not merely saying 'going to heaven when you die'. He was talking about entering into the Kingdom life here and now. This includes heaven later on, and whatever plans God may have for us on the new earth, but it is far more than that. The Kingdom of Heaven is not about 'pie in the sky when you die'.
The Kingdom of God is the place where Jesus is King. It is a spiritual, invisible kingdom which has made its presence felt to a degree in the affairs of this earth, but only to a limited extent. It is not confined to a particular geographical location, nor to a particular religious organisation. The Kingdom is truly present in a place to the extent that Christ is honored as Lord and his will done there.
There is an opposing kingdom at work. Jesus spoke of Satan's kingdom (Matthew 12:26). The Scripture declares that 'the whole world lies under the sway of the evil one' (1 John 5:19). Satan is called 'the god of this age' (2 Corinthians 4:4),' the prince of the power of the air' and 'the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience' (Ephesians 2:2). Satan, operating through a vast hierarchical network of fallen angels, evil spirits or demons as they are variously known, exercises a stupendous influence on the hearts and lives of men, women, boys and girls. The existence of Satan's kingdom accounts for the hatred, the wars, the stupidity and selfishness of mankind, the existence of false religions and philosophies and the presence of every kind of perversion and deception on the face of the earth. Satanic influence is very effective because it operates in the background, and is generally not openly displayed. It is almost always covered under another name or philosophy.
The kingdom of God is in perpetual conflict with the spiritual kingdom of Satan. These are the two spiritual kingdoms which dominate the affairs of mankind and influence the lives of multitudes. They are totally opposite in nature. There is no third kingdom. The kingdom of God only advances through the destruction of the works and influence of the devil.
What are the results of the Kingdom?
Paul said, 'The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.' (Romans 14:17). That is to say, God's kingdom in someone's heart will produce a state of righteousness before God, and the peace and joy of God will be known by that person. If people only understood and believed this, then they would make every effort to welcome the Kingdom of God into their lives, instead of looking in all the wrong places for the happiness and fulfilment they desire. This comment applies to Christians as well as unbelievers.
When Philip the evangelist preached Christ in Samaria,' there was great joy in the city' (Acts 8:8). Today we need such a manifestation of the Kingdom of God in our cities. The message of the Kingdom of God applies not only at the individual level, but also at every corporate level. The key to it is the kind of faith that recognises and esteems Jesus Christ as His presence above all else. Such faith esteems the Word of Christ above all other authorities, influences or suggestions. The result in every community is the practice of justice, mercy, love, faithfulness, favor and blessing. These are exactly the things that people in the world long for. Because the church has largely failed to demonstrate and to preach these things of the Kingdom people have been willing to look for them in other directions. Satan has thus been able to capture the hearts and minds of men with all kinds of false movements and philosophies ....
Divine Healing is a Sign of the Kingdom
When God made Adam and Eve, no sickness was present. Sickness is a breakdown in the created order. When the body is no longer in divine order, sickness is the result. However, when the Kingdom of God manifests in a person's body, divine healing and health is the result. Every divine healing done through the power of the Holy Spirit is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God.
It is a matter of record that many, if not most, of the healings done by Jesus were done for those who were oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38). In reality, most sickness is caused by demons - either directly or indirectly. Because large portions of the church have been ineffective in dealing with demons, there has been a corresponding ineffectiveness in dealing with sickness in the name of Jesus. Sickness represents the kingdom of satan in a person's body. When sickness is driven out in the name of Jesus, the Kingdom of God advances. These healings are done by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit moves in with his power when we really believe and operate in faith. This faith is the gift of God - it comes through the recognition of Jesus, the reality of God's Kingdom, and through personal relationship with the Godhead.
Since physical healing is something that people can see in the natural realm, it is therefore also a sign of the Kingdom of God. It is a biblical tool for evangelism. Divine healing accompanied Jesus constantly as he preached and taught about the Kingdom. This was not only done as authentication of his Messiahship (Matthew 11:4-6), but also as a demonstration of the truth of the message of the Kingdom of God. Divine healings were also done because of the Lord's compassion (Matthew 8:1-4), and His desire to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and to do the will of God in all things. All these considerations relate to the message of the Kingdom of God.
What is the Fruit of the Kingdom?
If the Kingdom of God means God's effective rulership in things, then what is the fruit of the Kingdom? The fruit of God's Kingdom includes every blessing man can enjoy. True justice in human affairs, love in human relationships, the absence of tormenting fear, as well as the manifestation of all of the fruit of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 are just some of the fruits. Spiritual revival is the result of a large scale penetration of the Kingdom message and power in a society.
In addition to these spiritual and social blessings, the penetration of God's Kingdom will bring prosperity and success in natural affairs. Sin is extremely expensive to any people or nation. Just the use of drugs alone costs America more than 100 billion dollars per year. The cost of laziness, dishonesty in any society is beyond the power of any man to calculate in dollar terms. The penetration of the message of the kingdom progressively removes these factors. To the extent that the Kingdom manifests, people begin work in harmony with respect one for another. No one cheats or steals, or behaves foolishly. More people apply kingdom principles such as diligence, perseverance, faith and vision, resulting in greater prosperity and success.
All this is fine as long as people remain poor in spirit, thankful towards God and dependent upon God. The temptation to renounce the effective Lordship of the King and get into pride when all seems to be going well is well known in the history both of Israel and of many Christian nations. It always has serious consequences in the end. We are called to seek God when things are going well, as well as in times of trial.
Remove sin, and God's blessing comes - even in ways that are unusual. God wants to bless families, individuals, churches and nations. Satan seeks to weaken all of the above, so that he can enslave, destroy, mock and torment. The good news is that God has not left us helpless against Satan and his powers. We have the Word of God himself, the power of His Spirit, and the authority of the name of Jesus. However, all of these must be understood, received and applied in our daily lives for us to reap the benefits.
Through the Casting out of Demons the Kingdom of God Advances
The gospels reveal that Jesus spent much time casting out demons. Some foolish theologians feel this is basically irrelevant to Christian ministry today, but in doing so, they reveal their spiritual ignorance. In the matter of casting out demons, God has hidden these things from the wise and learned but revealed them to babes (Luke 10:17-21). The things of the Kingdom are often missed by theologians with doctorate degrees, while 'unschooled and ignorant' men, women, and even children not only know them, but also effectively apply them. Jesus said to his disciples who wanted to know who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, that unless they became as little children they would not even enter the Kingdom of Heaven. This is a very relevant word for many present-day leaders of Christian denominations to whom the significance of this ministry of deliverance is hidden, just as Jesus said it would be from the'wise and prudent'. They may have elaborate theological arguments to defend their positions of spiritual powerlessness. However, on the day of judgement we will see whose word will stand - theirs or the Lords. The Kingdom belongs to the 'poor in spirit' (Matthew 5:3).
The reality is that the church has been subjected to a demonic invasion which has robbed it of most of the blessings of the Kingdom. These went on for centuries, but now, in these last days before the return of Christ, God is restoring the knowledge of the truth as contained in the Scriptures so that he might have a bride that is worthy of His name.
The Kingdom of God is not the same as the Church. There are churches where Satan has a large measure of effective control. The will of God is not done in these churches. This is evidenced not only by false doctrine, but also by a lack of love and the presence of all kinds of relational and personal sin. The Kingdom of God message tells us to bow the knee to Jesus and get the sin out of our lives. The presence of sickness in so many Christians is again evidence that the message of the Kingdom of God concerning divine healing has not been preached and demonstrated as it ought to be. Sin has opened the door to demonic oppression, and unbelief has held the church in bondage. The lack of true anointing in many churches is another proof that the church and the Kingdom are not the same."
The Spirit-Paraclete, Jesus, Kingdom Of God And Decreed Resurrection
"The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity." - D. B. Stevick
"The Paraclete will present the case of God and of the believing community against the world. While the Advocate is teacher and guide to Jesus' people, she turns to the unbelieving world a face of severity. The Spirit will have dealings with the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment—three things about which the world needs to know and which it thinks it knows on its own... The world needs to be convinced of the truth about itself—something it cannot come to on its own. Yet without that truth, the world is forever self-deceived. The showing of the world to itself is the mission of the Paraclete when she comes." (Stevick 2011, 250)
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "But to communicate with the people, to communicate with the Spirit—to understand the Kundalini, the vibrations, and their different decodings and all that—the Holy Spirit had to come; with Her mouth, and with Her voice, and with Her intelligence that is intelligible to you; with the knowledge, and everything.
Otherwise it is not possible to communicate and that's why if somebody has to come you have to just recognize. Recognition is the best way of understanding the powers that are given to you...
So somebody has to be there to give you the complete picture. You get Realization, you get vibrations (Ruach, Pneuma, Prana), but then what? What about the complete? And for that the Holy Ghost has to take a form. All right?"
Sydney, Australia—April 7, 1981
"I was also born in a Christian family and I was shocked the way they interpreted Christ's life and the way they talked about it with great authority. Books and books were written. They give big, big sermons."
Easter Puja, Istanbul, Turkey—April 23, 2000
"There are lots of myths in the Bible and one of them is that at the Time of Resurrection your bodies will come out of the graves. This is not only for Christians, but also for the Muslims and Jews. Think of this — What remains in the grave after many years? Only a few bones. And if these bones came out how can you give them Realization? Think of it. It is a big myth. Not possible logically.
In Nal Damyanti Akhyan they have clearly given that when the Kalyug will come, all these seekers who are seeking in the hills and mountains will be born again, and they will be given their Self-Realization! Their Kundalinis will be awakened and that is logical, because that is what we are doing today."
Christmas Puja, India—December 25, 1993
Eschatology: The doctrine of the 'last things'
The actual term eschatology is found only in Christian theology but the themes embraced by the term-the doctrine of the Messiah, the resurrection of the dead, the immortality of the soul, and World to Come, heaven and hell-are discussed in detail in the classical Jewish sources, albeit in a non-systematic way. Throughout the ages Jewish thinkers have reflected on what is to happen in the world of the future but much of this reflection is more in nature of speculation than dogmatic formulation. It is, therefore, hazardous to speak of an official Jewish eschatological scheme. What one can do is describe what came to be the conventional view in the Middle Ages, after various tendencies, often contradicting one another, had come together ... (continue)
The academia and religious institutions of the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in particular, and Hinduism in general, must respond in good faith to the culmination of the promised Good News for humanity—Resurrection and life eternal (moksa) in the Kingdom of Heaven (Jannah):
"In Moltmann's opinion, all should be seen from an eschatological perspective, looking toward the days when Christ will make all things new. 'A proper theology would therefore have to be constructed in the light of its future goal. Eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning.' This does not, as many fear, 'remove happiness from the present' by focusing all ones attention toward the hope for Christ's return. Moltmann addresses this concern as such: 'Does this hope cheat man of the happiness of the present? How could it do so! For it is itself the happiness of the present.' The importance of the current times is necessary for the Theology of Hope because it brings the future events to the here and now. This theological perspective of eschatology makes the hope of the future, the hope of today." Wikipedia (February 22, 2015)
"Eschatology depends on advent—the coming of God-and on novum—the 'new thing.' This means that the coming of the Holy Spirit upon human beings at Pentecost is an event of paramount importance. It signals the coming of God into the human situation that alters the landscape of history. It is an event that embodies the category novum—God doing a new thing within human beings and human communities by virtue of the indwelling Spirit." (Beck 2010, 145)
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. There are things that Jesus' followers cannot bear. (The verb is bastazein, which means to carry a burden; there was truth which exceeded the disciples' capacity, and Jesus will say no more now than his hearers can hold.) The comment about the limitation of the disciples in a now-time is made from the advantage of the then-time, when Jesus followers can sustain a greater weight of truth." (Stevick 2011, 257)
i) Has Jesus Christ spoken about all things being made new through the Paraclete? and has She brought closure to the Savior's incomplete message over the span of four decades (1970-2011) which can be universally transmitted to a modern, educated world?
ii) Was the Paraclete sent from 1923-2011 AD, or millennia ago, to teach, didasko (John 14:26), remind, hypomimnesko(14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into all the truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo(16:13) and declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15) the full and complete message of Jesus and thus empower believers—to receive (lambano), see (theoreo), and know (ginosko) Her—in order to resurrect themselves themselves and others?
iii) Does the crucial completion of the Savior's message confirm that "eschatology should not be its end, but its beginning" as it presently empowers believers to resurrect themselves over a lifespan and finally attain, at its end, His primary motif: The Kingdom of Heaven?
iv) In John 14:12 Jesus solemnly assures the disciples that they will, in future, perform even greater miracles than Him; that through the power of the Holy Spirit, they will bring about the greatest miracle of all -- the salvation of lost souls. Is this great miracle now performed daily by the Paraclete's disciples who have been taught the technique in great detail over the years, or was this miracle mastered two millennia ago at Pentecost?
v) Is there any historical evidence and contemporary logic that just fifty days after the crucifixion, a) "Jesus' followers [sustained] a greater weight of truth", and b), the Paraclete was able to complete the tasks of i)-iv) above in the few minutes of the Pentecost?
vi) Or is it that "the then-time, when Jesus' followers can sustain a greater weight of truth" has arrived and they now can carry the burden (bastazein), since the Paraclete—who is supposed to "teach you, didasko (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into all the truth, hodego (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15)"—has done so and lightened the task over the span of four decades and more than 3,000 worldwide speaking events?
vii) Did Angels, Messengers And Ruh (Spirit) Come To Declare Al Naba?
viii) Did Devi (Spirit) keep Her word that She will return if needed?
"Israel's eschatological hope for the final indwelling of God is the foundation of the Christian hope for the `new heaven and the new earth'. Ezekiel 37.27 returns once more in the promise of Rev. 21.3: I will dwell with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my peoples. That is `the tabernacle - the dwelling - of God with human beings', God's sanctuary among them `for ever': the new Jerusalem...
And yet there is one particular Christian contribution to Shekinah theology. This is the idea of the mutual Shekinah of God and human beings `in Christ'. `In Christ' is God himself, God who has `reconciled the world with himself' (II Cor. 5.19). Those who are `in Christ' are `a new creation' (II Cor. 5.17). `In Christ' we find a double dwelling: the indwelling of God and the indwelling of believers. This double indwelling becomes the foundation for the eschatological and universal hope of Christians for the new creation of all things...
The difference between Shekinah theology and christology is that although - especially among the rabbis - God's Shekinah, as Israel's co-sufferer and its companion on the way, can take on human features, it has not yet specifically `become flesh' and as messianic person `dwelt among us'." (Moltmann 1996 Kindle 4351)
"The early Christian faith in the resurrection was not based solely on Christ's appearances. It was just as strongly motivated, at the very least, by the experience of God's Spirit. Paul therefore calls this Spirit `the Spirit' or `power' of the resurrection. Luke makes the end of the appearances with Christ's ascension be followed by the outpouring of the pentecostal Spirit. Believing in the risen Christ means being possessed by the Spirit of the resurrection. In the Spirit, the presence of the living Christ was experienced. Believing in Christ's resurrection therefore does not mean affirming a fact. It means being possessed by the life-giving Spirit and participating in the powers of the age to come (Heb. 6.5)." (Moltmann 1990 Kindle 3261)
"Thus, the establishment of global peace can only come through people who have achieved this state in modern times which is very special and I call it a Blossom Time. In the Bible, it is described as the Last Judgment, also in the Koran it is called as Qiyamah (the Resurrection time)."
"'There is no reference in the New Testament to any work of the Spirit apart from Christ. The Spirit is, in an exclusive sense, the Spirit of Christ.' In johannine thought, the activity of the Spirit is bound to the particularity of Jesus and the believing response to him. The Spirit's ministry is distinctively from Jesus and for the community that believes in Jesus... 'She will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify (15:26-27).'" (Stevick 2011, 294)
"Is this eschatological symbol an appropriate way of describing the experiences with Jesus? Is it an arbitrary way of expressing them, or does it offer itself with an inward and inevitable cogency? It apparently grew up out of the apocalyptic structure of the 'seeing' of Christ. But does it also fit the experience of his death on the cross? The answer is 'yes', inasmuch as raising presupposes death, and the eschatological raising of the dead does not mean a revivification; nor does it mean a return to this life, which leads to death. The resurrection is not a revival, as in the case of Jairus's daughter, or Lazarus, whom Jesus brought back to this life but who later died once more. 'The raising of the dead' at the end of days means a qualitatively new life which no longer knows death and is not a continuation of this mortal life." (Moltmann 1990 Kindle 3315)
"When the Spirit of truth comes,
she will guide you into all truth. 16:38a
The Paraclete is referred to as the Spirit of truth (as in 14:17; 15:26 and 1 John 1:6 and 5:7). Again she comes. She will guide (hodego), a verb related to 'the way,' hodos, 14:6) the church into all the truth... The Spirit, in a movement that is through truth and into truth, will lead Jesus' followers into the Truth that Jesus is... The expression all the truth (te aletheia pase) refers not to speculative inquiry or a developed body of doctrine, but concretely to the truth which is Jesus, the word in which the church is constituted." (Stevick 2011, 257)
"People do not know what time has come. It is the last chance. You won't get any more chance. In Bible it has been described as the Last Judgment. Your Last Judgment is in Sahaja Yoga and how it will be done can be judged by yourself."
"This is the Last Judgment. Let us see what happens. Whatever people come is alright for me. Even if they do not come, it's still alright. Remember, God will not bow before you."
The Messsiah-Paraclete Shri Mataji
"For us, in between Christ and this destroying incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki, there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter in the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as the Last Judgment. That you will be judged, all of you will be judged on this earth."
"I have to warn all the Sahaja Yogis who are here because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment; not only that you will be judged, that you are entering into the Kingdom of God, but you become the citizens of God is correct."
"Paul brought out the connection here very clearly: `If the Spirit of him who has raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who has raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you' (Rom. 8.11). He links the perfect tense of the raising of Christ with the present tense of the indwelling of the Spirit, and the present tense of the Spirit with the future tense of the resurrection of the dead. The perfect tense of the raising of Christ therefore designates, not a past event but an event in the past which in the Spirit determines the present, because it opens up the future of life. Without this history which it throws open in the Spirit and in hope, the resurrection is incomprehensible. The present liberating experience of the Spirit is grounded in the perfect of Christ's resurrection." (Moltmann 1990 Kindle 3589)
"This is the greatest of the greatest things which can happen to anyone that you know. Also you know, this is the greatest happening, which was prophesied long time back as the Last Judgment. You know that this is the way, you are going to be judged. So we have to work very hard. We have to work. It is effortlessly given to you, alright. But to maintain it, keep it up to go high, we have to religiously work it out."
"And that your Last Judgment is also now. Only through Kundalini awakening God is going to judge you. How is he going to judge you otherwise? You think of somebody now, a person comes in now. Here is somebody sitting to judge you. How? By how many hair-dressers you have been to? Or how many suits you have stitched for Christmas? Or what presents you have bought or how many cards you have sent? and to how many people you have sent some other things which may not be very palatable. That's not the way."
"The eschatological symbol of the raising of the dead is an interpretative category well suited to comprehend the contradictory experiences of the men and women disciples with Jesus: crucified in weakness - living in glory. No more can be said about the verification in Jesus himself. What happened to him between his death on Golgotha and his appearances no one saw, and no one claims to have seen. Only Christian painters have given free rein to their imaginations in the darkness of this mystery, yet without making the darkness any less. When Christ was raised, there were no eye witnesses of the event. Only `the empty tomb' gave ambiguous tidings of what had happened there. That Jesus' tomb was empty seems to be an extremely well attested fact, because both Jews and Christians knew of it. The message of the resurrection brought by the disciples on their return to Jerusalem could hardly have lasted a single hour in the city if it had been possible to show that Jesus' body was lying in the grave." (Moltmann 1990 Kindle 3306)
"The Last Judgment has started. We are facing the Last Judgment today. We are not aware of it. And all the satanic forces have come out like the wolves in sheep's clothes. And they are trying to attract you and you do not judge them. You only sit down and judge the Reality. It has started, it is a fact. It has started."
"Pannenberg writes that, 'The eschatological salvation at which Christian hope is directed fulfills the deepest longing of humans and all creation even if there is not always a full awareness of the object of this longing. Yet like the reality of God it transcends all our concepts.' For Pannenberg the Spirit is the agent who leads creation into this eschaton... Pannenberg asserts that the Spirit was an eschatological reality for primitive Christianity. Israelite prophecy had promised that the Spirit would be poured out at the end of history, and they experienced this eschatological reality as already present in the gift of the Spirit." (Varkey 2011 Kindle 6365)
"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."
"Seeing history in the perspective of resurrection means participating through the Spirit in the process of resurrection. Belief in resurrection is not summed up by assent to a dogma and the registering of a historical fact. It means participating in this creative act of God. A faith of this kind is the beginning of freedom. If God reveals himself in the raising of the Christ crucified in helplessness, then God is not the quintessence of power, such as the Roman Caesars represented. Nor is he the quintessence of law, such as the Greek cosmos reflects. God is then the power that quickens into life, that makes the poor rich, that lifts up the humble and raises the dead. Faith in the resurrection is itself a living force which raises people up and frees them from the deadly illusions of power and possession, because their eyes are now turned towards the future of life. The proclamation of the resurrection of Christ is a meaningful statement against the horizon, or in the context, of the history which the resurrection itself begins - the history of the freeing of human beings and the whole sighing creation from the forces of annihilation and death. Understood as an event that discloses the future and opens history, the resurrection of Christ is the foundation and promise of life in the midst of the history of death." (Moltmann 1990 Kindle 3581)
"Sahaja Yoga is for the emancipation of the whole world, at every level. Once we have people of a certain number in Sahaja Yoga, it will start triggering understanding of real righteousness, religiousness and our love for God, and enlightened faith in God. This is how the Resurrection time is going to be worked out. This is the Last Judgment time, and everyone can judge him or herself through the light of the Spirit."
Disclaimer: Our material may be copied, printed and distributed by referring to this site. This site also contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the education and research provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance freedom of inquiry for a better understanding of religious, spiritual and inter-faith issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.