By now man's science has advanced to such level that man can understand many things which he could not understand previously. Hence The Creator has decided to reveal the full truth to man. The Tidings Series tells how the Universe was created - and why, how it is being governed, and, yes, the very important role which man on Earth is expected to play in its further development. In this volume - Volume Five - are covered such topics as the progress of humanity, discussion of how the current churches have deviated from Christ's teachings, the process of creation, an allegory about Adam and Eve, traditions on Earth, how The Almighty oversees the development of humanity, discussions about Christ's life and teachings, various aspects of life on Earth, the role of Christ, The Almighty and His goals, the task of the spirits, the real and the unreal, the body and the spirits, episodes from Christ's life on Earth, judgment of the soul, and much more.
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The Tidings Volume Five
By Trafford Publishing, Nick Mezins
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2016 Nick Mezins
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Winter – Spring 1957
Santorino 01/26/57 2200
Ego Santorino. I congratulate you, heralds, with the New Year, which will bring the Earth much that is new – good as well as bad.
-> Several years have passed since the beginning of The Almighty's Tidings. Despite the passage of years, you still have not received The Almighty's permission to make them known to the people. That has seemed incomprehensible to you, for you thought that specifically at this fateful time of confusion the Tidings would be essential but that is not the case. Quite the contrary, they would come in the wrong place and at the wrong time.
You ask why. Because, a struggle is currently taking place against communism, which does not acknowledge anything divine. Everybody who believes in God is currently needed in a single union against godlessness. No matter what these faiths might be like, or how close they might be to the pure religion of Christ, or other religions, they nevertheless struggle against the godlessness of communism. All doubts about their correctness, or their criticism and the introduction of a new faith, would weaken their front and would strengthen communism. Only after the destruction of communism, and the aversion of its dangers, can the right time begin for the Tidings and for their positive role.
The new religion, given in The Almighty's Tidings, brings completely new notions about God and The Almighty. The old religions, which were founded on humanity's understanding like it was in the ancient times and the Middle Ages, used rulers as a model for God and imagined God as a king who demands worship and slavish servitude. The old God created Earth and the universe in one week and then rested. The new God created the universe over innumerable years and has not rested for one moment, because the creation of the universe has begun just a few moments ago and will continue for uncountable years to come.
Man had erred. Even scientists claimed that the process of creation had ended. Only recently have some of them reached the conclusion that the process of creation continues in the universe – that new stars are born, new worlds form, and that God continues the work of creation.
God does not ask for and does not want prayers and songs of praise. He asks for work, and only for work. Christ said that God knows what man desires, without any prayers, and therefore they are superfluous. Should man feel more confident, having expressed his sorrows or desires in words, God does not take offense. However, man must express his desires in few words.
As you have been told before, God is not a king who sits on a throne and listens to songs of praise. God is the creator. God is an engineer, painter, chemist, poet, mathematician, sculptor, physicist, and even, should the need arise, a ditch- digger. He does not need glorifiers and worshipers, but helpers and executors of His tasks and will. He demands work from man, work, and once again – work. God has to be worshiped with deeds, not with words. Yet work cannot continue all the time, without rest. At times of rest man may turn to God. He may discuss God's tasks and talk them over with his neighbors and fellow workers, thus finding new opportunities for continued execution of God's tasks.
The Almighty strives to create an ideal universe and ideal living beings, particularly the being which is called man. This work, as you already know from previous tidings, is difficult work, and requires man's participation.
The souls, which are tiny parts of The Almighty's spirit, can acquire an individuality, an independence, so that they can approach The Almighty's almightiness. At the same time they can, in a feeble struggle against the power of matter, lose some, or even all, characteristics of The Almighty's spirit, and can become inferior and disappear into nonexistence.
This new faith completely shatters the religions currently existing on Earth. Therefore this religion must bide its time.
Aksanto 04/21/57 2237
Aksanto is speaking. Heralds, on behalf of all the spirits, and particularly those spirits who are close to you in Heaven and were intimate to you on Earth, I wish you a beautiful and happy festival – the Easter Festival.
Today the entire Christian world remembers the resurrection of Christ, the greatest Prophet on Earth. Christ paid with His life for proclaiming the truth, because only those people are capable of enduring the truth who are truthful themselves, and who are capable of living according to their conscience and the laws of Heaven.
It seems that Christ's victory was not final, that while accepting it externally, internally humanity remained under the power of the same old lies. Christ, however, did not come to save everyone, He came to save only the few, and those who had and have the soul of eternity. He came to give a goal to humanity, to explain humanity's value to it, and to point out its errors and sins. He left it up to each individual's choice to either retain God's eternity or to become a slave to the caprices of Earth.
"There are few who have been chosen and are worthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven," He said.
Truly, I am telling you, only a few out of a million will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but for those who will not enter – it will be their own fault. Christ gave the key to the Kingdom of Heaven to everyone. Yet man himself is at fault if the key that he was given, now can unlock only the gate of hell, if he has allowed this key to rust, and if he has not kept it in [a place of] honor – a dry place on the table – but has allowed it to fall into the mud.
It is a good thing to pray to God and to go to church, but I remind you once again that nothing and no one will save your soul if you will fail to follow what Christ has said unambiguously. Words cannot replace deeds!
Good night, heralds. Aksanto. []
Ignacio 05/05/57 2159
I bring you greetings from those who were with you and who are now with us, from those who have returned to the realm of eternity. While living on Earth, you forget that you are only short-term visitors there and that you have gone there only to carry out some temporary task. You accumulate what belongs to Earth and what you cannot bring along with you when you leave Earth. You can accumulate millions in money, you can build mansions for yourselves, you can hire and pay thousands of people, and you can make your words the law for millions, but once you leave Earth you cannot take along with you even [one speck of] dust from your mountain of jewels.
The only thing about yourselves that you can leave behind on Earth is a memory of you and your deeds. Yet this memory, too, remains with the people on Earth. What can you take along with you to Heaven – to eternity? Only an awareness about the work that you have accomplished; only an accounting of what you have accomplished and what you have not accomplished.
What sometimes seemed to you on Earth to be extremely important, may seem entirely worthless to you here, in front of The Almighty's face. What seemed completely worthless to you on Earth can turn into pure gold here. While living on Earth you have to take into account the material needs of Earth, yet while taking them into account, you have to live for Heaven, but not for Earth. Not only do you have to try to preserve on Earth what Heaven gave you to take along, but you also have to try to pass it along to other people as well.
There are many people, all of whom have come with an assignment from Heaven, but how many of them will return to Heaven? That is a question which no human being may forget for even one moment. How will the soul feel which, having come to the gate of Heaven, will find it solidly locked for it, but open for others? How will the souls feel that will hear The Almighty's voice, "Let those [spirits] who have forgotten that they have been created from My spirit return to nonexistence, from where I have summoned them."
Alexandra heard this voice of The Almighty, but the words were different. They were, "You carried out My assignment, you gave a herald to the Earth. You cared for him, you protected him and brought him up, you kept him from [straying on] the wrong paths, and you held him in your arms at times of sickness. You did not ask anything from him for a mother's incompensable work, but you gave him love, which does not remain on Earth but comes along to Heaven."
Alexandra came to Heaven with this love, and it became eternal for her. Today, for a brief moment, the voice of this love summoned her back to Earth. Those whom such voices of love summon back to Earth are happy in Heaven, and the more voices like that there are the happier are those who are summoned.
I come to you for the first and the last time in order to pass this tiding on to you. []
Ilgya 05/19/57 2228
Ilgya. Heralds, it is good to see that you do not forget art, and do not forget to occasionally go to see and to listen to what the human spirit has created. What the human spirit creates is not always art. Quite often that which man calls art does not move the spirit, but rather the desires of the flesh. Obviously, that can also be called art, but not spiritual art. Today's youth, particularly in America, seeks delight in art that elicits excitement of the flesh, and that goes hand-in-hand with lust. That is understandable. Lust belongs to the flesh, and it would be foolish to reject it, but since everything that exceeds the limits of necessity becomes harmful, devoting oneself to the unlimited power of lust is a destruction of the spirit. The spirit has to counterbalance the desires of the flesh, if he does not want to become a slave of the flesh. It is difficult to always overcome the demands of flesh, but one has to try to control them. As in any fight, victories fluctuate, but if one side constantly wins, or too frequently, the other side has no hope of [achieving a balance].
Currently, someone in your city tries to summon people back to God. He is doing good work – trying to do that, and traveling the old roads of the church. Since they are erroneous, success can only be temporary, because praying to God remains but the deeds soon start falling by the wayside; and deeds are the only thing that God asks for. A flood of words, just like a flood caused by the rain, destroys more than it saves.
I advise you to some day go and listen to this person, in order to understand what pathways he travels.
With respect to the events in the world, they are more of an internal nature than external. Changes take place, but they are not expressed externally. The new inventions of science are of such a nature that man himself becomes scared of them.
That will suffice for today. Good night! Ilgya. []
Aksanto 05/26/57 2227
Aksanto. Heralds, I came to you for a few minutes in order to say a few words. Like in every individual's life, thus also in the life of nations, there are days and years that have no significance in shaping their fate, and there are days and hours that are so significant that a decision made during them decides the destiny of the individual as well as that of the nation. Frequently, what has been missed in a brief moment cannot be rectified by anything. Life is a complicated matter; it is difficult to comprehend it and it is even more difficult to direct it.
For example, let us consider freedom, and the word – freedom. The constitution says that every citizen has been given the freedom to express his thoughts. This means that every person can speak and express his thoughts about a scoundrel as well as about the President. There is not and may not be any difference and any restrictions, because otherwise there would no longer be any freedom. The only difference is that in addition to freedom there is also legality, which provides that every individual has the right to demand the protection of the law if he is being accused falsely and unjustly. A scoundrel loses this right because he cannot prove that he is not a scoundrel, but the President can – if he is not a scoundrel. That, you see, is the difference between a lack of freedom and freedom. Everyone does not always like freedom, but it nevertheless is better than a lack of freedom, which only a few people like – those who are in power.
The problem is that you, people, want to have freedom only for yourselves, but not for others. You become concerned if someone calls someone else a scoundrel, but do not get concerned if you, yourselves, call this accuser a scoundrel. There is nothing here about which to be concerned – whoever falsely accuses an honest individual, loses more than the accused, if that takes place in a free country. Only in totalitarian countries is the ruler beyond accusation and untouchable, even though he is the worst villain. In a free country a person has been given the right to attack as well as to defend himself.
I conclude. Aksanto. []
Ilgya 06/09/57 2209
Ilgya. Heralds, I advised you to go and listen to how a popular preacher speaks. I did not do that because I thought that you might gain something positive, but simply so that you would familiarize yourselves with how people try to exploit the Bible for God's and particularly for their own purposes.
Christ taught so simply and so comprehensibly that in reality no dogma is needed to explain His words. Christ did not seek special premises and circumstances for talking to the people. He spoke wherever there were listeners – on a mountain, next to a well, and by the door of a house. Everyone came and listened to His words. Whoever arrived first sat down on the ground closer to Christ's feet. He did not turn anyone away and did not indicate the place where someone should sit. He did not tell anyone that he should pray to God for ten minutes, or fifteen minutes a day. Quite the contrary, He said that one should pray to God only if he feels that to be necessary, if he finds it necessary to turn to God for help in despair, even though he knows that God knows everything on His own.
A son thus turns to his father with a request, even though his father knows what his son wants, but the father does not hurry or does not find it necessary to help his son. In this case the son tries to influence his father, and explain to him his need and its importance and urgency.
How can someone, though, say that one should pray to God for fifteen minutes each day – why not fourteen, why not sixteen, and why not five, or sixty minutes?
God has not considered prayer, particularly public prayer, as being essential for man, because He knows on His own what man wants. He knows whether what man wants is essential and necessary for him, or else is unnecessary for man and can only harm his soul and God's goals.
Yet God does not prohibit man to pray to Him even in public, in a crowd, and in front of a crowd. He merely says that a prayer like that is futile, that the one who prays receives his reward for it from the crowd, rather than from God. If someone wants to receive a reward or regard from the crowd, he may do this, but he should not await in vain for God's regard, and should not consider this to be serving God. God does listen to words, but requires deeds from man, which will justify the words and which will give value to the words, because a word that is not substantiated by deeds is an empty beating of drums. The world is full of such beaters of a drum, but their worth is zero.
Someone who stands on a pulpit and asks people to go and take care of the sick, while receiving recompense in one manner or another for this asking, is not a servant of God; rather someone who goes and takes care of theses sick ones, while asking others to join him.
You, people, do much that no one needs but that nevertheless gives you some pleasure. Yes, you may do that, that is not a sin if it does not harm anyone and if you cannot utilize your time better. You may also pray to God the whole day long, that will not be a sin. However, if while praying to God you will not do anything else on your own, and someone else or others will have to feed you and provide you with all your other needs, then not only will your prayer not be noted but it will be recorded in the book of your sins.
Good night, heralds. Ilgya. []
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Table of Contents
Introduction to REVELATIONS, xi,
Chapter I, Winter – Spring 1957, 1,
Chapter II, Summer – Fall 1957, 9,
Chapter III, Winter 1958, 23,
Chapter IV, Spring 1958, 36,
Chapter V, Summer 1958, 48,
Chapter VI, Fall 1958, 63,
Chapter VII, Winter 1959, 76,
Chapter VIII, Spring 1959, 96,
Chapter IX, Summer 1959, 108,
Chapter X, Fall 1959, 121,
Chapter XI, Winter 1960, 138,
Chapter XII, Spring 1960, 152,
Chapter XIII, Summer 1960, 165,
Chapter XIV, Fall 1960, 178,
Chapter XV, Winter – Spring 1961, 194,
Chapter XVI, Summer 1961, 211,
Chapter XVII, Fall 1961, 224,
Chapter XVIII, Winter 1962, 233,
Chapter XIX, Spring 1962, 244,
Chapter XX, Summer 1962, 259,
Chapter XXI, Fall 1962, 274,
Chapter XXII, Winter 1963, 282,
Chapter XXIII, Spring 1963, 293,
Chapter XXIV, Summer 1963, 301,
Chapter XXV, Fall 1963, 313,
Chapter XXVI, Winter 1964, 329,