The Return of Christ
Excerpts from Seth Speaks; The eternal validity of the soul by Jane Roberts
Page 385 Now these people are chosen by other to manifest outwardly the interior truths that all intuitively know…
386 The inner self knows exactly what will impress the ego, and what kinds of personalities will be best able to personify the message at any given time. When such a personality appears in history then, he is intuitively recognized, for the way has long been laid, an in many cases the prophecies announcing such an arrival have already been given…
They are individuals who have taken upon themselves the responsibility for this role…
They serve quite clearly as human representatives of God…
In such a religious drama however, the main personality is much more conscious of his inner knowledge, more aware of his abilities, far better able to use them, and exultantly familiar with his relationship to all of life…
387 Ideas of good and evil, gods and devils, salvation and damnation, are merely symbols of deeper religious values; cosmic values if you will, that cannot be translated into physical terms…
388 Man does not understand the magnificent quality of his own inventiveness and creative power, however. Then, say that gods and men create each other, and you come even closer to the truth…
389 The third personality, mentioned many times by me, has not in your terms yet appeared, although his existence has been prophesied as the “Second Coming”
(Matthew 24) The distortions are deplorable, for this Christ will not come at the end of your world as the prophecies have been maintaining…
He will not come to reward the righteous and send evildoers to eternal doom. He will, however, begin a new religious drama. A certain historical continuity will be maintained. As happened once before, however. He will not be generally know for who He is. There will be no glorious proclamation to which the whole world will bow. He will return to straighten out Christianity, which will be in a shambles at the time of His arrival, and to set up a new system of thought when the world is sorely in need of one…
By that time, all religions will be in severe crisis. He will undermine religious organizations - not unite them. His message will be that of the individual in relation to God. He will clearly state methods by which each individual can attain a state of intimate contact with his own entity; the entity to some extent being man’s mediator with God.
390 The third personality of Christ will indeed be known as a great psychic, for it is He who will teach humanity to use those inner senses that alone make true spirituality possible…Through the development of these abilities, the sacredness of all life will be intimately recognized and appreciated…
The expectations were set long ago in your terms, and will be fed by new prophets until the third personality of Christ does indeed emerge…
He will lead man behind the symbolism upon which religion has relied for so many centuries. He will emphasize individual spiritual experience, the expansiveness of soul, and teach man to recognize the multitudinous aspects of his own reality.
391 The third historical personage, already born in your term, and a portion of the entire Christ personality, took upon himself the role of zealot.
This person has superior energy and power and great organizing abilities, but it was the errors that he made unwittingly that perpetuated some dangerous distortions. The records of that historical period are scattered and contradictory.
The man, historically now, was Paul or Saul. It was given to him to set up a framework. But it was to be a framework of ideas, not of regulations; of men, not of groups. Here he fell down, 392 and he will return as the third personality, just mentioned, in your future.
He was “converted” in an intense personal experience - a fact that was meant to impress upon him the personal and not the organizational aspects.
He will emerge once again, this time to destroy those distortions.
Now he did not create them on his own, and thrust them upon historical reality. He created them in so far as he found himself forced to admit certain facts: In that world at that time, earthly power was needed to hold Christian ideas apart from numerous other theories and religions, to maintain them in the middle of warring factions. It was his job to form a physical framework; and even then he was afraid that the framework would strangle the ideas, but he saw no other way.
393 Paul tried to deny knowing who he was, until his experience with conversion. Allegorically, he represented a warring faction of the self that fights against his own knowledge and is oriented in a highly physical manner. It seemed he went from one extreme to another, being against Christ and then for Him. But the inner vehemence was always present, the inner fire, and the recognition that he tried for so long to hide.
His was the portion that was to deal with physical reality and manipulation, and so these qualities were strong in him. To some extent they overruled him. When the historical Christ “died,” Paul was to implement the spiritual ideals in physical terms, to carry on. In so doing, however, he grew the seeds of an organization that would smother the ideas.
Paul alone was left at the end unsatisfied, and so it is about his personality that the future Christ will form.
That militant quality in man will completely change 374 its nature, and be dispensed with as you know it, when the next Christ personality emerges.
In the next century, the inner nature of man, with these developments, will free itself from many constraints that have bound it. A new era will indeed begin - not, now, a heaven on earth, but a far more sane and just world, in which man is far more aware of his relationship with his planet and of his freedom within time.
395 I would like to make certain points clear. The “new religion” following the Second Coming will not be Christian in your terms, although the third personality of Christ will initiate it.
This personality will refer to the historical Christ, will recognize His relationship with that personality; but within him the three personality groupings will form a new psychic entity, a different psychological gestalt. As the metamorphosis takes place, it will initiate a metamorphosis on a human level also, as man’s inner abilities are accepted and developed.
The results will be a different kind of existence. Many of your problems now result from spiritual ignorance. No man will look down upon an individual from another race when he himself recognized that is own existence includes such membership also.
No sex will be considered better than the other, or any role in society, when each individual is aware of his own or her own experience at many levels of society and in many roles.
396 The meaning of religion will escape organizational bounds, because a living part of individual existence, and where psychic frameworks rather than physical ones form the foundations for civilizations.
It is important that you realize that spiritual ignorance 397 is at the basis of so many of your problems, and that indeed your only limitations are spiritual ones.
Now, mankind lacks such a focus. The third personality will represent that focus. There will be, incidentally, no crucifixion in that drama. That personality will indeed be multidimensional, aware of all its incarnations. It will not be oriented in terms of one sex, one color, of one race.
For the first time, therefore, it will break through the earthly concepts of personality, liberating personality. It will have the ability to show these diverse effects as it chooses. There will be many who will be afraid to accept the nature of their own reality, or to be shown the dimensions of true identity.
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