The Last Things and
the Kingdom of God
jagbir singh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun Aug 8, 2004 4:33 pm
Subject: The Last Things and the Kingdom of God
Last Things and the Kingdom of God
"The areas of discussion and disagreement among Christians
these issues and their consequences are numerous. We will
the theme so favored in our days: the last things. In doing
will need to look closely at a doctrine that underlies the
disagreement: the kingdom of God. First, what do we say in
family of the faith?
Eschatology is the branch of theology concerned with the
events in human or world history. The word comes from the
adjective eschatos, meaning "last," frequently used in the
Testament (as in II Timothy3:1, "... in the last days there
come times of stress," but also in such familiar usage as
19:30: "But many that are first will be last, and the last
Christianity and many other religions teach about the last
It is a universal human experience that we come to our own
end in history. The world, and history as we know it, may or
come to an end also. If so, how? Is there anything beyond
How do we know what to expect?
For Christians the central event in history is the life,
resurrection of Jesus Christ. This event sheds light on what
before: God's election, covenant and law -- that is,
teaching, and preparing a people for the coming of the One.
present and future are seen in the light of this event also.
been shown what human beings are called to be. When we
glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, we glimpse the
has for us.
Eschatology is used in two ways. We speak of "last" meaning
purpose (for this the New Testament often used the word
of "last" meaning completion, like the last act of a drama.
biblical purpose, with varying degrees of clarity, is the
both Testaments: that humanity may dwell in the presence of
live under the reign of God in peace, justice and love.
Judaism pictured the last act pointing to the Messiah, the
judgment, and the messianic rule: a perfect and peaceful
Hope here looks to future fulfillment. . . .
The kingdom that is ushered in by Christ culminates in his
resurrection. It does not come by might, but by divine
Here the meaning of the kingdom is revealed, yet remains a
The kingdom is here because the work of Christ brought it
in, yet he
taught us to pray, "Your kingdom come." It is here, yet it
come. The kingdom is bound to its king. The early church
has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you
(Acts 2:36). Christ is king on earth and in heaven. The
participates in the kingdom through faith in Jesus Christ.
disclosure of the kingdom for all to see is still in the
awaits the end of time and the return of Jesus Christ (Acts
The Last Things and the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom and the Holy Spirit
"We affirm that the Kingdom of God,
however guaranteed in the promises of the Father and
embodied in the person of Christ, can never gain entrance or
come to full realization in the fabric of human life apart
from the agency of the Holy Spirit, who is indispensable to
insure Kingdom entrance, to seal Kingdom membership, to
implement Kingdom obedience, to build Kingdom character, to
furnish Kingdom gifts, to empower to Kingdom outreach, to
growth, and secure Kingdom victory."
The Kingdom and the Holy Spirit
Dr. Jay Grimstead,
Mataji Nirmala Devi
soon as the Sahasrara was opened the whole atmosphere was
filled with tremendous Chaitanya. And there was tremendous
Light in the sky. And the whole thing came on the Earth — as
if a torrential rain or a waterfall — with such tremendous
force, as if I was unaware and got stupefied. The happening
was so tremendous and so unexpected that I was stunned and
totally silent at the grandeur.
I saw the
Primordial Kundalini rising like a big furnace, and the
furnace was very silent but a burning appearance it had, as
if you heat up metal, and it had many colors. In the same
way, the Kundalini showed up as a furnace, like a tunnel, as
you see these plants you have here for coal burning that
create electricity. And it stretched like a telescope and
came out one after another, Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Just like
Deities came and sat on their seats, golden seats, and then
they lifted the whole of the head like a big dome and opened
it, and then this torrential rain complete drenched Me. I
started seeing all that and got lost in the Joy. It was like
an artist seeing his own creation, and I felt the Joy of
coming out of this beautiful experience I looked around and
saw human beings so blind and I became absolutely silent,
and desired that I should get the cups to fill the Nectar .
Opening Of The Primordial Sahasrara
Sahasrara Puja, Paris, France — May 5, 1982
[140th]: Indivisible — Complete)
we are celebrating the opening of the Sahasrara. On this day
I must say it was a Great Happening that took place on all
the humanity. It was such an achievement, which I never
realized before. Now I can see that without Self-Realization
it would have been impossible to talk to people.
Then this happened! I thought that how I will talk to people
about it because no one would understand Me and it would be
a big mistake on My part to say something about Sahasrara
because even about Sahasrara nowhere in the scriptures
something was described. It was absolutely an ambiguous
description I would say where people could not even have
thought there is a realm beyond Sahasrara, and one has to
enter that realm where is the Reality.
That time what I saw around Me was darkness and unless and
until there are many Lights, people will never realize that
how important it is to have Light.”
You Dissolve Into The Divine Power
Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy — June 9, 1996
is a great day for us, for all the Sahaja Yogis that on this
day . . . the Sahasrara was opened out. It was just a
miracle I should say because I didn’t think that I am at a
point where it could be done. So I wanted to wait but some
things happened that made Me think that it had to be opened.
It was in such a situation that I felt if I delayed it
anymore now it may help these false gurus to spread their
nonsense all over.”
To Achieve Complete Freedom, Sahasrara Puja
Cabella, Italy — May 7, 1995
(821st): By ‘Brahma’ is meant the ‘Anandamaya-Kosa’ and
‘Ani’ means the tail or ‘Pucchagra.’ According to sruti
‘Brahmapuccham pratistha’ She dwells in the tail of
‘Anandamaya-Kosa’ or ‘Ani’ means one who moves the Reality
to action, i.e., indwelling Power of Reality.
“For all of us the seekers the last work of the
Divine of opening the last centre in the Great Primordial
Being was done on the 5th of May, 1970. It is the greatest
event of all the spiritual happenings of the Universe. It
was done with great care and great attachment. It is not in
the limits of human understanding how things are worked in
the heavens. It is your fortune and God’s Love that has
worked this one.
Without this happening there could not have been a
possibility to give mass Realization to people. One could
have done it on one or two persons here and there, but to
give such a mass awakening could not have been possible.”
Opening Of The Primordial Sahasrara
Sahasrara Puja, Paris, France — May 5, 1982
(952nd): Eternal Kingdom of dominion. She is always the
Giver of Eternal Bliss, the greatest dominion
“So it was a turmoil . . . and at this turmoil
state only Adi Shakti had to come to establish the Dharma .
When I was born I was shocked at the way people were. At
that time I don’t think I met many seekers . . . First I
thought I’ve come a little early . . . but then I saw these
horrible false gurus also throwing their charms on people
and trying to control them. That made Me really, really
think that now I’d better stop worrying as to what sort of
people there are — let’s start! And that’s how the first
Brahmarandhra Chedan took place in India. It was
5th May, 1970 . . . in the morning time.”
Incarnation Of God’s Divine Love
Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy — June 6, 1993
(182nd): Beyond all action. Nothing is prohibited or
enjoined to Her; or no need for any action.
know that I reside in the Sahasrara. I incarnated on the
Lotus of 1000 Petals; that is why I could break it open
Svatmananda-Lavibhuta Brahmadyananda-Santatih Devi
Jump Into The Ocean Of Love
Sahasrara Puja Sorento, Italy — May 6, 1989
Svatmananda-Lavibhuta Brahmadyananda-Santatih [365th]:
All the bliss enjoyed by the beings from Brahma downwards
put together is but a drop in the ocean of Bliss enjoyed by
“By saying there’s no God, God doesn’t disappear.
He is very much there. Sahaja Yoga is the only way you can
prove the existence of God and all that is said so far about
all these Incarnations because the Seventh Chakra is now
open. You get your Realization, and you become the spirit.
It is so imminent that the Seventh Chakra had to be opened
so that you pass from one life level to another level.”
Geneva, Switzerland — June 13, 1985
Abala-gopa-vidita [994th]: Known even to ignorant ones
like children and untutored like Gopa or cowherds.
is the meaning of going into meditation? It means you have
got connected to the Paramchaitanya, the All-Pervading
Power. The minute you are in meditation you have established
Oneness with the Paramchaitanya.”
Kundalini is the one which is called as the Kumbha;
in Sanskrit language means the Aquarius. We call it as
Aquarius, as one of the Signs, and is the same as Khumba in
So it is the Age of Aquarius, is the Age of the Kundalini. .
. which will nourish, which is the Mother within you,
which will rise, will give you the completeness of it. And
which will connect you with your Spirit which ultimately
gives you the enlightenment by which you become Collectively
USA — September 16, 1983
Srikanthardha-saririni (392nd): Half the body of Sri-kantha,
I.e. Siva is Hers. The equal status of Siva and Shakti are
indicated by this name.
breaking the Sahasrara we could not have achieved the ascent
en masse. . . . To keep Sahasrara open should be very easy
if the western brains could understand and be aware of your
Mother. When your Mother is the Deity of Sahasrara the only
way to be able to keep the Sahasrara open has to be complete
surrendering. For that many ask Me, "How do we do it’?" It’s
a very funny question. It is irrelevant. If your Sahasrara
has been opened by someone, and luckily that is the Deity
before you, it should be the easiest thing to surrender.
But it is
not . . . What is surrendering? . . . What do you have to
surrender? A drop has to dissolve in the Ocean to become the
Ocean, and a drop cannot be greater than the Ocean — can it
be? So what is the surrendering? Surrendering of our
conditionings, of our ego, and the artificial barriers we
have built around us . . .
should know this is the greatest of greatest opportunity for
you, not for the Divine. If you are not available the Divine
can find its own way of fulfilling its Last Culmination of
_Expression. Even to understand how immense the task is you
need a surrendering heart..
The area of the Sahasrara is the realm of God. When the
Brahmarandhra opens fully then the heavens open within
yourself. The Kundalini, which has risen up and given you
Realization, creates the opening by which the Divine starts
pouring all its subtleties inside your brain . . .
All of us can achieve that state of Nirvikalpa. . . After
Nirvikalpa you cannot come down . . . .”
You Have To Be In Nirvikalpa, Vienna, Austria — May
Kantardha-vigraha [861st]: Having a form half of which
is a ‘female’ i.e., Ardha-narisvara: showing the dual
concept of Reality as the united aspect of Siva and Shakti.
the Kundalini enters the Agnya Chakra, She enlightens it.
Then Christ within you is enlightened or awakened. He sucks
both these balloons of ego and the super-ego and the whole
Agnya Chakra opens. There is simultaneous opening of the
Sahasrara. I saw the Sahasrara of the Virata open. It was
like tongues of flames. Just like when you dissect the human
brain, its cross-section looks like petals of flame. In the
center of it, it looks like a yellow hole. The opening of
the Sahasrara is sudden. With a bang it opens."
(188th): Hard to attain
“I know all beyond the Vaikuntha but I have not
revealed it so far. It will be slowly revealed by Me because
people have not been prepared yet to become capable of
Shiva Puja, Bombay, India — February 26, 1987
Sukhaprada [192nd]: Confers happiness or bliss or Moksa
which is Nirvana-Sukha, the Bliss of Liberation.
to take a stand in your family, in your surroundings, with
your friends, and you have to tell them, "You better all get
realized." The reason for that is that the Christ who
crucified Himself is going to come back with his Eleven
Forces of Destruction. And when He starts He is not going to
ask you to take any Realization. No one is going to be
bothered whether you are going to hell. He will just sort
out. But those who have got Realization will enter into the
Kingdom of God. You have to enter into the Kingdom of God
here, as I say, in the Seventh Chakra."
The New Age Has Started, Houston, USA — Oct. 6,