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Teaching 185
1. I bless you because you have faith that it is my Spirit who
gives you these teachings through human spokesmen.
2. You ignore the imperfections of the human spokesmen and
are only interested in understanding the divine essence of my
teaching. Those who study my word in that manner are discovering
the truth. They will become my disciples of tomorrow who will arise
to explain my doctrine to those who are confused and to those who
have misinterpreted the scriptures from the past. They will realize
that one must not study the scriptures literally to find the truth in my
teachings. Rather, one must seek the spiritual meaning in my word
which is the divine essence, divine truth, and the true life.
3. That is why the people, who are witnessing my manifestation,
are experiencing profound lessons. I have given them my word
through human spokesmen and have taught them to penetrate deeply
into my word to discover its essence. This will help them explain
and correctly interpret my teachings from the past to others. They
will teach others the spiritual essence and truth found in each of my
teachings.
4. I perceive that among this multitude there are those who now
understand that the more physically and spiritually prepared a
person becomes, the more clearly he will be able to comprehend my
teachings through the human spokesmen. Oh, if only these
multitudes would truly seek to make themselves worthy of my
grace, how great and perfect my manifestation would be! However, I
observe that many still prefer to worship me in a material form to
believe in my presence. If they would allow their spirit to
communicate with God, rather than worship him with ceremonies
and material forms, they would become spiritually enlightened and
elevate their spirit. They do not allow their spirit to evolve because
of their traditions and routines. Truly I tell you that that period of
material worship has now ceased for this multitude. In the past, you
enjoyed the splendor and the artistic display found in religions.
Today, you must leave those things behind and allow your spirit to
discover the marvelous life that awaits it. This will allow your spirit
to become enlightened when you pray spiritually to the Father. Thus,
your spirit will be able to transmit the joy and inspiration that it
receives during those beautiful moments of prayer to its material
body. You will then realize that the material forms used by mankind
to represent the divine are truly inferior.
5. Since your spirit has passed from infancy to youth, your way
of life should change.
6. In the past, I accepted all of your offerings although they
reflected imperfection and ignorance. Today, I will only accept that
which is pure, sincere, and true.
7. Have you seen the beautiful flowers you sometimes offer me
from your garden? Truly I tell you that during this period, I will not
even accept that offering because those flowers are my creation, not
yours. Instead, you should offer me the spiritual flowers from your
heart, which are your good deeds, your loving prayers, and your
virtues.
8. Do not deceive yourself or attempt to offer me things that are
material. Do not be afraid to confront the truth or to stop practicing
rituals and traditions. Heaven is only for those who are courageous
and devoted.
9. Once you have eliminated all fanaticism and idolatry and
have learned to pray from spirit to Spirit, you will arrive before the
true altar of God, an altar which is not of this world. There you will
be able to bring your offerings, which will be your good deeds. I
consider those offerings more beautiful than the flowers from your
garden, because good deeds will not wither as do the flowers.
10. My people: Open your heart so that it may receive the grace
that I offer you. I want this multitude to become similar to an
immense garden that is filled with beautiful flowers in the heart,
spirit, and mind. Those are the flowers that I have come to cultivate.
11. My people: When I speak of worship and offerings, as
clearly as I have in my teachings, do you feel sorrow because I am
separating you from your past traditions and beliefs? You say that
you do not.
12. It is because my word contains a healing balsam and
enlightenment that does not allow anyone to become confused nor
offended.
13.1 want you to speak in that same manner to your brethren
when you are spiritually enlightening them. Speak to them with the
same clarity and love that I use. Thus, you will not leave any sorrow
in their hearts, only peace and enlightenment.
14. I have come to communicate with you during this era, thus
fulfilling a divine promise that I made in the past. I am present in the
essence of this word. The one who discovers that essence has felt
my presence. But those, who are not evolving spiritually because
they do not understand the true essence of my manifestation, have
been unable to discover my truth.
15. While some are fascinated as they listen to my teachings,
others have not been touched by them. Those individuals are not
aware of my presence.
16. Once I cease to manifest myself through human spokesmen,
many will weep because this period will have come to an end. Also,
there will be others who, in spite of having witnessed my
manifestation were not aware of the great blessings they received,
thus failing to take advantage of them.
17. The time will come when this doctrine will spread
throughout the world. It will spread from the testimonies given by
those who listened to it, understood it, and believed in it. You will
observe that although many never had the privilege of witnessing
my manifestation, they will be able to discover the divine essence in
my teachings. With conviction and faith, they will proclaim: It is the
word of the Divine Master.
18 You will see your brethren cry with joy because they have
been touched by my message. Also, you will see them cry because
they were not chosen to witness my manifestation. This will make
you feel guilty, because even though you witnessed my
manifestation for such a long period, you did not have the same love
and faith that others have demonstrated by only having heard your
testimony.
19. Among them you will find those who know about
spirituality through intuition, inspiration, their premonition of the
communication from spirit to Spirit, and spiritual vision. There are
also those who possess spiritual gifts and powers that are fully
developed.
20. Perhaps, you believed that I was going to give my new
teachings to all the nations on earth? No, I am not. My new
manifestation is similar to the one from the Second Era when I only
manifested myself to a multitude of people. Those people had the
mission of spreading the good news and of sowing the seed that they
had received in my message.
21. Remember how my seed germinated with greater strength in
other nations because of the testimony of my apostles.
22. My beloved people, remember that those nations that
believed in the testimony offered by my apostles did so because it
was offered with great love and truth. I say this because if you want
the world to believe in me through your testimony, you will need to
prepare yourself and to imitate those apostles in their love, humility,
faith, and spirituality. Thus, the world will accept this doctrine as the
truth and men will regard it as sacred. Also, you will observe that
your brethren will be eager to read these teachings, which will be
translated to different languages so all nations can become familiar
with them.
23. Those who have witnessed this manifestation and who are
familiar with this word have disrespected it the most. But you will
observe that tomorrow this word will become like an oasis for those
who have greatly suffered on earth. It will offer a healing balsam,
life, nourishment, and enlightenment to those who hunger and thirst
for truth, love, and justice.
24. I say to those who have listened to my word for a long time
and whom I have assigned responsibilities: Allow my phrases to
touch your heart, and listen to the voice of your conscience. You
have greatly nourished yourself with fruit from the tree of life, but
what have you done with the seed? Why are you sowing seeds that I
have not given you? I observe that you are combining personal self
interests to my seeds of divine enlightenment. Who is unable to
comprehend this?
25. I have not come to reprimand your deeds. I have come to
tell you not to combine any impurities to the good deeds that you
practice, because then you would not be sowing my truth that I have
revealed to you. Remember that when the time comes for your spirit
to gather its harvest, it will reap the fruit that it sowed along its path.
26. I am the essence of all creation. Everything lives through my
infinite power. I am present throughout creation and in each being.
However, to be able to feel me and to perceive me you must prepare
yourself and develop compassion.
27. I am the inspiration for all beings, for I am the Life. I want
you to be aware that I am always with you, thus there is no need to
make material images of me in order to worship me and to feel my
presence. Man's inability to understand this has led him to practice
idolatry.
28. Through my word you have become aware of the harmony
that exists between the Father and all things throughout creation.
Also, you realize that I am the essence that nourishes all beings, and
that you are a part of me.
29. As you begin to comprehend the meaning of life, destiny,
and evolution, you are also beginning to understand spiritual life.
Thus, you are leaving behind material worship and the material
images that you had attributed to me. Also, you are no longer
accepting the false beliefs that humanity has had for so many
centuries.
30. The spirit will be able to elevate itself with the spiritual gifts
it possesses until it achieves perfection. However, I am the Divine
Master who has always come to help you along your journey so that
your life will not be fruitless.
31. If you practice good-will, your life on earth will be in
harmony with all the perfect things that I have created in nature. You
will become enlightened with true knowledge and the fruit that you
harvest from your deeds will allow you to attain eternal peace. Your
physical body will eventually return back to nature from where it
originated. Although man is aware of what happens to the physical
body, the immortal life of the spirit remains a mystery for many.
People only comprehend those things that they can visually perceive
or ,, scientifically verify. Where are those beings, who once dwelt on
earth, now dwelling? You do not know. Perhaps, you believe that
they are now dwelling in a mansion of light. The Divine Master
informs you that many of those beings are actually near you. The
spirit has the power to dwell in the place assigned to it by the Father
in the spiritual valley and the power to fulfill a mission close to his
brethren on earth at the same time. Such is the power of the spirit.
32. You have not yet understood these teachings. To be able to
comprehend them it is necessary for you to fulfill what I said in the
past: "Man will need to be pure, like a child, to attain my grace."
33. You should no longer feel that you are alone. A spirit of light
intervenes in each deed accomplished by man. The spiritual world
influences the human mind and guides it. That world is greater and
more beautiful than the material world, because it is a world of light
and perfect harmony. Those who inhabit the spiritual world are with
me, and together we watch over all creation.
34. If one is familiar with these teachings and has faith in them,
would he have reason to weep for his beloved beings who have
departed to the spiritual valley knowing that they are watching over
him? Why remember them in their human form if they are now
spirits?
35. Today, I,have spoken to you about the mystery of spiritual
life.
36. No one, other than I, can tell you these things. Men cannot
because they have not penetrated into that secret sanctuary.
37. I had to prepare you to listen to my new teachings. Until
now you were unable to pray, unless you had a material image of
God before your presence. You needed those material images in
order to visualize him, and you needed musical hymns to forget
about your daily preoccupations. You also needed incense and the
sweet smell of flowers to be able to think about him. Since those
things were located inside the temples where you worshiped him,
you were only able to feel him and to visualize his presence inside
those temples. But now that I have come to prepare you spiritually,
it is your spirit that I will first awaken followed by the material
body.
38. You no longer need material images to represent the Divine
nor do you need musical hymns to momentarily forget about things
from earth. Furthermore, you no longer feel the need to participate
in the celebration of a ritual believing that I am only present in that
place.
39. The only thing that concerns you today is how to illuminate
your mind and purify your heart so that you will be able to receive,
feel, and understand the divine essence of my word. You can
accomplish that through meditation and prayer.
40. Any material object placed before you would now disturb
you, and the best music would seem extremely inferior to the
celestial concert found in my word. Those things would now disturb
you, instead of helping you in prayer. Thus, you no longer need nor
want those external and material things. You have now accustomed
yourself to closing your eyes as you listen to my manifestation so
that your spirit can elevate itself in prayer without any material
contact.
41. Yesterday, the altar that you constructed to worship God was
a material altar, but today you have constructed a spiritual altar
within your heart. In the past, you gave me material offerings, and
today your offerings are more spiritual. You are now aware that your
love is more beautiful to me than the loveliest flower from your
garden. The forgiveness that you offer your brethren is more
important to me than any material offering. In the past you offered
me different material things believing that they would cleanse your
sins.42. You do not need to move your lips when you pray, because I
will listen when you pray in silence. I am not a sinner listening to
another sinner. I am Spirit, and it is your spirit whom I listen to
when it elevates itself to communicate with me.
43. Many have listened to my word during this period, but not
all believe that it is truly from God. Truly, not everyone has been
able to understand this doctrine. In all eras many have been
summoned, but few have been chosen. Only those who are ready to
comprehend, to feel, and to believe will remain with me preparing
themselves to follow me. At times you have observed your brethren
who appear spiritually advanced, and eager to understand my
doctrine of love, but are unwilling to accept it. It is because only
someone who is loving will find me. The individual who tries to
find me only through human intelligence will not succeed. Do not
confuse one with the other. Also, you have seen others arrive before
my manifestation appearing to be ignorant or very materialistic. You
did not have the slightest hope that these individuals would be
touched by my word, but were astonished at their sensitivity and
ability to comprehend. Although they were worldly uneducated, they
have greatly evolved spiritually.
44. Those who have believed in my new manifestation have not
always developed faith immediately. Nearly all of them have
experienced an inner battle. They have asked themselves the
following questions: Is this the truth? Could it be possible that I will
discover the presence of the Lord here? Could it be possible that my
illness, considered incurable for so long, will be healed in this
place? But even after I have granted them a miracle, some still
asked: Was it the Lord who healed me? However, there have been
many who believed when they first heard my voice, and others who
already believed in my word before witnessing this manifestation.
45. The poverty and humility in which I have come to manifest
myself is what has puzzled many individuals the most. They were
accustomed to the elegant rituals and the extravagant riches found in
the material temples of worship. Just as I came during the Second
Era to judge the vanity of man by revealing my humility, I have also
come during this era avoiding all false splendor and manifesting
myself to the humble and to the sinners.
46. Tomorrow, when things are tranquil, men will study the
form of my manifestation and will compare it to the prophecies that
are found in the scriptures. They will study the manner I manifested
myself, how my manifestation evolved, the nation I chose, and the
multitude of people whom I summoned to witness my
manifestation. They will conclude that everything was done
perfectly and that the prophecies were truly fulfilled.
47. I am speaking to mankind once again through my divine
essence, but I am using words and concepts that they are able to
comprehend. Some believe in me only because of the divine essence
that they have discovered in my word, whereas others need miracles
in order to believe. That is why I tell you that you are the same
people from the Second Era who, in order to test my power, asked
me to heal those whom you considered incurable.
48. I find that some of you are still blind, paralyzed, have
leprosy, or are possessed by perturbed spirits. Truly I tell you that I
will heal everyone and no one will perish. I also say to you that you
need to be prepared, because during this period the miracles that I
will perform will be spiritual rather than physical.
49. Lazarus will not be the only example of resurrection. I will
resurrect all those who are spiritually dead.
50. Multitudes: Here you have my word. You can choose to
believe or not to believe, to love me or not to love me. But truly I
tell you that this period will never return and that you will never
again hear these divine words and teachings of wisdom through
human spokesmen. After 1950, if you want to listen to me, you will
need to penetrate spiritually into the hereafter. Remember that I
previously said that my kingdom was not of this world.
My Peace be with you!