The Messiah Herald Issue 08 January 2018 - Page 16

COVER STORY COVER STORY LORD JESUS MEETS HDE GOHAR SHAHI THE RETURN OF LORD JESUS CHRIST Is the world ready? T HERE ARE MANY THINGS mentioned in the Bible about the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ. The general understanding is that Jesus will return in the end times. Signs preceding the advent of Jesus Christ include the moral decline of society, [2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5] increase in warfare, [MATTHEW 24:6] widespread misguidance [2 TIMOTHY 3:13] a surge in natural disasters [LUKE 21:10-11] and the appearance of the divine signs [LUKE 21:25] . According to scripture, during his second advent, Jesus Christ will wage a war against the Antichrist. The war will culminate in an epic battle known as Armageddon. Indeed, it was in regards to his Second Coming that Jesus warned, ‘Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.’ [MATTHEW 10:34] For history shows that during his first era, Jesus Christ did not pick up the sword in any sense of the word. Interestingly, 2 Peter 3:3-4 states, ‘Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”’ With a fair mind, consider the state of our world today. Is it not about time for the return of Lord Jesus Christ? What if his return has already taken place but the majority of people have not been able to recognise him? The meeting between His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi and Lord Jesus Christ took place in New Mexico, USA, in 1997. I N AN INTERVIEW IN LONDON ON 28TH July, 1997, His Divine Eminence made the following statement. ‘On the 29th May 1997, I was at the El Monte Lodge in Taos, New Mexico. During the second half of the night, I felt the presence of a man in my room. There was not enough light, so at first I thought it was one of my followers. I asked him, “Why have you come?” The man replied, “I have come to see you.” I turned on the light and I saw a handsome young man standing before me, whom I did not know. Seeing him, I felt immense energy and spiritual ecstasy in my soul and spiritual entities, a similar spiritual ecstasy that I would feel and experience in the gathering of the Higher Realms. ‘I learnt that he could speak many languages. The young man told me, “I am Jesus (Son of Mary). I am in America, presently.” I asked him, “Where do 16 MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 08 / JAN 2018 MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 08 / JAN 2018 you live?” he replied, “I neither had a home in the past nor now.”’ When His Divine Eminence was requested for further details of the meeting, His Divine Eminence replied, ‘What Jesus and I have discussed is a secret, but I shall reveal it at an appropriate time in the future.’ His Divine Eminence stated, ‘A few days later, I visited Tucson (Arizona), where somebody showed me a photograph; they said, “It was Jesus.” ‘I instantly recognised the man in the photograph, as he was the same man who appeared in my room at the El Monte Lodge. I asked the owner of the photograph about its origin. He told me, “Some people took photographs of some sacred places and, surprisingly, this photograph of [Jesus] emerged from amongst the prints when the film was processed. This man was neither seen nor photographed.” ‘I took the photograph of this young man (Jesus) and tried to match it with the one of the many images on the Moon. I realised that the image on the photograph matched one of the images on the Moon. I confirm and verify that this is the true Image of Jesus.’ 17