As to the abilities in the present and that to which
it may attain, and how
First know thyself and that which is the motivative force of thy
mental and material activities with those about thee. Then turning
within, through those influences of the Christ Consciousness, know
that thou doest with thy might will have its blessings in those
things that will come to bear upon thy life and those that ye serve.
In the mental and the material things, so use thy abilities in the
self-expression of that which has been innately and manifestedly
built in thy experiences in the earth, as to cause the fruits of thy
efforts and abilities to become the helpmeets, the helpfulnesses to,
and the incentives and motives of others in Their activities in
their relationships of life. This will bring harmonious experiences,
this will bring those material necessities in the material world
that to so many become a burden and a stumbling stone.
Be Content with what thou hast, but
never be Satisfied with what thou hast. Abundance is the lot of him
who is in accord with those truths of the Creative Energy, just as
the world, the hills, the cattle, the gold, is mine, sayeth the
Lord. I will repay, sayeth the Lord. Put thine self in that
attitude, that position, of reflecting that as is of the Creative
Energy, and that necessary, and over an abundance will be in thine
"If thine child ask for bread would you give him stone?", If thine
neighbour is hungry would you give him advice?"
The most ideal (as would be called) was Adam, who was in that period
when he (Adam) appeared as five in one.
Affirmation To Be Helpful
Lord here am I.
Use thou me, in that way and manner, that I may be a better channel
of service to Thee, and for bringing grace and mercy to those I meet
day by day!
Analyse self; begin at this: Know there is the
physical body and its attributes, its hopes, its desires, physical
just as that of animated matter, animated spirit. Then there is the
mind, the physical mind and its associations; the spiritual mind and
its hopes and desires. Then there is the soul body also. Thus as you
find in self body, mind, soul, in its three-dimensional manner it is
as the spiritual three-dimensional concept of the Godhead; Father,
Son, Holy Spirit.
These, then, in self are a shadow of the spirit of the Creative
Force. Thus as the Father is as the body, the mind is as the Son,
the Soul is as the Holy Spirit. For it is eternal. It has ever been
and ever will be, and it is the soul made in the image of the
Creator, not merely the physical or mental being but with the
attributes. For, as is given in the beginning: God moved and said,
"Let there be light," and there was light, not the light of the sun,
but rather that of which, through which, in which every soul had,
has, and ever has its being. For in truth ye live and love and have
thy being in Him.
These considerations, then, each in analysing of self, each has its
part in thine own physical consciousness, yes. Take time to be holy,
but take time to play also. Take time to rest, time to recuperate;
for thy Master, even in the pattern in the earth, took time to rest,
took time to be apart from others, took time to meditate and pray,
took time to attend a wedding, to give time to attend a funeral;
took time to attend those awakenings from death and took time to
minister to all.
So in learning thy experience in the earth, not as routine but at
regular periods have thy rest, have thy labours, do feed the mind;
do feed the soul just as it is necessary to feed the physical man
and these will declare just as much dividend as does that necessity
of feeding the body. Without that to be masticated, and without its
mastication, it is indigestion and suffering. So with the food for
the mind and the soul, it must be masticated and put to use, and
these will bring much more harmonious experience.
For ye need those companionships that are in accord with thine own
ideas and ye will find them if ye seek. For as has been given:
"Behold I stand at the door and knock, if ye will open I will
enter." This is not merely a saying, for thy mind seeks a Saviour,
but most of all companionship of the Master draws that which will
bring succour and understanding, peace and harmony. For ye remember,
as has been given: 'Do know that offences come, but woe unto him by
whom they come. Ye believe an God, believe also in me. For I have
overcome the world." And in Him may ye overcome the world.
First, Analyse Thyself
Know thyself, for he indeed that knows himself knows his God also.
And be sure ye know what and Who is, and where is, thy God. These
must be answered within self. For, as the tenets of old, all the
principles of the divine that are manifested in the material man are
found deep within self. And all that we may know of a universal
consciousness is already within self. But know thy ideal, that has
been, that may be manifested in the material plane, spiritually,
mentally, materially; and, most of all, know the Author of such
ideas and ideals. Then, study to show thyself approved unto that
chosen ideal; condemning none, but living, manifesting that ye
profess to believe.
The Hierarchy of Angels is in three
Angels as the Laws of the Universe
Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones
form part of the Higher Hierarchy
Seraphim are Angels of love, light and fire (purification).
They surround the centre from which all life flows to
consciousness and creation.
They are the choirs of Angels called “the music of the spheres”.
Cherubim bring intercession and cleansing to humanity, guard
the celestial records of knowledge, and emanate Divine Wisdom.
Thrones govern justice, are a source of karmic forces and
create a powerful spiritual attraction which will bring all
souls back to the Divine.
Dominions, Virtues, Powers form part of the Middle Hierarchy
Dominions, the forces of all nature: animal, vegetable and
mineral kingdoms, and the originating force and ultimate
perfection of creation (law of evolution).
Virtues emanate grace, and forces which manifest miracles in
spirit upon the earth.
Powers are the warrior angels that protect us from demons,
emanate creative power to souls, regulate punitive power, mercy,
legislation, and sovereign power.
Principalities, Archangels, Angels
Principalities that emanate celestial intelligences to any
form of power on the earth through Divine guidance and govern
the spiritual awakening of the masses.
Archangels who oversee the activities of nations.
They inspire us through art, music, literature, religion and
These Archangels are able to command all of the Divine forces in
carrying out their mission.
They have chosen to assist souls on earth to reach their
There are 7 leading Archangels:
Archangel Michael is the leader of these and his responsibility
is to bring all souls to the Christ Consciousness.
Archangel Raphael is the source of all Healing and divinely
Raguel is the taskmaster for the other Archangels and the lower
Angelic realms and is the guardian of our chakras.
Uriel transforms tribulation and misfortune into great
Sarakiel has dominion over the souls who have transgressed and
represents our conscience.
Archangel Gabriel reveals God’s will and is the Archangel of
resurrection. He is also called the “Angel of paradise”.
Ramiel, the seventh leading Archangel presides over mystical
vision and the coming of Judgment Day.
He is part of the group that rules the Akashic records.
Angels provide Divine interaction between this earth and
the spiritual realm.
They provide inspiration, revelation, guidance and protection.
They are the messengers we see right after death who give us our
“life review” and present our earthly experiences to the higher
powers of grace and mercy.
Halaliel is one in, and with, whose courts Ariel fought when there was the
rebellion in heaven. Now, where is heaven? Where is Ariel, and who
was he? A companion of Lucifer or Satan, and one that made for the
disputing of the influences in the experiences of Adam in the
He that does not control resentment, he that does not control anger,
he that does not control that urge for the egotism in self, is
indeed worse than he that has none; for such may make for
stumblingblocks and experiences that bring distraughtness and
disturbances, not only of self as to the Thoughts of self but to the
Unless the high ideal is set, or unless the ideal of self is set in
the spiritual attributes that partake of the creative forces or
energies that may manifest in or through men in their material
activity, little of value or of worth may come, and less of growth
of the soul for its return to its former state with and in the
creative energies that may manifest in the spiritual, the mental or
the material world. Unless the activities are founded in spirit of
the Creative Forces, they must eventually come to naught.
Set first, then, thine mind, thine body, thine inner self, in attune
and in accord with the highest ideal that may be attained in thine
meditative self. For God Is, and would have each soul to manifest in
such a manner that the expressions of that soul in materiality may
be a channel to show others the way to the indwelling with the
eternal forces that are of the creative energies. Know, then, as ye
do it unto the least of thy brethren ye do it unto Him. Keep That
before thee, lest thou stumblest over thine own judgments.
While the astrological aspects have an influence upon the
experiences, these are not so strong an influence as the
sojourns in the material experiences.
Study also astrological subjects, not as termed by some, but
rather in the light of that which may be gained through a study
of His word. For, as it was given from the beginning, those
planets, the stars, are given for signs, for seasons, for years,
that man may indeed (in his contemplation of the universe) find
his closer relationships.
There are astrological aspects, to be sure, in the influence of
each entity; which are influences not because the Sun, the Moon,
the Stars, Planets or any phase of the zodiacal signs are in
this or that position at the time of birth, rather the time of
the birth is controlling, or did control the position of the
Sun, Moon and Stars as relative to thy activities! For remember,
all that Is is for the service to thee, if ye understand and
comprehend thy relationship to same. For as ye sow, so Shall ye
The Atlanteans were those that had reached an advancement, had
been entrusted with divine activities in the earth, and forgot
from whom, in whom all live and have their being; thus brought
about within themselves, that which destroyed the body, but not
the soul. Thus there was prepared the way, even through Him who
is now the life, the light, the immortality, the resurrection,
the way through which peace and harmony, beauty and love, may be
in the experience of each and every soul that seeks and
acknowledges Him as thy Lord, as thy Saviour.
The attitude of mind makes for that which gives the birth, or
the rising up of peace, harmony, understanding, or it is as the
children Of the mind, that which brings contending forces that
may be warred against; for as All Must find, "When I would do
right the spirit of unrest is ever present." As day by day this
is put out of the mind, and more and more the mind of harmony,
peace, understanding, not a latent kind, but an Active force,
so does this become the manner in which self is giving
expression of that being sought.
"Let thy yeas be yea, and thy nays be nay, in the light, the
love, of Him that said, "Thou hast chosen the better part." Let,
then, all thine activities, in understanding that as may be
accomplished by self, in the capacity of bringing those
relationships and those understandings to those peoples as of
old, be with patience and with persistence, and with that
determination that: "Others may do as they may, but for me, I
will serve With the living truth, the Living God". "I am
determined to know nothing among men save Jesus and Him
crucified, for these truths are one!"
Mental and Physical Attitude
To be sure, only self may be controlled. But if there are those
relationships that are felt, are declared by the friend to be
existent, if there is the care, physically and mentally, for the
associations and activities, then the activities of self will be
returned in the manner in which there is the meting out.
If the feeling has grown cold, if the nature of the activities of
the body has been of such import that it may be within the mind of
self justified, not by hearsay, but, if ye would be forgiven, ye
would forgive, build then upon that which is thy concept of the
loving, forgiving Christ-Consciousness.
Not that such relations or activities were by Him condoned, but
rather was there the consideration of the desires of the body as
well as the mental attitudes, circumstances and conditions.
So with self. For the needs of that as may bring into the
experience, in the present, build upon that in self that is the
answer for the hope, the faith, the Experiences; that ye may know in
the oneness of purpose, oneness of desire, to keep that which Is the
whole import and purpose of thy material relationships in thy
activities, in thy environs, in thy surroundings!
Do not condemn. Do not condone.
But as ye would that would be done to thee, do ye even so to the
other, which is in keeping with thy concept of thy Christian Faith,
thy Christian Hope!
Thus ye will find that such activities and attitudes will bring into
thy experience the greater peace. Not by "Don't do this, Don't do
that! I won't have this, I won't have that!" Rather in that same
manner in which ye have held and do hold in thy own heart and mind
the love not of self, not of desire as to satisfying of physical
relationships or activities, but in the singleness of purpose that
each day, each activity may be a manifestation of being a channel of
blessing to someone day by day!
Only in that attitude, in that purpose, may ye find within thine own
heart and mind that which will bring peace and harmony Between thee,
or will give to thee the all good conscience.
Know that it is better to trust a heart or body, and that deceiving,
than to doubt that body which If believing would Bless thy life with
Keep thy faith in Him, that All will be and is right! And make thy
life, thy activities in accord with same!
The "Atonement of Christ" and the "At-onement with Christ" are in
The atonement and at-onement is one in the faith that He, the Christ,
presented to man that manner of life, that manner of activity in a
material world that leaves easy the spiritual self in atonement for
that which has been met in the experience of the entity, or self,
and hence becomes the Oneness, Through atonement, With the Creative
Forces, which is God! Hence the Oneness of Christ life, Christ
manifestations in the material world, brings those that trust in Him, and act that way, to the consciousness of that at-onement in Him.
The harmony between the "Atonement of Christ" and Re-incarnation
That as is the experience must be met in the activity of that soul,
that is an Individuality, that may be one With God yet Not God, yet
one With Him in its individuality. Hence, as the Son of man, made
in the flesh, in Adam brought sin, or separation from God, in the
last Adam, the Christ, brought that At-Onement With God. So does
this, then, make the at-onement with those that, as He, make
themselves, through Him, in the same activity, the same
at-onement, With Him.
For these Are trying times. And know that there is no one in
authority that has not been raised to same by the grace of
Creative Forces. Each then is being given (that is an authority)
the opportunity for expressing those purposes in his
relationships and dealings with the fellow man - for the very
reason of his abilities as a leader.
First, know in whom, in what thou
hast believed. Set thine ideal. And ye may know the Lord Liveth in
the hearts of those that name His name and not self!
First, know thyself, and that ye seek, and why. Know in Whom ye
believe, and the author of that ye do believe, and it is bounded
only in Him. For, "They that gathered with us," as He gave,
scattereth not abroad. Fear not. Only fear Fear.
Love the Lord. Keep His ways. For He, as ye must always remember,
hath blessed thee personally. And that means for keeps! Repeat three times every day, and
then listen: "Lord What Would Thou Have Me Do Today?"
Have this not as rote. Mean it! For as He has spoken, as He has
promised, "If ye call I will hear, and answer speedily." He meant
it! Believe it!
Have you determined, and satisfied your mental and spiritual
consciousness, as to Whom you believes?
For as has been attested and demonstrated as of old, not every
spirit, not every entity seeks to serve irrespective of self.
Neither do all that may manifest seek to express or manifest other
than that which has been the conscious, superconscious or
subconscious desire of the ego.
Then, know in whom ye believe as well as in what ye believe;
trusting in the divine that manifests itself in thy own inner self,
in thy very life itself, that ye may build that which will bring
harmony, peace, contentment, thus making the world, yes, thy
environ, yes, thy associates day by day, Better for thy having
passed that way! Not that ye are to become long-faced nor saintly in
a manner that is not in keeping with the way ye think and act and
treat thy fellow man, but they are one! And it is only the things of
the spirit that are eternal, or that can bring that harmony which is
so necessary in the experience of each soul as it journeys through
the veil of the earth or dwells in the shadows of sorrow, or finds
in the bright lights of the promises of tomorrow the glories that
may come Only from just being kind, just doing Every day, in Every
way, just that to others ye would have others do to you. Know in
Whom ye believe and in what ye believe. For the power of God is
Right, and is able to keep those who use their purpose in life to
the glory of God. And ye know in whom ye have put thy trust; ye
should know, ye do know. Ye have only lost thy hold, thy grip, by
the things and for the things that are of the moment. For the earth
is the Lord's. Trust rather in Him. And as ye do to others may it be
done to thee.
For ye know in Whom and in what ye have believed. Ye know thy
health, thy well-being, yea thy life, is in Him; that He is able to
keep that ye commit unto Him against any experience. It is in Him
that ye live and move and have thy being. Ye Are the child of the
living God. Act like that! Then apply in thy experience, in thy
relationships, in thy associations one with another, knowing, as He
has given, "Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these my
children, ye do it unto me." Today, as ye will hear His voice, then
turn, know in whom ye believe; knowing that He is able to forgive
sin in the earth, in the mental, yea in the hereafter. For, even to
that one on the Cross He gave, "Today thou shalt be with Me in
paradise." So with thee in thy seeking, in thy own stumbling manner
listen to that voice within. For if ye know in Whom and in what ye
believe, then ye may give, in thy manifested activity, a
constructive influence ever.
How can I obtain relief from resentment and bitterness?
As ye forgive, ye are forgiven. As ye love, so are ye
loved. As ye resent, so are ye resented. This is Law, - physical,
mental and Spiritual!
Then, chuck it out of thy life. Let the love of God so fill thy
mind, thy body, that there is No resentment.
As to how, though ye may not of thyself, put the burden on Him and
it becomes light. But Act in the manner as He did,
not resenting any. For remember, as He said to that one who
had promised that though all might forsake Him, he never
would, yet in the same hour denied that he ever knew Him,
"When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." Thus
may it be given to thee, if ye put that resentment away,
if ye put that doubt and that fear upon Him, He will cast it
out; but thee, strengthen thy brethren.
Teach, preach, talk to others, as to how they should leave such at
the Cross and Only magnify, manifest, Know that they need not attempt to
justify themselves. For, All the justification is in Him. We need
then only to Glorify that love, that hope, that
understanding which He brings to each soul that seeks His face.
And He will answer. Fear not when He declares, "Be not
afraid, it is I." Know that He is able, He is willing.
Trust wholly in Him.
Who is blameless?
Only those that blame no one for
aught that is, has been or may be. Only in creating hope,
life, understanding, harmony, does one become blameless.
For, as ye understand, they that would be loved must show
themselves lovely; they that would have friends must Be a
friend to others. For in the manner ye treat others, ye
treat thy Lord.
Let that light which has aroused thee be Alive, Awakened.
Condemn no one. And as ye come seeking, know, understand,
as ye create same in the lives of others so is it reflected
in thine own.
First, there must
be in the spiritual and mental self, the renouncing of any
condemnation of others. Never an attitude of blaming others, but
knowing within self that the state in which you find yourself is
where the Lord would have you work in His vineyard. The very fact
that you have life itself, even, is the opportunity for being a
witness-bearing child to the King of kings.
Speak kindly, speak gently. Be patient. Be not faultfinding, be not
condemning of others, nor of anything that may have come to be your
lot. Be not a gossiper of activities that would bring any
condemnation on others.
For as thy body is the temple of the living God, the more oft ye
become active in letting those promises be manifested that are given
to each soul, "If ye will be my son, I will be thy God," thus thy
greatest strength may come in and through Him, as it may be
manifested through thy relationships to thy fellow man day by day.
As to choices of how these will be made manifest, they, the
choices, must Ever be thine answer to that conviction which lies
within, through the knowledge of Him, thy Lord, thy God, day by day.
Of thyself alone little may be accomplished that is of lasting
worth, yet much may be done in a material way to give or bring
satisfaction, or gratification, to thy material desires. But these
are of the earth-earthy. Then, let thy life be so lived that the Material successes come as a
result of a clean, conscientious, consistent abiding in the faith,
the promise from Him that ye are His son.
For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof. The silver,
the gold is his; and the cattle, the grain upon a thousand hills are
but as the workmanship of His hand.
And He withholds no good things from those who abide wholly within
Him and His promises.
Body, Mind and Soul
One finds the body, the mind, the soul of self as a
counterpart of that an entity worships in the Godhead as
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
So the body, mind and soul answer to that which is the
source of health, of mind, of matter, in the experience of
To this entity these in the Godhead are one. So in the
body they are one; body, mind, soul.
Body is temporal, mind is partially temporal and
partially holy; the soul is eternal.
Just as the body then is the manifestation of the
individual entity, the mind is the manifestation of the Son,
both as an earthly experience and as an at-onement with
the Father, the whole.
So the soul is that which is eternal.
Thus does there come in the experience of each soul
those problems in a material world of the constant warring
of material or changing things, or earthly experience, with
mental and spiritual or soul forces.
The Way, then, is that manifested in the Creative Force through
Jesus, the Christ, the Son; for He is the way, the
truth, the light in which the body, the mind, the soul may
find that security, that understanding, that comprehending
of the oneness OF the spiritual with the material that is
manifested in an individual entity.
The Body is the Temple of the Living Soul
And there should be made and kept that whereunto it may become the
more beautiful place for the worshipfulness in its every function,
in its every organ, to glorify those purposes whereunto each organ,
each functioning, has been set for the glorifying of the spirit of
creative forces in a material world. But know that thy
body is indeed the Temple of the Living God. And He has promised to
meet thee. Keep that body as the Temple of God. Supply it with all
the beauties as ye would a physical service to Him that ye would
honour most, in thy heart, in thy body, in thy mind, in thy purpose.
And let it ever be with that spirit of truth as manifested in Him,
"I go unto the Father, that where I am ye may be also."
Who is thy brother? Who is thy sister? Who is thy mother? He
that doeth the will of the Father, the same is thy mother, thy
brother, thy sister. He that would not forsake all to join hands
with those who have attempted to do such, or who have same as
their purpose and desire, is not worthy of His house.
Let thy watchword be: "I am my brother's keeper." Who is thy
brother? Whoever, wherever he is, that bears the imprint of the
Maker in the earth, be he black, white, grey or grizzled, be he
young, be he Hottentot, or on the throne or in the president's
chair. All that are in the earth today are thy brothers. Those that
have gradually forgotten God entirely have been eliminated, and
there has come, now, and will come the period when there will be no
part of the globe where man has not had the opportunity to hear:
"The Lord He is God." And, as has been indicated, when this period
has been accomplished, then the new era, the new age, is to begin.
Will ye have a part of it, or will ye let it pass by and be merely a
hanger-on, or one upon whom your brother, the Lord, thy Christ, may
depend? Remember, He has given thee father, mother, home,
opportunity, possibilities that are within thine own grasp now. And
the meanest, the littlest man in the world is one who is
unappreciative of what has been done, what is being done. That is
why man, when he forsakes God feels so low, becomes so little in his
own sight. So think on these things, and begin where the light
begins, and that is within thine own heart and mind, as ye read, as
ye study, as ye talk with the Lord of thy heart. Who is thy Lord? He
that made heaven and earth, He that walked among men, He that said
"Come to me," He that gave "If ye open your heart, your mind, I will
walk and talk with thee." Or is it self, that ye may be a little bit
better, a little bit bigger, a little bit saucier, yes, a little bit
better to cuss this or that? No! He that is the Maker, the Creator,
to whom the whole world has been given! He asks and entrusts to thee
thy place to be fulfilled by thee to His glory, His honour, and then
will there be peace, harmony, happiness in thy life experience
throughout. Does mankind consider he is indeed his brother's keeper?
And this is the manner in which man may answer the question. There
will be no want in bread for mankind when mankind eventually
realizes he is indeed his brother's keeper. For the earth is the
Lord's and the fullness thereof, and the bounty in one land is lent
to man to give his brother. Who is his brother? Our Father, then
each of every land, of every colour, of every creed is brother of
those who seek the Father, God. This instill as ye interpret. Be
faithful to the trust given thee. All must come to the knowledge
that "I Am my brother's keeper." And until the world, or those in
authority, those in power from the angle or standpoint of that which
is the exchange medium between individual groups in their affairs,
socially, commercially and spiritually, recognize that this is true,
and that each group is dependent one upon another, little progress
of a lasting nature be made. For, we are indeed our brother's
keeper; self is indeed thy brother's keeper, but not keeping him
under your own thumb. And as there is more and more thought and
purpose given in that direction, greater will be the mental
satisfaction, the material blessings, and the spiritual
understanding in this material world.
For the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, and they that
hoard same, whether it be bread, wood, gold or what, are only
cheating themselves in cheating the Lord. For thy brethren are thy
obligation. For thou art thy brother's keeper.
Brotherhood of man
The brotherhood of man, preach it ever! O, that man would gain the
understanding in his heart of this universality of the truth, that
man Is his brother's keeper! Then may there be the awakening within
each soul of the necessity of its giving expression to those in
every walk of life.
Too oft does religion
interfere with good business. These should be
one, not separate. For the Lord, thy God is one. For, as has been
given, to gain the whole world and lose the own spiritual self or
soul is naught. Then, the policies, the activities, in every way and
manner, must be in keeping with that which is constructive, that
which is activative in that way and manner, if there would be a
mental, a spiritual, a material success. To be sure, there may be
material successes in sharp practices; there may be material
successes in taking advantage of one another in varied activities;
but, the Lord thy God is One! and this applies in business, in
mental, in the spiritual life, and should be construed so, and they
that attempt to make them separate do so to their own mental and
spiritual undoing, and sooner or later a material and mental
In the experiences of those in a material world where financial gain
is had, where fame to an extent is given to individuals, it is oft
seen that they are not at peace with themselves, with their fellows
or with their God. There may not be outwardly in the individual
experience failures financially, or other than a whitewashing of the
mental individual activity, yet there is oft seen in such households
that which has been expressed in this manner: "Yes, their money is
needed to care for that afflicted one, that disconcerted one in
their midst." God is not mocked; whatsoever a man soweth, that shall
he also reap. Thus the desire to be spoiled by the desire of
material gain or fame. Hence the warnings: Know, O Israel, the Lord
thy God is One! If each soul would understand what that means, he
may pattern his life, his associations, his dealings with his fellow
man, in such a way and manner as to make not only harmony and peace
within his own home, his own mind, but all who contact the
body-entity will know same for the beauty of his dealings with his
fellow man in every way and manner. Man should learn: It is God that
giveth the increase. Man as he labours, as has been given of old, is
worthy of his hire.
To take advantage, then, of an employee because of circumstance,
because of surroundings, or for the employee to take advantage of
the employer because of any condition that arises, must be met in
the experience of them all. For it is the law; and the law shall not
pass away until it is fulfilled to every whit and every tittle in
the experiences of each individual! Hence the warnings given, that
there be the building within self of that as would be not merely an
axiom but as a living experience. For the Lord thy God is a living
God. Man's soul, man's activity, is a living experience. Begin to
build constructively in the beginning, if you would have the success
in all phases of the endeavour. To do wrong never
will make good come of it, though it may make money and means and
false promises may induce; but the end thereof is Death! Death not
only to a successful business, death to the better self, death to
all the influences and forces. For how has it been reckoned? Good is
like a leaven that eventually leaveneth the whole lump. How is evil?
Usually smeared on as some kinds of paints that cover and yet, How
did He put it?, are as a whitened sepulchre, beautiful to look at
but inwardly full of dead men's bones! So are the relationships with
individuals. You cannot whitewash that which is in import and intent
evil and have good come from same.
For even as He taught, he that is willing to lay
down his life for a cause Gains the cause!
Then as He gave Himself as a ransom
for many, so may those who have embraced Him gain a concept of that
for which He stands, and become active in that direction. Not for
fame, not for fortune, not even for what may be termed a patriotic
spirit, for or because of a wrong concept, but for those activities
that are to bring the fruits of the Spirit; as hope, faith, love,
long-suffering, brotherly kindness, gentleness, and most of all
For in Patience we become aware of that relationship with the
Creative Forces, that may only be expressed in materiality in what
we do to our fellow man. For: "As ye do it unto the least of
thy brethren, ye do it unto me", saith He that Is the Way, the
Truth, the Light!
Forget not, in thine own vocabulary as
it might be called, you will catch many more flies with sugar than
As to what the soul, the entity,
does with its virtues depends upon its own choice; for, as has been
given of old, "There is today set before thee day and night, life
and death, good and evil. Choose thou." Not unto self-exaltation nor
self's glorification, but that in Him ye may be one With Him and
known as one among those that love their fellow man.
"Think not who will ascend into heaven to bring Him down that we may
know, or who shall go over the seas that may bring a message that we
may hear; but lo, He is in thine own heart; He Is the nearest to
thine own soul!" For "Today there is set before you good and evil,
life and death. Choose thou!"
Or again as the admonition of the Son of man, as He walked with that
leader among men, as He gave to the brethren, "Let others do as they
may, but for me and myself, me and my house, we will serve a Living
Let these be as thy statutes, as thy ruling influence. And know, as
He has given, "If ye will be my people, I will be thy God." And
"Though ye be far away, though ye be in distant lands, when ye call
I, thy Lord, will hear, and will answer speedily."
In its soul development - if there are the choices made by the
individuals of ideals that are first of a spiritual import, and then
of a mental application. Be mindful that the ideals are formed and
that ye live to them.
Whether such is to be chosen or not, each one Must decide. How has
it always been set? "There is set before thee life and death, good
and evil. Choose Thou!"
These should be the answers ever. That choices are made by counsel
here or counsel there only makes for confusion within self, oft.
Rather meet within thine own self thy Maker, and let the guide come
There as to what ye shall do.
Thou hast seen thou hast heard, thou hast known much as concerning
how ye may be led. Join not with unbelievers, yet let thy yeas be
yea and thy nays be nay. Be not unequally yoked together with those
that make for stumbling in any direction.
Remember, others may and can think as well as thou, and Their
opinions to them are as necessary as thine own. Find not fault,
then, with others. Rather So Live thine own life in such a simple,
sincere manner, as to constrain others to know by thy deeds, not by
thy words, that thou hast chosen well.
The Christ-Consciousness is the awareness within each soul,
imprinted in pattern on the mind and waiting to be awakened by the
will, of the soul's oneness with God.
The Season that to every student of Christian thought means so much,
know that the birth of the Christ-Child in Jesus has meant, and
does mean, more and more in the thought, and the activity of the
world as a whole. And each may judge within yourselves, as to
whether the world is growing better or not according to that
conviction, that feeling within thine own self that what the
Christ-mass or Christmas spirit means is being manifested in thy
daily life, and thy associations with thy fellow men.
For unless this fact is a personal experience, then to you, as an
individual, it is not being accomplished. But each, with only few
exceptions (and these ye know within thine own hearts), feel that
the peace within, as comes from the meditating upon the desire to
be what the Father-God would have thee be through the promises in
the Christ-Jesus, Is making thy life, thy associations with thy
fellow man, more and more in keeping with the Christmas spirit; that
commandment as He gave:
"A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another, even
as I have loved you."
And as we keep His ways we come to know How that out of sorrow
cometh Joy, if the peace of the Lord is In same. But if there is
kept a hate, a grudge, it bringeth rust and corruption. Let the
Lord's ways be thy ways, and the Christmas joy fill thy heart.
As ye are trusted among thy fellow man, so hath the Lord put thee in
the way to do good; even to those that may at times despitefully use
thee. Then, let the love of the Father, as was manifested in Jesus
the Christ, so rule thy life that love, mercy and peace replaces
questionings and hate and grudges in thine own life. See not the
mote in the lives of others, rather magnify the grace and good that
is in Each life, and speak evil of No man!
Let patience, love and mercy be thy watchwords. Practice them in thy
daily life. For in so doing ye bring into thy experience all the
joy, all the expectancy, all the anticipation of a closer walk with
Him, which is indeed the Christ-mass spirit. Keep the faith thou
hast set, for His love, His mercy, is able to sustain thee ever, and
His grace, yea, His patience, endureth
forever. Then be thou a little more patient, a little more gracious,
and ye will find the love unchangeable, and His presence abiding
In the desire of the heart is there the activity of the mental self.
Keep thy mind, then, attuned to "Not my will, O God, but Thine be
done in and through me." And as ye hear the still small voice
within, Answer "Here am I, O Lord, Use Me, Send Me!"
Love and mercy and grace casteth out fear. Then, as ye magnify these
in thy daily associations, yea, thy daily conversation, ye will
find grace and mercy shown thee; and His presence, yea, His voice
coming close, closer, yet still, to thee.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you" saith He that Is
the Lord, the Master, the keeper of those that would know Him. Then
let His laws, His precepts, be thine. Love the Lord thy God, with
all thy heart, thy mind, thy body; and thy neighbour as thyself. For
this is the whole law, and in it ye will find strength and grace and
mercy sufficient to Keep thee at all times.
In the way of truth, in the way of light, is security and strength.
And as ye walk therein, ye will find His hand guiding thee, if ye
do so for the very love of Him that gave, "Come, learn of me, for
my yoke is easy, my burden is light," to Those that love the Lord!
Let thy light so shine that others taking note may take heart also.
For the Lord loveth thee and keepeth thee in the shadow of His wing.
Then let mercy and grace and peace abide with thee. Be not
faultfinding ever, for when ye find fault, ye may be sure others
find fault with thee. Let peace, then, and mercy, guide thy Words,
and thy activities, day by day.
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman Not ashamed but
rightly dividing the words of truth, and keeping Self unspotted from
that ye question in thy neighbour. The Lord keep thee, the Lord
bless thee, if ye will walk in the way that ye know!
Let thy light so shine that it will lighten the way for those that
are stumbling here and there about thee. For as ye hold His hand,
that Is the light, as He Was lifted up, so will ye, with Him, draw
many to the way of truth and light; and thus indeed do ye show the
spirit of the Christ in thy life.
Let thy heart be glad in the service of thy Father, thy Brother, in
the light of Jesus way. For He walks with thee and talks with thee
when ye open thy mind, thy heart, in a service for thy fellow man.
Then even as He, Lose self in service. For: "He that would be the
greatest among you, let him be the servant of all."
In trials, tribulations, temptations even, there may be seen the
hand of the Lord, if ye do not blame others for same. Then let that
thou knowest in the heart of God, mercy, justice, peace and love,
be thine in thy Every walk; yea, in thy every activity. For the Lord
hath called thee to service, and will direct thee, if ye will keep
His ways. For the Christ Consciousness awakens, arouses thy
consciousness to a greater and greater service to others.
The strength of the Lord preserve thee, the blessings of His
countenance shine upon thee! For though the days at times grow hard,
and the way seems to be out of the direction sought, yet know He is
mindful of thee, and will not allow thee to be tempted nor
persecuted, nor disappointed, beyond thy capacity to serve. Then,
let that love as is manifested at this Season in the Christ-mass
spirit be the light to thy feet and the guiding way to thy desires,
in the Lord.
In love and mercy and justice ye see and know the love of the Father
hath shown upon the children of men, yet the children of men wander
so far afield! Yet into thy hands and to thy brethren's hands is
given the ways, the means, the manners of making known this love
unto others. For as ye live it, day by day, ye constrain others to
seek to know His ways. The Lord bless thee, the Lord preserve thee,
the Lord make thee glad in thy heart! For His ways are thy ways.
Keep that faith!
Let light and mercy keep thee. Let the spirit of love abide, as was
shown by Him, who would have thee know the world is the Lord's and
the ways are not past finding out if ye will seek to know them. For
they alone bring joy, peace and love.
In keeping the lights of love ye walk in the paths that thy Saviour, that Jesus, trod; to do good even when lightly and slightly
spoken of; to show mercy and judgment even when considered to be a
little "off"; to be kind and patient. This is keeping the Lord's
ways, and though they may bring at times discouragement and
wonderment, know He Is mindful and will protect thee. For His
promises are sure, and what ye ask in His name believing ye will
have in thy experience.
His ways ye know. Then let the love of the Father direct thee in thy
dealings with thy fellow man. And as the Christ-mass spirit brings
the desire to forgive, the desire to make the paths bright, the
desire to make for joy in the life, in the heart of someone, let
that spirit keep thee day by day. For His ways are the Only ways of
In the love of the Father is all desire, all hope. And if ye will
make His ways thy ways, then thy life, thy hopes, thy desires grow!
For in giving happiness to others it grows in the giving. In finding
peace within self ye are able to bring peace into the lives and the
experiences of others. For God is not mocked, and as ye sow, so must
ye reap. The Lord love thee, the Lord keep thee, in His ways!
Let that love, that beauty as was the message to the shepherds, be
thine today: "Unto Thee is born," yea unto thee, each one, is
given a knowledge, an understanding of the Life of the Christ that
will Renew thy life, thy purposes, if ye will but Sing that new
song: "Love one another."
The Truth, as in Him, is the way!
The church is in thyself. For, thy body is the temple of the living
God. There he hath promised to meet thee.
Hence not in an organization, not
in a name, not in a title; for there is only one Name given under
heaven whereby men may be saved, and He hath promised: "If ye love me and keep my commandments, I will come and abide with
thee." Make that not merely a saying, that may be passed by, but, as ye
are practical, Live it! As ye are loving, do it! As ye are kind, live it in Every way. That is the Christ way; and bespeaks unity of purpose with all that
would do good. The church is within yourself and
not in any pope nor preacher, nor in any building but in self!
For the body of each individual is
indeed the temple of the living God, and the Christ becomes a
personal companion in mind and in body; dependent upon the
personality and individuality of each soul as it makes practical
application of the tenets and truths that are expressed. Comprehend and Know, and Never
forget, that life and its experiences are only what one puts into
same! Let that mind be within thee as was in the
Christ, that gave Himself that others might know God. Do thou
Let grace keep thee. Let mercy and justice direct thee, that the
peace which passeth all understanding may be thine in the
consciousness of the Christ-Presence.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil. Cleave
to that which is good. Try ye the purposes in each, but know that
the Lord liveth and seeks the love, the help of others.
Keep thy heart singing. Be not disturbed, nor let fear come in. For
perfect love casteth out fear. Keep thy faith in thy Lord, thy
Come! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, Who is thy salvation. Come!
Keep thy promises as ye hope that He will keep His promises to thee.
Let not doubt nor fear enter, but trust in the Lord.
Of him that hath much, much is required. Be not overzealous nor yet
overanxious. For the Lord is in His Holy Temple. Prepare that Temple
in thine own body, mind
and heart, that He may dwell there, ever.
Keep the way of the Christ ever before thee in thy uprisings, in thy
down settings. For the Lord hath need of thee today in the hearts of
many who look to thee for direction. Let thy life, thy
conversations, ever point the way to Christ.
Grace and love are virtues in thee. Keep them in such ways and
manners that thy life may direct others, though ye speak never a
word. For what the body-mind is speaks louder
than what people say. Keep the faith.
Keep in that thought, in that purpose, in that way of aiding where
and when the opportunity presents itself, by the kindnesses, by the
encouraging and, as has ever been the principle, find the good and
not the evil in the life of every individual.
What is the Holy Church?
That which makes for the awareness in the heart of the individual. It is as He
that was set as the head of the Church is the church. The Church is never a
body, never an assembly. An Individual soul becomes aware that it has taken that
Head, that Son, that Man even, to be the intermediator. That is the Church; that
is what is spoken of as the Holy Church.
What readest thou? "Upon this I will build my church."
What church? The Holy Church? Who is the head? That One upon whom the conditions
had been set by that question asked. For here ye may find the answer again to
many of those questions sought concerning the Spirit, the Church, the Holy Force
that manifests by the attuning of the individual; though it may be for a moment.
He asked, "Whom say men that I am?" Then Peter answered, "Thou art the Christ,
the son of the living God!" Then, "Upon this I will build my church, and the
gates of hell shall not prevail against it." He said to Peter, "Flesh and blood, Flesh and blood, hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in
Heaven? Where? Within the hearts, the minds;
the place where Truth is made manifest! Wherever Truth is made manifest it gives
place to that which is heaven For Those That Seek and love truth! but a mighty
hell for those that seek gratification of their own selves!
And these are those things which become
stumbling blocks to many an individual that becomes more and more
material-minded. For there must be seen; yet they heed not what Has been seen
and heard and given of old.
Who communicated, ye want to know, to Peter when he gave this confession? Whom
did He say is thy father, thy mother, thy sister, thy brother? He that doeth the
will of the Father in heaven, the same is thy Earthly father, thy Earthly
mother, thy earthly brother and thy sister.
They that love Truth rather than the
satisfying, the gratifying of Fleshy desires. This does not indicate that no
beauty, no joy, no happiness is to be in the experience of those who claim to
seek to be the channel of blessings, or the source of inspiration to others! Who
is the father of Joy? Who is the father of Happiness? Who is the father of
Peace? The same that thou would serve in showing forth the Lord's death till He
For he that is long-faced, he that is sorry for the world is sorry most for
himself; and of such has He said, "Though in my name ye cast out demons, though
ye heal the sick, I will say Depart from me, I never knew you." Why? For ye have
your own glory when such is done that it may be seen and known and heard among
But love thy neighbour. Love thine enemy. Love those that despitefully use you.
For what profit hath thou if ye love only those that love you?
Is the Roman Catholic Church the
true Church founded by Jesus Christ through the Apostles
This would depend upon who was asking for such. As we would give here, the
Church as founded by Jesus Christ was, is, the Catholic Church; but Not the
Roman Catholic Church! This has rather been added, as have most of those, in
their activities, that call or classify themselves as churches. For, the true
church is within you, as the Master, as the Christ gave himself: "I to You am
the bridegroom, I to You am the church. The kingdom is within You!" Hence that
which has been coordinated into the bodies in any activity is a representation
OF that which has gathered together for coordinating activity in whatever field;
but are most man made.
Have ye analysed the difference between ideas and ideals? Ideals are set from
spiritual purposes, spiritual aspirations, spiritual desires and there is a
pattern in Him who is the way, the truth and the light, and when that pattern is
set according to such judgments, we would find there is never condemning of
another. Because others do not agree with thee, condemn them not. For with what
judgment ye mete, it is measured to thee again. These ye find as thy greater
problems in the present in relationships with others.
Then analyze first thyself and thy ideals. Not merely as to, "Yes, I believe
this," or "Yes, I believe that," but write it down:
What is thy spiritual ideal? Who is the author of same? Do ye apply same
mentally? Is that what ye think of people?
Ye are inclined to say harsh things at times, or not harsh but slighting things,
and these grow and multiply by being told or by just being exposed to gossip;
and it brings difference, it brings confusion, and these are reflected in thine
As a teacher, as an instructor thy body may do well, provided the activities
which are indicated are kept in accord with an ideal which is worthy of
acceptation for such.
The love of the home is innate and yet because of confusions these at times have
become, do become strained points. But if the entity will take self in hand and
just don't say, don't do anything about or to another that you would not like to
have others do about you, you will find there will be a change in the outlook,
there will come to thee opportunities, possibilities that have been denied.
And ye find differences and disagreements in the present. These ye may correct
by just keeping quiet; not letting it just be something that smoulders, "I'll
forgive you but I won't forget it", attitude but rather as if it did not exist,
and you will find quite a variation.
For the law of the Lord is perfect and it converts the soul. And when the soul
is converted the mind and body changes and leads in the straight and narrow way.
Conduct in Life
So, in conducting thine own life, make the physical corrections
necessary, yes, but make also thy mind and thine body, thine going
in and thine coming out, thine activities day by day, consistent
With, and the reward will be, an exemplary life, a Goodly body, an
Open mind, a Loving spirit!
And in the study, think twice before you speak once, for there's
only One tongue but two eyes.
For unless the experience or the expression is harmonious in all its attributes,
confusion must come in the end.
Thus find and know thy ideal; and know that the ideal cannot be of man made
things or man made experiences, but must have its root, its import, in the
spiritual attributes of the Creative Forces that find expressions in man's
Know that if there is any
hope for a future consciousness, there Has been a consciousness
before this present awareness. For, all that is has been, and all
that is to be has been already; and God requires the best of every
In cooperation Is the offering of self to be a channel of activity, of thought;
for as line upon line, precept upon precept, comes, so does it come through the
giving of self; for he that would have life must Give life, they that would have
love must show themselves lovely, they that would have friends must be friendly,
they that would have cooperation Must cooperate by the Giving of self To that as
is to be accomplished, whether in the bringing of light to others, bringing of
strength, health, understanding, these are one In Him.
Beautiful is the cooperation of the group in purpose; needs be put in action! Each should learn the lesson of
cooperation, from preparing self for an individual activity. Unless
there is the cooperation in intent and purpose in each, as they may
be gathered together for some definite action that is to be taken to
aid, for remember, as has been said, "Where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Then, in preparing self as a portion of a group, not independent,
but not dependent upon any member of the group. Be Dependent upon
God! In the dependence as is put in individuals, falls short. As may be gained for self through that
cooperation that is known as a movement on the part of individuals
in a cooperative manner to create by those of the higher forces as
may manifest Through each, so is the power given, the Understanding
given, the Knowledge given. As was said of old, "In all thine
getting, get understanding." Give of thy best to Him.
All cooperating as one with another, they each in their own sphere
filling, fulfilling that purpose whereunto the whole association or
organization was brought into being. Is it brought into being to
undersell or to equal or to be a little better than another product,
at a little better figure? But if it is to be done by imposition
upon any portion of the service, then it cannot succeed. But all in
one, as God is One. It is not idealistic, it is what and is as the
world is (gradually, to be true) coming to know must be, if the
life, the purpose of each and every soul is to make a mental and
material and spiritual success, cooperation, coordination of all
factors in a purpose for service, and the increase and the surplus
is the gift of appreciation as is the law. Principles must carry
through to the labouring man, whether it is the one that is selling
the log, or the man that is the rough finisher, or he that sweeps up
the floor! Don't think that the man at the top can take it off of or
out of the lives of the labourers and get away with it! He can't!
Conditions are such that when honesty is carried through, it is in
the position to coordinate and cooperate all the way through. That
is the Cry of the country. It is the need of All business!
So long as the activities are for the
common good of all, the individual gains. When these are turned into
channels where self is to be lauded and others exploited that self
might have material gain, the individual losses. For, there must be
held that ideal that all must, or should, labour together for good,
that all might be aided or helped in their indwelling as well as
their application for a purpose or for an ideal; and that with the
advancing of not only the state but the conditions surrounding the
lives and the living activities of others that brought about such
expansions, they should be in keeping with that purpose they
fulfilled in their activity.
Souls were made to be companions with the
Creator. And through error, through rebellion, through contempt,
through hatred, through strife, it became necessary then that all
pass under the rod; tempted in the fires of flesh; purified, that
they may be fit companions for the Glory that may be thine.
Glory, then, is thy lesson; and This thy affirmation: Open Thou Mine
Eyes, O God, That I May Know The Glory Thou Hast Prepared For Me. In the beginning, as
matter was impregnated with spirit of the creative influence, there
came into being Man, in his environment that made for the indwelling
of the spirit, with a soul that might be made One with that Creative
Energy. That matter became impregnated with spirit, arose from the
very fact that spirit, separated, had erred, and only through the
environ of matter, or flesh, might the attributes of the source of
good be manifested.
For, the spirit of evil has not, did not, become manifested in
matter; only has it moved by or upon or through matter. Hence, as
the process of time has moved in and through matter, there has come
to man, in the finite mind, the consciousness of the indwelling of
soul, spirit, body. Hence, there is, through these influences of the
acts of the body in the finite sphere moved upon by the soul, the
mind, the spirit, the attempt to make those influences upon the
minds, the activities of man in his present state.
Not merely of others, but tending to make the same criticism of
self, or to feel sorry for self, which is the severest criticism of
For, unless there is the ability in each entity, each soul, to
appreciate self and its relationships to the Creative Forces, what
opportunity is there to have others to think much of yourself also?
For like begets like. These are unfailing, in spiritual, in mental
and in material aspects. These change not. They are unchangeable
laws. Like begets like.
Study to show self approved unto God or unto thy ideal. This is
saying, then, choose an ideal in spiritual aspects of your life; not
merely saying as ye read the tenets of this group or organization,
"These are good, I accept these," No! Those are the tenets of
others. Read thyself. Set not only in mind but on paper what the
entity believes. For what the entity promises itself, this entity
will fairly well fulfil, unless it becomes slack in those urges as
we find that conflict with the mental processes of the individual.
Learn the lesson well of the spiritual truth: Criticize not unless
ye wish to be criticized. For, with what measure ye mete it is
measured to thee again. It may not be in the same way, but ye cannot
even Think bad of another without it affecting thee in a manner of a
destructive nature. Think Well of others, and if ye cannot speak
well of them don't speak! but don't think it either! Try to see self in the
other's place. And this will bring the basic spiritual forces that
must be the prompting influence in the experience of each soul, if
it would grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding; not only of
its relationship to God, its relationship to its fellow man, but its
relationship in the home and in the social life.
For, know, the Lord thy God is One. And all that ye may know of
good must first be within self. All ye may know of God must be
manifested through thyself. To hear of Him is not to know. To apply
and live and be Is to know!
For it is not all of life to live, nor all
of death to die; for one is the beginning of the other, and in the
midst of life one is in the midst of death. In death one begins in
that birth into which the earthly application of the inmost intents
and desires as applied in respect to will's forces, that given by
the Creative Energy, that one might make self equal with that
What is Death
For, it is not all of life just to live, nor all of death to die.
For there is no death when the individual or the real self is
considered. There is only the change in the consciousness of
being able to make application in the sphere of activity in which
the entity finds self.
For, a birth into materiality is not by chance, but that the will of
the Creative Forces may make manifest in the experience of each soul
its purpose in a material and mental plane.
Death in the physical plane are those circumstances and conditions
attending the separation of the body and soul.
Thus death is not the grave, as people think. It is another
phenomenized form of life.
Death in earth plane is merely the separation of the spiritual
and soul forces from the earthly connections.
When soul and spirit take flight from the animate forces of an
human, the life becomes extinct, with soul and spirit gone.
The dead are separated from the living. As it is in the earth,
so it is in the spiritual. Dead, or death, is separation. Death in
the spiritual, then, is separation from life. And life is God.
What form of consciousness does the entity assume after death?
That of the subconscious consciousness, as known in the material
plane, or the acts and deeds, and thoughts, done in the body, are
ever present before that being.
Then consider what a hell digged by some, and what a haven and
heaven builded by many.
What, then, is thy desire?
Let it be first in the Lord.
Daily, yea, three times each day, repeat to self this, then Live it!
“Lord, What Would Thou Have Me Do?"
Put that in thine heart. Let it be manifested in thy dealings with
others, in thy labour, in thy activities in thy home, in thy meeting
with thy friends in Any phase of thine experience.
And ye will find the abilities to write, the abilities to make
speeches that are unusual before other groups; that will become the
channel through which ye may make a contribution to the world being
a better place for thou having lived in same.
Each soul must seek
for its Own development to the consciousness of being in accord
with, and one with, that which is creative in its elemental as well
as positive forces in its experience. Hence whether in life as
manifested in a material plane or whether in the inter-between, that
which has been and is the impelling influence for the consciousness
of the individual is the determining influence in that reaction
which that individual soul (that is a portion of the Whole) is to
become, whether it is to be one with or separate from its creative
influence in its experience.
Hence, when we put these into those terms in which we may as
individuals grasp, all souls must come to the knowledge and
consciousness of their oneness with their individuality; yes, their
consciousness of being one with
the influence that makes for growth to that they worship in their
inner selves. Hence the source is from that which has been builded
in the experience of a soul, as to what plane, as to what sphere of
experience it has become conscious of in its journey from the
impregnation of spirit in matter to the spirit in oneness with that
which gives it life, its activity, its separation, to make it
individual in its relation to the Whole.
These be the manners then that one may develop one's self.
For what purpose, would I enter into active, conscious service for
Is it that self may be exalted?
Is it that self may
be abased, that there may be the glory of God manifested among the
children of men? or that an entity, a soul, as self, seeks
expression that it, too, may use material consciousnesses for
What witness does such an entity bear?
That the Christ has come in the flesh, or that He beareth witness
with thee in the deeds done in the body that are the fruits of the
spirit of truth? or is it the indulgences into that which satisfies
a longing for self-glory?
These questions must be answered, and may be answered in this:
to show thyself approved unto God, "a workman not ashamed, rightly
dividing the words of truth; and keeping self in body, in mind,
unspotted from the world."
As has been given of old, when the children of Israel stood with the
(Daniel 1:5-8) sons of the heathen and all ate from the king's table,
that which was taken that only exercised the imagination of the body
in physical desires, as strong drink, strong meats, condiments that
magnify desires within the body, this builded as Daniel well
understood, not for God's service, but he chose rather that the
Everyday, the common things would be given, that the bodies, the
minds, might be a more perfect channel for the manifestations of
God; for the forces of the Creator are in Every force that is made
manifest In the earth.
Few are able, even as the prophet of old, (I Kings 19:11-12) to see
God in battle, in the shedding of blood, in the thunder, in the
lightning, in the earthquake, in the various tumults in nature, but
All may experience Him in
the still small voice within!
Do Thou likewise, and the body is the Temple Of the living God, and
is a Reasonable service that we present same holy and acceptable
unto Him. (Roman 12:1)
Just as great a sin to Over eat as to over drink; to over Think as
to over act! In that thou buildest, do even as He. Make thine body, thine Mind, ready for Every occasion that arises in
the life. Think well on what was given: "Why could not We cast him
out? Such is done only, Only, through fasting and prayer." Mark
Now, in the matter of diets, One activity is necessary, if there is
to be a mental diet, or if there is to be a diet for a well-rounded
Physically useful, Mentally useful, Spiritually useful body. Do not eat like a canary and expect to do Manual labour. Do not eat
like a rail splitter and expect to do the work of a mind reader or a
university professor, but be Consistent with those things that make
for, even as the Universe is builded. In the layers of one is
dependent upon the activity of another. One that fills the mind, the very being, with an expectancy of God
will see His movement, His manifestation, in the wind, the sun, the
earth, the flowers, the inhabitant Of the earth; and so as is
builded in the body, is it to gratify Just an appetite, or is it
taken to fulfil an office that Will the better make, the better
magnify, that the body, the mind, the soul, Has chosen to stand For?
and it will not matter so much what, where, or When, but knowing
That it is consistent with that, that is desired to be accomplished
Through that body! Then, in the meeting of the diet,
be sure the activities, physically, and mentally, are in keeping
with; and Do Not Do these Spasmodically, but Be consistent, for the
physical body, the mental body, the spiritual body, is as "Grow in
grace, in knowledge, in understanding." - 2 Peter 3:18
Be not discouraged then, for was He discouraged? Hath He not
promised to be thy stay, thy strength? Trust ye in Him. For while it is yet light in thy experience, work that ye may show
forth thy life, thy being, thy purposes, as one with His. That there
have been in thy experience those moments, those hours of joy even
as with Him in His experience, that there have been and will be
those moments, those hours of sorrow, those hours as of neglect,
these be the natural laws in a material world, in which man finds
himself entangled in the various influences that beset him upon
every side. The weaknesses of the flesh, the weaknesses of desire, the
weaknesses of those influences that are as appetites that have
become as cultivated forces and require and desire an individual
satisfaction. Yet there be only in Him that which is the true bread
of life, that true water of life, the true increase in the vine, in
thy life. Ye are His. He hath chosen thee for a carrier of good tidings to
those that are sick, to those that are in sorrow, to those that are
afraid. Be ye then indeed Glad Helpers in His name. Through Him much
may be accomplished, realized by those of thy conscience. Meet Him
oft in the temple of thy body, knowing He is the author, He is the
finisher. And if thy life is disturbed, if thy heart is sad, if thy
body is racked with pain, it is thine bungling of the laws that are
as universal as Life itself. Life is of God; it is through Him that ye may know, then, its
purposes. And thy experiences are as given of old, "Those He loveth
He chasteneth, He purgeth, that they may bring forth fruit Worthy of
thy Lord, thy Master." Be not afraid, it is thy Lord that would guide thee, that would
direct thee, in all thy ways. For He Is the Giver of all good and
perfect gifts. Pray ye the Lord.
To be sure, it may be asked, Why does the system keep producing
refuse or poison, when the body attunes self, and the body desires
health, and the body keeps in accord with that which is of a
spiritual import? This is a result of disobedience of Laws, not only in the present;
for Life is the whole, not an individual experience! For, impulses
arise, and tendencies; and ye would be every Whit whole! Remember, as He gave: "The heavens and the earth will pass away, my
word shall Not pass away; but ye shall give Account for every Deed
done in the body!" Hence we find Law. Law is love, yes: as love is
law; yet God is not mocked, whatsoever ye sow, that must ye reap. If
ye reap it in Him, He bears the cross with you. In the purifying of the system, remember it is the active principle
of these influences indicated that works With the divine within, as
with that law, to produce Attunement to a normal balance In an
individual entity. Thus, what is at times to some upsetting is to
another creating a balance.”
The divine influences conserve
everything in nature - time, space, colour, opportunity, expression,
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and
every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” -
First, find self. Know thy ideal, spiritual, mental, material. Just
as thy body, mind and soul are one, so should thy purposes be, thy
hopes, thy desires. For, as has been said, a house divided against
itself will not stand. So, as the entity analyses self, study to
show thyself approved unto God, a workman not ashamed, rightly
dividing the words of truth, keeping self unspotted from
condemnation of others. But hold fast to that which is the Law of
One, that ye may know in truth, as has been given, that house, that
temple, that soul that finds itself divided against itself becomes
one of turmoil. And what gaineth a man though he gain the whole
world in fame or fortune and hath lost his own rest, his own peace,
his own soul? Learn well that lesson, that, "In union there is
strength," and that "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Because a house divided against itself, either mentally, physically,
spiritually or any other, must be disrupted. A doubleminded
individual fails to impress anyone or to make for peace or harmony
within self's expression. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Ye are
either for or Against me, saith the Lord, for "This day, as of old,
there is set before thee good and evil. Choose Thou whom ye will
Then do Thou that Thou Knowest to be the constructive experience in
thy field, and trouble not thy mind or heart as to others.
The Open Door
Self must open the door that He may enter in. Self will work at that
job of bringing that consciousness, that awareness of His presence
in the material and mental affairs of life, knowing that lesson must
ever be that the spirit is the life, the mental is the builder, and
the physical or material results are the effects of the application
of the knowledge or understanding toward life, light, or the spirit
of Any effort. So, then, measure self and self's efforts by that standard in Him
who went about doing good. Do thou likewise.
As He is the way, and stands at the door, and those who hear His
voice are His sheep and He the good shepherd, so may Many become His
sheep through the seeking to be one with
Him. This is an illustration of that which
has been given, as to how one who has, does, will apply those things
given in the lessons may now open the door that many sheep may enter the fold, for they hear His voice and answer by name even as
He calls, and "There are other sheep I have that are not of this
fold," gave He, "they also will I bring and they will be one fold."
That as applied in self, in self's seeking with Him, through Him,
through the door opened by self to Him; for, even as He gave, "I do
nothing of myself." So may we in opening the door with Him be one
with Him in the Father, that we all may be one in Him. Take that thou hast in hand, that
thou hast builded day by day, and without fear Open the door that He
may come in and abide with thee; for "He that takes my yoke upon him
and learns of me, with Him will I abide day by day, and all things
will be brought to remembrance that I have given thee since the
foundations of the world, for thou were with me in the beginning and
thou may abide with me in that day when the earth will be rolled as
the scroll; for the heavens and the earth will pass away, but my
word shall Not pass away."
The promises in Him are sure - the way ye know!
Through gratifying of the desires of flesh the door closes
As self is a free-willed agent in a material world, with the
birthright of the attributes of the sons of God, then gratifying of
the earthly desires through the gratifying of the flesh Does close
the door to the spiritual life; for the closing is in self. He is
ever ready. The spirit is ever willing; and one needs then to rely
upon those promises, not in the passive, but the positive, active
manner, that there be kept the door open that He may enter in. Nothing is lost; we have used or abused our opportunities and there
abide by them. In Him, through Him may they be blotted out, for
"Though your sins be as scarlet, in Him they shall be as wool. He
that heareth my voice and abideth in me shall Know no lost
opportunity!" Glory in the strength of the Lord, and thine body will receive that
strength which will make Thee a power in and through His name.
For, as like seeks like, so may Thine experience bring to another
that hope that has been raised in thee. For, He faltereth not.
For, has it not been given, though ye wander far afield, wilt thou
cry unto that God in thee, the God of promise, He is not slow to
answer those that seek. In thine daily experience, thine self in body and in mind, be a
Helper to thine brother, thine neighbor; as thou hast seen in that
which has been received by self through such associations, such
relations, that which has comforted thee, hast aided thee; so those
in distress, in body, in mind, may be awakened to that which they
too may receive for themselves, through thine efforts in His name.
Let no soul present any thought, any manner, that may not from the
depth of his soul be, "As God deals with me, deal I with my fellow
Dreams are of many natures. Dreams, are either from the material
activity of individual influences attempting to be assimilated, or
warring with those influences within the body, and bring visions or
experiences that are at times called nightmares, night horses or the
like. Those are experiences also through which the subconscious
forces are constantly aware of what has been the experience, and it
comes as an influence for foreseeing or for premonition or
experiences. And necessarily unless they are impressed more than once become
rather as dreams. Then there are experiences of the soul that has
been awakened to the knowledge which has been or may be written upon
same, the experiences of the entity as an entity through its
sojourns, and these are given then in emblems or in visions that
are to be and are a part of the individual entity. In the meeting of
same, trust in Him who Is the power, who Is the strength, and abide
by His judgments, not thine.
Knowledge is well, and understanding is good; but to use these in a
manner in which self, the own ego, is to be exalted, makes for
confusion to those who would seek to know their place in the
activities of the realm of opportunity that is given in the present.
Only those who become distorted, disturbed, and attempt to express
or manifest their own ego, become the more confused, in not having
their own way.
The life on Earth as we know it, is three-dimensional and that of
lesson, or karma, there is also a fourth and fifth dimension. Oft in
the emotions being five rather than the three (as the earth is
interpreted as a three-dimensional sphere of activity), we come to
the realm through such emotions or senses, of the fourth, and to the
fifth dimension. Thus warnings may be given, that because of such
emotions in self ye will find others oft question thy authority,
because of thy interpreting of fourth or fifth dimensional
experiences and expressing same in three-dimensional terms.
Yet the experiences in the Earth become in manifested form as the
Emotions; that find expression in those influences in their
relationships as one to another through the emotional influence. And
the Mind ever is the Builder. For Mind is both divine And material.
Dependent upon the application of self in these directions then,
does the building in the experience of the entity become spiritual
The Essenes was the outgrowth of the teachings of
Melchizedek, as propagated by Elijah and Elisha and Samuel. They
took Jews and Gentiles alike as members, preserving themselves in a
direct line of choice as channels through which might come He of the
new or the divine origin.
This is as the Master lived. This is as He asked that we live.
And as He gave, "The things I do ye may do, for I go to the Father,
and what ye ask in my name, that I will do."
Practice this: Good
Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.
So live that ye would be a living example before others.
Thus may thy prayer ever be: "God here am I. Use me send me where I
may be the channel of greater service."
Those that expect little of the Lord receive little; those that
expect much receive much, if they live it!
How to determine
that which is good and that which is evil?
In the application does the seeker find that which answers to that
It has set as Its ideal, that It may worship, that It may become one
with in its consciousness, in its sphere. What separated spirit from
its first cause, or, what, causes good and evil? Desire!
Hence Desire is the opposite of Will. Will and Desire, one with the
Creative Forces of Good, brings all its influence in the realm of
activity that makes for that which is constructive in the experience
of the soul, the mind, the body, one with the spirit of truth.
In seeking, then, ye that seek the souls of men that they may
present that which is proof, that which is truth, that which is
constructive in a material life, from the souls and spirits of those
as they journeyed in the spheres of activity:
Know in whom, in what Thou believest. If the desire of the heart,
the soul of self is constructive in thine own consciousness, then
that thou receivest in thine Own consciousness may not come save
from that sphere, that soul, that may, too, be constructive in its
progress through that journey that is before each soul in its
activity in eternity in which each soul finds itself in a physical,
a mental consciousness.
Do that which is good, for there has been given in the consciousness
of all the fruits of the spirit: Fellowship, kindness, gentleness,
patience, long-suffering, love; these be the fruits of the spirit.
Against such there is no law.
Doubt, fear, avarice, greed, selfishness, self-will; these are the
fruits of the evil forces. Against such there Is a law.
Self-preservation, then, should be in the fruits of the spirit, as
ye seek through any channel to know more of the path from life, from
good to good, to life; from death unto life, from evil unto good.
Seek and ye shall
find. Meditate on the fruits of the Spirit in the inner secrets of
the consciousness, and the cells in the body become aware of the
awakening of the life in their activity through the body. In the
mind, the cells of the mind become aware of the life in the spirit.
The spirit of life maketh not afraid. Then, know the way; for those
that seek may find.
the greater forces should be exercised in placing that faith, that
confidence, that purpose, in Him, the Giver of All Good and Perfect
hold fast to thy faith in thyself, thy God, thy fellow man
For as it has been indicated, the try, the attempt, though it may at times
appear futile, will be counted to thee for righteousness. And you will come to that
realization, as was expressed in Him, that as ye abide in truth and love, truth
and love abide in thee, bringing into thy experience more and more harmonious
forces, bringing peace that taketh away fear, doubt from thy experience.
Hold fast to Him! Let that which causes doubt or fear be taken up in the
willingness, the desire, to be of help to others.
Do keep the Faith
Meditate upon the principles of the prompting which come from the study, its
application of the law of the Lord which is manifested in the precepts, the
commandments, the psalms and the promises of Jesus, little has been the fear of
what the man-force has to offer as to disturbing factors in the earth. Keep that
faith. Keep the precepts which are the promptings. For these are in keeping with the tenets of the Book itself. For the law of the
Lord is perfect, converting the soul, and the greater the stress, the greater
the impress of the purposes upon the life of the Master, greater may be the joys
which are found. Do not let those things which may not in the present be
understood weary thy soul, but know that sometime, somewhere, ye, too, will
understand. Keep the faith. Keep that faith which prompted thee. Let nothing take it from thee. For as ye
have known, there is nothing in heaven or in hell that may separate thee from
the love of God, but thine own self, thine own denial of self in relationships
to Him, who blessed thee in person.
Keep the Faith as He
"That ye ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in thee, in me." - John 14:13
Hence as ye ask in His name, as the Father willeth, there may be
brought to bear in the experience of the individual not so much of
that which satisfies the ego, that which maketh for exaltation of
self, that which maketh for being wellspoken of alone; rather ask
that as the Father seeth the individual hath need of. These be the
manners, these be the ways, these be the means which ye as
individuals, as a group, may aid others. Just giving a loving word. For hath He not given, "He that giveth a
cup of water in my name shall in no wise lose his reward"? lose that
touch with the Master?
Keep ye in touch with Him in thy purpose, in thy heart, in thy mind.
For He hath loved thee and hath promised that He will come and abide
with thee. He will bring that to thee that will give thee the more
perfect understanding of that estate He had with the Father before
the world was, before those experiences in the earth. And He will
bring peace, harmony, understanding, glory in thy own experience.
For though the heavens and the earth may pass away, though that thou
hast builded in thy material world may appear to come to naught,
though thy friends may forsake thee, though the very few may be in
thy own experience as faithful, yet art thou faithful? Hast thou
kept the way?
Thinketh thou it were easy that those kept not awake for one hour,
when the cares of the world, the experiences of unjustness were
being piled upon Him? When ye because of a harsh word, a seeming
unjustness have turned against this or that individual, when ye have
separated thyself, when ye feel a hardship against another, think of
thy Master. Then ye may indeed know that His promises are sure. For
He hath borne the blame of the world upon His mind, His body In The
Flesh; yet He hath promised to stand between thee and those things
that would make thee afraid. For the way is easy when ye look to Him. Be ye joyous then in the
fact, in the truth, in the knowledge, in the understanding that Thy
Brother, thy Saviour, would be, will be, Is nigh unto thee when ye
pray, when ye seek that help, aid, health and harmony may be in the
experience of thy neighbour.
For as ye do it unto the least ye do it unto Him. For He, the Maker,
He that hath bought each soul with the price of the knowledge that
He underwent all the laws of a material world that ye might have
access to Him, is the source of all thy knowledge. Can ye comprehend
the heart of God, to give His loved ones? Can ye comprehend how that
thy prayer may save the sick, may bring harmony? As ye are in
harmony the experiences come to thee. Be not faithless. Rather let the heart of God through Christ encompass thee. Let thy
purpose, thy aim, thy desires be one with Him. For he that hath
saved a soul hath indeed covered a multitude of errors in self. Let not thy heart be
troubled; believe in God, and in His purpose with thee. For He hath
looked on thee and loved thee. Forsake not His ways.
Fall of Babel and Rome
What caused the fall of Babel and of Rome: The dissensions, the
activities that would enforce upon these, in this or that sphere,
servitude; that a few might just agree, that a few even might
declare their oneness with the higher forces. For their's was the
way that seemeth right to a man but the end is death.
If places look familiar, faces appear familiar to you. Not that
those who are not familiar are to be forgotten. For nothing happens
by chance. There may be opportunities for thee, not only to help
others, but to be helped by others. "For all that ye may ever keep
is just what you give away, and that you give away is advice,
counsel, manner of life you live yourself." The manner in which you
treat your fellow man, your patience, your brotherly love, your
kindness, your gentleness. That you give away, that is all that ye
may possess in those other realms of consciousness.
Fame and Fortune
While fame and fortune has its place in man's, or woman's experience, still, this fame, this fortune, should be rather the Result of
life's expenditure than the life expended For fame or fortune. Get
the difference! For there is vast difference! and on the individual
being able to gain the proper concept of its relation in the sphere
chosen depends the real success of the individual.
Put purport, the aim, the desire of the heart, the Soul, the Life,
in manifesting before men that concept in self of the true
relationship of man and man's experience to the Creative Energy, or
God (call it by whatever name may be termed)! If fame be thy god,
then the feet of same is clay. If position or power, or wealth be
thy god, then the feet of same are in the ashes and sand. Would
that, that is Best be shown In thine self, put God before self,
before fame, before position, seeking that first! Then these things
may be added unto you!
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may
appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which
is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.
The meaning of Fasting
For, fasting, as is ordinarily termed, is as the
Master gave: Laying aside thine own concept of How or What should be
done at this period, and let the Spirit guide. Get the truth of
fasting! The body, the man's bodily functioning, to be sure,
Overdone brings Shame to self, over indulgence in anything, but the
true fasting is casting out of self that as "I would have done",
"but as Thou, O Lord, seest fit, use me as the channel, as the
strength comes by the concerted and cooperative seeking of many to
give Thy strength to a body!"
Father and Mother
Who is your father and mother
Harken not to the things of the world, or of ease or pleasure. While
ye love the home, ye are destined to be far from home oft.
But know, wherever ye gather with the Lord's children, ye are at
home. For, "Who is my father and mother, who is my brother, my
sister? He that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven, the
same is my mother, my brother, my sister." Do ye likewise.
Faults in others are first reflected in self. When such conditions
arise in the experience of an entity, there should be first those
considerations of that in self that has produced such a reflection,
so that the God shining through. Any activity is lost sight of by
self in the fellow man; especially one that is seeking for the
spiritual activities in a material plane, and he that would gain the
world and lose self's Own soul has lost all. We would magnify the virtues, we
would minimize the faults, as should be the policy of each one, in
it choosing activities for others.
Fear is the root of most
of the ills of mankind, whether of self, or of what others think of
self, or what self will appear to others. To overcome fear is to
fill the mental, spiritual being, with that which wholly casts out
fear; that is, as the love that is manifest in the world through Him
who gave Himself as a ransom for many. Such love, such faith, such
understanding, casts out fear. Be ye not fearful; for that thou
sowest, that thou must reap. Be more mindful of that sown.
Are ye afraid? Are ye ashamed?
Have ye so belittled thy
opportunities, have ye so defamed thine own body and thine own mind
that ye are ashamed to have thy God meet thee within thine own
Then, woe be unto thee - lest ye set thy house in order.
For as has been indicated,
there are physical contacts in thy own body with thy own soul, thy
Does anyone have to indicate to you that if you touch a needle there
is pain felt?
Ye are told that such an
awareness is an activity of consciousness that passes along the
nervous system to and from the brain. Then, just the same there
are contacts with that which is eternal within thy physical body.
For there is the bowl that
must one day be broken, the cord that must one day be severed from
thine own physical body - and to be absent from the body is to be
present with God.
Why, then, is Man afraid?
For the power, the might that man accrues unto self, to make for
that of fear as to his own daily sustenance, has been construed or
taken on by man.
Then in thy activities, in thy associations, not as a pacifist in
the manner that maketh for Non-Activity, but rather as He gave, "I
am come to set brother against brother." What meaneth this? That they that do err, they that do consider self, they that do the
things that bring the fruits that maketh men afraid, will be set as
naught by those that proclaim the acceptable day of the Lord.
Being afraid is the first consciousness of sin's
"There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother," and "he
that is just kind to the least of these, my little ones, is greater
than he that hath taken a mighty city."
These building, these kept within the consciousness of the entity,
will build to that Christ consciousness as makes all free; for in
Him is the life, and He is the light that shineth into the dark
places, even to the recesses of that of His own consciousness that
makes for that which casteth out fear; for being afraid is the first
consciousness of sin's entering in, for he that is made afraid has
lost consciousness of self's own heritage with the Son; for we are
heirs through Him to that Kingdom that is beyond all that that would
make afraid, or that would cause a doubt in the heart of any.
Through the recesses of the heart, then, search out that that would
make afraid, casting out fear, and He alone may guide. Let not thy heart be
troubled, let it be not afraid, so long as ye are conscious
of thy effort. Know there is no great thing any soul may
do, except here a little, there a little, telling of, doing
and being that ye would understand thy Lord would have thee do.
And these will bring that harmony, that outlet for those
And each day is an opportunity. As ye do the first step,
the next is shown thee.
Whom should one seek to contact in order to better ones financial
First contact self from within! And then, as there is the
application of self, those Channels may be opened for self. For, as
is or should be known, those that are in the earth in the form of
material expressions or possessions are Lent! And if ye are in
accord with the divine influences, and apply thyself, the way is
How gave He concerning that which is good business in relationships
to such? If it is for the purpose of bringing hope and faith and
love into the lives and experiences of those who are to be aided,
then Whose Is the money! For: "The silver and gold is mine, saith
the Lord, and the cattle on a thousand hills." Show Forth thy love
to thy fellow man, by putting his trust in God! There will Be then
no recession for such.
self and thy relationship to thy Maker.
Freedom of what? When ye bind men's hearts and minds through various
ways and manners, does it give them freedom of speech? Freedom of
worship? Freedom from want? Not unless those basic principles are
applicable throughout the tenets and lines as has been set, but with
that principle freedom. For God
meant man to be free and thus gave man will, a will even to defy
God. God has not willed that any soul should perish, but hath with
every trial or temptation prepared a way of escape. Those nations
who have taken those vows that man shall be free should also take
those vows "He shall know the truth and the truth then shall make
him free." The truth maketh one free.
Just as have been those principles of your present conflict. "Send
help, for man's heritage of freedom will be taken away." By whom? He
that hath said, "Surely ye will not die." There are those two
principles, two conflicting forces in the earth today: the prince of
this world, and that principle that says to every soul, "Fear not, I
have overcome the world and the prince of the world hath nothing in
me." Can ye
say that? Ye must! That is thy hope; that "The prince of this world,
satan, that old serpent, hath no part in any desire of my mind, my
heart, my body, that I do not control in the direction it shall
take." These are the things, these are the principles. But
freedom, freedom! that each man will live for his fellow man! Guided
by what? "In God We Trust."
Friendships are only the renewing of
former purposes, ideals.
Live thine own life, and use each
associate, each opportunity as the means for giving expression to
that which Is thy ideal. And then the fruits of thy activity will,
even as with He, cement those friendships that may bring the
greater blessing in thine Own experience, as well as in the
experiences of all whom ye contact.
There is no such thing as having too many friends, or having so many
that you can afford to lose a single one.
This does not indicate, to be sure, as from what has just been
given, that all are within the inner circle, as it were, but rather
that ye will lose no opportunity, by mere acquaintance or by
passing chance, of giving the opportunity for such to know what is
thy ideal. Cultivate those who bring thee strength in thy ideal, Not
in thy weaknesses or thy faults. For these ye know within thine own
self, as ye meet them day by day.
Fruits of the Spirit
The fruits of the spirit that are the motivative forces in the
experience of man; for in His image are ye made, that ye may indeed
through the application of thine own understanding become as a
companion with Him, Knowing thyself to Be thyself, yet one with Him. This is the mystery, which is So Simple that those who are wise in
their own conceit stumble over same. "Like begets like." In the seed
is the fruit of that Thou Sowest, whether it is envy and doubt,
whether it is fear and trembling, or faith and hope and patience and
longsuffering and gentleness and kindness. The Seed are there, and ye meet same in thine own self. If thou dost
trust in thine self, turmoils overtake thee. If thou dost trust in
Him that giveth the results, He bringeth to pass that which is
Accounted to thee for righteousness in thine Attempt; not that ye
succeeded before men, not that ye made the welcome ring, or that
thou hast done some mighty deed. But he that has kept the fires of
faith and hope burning in the hearts of men Lights the way to the
Throne of grace and mercy that is found in Him.
If there is the application of the will by the individuals, and
groups in authority towards the more constructive influence in those
fields of the demonstrating
of the fruits of the spirit, then the more constructive, the more
advance, the more development will ensue.
As there is more and more a turn in the hearts and minds of the
seekers to see and know the Face and the Purpose of the Creator or
Maker with the sons of men, these then bring these constructive
influences; and thus become that as the material answer. Let the
Father that would speak to thee in secret be manifested in thy daily
walks of life. For Thou knowest to do good is to be Just Kind, Just
Patient, just Friendly, just loving, to thy fellow man! These are
the fruits of the spirit, and they bear their fruit in the hearts
and the minds and in the souls of those thou wouldst mete such out