2000-1-23 12:33:00

Jennifer writes: "I was interested to read in the latest chapter, 'Because the concepts presented were designed to reach the average person in consciousness, the faith had to be established by fire or persecution' (referring to the Mormons and the Bahais).

"Is this always the way it has to be? Today as well? I will do my job no matter what, but I'd prefer not to be persecuted if there's an alternative!"

JJ: Good question. The prime reason for the Song of the 144,000 is to protect the Lights from the destructive forces of the "Beast." The disciples of the earth have rarely, in the past 2000 years, been able to complete their missions because of persecutions internally and externally.

This is the first time, since the last Adam, that we have an opportunity to consummate our missions. That is not to say there will not be difficulties, but if we truly focus our minds on the words and meaning of the Song, as well as saying the Song, we shall have the protection we need to truly bring "peace on Earth, Goodwill to mankind," in this age.

Think about it and feel the inner rejoicing.