Divine Protection and Intervention
The world order based on the 666 dictatorship will not last long, if it can be established at all. Prophet Daniel said about the ten-horned beast: ‘He will speak words against the Most High, and he will persecute the holy ones, those who believe in God. He will intend to change the holy days and the law, and the people of God will be exposed to him for a time, two times and half a time. Then the court will sit in judgement, and he will be stripped of his royal authority, which will be finally destroyed and reduced to nothing.’ (Dan. 7.25–6)
Those who live in true God consciousness will stay firm and remain fearless. The forces of the dragon are allowed ‘to attack only those who are without God’s seal on their foreheads’ (Rev. 9.4). God’s seal shines on the foreheads of all those who understand the divine signs, and is not to be confused with the mark of the beast. The latter is only a lifeless and godless imitation, materialized through an artificial system of technology.
Throughout the times of Tribulation, we will witness divine signs never seen before, at least not within the known history of mankind. In these situations of extreme suffering and danger, celestial help will be offered to all those who reach for it: ‘And they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet to gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. […] This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. Then of two men in the field, one is taken, one left; of two women working at the mill, one is taken, one is left.’ (Matt. 24.30–1, 39–41)
Thus goes the description of the divine intervention that is said to be unparalleled in the history of the world and of all nations (Dan. 12.1, Matt. 24.21).
What does ‘chosen’ mean?
‘But shortened that time shall be, for the sake of those who are chosen. […] And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet to gather his elect …’ (Matt. 24.22, 31)
These statements indicate that there are ways to liberation and ways limited to duality, and it is up to us to choose which way we want to go. This is our free will, and our responsibility as well. Those choosing a way to liberation are naturally on the road of the chosen ones. In other words, there are chosen people, but it is not God who decides who is chosen; we ourselves decide. The chosen ones are those who choose to select themselves by being truly divine: ‘Love God the Omni-Present with all thy heart and soul, and thus love all creation as you love yourself.’ This is the essence of Christ’s teaching, which is the essence of all religions.
To belong to the ‘elect’ has yet an additional meaning. Ascension to a higher level of material existence is not the final goal in life. The final goal is the attainment of unity in love with God, the absolute Individuality. In some traditions, this is called the ‘return to God’ or ‘the attainment of God’s kingdom’. Now, in the end time, God-conscious men and women have different tasks and vocations. Some of them have the task of physically accompanying the earth during her ascension, and they will experience their own physical transformation alongside with that of the earth. Those having this particular task are chosen for the path of ascension. Other God-conscious individuals will not necessarily go through a physical transformation, having other vocations. They are not chosen for ascension but still, they are chosen in the absolute sense. Some of them may simply die and leave the material world once and for all, as they all belong to those who are gathered ‘from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other’.
… continued in TranscEnding the Global Power Game, p. 277