The Rapture Revealed

In the book “The Last Days of Tolemac” the Oracle describes in detail a period of seven years that will soon unfold upon the earth. These seven apocalyptic years, referred to by Jesus as a time of tribulation unlike anything that has occurred in the previous history of the world, will be the transition between the existing world age that is ending, and the new “golden age” that is about to begin.

But the Oracle does so much more than merely describe the outward cataclysmic events that will shortly happen on the earth. He explains these events within the wider context of an evolving world of spirit that now dawns within the hearts of humankind. It is this explosion of love within that will lead to the dazzling world of wonder that awaits those who will inherit the coming age.

He explains that each person who is alive on earth today, regardless of their gender, creed, culture or religion, is on a journey. It is a journey of spirit. It is a journey that the Oracle calls “the path of returning”. This path of returning is a galactic adventure spanning eons of time. It is a path that is centered on that tiny flame that each one of us carries within our hearts that is our universal Godhead.

Within this evolving realm of spirit, there are always those who have travelled farther along the path than others. It has long been the tradition that those who are more evolved are offered the chance to help those who are less advanced. And that is what has been happening over the course of the existing world age. There have been many who have chosen to leave their former worlds of spirit, in order to incarnate upon the earth.

These visitors have willingly undertaken a task of daunting proportions. For in acquiring the physical body needed to function on the earth, they have had to accept the limitations which this physical body entails. Not only can they no longer express the spiritual abilities which they previously possessed, but they have to live within a materialistic world that denies even the existence of these abilities.

Theirs has been a mission of love, as they have tried to help as many as they could to aspire to higher things, and to express within their lives the God-given abilities that have previously lain dormant. They are the heroes of spirit who have become many of the towering giants of human history over the last two thousand years. They range from poets, teachers, composers, writers, architects and others in almost every field of human expression.

But now that the world is about to face the great transformation from a material to a spiritual age, their task is coming to an end. For they will be spared the cataclysms and the physical destruction that will characterise the ending of the material age. As the Oracle explains, they will be released from their physical bodies by means of a transcendent experience that has come to be called the “rapture”.

The word “rapture” itself is an enigma, for it is never used directly in any of the prophetic traditions. For example, the word “rapture” is never mentioned in any of the books of the Christian Bible. However, it is the word that has come to be used in Christian eschatology when referring to the events that will precede the return of the Christ in the “latter days” spoken of by the prophets.

Shortly before his crucifixion, as Jesus and his disciples were leaving the great temple built by Herod, Jesus prophesied that the entire temple complex would one day be destroyed. “Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:2)  A short while later, while they were gathered on the Mount of Olives, his disciples asked Jesus to tell them about the events that would occur at the “end of the world”.

Jesus responded by outlining a series of events that would happen upon the earth in those days, as well as in the heavens. He then went on to make an unusual prediction. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Matthew 24:40-41) It is this enigmatic statement reported by Matthew that has led to widespread controversy within the Church.

This confusion is compounded by the words of St Paul when speaking about the resurrection of the dead. In his first epistle to the Corinthians he writes: “Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed“. (I  Corinthians 15:51-52)

St Paul also referred to this mystery in his first epistle to the Thessalonians when he wrote: “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” (I Thessalonians 4:17)

The actual word used by Paul was the ancient Greek term harpagesometha, meaning “we shall be caught up” or “taken away”. When this passage was subsequently translated into Latin, the word used was rapiemur, also meaning “to catch up” or “take away”. When the New English version of the Bible was published in 1961, translated directly from the original Greek, the words used were “suddenly caught up” or “snatched up”.

Because the Greek verb used by Paul implied that what would occur would be “quick or forceful”, the translators added the word “suddenly” to make this meaning clear. But if the words used by the translators were clear to them, the event they were describing has subsequently proved to be anything but clear to others. That is because different people have interpreted these words in different ways.

Despite these differences, most commentators agree that the words spoken by Jesus refer to a mysterious and magical event that will occur during the end times, when certain chosen followers of Jesus will be transported to his heavenly kingdom. What these commentators do not agree on however, is when this miraculous event will occur. Some think it will happen before the seven years of tribulation, while others believe it will come during, or at the end of this period.

There is also confusion as to whether the words used by Jesus suggest it is better to be left, rather than to be among those who are taken away. Their reasoning is that if a time should come when people are faced with cataclysmic events, it might mean that those who are “suddenly caught up” or “taken away” by these events will be the victims, and that those who are left will be spared.

In the book “The Last Days of Tolemac”, the Oracle was asked about the meaning of the words spoken by Jesus in which he said that one would be taken and the other left. The Oracle replied:

The Bible makes it clear that at a critical moment during the end times certain people will be removed from the earth to a place of safety, while the rest will be left behind on earth to endure the days of the Great Tribulation.

This disappearance will happen suddenly while people are going about their normal activities. The sudden disappearance of so many people around the earth will seem inexplicable to those who are left behind, unless they remember this prediction made by Jesus.

“Those people who are to be taken from the earth are not going to die. Here lies the answer to the riddle. At the very moment when their physical bodies become transformed, they will inherit a new, shining, indestructible body of light.

“When that moment of transformation comes, their physical bodies will be raised to a higher level of vibration. This level of vibration is the etheric vibration. Although the etheric level of life is as real as the physical world you now inhabit, it cannot be seen by those of you on the earth plane of life. So when those who are to be saved are transformed into their new bodies, they will disappear from the sight of mortal man.

When asked where these people would be taken, he answered:

They will go to a place that has been prepared for them. There they will be reunited with those who have already graduated to this higher level of life. A glorious welcome has been prepared for them. There will be great rejoicing when that moment of transformation comes.”

The new body that they will inherit will be the etheric body that is promised to all those who are found worthy of life in the Golden Age. This body will never know disease. It will never know death. Those who are transformed into these new bodies of light will never again know pain or sorrow. They will have passed through the Great Initiation of life that awaits all those on the path to Everlasting Light.

When asked how many people would be taken, his answer was:

As many as are ready when that moment comes. There may be many. There may be few. But the decision as to whether a person is ready or not will depend on each person concerned. Those who are taken will have proved during their life on earth that they are not just willing to take this step into cosmic consciousness, but that they are also worthy of this graduation.”

The people who will soon be taken from the earth will not be limited to those advanced souls who have chosen to incarnate on earth in order to help in this time of transformation. They will be joined by others who have evolved over many lifetimes on this planet to the point where they are now equipped to function on a spiritual plane.

These other chosen people will be those who have cultivated an inner light. And it is this inner light that will distinguish them from the majority of people who now share the world with them. For they will have learned over time to manifest this light through the way they live their lives, and in the special qualities they possess.

When asked what these particular qualities were, the Oracle’s response was:

The qualities that will allow a person to qualify for the etheric level of life have long been set out in the Holy Books of every faith. They are the qualities that can only be acquired after being tested in the fires of experience in the daily challenge of life on the earth.”

The people who will be saved are the peacemakers of this world. They are patient. They are slow to show anger. They do not judge others. When any harm is done to them by others they are quick to forgive. They do not harbor thoughts of revenge.

They do not make a show of the good works that they do. They do not push themselves ahead of others. They do not seek to be first. They do not search for fame. They do not make a show of their talents. They have simple needs. They are satisfied with whatever comes their way.

These people lead considerate, sober, thoughtful and dedicated lives. They care for others, especially the poor and the neglected in life. They place the needs of others before their own. In times of hardship they are courageous, resourceful and optimistic. They are not daunted by difficulty.

They are not motivated by material gain. They do not seek to acquire great personal wealth. They are motivated by the desire to gain a deeper understanding of life. They strive to be of service to all those who turn to them for help. They are strong in faith.

They are humble. They are meek. Their apparent outward weakness hides their inner strength. They are at peace with themselves and with the world. They share whatever they have with others without thought of whether they will be repaid.

They are considerate of the needs of other creatures that share life with them. They do not oppress the weak or exploit the gullible. They do not trample on the rights of others. They allow others the freedom to live their lives as they think best.

They are not easily misled. They do not indulge in excess. They do not search after empty pleasures. They do not shirk pain or seek to escape the realities of life. They seek the best in all things.

And when asked if there really were people like that living on earth today, he replied:

Yes there are. But they are not to be found amongst the leaders of this world or amongst those who are admired for their material success. They lead lives of quiet obscurity. They do their work away from the harsh glare of modern publicity.”

In many cases they live among the poor, the abandoned and the forgotten. If they were told that they are among the elite of life they would probably be amazed. They would be quick to deny that they have any special virtues.

But their time of salvation is drawing near. Every day brings them closer to that moment when they will cast off their physical bodies as a person would cast off an old suit of clothes. That day is coming soon. It is almost upon us.

When asked when that day would be, the Oracle said:

The day when the chosen ones will be released from their physical bodies will be the day when the earth begins the period of the Great Tribulation. The day that they will be taken from the earth will be the “Great and Terrible Day of the Lord” spoken of in the Bible“. (Joel 2: 31)

When the comet approaches the earth and the “star that falls from heaven” strikes the sea, this will be the day that the chosen ones will be taken away from the planet. They will be spared the disasters that will befall those who are left behind.

The Oracle was asked if only Christians would be saved. He responded:

Those Christians who are found worthy on that great and terrible day will be included among those who will be taken from the earth. But just as Jesus came to earth to share his message of love with all people, so those who are taken from the earth will be drawn from all the peoples of the world“.

It will not matter what faith people profess or do not profess. There will be Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, Christians and all manner of other beliefs included among those who will be spared. There will be some who profess no faith at all. The test that will decide whether or not they qualify will be the character which they display, rather than the extent of their education or belongings.

It will be the actions which these people have taken in the course of their lives that will decide their fate. The Bible says that those who will be chosen will be judged by the fruits of their actions, rather than by pious words. As Jesus warned his followers:

Not every one that saith unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7: 20-23)

On this day of decision many believers will discover that they are not among the chosen few, but have been left behind to face the horrors of the tribulation. It will be a day of great sorrow and loss. “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 24: 51)

There are many Christians alive today who are convinced that they will be among those who will be saved and that they will be taken away to be with Jesus when the time of tribulation comes. The shock that they will feel when they find out that they have been left behind will be great indeed. They will be among the many who will fail to heed the warning given by Jesus himself.

When asked what that warning was, the Oracle answered:

When Jesus told his disciples about the kingdom that awaited those who chose to follow him, he warned: ‘So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many will be called, but few chosen,’ (Matthew 20: 16)  Of the many Christians who are called, truly only a few will be chosen“.

Those that believe that they stand at the forefront of the church will be placed last. For the greatest barrier to an understanding of the light within is spiritual pride. Those who are convinced of their own virtue will fall victim to their own folly. Of the billions of people now living on the earth only a small portion will be chosen to take up a new body of living light. The opportunities are many but the pitfalls are great.

Enter ye in at the straight gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7: 13-14)

Those people who have already heard about these prophecies and confidently expect to be saved from the great tribulation, will be the ones who will be most likely to reject their faith once they discover that they have been left behind. They will be those of whom Jesus spoke when he said that the love of many would grow cold.

Many people do not realize that self-sacrifice is the price of eternal life. Jesus warned his followers that many false prophets would arise in the last days before his return to the earth to try to mislead them. The leaders of the church today would do well to warn their flock that they may be called upon to sacrifice their lives for their faith, just as the earliest followers of Jesus were called upon to do some two thousand years ago.

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Allan, Articles, January 11, 2012, 3:51 pm

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