TOPICS: Contradictions often spring from interpretations based on fear – Peter as the rock or as Satan – only mind of Christ brings resolution – more than one level of understanding – many revelations are veiled – the sky is a symbol – with inner vision you see beyond physical – false Christs – no visible signs of the second coming – the end of a cycle – discern between false and true Christ – dark night of the soul – Battle of Armageddon is ongoing – end times means end of cycle –
Question: In the Bible, you tell us that you will return again in your Father’s glory….you say, “And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” But on this website, you say that your second coming will be when you come again through other people. Is this not a contradiction? Thank you for hearing my questions, and I especially thank you for the love you have shown me. I love you too!
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
Thank you for accepting my love, which I give freely to all but which most people reject by using one of the innumerable “reasons” thought up by the mind of anti-love, the mind of anti-christ.
Those who reject my love remain in fear, for how can they escape fear without accepting the perfect love of Christ that casts out all fear—it simply cannot be done. When you are in fear, you tend to interpret a spiritual teaching literally, and thus you will see many contradictions between “your” teaching and other teachings. You will then reason that yours is the only true one and that it is infallible, whereby you have the seed of religious conflict.
What is most surprising is that so many Christians insist that the Bible is the infallible word of God and that it should be interpreted literally (which is impossible given that no interpretation could ever be literal), yet they fail to read their Bible so carefully that they see it contains many seeming contradictions. Consider the following passages from the same chapter (Chapter 16) in Matthew:
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
How could I possibly build my church upon the same person that I denounce as being an agent of Satan? If you insist on a literal approach, you must say that either Peter is the Rock or he is Satan, for he obviously cannot be both at the same time. Therefore, either you must see this as a contradiction – thereby rejecting the infallibility of the Bible – or you must reach for a higher understanding. Yet the only way to find such a higher understanding is to go beyond the literal “interpretation.”
When you are stuck in fear, you cannot resolve such seeming contradictions – which is why most Christians ignore them – but when you move into love, you are always willing to reach for a higher understanding. You recognize that a spiritual teaching can – and should – be interpreted at more than one level, as is clearly explained in the Bible:
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples (Mark 4:34).
This clearly proves that I gave the multitudes a more simple teaching expressed in parables. Yet I gave my disciples a higher understanding of what I had illustrated in the parables. If you have enough love to accept this, you will be open to the fact that there are many statements in the Bible that cannot be understood (fully) through a literal approach. I deliberately veiled many of my most profound revelations in order to hide them from those who were still steeped in the consciousness of anti-christ and therefore would misuse any true teaching (by using it to inflate their egos) if they could grasp it. Since then, God has allowed the ascended masters to give humanity a more profound and direct spiritual teaching than the law allowed 2,000 years ago.
One example of this is that whenever I – including in the Book of Revelation – speak about signs in the sky, it is not meant to be literal, physical signs in the sky. The terms “sky,” “clouds” or “heaven” are symbols for one of the higher realms that are beyond the material frequency spectrum, as I explain elsewhere. “heaven” is also a symbol for a state of consciousness, namely the Christ consciousness which allows you to attune to/experience/perceive what goes on in the higher realms. That is why I said:
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light (Matthew 6:22).
The meaning is that when you attain the undivided, non-dualistic vision of Christ, you can sense what is taking place in the higher realms. Thus, many of the “signs” mentioned in the Bible cannot be seen by the physical eyes. They can only be seen by the inner vision. When you understand this, there is no contradiction in your quote above. Look at the entire passage from Matthew Chapter 24:
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in the secret chambers; believe [it] not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The meaning of the first part is that you shall not look for Christ outside yourself, for you will find the Living Christ only in the kingdom that is within you. There will be false Christs who show outer wonders, seeking to trick you into following them instead of the inner Christ. The true appearance of Christ will be like the lightning that appears only for a split second and is easily overlooked by those looking at the ground (looking for visible signs). Again, the coming of the son of man shall be in the heavens, as a symbol of the higher realms. Thus, you cannot determine the true coming by using visible signs.
The tribulation is the raising of people’s consciousness at the end of a spiritual cycle (as is currently happening). In such an acceleration, it will become increasingly difficult for people to remain asleep or indifferent. They will be forced to choose between the visible signs of anti-christ and the inner signs of Christ. Those who are willing to go within and contact their Christ selves and the ascended masters will receive great assistance during this phase. Yet there will come a point where the opportunity to postpone the choice must come to an end, and all outer help is withdrawn (the sun, moon and stars – as symbols for people’s spiritual teachers – are withdrawn) and people must choose on their own accord.
Only those who have internalized the assistance given from Above and have used it to establish a connection to their Christ selves (have multiplied their talents) will be able to choose wisely between the outer signs of the false Christ and the true, inner signs of the Living Christ. Thus, those who interpret the Bible literally and look for actual, physical signs in the heavens are likely to be deceived by the false Christs.
When people are exposed to this “dark night of the soul,” those who have no inner vision (the tribes of the earth consciousness) will mourn, whereas those with inner vision will see the Son of Man appearing in the higher realms in the form of their own Christ selves as well as myself and other ascended beings appearing in our ascended “bodies.” They will also “see” the angels and come together in consciousness with their brothers and sisters from all four realms of the material universe.
However, to truly understand this, you need to add that this is a process that is appearing over and over again. Thus, many of the events spoken of in the Bible are not one-time events. For example, the Battle of Armageddon has been going on for aeons. It has certain turning points where it enters a new phase, as is currently happening, but it will not end until the entire material universe is raised in vibration so there is no darkness left. Thus, the “end of days” “the end of the world” or the “end times” that many Christians talk about are not the actual end of existence but the end of certain spiritual cycles.
There is nothing constructive about people living in the fear that the world will suddenly end and they will be no more. Yet it is constructive for people to understand – without fear – that a spiritual cycle means opportunity and that it will not go on forever. Thus, make hay while the sun shines—by seeking the inner vision rather than getting stuck in literal interpretations.
Copyright © 2005 by Kim Michaels