Apparently the planning for Ascension and the Golden Age has been going on for a very long time. It has involved the cooperation of numerous levels of existence and we’ve been given notice of its nearness by quite a few sources from the late Nineteenth Century onward.
Matthew Ward tells us that “the highest universal council planned the Golden Age.” (1) SaLuSa describes these elevated beings as “great Beings of Light that dwell in the realms of pure Light,” (2) “exceptionally powerful Beings who will ensure that all action is completed in accordance with the Divine Plan,” (3), “mighty ones such as the Elders who direct all creation and observe the edicts of the Creator.” He adds that “they operate on an unimaginable scale, holding immense power that reaches through the different Universes,” (4) humbly confessing that “there comes a time when the magnitude of them is even eye-opening to us.” (5)
He tells us that “the line of authority goes all the way back to God, and passes through various groups and councils of high evolution and consciousness. It finally reaches you through us and the Masters, who wait in readiness to return to Earth.” (6) Matthew says that “the powerful energy of souls you call ascended masters and the White Brotherhood and other light forces you don’t know about has been intensifying on the planet.” (7)
Many teachings have predicted the coming changes, SaLuSa tells us:
“The coming Ascension has been the subject of many teachings and messages for a very long time, as the end times have been clearly defined since this cycle began so long ago. It is the whole purpose of everything that has been taking place, and the plan has been played out so that you have gained the maximum benefit from it.” (8)
Moreover we’ve been preparing for it over many lives, he says:
“You have been preparing for this time over many lives, having already decided that you would put yourself forward for the process of Ascension. These final years are clearly the most important ones as they offer a unique opportunity to move out of the cycle of reincarnation. (9)
Saint Germain corroborates SaLuSa’s estimate: “You have been preparing for Ascension for eons of time.” (10)
I’m only aware of the event being discussed in great detail from the mid-1870s on, when Imperator, the pseudonym adopted by the prophet Malachi, began discussing the event through his medium, Rev. Stainton Moses. He says:
“Ye know not how great is the work that is being done; how vast the vista that is being opened. Never before has there been such an outpouring of Divine Love as now. Silent influences are at work in men’s minds. All over the world they are being prepared to receive the teaching we are giving you here.
“Should it be necessary for the furtherance of this mission other great Intelligences will return, and bring their magnetic force to bear upon the earth. At present it is not needed, as the work is progressing.
“You are living in one of the remarkable epochs of the earth. The old creed must die before the new can be received; but it will die hard, as round it still linger the associations of many ages; but it is fast dying out, never to live again. Happy are ye, living in this age, and learning these new truths, if ye rightly appreciate and use the blessing.” (11)
“You are the recipients in no ordinary degree of a great development of spirit power. The spiritual sense is increasing amongst men, and, step by step, the presence of spirit agency is manifested. The wave of spirit influence now passing over your earth is analogous to that which passed over the world during the life of Christ.” (12)
Imperator called Ascension a “New Dispensation.”
“What you are now witnessing are the signs and wonders that prelude the opening of a new dispensation, the advent of the Lord, not as man has fancied and as your teachers have vainly taught, in bodily presence to judge an arisen humanity, but in His new mission (the fulness of the old), through us, His messengers and ministers, in the declaration of a new evangel to your world.” (13)
The part that Imperator and his band were to play was to present a New Revelation, doing for Christianity what Jesus had done for Judaism.
“You are gradually coming to know an Omnipresent and Omniscient Loving Father, and you will have a new revelation, which will blot out the old falsehoods and give you new ideas of God.” (14)
“That which we present for your acceptance is the complement rather than the contradiction of the old; the growth to a fuller stature; the development of a wider knowledge. (15)
“It is our task to do for Christianity what Jesus did for Judaism. We would take the old forms and spiritualise their meaning, and infuse into them new life. Resurrection rather than abolition is what we desire. We say again that we do not abolish one jot or one tittle of the teaching which the Christ gave to the world.
“We do but wipe away man’s material glosses, and show you the hidden spiritual meaning which he has missed.” (16)
Although the meeting he describes below is just a small one held for mutual refreshment, if we multiply it by orders of magnitude, we might get a picture of the councils that were held to plan the Golden Age.
“It is our custom, now and again, to join together in the praise of the Almighty. So we refresh our own selves, worn and wearied by the toilsome work of guiding erring souls. So we renew our power and gather fresh stock of gracious influence.”
“We meet thus when we need support from mutual counsel, and from the efflux of spirit influence from those who are yet higher and wiser than ourselves.” (18)
“We have but now returned from a great council of the angels and spirits of the blessed, wherein we have taken counsel and offered up solemn adoration to the Supreme. With one accord our voices swelled in an anthem of praise, and so we received the efflux of divine aid which shall support us in the conflict.” (19)
“If the eye of man could have seen the vast concourse of the shining ones, massed together for consultation, and for the reception of the larger efflux of the Divine Spirit, they would have been of good cheer.” (20)
So frank was Imperator about the need to reform religion and determined to do it that he debunked in great detail many of the Biblical prophets’ accounts and altogether challenged his reader to wake up in spiritual matters.
To fully appreciate the irony of “Imperator “stripping the prophetic record of its dross, we need to know that it was he, Malachi, who made the final choice of what would go into the Old Testament and what would not.
Probably no one has spent more time studying the prophets than he. And his New Revelation can be looked upon as what he might say today if he were to deliver the Biblical teachings a second time.
(Continued in Part 2.)
(1) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 11, 2011, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(2) SaLuSa, March 18, 2009, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(3) SaLuSa, Aug. 8, 2011.
(4) SaLuSa, Dec. 19, 2008.
(5) SaLuSa, Nov. 7, 2008.
(6) SaLuSa, March 26, 2010.
(7) Matthew’s Message, Sept. 24, 2008.
(8) SaLuSa, April 9, 2010.
(9) SaLuSa, Nov. 5, 2008.
(10) St. Germain, Aug. 15, 2008, through Mike Quinsey, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(11) Spirit Teacher Imperator in Moses, Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mspteach.htm, 14.
(12) Imperator, More Spirit Teachings. Trance Teachings, n.p. Electronically published by Meilach.com, at http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mst01.htm. (Hereafter MSTTT.)
(13) Spirit Teacher Imperator in Moses, Spirit Teachings. London: Spiritualist Press, n.d. (Prior to 1883), 167.
(15) Imperator, Spirit Teachings. London: Spiritualist Press, n.d., 83. (Hereafter ST.)
(16) ST, 108.
(17) Spirit Teacher Imperator in Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Spirit Writings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mst02.htm , n.p. (Hereafter MSTW.)
(18) Ibid., n.p.
(19) Ibid., n.p.
(20) Unnamed spirit communicator in ibid., n.p.