“And then I asked the lord about the day of judgment, ‘What will be the sign of your coming?’ He answered me, ‘It will be when the name of the just will be consummated according to the name of the just ones who have been crowned and fallen from the sky. Then Satan will be freed and will leave his prison, a prey to great anger, and he will make war on the just … And the lord will immediately command his angel to sound the trumpet. … And then the sun will darken and the moon give no more light. The stars will fall and the four winds will be torn from the foundations, and they will make the earth tremble, and also the mountains and hills. Immediately the sky will tremble and the sun darken until the fourth hour. Then will appear the earthly son, and with him all the saintly angels. And then the son rises, and he will place his seat on the clouds and will sit on the throne of his majesty, with twelve messengers seated on twelve chairs of glory. The books will be opened and he will judge the universe according to the faith they revealed. And then the earthly son will send his angels to gather the elect—from the four winds and the summits of the skies and to the corners of the world—and bring them before him. … The earthly son will take the elect from the midst of the sinners and say to them, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my father. Receive the kingdom that has been prepared for you since the organization of the world.” ~The Gospel of the Secret Supper
Day of Judgment
The first thing we all need to understand about the day of judgment is that it has no connection with a twenty-four-hour Earth day whatsoever. This judgment day is a universal thing, so expecting it to operate on Earth’s time makes no sense. Like the seven days in which the cosmos were created, “day” refers to a non-specific period of time. It may be one Earth hour, It may be centuries to us. It is a God day, not a man day. Most spiritual masters expect it will take at least ten years, and probably a lot more. It has already started.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs
There have been many predictions over the centuries on what signs to expect in the Day of Judgment. These signs fall into two primary categories. The first is the signs to warn us that the Day of Judgment is approaching. The second group indicates that it has started and is ongoing. Similar signs predict the End Times. That should not be a surprise. The Day of Judgment and the End Times coincide.
Many have warned that as we approach the Day of Judgment, we will see great wars and violent destruction. The destruction by terrorists of the New York Trade Center was one such sign. More will follow if we don’t wake up. Satan will be set loose, the quote says. That is more allegorical than literal. He was never truly imprisoned, just somewhat controlled. He is not being completely set free, but perhaps allowed a longer leash. This means that we will see more of the things that Satan, his demon assistants, and other dark forces, inspire. Things like idiots playing with guns and shooting anyone they disagree with, and a government that does nothing to stop it. Greedy people claiming more and more of the world’s resources for themselves and forcing more and more into poverty as a result. Industrialists deliberately destroying the environment because they simply don’t care about anyone but themselves. Reality being ignored so people can live in comfortable fantasies. Increasingly violent storms fed by the angry and uncontrolled thoughts of humanity.
Those are some of the signs that the Day of Judgment is approaching, or has already arrived. Don’t expect it to announce itself like a concert or state fair. Be prepared at all times.
The signs that the Day of Judgment has started are not much different than those warning of it. But as it continues, they will get progressively worse. Some predict days of darkness, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, electricity no functioning, even gravity going crazy. Some of these are just opinions. Others are interpretations of visions that may be literal or allegorical. Either way, it doesn’t look like it will be a pleasant time.
But after the trials and tribulation will come the start of a new dawn. The new Golden Age will begin. The quote says the books will be open. This doesn’t represent physical books, of course. It is allegory again. It means that the hidden truths will be revealed to all. Even now, some are discovering these truths, though they remain hidden to most. But sometimes things are hidden only because we refuse to see them when they are right in front of us. Jesus told the apostles that the Kingdom of God was all around them already, yet they saw it not. They hadn’t yet opened their spiritual eyes.
The elect, also known as the chosen, will be led to freedom from the chaos and destructive tendencies of matter. This may mean that they will be taken to another place. Or it may mean that they will stay on earth, but earth, the sun, the whole physical universe will change back into its original state of spirit. The elect will be those who have been working to slowly change themselves into spiritual beings. They will be able to survive when the transition takes place. Those who cannot accept change, but instead cling to the illusions of matter, will not be able to live in that new world.