CHAPTER 91: The Order of the Kingdom (part one)
1.In that time after Jesus had risen from the dead he remained ninety days with Mary his mother and Mary Magdalene who anointed his body, and Mary Cleophas and the twelve, and their fellows, instructing them and answering questions concerning the kingdom of God.
2.And as they sat at supper--when it was evening--Mary Magdalene asked him, saying, "Master, will you now declare to us the Order of the Kingdom?"
3.And Jesus answered and said, "O Mary, I tell you, and to each of my disciples, the kingdom of heaven is within you. But the time comes when that which is within shall be made manifest in the without, for the sake of the world."
4.Order indeed is good, and needful, but before all things is love. Love one another and all the creatures of God, and by this shall all men know that you are my disciples."
5.And one asked Him, "Master, do you want infants to be received into the congregation as Moses commanded, by circumcision?" And Jesus answered, "For those who are in Christ there is no cutting of the flesh, nor shedding of blood."
6."Let the infant of eight days be presented to the Father-Mother, who is in heaven, with prayer and thanksgiving, and let a name be given to the child by its parents, and let the priestly attendant sprinkle pure water upon the child, according to the writings in the prophets. Let its parents see to it that it is brought up in the ways of righteousness, neither eating flesh, nor drinking strong drink, nor hurting the creatures which God has given into the hands of man to protect."
7.Again one said to him, "Master, what ritual do you want to have happen when the children grow up?" Jesus said," After seven years, or when they begin to know the evil from the good, and learn to choose the good, let them come to me and receive the blessing at the hands of the priestly attendant or the angel of the church with prayer and thanksgiving. Let them be admonished to keep from eating flesh and drinking strong drink, and from hunting the innocent creatures of God; or else they shall be lower than the horse or the sheep against whose nature it is to eat flesh or drink strong drink."
8.And again that one asked, "If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them?" And Jesus said to him, "Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries."
9.And another asked Him, "When do you want them to receive baptism?" And Jesus answered, "After another seven years, or when they know the doctrine, and do that which is good, and learn to work with their own hands, and choose a craft whereby they may live, and are steadfastly set on the right way. Then let them ask for initiation, and let the angel or priestly attendant of the church examine them and see if they are worthy, and let him offer thanksgiving, and prayer, and bury them in the waters of separation, that they may rise to newness of life, confessing God as their Father and Mother, vowing to obey the Holy Law, and keep themselves separate from the evil in the world."
10.And another asked Him, "Master, at what time shall they receive the anointing?" And Jesus answered, "When they have reached the age of maturity, and manifested in themselves the sevenfold gifts of the spirit, then let the angel offer prayer with the seal of the Chrism. It is good that all be tried in each degree seven years. Never the less let it be to each according to their growth in the love, and the wisdom of God.
CHAPTER 92: The Order of the Kingdom (part two)
1.And another asked him saying, "Master, do you will it that there be marriages among us as it is among the nations of the earth?" And Jesus answered, "Among some it is the custom that one woman may marry several men, who shall say to her, 'Be our wife and take away our censorship.' Among others it is the custom that one man may marry several women, who shall say to him, 'Be our husband and take away our censorship. "They who love feel it is a censorship to be unloved."
2.But to you my disciples, I show a better and more perfect way. Marriage should be between one man and one woman, who by perfect love and sympathy are united; and that while love and life do last, how be it in perfect freedom. But let them see to it that they have perfect health, and that they truly love each other in all purity, and not for worldly advantages only, and then let them pledge their faithfulness and fidelity one to another before witnesses."
3."Then, when the time comes let the angel or priestly attendant offer prayer and thanksgiving and bind them with the scarlet cord, if you will, and crown them, and lead them three times around the altar and let them eat of one bread and drink of one cup. Then holding their hands together, let him say to them, 'Be two in one, blessed is the holy union, you whom God joins together let no man polarize (or separate), so long as life and love do last."
4.And if they bear children, let them do so with discretion and prudence according to their ability to maintain those children. Nevertheless to those who would be perfect and to whom it is given, I say, "Let them be as the angels of God in heaven, who neither marry nor are given in marriage, nor have children, nor care for tomorrow; but are free from bonds, even as I am, and keep and store up the power of God within, for their ministry, and for works of healing, even as I have done. But celibacy is not for everyone, only the few who feel so inclined."
5.And another asked Him, "Master, what ritual do you prescribe for the holy offering of Eucharist?" And Jesus answered, saying, The oblation which God loves in secret is a pure heart. But for a memorial of worship offer unleavened bread, mingled wine oil and incense. When you come together in one place to offer the holy oblation, the lamps being lighted, let him who presides, even the angel of the church, or the priestly attendant, having clean hands and a pure heart, take from the things offered, unleavened bread and mingled wine, with incense."
6."And let him give thanks over them and bless them, calling upon the Father-Mother in heaven to send their Holy Spirit that the spirit may come upon the bread, wine mingled with incense, and change them into the body and blood, even the substance of life of the eternal, which is ever being broken and shed for all."
7."And let him lift it up toward heaven and pray for all, even for those who have crossed the death divide, for those who are yet alive, and for those who are yet to cross the birth divide. Let him pray, as I have taught you, and after this let him break the bread and put a fragment in the cup, and then bless the holy union. Let him then give to the faithful while saying, This is the body of the Christ, even the substance of God; this is the blood of the Christ, even the life of God (ever being broken and shed, for you and for all), to eternal life. As you have seen me do, so you do also, in the spirit of love, for the words I speak are spirit and life.
CHAPTER 93: The Order of the Kingdom (part three)
1.And another spoke, asking, "Master, if one has committed a sin, can a man forgive or retain his sin?" And Jesus said," God forgives all sin to those who repent, but what you plant is what you harvest. Neither God nor man can forgive the sins of those who don't repent or give up their sins (i.e. change their unskilled behavior); nor in addition hold on to the sins of those who gave them up. But if one, being in the spirit, clearly sees that some are repenting and giving up their sins that person may say to the penitent person, 'Your sins are forgiven you." For all sin is forgiven by repentance and amendment and those who give it up are freed from the sin, and bound to it, if they continue.
2.Never the less the fruits of the sin must continue for a season, for what we plant we must harvest. God is not mocked, and they who plant to the material realm will reap corruption, those who plant to the spirit shall reap life ever lasting. For that reason if any give up their sins and confess them, let the priestly attendant say the following to such a person, 'May God forgive you your sins, and bring you to everlasting life. All sin against God is forgiven by God, and sin against man by man."
3.And another asked him, "If any be sick among us, will we have power to heal even as you do?" And Jesus answered, "This power comes from perfect chastity and from faith. They who are born of God keep their seed within them."
4."Nevertheless if any among you are sick, let them send for the priest of the church that they may anoint them with oil of olive in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith, and the going out of power, with the voice of thanksgiving, shall raise them up, if they are not detained by sin, of this, or a former life."
5."And another asked Him, "Master, how shall the holy assembly be ordered and who shall minister therein?" And Jesus answered, "When my disciples are gathered in my name, let them choose from among themselves true and faithful men and women, who shall be ministers and counselors in temporal things and provide for the necessities of the poor, and those who cannot work; and let these look to the ordering of the goods of the church; and assist at the oblation; and let these be your deacons, with their helps."
6."And when these have given proof of their ministry, let them choose from them, those who have spiritual gifts, whether of guidance, or of prophecy, or of preaching and of teaching and of healing, that they may edify the flock. Offer the holy oblation and minister the Mysteries of God and let these be your priestly attendant, and their helps."
7."And from these who have served well in their degree let one be chosen who is counted most worthy, and let him preside over all and he shall be your Angel. And let the Angel ordain the deacons and consecrate the priestly attendants--anoint them and laying their hands upon them and breathing upon them that they may receive the Holy Spirit for the office to which they are called. And as for the Angel, let one of the higher minatory anoint and consecrate him, even one of the supreme council."
8.For as I send Apostles and Prophets so also I send Evangelists and Pastors--the eight and forty pillars of the tabernacle--that by the ministry of the four I may build up and perfect my church, and there shall sit in Jerusalem a holy congregation, each with his helper and deacon; and to them shall the scattered congregations refer in all matters pertaining to the Church. And as light comes so shall they rule and guide and edify and teach my holy church. They shall receive light from all, and to all shall they give more light.
9.And forget not with your prayers and supplications, intercessions and giving of thanks, to offer the incense, as it is written in the last of your prophets, saying, 'From the rising of the sun to the setting of the Sun incense shall be offered to my name in all places with a pure oblation, for my name shall be great among the Gentiles.
10."I tell you truly, incense is the memorial of the saints in the prayer to God on behalf of another within the veil, with words that cannot be uttered."
CHAPTER 94: The Order of the Kingdom (part four)
1.And another asked him, "Master, how do you want us to bury our dead?" And Jesus answered, "Seek you council of the deacons in this matter, for it concerns the body only. Truly, there is no death to those that believe in the life to come. Death, as you deemed it, is the door to life, and the grave is the gate to resurrection, for those who believe and obey. Don't mourn, nor weep for those who have left you, but rather rejoice for their entrance into life."
2."As all creatures come forth from the unseen into this world, so they return to the unseen, and so will they come again until they are purified. Let the bodies of those who depart be committed tot he elements, and the Father-Mother, who renews all things, shall give the angels charge over them and let the priestly attendant pray that their bodies may rest in peace, and their souls awake to a joyful resurrection."
3."There is a resurrection from the body, and there is a resurrection in the body. There is a raising out of the life of the flesh, and there is a falling into the life of the flesh. Let us pray for those who have crossed the death divide, and for those that are alive, and for those that are still to cross the birth divide; for all are One family in God. In God they live and move and have their being."
4.The body that you lay in the grave, or that is consumed by fire, is not the body which will be, but they who come shall receive other bodies, yet their own, and as they have planted in one life, so shall they harvest in another. Blessed are they who suffer wrong in this life, for they shall have greater joy in the life to come. Blessed are they who have worked righteousness in this life, for they shall receive the crown of life."
5.And another asked him, "Master, under the Law of Moses the priests were dressed with garments of beauty for their ministration in the temple. Shall we also clothe our ministers in sacred things as you have taught us?" And Jesus answered, "White linen is the righteousness of the Saints, but the time truly comes when Zion will be desolate, and after the time of her affliction is past, she will rise and put on her beautiful garments as it is written."
6.But seek first the kingdom of righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. In all things seek simplicity, and don't give occasion to vain glory. Seek first to be clothed with charity, and the garment of salvation and the robe of righteousness."
7.For who profits if you don't have these?" As the sound of brass and tinkling of cymbal are you, if you don't have love. Seek righteousness and love and peace, and all things of beauty will be added to you."
8.And yet another asked him, "Master, how many of the rich and mighty will enter into life and join us who are poor and despised. How, then, shall we carry on the work of God in the regeneration of mankind?" And Jesus said, "This also is a matter for the deacons of the church in council with the elders.
9."But when my disciples have come together on the Sabbath, at evening, or in the morning of the first day of the week, let them each bring an offering of a tithe, or the tithe of a tithe of their increase, as God makes them more prosperous, and put it in the treasury, for the maintenance of the church and the ministry, and the works thereof. I tell you, it is more blessed to give than to receive."
10."So will all things be done, decently and in order. And the rest the spirit will set in order who proceeds from the Father-Mother in heaven. I have now instructed you in first principles. Do you see? I am with you always, even to the end of the Age."
CHAPTER 95: The Ascension
1.And Jesus after He had shown himself alive, to His disciples
2.after his resurrection, and stayed with them for ninety days, teaching and speaking of the kingdom, and the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and had finished all things that he had to do, led forth the twelve with Mary Magdalene, and Joseph his father and Mary his mother, and the other holy women as far as Bethany to a mountain called Olivet, where he had appointed them.
3.And when they saw Him as He stood in their midst, they worshipped Him. Some doubted. And Jesus spoke to them saying, "Notice, I have chosen you from among men, and have given you the law, and the word of truth."
4."I have set you as the light of the world, and as a city that cannot be hidden. But the time is coming when darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness will consume the people. The enemies of truth and righteousness will rule in my name. They will set up a kingdom in this world, oppressing the peoples, and cause the enemy to blaspheme; replacing my doctrines with the opinions of men; teaching in my name that which I have not taught, thereby darkening with their traditions, much that I have taught."
5."But be of good cheer, for the time will also come when the truth which they have hidden will be manifested. The light will shine, and the darkness will pass away. The true kingdom which will be in the world, but not of the world, will be established. The word of righteousness and love will go forth from the center, even the holy city of Mount Zion, and the Mount which is in the land of Egypt shall be known as an altar of witness to the Lord."
6."And now I go to my Parent and your Parent, my God and your God. But you, stay in Jerusalem. Remain faithful in prayer, and after seven days you will receive power from on high, and the promise of the Holy Spirit will be realized in you, and you will proceed from Jerusalem to all the tribes of Israel, and to the uttermost parts of the earth."
7.And having said these things, He lifted up his pure and holy hands and blessed them. While he blessed them, he separated from them. A cloud, as bright as the sun, received Him, and took Him out of their sight. As He ascended some held Him by the feet and others worshipped Him, falling to the earth on their faces.
8.And while they gazed steadfastly into heaven, two stood by them in white apparel, and said, "You men of Israel, why do you stand gazing into the heaven; this same Jesus who is taken from you in a cloud, will come in like manner from within a cloud. As you have seen him go into heaven, so will he come again to the earth."
9.Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is from the city a Sabbath day's journey. And as they returned they missed Mary Magdalene, and they looked for her, but did not find her. And some of the disciples said," The Master has taken her." And they marveled and were in great awe.
10.Now it was midsummer when Jesus ascended into Heaven, and He was not fifty years old yet. It was necessary that he complete seven times seven years in his life.
11.That he might be perfected by the suffering of all experiences, and be an example to all, to children and parents, to the married and the celibates, to youth and the aged, indeed, to all ages and conditions of mortal life.
CHAPTER 96: Pouring Out of the Spirit
1.And as the disciples were gathered together in the upper room when they returned from the Mount, they all continued praying and supplicating in resonance. They numbered about one hundred and twenty.
2.And on that day James stood up and said, "Men and brothers, you know how the Lord, before he left us, chose Peter to preside over us and watch over us in his name; and how one of those who have been with us and a witness to his resurrection needs to be chosen and appointed to take his place."
3.And they chose two called Bar-Abbas and Matthias, and they prayed and said, "Lord, who knows the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen to take part in this Apostleship, from which you promoted your servant Peter to preside over us."
4.And they voted, and the deciding vote fell upon Matthias. The twelve received him and he was counted as one of the Apostles.
5.Then John and James completed the distinction of Peter by laying on of hands, that he might preside over them in the name of the Lord. They said, "Brother, be as a hewn stone, six-squared. Even you, Petros, who is Petra, bearing witness to the truth on every side.
6.And to the Apostles were given staffs to guide their steps in the ways of truth, and crowns of glory withal; and to the Prophets burning lamps to show light on the path and censers with fire; and to the Evangelists the book of the holy law to recall the people to the first principles; and to the Pastors were given the cup and platter to feed and nourish the flock.
7.But to none was given anything that was not given to all; for all were one priesthood under the Christ as their Master great high priest in the temple of God; and to the Deacons were given baskets that they might carry therein the things needful for the holy worship. And they numbered about one hundred and twenty, Peter presiding over them.
8.And when the third day had fully come they were all of one mind in the one place, and as they prayed a sound came from heaven like a rushing mighty wind, and the room in which they were assembled was shaken, and it filled the place.
9.And there appeared cloven tongues of flame like fire, and sat upon the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with tongues as the spirit gave them vocal expression. And Peter stood up and preached the Law of Christ to the multitude of all nations and languages which had gathered together as a result of the report of what had been seen and heard. Each man heard the word in his own birth language he was born.
10.And of those who listened there were gathered at the church that day, thee thousand souls. They received the holy law, repented of their sins, and were baptized. They continued steadfastly in the Apostles' fellowship and worship, and the Oblation and prayers.
11.And they who believed, gave up their possessions, and had all things in common and lived in community in one place, showing the love and the goodness of God to their brothers and sisters and to all creatures, and working with their hands for the common well-being.
12.And from these there were called twelve to be Prophets with the Apostles, and twelve to be Evangelists and twelve to be Pastors, and their helps were added to them, and Deacons of the Church Universal, and they numbered one hundred and twenty. And thus was the Tabernacle of David set up, with living men filled with goodness, even as the Master had shown to them.
13.And to the Temple in Jerusalem was given James the Lord's brother for its president and Angel, and under him four and twenty priests in a fourfold ministry, and helpers and deacons also. And after six days many came together, and there were added six thousand men and women who received the holy law of love, and they received the word with gladness.
14.And as they gathered together on the Lord's Day after the Sabbath was past, and were offering the holy Oblation, they missed Mary and Joseph, the parents of Jesus. And they searched but did not find them.
15.And some of them said, "Surely the Lord has taken them away, as he did Magdalene. And they were filled with awe, and sung praises to God.
16.And the spirit of God came upon the Apostles and the Prophet with them and, remembering what the Lord had taught them, with one voice they confessed and praised God, saying:
17."We believe in One god; the Infinite, the Secret fount, the Eternal parent; of whom are all things invisible and visible. The ALL in all, through all around all. The holy Twain, in whom all things consist; who has been, who is, who will be."
18."We believe in one Lord of Lords, the perfect holy Christ; God of God, Light of Light begotten. Our Lord, the Father, Spouse and Son. Our Lady, the Mother, Bride and Daughter. Three Modes in one Essence undivided; One Binary Trinity. That God may be manifest as the Father, Spouse and Son of every soul; and that every soul may be perfected as the Mother Bride and Daughter of God."
18.(1997 translation): One Lord of Lords, Light of Light begotten, who went forth the First Begotten that every soul may be perfected by the ascent of the soul into the spirit and the descent of the spirit into the soul which comes from the Highest Heavens.
19."And this by the ascent of the soul into the spirit and the descent of spirit into the soul. Who comes from heaven, and is incarnate of the Virgin ever blessed, in Jesu-Maria and every Christ of God; and is born and teaches the way of life and sufferes under the world rulers, and is crucified, and is buried and descends into Hell. Who rises again and ascends into glory; from there giving light and life to all."
19.(1997 translation): Which is incarnate of purity in Jesus and every Messiah of the Most High; is born and teaches The Way of Life, suffers under world rulers, and is crucified and is buried; Who rises again and ascends into glory; from there giving Light and Life to all.
20."We believe in the Sevenfold spirit of God, the Life-Giver; who proceeds from the Holy Twain. Who comes upon Jesu-Maria and all that are faithful to the light within; who dwells in the church, the Israel elect of God. Who always comes into the world and lights every soul that seeks. Who gives the Law which judges the living and the dead; Who speaks by the prophets of every age and clime ."
20.(1997 translation): Praise to Thee, the Sevenfold Spirit of the Most High, the Life-Giver, Who came upon Jesus and comes to all that are faithful to the Light within, Who dwells in the Congregation, the true Israel; Who comes ever into the world and lights every soul that seeks; Who gives The Law; Who speaks through the Prophets of every age and clime.
21."We believe in One holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; the Witness to all truth, the Receiver and Giver of the same. Begotten of the spirit and Fire of God; Nourished by the waters, seeds and fruits of earth. Who by the spirit of Life, her twelve Books and Sacraments, her holy words and works; knitteth together the elect in one mystical communion and atones humanity with God. Making us partakers of the Divine Life and Substance; betokening the same in Holy Symbols."
21.(1997 translation): Sustain us in One Holy Universal Congregation, nourished by the waters, seeds and fruits of the Earth; which may by the Spirit of Life, atone humanity with The Law, restoring the partakers of Divine Life and Substance.
22."And we look for the coming of the universal Christ; and of the kingdom of heaven wherein dwells righteousness; and the Holy City with twelve gates, wherein is the temple and altar of God. Whence proceed three orders in fourfold ministry; to teach all truth and offer the daily sacrifice of praise."
22.(1997 translation): We shall teach The Way to prepare your children for the indwelling Universal Messiah; and the Kingdom of the Highest Heavens within their hearts, wherein dwells righteousness on the Alter of the Lord. From whence those in ministry proceed to teach all Truth and offer the pure oblation of praise.
23."As in the inner so in the outer; as in the great so in the small. As above, so below; as in heaven so in earth.. We believe in the Purification of the soul; through many births and experiences. The Resurrection from the dead; and the Life everlasting of the just. The ages of ages; and rest in God for ever.--Amen."
24.And as the smoke of the incense arose, the sound of many bells was heard, and a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
25."Glory, honor, praise and worship be to God; the Father, Spouse, and Son; One with the Mother, Bride and Maid; From whom proceeds the Eternal spirit; By whom are all created things. From the ages of ages, Now; and to the Ages of Ages--Amun--Amun--Alleluia-- Alleluia--Alleluia."
26.And if any man removes from or adds words to this Gospel, or hides, as under a bushel, its light, which is given by the spirit throng us, the twelve witnesses chosen of God, for the enlightenment of the world to salvation, Let him be Anathema Maranatha, until the coming of the Messiah, with all the Holy Saints. Amen."
27."For those who believe, these things are true. For those who don't believe, they are like an idle tale. But to those who have perceiving minds and hearts, regarding the spirit rather than the letter which kills, they are spiritual verities."
28."For the things which are written are true, not because they are written, but instead, they are written because they are true; and these are written that you may believe with your hearts, and proclaim with your mouths for the salvation of many."
Here ends the Holy Gospel of the Perfect Life of Jesus, the Christ, the son of
David after the flesh, the son of God after the spirit. Glory be to God by whose power
and help it has been written.
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