One Like the Son of Man

One Like the Son of Man

“Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.” Rev 1:11

“Alpha and Omega”, which are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, is deep with symbolism in relation to Christ. Here are several:

[1] He is first in the eyes of those who are focused on the spirit, but last in the eyes of those who look to the lower nature. He makes them so angry they want to crucify him.

[2] He is the first to serve, and the last to receive a reward.

[3] He is the first in intelligence, but the last to have his ideas accepted.

[4] He was the first to overcome death, but the last to cease laboring in assisting others to do the same.

[5] We were all with the one God in Christ at the first before the beginning of time, and we shall be with him in the end.

“What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches…”

These are teachings that will assist the various disciples of the world who are esoterically divided into seven groups and are working under the influence of the seven rays.

The number seven also shows up in the seven chakras and their symbolism will be discussed. Each of the seven chakras is governed by one of the rays.

“…which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.”

These are the names of the seven churches but they stand for much more than seven churches. They represent the seven divisions of humanity as governed by the seven rays, as well as the seven steps the seeker must take to become an accepted disciple of Christ.

We will not analyze the seven churches at this point, but interpret them as they come up soon in John’s writing.

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” Rev 1:12-13

Most everyone assumes that this is Jesus Christ speaking, but that is not what it says. Instead we are told that John saw “one like unto the Son of man.” The word “like” comes from the Greek HOMOIOS, which means “resembling or corresponding to a thing.”

Jesus used this word over and over when he gave his parables and said, “the kingdom of heaven is like…”

Some of the things Jesus likened the kingdom to were a mustard seed, leaven, a net, a treasure, an employer, a merchant, etc. Does this mean that a mustard seed is the kingdom of heaven? No, but it has within it a correspondence to it.

Similarly, John witnessed a presence that caused him to make a correspondence to Jesus. It was like listening to his Master, but he was not saying it was the man Jesus.

If it was not the man Jesus that John saw and heard, then who or what was it?

John had his revelation after a long period of meditation in isolation on an island. After much contemplation we are told he entered into “the spirit”, and in that spirit his mind penetrated into the mind of God, and from that mind merged with other minds. This resulted in bringing down to regular waking consciousness images and words that could describe in symbolic language the path of the disciple on the road to divine sonship.

Through the Oneness Principle, John contacted the higher spiritual realms, and the voice he heard was his own merged with God. Jesus said “I and my Father are one.” In this case, John and God were one, and the voice was John merged with the Divine.

John proceeds with the revelation describing the Son of man.

He was “clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps (breast) with a golden girdle.”

John’s description of the garment symbolizes the fact that this being’s identity is covered and is a mystery to John. He knows he is from God, but not sure who he is. All he knows for sure is he is “like” the Son of man.

About his breast area was a “golden girdle.” Gold is a symbol of purification and the breast a symbol of the heart and the love of God. This tells us that John felt tremendous heart energies coming from this being which emanated pure unselfish love.

The description continues:

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Rev. 1:14

Many also see white as a symbol of purity, but it is not a quintessential symbol of this as is gold, which is basically one color. White is created from the seven colors synthesized into one. This corresponds to the John’s effort to give messages to the seven churches or groups, and synthesize them into one.

Hair is symbolic of strength and virility as exemplified by Samson. The fact that it is white shows that the strength of Gods lies in synthesizing the seven types or groups of people into one. In the past, this synthesis has only happened on the tiniest of scale; but when the day comes that the differing and quarreling groups of the earth can unite under one banner of truth, the true glory of God will become manifest.

What is the meaning of his eyes being as “a flame of fire”?

A flame penetrates into the deepest recesses, and nothing can withstand a flame if the intensity is high enough. This tells us that John contacted a presence who can see into the heart of all things, from whom nothing can hide, and within whom no deception can be present.

“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.” Rev. 1:15

Feet symbolize power to subdue all that hinders the path taken. They are also the foundation of the strength of the body.

Brass in the scriptures was found in the vision of Daniel, which is identified with Greece and was to “bear rule over all the earth” (Dan. 2:39). This power was epitomized by Alexander the Great, who conquered most of the known world by the age of 33. Just as Alexander conquered the physical world, the Christ subdues the greater kingdom within and places it in alignment with the will of God.

The feet of fine brass tells us that the Christ within has complete domination over all things, from the spiritual world to the passions and feelings of the lower self.

The statement that the feet burned as if they were in a furnace tells us that nothing can resist the eventual domination of the God or Christ within.

“…and his voice as the sound of many waters.”

The sound of the many waters of a waterfall drowns out all other sounds. Even so, the voice of God is so engulfing that all else is drowned out. The voice is all there is.

As man leaves the animal, the strictly physical and the highly emotional and inflammable stages behind him and learns to think, then (and only then) will war cease. Discipleship in the New Age, Vol 2, Pg 220

Dec 10, 2006

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The Visible and Invisible

The Visible and Invisible

Question: Is it true that something containing two or more parts cannot be eternal?

What is temporary is the form that is created by the two or more things. All form in the physical universe eventually changes or loses its shape. As old as the earth, sun and universe itself is, their form constantly changes shape and will eventually disappear only to take another form in the future.

All matter which creates form is made of wavelengths and these wavelengths are made of an unknown creative force which I call Purpose. When the three parts of the wavelength are stilled it appears that there is nothing, but there is still a creative something unknown to our science.

Even though all form (which is created by various wavelengths in relation to each other) is temporary, the idea which creates them is not.

The idea of a cube is eternal and without change, but when manifested as a child’s toy block it does change and eventually break down and disintegrate. But because the idea behind the cube is eternal it will incarnate infinite times in the future.

You are also an idea in the mind of God and as such eternally manifest somewhere, even though your form is in a state of change.

Question: Regarding this sentence: “The principle is the great mystery that reveals how things work (female) and the natural law is a description of the principle in action (male).”

What is the mediating principle formed by the interaction of the two?

The principle behind the law is an understanding of how the law works. The law is an observation of the principle at work. One can observe the law, but not understand it.

The two do not interact but are two parts that we observe and understand in creation. The principle is the invisible part that we cannot see. The laws are the effects that we can see.

The understanding of a principle reveals how things work, but the observed action is the observing of a law. Action is male, stillness is female. The seen is male the unseen is female.

From one way of looking at it the principle is more primary, but one must ask, what is more primary, the chicken or the egg?

On this earth the male force dominates, but in other spheres the female dominates.

You have heard the truism that behind every great man there is a woman. Even so, behind every law describing action or effects there is a principle.

Question: Wasn’t it Jesus who revealed the Book of Revelation?

No, it doesn’t say that Jesus sent the revelations. It says the book is an unveiling or unfolding of Jesus Christ and that is the core theme behind the entire book I am writing.

John was undoubtedly in contact with the mind of Jesus and the Christ through the Oneness Principle but the one who laid his hand upon his head was not identified as Jesus but “one like the son of Man.” As I said “like” comes from the Greek HOMOIOS which means “resembling or corresponding to a thing.”

This being symbolized his Master, but at the time the Christ was in a physical body ministering on the earth. Even so, through the oneness principle he was part of the energy that vitalized the vision that John saw.

A similar principle is involved in near death experiences. In them many see the Christ and they are sure they are talking to the real thing. After a fashion they are because of the Oneness Principle, but more precisely they are seeing a projection from their own solar angel to teach them in symbols they can understand.

Question: Who was the angel who John attempted to worship?

DK identifies this angel as the apostle Paul. I believe this is correct. It is definitely not Jesus because the angel talks of Jesus as being another person that is not himself. He says: “I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:10)

The angel was a brother with a testimony of Jesus, but was not Jesus.

You are, of course, under no obligation to believe anything just because I say it. You must always check with your own soul and use your heart and mind and then go by the highest you know. I will always respect this.

Fools rush in where fools have been before.


Dec 9, 2006

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The Hidden Christ

The Hidden Christ

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Rev 1:7

“Clouds”, as indicated in the scriptures, represent a veil between the carnal person and the spirit, or the higher and the lower. (More details will be given later in this book on this subject.) When Christ comes he will be veiled or hidden from those in the lower nature so they will not recognize him. This is true collectively and individually.

When the seeker first feels the glimmer of the still small voice of the Christ consciousness he will dismiss it. There is a veil as a cloud of resistant energy between him and his soul, which causes him to not recognize the Christ within for some time after the first quiet contact.

The same will be true when the Master comes again and walks among us. He will eventually capture the attention of the public and every eye will see him on television (“in the air”) but the cloud of unbelief will cause the vast majority to not recognize him with their souls, even though their physical eyes see and their ears will hear his words.

It is interesting that it tells us even those who pierced him will see him. Those who pierced him died almost 2000 years ago, so how could they see the Christ at his Second Coming which is still in the future?

One way this could happen is through reincarnation. It is fitting indeed that those who crucified the Christ (for whom he prayed to the Father to forgive) would be here a second time to confront him. They did not recognize him last time. Will they this time? Perhaps some will and obtain peace to their souls and others will stubbornly not see the glory of God obscured through clouds.

What does this scripture mean in relation to the individual and the Christ within? The answer is obvious when seen. In his past, before he accepted the inner Christ as well as the outer, the seeker had a cloud between him and his soul. This caused him to reject the spiritual message in favor of the deceptive temptations of the lower self. When centered in the lower nature the pilgrim becomes an enemy to Christ and seeks to destroy anything associated with Him. In one life he may have just fought against the truth, but in another he may have assisted in putting holy and just men and women to death to get them out of the way. In this way the individual has, in the past, pierced the Christ, for “whatsoever we do unto the least of the brethren we do to Christ.”

The verse ends with “and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

This has a number of interpretations that can apply, but in relation to the outer and inner Christ it means that all of us in our past (either in this or previous lives), even “all kindreds of the earth,” have rejected truth spoken by inner and outer voices. These voices spoke the truth as clearly as Jesus would if he were standing in front of us. After eons of rejection, a day finally comes when the seeker will listen to the inner voice. When this day arrives he will “wail” within himself and realize what a fool he has been in his past. The fortunate thing, however, is that the wailing is not the end. Soon the seeker finds the joys of the spirit and is “born again” into a higher life and consciousness wherein joy awaits.

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Rev 1:8

When the life of God is contacted, the seeker is born again into a new beginning (Alpha), but it is also the end of the dominion of his lower nature (Omega). “The Almighty” (mentioned in the verse) created all these things for us: the good and the bad, the beginnings and the endings.

The Joint Participants

“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 1:9

It is interesting that John identifies himself with the reader as a “brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.” The word “companion” comes from the Greek SUGKOINONOS, which is more accurately translated as “joint participant.”

This statement makes little sense when going by the orthodox interpretation because few who read the Book of Revelation could really describe themselves as a “joint participant” in the tribulations and patience that John and the early apostles had to endure.

It makes more sense when we recall who John addressed in the first part of the Book. He said he was writing to those who were “servants” and would “hear” and “keep” the words of the book in their very being. He was writing to those joint participants who would be “blessed” by the book.

In other words, the joint participants with John are not those who just read the Book, and have the dickens scared out of them by the literal language, but those who read, understand and follow its precepts. These are they who are at first seekers, then disciples, and eventually sons of God as is the Christ himself. These are they who are joint participants with him in the “kingdom” as presented by Christ.

The verse ends telling us that he “was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Patmos was an island of rock surrounded by water. A rock is a symbol of Christ and the foundation of eternal truth that comes through the soul. Water symbolizes the emotional nature.

This symbolizes the first major step taken by the seeker in that he must rise above emotional influence and solidify his standing upon truth as it is witnessed by the inner voice of the soul or the Christ within.

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” Rev 1:10

The “Lord’s day” is a topic of great dispute among the literalists. Some say it is the Jewish Sabbath, or Saturday, but most say it is Sunday because this is said to be the day of the resurrection.

A third alternative few have considered is that it could be the day that Christ comes in the future. After all, John was “in the Spirit” and saw the future.

Actually, for those who seek the inner meaning it is no specific day of the week, for they are all days of the Lord. The true Lord’s day is that day that the seeker becomes a disciple and dedicates his time, talents and means to the will of God. This he does “in the Spirit”; and it is the first day of his existence that belongs to God and not the lower self of carnal man. All his days from that point on are the Lord’s days.

On his first Lord’s Day he heard “behind” him “a great voice, as of a trumpet.”

On this day that he is born to the Spirit, his first major discovery is that he has been looking for truth in the wrong direction. The true voice of God is not in front of him or the direction he has been looking, but “behind” him – in the opposite direction. When he turns his attention forward he hears a “great voice” that wakes him up as “a trumpet” would wake one who is heavy with sleep. He “repents,” which means to change direction, and commences on the path of discipleship.

Dec 5, 2006

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The Power of the Inner Christ

The Power of the Inner Christ

“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Rev 1:5-6

Let us start with the first phrase: “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness…”

Just as seven repeats many times in this book so does the number three, symbolic of the Trinity.

We are told that the letters to the seven churches in Revelation are from three sources. The first was John, the second was from “him which is, and which was, and which is to come.” Finally, the third source is Jesus Christ.

John represents the third aspect of the Trinity, the voice of the Holy Spirit as speaking through a prophet or holy messenger. He “which is, and which was, and which is to come” represents God the Father the source of all power, the first aspect. Jesus Christ represents the love of God, the soul, the mediator between heaven and earth, the second aspect.

The name Jesus Christ means “anointed to save, or deliver.” Jesus did not intend to keep the name just for himself, but advised all of his followers to take the name upon themselves. All enlightened souls are anointed to deliver those behind them on the path. When we have been lifted up by someone above us, then it is our mission to lift or deliver others to higher ground also. There is a universal rule which tells us that we cannot go higher until we have given out what we have learned and assisted in lifting our brethren to where we are. When we have done this, then another will come along and lift us to higher ground. This is the principle behind the name of Jesus Christ. To believe on His name is to believe on this principle, that there are higher lives in the Universe waiting to help, deliver, or “save” us when we are ready.

This salvation is a mutual effort of the student and teacher. The teacher does not actually do the saving, but provides the tools, example and the knowledge to the student. The student then has the choice to use those tools to take the next step or to stay where he is for a while longer. If he takes the next step, he is “saved” from his past error and moves into a bold new future.

The presence of Christ involves a group of disciples wherein the Christ within them will be manifest on a large scale. These disciples will try to fulfill the commandment given by Paul:

“Let this mind BE IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” Phil 2:5

In speaking of himself and faithful disciples he said: “But we have the mind of Christ.” I Cor 2:16

Many people quote these scriptures, but few believe them. If we really have the mind of Christ then we will find that all of the scriptures that apply to Jesus also apply to us. For instance, Jesus said:

“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:13, 15-16.

Not only should we believe the words and works of Jesus, but we must believe in and have faith in the Son of God that dwells within us. If we do this we can have everlasting life and life at the end of the age or in the age of peace. The Son of God that can be lifted up within every man forms a part of Christ, the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Paul tried to teach the real Christ when he said:

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: SO ALSO IS CHRIST…Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” I Cor 12:12&27.

The entity who is Christ is called the “head” of the body thus making him an essential “door” and savior of us all, for without the head the body cannot live. On the other hand, the head cannot live without the body, making the Master as dependent on us as we are Him.

Notice the verse calls Jesus Christ the “faithful witness.” Of what is he a witness? The Christ in us, the soul, is a witness to the truth and a faithful one at that. This is the first phrase describing Christ.

The second part of the phrase is “and the first begotten of the dead.” Most of us are aware of the standard interpretation that Jesus was the first to rise from the dead, thus making him “the first begotten of the dead.” The question for us is what is the interpretation as it refers to the inner Christ in the aspiring disciple?

The answer is this: the pilgrim is dead to the life of God and the Spirit until the time that the Christ is born within the cave of his own heart. From that point on he is begotten from the dead. How, then, is he FIRST begotten?

“First begotten” comes from the Greek PROTOKOS. This can be translated with two slants: the first refers to a literal first-born child, but the second is first in order of importance. In other words, a first-born could be the most important child and thus be called PROTOKOS.

He who is born of the spirit and begins to tread the path of Christ consciousness takes the most important step in his progression and is thus the firstborn from the dead.

The third descriptive phrase is “and the prince of the kings of the earth.”

Christ was offered, by the Adversary, all the kingdoms of the world and refused. He tread the path of the humble servant and became greater than any earthly ruler.

The same applies to all disciples who follow in his footsteps. The seeker contacts the Christ within and finds this to be the true king. He discovers that ruling the inner world is more important than having all the kingdoms of the outer world. He thus becomes a prince with power beyond that had by the kings of the earth.

The fourth phrase reads: “Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.”

Scholars admit this is a mistranslation. It should read:

“Unto him that loved us, and SET US FREE from our sins by his own blood.”

The word “sin” comes from the Greek word HAMARTANO, which means “to miss the mark.” In other words, when the Greeks 2000 years ago shot at a target with an arrow and missed they “sinned” (HAMARTANO), or missed the target.

The man who was Jesus Christ set us free from the error of missing the mark through his service and sacrifice. Even so, when the seeker contacts the inner Christ (which bears witness to the truth) he will be “set free” from error.

What is the symbol of the blood as it refers to the inner Christ? Blood in the scriptures is often a symbol of life. When the disciple communes with the inner Christ, the life of God (blood) flows through him and sets him free. “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.”

In ancient times only a very small number could become kings and wield great power. Even so, in Israel only a few could become priests and enter the inner holy court of the temple. It is different for those who tread the path of Christ. All who commune with the inner Christ become kings and priests in the inner kingdom of heaven. “…to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

All this comes to us not by the power of the outer carnal man, but the inner God to whom we must give the glory.

If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will. John Atkinson

Dec 3, 2006

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Confirming Facts

Confirming Facts

A reader claimed to receive a revelation from Moses that Jesus was born on Nov 18. A reader asks if this can be proven as a true fact?

I can’t tell you the exact birthday of Christ for I have never received it and never asked for it.

November 18th is a date I have never heard put forward before. I would be interested if he was told the year, for that is as much of a mystery as the day.

It is interesting that he was told that November 18th is Saturn’s day when it is in the sign of Scorpio, which is ruled by Mars. The Christmas season has been traditionally associated with Saturn, which rules Capricorn.

Most scholars think that Jesus was either born in the spring or fall as these were the seasons most closely associated with the shepherds being in the fields as described in the New Testament.

A reader indicates we could discover the date by tapping into the soul. This is easier said than done as the soul speaks in the language of principles and not data. The date of the birth of Jesus is a piece of data not closely related to any principle.

If a true or false piece of data were spoken with impartiality a seeker would usually register nothing with his soul because the soul does not speak in factual data. For instance, if I told you to guess what number I am thinking you would be hard pressed to get it from your soul.

If, on the other hand, a person speaks around a principle he is speaking the correct language and the sensitive person will feel a confirmation of the truth of it through his soul.

Does this mean that it is virtually impossible to verify the truth of a piece of data like this one?

Not quite. In many cases it is possible. The Principles of Discovery we previously covered will help in this direction and are helpful to review.

In a nutshell if a person wanted to verify the accuracy of this date there would be two ways to do it.

[1] Read the Akashic records. The trouble with this approach is that many sensitive people get glimpses of unrelated bits and pieces of them and then come to erroneous conclusions. To be successful a person has to be close to being a master or an adept who has placed intense effort over the years in this type of meditation. Many adepts have put their attention elsewhere.

It is interesting that many have claimed to receive the date of Jesus’ birth from the Akashic records or God, but they all differ on the date.

[2] Receive the information from an authority who knows and you know that he knows.

The trouble is that such an authority is difficult to summon or evoke and even if he were evoked, he may not be interested in teaching data unless it is pertinent to a work to be accomplished. He will also expect you to find all available data on your own first and then, perhaps he will fill in the gaps.

Now our reader says he was told this information by Moses of the Bible, a pretty authoritative figure. But the trouble for us is that many people in the past think they have gotten information from heavenly beings and it has either been proven false or the heavenly beings disagree with each other.

So how should we approach this information?

The answer is that we definitely should not accept it because it is said to come from Moses, but neither should we reject it. If there is no way to immediately prove a thing just proceed with a mind open to all possibilities.

Perhaps our friend would like to share some more information he has received to give the group a chance to judge the quality of his transmissions.

Reader Question: A concept I came across somewhere goes something like this: First you learn it, then you do it, then you teach it. JJ, is that the way things work? If so, do you follow that pattern? Do you follow all three steps, or do you skip the middle one?

This is the true order to follow in established reality. For instance, to be a good Spanish teacher you first learn the basics of the language, then apply it in speaking and finally teach it. This can be done because Spanish, as it is taught, exists within our current framework.

On the other hand, these steps cannot be taken by a visionary who has caught a glimpse of higher truth and teaches what will be.

Einstein penetrated a higher reality and saw the principle of relativity. There was no way he could demonstrate it or prove it for sure, but he taught it nevertheless. Today there is much evidence that a lot of what he gave out was correct, but still all his theories have not been demonstrated.

Edison saw to the point of firm conviction that a light bulb could be created and taught his group of scientists steps to proceed in its creation. Many of these steps failed but after 10,000 tries, they finally succeeded. Was he a hypocrite for teaching and leading the way in a direction that he did not have all the pieces to the puzzle? Verily no. He saw a vision of what could be, he knew it could be and proceeded to teach what he knew and fill in the gaps as they went.

For many thousands of years holy men and seers have taught about an age of peace where nations will turn swords into plowshares, but it has not happened yet. Does this mean they were wrong to teach that which neither they nor the world could demonstrate? No again. Even Jesus taught the principle of the resurrection before he demonstrated it as well as the triumph of good over evil, even though this has not happened even yet.

Many of the things that I teach, I teach because I have followed those three steps. I have first learned and applied many of them. But there are other things I have taught, which are realities in the future, which cannot yet be demonstrated. This does not mean they are not true or that one should not yet teach them.

Examples are:

[1] The Molecular Relationship.

[2] Peace on earth good will to men.

[3] The coming of Christ.

Then there are invisible realities which cannot be demonstrated to all such as:

[1] Higher non-physical realms.

[2] The seven rays.

[3] Astrological influences.

There are many teachings which can be verified by the inner soul but cannot be demonstrated to the masses.

A reader questioned my statement that leaders, and even masters, need us as we need them.

Actually, just as Jesus was the head in New Testament days, Moses was the head in that earlier age. As the head Moses realized that the whole body would die if all but the head were destroyed so he pleaded with God to save them.

The one God dwells in all universally and is not an individual referred to as a head of a divine creation here on the earth. Moses and Jesus as individuals were the head of two different creations here in physical reality and as heads, they need the body attached to be whole.

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

Dec 1, 2006

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Keys of Sharing

Keys of Sharing

Many look at spiritual ideals such as sharing, equality, brotherhood, unity etc. and seem to get the idea that they will be achieved by some black and white formula. Many think this formula includes the giving up of self-interest to the point where one will be willing to support even a lazy neighbor who is perfectly able to support himself. Some see this ideal servant as one who will put as much energy into feeding and serving those he does not know as those he does know.

There is a fine line between spiritual practice that works and that which does not work and the division created filters down to the spiritual and political divisions manifested on the earth.

There are a number of principles that point us toward right choice on the spiritual path.

An important one is called The Law of Economy. Basically, he who follows this law of nature will seek to create maximum results with the least effort.

People of good intent see many people who need help and scatter their energies so the end result is that no one gets much help and all his energy is scattered with the wind.

This person does not follow The Law of Economy.

Another will look within his sphere of acquaintances and select several to help. He gives and the effort is not wasted, but the few are assisted. This person may be seen as having a less lofty goal, but in the end, he achieved greater results.

This person followed The Law of Economy.

He who seeks to help all helps none. He who seeks to help one person helps himself and one other. If every person helped those in their sphere, all would be helped and none would be ignored.

Jesus alluded to The Law of Economy in the parable of the virgins:

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:1-13

Now this parable of Jesus teaches contrary to the beliefs of many idealists as well as religious people who would tell us that the five virgins with oil should share with those who have not. “They should just share and take their chances,” many would say.

This is also the flaw in the teachings of many modern-day socialists. They want us to share to the extent that none will have enough. Many seek to make the rich poor rather than the poor rich.

Is not equality much more desirable if we are equal in abundance rather than equal in poverty and misery?

The logic in the parable is simple. If the wise virgins were to share their oil, then none would have enough. By not sharing five out of the ten had enough.

Now the parable begins with these words: “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins.”

Wait! Isn’t the kingdom of heaven represented by those who share and share alike?

No. This is not the key. The key as given in the parable is wisdom. Those who enter into the kingdom must have the wisdom and judgment to see the end effect of their actions and then make that decision which will result in the greatest good – even if it be a very difficult one that will cause distress. They key to the kingdom of heaven is to be as the “wise” virgins.

Does this mean it is better to be selfish than unselfish?

No. The true selfish ones were the five lazy virgins who did not do the work necessary to obtain the oil and expected someone else to take care of them in the time of lack. If the wise had abundance they may have shared, but they had just enough so it would have been foolish to share when no one would have been helped.

Even so many today think that when Zion or a molecule is built that the outstanding characteristic of the members will be a willingness to share in all cases.

Not so. It is true they will be people of good will who are willing to share, but giving will be tempered by wisdom, even as it was with the wise virgins. During the past 2000 years Christians have been giving and giving to their churches and priests and for what? The giving was not tempered with wisdom and all they got for their giving was a corrupt clergy and lifeless stone buildings. These people were lucky if one percent of their giving went to help anyone deserving.

So what is the key behind being a wise giver as were the virgins?

There are several things to consider:

[1] Sharing should be done through free will of the person involved and not because he is forced by an authority figure or government.

[2] The person who shares should understand where the thing shared is going, how it is used and the probable end thereof.

[3] That which is shared should not go to those who have full capacity to help themselves.

[4] That which is shared should bring true assistance or advancement to individuals or the group.

[5] Wisdom dictates that the mind of the disciple will not rationalize away the giving of valuable assistance to those who are in true need.

The whole principle of giving is summarized in the name of Jesus Christ. It means “anointed to deliver or to save.”

No matter how high one goes in the realm of the Gods one must always reach down to deliver and assist those behind him on the path. Then those ahead on the path will assist him.

Even the Gods need an incentive to serve.

I thought I would give a link to a news article that ought to get the blood flowing in both sexes.

A new study finds that women talk about three times as much as men.

You can read it HERE

It says that females speak “20,000 words in a day – 13,000 more than the average man. Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat – and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests.”

The author, in an obvious move to avoid being trampled to death, also takes a stab at men, citing a previous study that men think about sex every 53 seconds while women think about it about once a day.

I’m surprised he didn’t cover the asking of directions difference in the sexes.

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favors you have received. Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)

Nov 27, 2006

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The Origin of Things

The Origin of Things

I was given an article about the wave structure of matter and asked if it was in harmony with my teachings

Yes, what he says basically agrees with what I have written. Today most scientists agree that there may be no such thing as solid particles.

When I first wrote, around 1980, about the concept that there was nothing solid in the universe, that all things were created from wavelengths, I hadn’t read much recent science on the matter and wasn’t aware of anyone teaching such things. Now many scientists are leaning toward the string theory or matter as waves (very similar).

The great mystery which none of them have touched (as far as I know) is what creates the waves. I take it back to the energy of Purpose eternally projected from the intelligence of God, but even here there is much mystery that we do not at present comprehend.

Question: What caused the energy that caused the waves in the first place?

A hint is given in my first Immortal book. Here is an excerpt:

John sipped his coffee and looked at his watch. “My time is short so we need to get on with our lesson. Have you discovered who or what you are yet?”

“I think I have either found the truth or am close to it,” I said, leaning toward John. “When scientists examine matter, they say that they cannot find proof that solid particles exist. All they can seem to find on the smallest level is wavelengths in motion. If all these wavelengths were to be stilled, the universe would virtually disappear. If the motion of the wavelengths that make me would be stilled, then I would probably cease to exist. Therefore, the real me has to be motion or action of some kind.”

“That’s very good,” said John. “Coming to this point is a milestone, but you are not there yet. Answer me this: What is it that is in motion and what is the force creating the motion?”

I thought a moment. “If there is no such thing as solid matter then nothing is in motion, if that is possible. I guess the force propelling the wavelengths is pure energy.”

“But,” said John, “If there is no solid matter, then nothing is in motion, as you say. Therefore, does it not stand to reason that energy is not required for motion since nothing is really in motion?”

“Maybe I was right after all,” Elizabeth chuckled. “I said half joking that we were nothing and perhaps I was right.”

“As far as the material plane goes, you are correct,” said John. “But from the greater reality you are a great something. That something which creates all motion in the universe is the great mystery. Energy is not the answer because in reality there is really nothing solid in motion.”

“Now I will give you two major hints. First, in my hand I have a pen. Now I will take this pen and throw it on that sofa over there.”

John threw the pen on the sofa.

“Now, what made that pen fly over to the sofa?”

“Obviously you did,” I said

“And who or what am I? And don’t say ‘John’.”

“So the real you threw that pen?”

“Yes. That which is the real me made the pen move. This is the first major hint. The second one is a parable. Do you both have a few minutes while I relate it to you?”

“We’re not going anywhere on a bet,” I said.

The Parable – Chapter 19 or watch the video HERE:

Finally, John says:

“Now the first step to finding the first key is to find the first keyword. The first keyword is the title of the parable and also the power that put the pen in motion. The second stage of the first key is your understanding. You must show a degree of understanding about the key.”

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Nov 26, 2006

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Unveiling the Christ

The Unveiling Begins
Unveiling the Christ

The great unveiling begins with these words:

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Rev 1:1-3

There are several interesting statements here that are ignored by many commentators.

(1) The book is a “Revelation of Jesus Christ.”

“Revelation” here comes from the Greek APOKALUPSIS. Does this Greek word look a little familiar? It should, for it is the word from which “Apocalypse” is derived. The book is sometimes called “The Book of Revelation” and other times “The Apocalypse,” but in reality the name is the same. “Apocalypse” is the Greek rendition but “Revelation” is the English of the same original word.

Let us examine the Greek word a little more carefully. APOKALUPSIS is translated in a variety of ways including, “revelation, be revealed, to lighten, manifestation, coming and appearing.” It is derived from the Greek APOKALUPTO which means “to take off the cover.” This is perhaps the reason the Concordant Version translates the word as “unveiling.” In fact, their translation does not name the book Revelation, or the Apocalypse, but “The Unveiling Of Jesus Christ.”

“Unveiling” has a deeper meaning than the word “revelation.” A revelation of Jesus Christ could occur by having a brief vision and seeing his image. But an unveiling is a different story. A brief vision could not do this. To unveil Jesus Christ would imply the revealing of His mystery, layer after layer until there is a full understanding of the Master Himself.

I, therefore, submit that the purpose of the Book is much more than a mere revelation that there is such a being as the Christ. There is also an unfolding of a mystery like the unfolding of a flower by the power of the light of the sun. Keep this thought in mind as we proceed.

(2) John was shown things “which must shortly come to pass.”

This seems to be an odd statement indeed when almost 2000 years has passed since it was written and most believe that the events have still not come to pass. Where is the great comet striking the earth? Where is the antichrist and where are the waters that are turned to blood, etc? 2000 years is not a short time by any standard, yet the scripture says these things would shortly come to pass.

Now note the end of verse three: “the time is at hand.”

Not only is the time short, but the time is at hand. Is it possible that all predictions within the book have already happened, or perhaps they repeat themselves on a cyclic nature? This is a good question to keep in mind as we examine the Book.

(3) “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Verse 3

This is a very interesting statement. Why?

Because most people who read the book do not feel blessed. Many feel almost cursed with fear instead because of all the calamities predicted there. How can you feel blessed when you feel that a good portion of the earth may be destroyed and many loved ones will suffer great calamities?

Is it possible the book is misunderstood, that the real purpose is to unveil Jesus Christ and such an unveiling will bring a blessing and not a curse?

This is more than a possibility. This is the reality we will explore.

The Creative Seven

“John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.” Rev 1:4

Let us first examine the phrase “seven churches which are in Asia.”

Asia, in the days of John, was not the same Asia of today. Back then it was a Roman province, which included part of Asia Minor bordering the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

The word “church” comes from the Greek EKKLESIA which means “called, or gathered out.” The word Asia is thought to come from the Semitic root ASU which is believed to mean “sunrise or light.”

We therefore see the subtle meaning hidden in word origins in that John is writing to the groups gathered out from darkness with an eye toward a greater light.

It is interesting that seven is John’s favorite number to use in his book as it is repeated 59 times. Quite often in his writings the number seven corresponds to the seven chakras or energy centers in the body, but the number in reference to the churches refers to something even more fundamental. Each of the seven churches is under the influence of one of the seven creative rays.

John talks in this verse about the seven spirits before the throne who represent the seven great beings manifesting seven creative energies or rays that permeate and create all things in our reality. They manifest as the seven colors of the rainbow as well as the seven notes in the musical scale.

There has been much written on the seven rays as they manifest through humanity. Each of them has a different influence on individuals and groups. Each individual has some influence from all the rays, but there will be one in particular that will dominate within that person.

Let us give a brief rundown of them:

First, we have the three major rays corresponding to the Holy Trinity.

Ray One is often called the Ray of Power and is associated with God the Father. It is sometimes divided into Will, Power and Purpose.

Those who gravitate to government, leadership and positions of power are often under the influence of this ray.

Ray Two is called the Teaching Ray and represents the Son of the Father. It is also called the ray of Love-Wisdom.

Christ was the perfect manifestation of this ray and demonstrated it through his love, understanding and wisdom.

Ray Three is representative of the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. It is usually called the Ray of Active Intelligence and governs the earth itself and brings us into a mysterious relationship with Saturn, which is also governed by this ray.

Many of the intellectuals of the world as well as abstract thinkers, philosophers and mathematicians are influenced by Ray Three.

2) Second, we have the remaining 4 rays, which have less influence

Ray Four is called the Ray of Harmony through Conflict, which stimulates creative energies in us.

Ray Five is often called the Ray of Science or Concrete Knowledge. This ray influences people to search for solid provable answers to their questions.

Ray Six is the Ray of Devotion or Idealism and has been the dominant ray among humanity over the past two thousand years which has been ruled by Pisces. This governs our lower emotions and feeling nature. Those strong in ray six will have significant emotional power and often have what we call emotional intelligence. They love to devote themselves to an ideal and are often religious, but not always.

Ray Seven governs ceremonial law and order, or organizations. This governs the Age of Aquarius that we are now entering.

The person influenced by this ray will take an interest in ceremony, not only of a religious nature, but in his family and in the various organizations of which he is a member. He will gravitate to groups or form his own. and will seek to accomplish by making the complex simple through an ordered mind.

The next phrase reads: “Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come;”

This refers to the One God who is always found within the deepest recesses of our consciousness. God is not only in us now, but he “was” in us in the past, even when we could not perceive him. His presence will be with us in the future. All of us are forever linked to God. We can only attempt to ignore that link, but no matter what we do it was with us in our past, is with us in our present and shall be in our future.

The last phrase of the verse reads: “and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;”

The seven spirits represents seven entities, which represent the seven creative rays.

There are seven great entities who are masters of these rays upon this earth. There are also seven even greater entities who represent the seven rays as manifested through seven sacred planets in our solar system, of which the earth is not one.

Then there are seven greater entities still representing seven solar systems, of which the sun and the planets represent the Ray of Love Wisdom verifying that our God is indeed Love.

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC)

Nov 24, 2006

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The Seven Letters

The Seven Letters

You probably thought we were done with our exegesis of the Book of Revelation. Not so fast. We bypassed the first three chapters to get to the heavenly vision, which has baffled the mystics for thousands of years.

The first three chapters cover letters to the seven churches in Asia. They seem to be straightforward instructions and admonitions, not having great mystery in them as does the vision.

But has the world been deceived? Are these really just simple teachings to the churches or do the first three chapters also carry great symbology that needs to be deciphered?

I submit to you that the latter is true.

I have been a student of the Book of Revelation since around 1965, but it is only recently that I have come to understand it. In fact, probably 90% of my understanding has come through the process of writing this treatise.

Around the age of 20, I had completed a fairly extensive study of the scriptures and came to a conclusion, which was this. The Book of Revelation is indeed the deepest, most profound writing, in the entire Bible and perhaps the planet. I thought within myself that if I could understand the meaning of this book, I would then have access to great mysteries that would lead to greater understanding of the mind and purpose of God.

The next question was how was I to go about understanding this great book? My church was of little assistance, for it discouraged its members from “delving” into mysteries and basically let us know that no one could understand it unless it was first revealed to church leaders.

I therefore went outside my church and studied commentaries and expositions of the Book. I found these interesting, for they presented some stimulating ideas. Chapter 13 in the Book of Revelation about the Beast was commented on much more than any other and the diversity of interpretation was mind-boggling.

Every once in a while, something I read spoke to my soul, but overall, the book remained sealed to me, even as it also seemed to be sealed to even the greatest scholars.

Finally, I decided that if I really wanted to understand it I needed to imbed it upon my psyche. I realized that the best way to do this was to memorize the book word for word. I thus began this project and continued working on it for some time – a year or two. I concentrated on the vision beginning with chapter four and memorized the book to the last chapter. By the end of my project I was fairly successful at being able to recite entire chapters of the book from memory.

There were two major benefits from the memorization.

First, I had the book in my mind so I had verses crossing my mind at times in quiet moments providing seed thoughts for reflection.

The second thing that came to me was the realization that every word had meaning and no line should be ignored. This was important because I noticed that every person who wrote about the book would comment on part of the words and then ignore others. No doubt they felt that if they could not understand something it was best to say nothing.

That said, even after this great effort, my understanding was still sadly lacking. I received a few insights from the memorization, but the basic keys to understanding eluded me.

Over the years I lost the ability to recite chapters word for word but found the basic idea of imbedding the principles of it in my psyche through memorization was a good step, as the book was never far from my mind.

Finally, over forty years later, my soul confirmed to me that the time of my understanding was at hand, and I was to write about an important level of meaning for this era in time and space.

I thus began to write, but, despite of my long study and reflection on the Book, I did not know most of the meaning of it until I wrote it down in this treatise. I probably enjoyed learning the symbolism as much or more than my readers.

I began the project with the vision in chapter four and proceeded toward the end. As I neared the end I considered wrapping up the book and not including the first three chapters. Then the inner voice said, “Not so fast. You are not done yet. The letters in the first three chapters are more than letters to churches; but they are instructions to aspirants of differing ray divisions and places upon the path of liberation. You must write again and finish the work.”

When this realization came I saw in an instant the wholeness of the book and kicked myself for not seeing it earlier.

I now see that the Book of Revelation, which mystified me for over 40 years, is really simple once its language and purpose is understood.

To have a correct overview of the Book one must realize it is divided into three sections.

(1) The first section is chapters 1-3. These contain instructions to those who have experienced the birth of the Christ within and seek to become sons of God, disciples and initiates.

(2) The second section is chapters 4-13. These are instructions to the disciple or initiate who has been successful in holding his mind steady in the light to the extent that he is dedicated to becoming like his Master, the Christ.

(3) The third section is found in chapters 14-22. This tells what happens after the initiate becomes as his Master. He has begun a great work that will change many people and gather many followers. This tells us the destiny of the work and the disciples involved. This not only applies to the work that the Christ initiated 2000 years ago, but will apply to an increasing number of high initiates and their assistants that will manifest for some time to come.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Jules Renard (1864 – 1910)

Nov 23, 2006

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The King Within

The King Within

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Rev 22:16

The “churches” represent the seekers of the world. These will read the Book of Revelation and internally register the symbolism in their souls. The core message to be witnessed is the unveiling of the path of Christ, or how the disciple can become like the Master.

Jesus declared himself to be two things.

First, he said “I am the root and the offspring of David.”

David was seen as the greatest king in Israel and seekers have long found in prophecy the promise of another like him who will lead Israel to victory.

To increase understanding, it is important to note the exact wording. Jesus says he is both the root (source) of David as well as his offspring – making David the source of him.

The end of our human progression is to enter into the Kingdom of God. Each kingdom has over it a king and the kingdom of God is no exception. The king in the kingdom of God is the God within, or our own higher nature, which is one with God. Because the disciple is one with God, he is the source of the king within. On the other hand, the God within is also our source for this world, making us the offspring of God.

David is a symbol of the God, or king within; it means “beloved.” When the true king within is discovered, the disciple will find that he is indeed beloved and the love of God has always been present with him.

Second, Jesus declared himself to be “the bright and morning star.”

By tradition, the Morning Star has been associated with Venus. It has been called “the bright and morning star” because it is the brightest star-like object in the morning sky.

There are many morning stars according to scripture:

“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding…When the morning stars sang together, and ALL THE SONS OF GOD shouted for joy?” Job 38:4&6

Who are these “sons of God” called morning stars? The scriptures give a clear answer: John the Beloved said, “WE are the sons of God…” I John 3:2

Our roots lie in being morning stars at the foundation of the world and our destiny is to be morning stars again. He who manifests as a Christ, a son of God, is a ‘bright and morning star,” one who continues to give out light when others around him have given up and have ceased to be a light unto the world.

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev 22:17

Throughout the Book of Revelation the call is issued forth to all to “come” and follow the path that leads to becoming a morning star and obtaining divine sonship. He that hears the call must tell others to come also. The source of life is freely available to all who are willing.

Adding to and Taking Away

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Rev 22:18-19

The standard believer thinks that this verse is telling the reader that the Bible is the complete word of God and no further revelation will be given. Anyone who adds more scripture is to be condemned.

The only problem with this is, if it were true, John the Beloved himself would be condemned. Scholars tell us that the Gospel of John was written after the Book of Revelation.

Also, it is common knowledge that the Bible was not even compiled at the time this injunction was given, so John could not be warning us not to add to a book (Bible) that did not yet exist.

Obviously, he was talking about the Book of Revelation – instead of a combination of books as is the Bible.

Those who agree that John is only talking about this book basically see the warning as follows: John is telling the reader that he is not to make any changes in the book by taking passages out or adding in new writings or commentary to become part of the book.

This interpretation has some merit, as the prophets were well aware of human frailties – that seekers like to put their own mark on various teachings. Scribes who duplicated texts were often tempted to take out passages they did not like or add a few sentences of “clarification” to teachings they saw as lacking.

No doubt John realized the danger of some scribe doctoring his words, and saw this warning as a necessary protection for his book.

That said, we must remember that scripture has several layers of interpretation, and this injunction is no exception. In fact, there is another way to see this that has even more importance than the changing of the literal words.

Notice that John is speaking to those who “hear” the words of the book rather than read them. This comes from the Greek AKOUO, which can also be interpreted as understanding.

Those who then hear with their souls and understand the words of John are not supposed to either add to them or take them away. What does this mean in the context of the meaning presented in this treatise?

Simply put it means this: there are certain and necessary steps the seeker must make as he progresses on the path of discipleship toward becoming like the Christ himself, or at least manifesting his inner Christ.

It is a great mistake, yet a common one, for seekers to seek a shortcut and ignore these steps to fool himself and others into thinking that there is an easy route to the kingdom of God.

Orthodox Christians are a quintessential example of this in their teaching of salvation. They take away from the path John outlined by stating that salvation is extremely easy. All one has to do is confess that Jesus is Lord and they will be saved no matter what their works have been.

Many New Agers make the same mistake, claiming such things as space aliens are coming to redeem us or outlining simple steps to bypass hundreds of lives needed to finish our progression.

The only real shortcut is to avoid the pitfalls and apply ourselves in the strenuous service and labor necessary to complete the steps outlined by John.

Other seekers make a mistake in the opposite direction by adding unnecessary dead works that are supposed to bring redemption.

Here are some examples:

  • Attending meetings
  • Paying money to authorities
  • Praying to saints
  • Performing ordinances
  • Saying Hail Marys
  • Pleasing some guru or leader.
  • Memorizing doctrine

Some of these may have their place, but they are not steps toward manifesting Christ in the individual. This is accomplished by understanding the principles presented in John’s book and then applying them. Only by following the correct steps will a seeker bring the flow of life from God through his being to manifest the Tree of Life.

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Rev 22:20

“Grace” comes from the Greek CHARIS, which is derived from CHAIRO and implies quiet cheerfulness or happiness.

This is indeed a suitable way to end the book – wishing the happiness enjoyed by Christ to be our own. If we do the works of Christ this will indeed be the case.

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else. Cyrus H. Curtis (1850 – 1933)

Nov 18, 2006

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