14 Nov 1998
Brian’s comments reminded me of a story I once heard. It goes something like this.
Three men were laying bricks for a temple and they were all asked the same question. “What are you doing?” The ﬁrst answered, “I’m laying bricks.”
The second answered, “I’m helping to create a building.” But the third, when asked, paused and looked toward the uncompleted project with hope and love in his eyes and a quiver in his voice, and said: “I am working on a temple for the Living God.”
Which one do you think really received the true joy of his labors?
15 Nov 1998
The Next Question
Understanding the beast in Revelation involves understanding a principle. It is not one of the keys, but surely could be a thirteenth Key of Knowledge if there was one.
Even though it will be covered in future books it is such an important thing to understand that I thought we would use it to involve the Intuitive Principle.
I know there are some out there who have had bad experiences with organized religion and have been tempted to even write the Bible off because of it, but let me make this observation.
The Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John is one of the grandest books in human history with as much depth and mystery as any metaphysical, non metaphysical, religious or non religious book in the world. Please do not let any preconceived notions equate this book with a level only to be used by a student of Jimmy Swaggart or some other preacher..
Read the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation and answer this. What is the Beast? There is a key word that describes him.
Don’t hold back. We have a lot of material to cover and it won’t hurt here if the word is revealed sooner rather than later.
To those of you who held back last time — it may have been the right thing to do because of the good thoughts and material everyone came up with, but generally we will go full steam ahead.
I think it was LeLona who said she discovered the answer by doing a word search. I thought someone may get that bright idea so I tried to avoid key words that would help, but she outsmarted me. Unfortunately, a word search will not help this time.
Rick is to be commended by remembering to keep in mind that he is supposed to pay attention to the exact wording of questions and answers. On the other hand, (and there may always be rare exceptions) the Brotherhood does not use trick questions. A true teacher merely attempts to exactly portray his thoughts in writing, words and deeds.
One interesting difference between the Brotherhood of Light and the Dark Brothers is that almost all the members in the Light have a great sense of humor. The Dark Brothers take themselves way too seriously and rarely see the lighter side of things.
So most of those times the Brothers of Light (and Sisters, too, of course) seem to be doing something tricky they are really trying to make you laugh—not trying deceive you.
On the other hand if a teacher speaks his thoughts exactly and the student reads something that is not there that deception was caused by the student, not the teacher.
16 Nov 1998
You Are Right Sir!
Several of you have it right. Now Rick can fairly jump in again with both feet.
The keyword for the beast is “authority.”
It looks like several of you are jumping ahead to the number of the beast, the second beast etc. That’s ﬁne because sometimes you have to see the whole to understand the part, but we’ll move step by step here and when we are done the pieces should ﬁt together.
THE NEXT QUESTION:
Almost all powers and energies are dual.
What is the positive and negative use of authority?
Obviously the beast is using negative authority because: “The dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Verse 2
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