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
Today it would seem impossible for the humble, gentle, kind, generous and peaceful majority of people in the world to inherit the earth and establish governments that will be truly of the people, by the people, and for the people -- governments that will be true democracies that represent all the people, promote the general welfare and use the common wealth for the common good, so that all the people are enabled to finally enjoy equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, widespread prosperity, peace, social justice, and legal justice.
But, while it may seem impossible to be thus liberated and empowered, it is actually possible. In fact, it is our destiny.
The obstacle preventing our evolution and progress is formidable, however. The cunning forces of greed and self-interest who control the legal, military and police power and most of the wealth believe their wealth entitles them to rule. They claim that their nation's constitution and the scriptures of their dominant religion justify them, even though the words in those documents have been twisted, distorted and misinterpreted to favor the wealthy to the detriment of the majority. So the wealthy forces of greed and self-interest even claim they serve God and Country, and, as they have shown, they will fight and kill to maintain their plutocratic power, wealth, and domain.
So the question is this: How do we, the people, overcome that obstacle? How will we be liberated and empowered?
There is only one way, and it is the way of strong truth. For to be meek does not mean weak, and 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 guided 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.
Now, most people don't believe in a messianic figure, for many good reasons. For example, many of those who do believe in a Mashiach or Messiah or Mahdi tell unreasonable, implausible myths about his coming. That is why the world needs to learn the real truth about who and what the genuine one is, and what his role is, because neither he nor his mission are what anyone expected.
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.
For example, they all believe they know what the following statement means:
“ ... and the government shall be upon his shoulder ...” — Isaiah 9:6
Religious "authorities" generally think that means he will become a governing sovereign who rules the world. But if you consider the true meaning of real prophecies in context (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), it actually means he merely responsible for showing the people how to establish good, sustainable government. After all, being a modern educated man knowing the history of the world, he understands that good, sustainable government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
However, while he understands how and why America's Founders were correct in general intent, he also realizes that they were only able to do the best they could at the time, and they realized that. 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. (And an updated and improved U.S. Constitution would be a good model for other nations to emulate.)
Moreover, he realizes that 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; with government administered by an executive council nominated and elected directly by the people. No more phony 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.
By now you probably wonder who and what is he -- this mysterious messianic figure. Well, it helps to know that the original Hebrew text says: “and his name shall be called counselor, adviser, messenger, intercessor, arbitrator of Peace," and other original verses make his role very clear that he is not "God Himself" but a servant of God. And when you understand real prophecies (as opposed to symbolic prophecies and myths), you will see that he is a messenger, a servant of God called and chosen to “bring Jacob again” (Isaiah 49:1-5). So he not only rejects man-made dogma, doctrines and myths. Like Jacob he even struggles with God, because while his faith is in the reality of the Deity, he insists that reason need not be discarded to have knowledge of God, a true and accurate world view, and an accurate understanding of prophecies.
Understanding prophecies, he knows and acknowledges that he is not a holy man nor a king. He is a servant-messenger of God, from your midst -- a fellow servant and companion in Tribulation.
The work he sends before him reveals how and why the people of this world shall be liberated, empowered and enabled to establish governments that will actually be of the people, by the people, and for the people, so that governments will actually serve the interests of the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
Unfortunately, most of us don't have good governments because we have been misled -- to put it mildly.
Even the American government is actually controlled by Plutocrats and Theocrats who think their wealth and religion entitles them to rule, which 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.
Our world is ruled by governments that are controlled by a wealthy few who are driven by greed and self-interest, and they not only think their wealth entitles them to rule. Many of them and other bigoted and hypocritical people also think their religion, race and nationality entitles them to rule. And they have made this world hypocritical and corrupt, to say the least.
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 serve "Mammon" and themselves, while claiming and pretending 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 insisting that the real power ought to be in the virtues of education, knowledge and understanding. Jefferson 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 believed a rich, "meritorious Christian aristocracy" should naturally rule. And any fair, educated, progressive thinking person can see Jefferson has been proven right.
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 encountered 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 phony 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 control government.
But, the good majority can and will inherit the earth. We the people of the world can liberated, empowered. We can establish governments that will be of, by, and for the people. And our governments will serve the people, promote the general welfare, and use the common wealth for the common good.
This is true because the author of this message serves the Spirit of truth and wisdom, which comes not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save. It 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 the Mashiach Yeshuah ben Yosef (Jesus of Nazareth), who both said it was the summation of Torah (Law).
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. For they wrote Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution realizing that it must be a living document, to be amended, revised, updated and improved as need be.
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. Instead, we, the people, need to create the legal means to enjoy our power through representatives that we actually and freely choose.
Now, if it matters to you, the author of this message is a called and chosen servant-messenger of God, and he received the “apokalupsis eschaton,” which literally means "revelation at the end of the age (or aeon)." That is what Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold, as did preceding prophets. But the messenger is not what anyone expected, because their expectations of a messianic figure are based on symbolic prophecies and myths which misguide the Abrahamic religions especially.
The truth is that, guided by the real truth and the counsel provided in the promised message of judgement and intercession the messenger has delivered, we the people 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
That leader is here, though he is old now and due to many afflictions he has very little time left to live. But he has led and will still lead through divinely inspired written, spoken and sung words which he leaves to you, which are meant to show you the way.
About the Message
In order for the humble, gentle, kind, peaceful and meek majority of people to inherit the earth and enjoy our birthright, an authentic, truly righteous judgment is needed to correct the political and religious leaders of the world who have brought us to this terrible state of inequity, conflict, division, and tribulation.
Such a judgment was prophesied by prophets of many religions. But, while it is a divine intervention, it is not as many religious people expected because the fulfillment of real prophecies is not about the rule of one world religion or government, and it has nothing to do with a “holy war” or magic or anything supernatural. It is about truth, love, reason and justice overcoming false beliefs, hate, bigotry and injustice.
The judgment is not to issue commandments, but to counsel and guide humanity to the truth, explain religious prophecies and the nature of God as much as possible, show you things to come, and suggest how we may proceed forward toward a brighter future.
The judgment and the fulfillment of prophecy is about the liberation and empowerment of the people, so that we may finally become the family of religions and races that we are, and the family of governments that will be truly of the people, by the people, and for the people, at long last.
However, the promised judgment cannot be imposed upon the world. He who delivered the message does not try to play God or conquering hero or king, nor does he claim divinity or royalty. He is merely a fellow servant and messenger of God, and only human. He merely delivered the message so that it can be seen in a flash, like lightning, by people all over the world. And it is up to the people of the world to recognize and acknowledge it.
So far not enough people have recognized it, and, as it was foreseen and prophesied, the messenger is rejected by his generation. But that’s not surprising. In fact, it was prophesied and predicted, because neither the messenger nor the judgment he delivered are what people expected.
Meanwhile, while the messenger is rejected, he and most people in the world suffer many terrible things, the wealthiest few who hold all the wealth and power live luxuriously and palatially, believing that is the natural order of things. In fact, some of the richest few mistakenly believe that they are blessed by God, and that the poor masses are poor because they deserve to be poor.
Consequently, a very wealthy few rule the world and aristocracy, oligarchy and monarchy (including the presidential form of monarchy) is perpetuated as we are steadily prevented from advancing and even pushed backward regarding our social and financial status, as the wealthiest few become more and more powerful and get richer and richer at the expense of everyone else.
That’s why the judgment cannot be lukewarm. It must be strong, firm and righteous, so that it will expose and denounce greedy, bigoted hypocrites who have fought for and gained a grossly unfair and disproportionate amount of personal power, wealth and domain in the world, even as the majority have become increasingly worse off and in jeopardy.
The judgment will enable the people to put an end to the rule of money. It will render theocracy, oligarchy, aristocracy and all forms of monarchy obsolete, and instead establish actual liberty, democracy, justice, peace and freedom for all humanity.
The judgment helps us understand that only God the eternal, omnipresent Great Spirit-Parent reigns Sovereign, above all human beings. And it explains that the fulfillment of prophecy is to bring about a reformation of our religions and our governments so that they will use the common wealth for the common good, promote the general welfare, and ensure domestic tranquility, pluralism and freedom of religions, equal rights and opportunities, and justice for all the people.
That is what this comprehensive message and judgment is all about, and it is designed not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save.
Now, even though the message cites Judeo-Christian scriptural evidence because Christianity is the largest religion in the world and the most powerful, the message is universal in scope and appropriate for all religions. However, because the messenger has declared his prophetic prerogative and mission, religious people dismiss and label his work as heretical, others dismiss it as either naive or wrong, and the rich dismiss it as sour grapes. And this too was expected, and prophesied.
While the messenger is rejected, spiritually blind leaders lead their blind flocks astray, and we are in this state of tribulation because the greatest refuge of a scoundrel is patriotism, and the greatest refuge of a hypocrite is religiosity. And the proud and militant who have claimed that their religion or nation or race or culture is superior to all others, or that their wealth entitles them to rule, are woefully wrong.
The messenger’s mission to deliver his work before him may now be fulfilled, and when enough people get the message he must give up his self-important, judgmental role because he is painfully aware that as he has judged so he has been judged. And even though his work has earned him the right for the message to be read and heard by the nations, he may have to die of natural causes before the message can be widely accepted and recognized for what it is. God only knows.
Whatever the case, please understand that it is the truth, and nothing but the truth, that shall set us free, and the messenger was sent to provide true counsel and liberate and empower you all.