With the Japan tsunami and nuclear problems, the present time certainly has the feel of The End Times . The End Times originated from the Christian evangelicals in the US bible belt and is described in the Bible preceding the second coming of Christ . It has been connected to the Rapture when after the End Times, the righteous will be raised to heaven and the guilty will be left on Earth . I don’t think I’ve got much chance !
The End Times are described as follows :
Micah 4:1-5 (King James Version):
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
Many have interpreted this wrongly as the End of the World but it will certainly be the end of an age . What is happening is that we are coming to the end of Time as we presently understand it and we will move from our ego based sense of Time to a spiritual connection to the NOW . The acceleration in Time, we are currently experiencing is connected with this change .
The ego uses Time to continue our spiritual separation and urges us to look into the future or the past, but not to experience the present . But as all good spiritual teachers will tell you, there is only Now and past and future do not exist . The only Time that has ever been experienced is happening Now .
Our ego way of sensing Time will alter and we will live more and more in the present . When my daughter first went to school, I would ask her what she had got up to and she struggled to remember because children live mainly in the Now and the past had gone .
With the removal of Time as we understand it, will also come Forgiveness as if there is no past there will be no grievances to hold on to and humanity will be able to drop past hurts and join closer together . It will be the End of Time but this will be positive – there will be no end of the world or Rapture but a movement into a more peaceful Time .