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Teaching 197
1. The Divine Master offers his love to his disciples and
children. As your God, you are my children, and as the Divine
Master, you are my disciples.
2. My beloved people: God, your Father and Creator, endowed
you with a strong and courageous spirit. The spirit carries a sword of
righteousness, and it will struggle until it is able to reject all evil
things. Also, you have been endowed with wisdom to free yourself
from all ignorance and darkness.
3. After my departure in the Second Era, John, my disciple, was
able to perceive the present era during a spiritual vision. He
perceived the dangers, the catastrophes, the struggles, and the wars
that humanity would experience during this period, as well as the
peace that would follow. Also revealed to him was the form that
prophecy would be written so that it would be revealed throughout
the world.
4. I want my new disciples to understand the meaning of those
revelations and the essence of my present teachings. Then, they will
truly understand the purpose of spirituality and become strong in
their struggle.
5. I am the divine doctrine so pure and holy that it cannot be
contaminated. Thus, when the Lord descends to communicate
through the human spokesmen, they become purified, and He cannot
be stained with their human sin. Although the spokesmen through
whom I manifest myself attempt to be righteous, they still need to
spiritually elevate themselves to communicate with the Divine
Father. When they do, they receive his inspiration, revelations, and
divine knowledge. But they still lack spiritual evolution and
preparation.
6. However, I am the Spirit of love, and I do not seek to
communicate only with those who are righteous. I come to earth
seeking mankind. Although men are unjust, I truly love them
because they are my children. I come to save them from their sins
and their state of ignorance. They need me more than those who are
already spiritually enlightened. They need my justice and my love to
purify their sins, and they need my power and grace to help them
evolve spiritually. I speak to them through their conscience. It is
then that the child communicates with his Divine Father and
perceives himself one with his Father.
7. Why is man surprised that the Lord chose to manifest himself
through sinners during this era? Perhaps, were those who listened to
my word during the Second Era righteous? Had my disciples,
perhaps, attained perfection? No, my people, for among the
multitudes who listened to my word were the sinners, the
unbelievers, and those with harmful vices. Human misery also
existed among my disciples, and when they listened to the Divine
Father through their conscience, they dedicated themselves to his
doctrine, Thus, they taught humanity through their examples,
leaving their names eternally written in the hearts of men.
8. The spiritualist should recognize and always follow their
examples, because those disciples were true sowers of my seed.
There are statues and images of them in many places, but it is not
necessary to seek them through those images. As you can observe
humanity will remember them eternally. Love my disciples and
imitate their deeds of virtue. Remember that I have taught you to
love me by loving your brethren.
9. You want to know where true wisdom is found. And I say to
you that it is found in God. Others want to know which is the true
religion. And the Divine Master informs you that whoever loves
Him and loves his brethren has discovered the truth and has fulfilled
the law.
10. I have permitted religions to exist on earth to represent paths
that lead a spirit to God. Every religion that teaches love, charity,
and virtue is a good religion because it embraces the divine truth.
But man will stray from the divine path and follow a path of
materialism and sin if within his religion he becomes corrupt and
converts goodness into evil.
11. I have come during this era to reveal the truth and to teach
you my law and the true path to God. Man needs to seek this law,
which is like a star that will guide him to the Divine Father without
needing rituals, statues, and things that are material. The one who
seeks me in this manner will be a spiritualist.
12. Man will observe that these teachings will strengthen
humanity in the future. The spiritualist of tomorrow will be
recognized and perceived as an individual who knows how to fight
temptation and continues to follow the true divine path amidst
confusion and hardship. He will not be seen as a mystic or someone
who separates from the world to pray. The spiritualist will know
how to confront the world as he becomes spiritually prepared. He
will be able to predict the future utilizing his spiritual vision and
with his prophetic words announce forthcoming events. He will be
able to save his brethren who have fallen into the abyss of confusion
and suffering.
13. The message of spirituality is not the work of man. It is the
work of God. It is an eternal law that governs all spirits.
14. Learn to appreciate and to value my work, and it will inspire
you despite your lack of spiritual evolution. Do not fear if your
vocabulary is limited because the eloquence in not in the words but
in their divine truth. Thus, they will be eternal.
15.1 leave you spiritually united with all your brethren without
distinguishing their different religious beliefs.
16. Although it appears that your arrival preceded mine on this
day, truly I tell you that I have been awaiting you at my table.
17. I have left my throne to be with you, to give you my
teaching, and to comfort you in your sorrow. You have also departed
from your home and family to listen to the Divine Master.
18. You have discovered that by practicing my divine mandates
one can attain peace and harmony in life. Just as you have learned
the spiritual lessons of life and have experienced great joy with
these teachings, many others will also begin to practice my divine
mandates.
19.1 have come to awaken man with my teachings in this
period, because he has been spiritually asleep for a long time.
Although humanity is aware of the teachings of Jesus during the
Second Era, no one practices them. Therefore, it was necessary for
my Spirit to return and enlighten you of my doctrine of love and the
infinite path that your spirit will have to follow along its journey to
spiritual evolution.
20. Those who dream of the eternal, who love truth, and who
yearn to elevate themselves beyond the misery of human life will
accept these teachings. They are charitable with their spirits and
prefer spiritual garments to material garments. These individuals
have begun to comprehend my teachings. They realize that my
mission is not limited to relieving only human suffering and illness,
but that it also promises eternal life.
21. My doctrine comes to inspire you to destroy the
materialistic world that you have created and to erect a world of
spirituality. Thus, you will be able to enjoy true spiritual peace and
to develop the spiritual gifts that you possess which have remained
dormant.
22. Those who had been mentally confused will become
enlightened. Those who were full of hate will weep tears of
reconciliation, repentance, and love.
23.1 invite you to work spiritually because I need numerous
workers. No one should be afraid to spend a few moments daily
doing my work. Truly I tell you that the hour will come when your
spirit will be truly grateful.
24. Do not tell me: Lord, I have seen poverty among those who
follow you, whereas, I observe abundance, joy, and satisfaction
among those who do not remember you nor acknowledge you.
Those who follow me do not need to live in a state of poverty. I say
to you that the peace experienced by those who listen to me and who
practice charity is not experienced by those whom you greatly envy.
Spiritual peace cannot be bought with all their material wealth.
25. There are some who know how to possess both material and
spiritual benefits. Some individuals lack material benefits because
they would forget about the spiritual benefits. Some individuals are
only interested in material things, convinced that the divine laws
oppose material wealth.
26. Benefits are always just benefits, but not everyone knows
how to utilize them. You should also realize that I have not given all
the things that people possess. There are those who possess things
that I have given them, and others who possess things that they have
stolen.
27. The spiritual peace that one feels, rather than the amount of
accumulated material wealth one has best indicates if one is
fulfilling his mission on earth.
28. I will enlighten those who follow me during this period by
communicating with them in many ways. Thus, they will be able to
answer their brethren's questions in the same clear manner that I
answer their own questions.
29. I want my word to give enlightenment to those who listen.
Thus, they will remember a teaching full of love.
30. Those who witnessed my manifestation will need to
welcome the multitudes who will arrive tomorrow in the same
manner that I have welcomed them.
31. Do you remember how you arrived before me? You were
weary and you felt you were a failure. You sought the rich, but they
offered you nothing. You also sought the scholars, but they were
unable to teach you anything. You were exhausted and suffering, but
no one was able to heal your physical ailments or restore your
health. You had lost all hope and faith and were convinced that
charity did not exist among mankind, because others perceived you
as a stranger rather than a brother. Some of you spoke
disrespectfully of God, others uttered curses, and others wanted to
die.
32. Many of you arrived before me in that condition and then
discovered that my fountain of mercy is the only one that never runs
dry. Man only needs to seek my fountain so that his weary spirit may
discover God's mercy.
33. You will soon observe that all of humanity will become
disillusioned. It will realize that human power, wealth, and science
cannot answer their questions, bringing peace to one's spirit, or heal
human suffering. You will observe humanity searching for the
fountain of truth beyond the material world beyond and mankind
and its false power.
34. There will be many who will seek me and intuitively
question me from spirit to Spirit! I will answer their questions. But
there will also be many others who will cross your path asking you
questions, seeking enlightenment. You will welcome those
individuals in my name and enlighten them with the teaching that I
have given you.
35. If you truly give to others with love, light, and spirituality,
truly I tell you, that you will help them develop faith in the Divine
Father. You will also restore their trust in mankind, a trust that needs
to exist among all humans because everyone is a child of God.
36. I recognize your merits. I observe those who have left their
material occupations, or their pleasures and their rest, to come listen
to my word. Some continue to listen to me despite their family's
criticism of my teachings.
37. I offer my blessings and my peace to everyone. I bless those
who yearn to perfect themselves, and those who hunger and thirst
for knowledge. They would like to change their lives and habits in
order to feel closer to the Lord. If they remain in the divine path,
they will reach the end of their journey and attain what they so much
desire.
38. The Divine Master wants all of his children to listen to him
with joy and enthusiasm. He wants them to spiritually improve their
lives and to avoid sin and evil. Truly everyone is struggling to attain
that goal, some with great eagerness, others less eagerly, but
everyone is struggling to improve. Do you : think I am not aware of
the struggles that you are experiencing?
39. You are still tempted by vices, passions, and idolatry. During
those moments your prayers and your faith has helped you to attain
salvation. Your spirit is prepared to receive me and to witness my
new manifestation. However, it did not achieve that preparation on
earth, but through its long spiritual evolution. To comprehend my
manifestation it was necessary to eliminate many of the negative
traits your spirit acquired along its journey on earth. Those who are
not prepared will reject this manifestation. Families disagree about
my manifestation causing parents to reject their children, children to
judge their parents, siblings becoming strangers to one another, and
marriages to dissolve.
40. This is not the first time that this has happened. During the
Second Era men also disagreed about Jesus and his teachings were
accepted by some and rejected by others. Some gave up their lives
to follow his teachings, while others claimed that they were
deceitful and false.
41. If humanity had truly been spiritually waiting for the Lord, it
would not have become confused. Those who truly awaited him,
who summoned him, and who yearned for his arrival did not
become confused.
42. I have told you to invite all of your brethren to sit at my
table. Although not everyone believes in me, I need to speak to
everyone.
43. During the Second Era I went to seek the multitudes
everywhere because where I spoke did not matter to me. I would
speak to them in temples, along the roads, in the valleys, on the
banks of the rivers, or on mountains.
44. I have united all of you in these humble houses of prayer to
give you my teachings. During this era, it is necessary for the
spokesman to be prepared in order to manifest myself. Although the
spokesmen are divinely inspired during this manifestation, they are
unable to go to various places and teach it because they are still
spiritually unprepared. Therefore the multitudes have come to listen
to me in these houses of prayer. That is why I say to those who listen
to my teachings daily to summon their brethren to listen to my
teachings.
45. I come to prepare you for the new era that will arrive after I
give you my teachings. It will be an era of spirituality and elevation.
46. I will give you my teaching through human spokesmen for
three more years, which will be like three days, because time is
always consistent and continuous.
47. Oh my people, I have been very patient and have given you
all that you need in spiritually preparing you to become my
disciples! But I should warn you that everything has its limit, and
that the peace granted to you by the Father will also come to an end.
Soon you will know how to truly respect all things that are spiritual
and then you will truly prepare yourself as my disciple.
48. The doctrine that I bring to mankind during this era is unlike
other doctrines and sects that exist throughout the world. This
revelation which I now bring is the eternal law. However, due to
your lack of spirituality and comprehension, you have changed my
doctrine by combining it with many rituals and impurities. You have
introduced many rituals into my doctrine, proclaiming and believing
that they were inspired and ordered by me.
49. The time is approaching when you will open your eyes and
comprehend the true essence of spiritualism. Truly I tell you that my
work is more sacred than all those other things in the world that you
believe to be sacred. Nevertheless, I am ready to forgive the faults
that you have committed in your mission. Through your repentance
you will penetrate into a new life that is more spiritual. You will
practice my teachings in a simple manner enabling you to teach true
spiritualism to others.
50. If my new disciples would have taken advantage of my
teachings from the time they first received them in 1866, do you not
believe that they should have understood them by now?
51. Although my teachings were fully explained during the First
Era, you were unable to comprehend them. Therefore, it was natural
that some of my teachings were misinterpreted. Now that you have
abundantly received my teachings those misinterpretations are no
longer justified.
52. You believed that my new manifestation came to help
remedy the material -poverty existing throughout the world and to
help you become great and powerful on earth. You are surprised to
find that, instead, I have come to offer you my charity, comfort, and
healing balsam. You need to share what I am giving you with your
brethren without expecting anything in return.
53. Truly, whoever expects a monetary reward for the services
that he offers to his brethren has betrayed himself and God.
54. The manifestation of my teachings will soon end. No one
can say that I have punished him harshly or that his restitution is
great. My teachings reveal a pure and loving doctrine and so are the
means through which I correct your mistakes.
55. You will not acquire spiritual peace and satisfaction by what
you receive materially and monetarily on earth. You will acquire
them when you practice true charity among your brethren.
56. If you love peace and practice good will toward others, you
will experience true spiritual peace. Truly I tell you that there is no
treasure on earth that compares with spiritual peace.
57. Only a short period remains in which you will be able to
listen to my teachings; The time approaches when you will arise to
spread the good news of my new arrival. A time of great
enlightenment is coming in which the !Spirit of the Lord will
descend upon each of you, similar to how he spiritually descended
upon his apostles in the Second Era. This enabled them to speak in
tongues, symbolizing their gift and ability with words, which was
granted to them by the Lord. It is necessary for you to become a true
apostle of my doctrine in order to carry out my will. If you suffer
humiliation because of my work, endure it with patience and
practice forgiveness. Remember the great humiliation that Jesus
suffered while he was on earth, but he never complained. He always
forgave and loved those who offended him.
58. I told you to offer your right cheek after someone had
slapped you on the left cheek as a sign of forgiveness. I did not limit
my doctrine to only words. During my last days on earth, I was
physically abused many times. However, rather than react with
anger I continuously offered forgiveness to those who mistreated
me. My humility and gentleness toward those individuals resulted in
many miracles and many conversions with them, which I was only
spiritual elevation one needed to be humble, loving, and gentle.
59. Since his birth, the divine humility of Jesus fully manifested
itself to the world. The teaching of love and humility which he
brought to mankind began on a cold night when a woman, both
physically and spiritually pure, joyfully prayed to the Lord from a
stable. That stable was the only shelter that opened its doors to
welcome the Savior into the world, having only a manger for a bed.
60. You now live during a different period. I have returned
among mankind. Although I have not returned in human form, I
have come once again to teach mankind about humility. The
darkness that presently covers humanity is much greater than the
night that Jesus was born. The hardened hearts that have welcomed
me during this period are similar to the rocks found in the cavern
where the infant Jesus first stayed and opened his eyes. Today, man's
disregard for things that are spiritual and divine and his lack of love
for one another are similar to the cold weather during that holy
night. The spokesmen, through whom I now communicate, have
hearts that are as hard as the hard straw that was in the manger.
Thus, once again I come under the same conditions to bring you my
teachings. I ask you: Will man once again crucify me like he did in
the Second Era?
61. Behold my footsteps and follow my path. If you experience
suffering, sacrifice, and renunciation along this path, pray to Jesus
and I will send you my strength and help you carry your cross.
My Peace be with you!