CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH

Part 129.

Glorify Thou Me!

We are citing from an excellent article we read quite recently. ''We try to express in language of earth a

love which is divine and beyond all expression through words. We ask you to open your hearts and listen to the silent voice of truth within. We would raise you into heavenly spheres of life so that you can see the company about you. Imagine (if you like to use that much misused word) that you are away from the earth, in a temple, lofty, wide, long, and blazing with spiritual light, giving the impression of a temple of pure gold. See the white robed brethrenbeautiful forms, beautiful faces. With each brother you know that you look upon the face of one who is wholly good, loving, true and powerful – a face illumined with the light of the spirit of goodness, of God. These are your brethren, your guides and your inspirer’s.

Yet man turns away from such company to the turmoil and strife of earth, an earth which should be so beautiful but which has been desecrated by the passion and selfishness of man. Do you wonder then why we of the brotherhood come back to earth endeavouring to thin the veil between the world of spirit and the world of matter? For we have seen and know what awaits the sons of God if only they will turn their faces toward the light!

This needs more than an intellectual understanding, although the intellect can be used by the spirit to help man comprehend the truths of eternity. But the simple human soul, the kindly loving heart, can best understand truth; can more easily rise on wings of light beyond the shadowed earth into the heights where these temples of the brethren of light are built from the etherealised substance of life. The physical eye cannot see; but when the vision is true and sure all men will behold the glories which God has prepared for those that love Him, For every soul which lives in harmony, quietly and tranquilly, in peace and goodwill towards others. These are they who of their own volition can behold the vision beautiful, and it is to these the messengers come. It is for those who live lovingly to teach those who still slumber --- as the angel once woke the sleeping shepherds --- to behold the glory in the heavens. This same glory is that which the beloved Master was about to enter when he spoke of going to His Father in heaven that he might be perfected; and when he said: ''And if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me'' Jn 12:32.

He spoke so forcibly of the need for him to leave the earth before he could truly raise his brethren, for while he dwelt among them they clung to him. Only by going forward into the light could he rouse those who slept --- only in this manner could they learn of the brotherhood of the spirit.

We touch on this because we hope to give some fleeting idea of truth which may in time quicken your understanding. In the heavens are what might be called temples of initiation, but which more accurately are planes or higher levels of knowledge and truth which the incarnate soul of man is enabled to reach on occasion. We have spoken of this before. When the soul undergoes some deep emotional experience, when it is called upon to face major difficulties, it sometimes prays to God for help, and then a messenger, a brother of light from the temple above, comes to the soul of the man or woman who thus calls to God; and this messenger draws the suppliant into his aura and raises him, so that almost unconsciously his soul is lifted above darkness, fear, sorrow and worry. A deep inward calm prevails. The soul has undergone a form, a ritual, a profound spiritual experience in a lodge above. When it returns it brings back more knowledge, a jewel of spiritual light.

You may regard your neighbour as an ordinary-enough person. But we tell you that every man and woman, even the least, has another part of himself or herself which the world cannot see; and often that other self is clothed in shining raiment and wears a jewel upon its breast. Who dares to judge the soul of any man by earthly valuation?

What impulse then, causes the soul to long to journey upwards, even while still imprisoned in the flesh? It is the indwelling flame of Christ . . . something indescribable which Christ has transferred to man. When we speak of Christ, remember that we do not mean Jesus Christ only. Were this so, what of the millions who lived before Jesus was born? By this we mean the spirit of love, truth and power dwelling in the heart and centre of every man. Only that spirit or that light within can raise you to the temple above and so expand the consciousness that you can see things in a pure, clear light. This only comes about when you allow Christ within to raise to you the heavenly places.

We will now turn to what St John says concerning the going forth of the Christ spirit spoken through the soul or personality of Jesus. Think about what we have been saying as you read the words.

Jesus spoke these words and lifted up His eyes to Heaven and said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son so that Your Son also may glorify You, even as You have given Him authority over all flesh so that He should give eternal life to all You have given Him. And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You upon the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now Father, glorify Me with Yourself with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

Now they have known that all things, whatever You have given Me, are from You. For I have given to them the Words which You gave Me, and they have received them and have known surely that I came out from You. And they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am in the world no longer, but these are in the world, and I come to You, Holy Father. Keep them in Your name, those whom You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are.

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those that You have given Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. And now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world that they might have My joy fulfilled in them. I have given them Your Word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

I do not pray for You to take them out of the world, but for You to keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through Your truth. Your Word is truth. As You have sent Me into the world, even so I have sent them into the world. And I sanctify Myself for their sakes, so that they also might be sanctified in truth, that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. And I have given them the glory which You have given Me, that they may be one, even as We are one, I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me, that they may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me, for You have loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, indeed the world has not known You; but I have known You, and these have known that You have sent me. And I made known to them Your name, and will make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them, and I in them. John 17: 1-26. MKJV.

Notice the reference to Christ and the Father being together before the foundation of the world. This would indicate that before humanity came into being, this spirit of the Son (or of love) coexisted with the Father, forming the triunity of Father Mother Son; and that the world and all creatures dwelling upon the earth came forth from this blessed triune God. The spirit of the Son was to descend to bless, to take form, as the highest creature, man; the Son was destined to be the glory of the Father through man.

Within humanity two aspects of the cosmos are manifest --- the world, the lower self, on the one hand, and the spirit of the Son or Christ on the other. Only through manifestation of the love of the Son in man by man can he be saved from destruction.

Then Jesus speaks of the 'son of perdition', saying none will be destroyed save he. This reference is usually thought to refer to Judas. We would put the story in a different light and suggest that the 'son of perdition' really represents some quality inherent in the soul of every man, which is responsible for all that is negative and destructive. Nevertheless this quality (which has its part to play in stimulating and strengthening that which is good and of the light), because it originates from darkness and evil, must surely bring about its own destruction. It is said that after Judas had done his work he destroyed himself.

Cannot you see the symbolism in this? Of course the 'son of perdition' housed in Judas must consume itself, for the evil in man is ever self-destructive and must indeed be 'consumed in the fires'. That which caused Judas to betray his Master could have no other end, for that is the law.

This chapter is beautiful in its apparent simplicity --- once you have the key. Without the Christ aspect there is nothing in man for man to live for; in the world nothing endures but that which comes into life by the power of the Father and the Son. Jesus prayed that the Father would glorify him and give him power to raise his disciples --- men lately awakened. Aware of the limitations which beset the human soul he knew that only the glory of God manifesting through him, Jesus the man, could reach those disciples.

Here the gospel states clearly that man must respond to that Christ spirit, else he is dead. In a lesser degree, we too (all of us) are, in a sense, saviours of our brothers: if we live, as Christ taught us to live, a life of utter love, gentleness, simplicity an tenderness. In this way the Son, the Christ, uses us, and we are saviours of our brother.

This brings us back to the doctrine of brotherhood and goodwill. Only through aspiring to the Father could Jesus become one with the Father, and only through the at-one-ment could he save his brethren on earth. This, whole chapter teaches, that there is only one way of life, the Christ way. Then Jesus indicates that he has given all that he can give in the flesh. Now he must return to the temple above and from there direct --- shall we say the salvation of man's soul? It was necessary for him to lay aside the body which had served him and to become pure spirit in order to accomplish this further work--- and in this work, he clearly said, He henceforth would be in the heavens or from the heavens.

We have come back in a circle to where we explained how the soul could leave its sleeping body and be drawn up to the temple above; and that there the work of Christ continued. So we see that the spirit of Christ, the Son, must live in a heavenly glory and at appointed times pour down streams of love and light so that Christ may raise all men towards his heart of love in heaven above.

These words spoke 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 has given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ who you have sent. Jn 17:1-3.

Life eternal does indeed come to the soul who sees Christ, who understands the love of the Father. He lives thereafter by the love of the Father and of the Christ; for love is life, and lack of love spells death.

Jesus came to manifest the glory of God in his nature, in his presence in his life. Having ''finished the work which you gave me to do''. Which was to glorify God through the form of man, he returned to his Father. Any man who is perfected, that is to say who has finished the work which the Father gave him to do, any soul which has passed through numberless incarnations and has triumphed over the world, returns to the heavens and has no need to come into incarnation again having already manifested the glory of Good. ''And now, O father glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was''. A new life is prepared for every soul that accomplishes the work of God while in the flesh, and every soul will accomplish this in course of time. The ultimate goal of every soul is the heavenly blessedness of union with God. In this heavenly union identity will not be lost, for in union with God the soul becomes at one with all. Many think that the Nirvana of the Buddhists and the heaven of the Christians implies a kind of annihilation or extinction of the individual soul, but this is not so. It means the perfecting of each soul so that it enters into absolute at-one-ment with life and with God.

Henceforth, no disruptive note mar-s the harmony of the soul. What a life that will be for all of us who have still to be about our Fathers business on earth!

''I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things, whatever You have given Me, are from You. For I have given to them the Words which You gave Me, and they have received them and have known surely that I came out from You. And they have believed that You sent Me''. Jn 17:6-8. MKJV. This does not refer only to the twelve disciples but to all men and women who have arrived at the point on that path, on the journey back to God, at which they can see Christ revealed in the hearts of men and in all life. Every soul will ultimately reach the point where it can recognise truth instantly.

''And now I am in the world no longer, but these are in the world, and I come to You, Holy Father. Keep them in Your name, those whom You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those that You have given Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. And now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world that they might have My joy fulfilled in them. I have given them Your Word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray for You to take them out of the world, but for You to keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world''. John 17:11-16. MKJV.

Jesus the Christ understands how hard things can be for those who follow the path. He knows how much they need the love and protection of God. Some people seem to think that it is easy for others to be good, because the way of the flesh fails to tempt them. But those who think thus fail to understand how difficult it is for any soul to keep to the true and righteous path, and harder still for those who reach the high places, where temptations more subtle and greater can be the fall (a lesson which was taught in the temptations in the wilderness). Jesus taught that the disciple is in even greater need of the spiritual help of the Father than the un-awakened. He speaks tenderly in this chapter of you; it is for you that this message comes. Jesus is speaking to you individually, knowing, sympathising with your difficulties, mistakes and failures. He prays to the Father to give you even more help as you climb the path.

''Sanctify them through Your truth. Your Word is truth. As You have sent Me into the world, even so I have sent them into the world. And I sanctify Myself for their sakes, so that they also might be sanctified in truth.'' John 17:17-19. MKJV.

The Master is teaching the lesson of brotherhood the whole time. It is the law of brotherhood that the one above always reaches a hand down to help the one below. But although we in spirit always grasp the hand of those still on earth we have the other hand in that of an angel above. And while we look up, we also guide guide those below. All love is like that. Here we find love perfectly expressed in action. Here may be an answer to those who say 'why dabble with spirits?' This is the reason. Consciously or unconsciously man has a hand in the hand of his guide above, and must reach up to receive the help he craves.''

Drawing On The Spiritual Storehouse!

The following is written by one who I believe had experienced much more than many. ''Knowing the truth of the infinite Storehouse within, we can draw forth from consciousness, not only all that is necessary for our particular unfoldment, but twelve basketful left over to share. Any demonstration that merely provides for our needs alone is not a spiritual demonstration. The Spirit does not operate that way.

We can decide to take the first dollar out of our week's income and set it aside for an impersonal contribution to community activities. We can decide that since this is not from us, but from the infinite

Storehouse, we will increase that outgoing dollar because of the incoming increase which must inevitably follow. But spiritually the increase cannot occur until the outgo has taken place. This is the reverse of the materialistic which is that if money comes in, we will pay it out. In the spiritual universe we pay it out in order that it may come in.

This applies to every facet of life. There are many requests for help that come from persons who would like companionship. My answer always is, ''I don't believe you want companionship. I think that you are looking for a companion, and I am not in that business so I cannot help you.'' Wanting a companion is quite different from wanting companionship.

Anyone in the world can have companionship because God has planted that quality in every person, and all anyone has to do is to share it. Companionship is not something that we get from one another; companionship is something we give to another. Therefore to have companionship means first of all to give it, to give it in one form or another.

Whether we give it to human beings, to animals, or to the trees in the park or to the rosebushes, we must pour out companionship to the world, even if it is nothing but enjoying watching the sun, the moon, and the stars. Then companionship flows back to us, but it will be the companionship that we have cast upon the waters.

How many of us have for many, many years believed that others were holding us in condemnation, unforgiveness, or holding grievances against us not realising that we were doing it and not they? No one can forgive us while we carry unforgiveness within ourselves. The supply of forgiveness that we are eternally praying for, we are holding away from us, until we realise, '' I do not really care whether on not you forgive me. That is your demonstration. All I care about is that I forgive you. I freely forgive all those who have spitefully used me. I freely forgive all those who have criticised, judged, or condemned me. Freely I do this because I cannot live with myself without the eternal sense of forgiveness. If there are those who do not wish to see me in that light, it is their demonstration, not mine. My demonstration is forgiveness.''

The subject of supply plays a major role in our lives. Until we begin to live as if we are one with the Father and as if all the the Father has is ours, and act that out by sharing by sharing our resources, sharing forgiveness, cooperation, understanding, patience, whatever it is, spiritual consciousness has not yet touched us.''


Ceremonies Of Christendom!

As with all ceremonies the esoteric meaning of baptism has been lost, associated as it has been become with the idea that children born into this present world are born in sin, and therefore that entry into Christ's kingdom is denied until they are baptised, washed clean of that same original sin which brought them to birth. This conception arose and has persisted from a misreading of the story of the fall of man – a wonderful symbolical story now brought almost to ridicule by the analysis of the earthly mind of man.

But let us go deeper than this. When the soul passes away at death it carries with it a certain residue, even after purification by passage through the purgatorial spheres; this residue – we may may call it the seed-atom if you like – is incorporated again when the new vehicle is built for the next life on earth. So there are transmitted to the newly-born soul certain characteristics, urges and desires which plays an important part in the coming life on earth. These desires and urges can be helped, purified and cleansed by the raising of the inner vehicles – those subtler bodies now incarnated in the physical.

The ceremony of baptism marks an important epoch in growth and evolution. Jesus set the example. John the Baptist was the forerunner, a high initiate sent forth to prepare the way for the coming of the bearer of the light of the world. John's mission was to call the people to baptism, to be cleansed, to receive the power of the Holy Ghost. It seems clear that the Master Jesus fully understood John's mission; for He himself, before starting his ministry, was baptised by John – an important point to remember, because Jesus was destined to turn the arc of evolution upward. And the baptism itself emphasised a profound inner truth, as shown by which came upon the Master, the symbol of the dove descending upon him, and the voice crying, ''This is my beloved Son, in who I am well pleased'' Mt.3:17.

At that moment the physical body and all the subtler bodies of the Master Jesus received contact with what is known as the Holy Ghost. It meant, no other union of Man with God.

Judgement!

It is said that in the world of spirit all is made plain and clear. Now on earth you look as through a dark glass which distorts the soul of man, but when you are released from the body you see 'face to face', and you see yourself as in a mirror. This is the true judgement. In the old days orthodoxy taught you that you would stand before a judge who would condemn you to hell or raise you to heaven. This is the old orthodox Christian teaching. But may we show you what really happens to a man man in spirit when he leaves the body and all earthly things? He is very tenderly cared for. He is not judged, nor is he condemned. He is taken in due course into the temple of the Holy Grail, and all around the wall are mirrors. The man is bidden to look into that mirror, and he sees moving pictures of himself and of his life on earth. He sees himself as he truly is. No one judges him; he judges himself, because he sees clearly, with sorrow and thankfulness, what he is and how he has behaved in his life on earth. This is the judgement, this is the moment of choice between heaven or hell; because if this soul accepts in humility the lesson so beautifully shown to him, he sees not only the dark self but also he sees his heavenly self, his true self, and he reaches toward his true heavenly self. He goes to heaven not only because he sees the good in himself, but he sees the good in all his companions. But if he rejects the truth which is being shown him, he himself chooses the darkness which is on the astral plane, where his soul goes for a time.

In all the discussion of the way into the sheepfold, the author seems to be distinguishing between the true way, the way of love, and the way of the mind, the 'destroyer of the real'. Elsewhere he has said;

The mind is eager all the time to reason out and test everything which is said. There are however many things which the eager physical brain can never comprehend because in itself it is not an efficient instrument. Man needs something more than intellect if he would understand the mysteries.

The man of brilliant intellect must find himself at a dead end when he can make no further progress unless he also has a childlike heart, and can come back to the beginning and start as a little child, simple and trusting.

Man is so interested in words. He enjoys mental stimulation and interest but soon he forgets. Only in the deep silence, in the meditation and contemplation before the throne of God does man grow before God. It is in the meditation and contemplation of the qualities of the divine Father and Mother that he evolves toward the divine parent, in spirit, in spiritual stature until he becomes at last the perfect son of God.

Man has lost so much through Western materialism. He has lost his soul of truth with the development of his mental body. Through too much mental activity the heart-mind or the heart-body is neglected until sorrow or physical pain and suffering come. Then the powerful and greedy intellect cannot supply anything which will assuage pain or comfort the sad and the lonely. One thing only cansupport man in his hour of need. This is the light which shines from the mountain top down into man's heart and carries with it a truth which opens his eyes; so that he learns of the place to which he is journeying. This brings hope and even joy to the man of sorrow. The little seed, the precious jewel within the lotus of the heart quickens and grows. This is why we continually say that meditation is of the utmost importance if you wish to unfold the true light. Books are all very well; studying comparative religions can be helpful, mental gymnastics can be exciting, but they cannot give you what this inner light can give

Nevertheless, we agree that the development of the intellect, if inspired and guided by that inner light, will lead to a greater power of comprehension and quickening of intelligence. But we repeat that it is essential for a soul to look up and aspire, in other words to strive to unfold the seed or light within, which is the true light of God.

This has been called the still voice of conscience. People neglect it. They are too busy. If they read their scriptures they would know that whenever a man of God sought communion with God, sought inspiration from God, he went up into a mountain. Moses when called by God ascended Mount Sinai, and there received the Commandments. Jesus went up into a mountain and when he was set his disciples came, and he opened his mouth and taught them. All masters first of all raise the consciousness of their pupils. Pupils cannot remain on the level of earth, they rise into a higher state of consciousness. Only at that higher level can heavenly truth be received. You can only attune yourself if you are above the earth.

Warfare!

The eighteenth chapter of the gospel of John tells how Peter drew a sword and wounded one of the soldiers who came to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. The comment that follows is that had not Peter thus broken the law of love by recourse to arms, or by an act of retaliation, the spiritual powers surrounding Jesus would have sufficed to protect him and the disciples. This teaching on St John's gospel was given during World War Two and the question naturally arose, 'What about all these young men who have been compelled to go to fight in self-defence and to defend others, are they then sinning by breakingthe law of love?' and the authors answer was:

The men who went to fight did so in the main believing they were doing right. According to their understanding they made a sacrifice and will receive corresponding blessing. But this does not alter the spiritual law of love and brotherhood. The soul can sacrifice itself even if mistaken. In each instance it is offered an opportunity to have its eyes opened and so better understand spiritual law. This law, however, remains; man must love his brother.

Life has become chaotic because man in the first place descended from the heights and broke the law of love, thereby creating for himself a collective, or world of karma, in which all share and must face up to at some time or another. As a result the world as a whole, the soul of the world, will learn and men will no longer be confronted with a situation in which it would seem they can do no other than fight. There are individual cases even now when men and women seem to be lifted out of the conflict, so that they are not called upon to fight – this again is the result of their own karma. There can be no injustice in the law which is out working through each individual life. No one can interfere with the outworking of karmic law, but we of the spirit labour incessantly to heal the wounds which follow, to bring peace, light and comfort to our brothers. Individually the souls of these men and women caught up in battle receive recompense and blessing in accordance with their degree of sacrifice and the motive impelling them.

Against this; people will remind us that Jesus said, ''Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends''. Jn 15:13. True those words express the law of love; and when man gives himself selflessly to what he thinks is the law of love, his giving is truly sacrificial and he receives the blessing. But Jesus did not mean merely a surrender of mortal life, but the supreme renunciation of self so that others many receive good. These truths must be interpreted on the spiritual plane. Materialisation of spiritual truth is a mistake continually being made. Even the orthodox church tends to try to fit everything into some material concept. We must seek spiritual understanding so that we live from the spirit and recognise that life is based upon spiritual values before we can enter the kingdom of happiness!''


Jesus Giving Instruction!

The following words are cited direct from the Aquarian gospel showing that God is not limited to one

translation proven to have inconsistencies in translation. ''When Jesus heard what had been done and how the priests had cast the man whom he had healed, out of the synagogue he found the man and said to him, Do you believe in God and the son of God? The man replied, I do believe in God; but who is he, the son of God, of whom you speak? And Jesus said, The son of God is he who speaks to you. The man inquired then, Why do you say, the son of God? Is there but one? And Jesus said, All men are sons of God by birth; God is the Father of the race; but all men are not the sons of God by faith. He who attains the victory over self is son of God by faith, and he who speaks to you has overcome, and he is called the son of God, because he is the pattern for the sons of men. He who believes and does the will of God is son of God by faith. The man in joy exclaimed, Lord, I believe in God , and in the son of God. And Jesus said, I came to open prison doors, to make the blind to see; but, lo, the Pharisees are blind from birth. And when I put the salve of truth upon their eyes, and bid them go and wash, and speak the sacred Word they will not go; they love the dark. A multitude of people pressed about the Lord, and he stood forth and said, You men of Israel, I say to you, The fold of God is large; its walls are strong, it has a gateway in the east, and he who does not enter by the gate into the fold, but climbs into the fold some other way, is a thief and comes to rob. The shepherd of the sheep stands by the gate; he gives the secret sign; he knocks ; the watchman opens up the gate. And then the shepherd calls his sheep by name; they hear his voice; and

follow him; they enter through the gate into the fold. The sheep know not a strangers voice; they will not follow him; they flee away. The people did not understand the parable that Jesus spoke; and then he said, Christ is the gateway of the fold; I am the shepherd of the sheep, and he who follows me through Christ shall come into the fold where living waters flow, and where rich pastures are. False prophets come and go; they claim to be the shepherds of the sheep; they claim to know the way; but they know not the word of power; the watchman opens not the gate; the sheep heed not the call. The shepherd of the sheep will give his life to save the sheep. A hireling flees to save his life when wolves infest the fold; and then tender lambs are snatched away, the sheep are scattered every where. I am the shepherd of the sheep; they know my voice, as God knows me and I know him. The Father loves me with a deathless love, because I lay my life down for the sheep. I lay my life down when I will, but I may take it up again; for every son of God by faith has power to put his mortal flesh aside and take it up again. These words have I received from God. Again the people strove among themselves; they were divided in their views concerning Christ. They could not comprehend the words that Jesus spoke. Some said again, He is obsessed, or he is mad.

Why listen to his words? And others said, His words are not the words of one obsessed. Can unclean

spirits open up the eyes of one born blind? Then Jesus left Jerusalem and with Massalian he tarried certain days!''

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It is with mixed feelings that we have recently learned that our friend & great help in the past Des Walter crossed over earlier this year. We have shared over the years some extracts from his writings. The below is something that we have shared with you in the past.

''God created man as spirit in Genesis 1:26, and this spirit is in every man beginning with Adam till this present day. This spirit in every man is Christ who is God, so this means that God has a direct line of contact with every man on this planet. But the majority of mankind never respond to the frequency of His divine voice, even though Father will hear the softest cry of the human heart, and will respond accordingly. If it were God's will that every man walk with God in perfect obedience, this would have happened long ago. But it did not, because mankind would become robots void of individual choice and will. Man was given a will, and God will never over-rule man's will. God is love and there can never be any force in a love relationship. That is why to make God responsible for a burning hell for those who fail to respond to Him completely destroys the love character of God.'' Unquote.

As well as making it his business to motor down from the Sunshine Coast to turn up at our church in Sydney at any special meetings we arranged, he would also turn up whenever he felt that the spirit would have him do so, which was often a most pleasant surprise!

It would no doubt interest many that our brother Des had many contacts, works & much influence in a number of countries worldwide.


The Title Of This Post Is Glorify Thou Me!

In considering this, to the majority, our most unpopular message that we & a number are embracing today, we can take refuge in the fact that it is a little less than 500 years ago that the majority of the world still believed that the world was flat. They of course were proven wrong by one man, Christopher Columbus. It is also a fact that throughout history the majority have rarely ever been right in the light of spiritual thinking. So saints & those who are willing to pay the price of unpopularity & go against the grain of the popular beliefs of Christendom listen to what the Spirit is saying in this day & we assure you that you will not be disappointed!


Ralph Knowles, October 2019.


All previous parts of this series can be accessed at.

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Trust that this finds you in the high fellowship of God & His blessings. To those who are open hearted & are listening, blessings to you. There is always a higher place to be realised within. This is something that is never ending.