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Teaching 195
1. My beloved disciples, listen to my teaching.
2. You are receiving my teachings through the human
spokesmen whom I inspire. As you listen to my word, you recognize
that it is filled with virtue, healing balsam, and regeneration. You
can also visualize the life of a spirit in the essence of my word.
3. The Divine Master is pleased that you are listening to his
teachings, but to truly please him you need to fulfill your mission
and thus settle your debt. It is the same debt that you have had
throughout the eras on earth. That is why, although my words are
gentle, I am reminding you that you need to settle your debt. Thus,
within the love and essence pf my teachings, you will find a
mandate and a law that you need to obey.
4. Your mind sometimes becomes confused, and it rebels
against fulfilling that debt. This occurs because only the spirit is
aware of your debt. But if the spirit chooses to satisfy itself with
material things, it will go astray.
5. I want my disciples to have strong convictions and faith. They
should not be like those who say they follow me and believe in me,
yet regret leaving their material riches behind, fearing my divine
path when it becomes difficult to follow. Some pretend to be my
disciples, but have not yet become true disciples.
6. Do not expect to find this path filled with roses, for it is filled
with thorns. It is the same path that Jesus followed, a path that leads
to Calvary.
7. My word will guide you so that you will not stumble.
8. This is the era in which all individuals and all spirits will
receive my enlightenment. The different religions and doctrines on
earth will become fully enlightened. Although your brethren have
not listened to this word, you will be amazed at their spiritual
progress.
9. Pray for world peace, and be aware that my charity has spared
this nation from war.
10. Truly I tell you that despite your love and admiration for my
word, you have not recognized its true value. Future generations will
become astonished with my word and will greatly respect and
admire my teaching that will be written in books.
11. Those of you who are now before me are from different
religions and were spiritually asleep. Although all religions
represent paths that lead to the Divine Father, I have come once
again to reveal the shortest path.
12. My beloved children, be content and live in peace.
13. The moment is approaching when I will no longer give you
my teaching, a beautiful teaching that you have received through
human spokesmen for many years. If you are spiritually prepared
nothing will surprise you, and the enemies of my work will discover
that my disciples have an invincible faith. I want you to be
absolutely certain that you are not alone. I am always near each of
my children.
14. Today, a strength emerges from deep within ycur being that
makes you arise to my divine work. It is your conscience that speaks
to you.
15. In the material world, the law dictates how man should
behave.
16. In the spiritual world, universal love is my law. This law
manifests itself in the air that you breathe, in the planets that revolve
around earth, and throughout creation.
17. Everything lives in harmony with that law. The animals on
earth live within that law, although they are unaware of it. They are
born on earth, and they will die there.
18. Why does man, whom I endowed with intelligence, free
will, spiritual enlightenment, and a conscience, frequently separate
himself from the path outlined by my law? It is because some
individuals forget about the Divine Father, whereas others have
developed an erroneous concept Of God. They have limited God
under the false images created by man, forgetting that I am essence
and power, and that everything in the universe is under my will.1
The power of God is manifested throughout creation. When man, in
good faith, attempts to analyze creation, he will gaze at a seed and
become truly amazed at the mystery of that seed. He sees it emerge
from the soil as a plant, studies its different species, and observes
that even though each specie is different, all plants are nourished by
the same soil.
19. The seed is a symbol of life, multiplication, transformation,
and evolution. If one can see the image of the Creator in just a small
creature, what will happen when one studies man, the cosmos, or the
spirit?
20. Behold that there is no specific form when you visualize
God. I am everywhere. I exist in the spiritual, in the eternal, and
throughout nature. I am the life, the universe, and the light. I am the
solution for all the ills that man encounters.
21. In the spiritual kingdom there is a remedy for the ills that
trouble a spirit, similar to how on earth man has remedies for his
physical illnesses. If man were to carefully analyze the spiritual and
material kingdom, he would discover the Father's infinite perfection
manifesting itself in both kingdoms. Your curiosity and imagination
sometimes goes beyond that which pertains to earth. You want to
know if there are beings in other planets and if they live and evolve
similar to people on earth. Study and practice my teaching, and
when the time is appropriate, you will find the answer. It is man's
right to remove that veil of mystery through his own merits. It is his
responsibility to continue along his path of evolution and to become
aware of my will so he can, enlighten his brethren. Truly I tell you
that it is impossible for man to ascend to that level without
stumbling along the way. For the human mind to grasp and to
spiritually comprehend my teachings, it is necessary to ascend
gradually.
22. That is why I have allowed man to evolve spiritually one
step at a time.
23. Man attains enlightenment from his great ordeals and thus
makes new discoveries that help humanity to progress. However,
man forgets that all of his progress is attributed to someone that is
much more powerful than him, and that he receives enlightenment
from the Creator. It pleases me to see man progress scientifically.
But truly I tell you that you should work more for your spirit than
for your material body. That is why I am giving you a revelation that
will help you truly understand the physical being and the spiritual
being. This simple revelation contains the wisdom to help man live
a better life.
24. You will not perceive that life with your physical eyes.
However, you can inform future generations of these teachings.
25. Today, you only perceive wars, proclaiming that they are
punishment from God. I have previously taught you that God, who
is your Father, does not punish. Mankind is responsible for the
events that occur.
26. What has caused the fury of nature's elements? Nature's
catastrophes have been caused by man's lack of harmony with
nature.
27. Man will realize that his spirit is subject to evolution. He
will also become aware of his spiritual progress or backwardness,
and will seek the means to achieve true progress. He will realize that
he should not live only to satisfy his own needs nor should he only
acknowledge the material life.
28. He will begin to seek my law, the one that I gave to
humanity since the time of Moses. Thus, through his own analysis,
man will become familiar with the doctrine that I have brought to
humanity during this period realizing that it is universal.
29. My beloved children, unite with one another. Share this
knowledge that you are acquiring with your brethren. Do not only
unite in these houses of prayer, but go to the countryside and to the
mountains. I will manifest myself in all places.
30. Man has named this age, the age of enlightenment.
However, I say to you: Do not refer to it in that manner only because
of mankind's inventions and discoveries. It is an age of
enlightenment because the light of the Holy Spirit has been shed
upon every being, thus opening a path for humanity that will lead it
to a more spiritual and superior life.
31. My present teachings will help future generations to evolve
spiritually and mentally. Their ability to comprehend and analyze
will be highly developed.
32. I have come with these words of enlightenment so you can
spiritually prepare the new generations.
33. Study this teaching and practice it. Thus, you will have
peace in your heart, eloquence in your words, and conviction in
what you say.
34. Beloved disciples of the Divine Master, come to me.
35. I have come once again because you have summoned me
and because you are eager to become spiritually prepared.
36. Humanity has made a tradition to remember those who have
departed from earth during specific days. Man has tried to imagine
where those beings dwell and how they live. Man wants eternal
peace for them. He believes that they are seated at the right hand of
God, enjoying his grace. That is far from the truth. I have revealed
the truth about spiritual life to those who have listened to my
teachings. Although you will observe that humanity has many
different beliefs concerning spiritual life, remain spiritually united
with everyone. Be content knowing that everyone feels a spiritual
unity.
37. The time will come when you will be able to open this book
that I have given you and reveal it to your brethren, thus spreading
these revelations among humanity.
38. The final destination of every spirit is to unite with God,
after it becomes purified and attains perfection. That is why I fill
your path with enlightenment and give strength to your spirit, so that
you may ascend step by step. The mansion that you will inhabit in
the spiritual valley will be determined by your level of spiritual
elevation when you depart from earth, because the universe was
created as a school of perfection for the spirit.
39. Once you have finished your mission on earth and have no
reason to return, your spirit will go to inhabit another mansion.
There you will pray and work for the peace and progress of
mankind.
40. You will penetrate step by step into my secret sanctuary. As
your spirit enters it, it will feel a greater yearning for righteousness
and virtue. This will bring the spirit even closer to the Divine Father.
41. Those beings who find themselves wandering and lost in the
spiritual valley, struggling to attain enlightenment in a superior
world, are those who cling to their memories of life on earth. They
still feel attracted to the material things of earth. Thus, they have to
battle between two forces which attract them, the spiritual and
material forces.
42. Pray for those beings, for they have not yet acquired
sufficient enlightenment and strength to separate themselves from
the material things of earth. Continue to pray for those beings. But
do not be concerned with other beings who have triumphed over the
material world and death. They belong to worlds that are totally
different. The experience they acquire along their journey is
converted into spiritual enlightenment which they will use to help
their brethren on earth. They are your guardian angels. They assist
you, and they work to help mankind. Love them, and remember
them.
43. In the spiritual world there is also a large number of spiritual
beings that do not know where to go, what to do, nor what to think.
They are the ones who have recently departed from earth and have
not yet experienced an awakening of their spiritual gifts and powers.
Pray for them, because your spiritual voice will echo in their spirits
and will help them to awaken. It will enable them to discover the
path that Jesus outlined on earth with his teachings and with the
blood that he shed on the cross.
44. Although the world weeps for their loved ones who have
departed from earth, there can be no mourning for those who are
familiar with the spiritual life. Instead they rejoice, for they are
aware that those who have departed from earth have achieved
freedom by having separated from their physical bodies and are in
the path of spiritual peace and perfection.
45. I say to you: Do not be in a hurry to enter the spiritual valley
to journey along the path that will guide you toward spiritual
perfection. One should aspire for that perfection while he is on
earth. Despite experiencing bitter and difficult moments on earth,
you have the opportunity to progress spiritually. If you practice
deeds of love on earth, your spirit will begin to progress.
46. The material body is only a temporary garment for the spirit.
The spirit will be given as many material bodies as are necessary for
its evolution, experiences, and restitution. The one who still does
not understand this law of divine justice is a beginning student.
47. You would not be spiritualists if you doubted the law of
reincarnation, for it is a basic knowledge that is being revealed to
many. This knowledge confirms the belief of those who have had a
premonition or intuition about reincarnation. In this law there
clearly exists reason and justice.
48. Whoever has faith in this teaching and arises to explain it
will teach others that the flesh is only a garment for the spirit. The
body helps the spirit to evolve, for it provides the necessary means
through which the spirit can manifest and purify itself. The inner
battle between the spirit and the flesh, and good and evil, provides
an opportunity for the spirit to achieve merits. The suffering of the
flesh, and its unfulfilled harmful desires, serve to purify the spirit.
This experience, although apparently bitter, will help the spirit to
attain enlightenment. I am not implying that suffering is necessary
for purification. Numerous beings are now with me who have been
purified by love without having experienced pain!
49. However, it is man's destiny to suffer and to ascend the
mountain carrying his cross until he attains his salvation. Although
one may endure many hardships with his physical body, he should
not despise his body for that reason. Instead, he should love his
material body, for it reflects the power of God. Man is responsible
for his physical body. He needs to take care of it and to guide it until
I ask you to give me an account of what you have done with it. I
have told you to love your physical body. That does not mean to
become vain or selfish. I want you to also love your spirit, which
represents the most elevated and noble part of your being. Your
spirit is a part of the Divine Father. Although your spirit may be
blemished or in a state of darkness, cherish it because it will never
cease to carry a spark of my Divinity. That spark is the conscience
which will always remain pure because my presence will always be
there. However, if you ignore the voice of your conscience, your
spirit will not progress and its arrival to the Divine Father will be
delayed.
50. Although my words and my deeds may appear to contradict
one another, there is no contradiction. I have told you that God is
pure and perfect and that your spirit is similar to the Divine Father.
However, when the spirit stumbles, yielding to the desires of the
flesh and thus detaining itself along its path of evolution, it begins to
doubt its similarity to the Creator. It considers itself unworthy and
impure. Although the Father's presence and grace are always with it,
the spirit is unable to feel them.
51. Work to help your spirit evolve. Why fear death? However,
do not leave anything pending so that you will not have to return to
earth to settle debts and previous mistakes.
52. Do not let a day pass without having done one good deed.
Thus, you will be helping your spirit to progress.
53 . Do not assume that your life is predetermined by God, and
that if you suffer or are happy, it was meant to be. I have said to you
that one will harvest what he sows. But listen carefully, for there
will be times when one will gather his harvest immediately, and on
other occasions one will have to wait to gather his harvest during a
future lifetime. Analyze what I have said and you will eliminate
much of the confusion and misinterpretations about my justice.
54. Understand what I have said and let there be no doubt in
your heart. Behold that I will have to teach humanity through you.
However, if you feel that you are unable to explain such profound
mysteries to your brethren, I will still speak through your lips.
Although you may lack eloquence with words, the greatness of my
divine teachings will not be concealed.
55. A spirit that becomes aware of the path that it has to follow
will no longer be able to separate from it. It will be able to depart
from this world and enter into others without separating from the
path signaled by its conscience. A spirit that is weak and unprepared
will experience ordeals in this world as it will in other mansions. It
will lack knowledge and enlightenment and be unable to ascend.
While that spirit is in a disturbed state, mankind will be able to feel
its negative influence. In contrast, those spirits that were able to
ascend and to achieve a higher level of spirituality will leave a
positive influence for their brethren. Those spirits have become
teachers in the heavens because of their elevation.
56. Imitate the latter. Aspire for a world that strives to practice
love and to get closer to the Divine Father. You were born from the
Divine Father and can never be separated from him.
57. I offer my grace to all spirits, but not all accept it. The one
who is thirsty for love should drink from the divine water that I
offer, for I possess an eternal fountain of water that will quench your
thirst.
58. The lost individual should elevate his gaze to perceive my
ray of enlightenment and use it as his guide. The one who feels
naked can cover himself with the cloak of my forgiveness and
charity. Whoever has doubts should prepare himself, and I will
reveal my wisdom to him. If one is sad, he should come to me and I
will give him everything that he needs. Once he drinks from my
chalice of love, his faith will become strengthened.
59. Pray for those who are suffering on earth, and those who
appear to be abandoned will receive my blessings.
60. I am the "Divine Word", listen to me.
61. Deep in your heart you have many questions. You ask me:
Lord, have we not fulfilled your mandates? Have we not helped
humanity? Instead of understanding you, are we confused and also
confusing others?
62. No, my children. I am still here among you so that through
my teachings I can correct you and prevent you from committing
errors. Once you have become spiritually strong, you will no longer
have any doubts nor be confused.
63. Spiritually you are no longer children, because this is not the
First Era nor the first time that you have dwelt on earth. The light
from the Sixth Seal, which illuminates you in this era, is not the only
one that has illuminated you throughout your existence. You are
spirits who have evolved traveling through the long path of
evolution that will guide you toward perfection. Therefore, do not
become confused. You should rejoice that the Lord is among you,
because this indicates that you are now able to obey him and to
comprehend his teachings.
64. During the First Era the people of Israel were held captive in
Egypt, a nation where idolatry and paganism reigned. I allowed my
people to live and to multiply among the gentiles to offer evidence
of my existence and my power through a nation of people who
believed in the invisible God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
65. When their suffering, sorrow, and slavery reached the
highest level, I made a man who was anointed with my grace and
whom I inspired arise from among the Israelites. I said to him: Go to
your people and save them, for they have become weary from their
labor, chains, and humiliation. Rescue them from the Pharaoh's
bondage and set them free. Take the road that leads to Canaan and
guide them through the desert. When this nation of people reaches
the land that I have promised you, I want them to worship me in a
manner that is worthy of my Divinity. That man was Moses.
66. How was Moses able to rescue a nation of people from the
Pharaoh? Did he, perhaps, give weapons to his people? No, his
weapon was the faith that he had in the Lord.
67. When the Pharaoh denied the requests made by Moses,
which I had ordered, I demonstrated to him that my justice and
power were greater than his stubbornness and disbelief. Ten times
he ignored what I ordered, and ten times Egypt suffered great
ordeals, eventually softening his hardened heart and yielding to my
orders.
68. Moses gathered his people and traveled across the desert to
the slopes of Mount Sinai, knowing that on that mountain he would
meet with the Lord. While the people awaited the return of Moses,
he elevated himself in prayer to receive the tablets of the law from
Jehovah that would govern humanity. The obedient servant received
that divine revelation through his conscience.
The Lord also prepared Moses to dictate laws on his own, based
on the ten commandments, that would serve to guide humanity.
After struggling and suffering greatly in the desert, the people finally
reached their destiny, the promised land. There they built their
homes, worked in the fields and gardens, formed their families and
worshiped the Lord. To fulfill both the spiritual laws and their
material obligations on earth, they developed only one form of
worship to the God who had offered them so much evidence of his
love and his mercy. But their spiritual worship was far from perfect.
Their offerings and tributes were material, and their sacrifices
consisted of blood from innocent animals. They lacked morality and
justice when judging one another. The law of retaliation ruled, ah
eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. When a woman was caught
committing adultery, the law condemned her to die and she was
stoned to death in the outskirts of the city.
69. Why did the Father permit this to happen? Because
humanity was taking its first spiritual steps during that period.
70. Time passed. I accepted those first fruits from your fields
and your harvest, as well as the blood from the innocent victims that
were offered to me in the altar.
71. The traditions for those people were deeply rooted. Who
was going to tell them that their traditions, their laws, and their form
of worship were going to change? It was not Moses nor the prophets
who changed their traditions and customs. Moses only guided them
to initiate the path that they needed to follow, and the prophets only
prophesied. It was the promised Messiah, the Divine Master, who
came to awaken the people from their sleep. The Divine Master did
not reject any of the commandments given to Moses. He came to
eliminate the traditions and the impure forms of worship that were
practiced by those people during that period, and to open a new era
of wisdom and enlightenment that would change the life of
humanity.
72. I did not change the law, only the manner in which it was
practiced.
73. Those people had passed, spiritually, from infancy into
adolescence. I then allowed them to taste some unknown fruits and
also removed their veil of ignorance. My words were a single law
condensed into one phrase, "Love one another."
74. I announced and promised that I would return as the Holy
Spirit, because I did not reveal everything in the Second Era.
Furthermore, you were unable to comprehend and correctly interpret
those things which I had revealed during that era. Therefore, it was
necessary for the Spirit of Truth to return to give you these new
revelations.
75. In 1866, my voice was heard for the first time through
human spokesmen and a new era opened for humanity, the Third
Era.
76. The human spirit passed from its spiritual adolescence into
its youth. More time will need to pass before it reaches complete
maturity and its fruits become perfect.
77. The doctrine of Christ was spiritual, but man surrounded it
with rituals and symbols allowing those who lacked spiritual
evolution to comprehend his doctrine.
78. You have entered into the era of the Spirit, an era of great
revelations. All materialism, imperfection, and deceit will disappear
from man's worship of God. During this era every being will
acknowledge God, who is completely Spirit, and through that path
man will learn to communicate with God from spirit to Spirit.
79. Since I first communicated in this manner, you have tried to
understand the greatness of this work, but you have not yet truly
understood its greatness nor its final outcome.
80. Who can say that he truly understands this doctrine and
practices it in a perfect manner? No one can say that. You are still
far from attaining spiritual perfection.
81. My law and my work are symbolized through Jacob's ladder,
which man gradually climbs step by step. The higher he climbs, the
better he will be able to perceive the Divine Father.
82. As the year 1948 begins, the first of the final three years in
which I will manifest myself in this manner, I want you to arise and
to be strong. Practice those things that the Divine Master has taught
you. Thus, on the day of my departure, you will be able to offer the
Lord tribute through your spiritual elevation and love. It will be a
worthy tribute to God who has come for a long period during this
era to give you his teachings.
83. If you achieve that preparation, I will summon the world.
Through your words and deeds you will be able to offer testimony to
others that I was among you and spoke to you through human
spokesmen.
84. Are you aware of the obstacles? Have you not seen the
darkness that surrounds you, sometimes preventing you from
perceiving the light from the shining candlestick, which represents
the Sixth Seal?
85. Do not disobey the human laws. Heal those who are ill with
prayer, with my word, and with my healing balsam. A new era of
spirituality and virtuous deeds opens before you. Scientists will not
ridicule you, human justice will not penalize you, and religions will
acknowledge your spiritual power.
86. You introduced symbols into your worship, but you need to
separate yourself from them because that form of worship belongs to
the past. The way to worship now and in the future is to
communicate with God from your spirit to his Spirit.
87. The moment of my departure is approaching. Although it
has been quiet during my manifestation in this era, after I depart the
news of my arrival will spread throughout the world. People from
everywhere will come with curiosity to examine those places where
the Lord manifested himself. They will ask questions about the
human spokesmen and about the books that were written. When
these people arrive, how will you welcome them? Do not present
yourselves disunited or in a state of disharmony. Do not present a
home that is filled with quarrels, a matrimony without love, or
children who are disobedient and disrespectful. Do not cause
disappointment by having failed to fulfill your spiritual and material
responsibilities. What would those individuals think if they
discovered that you lacked spiritual elevation? How would they
react if they found you practicing fanaticism and idolatry?
88. Be aware, my people, that the time is approaching when
false prophets, false christs, new churches, and new workers will
appear. Therefore, you need to be alert and to pray.
89. Fulfill everything that the Father has asked you to do, for his
justice is near at hand. This is not a threat nor a sentence, only a
warning. Remember that my justice is loving and perfect.
My Peace be with you!