BTL - Volume X - Teaching 278


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Teaching 278
1. Beloved disciples: Once again I say to you to be alert and
pray because the material body is weak. When it is weak, the
material body can cause the spirit to separate from the true path.
2. The spirit that knows how to be vigilant never separates from
the path that God wants it to follow, using its spiritual gifts and
heritage to evolve. It is able to triumph over ordeals by being
vigilant and not allowing the material body to dominate. Thus, the
one who stays alert and prays always triumphs over difficult ordeals
and knows how to walk the path of life.
3. Life is very different for the individual who is not alert and
who does not pray. Voluntarily he chooses not to use the weapons of
faith, love, and wisdom that I have given him to defend himself. He
does not listen to his conscience and ignores his intuition and
dreams because his heart and mind are unable to comprehend them.
Thus, he does not allow his own spirit to guide him.
4. Man could avoid many ordeals if he would be vigilant, pray,
and allow himself to be guided by his spirit, but man prefers to
listen to the scientists who can only answer questions related to the
material nature. Since they lack spiritual enlightenment, they cannot
guide man spiritually.
5. The spirit of man needs to awaken so that he may truly know
himself. Thus, he will discover the spiritual gifts that I have given
him to help him in his struggles.
6. Today, man is similar to a dry leaf that has been separated
from the tree of life, at the mercy of the winds and encountering
numerous ordeals. Although I sent man to earth to perfect himself
and to become a ruler of all things that exist on this planet, he is
weak and fragile.
7. The time has come for man to awaken and to begin to pursue
the truth. He needs to eliminate his material ambitions, foolishness,
and spiritual ignorance.
8. Do not avoid the spiritual enlightenment that I am bringing
you, for I have brought these revelations to awaken you. Soon you
will see a shining star in the heavens that will help you find the true
path. Humanity is presently lost because it lives in a state of spiritual
ignorance. Man is materialistic, selfish, and lives an unproductive
life. He has separated himself from the Divine Law which is the
essence of life.
9. My blessed people: Is your heart not touched when I speak to
you of humanity in this manner? Do you not think immediately of
the delicate mission that I have given to you to fulfill?
10. I speak to you in this manner so that you will prepare
yourself, because the time is coming when my messengers will
appear on earth. Some of you who have heard my teachings during
this period will be among those messengers.
11. Only those who have purified their hearts will be sent to
different lands and nations to spread my message. Only they will be
worthy to offer testimony of the truth of my revelations to their
brethren.
12. My messengers will have removed all religious fanaticism
from their hearts when they depart to other lands. They will not be
interested in praise nor glorification by others, nor will they dare to
disgrace themselves by accepting monetary rewards for the charity
they perform. They will not sell their miracles nor put a price on
their love for one another. They will be servants, not kings. The time
will come when you will comprehend the greatness of true humility.
You will observe that the one who has known how to be a slave has
in reality attained freedom to fulfill his mission of practicing charity
and deeds of love, thus filling his life with faith, trust, and peace.
13. On the contrary, the individual who has crowned himself
king, without deserving to do so, is in reality a slave to his material
ambitions and selfish desires. Although he rules nations, he
experiences great misery because he lacks faith, confidence,
tranquility, and spiritual peace.
14. If you wish to be truly inspired in your spiritual battle, be
prepared to help your fellow men, and you will feel joy each time
that you comfort one who is sad, heal one who is ill, or save one
who is lost. There is no other pleasure on earth that can offer you
that same satisfaction and joy. When you experience that type of joy,
it is because your spirit has battled and elevated itself.
15. I am aware that deep within your heart you are asking: What
will happen to us once we no longer have the warmth of this word?
You ask that because your spirit senses that a time of suffering will
occur on earth once my manifestation comes to an end.
16. I say to you that you have nothing to fear if you practice my
teachings, but those who have forgotten to pray, to practice charity,
and have ignored the spiritual gifts that they possess should become
concerned. Pray for those individuals. When you begin to follow my
path you will become spiritually enlightened and experience
spiritual peace.
17. Teach your brother the correct way to pray. Help him to
realize that it is his spirit that needs to communicate with the Spirit
of God. Man does not pray spiritually. His prayers are mostly verbal
prayers, expressing his anguish, lack of faith, nonconformity, and
lack of trust in God.
18. Help your brother to comprehend that he does not need to
inflict pain on his body in order for me to feel mercy and charity for
him. The individual who does that is unaware of the gifts that please
me the most and is unaware of the great love and mercy that I have
for my children.
19. Do you think it is necessary that I see you in tears and in
pain to offer you my mercy? If that were true, I would be harsh,
insensitive, indifferent, and selfish. Do those defects exist in the
God whom you love?
20. You have not taken the time to truly know me! That has
occurred because you have not allowed your mind to be guided by
your spirit.
21. I frequently speak to you of prayer because it is necessary
for you to discover the great strength and virtue that it contains. The
time has come for your spirit to fulfill the great mission that it was
given, and prayer is the greatest weapon that it will use in its battle.
22. The individual who knows how to pray becomes a soldier of
God, because his spirituality makes him invincible. The world is
unaware that he is using his weapons of love. He sows spiritual
enlightenment where there is spiritual ignorance, destroys evil
intentions, and sows peace with his love. He does not need material
means to complete his mission, because he fulfills it as if he were
already in spirit.
23. I have given humanity sufficient time to awaken spiritually,
but that time is now coming to an end. Man needs to take only a few
more steps along his journey on earth before he will be ready to
penetrate humbly into the kingdom of love.
24. You may still see a powerful individual who, in order to
reign on earth, wants to conquer and destroy someone else who is
also powerful. He is unaware that the power that he seeks will not
be granted, because he going beyond the limits of man's free will.
25. After the battle, the one who has triumphed will want to
shout to proclaim his victory, but he will observe that his new
empire is filled with corpses, destruction, and misery. That will be
the end of wars on earth.
26. Man will not be able to say that I prevented him from
making scientific advances nor that I stopped him from pursuing his
ambitions and desires for greatness. I allowed him to follow his path
to the end, because all human things must come to an end. He
created a world according to what he wanted and destroyed it
himself because the world that he created lacked a firm foundation.
For what can man blame me? More over, when man is suffering
greatly and becomes horrified observing the result of his deeds on
earth, he will then beg for my pity and forgiveness. Only at that
moment will the spirit of man no longer be a prisoner. It will begin
to seek the Divine Father whom it has previously ignored. In the
past, if a spirit remembered the Father, it was only to defy his power.
27. Man is going to become aware of my justice which contains
no vengeance. If I were a vengeful God and unleashed that
vengeance upon humanity, man would become stained instead of
becoming purified. However, my justice is designed to help your
spirit regain its purification.
28. Behold, while man is drifting toward his own destruction, I
am preparing everything for his salvation and resurrection, although
man will have to first experience great suffering. That suffering is
necessary to help man truly repent and to help him remain faithful to
my Law.
29. My love will save everyone and will offer each being the
opportunity to return to me. You will then realize that I am the All
Powerful and the one who truly prevails. However, I will not reign
over beings who are defeated, humiliated, and dead. My triumph
will be a true triumph because I will reign over beings who are
victorious.
30. You are similar to a garden that I have cultivated with great
care not allowing any bad weeds to grow in that garden. I have
allowed the flowers to grow and to blossom so that those visiting my
garden will enjoy themselves. They will be able to rest under the
shade provided by the trees and take refuge from the harsh weather
outside the garden.
31. The peace that you sometimes experience disappears when
you go through moments of hardship and difficult times. During that
period the harsh winds and storms assault my garden and orchard
shaking the trees and stripping them of their flowers. During those
difficult moments you wonder why you are experiencing such harsh
ordeals. I say to you that those harsh winds and storms help to
remove the dry leaves and bad fruits from the trees. They also help
to remove those things that should not exist in my garden.
32. When my garden begins to blossom and to offer its fruits
according to my will, I will open its doors and invite people from
other lands to enter. I will then offer them the fruits that are most
pleasing to take back to their lands.
33. I bless those trees that have been shaken by the harsh winds
but that have remained strong. Even though they have temporarily
lost all leaves from their branches, new leaves have quickly
regrown.
34. Once the ordeal is over, you are amazed to observe how the
bad fruits and dry leaves have fallen from your tree.
35. I gave you the strength to resist and to cope with the ordeal
and the enlightenment to comprehend the meaning of that divine
lesson.
36. What would you tell me if I were to ask you: What are the
bad fruits that your tree sometimes produces? You would quickly
respond that those bad fruits represent your brethren who are not
pure and virtuous, who have not amended their sins, and who offer
nothing good to God. However, I say to you that the bad fruits are ,
not your brethren. They are not the ones who have been removed
from my garden by the harsh wind and storms. The bad fruits are the
bad habits, the negative emotions, and the errors that are committed
within my doctrine of love. The dry leaves represent all those
unnecessary practices that are still practiced by my disciples. These
include rituals, material worship, symbolisms, and forms that
pertain to a distant past. Today, those unnecessary practices are like
dry leaves that lack life and have been removed from the tree of life.
37. If one of you were considered a bad fruit according to my
doctrine, and unworthy of my love and justice, then it would not be
the true doctrine. That doctrine would lack charity toward those who
have sinned, lack love for the needy, and would demonstrate that it
could not convert sinners into virtuous individuals.
38. You are aware that I have not come to reject anyone nor to
cast aside any of my children. I have come only to extract all
impurities and evil from their hearts and to teach them to cast aside
all the bad that is preventing man from truly fulfilling my law.
39. If I had to reject those who were imperfect and receive only
those who were righteous and just, truly I tell you that no one would
be chosen. All of you are imperfect, there is no one truly righteous
and just.
40. The greatness of my Doctrine is its ability to bring salvation
to sinners.
41. Be thankful that the Father has come to explain his Doctrine
because humanity has always changed and distorted my teachings,
making those things that are truly virtuous appear as if they were
not.
42. Each one forms a part of my garden. You are being
cultivated by my word, although you have not yet blossomed and
produced fruit. Truly I tell you that you will begin to blossom when
you communicate with the Father from spirit to Spirit. Also, your
tree will produce fruits when your deeds are filled with love,
wisdom, and truth, bringing life, nourishment, and inspiration to
your brethren.
43. I have given you my teachings through human spokesmen
during this Third Era, but this has only served as a period of
preparation. My Spirit manifested itself materially through human
spokesmen. Therefore I say to you that you should not think of this
manifestation as the final and perfect communication with God.
44. This communication is preparing you and bringing you
closer to achieving the perfect communication with God.
45. I frequently convey this message so that when this period
comes to an end you will be fully prepared to enter into the new era.
You will then agree that human spokesmen are not necessary for one
to receive divine inspiration, because my inspiration will come to
every spirit.
46. You will receive my mandates, feel my presence, and hear
my voice through that inspiration.
47. The individual who is today becoming spiritually prepared
will become my disciple during that period. He will no longer
summon the Father, as he does today, to tell Him: "Father, come
help me because I need your assistance." Rather he will be able to
spiritually elevate himself and tell the Father: "My beloved Father, I
present myself before you to listen to you and to fulfill your divine
will."
48. Be aware, my people, that the revelations that I have given
you through human spokesmen do not represent all of the
revelations that I will give to man.
49. I have given you great revelations through the human
spokesmen, but that does not represent all of my infinite wisdom
and knowledge. I tell you once again: You are being prepared during
this time to enter into a period of great spirituality.
50. You are beginning to develop your spiritual gifts, but they
will fully develop after this manifestation comes to an end.
51. Allow me to prepare you today, so that when you listen to
my last teaching, you will rejoice and not be sad that I am no longer
manifesting myself in this manner.
52. Your spirit will remember the First Era when the people of
Israel heard the voice of Jehovah like thunder, and perceived his
presence as bright lightning in the sky. Those people were given the
Law of God carved in stone, and also were given manna, which
symbolized the bread of eternal life.
53. Your conscience will remind you of the time when I dwelt
among mankind in the Second Era. I came in human form so that
man could perceive me, listen to me, and comprehend what I had to
say. I came to awaken him spiritually through the wonder of my
miracles, giving him proof of my love. I granted man what he
requested so that he could believe in me. I granted him forgiveness,
patience, miracles, blessings, and even my life.
54. You will also remember this period when mankind was able
to comprehend my teachings given through human spokesmen.
55. You will then weep shedding tears of sadness and joy. You
will feel sad because you will realize that your progress has been
slow along the spiritual path. Because of your stubbornness, the
Father always has had to descend to visit you in your state of misery
and lack of spiritual enlightenment. You will also shed tears of joy
knowing that you are about to enter into a new era, despite your lack
of spiritual enlightenment. In this new era, you will no longer
sacrifice your Father nor will you summon him, asking him with
tears in your eyes to save you from the abyss. Now you will be able
to elevate your spirit and communicate with him spiritually.
56. Why should there be any sadness when the last day of this
manifestation arrives? That last day will mark the beginning of a
new era of greater spiritual enlightenment and perfection for man, a
time of spiritual festivity among my people.
57. Truly I tell you that once you become spiritually prepared, I
will reveal greater teachings than the ones that I have presented to
you. However, when are you going to truly analyze and comprehend
the teachings that I have given you through the human spokesmen?
When will you tell me that you have truly understood the essence of
those teachings?
58. Do not fear, for if you make a true effort to study my
teachings and practice them, I will guide you until the end of your
path. Remember, that I am the Light that illuminates your path.
59. My people: I want you to recognize the blessed heritage
given to you by the Divine Father since the beginning of time when
he chose you to offer testimony of the truth in this era. My light has
followed you as you have traveled the different paths of your long
pilgrimage.
60. You were spiritually prepared to receive my message in the
Third Era. Thus you were able to recognize me and not separate
from me due to any doubts. That is why, when you stop to meditate,
you are amazed that you have been able to free yourself from the
things that have enslaved you. You do not regret having followed
this path, for you have seen the great virtue and truth of my
Doctrine. You are well aware of the path that you are following and
what you have chosen to do. There are no mysteries in my
revelations and my teachings, only spiritual enlightenment.
61. The spiritual gifts that you possess, but which were
previously dormant, gradually will begin to develop as you begin to
acquire spiritual enlightenment from my teachings. As you become
more spiritually enlightened, you will realize that you have been in a
state of spiritual darkness. Although I did not come to surprise you,
you were surprised. I have never wanted my children to perceive me
as a mysterious God, although many things remain mysterious to
them. I have come to help you discover the truth.
62. Give thanks to the Lord that you are once again following
the true path. You should not be satisfied just knowing that you are
on that path, but become aware that you need to progress along that
path until you reach me. You are the disciples of a Spiritual Doctrine
and are well aware that you still have much to learn and to fulfill.
Along that path, my love will accompany you, my word will
encourage you, and my charity will strengthen you so that you will
not weaken. You will harvest the fruits that you are now sowing
when you attain a higher level of spirituality.
63. My word is spiritually enlightening humanity, occurring
precisely when it was prophesied in the past. Although only a few
have witnessed my manifestation during this period, the time will
come when my teachings will spread throughout the world. For now,
those witnessing my manifestation have focused on listening to my
teachings. When my manifestation comes to an end, there will arise
among you disciples who will carefully study my doctrine and will
be committed to its essence. They will practice true deeds of love
that will convince humanity of the truth of this doctrine.
64. Today I observe that many of my disciples are still confused
because they are practicing rituals and traditions that are not a part
of my doctrine. Once you have carefully analyzed and studied my
teachings, you will cease to practice those rituals and traditions and
truly will begin to worship God spiritually. When that occurs, all of
my disciples will become spiritually united.
65. Although you believe that you fully comprehend the mission
that I have given to you, as well as the greatness of this Doctrine, I
say to you that you will develop a true understanding once this
manifestation ceases and after you have carefully studied my
teachings.
66. You will find that all things are clearly explained in my
teachings. Everything will be understood and nothing will be
confusing and mysterious. But you will need to dedicate some time
to meditate on these teachings. After you are prepared you will share
these teachings with your brethren, offering them spiritual
enlightenment, peace, and true comfort. That is your mission.
Because it is your mission, I am asking those of you who witnessed
this revelation what you have done to fulfill that mission. Pray, be
alert, and prepare yourself so that you will give these teachings to
your brethren in the same pure manner that I have given them to
you. Truly I tell you, that if you give them in that same manner, my
doctrine will triumph and withstand all judgements, battles, and
analysis that people will have concerning my teachings. If you are
going to present my doctrine to humanity, you will need to verify
your words with deeds of love. Only thus will you be able to
withstand the ordeals that you will experience, as well as the
judgement and criticism from your brethren. You will triumph if you
apply my teachings to your daily life, practicing them with true
spirituality and without fanaticism.
My Peace be with you!