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There may be a Rapture, but it won’t be this Saturday

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You’ve probably heard the news that the Biblical Rapture is supposed to happen tomorrow (Saturday), May 21, 2011. A minister from the group Family Radio Worldwide has raised a lot of attention lately, campaigning from city to city with the message that the Rapture is coming this Saturday. Those who have accepted Christ will ascend to Heaven, the narrative goes, while those who have not will be “left behind.” It’s all supposed to happen this Saturday.

There is truth to Minister Harold Camping’s message, but the date is wrong. The collapse of modern civilization and the spiritual enlightenment of humanity isn’t something that will happen in one day or even one week. Rather, it’s something we are already living through right now. Read my story14 signs that the collapse of our modern world has already begunat http://www.naturalnews.com/032258_e…

Over the weekend, the spiritually-advanced are not vanishing into Heaven. You’ll see all the same people still here on Monday morning (unless they decide to go out in some other way, of course). And the world will still be pretty muchall jacked upon Monday morning, too. While it would be nice if the Rapture happened in one instant, the frustrating truth is that we are all witness to the long, drawn-out transition in human historythat will see the collapse of evil (corporations, rogue governments, etc.) and a new awakening in the human mind and spirit.

The story of Rapture

The story of the Rapture is, I believe, a metaphor for the actual events we will witness with our own eyes. Much of the Biblical scripture is, of course, written in the form of a metaphorical lesson. What is meant by accepting Christ is, in a larger sense, the idea of embracing love and compassion in your heart rather than pursuing greed, destruction and selfish desires. Most of the human world today operates on principles of greed and destruction. That’s the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, the chemical manufacturers and even how most of the top CEOs clawed their way to the top of the corporate ladder. That system of exploitative self interest will not last. It will sooner or later collapse along with much of what we now call “modern human civilization.”

The truth is that we are living through the collapse right now. It has already begun, and it will continue for quite a few more years before there is a real awakening. From observing the state of our world today, I have no doubt things are going to get a lot worse before they begin to turn around and get better.

Humanity needs to grow up

Today, the human race is an infant racewith very little wisdom and no maturity. It is a race of arrogant little children who play with nuclear power (and nuclear weapons), who rape the planet of its resources and who endanger all forms of natural life on the planet. These are the traits of an infant race that hasn’t yet learned how to act like adults.

The great awakening that is coming will see the human race advance a bit. From catastrophe comes wisdom… if anyone is paying attention, that is. And there is a lot of catastrophe coming our way soon. Much is it is truly Biblical in its scale.

We’re already seen the unleashing of floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes in just the last few months. Many of those events exceed what would normally be expected to occur over 500 years or so. Perhaps even a thousand years.

But that’s only the beginning. Now we have to deal with the genetic contamination of our food crops that has been unleashed through the pursuit of GMOs (http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=29315…). We also have to deal with the mass chemical contamination of the human race, the oceans, the waterways and virtually all the agricultural land in the world. We have deforested the Amazon, ravaged ocean ecosystems, burned through most of the world’s petroleum supply, and crippled basic human rights through oppressive governments. In the eyes of God, human civilization has so far proved itself to be a wretched bunch of little children with virtually no understanding of the true nature of the universe (and no respect for life).

Heck, to this day, most of the conventional scientific community still obscenely denies the existence of the human soul, the mind, free will and even consciousness! (http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=E3B38…)

The Rapture is a time of great transition, not a weekend event

A sudden Rapture would sure be convenient if it did take place on Saturday. In one Biblical moment, all the good people ascend to a higher realm of spirituality while all the evil people are left to suffer with each other on the material plane. It has a kind of poetic justice to it. But I’m afraid that very little in our universe is so instantly gratifying. The Rapture is simply not a weekend event. It is a transitional time when human civilization goes from being a moronic infant race of mindless destroyers to a slightly wiser, more adult race that begins to truly embrace the deeper truths about life, spirit and reality.

And by the way, just because someone goes to church doesn’t mean they would be automatically included in the spiritual ascension promised by the Rapture. There are more than a fewfalse Christiansrunning around these days — people who go to church on Sunday but betray their fellow man Monday through Saturday. They treat their own bodies like junk food repositories, violating one of the most important tenants of religious instruction, which is to treat your body as a temple, not a chemical playground.

If there is a Rapture, it’s going to be based on who you truly are, through your actions and thoughts, not the fakery that far too many people put forward in public. Just clocking in your attendance at church is not a free pass to anything in the spiritual realm. You actually have tolive with love and compassion in your heart and act upon that in your daily life.

Even if there were a Rapture, I wouldn’t mind sticking around here on planet Earth for a while. I enjoy the berries, for one thing. And I don’t mind spending another few years inhabiting a physical body. It might also be amusing to sit back and watch all the lower morons of humanity try to figure out what to do as a Biblical transition unfolds. Plus, on top of that, I’ve got plenty of zombie ammo (http://www.naturalnews.com/032454_z…). Shooting zombies does not violate the Ten Commandments, I’ve been told, because they are beings of darkness.

I say this in jest, of course. Because there won’t be a Rapture this Saturday anyway. As I’ve already explained, the Rapture is really more of a metaphor for a time of tumultuous transition, and the duration of it is far longer than one day.

Metaphor as teacher

The Bible has a lot of valuable lessons to teach about morality, ethics and spirituality. But the language of the Bible is sometimes a riddle. It’s not always a literal explanation. Adam didn’t necessarily take a bite out of a physical apple, for example. That Garden of Eden story was allegory for a far deeper overview of good versus evil. The “forbidden fruit” was almost certainly not a piece of fruit. The “Tree of Knowledge” was probably not a physical tree. Although many people can certainly interpret the Bible literally (and some choose to do so), it is readily apparent that its teachings hold far deeper meanings and lessons that are not readily evident if you take every word literally.

Even then, there’s nothing in the Bible that literally says the Rapture will happen on May 21, 2011. Even that is a somewhat far-reachinghuman interpretationof some of the Bibles passages. As you will surely see by Sunday, May 22, that interpretation was amisinterpretationof the scripture, not something plainly written on God’s calendar.

We are spiritual beings

This sudden publicity of the Rapture, however, is a useful reminder that we are all spiritual beings experiencing a temporary life as a physical human, and that in this lifetimeour actions matter. There is a judgment, or a “karma” if you will, that stays with us beyond this earthly lifespan. The decisions we make — to honor life or destroy it; to assist others or betray them; to help others versus only helping ourselves — become part of our “galactic record.” And the impact of those decisions will no doubt come back to us many times over, either positive or negative, depending on what we have chosen to pursue.

This is why I have no hesitations serving my role as NaturalNews editor, working hard to teach people about healing, about freedom, and about moving human civilization forward to a brighter future. The protests of the soulless science skeptics, the criticisms of the mainstream journalists and the threats by all the pharma and chemical companies who we have called out as destroyers of life on our planet are but minor distractions in the bigger picture. Those sad souls will have to answer for their own sins against life. And the Hell they are creating for themselves is a Hell I would not wish upon any being.

What I know is that I continue to act, each and every day, in the protection of life on our planet — through articles, videos, cartoons and even music. To serve the protection of life and the advancement of meaningful knowledge in our world is, in a very real sense, to serve a higher purpose and a higher power. It is, quite literally, to serve God.

That why, Rapture or no Rapture, I’ll be here on Sunday and all next week, continuing my efforts to fight against the diabolical evils of our world while promoting the higher truths of life, consciousness, free will and personal responsibility. And I’m not afraid to call out the mindless, soulless agents of evil in the scientific community, or government, or the corporate world. I’m not afraid to tell the truth because I know that we will all ultimately be judged on the truth, not the fictions some people attempt to weave. For however long I am blessed with life on this planet, I intend to use it wholly in the protection of other life on our planet.

I think that’s all we can ever do. If we live a life with purpose that serves a higher good, then it hardly matters whether the end of life as we know it comes today, tomorrow or in fifty years.

As far as this weekend’s plan goes, I have some seeds to plant and baby chickens to take care of (which you’ll soon see on video).

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12 Comments

    1. Small or large,
      the number of ones flock gives no heavenly prominence
      nor does any doctrine give one authority.
      Yet every man
      is a Temple of Spirit,
      Every Soul
      a Companion and Portal of Divinity.

      Your Scriptures and your Holy books are but a page in eternity;
      glean from them only that which carries you forth
      in the Spirit of Brotherhood.

  1. Nanoduck commented on The Watchers:

    Micah- First of all, your argument that “either the Bible is all true or it is all garbage” is a very flawed logic. You see, the Bible as you know it was not put together into a single volume until around 300-500 AD Which books to include was decided by a group of bishops and church elders over time, from hundreds and hundreds of scrolls that were lying around. Some were rejected, and some were dropped and then added back. The Jews did not have a single volume that said “Old Testament”…they had entire library of different scrolls written by hundreds of different people over the centuries, recopied and edited. So if one of them made a mistake or included a false statement, does that makes all the other writings false?

  2. Micah commented on The Watchers:

    The bible claims to be written directions and lessons from God. If you then say that it was written by men 1) you are saying the bible is wrong 2) if its not directly from god, why would you base your faith on it? 3) If the bible is wrong then its garbage and should not be read.

    I can see the perversion of the christian religion in this article and in some of the post. To say Christianity is anything like any other religion is a false hood. To say you cant depend on Gods written word is a false hood. True Christianity is embracing peace and love in your heart? Sounds like Satan speaking. Taking the truth and twisting it just a little to make it wrong. True Christianity is embracing Jesus! And all that goes along with that.

    My whole point is do not even quote the bible or take anything from it if you do not take it all as the truth. You say its written by man. Then your a fool to follow any of it. The wise will know its written by God. And in fact its a book of facts and teachings directly from God.

    To the true brothers and sisters in Christ grace and peace be to you. The end is upon us shortly. Be prepared to act according to our masters will.

    Micah

  3. Nanoduck commented on The Watchers:

    Excellent article…you hit it it on the nail. People have to realize that the Bible is a collection of ancient writings written by different people over span of centuries, from different sources and edited. There’s allegorical stories, myths, poetry, religious instructions, and with some actual history mixed in. It is not meant to be taken as literal fact from page one to the last, but to give us some insight and lessons.
    Anyway, you are right, people have to look inward and at their actions, instead of depending on the Bible or the clergymen for direction. True Christianity have lot more in common with Gnosticism or Buddhism than with Catholicism.

  4. Blue Monkey commented on The Watchers:

    I like how you wrote this and I completely agree about the phased rapture as opposed to and instant rapture. I totally agree with your stance against the evil corporate/government interests. However I have spilled some beans and let a few cats out of some bags in the past year and I am on a to be tortured and killed list. While being a law abiding citizen I have police, members of the community, corporations and my neighbors all working towards my demise. It has been so difficult, but I still pray for my enemies and hope that they can come to a state of enlightenment that frees them from lies and hate. I have a family and this makes the whole process that much more difficult. I have written some things and put up a few vids, but they got my number and have completely blocked/pigeon holed me and my content. One good act has lead to a complete exposure of many evil and cooperative organizations in this world to me. I may have unleashed a secret that has caused the elite to do a kill off in order to escape justice. I am sorry for this, but I know it was my destiny to do this. It is a burden unlike any other I have ever experienced, but I know I have a protector or I would not have made it this far. Being altruistic is dangerous in this world. Good luck brother and I will see you on the flip side. Be careful, trust nobody unless they have been tested to be loyal to the cause.

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