The Deadliness of Caligastia

The Coming Tribulation

(Part Two)

 

The coming of Caligastia was graphically described by Allen Wolf:

 

This clearly loving, spiritual presence said to me, over and over, regularly, day after day, in slightly different ways, yet always basically the same, "Iím coming! Iím coming to you all soon! In your time soon Iím coming!" I asked repeatedly who, or what, this was . . . what the message meant and what was I to do with this? Was I imagining, wish-fulfilling, going nuts or hallucinating?! But all I would get in response was a joyous (bordering on laughing), loving, friendly, comforting, yet completely serious: "Iím coming! In your time, Iím coming. In fact, Iím already on my way!" And, "All thatís been promised is now happening. Itís started. Itís time now. The time is now." When I asked for more details, the response was, "The specifics and exact time-lines are still not known, even to me. But itís all going to happen, itís simply a matter of when." And another time, "Things are starting to come to fruition even now." On another occasion, "Iím coming to you soon; in your time conceptions of Ďsooní. My missionís now been fully approved."

 

 

The theme that the God of this world was arise to proclaim himself world ruler has plagued Christians since the beginning of the current era. Paul was concerned that false rumors circulated about his letters to early Christians.

 

II Thes 2:1-12 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, in order that he can sit in the sanctuary of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains him will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 

Paul was confused by the revelations given to him. He felt that the rebellion had to precede the coming of Jesus. But he knew that the God of this world (Caligastia) was held in restraint and would be released at some point. This is the "coming" described to Allen Wolf. The word I have shown as "sanctuary" comes from a root that means a sacred place. Caligastia was a Created Son but was under restraint for two thousand years. His release will return him to a spiritual position that can be looked upon as a spiritual sanctuary. From that status he will proclaim himself as God of this world.

Just as suddenly as Jesus comes back so that suddenly He will release the Devil to wreck havoc upon mankind. This action is part of the judgment  upon mankind, now to come at the end of the age.

The intensity of the period is described in Matthew.

Matt 24:10-14 And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.

Among us who are devoted to our God, to Jesus, will be some who will go forth in service to our brothers and sisters, to all those Christians and all those other people of the world who now sit in darkness. He who endures to the end will not be saved in the physical sense but will be saved in the spiritual sense.

The preaching of the Gospel to the whole world will now come, because the whole world will want to know what is happening. None of the old religions will be adequate to explain. This will not be the Gospel of salvation as preached by Christianity, but the Gospel of the Kingdom as taught in the Urantia Papers. This is when the Cosmic Reserve Corps will come into service.

In the midst of this service will come Another and Greater John the Baptist. He will perform his service, and then he will be given in a most profound sacrifice. He will be crucified, as Jesus was crucified. But now his resurrection will be witnessed by the entire earth. The resurrection of Jesus was not witnessed by the entire earth, and has always left an element of doubt.

Matt 10:19-20 For when they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Mark 13:11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say; but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
Luke 21:13-15 This will be a time for you to bear testimony. Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

Then will come our time of service to our brothers and sisters.

The magnitude of the events shortly to befall us is aptly described in the New Testament:

From Matthew and Luke:

Then if any one says to you, 'Lo, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. 
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 

The minions of Caligastia will have no doubt about his powers. These will operate at two levels: a) those phenomena they will  personally experience, and b) his ability to manipulate the physical world. The first I described in my reference above to Allen Wolf. The second can be measured by description of physical manipulation I show in my treatment on Spiritualism. See http://www.world-destiny.org/entry2.html

At this point it is not possible for me to specify how Caligastia will manipulate the physical world. I do not know. But we should not be surprised if he would open locked doors, or other assorted physical phenomena. Without doubt he will perform many signs and wonders, so as to lead all of us astray unless we keep to the righteousness of our God.

We come now to evidence preserved since early Christian days but little known.

A manuscript called the Freer Logion is a fourth-fifth century manuscript preserved in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. It is an apocryphal ending to the Gospel of Mark, now noted in some biblical editions as verses 16:14 and 15. This ending was known to Jerome in the fourth century; thus we know it was in circulation since those early days. (For a discourse on Mark 16 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_16.)

In A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. John, by John Henry Bernard, edited by Alan Hugh McNeile, T. & T. Clark Publishers (December 1967), which is part of the series International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, Bernard makes the following remark concerning the judgment of Caligastia:

All that is said in John, "he has already been judged" (cf. Luke 10:18), and this will issue a final expulsion from the domain over which he claims rule (John 12:31).

In the fifth century Freer manuscript, which contains the last twelve verses of Mark, there is interpolated after Mark 16:14, in which Jesus has rebuked the unbelief of the disciples, a remarkable passage which recalls the order of ideas in John 16:8-11, as follows:

Mark 16: (14-15) "And they excused themselves, saying that this age of lawlessness and unbelief is under Satan, who, through the agency of unclean spirits, does not allow the true power of God to be apprehended. Wherefore, they said to Christ, 'reveal now Thy righteousness. And Christ said to them, 'The limit of the years of Satan's authority has been fulfilled, but other terrors draw near, and I am delivered up of death on behalf of those that have sinned, that they may be turned to the truth and sin no more, so that they may inherit the spiritual and incorruptible glory of righteousness in heaven.'" 

Here we have a complaint of unbelief caused by Satan, to be cured by the revelation of Christ's righteousness, to which Christ replies that Satan's power is ended, that is, "he has been judged" (John 16:11.). The impending "terrors" may be the persecutions foretold in John 16:2-3. In this apocryphon there may be preserved an independent tradition of words recorded in John 16:2-11.

Because of the obvious later apocryphal addition the passage from Mark 16:14-15 is not accepted in most Bibles. The language and theology are very much at odds with the rest of Mark. However, it is exceptionally revealing to us, and may record a tradition that carried on down from the direct words of Jesus but did not make it into the original Gospel record. As Bernard stated:

"The impending 'terrors' may be the persecutions foretold in John 16:2-3."

 

Indeed, that is exactly what is going on.

 

Note how the assessment written by Bernard, this will issue a final expulsion from the domain over which he claims rule, is similar to passages in the Urantia Papers.

We can see how the power of Caligastia was curtailed when he was demoted from his planetary rulership. But that does not deny the singular display of his rebellious control when he is released to brings forth his minions to kill fellow human beings.

P.610 - ß4 But even so, no fallen spirit ever did have the power to invade the minds or to harass the souls of the children of God. Neither Satan nor Caligastia could ever touch or approach the faith sons of God; faith is an effective armor against sin and iniquity. It is true: "He who is born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not."

The quotation is from 1 John 5:18.

We all must face the dire circumstance of our day. We will naturally fear that Caligastia can enter our minds and take over our free will. But those of us who are born of God will have a shield against any such danger. All we need do is maintain our righteousness. We will cling to our God. And the wicked one will not be able to touch us.

I am now going to describe a circumstance which I personally witnessed.

In July, 1998 Lamar Zabielski removed me from his UBTalk list because of a report and discussion I had on a personal experience of ďglassyĒ eyes. Actually, ďglowingĒ is a more proper term. Three young men had approached me while I was sitting on the patio outside the dining hall in the evening at a Summer Study session in Lake Forest, Illinois in the early 1990ís. (It was still full light.) Two of those were sons of Thern Blackburn from Woods Cross, Utah. (Thern has since died.) They approached me to discuss my opposition to the Teaching Mission. They tried to convince me that it was a valid spiritual phenomenon. Two of the men exhibited a strange light effect in their eyes.

At the time I wrote my post I compared the experience to the TV and book illustrations of the eyes of zombies. I expressed the belief that the media illustrations are founded on actual phenomena, that they did not just derive out of some personís fanciful imagination. The "glow" I saw in their eyes was due to the control of Caligastia. He had taken over their mental circuits. This "glow" was permanent, not transient, and showed how they now were literal slaves to that iniquitous spirit personality.

I had an opportunity to discuss this with Kurt Cira at a later conference in Vancouver. He also saw this strange phenomenon at Lake Forest. He reported to me that Susan Meyers also had the same experience. He once again confirmed my witness.

I have greatly puzzled over this experience. It has not happened again although, I can assure you, I have looked for it in the eyes of the channelers at several conferences.

And then, as I was walking from one meeting to another at Vancouver, it occurred to me why this was so unusual, and why I did not have a repeat of that experience.

I believe Susan, Kurt and myself were permitted to witness this phenomenon. I believe it was an unusual presentation. I believe the midwayers altered our vision to permit us to see the glow within the eyes of those men. I believe they extended our vision, for that brief period, in order that we have convincing demonstration of the permanent alterations that take place in the neurological systems of those who give themselves to Caligastia.

As we well know, human vision range is limited, but can be extended.

The experience was a mighty boost in my belief of the permanent effect which takes place in the members of the Teaching Mission who have unalterably entered into a pact with the Devil. Once the channelers sell their soul there is no escape. Many have debated this with me. They ask, ďIs there no retreat from that compact?Ē My answer is no. There is no rehabilitation of those people, and they forever lose their Thought Adjusters. When those people invite the "spirits" to enter their minds, the Thought Adjuster forever flees.

I repeat: I believe this extended vision took place for the purpose of confirming my estimates of the Teaching Mission. Since I am the only person who has spoken so openly, so adamantly, and so vigorously in opposition to that movement, it may be that I serve to alert other members of the community to that spiritual danger. Perhaps I was permitted to observe this phenomenon because I serve in a role to help crystallize the spiritual decisions now unfolding.

Some may argue that the experience was imaginary or psychological, that it derived from my intense interest in denouncing the Teaching Mission. But such argument denies the experience of Kurt and Susan.

When the Devil takes over there is no return.

Ernest

To be continued.

Paper 7 of a series.