Prophecy Is History in God’s Voice

Source: A Reflection of Goodwill taken from the book “Somos todos Profetas” [We Are All Prophets] (1991). | Updated in July 2018.

My Friends, Brothers, and Sisters, I would like to share with you all, especially at a time of such great turmoil in the world, a page from my book Somos todos Profetas [We Are All Prophets] (1991), part of “The Apocalypse of Jesus for the Simple-Hearted” series, which goes as follows:

Throughout the centuries, many people have tried to ridicule the Holy Bible, but failed. And that happened because the Scriptures hold in themselves the substance that immortalizes them: the Divine Spirit, which is represented in its prophetic part.

The Apocalypse, which is authored by Jesus, is the crown of the Holy Bible. Because it is highly important, many have tried to keep it away from the crowds, since a spiritually ignorant people can be more easily dominated.

Tela: Cristóbal García Salmerón (1603-1666)

John the Evangelist

The Apocalypse reveals extraordinary secrets that are covered by notable and challenging symbolism. It will unveil to us the knowledge of all hidden things, if duly analyzed from the perspective of Fraternal Love, and never hatred. “God is Love,” as we learned from John the Evangelist in his First Epistle 4:8 and 16. Therefore, it is a book with a message of Divine Love and Justice, for it announces the Glorious Return of Christ, as found in its chapter 1, verse 7: “Behold, Jesus is returning with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen!”

Many still think the Apocalypse is an undecipherable mystery. But in Greek, it means Revelation, and starts exactly explaining its purpose, since its introduction says: “The Revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending His Angel to His servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.” (The Apocalypse 1:1-2)

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Albert Einstein

Considering—we say again—that Apocalypse means Revelation in Greek, where is the mystery? Why fear it? Quite the opposite: because it is a Revelation from God to us, it is Light! This is what it is: Light to free us from darkness, from all fears. Not without a purpose, Jesus, its Co-Author, said: “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of Eternal Life.” (The Gospel according to John 8:12)

Tela: Sátyro Marques (1935-2019)

Yes! He is the Light that never produces shadows. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), in his turn, defined: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.”

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”