The historical Jesus knew who he was, but he also knew that he was one of three personalities composing one entity. To a large extent he shared the memory of the other two.
The third personality has not in your terms yet appeared, although his existence has been prophesied as the "Second Coming" (Math 24) Now these prophecies were given at the current culture at that time, and therefore, while the stage has been set, the distortions are deplorable, for this Christ will not come at the end of your world as the prophecies have been maintaining. He will not come to reward the righteous and send the evildoers to eternal doom. He will, however, begin a new religious drama. A certain historically continuity will be maintained. As happened once before.
However, he will not be generally known for who he is. There will be no glorious proclamation to which the whole world will bow. He will return to straighten out Christianity, which will be in a shambles at the time of his arrival, and to set up a new system of thought when the world is sorely in need of one. By that time, all religions will be in severe crisis.
He will undermine religious organizations not unite them. His message will be that of the individual in relation to the All That Is. He will clearly state methods by which each individual can attain a state of intimate contact with his own entity; the entity being to some extent man's mediator with All That Is. . . .
By 2075 all of this will be already accomplished.
The third personality of Christ will indeed be known as a great psychic, for it is he who will teach humanity to use those inner senses that alone make true spirituality possible. Slayers and victims will change roles as reincarnational memories rise to the surface of consciousness. Through the development of these abilities, the sacredness of all life will be intimately recognized and appreciated. The expectations were set long ago in your terms, and will be fed by new prophets until the third personality of Christ does indeed emerge.
He will lead man behind the symbolism upon which religion has relied for so many centuries. He will emphasize individual spiritual experience, the expansiveness of the soul, and teach man to recognize the multitudinous aspects of his own reality.
I would like to make certain points clear. The "new religion" following the Second Coming will not be Christian in your terms, although the third personality of Christ will initiate it.
This personality will refer to the historical Christ, will recognize his relationship with that personality; but within him the three personality groupings will form a new psychic entity, a different psychological gestalt. As this metamorphosis takes place, it will initiate a metamorphosis on a human level also (emphatically), as man's inner abilities are accepted and developed.
The results will be a different kind of existence. Many of your problems now result from spiritual ignorance.
No man will look down upon an individual from another race when he himself recognizes that his own existence includes such membership also.
No sex will be considered better than the other, or any role in society, when each individual is aware of his own or her own experience at many levels of society and in many roles.
An open-ended consciousness will feel its connections with all other living beings. The continuity of consciousness will become apparent. As a result of all this the social and governmental structures will change, for they are based upon your own current beliefs.
Human personality will reap benefits that now would seem unbelievable. An open-ended consciousness will imply far greater freedom.
From birth, children will be taught that basic identity is not dependent upon the body, and that time as you know it is an illusion. The child will be aware of many of its past existences, and will be able to identify with the old man or woman that in your terms it will become.
Many of the lessons "that come with age" will then be available to the young, but the old will not loose the spiritual elasticity of their youth. This itself is important. But for some time, future incarnations will still be hidden for practical reasons.
As these changes come about, new areas will be activated in the brain to physically take care of them. Physically then, brain mappings will be possible in which past life memories are evoked. All of these alterations are spiritual changes in which the meaning of religion will escape organizational bounds, becoming a living part of individual existence, and where psychic frameworks rather than physical ones form the foundations for civilization.
Man's experience will be so extended that to you the species will seem to have changed to another. This does not mean there will not be problems. It does mean that man will have far greater resources at his command. It also presupposes a richer and far more diverse social framework. Men and women will find themselves relating to their fellow beings, not only as the people that they are, but as the people that they were.
Family relationships will show perhaps the greatest changes. There will be room for emotional interactions within the family that are now impossible. The conscious mind will be more aware of unconscious material.
It is important to realize that spiritual ignorance is at the basis of so many of your problems, and that indeed your only limitations are spiritual ones.
The metamorphosis mentioned earlier on the part of the third personality, will have such strength and power that it will call out from mankind these same qualities from within itself. The qualities have always been present. They will finally break through the veils of the physical perception, extending that perception in new ways.
Now, mankind lacks such a focus. The third personality will represent that focus. There will be, incidentally, no crucifixion in that drama. That personality will indeed be multidimensional, aware of all its incarnations. It will not be orientated in terms of one sex, one colour, or one race.
For the first time, therefore, it will break through the earthly concepts of personality, liberating personality. It will have the ability to show these diverse effects as it chooses. There will be many who will be afraid to accept the nature of their own reality, or to be shown the dimensions of their true identity.
For several reasons I do not want to give you any more detailed information as to the name that will be used, or the land of birth. Too many might be tempted to jump into that image prematurely.
Events are not predestined. The framework for this emergence has already been set, however, within your own system of probabilities. The emergence of this third personality will directly affect the original historical drama of Christ. As it is known that there is . . and must be . . interactions between them.
Extracts from "Seth Speaks" by Jane Roberts