I’ve been embracing the concept of understanding spiritual principles through the topic of using, The Force; thus, a mindset of a universal consciences of collective human will. However, there is a single negative philosophy that can kill this belief system cold. It is already part of the dark side of seeing reality. It roots with the characteristics of fear, doubt, worrying, and close mind thinking. This philosophy is pessimistic thinking towards our outcome of humanity. For decades and longer people wrap their minds around a destructive ending of this world here as we know it; thus, the Earth. They’ve used scriptures to create an illustration of judgement which condemned humanity. We need to have more of an optimistic way of looking at the future. This world (Earth) is not going to end in Hellfire, doomsday, destructive judgement. God will restore the Earth to be as He saw it to be. That’s God’s nature. He is a good and merciful God. Although He promises justice a dark ending only glorifies Satan and ultimately gives The Devil the victory.
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!’ declares the Lord. ‘Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people. Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care for them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done.’ Declare the Lord. I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,’ declares the Lord.’ The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’”
I see, read, and know the Book of Revelation. There are three points which I like to express concerning this book in the Bible. First, much like Song of Song which we know illustrates a concept of sex in God’s Word, Revelation leaves a lot to understand after it is already read. It reveals an evolution of the future whereby when the Season comes and the words are in present tense, the depth may still be too vast to grasp. Yes, I have a working knowledge focusing on the return of Christ. Nevertheless, I express myself as a student of Jesus’ testimony on a lifetime journey towards the knowledge of Him. Not an expert who claims to totally grasp the subject.
Second, the Book of Revelation deals with prophecy, whereby you may hear a lot of scholars claim the Book of Daniel to be a good requisition book to read before trying to interpret the scriptures written by Apostle John in Revelation. I happen to challenge that thought. I feel the Book of Jeremiah is a better book to grasp before entering the Book of Revelation because the Book of Jeremiah gives us an accurate illustration of the ending of the nation of Israel; thus, how the original church ended. This gives us a clearer vision of God’s heart and His unchanging nature towards how His will brings the testimony of His son who represent the presence church through His body within our present age. This church is destined to end with a wedding between Jesus and the church.
Third, although the Book of Revelation definitely illustrates a battle, chapter 22 verse 17, four verses from the end of the Bible, it reads:
“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who thirst come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.’
This is clearly a positive outcome to all who are welcomed to come into the Spirit. Consequently, this book also dances around the concept of a wedding; the Bride of Christ (the Church) into marriage with Jesus. As we know here on Earth only a few positive ceremonies are still religiously ordain as being an assertive, attractive image within our Christian culture. There is baptism, the Lord’s Supper along with Easter celebration, plus, Christmas celebration and then we have weddings. The ceremony in contrast with another service in our religious sector of our community which gives us the ultimate outcome of life is the funerals. The Book of Revelation waltzes through the funeral and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ whereby we see the destruction of death within the battle of good and evil. Nevertheless, a ceremony of a wedding is weaved through these scriptures giving us a more positive image of hope to look forward to as God brings His world into judgement.
Giving this insight, I feel it is clear not to see such a dark outcome ending humanity. Also, I know from personal experiment the pessimistic mindset of seeing the concept of Armageddon is damaging towards our faith. It does not free our mind to embrace the power we have through the mindset of a universal consciousness; thus, the Force. We should be more optimistic in our view of determining the bigger picture of reality. We should start sharing the vision of goodness within the good nature of God, the merciful, unconditional loving, graceful and omnipotent powerful characteristics of our mighty God.