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Waiting for a Conquering Hero? A Messianic Religious Figure?

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Many people want and wait for a conquering hero, a champion to govern and lead them to victory. At the same time, many people want and wait for a messianic religious figure. Their expectation is that such a person will elevate their nation and their religion to preeminence and predominance. But, are their expectations about a real solution? Or are they part of the problem?

In my view, such expectations are unfair to the other nations and religions of the world. Furthermore, their expectations are erroneous on an even more significant level, in terms of both political governance and religion.

Politically, the expectation of a conquering hero is a revolutionary concept about a winner-take-all battle for power. It's an ancient concept, but it has evolved throughout history to suit the times. Today, its most acceptable modern form is partisan politics, but it is a corrupt and failed system. It produces and perpetuates conflict and division, in spite of the fact that a house or nation divided against itself cannot stand.

Moreover, the usual result of partisan politics is that little more than half of the people who bother to vote become the winners, while everyone else becomes the losers (and sore losers at that). Therefore, under a partisan political system of adversarial competition we will never get a true champion who will serve the common interests of the people. We'll get a divisive partisan pretender to the throne, no matter what he claims, and no matter how good his original intentions may have been. (And the danger is that he will serve the interests of the wealthiest few, while only pretending to serve all -- as many have done.)

Religiously, the expectation that a perfect, holy king and savior will come is a myth. No man ever has ever been perfect or holy, and no man ever will be, because only God is perfect and holy. Men are only human. Only a myth elevated a man to the status of God, and that myth was created by men for the benefit of men who were designated as "keepers of the faith." And that myth served to suit the purposes of "Christian" emperors and kings and priests and clergymen, to give them power by asserting that their religion and their concept of God was the only one authorized and founded by God "Himself."

That myth exists in spite of the facts. For example, Moses understood and told his people that God is not a man, nor a son of man. Even the son of man whose image was elevated by that myth, Jesus of Nazareth, acknowledged he was a servant of God. And it was knowing the wisdom of Isaiah and Solomon that Jesus said to his disciples: "You have not heard God's voice or seen God's shape at any time," and God "is greater than I."

In spite of that, many Christians have been led to believe that Jesus was and is God, and that he will come again as such. But that was not so, and alas, it cannot be so. In fact, Jesus said he had to "go away, and be seen no more." (Read John 8:28, John 12:47, and John 16:7-15)

The fact is that Jesus was not talking about himself when he said: "The time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the son of Man, but you will not see it. Some people will tell you, he is there, or he is here. But do not go after them, nor follow them. For the son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes from one part of the sky to the other. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." (Luke 17:22-25)

That does not speak of Jesus because he suffered not first or beforehand, but only on the last day of his life, to become a true martyr and culminate his teaching about forgiveness and pacifism. Moreover, Jesus was not rejected by his generation, but was in fact accepted as a son of man (Mashiach or Messiah) by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation.

The modern son of man, however, has been rejected by his generation, just as Isaiah and Jesus prophesied. He has also suffered many things, and is a man of sorrows, and well acquainted with grief. He delivers his message electronically, which can be seen in a flash, like lightning all over the world. And he tells us that no president, chairman, prime minister or king can or will save the world. No man can or will be the Savior, and no man can or will be God.

Granted, human beings can realize that we are actually one with God, one with humanity, and one in Spirit with each other. But, the one and only true Savior is God the Omnipresent Great Spirit, who will save the world through us, working together, united in common purpose for the common good.

That is what the modern son of man tells us, because it will be the truth, and nothing but the truth, that will empower and liberate us all, and that truth is told with authority by the person who fulfills prophecy by serving the Spirit of truth.

But, he cannot impose himself, or his message. It is up to us to recognize his authority, and we need to understand he is authorized by God to issue judgement, guide us to the real truth, and show us things to come, just as Jesus foretold.

First we must realize that the collective consciousness of humanity has learned a lot in the last two thousand years. And the person who fulfills religious prophecies has the benefit of that knowledge because it's in the Akashic Record, also called the Book of Life (mentioned by Moses, David, and John).

Because the person who fulfills prophecies has the benefit of that knowledge, he does not do what is expected by men who belong to separate organizations or identify with an individual religion, nation, race, or culture.

Rather, the person who fulfills prophecies identifies with all, as an enlightened humanitarian and world citizen. He is not bound by the exclusive boundaries or borders or doctrines of men.

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