Opening The Door
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Rev 3:20-22
It is interesting that the greatest promise is made after the harshest admonitions. This is because the seeker is on the threshold of discipleship and, if he succeeds in making the crossing, great spiritual rewards await him.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door…” The voice of the master, the Christ, the God Within, stands at the door and knocks. What is the door? It is our consciousness and the key to that door is directed attention. The inner voice is always there awaiting us right on the other side of normal consciousness. When the seeker uses the key of attention and shifts focus from the lower self to the higher, the consciousness expands into the world of spirit and the door is open. He then hears the voice that has always been there waiting behind the door.
This door is not available to a select few but to any who will make the quest.
If the seeker is successful in opening the door the Master says “I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
This has several layers of interpretation. The first is that Christ is already in him, but he is not aware of it because his lower consciousness seals the door. Then, when he raises his consciousness and communes with the inner Christ, it is as if Christ came into him.
This is fulfilled on another level. When the door is open the actual entity who is the Christ becomes aware of a new disciple entering the fold. When this happens, a communion becomes possible with Him and higher lives with Him on the outside. Because the communion takes place within it will seem that such communications are happening on the inside as with the inner voice. Communion with the outer masters will be very similar to communion with the inner master with a subtle difference of vibration, for each entity has a different spiritual signature. Just as one beautiful melody differs from another, even so do each of the higher lives have a different vibration.
We are told the disciple “will sup (dine) with him, and he with me.”
Why doesn’t it say that they will just dine together? It is because when communion is established there will be times when the disciple approaches the Master, and then times when the Master approaches the disciple.
Why is the symbology of eating or feeding each other used? Part of the answer is obvious as the Christ within certainly feeds the disciple.
Jesus told his disciples that he was fed by an unseen source:
“In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” John 4:31-33
In doing the will of God, Jesus was fed by the “Father” (God) within.
Then Jesus offered to feed the disciples from his own essence:
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:53-54
This is symbolic on several layers, but one meaning of drinking the blood is to share the one Spirit with him: to eat the flesh is to tread the path of Christ and follow in his footsteps. This gives nourishment to the disciple.
An interesting and overlooked statement here is that not only does Christ feed the disciple, the Master also dines with the disciple and is fed by him. We often think that Christ does not need us – that it is only us that needs Him. If the higher lives do not need us, why do you suppose they go to such extreme efforts to nourish us? It is because we are the “body of Christ,” just as the scriptures teach, and when we assist that body we feed the Christ and all the elevated beings in his presence.
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Rev 3:21
This is a great promise. We are to become a master just as is the Christ. We shall “overcome” just as he did and sit upon the very throne that he does.
A profound truth is revealed when the seeker contemplates the placement of this statement. It is made just before a door is open in heaven and the seeker, turned disciple, sees into the mysteries of heaven. This is the point where he treads the same path as did the Christ before him and the roadmap to overcoming is given.
The Ray of the Laodiceans
At Stage Seven in Laodicea the seeker is governed by Ray Seven, The Ray of Ceremonial Law, Magic, Order and Synthesis.
Here the aspirant approaches discipleship and opens the door to higher consciousness through clothing himself with divine order and synthesizing all he has learned.
In the vision that follows, we see the unveiling of the Christ and discover how the servant becomes as his master and the son of man becomes the Son of God.
Feb 18, 2007
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