Let thy entering in be in accord with that in the manner that ye may
purify thy body according to the dictates of thine inner conscience,
as you would enter in to glorify thy Lord and thy Master, purging
the body, purging the mind, purging the self in such manners.
For, He has given: “no sacrifice is acceptable save as of the
Desires of self to be one with Him.”
Not the blood of rams or of goats, not of denials of this or that;
but rather the manifestations of Positive activity, knowing His
strength and power is sufficient, and that in whatsoever ye may find
constructive forces manifesting, He is there.
For, as has been said of old: "If I take the wings of the morning to
fly into the utmost parts of the earth, He is there. Though I
descend into the bowels of the earth, or into the depths of the sea,
He is there. Though I make my bed in hell, He is There."
That promise, "When ye call I will hear, for I am closer than thy
hand, closer than thy inner self." Open thy heart, thy mind, that He
may enter in. You each should present yourselves as channels of
blessings to others; in that others may receive a better concept of
the necessity of presenting their bodies as a living sacrifice, as a
living example. Each should understand that sacrifice does not
necessarily mean a giving up; rather a glorifying of the body for a
definite purpose, for an intermediary, for an ideal, for a love. The
choice must be made as to the purposefulness for which the activity
is to be; the bodies Are the temples of the living God. So, the
activity should be such that the self, the ego, the I Am would
present same to the God, the Father, the Universal Influence, the
Creative Energy, the I Am That I Am, in such measures and manners as
to be a glorifying of that the body, the entity, the soul would
present as its portion of the whole. Make for those ways, means and
manners in which others, seeing, knowing, hearing, may take the
initiative necessary for the awakening of Their own purposefulness
in any given experience; that may make for the turning of hate to
love, the turning from strife to a purposefulness towards
peacefulness that may bring to all mankind, at This time, that
necessary in the influence of all. For thoughts as they run have
their activity in the experiences of all, and thus create the
environ, the atmosphere of thought upon which those who are active
in their various spheres of experience and of expression must draw
for that which will be a portion of the motivative influence in
their experience. For as given, seek and ye shall find; knock and it
shall be opened unto you. For the spirit is willing, flesh Is weak.
But if ye glorify that flesh, that body, in the service of the
Spirit of Truth, that Truth may indeed quicken same; and may it not
be glorified before thy brethren?
Always know this, as the promise has been, it is Thyself that must
be the master of thyself. Doth He, thy Lord, thy God, choose to send
messengers, alright; for He does to each soul. Has it not been so stated, and is it not an awareness within thee
that: "Behold thy angel stands Always before the face of the Throne
of the Maker!"
Seek the message; and that He doth not deny that He hath come in the
flesh, as oft He hath, to propound, to meet the needs of the hour!
Know that, as thy mission has been given, ye Must in Thyself be the
saviour of a soul, if ye would stand before that throne. The Lord of
peace, of mercy, of judgment, and that as brings hope to thee and
into the lives of others, be
with thee always! "He has not willed that any soul shall perish but
has with each temptation, with each condition that has arisen within
the experience of the soul prepared a way", and these are a constant
change being wrought. Not that through activities, Of course, the
time and the place and the position, but it is ever as the choice of
the individual. It is that which makes or is the godly force within
an individuality, or an entity or a soul, that makes it seek its
Science and Religion are One, when their purposes are One. Do
not doubt the
abilities of those influences in the spiritual life to meet the
needs of the body physically, mentally, spiritually. Man's
development, is of man's understanding and applying the laws of the
Universe, and as man applies those, man develops, man brings up the
whole generation of man. Individuals carry out certain elements and
laws, and gradually man becomes capable of applying and using those
in the everyday life of man. This, whether applied in medical
science, anatomical science, mechanical science, or any science, is
merely the development, or the application as man applies to
Universal laws as are ever, and have ever been, existent in the
Universe. As is in this: that producing electrical units of force,
is just as applicable to the Universal forces in the days of Adam as
in the days of the Master, or as in the days of today. Those laws
applying to aerial of transmission just as applicable in one as in
other. Man not understanding those. Many times has the evolution of
the earth reached the stage of development as it has today and then
sank again, to rise again in the next development. Some along one
line, some along others, for often we find the higher branches of
so-called learning destroys itself in the seed it produces in man's
development, as we have in medical forces, as we have astrological
forces, as we have in some forms of spiritual forces, as we have in
forms of destructive forces of the various natures.
First, search, Search thine own heart, thine own mind. Know Who is
the author of thy faith, thy hope. Let that which is thy ideal,
spiritually, mentally and materially, be as one, in Him; who is the
Author, the Finisher of faith of man in a material world. To awake
to that awareness of the indwelling of the spirit of peace and
harmony, which alone comes from the Prince of Peace, the Son of
Light, the Way of hope, the Voice of God in the earth!
There is lost in becoming sectarian or becoming centralized in self
as being a little better than others. This represents a loss in
development because the Creative Forces are ever universal and God
is not a respecter of persons.
These are the swords He brought into man's material understanding.
And more wars, more bloodshed have been shed over the racial and
religious differences than over any other problem! These, too, must
go the way of all others; and man must learn if he will know the
peace as promised by Him, that God loveth those who love Him,
whether they be called of this or that sect or schism or ism or
cult! The Lord is One!
This also is answered only in that the Lord is not a respecter of
persons. "He that doeth the will of the Father, the same is my
brother, my sister, my mother." Those, to man, represented the
closest relationship, blood of his own blood, materially. Then,
mentally, spiritually, Do Something About those of the races that
are misunderstood, or who have been neglected here or there!
"Seek and ye shall
find," this a promise. Know in self that He is Faithfull to fulfil
that as is promised, as We are faithful in caring for those to whom,
for whom, the promise is made. They that seek God may find Him!
Would ye have mercy shown, then be merciful Unto those Ye contact.
Would ye be forgiven, forgive them that know not what they say, what
they do; for: "As ye lift Me In thine life, so shall Ye be lifted In
the life here, now, and hereafter." Seek and ye shall
find. Not without but from within. For in thine own temple He has
promised to meet thee. He hath not willed that any soul should
perish, but hath with each temptation prepared a way of escape. Thus
He hath given, "If ye will be my son, I will be thy God, Though ye
may wander afar, if ye call I will hear, and will answer speedily."
Then, seek Him while He
may be found. Build the life in those things that make for
constructive influences in the experiences of others; for in so
doing will the help come as from the hills of the Lord.
And those that seek to know self may find the way. Those that find
the way become content, and find joy, peace, happiness, even though
the way be hard.
Seek and ye shall find
Put into application that thou knowest day by day, for it is line
upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little
that ye gather together those forces that make for the greater
material manifestation of those influences in thy daily experience
that may bring thee to the consciousness, to the understanding of
those forces that would aid thee.
For, as has been given, when thou hast shown in thine heart thy
willingness to be guided and directed by His force, He gives His
angels charge concerning thee that they bear thee up and prevent the
stumblings that come to the sons of the Creative Forces in and among
the sons of men.
Hence keep, keep, true to self and to that thou knowest, for the way
is open before thee. Seek rather to show thyself as one worthy of
acceptance to the God influence that is shown in man's experience
through the manifestations of His Son in the earth; for He is thy
guide, He will show thee the way. His brethren, His brothers in the
activities in the earth, may show thee thy way.
Seek not Only Knowledge
As was given of old: "In all thine
seeking, seek not Only Knowledge, but an Understanding heart!"
he that knows to do good, and doeth it not, to Him it is sin, and
when there is the lack of understanding there must come contentions
As Self receives, so may self give. As may be termed in common
parlance, the most interesting thing in life is Self, yet self must
become null and void, as Losing self In love for another, yet self
must have a part in the Losing as in the Giving of aid to another.
We realize that selfishness, jealousies, those things that make
people afraid must gradually be put away. First, then, as an
individual, self must be conquered. Rather than raising thy voice,
then, that Ye may be heard, raise thy voice that He, thy God may be
heard! Be warned respecting self and self-consciousness, and
selflessness. And know the consciousness of the oneness of the
Christ-purpose. For, He is the life, the light; He is the
resurrection, He Is the way and the truth. First, analyze self,
self's purposes. And know thy ideals, spiritually, mentally,
materially. Then study to show thyself approved unto same. And,
judge no man. For, with what judgments ye judge it is measured to
thee again. But study to show thyself approved, a workman not
ashamed; stressing where stress is needed, giving guidance,
kindness, gentleness, patience to those who falter. Let thy love be
without dissimulation. Abhor evil. Cleave to that which is good;
showing thyself approved to Him who is the way, the truth, the
The art of self-defence for the Developing of the rhythmic activity
of body and the coordinating of same.
Concepts of those problems to be met
in the needs for direction, needs for the warnings against
self-indulgence; the needs of instilling the thought that it is not
by might and power, but by the word of truth, the word of hope, the
word of kindness, of gentleness.
Keep in the way that thou knowest, that is so simple to all; that is
how they err therein. For as ye speak to others, that ye make for
thyself. For the more ye come to the awareness of the I Am Presence,
or the God-Presence within, the more congenial, the more helpful ye
will be to thy fellow man. Make in thine inner self this
determination: “I Will So Act Toward My Fellow Man, And In My Daily
Life, In My Going In And My Coming Out, That I May Talk With My God
Face To Face.” Be not unmindful to entertain strangers, for some
have thereby entertained angels unawares. (Heb. 13:2) Keep thine
Know this: Only self may separate thee from the glory of God. If it
is to the glory of self, is it best that it be accomplished? This
had best be answered deep within self, when thy ideals are attained.
What Brings Dissension
Knowledge misapplied! Hence the wisdom of God; that surpasseth the
understanding of man, save in the meditations upon, or meetings
within, his own divine self. For as has been so aptly given oft, it
is not what we know that counts, but what we do about that we know,
in our dealings with our fellow man. For as ye do it unto the least,
ye do it unto thy Maker.
For when honour or preference or thought is given a friend, an
acquaintance, a neighbour, for Self-glorification, it becomes not
spiritual but temporal. But if such preference, such love,
such honour is given that there is glorified the emotions of the
knowledge: "As I do it, I am doing it to my Maker and not for self",
then the honour comes upon the individual soul and the growth, the
new buds of hope, of life, are a part of such an entity. So in the
experiences in giving that which is so near, so dear to the heart of
God, the privilege, the opportunity, not alone of itself but for
those purposeful opportunities to use, to give, to spread the gospel
of good tidings, in the knowledge of its activities. Hold thou fast,
O Child of Grace and Promise, to those tenets, not as tenets but as
living truths, that it Is through the grace, and the gift of thy
Brother, thy Father-God, thy consciousness within self is being
awakened and aroused, that life in its expressions, and
manifestations, becomes as sweet savour, the incense of the Lord in
the lives of individuals! For to those of the Earth hath He given
"Lo, I am with thee always, Always!" To You, to All who have named
and do name His Name is given that charge: "Feed my sheep, care for
That the Earth might know that He lived not in vain! For those that
honour, those that love Him, even as He loved the world, would give,
do give their own heart's blood, that the world may know that He
Lives, and is at the right hand of the Father; that ye, yea, thy
brethren, thy friends, thy enemies, may have an advocate before that
Throne of mercy, pleading the cause of the wayward, hearing the cry
of those that are persecuted, and saying:
"Be patient, be patient, my child; for in patience know ye thine own
soul and become aware that I Am able to sustain thee, even though ye
walk through the valleys and in the shadows of death."
For death hath no sting, it hath no power over those that know the
Resurrection, even as thou hast heard, how the Resurrection brought
to the consciousness of man that power that God hath given to man,
that may reconstruct, resuscitate, even every atom of a physically
sick body, that may resurrect even every atom of a sin-sick soul,
may resurrect the soul that it lives on and on, in the glory of a
resurrected, a regenerated Christ, in the souls and hearts of men!
"I should listen to the voice of God or harken to the voices of
Then farther, and farther away, do ye grow from the voices of men
and closer and closer do ye come to the voice of the Christ, in the
lives of those that are weary with the toils of the physical, that
are sick with the doubts of the spiritual, through the mental
activities of the worldly-wise.
For as it brought, even as the name implies, Hope and new life, Ye
may bring, and ye Do bring in this thine experience, just that in
the experiences and into the lives of many. And as the little leaven
leaveneth the whole lump, so do thy gentlenesses, thy kindnesses,
thy long-sufferings, thy patience, bring into this world that for
which He gave His life, His hope, into thy hands and to thy friends
hands, and into those that have named His Name, the Power to bring
to the consciousnesses of others that awakening to the glories of a
risen Lord. And yet as in thine reasoning that God, is God of the
just, and hath no patience with mere rote, hath no patience with
that which is only of such and such line, but Everywhere calleth:
"Whosoever will, let him take of the cup of my son and learn of me.
For thou, too, art my son if ye will but drink and be renewed in
body, in mind, in soul to the purposefulnesses of that Son's
entering, that All men, Everywhere, might know the love the Father
hath for the children of men, and that the Father is not the
respecter of persons, but rather as He hath given to the women of
the Saracens, the crumbs indeed of the Master's table, are not cast
out but are become even as He, the head of the corner, the keystone
to the building of that life, that is aware of its relationship to
the Godhead, that is aware of how ye treat thy brother and the god
in him, ye know and experience the God-love in thyself."
And as ye hold this or that as mere rote or as being endowed, ye set
a barrier. For He made Himself of no estate, though He came into a
world created by His very breath.
The World knew Him not, but Ye have known Him, ye Know Him; for thou
hast seen, thou hast tasted, thou hast heard, thou hast felt, thou
hast proclaimed, do proclaim, the love of God through the Christ,
even Jesus the man, thy Brother! That which to man with All his
knowledge is impossible, to God is but as the breath or the wind in
its passing, yet in its passing may quicken to each atom.
For as each cell in each atom of the body Knows its purpose, if it
is imbued with the spirit of Life, yet knoweth naught if it is
condemned by the desires of flesh, only to its mere rote of
activity, yet quickened by the Spirit bringeth, even as in thine
experience, that of the unnatural to the natural. Hence as the body
grew, as the body was held by the mother in its whole purpose of:
"Thy handmaid, O God; use me, Let my cup be filled with Thy purpose,
Thy desire, because of Thy love for man, that I may be the channel,
a channel, through which the world may know; though I be doubted,
though I be spurned by those that are worldly-wise, and say all
manners of things."
Yet the foolishness of the world and of the earth is the wisdom of
God! Just as the foolishness of man may be turned into the wisdom of
the ages, the wisdom of God. For the wisdom is indeed to be willing
to be led by the Spirit of God rather than to be guided by thine own
concept Of paralleling or classifying or reasoning.
For the worldly-wise oft destroy themselves, as ye saw among the
leaders of thine own peoples, as ye saw among those in authority
among thine own associates. And these ye see oft. But even as He,
thy Brother; though He wept bodily over Jerusalem, though He sighed
with the very blood of His body in Gethsemane, He smiled upon the
Cross, as He smiles upon thee and gives:
"I am with thee; be not afraid, it is I, even I who Am the Life, who
Am the Way, who Am the Word!"
And in Him, and "In me", as He gave, ye can put thy trust.
"Were it not so, I would have told you. I prepare a place for those
that are faithful, are patient, that they too, may be with me as
from the foundations of the earth. Ye have been, even as I, in and
out, in the shadow, in the light; yet the purpose, the desire of the
soul itself is to be at an at-onement with Him."
If we learn more and more that
separations are only walking through the rooms as it were of God's
house, we become, in these separations, in these experiences, aware
of what is meant by that which has been and is the law, as from the
beginning; "Know O ye peoples, the Lord thy God is One!" And ye must
be one, one with another, one with Him, if ye would be, as indeed ye
are, corpuscles in the Life Flow of thy Redeemer!
Know thyself if ye would know thy God, if ye would be of a service
to thy brother!
Ever remembering that service to fellow man is the own service to
How can we make ourselves fit for service to the Lord
Look within, and rely more upon that promise, the many promises of
Him who is Life and Strength, the very salvation of a sin-sick
world! Do not confuse self, do not overstep self, but as hath been
said, "When ye call I will Hear, and answer speedily."
This applies to thee, yea, to each soul, to be sure; but make it thine own cry, With the Willingness in self to be led, to be guided,
to be directed, by that as He hath given, "Ask in my name and ye,
believing, shall have."
Can there be a greater promise
Oft ye, as so many,
feel, or act, as if this meant someone else. Is not thy soul as
precious in His sight as though ye had taken a city, yea as though
ye had directed a nation?
For ye are gods in thine own making, if ye hold to Him. Not in self,
as of self's disappointment. Know that disappointment is with Him,
and He is just as hurt. But be ye rather joyous that ye are counted
worthy to be a channel, an opportunity, through which even one soul
may find the way.
For he that hath saved a soul hath indeed covered a multitude of
shortcomings! In such meditation, then, in such may the self awaken
to that strength of purpose, that Determination to Carry On! Though
the world forsake thee, if thy Lord is upon thy side, ye stand even
as Eleazar before the hosts of the Lord. (Num. 3:32)
But whom the Lord would exalt, He first brings low that they may
know the strength is of the Lord, and not in hosts but the still
small voice that beareth witness with thy soul, thy spirit, that ye
walk that straight and narrow way that leadeth to understanding. And
in saving those of thy own shortcomings, ye find ye have been lifted
How may I serve
Do with all thy might what thy hand finds to do. Let This mind be in
you as was in Him: "Not as I will but Thine will be done in earth as
it is in heaven." Make thine self a channel of blessings to Someone;
so will His blessings come to thee, as an individual, as an integral
part of the group. "They that seek my face shall find it." For He has promised to
meet and to be with those who call, and who do His biddings, and
keep His commandments.
And if He comes and abides with thee, what would be the limitations?
There are none, from the spiritual angle. And it is spirit, in
self, in the Creative Forces, that will and does direct.
Then apply self in making known to others, not as of a cult, as a
schism but rather study to show thyself approved unto Him, a workman
not ashamed, rightly divining the words of truth, keeping self
unspotted from the world.
Giving of thine
self in a Service
So in the giving of
thine self in a service may ye find that Strenght that will sustain
thee when the darkest clouds, when those shadows that would upset
thee, approach. For His love is ever with thee. For He will meet
thee in the holy mount: thine own self! Be still and let the
still, small voice speak from within, and thou mayest aid those that
strengthen those that have erred in body or mind to find that
Healing may come in the wings of those that Send their influence
through those forces that may be named in the Name of Him that Is in
the presence of the Father in the Whole. For, as He has given:
"What ye ask in my name, believing," knowing, and in that purpose,
that: "As thou, O God, seest I have need of," it will be given thee,
if thou wilt keep thine heart singing in His ways.
Service to Mankind
For, he that is greatest among you, said He, who knowest all, is the
servant of all.
Keep first the faith in Him, the giver
of all good and perfect gifts, knowing that the physical body is the
temple of the living God, and present same holy and acceptable unto
Him, which is but a reasonable service; for in service to man the
greater service is offered to God.
That which in the distribution and in the association of that which
feeds the body-physical, the mind-mental, the body-spiritual. These,
in its associtations, in its environs, make for that channel,
through which the greater good, the greater development for self may
come. For more and more does the entity come to an awareness, or
awaken to the realization, that in order to have one must give. To have friends one
must show self friendly. To have love and respect, to have honour
and those attributes of same, one must show self Lovely through its
associations with its fellow man; respectful, glorifying that which
is an attribute Of the spirit of truth in Every way in which one
meets or finds self in the experience of others. If one shows self
lovely to the entity, then Express it in the activities, in the
creative manner, and this Magnifies same in self's experience,
whether in distribution of this, that or the other.
The fruits of the soil that feed the physical man, that cheer the
mental attributes, that awaken the spiritual awareness; these are
the channels and fields of activity.
"For even he that giveth a cup of cold water in my name shall not
lose his reward."
First, we would begin then at the beginnings; man's advent into
materiality or into a material world and becoming as individual
bodies of the world, who became observing of this fact in the
material world from that he (man and woman) saw in the earth. Hence
it is given in thy writings of Scripture (although in a hidden
manner, ye may observe if ye will look) how Adam named those that
were brought before him in creation. Their Name indicates to the
carnal mind their relationships in the sex condition or question.
This has been the problem throughout man's experience or man's
sojourn in the earth; since taking bodily form, with the attributes
of the animal in which he had Projected himself as a portion of,
that he might through the self gain that activity which was
visualized to him in those relationships in the earth.
Hence slow has been the progress through the ages. And as has been
seen, and as may be gained by a study of man's development, this
question of the causes, of the relationships in those directions,
has ever been a problem before man.
This is ever, and will ever be, a question, a problem, until there
is the greater spiritual awakening within man's experience that this
phase biologically, socialogically, or even from the analogical
experience, must be as a stepping-stone for the greater awakening;
and as the exercising of an influence in man's experience in the
Creative Forces for the reproduction of species, rather than for the
satisfying or gratifying of a biological urge within the individual
that partakes or has partaken of the first causes of man's
encasement in body in the earth.
So, then, give ye unto men as this: Train ye the child when he is
young, and when he is old he will not depart from the Lord. Train
Him, train Her, train Them rather in the sacredness of that which
has come to them as a privilege, which has come to them as a
heritage; from a falling away, to be sure, but through the purifying
of the body in thought, in act, in certainty, it may make for a
peoples, a state, a nation, that may indeed herald the coming of the
For this is the problem, that ye keep the law and present same as
holy to those who seek. Who seeks? Every child born into the earth,
from the age of 2 1/2 to 3 years begins to find there is something
that takes place within its Body, and that it is Different; not as
animals, though the Animal instinct is there, of the biological
urge, that is a law! For that is the source of man's undoing. But ye
who set yourselves as examples in the order of society, education,
Christian principles, religious thought, religious ideals, hold
rather than to anything else to that Love which is Un-sexed! For He
hath given that in the heavenly state, in the higher forces, there
is neither marriage nor giving in marriage; for they are as One!
Yet ye say ye are in
the earth, ye are born with the urge! The awakening, then, must come
from within; here a little, there a little. Each soul, each body,
that is preserved unto Him as a channel of blessings has received
and does receive that within itself which makes for the greater
abilities for awakening within the hearts, minds, souls and bodies
of the young who question "what will I do with the biological urge
that arises?" Purify same in service to Him, in expressions of love;
in expressions of the fruits of the spirit, which are: Gentleness,
kindness, brotherly love, long-suffering.
These are the fruits, and these as the urge of sex are in the nature
of the association of ideas, conditions or positions as related to
the various conditions about the body. Then set the activity in
motion and these become either that which takes hold on hell or that
which builds to the kingdom within.
Only through the
education of the Young! Not in their teen age, for Then they are
set! When there are activities or speech not explained within the
sound or sight of those in their formative years, they, Too, must
one day satisfy that which caused men to come into body-form,
Experience same Themselves!
Then, by word and by act keep the life Clean! The urge is inborn, to
be sure; but if the purpose of those who bring individuals into
being is only for expressing the beauty and
love of the Creative Forces, or God, the urge is different with such
individuals. Why? It's the law; it's the Law!
To be sure, these may be encouraged, abetted, kept in line; but it
is within self that this must be accomplished. Then if it is used to
that of self-indulgence, self-gratification, self-attaining for that
of self alone, it becomes sin, even as the sin of Saul.
Remember, as has been given from the beginnings, the Father God,
hath given to the sons of men that attribute of will, or choice. And
there is set before each that of which each may partake, that of
which each may Not partake.
These as manifested in the Christ, as shown in Jesus' activity, may
be Remembered no more, in Active service as He gave, "Sin No More!"
How can I atone for some sins I
have committed and for which I am truly sorry?
Forgive those, and ask forgiveness of those to whom these have been
committed. Forget them, as will He, who has promised: "Sin no more."
When there came about the periods of man's evolution in the earth,
what was given then as to why man must be separated into tongues,
into nations, into groups? "Lest they in their foolish wisdom defy
God." What is here then intimated? That man, seeking his own
gratification of the lusts of the flesh, might even in the earth
defy God. With what, then, has man been endowed by his Creator? All
that would be necessary for each individual soul-entity to be a
companion with God. And that is God's desire toward man.
Thus when man began to defy God in the earth and the confusion arose
which is represented in the Tower of Babel, these are
representations of what was then the basis, the beginnings of
nations. Nations were set up then in various portions of the land,
and each group, one stronger than another, set about to seek their
gratifications. Very few, yea, as ye will recall, it even became
necessary that from one of these groups one individual, a man, be
His ways were changed. His name was changed. Did it take sin away
from the man, or was it only using that within the individual heart
and purpose and desire even then, as man throughout the periods of
unfoldment put, in his interpretation, that of material success
first? It isn't that God chose to reserve or save anything that was
good from man, so long as man was, is, and will be one who uses that
living soul as a companion with God. That's God's purpose. That
should be man's purpose.
In the application of this principle, then, in the present day what
has come about? Each nation has set some standard of some activity
of man as its idea, either of man's keeping himself for himself or
of those in such other nations as man's preparation for that
companionship with God.
For remember, there are unchangeable laws. For God is law. Law is
God. Love is law. Love is God. There are then in the hearts, the
minds of man, various concepts of these laws and as to where and to
what they are applicable.
Then, just as in the
days of old, the nature of the flesh, human flesh and its natures,
has not changed, but the spirit maketh alive. The truth maketh one
free. Just as man has done throughout the ages, so in the present,
as one takes those of the various nations as have seen the light and
have, through one form or another, sought to establish as the idea
of that nation, of that people, some symbol that has and does
represent those peoples in those days. In Mercury there is wisdom,
but wisdom not applied will become sin. Self-glory,
self-exaltation, self-indulgence becometh those influences that
become as abominations to the divinity in each soul; and Separate
them from a knowledge of Him. For thou Art persuaded, for thou
Knowest from thine experience, Nothing may separate the soul of man
from its Maker but desires and lusts!
Be sincere. Sincere, and the Sincerity of the activity will
gradually Build that which Is constructive; and that is to be builded in the minds and the experience of all of those who may
gradually become the clientele for the very attracting influences of
the entity itself. Not that warnings are not to be given to
individuals who come to the entity, but these are to be given in a
constructive manner. Build rather the hopeful things, the spiritual
things, the creative things; magnify Them in the experiences of
those you would aid.
There are none short cuts in Christianity! There are no short cuts!
One Must meet self. It will not do to observe certain rules today
and forget them tomorrow, or to be very patient and careful this
week and then say "Well, I've just got to do this, so I hope I'll
get by"! These are the ways of life. The short cuts (that are so oft
attempted by man for his own indulgence!). Short cuts are seldom satisfactory.
Do not attempt to do any short cuts. Use that you have in hand day
by day in the way and in the spirit of truth and right and justice
and mercy and patience and longsuffering and kindness; then what
thou needest, it will be thine!
There are no short cuts for those who have erred, save in mercy
being shown By those who have entangled even, or endangered, their
own selves. For, hardships will be their lot in materiality.
Hold fast to that ideal, and using Him ever as the Ideal. And hold
up that Necessity for each to meet the same problems. And Do Not
attempt to shed or to surpass or go around the Cross. This is that
upon which each and every soul Must look and know it is to be borne
in self With Him.
For the body, the mind and the soul are one; yet they are as
separate, that the entity may function in the various planes or
phases or experiences of consciousness. Hence we find as in the
various phases of experience, awake
the mind, the body are conscious to the environmental forces and the
influences about same, and all portions are subject to same. What is
ordinarily termed sleep, the mind, the mental forces are caring for
all the forces of the body. It's not aware then of the outside
forces or influences or environmentals, yet is as aware to the inner
self and is as alive to the deeper forces or the soul influences as
in its environs of an awake consciousness.
Oft then, as with this body, not only in the visions or mental
dreams as daydreams but as given or illustrated by those influences
or forces of its temperament, it is aware of the desires within self
to be expressive in its mental and spiritual self.
And when there is what we call the last sleep, then the
soul-consciousness is aware, the spiritual self is aware of that to
which, through and of which the mental and physical self has been
conscious in its activity. Hence we find as it were the threefold
force about the entity.
Show thyself to be a son of the
living Father, holy and acceptable unto Him; not ashamed, but
keeping thy face towards the light and the shadows fall far behind.
Call on Him while He may be found. For His promises are sure, and
though ye may be afar "If ye call, I will Hear!" This does not
portend to become as one long-faced, not enjoying the fruits of thy
labours nor the associations of friends; but keeping all in the
channel and way of truth and justice and mercy; showing thyself
Worthy of the trust He has put in thy hands.
Study to show thyself approved unto Him, a workman not ashamed;
rightly divining the words of truth and keeping self Unspotted from
thine own conscience that so oft berates thee! Or keeping thyself
unspotted from the world. Do not engage in those things in which
question marks are set, not only for thyself but for thy children,
for thy Lord.
Destiny of the Soul: As man finds himself in the consciousness of a
material world, materiality has often, in the material-minded,
blotted out the consciousness of a soul.
Man in his former state, or natural state, or permanent
consciousness, Is soul. Hence in the beginning all were souls of
that creation, with the body as of the Creator, of the spirit
forces that make manifest in using same in the various phases or
experiences of consciousness for the activity.
It has been understood by most of those who have attained to a
consciousness of the various presentations of good and evil in
manifested forms, as we have indicated, that the prince of this
world, Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, as a soul, made those
necessities, as it were, of the consciousness in materiality; that
man might, or that the soul might become aware of its separation
from the God-force.
Hence the continued warring that is ever present in materiality or
in the flesh, or the warring, as is termed, between the flesh and
the devil, or the warring between those influences of good and evil.
As the soul is then a portion of the Divine, it must eventually
return to that source from which, of which, it is a part. Will Thy
name be written there? As has been
experienced in the mental self, there is as much reason to dwell
upon the thought from whence the soul came, as it is upon whence the
soul goeth. For, if the soul is eternal, it always has been, if it
is always to be. And that is the basis, or the thought of Creative
Force, or God. For as each soul is in the image of the Maker, so do
the activities find more and more that there must be seen, there
must be reflected not only in self but seen in the mind and the
heart and the soul of others that you would worship in your Creator.
Then, as to whether there is the development or retarding of the
soul-entity, is dependent upon the manner in which the abilities of
the entity are exercised or used. Not all that is considered by some
as material success is soul success. Not all that is soul
development, as considered in other spheres, is considered material
success. For each soul enters the material experience with
opportunities in the abilities that have been attained or acquired
as a part of the individuality and personality of the entity.
Each soul-entity enters with that hope of preparing itself for
closer or greater communion with its first cause or first purpose.
For each soul is in the image of the Creator. And as it is in
purpose spirit, it seeks to magnify or manifest the spirit of the
Hence as implied, God is spirit and seeks such to worship Him. There
is ever set before each entity daily, good and evil, life and death.
Life is growth. Death is as that separation or turning about,
turning away from, or the opposite of growth.
Hence the entity has in itself Will, that knowledge, that
understanding, with which the entity exercises its choice, to which
it adds either for the satisfying or gratifying of self's emotions
or self's desires, or for the magnifying and glorifying of the
spiritual sources or help.
These may be one, if the individual makes the hope, the desire of
the body, the mind, the soul, in accord. Yet the soul ever seeks to
magnify or glorify the divine. Hence the constant warring that one
finds in its members, body, mind, soul.
These are as the real of the shadows of appetites, of desires, of
those things that are habits of body and that take hold as a habit.
Yet who ever saw a habit? For it is a mental thing and is personal.
Its individuality may be of the Creative Forces or of the
And unless each soul entity makes the world better, that corner or
place of the world a little better, a little bit more hopeful, a
little bit more patient, showing a little more of brotherly love, a
little more of kindness, a little more of long suffering - by the
very words and deeds of the individual, the life is a failure;
especially so far as growth is concerned. Though you gain the whole
world, how little ye must think of thyself if ye lose the purpose
for which the soul entered this particular sojourn!
Think not more highly of thyself than ye ought to think, yet no one
will think more of you than you do of yourself; not in egotism, but
in the desire to be of a help. For who is the greatest? He that is
the servant of all, he that contributes that which makes each soul
glad to be alive, glad to have the opportunity to contribute
something to the welfare of his brother. These are thy virtues or
thy faults, dependent upon how ye use them.
The individual then naturally should ever be an optimist, not a
pessimist. Find self and self's relationship to Creative Forces, and
apply that in relationship to thy fellow man in the measures ye
would have thy Maker, thy Creator, apply mercy, judgment and love to
Know that each soul constantly meets its own self. No problem may be
run away from. Meet it Now!
What is the
subconscious mind of the body
An attribute of the soul or mind of the soul.
Re-entering of the
personality as in the beginning
The personality is that as known on the physical plane in the
subconscious or when the subconscious controls, the personality is
removed from the individual, and only that other forces in the
trinity occupying the body and using only its elements to
communicate as in this body here, we have spoken of. With the
submerging of the conscious to the subconscious, the personality of
the body or earthly portions are removed and lie above the other
body. They may be seen here.
Hence the disturbing of those conditions bring distress to the other
portions of the entity or individual. With the return then we find
the personality leaves those impressions with those portions of the
body, as we have given for the arm force here, you see.
What is the soul of
That which the Maker
gave to every entity or individual in the beginning, and which is
seeking the home or place of the Maker. The physical are under
subjugation of the subconscious or soul forces. As we see in the
body we have the Trinity for an entity.
We have as this: The physical forces and mental mind; we have the
spirit or soul force with the superconscious or soul mind; then we
have the spirit, that is, the mind of the soul force, just as the
soul occupies the body in its same form and manner. Just so as the
body of an individual that has passed beyond may be seen by others
in the physical plane only when their physical or mental, material
or mental are subjugated.
Ailment of the
soul, mental and spiritual forces on which this work may border
Mental is of the physical which with its relative forces connecting
the soul force and unbalancing of the truth may perform on the soul
forces that which brings abnormal results to physical and soul
matter. The correction of these only means that it, the work,
assists the individual or the entity to find itself and to follow in
that way that would lead that individual to its own better self.
Each individual must lead his own life, whether in this sphere or in
the other planes. The environment makes or performs the variations
in whatever it may enter, else we would have no redemption in the
Does the soul ever
May be banished from the Maker, not death.
banishment of a soul, from its Maker
Of the will as given in the beginning to choose for self, as in the
earthly plane, all insufficient matter is cast onto Saturn. To work
out its own salvation as would be termed in the word, the entity or
individual banishes itself or its soul, which is its entity.
For, it is not by chance that any soul enters a particular period.
To be a channel of blessing to someone today, now; to be a living
example of that He gave: "Come unto me, all that are weak and heavy
laden, take my Cross upon you and learn of me." These are thy
purposes in the earth. These ye will manifest beautifully, or make a
miserable failure. Which will it be?
In analysing the purposes, the ideals, the urges latent and
manifested: As has been indicated by some, ye are part and parcel of
a universal consciousness or
God, and thus all that is within the universal consciousness, or the
universal awareness; as the stars, the planets, the sun, the moon.
Do ye rule them or they rule thee? They were made for thy own use,
as an individual, yes, that is the part, the thought thy Maker, thy
Father-God thinks of thee.
For ye are as a corpuscle in the body of God; thus a co-creator with
Him, in what ye think, in what ye do. And ye change each soul ye
contact, literally or mentally, insofar as ye, as an individual
entity, are a witness for or against thy Lord, thy God. This is the
literal application, yes, the spiritual way of man, in the earth;
endowed, yes, with material attributes that to others may appear as
a non-entity. And purpose is, of course, of the soul.
Let your actions towards self, physical, mental and material, be in
the way and manner of meriting by action done, rather than of policy
or politic manner to bring pull toward other conditions for self
than that merited by action done.
Acting in this way and manner will bring better conditions physical,
mental and financial. Keep thine own self from condemning in others
that thou doest in thine own mind or heart, for that one sows in
the mind is reaped in the action of another toward self; or self
measures self by the action of self's mind builded toward that of
another. So make thine own paths straight. Keep thine self in the
manner of bringing good to self in the mental, in the physical and
the financial for these must be as outcomes, not as first purpose.
Spirit, Mind, Body
These are as the
trinity in the body, these are as the trinity in the principles of
the very life force itself, as the Father, the Son, the Spirit, the
Body, the Mind, the Spirit, these are one. One Spirit, One God, One
Activity. Then see Him, know Him, in those influences. For even as
the Son gave, "I of myself may do nothing, but as the Father worketh
in me, through me." So it is with an individual entity or soul that
sees the activities which man hath been given in the earth. For the
first command is ever as thine own, "Be ye Wise and Subdue the
And in this present experience, through those same channels, if
there is ever kept the Spiritual Import in same, there may be given
help, counsel and understanding, and who seek to know themselves.
That each soul may see itself and Know that unless there is met in
each experience the errors of the way, they must be met in the self
in Some manner, some way; unless He bear with thee!
Things material are the shadows of
that which is spiritual in its essence.
Is it possible to
communicate with anyone who has passed into the spirit world?
The spirit of all that have passed from the physical plane remain
about the plane until their development carry them onward or are
returned for their development here, when they are in the plane of
communication or remain within this sphere, any may be communicated
with. There are thousands about us here at present.
These are needed by the body just as the body physical needs fuel in
the diet. The body mental and spiritual needs spiritual food:
prayer, meditation, thinking upon spiritual things. For thy Body is
indeed the Temple of the Living God. Treat it as such, Physically
Each soul would there be given, under an impelling force, Find Self!
Know the standards of self's life, the ideals of the mental and
spiritual body; that you may be well-grounded in truth, that there
may be that which is ever constructive and for the good of the many,
rather than for the impelling force that would be for the few, or
for self-aggrandizing. For, in self-aggrandizing may come much as to
rue the abilities of self.
Strength cometh to
those that spend themselves for the glory of the Divine that may
manifest in the hearts and souls of men in the earth. For though
there come the trials, the temptations, the disappointments in thine
experiences, in thine weighing of the manifestations that may come
through the children of men, though ye oft be tempted, His promise
is sure that "Ye are not tempted beyond that ye are able to bear,
dost thou put thy trust in the
Let the dead past bury its dead, but as for thee and thy house serve
Ye a Living God, that may quicken the hearts of the sons of men, and
make for that coming of the glory that He has promised to those that
Love His coming.
Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto thee. For
thou hast much glory in self, yet thy glory in Him will bring those
harmonious experiences in thine life that will make for that
quickening to the New experiences in Him. Glory in the Christ!
First study self. Know thine own ideals, physically, mentally,
spiritually. Cherish and nourish each of these. As the physical body
needs sustenance, so does the mental body and so does the spiritual
body. Then study to show thyself approved unto thy ideal, condemning
no one; not even self, keeping self unspotted from the world or from
being condemned by others. Study of self, study of purposes, study
of ideals. Reading of scripture.
“Study to show thyself approved
unto God, a workman not ashamed, right dividing the words of truth
and keeping self unspotted from the world.” - 2 Timothy 2:15
Study of the spiritual life
Either, then, as the study of the spiritual life or that which may
be presented in the anatomical structure of body, mind and soul, may
that soul which will be thy next companion in childbirth bring to
the world helpful forces, that less and less of such may be the lot
of man, if parents will but listen.
Do not blame self, do not blame thy companion, do not blame God
For it is self and thy companion meeting thyselves in these
conditions that this soul, too, may one day walk closer to God. For
He, thy Father God, hath not willed that any soul should perish but
hath with every temptation prepared a way for forgiveness, and thus
may this soul in thy child now that hath caused so much, does cause
so much sorrow, yet, through thy closer walk with thy God, know,
too, the joy of the Fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man, the
redeeming love of Jesus Christ.
Not enough in the sun, not enough of hard work. Plenty of brain
work, but the body is supposed to coordinate the spiritual, mental
and physical. He who does not give recreation a place in his life,
and the proper tone to each phase, well, he just fools self and
will some day be paying the price. There must be a certain amount of
recreation. There must be certain amounts of rest. These are
physical, mental and spiritual necessities. Didn't God make man to
sleep at least a third of his life?
Then consider! This is what the Master meant when He said, "Consider
the lilies of the field, how they grow." Do they grow all the while,
bloom all the while, or look mighty messy and dirty at times? It is
well for people, individuals, to get their hands dirty in the dirt
at times, and not be the white-collared man all the while!
These are natural sources. From whence was man made? Don't be afraid
to get a little dirt on you once in a while. You know you must eat a
certain amount of dirt, else you'll never get well balanced. For
this is that from which all conditions arise. For of dust man is
made, and to dust he returns. Because he doesn't look dirty once in
a while is no sign he isn't dirty
in mind, if not in body, if not in spirit. For these are one, ever
Studying to show thyself approved unto God
Day by day, rightly dividing the words of truth, and keeping self
unspotted from the world. There is builded in the meditations, and
in the gathering of others here, there, to gain the understanding
necessary to bring about a revolution, a revelation, an awakening in
This place as Has not been seen in many a day! Making those truths
as are known in self Living truths, through the active force of the
Spirit of Truth itself. Here again may be said
that as has been given, study to show thyself approved unto God, not
to man. Let not worldly wisdom confound thee nor confuse thee. For
it is not in the storm, nor in the lightning, nor in the great
noises, but the still small voice. For remember, He is the Prince of
Peace and harmony and hope. You find not this in
discussion, confusion, turmoil or strife.
Study of self and its relationship to the Creative Forces
Then fear the Lord, that he may be close to thee and that thy will
be close to Him. Then apply this in thy daily life.
Study then to show thyself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed,
rightly dividing the words of truth, keeping self unspotted from the
As the pattern indicates, the entity has contributed and may
continue to contribute much to the betterment of the general welfare
of others. The sources of help and power are of the divine that is
within. For thy body is indeed the temple of the living God. Use it,
consider it, apply it as such.
Do the first things first. Find self and thy relationship to thy
Maker. Enter rather into the
study of self and its relationship to the Creative Forces, call it
by whatever name ye wish to call it, it is the study of self and thy
relationship to Creative Forces.
From thy analysis of the man, why was Moses set apart from others to
give laws? Apply this as to self. Why may ye not be? For the promise
is ever "whosoever will." Apply to self the answer as to how and why
Joshua, of all the children of Israel, was chosen as the successor
to Moses. Study as to why Gideon chose God. Analyze as to what
temporal things brought into his experience. Study as to why David
is called: "a man, man, after God's own heart." Not that he was free
from fault, but that his purposes, his hopes, his fears were
continually submitted to God. And remember, as he gave: "That which
I feared has come upon me." Then fear the Lord, that he may be close
to thee and that thy will be close to Him. Then apply this in thy
daily life. Study then to show
thyself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly dividing
the words of truth, keeping self unspotted from the world. First,
find thyself by analyzing well your urges, and as to what ye did
about them. Magnify the virtues, minimize the faults. Condemn no
one. Know in Whom and in what ye believe, and Who is the author.
Then study to show thyself approved unto that ye have chosen. And ye
will find a home beautiful, a service to others in thy music, in thy
writing; a fulfilling of that ye came to complete in this
of this and Understand
There is nothing in heaven or hell that may separate an individual
from the knowledge or from the love of the Creative Force called
God, but self. And that the individual should determine in self to
apply, rather than mere knowledge or surmise, but apply and listen
to the still small voice within, and the individual will find that
the promises are true which have been made in that which is
foolishness to the scientific or wise, the simple story of Jesus of
But when or if the individual takes this as its study (and set this
as its thought and then read, then study the Book which tells of
Him, Jesus born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary), know this is the
same soul-entity who reasoned with those who returned from captivity
in those days when Nehemiah, Ezra, Zerubbabel were factors in the
attempts of the reestablishing of the worship of God, and that
Jeshua, the scribe, translated the rest of the books written up to
that time. Then realize that is
the same entity as mentioned who as Joshua was the mouthpiece of
Moses, who gave the law, and was the same soul-entity who was born
in Bethlehem, the same soul-entity who in those periods of the
strength and yet the weakness of Jacob in his love for Rachael was
their firstborn Joseph. This is the same
entity, and this entity was that one who had manifested to father
Abraham as the prince, as the priest of Salem, without father and
without mother, without days or years (Melchizedek, Gen. 14:18), but
a living human being in flesh made manifest in the earth from the
desire of Father-God to prepare an escape for man, as was warned by
the same entity as Enoch, and this was also the entity Adam. And
this was the spirit of light.
This the individual may take in its study of this and understand why
the spirit of life, the spirit of light, of hope, of desire to know
the truth, must be greater than that man has called scientific
proof, and yet it is the science of light, of truth, of love, of
hope, of desire, of God. Study these well, as ye have in thy
experiences in the earth. For not only in self as the study of self
is there the understanding and the comprehending of the experiences
of others but also in the study of the spiritual self and the
spiritual application in the material world there is the gaining for
the individual of a greater consciousness and a greater
understanding of Infinity in its relationships.
Study to Show Thyself Approved
Study to show thyself approved unto
thy ideal, as a workman in all phases of the experience not ashamed,
but rightly dividing the words of truth; that is, putting the
emphasis where emphasis is due, for the glory to God, not as
justifying of self, but justified in Him; keeping self in that
attitude of mind, of body, of purpose, that may not even be
questioned in self or in others. For then the life is so lived that
there can be no question, in the mind of any whom the entity may
meet, as to Who is the Author of thy faith.
Then, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman not
ashamed, rightly dividing the words of truth, judging in that manner
of tolerance as ye would have thy Saviour tolerant with thee. And as each studies to show himself
approved unto the Creative Forces, he finds how these become an
influence, because of the use of those that have been the
opportunities of each soul. Hence each entity, not a physical body
but each entity, is a part of every experience, either to become a
helpful force or to let it (the experience) become as a drag upon
its inner being.
Remember rather the pattern as was manifested for thee
in the Son; how that though He were the Son, yet learned He
obedience through the things which He suffered.
He used, then, that which was necessary in the
experience in the earth as periods of suffering, as periods
of rejection, even by His own that He had called, that were
His friends; not as stumbling stones but as steppingstones to
make for thee, for the world, that access for each soul, for
the closer relationship of the Father, through the Son, to
the children of men.
This is thy heritage, then; not as one that knows not,
but as one being reminded, put on the whole armor. Fret
not at those things that may appear to hinder, but let that
harmony as thou hast expressed, as thou may express to
others, be in such measures as to bring, even as He, that
hope, that light, that peace which comes from the closer
walk with Him day by day.
Let thy prayer be, ever: "Here Am I, Lord: Use Me, In That Way, In
That Manner Thou Seest Fit: Not My Will But Thine, O God, Be Done In
Me, Through Me, Day By Day. May My Going In, My Coming Out, Be
Always Acceptable In Thy Sight."
Believe in what you are doing, fit
yourself for it, show thyself worthy; and ye will make material and
All should be Ministers or Teachers
What greater ministry may there be than in giving the counsel and
guidance to those in choosing their life's work in all the varied
temperaments, all the varied activities; and most of all the
necessity of the proper character of the body and mind for that
preparation! Find self first. Know the Lord is within, and as He
hath given thee:
"When ye abide in me I will bring to thy remembrance all things from
the beginning of the world."
Hold fast to that thou hearest from Within as respecting the tenets
of Him who became the Saviour of men!
The Basic Principle here:
Just being kind one to another, showing brotherly love, as ye would
have others do to thee if circumstances were reversed. Know that
spiritual purposes are not expressed merely by rote, but by the
sowing of the seed of the spirit of truth; which are: Love,
Brotherly Kindness, Patience, Longsuffering. These are the trials of
men and women in the material world, and yet bring to the life
experience of each, that will dwell upon same, those beauties that
cannot be overcome or met by any other influence.
Teach the Children
Its early training, then, should be in the true Law of the Lord, for
it is perfect, and converts the soul. Let the children be taught to
know Why. Be ready to answer every question that the child may ask
as concerning the causes, or the why of things, and answer as near
in truth as is practical. Thus, to those who would aid, who would
direct, teach by example, as well as precept. Do not ask the child
to do that ye do not do yourself.
The Open Book
They may add to, they may take from, but he that taketh from,
from him shall be taken the promises that are given in the book. To
those that add to, shall be added the hardships, the sorrows that
are recorded there. These will ever remind the individual, then, not
merely to walk in the straight and narrow way but to teach and live
so that others also may know the way in which ye should go.
Lift up thine eyes unto the hills of the Lord from whence cometh
thy help! The hill? Thine temple within! The voice? The voice of
thine own conscience as it meets with thy God within. For He hath
promised to meet thee there, and He will hear when ye enter in.
Know, as the lawgiver gave, it is within self. For, thy body is
indeed the temple of the living God, and there He meets thee.
Temple of the Living God
Know that the body is the temple of
the living God and there ye may meet that divine. Whether these are
to be fruitful in the activities and associations will depend upon
the choices. And these can only be made by purposes within self. In keeping the ways
open, in listening to the voice from within, as thou meetest in the
Temple of thine own body, which is but the Temple of the Living God,
as He may commune with thee and thy spirit beareth witness with His
Spirit, may thou be shown the truths and the paths and the ways of
life that lead unto understanding. Walk thou in them. Study to show
thyself approved; for he that knocketh, to him will it be opened,
and He will pour a blessing upon those that walk with their fellow
man in Saving those things that are of the spirit and not of the
flesh alone. For, remember the Father, God, hath
promised to meet thee in thy temple. Thy body is the temple of the
living God. Thy body is as the shadow of the tabernacle, and He will
meet thee in the holy of holies. Remember, as thy Master, thy Lord,
thy Christ has given: "I stand at the door and knock, and if ye will
open I will enter and abide with thee, I and the Father." This as
ye conceive, this as ye understand, is the highest source of
understanding, of knowledge. And it is the self that seeks this
understanding, this comprehension, not at the expense of another,
but in that manner in which ye may aid even those who are in the
inter-between, who having not here gained the full concept are still
in that position even as He gave in the parable: "If they hear not
Moses and the prophets, they would not listen though one appeared
from the dead."
Hence these are as the greater openings for thyself. Think it not
robbery to make thyself equal with God, for He is thy Father. Then
approach Him in thy inner self as ye would thy earthly father, with
that same conviction that He heareth and will answer thee, and that
Thou usest that understanding in thy relationships with thy fellow
For as He gave: "As ye do it unto the least of thy brethren, ye do
it unto thy Maker." So when there are little jealousies, little
hates, little selfishnesses, ye are hindering, ye are wounding the
conscience, the love of the Father as manifests in thee. And His
commandment is ever: "Love one another." The body is indeed the temple of
the living God and must be considered and treated as such, becomes a
channel through which greater help, greater means of expression of
self in the present may be brought into being.
For it is There, in thine own temple, as He gave, that He has
promised to meet thee! Even as He gave, the day is at hand when
neither in this mountain nor in the temple in Jerusalem but in thine
own heart will He speak, to those who love His ways and His coming!
For how gave He?: "If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will
come and abide with thee."
Make Ye These Thy Promises!
For how has He given? "Destroy this temple and in three days I will
raise it again." Then thy body is indeed the temple of the living
God. There He has promised to meet thee, to commune with thee.
For as ye read, as ye study, only that which answers to that being
sought within thine Own self answers to thy prayer, to thy seeking.
For each day is thy Eden; each evening is the call: "Whosoever Will
let him come and take of the water of life freely." Study in that
manner, and in those that seek for self-effacement well; but those
that seek self-glory, never!
What is the test? The spirit, the fruits of the spirit, that brings
hope, kindness, longsuffering, patience into the experience; not
merely the offering of self as one who would make of self a martyr,
no. For, remember, the Lord Could, the Lord might have kept away
from the Cross. But for thy sake He bore the shame, though without
sin. Remember ye what the thief said? "Rail not, for we but meet our
own sin (or self), and He is without sin." Then, make not of thyself
a martyr, but as one that stands between the living and the dead, to
glorify the Lord! Come! Sing a joyful song unto thy Lord and thy
Redeemer, who hath Strengthened thee in the hours of trial, of test,
of tribulation; for they that meet their troubles, their sorrows,
with Joy in the Name of the Lord shall not be troubled again. They
that kick against the pricks find that they but entangle their own
mental minds, their own consciousnesses in the turmoils of the
flesh. Ye Live in the flesh, yet be as He, in the world yet not Of
the world; for all strength, all power, all glory, all joy is given
unto Him, for He has overcome, and ye may in Him overcome also.
Count it rather as a blessing, rather as that thou art Chosen that
ye may in the name of thy Lord speak a kind word to those that are
abrupt or cross with thee, and in so doing ye will heap the coals of
judgment upon their consciousnesses; for ye are His, and He is thine,
if ye will hold to that thou hast chosen.
The Lord Is One
Held to those principles that The Lord Is One, and thus that the
care of each soul, each individual, is just as necessary, because
each is just as precious as the other in the sight of the Creative
Force or God.
For life in its real
sense is ever the Now! For Today is set before thee, Today if ye
will hear His voice! Today, the eternal now, is ever before each
entity, each soul; whether in that commonly called materiality or in
spirit. For to be absent from the body is to be present with that
thou hast builded in thine Inner self! And ye all must one day stand
before the judge that is a Living force!
This is the basis for patience, and in patience even as He gave, ye
become aware of thy soul and its relationships to the purposes of
infinity with the finite, and the ways of man seeking: seeking oft
his own undoing, through the gratifying of the flesh and the glory
of the own ego!
For, as He has given over and over, "When ye forsake my ways, ye
must meet that thou hast done in the body." But as He has given
also, "I will forget thy transgressions, if ye will but turn again
and Serve me." "Not in Thy way, but in my way," saith the Lord.
The entity finds itself in a
three-dimensional world, body, mind, soul, just as in the earth
the three-dimensional concept of the Godhead is the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit. The body-mind is the builder. Mind is ever the
builder. For in the beginning God moved and mind, knowledge, came
into being, and the earth and the fullness thereof became the
result of same. So each entity finds in self latent talents or
For as the Triune is in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, so
is it in thy soul, thy mind, thy body. These are 3, as the Triune
are 3, yet all in 1. What is the best manner? Enter into the holy of
holies with thy God, for in the body are the manifestations of the
Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. Meditate, pray, read the
Scriptures, these particularly:
The 30th of Deuteronomy, the 1st 7 verses of the 6th of Joshua, the
23rd Psalm, the 1st Psalm, the 24th Psalm, the 150th Psalm; and know
John 14, 15, 16, 17, not merely by heart, as rote, but as the spirit
of the law, the love, the grace, the mercy, the truth that is
expressed there. For as He hath given: "The earth, the heavens will
pass away, but my words shall Not pass away."
Know that the soul, the psychic forces of an entity, any entity, any
body, are as eternal as that promise, for they are without days,
without years, without numbers, but the Will of man may make all at
naught. For how Can he be free unless will is a part of that Whole? Thus, making the will one with Him,
to be directed and guided by Him, you shall know the truth and the
truth shall make you free, You!
Hold fast to that promise which has ever been in Him. Look not to
those forces or influences that are earthbound, but rely rather upon
those promises that have been from the beginnings, "Be my people and
I will be thy God."
Call upon the Lord while He may be found in thine experience, and ye
will find He will meet thee in thine own temple. For thy body Is the
temple of the living God, and there He has promised to meet each and
As thou hast denied Thyself rather than thy Maker, thy God, then
have there been those influences when others have denied thee that
thy Material right. These then are experiences that ye may know, for
self must meet self. And if in thine own self thy trust is made, it
faileth thee; but in the trust in Him ye may find the greater
understanding. Our whole trust is in God and not in the material
things of the earth. Ever be a worker, as the bee, yes, but in that
way in which it is ever a contribution to making thy portion of the
earth a more beautiful place for men to live in.
For Truth is a growing experience in the hearts and the minds of
individuals as they apply those tenets of the law in their
Then apply in thine own life truth. What is truth? It might have
been answered, had an individual entity who stood at the crossways
of the world waited for an answer. Yet that soul had purified itself
and had given the new commandment that "ye love one another!"
What is it all about then? "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thine heart, thine soul, thine mind, thine body, and thy
neighbour as thyself." The rest of all the theories that may be
concocted by man are nothing, if these are just lived. Love thy
neighbour as thyself in the associations day by day, preferring as
did the Christ who died on the cross rather than preferring the
world be His without a struggle.
Know, then, that as He had His cross, so have you. May you take it
with a smile. You can, if ye will let Him bear it with thee. Do it.
What is truth?
That which makes aware of the divine within each and every activity;
that is of the mental, the material, the spiritual self, and is a
growth in each and every soul.
And know that the "try" is that as may be, as it ever has been,
counted to thee for righteousness' sake.
For the very thought of there becoming turmoil is Opening the way
When one we love is
floundering and unhappy, apparently lacking in spiritual purpose,
how can we influence such a one to become conscious or aware that He
is the Way? We may only sow the seed. Remember Ever it is God that gives the
increase. It is not Anything that an individual may Do, except
keeping in that it knows to be the right. For the knowledge or the
vision or the comprehension is the Gift of the Father. As was
illustrated by the life and experience of John, The Baptist, one may
be great, one may understand, and yet Not comprehend. Only the
Spirit of Truth may awaken. One can only pray and hope, one can only
mourn and be glad; one can only live and experience that which is to
him and to his activity the fulfilling of it all. You cannot force
upon any soul your Own estate.
The Christ died that all might be saved, but those that may be saved
must seek to know Him of Themselves. Not He only making the Way; for
He is the light and the way and the truth, the vine, and all, the
water and the bread. But unless we Partake, we do not have the
awareness, the sustenance, the life, the knowledge, the hope. We
Must Partake! For how gave He when they fainted, when even many of
His disciples turned away?
"Unless ye eat of my body, drink of my blood, ye Cannot Know the
way!" And they all said, "How can this be, lest we partake of Him
we may not know?"
Then for our loved ones, for our acquaintances, yea for our enemies,
we only so live, as in persistence, in patience, in hope; for the
prayer of the righteous shall save many.
Even as one plead that there be spared a city, if there were only
the ten! How Great are the mercies of the Father! Then faint not
though ye may see those of thy loved ones floundering. Is it not
again illustrated in just that given? On the way to the Cross the
world seemed black, for darkness covered the whole earth.
Yet out of it came joy and Happiness, the renewing of man's
relationship to God and the closer communion. For ye have an
Advocate in Him. Faint not at thy well-doing, nor find fault with
those because they have not grasped hold even as thou. For "In my
father's house there are many, many mansions", many, many
"In unity is strength": This is as an axiom for all to find in their various expressions
the Unity of purpose, the Oneness of heart, the Oneness of mind, in
that "His will, not my will", nor my personality, but Losing self
in His will. When ye meditate, when ye pray, Not for self, but that
self may be a blessing for others, through this given group, not as
personality of same, but as a oneness of purpose in Him, the Giver
of all good and perfect gifts.
This is correct provided that universal consciousness is also
prompted by the spirit of truth and of purpose; and the purpose for
each soul-entity in the earth is to glorify God, not self glorified
but God, and thus honouring self. This is well to remember.
Universal love necessary that there be unity of purpose, or desire,
upon the parts of groups Or individuals in their Presenting
themselves for a oneness of purpose, or to be of aid to others in
Finding themselves; losing self in the love of that as is made the
ideal of those seeking.
For as has been oft indicated, there is such a thin veil existing
between the ridiculous and the sublime, the spiritual and the
divine, the material and the mental, that there is little wonder
that man oft in his groping misinterprets, misconstrues,
misunderstands those influences in the experiences of others.
There must be the understanding that virtue, truth, morality, are
not only their Own reward, but are as jewels built in the
experiences of each entity.
Hence, we would magnify the virtues, we would minimize the faults;
just as the individual entity will, or should, apply such in its
relationships to others. For this prevents the pessimism that
destroys the abilities of individual entities or souls who doubt
everything and everybody.
Know that with the measure ye mete it is measured to thee again.
With what judgment ye judge others, so ye are judged by those about
There are many virtues; do magnify them! There are faults; do
minimize those! Not only in thy experience of self but in thy
judgment of others. Look for, find and you know there is so much
good in others that it doesn't behoove anyone to speak evil. For
that evil that we find in others is a reflection of that which is
within self. Remember that! When ye
find faults with others ye only magnify them in self.
Learn, then, thine own ideal and keep it. Study to show thyself
approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly dividing the words
of truth and keeping self unspotted from the world.
Vitality and energy
Set thyself to be the control, through thy mental self, for mind is
the builder, and budget thy time, for physical development, physical
improvement, mental relaxation, mental taxation, mental improvements
and mental developments. And let the basic forces ever be prompted
by thy spiritual ideals. And keep true to that budget ye set for
thyself. So much time for this, for that. And this will bring a
consistent reaction, yet may not become rote. For, as the budget is set, make thy
daily activities coordinate in thy daily life. Not only will the
vitality and energy improve, but there will be much more Fullness in
the life experience.
Water is the mother of
materiality. From spirit the activity of mind upon matter brings
into being elements, as in evolution, that become manifested in
Moses as the Lawgiver, Joshua as the
Leader. These are the basic principles of all material law. And
these applied in the mind and body of Jesus became the way. Do thou
likewise. Again announced to the children of men the great and
mighty day of the Lord being at hand, ye are coming to the
realization that the fulfilling of that promise in Him is Today; for
He Is the way, the truth and the light! It is no longer, then, afar
off; but lo, it is within the heart and mind of each soul,
Everywhere! For, whosoever Will may take of the
cup of life, and drink, in such measures that the thirsting is no
more for those things that put fear and dread into the hearts of the
children of men. For it is neither in this temple, that city, nor the other land, but
in thine own heart, in thine own mind. Know, even as He hath given,
if ye enter into the closet of thine own consciousness and There
give that prayer, that longing, He will reward thee openly, as He
does thy brethren. The day of the Lord is at hand! and each soul, Everywhere, partakes
of same, in the fruits of the spirit, that are the holy gifts to
every soul. For indeed, as He has given, he that gives the cup of
water shall not lose his reward, Christ's reward, God's purpose. Let thy own conscience and thy own heart Guide thee in these things, as ye Walk, and Talk with Him, who Is the light! For He is the
light, the way, the vine, the Life Itself! And as said of old, "The
Lord thy God is One!" Then what is thy god? Is it position, fame,
fortune, power, might?
Or is it that in His way, in God's way, ye will be a light, a guide
to others; to show them their relationships to the Creative Forces
that may be expressed in the activities of individuals to and toward
their fellow men?
If this is thy god, then act in those ways and manners that would
bring it to pass in thy dealings with thy fellow man! Only those who
seek to be the channels may find the way, the life, the light, that
is set in Him. Then do not hide the light under a bushel, but rather set it on the
hill. Put on the light that is, that was, and ever shall be, shown
in Him. Know, O Ye Peoples of All Ages, Today There Is Set Before
Thee Life and Death, Good and Evil, Choose Thou! If ye will accept life (which is in Him) and do that unto thy fellow
man, then ye may fill thy own life experience with joy, and ye may
bring, again, into the hearts of men Everywhere the joyous day of
the coming of the light of truth; since man has set Him as afar off
or beyond the seas, or in some particular sphere. For know it is
none of these, for Lo, it is indeed in thine own heart! Only in
thine own temple has He promised to meet thee! "I am the way, the
truth, and the light." Study to show thyself approved unto God. Turn within. Find the
answer, as ye would in the admonition given by Moses, in the 30th
of Deuteronomy, it is within. And then, as thy companion, as thy
aid daily, read, and apply as being personal, the 14th, 15th, 16th
and 17th of John. For He may walk with thee, if ye will walk in the
light of that He has promised.
The Spiritual gain is in the Truth that is found in Him, who is the
Way, the Truth, the Light. These others are only as light along the
way. The truth is Only in Him, Jesus the Christ!
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee,
the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou
shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy
God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice
according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy
children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the
Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee,
and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the
Lord thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from
thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he
fetch thee: And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which
thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do
thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of
thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with
all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And the Lord thy God will put
all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee,
which persecuted thee. And thou shalt return and obey the voice of
the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day. And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine
hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and
in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice
over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt
hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments
and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if
thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden
from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou
shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto
us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea,
that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring
it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very
nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do
it. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and
evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to
walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and
his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy
God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt
be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce
unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall
not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over
Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest
love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that
thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of
thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware
unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Let not your
heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's
house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a place for you. And
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go
ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto
him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know
the way? Jesus saith unto
him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me.
If ye had known
me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye
know him, and have seen him.
Philip saith unto
him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto
him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not
known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and
how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words
that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Believe me that
I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for
the very works' sake.
I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do
shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.
ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask
any thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye love me,
keep my commandments.
And I will pray
the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may
abide with you for ever;
Even the Spirit
of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave
you comfortless: I will come to you.
Yet a little
while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I
live, ye shall live also.
At that day ye
shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
He that hath my
commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him,
and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto
him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest
thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and
my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our
abode with him.
He that loveth
me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not
mine, but the Father's which sent me.
have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in
my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to
your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Peace I leave
with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it
Ye have heard
how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye
loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the
Father: for my Father is greater than I.
And now I have
told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass,
ye might believe.
Hereafter I will
not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and
hath nothing in me.
But that the
world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me
commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
I am the true vine, and my Father
is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he
taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the
word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no
more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do
nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and
is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and
they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father
hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I
have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These
things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and
that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love
one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than
this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I
call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord
doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have
heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that
ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he
may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one
another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it
hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because
ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto
you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have
persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake,
because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken
unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for
their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did,
they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me
and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be
fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a
cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye
have been with me from the beginning.
These things have I spoken unto
you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the
synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will
think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto
you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye
may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not
unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me,
Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you,
sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It
is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him
unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on
me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I
have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to
come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall
shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he
shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and
ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me,
because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among
themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and
ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me:
and, Because I go to the Father?
They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we
cannot tell what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to
ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that
I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little
while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but
the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow
shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath
sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of
the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man
is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your
heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in
that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto
you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak
unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I
will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you,
because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from
God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world:
again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said
unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that
any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth
from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour
cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to
his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because
the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may
glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he
should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this
is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and
Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine
own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have
kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me
are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest
me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came
out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou
hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine
are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the
world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father,
keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they
may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those
that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the
son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now
come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they
might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy
word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the
world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that
thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy
word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I
also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou,
Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may
be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may
be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast
sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will
that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that
they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst
me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have
declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love
wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
There are two ways lying before
These may be chosen Best by self; for the gift of the Creative
influence is that, in the life, or in material affairs, termed in
the lives of each soul, there are the abilities to make self,
through the application of will, one with the constructive
influences or to turn same to self's own indulgencies. There have come through the various
periods of man's unfoldment, teachers proclaiming: "This the way,
here the manner in which ye may know," and yet in the Teacher of
Teachers is found the way, He who even in Himself fulfilled the law. For when God said: "Let there be light" there came Light into that
which He had created, that was without form and was void and it
became the Word, and the Word dwelt among men and men perceived it
not. The Word today dwells among men and many men perceive it not.
Give glory, then, to the Father through His Son, that He hast
thought, He hast shown, He hast manifest in His relationships with
thee that thou art worthy of acceptation for a definite activity in thine experience.
And, as thou hast hated in thine brother the faults, the
fault-findings, the untrue to their obligations, the untrue to their
relationships with thee, so let this attitude make thee ever humble
in His presence; for His law, His Cross, His arms may sustain thee;
for it is given thee in His name, the Christ, the Lord of all, that
His ways are not past finding out, His love is not past being given
in thine own experience with thy brothers day by day.
For, as thou walkest in the way that brings life, light and hope
into the experience of thy brother, so may His joy, that passeth
understanding, be in thine heart and quicken thy soul as to being
near with Him.
Keep in that way, in patience, in persistence, in sincerity, in
Faint not that there are periods
when apparently little is seen to be accomplished externally. Know
that thou hast set in motion that leaven that worketh all unseen,
yet will bring the consciousness of His love,
His hope, His presence, into the lives of all. Each should be
patient first with self, in honour preferring one another.
Sit not in the seat of the scornful. Stand not in the place of the
cynic. Be mindful not of things of high estate; rather give place to
that, that makes for sweetening in the lives of all; for he that
wishes his brother well, yet makes no move to aid or supply, or to
comfort, or to cheer, is only fooling self.
He that would know the way must be oft in prayer, joyous prayer,
Knowing He giveth life to as many as seek in sincerity to be the
channel of blessing to someone; for "Inasmuch as ye did a kindness,
a holy word, a clothing in act as to one of these the least of my
little ones, ye have done it unto me." As He knoweth thee, so may ye know
Him, ye who have been chosen for the various channels of activity in
spirit, in mind, in body, for the manifesting of His glory in the
earth. Be faithful. Do not allow self to be so overcome in Any
manner as to miss that calling in Him; for He is faithful who has
promised to be near.” Abide thou in the way that has been chosen by
thee. Meet oft in thine inner self, in judgment upon thyself in Him.
For ye keep the way open for many. Let that thou doest in thine
application of that being presented thee, for the edification of thy
brethren, be done in humbleness of heart, in singleness of purpose,
in service Through thy Lord's meeting oft with thee. And as ye do it
in this manner will He abide closer, closer Lord, to thee. Let thy
prayer and thy meditation be: "In Thee, O Lord, Do I Trust. In Thee
Will I Put My Faith, My Hope, My All."
Weakness is a separation from the universal forces, or consciousness
of the oneness of self with Creative Forces. For the individual is
as the fact. God is; the individual is. As the
soul is a portion of and is to be the companion with that Creative
Force, then these in their cooperative, coordinating forces are made
up of body, mind, soul. They are one, each with its attributes and
with its phases of activity; even as the Father, the Son and the
Holy Spirit. These are expressed in
three-dimensional terms because of a three-dimensional phase of
experience or consciousness in this particular period or place of
activity in the Sphere of consciousnesses, the earth.
Thy life is not set as one for purely the material things. For,
know, the earth and all therein is the Lord's. The silver, the gold,
the cattle on a thousand hills are His. He knows thy needs, but thou
must Choose as to what ye will do with the talents He hath given
As ye apply, as ye make use of that in hand, more is given thee.
For, day unto day is sufficient, if use is made thereof; not to
self, not to self alone. Not that self is not to be considered, but
losing self in good is the better way to Find self.
How can one be a better wife?
Who can tell a rose to be beautiful? Ye know within yourself thy
ideal. Be as near that ideal as possible. Judgments, as ye will
find, don't draw too quickly. Meet him, be ever that to him that
makes him feel better of himself and of everyone else.
We would minimize the faults, we would magnify the virtues. There is
within the ability of the entity the choice through that which is
the gift of light or knowledge to man, through that which is a part
of man's consciousness in the Mind (or the Son) making intercession
for man to the Creative Forces or God, Will.
So, no urge arising from astrological aspects or from sojourns of a
soul in the earth surpasses the will of the individual entity, when
its trust, its hope, its desire is put in the mind of God or the
What steps are necessary to get
into the right rhythms?
Will, will! For God hath not willed that any soul should be overcome
but that ye may use that thou hast in hand.
For, through experience is wisdom gained.
Know Who is the author, of thy wisdom. Who is the keeper of
thy hopes? In Whom have ye believed?
If these are to be used for self-aggrandizement, self-indulgences,
do they not become rather as He gave of old? "Ye shall come and say,
Did we not in thy name heal the sick? did we not in thy name cast
out demons?" and He will say, "Depart from me, I never knew you!"
Why?Because the desire, the purpose is that self may be exalted, rather
than the humbleness of the heart before Him. For he that would be
the greatest must be the servant of all.
First must the body find itself and make its relations correct with
the Creator, and first must he learn that the beginning of wisdom is
the understanding and knowledge of
This is the lesson, of the various modes of how man would work, and
how the beneficient forces of all creative energy are operating in
the forces manifest in the material world. For, as is seen, the
lessons are as those given. Man seeks to work fast, while
creative energy unfolds little by little, just as man's experiences
open, little by little, that knowledge of the creative forces as may
be manifest through man and man's action in the material world.
Do the work today
For as has been given, do Today that thou Knowest to do, having
little thought of the needs of the tomorrow, and on the morrow is
given that ye have need of. How does He give? "Give us today our daily bread," not only the
material but the mental and spiritual. "Direct me as I direct my
fellow man, forgive me as I forgive." And thus we see cooperation, brotherly love, patience, longsuffering,
gentleness, kindness, coming as Manifested experiences into the
hearts and minds and lives of others. And these are the fruits of
the spirit of truth. Then as ye mete these day by day, ye find them becoming not only as
stepping-stones for thine own self but the ladder of truth upon
which others may climb. Ye cannot ask others, then, to do that ye
would not do thyself. What ye propose, then, ye must Do, in body,
in mind, in spirit.
"Art thou the Christ, or must we look for another?" What was the
answer? Not "Yes, I am he that ye announced some three and a half
years ago at Jordan," no. "Tell him the sick are healed, the blind
see". This is the answer for meeting Every problem, every question
as to the economic condition of the nations. For He gave, "Let him
that hath two coats give one to another. Let him that is forced to
do this or that go the whole length." These are the basic principles
upon which world order, world economic and social relations may be
established, manifested among men. For, while all have fallen short
of the glory as manifested in Him, know that God, even as the Christ
on the day of His crucifixion, is not a respecter of persons, nor of
their employment. For, what good thing did the thief on the cross
but to warn his brother thief, "We are meeting our just dues!",
recognizing his shortcomings, hoping, doing something About same!
Let ye as individuals, as a group, as a Nation, do something About
the problems. Not as to direct, not as to sit in high places; for no
individual is in Any place or position save by the grace of God. Who
then Can stand before the Lord? Only those who have the pure heart,
the pure purpose. To them there is peace, even in the midst of
strife, even in the midst of bloodshed.
As much as practical, leave off worry. Know that there is that
trust, that faith, that hope in the Creative Forces, which may cast
out fear. Why worry? For worry only makes matters worse. Pray,
rather than worry. He answereth prayer.
Why worry when you can pray!
Worry does not change anything. The body should, as should most
bodies realize (this necessarily has to be practiced by all that
would overcome) that Worry does not change One thing, yet Unfits
self to meet any of the conditions or the circumstances as arise.
Rather know that there is hope, life, in Him. All is His.
would be One of His, then self is heir to all that is needed in thine own development to be one With Him; and so act that these will
be thine in His own time. He knows! He keeps the way!
Known that Judaism, Zoroastrianism and Christianity are but one
Religion, worshipping the Lord God of Abraham, Who Is Christ. Love
Truth and Light. Trust in Him that Is Light. Make thine own heart
glad. Make thine purpose sure in Him. Let Him have His way with
thee, and there will come peace and harmony and understanding in
thine troubled heart.
Let Him, thy Master, thy God, thy Christ, have His way with thee.
For, while there may be those turmoils at that which is termed a
desecration to the body, know that the hearts, the souls of those
that recognize the body as the temple of the soul may worship at its
altars and not desecrate the temple!
For, all to the glory of the Giver of the temple, the Maker of the
temple, that worship at the shrines in truth as the evidences of
those promises that have come to those that keep their bodies pure
that they may be presented holy unto Him that is thine self, in
purpose and in truth. For, through thine efforts may come Joy in the
knowledge that He lives in spirit in the hearts of those that would
worship as a brother, as a friend. For, He will walk with thee and
talk with thee, wilt thou but open thine inner self to hear His
voice! Harken to those promptings now!
You are with the Lord and the Lord Is with you and in you.
Know that they labour With the Lord, those who look to Him for aid;
for in Him Is the life and the light, the understanding and the
healing Must come from within. Eternity is long with thy soul. As
eternity to the finite mind indicates that without beginning,
without end, so is the soul of man that has made his desire as one
Lord. For as eternity so the soul, and it is Long with thy soul. So,
keep the paths straight. Walk in the light, even as He is in the
Be joyous in thy service in that thou hast to meet day by day, for
the day of the Lord draweth nigh when Ye who have been called must
give an account unto the keeper of thy Lord's vineyard. Each soul Is
writing His gospel day by day, and others read whether it is
faithless or true. What is the gospel of thy Lord, according to you?
Let mercy and justice and love and patience rule my mind, my body,
that I may be one with the Lord. Let each seek more and more, in
their daily lives, to be one of those sent by the Lord, the Christ,
to someone, to awaken them to their opportunities in the love of the
Then, let each of you so act yourself that those to whom ye speak
Know ye walk and talk often with the Lord, with the Christ. For He
hath chosen each of you as a messenger to someone. Fail Him not.
Let the rest in self, in body, in mind, in material, in social
activities, be as one with the Lord in purpose, in aim, in desire.
For these make for that peace, that harmony, that comes from knowing
that each day, each hour is lived to the best of the knowledge and
understanding of that thou wouldst present to thy fellows as the way
This is not hard; only hard when one attempts to direct others or to
say this or that must or must not be done. But rather what does thy
heart and thy mind direct as being that you would have done to You
in the same experience? Be gentle, be kind, be long-suffering, be
patient; and ye will have these attributes shown thee by others. For, while in humbleness of heart
yet, in gladness does each soul find those things, those loads to be
met day by day. And as there is the step taken here and there in the
meditations (for, as He has given: "As oft as ye ask in my name,
Believing, it shall be done unto you"), He is faithful in His
promises; for, as He has given, "I will not leave
thee comfortless, but ye shall be quickened, even as the spirit in
thee makes thee alive, makes thee aware of the joys that are thine
through the service that thou may render to thy fellow man, in
justness, in mercy, in just being kind, just being gentle to those
here, there, that have become and do become thy lot to be measured
For, there are no such things as
perchance, but the law of demand, the law of supply, the laws of
love are ever, ever in thine own hands day by day. For, when there
comes the needs that thou shouldst show forth thy love that has been
shed on thee in thy activities in a material world, the
opportunities that may be measured to thy fellow man are shown. For,
as He has given: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of
these, my little ones, ye have done it unto me."
Hence, in thy steps, be acquainted with the Lord. Seek, in thy
secret places, that He knoweth thee aright. And there will come
those answers as thou meditatest in thine
inner self as to what, where and how thou shalt measure thy steps
day by day. For, justice and mercy and peace and harmony are as His
gifts to those that seek His face. He has given: "If ye love me, keep
my commandments." His commandments are not grievous, neither do they
deny thee any influence, any material things that will make for joy
in thine own experience. Rather do the fruits of mercy, peace,
justice and harmony make for such in thine own experience.
Hence, follow in the ways that are set before thee, knowing that He
will call thee by name. And he that He names is redeemed in His
sight. And there is nothing to fear save self. For, as has been
given: "I am persuaded there is nothing in heaven, in earth, in
principalities or in powers, that may separate the soul from the
love of the
Father save the waywardness, the indecisions, the unkindnesses that
the self may inflict upon self or the fellow man."
Keep the way. Feed His sheep. Tend His lambs, those that are in thy
way, those thou meetest day by day. Let thine own light so shine
that they may know that thou walkest, that thou talkest, oft
with thy God. As there is given thee day by day
the ways that will make known to thee, in thee and through thee, the
knowledge Of the Lord's activity in the earth, then so live that
others Seeing Thy life may know that thou has walked with the Lord.
For His ways are not past finding out, if ye are willing to serve. For, when thou art absent from the
body it is to be present with the Lord, and when absent from the
body, if thine life has been spent in His service, it is to be with
Him. To be present in the body is to be absent from Him, and His
promise is to be with thee always.
"Abide in me, and I in Him, and
thus become one with the Lord of righteousness, of justice, of
mercy, of love."
First, look well into self as to
what are or may be the promptings from within; knowing that each
experience, each contact, may be builded, if it is prompted from
of truth and love, as something that may be made worth while in the
experience of self.
Then, in the dealings with the fellow man, and those opportunities
that will and do present themselves through the soul's development
in the interim and in the application of same in the earth in the
Just be kind, just be gentle, just make for those expressions of
these in the dealings with the fellow man. And these bring
contentment and peace and happiness that
bespeak of that as He gave, which thou didst learn well; "As ye do
unto others, so will it be done unto you. As ye would that others
should do to you, then do ye even so to them."
For these are the laws. Like begets like. Judge not that ye be not
judged. Keep thine own mind, thine own purpose, thine own desire in
the nurture of the Lord of truth; and ye grow in grace, in
knowledge, in understanding, and the Experience of life becomes
at-one with Him, and the Purposes of all become as a portion of that
beauty which ye enjoy with the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, as
ye enter into that glory with Him. Keep that attitude of service. And
the ideals, the purposes beyond reproach.
Be not weary nor disappointed in well-doing; for God is not mocked
and whatsoever a man soweth that he must also reap. Know that with
the Lord on thy side, no matter be there thousands upon thousands
against thee they cannot stand in the exercising of thy conscience
toward thy relationships with thy Maker, and these are only
expressed in the relationships to the fellowman! And that these through their
relationships to their fellow man, their relationships to
circumstances, their relationships to conditions as arise in the
experience of every one, are to be such that there is a
demonstration of that which they as individuals would worship, in
that they have set as their God.
Know that though the trials and vicissitudes of life oft appear to
be controversial, to be absent from the body is to be present with
the Lord, the God in self that has been and is that real
manifestation of the life itself in a material plane.
Hence, as we would give, look to Him rather who is the resurrection
and the life, who has promised to all who call on Him that He will
hear, that He will bear with them the
trials, the experiences in every hour, even through the shadows,
even through the river of death.
These should be rather the thoughts that each and every individual
about the entity may purport in their minds, their hearts and lives;
that from this day forth,
"Others may do as they may, but for me, I will serve a Living God,
meting in every relationship with and doing unto my fellow men as I
would desire, as I would like them to do unto me"
Know that only in such an experience, only in such relationships
with the fellow man may there come the voice of "Well done." Only in
such may come peace and harmony.
Then knowing that which is the Truth and the Way and the Light and
the Life, ye may give to each of them - not seek what they may give
to thee, but what ye may give to them; that thy ways and their ways
may become more and more as one with the Lord. As has been indicated, these are
channels, these are opportunities. For what purpose? For fame or
fortune alone? Or that ye may be a helpful influence? If the motives
are selfish, little success. If they are for the universal forces or
sources, that God may be the greater glory in the lives of others
through thine own feeble effort, then success. For know, ye alone
with the Lord are a Great majority! So think on these things, and begin
where the light begins, and that is within thine own heart and
mind, as ye read, as ye study, as ye talk with the Lord of thy
Who is thy Lord? He that made heaven and earth, He that walked among
men, He that said "Come to me," He that gave "If ye open your heart,
your mind, I will walk and talk with thee." Or is it self, that ye may be a
little bit better, a little bit bigger, a little bit saucier, yes, a
little bit better to cuss this or that? No! He that is the Maker,
the Creator, to whom the whole world has been given! He asks and
entrusts to thee thy place to be fulfilled by thee to His glory, His
honor, and then will there be peace, harmony, happiness in thy life
experience throughout. To each individual soul has been
given the privilege, yea the opportunity, to become a co-worker with
the Lord among his brethren. And it must depend upon the individual
entity as to what power, what influence, is accredited with the
individual's power of concentration and of aid to others. Decide in self which you will
choose, for there is here set before thee good and evil, life and
death, choose thou and know ever within self: If ye are one in and
Lord in His purpose, naught can be against thee.
In all those periods the Lord gave to those people, that the basic
principle was the Oneness of the Father, He has walked with men.
"But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom
thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the
holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ. All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God
may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." - 2
Doth it bring love in any
manifested form? This shows as to whether the true Knowledge is
manifested in the experience of any individual. If it has brought
not this, if it brings not in thine own experience the fruits of the
Spirit, then it is not of God. Through patience does the
understanding come. Knowledge of itself is nothing. Understanding in
the Lord becomes that of love, in patience, that maketh for the
glorifying of that which is the gift of the Father in the material,
the mental, the spiritual world. Stand Still, will ye see the glory
of the Lord. In patience possess ye your souls. The time will come when these
things, written here, ye many may study again; and will be as Bibles
are to many. But let thy light so shine among thine own associates
day by day that ye are indeed Not Ashamed to speak that thou hast
heard in the manner of thy living, in the same breath with that ye
do and say to thy fellow man. This Book, then, is given as a benefit
to those to whom, these texts will bring a greater understanding of
the the Love of God and Man. Thus, analyse and meditate upon same,
that each one may study same, for its own conception and application
as regarding the various conditions of his present life. This is
given, then, with the desire, and the hope, that this such
information, may be applied by self, so as to become a helpful
experience to each. Knowing then, what to look forward to, watch and
act, acting then with the information has given. Much, then, might
be said respecting the necessity of not only confidence in the
activities of individuals, but respecting the greater relying upon
the spiritual forces that lend impetus to the influences and forces
about a living organism; and the re-dedicating of self to the
spiritual activities, to those influences that arise from Creative
Energies or God-force, and influence in the experience of everyone.
These we would adhere to, for those assurances that have been given:
God hath not willed that any soul should perish but hath with each
temptation, with each weakness, there is the assurance of strength,
if there is the application of self in consecration of the efforts
in material things. In continuing, as has been given, the portions
now begin with that assurance to the individual having put on the
whole armour, with the full understanding of what is meant by the
various activities that are given as emblematical experiences in the
affairs and conditions of the earth, of which each material entity
then is a part. These assurances become rather as the great help in
those periods of temptation or trial. Meditate, then, and leave it
in the hands of Him. The Christ Spirit is the door, the truth, the
way; not the man for, as the Father knoweth thee, so may ye know the
Father through the exemplifying of His attributes in the earth.
Little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a
little, there a little, for the glory of the Father, not the
exaltation of thine own self; for with the exaltation of self, or
the gratifying of the desires of flesh, the door closes.