by Jess Stearn
With Cayce's prognosticated time clock of forty years came a prediction that some have loosely interpreted as foreshadowing a Second Coming. "And these [changes) will begin in those periods in '58 to '98, when these will be proclaimed as period when His Light will be seen again in the clouds."
As an inveterate Bible reader, Cayce drew on the Book as a source of prophetic inspiration, but his Scripture-like forecasts were as cryptic as those in Daniel and Revelation: "These changes on earth will come to pass, for the time and times and a half times are at an end, and there begin those periods for the readjustments. For how hath He given? 'The righteous [the meek] shall inherit the earth' Hast thou, my brethren, a heritage in the earth today?
Frequently, he was asked, "How should we regard those changes that do come about?" His answer again smacked of Scripture. "What is needed most in the earth today7 That the sons of man be warned that the day of the Lord is near at hand, and that those who are unfaithful must meet themselves in those things which come to pass in their experience."
And what boded "the day of the Lord is near at hand?"
That as has been promised through the prophet and the sages of old, the time and half-time, has been and is being fulfilled in this day and generation, and that soon there will again appear on the earth that One through whom many be called to meet those preparing the way for His day in the earth." And when would this implied Second Coming materialize?
"When those that are His have made the way clear for Him. Don't think there will not be trouble, but those who put their trust wholly in the Lord will not come up missing, but will find conditions, someway and somehow, much to be thankful for."
To be in harmony with Cayce - and his time clock - one must obviously be as optimistic as he. It certainly would be incongruous to move about, as some may, to avoid the long arm of destiny. And if Cayce is right, and the Bible - as we profess to believe - life is of the spirit, anyway. There is little doubt about Cayce's optimism. In 1943, he heralded the dawn of a new age - Atomic, Space, or Spiritual with the Axis defeat. "When those that have gradually forgotten God entirely have been eliminated, and there has come, and wi11 come at the close of this next year, the period when there will be no part of the globe where man has not had the opportunity to hear, 'The Lord, He is God,' and when this period has been accomplished [when God's word is supreme], the new era, the new age, is to begin."
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