Limitations and the Reappearance

Limitations and the Reappearance

DK makes another interesting statement in Chapter Two of the Reappearance:

He [Christ when he comes again] will be limited by the quality and the caliber of the invocative appeal of humanity and that, in its turn, is conditioned by the attained point in evolution.

The average believer thinks that Christ will be unlimited when he comes again, but here we are told of a limitation.

Question: What does this statement tell us about the quality of the teachings that Christ will give us?

What is the key to make sure that Christ will share great mysteries with us?

The key to answering this question is to examine closely the statement quoted from DK. What will limit the Christ? It will be the invocative appeal of humanity. And this invocative appeal is conditioned by our point in evolution.

This is a principle which applies to us collectively and individually.

You may have heard the truism that it takes an intelligent person to ask an intelligent question. In other words, on an individual level a certain point in evolution must be reached before an intelligent question (invocation) can even be asked. Then on a group level a certain average point in evolution must be reached before an intelligent purpose can be desired.

In simple English, the teacher can only teach that which is questioned by the individual or desired by the group. If there is no curiosity to know then the teacher is limited in the amount of light he can convey.

Sometimes an avatar will go beyond the invocation of the group if a higher purpose demands it. For instance, the world was crying out for love in the days of Jesus, but he gave the world more than it asked for. Even so, it only received what it invoked. This is why some wonder at how much the human race has failed to incorporate the message of Christ over the last 2000 years. Because he gave out a greater message on love than was invoked what happened is that much of the message went over the heads of the human race.

Even so, the effort was not in vain for the fullness of his message planted seeds of fruition within us that will materialize when he comes back again. That which was taught but not invoked 2000 years ago will be explained and amplified this time around and will finally be digested, understood and put to use. That use will be illustrated as “right human relations.”

What is the key to make sure that Christ will share great mysteries with us?

One of the ways we can prepare for Christ is to stretch our imaginations and ask questions we have never asked before. It doesn’t matter if we do not get the immediate answer. Instead consider that the Master himself may give it to you.

In this chapter DK makes two interesting statements about gaining knowledge.

First, he says that if any man does the will of God he shall know.

Then he says “the word ‘know’ concerns the certainty of the knowledge the initiate has gained through experiment, experience and expression.”

Finally, he says “Christ passes on steadily to increasingly potent experiences, and that in His divine experience there is nothing static or permanent – except his unalterable love for humanity.”

This last statement runs contrary to the nothingness philosophy which wants us to enter a permanent unchanging bliss. Instead DK tells us of Christ himself BECOMING through increasing intense experiences where nothing is permanent.

Look at these hints on how to increase our knowing and tell us what they mean to you. Especially contemplate the words “experiment, experience and expression.”

Here is another quote from Chapter Two that emphasizes our responsibility in materializing the Second Coming.

“Today, humanity stands at a peculiar and unique middle point, between an unhappy past and a future which is full of promise if the reappearance of the Christ is recognized and preparation for His coming is undertaken. The present is full of promise and also full of difficulty; in the hands of human beings today and in the immediate present, lies the destiny of the world and – if it may be reverently said – the immediate activity of the Christ. The agony of the war, and the distress of the entire human family led Christ, in the year 1945, to come to a great decision – a decision which found expression in two most important statements. He announced to the assembled spiritual Hierarchy and to all His servants and disciples on Earth that He had decided to emerge again into physical contact with humanity, if they would bring about the initial stages of establishing right human relations …” The Reappearance of Christ, Page 30

Notice that “servants and disciples” are responsible to “bring about the initial stages of establishing right human relations.”

Why do you suppose it is important that Christ wait until there is some stability and right relationship on earth rather than coming in a time of turmoil to fix our problems?

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe

Nov 8, 2004

Copyright by J J Dewey

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