Monday, 18 July 2016

Expect miracles but also demons in a spiritual awakening

If it is true that there is a spiritual awakening beginning in The West, then we should not expect a straightforward overall-revival of Christianity, religion generally, nor even of wholesome spirituality - but instead we should expect polarisation: more good miracles, and more demonic activity: both.

This seems to be the way things work. If people's minds are opened and expanded, then they are open to divine revelations, and may accomplish wonderful things; but they are also opened to evil influences. What actually happens overall, depends upon the choices of many people.

This is clearly seen in the times of Christ's ministry in the New Testament - but has also been seen in Christian revivals in many times and places over the past two thousand years.

This is, indeed, probably the reason why there are not more Christian revivals: because the conditions which cause the revival may (and inevitably eventually will) end-up doing more harm than good. In a revival we may assume that God, as the Holy Ghost, creates an increased awareness of the spiritual and openness to spiritual influences - but the basic situation of human agency, of free will, of course remains unchanged.

Therefore in an Awakening, many more people are spiritually sensitised and experience the power of the spiritual world - this includes evil as well as good; and how they interpret, understand, react-to their experiences is a matter of each individual's free will.

Each person will be brought to at least one moment of clarity and choice (and it may just be a moment) in which their destiny (and therefore the destiny of many others, the destiny of everybody in a sense) hangs in the balance.

The effect of a spiritual awakening depends on how people choose in these moments.

Therefore periods of spiritual awakening can be disastrous (overall). Therefore, such times tend to be initiated only in two circumstances:

1. The time is right because many or most people are spiritually well-prepared and therefore likely to make the right choices. In such a situation an awakening has a high probability of becoming a revival - a high probability that many or most awakened people will make the right choice - so the revival will be allowed to continue... at least for a while.

2. Because the situation is so desperate that a spiritual awakening is the only real hope. In such a situation the probability is that spiritual revival will fail, that many or most people will make the wrong (demonic) choices, and the awakening and end-up making things worse. In which case the awakening will be ended - and the mass of people return to their usual state of spiritual insensitivity and denial.

But if the spiritual situation is desperate and if there is a chance that awakening may succeed - may lead to enough people making the right choice - then an awakening may happen despite its poor chance of success.

This second scenario is the current one. It is a time of hope, but not a time for optimism - we will probably see more miracles, but perhaps even more demonic influences; more good and more evil - a separation and a polarisation.

In this separation the dark side may (probably will) predominate among the many; and yet the separation of The Good may allow greater understanding among a minority, among the few; and in the end such a clarification may enable the side of Good better to survive and thrive.

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