WITH THE LORD JESUS
article is the beginning of Part VI in the series
Part I The Path Of The
II Prove All Things
III The Process
IV The Obstacles
V The Paradox Of Mind -- Coming Into the Presence of the Being of Light
VI Conversations With The Lord Jesus
my own evaluation of my paranormal experiences in these deep states of prayer
and meditation that I had entered into, I realized that I had been given a gift from God.
I was permitted to glimpse reality beyond the scope of vision which was seen
by most of mankind. It was as
if I was cheating on the test of life itself.
As the many questions began to form in my mind as to why these sacred
mysteries were being revealed to me, and not to others, in a flash I was shown
the answer. First I saw that
because of the accomplishments of my soul in previous lives with regard to
opening the inner doors of the mind, I fortunately inherited the genetics of my
soul. To express this truth
in modern terms: Because in other lives I had been there, and done that, it was
much easier for the person I was in this present life to do it again.
Looking beyond this fact, though, I saw that there was
still a greater reason it appeared that the Hand of God directly intervened in
my life -- and I was given this knowledge because there was work to be done.
Because all events and occurrences in this life are brought about by the workings
of Divine Law, the shadow church of the fourth century which called itself
Christian, incurred a series of debts that had to be repaid. Thus, I saw that it was my destiny to again tell the world of the true Messiah,
the Messiah I listened to -- the Messiah whose hand I had personally touched -- the Messiah
whom I laughed and cried with -- the Messiah who opened my mind to the Truth and
the Light -- the Messiah I loved when my name was Jacob.
Over the past two thousand years the church has walked a path of
doctrinal confusion. Sincere
believers have prayed for both a greater understanding of the Gospel, as well as
a more personal walk with God, the
Lord has heard the prayers of those who desired the knowledge of the Mysteries
spoken of by the Apostle, and the time has come to rectify the error of the past
when the church rejected God and made a covenant with the Emperors of
I revisited and explored the life of Jacob as often as I could -- so much so
that the person I was as Jacob became very intimate in my present life.
As I delved more deeply into my past life as Jacob, I found myself being
drawn to that timeframe when Jesus was about the age of fourteen and living among one of the local Essene
communities. I was known as
Jacob, the Rabbi, who ran a type of orphanage on the road between Bethany and
Jerusalem. It was there, at
the orphanage, that he often visited me.
Essenes were a people who understood the spiritual laws that each of us are born
under, and they recognized the true greatness of Jesus as a supreme elder from
his birth. They understood
that an exalted soul of the highest order had been born among them -- a Messiah,
or Anointed One of the Lord -- a soul who was destined to lead a great many of
their brethren to God and the Kingdom.
as a young boy the wisdom of Jesus was incomprehensible to carnal man.
Many times Jesus and I would speak at length about the
scriptures and the purpose of life. Do
not look to the surface Jacob, he would say, but let the Spirit open your mind,
and look to the heart of all things.
He impressed upon me the importance of understanding both the scriptures
and life as an unfolding of one's inner self -- and that everything was brought
about through an interaction with God's Natural Laws which control and balance
all or Creation. He taught me
about the Kingdom within myself, and how to perceive this same Kingdom within
the vail of the body of the scriptures.
His favorite was the Book of Enoch -- in that it embodied sacred
knowledge that was only hinted at in the majority of other scriptures that was
used by the secular, or worldly Jews, who were at that time known as the
Sadducees and Pharisees.
was a Master Teacher -- and he did not instruct in the manner that we teach
people today. What he
impressed upon me was this great truth: Since the Kingdom was within the mind of
man, and thus each person possessed a direct connection to the Father; to teach,
in the manner of instruction, was to alienate the person from their inner source
of knowledge. Instead, Jesus
would often ask me questions in order to force me to look at the possibilities
from many varying points of view. The
Essenes called this counsel -- where the elder would question the students and
disciples in the endeavor of assisting them in discovering the answers that
already lay dormant within their own minds.
Jesus would present me with a paradox or parable to resolve.
I came to recognize that this would usually be the case when he was going
away to another Essene village, and would not return for weeks or even months at
a time. He explained that the parable was the key to unlocking
the mind -- in that it forced the disciple to draw upon inner resources in order
to discover the mysteries that lie hidden beneath the surface of man's outer
paradox, Jesus taught, was the means by which man can contemplate the deeper
things of God.
important New Covenant concept is almost totally missing from modern-day
Christianity. Because we are
unaware of the inner Kingdom and the pre-existent soul of man that has existed since
the beginning of time, the focus of our religious experience is in reverse --
from an opposite perspective -- than what Jesus taught.
Where we look outwardly, in an Old Covenant mode of learning, the
followers of Jesus prepared themselves for an inward revelation.
Moreover, because we do not perceive our inner, intimate connection with
God, we fail to realize that man has the innate ability to not only contemplate,
but to move in total harmony with God.
Lacking today is the vision that man is truly the offspring of God, and
this reality can only be realized when he begins to imitate his Heavenly Father
-- i.e., Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children” (Eph
the modern Christian must come to terms with is that if we are indeed the
prodigal sons of our Heavenly Father as Jesus taught, then we cannot return to the Kingdom until
we fully embrace our own Godly essence.
That we belong to a certain church -- or say a certain prayer -- or die,
and physically pass from this life -- does not fulfill the biblical requirement
of perfection and completion.
my life as Jacob, Jesus took me through each stage of growth and spiritual
maturity -- one step at a time. In
the beginning my perception of the stories and paradoxes that Jesus presented to
me was very shallow. Each
time I thought I understood, he would demonstrate that what was conveyed could
be perceived from more than one reality. What
he imprinted upon my consciousness was the importance of opening my mind to
possibilities from more than one dimension and perspective.
In our present-day Bibles it is from this reality that the Apostle
wrote: “if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he
ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).
would often demonstrate to me that the many dualistic concepts of God and
Creation embraced by many religions were in reality the manifestation of the
Supreme Triune Force that embodies every aspect of man's existence.
The two paradoxical extremes cannot exist without the third force that is
the balance and the product of the two.
often used the example of man and woman to inscribe in my mind that everything
in life was a pattern of the Divine -- and this pattern was replicated
throughout all of creation. Is
it not written in your scriptures, Jacob: “And God said, Let us make man in
our image, after our likeness... So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen 1:26-27
KJV). If God (Elohiym), which
in the Hebrew original of our scriptures is written in plural form, made man in
His image, male and female, would it not also be true that the Eternal God
contains the two polarities of Creation within Himself?
That is not to say that the Eternal is divided -- but rather, within the
One is the Two -- Father-Mother God in total and complete harmony.
And then he added: Is not all of Creation the product of the works of the
Eternal -- and as the Two Divine Forces move out into Creation, where these
Forces come together -- this is the offspring of God?
time man truly desires to know God, Jesus would say, he has only to begin by
observing the dynamics of life itself.
He does this by looking past the facade of manmade cultural bias, and
endeavor to begin to see things as they really are, in order to learn about the higher order
of reality. He often
demonstrated to me that ordinary people live out the very essence and foundation
of Creation -- and because they never contemplate the depth and substance of
their daily experiences, they fail to see that they are immersed in the Divine
Pattern of their Creator. The key to the discovery of all understanding lies
before them, but they see it not -- because they look only on the surface, and
fail to contemplate the depths of what they see.
what eventually came to be the New Testament, the same basic message is found in
the Epistle of Paul to the Romans where it is written: “...since what may be
known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For
since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power
and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been
made, so that men are without excuse” (Rom 1:19-20 NIV).
Thus, we must recognize the great depth of the Apostle words when he
states that God can be revealed and understood through the contemplation of
Creation itself. In
recognition of the far-reaching perception of the Apostle's words, we must then
ask what is the highest order of Creation that can be observed in this world? From our vision of Creation, the only possible answer
is man and woman. To what
degree God is revealed in the image and dynamics of man and woman can best be
understood in the Apostles words when he wrote: “since what may be known
about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them”.
remember how Jesus spoke to me about the patterns of Creation: Jacob, he would
say, all things emanate from a higher order -- and one has only to understand
the pattern to contemplate the whole. If man and woman are made in the image and likeness of
God, then mankind is a pattern of our Creator.
What this means is that man only has to observe and seek out the essence
of his own self, to begin to comprehend the secrets of the universe and
is important, he would say, is to begin to understand that what we perceive as
two began as one -- and the two that we observe is in reality three -- and in
the three, there is the one. There is the (male) man, he would say, who represents
the active moving polarity -- and this polarity exists throughout all of Creation.
There is the female, who represents the opposite, reflective or passive
polarity -- and this polarity also exists throughout all of Creation.
Therefore, from the working dynamics of the two, everything else comes
the active principle is passive in its own way, just as the passive is active in
its own way -- and all of life is brought into existence through the
manifestation of their being. The
secret, he would say, is never in the two, but in the magical third force that
merges the two as one. It is
here -- in the very center of where the two meet, that you will find the answers
which will guide you in your quest for knowledge and understanding.
Therefore, in any paradox, always search to find the third power that is
not only the force of Creation, but also the very domain of mind and being. It is in this third force -- the force that merges the
two into one -- that you will uncover the ultimate answer to man's plight in
this and all other worlds. You
will always find this third force at the point where the two interact with each
the first light of day, wise men meditate and pray.
Why? Because the power
of the light of day and the dark of night are negated in the harmonization of
the dawn. Thus, he pointed
out, in their cosmic balance and harmony, the two have become one -- separation
has been negated -- and the energies of Divine Creation are made manifest.
is perhaps even more important for us to understand is that from the perspective
of God, all the polarities of life are always in harmony.
Where man sees day or night -- which represents either one polarity of
the other -- the vision of God transcends time and space, and all of Creation
exits in a perpetual balance. Thus,
if man is to begin to draw nearer to the vision of God, then he must look beyond
this world of limited appearances where each of the polarities are envisioned
separately, and perceive the movement of the forces of Creation from a much
broader perspective. It is
impossible, then, for us to walk in The Way, and draw nearer to God and the
Heavenly Kingdom, until we open our mind and understanding to the greater vision
man of wisdom is he who understands the power of God as manifest throughout all
of Creation, and embraces them in his quest to consciously make himself part of
God's pattern of life. At
dawn, when the feminine force of night, and the masculine force of day are
negated, the subtle energies within the body itself are more easily brought into
harmony by the mind -- and can then be more readily used in the pursuit of one's
inner spiritual quest. It is
of course good to always be in prayer and meditation -- but any time that we can
make ourselves a willing and conscious participant in the power of Creation, and
immerse ourselves in its all encompassing force, we ourselves are nurtured.
I looked at him puzzled, he went on to explain: The movement of the heavenly
bodies that exist in this realm are moving within the Laws of Creation.
They are in a state of constant cyclic motion.
In the same way that the light of day moves from a state of lesser
strength, to fullness, and then is subdued by the coming of night and darkness,
all the polarities of Creation exist in this state of constant movement. During those times when the cycles are negated when
each of the opposite polarities are harmonized -- as at dawn -- natural man is
able to use this balance to bring about change in his own life. The spiritual man who has overcome the forces of this
world through the merging of his own inner opposites, is not as dependent upon
the forces of nature to assist him, because he has reached a stage in his
development where he has transcended the elemental powers of this realm.
many of the people of the nations attempt to live their lives in harmony with
nature, I asked? Yes, he
said, they have observed the power of God moving within them, as well as
throughout all of Creation -- but they pray to the gods and powers of this world
to grant them divine favors, money, sex, health, materialism, and political
positions to influence and rule over their fellow men.
In all things, the children of the Light never pray nor crave after the
things of this world -- but rather, they channel the power of this world within
their own being, in order to place themselves at the door of the inner Temple
where their Father awaits their arrival.
Jesus turned to the Divine Pattern of man and woman to demonstrate this
channeling of energy. By
nature, he said, the male is bestowed with the active power of Creation from God
-- it is physically manifest in his seed.
We see this Divine Force at work every time a child is conceived and
born. In the same way that
the woman takes this creative force from the man, and grows it within herself,
until the child is born, so too is the pattern of all of Creation.
On a cosmic scale, we dwell in the very womb of Mother-God, and it is
this world that matures the child until he is reborn into a full-grown spiritual
child of God.
he posed a question: Who is the wife, he asked?
It is the woman of the man, I replied.
And as I blurted out my answer to his question, something quickly told me
that I had just revealed how superficial my understanding of life was.
In my own recognition of my limited perception, he smiled and said: Just
because a women lives with a man, and even bares his children, that does not
make her his wife, he replied. As
I looked at him perplexed, he went on and explained:
This sacred power that has been entrusted to the male is all encompassing
throughout Creation, and is evident and visible in every aspect of our lives.
That we can observe it in the Creation of a new life in the form of a
child, does not limit its universal scope and presence.
The Power of Creation is a constant force in mankind, but few men are
able to comprehend the full spectrum of its manifestation in their lives.
then took a deep breath and continued in his explanation: In the same way that
the man, who by nature, is bestowed with the Divine Creative Force of the
Father-God, man can use this gift to bring forth life in the world, and he can
also use this same power to bring forth life within himself.
The problem, he said, is that few men, of their own, are able to utilize
the power of Creation within themselves.
If you truly come to understand this fact of reality, you will not only
understand the very higher purpose of this world in which we presently dwell,
but you will be able to apply this great truth to every aspect of your life. It is the woman who has the power to take the creative
force from the man within herself, and return it back to him -- not only
refined, and at a higher vibration, but also more focused, in order to assist
him in his quest to open the inner door of the kingdom.
Though the woman was made from man, she is a Divine Creation of God who
is charged with a Divine Purpose in the higher destiny of all mankind.
I looked at him rather perplexed, he again slowly began to speak: Every
experience in life conveys to you the great truth that this energy that
originated with the man, was not only raised up within the woman, but was merged
with her own very subtle essences in the process -- therefore, like the child
that is physically born into this world, the spiritual child born within the two
who are truly married, raise each up to new spiritual heights.
man creates, he said, and a woman grows what he creates.
The final product is a combination of the two.
Thus, the two become one flesh -- not because their bodies become the same
-- but rather, because their very subtle energies have not only merged, but have
been raised up and born anew -- and it is these spiritualized energies that
totally immerse the flesh, that bring them together in oneness.
Thus, we see the higher vision of Creation when the two worlds are brought into a state of harmony and oneness.
is the true meaning of the oral traditions of Israel where a man is not to say
the name of Him who is referred to by the Prophet Daniel as the Ancient of Days.
A man and a woman in their separation remain incomplete and lost. It is only when the man and the woman have been
recreated by the intermingling and raising up of their vital energies -- when
the two have been reborn in the spirit anew -- that together in total unison can
they say, or even know the true name of God.
then, wouldn't any woman be the man's wife, I asked?
In a way she is, he said. And
in another way she isn't. A
woman can very well be a wife in this world, in accordance with worldly customs,
because this world looks only upon what is external and superficial.
In the Kingdom of our Father, though, worldly customs means nothing -- and
what men bind together on their own accord, without the power of God, is not
real. It is the Kingdom of
the Father that is eternal, and only what is genuine from a spiritual
perspective is real. The
problem with the union of male and female that is ordained in this world is that
they are brought about by the lower laws of nature and carnal desire -- and they
are not conceived and born out of the Eternal Creator.
then went on and explained: In the majority of unions between a man and a woman,
the man imparts the creative force to the woman -- not out of the sacredness of
the union -- but because his biological inclinations which are driven by the
laws of this world give him no other options.
The same with the woman, he said.
She receives this power to fulfill the customs and the inclinations of
the flesh, and not to make herself a part of the man and return it back, to him
in order to open the doors to the Kingdom together.
people eat and partake of food, Jacob, do they not pray first and give thanks?
Most religious observant people do, I replied.
And yet, even greater spiritual nourishment can be received through the
intermingling of the vital energies of husband and wife when they come together
-- but how many pray? How many give thanks?
How many beseech God to move within them and truly make them One in His
Light? Man has the power to
rise above that level of the
beasts and the beings of the lower world.
The power to create in the image of God does not originate in the flesh
-- but rather, in the spirit.
themselves of the flesh, few men are able to even comprehend that they are truly
a divine being -- a god -- and a Child of the One God.
Therefore, man does not give of himself to the woman in the sacredness of
spiritual creation. In like manner, the woman does not even comprehend the
sacredness of the union of man and woman -- and so, being molded by the customs
and thinking of this realm, she expels this energy out of herself and into the
world where it is squandered away and lost.
This man, then, who is of a natural mind and of this world, is not a
husband; and neither is the woman a wife in the
genuine spiritual meaning of the word -- but rather, they make themselves
vessels or roads by which Satan, the ruler of this world, bleeds off the Sacred
Power of Creation to use for his own purposes.
Secret of Creation is found within the pattern of the marriage -- where the two
become one and the same flesh -- the divisions are overcome, and something new
is born from the union. Thus,
the marriage is the Divine Pattern of all of Creation -- and has been given to
man to be used for Divine purposes in his life.
The two are made one -- not by words, customs, or the intermingling of
physical bodies -- but rather, they are made one flesh when they are of one mind
and spirit. Each not only lives for each other, but also in total
harmony with God's vital energies and life-force of Creation that constantly
moves within their being. Regardless
of how physically distant they are from each other, they have become a part of
each other, and continue to vibrate together in a perpetual state of oneness.
this he added that the same forces which are at work within the pattern of the
marriage, are at work in the world both without us, as well as the kingdom
within us. Within man, he
said, lies the kingdoms of many powers that, though are all from the One, in the
generation of Creation, have taken on an individuality of their own.
It does not matter, then, whether you look out into the world, or whether
you search the scriptures, or whether you search within your own house, man is
immersed in the pattern of Creation, and he partakes of it in everything he
do we need scriptures, I asked, if the answers can be found in the world, or in
one's own inner house? Because
the scriptures were written by wise men who focused man's quest into a concise
picture for other wise men to follow in their search for Truth and Light.
Many people, I acknowledged, read the scriptures, and they do not see the
things that you have shown to me. And
he replied: That is because the scriptures are not written for the multitudes of
people, he said, but rather for the wise souls to renew themselves in this and
future generations that are yet to come.
multitudes, he said, only need a body of law to instruct them.
Do not kill; Do not bear false witness; Do not commit adultery; Love your
brother. This the scripture provides, but this can be conveyed
to carnal man without the use of scriptures -- which possess a depth that few
men in their natural form are able to perceive. But wise
men embed in the sacred writings a soul and a spirit in order to make them a
living document, and convey to all men the reality of Creation from every level
of being. As the body is the
vessel for the soul in this world, so it is in the sacred word. Moreover, in the same way that we are born into this
world through the carnal chain of creation -- in this way it is carnal man that
preserves the scriptures for future generations.
yourself as an example, Jacob, he said.
You take pride in the fact that you are not an Essene, and you falsely
believe that you live independently.
Yet, you are not as independent as you think.
In your more distant past, you have many times been an Essene, and you
have also been part of still other spiritual communities whose names we no
longer know. And though in this life you are neither an Essene, or a
person belonging to these other communities, what you have been in your more
distant past is very much alive and still with you at this present time.
In truth you are a child that has been born from your own past.
are you different than other men, he asked?
And not waiting for an answer, he said: You spend a great deal of time in
the study of scriptures. Why
are you drawn to them? Why
aren't all men equally drawn to them?
When you read them you see a greater truth that most men.
Why? Why does one man
see and understand what other men do not?
In the more distant past of your soul that you presently do not remember,
you were not only a student of the sacred writings, but you spent a great amount
of your time composing sacred writings in order to help others find their way.
then, he continued, as with all people, have earned the right to inherit the
good that you have done in the past -- and the laws that control your destiny
insure that what you have previously accomplished can be drawn upon at any time
that you desire it, regardless of where in this world your soul travels.
Because these laws -- like angels -- are constantly with you, you see
things in the scriptures that others do not.
Is this fair, he asked me? And
as I weakly replied, I guess. He
then continued to explain: The man who builds his house in this world of
impermanence, looses all upon his departure.
But the man who builds a spiritual house in this world that reaches into
the Kingdom of his Father, keeps that house no matter where his soul travels in
this and all worlds that are to come.
then said to me: In the future there will come a time when the children of the
Light will be overcome by the children of darkness.
Ignorance and folly will reign among mankind, and the Pure Word will no
longer be spoken. Yet, when the children of the Light see the scriptures,
what they have built in the past will remain with them, and they can draw upon
this inner source of knowledge. Even
though the world will be immersed in darkness, and the evil one will reign over
the hearts of men, those who were faithful to the Word in the past, will bring
forth an understanding from within themselves, and their eyes will again see the
sacred truths that lie concealed to the masses of people who dwell under the
power of darkness. Thus, the
scriptures themselves will be the key that will open the door to the spiritual
house which they have already begun building in their more distant past, and
will act as a path of communication between the outer man and the Kingdom
among us builds a house in this world in a single day?
In the same way that a day is merely a single cycle in the life of a man,
a life is a single cycle in the reality of the soul.
In building his house, when a man arises in the dawn of a new day, he
begins at the point where he left off in the preceding day.
In the manner of a man building a house, the soul of man which dwells in
a spiritual realm, begins each cycle in this world in the same place where he
left off in the past.
I could grasp his analogy to the building of a house, I was troubled by his
words with respect to the total rule of the evil one over the hearts and minds
of mankind. I therefore asked
him: Why will the world be plunged into darkness?
Why do you say that truth will be overcome, and ignorance will reign?
And he answered: Because the earth is continually moving through the
cycles of Creation -- and all things are in their own way sacred, and in order
for there to be growth and balance, they must come to pass.
In the same way that there is winter, spring, summer and fall -- day and
night -- all of Creation is held in a perpetual balance -- each age brings with
it new opportunity for growth, and each element of Creation must have its day of
he would speak to me during moments like this, it was as if he were speaking
from a point within me as well as without.
When I first become cognizant of his presence in a multidimensional
reality, I not only saw him grin, but I could feel him smile from somewhere deep
within my being. Jacob, he said, the power of God is One.
Therefore, the power of God that I manifest without you, is merely an
extension of not only what is within you, but is the only Genuine Force in all
is good to see and become cognizant of the presence of God in all things -- and
all things in God. The people
of the Nations, though, worship the gods and powers of this world, when they
should be looking beyond the elemental powers that control the mundane things of
this world, and worship the True Source of all Life -- the One God from which
all things emanate. The Jew
was forbidden to go in the way of the Nations because there is only One Supreme
Power -- and to place little aspects of the One over another, or even over the
One, is the folly of the Nations. It is the disciple of the Light who knows that this
world is both an illusion, as well as a pattern of the things in Heaven.
Jesus, I said, you are here speaking to me now.
I see you, and I can touch you.
Then, in an instant, he vanished from my sight.
And as I sat astonished, he again spoke to me -- but I did not hear him
with my ears, but rather with the ears of my soul.
Jacob, I heard him say, I am always with you, and am always ready to
teach you when you call upon me with the wholeness of your being in word,
thought and deed. And then I
felt his hand come upon me -- but it was from somewhere deep inside -- and he
pulled me up and within to a place I had never been before, or even imagined
existed. And I saw him, and
heard him speak, and yet his lips never moved as he said: It is here, beyond the
sacred door of your soul, that you must search for me, and find me. How, Rabbi-Teacher, how can I do this, I said?
And I heard his voice come to me as if it were floating upon a wave of
pure spiritual energy: By living in accordance with the Royal Law and
manifesting the power of the Light -- first in your own life, and then by using
that Light as a guide to bring the children back home to our Heavenly Father.
he explained to me: The scriptures are of little value to the lost souls of this
world -- a people who cannot see with their spiritual eyes, nor hear with their
spiritual ears. Few of them
have ever surrendered to the Light -- they have never sought truth, for the sake
of truth -- and permitted the Light to manifest in them.
Therefore, they remain as weeds planted in this world whose end is their
own destruction. From life to
life they travel the roads and byways of this world -- never searching for the
Light -- living carnal sense bound lives of no meaning and substance -- enslaved
by the very laws of this realm that hold them captive to the powers of darkness
there no hope for them, I asked? You are their hope, Jacob, you and all the men and
women like you who are willing to live their lives in accord with the Light of
our Heavenly Father. Only
when the children of the Light awaken the lost sheep by shining and manifesting the
Light of their Father before them, and lead them along the path into the
Kingdom, can there be any hope for those who dwell in the darkness of this
world. Therefore, it is the
highest form of worship of your heavenly Father when you strive to live every
minute of your life in His Sacred Light and Eternal Love.
Your praise means nothing, your songs, your prayers, your money, or your
words -- all these things, and the means by which you do them, were already
given to you by your Heavenly Father.
The only thing that you can give Him that He does not already possess, is
your love and willingness to live your life in the Light.
was at that point when my mind seemed to be drawn to a place that I can only
describe as a threshold of energy and spiritual consciousness that seemed to
divide the inner and outer world of my being.
As I gazed toward the outside world, I could again see the boy Jesus
sitting before my body -- and then, his body seemed to become transparent, and I
was able to see the subtle energy flows that I understood to be the soul, or the
life of the body. Beyond the
physical form of his body I could see the kingdom of the twelve spheres of mind. It was then that I understood that when these twelve
spheres are balanced, and working in perfect harmony, they give the disciple
access to the Tree of Life. When
there is division and discordance of body, mind and spirit, and the vital
energies do not merge in oneness, there is that Tree known as the Knowledge of
Good and Evil -- the eating of which, banishes man from the Kingdom, and makes
him a slave to the deceptive god of this world.
I gazed beyond the twelve spheres whose harmonious flow of conscious energy and
vital force enabled the disciple to gain access to the Tree of Life, I could
then see seven sacred spiritual centers -- each sphere was one of the colors of
the rainbow through which generated the force of Creation.
These again, being in perfect harmony, formed the very Temple and
dwelling of the Divine. Those centers which correspond to the Heavenly Kingdom,
are the three in the head of man. Those
centers which correspond to the Earthly Kingdom, are the three in the lower
abdomen of man’s physical body. That
which corresponds to the son of man -- i.e., the forth center with is the
balance between the upper and lower triads, is manifest at the gateway that lies
between heaven and earth as it is formed in the physical body of man.
It is this center that holds the key -- in that, it also forms a triad
with the upper most Power in the Head, and the Lower most Power of the Earth,
and is the place where the Great Powers of Creation are brought together in
even beyond this, I was shown the Triune Power of God that is beyond the
division of the Seven -- the One in the head emanated the Power of the Father --
the One near the lower abdomen emanated the Power of the Mother -- and the One
in the center near the heart -- the center which brought the Masculine and
Feminine forces of God's Creative Power together.
And as I gazed upon these things, I heard a voice not only without me,
but from deep within my soul -- and the voice said: "This is the power of my Son,
the Creative Force that came into existence in the beginning, and is the destiny
of all Life in this and every world that was, that is, and is to come".
then heard Jesus say to me: Beyond this you cannot see -- but there is a place
where even the Triune Power of God does not exist, and all is merged into an
abiding Oneness. It is this
place spoken of symbolically by the Prophet Daniel when he wrote about the
Ancient of Days -- He who is called the Eternal -- who has no beginning nor end,
and exists in a state of perpetual oneness and harmony deep within the divisions
of these outer realms of Creation. This
is the God of Israel -- The One that is above, within and without all other
levels of Creation -- and is the Destiny of the All to return.
In the higher vision of Creation, the Most High Eternal God is
neither Male nor Female, because the Two Great Powers exist in a state of Total
Harmony and Balance.
as we spoke he explained that as each level of Creation moves out into the next
lower world from which it gives birth, each world takes on an individuality of
its own, and becomes manifest as a separate entity from its original source of
being. As each level of
Creation becomes imbued with its on level of individual power, these powers then
take on a consciousness and a being all their own.
The further into Creation the powers move, the more divided they become
-- and each possesses a unique identity.
I then saw that man was divided into three natures: physical, mental and
spiritual -- and the world
outside of man was a materialistic illusion that reflected the diversity of the
powers of Creation that form and sustain the outside world.
As I saw, I understood that all the various forms of this world were in
fact mental patterns of the primary creative energy that not only formed them,
but also existed both within man and the Eternal -- in whose image man was
I gazed upon these great wonders that I was shown, I saw that all of Creation
was as a mirror that reflected the diversity of the powers of the inner kingdom
back to man. Because the soul
at birth infused a genetic image of itself into this realm, and inhabited a
physical body made up of the elements of this world, man could only sense
Creation and the diversity of powers when they were set before him in a physical
form -- a form that would convey to him a mental pattern of the powers they
represented. Thus, what man
sees in this world is both an illusion, and an allusion -- in that, everything
that is seen is an allegorical pattern that reveals the essence of mind that it
ultimately represents, in the greater vision of Creation.
was then shown the people of the nations sacrificing an animal upon their alters
-- and I understood that though they did not understand what they were doing,
they were driven to do this by an innate force that attempted to free them from
the physical bondage of what the animal represented in its mental form.
Each animal in nature represents a sensual and carnal power in the
body-mind of man. The same is
true with respect to the vegetable and mineral kingdoms as they are manifest in
the earth. Thus, the reality
of life is that man is ultimately interacting with his own mind and being, as he
gropes unconsciously in the world of symbols and patterns of his own higher
was shown that in the Law of Moses, the Jew was told to sacrifice only certain
animals in the one Temple to the One God.
These things were symbols -- the Temple, and the sacrifice of animals --
were all a pattern of man's higher reality.
In seeing these things I understood that the life embraced by the carnal Jew was
transitory -- i.e., it was a step up from the people of the Nations. The Sadducees and many Pharisees who only perceived the Law in a very
carnal sense, never understood that God did not want the sacrifice of animals --
but rather, what these animals represented in their carnal nature.
Thus, the term Jew denotes one who does in the physical, what they should
have been doing in the mind and spirit.
I also saw how the eating of flesh defiled man -- strengthened his
carnal nature -- and kept him attached to the elemental powers of this world.
man could look beneath the surface of this world, he would begin to understand
that mankind is totally dependent upon God for his sustenance and being.
Man craves the flow of God's Spiritual energy through his body. It makes him feel alive, and fills him with power.
Everything that man does in his life, he does to create an aqueduct of
energy to flow between himself and the other symbols of creation -- and thus
maintain life, which is then sensed as carnal feeling and desire.
Because man does not perceive the essence and spiritual significance of
his cravings, and does not see that he spends his whole life in the endeavor of
making himself a conduit of the vital energies that flow throughout all of
Creation, mankind lives out his lives in bondage as a slave to a sense-bound
I looked upon what I saw in astonishment, I heard Jesus say to me: These things
which appear base, are necessary for the spiritual growth of the souls who have
become lost in the illusion of the material world.
They are dead to the spirit -- and like ones who are drunk with the wine
of this world, there is nothing that can be done until they have had their fill,
and of their own volition, begin the journey home.
today’s Bible I recognized this great truth as being embodied in the parable
of the Prodigal Son -- who, after taking his inheritance into the far country,
it is written: “After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in
that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out
to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed
to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him
anything” (Luke 15:14-16 NIV).
then said to Jesus: Can nothing be done to release them from this life of
sense-bound imprisonment? To
this he replied: They can only be awakened and healed by example.
When he saw that I did not understand, he added: The children of the
Light are those who know they are not of this world, he said.
In a vision he then showed me the person I was at the inner depth of my
soul -- which I understood to be my mental-mind -- which is the true entity that
I am. It is this part of me
that is the genuine being that transcends the many lifetimes I have lived in
this world. He then opened to
me the meaning of the scriptures, and showed me that after the fall spoken of in
Genesis -- which is a symbolic representation of the events of Creation that
took place within us all -- part of our being became enmeshed in these outer
layers of Creation where they are so divided, that they have lost sight -- or
all comprehension and understanding of the Divinity of man and his connection
with the One True God that is the Source of all Life.
soul dwells in a spiritual realm, which is represented as life within the
promised land that had been given to Israel, or even the Garden of Eden -- the
Promised Land. In the same
way that the soul is created in the image and likeness of God, we are created in
the image and likeness of our soul when we come into this life.
Our physical form is a pattern that symbolically represents the diversity
of powers within us. If we
are a man or woman, then we have entered this life polarized to that polar force
that exists within our soul, which in turn exists within our Creator God.
If we are a man, then our feminine nature is suppressed by the physical
body in which we dwell. If we
are a woman, then our masculine nature is suppressed by the physical body in
which we dwell. Our husband
or wife in this life, therefore, becomes the means by which we can manifest our full
potential. It is truly a case
of one and one not only equals one, but because that one has a depth that
reaches deep within our being, the sum is far greater than its individual parts.
then showed me how these male and female polarities are portrayed within the
symbology of both the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as well as the Tree of
these polarities -- positive and negative, heaven and earth, inner and outer,
higher and lower -- are divided, that condition can be said to be of the Tree of
Good and Evil from which we eat. Thus, in our divided condition, we make ourselves easy
prey for the powers of darkness that rule this outer kingdom. Our soul, or mental-mind, exists in a place where all
these polarities and powers exist in a state of oneness and harmony.
To begin to find the true being that we are, we must endeavor to negate
the polarities within us. To
accomplish this, it is imperative that we begin to see all things in this life
as they truly are, and not as we would want them to be.
genetic race, and even the geographical part of the world in which we live, is
as a filter that further polarizes the vibratory frequency of our thinking to a
certain center of one of the mental spheres of what is called in scripture, the
Tree of Life. I saw that the soul
is neither male or female, nor any race -- but rather, the sum total of what
these things represent. I
then understood the message of the scriptures with regard to division: When we
bring the forces of Creation into a perfect and balanced harmony, we are able to
open the inner gate to the Kingdom, see beyond the natural barriers of this
world, and behold the glory of Creation.
in life has its purpose and meaning -- a meaning that is not apparent to the
carnal people who dwell in a state of bondage to the sensual powers of this
world. It was shown to me
that because of the division of our outer being, we can only work on perfecting
ourselves a little at a time. Thus,
a black man is working to perfect different aspects of mind than a white man --
an Asian man -- and a man or woman within the races themselves. When Jesus
taught that the secret to life is the Law of Love -- which is referred to as the
Royal Law (James 2:8) -- he was conveying a great truth to those who were lost
in the materialistic illusion of this world.
other people -- in effect -- represent different balances and manifestations of
Creation which are polarized to differing spheres of mind and being, when we
open our heart to them, empathize with them, and extend to them acceptance and
understanding, their mere presence has the ability to resonate their own
vibratory frequency within us. If we become truly conscious of their dual
manifestation of presence both within and without our being, their presence has
the potential to open doors within our own mind.
This state of empathy where we are able to experience the life of another
person within ourselves, enables us to expand our consciousness, and become more
whole and complete. The objective,
then, is to empathize with them, without either judging them, or embracing their
limitation. In like
manner, when we reject others -- judge them, and push them away -- we make
ourselves less by closing the doors within our own being.
It is for this very good reason that Jesus taught that as we do unto
others, we do to ourselves, and ultimately to God.
my return from the distant past into the present time, I would often release
myself to the Light, and it was during these times that I was brought to an even
higher understanding with regard to the many things I saw and re-experienced in
my connection with my life I previously lived as Jacob.
I understood that when the historical man Jesus walked the earth he
taught the secrets of life to the wise who were able to hear it, and make it a
driving force in their lives. In
the words of the Apostle Paul: “I know how to get along with humble means,
and also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have
learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance
and suffering need” (Phil 4:12 NAS).
That there is a secret that was imparted by Jesus to his faithful
disciples -- and them alone -- is a paramount doctrine of the Bible that is
generally ignored by the churches today.
It is not that Jesus did not desire to help everyone -- but he could not.
In the same way that we cannot help one who is consumed by a desire for
alcohol, drugs, sex, materialism, social or political power, or any number of
addicting substances in this world, Jesus could not help those who were addicted
to -- and under the control of -- the powers of this world. Like the story of the prodigal son, the lost souls have
to first have their fill of the food of swine, as represented in the things of
this world, before they could be healed.
one of my meditative states I remember posing the question of why the belief in
reincarnation was not more clear as a biblical doctrine.
In a vision the Light displayed to me the places in the scriptures that
still allude to this teaching, as well as others that were either obscured or
removed by the later church. I
saw that the whole body of the scriptures were written from the perspective that
the soul and spirit of man are not of this world -- that they pre-existed the
physical body and the carnal mind -- and without this mindset and understanding,
very little of the scriptures can be understood in their deeper spiritual sense. I was also shown the names of early Christian writers
who wrote about the transmigration and perfection of the soul -- and I saw that
I could still research their works. The
Light then said to me that these early writings will assist me in the task that
I am to perform in this life.
as I contemplated what I saw, I heard a voice like that described by John:
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud
voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, 'Write in a book what you see, and
send it to the... churches’” (Rev 1:10-11 NAS), that they might again
turn their whole hearts to Me in Spirit and Truth.
And I understood it to mean that I should write about the great and
wondrous things that had been shown to me.
as I heard these things I saw a vision depicting man's long plight to restore
the sacred teachings of the New Covenant to their original form.
I understood that I was just one of many people who have been part of the
Divine agenda that was taking form. Since
the time of the Reformation the Lord has been preparing the hearts and minds of
mankind to embrace the ultimate Truth that the Son of God taught.
The greatest obstacle to the Lord's mission in this world has always been
the church that has used His name to further their own carnal ends -- priests
who lived as princes in the fulfillment of their lust for worldly power and
prestige. It was for this
reason that the Reformation came about -- and though many of the children were
led into the Light, the Reformation was only the beginning of the spiritual
revolution that would one day truly restore the Gospel to its original purity
saw that immediately after the breakup of the mother church -- the Church of
Roman -- many of the Protestant sects that arose in the new religion came under
the rule of other secular governments.
In many instances, this imposed the same limitations upon the new
Protestant sects that had plagued the Roman Church from which it had broken
away. I saw that in order to
develop and renew its spiritual essence, the church needed freedom from secular
control. Because this could
not be achieved in what we call Europe, it was the Hand of God that blew the
winds of religious freedom to the New World across the sea.
And it was again the Hand of God that inaugurated a government that was
based upon mankind's inalienable rights granted to him from his Creator.
What few believers today realize is that it was also the Hand of God that
enabled secularism, atheism, feminism, and numerous other anti-religious
movements to weaken and almost overthrow the very spiritual foundation of the
nation. All these things were
necessary in order to weaken the hold of the anti-church that was built with the
hands of men, and revive the Messianic fervor that would one day ignite a new
and even greater spiritual revolution than has ever been known to modern man.
this period from the Reformation to the present, it was again the Hand of God
that led men to discover more ancient copies of the scriptures -- i.e., the Dead
Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hamaddi Library, and many other writings of antiquity that
would eventually assist man in his quest to restore the True Church of the Son
of God. Yet, the modern
church has made very little use of a host of important discoveries that God has
provided His flock. In the
majority of instances, when the churches have been put in a position where they
must choose between new information that conflicts with church dogma, the mass
of believers always cling to what they had accepted as doctrines of belief.
this respect, what would the flock of believers have the Lord do if His people
refused to use what he has placed in their hands?
The faithful flock continues to pray for a greater understanding -- a
greater wisdom -- a greater faith -- and a closer walk with the Lord -- but
these things cannot be embraced in a casual manner.
One of the paramount warnings of the Bible which the majority of
Christians repetitively ignore, is that we cannot be a spiritual people, while
we continue to dwell in accordance with the culture and mindset of this world.
answer to their own prayers for greater understanding, the Hand of God has
provided the church with a great wealth of historical facts that are simply not
being embraced by the faithful flock of believers today.
In view of this fact, we must honestly ask ourselves what would you have
the Lord do when the flock of believers does not embrace what has been placed
directly into their hands? Should
He just abandon all Christians as an unfaithful people who call upon him in
name, but refuse to surrender to the Light of the Gospel message?
of our modern-day church authorities feel that if the Lord wanted change, then
he would again manifest himself in this world and bring about the change that he
envisioned. They are of this
opinion because they do not understand the mystical traditions of the scriptures
themselves, and they fail to see the essence of the problem.
When the Bible speaks of Moses going up on a mountain in order to
communicate with God, these things are not historical events -- but rather, they
represent revelations of the mind -- i.e., the man of the earth raising himself
above the gate, and learning from the enlightenment of the indwelling spirit.
In order to overcome this world of impermanence, and enter that of
permanence, each of us must become as Moses, and receive the Law in a state of
elevated mind directly from our Creator.
In order to accomplish this, each of us must fulfill all the events of
the scriptures within our own mind and being.
Bible speaks of Jesus as the pattern for all of mankind to follow.
I ask, then, what does that mean?
A pattern is not something that we philosophically believe and exercise
static faith in. We take a
pattern and use it to make a duplicate of the original.
That means that, from a biblical perspective, we must walk the walk by
taking the yoke of Jesus upon ourselves.
In order to accomplish this, we must begin to understand what the symbols
of the Bible mean in our own life. We
must become born of the spirit. We
must convert the twelve tribes of the Old Testament -- which very word tribes
demonstrate a state of division within the spheres of the Tree of Life -- and
change them into twelve faithful disciples.
We must then gather ourselves from the four corners of the earth, and
bring ourselves into a state of all abiding harmony and balance.
We must understand the meaning of the virgin birth and the crucifixion
within our own lives, as we seek to overcome our divided nature, and ourselves
become the Son of our Heavenly Father.
of our present-day religious authorities are aware that what I am expressing in
this words is the very message that is seen in the many archaeological
discoveries that have been placed into the hands of the church -- but they don't
know how to go about performing the task.
They cannot, because they are attempting to perceive the deeper meaning
of the scriptures, while still embracing a carnal mindset that is burdened by
the culture of this world. Many
of the leaders of our churches today are faithful men who want only to serve the
Lord. But because they have become burdened with a great
number of misconceptions, and lack a clear and concise vision of man's spiritual
nature and destiny, the task of guiding the flock into greener pastures has been
made very difficult.
was needed was someone who could put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
Someone who knew first hand what the True Church looked like in its
founding, and could assist the modern believer in their endeavor to rebuild what
had been defiled by ruthless and greedy men of the past.
I came to understand the problem, I realized the role I was to play.
In the same way the Lord had sent out his faithful servants to bring the
good news to the people at the beginning of our Common Era, He opened the door
of time to help His lost sheep during an age where they would need Him in the
future. That time is now --
and His voice is calling out to those lost in the wilderness of this present
age. Listen, and you will
hear him say: Little children, I am here; and when “you will call upon Me
and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find
Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer 29:12-13 NKJ). And these are the eternal words that the Lord our God
has again spoken to his children on this very day.
the disciple who has cleansed his house from the defilements of this world
hears the voice of the Lord, and opens the door to the inner Kingdom, the
disciple is brought into the presence of “…the true light which…
enlightens every man” (John 1:9 NAS) who walks in The Way.
This same Light that has been witnessed about by the spiritual men and
women of every age, has been well documented and described as a being of Light
by those who have experienced near death experiences in our own time -- and has
been responsible for altering the course of peoples lives who have been revived
and brought back to life.
those times in deep prayer, solitude and meditation when I was brought up into
the Light, I was shown how the Angelic Forces of God was working in our present
time -- and the publication of these near death experiences is just one of the
many ways that our Heavenly Father is attempting to communicate with His
children. It was also shown
to me that greater spiritual knowledge will again be given to mankind, and man
will once more come to realize that the gates of Eden have always been open to
those who were Consecrated by the Light.
In this respect, we do not have to die to come into the presence of the
Light, or enter into the Kingdom of heaven -- but rather, overcome the divisions
that causes us to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil --
and in bringing the polar divisions into harmony, open the door to the voice on
the other side that is calling out to us.
you want the Lord to come and speak to you -- personally speak to you -- so that
you might know the truth? The
message of the scriptures is very plain -- i.e., the Lord wants nothing more
than to meet and speak with you, and answer all your questions pertaining to the
Mysteries of Life and Creation. In the parable of the prodigal son, it is demonstrated
that when the son was still on the road, the Father met him along The Way.
Thus, the problem that each of us are individually confronted with is
this: The Way that Jesus revealed is walked in mind -- the Kingdom is a
spiritual dimension the we must begin the journey to return to and enter -- and
we must ourselves commence the journey through a change in our mindset.
This change cannot be philosophical, or one of static faith, but must
become a very real and tangible change which is evident in the consecration of
everything we do in our daily lives.
Thus, we must become immersed in the Royal Law of our Eternal Creator and
Source of Being.
I have written here is nothing new, and has been said in many ways by many
enlightened spiritual men and women throughout the ages that have preceded us.
I have done nothing more than convey to you the precepts of a Living
Gospel -- which Living Gospel is the very essence of what Jesus taught.
It is not my doctrine. Neither
is it my teaching. I have not
even told you to believe a word I say -- but rather, only to prove the validity
of the Gospel for yourself. I
have only told you what the Lord has shown me, and write to you of things that
He wants you to know. The
knowledge of the inner life and the sacred oracles have never been hidden from
the disciples of the Light. But
who are the disciples of the Light? Not
those who professed that they believed, and continue to live in accordance with
the customs and philosophy of this world -- but rather, those who have purified
their earthly vessels, and searched in spirit and truth in order to find the
peace and serenity of life with the Lord.
the same way that “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 KJV), the Words and Gospel of Jesus
are spirit, and must be understood in the spirit rather than the flesh.
In refocusing their consciousness and attention away from the outside
world, and turning inward, there have been many Christian witnesses in the past
who have succeeded in opening the door of their inner spiritual reality -- a
door that the scriptures affirms exists within each of us.
there is no finer witness to the life of the True Christian who seeks the Lord
in spirit, rather than the flesh, than the words in the Imitation of Christ, the
second most read book in the world, where it proclaims:
“‘The Kingdom of God is within you', saith the Lord.
Turn thee with thy whole heart unto the Lord, and forsake this wretched
world, and thy soul shall find rest. Learn
to despise outward things, and to give thyself to things inward, and thou shalt
perceive the Kingdom of God to come in thee.
'For the Kingdom of God is peace and joy in the Holy Spirit', which is
not given to the unholy. Christ
will come unto thee, and show thee His consolations, if thou prepare for Him a
worthy mansion within thee. All His
glory and beauty is from within, and there He delighteth Himself.
The inward man He often visiteth; and has with him sweet discourses,
pleasant solace, much peace, familiarity exceeding wonderful.
O faithful soul, make ready thy heart for this Bridegroom, that He may
vouchsafe to come unto thee, and dwell within thee.
For thus saith He, 'If any love Me, he will keep My words, and We will
come unto him, and will make our abode with him.
Give therefore, admittance unto Christ, and deny entrance to all
sacred key in the message is to close up the mind to the thinking, the
teachings, and the many doctrines of this world, and give admittance unto the
Light -- denying entrance to all others.
In the words of the author of the Imitation: “I WILL hear what the
Lord God will speak in me. Blessed is the soul who hears the Lord speaking
within her, who receives the word of consolation from His lips. Blessed are the
ears that catch the accents of divine whispering, and pay no heed to the
murmurings of this world. Blessed indeed are the ears that listen, not to the
voice which sounds without, but to the truth which teaches within. Blessed are
the eyes which are closed to exterior things and are fixed upon those which are
interior. Blessed are they who penetrate inwardly, who try daily to prepare
themselves more and more to understand mysteries. Blessed are they who long to
give their time to God, and who cut themselves off from the hindrances of the
world. Consider these things, my soul, and close the door of your senses, so
that you can hear what the Lord your God speaks within you.”
whole concept that, within the physical body we presently dwell in and use as a
vessel in this world, exists the True Mystical Church of the Lord, is generally
beyond the understanding of believers today.
In this respect, the promise of the Lord is fulfilled, and the True
Church has never been defiled by the powers of darkness that rules this world.
It is as pure today as it has been since the dawn of Creation. With respect to the True Church, the author of the
Imitation of Christ merely states the same truth that is set before you in the
Bible -- i.e., before we can be admitted, each believer who desires to enter
within the True Church must of their own accord strive to gain entrance into the
Kingdom and the Temple within. It
is there that “Christ will come unto thee, and show thee His consolations,
if thou prepare for Him a worthy mansion within thee”. What does the witness say in the Imitation with regard
to his own experiences: “Blessed is the soul who hears the Lord speaking
within her, who receives the word of consolation from His lips” -- yet, in
order to hear the Lord speaking within you, you must prepare both your body and
mind to receive the True Word of the Lord.
The witness conveys to us: “Blessed are the ears that catch the
accents of divine whispering, and pay no heed to the murmurings of this
world”. It is the
murmurings of this world, and the carnal perception of the Word, that inhibits
the believer from hearing the “accents of Divine whispering”.
clarification of these things the witness then states: “Blessed indeed are
the ears that listen, not to the voice which sounds without, but to the truth
which teaches within” -- the problem being that the voices which sound in
the external world outside of us, place great obstacles in the path of the truth
which teaches within. Thus,
the witness tells us: “Blessed are the eyes which are closed to exterior
things and are fixed upon those which are interior. Blessed are they who
penetrate inwardly, who try daily to prepare themselves more and more to
understand mysteries”. Why?
Because these great spiritual truths are mysteries to the carnal mind that
cannot perceive the things of God and Spirit.
“Blessed are they who long to give their time to God, and who cut
themselves off from the hindrances of the world”. The people the witness speaks of are those who give
their time to God, in the endeavor to find the Kingdom within themselves and
manifest the fruits of the spirit in the world with their lives, rather than
just with a profession of their words.
“Consider these things, my soul, and close the door of your senses,
so that you can hear what the Lord your God speaks within you”.
What is being expressed here is the truth that, only those who can
close the door to their physical senses, and open instead their spiritual senses
within the mind, are able to “hear what the Lord your God speaks”.
is the true Christian? It is
important to remember that believers are not sanctified by God because they have
proclaimed allegiance with their lips -- but rather, when they have made
themselves an acceptable vessel of the Lord to inhabit. The
true Christian is he who hears the voice of the Lord, opens the door to the
temple of the soul, and enters therein.
Like the author of the Imitation of Christ, they know that it is in the
inner Kingdom where they will meet with Christ -- and it is here that they will
experience the second coming. They
also know that in order to open the door and meet with the Bridegroom of the
soul, they must present themselves pure spiritual virgins -- undefiled from this
world -- and deny entrance to all others from the outside world.
Thus, they must truly fulfill the words of the Bible, and call upon the
name of the Lord with a pure heart, and not as a mere profession of carnal
does it mean “to deny entrance to all others”?
It is the Jesus who was the Messiah sent from God -- the genuine holy one
that each and every believer should imitate -- that can save you.
The Jesus that Christians believe in today, is the Jesus of Constantine
and the Roman Empire -- and it is this Jesus of the flesh that makes the
believers spiritually complacent, and will send them to the depths of hell! The profound truth that is conveyed is to give entrance
only to the Living Messiah, and deny entrance to all impostors.
the scriptures state that “And he did not do many mighty works there,
because of their unbelief” (Matt 13:58 RSV), it is absolutely necessary
that we come to terms with the real meaning of the phrase unbelief.
The good news that Jesus brought to mankind was the announcement that
they could be saved by first changing the mind, living in accord with the Royal
Law of God, and then gaining entrance into the Kingdom of God by following him
their leader. Jesus stated to
them that: “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36 KJV).
Thus, the Good News of Jesus was of a Living Gospel, and had nothing to
do with beliefs, doctrines, or physical churches in this world -- or even a
Kingdom that would come upon this world (LK 17:21-22).
Unbelief, then, is the condition seen in those individuals who attempt to
interpret Jesus' words in the flesh, rather than the spirit.
Unbelief is prevalent among those who flock to temples made with hands --
and, like the secular Jews, await the day when the Messiah will come to them;
rather than they doing as he commanded, and walk in The Way where he has
promised to meet them.
Christians, we must ask ourselves what is it that you are waiting for?
What does the Bible tell us about these things?
The Messiah has already come, and is presently calling for you to open
the door. At present, you can
neither hear him, nor respond to his calling, because you have permitted
yourself to become a slave to this world.
As a prodigal son of our Heavenly Father, what is your inheritance? It is the very force and essence of life that flows
through your mind upon which your personality has developed and manifest.
When we therefore expend this life-force on the mundane things of this
world -- in much the same fashion that we spend our salary and money on material
things -- many of which we do not need -- we have permitted the god of this
world to rob us of our inheritance and gift from our Heavenly Father.
the same way that a poor man cannot build a house in which to dwell, neither can
we build a spiritual house when we have expended our energies and life-force on
the things of this world. In the same way that a worker must save and conserve in
order to provide the down-payment on a house, we too must conserve our
life-force from being squandered in this world, in order to begin to build a
spiritual house within us. In
this respect, we must begin to truly open our eyes to the far-reaching
dimensions of the words of the Apostle in the first chapter of the Epistle to
the Romans, and understand the great wisdom when he wrote that by observing
Creation, we can come to learn and know God.
We must also understand that the building of a house was an integral part
of Jesus' teachings when he compared those who build a house upon the shifting
sands of this world, and those who build their house upon the rock (Mt 7:24-29).
the second coming must be brought about in our present time, and initiated by
our following Jesus' commands in the building of our house, is the reason that
Peter tells believers that they should be “looking for and hastening the
coming of the day of God” (2 Pet 3:12 NAS).
The meaning in the native Greek of the word that we translate “hastening”,
is to “speed up”. In
view of the fact that Peter is clearly speaking of the second coming, this
perception is rather astounding in relation to modern Christian doctrine.
What Peter is confirming to us is that Jesus meant exactly what he said
when he told the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God will never come upon the
earth, so as to be seen perceptible to the physical eyes and senses -- but
rather, the kingdom of God is “within you” (Lk 17:20-21).
It is this spiritual second coming within the mind of the disciple that
was further explained by Peter in the Book of Acts where he proclaimed that
these things “shall come to pass in the last days” (Acts 2:17
the keys of knowledge were thrown away by the Church of the Roman Empire, the
faithful flock has suffered horrendously right up to our present time.
In the same manner that these keys of knowledge were thrown away by the
Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees who clung to the doctrines and
traditions of men -- men who looked to the body of the Law, rather than the
spirit (Lk 11:52) -- believers today do not perceive the means by which they are
to enter the Kingdom. Because
our modern church is the descendent of an apostate church that was imbued with
the Paganism of the Roman Empire, the church no longer possesses the keys of
knowledge. They therefore have no other recourse than to preach
the doctrine that we will meet our maker after we die. Yet, they fail to realize that such a concept of access
to the kingdom after death has no place in the teachings of Jesus.
the parable of the bridegroom and the ten virgins, “the bridegroom came;
and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was
shut” (Matt 25:10 KJV). The
five virgins who prepared themselves in the purity of the Word did not
physically die in order to enter in the door to the Kingdom.
Moreover, those who possessed the vehicle of the Light -- the
lamp, which is the Gospel message -- and did not immerse themselves in the
purity of the Word -- which is the oil -- were unable to enter into the Kingdom.
see this same message in the Gospel of Luke where it reads: “And someone
said to Him, Lord, are there just a few who are being saved? And He said to
them, Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to
enter and will not be able. Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the
door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, Lord, open
up to us! then He will answer and say to you, I do not know where you are from.
Then you will begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in
our streets; and He will say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from;
depart from Me, all you evildoers” (Luke 13:23-27 NAS).
Jesus was asked the question are only a few being saved?
If all that was required was to believe, then he would not have
forewarned them to “Strive to enter by the narrow door”.
Moreover, the very word strive, conveys to us that static faith will not
be enough to open the door -- and to our faith and belief, it is necessary for
us to labor in our struggle to open the door.
What door? The door
within us that is said to be narrow, because we cannot take along the baggage of
this world -- which baggage is in the form of carnal doctrines which limit our
perception, and the material things that inhibit us, because we cling to them.
is important for us to recognize that the Lord is not speaking to us about an
after death state. He does
not say to enter the narrow door after we die. What he said is that we must die to the things of this
world, in order to be reborn in the spirit.
In this respect, the door can be opened at any time while we are in this
life, but it is shut --- or closed to us -- once we physically die.
If, then, we are waiting to depart from this world in order to enter the
narrow door and find the truth, or go to glory, then it will be us who the Lord
spoke of when he said: “But Lord... we ate and drank in your presence...
and he will say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me,
all you evildoers”.
does he call them evildoers? The
answer is because he called them, and they did not come -- clinging instead to
the doctrines of men and things of this world, rather than striving to “enter
by the narrow door”. What
was true then, is true today -- i.e., he is calling, and if we fail to respond
to his call, and remain in this world, then we are the evil ones who were called
and did not come. Again we
can see this same concept of entering in the door to the Kingdom being expressed
in the Revelation where it is written: “After these things I looked, and
behold, a door standing open in heaven, and… Immediately I was in the
Spirit” (Rev 4:1-2 NAS).
message of the Gospel has been set before us -- but because we follow men who
themselves have not entered in, we fail to gain entrance into the kingdom.
Like the Jews: We sing songs of praise, and tell the Lord how great and
wonderful He is. We can
therefore be likened to those whom the scriptures speak of when it cautions: “Those
who guide you lead you astray, and confuse the direction of your paths” (Isa
3:12 NAS). How do they
confuse the direction of your paths?
Because they lead you to cling to the doctrines of men and the things of
this world, rather than guide you to the door to the Kingdom that exists within
author of the Imitation of Christ, as well as Peter, Paul, and numerous other
witnesses throughout history, all tell us to move onward in The Way, and open
the door within us to the voice of Christ.
Read for yourself the message in the parable of the Prodigal Son -- the
journey out of this, the far country, must be initiated by each of us as we
endeavor to return to our Father in heaven (Lk 15:11-32).
Therefore, all those who fail to embrace the Living Gospel, and fail to
follow the Master into the Living Kingdom, are unbelievers -- regardless of
whether they call upon the name of the Lord or not -- regardless of whether they
are members of a church that represents itself as being of Christ.
For the scripture warns that: “God is not the God of the dead, but
of the living” (Matt 22:32 KJV) -- and from a spiritual perspective, the
carnal people of this world are dead, and only those disciples who enter the
Living Temple are alive.
Lord is this day attempting to call us and lead us out of the these lives of
suffering and hardship that each of us has entangled ourselves in.
This reaching out of the hand of the Lord to mankind is presently seen in
an uncountable number of ways -- including the Evangelical, Charismatic and
Messianic movements within Christendom and Judaism -- and is expressed in the
spiritual concept that man must be born again, or from above, in order to enter
the Kingdom. Yet these religious
movements -- movements which are often condemned as extremists by people who
claim to be of the same faith -- have focused on the need for believers to again
return to lives that embrace spiritual values.
Are these movements the self-imposed product of the far right, which has
been suggested by those who call themselves mainstream?
From the perception of the Word, what is often called far right, and
extreme, is merely the beginning of what is yet to come.
is nothing in the teachings of Jesus that ordains a life of casual belief and
faith where one continues to live in accordance with the thinking of this world.
What we today label right wing extremism, from a New Testament
perspective would be reduced to spiritual mediocrity.
From the perspective of this world, Jesus was an extremist who rejected
all the cultural icons of this world -- icons that Christians today falsely
believe they can cling to and still be faithful to the Gospel Message.
fact of the matter is that, mankind has suffered and lived in ignorance of
himself and God for long enough, and the time has come where the Lord's voice
will again be heard by those who desire and crave to hear Him speak.
What the Bible clearly tells us, is that we can only enter the Kingdom
when we channel the whole thrust of our being in a spiritual, rather than a
carnal direction. Is this
extremism? There is nothing
in the scriptures that supports a life of complacency and spiritual stagnation.
From a biblical perspective, those who are comfortable in this world, are
those who dwell under the umbrella of darkness.
That they attend churches that philosophically associate themselves with
the New Covenant, is synonymous with the sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees
who called themselves the Nation of Israel.
the Bible strongly conveys to the reader is that, in order to hear the voice of
the Lord, the believer must seek Him in the absolute purity of the Word.
In the words of the Apostle: “The god of this world hath blinded the
minds of them which believe not” (2 Cor 4:4 KJV) -- and those who believe
not, are those who fail to worship and perceive the words of the Lord in spirit,
and remain clinging to the flesh. The
precepts of the Living Gospel can never be perceived by carnal minds, even if
they call themselves Christians. Therefore,
it was never promised that the gospel would be preserved among the unbelievers
who dwell in this world of darkness -- but rather, preserved for those who are
deserving to inherit the Kingdom, and follow the Lord in spirit and truth.