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GOLDEN TEXT "Out

of Egypt have

my

Son."

EXPLANATION OF THE LESSON.


The student must understand in the beginning of his work that the Bible is a symbol of the true meaning of the Truths as The birth of Jesus and the birth of Christ Jesus taugh them. Jesus was the man of are entirely separate and distinct births. The Christ is the flesh IN whom the Christ was to be born.
real idea or

understanding of what
is

God

is,

and where

God

is.

The

Christ

in

every

man and woman, every boy and


is

girl,and

the Christ

WITHIN YOU
of Jesus
is

what Jesus taught.

The

birth

that taken in the Written

and born

at

mixed with the birth of the Christ so Word the two are supposed to be one the same time. Jesus was a great teacher, and

Herod was

a great king.

destroy

Herod represents the material forces, which are ever ready to all good, and Jesus is the representative of the good
is
I

that cannot

be destroyed. He darkness "Out of Egypt have

the Light that

comes out of

called

my

son."

LESSON
First

I.

Chapter of Matthew,
1.

1st to

16th verses.

Verse

Question

Who

were the wise men?

What do
East.

they represent?

The awakened They came from the Question What the phrase? Answer The of the New Born Sun of the Ancients
Answer
soul.
is

significant in

birth

arose in the Eastern horizon.

Jesus Christ

is

the symbol of the

which
Verse

New Born
is

Sun, which he taught as the Christ, the Son of

God

born into each Awakened Soul.

2.

Question
is

Where
is

is

he that

is

born King of the

Jews?

Who

the King of the Jews? the King of the Jews.

Answer

The Christ

Question WHERE
Verse
3.

IS

HE?

DO YOU KNOW?
the

Question Why was Herod,

king of Judea,

troubled?

Answer

The

reign of the

represents wickedness.

GOOD.
the

All evil

is

new king was at hand, and Herod He was an evil king. All evil fears troubled when the Christ is born within

Kingdom
4.

of the Heart.

Verse

the people together.

"He gathered all the Chief Priests and Scribes of He demanded of them WHERE Christ

SHALL BE BORN."

Why did he demand the Christ? and Scribes of the people Answer The
Question
chief Priests

are the

accumulation of the rulers of the


evil to

flesh

and the world.

Were

KNOW WHERE
5.

Christ

is

born he would be destroyed.

They demanded
Verse
Christ

the Christ to destroy him.

Jesus was

born

in

Bethlehem of Judea, but the'

was not
6.

yet born.

Verse
verse.

The promise

of the Christ to

come

is

given

in this

Jesus was born, but a "Governor

SHALL come

that

shall rule the people Israel."

Verse

7.

Have you ever harkened

to

the voice of Herod,

the evil king that rules you?

What

does he ask?

He asks what time the Question Why did he do Answer That he might know
Answer
this?

star appears.

his dwelling plase.

Evil does

not

know
8.

the Christ.

It

seeks only to destroy.

Verse

This

is

the betrayer of every Soul.

The

illusions

of the powers and

wisdom

of the

flesh.

Verse

9.

What

did the wise

men do when

they heard the

king?

Answer
This
is

They departed.
the departure of the soul

and the illusions would destroy the birth of the new king Christ. After the awakened soul turns away from evil and illusion the Star, which is the Christ born WITHIN you IN you, the flesh of

from the temptations of evil and promises of the material desires which

you, the
Verse

STABLE
11.

of a

KING.
treasures and gifts of gold

Question

What do the
us

and frankincense and myrrh represent?

Answer
Christ
All the
is

All the

purity and truth of the soul.

When

the

born

WITHIN

we

lay

all

our treasures

at his feet.

THOUGHTS
who

and

DESIRES

of purity, righteousness

and goodness are the gold and frankincense and myrrh of the
Ancient Wise men,
age.

were the

AWAKENED

souls of that

Verse 12.

Question

Of whom were they warned?

God WITHIN them, which they knew and warned and protected them from turning back into darkness and illusion.
Answer
recognized,

The

Did they obey? Answer They departed


Question
birthright, the

to

their

own

country,

their

own

home

of the Christ.
is?

Do you know
Verse 13.
child Jesus to

where that

Question

Why

was Joseph warned

to take the

Egypt?

Answer

Egypt

the great Saviours were taught the Truths there. Jesus

symbol of the
symbols of the

was the home of the Ancient Truths. was New Born Sun taught by the mysteries and
Osiris, the

All

the

the

God

of the Egyptians.

would seek him even to destroy him forever, and Egypt held the knowledge which was to give him life and power to save his people.
evil hosts

The

Verse 14.

Question

Why did he go by

night?
it

Answer This is the night of the Soul, the tomb wherein awakens to dawn or enlightenment. The Soul must start darkness on its journey for Light.
Verse 15.

in

Question

How long did


It is

they remain in Egypt?


vibrations.
Isis.

Answer

Until the
came
is

destruction of

all evil

Egypt represents darkness.


1

the veiled

"OUT OF EGYPT HAVE CALLED MY SON."


darkness
soul,
light,

Out of

which

the

from mother of

Isis,

the Christ

is

born within the

Christ.

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THE BEGINNING OF MIND OR MENTAL HEALING.


Golden Text.
paths straight."

''Prepare ye the

way

of the Lord,

make

His

John the
Water
is

Baptist

came baptizing with

water.

the

symbol of Mind.
the Christ, because the

He was,
Mind
is

therefore, the forerunner of

the Builder of the Soul

the

finder of the Christ.

"Prepare ye the

way

of

the Lord,

make

His paths straight."


it

Mind

is

the builder of the Soul and

prepares

for the concepto

tion or reception of the Christ.

John here warns them

make

"the paths straight."

Only

straight, sincere,

pure thoughts can

make

straight paths,

and these are the only paths for the Lord,

or Christ.

"Repent

ye, for the

kingdom
of one

of heaven

is at

hand."

His was the voice


wilderness of

crying in the wilderness

in the

error and illusions and

wrong

thinking, living,

and teaching.
There was very
little

difference in the accepted teachings of

those days and now.

The Pharisees were

great

spiritualists,
it

and produced phenoproduced


at this

mena

to even

greater extent than

is

day

They, built the temples

and synagogues, and they worshippe

where they might be seen and heard.


ligious worship a great

They made

all

their re-

show and with many ceremonies. They


is al-

were very orthodox, and the orthodox religion of to-day

most

identical

with the Pharisees.

They

believed in the prestrictly

existence and immortality of

the soul.

They adhered

to the "traditions of the elders," and held to the literal interpretation of the

Law

of Moses, just as
sects, divided,

all

orthodox do to-day.

There were
for

many

contending, striving

more

material gains
else.

and self-glory and self-righteousness than

anything

All classed as a

whole were

as they

are

to-day, those

who
as

had wandered away from the

TRUE

teachings of the Ancients,


it

who did not live much divided and


Many
knew
they
of these

the Truth and

knew

not.

They were
of to-day.

antagonistic as are the


to John, attracted

many
by

came

his teachings.

They

the law of

phenomena, and were of negative

natures, yet

came

to an
it.

acknowledgment of the power of the Mind,

and accepted

This water baptism taught by John

is

the Baptism of Mind.


in this

Mind or Mental Healing has accomplished wonders


age.
It

has attracted

all

sects

and

all

people.

Yet John ad-

mitted a greater teacher was to come.


"I

indeed baptize

you with water unto repentance; but he


is

that

cometh

after

me

mightier than

I,

whose shoes

am

not

worthy to bear; he
with
Fire.

shall baptize

you with the Holy Ghost and

With the Mind we


away.

repent.

Repentance means the turning


evil
If

We

do not repent of an
IT.

deed until we

FORSAKE
wicked
act,

IT TURN AWAY FROM


and
are sorry

we commit

for a time, but

do the same thing or something*

equally as bad

we have

not

REPENTED.

We

cannot attain purity, and

goodness, and Truth until

we

do repent TURN
evil thought,

AWAY FROM
it.

EVIL.

If

we

repent of an

we

stop thinking
it,

Stop thinking
or locates where

and

it

will

stop coming.

It

never lingers

it is

not welcome.

As long

as

you hold an unit

kind, selfish, angry, envious, evil thought,

you have made

welcome.
It

cannot enter where

it is

refused.

Where
is

the

DOOR

IS

CLOSED.
wrongly.

The way
Just as

to repent, therefore,

to refuse to think

John warned the Pharisees and Sadducees:


fruits

"Bring forth, therefore,


u

meet for repentance."

And THINK

NOT TO SAY WITHIN YOURSELVES


still

we

have Abraham to our father."


This means that they cannot repent and
old, uninterrupted, literal

follow the same


for the teachings
If

meaning of the law;


a

of

Abraham had become

symbol worship
it.

in the flesh.

they

repented, they must forsake

They must forsake

it if

they brought forth

fruit.

Good

deeds are

fruit.

Good

thoughts produce good deeds

and are retained by the Soul.

The Holy Ghost and

Fire

comes

after repentance

and turning

OF THE MIND
the

away from

the material laws of the flesh

or
o*

Law

of Abraham.
Fire

The Holy Ghost and


Water, because
It is
it is

Baptism

is

greater
is

than Mind

of the Soul.
that

The Soul

the

LIFE of man.

that part of

man

LIVES.

This baptism of the Christ or Soul gathers the wheat


is

which
up the

goodness and

Truth

into

the garner, and

burns

chaff

evil.

Jesus came to John to be baptised by him. John


here of his

is

doubtful

own

teachings.

Though

Jesus

knew

all

that

John

taught, ye he also
tion of
all

knew

that love,

and harmony, and co-operagreater strength and

material

laws gave

power

to

them

both.
it

Jesus said: "Suffer


to fulfil
all

to be so

now;

for thus

it

becometh us

righteousness."

John could not have known him

had he refused to have acknowledged him.

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THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS.


Golden Text

"Thou

shalt

worship the Lord thy God, and

Him

only shalt thou serve."


also, into the

Jesus was lead,


terial desires

wilderness of the errors of

ma-

and

illusions.

The wilderness here


of the worldly
is

is

the material, the flesh, the

DESIRES
The

things.

He was tempted

of

the devil.

devil

the

man

of sin, of materiality, of deception, of greed,

of

lust,

and of

all

wrong.
these things.

Thus Jesus was tempted of

We

read where he had just been baptized or developed

men-

tally as far as

man

could attain.

He

possessed

great concen,

tration, for

was he not tempted

to turn stones into bread?

He

was hungry, the material within him was clamoring


obeyed, but
it

to be

was

also

SELF

calling out to

him

to minister

unto

it.

Here was the

test.

If

he could turn stones into bread,


influence over other things? the
greatest

how
He

much

greater

power could he

could gain much.

He could become

phenomena
the temp-

producer the world had ever


tation

known. He RESISTED

by declaring that man could not

live in the material alone

but must live by the

word of God, and God does not become

material desires and longings.

Then again he

attained greater

power

in

mentality.

He

attained the pinacle of the

Temple.

What

temple?
is

The temple which

the

body

And
tried to

his

mind tempted

him
lift

the temple of the Christ.

the desires of the flesh again

weaken him.
all

When

he had absolute control of the

body through
laws for his

mental laws,

why

should he not use these

own

benefit, to

himself up to the highest point

among men?
tempting the
If

Thus he

reasoned.

But he knew the

flesh

was

God

within him.

Many

of us are so tempted.

God
we

be God, and has given His angels charge concerning

us, if

KNOW
Why
whom
we know

God
should

as

God, why not

attain the heights of

the world?

we

not have the highest place? Could

we

fall if

the powers of the angels of righteousness?


are

But for

we arguing

thus

for SELF or for

self-

LESS?
So Jesus
said:

''Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

And now we

read how, as he developed

more and more,

the

temptations were greater.

He
er,

realized

all

that he

might do.

He was

possessed of powall

mighty power, so much so that the kingdoms of

the

world

bow

to him. able to control them.


to

He was

He could

rule over them.


All he

He
to

was powerful enough

make
his
all

himself a king.

had

do was to abuse or misuse


This
It is

power.
face in development.
It

is

a temptation

we

the crossing of the roads.

is

where the
flesh

spiritual leads

entirely

away from

the flesh, or

where

triumphs over the

spiritual.

Here
It is

is

where many,

many

fall,

and have

fallen.

where leadership gains the control of Mastership.


is

The Master

one

who

has served, and struggled, and

is

will-

ing to go on serving for love of good and humanity's

sake.

Leadership

is

too often

swallowed up

in

vanity and self-glory.

"Thou

shalt

worship the Lord thy God, and

Him

only shalt

thou serve/'
Jesus turned

away from

all

the

alluring, tempting,

dreams

of power and

greatness.

"Then

the devil leaveth him, and behold the angels

came and

ministered unto him."


All forces

and vibrations of good gathered around him.


into Galilee

"Then he departed

and began to preach."

"And
saw

the

people which sat in darkness (spiritual darkness)

great light;

and to them which


is

sat in the region

and shad-

ow

of death light

sprung up."

Those

in the region

and shadow of death were those soul


is

which were nearing destruction. Death


soul.

the destruction of the


It

The developed
those

soul cannot see death.

lives

forever.

And

who

allow the lusts and temptations of the materialin the

ity to

overcome them were

shadow of

death.

He taught
and de-

them Truth, and they saw the


p arted, repented of
evil.

light of life, of Truth,

We
The

find

him organizing.
all

Note that
live,

he called immediately followed him.

earnest seeking student

WILL

follow.

There were no reckoning and guesses, no disputation.

They knew
Scoffers

the Truth, and desired

it.

have pointed to them as ignorant and uneducated

fishermen.

They were

fishermen, but
in life.

remember the

great souls

do not seek the easy places

Development comes only through


with
life.

struggles and experience

The hardship and


Truths.

the

toil

of this

life

open our eyes to

many

When
flesh,
it

the soul

is

seeking for reincarnation or rebirth in the

seeks the souls in

harmony with

its

own.

Now we have
men and
world,

the secret of one great law.

The man who

desires to

know and

understand

men's hearts must be able to understand the


the humblest of this world.

least of the

We

do not speak against education, but education cannot

develop the Soul.

They were uneducated


in their
lives,

in the text

books of

colleges of that time

but had gathered greater


in

knowledge through experience and perhaps


ence.

former

exist-

But they

left

immediately

all

material gain and seeking and

followed after Truth,

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be also."

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THE TRUE HIDDEN LAWS.

"Where your treasure

is,

there will

your heart

"Take heed
heaven."

that ye

do not your alms before men to be seen


is

of them; otherwise ye have no reward' of your Father which


in

When we do
another,

good deed, or when we show


have
it

a kindness to

we

like to

appreciated,

We

want

to be recog-

nized as having done

good, and so

opportunity to do these things

many of where we feel

us watch for the

they will

shine

for us and give our true character to the world.

But the world would not long remember, and even

if it

did,

some one
take our

else

with another deed could easily outshine us or

place.

The world does not know good


our

deeds.

We
We We

only

know

within

own

souls whether the deed

we have

committed be good or bad.

We know

our

MOTIVES.
if

know whether we have done

a thing for self or for others.

know when we
Jesus

truly sacrifice for others,

and

we do
is

so, as

commanded, we

care not whether the deed


if

ever recog-

nized or not by the world

we have

it

recorded in our soul.


is

The Soul
and what

is

the

Book

of Life.
do,

It

the Recording Angel,


all

we

think,

what we

and what we say are

writ-

ten in that

Book

of Life.

We

need not sound a trumpet before us when we do good.

We

must do

it

for the soul's sake and not for the sake of oth-

ers' praise

and approval.

This
alms,

is

what Jesus means when he says "When thou doest


left

let

not thy

hand know what thy

right

hand doeth."

Care not for the praise,nor the glory, nor the commendation

you expect

to

get,

but do the good because


to

YOU WANT TO
right, or

DO

IT.

You must want

do that which

is

you

will

never accomplish anything in the Spiritual.

We

are

taught

how
is

to pray.

Prayer

is

desire,

it is

also a

vibration, for desire

vibration or
if it is

current of thought.

Any

kind of prayer
not
self

is

acceptable

sincere

and

earnest.
is

We need
INNER
and
fer-

go into a dark room to pray.

The

closet

the

THE
And

SOUL, where
as

the desire

is real,

and

true,
if

vent.

we pray we must
are

forgive others

we

forgive

ourselves.

We
that

praying to the

God WITHIN,

not to the

clouds and sky, to an imaginary Being.


IN,

We

must pray

WITH-

knowing

we have
or

the

power

to be

what we

will to be,

feeling that

God

our true

self.

Good is all power, and that the power is Then we will know that we must forgive or we

cannot be forgiven.

There are a
their

lot

of

people

who

are

constantly boasting
to

of

power and goodness.

They wish
else,

make

people think

they are better than anyone


crites fast,

and so they

fast as the

hypo-

by pretending

to

do one thing and thinking another

within the Soul.

Do

not pretend to be better than you


it

are.

Good

will

grow
rec-

no matter where

is

planted; and

God

always knows and

ognizes the seeds

and flowers of goodness.

The world may


recognize the

never know, but the


Pearl of Great Price,

God

within the

few

will
it

no matter how deeply

is

buried in the

rubbish and trash of the thoughts of the world.

The God

that recognizes

good

is

the

God WITHIN

all

of

us.

We

know
to

the false

from

the true, the

good from the

false, if

we wish
and
rust

know and

seek to

know.
earth,

"Lay not up for yourself treasures upon


doth corrupt

where moth

and where thieves break through and

steal."

"But lay up for yourselves treasures

in

heaven, where neither

moth nor
and
steal."

rust

doth corrupt and where thieves break through

"For where your treasure

is,

there will your heart be also."


If

Your

treasure

is

what you love most.


else,
it is

you love the things

of the world more than anything


the heart.
All the things of the
us,

the secret treasure of

world

die,

they decay, and are


builded up and

taken from
stored

while the heavenly desires are

away

in the

souk

We
is

cannot build Soul of a Christ by

desires for the worldly successes

and

gain.
If

For the

light of the

body

the eye.
is full

the eye sees the

good

and loves the good, the body


ual eye
is

of light because the Spirit-

open.
evil,

"If thine eye be


ness.
If,
is

thy whole body shall be


is

full

of dark-

therefore, the light that

IN

THEE
the

is

darkness,

how

great

that darkness."

All the evil

thoughts
is

and
It

desires of

mind and

soul are

dark.

The Soul

dark.

cannot see the light of Truth and

goodness.
It is

not

necessary to dwell
all

constantly on the necessities of

life.

We

have

sufficient

unto the day thereof.

We

all

pros-

per according to our faith.

You
The

will

say: "Behold

the faith of

the rich

man, without

thought of soul or heaven."


rich

man
all

prospers

according to the faith he has within

himself.

We

prosper in our real desires.

The

rich

man

prospers of the worldly joys and pleasures because he believes

within himself the power

is

to attain to that.

The godly man

should have
trate

all faith.

We

need not, and should not, concenriches, for if we do we we should have enough faith

our faith on the accumulation of


soul, but

are liable to forget the

to provide for ourselves.

"Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL these things shall be added unto you."
Seek
within

God

first

and keep

Him

always

first.

Have

faith

yourself to

realize that

you have
always.
all

WITHIN
The
he needs.

enough you the

POWERS
knows he
prosper in
daily needs,

that will
will

keep you

righteous

man
will

not suffer, that he has


peace, in

He

righteousness, in

happiness, in power, in

and the greater the power and the


will prosper.

God WITHIN

the greater

you

You cannot

prosper as the worldly

man

because his faith

within himself, while strong,


his treasures are liable to be

may

not be of a lasting faith, and


in a single

swept away

day.
is

But the prosperity


taken away.

and power of the Godlike

man

never

His treasures are in heaven, where thieves do not


steal, for there are

break through and


honesty or heaven.

no

thieves in goodness,
in

There are no
real.

evil

thoughts to break

and

tempt him away from the

God
justly.

adds

all

that

we

need.

No

righteous

man

suffers un-

His inheritance

can never be taken

away no matter

what happens.

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THE JUDGMENT THE GOLDEN RULE.


Golden Text

"All

things

whatsoever ye would that


is

men

should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this


the prophets."

the law and

The prophets and

all

the ancient wise


to

men

taught this law.


to

As ye would that men should do


for
it

you do ye even so

them;
do, for

will

be done to

YOU

again whatsoever

YOU
good

you

shall reap

whatever you sow.

We

all

desire

things.

WE MUST
or barley.

therefore

sow good

things.

No man would sow wheat and


and we
are

expect to have a crop of oats

Therefore, the thoughts

we sow grow

into the grain

bound

to reap

from every thought we


act

think, every

word we speak and every

we commit,
transaction, cheats another so

The man who,


that

in a business

the other's

family will

suffer,

MUST

expect that

in a

month

or a year

something

will turn up.


will

Some one

else will

cheat him, so that

HIS family

be taken.

THAT

IS

THE

LAW.
"Judge not
that ye be not judged."
hastily

Did you ever judge anyone

and then regret your

act?

You

certainly have.
feel called

When you
analyze your
yourself
if

upon

to pass

judgment upon another,


Ask
unless

own mind and


are really

thoughts toward that person.


just.

you

and truly

Judge no

man

you

KNOW. Do

you know, or do you

guess, surmise, or sus-

pect?

Have you ever given anyone

the least chance to suspect

you? The pure minded, pure souled person always thinks pure
thoughts of
all

persons.

He does

not judge openly.


first

"And

the

first

without sin must be the


first

to cast the stone."


is

Therefore, read self


if

and find out

if

every thought

true,

there

is

no weakness
All

WITHIN
weak.

yourself that might cause

you
eye,

to stumble.

flesh is

Look within your own

within

self,

and "cast out the beam within thine own eye, and

then thou shalt see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother's
eye,"

When we
arise in

suspect or think

wrong of

another,

we should
Does
it

stop

and consider where the suspicion comes from.


our own mind?
individual
this

not

The mind, our own

mind,

is

the creator of every

thought we think. Remember


bor, friend, or

when you judge your

neigh-

your enemy.

They may be judging you.

Give the
rights.

best

you have

to give.

God

gave every

man

equal

What
Every

right

have we to

limit

one and give much to an-

other?

man

gives to himself

anyway.

We

are not the

giver to others.

We

are not the creators of other souls.

Every

man must
er's rights

create for himself,

and when we trespass on anoth-

we have broken
like to be

the law.

We

have not done to him

as

we would
This
is

done by.
"Enter ye
is

the straight gate.


is

in

at the

straight gate

for wide
struction,

the gate

and broad

the

way

that leadeth to de-

and

many

there, be that

go
us.
It is

in thereat."

There are

many

illusions

and snares to blind


is

This broad gate that

leads to destruction
it

the

SELF.

broad and wide because

demands much and absorbs much.


It is

the

enemy

that sets itself


is

up

as

goodness and Truth and

blinds us so that our soul

hidden.

The
It is

soul

is

the

REAL.

It is

the living part of us.


it

the heaven or the hell for us, for

accumulates and ab-

sorbs every created image of the mind.

"Beware of
ing, but

false prophets,

which come to you


wolves."

in

sheeps cloth-

inwardly they

are ravening
tell?

How

can

we

know them?
"By

How

can we

their fruits ye shall


tree

know them."
good
fruit,

"Every good

bringeth forth
5

but a corrupt

tree bringeth forth evil fruit/

By

their

works you

shall

know them,

A A
hate.

good, pure mind brings forth good, pure, unselfish deeds,


will not

The good man

condemn

a liar

and then

lie.

true prophet does not teach "thou shalt not hate"

and then

He does

not do the things he

condemn

in others.

Some-

times

we have
him.

to associate with a person a long while before

we

know

Even then we have no

right to judge.
see
if

We
fruit

must
is

investigate our

own

vineyard
fit

first

and

our

own

in

good condition and


spect.

to give

to others or for others to in-

"Every

tree that bringeth not forth

good

fruit is

hewn down

and

cast into the fire."


is

Every thought of the mind


the soul or saves
it,

cast into the


is

soul

It

destroys

for the

soul
self.

the
It is

receiver or retainer, the

dwelling place of our real


devils.
If

the

home

of gods or of
is

we

are

good and think good, the soul


is

good.

If

we

are

bad and think bad, the soul


is

bad.

The mind

the leader, the builder and the maker.

"Not every one thatsays unto


to the

me

Lord, Lord shall enter in-

kingdom of heaven; but he


is

that

DOETH
No

the will of

my
we

Father which

in

heaven."

We may

not think the things

we

say.

matter what

say, if

we do

not obey

the laws of the prophets, and do unto


if

others as

we would

be done by,

we do

not do the will of

God

which

is

righteousness,

we cannot

attain the Christ, the

kingdom

of heaven.

We may
leaders

be able to do wonderful works,

may

call

ourselves

and prophets, but we must do the


ourselves closely

will of

God

within
reflection,

we must examine
whether
it

and find our


it is

is self

or self-LESS, whether

for worldly gain or

Immortality.

We

must build on the Rock of Truth, for "Whosoever hear-

eth these sayings of mine, and

DOETH

them,

will liken

him

unto a wise man, which

built his

house upon a rock."

"And

the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds
beat

blew, and

upon
a rock."

that

house and

it fell

NOT;

for

it

was

founded upon

The house
the Christ.

is

the Soul.

You

are

the

builder.

The rock

is

Be not

like the foolish

man which
fall

built

upon

the sands and

"when
house,

the floods
it fell

came and

the winds blew and beat


thereof."

upon

that

and great was the


is

The sand

the flesh, the illusions and desires of the flesh and

of evil and materiality, and rain


are

and the winds and the floods


pitfalls

the evil

temptations and the snares, and the

and

illusions of the

world and of

evil.

When we
fall,

build

the Soul full of

these thoughts

it

is

sure to

and we have not

built wisely, for

wisdom

desires

life.

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xi

a
am

THE POWER OF UNDERSTANDING.

"I

not

come

to call

the righteous but sin-

ners to repentance."

"And he

entered into a ship and passed over and

came

to his

own

city."

"And

behold, they

brought to him a

man

sick of the palsy,

lying on a bed; and Jesus seeing

their faith, said

unto the sick

of the palsy: Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee."

"And
This

behold, certain of

the Scribes said

within themselves,

man

blasphemeth."
their

"And Jesus knowing


evil in

thoughts

said,

Wherefore think ye

your hearts?"
their

Not knowing the Christ, they knew not that he knew


thoughts.

There are

many
we

of

us yet with just a taint of the

Scribe within us, for

think

we

think

as

we

please and pre-

tend to be

as

we

please and

manifest a likeness to the Christ.

But the

CHRIST knows
evil.

the good thought


find this a great

from the

evil-,

and

he rejects the

And we

Truth when we see

and know the Christ.

How many

of us doubt

when we

profess to see?

Because Jesus made greater claims than they knew or even


demonstrated, they began to doubt and accuse him.

The world

changes very

little.

The worldly minded,

spiritually blind
tc

scribes of to-day

cannot understand the power of the Christ

forgive sins, just as they understood in the time of Jesus.

We
er,

tell

them to-day

that Christ lives,


old,

and has the same po wand they mock us and

and even greater power, than of

deride us and say "Blasphemers."

The Orthodox

arise in

jealousy and

scorn and say "Blas-

phemers, heretics and fools."

But

let

them show

their faith

by

their works.
?

They cannot

forgive sins.
that a

Why

They say even now


is

man who

says he can forgive sins

a liar.

Why?
know
not

Because they

where Christ

is,

where

his

power,
are

and what

it is.

They read and understand not because they

blind to the Truth.

They worship

the letter and not the

spirit.

They
God.

unite

men

to the churches, but


is

do not unite

their souls to

No man
is
it

united to

God who

thinks evil in his heart.

No man
is

united to Christ
is.

who knows

not where the Christ

and what

No man
of Christ.

is

united to

God who
to Christ

limits

and doubts the power

No man
phemer.

is

united

who

calls

him

a liar

and

blas-

WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD."
He
said: "I

The world
orate in

progresses in every other

line,

wh> does

it

deteri-

knowledge of Christ?
should

Why

God grow

less

and

all

things else increase?


decrease, but

John the
increase."

Baptist said: "1

MUST

HE SHALL
die.

The

Christ can never


all

die.
all

His power can never


hearts, all minds,

He knows

thoughts,

and

his

power

is

unlimited and perfect even to-day.

And he

said

unto them "Whether


arise

it

is

easier to say,

thy sins

be forgiven thee, or to

and walk?"

The world does not


as to claim the

object as

much

to claiming

power of

self

power of Christ
Scribes.

Such were the

Men

create

great inventions, they

discover wonders in the

scientific world,
terial,

and would mould

their inventions into the

ma-

and the world looks on, and wonders, and worships, and

believes in the

man

himself.

But when he delves into the Spiritual, which the world can
not and will not
see, that is

blasphemy.
that the

"But that ye

may know
arise,

SON OF MAN HATH


SINS, (then
saith

POWER ON EARTH TO FORGIVE


the sick of the palsy,)

he to

take up thy bed and go unto thine

house."

And he
"And
Matthew

arose and departed to his house,

as Jesus passed forth

from them he saw

man named

sitting at the receipt of

custom; and he saith unto him

follow me; and he arose and followed him."

"And
hold

it

came

to pass as Jesus sat at

meat
sat

in the house, be-

many

publicans and sinners

came and

down

with

him

and

his disciples."

"And when

the Pharisees

saw

it,

they said unto his disciples,

Why

eatest

your Master with publicans and sinners?"


a

Now

Matthew was

prominent

man

in the land.

He was

collector of taxes at the

custom

offices,

and the Pharisees questhis

tioned not the character of Jesus

when

man was

called,

but

from the highest to the lowest followed and the publicans and
sinners came.

Then they found

fault.

What sort of a religion was this that would accept sinners and down to meat with them, thus placing them on an equal sit
basis with
all

other fellows?

The

religion of the Pharisees

was

not

so.

They were above


the temple

the publican and the sinner.

The doors of

wherein they

worshipped looked not into the soul,

but into the material position.

"And Jesus

said unto

them, They that be whole need not a

physician, but they that are sick."

"BUT
I

GO

YE AND LEARN

WHAT THAT MEANETH.


for
I

will

have mercy and not

sacrifice;

am

not

come

to call

the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

,And the
aside,

sinners came, but

the Pharisees and Scribes stood

unable to see what the sinners could see

THE CHRIST,
their souls

and they came to him because they knew him, and


responded to the promise for mercy.

They looked within and heard

the Voice of the Master.

The

Pharisees

looked without; and saw only a

man

with a

strange voice, a strange doctrine, and a strange Soul.

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verse.

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hem
of his garment,

Golden Text
1

Matthew

9; capter 14;

"If

may

but touch the

shall be' whole."

EXPLANATION OF LESSON.

We
And

find Jesus very successful


is

in his teaching in this lesson.

His power
as

increasing.
his character closely in this lesson,

we study

we

learn

the secret of his success, also of his power.

Every one

UNDERSTANDING. who came to him Jesus KNEW.


came clad
in

When

the Pharisees

purple and fine linens, Jesus


all

read beneath

ALL

outward covering,
to see

PRETENSE.
it.

No

evil

was too thick for him not

through

HE READ THE
He knew

SOUL.

When
the

the

sinners came, he

read in like manner.

SICK

soul,

from the

self-righteous soul.

The

sick soul stands a chance of getting well, of being healed,


its

but the soul wise in

own

conceit and self-righteousness


it

is

far

worse than the common, everyday sinner, for


blinded by
its

shuts

itself
is

out

own

illusions,

while the ordinary

sinner

blind

ed by the sins and temptations.

The one

(the Pharisee's soul)


is

is

greedily

absorbing

itself
it

while the other

searching for the

REALITY

for which

is

starving and suffering.

And

Jesus knew,

Jesus

LOVED.

Jesus
Verse

UNDERSTOOD.
14 "Then came
to

him

the disciples of
fast
oft,

John, saying:

Why
not?"

do we and the Pharisees

but thy disciples fast

Verse 15

"And Jesus
will

said to them,

Can

the children of
is

the

bridechamber mourn as long as the bridegroom

with them?

But the day

come when

the bridegroom shall be taken

from

them, and then shall they fast."

What does mean? to do without, Answer To


Question
fasting
fast
is

to refuse

to take or eat.

They

fasted as a duty to their religion.

They were without

the

bridegroom

the Soul, the CHRIST.


mental, and

Jesus here does not refer

to the material fasting, but to the spiritual.

They

did not

know
They

what he meant, because they did not understand him.


were
material and

understood

only the material

and mental laws.

With Jesus and

the Disciples
fast,

they

had the Christ

the

Bridegroom, and need not

but the Scribes and Pharisees

had him

not,

and

fasted.

Verse 16

In this

verse

we understand what
The
spiritual
(it

the whole garfit

ment must be made new.


terial

cannot

into the

ma-

any more than the material can


that the

into the spiritual. This

means
FIED,

BODY,
verse

as well as the

SOUL, must

be

PURI-

cleansed,

MADE NEW.
is

Verse 17

This

symbol of the body and Soul


full

If

we keep

the old sinful

body always

of sin

it

cannot hold to
the

the spiritual soul,


sinful body.

and the Christ soul cannot

HOLD TO
into

"But they put new wine (soul)


and both were preserved."

new

bottles

(purified bodies)

Verse 18
there

"While
a

he spake these things unto them, behold,

came
is

certain ruler,

and worshipped him, saying,

My

daughter

even

now

dead; but

come and

lay thy

hand upon

her and she shall live."

This

man came and worshipped

him, believing in him, and

trusting him.

Question

What vibrations were


LIFE.

in

motion?
father loved

Answer LOVE and


also loved Jesus,

The

much.

He

and Jesus loved much and understood.


raised the

Do

you know that each time Jesus

dead the currents of

Love were concentrated and only transferred?

The

father only desired


it

life

and

love,

and Jesus
It

KNEW
life

the

power of Love that


restore.

would

restore Jife.

gives

and can

Love

is

BUILDER.
creates,

LOVE

never destroyed a soul.

Love

builds,

save,

protects.

LOVE
when

IS

ALWAYS

SAFE.
Verse

19 Jesus
the

never once refused

help was asked.

He followed
Verse

man, and so did


behold, a

his disciples.

20 "And,

woman, which was

diseased with

an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him and touched


the

hem hem

of his garment.

Verse 21
the

"For she

said
I

WITHIN

herself, If

may

but touch

of his garment

shall be

whole."
this
if

The

vibration of

faith

and love touched

woman, and
she would

WITHIN HERSELF
be whole.

(her Soul) she realized

she but possess-

ed even a touch of absolute

PURITY
in those

and

TRUTH

Verse 23

It

was customary

days for the people to

make

a great

demonstration of grief over the dead.

They had
place of the

a place set

apart,

which was

called the "wailing

Jews," and people were hired by the mourners to

assist

them

in

giving proper feeling and demonstration to their

grief.

"And when Jesus came unto


minstrels and the people

the ruler's house and


a noise

saw the

making

Verse 24

He

said

unto them, Qive place, for the maid


to scorn."

is

not

dead but sleepeth.

And they laughed him

Their vibrations of display


broken.
Verse

which supported death were

25 "And when
will
all arise

the people were put forth, he went in

and took her by the hand, and the maid arose."

And we
body,
if

from the dead, from the


spirit

sinful soul
If

and
will

we

but allow the Christ

to touch us.

we

become subjected
hand and
"If
1

to his will he will

come and

take us by the

lift

us to Truth and Life.

may

but touch

the

hem

of his

garment

shall

be

whole."
If

we but come near enough


us and

to Christ
us,

and Truth, even


be whole.

though only the hem touches


small desire will
lift

we

shall

draw us

nearer,

and then

One we may

be of good comfort for

we have

accepted a part of him.

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to close of chapter.
is

Golden Text "The harvest


ers are few."

Matthew 9th Chapter; 27th Verse


truly

plentiful, but

the labor-

Even before we come to


that even

this lesson

you

will

have noticed

among

his disciples Jesus'

fame spread more because

of his works than of the Truth he taught.

The reason

is

very

simple and

plain.

Man

believes

more

readily

what he
see,

sees with the material


is

eyes than that

which he cannot

because he

spiritually

blind to the Truths he taught.

We
a

do not read

in

one instance where he was impatient with


see

them. He

knew they could not


in the flesh

when
see;

blind.

We know why

man
And

born blind

cannot

and some of these are

not as hopelessly blind as


those

some who

are blind spiritually.

who were

blind in the flesh

were able to regain

sight far quicker than

were the Pharisees and Scribes.

The reason why.


Those born blind
those
telling

are surrounded

by those who can

see.

And
by

who
in.

see

are constantly
all

reminding them of their

loss

them of

the beauties

and

possibilities of

the world

they live

Hence, the blind


desires to see.

man knows
the world

he

is

missing something, and he

The majority

of

can

see, in a

material sense, and

the blind are few.


It is

the reverse with the development of the spiritual.

There are few


fore, the blind

who

can SEE, and

many

are blind.

There-

cannot believe.

He does not

desire sight because


loss.

he cannot be brought to the realization of his

"And when Jesus departed Verse 27


followed

thence,

two

blind

men

him, crying
us."

and saying, Thou

son of

David, have

mercy on

They were
i-n

materially

blind, but they

KNEW

and had

faith

Jesus' power.

Verse 28

For "when
to

lie

was come

into the house, the blind


1

men came

him; and Jesus said unto them; Believe ye that


this?

am

able to

do

They
comes

said unto him,

Yea Lord."

When
LIEVES,

the Christ
if
it

to the soul, or the house of Spiritual

blindness,

the soul

responds,

COMES TO HIM

and BE-

will receive sight.

They

believed and received sight.

Verse 29

"Then
it

touched he their eyes, saying,


IT

ACCORD-

ING

TO THY
so
is

FAITH BE
always.

UNTO YOU."
RECEIVE ACCORDING

And

WE

TO

OUR

FAITH.

Verse 30

"And

their eyes

were opened; and Jesus straightly

charged them, saying, See that no

"But Verse 31
fame

man know

it."

they,

when they were

departed, spread abroad

his

in all the

country."
to do, and
all

And

so ought
It is

we

those

who have

received spir-

itual sight.
ial

far greater cause for rejoicing than the materis

"Behold, they brought Verse 32

blindness, for spiritual blindness

death.

to

him

dumb man,

pos-

sessed with a devil."

There are

many
they

spiritually

dumb

also.

They do not speak


cannot, or will not,
Pride forbids some.

what

little

know

of Truth.

Some

speak for Truth.

There are

many

reasons.

Fear of opposition forbids another.


forbids others.

Fear of
If

worldly opinions

Are these not devils also?

you have them,

CAST THEM OUT


Verse 33

"When

and then you can speak.


the
devil

was

cast
it

out, the

dumb

spake,

and the multitude marvelled, saying,

was never

so in Israel."

They marvelled

at his

power because they

KNEW NOT

THE SOURCE.
less,

They
all

did not
things.

and knoweth
his

know God, that God is limitThey knew not where God is.
their e>es.

And even

great

power did not open

Blind and

dumb

were cured, yet they were not cured.

Verse 34

"But

the

Pharisees

said,

He

casteth

out devils

through the prince of the devils."

How
like the

very like

all

the world, the self-righteous world.

How
many.

orthodox creeds.

Depart from the creed and dogmas,


devils.

and you are dealing with

This

is

the reasoning of

Besides this, the self-righteous never sees his


evil.
It

own

blindness and

is

Verse 35

"And Jesus went about

always

in

some one

else.

all

the

cities

and

villages,

teaching in their synagogues, and

preaching the gospel of the

kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among


the people."
It

made no
at

difference

what they accused him

of,

how

they

laughed

him, or scorned him, nor

haw
all

they
the

dispised

him.

NOTE

THIS.

He went about doing

good he could,

healing, teaching, loving, sympathizing.

Verse 36
tudes he
fainted,

And

this is the reason:

"When

he

saw the multi-

was moved with compassion on them because they


as sheep

and were scattered abroad,

having no shep-

herd."

He

understood, did he not?


faint,

He knew they were

suffering

worn and

and were drinking the poison of the world of

illusions, of false beliefs

which could not

lift

them up from

their

condition.

Verse
is

37 "Then
is

said he

unto his

disciples,

The

harvest truly

plentiful, but the laborers are

few."
of the harvest pays far

The reward

great.

The Lord
evil

more
all

than the evil one.


that

The

one does not

pay.

He

takes

you have and gives you death and


else

destruction.

He has

nothing

to give.
It is

Do
Work,

not follow in the lure and glare of

his promise.

false.

God
See and

alone

is

Life.

therefore, for the laborers are few.

UNDERSTAND.
and the

SPEAK
and
let

DEVIL WILL FLEE. Go

preach, go teach,

not the accusations and the scorn of the world keep

you

dumb.

Cast out the devil and you will be


loves only
its

filled
its

with joy.
love
is

The world
able

own.

Even then

change-

and leads to death.


sees only the world.

The world
The

blind sees darkness.

Follow the Lord of the harvest.

The

laborers are few.

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verses.

Matthew, 10th chapter, l-24th

Golden Text "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
This
for in
it

is

one of the strongest lessons of the

New

Testament,

we have

the direct personal injunctions of Jesus to his

disciples.

First

he called them together and gave


preach.

them power

to heal,

teach

and

They had not

as

yet attained

any great

power from their own enlightenment. The power they now had was the transferred ^Eth power from the Soul of Christ.
After they

received Illumination
After

they drew upon their

own

souls for power.

Illumination

and baptism of

Fire, the

power was poured into each soul, and they were never dependent upon another for guidance and assistance. This was the first time that he, sent them out to heal, teach and preach. Heretofore, though in his presence daily, they had not gained
Christ
sufficient

enlightenment to be

able to bear the message:

This

should be carefully followed by every Truth bearer.


start

Too many

out who are not properly equipped, who have not received power from the Master who guides them, or who knowing too much cannot be taught and go out teaching without authority.

No
done

person should

attempt to teach until

he has been thor-

oughly trained.

Tell the story of the Truth,

how much

it

has

FOR YOU,

and what

it

can do, but

make no

effort to set

yourself up as a leader and a teacher until

you have been thor-

oughly prepared for

it.

The

harvest

truly

is

plenteous and the laborers are few, and


all

many

teachers are needed, and a place will be open for

who

OBEY.
act

You must
from

learn to obey yourself before


others.

you may ex-

obedience

The

disciples

spent their time in


the Master

study andtraining, and

when they were ready


sent
forth,

SENT

THEM OUT.
Verse

5 ''These
Go

twelve Jesus

and commanded

them, saying,
city of the

not into the

way

of the Gentiles and into any

Samaritans enter ye not."

Verse 6 "BUT GO RATHER TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Why did he command them thus? The Gentiles and the

Samaritans were shut out.


taught his
but

Why?
lost sight

Far back where Abraham


of the Gentiles in a sense;

own

people,

we

in separation

of the

family of Noah,

we

will find that a

number

of

the Gentiles were led into Egypt.


race were Gentiles.

In fact,

all

na-

tions outside the Semitic

The Gentiles of
Asiatics.

knew the Truths, so did many of the The Jews were the most material, flesh loving people
the Egyptians

of

that

day.

Their religion was nothing but

Hence, they

were farthest

symbol and ceremonies. away from Truth of any nation.

They were

the Negatives.
backsliding, being led

They were always


they were the

away by

divers lusts

and strange people, and losing sight of the Truth. Therefore, LOST SHEEP, and needed what the others alVerse 7

ready possessed.

"And

as

ye go. preach, saying, The

Kingdom

of

Heaven

is at

Verse 8

"Heal

hand."
the
sick, cleanse the

lepers, raise

the dead,

cast out devils, freely ye

have received,

freely give."

They were
with his

able to

do

they were sent out.

all that he told them them to do before He gave them power. They were filled

own

thoughts, his instructions.

He

also tells
is

workman
All that

them to not provide for themselves, for "the worthy of his meat."
earn in the healing, cleansing and helping people
of.

we

we

are

worthy
should

Many seem

to think that a religious

healing

always be

free.

Yet

he

tells

work or them they are

worthy of

their

meat.

People should not give something for


expect something
for

nothing, neither

should they

nothing.

Spiritual benefits are the hardest to obtain of any,


er of the Spiritual really has' the hardest

and the teachany.

work
is
it

of

There

no work no matter how perfect and found fault with.


is

so difficult to

prepare and present to the people, and


beautiful
it

is

always being

Verses 11-14

He simply gives them instructions for introducBut he


tells

ing the work.


ceive

them,

"Whomsoever

shall

not

re-

you, nor hear

your words, when ye depart out of that

home

or city shake of the dust off your feet."

He does not refer to material here, but the dust of opposition and persecution. When we shake off anything we thrust it from us, we let it go, and this he advised them to do, not to
oppose and persecute in return, but to be forgotten and forgiven.
Verse 15
let all

these evil thoughts

"Verily,

say unto you,

it

shall

be more tolerable

for the land of

Sodom and Gomorrha

in

the day of

judgment

than for that city."

Sodom and Gomorrha


and awful
lusts,

perished because of

their materiality

but not

because of the rejection and persecu-

tions of the Truth.


it

had not been sent


Verse 16

They had never received the word because They had never developed to the them.
send you forth as sheep in the midst of
as

state of receptivity, being able to understand.

"Behold,
ye,

wolves;

be

therefore, wise

serpents

and harmless as

doves."
Verse 17

"But beware of men, for they


"And
you
ye
shall be

will deliver

you up

to the councils, and they will scourge

in their

synagogues."

Verse 18

brought before governors and

kings for
tiles."

my

sake, for a testimony against

them and the Genall

This

is

not against

all

Gentiles, but against

nations which
the Truth

scourge and

mock them.
Gentiles.

Not

all

the Gentiles

knew

but they were of

the ignorant

classes, for

the Ancient

Men

of

Wisdom were
them.
All

And every Jewish


were taken

leader learned
into

from

the great

leaders

Egypt-Moses,

Joseph and Jesus, before they ever taught the people.

"But when they deliver you up, take no thought Verse 19 how or what you shall speak; for it shall be given you in the same hour what ye shall speak."
"For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Verse 20 Father which speaketh IN YOU."

They were led and guided by the Spirit through Jesus. If they had not obeyed, think you it would have guided? If they had thought that they knew what to say, and would outline their program, they would have failed, as we of to-day so often do when we refuse to obey the Master who leads us.
Verse
death,

21 "And

the brother

shall deliver

up the brother to

and the father the child, and the children shall rise up against their parents and shall cause them to be put to death."
This must not be taken
in the literal sense.

The death

here

is

not material death but of the soul.

to

the soul refuses to be saved, it must be delivered up death, for brother, nor parent, nor children can save the soul that refuses to save itself.
its

When

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's Verse 22 sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."

The world always


true

hates

those

who

conception shall be saved.


If

of

God.
if

But those

represent the Christ, the who endure to the end

we

cling to the Spirit,

we obey and

follow righteousness

we

shall save ourselves

"But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye Verse 23 into another; for verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the son of man is come."

from the

soul's death.

And this was true. Their Illumination was given to them long before they had preached in every city, but it was after the Crucifixion that they were baptized with the Spirit or Fire, which is the Son of Man Sun of Man, for the Soul is the Sun of the body, and is indeed the Son or sun of man.
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verses.

Matthew, 10th chapter; 24-34th

Golden Text
fore

"Whosoever, therefore,
will
I

shall confess

me

beis

men, him

confess

also before

my

Father which

in

heaven."
This lesson
ciples.
is

a continuation of Jesus' instructions to the dis-

In the

following

verses
in the

we

will

find

many

great laws

which have been taken


gians.

literal

sense

by many theolo-

Jesus speaks very plainly, however, and very simple, direct,

and to the point.


In

Notice here that he addresses the multitudes.


direct

teaching

them personally he was always very

and

simple.

He
we

illustrated his

words

to

make

his

meaning

clearer.

And

learn in this lesson that the spiritual Truths can be imparted

in the

very simplest language.


put the spiritual into
it,

cannot

Many complain and say they language, but we see here how

Jesus did do
see
it

and

how

it

can be done.

We
is

can

tell

what we

and know, and only those

who

are able or ready to receive

can see and know, and any language


are spiritually deaf,

of no effect to those

who
ed

dumb, and

blind.

But that has nothillustrat-

ing to do with the language used.


in

The Truth can be


as

as

simple and

direct a
lies

way

anything

else,

but the

matter of understanding
receptiveness.

with the individual's readiness and

Verse 24

"The

disciple

is

not above his master nor th ser-

vant above his lord."

When we grow
are not disciples
ter sets us free.

above our master, or think we know enough

without his assistance,

we

are placing ourselves are not willing to

above him.
until the

We

when we

obey

mas-

Verse

25 'it

is

enough for the

disciple that
If

HE BE AS HIS
have called the
shall they call

master, and the servant as his lord.

they

master of the house Beelzebub,

how much more

them of

his

household ?"

The

disciple

must be

as his Master,
Is it

and he

will

attain his

Adeptship

and Christhood.

not

enough for us
above him?

to be as

Christ, without trying to set ourselves


all

Perhaps we

do

not, but

many

of us do.

We
think
selves

think

we know more Truth than can


yield

be taught

us.
set

We
our-

we can
up

now and

then to the

flesh,

and then

as Masters.

This cannot be done.

We

must follow

the Master.

Who Who
If

is

the Master of the house?


the Master of

is

YOUR
it

house?
believe Beelzebub (or

the world calls this Truth

you
you?

prom-

ise of devils)

what does

call

Verse

26 In

this verse

we

are cautioned not to fear.


is

"Fear

them

not, therefore; for there

nothing covered that shall not

be revealed, and hid that shall not be known."


All the

Truth and mysteries


in
is

shall

be revealed to those
all

who

fear not and search on

the Christ, and

shall

be

made

known,

"What Verse 27
In understanding.

for understanding
1

given as
in

we

desire

and develop.

tell

you

darkness, that speak ye in

light."

"'And what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house
top."

This

is

the

INNER

voice,

which

is

the

knowledge given
It is

to
It

the Soul through the Soul of the Christ.


is

never spoken.

given in the ear silently, and


Verse 28

"And
kill

is

the Soul or Spirit speaking.


kill

fear not

them which
fear

the

body but
is

are

not

able to

the soul; but rather

him which

able to

destroy both soul and body in hell/'

No man
The

can destroy the soul but the soul

itself.

material death never destroys the soul


is

The

soul lives.

Who

able to destroy both soul

and body?

Only our own Mind and


and do that which
Verse 29
is evil,

Soul. Therefore, fear only to think

malicious, unkind and untrue.

The

Spirit of
fall

God

is

even

in the

sparrow, for "one

of them shall not

to the

ground without your Father."

The same

father

is

WITHIN you YOUR FATHER.


not, therefore, ye are of

"Fear ye Verse 30
many
sparrows."
within us
valuable.

more value than

Being of more value,


is

we have more power and


That
is

the Spirit
are

developed far more.

why we

more

Verse 32

" Whosoever,
1

therefore, shall

confess

me

before
is

men, him
heaven.

will

also

confess before

my

Father which

in

To

confess

is

to accept, to accept

is

to believe

and obey.

The

Christ confesses us

when we

confess

him, for we then


is

bear his image, his likeness, his goodness, which


er,

of the Fath-

for the Christ

is

the Soul of

God, and we

are

before the
is

Father when we

take on the Christ.

Confession

acknowl-

edgement.

We

acknowledge Christ when we confess him.

Verse 33
will
If
1

"But whosoever
my
Christ, refuse to

shall

deny

me
is

before men,

him

also

deny before

Father which

in

heaven/'

we deny

BECOME AS THE

MASTER,'

we have

not acknowledged him; therefore, he cannot acknowl-

edge us as his own, and


er without the Christ

we cannot we

bear the image of the Fath-

acknowledgement.
if

We

must

live,

think

say and do
fess or

as he

would do
in

confess him.

We

either con-

deny him

what we
are daily

think, say and do, daily.

Our
There

confessions
is

manifested in the

life

we

live.

nothing covered within the soul that shall not be

reis
is

vealed and nothing hid that shall not be known.


the betrayer or saviour.
It

Our
all

soul
that

gives out

all

that

is

good,

bad.

All

things are

revealed unto the Christ, for


all

we

either

confess or

deny him before


all

people, and

when we develop
our shortcomings

the Christ Soul

our
his

failures,

our

faults,

are revealed to us

by

power, and

we

are able to

overcome

the flesh and

all

evil

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Matthew, 10th chapter; 34th verse to close of chapter.

"He
is

that taketh

not his cross and followeth

me

is

not worthy of me."

This lesson
disciples.

but a continuation of the instructions to the


readily see

In

it

we can

how

carefully Jesus prepared

them

for their work, and

how

he advised and warned them of

the temptations, and trials they were to meet with. Let us consider
this lesson

carefully,

and gather the knowlhe includes


all

edge he has imparted to them and to


shall

us, for

who
and

obey through the word.

These lessons

are as strong

abiding to-day as they were then, and

we

will realize this

more

and more

as

we develop

in righteousness

and Truth.

We We
to

are the Soul Builders.

want Soul Knowledge, the knowledge


as Christ,

that will enable us

become

who was
io

the Master Builder.

We

cannot
af-

design,

and plan, and build

ter the designs

and plans of

own way when we build another. Therefore, we must


our
it

in-

spect the pattern closely

and follow
stick to

as correctly as

we

can.

To

be successful
is

we must

our model.

This

often very hard to do.

There are so

many

obstacles

and

difficulties to

overcome and become reconciled


and followeth
after

to,

but "he

that taketh not his cross

me

is

not worthy

of me."

We

are

not worthy of

life if

we

will

not

work

for

it.

No

man
will

is

worthy of bread
for
it.

if

he

is

too lazy, or careless, or indifferis

ent to

work

And no one

worthy of the crown

if

he

not bear the cross.

It is

oftentimes hard.

Jesus said:
1

''Think Verse 36
came not
Peace
is

not

am come

to send peace on earth;

to send peace but a sword."

not of the earth, and peace will not dwell in earthly

longings and desires.

The sword

is

to rend the earth, to tear

it

away from
and peace

the material so that the soul

may

attain

its

freedom

in the spiritual.

Verse 34

"For

am come

to

set a

man

at

variance against

his father, and the daughter against her mother,

and the daugh-

ter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

Verse 36
hold."

"And

man's foes

shall

be they of his

own

house-

This would seem very strange indeed,


literal sense.

if it

were taken

in the

Who

are the foes of a

man's own household?

Who

are the

father and daughter and the daughter-in-law.

The members
hold.

of your

body

are the

members
is

of your houseof

This father of the household


that rules

the

member

your
is

body

you and causes you


dearly,

to sin.

The daughter
every

the

evil that

you love

and

it

includes

member
is

of the

household
kin, but
is

unto the

least, for a

daughter-in-law

the least of
sin,

always one of the family.

Therefore, every

from

greatest to least,
is

must be

cast out,

overcome, repented

of.

Repentance

"He Verse 37
me
is

TURNING AWAY FROM.


that loveth father or

mother more than

me

is

not

worthy of me, and he that loveth son or daughter more


not worthy of me."

than

We

can

now

understand what this verse

means

in

its

true

sense.

These are the members of the household, and the housethe body.

hold

is

"Therefore,

we cannot

love the body

more

than Christ and be worthy of him and his heritage.


Verse

39 "He

that findeth his

life shall lose it;


it."

and he that

loseth his life for

my

sake shall find

To
desire

find the Spiritual or Christ Life


life,

we must
if

lose
all

the desire

of the sensual, material, earth


for the
illusions of

and

we

lose

love and

the senses and

the material for the

sake of attaining the Christhood


Verse 40
receiveth
If

we
you

shall find Life eternal.

"He

that receiveth

receiveth me, and he that

me

receiveth

him

that sent

me."

we

receive the messengers of Christ,


is

we

will receive Christ


is

and to accept Christ

to accept

God,

for Christ

the Soul of

God the true conception of "He that receiveth Verse 41


a righteous

Life.

a prophet

in the

name

of a

prophet shall receive a prophet's reward;

and he that receiveth

man

in the

name

of a righteous

man

shall receive a

righteous man's reward."


If

we would become prophets and


rewarded.
is

desire

it

in Christ's

name
of

we

will be

If

we

desire righteousness in the

name

Christ,

who
we
we

a righteous

man, we
name, or

will

be rewarded.
Truth,

The

things
tain
if

desire in Christ's

in the

we

shall atdesire.

receive or

become receptive

to the

thing

we

We
able,

must become

positive or at variance to the evil or undesir-

but receptive to the object or thought desired.

Verse 42
little

"And whoso
little

shall give to drink


in the

unto one of these


of
a disciple,

ones a cup of cold water only


I

name

verily

say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward."


of these

One
be, if

ones

is

one

who

has not attained

much

in

ithe Christ,

but no matter

how
him

small the Christ in any one


to drink of

may
Life

we

as a disciple give

the

Water of

we have added to our own spirituality and likeness to the FathThus are we rewarded. If we help others to grow the very er.
least,

we

also

grow and

attain.

"He

that taketh not his

cross

and followeth

after

me

is

not

worthy of me."
If

we

will not follow as Christ leads us


desire,

we cannot

attain.

attain

what we

and are worthy only of the


evil

desire.

We We

cannot serve two Masters,

and Truth, and be worth of

Truth and Christ.

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Matthew, 11th chapter; l-16th
verses.

Golden
face,

Text "Behold
Baptist

send

my

messenger before thy

which

shall prepare the

way

before thee."

John the

was the forerunner, or messenger, of the

Christ, sent to prepare the

way

for him.

John baptized with mental laws, mental healing and teaching. He was followed by the Son of God, who would baptize with Fire. The Soul is Fire, and when we are baptized with the Soul of Christ we have rerepresents
the Mental Teacher.

John

water, and water

means mind.

He

baptized with Mind

ceived the baptism of the Holy Ghost, or Fire.

But John seems to doubt

his

own

teaching, for he sends

two

of his disciples to Jesus and said unto him:

Verse 3

"Art thou he

that should come, or

do we look for

another?"

John saw the Spirit descend in the form of a dove whi^h sat upon Jesus, and he heard the voice of the Spirit proclaiming him "This is my beloved son in whom am well pleased," and
I

yet John, in prison, doubts.

Verse 4

"And

Jesus said

unto them,

Go

and shew John

again those things which ye do hear and see."

Verse 5

"The

blind

receive their sight, and the

lame walk

the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear and the dead are raised
up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them."

Verse 6

"Blessed

is

he whosoever shall

not be oifended in

me."

John, as a mentalist, demanded manifestation

and works,

and that

is

why

Jesus gave them

his

work

in healing as a wit-

ness and proof of his Sonship.

We may
is

develop great mental powers and

yet not develop

the Christ Soul.

We

build soul with every thought, and

Mind

the Builder, but not until

we

are baptized with Fire

have we

attained Sonship or Soul-ship.

John knew not the


Jesus alone taught
but this
not true.
nations.
it

Fire

baptism.

It

was not given


Initiates

yet.

openly.

Some
one

teachers claim that Jesus

taught these Truths against the law of the


is

and Adepts,
currents and

In every age

is

prepared to teach the


these
it

Truth to

all

The world demands


and seasons, or

vibrations at

certain times

would have been

destroyed long ago.

hand when the vibrations of Truth must be preached throughout the world, and for the same reason that Jesus taught. The coarse, heavy, sensual and material Therevibrations must be purified or the world is destroyed.

The time

is

NOW

at

fore, ''blessed

is

he

who

shall

not be

offended in me, for

it is

Salvation and Life."

Vene 7
unbelief.

In

this verse

Jesus wonders
\*ent ye
tfte

at

John's doubt and

He

says,

"What

out into the wilderness for

to see?

reed shaken with

wind?"
with varying winds, as John,

Mental laws are easily shaken


the greatest of teachers, proved.

He was

a Mentalist.

Let this

be a warning to you

who

are not

so great as he.

Follow but
not be misled

one teacher; do not run

after strange gods,

and be sure that you


See that

follow the things of the Soul, for then you will

by mentalists who know not the things of the Soul.

you

are a disciple

who

leads others to the Soul Science also.


lifts

Verse 8

Yet

Jesus

him above

the

material.

John's

plane was Mental.

"What went

ye out to see?

A man

clothed in soft raiment?

Behold they that wear

soft clothing are in kings' houses."

The kings in kings' houses were of the material, and John was more than material. He was above all the material laws
and
desires.

Was he prophet? "For that he of Verse 10


Verse 9
a
is

"'Yea,

more than

a prophet.
I

whom
face,

send

my

messenger before thy

it was written, Behold which shall prepare the

way

before thee/'

knew the laws of John. He understood also why John doubted. The imprisoned mind is swayed by doutful thoughts. John attained all that mind could attain. He expected Jesus
Jesus
to assist him, but Jesus understood the law, and that the Mental
live, even as the Soul teachings must live even though the teacher's work was ended. Jesus knew his time was coming also, that each teacher must follow the others, as their teachings would follow each other.

teachings would

Verse 11

"Verily

say unto you,

among them

that are born

of

women

there hath not risen a greater than


is

Notwithstanding, he that
greater than he."

least in

John the Baptist. the kingdom of heaven is

We may
of Soul
is

develop

great mental power, but the


Brilliancy

development
are not Soul

greater.

and

intellectuality

Builders unless guided into the right channels.

Any mind can


In-

develop Souls of wonderful brightness, beauty and Truth.


tellect

has not
is

much

to

do with

it,

for an ignorant

man who
until

has soul

"And from the days of John the Baptist Verse 12


suffereth violence,

greater than the intellectual

man

without soul.

now

the
it

kingdom of heaven by force."


Verse 13

and the violent take

"For

all

the prophets and the law prophesied until

John."
Verse 14

"And

if

ye receive

it,

this

is

Elias

which was for

to

come."

When

the prophets and the law

prophesied, the

kingdom of

heaven was of the future.

No man
hand"

openly preached that the

"kingdom of heaven

is

at

as did

John and

Jesus.

When

they preached this Truth in such a simple, satisfactory way, and


in direct opposition to

the expectations of the Jews,

who had

looked forward to a material, earthly


a

God

for themselves alone,

kingdom and a king and then violence was manifested. God

within mortal

man was

shock to the Jews, as

it

is

to the

Or-

thodox of to-day.
Yet they consider not that

God

is

an unexplainable, mysteri-

ous thing, far beyond their solution.

The mysteries of death is satisfactorily solved by many, but few know the mysterious Force that throbs through their being
and creates them into
to violent, material
life

and

vitality.

The kingdom

within John and Jesus suffered violence by force.


death.

of heaven Both came

This unveiled

mystery of taking

"the

kingdom of heaven by violence" should now be underElias

stood by the student.

"This

is

which was for to come"

the

reincarnation of
greater in this

the Soul of Elias, the great prophet.

John was

Old Testament Age, for he preached the hand," and knew it was at hand. The Christ and at he "time his coming in the Old Testament was only a prophecy, a vision
age than Elias in the
of Truth, and not the Truth manifested and lived.

Verse 15

"He
I

that hath ears to hear

let

him

here."

Listen with the Soul in the

name

of the Soul and receive the

Soul's reward.

"Behold
prepare the

send

my

messenger before thy

face,

which

shall

way

before thee."

Purify the mind.

Create thoughts of love, purity and right-

eousness, and this will prepare the Soul for the Christ, or king-

dom

of heaven.

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learn of

Matthew, 11th chapter; 16th verse to close of chapter.

"Take my yoke
and lowly

upon you, and


and you

me;
unto

am meek

in heart,

shall find rest

your soul."
Jesus understood the thoughts of
able, fault-finding" people,
all

hearts,

and the changeevery good thing

who would

criticise

and place

"For Verse 18

a stain

upon

the name. the Baptist

John

came

neither eating

nor

drinking, and they say,

"The Son of Man came eating Verse 19


man
Thus every

He hath

a devil."

and drinking, and

they say, Behold a

gluttonous and a winebibbler, a friend

of publicans and sinners."

teacher must bear the criticism of the mutlitudes

of darkened minds.

"But wisdom

is

justified of her children."

These

are but tests to the souls

great Truths

and Mysteries.
to generalship.
fight an

won
to

his

way

who are chosen to represent the A weak, cowardly soldier never No man would follow such a one.
enemy, and we have our captain

When we
who
the

go out to

lead us,

we want

the

one

who

is

brave, staunch and true,

will not

weaken and waver and turn about and run when

enemy

appears.

And

there are

many

battles of the
will

Soul against the

flesh that

we must
the

encounter.

We

win

if

we

follow

him who went

way

before us and proved to us that the battle can be won.

Verse 20

"Then

began he to upbraid the

cities

wherein

most of
not."

his

mighty works were done, because they repented

He accomplished works

that never have been equalled by


Yet, notwithstanding
all

any
his

man

or

woman
his

before or since.
his

power,

all

efforts, all

love, they repented not.

They

continued in their evil ways.


Therefore,

we should

not become impatient and discouraged

when we

fail

to succeed in our work.

Jesus met with the most heartrending failure and discourage-

ment and

persecution, but he
to live

went on demonstrating and giving

example how

and do under such circumstances.

And what

did he do?
in his

He continued

work.

He spent

greater efforts and

dem-

onstrated greater love and power.

Verse 23

"And

thou Capernaum, which

art

exalted unto

heaven, shall be brought

down
in

to hell; for

if

the mighty works


in

which have been done

thee had
this

been done

Sodom,

it

would have remained unto


Hell
is

day."
the soul that will not

the suffering and destruction of


to

awaken
and

the Truth.

These souls continue breaking laws,


so,

suffer for

having done
blind

even while exalting oneself above


suffer

sinners.

The

law breakers must


is.

no matter how

good he pretends
Verse 24

to be or thinks he

Sodom was not blessed

as

Capernaum. They had

not the Truths demonstrated in their midst.


terial in a

Sodom was ma-

material age.

Capernaum was

material in a spiritual

age.

Yet

Capernaum
evil,

set itself

up unto heaven.

It

pretended to be

above the
ner
is

but was self-righteous and self-exalted.

sin-

easier to bring to repentance

and Truth than the

intellec-

tual self-righteous

man.

Verse 25

"Jesus

said,

thank

thee,

O Father, Lord of heav-

en and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise

and prudent and hath revealed them unto babes."


Babes are teachable and can be
led,

but those wise in their


mysteries of the

own

conceit will

not learn.

Therefore, the

laws of heaven and earth are hid from those


the right to

know them
as a
little

or

who
is

think that
to
If

who have abused they "know it all."

To become
teachings,

child

become

willing to accept the


are pure, clean,

and obey the laws.


childlike
so,

we obey we

wholesome and
Verse 26
sight."

and near to the Father.


Father,
for
it

"Even

seemeth good in thy

Verse 27

"All things
him."
is

are delivered

unto the Christ, and no

man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son
will reveal

When
Son, and
to us.

Christ

DEVELOPED WITHIN

us

we

are a

Son

of

God, and the Son knows the Father, and the Father knows the

we cannot know God

unless the Christ reveals

him

Verse 28
laden,

"Come unto me,


I

all

ye that labor and are heavy

"Take my yoke upon you Verse 29


am meek and
souls."

and

will give

you

rest."

and learn of me; for


shall find
rest for

lowly in

heart;

and ye

your

To

those

who

are laden with the

desires of

the flesh and

its

illusions,

the Christ will relieve

you of those burdens and the

soul will rest.

Learn

of

him.

Learn to be meek and lowly

in heart.

Do

not exalt thyself above learning of him.


places of the

He

is

not in the high

word, but he

is

in the

low

places.

He
and

is

WITHIN

the

humble heart

that does

not worship

self,

self-glory,

and the praise and glare of the world.


is

Verse 30

The yoke of Christ


suffers for

easy.

He does

not pile on
us.

burdens, but thrusts aside the burdens that evil lays upon

No man
Man

doing right in the end.


all

suffers

only for wrong doing, and his burdens


the right

come

from the wrong he has committed or

not committed.

NOTE.

All those

who

are legalized to teach the great


is

Truths, of which this lesson

but a part, are such as have

gone the way before you, and they are therefore able to
teach you.

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Golden Text "The Sun of


day."

Matthew, 12th chapter; l-10th

Man

is

Lord over the Sabbath

The

Pharisees were watching every

word and

action of Jesus

that they

might

find fault with him.

They

did not

find

fault with his

work

as

much

with

his

teachings.

He taught something they could not understand,


criticise

and they were prone to


selves

everything different from them-

and

their teachings.
in

The Jewish people were


clannish and material.

the beginning selfish, narrow, for the

They were always looking out

easy places.
acteristic
is

They
still

did not like to

work

or struggle. This charin

dominant within them

very

many

cases.

They

are, as a race,

watching for bargains and to get the better

of others in a deal.

Verse

To

pluck the corn, or rub

it

from the

ear,

on the

Sabbath was forbidden by the precepts of the Elders, and was


considered equivalent to threshing.
ciples

And

as Jesus

and

his dis-

walked through the corn they "hungered and began to

pluck the ears of the corn and to eat."


Verse 2

The Pharisees
we commit
is

said:

"Behold thy

disciples

do that

which

is

not lawful on the Sabbath day."

We

will learn in

development, and

in

doing good, that every

deed that

subject to criticism

by those who

differ

with us in our views.


so that

But we must understand and expect


that ihe

this

we may know

good invariably meets with op-

position and criticism

from

evil.

"But Jesus Verse 3


Verse 4
eat the

said,

Have ye not read what David


that were with

did

when he was an hungered and they


u

him?"
did

How

he entered into the house of

God, and

shrew bread, which was not lawful for him to

eat, nei-

ther for

them which was with him

but only for the


own

priests."

They overlooked
teachers, but they
ers.

the short comings of their

leaders

and

were ready to detect the flaws

in other lead-

We

find this always true.

Verse

5 "Or,

have ye not read


priests in the

in

the law

how

that

on the

Sabbath days the


are blameless.

temple profane the Sabbath and

Verse 6

"but

say

unto you that

in

this place

is

ONE

greater than the temple."

He

here

refers to

the
is

God WITHIN
the

him, to the developed

Soul, or Christ, which


It is

Son of God.
according to the dictates of our

our duty to obey the

Law
is

Conscience.
as

The Conscience
obey
it

the Voice of the Soul and so long


sinning.

we

truly

we

are not

Of

course, this has

reference only to the Voice of the Developed Soul, for in

many

people the Voice

is

dead.

"But Verse 7
they had

if

ye had

known what
ye would

this

meaneth,

will

have mercy and not


the guiltless."
If

sacrifice,

not have

condemned

known

that the Spiritual

WITHIN man was pure

and

guiltless of

wrong, they would not condemn the material.

They

broke a material law, not a Divine Law.

Verse 8

"For the Son of Man

is

Lord of the Sabbath day."

Christ cannot

sin.
is

Christ cannot break a law.

The man who

clean,

wholesome and

true

may make

mis-

takes in the material sense, but he does not break a Divine

Law

when developed

into

the understanding of the Christ

and the

Law
He

of Christ.
will

do that which

is

right

under the Divine Law.

None
nor

other rules him.


it

No

matter what the world


is

may

think

how

may condemn

him, he knows he
if

Lord even of
Divini-

the Sabbath day, and that the deed


ty cannot be sinful nor harmful.

in

harmony with

The motive,
questioned.

the desire and consequences of the deed

is

to be

A
it

necessary, harmless act does not

condemn any man when

is

committed.

All this does not

mean

that the developed Soul

can commit

an act

which would be wrong to the undeveloped.


ear of

The law concerning the plucking an


bath was not a Divine Law.
urally to those
It
it

corn on the Sablaw, and natit

was

man-made
was not

who

believed

to be sinful to

do so
a

was

a sin

but the Developed Soul

knew

that

it

Divine

Law

and therefore

it

was not

a sin to him.

Many Laws supposed


tiate

to

be Divine are not such.

The

Ini-

knows how

to judge each

law and he can no more break


ignorant

Divine

Law

without suffering than can the most

human.

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m
verses.
shall the Gentiles trust."
in his

Matthew, chapter 12th; 10-21

name

of us are, also, afflicted in like manner, in a spir-

The hands were made

to use to

work

with, but

some of do not use them much

to accomplish Spiritual work.


all

We

must

learn to put Spirituality in

our work, or we

may

find ourselves possessed of a


useless hand.

WITHERED MIND,
a

the helpless,

Verse 10
ered.

"Behold
they

there

was

man who had


Is it

his

hand with-

And

asked him, saying,

lawful to heal on the

Sabbath day? that they might accuse him."

The> would

willingly suffer another to continue in affliction

and suffering rather than to see him made whole by one whose
teachings did not conform to their

own

laws and

beliefs.

We

meet with the same antagonism and


time.

selfishness at the present

Verse 11

"And he

said unto them,

What man
if
it

shall there be
fall

among

you, that shall have one sheep and

into a pit

on the Sabbath day, will not lay hold


Verse 12

"How
is it

on

it

and

lift it

out?"

much

then

is

man

better than a sheep?

Wherefore

lawful to do well on the Sabbath day?"

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material matter

which was a

loss to

them

in a material

sense they could understand.

This thus

illustrates the unrea-

sonableness of

many

of the material laws held by the vast

ma-

jority of people.

Verse 13

"Then

said he
it

to the
forth;

man, Stretch forth thine


and
it

hand.

And he

stretched

was

restored whole,

like as the other."

This

man obey

the Divine

command.

If

he had not stretchit?

ed rorth his
Stretch

hand, think you he would have regained use of


thine

forth
it

hand

also

the withered
it

spiritual
until
it

hand,

and

see

to

that

you do not draw

back

is

made
and

whole, and you will no longer judge the acts of others, for you

WILL
thine

KNOW
soul.

that

you have but

to look

after thyself

"Then the Pharisees went Verse 14


how
What do
the Pharisees represent?

own

out and held a council

against him,

they might destroy him.

Selfishness, prejudice, egotism,

and self-righteousness.

EVER SEEK TO DESTROY THE CHRIST. Watch them WITHIN YOU.


These
Verse 15

"When

Jesus

knew

it,

he withdrew

himself from

thence; and great

multitudes followed

him and he

HEALED
and
the

THEM We must
Christ.

ALL.
do the same when the Pharisees of
selfishness
assail

self-righteousness, egotism and prejudice begins to

We

must

Verse 16

"And he charged them that they should

WITHDRAW FROM THEM.

not

make

him knovn."
Verse 17

"That

it

might be

fulfilled

that

was spoken by

Esaias, the prophet:"

Verse 18

"Behold

my

servant

who

have chosen;

my

be-

loved, in

whom my

soul

is

well

pleased;

will

put

my

spirit

upon him, and he

shall

shew judgment

to the Gentiles."

These are the words of God, spoken by the prophet. Blessed


are

we when

the Soul of

God

is

well pleased with us.

And we
to the

learn here that

he was not a

God

of the

Jews only but

Gentiles as well.

Verse 19

"He

shall not strive or cry; neither

shall

any

man

hear his voice in the streets."

The

voice of Christ
It is

is

WITHIN.

It is

SILENT
is

to the mate-

rial ear.

heard by the Soul, and the mind

made

to un-

derstand.

Verse 20

"A

bruised reed

shall

he not break, and smoking

flame shall
victory."

he not

quench,

till

he sends forth judgment unto

The

bruised reed

is

the bruised Soul, or neglected Soul.

The

smoking flame represents the Soul almost burned out by the


fires

of evil desires and deeds.


is

But when the Christ comes to

judge, the evil


desires are put

broken away from the Soul.


fires

The smoldering
it

out by the

of the Soul as

stands before

the judgment, and then puts on Christ, which

is

"And Verse 21
The
Christ
is

victory.

in his

name

shall the Gentiles trust."

for the world,

ALL

nations,

and

all

nations

have trusted and always


Christ.

will trust in the

name

of Goodness, or

They
they

will

recognize

the

power of God no matter how

evil

may

become.

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m
is

Golden Text

"He that
me
we have

not with

me

is

against

me; and he

that gathereth not with


In this lesson
sin,

scattereth abroad."

the

much

preached about unforgivable


sin that

for

you have no doubt heard much about the


for.

men

commit and never forgiven


Here
is

where Orthodoxy comes against

a stone wall.
literal sense.

The
The

Scriptures cannot be understood in the


Spirit

and the Word, instead of the


also,

Word

alone.

We

must have the Word


it

but

we must understand
it

the

meaning which

intends

to veil, or

where

shall be accepted,

in the literal sense.

All the Bible

is

written in

symbols, and only those


u

who

are

given understanding can understand.

But we can never underfood for

stand without the development of the Spirit, for the


the children

Verse

22 "Then was brought unto him one possessed with


and dumb; and he healed him, insomuch
both spake and saw."
all

must not be given

to the dogs."

a devil, blind, deaf,

that the blind

"This work caused Verse 23

and

dumb

to believe in him;

and they

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said, Is

"And Verse 24

not this the

Son of David?''
the Pharisees

were afraid that the people

would believe, and they assailed and accused him of being possessed with devils also."

The Pharisees were capable of producing


omena, and
Spiritualists

spiritualistic

phen-

are controlled

by disembodied

spirits.

They, therefore, believed Jesus was a medium


of

after the order


belief.

other Spiritists, and


the Pharisees

the accusation
it

is

based on that

"When
Verse

saw

they said, This fellow doth not cast

out devils but by Beelzebub, the prince of devils."

25 "And

Jesus

KNEW

THEIR THOUGHTS,
itself is

and

said unto them, Every kingdom divided against


to desolation;

brought

and every

city or

house divided against

itself shall

not stand."
Verse 26

"And

if

Satan cast

out Satan, he

is

then divided

against himself;

how

then shall his kingdom stand?"

When we
not
cast

begin to throw evil

thoughts and

desires
evil.
it

from us
It

they do not stand.


itself

We know
If
it

evil

cannot destroy
cannot stand;

will

out.

does,

it

is

divided,

scattered.

Verse 27

"And

if

by Beelzebub

cast out devils

by

whom

do your children
judges."
If

cast

them out?

Therefore, they will be your

none but the

evil

had power

to cast out

devils,

then those

of the Pharisees

who had

cured obsessions, and


diseases, then

the prophets,

whom

they worshipped, healed

they themselves

were controlled by the same

evil.

SELF JUDGES SELF.


Verse 28
the

"But
"Or

if

cast out devils

by the

Spirit of

God, then

kingdom of God has come unto you."


else

Verse 29

how

can

one enter into a strong man's


first

house and spoil his goods, except he

bind the strong man,

and then he
Evil
is

will spoil his house.

strong and holds fast to his

kingdom within

the Soul.
1

No man
er

can enter and destroy him until he binds him, and ev

will not destroy evil


is

nor spoil the house of evil


that can
is

Greater pow-

"He Verse 30
If evil

the only

power

overcome the

lesser

power.

that

not with

me

is

against

me; and he

that gathereth not with

me
it

scattereth abroad."
flee

were with him


it

would not

from him.

If

it

were

with him

would

cling

and not

scatter.

This lesson also teaches us that


er,

we can

follow but one teachstill

one

leader.

We
It is

cannot run after strange gods and


also a lesson to us that

cling

to the truth. a truth


it is

when we have found


it.

"Wherefore, Verse 31
Ghost

our duty to try and help others to


I

say unto

you,

ALL manner
unto men."

of

sin

and blasphemy

shall be forgiven

unto men, but the blasphemy

against the Holy

shall not be forgiven

What

is

blasphemy against the Holy Ghost?


is

Blasphemy

rejection
is

and accusing the Christ of

evil.

Christ

we must remember
hate,

the Soul of

God, and every vibration of


is

envy and malice toward the Soul

blasphemy.
If

This

it

not forgiven unless


rejection

men

cast

it

from them.
will

they continue in

and hatred of good, Christ


is

never

come

to them.

The Holy Ghost


Christ.

the awakening of

the Soul powers into the

IF

MAN NEVER AWAKENS HE


is

IS

LOST AND UNit is

FORGIVEN.
This

one of the

sins that

is

unforgivable, because

nev-

er forgiven.

NOTE.

Those

who

desire

to

know more

of the "casting

out devils" and obsession, should read "The Gods."

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Golden Text "For by thy words thou


by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.''

Matthew, chapter 12th; 33-43

shalt be justified,

and

We know
heart.
If

that

he that controlleth his tongue

is

greater than

he that taketh a

city."

The tongue

is

the representative of the

the heart of

man

is

wicked, he betrays himself by the


is

words he speaks.

The tongue

the betrayer and the deceiver.


his heart

Man
he

speaks fair words and deceive many, while in


hate and plan to

may

wound and
a

destroy.

"Whosoever speaketh
be forgiven

word

against the

Son of Man
against the

it

shall

him; but

whosoever speaketh

Holy

Ghost
in the

it

shall not

be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither

world to come."
understand that

We
own
and
for
if

we

are

the creators and savior of our

selves.

We

reject

and hate the thing we speak against,

we

stand against the Holy Ghost

we cannot
sins.

be forgiven,

we

forgive our

own
we

evil

deeds and

We

cannot for-

give ourselves unless


ing with the Christ.

are in Unity,

Oneness and Understand-

Verse 33
else

"Either make the

tree

good and

his fruit good; or


is

make

the tree corrupt and

his fruit corrupt; for the tree

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known by

his fruit.

Cast out hypocrisy.

Our

fruit betrays us

anyway.

All

the

world knows us by what we are to-day


words.
Verse 34

by our deeds
how

and our

"O, generation
to deceive

of

vipers,

can ye being evil

speak good things; for out of the abundance of the heart the

mouth speaketh."
Evil
is

able

and speak
things.
is

fair

and beautiful words,

but

it

cannot speak

good

The

heart rules the tongue,

and

in the
is.

unguarded moments

when we

betray

what the

heart

Verse 35

"A

good man out of the good treasures of the


forth

heart bringeth

good

things;

and an

evil

man

out of

the

evil treasures bringeth forth evil things."

We
true.

all

have known some person


did

whom we
we

believed

good and

Why
did

we
all

believe in

them?
believed were evil.

And we have

known

persons

"But Verse 36
men
of judgment."

Why

we

believe they were evil?


I

say

unto you, that every

idle

word

that

shall speak, they shall

give an account thereof in the day

The day

that Christ

is

awakened within

us,

and

as

we begin

to judge ourselve

and

see ourselves as
evil

we

are,

every wasted day,


act rise

every

idle

word, every

deed and

unkind

up before

us as witnesses
the false

against us, and the Christ as the judge


true, the

knows

"For by thy words thou Verse 37


Words
are strong.

from the

good from

the evil.
shalt be justified,

and by

thy words thou shalt be condemned."

They

are thoughts spoken.

The

heart

produces every word we speak.


Verse 38

In this verse they ask

him

for a sign.

These were

the Scribes and Pharisees.


thee."

"Master,

we would

see a sign

from

Verse 39

"And "For

he answered

and said unto them, An


after a sign;

evil

and adulterous generation seeketh

and

there shall

no sign be given to
Verse 40

it,

but the sign of the prophet Jonas/'


in

as

Jonas was three days and three nights


the

the whale's

belly; so will

Son of Man be

three days

and

three nights in the heart of the earth."

The

burial of the flesh

and the resurrection of the Christ.


the whale of disobedience,

When Jonah was


self.

swallowed by

he was awakened to the demands of the Divine

WITHIN
all

him-

He would not

obey.

His disobedience grew until


fear.

the real
fear

good was swallowed up by disobedience and


and disobedience
the
left

When

him, he was awakened to the Truth and


the suffering that follows broken laws.

power of God and

Verse 41

When

Jonah accepted the God and obeyed he


to Truth; but the world has

brought

many men

grown so wick-

ed and material that the Christ could not arouse but a few.
Verse 42

"The

Queen

of

the

South

shall rise
it;

up in judgfor she

ment with

this generation

and

shall

condemn

came

from the uttermost

part of the earth


a greater than

to hear the
is

wisdom of

Solomon, and, behold,

Solomon

here."

The Queen
the desire
for

of the South

was an

earthly, material queen, bui

Wisdom and Truth brought

her

out from the

most material conditions, and the wisdom of Solomon was not


the perfected and Everlasting Truth and

Wisdom

of the Christ.

Solomon and

the

prophets attained

wisdom and knowledge,

but none gave to the world the Christ in flesh.

sr~^

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D
close.

Golden Text
which
er."
is

"Whosoever
is

shall

do the

will of
sister

my

Father

in

heaven, the same

my

brother and

and moth-

The

description of

the

persistency of

the unclean

spirit is

true and plain in this lesson.

We may
in casting
fails
it

have but one deplorable


out
it

sin,

and when we succeed


return.
all

will

make every
place,
it,

effort to
it

When

it

in

gaining
in

its

former

will will

draw

spirits (or

thoughts)

harmony with

and

come with added


Mind and Soul.
an effort
subtle

strength and zeal to gain entrance within the


It is

seductive and subtle, and the

man who makes

to attaini perfecton

must be always on guard against the


spirits.

temptations of the divers


Verse 43

When the unclean

spirit is

gone out of

man, he

walketh through dry places, seeking

rest

and findeth none.

The

evil spirit is the restless lonely spirit.


spirits

Good

bring peace and

rest,

even though the world

is

troubled and

we have many

troubles

and cares of the world.

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Do

not mistake the word


spirits,

spirit here.

We

do not mean the

dis-

embodied

but
us.

mean

the spirit of

thought which dwells

every day within

"Then he Verse 44
I

saith,

will return into


is

my

house from
it

whence

came

out; and

whence he

come he

findeth

empty,

swept and garnished."

The house

is

clean,

is

purified, but he has


effect

gained his former

hold by being
the mind.

able to

an

entrance into the thoughts of

This
sual,

is

the

mind

drifting

back into the channels of old sen-

greedy and wicked desires even for an instant of time.

Verse 45

"And he goeth out


more wicked than
last
it

and taketh with himself seven


they enter in and
first.

other spirits

himself, and

dwell there; and the

end of that

man

is

worse than the

Even so
This

shall
is

be unto the wicked generation."


subtility of the spirits

warning against the

we

allow

to creep into our

minds and

souls.

For instance,

man

has been unclean to a certain extent and


all

he makes up his mind to turn away from his condition, we

know by

experience

how

the thoughts
will

and desires to do the


to us time

wrong thing we have done

come back
If

and

again, and always with a diffent excuse.


sire

we
it

allow this de-

or thought
it

to dwell within us for a time

has

gained an

entrance, then

accumulates others perhaps not quite the same


it,

but in harmony with


partners with
it

and we are weakened, then


last

it

brings
first.
it,

its
It

and the

state

is

worse than the

may
when

be the

love of drink and the turning

away from
formed.

with
not,

the result

that another

and worse habit


allow
the

is

Do

turning from

evil,
It is

another and seemingly

lesser

evil to

tempt you.

same old

spirit

of

DESIRE

ap-

pearing

in a different guise to deceive


is

you.

There

but one

way

if

you

desire to free yourself

from any

bad habit.

First seek

something good that you

desire,

some
and

work

that

you

desire to accomplish, then turn the thoughts


evil

desires

from the
u

and use them for the accomplishment of

the good.

Verse 46

While he talked to the people, behold

his
,,

mother

and brethren stood without desiring to speak with him.


Verse 47

"Then one
my

said unto him,

Behold thy mother and

thy brethren stand without desiring to speak unto thee."


Verse 48

"But
is

he. answered

and said unto him that told


are

him,

"For Verse 48
which
is

Who

mother and who


whosoever

my

brethren?"
will of

shall
is

do the

my

Father

in

heaven, the same

my

brother, and sister

and

mother."
It

has

been claimed

that Jesus
is

disowned

his

mother and
Far from
disciples,

brethren on this occasion, but this


it.

not the Truth.

In

speaking to the multitudes, and in teaching the


refer to himself

Jesus does not

as the flesh but as the Christ

WITHIN
His

him.
in

mother believed

him and knew


and gave him

the Christ, for

she

CONCEIVED

the Christ

birth.

She remem-

bered his words and "pondered

them

in her heart."

She was
Christ
is

not only the mother of Jesus, but also of the Christ.

always born of
shall

a Virgin

(pure mind) Soul, and


in

whosoever
the

do the

will

of the Father

heaven

may become

mother of
er
is

a Christ, or the brother, or the sister; but the


is

moth-

the nearer, for she

the Soul of the Most High and gives

birth to His seed.

Those who
to him,

desire

him
as

ac they

came

desiring to even speak

may become
who

near to him as they desire.

And

the

Christ will acknowledge


all

you

in

the

way

as he

acknowledged
will

those

did the will of the Father then.

He

stretch

forth his

hand say "Behold

my

mother and brethren."

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Golden Text "Blessed


ears, for they hear."

your eyes, for they

and your

"Great multitudes gathered to Jesus, so that he went into


ship and the multitude stood on the shore."

No
In

lesson

was ever given which was

clearer than this lesson.


select

examining ourselves we too often


vices, or

our virtues and

overlook the

we have

not

developed the Christ in the

place of self to the extent of being able to see our shortcomings

our

evil or vices.
is

Self

the serpent that


purified or
until
it

must be

lifted

up

into the Christ.

It

must be

will

never be

lifted up,

and we cannot
desires, wishes,

know him

we

lift

up the gross elements,

secret desires

and longings, and

TRANSMUTE
self,
it

them

into purity

and goodness and Truth.


Then, again, when Self judges
selects

the

deeds
is

we

have done which the world approves


world, and the world

of,

because Self

of the
its

knows

its

own and does

not judge

own

with harsh judgment.

When

the Christ judges Self and the world,

all

the Self, self-

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ishness,

self- righteousness
it

and self-love

is

thrown out

cast

away, and

is

lifted

up

to a purer, better, higher state.

The

Disciples asked Jesus in this lesson the

question:

"Why

speakest thou unto

them

in

parables?"
it

Verse 11

"He
them

answered and said unto them, Because

is

given unto you to


en, but to

know

the mysteries of the

kingdom of heav-

it is

not given."
shall be given,

Verse

12 "For

whosoever hath to him

and

he shall have more abundant;

but whosoever

hath not

from

him

shall be

taken even that he hath."


at all to the

This does not refer


things of this world.
to the Spiritual

accumulation of the material


devoted entirely
spiritual.

All of" Jesus' lessons are

perceptions and

accumulation of the

"Seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they
understand."

Whoever has

the slightest understanding of

the spiritual ac-

quires greater understanding, and the least sight of the spiritual


is

developed into greater

sight.

Material ears are


its

dulled to the

spiritual

Truths and material eyes to

preception.

Verse 15

"For

this people's hearts are

waxed

gross,

and their
lest

ears are dull of hearing, and


at

their eyes

THEY
heart,

have closed

any time they should see with

their eyes their

and hear with

their

ears,

and should understand with


1

and should be

converted, and

should heal them."


such today,

There are
it,

many

who

hearing the Truth

flee

from

preferring to stay under the old laws of the letter and not of
spirit,

the

and many love

sin so well they will


it.

not

come

to the

Truth because they must forsake


Verse 16

But the
"For

eyes and ears of the true, earnest, sincere

seeking disciple are indeed blessed.

Verse 17

verily

say

unto you that

many

prophets

and righteous
see

men have

desired to see those things

which ye

and have not seen them, and to hear those things which ye

hear and have not heard them."

What was

it

they had seen

and heard which the "prophets


see

and righteous men desired to

and hear and did not?"

It

was the voice of the


the perfected Christ

Christ,

and the works of the Christ, and


earth, in the flesh,

upon the
slain

among men.

The Lamb

that

was

from the foundation of the world


and giving
it

come
ed
to

to Life, demonstrating

Life,

and was manifest-

the world
It

that

destroyed

in the beginning.

Truth

is

Life.

cannot be totally destroyed.

And

this

was what they

desired to see

and hear but did

not.

Verse 19
seeds that

Now

he explains the parable of ths sower.

The

fell

by the wayside and the "fowls came and devour-

ed them up" are the

words of the kingdom which are taught

and are not understood.

When

the

Word

is

not understood
fruit.

it

cannot be accepted, and, therefore, cannot bear any

And

those seeds

fall

away and

the evil thoughts devour

them

so that the soul cannot receive them.

And "some
earth,

fell

upon stony

places,

where they had not much

and forthwith they sprung up because they had no deep-

ness of earth."

"And when

the sun

was up they were scorched; because they

had no root they withered away."

The stony

places are those

who have no
when
he

root in themselves,

but endureth for a while, for


ariseth

tribulations or persecutions
is

because of the
offended

Word by and by
This

offended.

He

is

because he looks for personal gains through


Spiritual.
is

development of the

meant

for those

who
for-

would seek development of


says but a few

a teacher,

and

when some enemy

words against the teacher condemn him and

sake him.

These are
in

false to

themselves and to their teacher.


stony ground.

There

is

no depth

them

it is

Students want worldly success, and

come

to the

Truth

as did

Simon, the

sorcerer,

who BELIEVED and was

baptized with

the water of Mental baptism;


tles

and when he saw that the Aposhe

had greater power he offered them money because

thought to make

money by

the

same power.
the soul

The power
must be

of

God

is

not given for money, because

AWAKENED
And he

by

its

own power and


by

not for any mait.

terial gains.

desired to profit Self


fell

Verse 23

Then "the seeds


who
and glory.

among

thorns, and the thorns

sprang up and choked them."

These are the people


sires for gain

will

not cast out greed and the de-

"But he that receiveth seed into Verse 23


Word and
bringeth forth

the

good ground
which
also

is

he that heareth the

understandeth

it;

beareth fruit, and


sixty,

some an hundredfold, some

some

thirty."

These are the true seekers and students.


the Truth for
seekers
after

Those who want


it.

the

good they can do with

These are the

who

follow their Master and obey him,

who do

not run

strange gods, and

who do

not

mix

their instructions as

does the drunkard with his drinks.

These are those of


ye
first

whom

Jesus thought

when he

said,

"Seek
added

the

kingdom of heaven and ALL things

will be

unto vou."

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Matthew, 13th chapter; 23-46th

righteous shine forth as the

kingdom of

the Father."
in parables,

Jusus always spoke to the multitudes


out a parable spoke he not unto them."

"and with-

The Truth has always been

written

and spoken

in

symbols

and parables by the Ancients and Great Teachers.


this

They

did

because the

ears that

were not dulled to

spiritual sense

would hear and understand, while the profane could not understand, and, therefore, could not misuse or destroy
it.

The parable

of the sower of the

good seed he explains

to his

disciples in simple

"The Verse 28
the

and plain language.


field
is

the world;

the

good seeds

are the

children of

kingdom; but the

tares are the children of the

wicked one."

The

children of

the

kingdom

are

those

who

are willing to

accept the Christ,


flesh.

who

turn from the evil and the laws of the

The

children of the tares are those

who

cling to evil

and

will

not accept the Christ.

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Verse 39

The
the

enemy
is

that

sowed them (the


the world;

tares)

is

the

devil; the harvest

the end of

and the reapers are

the angels.

The
that

devil

is

thoughts and desires of


us; that

evil

and wickeness
hold.

dwell

WITHIN
all

we accumulate and
and hold
it

We

accumulate

that

we

love

best,

within
is

the soul, the har-

and when the Christ comes


vest

WITHIN

the soul, then

the end of the world. "As, Verse 40


it

therefore, the tares are

gathered and burned

in the fire, so shall

"The Son of Man Verse 41


Now, we know
when

be in the end of the world."


shall

send forth
all

his angels,

and

they shall gather out of his kingdom

things that offend and

them which do iniquity."


that

the Truth

is

manifested to

us,

and

we know and
all

accept Christ,

we do

accept and give entrance to

his

angels,

which

are purity

and goodness and Truth, and


souls)
all

we

gather out of his

kingdom (our

things that offend

and them that do iniquity.


Verse 42

"And
of

shall cast

them out

into a furnace of

fire;

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

The furnace
Fire
soul,

fire is

the baptism of
tear the evil

the Holy Ghost, the

of God.

When we

tares

from within our


this

we

tear out the things

we have loved and sown, and


is

gives great pain; and, again, there


see

pain and suffering, for

we

our wickedness and

evil.

Verse 43
the

"Then
have

shall the righteous shine forth as the

sun

in

kingdom

of their Father.

Who

hath ears to hear

let

him

hear."

When we
that
is

cast

all

the evil and wickedness

from us then

which

is

righteous within us shines forth, and


all

we know
see.

it

righteous, and

those

who know

righteousness will

Verse 44

"Again,

the

kingdom of heaven
which when a

is

like

unto a

treasure hid in a field; that


hideth,

man

hath found he

and for joy thereof goeth and


field."

selleth all that

he hath

and buyeth that

When we
it is,

discover the

kingdom of heaven, and know what


all

we

joyfully give

up

the evil desires that


all

we have loved

and possessed, and we give


soul.
evil

the best within us to the Christ

We
we

think as he bids us think, and as


the good, and shine

we know good from


good-

think

forth as the sun in

ness.

Verse 45
little

The Christ Soul


and
at
first

is

the pearl of great price. These


the illusions of the senses
pearl.

pearls that shine

glitter in

are not
It is

worth the great value of the Christ


hard for us

to realize the cost and value of


realize
it

the
it

kingdom
is

of heaven, but
all

when we do
all

we know
it.

that

worth

that

we

pay,

that

we

give up to attain

We may
to us, but

have an

ambition that
to

is

seemingly of great value


the

when compared
its

the value of

kingdom

of

heaven
to

it

loses

greatness, for

we

oftentimes allow ambition


in seeking for
it

overcome the

better part of us,

and

become
do for

oblivious to the
others.

good and kindness we may be

able to

Pearls of

ambition shine

at

us in their dazzling brightness,

but

if

they cost us the price of our soul, or of

any

soul, they

lead us to death.
It

is

better to

have the one pearl of Truth and Righteous-

ness, a clean, upright soul,

which

lives eternally,

than

all
if

the

pearls the

world can give;

"For what

will

it

profit a

man

he

gain the whole world and lose his

own

soul?''

"

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close. in his

Matthew, 13th chapter, 47th verse to

A prophet

is

not

without honor save

own

country and

in his

own home."
among
all

Jesus was treated with greater respect

people than

he was among

his

own

people.

He came from
all

the ranks of

the

humble and towered above


this arous-

the great ones in

wisdom and understanding, and

ed their criticism, anger, envy and jealousy.

They were envious and


had attained something

jealous because they realized that he

far

beyond them.

We
as

are not jealous of anyone, unless


not.

we
is

feel

that they
fear.

have

something that we have

Jealousy

born of
to those

As long

we

feel assured that

we

are superior

around us we
in

have no jealousy, but when doubt of ourselves creeps

then

we

fear that

what we have may be taken from

us.

In this lesson

we can

realize the cause

and source of jealousy

and envy.

It is

born of ignorance and undevelopment.

When

we

realize that the

God

within us gives us as
will vanish.
us.

much
It is

as he gives

others, then jealousy

and fear
torments

but a nightis

mare, an

illusion, that

strong

person

not

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jealous;
If

it

belongs to the weak.

We

can see

why

in this lesson.

they had

known God

they would have

rejoiced to see His

works manifested by one

whom

they had always known.

On
was

the contrary, they were offended.

Verse 47

"The

kingdom of heaven

is

like

unto

a net that

cast into the sea

and gathered of every kind."

Remember

that the soul

GATHERS
It is

all

that

is

sent to

it

by
of

the mind, both good and bad.

like a net cast into a sea

thought, and gathers


Verse 48

all

vibrations flowing into that sea.


it

"Which when
"So
shall
it

was

full

they drew to shore, and

gathered the good into the vessels but cast the bad away."

Verse 49
gels shall

be

at

the end of

the world.

The
just."

an-

"And Verse 50
angels of
Christ

come

forth,

and sever the wicked from the

shall cast

them

into the furnace of fire; then

shall there be wailing

and gnashing of teeth."

The

goodness and purity come with the

AWAKall

ENED

when we begin
Good,
is

to judge ourselves of our deeds


evil

and works; when we sever ourselves from the hold of

thoughts, words, deeds and actions, and cast them into the Fire
of the Soul
evil

God, or
is

consuming

fire,

and

all

the

within us

TRANSMUTED
said unto

when

the end of

the evil or

the world shall come.

Verse

51 "Jesus
They

them, Have ye

understood

all

these things?

"Then Verse 52
is

said unto him, Yea, Lord." said he unto them, Therefore every Scribe

which

instructed into the


is

kingdom of heaven

is

like

unto a

man

that

an householder, which bringeth out of his treasure


old."

things

new and
bring

We
old

out the

new
evil.

within us and

cast out the old

the

"And when Verse 54

man

of flesh and

he was come

unto his

own

country,

he taught them in their synagogues, insomuch


astonished, and said,
these

that they
this

were

Whence hath

this

man

wisdom and

mighty works?"
all

They

came out
Like

to hear

him and

to criticise,

and not for

Truth's sake.

many

of today, they
fault

come

to see the teach-

er out of curiosity

and to find

and

criticise.

Then, when

they saw that he


tonished and

had that which they had

not, they

were

as-

were jealous and began to accuse and condemn

him, to sneer and

make

light of

him.

Had he been
There

like

them

they would have admired him, but they could not

admire that
is

which they could not

see.

Neither do we.
it,

lot of

good where we cannot


not because
it is

see

simply because

WE
Is

are blind

and

not there. not this the carpenter's son?

Verse 55
er called

u
Is

not his moth-

Mary, and his brethren James, and John, and Simon,

and Judas?"
Verse 56

"And
man

his sisters, are they not all with us?


all

Whence

then hath this

these things?"

Why was he above them, he who had been one THEY did not know and could not understand. They were blind to the great Soul WITHIN him.
Verse 57

of them?

"And
it is

he did not

many mighty works


at this

there be-

cause of their unbelief."

And
those

thus

everywhere even

day, and even


are willing

among

who

are seekers after Truth.


lines

They

to accept

anything along the material


thing to give

where they

may
to
it.

gain some-

them power

to acquire

more or
to attain

gain success,

without having to give up too


cess

much
is

Give us
it

suc-

and power but not religion

the cry.

And
we

is

because

they are blind to the fact that the greater


the

attain in religion,
all

more

will be
if

added unto
sincere

us.

We

are

worthy of

material

blessings

we prove

and

true.

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In the beginning of
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Matthew, chapter 14;

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eat."

we have

the history of the

violent death of

John the

Baptist.

This
It

is

nothing but the death of mental laws of healing.

is

not Divine, and, therefore,


it

when

in

the hands of

the

wicked

is

destroyed.

Herod, the king, was a wicked man.

He was

a worldly, material

man, and

a ruler
falls into

over
the

many

as

wicked as himself.
such
This
it

When

the mental

hands of
it.

is

sooner

or later destroyed by their violent use of


fatal fall of

is

the

symbol of the
it

mental healing and teachthe evil can use, and


it

ing, because

is

an

instrument which

must be

replaced by the

things of the Soul, or Soul Healing,

which cannot be used by the wicked.


In the teachnigs of Christ
it

was

different.

He was not

de-

stroyed.

He

rose

from the dead and taught them afterwards.


forty days, manifesting the Divine

He was with them

power

he gave to the world that accepted him.


Christ's teaching

and healing

will not yield to the

demands

and laws of

evil as will

mental or mind teachings.

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The

^Eth, or

Soul Healing, can

only

be

attained

through

purification of evil.

We

see

about us today the gradual falling

of the mental teachers.

No man
It is

can abuse the Divine Laws.


evil.
is
It

out of the reach of the

is

never attained by the

evil.

The law
He

of obedience
is

the

only law that

mortal

man

can break.
tact with

not divine, and he has never

come
let

into con-

Divine Laws until after he obeys.


he builds.
rhe laws for ourselves.

Then

him take

care

how

We
There

make

We

build
is

and break the


our
sight.
state

laws we

create,

and we obey that which

best in

are three

laws Divine, Mental and

Material.

Each
is

we

attain brings us

under each of these laws.

Man

not under

Divine law until he attains a part of Divinity.


Verse 13

"And

when Jesus heard


him on

of

it

he departed thence
the people heard

by ship into

a desert

place apart; and

when

thereof, they followed

foot out of the cities."

When

Jesus heard, he
All

departed from the vibrations of vio-

lence and evil laws.

good departs from

evil

surroundings.
it.

Evil cannot

"And Jesus went forth Verse 14


We
seek that

make

use of good, and thus destroy

and saw a great multitude

and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed


their sick-,"

which we love most.

If

we

love Truth,
us.

we

seek

it,

and

it

will

have compassiod on us and heal


effort to attain that

We
want.
all

will not
If

make any

which we do not

we

desire the Christ

we

seek him.

Then we

attain

things.

And we
success
If

attain only according to the faith

and love

we have
If

for the thing

we

seek.

we love

we

seek the things that

we

think will bring

us success.

we

love

money we

seek the

things that bring

money, not

realizing

that in the

attainment of the Christ

we

GAIN ALL THAT

WE HAVE NEED
The

OF.
Disciples

Jesus had no lack of anything.

had money

to

supply their needs, for


bare what

we

read that "Judas had the bag and

was put

therein.''

Again,

when

the Master told

them

th^t one shall betray him,

and he gave the sup to Judas.


said unto him,

"They thought
that

that Jesus

had

Buy

those things

we have need

of

against

the feast, or that he should give something to the poor."

They could not buy


\*

unless they

had the money, and they


But

ould

not have

had the bag unless they had money.

Judas "bare what was put therein."


Verse 15

"And

when
is

it

was evening
place,

his disciples
is

came

to

him, saying, This

a desert

and the time

now

past;

send the multitude away that they

may go

into the villages

and

buy themselves

victuals."

The
desires.

disciples

were yet looking

after the material needs

and

Verse 16
give ye

"But Jesus
to eat."

said unto them,

They need not

depart;

them

Jesus
seeking

knew what they had need


life

of.

This multitude were


is

and health and strength, and that

why

he healed

them.
search.

They sought him, and he gave them

the reward of the

Verse 17

"And they said unto him, We have but


little

five loaves

and two

fishes."

They had but


occurred to them
service.

to give so

vast a crowd, but

it

had not

THAT WHAT THEY HAD


know

would be of any

They

did not

that the multitude were not hun-

gry for material things but for the things of the Spirit,and that

one Master has enough of the Spiritual food to feed vast multitudes

"He Verse 18

and to

satisfy millions of true seekers.


said,

Bring them hither to me."

BRING WHAT YOU HAVE TO THE CHRIST AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FEED THOUSANDS.
Do we
realize

the importance

of this sentence?

Verse.

19

"And he commanded the multitude


two
disciples to the multitude.''

to

sit

down on

the grass, and took the five loaves and

fishes,

and looking

up

to heaven, he blessed and brake and gave the loaves to his

disciples,

and the

The

fishes,

being of the waters, represent the Mind or Spirit;


bread, being of
success

while the loaves of


material needs or

the material, teach us that

must

go, in part, with the Spiritual.


spiritual.

We

must teach mankind both the material and the

Verse

25 "And

they did

EAT

and

WERE
is is

filled;

and they
full."

took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets

He

that takes

up the Knowledge that

taught and
;

EATS
same

(follows) he

is filled

(he becomes successful)


still

and of

this

Knowledge

that

is

taught, there

remains as much, or even


it

more; for two can follow


diminish.

just as

well as oae, and

does not

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Matthew, 14th chapter; 22nd verse to the


thou of
little

close.

faith,

wherefore didst thou

We cannot We read that


find

find

one instance where Jesus sent any one away.

he healed ALL.
that

We

read where he encourages us


use of
it.

to bring the least

we have and make

And we

him always giving

others blessings, hope, peace and health.

On
and

no occasion did he ever complain.

We
him

do not

find

one

morbid, negative taint within him.

He gave
in

LIGHT
at all.

and LIFE

HOPE.

There was no darkness

How many of us in tilling the multitudes emulate him and Light? Do we do all our work cheerfully? Do we send the least in the kingdom away hungry? Do we allow the minds
to

become boisterous and wild when the Christ can

still

them?

THE CHRIST WITHIN

"And Verse 22
Verse 23

US.
constrained his disciples

straightway Jesus

to get into a ship,

and to go before him

unto the other side

while he sent the multitude away."

"And

when he had

sent

the multitude

away, he

went up into

a mountain apart to pray; and when the evening was come, he was there alone."

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Verse 24

But the ship was now

in the

midst of the sea,

tossed with waves, for the

wind was contrary."


just to try

We

are often sent out

on the storm-tossed seas


f

our

strength.

When we

bring our gifts to


multitudes,

the Christ, and are ac-

cepted, and are able to feed

we

are

sometimes

cast

into greater channels to try our faith


In fair

and strength.

weather, accepted

and

blessed,

we need not

fear, for

we
ing

are

always strong when we do not

fear; but in the

midst of
bearfind

the troubled seas, with the wind against us and the

waves

down upon
strong or
all

us,

THEN

is

our strength
are.

tried.

Then we

how
give

how weak we

But once accepted, and we

we

have, even though but small loaves and two fishes,

the Christ will not leave us ever alone, for

Verse 25

"In the fourth watch of


on the
sea."

the night Jesus went un-

to them, walking

No

sea can

be so rough
it,

and troubled that the Son of

God

cannot walk upon

"And when the Verse 26


How many
Verse 27

and without sinking.


disciples
It is

saw him

walking on the

sea,

they were troubled, saying,

a spirit;

and they cried out

for fear."

times have

we

seen

him on troubled
still

seas and felt

he was but a phantom of hope and

feared.
real-

And yet how many times have we heard and


is

ized that there

no need of

fear, that all things are

possible to

them

that

LOVE HIM AND TRUST HIM

WHO DWELLS
proof,

WITHIN.
Verse 28

And
felt

Peter,

who would

ever

demand
if it

and

who was me come

always sure of himself, said: "Lord,


unto thee on the water."
sure of support.
said,

be thou, bid

Peter seemed very brave as

long as he
Verse 29

And Jesus

"Come, and when

Peter

was come

down

out of the ship he walked on the sea to go to Jesus."

Verse 30

"But when he saw the wind boisterous,


beginning to sink, he
cried, saying,

HE WAS
Lord, save

AFRAID; and
me."
Verse

31 u And

immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand

caught him,

FAITH

O THOU OF WHEREOF DIDST THOU DOUBTS


and said unto him,
fear.

LITTLE

We

need not

No
faith

sea can

overcome us

if

we depend on
ours.

the Master

if

we understand

the

power which may be

We

are

weak and

forsakes us

when

all is

turmoil and

strife.

Verse 32
ed."

"And when they came to the ship the


depend on him, when we take
will cease.

wind

ceas-

When we
faith will

his hand,

which

is

the power of Truth and Right, the winds

The
and

true

always prevail over the

Verse 34

"And

strifes,

and

cares,

fears.

when they were gone

over, they

came

into

the land of Gennesaret."

Verse 35

"And when the men of


all
all

that place

had

KNOWL-

EDGE

of him, they sent out unto


that

the country round about

and brought unto him


Herein
is

were diseased."
that the Christ

faith.

They knew

was

in their

midst; that he

had come to them, for they had knowledge of

him.
Verse 36
the

"And
his

besought him that they might only touch


as

hem

of

garment, and

many

as

touched were made

perfectly whole."

True knowledge, though


garment"
sorrow.
will

at first small,

even "the

hem

of his

heal

all evil, all

diseases, all pain,

and

grief
until

and

Even though we cannot


all evil,

attain

Christhood

we
we

overcome
will

yet the touch or the

acceptance of his Truth


leave us, for

make us know how we

whole.

Diseases and sin will

are cleansed.

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plant

that

my

heavenly Father hath

not planted shall be rooted up."

Again the Scribes and Pharisees followed


desire to find fault with every act he
If

after

Jesus with the

and

his disciples

commit.

we watch

ourselves carefully

in

our development of the


still

Christ,

we

will find the


fault.

same

old Scribes and Pharisees


all

per-

suing and finding

We

see

what we can

see,

and those

who
he

see

always the faults


If

in other

people cannot see only what


looks
sight
sees.

sees.

we look through
a great

faulty glasses, everything

wrong, and
of the eyes
If

many

people's eyes are faulty.


heart.

The

comes from the


good
it

We

see

what the heart


It

the heart sees

will see

good everywhere.

does not

matter

how

high or

how

low, the bad heart will always see bad

no matter how much good there

may be. And the evil heart When Christ enters within man, always sees evil in good. He may sacrifice, he may acthen evil sees him all wrong.
complish great good, but
evil

always persecutes and finds room

somewhere

to find fault.

Now,

this

time they found

fault with

the disciples because


ate bread.

they did not wash their hands

when they

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You

will find that

they were never able to find fault with the

works, but with the material.


see only the material.

And
The

this is
at

because

they could
short-

They picked
duties.
left

the failures or

comings of the material

Scribes and Pharisees ob-

served the material laws, but

out the Spiritual.


are so scrupulIt

And you

usually find

it

so

among many who

ously precise about the material, are lax about the spiritual.
is

not necessary to neglect the material for the spiritual, howevfor

er,

man

should be well balanced


people

in both.

Verse

8 "These

draweth nigh

unto

me

with their
is

mouth and honoreth me with


from me."
This
is

their eyes, but their heart

far

pose and not poise.


is

How many come


right, far

honoring with

words when the heart

"But Verse 9

far

from the

from Truth?

in

vain do

they worship
of men."
is,

me; teaching for

doctrines the

commandments

A man who knows


false teacher.

not where Christ

nor what he
are those laws

is,

is

The commandments of men

which

are not

from Divine Illumination

WITHIN

man.

Illumination

makes
err
'

plain

the law which

must be followed,
after

and we cannot
nated.
It is

from the Divine path

being Illumi-

the Light that never

Verse 11
to the

"And he
defileth
is

fails.

said unto them,

Not that which goeth

in-

mouth

man, but

that

which cometh out of the

mouth;

this defileth."

The mouth

the deceiver of the real


is evil.

man.

Fair

words

it

can speak when the heart

These come from the heart

OUT

of the mouth.

Verse 12

"Then

came

his

disciples,

and said

unto him,

Knowest thou
this

that the Pharisees were offended after they heard

saying?"

Jesus pointed out to them where they erred in the keeping of

the Divine

Law

"Honor
them
he

thy father and


aright.

mother," and they

knew
which
up."

that he judged

Vere 13

"And

answered them

and

said,

Every

plant

my

heavenly Father hath

not planted

shall be rooted

Do you know what these plants are? Have you any planted WITHIN you which God has not planted? It shall be rooted
up
if

you have.

Verse 14
blind,

"Let
if

them

alone;

they

be

blind leaders of
fall

the

and

the blind

lead the blind

both shall

into the

ditch."

The

blind cannot see.


it,

Those who are blind

to Divine

Law

cannot follow
fall

and those

who

follow them will stumble and


the flesh

with them.

All material

desires of

LEAD THE
this parable

BLIND.
Even the
disciples

were yet unable to understand

for Peter said, "Declare unto us the parable."

Verse 16

"And Jesus

said, "Are-

ye also yet without

under-

standing?"
Verse 17
at

"Do not ye
into

yet understand; that

what entereth
out
into

in

the

mouth goeth

the belly, and

is

cast

the

draught?"
Verse 18

"But those things


adultries,

who

proceed out of the

mouth

come from
Verse

the heart; and they defile the

man."

19 "For

out of the heart proceed

EVIL

THOUGHTS
witness, bias*

murderers, fornications, phemies." "These are the things which Verse 20


in his heart
If
file

thefts, false

defile a

man; but

to

eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man."

Every thought the Mind plants grows; and as

man

thinketh

SO

IS

HE, and those thoughts grow.


defile,

they are evil they


the heart.

but the material laws cannot de-

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Truth,

Matthew, 15th chapter; 21st verse to


"

close.

Be

it

unto thee even as thou wilt."

At the close of this chapter


titudes with the seven loaves

we have

the feeding of
little fish.

the mul-

and a few

the multitude clung to Jesus he did not send any


faint.

away

hungry nor

He had compassion on

all

who
Life,

seeked the

who

are

anhungered for the Bread of


with

and those

who
fear.

"continue

him" without anything

to eat need not

Christ always feeds.


is

Christ

always compassionate and willing to help those


Christ sees and knows.
the
false

who

need help.
Christ

knows

and untrue

who come

tempting and

finding fault
ing.

from those who come

in sincerity

and Truth seek-

Verse 21
coast of

"Then
4,

Jesus went thence and

departed into the

Tyre and Sidon."

Verse 22

And behold

woman

of

Canaan came out of the

same

coast and cried

unto him, saying, Have mercy on me,

Lord, thou son of David;


a devil."

my daughter is grievously

vexed with

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Canaan, we must remember, was


this

a Gentile

province, and

"And he Verse 23
ples
crieth after us."

woman was

a Canaanite, or Gentile.

answered her not a word, and


saying,

his disci-

came and besought him,

Send her away, for she

The

disciples did not yet

know

the Master nor that the Christ

was the

Life within

man which awakens and

responds to the

cry of those troubled and distressed.

They

did not recognize the cry, and the hunger, and the long-

ing of the

woman's

soul,

nor that she did not


are

ask for herself*

but for another.

When we

awakened we hear and recog-

nize the cry of the soul in

all

others.
said,
I

Verse 24

"But he answered and


The Jews were
They were

am

not sent but un-

to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."


Israel represents the

disobedient, blind sinful children of the

whole world.
ent of that day.

the most

material and disobedi-

repeatedly failing, losing and go-

ing into materialism and

flesh serving,

and that

is

why

Jesus

came

to teach

them

because
to Egypt.

they were
lost.

the lost.

They were

not the chosen, but were the

The

Gentiles were the teachers of the Truth, and taught Jesus

when he was taken


and
all

Egypt was the Gentile region,

the

Wisdom

of

the Ancients

was known

to the

Egyp-

tian Masters.

There was no personal preference of the Jew or

Gentile, as the

Jews would have us


all

believe.

The Egyptian
their col-

Masters accepted

men

as students,

no matter what
accepted on
all life

or, creed, or nationality.

A Jew was

equal basis
in
all

with their

own

people.

God

is

within

and being
be

and preferring only His own.

How

could one

preferred

above the other only except in development of


Verse 26

"But he answered and


it

God?

said,

It is

not meet to take

the children's bread and to cast

to dogs."

Jesus

was not refusing her the food here

as

some

believe.

This was only a


Verse 27
the

"And

test to try

her faith.

she
fall

said,

Truth, Lord, >et the dogs

eat of

crumbs which

from

their master's table."

She recognized the Master.


She knew
whole.
Verse 28

This

woman knew

the Christ.

the lowest and the humblest

could eat and be

made

"Then Jesus answered


is

and said unto

her,

wo-

man, great

thy faith; be

it

unto thee even as thou


that very hour."

wilt.

And

her daughter

was made whole from

We
that

all

reap the reward of our faith.

WE

may

all

attain all

we ASK

right faith.

FOR if we have the right understanding and the We can pick up the crumbs from the Masters and
if

become whole, and


are

we

are willing to eat of

the

crumbs then
wish of our

we worthy

to be filled

and

attain the greatest

hearts.

We

must not ask amiss.

God

does not
Christ,

answer

an

imperfect prayer.
believing.

We

must ask of the

and

in Christ

Verse 30
those

"Then the

multitudes

came

to him.

There were
others,

that were

lame, blind, maimed, and


at Jesus' feet,

many

and

they cast

them down

and he healed them."

These people

CONTINUED
eat,

with him, glorifying God, and

he had compassion on them.

and had nothing to


blessings.

They were with him three days but they did not ask him for material

They asked only to be healed.


bestows
all

But

God

that

man

needs.

Faith and love in the

work never goes unblessed, for their necessary material hunger was also satisfied, and they ate and had all they wanted.
Master's

And on every
double blessings.
healed but

occasion the
It

multitudes were sent

away with
"Seek

pays to seek the Christ.

We

are not only

ye

first

we are blessed in all ways. the kingdom of heaven and

We
all

never need.

things shall be added

unto you."

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"Take heed and beware of the leaven


a sign

of

the

Pharisees and Sadducees."

"The
him

Pharisees and Sadducees

came, and tempting desired

that he

would shew them

from heaven."

The
lieved

Pharisees were used to producing


it.

phenomena and
of
spirits

be-

They were much given


They

to the study

and

spiritism.

believed that Jesus' demonstrations of

power

was from

the spirit world.

That

is

why

they believed that he

cast out devils

through Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils.

There
of

is

a vast difference in the

power of Jesus and the power

many

professing mediumship.

Jesus produced no

phenomena through

the agency or assist-

ance of

spirits.

All his

works were of Divine Law.


by no disembodied
spirits

He used
of the as-

no
tral

other,

and was

assisted

world.
baptized

He

with the Holy Ghost and with Fire, and these

were the only agencies he employed.


is

This

is

not spiritism.

It

development of Divinity, of Sonship and Unity with the

Spirit of

God.

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Verse 2

"He answered and


it

said unto them,

When
red."

it is

even-

ing, ye say

"And Verse 3
is

will be fair weather, for the


in the

sky

is

morning,

it

will be foul

weather today,
can
dis-

for the sky

red and lowering.

ye hypocrites, ye

cern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the

time?"
Material signs, which the material eyes could see, they
see,

could
not.

but

the Christ nor the sign of


his

the Christ they

knew

They knew not

works and manifestations, and could not

distinguish between Divine

"A wicked and adulterous Verse 4


and there
shall

Law and

spiritualistic

phenomena.

generation, seeketh after


it

a sign,

no sign be given

but the sign of the

prophet Jonas."

Wickedness always
see without

desires a test.

It

wants something

it

can

development of the Soul.

They wanted

a great

manifestation

brought to their vision without going to the


it

trouble of giving up any wickedness and evil to see

"And Verse 5

or do

it.

when

his

disciples

were come to the other

side,

they had forgotten to take bread."

Verse 6

"Then Jesus

said unto them,

Take heed and beware

of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Saducees."


Materiality, the ordinary bread
see,

which the physical eye could


giv-.

was

all

they could understand yet, although Jesus had

en them power to heal.

They had forgotten


ing,

the previous lesson on giving

and

receiv-

and that the power within, though small, was capable of

giving

more than was

necessary.

They

also forgot

how

often

they had drawn upon him for strength and necessary assistance

and he gave them far more than they had need

of.

Such

is

human

faith

and weakness.

We

see

the power, and

we know

it

is

within us feeding us,

protecting us, giving and

sustaining us, and yet

we doubt and

do not obey from fear and weakness.


Verse 11
it

"How

is it

that ye

do not understand that

speak

not to you

concerning bread, that ye

should beware of the

leaven of the Pharisees and the Saducees?"

Verse 12

"Then

understood

they

how

that he

bade them

not beware of the leaven of


Pharisees and Saducees."

bread, but of

the doctrines of the

He knew how unbalanced they were

in

the spiritual sense,

and by association with the opposition they were not yet able
to

understand

the

difference

between Divine

Law and Power

and the phenomena-producing Pharisees, and the antagonism

and

infidelity of the scientific Saducees.


is

Just here
ido

where

many

students are led

wrong today. They


from the

not

know
Law

the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees

Divine
not

of Truth.

They want something they can SEE,


see the true

understanding that the physical eye cannot

spiritual.

The Divine

in

see the

Divine or use the

man must be developed before he Divine Law and demonstrate it.


seeking for

can

True, pure, honest, sincere


Christ will enable
er
is

the Real Power, the


All other

you

to see and use Divinity.

pow-

of evil and an illusion.

No Divine man

needs the power of

spirits or

of

scientists to

develop him to Divine sight and hearing. This comes with the development of the Soul
ed Soul of the Christ.

the awaken-


1~of

Church

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m
Thou
are the Christ, the

wm

Matthew, 16th chapter; 13 to 21st Verses.

Golden Text

Son of

the

living

We

have here the famous confession of Peter.

This confession has been the cause of

much

contention

and

argument between the Sectarian denominations, and between the Catholics and Protestants.

especially

The Catholics claiming


of heaven.

that absolute

authority

and

power

were given over to Peter; that he held the key to the kingdom

Now we know there is but One Rock, ONE foundation on which to build the Church of Christ, and that Reck or foundation is Christ, the Christ which is the true Conception of the
one God, the

God WITHIN man.


heaven were given to
confess the Christ.
Peter but they are
also

The keys
given to

of

ALL who
of the U
I

The "key
Jesus said

WILL

kingdom" were not given at that give them the keys." Later he

time.
told Peter

"WHEN Thou art converted strengthen thy brethren." Peter was weak and a coward at the moment of trial, and he
received

no more power or authority than any other


all

disciple,

for they were

baptized

at

the time with Fire,


fire sat

or

the

Holy

Ghost, for "cloven tongues as of

upon

EACH

of them,"

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and they

ALL

spake
Peter

in other

tongues and
as strong as

all

were told to

"go
not

and preach."
establish as
did.

was not

Paul,

He

did
as

many Churches and

did not lead as

many

Paul

We

read where Peter's cowardice and bigotry

overcame

him

again,

and he was rebuked by Paul for


failure to live

his instability, pre-

judice,

and

up

to the law.

Verse. 13

'"When

Jesus

came

into

the

coast

of

Caesarea
say that

Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying,


1

Whom do
say that

men

the

Son of man am?"

Verse. 14

"And they
some
Elias;

said,

Some

thou

art

John

the Baptist;

and others Jeremias, or one of the

Prophets."
In the question asked

by Jesus of

his disciples

we have

the

key to the knowledge held by the


If

men and

masters of that time.

Jesus did not believe in Reincarnation,

WHY
also

DID HE

ask

this question?

In the

answer made by the

disciples,

we

have the proof


<

that the people, both the -learned

and

unlettered,

believed

in

Reincarnation for

all

the prophets mentioned were dead, and IN

ORDER THAT JESUS COULD BE ONE OF THEM HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO BE REINCARNATED AS SUCH.
This cannot possibly be contradicted, and
this the thought that
it

if

you

will

only give
to

deserves

it

will help
it

you much
be.

make

your future

as

God

intended that

should

"He saith Verse. 15


am/" Do

unto them, But


he was?

whom

say

YE

that

YOU KNOW who

Flesh and blood cannot reveal the Christ to

you or any other

man.

The Father WITHIN,


Church we
It is

the Life,
the

the

Soul

ONLY
That
is,

can

acknowledge, accept and

KNOW
are

Son of God
building.
if

The Soul

is

the

ALL
is

we
in

are to live in the

Beyond.
in

the one that will be


it

"bound

heaven or loosed

heaven."

If

founded on the

Rock of

Truth, the Christ of God,


of
necessity

it

will stand forever

and such must


the

be

the

Church

of

Soul,
finds

or

Church of

Divine Illumination, for when


reached the Soul and found
plished
it,

man

the

Soul he has
be

and that can only


has,

accom-

though and by illumination. He

therefore,

found
living

the Temple, for

God

said,

"Ye

are the

Temples of the

God."

There can, therefore, be but one Church, the Church

of Soul or Divine Illumination.


If

any church
it

is

founded on the knowledge and laws of


fall,

flesh

and blood
of the

must eventually

for flesh

and blood are not

kingdom of heaven.

The law
it.

of the flesh

would

prevail

against the soul and destroy

It

leads

away from
did

Christ

and

NOT

to

HIM. Thus

Peter, as a

man

of flesh,

not

receive

"the keys of the

kingdom

of heaven."
is

The Father WITHIN him, which

the

Christ,

or

God

WITHIN EVERY

man, held the keys of the kingom.


heaven
unless the

We

cannot unlock the doors of


us.

Christ

unlock them for

When we
This

attain the perfected Christ, or rather,

to

make

it

plainer, the perfected Soul,


is

we have

attained the seventh Heaven.

the highest the Soul can

know.

It is

WITHOUT

be-

ginning and without end.


It is

"Jesus Verse 17
thou
unto thee, but

to be God-like-ness-God's
said to

Image

perfect.

him on

his confession:

"Blessed art
it

Simon Barjona;

for flesh and blood hath not revealed


is

my

Father which
are the

in

heaven."

As

God
it

said,

"Ye

Temples of the LIVING God "or


Soul of
Peter

heaven,

was the Illuminated

which revealed

Christ to him. He,through long suffering and long training had

reached Illumination, and,


Christ.

therefore,

SAW

and

KNEW

the,
Illu-

The

Christ can be

known

only by the Spiritually

minated.

All

men

can simply believe

in Christ,

but only

the

Developed Soul can


Verse 18

"Upon
is

KNOW
this

him.
I

rock

will build
it."

my

church

and the

gates of hell shall not prevail against

This Church

The Illuminated
find

Soul.

The Rock

is

the Christ

which we
but the

MUST

WITHIN.
of

It is

not an outward
the

Temple,
build

Temple

of the Living God.

It is

Temple

by

Solomon without sound


must build
this

hammer. Each man and woman

Church or Temple, and the foundation must be


Priest
is

Spiritual Illumination and the

the

Developed Soul.
this

Nothing

in

heaven or earth can

prevail

against

Church,
to

and the Soul thus Illuminated


earth except

will

not again need to return

by

its

own

desire in order to

become

Savior

of

mankind.
Verse 19

"And

will give

unto thee the keys to the kingdom


bind on
earth shall

of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt

be

bound

in

heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt lose on earth shall

be loosed in heaven."
If

we
it is

bind or live evil

it is

bound within the Soul.


If

If

we

loose

evil

loosed within the Soul.

we bind good

it

is

bound
the
life

within the Soul.


of man.
It is

The Soul

is

the thing that lives.


it

It is

heaven or

hell;

is

whatever we

MAKE
hell.

it.

Heaven

it

NOT

the Soul world as

many seem

to think.

One
mis-

may

be in the Soul world and yet be bound in

Soul world

and heaven are thought to be the same by ignorant and


guided people. There
is

a vast
trial

difference

between them.
the
sifting
it

The

Soul world
in the

is

simply the

chamber,
will

ground,
can

Beyond. There the Soul


it

find

whether

go

onward or whether ment


for the

must return

to earth to suffer just punish-

wrong committed.

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whole world and

What

is

"From Verse 21
disciples

lose his

man profitted own soul?"


a

he shall gain the

that time forth began Jesus to

shew unto
suffer

his

how

that he

must go unto Jerusalem, and


and chief
priests

many
killed,

things of the elders

and

scribes,

and be

and be raised again the third day."

Jesus

knew

all

that

would come upon him, and he

told

the disciples on one occasion that they also

would

suffer

much

because of him

not of him

as Jesus, but of the Christ.

The development
and we
Cross.
suffer

of the Christ brings us

many
It is

persecutions,

many

things in

many

ways.

the

way

of the

We

seem crossed on every hand.


spit

We

are laughed at,

mocked, jeered and


all

upon by

the contempt of

others, but
if

these persecutions are but tests.


a Christ.

We

must be strong

we

would be
change.

Christ

is

not the symbol of weakness and

He

is

the

God

of the living, the hopeful, the cheerful,

and

is

not the

God

of the dead.
struggles lead us to
if

All these bitter

the Illumination of the


life

Soul.
death.

We

are "raised again"

we demonstrate

and not

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Verse
saying,

22 "Then
Be
it

Peter took him, and began to rebuke him,


thee, Lord; this shall not be."

far

from

Peter

saw no higher than the grave.


not

He was not
of
flesh

yet lllumi"
first

nated, and did

know

that the

man

must

die

and be "raised spiritual."


Verse 23

"But he turned and said unto


art

Peter,

Get thee

be-

hind me, Satin; thou

an offense

to me, for

thou savorest

not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."


Peter in
his unenlightened

condition would

have held him

from

his resurrection.

He understood only

as a

with spiritual understanding and perception.


of flesh would have destroyed the Christ, then
flesh

To

man and not save the man


The
take

as today.

must

die,

must be

crucified, so that Illumination

may

place within the house of Christ.

Verse 24
will

"Then
me,

said Jesus
let

unto his

disciples, If

any

man

come

after

him deny

himself, and take

up

his cross

and follow me."

We
is

have to deny

SELF many
is

times over and again.


to eternal
bitterness,
life;

It is

the Cross that takes us to the Christ and


the wilderness of strife;
it

but

it

water of

the

Marah

Springs;
the Soul.

but

it

leads to the land of

Promise, to the

home of

Verse 25

"For whosoever

will

save his

life shall lose it."

it,

and

whosoever

shall lose his life for


life,

my

sake shall find

To
and

think of the material

and of ambitions and desires


life.

of the flesh are losses.

Self cannot give

To

DENY
eternal.

self,

LOSE

the

DESIRES and
Truth
is

ambitions for the glories of the


in Christ brings
life

material,

"For what Verse 27

and

desire for

man

profitted

if

he shall gain the

whole world and


in

lose his

own

soul?

or what shall a

man

give

exchange for his soul?"

And what does

it

profit?

What
He
LIFE.
is

is

man

without a soul?

nothing.

He

is

as

one dead.

He has no

heritage of

Why
what

should a

man
If

consider

it

worth while to

live

the

life

that leads to death?


will
it

he should gain every kingdom on earth


dies
sees,

profit

him when he

and leaves and


all

it

all

behind?
will-

He knows nothing only what he


o-the-wisps, that vanish

he sees are

when death comes.

Man

gives illusion and vanity in exchange for his soul.

Verse 27

'Tor the Son of

Man

shall

come

in the

glory of

his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward every

man

according to his works."

Our works

count for or against


soul.
It is

us.

It

is

all

accumulated

and stored up within the

pure, and clean, and whole-

some, or moth-eaten and rotten.

"Verily Verte 28
in his

It is life

or death.

say

unto you, there


till

be

some standing

here which shall not taste of death

they see the Son of

Man

coming

kingdom."
of the Christ brings

The coming
all

death to

all

that

is

mortal;

that

is

worldly and corrupted.

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Matthew,

7th chapter; 1st to 14th verses.

Golden Text
Arise,

"And Jesus came and touched them


after six

and

said,

and be not afraid."


1

Verse

"And

days Jesus taketh Peter, James and


a high

John,

his brother,

and bringeth them up into

mountain

apart."

Verse 2

"And

was transfigured before them; and

his face

did shine as the sun, and his raiment

was white

as the light."

He could not have been


ples,

transfigured

before the other disci-

nor any other place, for he took them "apart" where there

were no antagonistic or destructive vibrations.

These three
there

disciples

were developed beyond the others, and

was harmony and love between them. There would have


great^

been a
before

demonstration and persecution had this taken pla:e


all

many, but

the

greatest

works of Jesus were accom-

plished in

the Silence, in

secrecy and before a few, not before

the multitude, for he did not seek glory and praise.

His power

was WITHIN, and

only those

who were

Illumi-

nated within could see Verse 3

"And behold there

him Illuminated

or transfigured.

appeared unto them Moses and

Elias talking with Jesus."

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This was not a materialization seance. They were not brought


to earth.

The

spiritual

vision of Peter,

James and John was


Realm of the

illuminated to the extent of


Spiritual. In the

seeing into the Soul

fourth verse

we again

find Peter

swerving from the

Soul sense into the material obligations.

He would
monuments.
eye could

accept the old prophets and build to

them material

He wanted

to

produce something the material

see.

" While Verse 5


This
,,

he yet spake, behold a bright


a voice
in

cloud over-

shadowed them; and behold


said,
is

out of the cloud


1

which

my

beloved Son

whom

am

well pleased; hear

ye him.

cloud overshadowed

THEM

and they heard

a voice.

This

was the voice of the


but the voice

Spirit.

Peter

desired a material building, that Christ


is

commanded them

the Son, and

should be followed and not the prophets of the material age.


''Christ
is

"And when the Verse 6


is

the Son; hear ye him."


disciples heard
it,

they

fell

on

their

face and were sore afraid."

This
Spirit.

the "Dweller

of

the

Threshold"

the

fear of the

Verse 7
Arise,

"And

Jesus

came and touched them and

said,

and be not afraid."


need have no fear when we hear the voice.
It is

We

the

voice of the Christ


of the cloud."

WITHIN
as

the Soul which

is

"the voice out

Verse 9

"And

they

came down from


from the dead."

the mountain,

Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no

man

until the

Son of Man be

risen again

Note the word "again"


dead."

in this phrase, "risen again

from the

Is

there

more than one

resurrection?

Yes.

The

first

death

is

the

resurrection

or illumination of
is

the

Christ within the Soul of man.

The second death


all evil.
It is

the final

triumph over the

flesh,

the world and

the supreme

man

of God, the illuminated, perfect Soul, which isSonship.

Verse 10

"And

his disciples asked

him

again,

Why

then say

the scribes that Elias

Verse 11

"And Jesus
restore
all
1

must

first

come?"
unto them, Elias truly
shall first

said

come and

"But Verse 12
listed.

things."

say

unto you that Elias

is

come

already,

and they knew him


they

not, but

have done unto him whatsoever


also the

Likewise shall

Son of Man

suffer

of

them."

John the

Baptist

was the

restorer of

the lost Mental Laws.

Manifestations and

phenomena were

as high as they

had

attain-

ed

in that age.

They were seeking enlightenment among


it

the

disembodied

souls, not realizing that

was impossible
can only

to

com-

municate with souls above them.


with souls on

We

communicate
in

OUR OWN
souls.

plane

those

who

are

harmony
and

with our

own

The

self-righteous, bigoted Pharisees

Scribes could not attain to any great heights; hence the letter of the law

was

authority, for the Spiritual law

was

lost to

them.
prepar-

John
ed the

the Baptist

was the reincarnation of

Elias.

He

way

for the Christ

by preparing the Mind, turning the


meet for repent-

minds away from the


ance.

evil to bring forth fruits


,

"The Verse 13
John the

disciples

understood that he spake unto them

of

Baptist."

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HRISTIG

OF

MAN

A BOOK

HE MILLIONS

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it

Matthew, 17th chapter; 14th verse to


"If ye

close.

have

faith as a grain of

mustard

seed,

ye shall say unto this mountain remove hence to yonder place,


shall be

removed, and nothing

shall be

impossible unto

you/'

The

disciples
tells

were not entirely successful

in their Healing,
at-

and Jesus

them

WHY.

They, of course, had not yet

tained Sonship or Mastership.

They were not poised and

illu-

minated.

Jesus explains to them that only through prayer and fasting


is

power

UNLIMITED
mode

gained.

He does not mean


the only

for

them

to stop eating, as

some

believe

is

of fasting, nor in prayer as

we

often pray with-

out poise or concentration.


Fasting
desires

here represents

the giving

up

all

earthly longings,

and temptations.
is

The prayer
Verse 22

Desire.

Absolute power

is

given only through

concentrated Desire and right

"And while they abode


Son of Man

THINKING

and LIVING.
Jesus said unto

in Gallilee,

them, The
men.'
,

shall be betrayed

into the

hands of

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Verse 23

'They

shall kill

him, and the third day he shall

be raised again.

"And they were exceedingly

sorry.'

They were sorry because they

did not understand.


Jesus, for the Christ
is

He

says the

Son of Man, the man


by
evil.

not

crucified except

When we
in
is

destroy
evil,

the Christ within

us

we have

crucified

him

shame and

but

when we

cru-

cify the

man

of flesh the Christ

alive HE IS RAISED.

They were

sorry because they did not

know beyond

the flesh

and even yet they did not understand him.


Verse 24

"

and when they were come to Capernaum, they

that received tribute

money came

to Peter

and

said,

Doth your

Master pay tribute

?" the

Many do

not quite understand

meaning of

this part of

the Scripture, and

why paying

tribute

was

necessary.

Jesus chose

Capernaum

as his

home

after his ejection

and

ill

treatment of Nazareth.

Capernaum was
(

Roman

city.

The

Jews were but

a small

colony and very poor, but they were


Jesus'

obliged to pay the temple taxes where ever they lived.


greatest

works were accomplished


sermons preached
there.

at

Capernaum and most

of

his greatest

Verse 25
said:

Peter
take

came

to

Jesus for the money, and Jesus

"What
earth

thinkest

thou, Simon, of

whom

do the kings of
children or

the

custom or

tribute, of their

own

of strangers?

Verse 26
saith

"And Peter

saith

unto him,

Of

strangers.

Jesus

unto him, Then are the children free."


tribute

The
Jews.

money was
Jew

for the support of the temple of

the

Jesus was a
ger, but

after the flesh, and, therefore,

was no

stran-

they considered

him

as

one because he differed

from

them

in their faith.

Although he was one and yet


civil
stir

different he

obeyed the law of order and of the

authorities

who

ruled.

He was not
Here

violent,

and did not

up violence and

strife.

we have another

instance where he willingly submitted

to injustice to keep the Great

Law

of

Silence

supreme and un-

disturbed.

Many today would

refuse,

and would arouse con-

tention and animosity over a few coins.

But the Christ understood the law of the

just

and the unjust;


silence,

and to preserve the law of piece and goodness and

he

would

willingly

lose

the

material good

give
I

it

up without

complaint for the greater good.

We
many
money

all

have often faced

this

problem, and

wonder how
concerning

of us have

been willing to be used unjustly

matters to

keep the Great

Law

of Peace

and Silence

undisturbed?

Sometimes we

are treated so for a test.


best.

We
If If

do that which we love


love

we

money more than


more we

peace

we

will

contend for

it.

we

love peace

will
will

submit to injustice and

let

it

go

as Jesus did.

The unjust

pay the

price for the injus-

tice.

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Matthew, 15th chapter;

1st to

10th verse.

become

as

little

kingdom
in

of heaven."

These words of Jesus were made


of
the disciples as to

answer to the question


in the

whom

is

the greatest

kingdom of

heaven.

They thought

then, as

now, that the Soul World was the

kingdom of heaven.

The kingdom

of

heaven

is

on the earth
in

in a very,

very few
the Soul

souls and in a very

few souls

the Soul World, for


life here,

World

is

but a continuation of this

but in a SPIRIT-

UAL STATE. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN OF THE SOUL.


Verse 2
IS

A PURIFIED STATE
and

Jesus
is

called

little

child unto him,

sat

him

in

the midst of them,

and

said:
little

''Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this


child the

same

the greatest in the

kingdom of heaven."
worldly

The
lusts

child

is

pure, innocent, and trusting, and the

and

desires are

unknown

to

it.

It

is

small in a material

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way, and does not seek material gains and material

desires.

And whosoever
in the

shall

become AS

THE CHILD
his

is

the greatest

kingdom of heaven, because


and gains.

Soul

is

purified of greed

and

lusts

Verse 5
in

"And whosoever
receiveth me."

shall

receive one such

little

child

my name

This means those

who

shall

purify the soul receives within

the soul the Purity and Truth, and purified desires and trust of the child receives Christ, for Christ

"But whosoever Verse 6


in

is

pure, holy and sacred.

shall offend

one of these

little

ones

which believe

me,

it

were better for him that a mill-stone


and that he were drowned
in the

were hanged about


depths of the sea."

his

neck

To
and

offend

is

to

wrong and harm

purity, innocence
in the sea

and

truth,

it is

better for

one to be drowned

than to destroy
at-

Purity and Truth IN

HIS

OWN

tempt to wrong or harm,

SOUL, or to another who is pure


to

wrong, or to

and trusting/
is

Be

careful that
its

you bring harm


deeds.

none and your soul

not

harmed by

"Woe Verse 7

own

unto the

world

because of oifence, for

it

must needs be that offences come; but

WOE TO THAT MAN


the

BY

WHOM THE

OFFENCE COMETH."
suffer not as
this
is;

Therefore, the wronged


suffer.

wrong doer must


a
frail,

And we understand from

what

foolish
to

thing the revenge and hate of


the evil

man

for greater

woe comes

doer than he

is

able to give another.

We

bring suffer-

ing and death

upon our own


if

soul through

it.

Verse 8

Wherefore,
cast

thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut


thee.
It is

them
into

off

and

them from

better for thee to enter

LIFE

halt

or

maimed, rather than having two hands or

two

feet to be cast into everlasting fire."

If

the hands will do evil deeds and


it

the feet will

walk

in evil

ways,

is

better to be

without them, and keep the soul pure,


destroy the soul by their evil propensi-

than to keep them and


ties.

These are the material desires that must


better,

be cast out.

It is

you

see, to

do without the material NECESSITIES even


all

and be pure and holy than to have


comfort and be impure and
Verse 9
evil.

that

is

necessary for

"If thine eye

offend thee, pluck

it

out

and

cast

it

from
fire."
If

thee, rather

than

having both eyes to be

cast into

hell

the eye sees sensual and the gross, and loves to look

upon

the gross
see

and the

vile, cast

the lustful eye out.

It

is

better to

but

little

good than

to see a lot

of

evil.

The

lustful eye

harms and

destroys, while the purified eye brings LIFE.

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Matthew, 18th chapter; 10th to 21st verse.

Golden Text

"Where two or three


1

are gathered together in

my

name, there
if

am

in the

midst of them."

Jesus says
His

we

gather together in

HIS NAME.

name

is

Righteousness, Truth and Sincerity, and

we must

be righteous

if

we

gather together in his name.

Many
enough.
praise

people have

thougth that the

gathering

together

is

They come with unclean minds and


self-

selfishness, self-

and

absorption, and
self,

self- glory in their

hearts seeking

something for
material gains.

something they
is

may

be able to turn into

This

NOT

in

HIS NAME.

"Not everyone
the

that saith unto

me

Lord, Lord shall enter into


that doeth the

kingdom of heaven, but


Father which
is in

that he

WILL

of

my

heaven."

Neither can you reap of the heavenly things until you do the
will of

heaven.

Verse 10
ones, for
I

"Take heed that ye


my

despise not one of these


their angels

little

say unto you that in heaven

do always

behold the face of

Father which

is

in

heaven."

Ignorant orthodoxy of some sects preach hell

and death to

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u
,

babes and children.

The
is

angels of heaven are the pure souls of gods, and a child

pure physically, mentally and morally.

Therefore, the gods

of childhood are purity, which the material, the child spiritually


beholds.

We
its

hold that which


is

we

are.

The

child holds Purity, because


If

mind

pure and fresh from the Soul world.

we

despise

purity in any form

we

are alien to

it.

There are a few


are

men and women (and we thank God

they

few)

who

despise children.

Why

do they?
is

The answer

easy.

If

they love the fresh and pure and in-

nocent they would admire the


bol of purity.

symbols, for the child

is

sym-

Verse 11
lost."

"The

Son

of

Man

is

come

to save that

which

is

"How Verse 12
is

Jesus came to save the

lost ones, the soul that


if

had

fallen.

think ye,

man had

an hundred sheep

and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine and goeth into the mountains and seeketh that which

gone astray?"
Verse 13

"And

if

so he find

it,

verily

say unto you, he

re-

joiceth

more of

that sheep than of the

ninety and

nine that

went not astray."

We may
away from

be almost whole, and have but one sin that lead us


the Father, and

when we

find

that evil within us


rejoice

that keeps us

out from Sonship


all

and home, we
us, for

more
over-

than

we

rejoice over

the

good within

we have

come

the sin that kept us astray.

We

have seen such men

and

women who

were

big, true,

generous and kind-hearted, but whose one weakness or material

blindness kept

"Even so Verse 14
little

them away from Truth.


it

is

not the will of your Father that one

of these

ones should perish."


all

The good would be


Perhaps
bitterness
a

good and not one soul

perish.

misunderstanding between you and a brother keeps

between you.

Do
if

your part
perish.

in

Truth and

as a child

of
in

God

so that

YOU

do not

Become

reconciled to

him

"For whatsoever Verse 18


in
If

thought and well wishes

he will not become a friend.


ye shall bind

on earth

shall be shall

bound

heaven, and whatsoever ye shall

loose

on earth

be loosed in heaven."

you bind good on earth you have bound good

in

heaven

and purified

YOUR

soul,

and

if

you loose good

to the earth,

(become negative and material,) you


of heaven.

will be loosed or cast

out

Here

is

that great

mystery which

is

attributed to Peter,

and

upon which the Church

is founded. ONLY TO YOURSELF DOES THIS LAW APPLY AND NOT TO OTHERS.

Verse 18

"If

two of you agree on


it

earth

as

touching any-

thing that they shall ask,


er

shall be

done for them of

my

Fath-

which

is

in heaven.*'

But take care what you

ask.

The Father

in

heaven does not

comply with an

evil request.

Jesus delivered
those

the whole

lesson to his disciples

and not to

who were

NOT

his disciples,

and not to the hypocrites

did he promise anything.

He says

to us to gather in

HIS NAME,

in

Truth and Rightshall be given.

eousness, and

what ye

shall ask in

HIS

NAME

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Golden Rule
unto you,
if

So

likewise shall

my

heavenly Father do also


his

ye from

your hearts forgive not every one

brother their trespasses."


In this lesson
ness.

we
it

learn the value of the great gift of forgive-

Perhaps

is

the hardest lesson of

all

to learn.

We want
we do not

to be forgiven for our evil deeds ahd blindness but

have compassion and patience for those

who do wrong and

wrong

us

who owe us debts of gratitude and kindness.


him how many times he should forgive
a brother

Peter asked

who had

sinned against him.


to think there

He thought "seven times" enough.


a limit to patience

He seemed

was

and that "for-

bearance ceases to be a virtue"

when

the sin

is

committed again

and again. But Jesus


said, "I

say not unto thee until

seven

times, but,

until seventy times seven."

One

hundred and forty times does require great patience and


faith," for
it

no wonder they prayed "Lord increase our

is

hard

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to

have

faith in

one

who

continues to abuse and hate

us.

Then Jesus
Verse 23

illustrated

why

forgiveness

is

necessary.
like

"The Kingdom of
would

heaven

is

unto a certain

king, which

TAKE ACCOUNT OF
when he had began

HIS SERVANTS."
reckon, one

"And Verse 24
much?
Verse 25

to

was

brought unto him which owed him ten thousand talents."

Quite a number of

sins, isn't it?

Do we owe

the Father so

But the man could not pay.


He was very
far

There was not much

good

in

him.

from owning much goodness.


fell

Verse 26

"The

servant, therefore,

down and worshipped


and
I

him, saying, Lord, have patience with


Verse 27

me

will

pay."

"Then

the Lord of

the servant

was moved with

compassion, and loosed him and forgave him his debt."

How many
ise

beg for mercy in the same way?


will be

We

will

prom-

"The same servant went out and found one of Verse 28


fellow-servants

and think we

good, but

we do

like the

man

did.

his
laid

which owed him an hundred pence, and


throat, saying,

hands on him and took him by the

Pay me

what thou owest."


This

man owed him

a small debt

compared

to
let

what he owed

his Lord, yet

he would not "loose him nnd

him go," but


thoughts un-

kept on hurting him.


til

He kept sending him

evil

he should leave him alone.


Verse 32

"Then

his Lord, after he

had

called him, said

unto

him,

thou

wicked

servant,

forgave

all

that

debt

because

thou desireth me."


Verse 33

"Shouldst not
I

thou also have had compassion on

thy fellow-servant, even as

had pity on thee?"

Had he

a right to ask for that

which he would not give?

Verse 34

"And
till

his

Lord was wroth, and delivered him to


all

the tormentor

"So Verse 35
you, IF
is

he should pay
likewise
shall

that

was due unto him."

unto

my heavenly Father do also YE FRON YOUR HEART FORGIVE NOT


cannot, or will not, forgive

every one his brother their trespasses/'

Because

we

and purify our and we are

own

souls

we

still

owe

that

much

to the Father,

tormented by the desires of our

OWN
to

Soul for peace until we

do forgive.
It is

the

hardest lesson for

some

learn,

and

it

is

perhaps

their biggest

debt they

owe

themselves, for

when we cannot
is

forgive

we

are full of bitterness

and hate, and to hate

a great

debt for

it is

most poisonous.

SOUL^CIENCE

AND

SUCCESS

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Golden Text

"If

thou

wilt enter

into Life keep

thou the

Commandments/'
The preceeding
isfactorily

part of this chapter cannot be explained sat-

without the
is

sex law and mysteries being explained,

and

as that
will

forbidden and dare not be given out promiscously


at

we
the

have to forego any attempt


the higher JEth

explanations; however,
the understanding

student in

can attain

through
Jesus

his Drills.
tells

the

rich

young man, who has come

to ask

him
if

what good thing he must do

to inherit eternal Life, that

he

would enter

into Life he

must keep the Commandments

HE

MUST OBEY.
This young

man was

moral man.

He had kept

the law

and the prophets from "his youth up," yet he knew he lacked one good thing, and he desired to know.

He had not committed murder, nor


thing,

adultry, nor stolen anyin all his life,

and had not

lied,

nor cheated anybody

and

had honored

his father

and mother and


qualities for

his neighbor.

great

many good

one

man

to possess, yet he

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was out of the kingdom

and why?
He loved money; he
and luxuries, and Jesus said to

Ah! here was the stumbling: block.


loved his material comforts

him:
"Sell that thou has

and give to the poor and thou

shall

have

treasures in heaven, and

come and follow me."


sorrowful, for he had great

But the young


possessions."

man "went away

He could not

separate himself

from

his treasures

and give

all

his soul to the poor, starved Christ

"Then Jesus Verse 23


that a rich

WITHIN
enter

him.
I

said to his disciples, Verily

say unto
of

you

man

shall hardly

into the

kingdom

heaven."
It is

hard for them to see beyond


ease and

selfish desires

and comforts.

They loved

the

power

that

money

gives

more than

they love the power that the Soul can give.

His "Then who can be saved?" Verse 26 "But Jesus beheld them and said unto them, With
Verse 25
disciples said,

men

this

is

impossible, but with

God
he

all

things are possible."

The man

of

the world, and

who

has given himself over

to the love and worship of


gains,

the temporal

powers and material


a Christ; but

CANNOT
is

see the

power of the Soul of

when God

developed within

man, the God

in

him

sees the

power and glory of God, and with the God

in

him

AWAK-

ENED
poise,

"all things are possible."

He can SAVE HIMSELF.


it

Verse 27

Peter, who found


who
lacked

such a great struggle to attain

and

understanding, asks:
shall

"Behold we have
therefor?"

forsaken

all

"And Jesus Verse 28


ye which
the

and followed thee; what


said unto

we have
1

them, Verily
in the

say unto you

that

have followed
shall
sit

me

REGENERATION,
his glory, ye

when

Son of Man

in the

throne of

also shall
Israel."

sit

upon twelve

thrones, judging

the twelve tribes of

The Regeneration
fulness

is

the cleansing of

the Soul

from the

sinis*

and

evil,

and Sun of

Man
sits in

the

SOUL OF MAN

the

SUN OF
are,

HIS

BODY

the throne of

glory THE

SOUL.
There
according to Astrological teachers, twelve, parts of

man

that correspond to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.


Israel

The name

means DISOBEDIENCE,

for the Israelites

were ignorant and disobedient. These twelve points of


the twelve tribes that are disobedient.
In

man

are

Regeneration,

when

the Christ
tribes.

sits

on the throne, we are able

to judge these twelve

Verse 29

"And
sisters,

every
or

one that hath

forsaken houses, or

brethren, or

father, or mother, or wife, or children,


shall receive an hundredfold,

or lands, for

my

name's sake

and

shall inherit everlasting life."

This does not


as

mean
It

to fail or refuse to support our families,


ties

some

believe.

only means that the


it

of

the flesh

must

not be so strong that


to the Master's

keeps us from our duty

and obedience

commands.

ASPIRATION

PERFECT!

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shall be
first,

Golden Text "So the


for

and the

first last;

many

shall be called but

few chosen."
before us

There are
tained as

many who have gone


a state of

supreme

Sonship as

who have not atsome who come to a


life.

realization of the duty

and

obedience to the Christ late in

Those who come

late

and work
first

who comes
but the
last

early.

The

may attain just as much as he may not have so much to give up,

may

love the

most and work even harder and be

more

sincere
1

and earnest.
the

Verse
that
is

'Tor

kingdom

of heaven

is

like

unto a

man

an householder which went

out early in the morning to

hire laborers into his vineyard."

Verse

2 "And

when he had agreed with


his vineyard."
at

the laborers for a

penny

day he sent them into

These were they


Truth

who come

the

first

break of the

dawn

of

"He went out about the third hour, and saw others Verse 3
These are those

in their hearts.

Others sometimes wait, for

standing idle in the market place."

who do

nothing for Truth; they are

idle,

but

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when

the Christ comes, and they

know

him, they obey and go

to work.

Verse 5
lost,

And

the

householder,

who

is

always seeking the


blind,

the idler, those

who

are

unsaved and

"Went
wise."

out about the sixth hour and ninth hour and did like-

Verse

6 'About
idle,

the eleventh

hour he went out and found


them,

others standing
idle all the

and he

saith to

Why

stand ye here

"They Verse 7
u

day?"

said,

Because no

man

hath hired us."

No man had gone


Salvation.

to

them with

the message of

Truth and

He
is

saith

unto them,

Go

ye also into the vineyard, and what-

ever

right that shall ye receive."


is

The way

always open from youth to old age, from the


till

dawn

"So Verse 8
There are

of

morn

the eleventh hour, even until the sun sets.

when even was come,

the Lord of the

vinetheir

yard said to the stewart, Call


hire,

the laborers and give


to the last."
last

them

beginning from the

first

many who come


the Western

who

attain as

much

as the

first.

We

of

World

are given

just as

much

en-

lightenment or illumination as the Eastern Adepts, or even the


Ancient Wise

Men

of

old

who have come

first,

IF

WE

work

and do the Will of the Master.

The

great curse of this

day

is

that

seekers

want

to run after

many
cessful

Masters and there are so

many who, when

they see a sucthe clothing

work accomplished,
of

will

deliberately steal
it

(name)

such work

and use

to clothe their

own

falsified

teachings.

Verse 9

Thus,

when they came

that were hired about the


a

eleventh hour they received every

man

penny.

Verse 10

But when the


" And

first

came, they supposed that they


likewise

should have received more; and they

received

every

man

a penny.

Verse 11
the

when they

received

it

they

murmured

against

good man of the house/'


likeness to selfishness?

Did they not manifest some

They expected more then other should have, because they


had "borne the burden and heat of the day."

Seldom do the ones who come

first

received as

much
is

as

they

who come

last for

the one

who FIRST

teaches Truth

seldom

honored but nearly always persecuted and stoned while they

who come
Verse

after

him

receive his reward and honor.


I

13 "And

he answered and said, Friend

do thee no wiong;

didst not

"Take Verse 14
all

thou agree with

me

for a
is

penny?"
1

that thine

and go thy way.

will give

unto them even as unto thee."

We

work

for the

same

glory, the

same Christhood and

Mastership, and shall

we complain
Perhaps
it

because they

who come
trials

after

us attain as

much?

takes

more work and

and

burdens for us to earn Mastership.


that the fault
is

We

often lose sight of this,

not in the Master but

WITHIN OURSELVES,
first

thus

it

often happens that "the last shall be

and the

first

last."

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be the minister."

Matthew, 20th Chapter. 17th Verse to

close.

will be great

among you

let

him

The
rule.

disciples

were

at

times very
really

ambitious

and wanted to

Very few of them

understood the Divine Law,

and

were judging the greatness of Christ by their ideas of material


greatness.

They wanted

to

have the

best place

and the highest,

and he

whom

Jesus seems to have loved best, he

who

under-

stood the teachings and loved his Master best, and

who Leaned

on Jesus, was always nearest to


exceptional favor.

his Soul,

he wanted to bet given

These two brothers, James and John,


to
sit

who

Jesus loved, desired

one on

his left

hand and one on


certain classes.

his right.

This
of

is

custom
are

yet in vogue

among

The

guest

honor

given the places next to the host or hostess.


Verse 22

"But Jesus answered and

said,

Ye know not what


I

ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that

shall

drink

of,

and be baptized with the baptism that

am

baptized with?"

Were

they able to drink of the Life of Christ?


able to be baptized with the Soul of Christ

Were they
the Fire?

with

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They
Verse
of

said

"We

are able."

23 " And
sit

he saith unto them, ye shall indeed


I

drink

my

cup, and be baptized with the baptism that

am

baptized

with, but to
to give,
it

on

BUT

IT

is

prepared of

my right hand, and on my left, is SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO THEM my Father."


the

not
for

mine

whom

They were

able to drink of

cup

of the

Cross
the

and of
height

Christ and were able to be baptized with Soul, but of their

sonship depended
It

on the development of the Father


in

within them.
attains

cannot be given

any other way.


place.

He who
It

most

will inherit

the most important


flesh,

cannot

be given by the Master in the

wen though

he loves much.
If
If

He must

give to

the faithful through the Father.

they dethey are

velop, they are rewarded according to their worth.


faithful,

much

is

given.

If

they are
they
is

faithless,

even that which

they have

may

be taken.

If

use the Christ

power

right-

eously more power and glory


it,

given.

They themselves earn


it

and are worth

it.

The Master cannot give

of himself.

Jesus gave

them power of himself, but THEIR Illumination

came

after the Cross, then their

power and glory came accord-

ingly as each deserved.

And we must
called one

recall that

the beloved disciple


in excess of

inherited the

glory of Love Divine, even

the others.

He was
hand of

of the "Seven Sons of


the Mystery
it,

Thunder," which proves to


sits

those

who know

that he
his

on the

right

Christ.

He earned

and proved

worth through Love.

Verse 24

This

caused

much

indignation

among

the^rest of

the disciples, because they wanted a high place also.

Verse

25 "But

Jesus called them to him and said, Ye


the Gentiles (all the

know

that the princes of

nations) exercise do-

minion over them, and they that

are great exercise authority

upon them."

Verse 26

"But

it

shall not be so
let

among you;

but whosoever

will be great

"And whosoever Verse 27


"Even
but
to
as the

among you

him be

the minister."

will be chief

among

you,

let

him

be your servant/'
Verse 28
tered

Son of Man came not


his life a

to be minis-

unto,

minister and give

ransom

for

many."

To become
for self

Christs

we must not

receive nor expect to receive

power and

glory, but

we must GIVE, and

give the best

we have
Then

give the Christ


are

Spirit to the high

and the low.


blessed.

we

able to

sit

near

him and be

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Matthew, 21st chapter;

1st to

12th verses.

king cometh
colt the foal of

unto thee meek,


an ass."
rest

upon an
was held
It

ass

and a

The

ass

as the

symbol of peace and of


into Palistine

by the

Hebrews.

was introduced

by Abraham.

The

Hebrews were ignorant of the meaning of the symbols of the


Egyptians,
of the sun.

who

held the horse

above the

ass

and

as a

symbol

The horse
Eyptians

represents
a

might and power.

The

Osiris of the

was

god of might and power, and was the same

God

that Jesus taught, but the

Hebrews did not understand the

meaning of might and the power of the sun.

They

did not

know

that the

Sun of

the Egyptians

was

symbol of the great Light


Life,

the Light
We

that

had the power of

and thus controlled the world

in its course.

Therefore, they accepted the gift of Father Abraham, a


of flesh, as

man

they reckoned him.

must not forget

that the

Hebrews believed him the Giver of


of the people.

their

Laws and

the leader

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They worshipped
material and could

the

law and the man, and


flesh,

as they

were

not see beyond the


himself worshipped.
a gift of
rest.

thev saw not the

God

that

Abraham

The

ass to

them was

Abraham, and was

their

sym-

bol of love, and peace, and

They had

to

have something
flesh for a

they could
bol.

see,

something material and of the

sym-

Verse 2

"Jesus
colt

sent

two

disciples,

saying unto

them,

Go

into the village over against you, and

straightway ye will find

an ass

and a

with her;

loose

them and bring them unto

me."
Verse 6 ed them/' Verse 7

"And the

disciples

went and did

as Jesus

command-

"And they brought the


and they
a
sat

ass

and the

colt

and put on

them

their clohes

him thereon."

Verse
in the

8 "And
way."

very great multitude spread their garments


trees

way, others cut branches from the

and strewed

them

"And Verse 9

in the

the multitude that went before and that fol-

lowed

cried, saying,

Hosanna

to the

Son

of David; blessed

is

he that cometh
est."

in the

name

of the Lord;

hosanna

in the high-

Do you know why


him?
It

the multitude followed

him and

praised

was because they had

all

witnessed
king.

his power,

and they

believed that he

would make himself


the physical and

They adored
his

material,
it

and accepted him


if

in

popularity and

power when

looked as

he might rule

over them; but as a Christ or the Spiritual King they could not

see,

and

KNEW
like

not and had not, they would not accept

him

or pay homeage.

They were

many

at this

day.

When we
we
we
are great,
are,

are popular with the

world and with the multitude


all

and they
for

will

honor us

the more, not for

what

but

what others think of us and for the power we

manifest.

They saw the


v

exterior, the

man, the physical Jesus and the


the

God

like

unto curruptible

man" was

God and King

they

wanted and worshipped.


"All the city

was moved, and


is

said,

Who

is

this?"

They
said:

did not say this

the Christ, the

Son of God, but they

"This

is

Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Gallilee."


see,

They worshipped only what they could


King that came
in peace,

and not "the


life

and

rest,

and promise of

eternal."

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Golden Text
shall receive."
If

"Whatsoever
thing,
is

ye

ask in

prayer believing ye

you
it

desire a

and concentrate on that

desire,

you
of

draw
us

to you.

This

asking in prayer believing.


really thinking

Many
to us

say

we BELIEVE, without

whether we be-

lieve

with absolute desire or not.

The wish

that

comes

is

the one sought for ardently

and

in earnestness

without a single

doubt of
Jesus'

its

being realized.
to

power

do good, and

his

power of

healing,

all

came
it

from

the intense desire to

do good and heal


it;

all.

He

desired

so strong that he accomplished

and we

will

accomplish what

we DESIRE.
It is

not what

we

say

we

desire,

but what

we DESIRE

in the

Soul, and concentrate our

mind upon.
into

"Jesus went Verse 12


out
the
all

the

temple of God,

and

cast

them

that sold and

bought

in the temple,

and overthrew

tables of the

money

chargers

and the

seats of

them

that

sold doves.'

Do you

realize that the

Dove

is

the

emblem

of purity?

These people sold doves (purity).

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The temple of God, where

is it?

Do you buy
doves?

and

sell in

the temple of

God, and do you

sell

This verse

is

very
clear.

clear,

but

if

we think

few moments

it

becomes more
Verse 13
shall

"And

he said

unto them,

It is

written,

my
it

house
a

be called the house of

prayer but ye have

made

den

of thieves."

Our
make
every
lies,
it

bodies should be
a

house of prayer, but

many
in

of us
steal

den of thieves.
of

We
us.

allow evil to

come

and

bit

good within

There

is

the thief of drink, of

of adultry, fornication, sensuality and lust after the mater-

ial

things of the world.

But Jesus the Christ can overthrow them and


out that buy and
sell in

cast

them

all

God's temple.
lame came to him
in the

"And Verse 14
Verse 15

the blind and the

temple, and he healed them.

"And when

the Chief Priests


did,

and Scribes saw the


IN

wonderful things that he

and the children crying

THE
sore

TEMPLE,

saying, hosanna to the

Son of David, they were

displeased."
Evil
is

always sore displeased when the children of the tem-

ple realize the Christ

"And they Verse 16


And

and proclaim him king.


said

unto him, Hearest thou what these

say?
of the

Jesus saith unto them, Yea, have ye never read, out


hast perfect praise?"

mouths of babes and sucklings thou

Those who acknowledge the Christ

"Now, Verse 18
it

are the babes of Christ.

in the

morning

as he returned into the city

he hungered."
Verse 19
to

"And when he saw

a fig tree in the

way, he came

and found nothing thereon but leaves only, and said unto

it,

Let

no

fruit

grow on

thee henceforth forever.

And

presently

the tig tree withered away."

This
sires.

fig tree is

but the symbol of the illusions of material de-

They
fruit

are flourishing,

and

at a distance

give the appearlet

ance of

and

life,

but they are not.

Hence,

ALL MA-

TERIAL ILLUSIONS WITHER


This
is

AWAY FOREVER.
saw
it,

the real

meaning of

the fig tree parable.


disciples

"And Verse 20
saying,

when

the
IS

they marvelled,

HOW SOON
how
soon
it

THE FIG TREE WITHERED


away when we SEE
its

AWAY."
Aye,
withers
snares,
its

vain promises, and


It

its illusions.

is
is

thus with

material success.

No

matter

how

great,
is
it,

if

there

nothing in

man

but this success.


is

All success

combut
if
it

mendable, provided
success
is

there

also a

Soul growth with

only of the material and of the mind, then today


glory, as the
tree in all its splendor, but

lives in all its

tomor-

row

withered. Verse 21 "Jesus answered and


it

is

gone

said

unto them, Verily


shall not

say

unto you,
this

if
is

you have
done the

faith

and doubt not ye


but also
if

only do

which

fig tree,

ye shall say unto the


cast into the
sea,
it

mountain be thou removed and be thou


shall be
If

done."
faith in the Christ

we have

and doubt not we can


cast
it

cast

away mountains of
into the seas of

materiality,

and we can

from us

far

past Karmas, and "All

things

we

desire in the

Christ believing in the good, believing

in the fruits of life

and

not the illusions of material desires,

we

shall receive

abundantly

which includes

all

things.

DIVINE

MYSTERY

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Matthew, 21st chapter; 23rd to 33rd

verses.

authority doest

thou these things;

gave thee this authority ?"

The

Pharisees and Scribes were not yet able to see or realize

that Jesus'
perstition.

power was above

the material laws, or

laws of su-

They wondered

at the

physical demonstrations, but as they

had no souls they did not understand the power of the Soul
that
it

was

far

above the physical and mental laws.

And

they

began to get curious and to wonder.


to realize that he

Perhaps they also began

"And Verse 24
1

DID

possess

power above them.


I

Jesus
f

answered them,

will

also ask
tell

you

one thing, which

ye

tell

me,

in

likewise will

you by

what authority

do these things."
closely they questioned him, Jesus never lost

No
poise.

matter

how

He kept

the great

Law

of Silence
off

intact.

They

ento

deavored

many

times to catch

him

guard, or force

him

commit
souls,

himself, but he

READ

their tiny, miserable, deceptive

and knew

they were hypocrites

who

only wished to argue

and entangle him.

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Verse 25

"And
it;

he

asked

them, "The

baptism

of

John
with,

whence was

from heaven or men?


If

And they reasoned


heaven, he

themselves, saying,

we

shall

say from

will say

unto

us,

why

did ye not then believe


if

him?"

Verse 26

"But "And
not

we

say of men,

we

fear the people, for

all

hold John as a prophet."


Verse 27
tell.

they

answered Jesus, and


tell
1

said,

We

cannot

And he

said to them, Neither

you by what authority

do these things."
If

they did
the

know

the

power of Mind, how could they

know

power of Soul?
it?

The baptism of John, whence was

From heaven

or of

men?
John was
a Mental
teacher.

He

baptized

with

Mind.

Is

Mind baptism of heaven or of men?

Mind

will die.

It is,

therefore, not immortal.


it

But the seeds (thoughts) of purity and goodness

sows

live

and are of heaven.

The baptism

that

John taught was of

heaven, for he taught the laws of purity and truth and the recognition of
the

power of Soul.
the pure and

All

mental laws are not of

heaven.

Only

those that recognize

and confess

the soul live.

Verse 28

"But what think ye;


first

a certain

man had two


work today

sons,

and he came to the


vineyard."
Verse

and

said,

Son, go

in

my

29 "He

answered and

said,

will

not, but afterwards

repented and went."

The mind

leads and

it

builds.

The

soul desires, and with the


evil.

mind we repent
Verse

turn

away from,

stop thinking

30 "And

he came to the
said,
1

second, and said likewise,

and he answered and

go,

sir,

and went not."

Many

say this mentally and pretend

it,

but do not build pur-

ity within themselves.

Verse 31

" Which of them twain did the


The
first.

will of the father?


I

They

said unto him,

Jesus saith unto them, Verily

say unto you, that the publicans

and harlots go into the king-

dom

of

God

before you."

Why?
Because too

much mind

of the self-righteous and those

who

know

so

much

they cannot learn from others will not build the

soul, but those

who

are despised

and shunned long within the


therefore the desire

soul for better conditions and associations;

counts.

The mental "know


sire

it

all"

does

not go, but the ones that de-

betterment will go.

Verse 32

"John came
seen

to

you

in the

way

of righteousness,

and ye believed

not, but the publicans


it,

and harlots believed him;


not afterwards that ye

and ye when ye had


might believe him."

repented

When John
better than

demonstrated the works of a pure and godlike


believe that

man, they would not


their

purity and

goodness were
desiring and

own

bigoted

ways of material

thinking.

The

lesser

ones believed, and

attained fellowship

with the

Christ and Unity with the Soul.


It

was

all

through the desire of the Mind.

And

these desires

BUILD SOUL.

THE

NOmEDGE
LiTTHtRt
Be: Li|

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become the head of the corner."

Matthew, 21st chapter; 33rd verse to

close.

'builders

rejected, the

same

is

Who

are the builders

and what

is

the stone?

The Soul
The Soul

builders and the Christ.


that turns

away and

will

not accept the


is

Christ

is

the builder that rejects the stone, which

"the

head of the

Corner."

The corner

stone

is

the most important.

It is

the leader.
is

The

head, and this Christ

whom
life

the wicked

refuse,

the

corner

stone of the building of the Soul.

"There was Verse 33


a

It

holds the seals of

and of purity and of


a certain householder,
it

liberty.

which planted
a

vineyard, and hedged


it,

round about, and digged


and
let it

vine

press in

and build a tower,


a far country.
is

out to

husbandmen

and went into

The householder
husbandmen

God. The vineyard

is

the

world.

The

are those

"And Verse 34

who

are in

it.

when

the

time of the

fruit

drew

near, he

sent his servants to the

husbandmen

that they might receive the

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fruit of it."

These servants are the messengers of good


ets

will of the

proph-

and the Truth, which

is

sent to

all

husbandmen

to obtain

the fruit of the soul.

Verse 35

"And the husbandmen took

his servants,

and beat

one, and killed another, and stoned another."

The

rejection of the true conception of

God.

Men who

will

not accept righteousness destroy the good servants of


in

God

with-

them by
Verse 36

clinging to evil and wickedness.

" Again he sent other servants more than the


material,

first;

and they did unto them likewise."

They became even more wicked and


Truth again and again.
Verse 37

and refused

"But

last

of

all

he sent unto them his son, saying,

they will reverence

my

son."

This

is

the Christ.

Verse 38

"But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said


is

among

themselves, this

the heir;

come

let

us

kill

him and

let

us seize the inheritance."

Verse 39

"And

they

caught him

and

cast

him out

of the

vineyard and slew him."

Time and again


from
that

are

men

given an opportunity to turn away


to

which destroys and

take up that which not only

brings

them health and

success, but
reject
it,

which bring Immortality;


at last

but time

and again they

until

they

are given

but one chance and they even destroy


to turn to the good, the flesh will these desires for the good.

that.
all

When
power

the desires
to destroy

do

in its

Verse

40 "When

the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh,

what

will

he do unto those husbandmen?"

If

the

good

is

finally

rejected
it.

it

means

destruction

to that

soul.

Nothing can save


the other hand,
it

On

if

the Soul

is

awakened and God dwells

within then

"They Verse 41
the Soul

destroys the wickedness, and


said unto
will

man

lives.

him, he will miserably destroy


let

those

wicked men, and

out his

vineyards unto other

husbandmen, which

shall render

him

the fruits in their season."

When
Thus

awakens

it

will

turn to the Truth and will

bear fruit and accept the Christ.


the stone which the builders rejected the

same

is

become

the head of the corner.

Verse 43
shall be

"Therefore

say unto you, the kingdom of

God

taken from you and

given to a nation

bringing forth

the fruit thereof."

Man

can reject the Truth and the good until


in

it

will be utterly
it

destroyed

him.

He has then no hope,


and that which he

for he has thrust

from him

of himself,

rejected will be accept-

ed by other souls that desires LIFE.


Verse 44

"And

whosoever
it

shall fall

on the stone
it

shall be

broken, but

on whomsoever

shall

fall

will

grind

him

to

powder."
If

the soul fails to


assunder.
It is

awaken and
broken and

will not accept

him

it

thrusts

itself

will die, but those

who

accept

Christ will
soul,

be ground

down

to the innermost recesses of their


all

and

will see

and know

the evil

within and will cast

it

ALL

out and LIVE.

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and

Matthew, 22nd chapter;

1st to
I

15th verses.

have prepared
and
all

my dinner; my oxen
Come
which

my

fattening are

killed,

things are ready.

unto the marriage."


Jesus likens the

kingdom of heaven

to a "certain king

made

marriage feast for his son."

Verse 2

"And sent forth


is

his servants to call

them

that were

bidden to the wedding, and they would not come."

The

real

always the

best.

The

illusions

and drawing pow-

ers of the flesh are but dreams.

Man

with

all

his reason

and foresight cannot

see

beyond the

material, that
is

its

pleasures are but short lived.

Everything that
It

done for the body must be done again and again.


thirsts again.

drinks

and
It

eats
is

and hungers again.


lasting, yet

It

sleeps

and

is

drowsy again.

Nothing

men

allow the body to rule them. Their


soul,

body overcomes mind and


desires of the

and they are but slaves to the

body.
things, the real

The good

things, the life

and peace of the

soul they refuse, sacrifice

and "will not come" to the law of

Truth and

Life.

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Again the

king: sent for those


is

bidden to

come

to the marriage.

Again and again Truth

demonstrated, taught and manifested


it.

to the world, and the world will not accept

"But Verse 3

they

made

light of

it,

and went

their

ways,

one to his farm, another to his merchandise."

The world always makes

light of

Truth; turns away after the

material (farm), their merchandise (trades).

Give people the

Ancient

Wisdom
it,

of the Initiates and they call us fools.


sneer
it,

They mock
sible for

but

they see only that which

is

pos-

them

to see.
is

We
see

can see only as far as our vision


is

guarded.

We

cannot

above that which

Verse 6

"And the remnant


the Truth.
it."

above

us.

took his servants and entreated

them

spitefully/'

They mocked

"But when Verse 7


and he sent forth
burned up
their city."

They persecuted

the king

heard thereof he was wroth;

his armies

and destroyed those murderers and

We
dox
en,

do not teach a

vindictive, revengeful

God,
to

as the ortho-

do.

We know
this
is

that

no violence belongs

God

nor heav-

and that
wicked.

symbol of the destruction of the Souls of

the

THEY DESTROY THEMSELVES BY JECTION OF THE CHRIST PRINCIPLE.


Materiality
illusions.

RE-

and greed
will

will

soon destroy the victim of their


evil

But good

always destroy the

sooner or

later;

therefore

Verse 8

"He "Go

saith to his servants,

The wedding

is

ready but

they which were bidden were not worthy."

Verse 9

ye, therefore, into the

highways, and as

many

as ye shall find bid to the marriage."

The Truth
everybody.
Verse 10

is

not

for one, not for

one nation only, but for

"So those servants went out


all

into the

highways and

gathered

together

as

many

as they

found, both bad and

good; and the wedding was furnished with guests.

The Truth

is

manifested to
all

all,

good and bad, and the bad


if

may

partake of

that the
is,

good have had

they wear wed-

ding garments, that


Verse

put on the Christ.

11 For "when the king came in to see the guests saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment."
He was
crite,

he

bad, not pretending to

be good.

He was

a hypro-

but the Christ awakened

Verse 12
in thither

"And he
,

KNOWS.
how
earnest thou

saith

unto him, Friend,

not having a wedding garment?

And he was

speech-

less."

"Then Verse 13
hand and
foot,

the

king said to the servants, Bind

him

and take him

away, and

cast

him

into utter

darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."


All

hypocrisy and pretense must be cast out.


cleansed and

The bad may be

become pure enough

to

wear

the wedding garments of

the Christ, but

the hypocrite or pre-

tender cannot come.

There are
Christ
fooled,

many who mix


are not true.

in

with the true followers of the


fooled,

who

The people may be

and are

by these pretenders, but they cannot

inherit the

kingdom

of Christ by outward pretense and inward evil.

Verse 14

"For many

are called, but

few
in

are chosen."

Those who

are true, sincere

and abide

Truth are chosen.

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Matthew, 22nd chapter; 15th to 23rd

verses.

Golden Text ''Render


sar's;

unto Caesar the things that are Ce-

and unto

God

the things that are God's."

The

Pharisees seemed to feel assured that in

some

subtle

way

they could
hearts,

cause Jesus to blunder, but the Master read men's


their

and did not judge them by

outward appearance
in the

and demeanor. These hypocrites came to him seemingly

most friendly manner.


calling

They even paid him extreme

courtesy,

him

Master, and

used the most flattering words, think-

ing they could hide their thoughts and motive of the heart.

Verse 16

"They
God

sent out unto

him

their disciples with Her-

odian, saying, Master,


the

we know

that thou art true, and teachest

way

of

in truth, neither carest

thou for any

man,

for

thou regardest not the person of men."

Quite
could

a subtle

and

flattering speech.

One which

few

men

resist,

and

in this

manner they propounded

the question:
Is
it

"Tell Verse 17
Jesus

us, therefore,

what thinkest thou;

law-

ful to give tribute

unto Csesar or not?"


in

was
rule.

yet
It

Capernaum, and the

city

was under the


pay the
tribute

Roman

was necessary,

therefore, to

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money

for the

support of

civil authorities,

and every

citizen,

Roman
Caesar's

or Jew,

was obliged

to

pay

tribute.

The penny bore

image and superscription.

Verse 18

"But

Jesus perceived
?"

their wickedness,

and

said,

why tempt

ye me, ye hypocrites

Though they wore


lacteries,

their purple

and

fine

linens with the ply-

though they came fauning,

flattering

and paying homthe hypocrite,

age,

JESUS

KNEW

THEIR SOUL.
also

He knew

no matter how he came. He

knew

the soul that

was weary

of sin and strife with the flesh.

This was the secret of his power.


the souls

Jesus understood and read


that

of men.

"He needed not


in

any should
did

testify of

man, for he new what was


pearance.

man."

He

not go

by ap-

He

did not need a testimonial or a reference written

by

a friend or

sympathizing neighbor.

He saw through
it.

the

veil of pretense, and

Verse 18

"Show me the

was never once deceived by


tribute

money.

And

they brought

unto him a penny.


Verse 20

"And he

said unto them.

Whose

is

the image and

superscription ?"

Verse 21

"They

said

unto him.

Caesar's.

Then

said he

unto them.
are Caesar's;

Render, therefore, unto Caesar the things

which

and unto

God

the things that are God's.


evil

Caesar was a great king, but he was wicked,


ial.

and matertherefore,
are evil;

The

material

penny and the gain the world,


Render unto

belonged to Caesar.
give back
that
to evil that

evil the things that

which belongs

to

it,

but give unto

Goc

which belongs to God.


at

They marvelled
were great

these words, and went their way.

These
the

men

of the Pharisees and Herodians.

They were

smart men, the learned, and held the high places.

They knew

Caesar's

image and superscription, but they did not know

God's.

God's image stood before them

dealing out
not.

Truth, love,

mercy and knowledgs, but they knew him

They could but


ceeded
ceit.

see the

man

Jesus,

whom

they had not suc-

in

overcoming

in subtle

and wary questioning and de-

They were defeated


Wise
ed.
in their

at

every turn.
foolish hearts were darken

own

conceits, their

Professing to be wise they became fools.


dealing

They were

with a Master in Mind and in Soul, but

they could not see what they

knew

not.

We We
Our

only see what we are after


judge others really by our
eyes

all.

own

sight.

may

be defective, and
or
criticise,

while

we judge

others and

seek to enlighten them


is

we may

find that the fault

our own; that we are deceived, and blinded, and led astray
brilliancy of

by the great

our

own wary mind.


puny
their
little,

Had

they

known how

small and

narrow,

dwarfed souls were they would have known


they thought they knew.

much more than

They were

a perfect illustration of
it

egotism and conceit, and


holds

we

see

how

blinds

the

heart

and

men from

the

truth.

A
of

harlot, a publican, or a sinner,

is

not half
so

as hopeless as a

bigoted, conceited

mind

that

knows

much

that even a

Son

God

cannot teach him.

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TEACHINGS
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Matther, 22 chapter; 23 verse to close.

Golden Text

"Thou
all

shalt love the

Lord thy
all

God

with

all

thy heart, and with

thy soul, and with

thy

mind,

and

thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."


Jesus said

"On

these

two commandments hang

all

the

law

and the prophets."


These are the commandments of love.
with
,all

When we
purify the
attained

love

God
the the

the heart and Soul and mind,

we

mind
that

heart and the soul, and

we know we have

all

law and the prophets teach us.

Then when we
is

are perfect in the first

commandment which
as

the

first

and the greatest we know to "love our neighbor

ourselves."

This

is

hard thing to do some times and mortals


it.

are

not

able to gain a very great part of

As long

as

ue judge our
will

neighbor by mortal sight and law and vision


his defects, his failures

we

always see

and reason to not love him.

But when
is

we put on

the Soul of a Master

we know
is

that our neighbor

indeed very

much

akin to us, and he

our brother whether


as a

bad or whether good and we then learn to look upon him


brother.

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Verse 23

"The

same day the Sadducees came

to

Jesus.

They
him."

did not believed in a resurrection of the Soul, and said to

Verse 24

"Master,

Moses

said, If a

man
and

die,

and hath no

children, his brother shall

marry

his wife,

raise

up seed un-

to his brother."

Verse 25
first

"Now, there were with us seven brethren; and the


a wife, deceased,

when he married

and having no

issue left

his wife unto his brother."

Verse 26
seventh."

"Likewise the second

also,

and the third unto the

Verse

Verse

27 "And last of all the 28 "Therefore, in the


all

wife died also."


resurrection

whose wife

shall

she be of the seven, for

married her?"

Verse

29 "Jesus

answered

and said unto them, Ye do

err,

not knowing the Scripture nor the power of God."

This part

of the Scripture

is

a great

problem to many, but

understanding the Scriptures

it is

very simple.
the ressurrection was.

The Sadduucees

did not

know what

They thought, and think


rection,

yet, that there is a great

day of resurand
will

when

the dead shall rise

up from

their graves

be

set apart, the

good together and the bad, and


God.

will be

judged

by

a great personal Being they call

The philosophy
state.

of the
is

Ancients teach
the

no such confusing
of the Soul and
its

The

resurrection

AWKENING
err,

rebirth into the Christ, or Master.

Thus, as Jesus
nor the power
of

said,

"Ye do

not

knowing

the Scriptures

God."
from the body
into the Soul world

The passing
is

of the soul

not resurrection, for

many

souls pass over which have never


will.

seen the ressurrection, and

some never

They do not marry

in the

Soul world, for the soul simply

prepares for reincarnation.

Verse 31

"But
"I

as touching the resurrection of the dead,

have

ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,"
Verse 32
Isaac,

and the

am the God of Abraham, and the God of God of Jacob. God is not the God of the dead

but of the

LIVING."

Who
Many

are the Living?


are in the flesh

who

are

dead to God.

Therefore,

who

are the living?

What were Abraham,


They were Godlike

Isaac

and Jacob?

obedient men.
men and women
is

Therefore, the living


dient;

are

Godlike

and obe-

and the resurrection day

the

day the Soul becomes

Godlike and obedient.

They were astonished


were the
infidels of

at this doctrine.

The Sadducees, who

that day,

had never heard any teachings

like this before.

The Churches from


ped the

the beginning have sought and worship-

God
is

of the dead.

There

is

no God of the dead. They

have no God, but darkness and destruction; and God, the


Creator,

not the

"While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus Verse 41


asked them:"
Verse 42

God

of darkness nor of destruction.

"Saying, What

think ye of

the Christ?

Whose

son

is

he?"
said unto him,

They

"The son of David."


flesh

The

Christ to

them meant the descendant of the


It

and
the

blood of David.

did not

mean

the true Conception of

One God.

They could not

see

beyond the

flesh,

the

material, so

how

could they understand a Christ beyond that?


Verse 43
spirit call

"He saith

unto them, How, then, doth David in

him Lord, saying:"

Verse 44
right

"The
till
I

Lord said unto

my

Lord, Sit thou on

my

hand

make

thine enemies thy footstool."

The
till
I

Christ said unto

my

Soul, Sit thou

on

my
is

right

hand

make

thine enemies thy footstool.


faith with the Master
feet.

Obey, keep

until all evil

subdued-

put beneath the

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Golden Text "He


your servant." There
is

Matthew, 23rd chapter;


that

1st to
is

13th verses.
greatest

the

among you

shall

be

a vast difference in the greatness of the soul

and the

greatness of the material ambitions and influences.


call

The world
spirit.

an influential

man

great,

without regard to soul or

dent;

A man may attain a high plane; he may be a king or a presihe may rule and govern many, and this is the man the He may be heartless and soulless, still the world calls great.
calls

world
ual.

him
great

great.

But he

is
is

in

nowise great

in the Spirit-

The

spiritual
live,

man
in the

the

man

of great soul.

The
is

man who
great.

can

and think, and

serve,

and

die for others

The

great

man

worldly sense

dies.

The

spirit-

ually great

man LIVES.
Christ
is

servant of

not necessarily

one

who

serves and
it

waits on the

material needs and pleasures of

others, but
If

is

necessary for

him

to serve in the spirit

in all things.
it

one

must take the position of servant


lessen
far

in a household,

does not
is

one

in

the Spirit.

The
is

servant

who

is

great in soul

above the master


1

Verse
ciples,"

"Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to

who

without soul.

his dis-

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Verse 2
seat."

"Saying, The
themselves

Scribes

and Pharisees

sit

in

Moses*

They

set

up

as teachers of

the law, and in the

synagogues.
Verse 3

"All, therefore,

whatsoever they bid

you observe,

observe

and do;

but do ye not after their works, for they say

and do not."

They were

hypocrites.

They taught

the

law of Moses, but


in

they did not obey that law themselves.


their hearts,

They were wicked

and

in secret did evil.

Their teachings were good,


therefore,

but they did not

practice

what they preached, and,

were not true disciples of the


Verse 4

"For

Law and

of Truth.

they bind heavy

burdens and grievous to be

borne, and lay


will not

them upon men's

shoulders, but they themselves


their fingers."

remove them with one of

Did you ever know


work,

a teacher or preacher

who

exacted

much

much

pay,

much

reverence,

from
not

his followers

but

who

gave nothing in return?

Who

did

work, only when the

multitudes were watching them, and that only in the ceremonious and

showy

part?

These people are

all

of

the

same

class.

You have known them.


Verse

They promise much, but do nothing.


works they do
to be

5 "But

all

their

seen of

men;

they

make broad

their phylacteries,

and enlarge the borders of

their garments."

Verse 6

"And they love the uppermost rooms

at the feasts,

and the chief


Verse 7

"And greetings
are

seats in the

synagogues."
in the

markets, and

to be called of

men, Rabbi, Rabbi."


Praise and self-glory, and worldly

power they seek and claim.

Among
teach

these

the Black Magicians,

who

claim

much and
in

many, but do not even follow the

little

Truth

what

they teach.

Verse 8
ter,

"But be ye not
all

called Rabbi;

for one

is

your Mas-

even Christ, and

are brethren.

Call no

man

Master until you

know

he

is

a Christ, a

Son

of

the living God, and teacher and doer of Truth.

Verse 9

"And

call

no man your father upon the


is

earth;

for

one

is

your Father, which


reference

in

heaven.

This has no

whatever to our earthly parents, but

many
father,

teachers are called spiritual fathers,


least.

who

are not fatherly


is

or heavenly in the

These

call

not father. There

but one

which
and

is

WITHIN you when


in

your mind and soul are

purified

"Neither Verse 10
Do
not follow
is

is

awakened
be

His likeness.
Master;
for

ye called

one

is

your

Master even Christ."


every
teacher

who

calls

himself Master until

he

illuminated

and

attains

the Christ.

When

the soul

is il*

luminated

and

is
it

pure, humble, helpful, and


is

seeks

to benefit

mankind, then
ters

a Master in Christ.

There are none Mas*

but the Christs, and

remember

this,

NO MASTER EVER
is

CALLS HIMSELF A MASTER.


talk;

He who

a Master does not

"And whosoever Verse 12


shall

he

who

talks

is

no Master.
shall exalt himself shall be abased;

and he that

humble himself

shall be exalted."

No one can who seeks to


selfish,

exalt self
exalt self

and become

worthy
self,

disciple.

And he

destroys the real


dies,

the Soul, for the

unrighteous soul
oneself
is

and

is,

therefore, abased.

To humble
eousness.

to

become

receptive

and meek

in the

attainment of the true, the soul-beautiful, and the love of right-

The

true

soul

is

exalted above

all

the carnal world

and

its

evils

and

lusts.

He who says
Truth."

"I

am

a Master,

is

a liar

and knows

not the

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verses.

ought ye to have done, and not to

leave the others undone."

Pharisees worshipped to be seen of

men, and they paid


of anise, mint and

their tribute to the temple,

and brought

gifts

cinnamon; but they omitted to worship


It

in the Spirit

and Truth.

was

right

and

just

for

them

to bring the gifts to the tem-

ple.

These

are the things they


It

ought to have done, but not to


better

leave the others undone.


to

would have been


faith

for

them

have given righteous judgment,

and mercy, than \o

have given material things.

They gave

to be seen of

men, and

cared not for righteous judgment, mercy and faith.

Verse 13

"Woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites;


up the kingdom of heaven against men;
yourselves, neither suffer ye
for ye nei-

for ye shut ther go


to
in

them

that are entering

go

in."

They
what
it

did not

know

the

kingdom

of heaven, where

it

was,nor

was.

Instead of this they taught the traditions and doc-

trines of

men, which shut up the heaven against men, and could


the true

not

show

Verse 14

"Woe unto you

way

to those

who

sought the Truth.

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites; for

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ye devour

widows homes, and

for a pretense

make

long; pray-

ers; therefore

ye shall receive greater condemnation."

Dishonest men, teachers


honest, truthful

and pretenders,

who

pretend to be

and

sincere, bring

to themselves greater con-

demnation than they

give.

The law and


Verse 15

justice

they

meet out to others returns back to

the soul of the giver.

"Woe unto you

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites; for

ye compass sea
is

and land to make one proselyte, and when he


the child of hell than your-

made

ye

make him twofold more


one

selves."

A
who

proselyte

is

who

turns from one religion to another.

They were

Gentiles,

who
to

were not born of Jewish parents, but

accepted

the Jewish religion

and were not circumcised.


in the outter courts of

They were allowed


the temple.

worship standing

There were some

who

accepted circumcision, and

these were admitted into the inner court of the temple.


In the Osirian philosophy

these terms are symbolic, but the

Jews followed them


Verse 16

"Woe

literally.

unto you ye blind guides, which say whoit is

soever shall
shall

swear by the temple,

nothing; but whosoever


is

"Ye Verse 17

swear by the gold of the temple, he


fools

a debtor."
is

and

blind, for

whether

greater, the

gold, or temple that sanctifieth the gold?"

This the same teaching that

man may
is

sin

with the body (the

temple), and then pay with gold for sanctification and the forgiveness
of
sin.
If

the soul

pure, the

temple

is

pure; and

gold cannot purify nor cleanse from sins the evil body, but the

pure body purifies

"And Verse 18
guilty."

all

the material needs


shall

we must

use.

whosoever

swear by the
is

altar

it

is

nothing, but whosoever sweareth by the gifts that


is

upon

it

he

Verse 19

"Ye

fools

and

blind, for

whether

is

greater, the

gift,

or the altar that sactifieth the gift?"


evil gift is
altar.

An

given upon an evil


altar
is
is

altar,

and a good

gift

upon

a good

The

the Soul, and the gifts are

what the

Soul gives; so one


Verse 20

"Whosoever,
it

not greater than the other.


therefore, shall

swear by the

altar,

sweareth by

and

all

things thereon."
If

All are the same.

the altar

is

clean,

all

things thereon are

clean.

Verse
eth by
If
it

21 "And
is

whosoever

shall

swear by the temple, swear-

and him that

DWELLETH THEREIN."
mind and
if

the temple

pure, the

soul are pure; and he has

sworn purity and


evil.

truth, but

evil,

he

has sworn himself to

Verse 22

"And
is

he that

swear by

heaven, sweareth by the

throne of

God and by him


to a thing
is

that sitteth thereon."


it,

To swear
teth thereon.

to admit

to believe

it;

therefore, to
sit-

admit heaven,

to admit the throne of

God

and him that

Heaven

is

a purified

state of the Soul,

and when the Soul


it,

swears by, or admits the throne of

God WITHIN

it

admits

God.
Verse 24

"Ye blind guides, which


of the spirit
is

strain at a gnat

and swal-

low

a camel."

The worship
self-exalted

too

much

for the self-righteous,

Pharisee.

He

criticises, rejects

and

scoffs at the
tales

simple truths of God, yet swallows (believes) the fairy

and traditional errors and symbols of the Elders.

There are
scoff
at

many around

us today, the

so-called leaders,

who

the

word Occultism, and


Sanctuary, the

will not accept the teachings of the Inner

purification of the Soul in Truth, humility

and
the

sincerity, yet they believe the

monster

God

of the

Jews and

symbols, instead of the Spiritual interpretation and the philoso-

phy of Jesus and

the Ancients.

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Lord."

Matthew, 23rd chapter; 25th verse to


is

close.

he that cometh in the

name

of the

The
upon
Fire.

blessings of

heaven are many, and they are poured out


to be baptized of the

all

who come
is

Holy Ghost and with


is

Fire

the Soul, and

the Holy

Ghost

the Sunship, or

Sonship, or the Christ.


Verse 25

"Woe unto you


and

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites, for

ye

make

clean the outside of

the cup
success.

and

platter, but

within

you

are full of extortion


is

This

pretended righteousness, the pretended, clean mind

and soul; but within the mind dwells the the thoughts of extortion

and excess, of corruption and


platter.

evil,

and

this

is

the inside of

the Soul

the cup and "Thou blind Pharisees, cleanse Verse 26


the cup and platter

first

that

which

is

WITHIN

that the outside of

them may be

clean also."

Purify and

cleanse the

mind and

soul,

and

all

you do, say

and think

will be

pure and clean.

All the outside


is.

works

will

manifest what the

inside actually

It

always does.

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Verse 27

"Woe unto you

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites; for

ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which, indeed, appear beautiful

outward but within

are full of

dead men's bones and

all

uncleanness."

There are

many handsome men, and many


very beautiful outwardly, and

beautiful

women,

who
are

appear

deceive those

who

NOT ABLE TO
but

SEE

AND READ AND SEE THE


unlean
in

SOUL,

who

are

vile,

hypocritical and

thought,

mind and

soul.

Jesus

was never deceived by such.


aright.

He saw

the souls of

"Even Verse 28

men, and he read them


so,

ye also outwardly appear righteous un-

to

"Woe unto you Verse 29


Verse 30

men, but within ye

are full of hyprocrisy

and iniquity."

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites, be-

cause ye build the tombs of


ulchers of the righteous.

the prophets and garnish the sep-

"And

say,

If

ye had been in the days of the our

fathers

we would

not have

been partakers with them

in the

blood of the prophets."


Verse 31

"Therefore, ye
him

be witnesses unto

yourselves that

ye are the children of them which killed the prophets."

They knew no
They
called

father above the father of

the flesh and evil.

Father, and followed in his footsteps in blind-

ness and ignorance, admitting

no higher thought, and manifest-

ing the same ignorance and Unbelief.

Verse 32
It

"Fill

ye up the measure of the father."


for themselves

was the same they used

blindness,

evil

and

iniquity.
;

Verse 33

"Ye

serpents, ye generation of vipers,

how

can ye

escape the damnation of hell?"

How

can the ignorant of truth, the blind and material escape


their

from the condemnation of


destroy the soul?

own

laws and thoughts, which

Verse 34
wise
fy,

"Wherefore, behold,
scribes,

send unto you prophets and


shall kill

men and

and some of them ye


shall scorge in

and

cruci-

and some of them ye

your synagogues, and

persecute

them from

city

to city."
beliefs

In their bigotry, false

and blindness, they would

fol-

low
ets.

in the footsteps of

their fathers,

who

killed the old

proph-

Verse 35

"That upon you may come


Barachias,

all

the righteous blood

shed upon

-the earth,

from the blood of righteous Able unto the

blood of Zacharias, son of


the temple and the altar."

whom

ye slew

between

Righteousness

is

destoyed and cast out from the soul and the

body, and

it

is

the blood of the prophets, in

symbolism

as well

as in the literal sense."

Verse

36 "Verily

say unto you,

all

these things shall

come

upon

this generation."

And every

"O Verse 37
would
I

other generetion that rejects the Truth.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou

that

killest

the

prophets and stonest

them

that are

sent unto thee,

how

often

have gathered thy children together, even

as a
not.

hen

gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye

"Behold your house Verse 38


the Christ
is

would

is left

unto you desolate."

When
the Soul

is killed,

rejected

and stoned from the Soul,

desolate and lost.


I

"For Verse 39
till

say unto

you, ye
is

shall not see

me

henceof

forth

ye shall say, Blessed

he that cometh

in the

name

the Lord."

Christ

is

not seen

except by

those

who who

are

baptized

with' Fire (Soul)

and the Holy Ghost (Christ).

SoulScience

AND

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1

Matthew, 24th chapter;

1st to

12th verses.

ple;

and

his disciples

came

to

him

for to

show him

the build-

ings of the temple."

Like

all

who admire

the beautiful structures of the earth, and


all

who

take pride in

them, the disciples showed Jesus

the

won-

derful works, the carvings and furnishings of the temple.

Verse 2
things?

"And
Verily
I

Jesus

said unto

them, See ye not


left

all

these

say unto you, there shall not be

here one

stone upon another that shall not be thrown down."


All the

beauty and

wonderful works of the material things,

the

temples, churches

and

cites, will

crumble and decay,


It is

In

time every stone shall be thrown down. with


hands, and
will not

the temple built

endure to the end.

Only

the Soul

endureth forever.
Verse 3

"The

disciples

seem to have understood

his

mean-

ing in this

symbolic speech, for they came to him privately,

saying, Tell us

when

shall these things

be,

and what

shall be

the sign of the coming, and of the end of the world?"

The end

of the world

was predicted

then,

and

it

was not un-

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derstood any better then than now, even by the disciples.

Verse 4

"And

Jesus

answered

and said unto them, Take

heed that no
Verse 5
Christ,

"For many

man

deceive you."
shall

come

in

my

name, saying,

am

and

shall deceive

many."

Many what? Many men.


Men who
are led away*

by the

illusions of their

own minds; men who have no

"And Verse 6
is

proof, and can give none.

ye shall hear of
all

wars and rumors of wars;


things must

see that

ye be not troubled, for


not yet."

come

to pass;

but the end

We
Evil

understand that no world

was ever destroyed except by

the vibrations from the evil souls

upon

it.

thoughts, motives

and deeds are gloomy, heavy


atmosphere.

and

dark, and

they create a heavy


pressure

The atmosphere
towns and
cities
is

produces

upon the

earth.

The

evil

cities

are under heavier pressure than

the

town and

where the
pure and
is

mental, moral, spiritual


uplifting.
evil is

and physical
up; evil

atmosphere

Purity

lifts

presses

down.

Purity

light;

heavy.

Violence

and carnage, bloodshed

and destruction, create

heavy atmosphere, and. these mixed with the

sensual, lustful,

envious, malicious, angry thoughts bring sure destruction.

When
are

wars begin the end

is

not

yet, for the

few righteous
atmosphere.
ten could not

able to control

and purify the evil-charged

Ten righteous men could have save Sodom, but


be found, and the evil overcame

Verse 7

"For nation

it

with the

fire

of destruction.

shall rise
shall

against nation, and

kingdom

against kingdom; and there

be famines, and

pestilences,

and earthquakes

in divers places."

All these great troubles are

brought

about by the
all

evil condi-

tions

and wickedness of the people, for

these are the begin-

ning of sorrows.

Verse 9
shall
kill

"Then

shall they deliver shall

you up
of

to be afflicted,
all

and

you; and ye

be hated

nations for

my

name's sake/'

The Truth and

the Christ are hated and destroyed, and have

been from the foundation of the world.


of the Christ have been stoned

The message

bearers
this

and persecuted, and are to

day by

evil

and the Black Brothers,

who have always


be

persecut-

ed righteousness and the Christ.


Verse

10 "And
this
is

then

shall

many

offended and shall be-

tray one another, and shall hate one another."

And

manifested
claim

at this

day and age very

plainly.

Teachers

who

much
praises
false

are offended

and betray the Truth


self

through greed, through desire for fame and


of the world and

and for riches

Verse 11

"Many

its

and worship.
arise,

prophets shall

and

shall deceive

many."

They
strife

are here with this generation.

There
the

is

contention and
their

between teachers, leaders and students because of

false doctrines.

Truth

is

known by

true.

The

true are

able to prove

it,

not by any outward demonstration but

WITH-

IN the Soul.
Verse 12

"And
wax
is

because

iniquity shall

abound the love of


though
false

many
the

shall

cold."

False and ignorant teachings, produce evil, and even

student

sincere

he

is

often

led into error

by these

teachers.

Finding no Truth he turns away, believing nothing*


all

and thereby losing

that he

had believed.

"But he that
saved."

shall

endure unto the end the same shall be

Let nothing, money, friends, foes, home, or parents, keep you from the Truth. Try the Spirit's teachings. Prove them and prove to yourself, not through spirit control, nor by simply believing what some book teaches which does not hold definite laws, but prove by
lovers, or

Go

on seeking Truth.

the

power of your own Soul.

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shall be saved."
In this lesson the

Matthew, 24th chapter; 13th to 32nd


shall

verses.

endure to the end the same

Master warns the disciples of the great

er-

ror in following false Christs and false teachers.

You
tion of

ask what a false Christ

is?

false Christ is a false idea

or conception of what

God

is.

Jesus taught the true concep-

God.
is

He taught

the true Christ and manifested him.

What
The
ception

the true conception of


is

God?
The
true

true conception
is
It

the Fire of the Soul.

con-

the Soul of

God.

God's Soul

is

the Fire, the

Holy

Ghost.

can be proven.
u

Verse 14
all

The Gospel

of the
all

Kingdom

shall be

preached in

the world for a witness to

nations; and then shall the end

come."

God God is

is

not

personal Being "like unto corruptible


is

man."

LIFE.

He

the

ESSENCE
is

of

Life, the Fire that pro-

duces and creates.


ple of the

This

the

Word
of

absolute,

and

is

the Gostrue

Kingdom.

The chance

knowing

the

God

will be given to all; then will the

Verse 15

"When

end come.
abomination of

ye, therefore, shall see the

desolation spoken of by Daniel

the prophet

stand in the holy

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places.

(Whosoever readeth let him understand). The abominations of desolation is called Babylon.
symbol of wickedness, of greed, of

Babylon

is

the

materiality, of lust, of

the flesh.
thieves,

The Babylonians were


all

plunderers, murderers and


desolation.

and

evil

is

the abomination of

When

evil stands in the soul

of men,

WHICH

IS the holy place, for

man

holds

Verse 16

thoughts "Then
all

in his soul.

let

them which be
Let

in

Judea

flee

into the

mountains."

Judea represents Truth.


safety

them which know Truth seek

from

Verse 17

"Let him which


"Neither

all evil.

is

on the house top not come down


is

to take anything out of the house/'

Take nothing out from

the Soul that

good.

Do

not

come
back

down and
Verse 18

desire anything material.


let

him which

is

in the field return

to take his clothes."

The

field is

the harvest field

of the Christ.

Return not to

material things.

Verse 19

"And

woe unto them

that are with child,

and to

them

that give suck in those days."


is

This

the travail of the Soul giving birth to the Christ.

It

brings suffering and great agony to the material.

The milk of

Truth feeds

the, Soul, the child.

All

who have

attained Christ-

hood know the suffering it brings. "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter Verse 20 neither on the Sabbath day." Winter is the symbol of darkness and barrenness. The SabIt Flee not from the Lord's day. bath day is the Lord's day. is the Day of Judgment. "For there shall be great tribulations, such as was Verse 21

not seen since the

beginning of the world to

this time; no,

nor

ever shall be."


Tribulation
flesh.
is

the tearing of the Soul

from the

desires of the

Verse 22

"And except those days should be shortened there


flesh

should

no

be saved;

but for the

elects'

sake those days

shall be shortened."

The

great terrors of the breaking

away from

the old

life

and

its illusions.

ment.

The coming into a realization of the Christ and his judgThe student must be protected by the Master at this
and realization or he cannot endure.
can stand.
It

stage of development
is

more than mortal

flesh

These

trials

and

tests are

severe, but are swift


fall,

and soon passed.

The student stands

or

as he himself will to do.

Note carefully: "Then Verse 23

if

any
it

man

shall say

unto you, Lo, here

is

Christ or there believe

Verse 24
ets,
it

"For there
show
I

not."
shall arise false Christs

and

false

prophthat, if

and

shall

great signs

and wonders; insomuch


elect."

were possible, they shall deceive the very


Verse

25 "Behold

have told thee before."

False beliefs and false teachers in the spirit world, and in this

world, will strive to keep the Neophyte from advancing. Great


signs and

wonders

are manifested at this

day, but there

is

only
is

one way to the Christ

one door
if

to the

sheepfold, and that

NOT

through phenomena or so-called wonders, often the

tricks

of false teachers or disembodied ghouls and vampires.

Verse 26
is

"Wherefore,
it

they shall say unto you, behold he

in the desert,

go not forth;

behold he

is

in the secret

cham-

ber, believe

not."

IN

CHRIST IS NOT A MAN IN A DESERT PLACE NOR THE SECRET CHAMBERS OF A MOUNTAIN, as some
There are a few
Christ

claim.

teachers of the Christ, but no Son of God. He will not be a man, but a man may teach what the Soul of God is, if he knows. Only the Masters KNOW. "For as the lightning cometh out of the east and Verse 27 shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son

TRUE

man

is

Christ.

is

the

of

Man
is

be."

The Son
Soul
tion
his

or

Sun

of Man, what

is it?

It is

his Soul.

Man's

Sun.

Lightning

is

ILLTMINATION.

Illumina-

TERS

comes from the Masters of the East and of THE MASunto the West. The Truth first came to the Eastern

lands,
is

and

is

now

Illuminating the Western world.

The Truth
will the

the

Son or Sun.

Vsrse 28

"For

wheresoever the carcass

is,

-there

eagles be gathered together/*

The

carcass represents the Truth, as

we know how

the eagles

eat of the carcasses.

This

is

but symbolic of the gathering of

the hungry for Truth.

Verse 29
shall the
light,
,

"Immediately
stars

after the

tribulation of these days

sun be darkened, and the


shall fall

moon

shall not give her

and the

from heaven, and the powers of


All'

the heavens shall be shaken."

Mind

represents

heaven.
will

the

glories

and brightness of

the material

mind

not give
shall be

light to the

awakened Soul

All the desires of the


star of its ambitions.

mind

shaken even to the brightest

Verse 35

"And

then

shall

appear the sign of the Son of


all

Man

in

heaven, and then shall


shall

the tribes of the earth


in the

mourn,

and they

see the

Son of Man coming

clouds of

heaven with power and great glory."

The mind
in the

will

know and

accept the Christ, then

all

the tribes

of evil of the earthly illusions shall

mourn when

Christ

dwells

Mind

in

power and Glory.

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Verse 32

lk

for ye

know

not

what

"Now, learn

a parable of

the
fruit,

fig'

tree;

when
that

his

branch

is

yet tender,

and putteth forth

ye

know

sum-

mer

is

nigh."

Verse

33 "So
it

likewise ye,

when ye

shall see all these things

know
in
all

that

is

near, even at the door."


here.

The Truth
its

is

The Christ conception


This
is

is

being taught

wer and wonders. po v


of

the "putting forth of

leaves."

The ripening

summer

is

nigh, for

the world

is

beginning

to look for the Truth,

and the minds of

many

are

shaken from

the false beliefs, opinions and heresies of the unenlightened.

Verse 34

Verily,
all

verily

say unto you, this generation shall

not pass

till

these things are fulfilled."


the greatest
since
till

We

are at the threshold of

awakening the

relig-

ious world

has ever

known

the days of Jesus.


all

THIS

GENERATION
This
Fire
is

shall not pass

these things be fulfilled.

the second

coming of the Christ

the Soul

baptism of

and Holy Ghost.

Verse 35
shall

"Heaven and earth

shall pass

away, but

my

words

never pass away."

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LIVE.
Verse 36

flesh

shall pass

away, but

the words of

TRUTH
;

"But of that day and hour


my
not, nor

knoweth no man

no,

not the angels of heaven, but

Father only."

We know
within us

do even the gods know; but the Father


are purified

"But Verse 37
"For

knows when me
as the

and acceptable.
were, so shall
also the

days of

Noah

coming of the Son of Man be."

The Soul of man awakened.


Verse 38
as

the days

that were before the flood they

were eating
until the

and drinking, marrying

and giving

in

marriage,

day that Noah entered the ark."


and feasted and made merry; but when

The

flesh ruled

God

RULED
them
be."
all

flesh

Verse 39

"And

was destroyed.

knew
shall

not

until the

flood

away; so

also the

coming of

came and took the Son of Man


flesh even,

He

will take
it

away

all

that

is

material,

and of the

when

is at its

zenith.
shall
left."

Verse

40 "Then

two be

in the field;

the one shall be

taken and the other

The good and


ally.
self.

the bad, the spiritual and the desire of the flesh

shall dwell within

man.

This does not mean two men, especi-

Every man Good shall

has a chance to choose, and chooses for himbe taken, and


will

accumulate with good.


grinding
at the mill;

Evil will be left or destroyed.

Verse 41

"Two

women

shall

be

the

one

shall be
will

taken and the other


be separated from

left."

Good
light
es.

evil.

One woman may

choose

and Christ, the other

may

be

left in

darkness. She choos-

Verse 42

"Watch, therefore,

for

ye

know

not what

hour

this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken

your Lord doth come." "But know Verse 43

up."

Man
Soul.

does not
If

know when
its

the evil

and the

flesh

destroys his

he did know, and

knew

the consequences, he

would

not choose evil and


Verse

illusions,

but

would

cling to the Truth.

44 "Therefore,

be ye also ready; for in such an hour

as ye think not the

Son of Man cometh."

The time comes when man does know. When he passes from the threshold of this life, he recognizes wherein he has The voice of Christ is then heard, when the flesh is failed. giving way and is fast loosing its hold. The Soul comes forththe only
living thing,

and
at

passes into

rts

accumulated
It is,

dssires.

There

is

no pretense

the final

judgment.

therefore,

best to be

always prepared and not only

Verse 45
his

"Who then

at certain hours.

is

a faithful

and wise servant,

whom

Lord hath made ruler over


in

his

household, to give them

meat
If

due season."

the Soul

makes Christ

the

ruler over

all its

desires,

it

is

faithful

and wise servant of the Father.

Verse 46

"Blessed

is

that servant

whom

his Lord,

when he
I

cometh,

shall find sd doing."


is

unto you, that he shall

The servant of Christ over "But and make him servant Verse 48
Verse 47
ruler
if

blessed, for "Verily


all

say

his goods."

that evil

shall say in his heart

my

Lord delayeth his coming,"

Verse 49

"And

shall begin to smite his fellow servants,

and and

to eat and drink with the drunken,"

Eat

and drink with those

who

live

on the
shall

lusts of evil

the flesh.

Verse 50

"The

lord of

that servant
in

come

in a

day
not

when he looketh
aware of,"
Verse 51

not for him, and

an hour that

he

is

"And

shall

cut

him

asunder and appoint him his


shall

portion with the hypocrites; there


ing of teeth."
Evil does not rule always.
It

be weeping, and gnash-

cannot escape the Judgment.

The Soul will demand


It

at

some

time, at a day
is

and an hour not known,


its

recognition, and

recognized by

own

deeds.

will be

white or black.

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1st to

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The Christ
vine
is

is

ready; the Truth

is

ready; the Soul of the Di-

ready; go you and meet


1

Verse
gins

"The

it.

kingdom of heaven

is

likened
to

unto ten

vir-

which took

their

lamps and went forth


to everybody.

meet the bride-

groom."

The word of Truth comes


meet Truth, sooner or
Verse 2 Verse 3
took no
All

Every one must


reject
it.

"And "They

later,

and either accept or


wise,

five of

them were

and

five foolish."

which were foolish took

their lamps,

and and

oil

with them."

have Soul.

The Soul can


there
is

give Light;
it

but

if

foolish

wayward and

lustful after the material,

cannot light the


there
is

way

to the bridegroom, for

no

oil

if

no

desire for

the attainment of the Christ.

Verse 4
lamps."

"But

the

wise took

oil

in their vessels

with their

The wise know


oil

that

without desire for Truth the Soul can


the Father, for without the

not attain Sonship and Unity with


there can be

no

light.

Verse

5 "While

the bridegroom tarried, they

all

slumbered

and

slept."

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all

sleep

until the soul

is

awakened.

Some have

slept
still

through

many

ages in

different stages of

incarnation, and

sleep because of

no

desire for the attainment of

Immortal Life
It is

and knowledge of Truth.


they are foolish and

Some
not.

never awaken.

because

Verse 6

"And

WILL

at

midnight there was a cry

made, Behold

the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him,"

The
hear
it

cry comes to

all.

We

all

hear

it

sooner

or later.

We

when slumbering deepest in the illusions and desires of the flesh. The soul wearies of its burdens of earth, and it cries out when its night is darkest. The wise hearken to the cry. The fool does not listen, but goes on in blindness, clinging to
the lusts and desires of the flesh.

Verse

7 "Then
arise

all

those virgins

arose,

and trimmed the

the lam ps."

We
for

all

and make ourselves ready to receive something


foolish,

self.

Even the

who know

not what

they should

or would

receive, when they hear a great Truth is to come. They expect to benefit by it, although they have made no preparation or made themselves worthy of anything.

beyond

They have no desire beyond benefit of self. They see not They give no light because they have no desire. self. But they expect to inherit as much as anyone else. Just as some so-called leaders believe, that they can live on earth to They make gourmands of themselves, killing suit themselves. and eating flesh; they think all manner of evil thoughts; they
drink everything they want to
drink, and

do everything they

want

to do.

eousness, yet

They break every law of health, love and rightwhen they come to die, or throw of the mortal
prepared
for them, and

existence, they expect to

peaceful,

all

go to heaven, a place beautiful and walk golden streets and

sing

hymns.

They

teach celibacy, and


soul
is

marry
blood.

secretly;

they
their

teach

the foolish

that the

in the

This

is

work.

They
u

are the foolish virgins.

Verse 8
oil,

The

foolish said
are

unto the wise, Give

us. of

your

for our

lamps

gone out."
to them,

These are the

words of Truth presented

and they

cannot receive them.


Verse 9

They cannot understand.

Then they
so; lest

begin to seek knowledge from those

"But the wise answered, saying, Not


you; but go

who do

understand.
there

be not enough for us and


sell,

ye rather to them that

and buy for yourself."


not the law for the wise ones, or those

It is

who have

desired

knowledge and gained it, to give what they have to the foolish and ignorant those who will not give up the material and flesh to attain it. There are those who think if they read books of some one else that they are able to know; that they have

knowledge.
ask others

They

are not willing to

teach, because they

go to those authorized to do not want to come under the Laws. They


received, but are not

who have

authorized to teach,
in

thinking that they

can obtain

knowledge

an

illigal

manner,
tell

without coming under the law.


to seek

The

truly wise will

them

from them

that are authorized, that

have to

sell.

know all to begin with, beknow nothing. If we grasp the least grain of true development, we soon know that great desire and hard work alone brings us the Unfoldment of the Soul. No one can deThese foolish virgins think they
cause they

velop your soul or think for you.


the

The Masters can show you


evil

way and

protect

you from the

along the journey, but

they cannot
yourself.

accept the Christ for

you.

YOU

must do

that

Verse 10

"And

while

they

went to buy, the bridegroom


in

came, and they that were ready went


riage,

with him to the mar-

and the door was shut."


are ready to accept

Those who know and


is

him; and the door

often closed to the foolishness of the ignorant and unenlight-

ened
It is

very bad to put

off the

velopment, for

when we

are ready
is

day of enlightenment and deit may be too late, and we


the day; for

are the foolish virgins.

NOW

tomorrow may

never come.

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and he
shall

"For unto every one that hath


that he hath."

31st.

shall

be iven,
shall

have abundance; but from him that hath not

be taken

away even

ledge

Whatever we have we seek more of it. If we have knowwe seek knowledge and more is given, for our underis

is

greater every time we gain more.' If we have not, it we do not seek for every one that seeketh findeth,no matter what we seek. And if we have not and do not use what we have and seek none then we soon lose all that we have. If we have no knowledge and seek none we become indifferent to We retrograde and become less. all knowledge.

standing

because

Verse 15

We have the story of


five talents, to

the talents

how

that "one

was given
every

another two, and to another


abilities."

one;

to

man

according to his several

Talents represent ability.


to
If

If we have great ability and desire do much more is required of us then of those who have less. we have great knowledge, power and understanding we
it

must use

Verse 16

grow, or accumulate. and make "He that received the


it

five talents

went and traded


and use makes
little

with the same, and

made them

five other talents."

We
perfect.

all

we can

know full well that study, we know very little, and improve; we can become more
If

practice,

use

what

we have,
even

perfect in the

little,

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if it is

manual labor we can do


is

it

better

by

practice,

and

ALL

labor

necessary.

There

is

not one thing unnecessary for imit

provement, no matter what


Verse 17

"And

is.

likewise he

that

had received the two, he

also gained other two."

Verse 18

"But he that received one, went and digged


money."
not.
at all.

in the

earth and hid his lord's

He would have much, but he would


not capable, so he did nothing
It is

He thought he was
nothing.
at
all.

He accumulated

better to try,

Verse 19

"After
sees

and

fail,

than not to try

a long time the lord of those servants

com-

eth and reckoneth with them."

"And Verse 20
unto

The Soul

what

it

has done or accumulated.


that

so he
five

had received

five talents

came

and brought other

talents, saying,
I

Lord, thou

delivereth

me

five talents;

behold

have gained more besides them

five talents

"His lord Verse 21


make

more."

said unto him,

Well done thou good and


1

faithful servant;
will

thou hast been faithful over a few things,

thee ruler over

many

things; enter thou into the joy

of the lord."

This

man obeyed and watched


faithful;

over what

good there was

in
all

him and was


Verse 22

therefore, he

was

able to rule over

within his soul.

had received two talents came and have said, Lord, thou delivered unto me two talents, behold gained two other talents beside them." "And his lord said unto him, Well done good and Verse 23 faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things,
also that
I

"He

will

make

thee ruler over

many

things; enter thou into the joy

of the Lord."

good within him than the first man, but he obeyall he had, and he inherited a place in the kingdom equal with the first man. "Then he which had received the other talent Verse 24 came and said, Lord, know this that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou

He had

less

ed and watched over

hast not strewed.''

Verse 25
the earth;

"And

was

afraid,

and went and hid thy talent


is

in

lo,

there thou hast that

thine."

This

man
it

He was
ing that

afraid he

It was self and selfishness. would give more than he received, not realizwas for HIMSELF the talent was given.

betrayed his blindness.

good in him, and he was given a chance with those that had much, and he could have inherited as much but SELF swallowed up the little good he had and he blamed some

He had

a little

one

else besides self.

It is

thus with
is

many

students.

They

will

not follow the

lit-

tle

that

given them, and thus receive no more.


little

While those

who

"His lord answered and Verse 26


and gathered where
1

are faithful to the

will receive the

all.

said

unto him,
1

Thou
1

wick-

ed and sinful servant, thou knewest that


not,

reap where

sowed

had not strewn."

Christ does not sow wickedness, but he reaps the good from where he has not sown nor strewed, and no matter how evil
the heart

may

Verse 27
to the

"Thou oughtest,
"Take,
own

be,

it

can yield good

if it will,

for

therefore, to
at

have put
I

my money
re-

exchangers, and

then

my

coming

should have

ceived mine

with usury."
therefore, the
talent

Verse 28
to

from him and give

it

him which hath

ten talents."

He should have allowed the little good to remain even if it would not grow, and not have allowed his selfishness to destroy all; for if a little good remains in the soul it will have
it

another chance, but

if

the one last remaining spark

is

destroyed

then

all is

Verse 30

"And
is

lost.

cast ye the

unprofitable

servant into outer

darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

The Soul
mains.

never destroyed as long as one good thought

re-

We
it

see

what the man did with


as his lord

his

one good thought.

He turned
thought
stroyed
all

to himself, as

HE THOUGHT,
told

and did

as he

best,

and not

him

to do.

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" When the

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Son of Man

shall

come

in his glory
sit

the

holy angels

with him, then shall he

upon

the

throne of his glory."

This

is

the

RECOGNITION

and

REALIZATION

of the

Christ within.

Verse 32

"And before him


"And he
left

shall he gathered all nations;

and

he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth


his sheep

from the goats."


shall set the

Verse 33

sheep on his right hand and

the goats on the

hand."

The

Christ will be the judge

when he comes.

We
his

face the

judgment when he enters within us and takes up


us.

abode with
evil, as

The good

in

our souls

will

be separated from the

the sheep are divided

Verse 34

"Then

from the

goats.

shall

the King say unto

them on

his right

hand,

Come

ye blessed of

my

Father, inherit the

kingdom

pre-

pared for you from the foundation of the world."

Truth has been from the foundation of the world.

Creeds

and doctrines and theories of

men

are not Truths; neither are

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they Scripture.
Truth.
It

The

Bible

means

THE

BOOK the

Book

of

has been
priests that

so grossly misrepresented by the theoloit

gians and

has been rejected by some,


as Philosophy.

who

are

unable to understand
of the Symbols

it,

The
the

Bible

is

composed

of Ancient

Wisdom,

Philosophy of the
It

Egyptians, and has been copied from the original symbols.


is

the Philosophy of

Old, and

is

not

doctrines and creeds of

men, who only


Verse 35
athirst,

err in Windless
I

and

spiritual ignorance.

"For

was an hungered, and ye gave meat;

was

and ye gave

me

drink;

was

a stranger,

and ye took

me

in."

Verse 36
visited

"Naked,
I

and ye clothed me;

was

sick,

and ye

me;

was

in prison,

and ye came to me."


hungers,
this not
thirsts, is

The
naked,

Christ within
sick,

the flesh
Is

stranger,

and

in prison.
it

plain

enough?
it,

When
then do

we

feed

the Soul, give

to drink, clothe

and heal

we

take IN the Christ, and

we

inherit Immortality.

Verse 37
thee

"Then

shall the righteous say, Lord,

when saw we

an

hungered,

and fed thee?

or thirsty

and gave thee

drink?"
Verse 39
to thee?"'

"Or when saw we thee


did

sick, or in

prison and

came

how the when we knew him not. What


Is is

hard to realize

Christ

was
that

situated within us
benefit

him?

Ah,

just as

we

pity

the unfortunate

and help them,


for as

just so

do we
so

feed the

Christ within and awaken him,

we THINK

do we BUILD.
Verse 40
Verily
I

"And

the King shall answer

and say unto them,


it

say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done

unto one of

the least of these

my

brethren ye have done

it

unto me."

Kindness, good will and love open the door to Christ.

When

we

love others

and manifest love and good

will

we manifest
hand,

Christ, and he

"Then Verse 41
is

knows us and
shall

accepts us.

he say unto them

on the
fire,

left

Depart from me, ye cursed, unto everlasting


the devil and his angels."
All evil

prepared for

always cast out and rejected

by the Christ,
evil,

for
self-

Christ does not dwell in evil and does not recognize


ishness, thoughtlessness

and unkindness as righteous.

Verse
I

42 "For
"1

was an hungered and ye gave me no meat;

was

Verse 43

athirst

and ye gave

me no

drink."

was

a sranger

and ye took

me

not

in;

naked, and

ye clothed

me

not; sick and in prison,

and ye

visited

me

not."
see

The

materialist, the selfish, the sensual, the evil,

cannot

or realize

"Then Verse 44
Verse 45

when

or

how

they reject the Christ.

shall they

answer him, saying, Lord, when


athirst, or a stranger,

saw we

thee an hungered, or

or

naked,

or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?"

"Then shall he answer them,


it

saying, Verily

say
of

unto you, Inasmuch as ye did


these

not unto one of

the

least

my

brethren, ye did

it

not to me."
refuse

We
are
all

cannot shut our heart and

sympathy,

kindness,
for

generosity and patience to even the least of humanty,

we

one brotherhood, one family,

begotten

of

the

same

Force, of the

same

parents.

We should feel toward all humanity as if toward a brother. We must recognize that we are brothers and sisters, and not
strangers and foreigners to each other.

Jesus recognized the


all;

tie

of
all;

all

humanity.

He loved

all;

he healed

he strengthened

he gave and benefited one as


is

much

as the other.

God

no

respecter of persons.

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Matthew, 26th chapter;

1st to

29th verses.
at

Golden Text
my
disciples."

"j

will

keep the passover

thy house

with

We

have the discription of the passover


the Soul

in the text
evil

book.

It

means the passing over of


and Christhood.

from the

into

Sonship

Jesus himself kept the passover.


flesh,

It is

the purification of the


crucified.

and

after this the

Son of Man must be

In the beginning of the lesson,

Mary Magdalene,

the sister of

Lazarus,

who

Jesus raised from the dead,

came and annointed


possessed with seven

him

for his burial.

She was the


cast

woman

devils,

and Jesus

them

out.

She was

righteous and unenlightened scorned, but a


pitied

woman the selfwoman whom Jesus


a

and loved, because she loved much and gave much.


she had and gave
all

She

brought the best


ter.

without

stint to

the Mas-

She knew what they knew

not,

and were

a long time

learning.

Verse 14

"Then

one of the twelve/called Judas


priests." will ye give

Iscariot,

went out unto the chief

"And said unto them, What Verse 15

me

and

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will deliver

him unto you?

And

they covenanted with him for

thirty pieces of silver/'

See the Soul of Judas Iscariot!

Did he know the Christ?

Here one of the twelve taught personally by Jesus, and he was


still

darkened,
sell his

still

loved

money more than


Judas

the Christ.

He

would

Soul for the gold that was more precious to him


Life.

than the Christ or

Iscariot

was one who knew the


taught, and wore the

laws and could use them.

He healed and

name

of disciple.

He was

a Black Brother.

Mary Magdalene,

the scorned, gave her Soul to the Master.

Judas sold him for

money, and
Verse 20

that through

envy and jealousy.


sat

"Now, when the even was come, he


as

down

with

the twelve."

Verse 21

"And
is

they did

eat,

he

said, Verily

say unto

you

that one of

you

shall betray me.''

The

Christ

betrayed

many

times into

the hands of the

high priests of

evil,

of wickedness and vice.

Jesus

knew

that

one

who was

black,

who knew

not good and hated good would


see the

always betray, his teacher.

He could

Soul of Judas, as

he saw the Soul of the Magdalene.


Verse 22

"And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and began


is it

every one of them to say unto him, Lord,

I?"
that dippeth his

"And Verse 23
all

he

answered and

said,

He

hand with me

in this dish, the

same

shall betray

me."
as

They

ate

from the same dish with him, and

he answer-

ed them they were unable to understand, with the exception of


Judas, for Judas

"The Son of Man goeth Verse 24


woe unto
that
better
a fear

knew he had

already bargained to betray him.


as
it

was written of him;

but
it

had been
Perhaps

man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed; for that man if he had not been born."
to

and misgiving came

Judas

at

these words,

for he said, ''Master


said."

is it

I?"

He

said

unto

him,

"Thou

hast

Judas represents

all

forces antagonistic to good,

and which

seek to betray or destroy the good.

Verse 26
blessed
it

"And

as they
it

were eating, Jesus took bread and


it

and braked

and gave

to the

disciples,

and

said,

Take,
It

eat, this is

my

body."
Life.

was merely the symbol of the Bread of

When we
which
is

accept the good, the Christ,

we

eat the

Bread of

Life,

indeed the b*ody of Christ, and the only sustaining body


partake
of.

we can
gave

Verse 27
it

"And he took the cup and gave thanks, and


Drink
this
is

to them, saying,

"For Verse 25
many
the

all

of

it."

my

blood of the new testament which

is

shed for

for the remission of sin."

Blood
Life.

is

Symbol

of Life.

He gavs

Life

and he gives

The blood

of the flesh did not give

life.

Jesus the flesh

did not give


onstrating,

life in

any way except


life

in his teachings,

and dem-

and manifesting the

of

a true Christ, a

Son of

God, Sun of Good or Righteousness.


Verse 28

"But

say

unto you,

will not

drink
drink

henceforth
it

of the fruit of the vine until that day

when

new

with

you

in

my

Father's kingdom."

Did he

refer to the material

wine they drink?

No; he referred to the wine of Life which Christ would drink


with them
the Soul
is

when they were


the
fruit of

Illuminated.

This Illumination of
Life to
all

the vine, the wine of

who

drink

it.

Verse 30
into the

"And when they had sung


of Olives."

hymn, they went out

Mount

The hymn which they sung


the "Great Paschal Hallel," or

after the last earthly

supper was
consists

Hymn

of Praise, which
to 118.

of Psalms

cxiii to cxviii;

or

Psams 113

Chrjsthood
Atfo

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Golden Text

"Watch and pray,


is

that ye enter not into


is

temp-

tation; the spirit indeed

willing, but the flesh

weak."

Jesus understood that they were desirous of Truth, and willing to obey in the Spirit, but they were not
flesh

yet freed

from the

"Then Verse 31
me
Verse 32

and the

desires of the flesh.

said Jesus
it

unto them, All ye shall be ofis

fended of

this night; for

written,

will smite the shep-

herd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad."

"But
is

after

am

risen

again,

will

go before you

into Galilee."

Galilee

the

recognizes the

awakened Soul. It is then the Soul sees and Christ and the powers of the unseen worlds.
faith

Verse 33
fidelity

Here we read Peter's great promise of which was broken before the dawn of day.
so
sure of
himself, but in the
tests

and
al-

Peter

ways

felt

he often

failed.

However, we have never read that he was discouraged. He continued in the new faith with energy, and after his Illumination
all

none were stronger and more enduring than


promised,

he.

And

they
I

"Though
But the

should die
is

with thee, yet will


it

not
It

deny thee."
is

"flesh

weak," and we find

so yet.

always weak and


trial.

unstable, but

we

think

it is

strong

before

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Verse 36

"Then cometh

Jesus with them unto a place

call-

ed Gethsemane, and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here while


I

go and pray yonder."


pass

And he prayed, "O my Father, if this cup may not away from me except drink it, thy will be done."
I

Jesus
Christ
is

was the man of


born unto

flesh in

whom

the Christ

was born.

all flesh,

but Jesus was the awakened, purievil of

fied flesh.

Judas represents the

the flesh, the dark side


is

or self-destroying Black Brothers; while Jesus


fied,

the flesh purihis

and which accepts the Christ

as Father

and Light of

being.

prayed he realized that his own flesh was also He had given much of his strength in healing and in teaching, and we read that he "sweat as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground." And as he prayed for the cup of weakness to pass from him, we believe it did pass, for "an anHis fear was not in death gel appeared strengthening him."

And

as Jesus

weak.

that awaited him, but in

the fear that the flesh might

fail

him.

The cup
fil

of weakness did pass so that he could go on and full-

his mission.

After he had prayed

and received strength, he

came and

said to

Verse 46

"Rise

them:

and

let

us be going; behold, he

is at

hand

that doth betray

Verse 47
twelve,
staves,

"And

me."
while he
yet spake, lo, Judas,

one of the

came and with him a great multitude with swords and from the chief priests and elders of the people."
was surrounded by
a

Jesus
priests

multitude

of

u
evil,

the chief

and elders of the people." "And forthwith he (Judas) came to Jesus, and Verse 49

said, Hail, Master,

Verse 50

kissed him." "And and Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore

art

thou come?

Then came

they,

and

laid their

hands on Jesus,

and took him."

Even

after the betrayal thrust, Jesus called this

man

"Friend."

How many
give one

of us could or would?

How many
Jesus did.

of us could for-

who hounded
still call

us to the death through spite and jeal-

ousy and

that one friend?

Verse 51
stretched

"And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus


hand, and drew his sword, and struck a ser-

out his

vant of the high priest and smote off his ear."


Verse 52

"Then
its

said

Jesus unto
all

him, Put

up again thy

sword into

place; for

they that take the sword shall perish

with the sword/'


In other
their violent

words, those
acts

who

are violent will perish

through

and deeds.
evil,"

Jesus taught the law of "nonit.

resistance to evil

by

and he obeyed

He

called the en-

emy

"Friend."

He

returned

gentleness, kindness

and forgive-

ness for evil.

Verse 53

"Thinkest

thou that

cannot

now pray

to

my

Father, and he shall presently give

me more

than twelve legion

of angels?"
Verse
it

54 "But how
could he

shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus

must be done?"

How

manifest

life

eternal,

immortality, without
is

yeilding to material death?

How

could he prove that there

no death unless he
Verse 55

"In

laid

down

his life?

that

same hour

said Jesus

to the multitude,

Are ye come out against a thief with swords and staves for to
take

me?"
works under cover of darkness.
rabble, the evil
forces, the violent, the

Evil and wickedness always


It

was night
Verse 56

against the

Light.

"But

all this

prophets might be

fulfilled.

was done that the scriptures of the Then all the disciples forsook him
themselves willing to

and

fled.

A few

hours before, they

all

declared

go with him to the death, but the Dweller on the Threshold, the betrayer of the weakness of the flesh, was too strong for the flesh was too weak, and they fled from the Christ. This

same
those

old Judas

is still

betraying the weakness of the


the Christ, but

flesh,

and
are

who

are

weak forsake

those

who

strong as the Christ

know

the true conception of Life will stand

firm and invincible as did Jesus.

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Matthew, 26th chapter; 57 verse to the

close.

Golden Text
on the
en.

"Hereafter

shall

ye see the Son of

Man

sitting

right

hand of power, and coming

in the clouds of

heav-

Verse 57

"And

they that

had

laid

hold on Jesus
scribes

led

him

away

to Caiaphas, the high priest,

where the

and elders

were assembled.''
Verse 59

"Now, the

chief priests

and

elders,

and

all

the

council, sought false witness against Jesus to put

him

to death."

They recognized
mitted

his superiority.

They knew he had coma

no wrong.

They knew he manifested


For

power and
they persetoday.

taught a Truth none possessed or knew.


cuted

this

him and had

to seek false witnesses.


false

Thus

it is

Verse

60 "Though many
At the
last

witnesses came, yet

found

they none.

"And Verse 61
They
did not

came two

false witnesses."
said,
I

said,

This fellow
it

am

able

to destroy

the temple of God, and to build

in three

days."
that Jesus refer-

know

the temple of

God, nor
that he
veil

red to his resurrection.


ple wherein

They thought

meant the Tem-

they worshipped.

The

of the Temple, that

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which held the


fixion.

soul,

was

rent in twain

on the day of the

cruci-

Verse 62

"And

the high

priest
is

arose
it

and said unto him,

Answerest thou nothing?


against thee?"

What

which these witnesseth

Verse 63

"But Jesus held


I

his peace.

And

the

high priest

answered and said unto him,

adjure thee by the living

God

that

thou

tell

us whether thou be the Christ, the

Son of God."

Christ could not reveal himself only to those enlightened by


the Spirit.

These were the material elements, the dogmatic,

the traditional, the blind to the Truth.

Verse 64
1

"Jesus

said unto him,

Thou

hast said: nevertheless

say

unto you, Hereafter

ye shall see the Son of

Man

sitting

on

the right

hand of power, and coming

in the clouds of

heav-

en."
It

was revealed

to this

man

later the

power and glory of the

Christ, although in his blindness


falsely of

and ignorance he accused him

blasphemy.

Verse 65

"Then did they

spit in his face,

and buffeted him,

and others smote him with the palms of

their hands."

"Saying, Verse 68

Prophesy unto

us,

thou Christ,

who

is it

that smote thee?"

Did Jesus abuse the power he possessed by being goaded


to a demonstration of

in-

the mighty

things he could

do and

the

glory of triumphing over his enemies?

He

did not.

He

did not
teachers

subdue
of

their

mockery with

signs and wonders, as

some

today have

attempted to do.

He kept

the great

Law

of

Silence and

"Now, Verse 69
came unto him,

power unbroken, and

attained greater power.

Peter sat without in the palace, and a


saying,

dam-

sel

Thou

also

wast with Jesus of Gali-

lee."

Verse

70

"But

he denied

before

them

all,

saying,

know

not what thou sayest."


Peter

had promised to be true


flesh,
life.

until

death, but he

knew
life,

not the weakness of the

the desire for

the material
realize

nor the meaning of eternal

We

do not

nor under-

stand what Immortality means to us


tion,
flesh.

until after the Illuminastill

and Peter was not yet

Illuminated, and

clung to the

And

again,

and once again, he denied that he knew Jesus

then the "cock crew."


Verse 75

"And Peter remembered


bitterly."

the words of Jesus,


shalt

who

said unto him, Before the cock

crow thou

deny

me

thrice,

and he went out and wept


All his

blundering weakness

was pain

to him,

and he saw
thought

himself not as he thought he was, but as he

WAS. He
And we
all

he was big and true, brave

and strong, but when the

test

came

he realized
him.

his

weakness and cowardice.

are like

We

think

we

are very

much
self,

different

from what we

really are.
self

We

cannot see above

and

the>

wonders of that

we have

learned to love.

Peter's salvation

came through

that bitter

trial,

and the un-

derstanding of
himself to be.

himself as he was, and

not as he had idealized

Jesus
that the
self

knew and
power

recognized his
self

weakness, but he also

knew

power of the material


a

transmuted to the Higher

was

for great good, although suffering


it

opened the

wound

to cleanse

from

its

evil stain.

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abbas or Jesus, which
is

Matthew, 26 chapter; verses


will

1st to 20th.

ye that

release

unto you; Bar-

called Christ
thief.

?"

Barabbas was a robber, a

Jesus was a giver of Life

and Truth.
bas,

The multitude

rejected Jesus

and perferred Barab-

and

is still

doing the same thing today.


read
that,

Verse

8 We

"When

Judas, which had betrayed

him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself,

and brought again the and


elders."

thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests

Judas' greed, envy

and jealousy hid the Truth from him.


he saw there was no hope for the
re-

He

did not

realize, until

lease of

Jesus, that he

had brought to bondage and death the

only person
tion

who

could have saved him.

He

realized the rejec-

of

the Christ, and not as a

man

of power.

Then, when

the priests and elders


it is

mocked him,
victim, he

as evil

always mocks when

through with

its

saw

that he

had sold

HIMSELF
we

to a horde that

despised

him

for his treachery


It

and weakness.

Evil

is

the

same old

betrayer.
in to

does not stand by us after

have given ourselves

its

hands, but always reminds us

"What

is

that to

me?

See thou to that!"

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Verse 6
ple,

"And he

cast

down

the pieces of silver in the tem-

and departed, and went and hanged himself."


the murderer and destroyer of himself.

He was
Verse 11

"And

Jesus stood before the governor; and the

governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews?

And

"And when he was accused of the Verse 12


he answered nothing."
is

Jesus said unto him,

Thou

sayest."

chief priests

and

elders,

In this

one great power, that of being able to keep

silent in

the face of
ridicule.

mockery and

false accusations, of

persecution and

This one thing he held most sacred.


Pilate marvelled."

"And
all

He was
was

the governor and judge of


first

brought to him;
in this

and

this

the

to

come who

acted

and spoke

Verse 13 "Then said

manner.
Pilate

unto him, Hearest thou not

how

many

things they witness against thee?"

Verse 14

"And he answered to never a word; insomuch that


greatest

the governor marvelled greatly."

This was Jesus'

and supreme

test;

and he bore

through

it

with the demeanor and fortitude of the Son of God.


eagerly watching and hoping for one flaw, one sign

They were

of weakness, but were baffled.


their art, to

They used

all

their

power,

all

provoke and sting him into

a retort, but

he "reviled

not again."

Verse 16
lease

"Now

at that

feast the

governor was wont to


they would."

re-

"And they had then Verse 17


"Therefore, when
them,

unto the people a prisoner

whom

a notable

prisoner called Ba-

rabbas."

Verse 17

they
will

were gathered together,


I

Pilate said unto

Whom
is

ye that

release unto

you;

Bar abbas or Jesus, which

called Christ ?"

Verse 18

For he knew

that for

envy they had delivered

him."
Pilate struggled

from the beginning

to release Jesus, for he

believed
spite,

in

him.

He knew he was the victim of envy and


are

but Pilate, as

many

today, was

outweighed by the

accumulated forces of

evil

"And Verse 19

and materialism.
set

when he was

down on

the

judgment

seat, his

wife sent unto him, saying, Have


I

thou nothing to do
things this day in

with that just man; for


a

have suffered

many

dream because of him."


She had seen Jesus
as he was, recognized

him

as the Christ,

and accepted him.


This was a powerful
that

message, and

it

influenced Pilate to do

which

his

own

disciples forgot to do, with the exception of


effort to join

John who made an


or personally, and
the flesh was to

him.

John knew

the govern-

made an

appeal to

him

for Jesus' sake, but

die, to

be overcome, and
Jesus the flesh

all

the intervention of
die,

man
Spirit

availed

nothing
live,

must

so that the

would

the

Soul become a Christ, or the Soul of

Christ.

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verses.
is

Golden Text
called Christ?"

"What
of
it

shall

do then with Jesus which

How many
have answered

us have asked ourselves that

question, and

with the crucifixion of the flesh?

Jesus

was
puri-

the purified flesh which held the Soul, or Christ.


fied

He was

because he yielded not


the multitudes

his

body
evil.

to

the

demands and
is

sinfulness of
flesh of Jesus,

of

All purified flesh

the

and when we
k

attain this condition

we

attain the

Christ.
flesh
test
if it

You

will ask

Why,

then,
this

is it

necessary to crucify the


:

were purified?"

For

reason only

It

was

a final
If

between the desire for

a physical life or the life Spiritual.

he had

preferred to remain in

the physical he could not

have

attained Adeptship or Christhood.

Verse 24

"When

Pilate

saw

that he could prevail nothing,

but that rather a tumult was


his

made, he took water and washed


I

hands before the multitude, saving,


this just person;

am

innocent of the

blood of

see ye to it."

We

have experienced the same opposition and confusion


try

when we

to point out to

the material lustful minds

the

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Truth and splendor of the Christ.

Pilate

made

all

efforts to

induce the multitude to recognize the Christ, but without avail.

He was not

the

persecutor, but the judge of the Christ,

and

he judged rightly within himself.


Verse 25

"Then answered
many

all

the people and said, His blood

be on us and on our children.

"

And
and
to

it

was so and remains unchanged


subtle illusions
is

to this day.

Material-

ism which are the


all flesh.

and snares of the world


preferred,

Barabbas, the robber,

and

set free

go on robbing and destroying, while the Sun of Righteousis

ness

cast out.

Verse

29 "And
it

when they had


and

platted a

crown of thornes,
hand; and

they put
they
Hail,

upon
the

his head,

a reed in his right

bowed

knee before him, and mocked him, saying,

King of the Jews."

Verse 30

"And they
this,

spit

upon him, and took the reed and

smote him on the head."

And

all

innocent

and

suffering, he neither

murmured

nor complained.
Verse 31

"And

after that they

had mocked him, they took


his

the robes off


led

from him and put


to be crucified."
see a mortal

own

raiment on him, and

him away

If

we should

man, even though he


at,

is

guilty of a
feel pity

crime, suffering and scourged and jeered

we would

and sorrow for him; but we


der and destroy the soul
to destroy the Christ.

as blindly

and

as unfeelingly

mur-

within us as the

multitude attempted

Verse 32
to

"And when he was


with
gall;

athirst,

they gave him vinegar

drink mingled

and when he tasted thereof he

would not drink."

When

our soul

cries

out to us in hunger and athirst what do

we

give

it

to drink?
gall,

Are

we with

the multitude that gives the


will not drink of

vinegar and
terness?

or the Christ

who

their bit-

Verse

"And Verse 37
"THIS
This purified

36 "Sitting down
set

they watched

him

there."

up over

his his accusation written

IS

THE KING OF THE JEWS."


which
is

flesh,

the King above

all

evil flesh.

And
more.

while

he was dying they reviled


sense he

and mocked him the


a

To

their material

was

man who

differed

from them and the


is all

elders in the traditions of their belief.

This

they saw.
a

They were man-made men, and worshipped

and served
laws, so

man-made

god.

They

lived under

man-made
nothing

could not see beyond man.

They conld

see

but the material, and would naturally

condemn

all

that differed

with them.

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Golden
in

text

"And behold
rent/'

the veil of the temple

was

rent

twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake,

and the rocks

This was the cause of the


malice,

accumulated vibration

of

hate,

envy and

destruction. Christ never destroyed anything,

neither did

God become

angry and tear up the earth

and the
is

temple

in his

wrath "like unto corruptible man."

God
serene,

not

violent nor destructive.


as Jesus

God
all

forces are

all silent,

calm,

was through

his struggles, his trials, his persecution.

Evil laws return to the senders and evil alone reeks destruction

and violence.
Verse 52

"And the graves were opened; and

many

bodies

of the sanits

Verse 55

"And came up out of


and went into the holy
these saints

which

slept arose."

their
city,

graves

AFTER

his

resurrection,

and appeared unto

many."

The Souls of
flesh,

appeared

and not the bodies of


it

bodies of the flesh never arose,

was the body of the


in

Soul which appeared. This must not be taken


sense.

the

literal

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Verse 54

Now when the centurion,

and they that were with

him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that

were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly


of God."

this

was the Son

They

did not

know

that Jesus' Thoughts, his

vibration

of

love, Truth,

and forgiveness saved that part of the earth from


His currents of righteousness,
all evil,

total destruction.

law and love


otherwise the

counterbalanced those of hate, crime and


pressure of the accumulated evil

would have become so heavy

the earth

would have sunk

as did Atlantis before that.

Evil thoughts are

heavy and where

town or

city

is

infested

with
there

evil
is

thoughts the atmosphere of that place becomes heavy,


gigantic pressure
against the
earth.

Unless this

is

relieved by th counteracting currents of purity

and goodness,

that city or

town destroys

itself as
it.

did

Sodom and Gomorrah.


cannot
save
evil

God

has nothing to do with


it

God

God
evil

only saves God, for

is

impossible to conjoin

God and

and save both.


Verse

55 And many women


noteworthy

were there beholding

afar

off

which followed Jesus from


It is

Galilee, ministering with

him."

fact that the

women

were always more

faithful to Jesus

throughout his
first
is

trials

than the men. They were

the last to leave him, the

to greet him.
fear,

Woman's
nation
is

perfect love

without

but perhaps the explaa

this:

Women

were not considered


the

power and

strength in those days

among

Jews and they counted her


the

presence

as

insignificant.

Among

Egyptians

and other

Gentiles nations,

woman's sphere was considerably higher than

among

the Jews.

The Jews' laws were

all

man made. They


material

served a

man-made God.
material and

They were
and
it

could not see above the

pleased their senses to

make man and

the

Image of

man

Lord of

all.

God made man

according to their

way

of thinking

and few men have gotten above the crude story of creation and
the beginning of men.
After so
forces,

much demonstration
Jews began
to fear.

of

the

Unseen,
to fear

but natural
that

the

They began

Jesus

MIGHT

arise

from the dead.


day of the
together
to

Verse 62

Now the next day that followed the


came
Sir,

preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees


Pilate,

Verse

63 Saying,

we remember

that the deceiver


I

said,

while he was yet alive, After three days


Verse 64

will rise again."

Command therefore that the


lest his discspies

sepulchre

be
night

made
and

sure until the third day,


steal

come by

him away; and say unto the


last error shall

people,

He

is

risen

from the

dead; so the
Verse 65
it

be worse than the


a watch;

first.

Pilate said,

Ye have

go your way, make

as sure as can.

Verse 66

And they

went,

and made the sepulchre

sure,

sealing the stone; and setting a watch."

But no

man

has power to seal

the

Christ

away from
cannot
see

the

Soul seeking the resurrection.


perceive the

Material

man

nor

power nor the entrance of

Life into the Soul of the

purified flesh.

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Golden Text
tizing

"Go

ye, therefore,

and teach

all

nations, bap-

them

in the

name

of the Father, the Son, and

the

Holy

Ghost.''

Father represents the Divine

Positive Principle;
is

the

Holy

Ghost, the Receptive, or Negative; and the Son


the union of Father and Holy Ghost

the result of

it is

the Divine Flame.


are baptized; the

The Holy Ghost


Father
is

is

the Fire with

which we
is

the

Mind or Creator; the Son

the Christ born of


in the

Mind

in

the Soul.

When

the

Mind

creates
its

Image of

Purity, Truth or
ty,

God,

the Soul

receives

vibrations of Puriis

Truth and God, and retains them.

This

the Christ, the

Resurrection of the Divine Image.

Jesus did not teach that he alone was Divine, or was the only

person

who had

the right to claim that inheritance.


if

He taught

DIVINITY
or desired

OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN


u
In the

they

WILLED
to-

it.

Verse

end of the Sabbath,

as

it

began to dawn

ward
other

the

first

day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the

Mary

to the sepulchre."

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Verse 2

"And behold there was


from the door and
sat

a great earthquake;

for the
rolled

angel of the Lord descended


the stone

from heaven and came and

"His Verse 3
as as

upon

it."

countenance was

like

lightning,

and

his rai-

ment white

"And Verse 4
Verse 5

snow/'
for fear of

him

the keepers did shake and be-

came

dead men."

"And the angel answered and "He


I

said unto the

women,

Fear not ye, for


Verse 6

know

that ye seek Jesus

which was

crucified."

is

not here; for

he

is

risen as he said.

Come

see the place

where the Lord lay."


the place of
IS,

Do you know
resurrection
sires
is

the Lord

the tomb
is

in

which he

demonstrated what Life


for

and that there

no death?

The

EACH
flesh,

one of us

when we

put aside the de-

of

the

life

of

and seek the Christ, not among the

dead, but in the living Truth.

Verse 7

"Go

quickly, and

tell

the disciples that he

is

risen

from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you


there shall ye see him;
lo,
I

into Galilee;

"And Verse 8
fear

have told you."


quickly from
the sepulchre
his disciples

they departed

with

and great joy; and did run to bring

word."
Verse 9
sus

"And

as they,
All

went to
hail,

tell

his disciples, behold, Je-

met them, saying,


feet,

and they came and held him

by the

and worshipped him."


the Christ, the purified, the Illuminated, the

He was now

Sun

of Righteousness.

Before they followed


they

blindly seeking but

not knowing.

Now

KNEW.
unto them, Be
not afraid; go
there shall they

Verse
tell

10 "Then

said Jesus

my

brethren that they go into Galilee, and

see

me."

They obeyed, also,


they saw him.
If

as the

women obeyed

the Lord's angel, and

they had not obeyed, think you they would

have seen him?


Verse 16

"Then the eleven


,,

disciples

went away into Galilee

into a mountain,

"And when they Verse 17

where Jesus appointed them."

saw him, they worshipped him,

but some doubted.

They doubted because they were not


Spiritual eyes were not yet opened,

fully Illuminated. Their

and some were not sure of


all

Truth unto the

Day

of Pentecost,

when they were

Illumi-

nated and cleansed with his Spirit and Fire."


Verse 18
All

"And Jesus
is

came and spake unto them,

saying,

power

"Go Verse 19
them
in the
is

given unto

me

in

heaven and
and teach

in earth."
all

ye, therefore,

nations, baptizing

name

of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."

This

the Force Christ

came

to send

on

earth.

It is

the

baptism of the Soul

the Illumination of the Soul. Verse 20 "Teaching them to observe things whatsoever
all

have commanded you; and,

lo,

am

with you

always, even

unto the end of the world."


If

Christ

is

with us always, even

unto the end of the world,

why
up
a

should we look for another?

No man

will

come and
Christ
is

set

kingdom
of
is

in earth

and

call

himself Christ.

the

Life Life

purified

man.
us,

The Soul of the Living God, and the


and
always
will

always within

be as long as

we

re-

main

true to the faith.


I

Therefore, as
let
all

have taught you, go


the

YOU

into the world


a

and
a

nations

know

TRUE

faith.

Not

dogma, but

Living Christ.

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By what

authority doest thou these things; and

who gave

thee this authority." Matt. 21st chapter. 23rd Verse.

After Jesus had been healing the sick and teaching the

pure
of

doctrine in the Temple, the Pharisees and Scribes

demanded

him by what authority he was doing


In the eyes of

these things.

the Pharisees

and Scribes, the orthodox of


unless
it

that day, nothing was supposed to be done

had the

sanction of the established

Church and man-made

laws.
a

Far rather would they that these poor sufferers should die
miserable death than that they should be cured by

those

who

had not received

their authority

from them.
not answer
that

Jesus asked them the question which they could

because they themselves had no authority

except

which

man and man-made

institution

had given them.


little

They knew nothing

of the spirit and but very

of

the

Soul of man, nor did they

know anything

of

its

powers,

they

healed as best they could and

whatever they could not heal

none

else

had

a right to heal.
all

However,

as

men know, men and women

left

the establi-

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shed church
hearts they

in

order to follow the teaching of Jesus for


that the authority of Jesus

in their

knew
of

must be greater

than

that

Pharisees

and Scribes because he could


all

do

GREATER
And
same

things than they with

their

man
are

given authority.
in

Brother, after

many

centuries

we

exactly

the

position that the people were at the time of Jesus.

Bishop Ludden, of the Chatholic Church, had instructed the


Clergy to
Healing."

warn

their

people

against

the

"Superstitions of

The Bishop, according to the Syracuse 24th, 1911, made this statement:
'The
clergy were directed at

Herald, issued June

the semi-annual conference, on warn their people against these modern (healing) superstitions which are assuming frightful proportions in the community, and make it plain to them that the practice of

Tuesday, to

consulting such healers constitutes a grievous


ish Catholics

sin.

Many

fool-

have been

in the habit of
it

having recourse to such


to
all

so-called healers, although


sin against the first

is

forbidden

Christians as a
shalt

the
sin,

greatest

commandment, "Thou
There can
be
but
it

have no other gods before me."

What

is

a grievous or

mortal sin?

one

grievous or

mortal
the only

although

may

take

forms, but
that

REAL

sin either

against

many different God or man is

which our Conscience forbids us to do.


clergy

The

who

follow Bishop Ludden are taking


as did

EXACT-

LY

the

same

position

the Scribes and Pharisees in the

time of Jesus.
fering people?

By what

authority do you cure these pure suf-

There
obey, and

is

but

one authority

which the

TRUE

healer must
his

that authority

comes from God, through

own

Developed or Illuminated Soul.


Jesus, through the instructions he

had received, had become


with
it

thus Illuminated, and

this

Illumination brought

the

power

to heal

and

to teach.

This was his authority, and though

the Pharisees were in

identically the

same

position as are the

Catholic clergy of the present, and

asked the same question of


right

Jesus as

now

asked, the

people
it

knew who was


must
real

and

fol-

lowed
I

the right,
that

although

is

true Jesus had to suffer.


suffer

believe

many

true healers then, but

now

for their

healing

as Christ did

now

as then the

people will
in the cen-

gradually follow those


turies to

who do

the

work, and

are

remembered in. name only as the Scribes and Pharisees now, and the healers, the Illumi-

come

the clergy will be

nated Souls, will have the following.

There

is

frauds, but

no question but thousands of the same thing is true of the


need not
fear.

so-called healers are


clergy,

and

it

is

im-

possible to destroy the false without destroying the true.

The

true healer

He need not fear denunciations, even though made by the clergy, in the good time coming will even things up.
hundred

persecutions or
for

God's

Law

Does the clergy recognize the fact that not one in an even will go to a healer until AFTER authorized physicians That is a great fact that and priests have failed to help them?
in

must be borne

mind.

Would
after

the clergy rather that these millions that go to healers

authorized physicians

and ministers have


the
all

failed
it,

should

die?

No doubt
that

but

that

is

way
get

"they

look

at

but they

should always remember that


law, and

things are under the absolute

though they may

many
them,

of the
it is

weak

to stay

away from
and
alty.

healers

who might

cure

they, the clergy

their church, that will eventually be forced to

pay the pen-

Further.
to consult

"The law

is

plain.

No one

is

free in conscience
at-

one who, without properly constituted authority,

tempts to heal by prayer or by the laying on of hands."

teach such a law?

Did God make it? Did Jesus ever Has the Church, no matter what the name, And what if, after such as have the right to make such- a law? been authorized by the Church or constituted authorities, fail to Shall the poor, miserable sufferer then give up and sufcure? fer and die in misery, or shall he go to one whom he believes
this

Who made

law?

might cure him?

Did

God

ever

say that

because one cannot

cure the sufferer he shall not go to another?


find
it

No where
is

can

so written.

How

can the church, any church, say

who

free

and

who

is

not free in conscience to do a thing?


or claim to

No

living

man
All

can know,

know, the conscience of another.

men were

given an

individual conscience, and

they were given the AB-

SOLUTE
No man
Such

right to follow that conscience.

has a right to do that which


a right to say

will hurt another,

and

no man has

what another
the

shall or shall not do.


is

a ruling as that

made by

clergy

simply a boomto be

erang that will destroy the church that allows

it

made.

Mankind
are

in the

present century

is

becoming too well read


as this.

and enlightened to obey such foolish mandates

They
that

commencing
all,

to think

for

themselves, and to

KNOW
they

they, one and

have equal opportunities with

all

other men.
first

Tis said: "Him whom the gods would destroy make mad," and truly this would seem to be true.

The more than seventeen million of American people, among them many of the best and most enlightened Catholics, who now go to healers for treatment prove that no longer is unreasonable church authority feared.

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THE SAVING OF THE NATION.


St.

John, chapter 8th.

Golden Text
cast the

"He that
stone at

is

without

sin

among

you,

let

HIM

FIRST

HER/'
and Pharisees brought unto him

Verse
a

3 "And

the Scribes

woman
Verse 4

taken in adultry; and

when they had brought her


this

in

the midst

"They say unto him, Master,


very
act.

woman was taken


such

in adultry, in the

Verse

5 "Now,

Moses

in the

Law commanded US that

should be stoned; but what sayest


Verse 6

"This

THOU?"

they said,

tempting him, that they might

have A
with

CAUSE
not."

to accuse him.

But Jesus stooped down, and

his

FINGER

wrote on the ground, as though he heard

THEM
In

the time of

Jesus, this

as

one of the most important

questions.

So
the

it is

today.

The They were

Scribes and Pharisees

were the leading


to believe

men

of the day.

men who gave

the religion to the people.

They

dictated to the people as to


lieve, just as the

what

and what not to be-

orthodox of today, those

who

claim to follow

the Christ, dictate.

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These Scribes and Pharisees condemned those caught


try,

in adul-

and they

also

condemned

all

those

who were known


women.

as

prostitutes, like the vast majority of the present day, they


all

were

guilty of
It

having to do with
indictment
a

this class of

is

terrible
all

of this enlightened century that


are guilty of
this

practically

men, with

few exceptions,

having
a

to
is

do with

this class of

women, and what makes

crime

the very fact, and one that cannot be contradicted, that those
are the loudest in their

men who

are the very ones

who had
Jesus are
I

to

condemnation of these women do with them.


time when

We

are

supposed to

live in a Christian century, a

the teachings of
will contradict

supposed to be followed, and none


say that
all

me when
fallen

those

who

are foremost in

condemning the
they

women

are called Christians,

and they

themselves claim to be such.


If

were Christians, would they

have to
1

do with

this

class of

women?

Would

they

be found with them, or would


lifer

they be found helping them to a better

What

did Jesus

do?

Did he condemn the one who had committed adultry?


is

That
Is

the great question.

there a living
will

man

today

who
is

has given this subject any


a prostitute
if

thought that

admit that there could be

she

was

not patronized?
that
all

Then why
of

there such a thing, considcall

ering

men

our nation

themselves Christians?

There can be
profess
to

but one

answer to
prostitutes

this,

and that

is:

These

men

be Christians, to
to

obey the teachings of Jesus, but


and then they turn,
her.
like the

they have

do with

wolf

in sheep's clothing,

and rend

The nation, all nations, are now at a place in their history when they must take a different stand concerning this question,
for unless they

do the nations
come, and
will be

perish.
is

The time
will

will

not

far distant,

when
state.

natural

marriages will be recognized by the laws of every

That

mean that man


is

JUDGED BY THE SAME STANDJUDGED.


and
It

ARD THAT WOMAN


a

IS

will

mean

that

when

woman

accused of

wrong doing,
what

the
is

man

guilty will be
act will be

accused of the same

thing,

more, the

recognized as a
1

LEGAL AND BINDING MARRIAGE.


legal marriage.
I

do not condemn
I

uphold
natural,

it

absolutely, but

also

recognize

the

positively and God-given Law

that there

is

a natural, sacred

marriage, and that this marriage


the minute that they

takes place between

man and woman


any such
the

know

each other.

God
there

never recognized

thing as "illigimate," for


illigimate child.

cannot be

any such thing


children with

as an

God

smiles

upon

all

same

smile, for

He knows

that there can be but one natural, sacred marriage, and that that

marriage takes place when

"man knows woman."


state

The time

is

and when she

coming when the will do so.

must recognize

this fact

Why

should the

man

be

feted

and the

woman condemned?

Are they not, before God, equal

in all things?

Woman demand
equally guiltless
it is

woman's
and
with

rights, but she ignores the

most sacred of God's laws,


shall be
rights, for

until she

demands

that

woman

man

she can never have equal

only that

which she demands that she

will receive.

The church preaches loudly


forgetting that within

against

the white
is

slave trade,

her

own
trade.

ranks there
Its

taking place the

most awful of white slave

most respected members

patronize the prostitute one hour and

condemn

her the next.

Wherein

is

the difference, whether a

man

steals a

young wo-

man and

sells her,

or whether

he betrays her trust in him and

then leaves her to her fate?

God
is

does not see

any difference
it

between these

acts,

and

if

one

worse than the other

is

for a

man,
that

so-called Christian, to

make

an

innocent

girl believe

he

loves

her,

only

to betray

and leave her to the tender

mercies of the so-called Christian world.


Is

there a living

soul

who

is

foolish

enough

to believe that

either prostitution or the white

slave trade

could exist for one


it?

week
IF

if all

the so-called Christian world

condemned

ALL MEN

WHO

CALL THEMSELVER CHRISTIANS


PROSTIA

WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH


TRADE
IN

TUTESSO-CALLEDHOW COULD THERE BE


WHITE SLAVES?
Answer

that ye Christian law

makers.

There should be
of the cart?

strict

laws, but

So long

as Christian

why put the horse men demand this

in

back

class of

women,

just

THAT LONG WILL THE WHITE SLAVE


orthodox,

TRADE
What
guilty?

EXIST.
did Jesus answer the

who

themselves were

Verse 7
himself,
let

"So when they continued


is

asking him, he

lifted

up

and said unto them, He that


first

without sin

among you
in their
is

him

cast the stone at her."

Was
hearts

there a stone cast?

NO.

And why? Because


guilty,

they

knew

that every

one was

and that

just

why men
cured the

of the present

make laws

to punish *he

white slave

and says nothing

man who seconcerning him who


outcast.

uses her and then

condemns her and makes her an

There is but one way to save the women of our nation. That way is to make all motherhood sacred, for all motherhood IS sacred. There is no hint in Nature that Motherhood any way disgraceful, and nowhere can it be is shameful or in

found where the Master condemned the mother.


without sin
let

"He

that

is

him

cast the first stone."

ROSIORUCIAN BIBLE LESSONS.


Rosicrucian Interpretation of the
Scriptures.

m.

THE COMING WORLD.


Scientists

(practical material scientists,) claim to


in the sun.

have

dis-

covered a

new world forming

They

are

reckoning, wondering and guessing as to the out-

come

of the

"phenomenon/' they
it

call

it,

and have

about con-

cluded that

will bring

about the destruction of this world.

One of the ^th Brotherhood knew of the formation of the new world in the sun years ago, and has waited for the scientwise men (?) to break the news to the world. its

He

says that the

new world forming

in the

sun will not de-

stroy the earth.

"Divine law never sent destruction upon any


itself.

world by contact with another world. Each world creates


It

sustains

itself

by

OBEYING

Divine Law.

It

DESTROYS
It

itself

by disobeying Divine Law."

This

new world

will locate in a sphere of its


its

own.

will

be
It

peopled by those in harmony with


will be a
It

laws and Vibrations.

harmonious world

a world of enlightened Souls.

is

the

new Heaven and


This
he

earth Jesus

told us about and of

which John, the beloved prophet and


elations.
is

disciple, described in

who

gives the

message

"Hear

Rev-

ye and

obey."

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"Hear ye and obey/'

These words are from the "Great

White Throne."

They

are the

words of Wisdom.

The Philosophers

of old obeyed.
twisted and turned to

They knew Divine Law could not be


suit the

demands of

the material.
if it

The Soul must obey


If

will

attain Life.

we understand

the

Law

of Life

we would

be

more eager

to obey.

We do not realize what Life We struggle here with the viel of


is.

illusions, of the false

knowl-

edge of the senses leading


laws.

us,

and are handicapped by their

We
If

exist for a

time only.
live in the real of

we form and

Divine Desire,
state.

we

will live

again in a purer and

more enlightened
no one

This

is

why

there can be
is

different age or

stage of

creation.

There

always advancement from the lowest to the


attains to a certain extent

highest, or

the Soul

and then

retrorealiz-

grades.

No

Soul ever attains perfection or comes to the

ation of the true Conception of

God

(which

is

the Christ)

and

THEN

descends back into destruction.


reaches the stage

The Soul

when

it is

given the opportunity


it

to choose through a whole existence whether

prefers the dark-

ness to Light, and


the Light.
It

it

attains equilibrium only

when

it

chooses

will follow
it

Black Magic or White Magic.


its

If

is

given
its

chance

many

times

and

refuses,

it

is

given

blackness by

own Soul and

Mind.
it

When

the Soul desires Truth

will

go on upward.
it

Flesh, the world,

and the devil cannot hold

back.

If it at-

tains

the Christ, or

even the knowledge of Christ,

it

cannot

retrograde or descend into the "bottomless pit."

The Soul
the Soul
first, "

that has

the

knowledge given

it

and

rejects

it,

is

that

turns back, and "the last state

is

worse than the

but this Soul has never attained Christ or Mastership.


Iscariot

Judas

was taught

all

the laws, and he gained reputaas treasurer of the

tion as a healer.

He was prominent

company,

but

he

knew
to

not the Christ, and

Jesus himself

had not the


him-

power
self,

awaken him because the power was

WITHIN
who

and

God

even

cannot open
see.

the eyes of

one

deliber-

ately refuses to

obey and to

Judas saw himself not

as he was, but as

he thought he was.

He

did not realize the great error he committed until too late.

We

read that he

Christ.

He

"DESTROYED HIMSELF" DESTROYED HIMSELF. We

by betraying the
all

do, or

we

save

ourselves.
It is

up

to us.

We

can be honest and true


lie,

if

we want

to be.

We

do not need

to steal, or
is

or

cheat, or bear faise witness,

or "covet anything that

our neighbor's."
if

We know
Every

we

CAN

be true

we WILL.
this.

man and woman knows

Every

man and woman knows

that their sins are

found

out,

and yet they go on thinking to deceive.


Evil does not prevail.
It

never did except for a time.


ruled always, wisely and well, and will rule unto the end

God

of the world.
If it

keeps
is

its

equilibrium
it

it

will stand.

If

it

destroyed,
it.

is

destroyed by the evil Souls of

men who

are

upon

By

the vibrations

and currents of the Black Brothers

who

will not see the Light.


It

will

never be destroyed by the


is

New
who
this

World.
are Light,

The New World


can give them.

for

those

who
its

desire

Truth and Righteousness more than

world and

pleasures

ROSICRUCIAN BIBLE LESSONS.


Rosicrucian Interpretation of the
Scriptures.

_n

__
in accepting the
it

w_

THE JETH WORLD.


The world was long
Mind and of Magnetism, and
awakening of the Soul.
But
it

THE JETH BODY.


wonderful works of the
respond to the
will slowly

will

respond because

it is

the written as well as the un-

written law.
It is

written in the
sealed in the

Book

of the Ages.
in

It is

hand and

men's foreheads, for where the


law of the Soul and of

physical and mental law

prevails, the

righteousness also prevails.

As the mental prevails over and controls the physical, so does


the soul prevail over and control both physical and mental.

The Soul

is

the leading Light.


the Soul and

Few have found

know

its

powers, just as the

power of mind was long

in darkness.

Jesus taught the development of the Soul.

He was
The
upon
It

the

first

to

sound the trumpet of the Spiritual Age.


years ago, but they
fell

seeds were planted hundreds of


soil.

unfruitful

has been taught by the Ancients for ages, but the material

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and mental were not


its

sufficiently

developed to

know and

accept

power.

The

physical has always been strong.

In every age

and stage of existence

it

has grown strong and

weak.

The world was always more

or less physical, and these con-

ditions will remain unto the end.

You

say,

and

it

is

true, that mentality

and

spirituality are

on

the increase, and the material will

grow

less.

But

it

is

a
its

Divine law that with each new


day.

race, the physical

must have

There are three stages of every age.


In
all

time, through

all

time,

from the very beginning, the

Spiritual has been taught and demonstrated.


It

has gained in every age over the physical and mental, and
it

then with the close of that era

was held by the few.

Egypt, the birth place of the world's knowledge, once understood and accepted, lived, taught and demonstrated the Divine

Law

as

it

has never been demonstrated

since.

The Egyptians have hidden


secure and fast for ages.

the secrets, which have remained

They were hidden because

the physical and mental could not

develop and continue with the Spiritual.

They knew physical powers which

are yet

unknown.

They

knew

the mental powers which are yet


Initiates.

unknown
yet

except by the
except

few the

And they knew Truths

unknown

to the few.
All the worlds before this

world were the same.

This world
Neither
is it

is

not the mental world.

in its first

mental age.

It is

the mental age of this era.

With

the opening of the Jewish laws, the Truths were taught

and demonstrated
fested.

the

powers of the great unknown mani-

Many

learned Spiritual Truths


it

and demonstrated them.


a
all

It

fluctuated,

rose,

it

gleamed

forth like

beacon Light as
ages,
all

tenable Truth, as the Divine

Law through

time.

With

the advent

of Jesus' teachings,
all

it

was accepted and


It

demonstrated above

physical and mental.

was accepted

MORE
Men

than now; so were the mental laws and teachings.


drifted
so.

away, and the wise ones held

fast.

And

it

will

always be

There are three stages

in

every age.

This world has existed through more than three stages.

Lemuria and
Spirituality

Atlantis experienced the same.

and mental laws were developed then even be-

yond

this continent.

They were
They

physical, mental and spiritual.

lived through
spiritual.

many

ages and stages of

the physical,

mental and

They were developed by


ed.

Fire (Soul) as

we

will

be destroy-

They were

the enlightened

worshippers of the Divine

in the

same knowledge and


India and

sense that

we

are attaining enlightenment.

Egypt experienced the same changes.


above nor are we
attained, for

We

are not

attaining greater Spiritual

knowledge than they


possible for
as they

they attained

all

that were

man

to

know

in the flesh.

We

will attain as

much

and then

will the

end come.

HOW?

The new World forming

is

the JEth World, and

if

the pres-

ent world should be destroyed the Fire, as

foretold, then those

who have

developed the JEth Body

will

simply be transferred

to that world.
If

this

world

is

not destroyed, then

it

is

optional with the

yth Children whether they will go there or stay upon this material

world, which will be

stili

more

material than now.

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1913

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