the Tribulation, cometh the Son of Man upon the Clouds'
This is what's happening, we are experiencing the
Apocalypse. We are experiencing what is written up in the
book of Revelation and in Matthew 24:
"Thou shalt hear of
wars and rumours of wars, famines and earthquakes in
diverse places. See that ye be not troubled."
That's an extraordinary remark! "See that ye be not troubled."
"For after the
tribulation such as never was, cometh the Son of Man upon
the clouds with power and great glory."
after that, Babylon, city of abomination, is thrown down, the
beast is chained for a thousand years, and the New Jerusalem
descends as a bride prepared for her husband.
That enormous allegory looks as if it's talking about our time.
This is exactly what is happening; and the beast is now putting
up his immense fight because he knoweth that his time is short.
Field Of Battle Has Shifted Down To Earth
Michael and his angels
have overthrown the beast, and the field of battle has shifted
down to Earth.
then is Michael?
The Archangel Michael is variously known as: 'the Wielder of the
Sword of Light', 'the Lord of the Cosmic Forces upon Earth',
'the Countenance of the Christ', 'the Lord of the Cosmic
Michael is a great being. He is the exalted being who is in
charge of this great epoch, this 'new age' epoch... this epoch
second coming of Christ. As he was the archangel in
charge at the time of the first coming of Christ, for the first
descending of Christ.
The Lord of the cosmic intelligence... not the intellect.
The intellect is male, masculine, brain-bound, sense-bound
organ, which can dissect and analyse and even make wonders like
the atomic bomb. That is the work of the intellect.
Michael is bringing the name for an impulse of intelligence.
The great ocean of Intelligence which moves through ethereal
space is descending to Earth, and the point, of course, in which
it operates on Earth is through that point in nature which has
become self-conscious, in other words 'Man'. You and me.
And here is the prospect of a transformation of intelligence
within Man, and above all the filling of the heart with an
impulse which recognises just what that first poem (editor:
earlier in speech) expressed: 'We are Many and One'. And
that could be the flooding of a new power of love through the
human race, that is for transformation.
Operation For The Redemption Of The Planet
operation for the redemption of the planet has been launched, as
far as we can see. And this is going to bring with it stupendous
change... amazing outer changes... but it may be within
You see, all this talk of the disasters, it may be that the very
foundations of the earthquake - like an earthquake - the very
foundations of our faith in rational, logical, intellect as the
soul arbiter for our consciousness... that may be
And it's got to be shaken in order that we shall expand
consciousness and apprehend this incredible and wonderful
oneness of the whole Universe.
The real earthquake may be that within us.
The real tidal wave that is foreseen by many could be simply
representing the flooding of the waters of Aquarius, of the
spiritual energies through our whole soul. And the volcano could
be the breaking up... the bursting up... of the energy right up
our spine and out the top of our heads. In other words an
And if that happens inside us, it is going to be of only
relative interest unless it happens outside us too. Because
remember the law of correspondence: 'As within, So without'; 'As
above, So below'; 'Microcosm and Macrocosm', Man being the
microcosm, affecting the macrocosm.
is the kind of thing that is likely to happen to us. This is the
sort of strain in which we live. You have got to be able,
somehow, to face the sort of change that is coming.
But the implication is that behind all the changes is the power
of the living Christ awakening within the human heart. And with
him, all his minions and angels, and all those human souls who
have picked up the Christ impulse; which is Love.
And you can imagine in this time of stupendous change, those
Beings of Light can only be massing in order to give support
to human souls who are going through what is undoubtedly an
extremely difficult, dangerous epoch.
There Never Was Such A Generation
In Which To Be Alive.
I speak especially to the young ones here, there never was such
a generation in which to be alive. This is the great thought.
Whenever disasters come, you can't be killed; the body can be
killed, but you cannot be killed. Incidentally, if you were
washed away by a tidal wave it would be much the quickest way
into the New Jerusalem, and far more comfortable on the other
side. I don't mean that as a joke, it's a perfect truth.
There is nothing we really need be frightened of. The only real
anxiety is that we are failing to attune ourselves to these
powers of light; and that when the great event comes, we may
miss it through not being aware of it ... if the Lord comes
riding by and we are not aware and miss the event. That is what
would be the real tragedy. Because these events are virtually on
Teilhard de Chardin says, "Where is the Christian who is really
tired with the wild hope that our Earth is to be recast?" He
goes on to say that "Expectation ... active, operative
expectation of an end of the world - that is of a transformation
of the world - is the primary function of our religion".
'Expectation of a transformation of the world' ... our
Earth can be recast. This is the kind of scale in which our
lives are set. It's not relevant, if you don't like change, and
that you would much prefer it wasn't so. Here, we have to wake
up to the fact that this is the world we live in, and, it
is tremendous. It is full of wonder. It is full of
It cannot be comfortable to live in an apocalyptic age, but it
is certainly thrilling. And it is incomparably worthwhile to be
alive at this juncture.
I will end with a poem, which many of you will have
heard, that expresses the thing so splendidly. This is
Christopher Fry: 'A Sleep of Prisoners'. A wonderful allegory of
prisoners of war shut in an empty church in the night. They move
in and out of quarrelling and bickering, and then suddenly, one
after the other is picked up with a sort of biblical, cosmical
thought. In this strange and inspired passage, the sergeant is
suddenly taken over, and this he says ... which so expresses our
own age now:
"The human heart can go the lengths of God. Dark and cold
we may be, but this is no winter now. The human misery of
centuries cracks, breaks, begins to move, the thunder is
the thunder of the floes, the thaw, the flood, the upstart
Thank God our time is now when wrong comes up to face us
everywhere, never to leave us till we take the longest
stride of soul men ever took. Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise is
exploration into God. Where are you making for? It
takes so many thousand years to wake;
you wake, for pity's sake?"
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Something Extraordinary IS Happening
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Final Battle ...... Human Angels Now
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