In Acts chapter one, we are told that for forty days after his death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples now and then. In verse six of this chapter, the apostles asked Jesus, during this period, if it was the time for him to “free Israel and restore our kingdom”. Jesus answered them by saying, in verses seven and eight, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”
These are very important verses for us to consider. Here it is made clear by Jesus that we don’t know the date and time of his return, and it is up to God when this happens. Jesus doesn’t say that the date is set, either, he says that it is up to God to set the the date of these happenings, as if it is something that God himself may have not even decided upon.
This is the feeling that I got when I was interacting with God and Christ while using a legal substance over a few years. I had a number of visions about the Rapture and tribulations, and to me it seemed that these events were not set in stone, but rather were contingent upon many factors in the mind of God. Of course none of us know the full story of God’s plans, except for God himself, but what Jesus says after this is so important.
He tells the disciples that they are to be his witnesses and spread the teachings of Christ all over the world. This is something that Jesus stresses over and over in the New Testament, the imperative that his followers testify to their experiences with him and tell others about the spiritual Salvation that Jesus offers us by forgiving our transgressions and offering us a purification of our souls if we repent to him and give our lives over to his guidance.
There are many people nowadays who are trying to pin the events of the chapter of Revelation to an exact date, and sometimes the focus on this overshadows the message of Salvation through Christ and the joy and peace that he offers us. I interacted with Jesus as the consciousness of the Sun, our star, and being in his presence was a feeling of bliss and elation that I constantly struggle to accurately describe. I understand that this feeling is what we are chasing when we use drugs and alcohol, or indulge in other addictions that let us feel a temporary relief from our inner pain.
Being surrounded by the presence and light of Jesus Christ was the best feeling I have ever experienced, and I had very consistent interactions with him over that time period. He wants people to know and understand who he is, which seems to me to be love incarnate. It is hard for us to understand and absorb the love he feels for all of us; the depth of his unconditional love for us is something that is almost impossible to describe in words.
His love for us is what enabled him to come here and endure such suffering, and to walk through all the torment that came from being a threat to the authorities of his day. He did this so that we could truly witness his love for us in action, and to be shown that he is the Son of God, in whom God intends to vest complete authority. He gave us guidance to live by so that we can know the laws of the spirit world, and his teachings show us how to live a life of obedience to Christ so that we don’t descend to the hell realms when we die. Christ gives us the amazing opportunity to have our sins cleansed from our souls, even when we do transgress against spiritual laws.
The verses above make it clear to us that Christ wants us to focus on carrying his message to others, and leave the details about his second coming to God, who alone has the authority to bring this about. It is our duty to share our testimony with others, and to reflect the love and light of Jesus Christ in everything that we do, so that as many souls as possible will be saved, cleansed and purified by his holy light. We need to reflect to other people the joy and peace of Christ’s presence and the depth of his love for us, because Christ suffered and died on this earth in an attempt to save every human soul that he possibly could. He passed that legacy onto his followers when he left this earth, and we need to bring his love through our hearts to others and reflect his overwhelmingly positive and compassionate nature, and the promise of spiritual salvation that he alone can give.
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