The Seven Laws of Noah

The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: שבע מצוות בני נח‎‎ Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noah), also referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachide Laws (from the English transliteration of the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the "children of Noah", that is, all of humanity. Accordingly, any non-Jew who adheres to these laws because they were given by Moses is regarded as a righteous gentile, and is assured of a place in the world to come (Hebrew: עולם הבא‎‎ Olam Haba), the final reward of the righteous.

The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated are the following:

  1. Do not deny God.
  2. Do not blaspheme God.
  3. Do not murder.
  4. Do not engage in illicit sexual relations.
  5. Do not steal.
  6. Do not eat from a live animal.
  7. Establish courts/legal system to ensure obedience to said laws.

According to the Talmud, the rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. Six of the seven laws are exegetically derived from passages in Genesis, with the seventh being the establishing of courts.

The Name of God Is Christ

The name of God, as man incarnated is Jesus

The Meaning of the Word Jehovah

Moses spent many years between youth and old age, working as a shepherd. At the end of this period, God asked him to go back to Egypt and set free the Hebrew people enslaved there. Moses, who had been educated as an Egyptian prince, didn’t know them. He said, “Who shall I say sent me?” God answered, “I AM! Say that I AM sent you”. The Hebrew words for I AM, are Jaweh, corrupted into Jehovah, which some accept as the name of God.

Joshua (Jesus in Hebrew) is the name of Christ incarnated
Jeshua (Jesus in Aramaic) is the name of Christ incarnated

Yeshua (ישוע‬, יֵשׁוּעַ‬ in Hebrew) was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‬ (Yehoshua – Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible, and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which, through the Latin Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus.

The Bible

The Bible is a Collection of Records, of the various happenings that where recorded for the Instruction of the People later.

For Much Might Be Given Respecting The Bible

This has passed through many hands. Many that would turn that which was written into the meanings that would suit their own purposes, as ye yourselves often do. But if ye will get the spirit of that written there ye may find it will lead thee to the gates of heaven. For, it tells of God, of your home, of His dealings with His peoples in many environs, in many lands. Read it to be wise. Study it to understand. Live it to know that the Christ walks through same with thee. For, as He gave, in righteousness may ye know those things that have been preserved from the foundations of the worlds in thine own experience. For, these are told there in the manners of those that recorded same in their own environ. What wilt Thou write today that will be as the words of life to thy brothers in the ages to come? For, He has given, ye have been called, and ye have a work to do.

In the beginning was the Word

Know the truth of those first expressions in a portion of His description, "In the beginning was the Word." And as these develop, know that is the beginning of the experiences of man in his relationships to the personality in a material world.

The Tanakh

The Tanakh consists of 24 books. The Tanakh also called the Mikra (מקרא‎), meaning "that which is read" or Hebrew Bible, is the canonical collection of Jewish texts, which is also a textual source for the Old Testament of Christians. These texts are composed mainly in Biblical Hebrew, with some passages in Biblical Aramaic (in the books of Daniel, Ezra and others).
The books of the Tanakh were passed on by each generation and, according to rabbinic tradition were accompanied by an oral tradition, called the Oral Torah. The traditional Hebrew text is known as the Masoretic Text.

Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text's, 3 Traditional Subdivisions:

I. Torah "Teaching", also known as the 5 Books of Moses, written by Joshua, soul of Christ
II. Nevi'im "Prophets", a number of texts where written by Jeshua, soul of Christ
III. Ketuvim "Writings"

Understanding the Bible

The Bible is all one book, and it bears witness to One God Christ. It is one continuous story, the story of man and his relationship to God through the soul. It is a progressing, unfolding story of truth, and nothing in it is told at once, or once and for all. The first 5 books of the Bible together with the book of Joshua where written by Joshua the Soul of Christ.

The first 5 books of the Bible are:

1. Genesis, deals with the beginnings of man and covers the creation and fall of man. In the records that constitute the Book of Genesis are several events given: The Creation of the Earth, the time comprising the Creation of Adam 10,500,000 years, before the 1,900 AD, the period of the flood of Noah 28,000 BC.
2. Exodus, tells of the liberation of Israel: The events of Exodus took place in an era of 5,500 years BC.
3. Leviticus, deals with the methods of worship.
4. Numbers, deals with the disciplines of the Mosaic Law.
5. Deuteronomy, a summary of the other four books.

The books of Joshua, Judges (this record of the Book of Judges was written by many many), Ruth, Samuel I (the book of Samuel I was written by several record keepers and some portions where from those original records from the Book of Judges) and II, Kings I and II, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther are devoted primarily to the history of Israel as a Nation. This history portrays a form of dictatorship at first, followed by a rule by judges and elders, as a “government by wise men,” down to a royal line of kings. About this time we come to a fine long list of the mistakes that followed, which came about, perhaps, because too much trust had been placed in the princes and kings. The literature of Israel is summed up in the Books of Job, Psalms (part of the material which served to form the Book of Psalms comes from those Records of the time of the Book of Judges, these near that time of those activities of Joshua), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon and Lamentations. The book of Job as an allegory or story of mankind in the aggregate, is a written record older than the book of Genesis. The Book of Job was written by Melchizedek which is the same Soul of Christ. It is not the story of any particular man at any one time or place but rather of collective man. After the literature of Israel we come to the prophets and exhorters. These are the wonderful old characters such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Their stories are found primarily in the books which bear their honoured names. With Malachi we come to the end of the Old Testament. The Prophets of Israel not only warned the people of impending calamity but reiterated promises of a Messiah. The prophecies told what the Messiah would be like and asserted that His own Would know Him not. Seeming complications in the coming of the Messiah were hinted at.

The New Testament

The New Testament commences with the four Gospels:

1. Matthew
2. Mark
3. Luke, (Lucius of Cyrene helped to write the Gospel of Luke)
4. John

The Gospels deal with the life of Jesus and bear out the old prophets of Israel. He was born of the house of David, of humble background, of a virgin, and was rejected as foretold. Jesus lacked all interest in a worldly career of pomp and ceremony. Instead He brought a new pattern for existence, which has outlasted all political systems of His day. The book of the Acts, which follows the Gospels, is a record of the disciples activities after the ascension, when Jesus had physically left the scene. As the apostles and their followers came together in the old meeting places, new teachers rose up among them. There was a veritable epidemic of healing miracles of all kinds with remarkable events occurring in the lives of otherwise ordinary persons. The book of the Acts shows how the early Church was begun and how it spread around the Mediterranean area. Paul, the great teacher, kept in contact with the new congregations through his Epistles, which we find indited to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians and others. Some letters were written to helpers such as Timothy, Titus and Philemon. One letter was written to the Hebrews. The book which follows is that of James (one of the brothers of Jesus, head of the church while it had its headquarters in Jerusalem before Rome became the place of the Holy See. Next come the two letters of Peter and then first, second and third John. There follows the book of Jude (Jesus other brother). The last book in the Christian Bible is the Revelation of St. John the Divine. This book was very nearly omitted from the Bible, this book is best described as a manual of discipline for the use of the individual as he seeks to understand something of the relationship to his Source through the soul. It is a roadmap, a book of instructions and a chart of the anatomy of the soul in all its relationships.

Lucius of Cyrene

Lucius of Cyrene, was the bishop of the church in Laodicea. Lucius was made, by Paul, and Barnabas, head of the church, the Mother Church; or the first church in Antioch and the first church in Jerusalem headed by the brother of the Lord, James, and Peter and Andrew.

Mentioned in the Bible

"Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul." - Acts 13:1

"Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus." - Acts 11:19,20

He is also mentioned in Romans 16:21. Origen identifies the Lucius in Romans with the evangelist Luke (Comm. Rom. 10.39)

The life of Lucius of Cyrene the First Bishop of the Mother Church

Lucius of Cyrene was known in the early portion of the experience as Lucius Ceptulus, of Grecian and Roman parentage, and of the city of Cyrene. As a developing youth and young man, Lucius was known rather as a ne'er-do-well; or one that wandered from pillar to post; or became, as would be termed in the present day parlance, a soldier of fortune. When there were those activities in and about Jerusalem and Galilee of the ministry of the man Jesus, Lucius came into those environs. Being impelled by the experiences with the followers, and the great lessons as given by the Teacher, he became rather as one that was a hanger-on, and of the very intent and purpose that this was to be the time when there was to be a rebellion against the Roman legions, the Romans in the authority. And Lucius looked forward to same; acting rather in the capacity of not an informant but rather as one attempting to keep in touch with the edicts of the various natures between the political forces in Rome and the political forces among the Jews. The entity was disregarded and questioned by those who were of the Jewish faith who were the close followers of the Master; yet it was among those that were sent As those who were to be as teachers, or among the 70. With the arousing, and the demanding that there be more and more of the closer association with the Teacher, Lucius being of the foreign group was rejected as one of the Apostles; yet was questioned mostly by John, Peter, Andrew, James and those of the closer following, as Matthew, Bartholomew; and was the closer affiliated or associated with Thomas. In those activities then that followed the Crucifixion, and the days of the Pentecost, and the sermon or teachings, and when there was beheld by Lucius the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, when Peter spoke in tongues, or as he spoke in his Own tongue, it, the message was Heard by those of Every nation in their Own tongue, this so impressed Lucius that there came a rededicating, and the determination within self to become the closer associated, the closer affiliated with the Disciples or Apostles. But when the persecutions arose, and there was the choice of those that were to act as those called the deacons, as Philip and Stephen and the others, again he was rejected because of his close associations with one later called Paul, or Saul; he being also of Tarsus or of the country, and a Roman, and questioned as to his Jewish ancestry, though claimed by Paul (or Saul) that he was a Jew. His mother was indeed, and of the tribe of Benjamin, though his father was not. Hence we find the questions arose as to the advisability of putting those in position, either as teachers, ministers or those in active service, that were questioned as to their lineal descent. And again the old question as to whether Any were to receive the word but those of the household of faith, or of the Jews. During the sojourn in Jerusalem, though, before the greater persecutions, that is, before the beheading of James the brother of John and the stoning of Stephen, here again we had a great question arise. For Lucius, through the associations with the one who became his companion or wife as ye would call, was entertained and kept by Mary and Martha and Lazarus, thus we find these again made questions. And there is often the confusing of Lucius and Luke, for these were kinsmen; and Lucius and Luke were drawn or thrown together, and with the conversion of Saul (or Paul) (as he became) they followed closer and closer with the activities of Paul. With the acceptance of Lucius by Paul, and part of those in the Caesarean church, Lucius determined, with his companion, to return to the portion of his own land, owing to the persecutions, and to there attempt to establish a church; to be the minister, to be the active force in those portions of the land.

Thus we find in those latter portions of the experience he became the bishop or the director or the president of the Presbytery; or what ye would call the priest or the father or the high counsellor as given to those in the early periods of the Church; that is, the one to whom All Questions were taken respecting what ye would term in the present as theology, or questions pertaining to the laws. In such the entity as the bishop was the last word, other than that there might be the appeal from such a verdict to the church in Jerusalem, or the Apostles themselves. Such disputes brought disturbances at times, when there were the questionings especially as Paul brought into that region as to whether it was well for those in such positions to be married or not. And the declarations as made through the Corinthian and the Ephesian leaders indicate what disturbances there were; because differences arose between Lucius and Paul as well as between Silas and Paul and Barnabas and those that had become the leaders or the real ministers or the missionaries for the Church. Hence this brought into the experience of the entity Lucius disturbance between himself and his companion, because, in the first, the companion was younger in years than Lucius and to them there had been no offspring, no child. This confusion made for periods when there was the withdrawing of the companion, and the closer association of the companion with the teacher that had been the proclaimer and the director in the early experience of the Master's life Himself, or with Judy; and with Elizabeth and with Mary the Mother of the Lord. With those experiences, and with Paul's being carried on in his second and even his third missionary journey, and with Many of the things propounded by him that Lucius had declared as things that were unstable, there again, with the teachings to the companion by Judy, by the Mother of the Lord and Elizabeth in their years of maturity teaching this younger person, was brought to Lucius that which later John proclaimed; that there IS in this church of Laodicea no fault yet it is neither hot nor cold, and that for the lack of its very stand it would find condemning. Those became periods when Lucius then was thrown the closer, or drawn the closer to the companion; and with the birth of the child there were brought those periods of the greater contentment and peace in the latter days of the entity called Lucius, and a seeing of the development of those experiences. In Lucius association with Andrew, there was still questioning, for with Peter the speaker, Andrew the listener, there were disputes as to the advisability of Lucius being put into power; though in the latter portion of the experience, they were rather close associated, and Andrew was a defender of Lucius, After there was the settling between the companion and Lucius, after their separation and then reuniting.

Who actually wrote the four Gospels, in what order, and where were they written?

1. Mark was first dictated, greatly by Peter, and this in those periods just before Peter was carried to Rome.

2. The next was Matthew, written by the one whose name it bears (as for the Specific reasons), to those who were scattered into the upper portions of Palestine and through Laodicea.
This was written 33 to 34 years later than Mark; and while he that wrote same was in exile.

3. Luke was written by Lucius, rather than Luke; though a companion with Luke during those activities of Paul; and written, of course, unto those of the faith under the Roman Influence, not to the Roman peoples but to the provinces ruled by the Romans, and it was from those sources that the very changes were made, as to the differences in that given by Mark and Matthew.

4. John was written by several; not by the John who was the beloved, but the John who represented or who was the scribe for John the beloved; and as much of same, was written much later. Portions of it were written at different times and combined some 50 years after the Crucifixion.

The New Testament



The Books in the New Testament


“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” - Mathews 5:3

They that have not allowed and do not allow themselves to be directed by other influences than that of Godly-Force itself. They that are not acquainted with the familiar spirits but with the Divine. They that are meek yet proud in their meekness and their humbleness. These are they that are poor in spirit.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” - Matthew 5:4

Happy are they that have known sorrow, for their joy will be filled if they trust in the Lord. For He Is the Force, the Power, the Might that Comforts those that mourn for those things even as He wept over Jerusalem and mourned for the cities about same; yet might He not by His own power have commanded that all who would seek not to know be blotted away? Yet man's will, man's desire is that which makes him at a Oneness with the knowledge of God. And to seek and to know and to be Filled is that as comes from those who mourn over those things which they may be able to help but are powerless through the very will of others.

“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” Matthew 5:40

Go to the other extreme in being kind and gentle, or, Because ye have little ye say, "I must save, that I be not in want", but there are those who need what little thou hast! For it is indeed as has been given here. If you say, "If I were so and so, if I had this or that, O how much I would give to charity, to the needy" and give not in your present estate, you would not give any at all if you had all at your command! Then His command was as this: If what you have is taken away, give the All, that you may be Filled! For how has it been said? "That alone you give away, that do you possess."

Matthew 6:9–13

After this manner therefore Pray Ye:

“Our Father Who Art In Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom Come.
Thy Will Be Done; As In Heaven, So In Earth.
Give Us For Tomorrow The Needs Of The Body.
Forget Those Trespasses As We Forgive Those,
That Have Trespassed And Do Trespass Against Us.
Be Thou The Guide In The Time Of Trouble, Turmoil, and Temptation.
Lead Us In Paths Of Righteousness for Thy Name's Sake". -

"Where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also." Matthew 6:21

This is emblematical; as indicated in that whatever influence or force draws the material mind may also draw the mental and the soul experience. What you desire and seek after mentally and spiritually, and what you desire and seek for in the material things are not Always from the same promptings; but where the heart or the treasure is, there is the desire. Hence again is the injunction given that you know in Whom you believe as well as in What you believe; so that you know whether or not thy treasure is laid in that where moth and rust doth not corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, that is in the Spirit of Truth, in the Christ, in Jesus.

"Flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my father in heaven." - Matthew 16:17

All then who have taken, who do take that which had been given as the example, as the pattern, as the manner of expression, as the acknowledgement of the activities within self, are in that position, that they have touched, do touch as it were the knowledge of God in that His Ways, His Laws, His Love are not only a part of their individual lives but are by them manifested in their daily life, their daily conversation, as one to another. Yes, then, to the Peter in every experience of the body, the mind, the soul.

"And said, Verily I say unto you, Lest ye become as little children ye will in no wise enter in the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:3

Unless you can be just as forgiving, unless you can find it just as easy to forget slights and slurs and things that would make afraid those who would judge others. For with what measure ye mete, it is measured to thee again. Even as He, the Master gave, the faults ye find in others are reflected in thine own mirror of life. And as He gave, "Cast the beam out of thine eye that ye may see to take the mote from thy brother's eye." Keep in that faith as of the first lesson, become as a little child, if ye will be able to be of greater service to others. And unless we All become as little children, lest we all come with the desire, even though there be scorn upon the face, the actions, of many; yet that desire, that love, for those conditions that bring the full concept of the Fatherhood of God is that redeeming force as is manifest in the world. "The children lead where the old dare not follow", for unto him there has been given that message that will reach to those that, to the world, to the theologian as of the present day, will mean the new lesson, the new light, to the young in many places, for that innate desire of the love of the Father is in all.


"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." - Mark 10:15

And unless we All become as little children, lest we all come with the desire, even though there be scorn upon the face, the actions, of many; yet that desire, that love, for those conditions that bring the full concept of the Fatherhood of God is that redeeming force as is manifest in the world. "The children lead where the old dare not follow", for unto him there has been given that message that will reach to those that, to the world, to the theologian as of the present day, will mean the new lesson, the new light, to the young in many places, for that innate desire of the love of the Father is in all.


"Where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also." Luke 12:34

This is emblematical; as indicated in that whatever influence or force draws the material mind may also draw the mental and the soul experience. What you desire and seek after mentally and spiritually, and what you desire and seek for in the material things are not Always from the same promptings; but where the heart or the treasure is, there is the desire. Hence again is the injunction given that you know in Whom you believe as well as in What you believe; so that you know whether or not thy treasure is laid in that where moth and rust doth not corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, that is in the Spirit of Truth, in the Christ, in Jesus.




1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians



"Be angry but sin not." - Ephesians 4:26

One that may control self in anger is beginning the first lessons or laws of experience. One that may control self in anger, that must come as resentment in the speech of individuals, may make for that which disregards the words said; disliking that which would produce such a feeling within self, yet able to love the soul of one that causes or produces such a state of feeling. This is patience, and love, and hope, and meekness, and pureness of heart. The meek shall inherit the earth, said He, the pure in heart shall see God. They are promises! Believest thou Him? Then be angry and sin not is to know that these are thine Own promises, to thee, to thee! You may be angry and laugh and have your own way at the same time. These indicate the abilities to use, then, those influences that may be impelling others. Be sure you use these correctly. For it depends upon the spirit, the purpose, the hope, the desire with which you use the powers that be. Remember, God hath delivered to thee, as to every other soul, that as pertaineth to heaven, to earth and to hell. What do we do with it? It depends upon the spirit ye entertain, for ye become co-creators with the Father, in bringing what? in the earth.



1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy





What time is referred to in "Be ye patient; stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh" James 5:8

As given, this is the time, today, when the time draweth nigh for each soul to become more aware of the necessity of magnifying His presence through the patience borne one to, one with, one of another, that He may be glorified in us, through the promise of the Father that such will be to those that love His coming. Let each live, then, as though they Expected their concept of the Master Christ to Dine with them today. What Would ye have to offer as the fruits of thine own life, thine thoughts, thine acts, thine deeds? For, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my little ones ye have done it unto me."

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John



In the beginning again we would give this, that it may be clarified in the minds of those who seek to have the interpretation of The Revelation in their own experience: Know first that the knowledge of God is a growing thing, for ye grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding As ye apply that ye Know. But remember, as has been given by Him, to know to do good and do it not is sin. In the interpretation then of the Revelation as given by John in Patmos: This was John's revelation of His experience, and interpreted in the individual by the application of the body of self as a pattern with the attributes physically, mentally, spiritually, in their respective spheres for thine Own revelation. For this to be practical, to be applicable in the experience of each soul, it must be an individual experience; and the varied experiences or activities of an entity in its relationship to the study of self are planned, builded, workable in the pattern as John has given in the Revelation. Each attribute of the body, whether organ or functioning or the expression of same, becomes then in the experience of each soul as a seeker first. Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you!

Revelation 8:3-5

The Meaning of the symbol of the angel with the golden censer and the incense described in Revelation 8:3-5
As the influence is visualized in the experience of each soul by the name as implied in "angel", or the good that goes out from the individual soul in its relationships to the influences or forces about same, so is it called or given as the angel with the censer of the activities that emanate from each individual. And as has been given in other illustrations, that ye Are, that of good, rises ever as an incense, sweet before the throne of mercy. Or to take the back track, as it were, and take the angel with the censer, with the incense that is before the image of a soul seeking to become one with the Creative Forces or God, that which has been kind, gentle, patient, merciful, longsuffering in self's experience during a day, rises before the throne of the mercy seat within self to that of an incense of satisfaction. Why? Hate, unkindness, harshness, all such become as base in thine own experience, and as usual one condemns self by saying, "Why can't I do this or that?" And, "What is the use?" Well, and the censer is broken!

Revelation 8-9

The 7 angels described in Rev. 8-9 represent spiritual forces governing the various dimensional planes through which souls pass between incarnations on the earth.

While this explanation becomes a portion of another group's study and activity in the lesson just being approached on Happiness, it may be best explained in this; as to how this must indeed be interpreted in the experience of each soul, whether considered in a material plane in which there is found the real essence of happiness or that in the interim when ye are looked over, or when the promises become more and more as has been interpreted from that given by others, to be absent from the body-physical is to be present in the grace and glory and presence of divinity; or to be those influences that make for an activity in an influence without self. Now ye are studying yourself! Do not confuse the interpretation with that outside of thyself, but Happiness is love of something outside of self! It may never be obtained, may never be known by loving only things within self or self's own domain! Then the expression that has been given by an entity in a sojourn in the earth becomes as a portion of that activity as has been given, "He hath given His angels charge concerning thee, lest at any time ye dash thy foot against a stone." Hence we find that in the expression then of those interims where there are the guiding influences of that we have loved, we have love, for this becomes then very definite. If ye have loved self-glory, if ye have loved the honour of the people more than those thoughts of the mental and spiritual and moral welfare, what manner of angels will direct thee between thy interims? Think on the study then of Self, in thy body, but let it all become as has been So Oft given: Study to show thyself approved unto God, the God in self, the God in thine own consciousness, that Is creative in its essence; rightly divining and dividing the words of truth and light; keeping self unspotted from the world. And ye become lights to those that sit in darkness, to those that wander. Though ye may be reviled, revile not again. Though ye may be spoken of harshly, smile, Smile! For it is upon the river of Life that smiles are made. Not grins! No Cheshire cat activities bring other than those that are of the earth, of such natures that create in the minds and the experiences those things that become repulsive. But the smile of understanding cheers on the hearts of those who are discouraged, who are disheartened. It costs so little! It does thee so much good, and lifts the burdens of so many!

The symbols of Revelation, and the 12 major divisions of the body
Those that are of the general construction and those that are of the keeping alive physical, and those that are in keeping with the influences to the mental, to the material, to the spiritual; and the illustrations are shown in the bodily forces that are opened for those activities in a material plane.

Revelation 13:8

Will the body, for its own mental development, make a very close study of that book known as Revelation, in the Holy Book, and apply each indicated force In same to the Physical Body, and Understanding will come within self that will make for the directing of the mental abilities that will be most profitable, most beneficial to self And to others. As an illustration, where there is spoken of, as the book becoming bitter within the stomach when eaten, this referring to the application of that as is digested mentally Within an individual. As again when referring to those of the elders, they refer to those elements within the system, the Body, the Physical body, of the Glands of the body, for, as has been given, the Kingdom is within You! This, then; that the Spirit, the soul, the Elements of the Active forces, use those portions Of the physical body as their Temple During an earth's experience.

"The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." - Revelation 13:8

If this is taken in conjunction with many another expression of the Master, it may be the more easily comprehended in the intellectual activities of those who would seek to experience same. As the Master gave: "Before Abraham was I Am before the worlds were I Am." Hence, when there came the necessity in the realm of the spiritual home for the coming of the Lamb into the earth for its redemption, the Truth, the light, the offering was made. Hence the expression as given. For, as has been given, the thought, the mind, is the builder. Then, as each soul builds for that it as a soul is to act, whether in spirit, in mind or in body, the Soul-mind is already in the throes of the influences necessary. Then, when we comprehend we realize there is no time, no space, and that the divinity of the man Jesus was perfect in his Own activity in the earth. For, it was offered even from the first. So, as ye gathered here; ye each have your duties, your obligations, in materiality. Ye each have your promises in your material things, if ye will but follow in the way that has been opened, that has been shown thee, that each in your own experience may be the channel for the greater blessing to thy fellow man. And, as has been given you, ye have been chosen; each one that Chooses to Do His biddings. Then, pray ye the Father that through His Son, the Christ, ye may be shown more of the light, that ye may in This day, in This opportunity He has given thee in thy experience in the material world Now, fulfill that whereunto ye have been called. For, as the Master gave: "Think ye not that ye have a promise through Abraham? or that ye are children of promise through him?, for I say He may raise unto Himself of these stones children unto Abraham." Ye are children of the promise, in Christ. Ye have, of all people, the greater right for glorying in that promise; but if ye allow selfishness, unkindness, evil thoughts, evil communications, or little worries of the day to separate you, then ye have rejected being His children, and must one day, one time, suffer that of being offered on the altar. Then, make much of this opportunity. This, as He gave: "Love ye one another, prefer one another instead of self." Know the Truth, for only truth is of God.

“I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called: The Word of God.” - Revelation 19:11-13

This is the Christ in that it, as the horse, in the experiences of the awakening is the symbol of the messenger; and this Is Christ, Jesus, The Messenger.

“I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” - Revelation 20:1-3

What is the meaning of one thousand years that Satan is bound?
Is banished. That, as there are the activities of the forty and four thousand, in the same manner that the prayer of ten just should save a city, the deeds, the prayers of the faithful will allow that period when the incarnation of those only that are in the Lord shall rule the earth, and the period is as a thousand years. Thus is Satan bound, thus is Satan banished from the earth. The desire to do evil is only of him. And when there are, as the symbols, those only whose desire and purpose of their heart is to glorify the Father, these will be those periods when this shall come to pass. Be Ye All Determined within thy minds, thy hearts, thy purposes, to be of that number!

Revelation 20:4-6
Revelation 20:12-13

What is meant by the first and second resurrections?
The first is of those who have not tasted death in the sense of the dread of same. The second is of those who have Gained the understanding that in Him there Is no death.

“I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” - Revelation 21:1-6

When the foundations of the earth are broken up by those very disturbances. Can the mind of man comprehend no desire to sin, no purpose but that the glory of the Son may be manifested in his life? Is this not a new heaven, a new earth? For the former things would have passed away. For as the desires, the purposes, the aims are to bring about the whole change physically, so does it create in the experience of each soul a new vision, a new comprehension. For as has been given, it hath not entered the heart of man to know the glories that have been prepared, that are a part of the experiences of those that love Only the Lord and His ways. Those then that are come into the new life, the new understanding, the new regeneration, there Is then the new Jerusalem. For as has been given, the place is not as a place alone but as a condition, as an experience of the soul. Jerusalem has figuratively, symbolically, meant the holy place, the holy city, for there the ark of the covenant, the ark of the covenant in the minds, the hearts, the understandings, the comprehensions of those who have put away earthly desires and become as the New purposes in their experience, become the new Jerusalem, the new undertakings, the new desires.

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." - Revelation 21:8

Those that have passed into the understanding and then fall away, become minded of the earthly desires for self-exaltation, know the second death.

“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” - Revelation 21:10-14

That purpose, that estate to which there is the attaining of those who through the purifying, now come to the holy purpose, as the Holy Jerusalem; the Holy of Holies becomes the dwelling as it were of those.

What is meant by the 12 gates?
The twelve manners, the twelve ways, the twelve openings, the twelve experiences of the physical to all, and those that have all been purified in purpose for the activities with same.

What is the significance of the 12 angels?
The twelve purposes as represented by the activities of the openings to the bodily forces for their activities in the experiences of expression in the phases of the activities of the individual.

The 12 names which represent the 12 tribes of the children of Israel.
The same as the twelve gates, the twelve angels, the twelve ways, the twelve understandings; or the approach to Israel the seeker, all seeking not then as the expression of self but as One in the Holy One!

“And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” - Revelation 21:15-21

What is the golden reed to measure the city, and what is the significance of the stones of the new Jerusalem and their colours?
The new understanding, the reed to measure the city, the abilities of each. Not unto all is it given to be ministers, not unto all to be interpreters, not unto all to be this or that; but measured according to that whereunto they have purposed in their hearts. Though all are as one, remember it has been given that the purpose of the heart is to know Yourself to Be yourself and yet one with God even as Jesus, even as is represented in God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit; each knowing themselves to be themselves yet One! So the measurements for those that make the vibrations within themselves that become attuned to the new purpose, the new desire, the new hopes, the New Revelation, the new understandings to do the will of the Father with the will of that made perfect in the Christ.

“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” - Revelation 22:1

As the river, the water, the life represents the active flow of the purpose of the souls of men made pure in same. Then they flow with that purpose from the throne of God Itself, made pure in the blood of the Lamb, which is in Jesus, the Christ, to those who seek to know His ways.

“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” - Revelation 22:2

What is meant by the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit that yielded her fruit every month and the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations?
That as the tree planted by the water of life; that is, as the sturdiness of the purpose of the individual in its sureness in the Christ; and the leaves represent the activities that are as for the healing of all that the individual activities may contact, even in material life. And that it is Continuous, as by the month, as for purpose, as for the activities.

“Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” - Revelation 22:10-11

As that period approaches when there shall be those influences of the power of those incarnated in the activities of the earth, then the purposes become set as in that indicated by the activities of each being in that to which they have then given themselves.

Old Testament Explained

The Books in the Old Testament


"And He breathed into him the breath of life, and he became a living soul" - Genesis 2:7

Where does the soul come from, and how does it enter the physical body?
"And He breathed into him the breath of life, and he became a living soul", as the breath, the ether from the forces as come into the body of the human when born breathes the breath of life, as it becomes a living soul, provided it has reached that developing in the creation where the soul may enter and find the lodging place. All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came.

Where does the soul go when fully developed?
To its Maker.


"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day" - Exodus 20:11

That each may interpret this to his own comprehension is rather that each becomes aware of the power of the Father in His manifestations in the earth. When it is considered (as was later given, or Written even before this was written) that "a thousand years is as but a day and a day as but a thousand years in the sight of the Lord," then it may be comprehended that this was coloured by the writer in his desire to express to the people the power of the living God; rather than a statement of six days as man comprehends days in the present. Not that it was an impossibility; but rather that men under the environ should be impressed by the omnipotence of that they were called on to worship as God.







1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles







"In all thy getting, my son, get understanding." - Proverbs 4:7

That of Self. When one understands self, and self's relation to its Maker, the duty to its neighbour, its own duty to self, it cannot, it will not be false to man, or to its Maker. Give then more thought, For Thoughts Are Deeds, and are children of the relation reached between the mental and the soul, and has its relation to spirit and soul's plane of existence, as they do in the physical or earth plane. What one thinks continually, they become; what one cherishes in their heart and mind they make a part of the pulsation of their heart, through their own blood cells, and build in their own physical, that which its spirit and soul must feed upon, and that with which it will be possessed, when it passes into the realm for which the other experiences of what it has gained here in the physical plane, must be used. The attributes of the soul and spirit are as many, and as many more, as the attributes of the physical or mental mind. Each, in the beginning, endowed with that same condition, position. Each, in itself, building to itself, through its development known through the ages, as called from the earth plane, that which is manifest upon the earth. With each development, that force, known upon the plane as Will, is given to man over and above all creation; That force that may separate itself from its Maker, for with the Will man may either adhere or contradict the Divine law, those immutable laws, as are set between the Creator and the created. The study of these, through their phases and forms, and especially through any of those phases, wherein the carnal or material or normal forces are laid aside, and the ever present elements of spirit and soul commune with those of the forces as found in each entity. Study those and Know Thyself.


Song of Solomon


















The Gospel of Thomas

These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.

1) And he said: "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."

2) Jesus said: "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."

3) Jesus said: "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."

4) Jesus said: "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."

5) Jesus said: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."

6) His disciples questioned him and said to him: "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?" Jesus said: "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."

7) Jesus said: "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."

8) And he said: "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

(9) Jesus said: "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore 60 per measure and 120 per measure."

10) Jesus said: "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."

11) Jesus said: "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"

12) The disciples said to Jesus: "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them: "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."

13) Jesus said to his disciples: "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like." Simon Peter said to him: "You are like a righteous angel." Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher." Thomas said to him: "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like." Jesus said: "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out." And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?" Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."

14) Jesus said to them: "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth, it is that which will defile you."

15) Jesus said: "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father."

16) Jesus said: "Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary."

17) Jesus said: "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."

18) The disciples said to Jesus: "Tell us how our end will be." Jesus said: "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."

19) Jesus said: "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being. If you become my disciples and listen to my words, these stones will minister to you. For there are five trees for you in Paradise which remain undisturbed summer and winter and whose leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes acquainted with them will not experience death."

20) The disciples said to Jesus: "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like." He said to them: "It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."

21) Mary said to Jesus: "Whom are your disciples like?" He said: "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples: "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."

23) Jesus said: "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."

24) His disciples said to him: "Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it." He said to them: "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness."

25) Jesus said: "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."

26) Jesus said: "You see the mote in your brother's eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye. When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye."

27) Jesus said: "If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the father."

28) Jesus said: "I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent."

29) Jesus said: "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."

30) Jesus said: "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."

31) Jesus said: "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."

32) Jesus said: "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."

33) Jesus said: "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."

34) Jesus said: "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."

35) Jesus said: "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house."

36) Jesus said: "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."

37) His disciples said, "When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?" Jesus said: "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"

38) Jesus said: "Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me."

39) Jesus said: "The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."

40) Jesus said: "A grapevine has been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."

41) Jesus said: "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."

42) Jesus said: "Become passers-by."

43) His disciples said to him: "Who are you, that you should say these things to us?" Jesus said to them: "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become like the Jews, for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit (or) love the fruit and hate the tree."

44) Jesus said: "Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven."

45) Jesus said: "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. A good man brings forth good from his storehouse; an evil man brings forth evil things from his evil storehouse, which is in his heart, and says evil things. For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things."

46) Jesus said: "Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said, whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom and will become superior to John."

47) Jesus said: "It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows. And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise, he will honour the one and treat the other contemptuously. No man drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine. And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear would result."

48) Jesus said: "If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away."

49) Jesus said: "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."

50) Jesus said: "If they say to you, 'Where did you come from?', say to them: 'We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we are the elect of the living father.' If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"

51) His disciples said to him: "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?" He said to them: "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."

52) His disciples said to him: "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you." He said to them: "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."

53) His disciples said to him: "Is circumcision beneficial or not?" He said to them: "If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."

54) Jesus said: "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."

55) Jesus said: "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not hate his brothers and sisters and take up his cross in my way will not be worthy of me."

56) Jesus said: "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."

57) Jesus said: "The kingdom of the father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.' For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned."

58) Jesus said: "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."

59) Jesus said: "Take heed of the living one while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so."

60) They saw a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples: "That man is round about the lamb." They said to him: "So that he may kill it and eat it." He said to them: "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse." They said to him: "He cannot do so otherwise." He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourself within repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."

61) Jesus said: "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live." Salome said: "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
Jesus said to her: "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father." "I am your disciple." "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."

62) Jesus said: "It is to those who are worthy of my mysteries that I tell my mysteries. Do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing."

63) Jesus said: "There was a rich man who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouse with produce, with the result that I shall lack nothing.' Such were his intentions, but that same night he died. Let him who has ears hear."

64) Jesus said: "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests. He went to the first one and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants. They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.' He went to another and said to him, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him: 'I have just bought a house and am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.' He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare the banquet. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.' He went to another and said to him: 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm, and I am on my way to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.' The servant returned and said to his master: 'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.' The master said to his servant: 'Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.' Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father."

65) He said: "There was a good man who owned a vineyard. He leased it to tenant farmers so that they might work it and he might collect the produce from them. He sent his servant so that the tenants might give him the produce of the vineyard. They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him. The servant went back and told his master. The master said: 'Perhaps he did not recognize them.' He sent another servant. The tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner sent his son and said, 'Perhaps they will show respect to my son.' Because the tenants knew that it was he who was the heir to the vineyard, they seized him and killed him. Let him who has ears hear."

66) Jesus said: "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."

67) Jesus said: "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."

68) Jesus said: "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."

69) Jesus said: "Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves. It is they who have truly come to know the father. Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him who desires will be filled."

70) Jesus said: "That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you."

71) Jesus said: "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."

72) A man said to him: "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me." He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?" He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"

73) Jesus said: "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."

74) He said: "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."

75) Jesus said: "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."

76) Jesus said: "The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."

77) Jesus said: "It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

78) Jesus said: "Why have you come out into the desert? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in fine garments like your kings and your great men? Upon them are the fine garments, and they are unable to discern the truth."

79) A woman from the crowd said to him: "Blessed are the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you." He said to her: "Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, 'Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk.'"

80) Jesus said: "He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world."

81) Jesus said: "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."

82) Jesus said: "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."

83) Jesus said: "The images are manifest to man, but the light in them remains concealed in the image of the light of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will remain concealed by his light."

84) Jesus said: "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die not become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"

85) Jesus said: "Adam came into being from a great power and a great wealth, but he did not become worthy of you. For had he been worthy, he would not have experienced death."

86) Jesus said: "The foxes have their holes and the birds have their nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest."

87) Jesus said: "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."

88) Jesus said: "The angels and the prophets will come to you and give to you those things you (already) have. And you too, give them those things which you have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what is theirs?'"

89) Jesus said: "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside?"

90) Jesus said: "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."

91) They said to him: "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you." He said to them: "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."

92) Jesus said: "Seek and you will find. Yet, what you asked me about in former times and which I did not tell you then, now I do desire to tell, but you do not inquire after it."

93) Jesus said: "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they [...] it [...]."

94) Jesus said: "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."

95) Jesus said: "If you have money, do not lend it at interest, but give it to one from whom you will not get it back."

96) Jesus said: "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman. She took a little leaven, concealed it in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear."

97) Jesus said: "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking on the road, still some distance from home, the handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her on the road. She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty."

98) Jesus said: "The kingdom of the father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man."

99) The disciples said to him: "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside." He said to them: "Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father."

100) They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him: "Caesar's men demand taxes from us. Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."

101) Jesus said: "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother [...], but my true mother gave me life."

102) Jesus said: "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat."

103) Jesus said: "Fortunate is the man who knows where the brigands will enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before they invade."

104) They said to Jesus: "Come, let us pray today and let us fast." Jesus said: "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."

105) Jesus said: "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."

106) Jesus said: "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."

107) Jesus said: "The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a 100 sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the 99 sheep and looked for that one until he found it. When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the sheep, 'I care for you more than the 99.'"

108) Jesus said: "He who will drink from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he, and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him."

109) Jesus said: "The kingdom is like a man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know (about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one who bought it went plowing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished."

110) Jesus said: "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."

111) Jesus said: "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say: "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"

112) Jesus said: "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."

113) His disciples said to him: "When will the kingdom come?" Jesus said: "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."

114) Simon Peter said to him: "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life." Jesus said: "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."

-  "The Gospel of Thomas", Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin, The Nag Hammadi Library.



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