BTL - Volume 7 - Teaching 204


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Teaching 204
1. My people, I welcome you. I open the gates of my kingdom
and greet you with great love. I presently give you what you need,
according to your faith and necessity.
2. I come seeking the sanctuary in your heart to give you
enlightenment, love, and truth. Love is a powerful force that
maintains order and harmony throughout the universe. That is why I
am teaching you to love, so that you may know the secret of life. Be
generous with your brethren, so that your generosity and love will
be like a song that brings joy to the hearts of those who are sad.
3. You need to become familiar with your mission and to fulfill
it. Your destiny is to have your spirit triumph over misery and sin, to
elevate your being, and to become worthy and virtuous. I want you
to dominate your flesh with wisdom and charity rather than
violence. Once man learns to obey my laws in a loving manner,
instead of disputing over them, he will establish a paradise on earth.
It will be similar to the one that was first established and enjoyed by
those who first dwelt on earth. Those beings were innocent and
obedient, although later man stained the earth with his impure deeds
and thoughts.
4. If man lived according to the will of the Divine Father, earth
would have prospered materially and would have become a
spiritually elevated planet. Man would not have to suffer due to the
harsh elements of nature because he would be in harmony with
nature and with all its creatures. The harmony on earth would be
similar to that of a divine concert with each human being
representing a musical note. Since man does not live in harmony
with the divine laws he suffers, becoming a slave to his passions. He
drags his chains suffering, weeping, and without hope, unaware that
he is reaping what he has sowed. If he would just realize that each of
his tears is justified, he would quickly attain his salvation.
5. Truly I tell you that man has the solution to end all of his
suffering. He can be his own doctor. That is why I say to you that
when you follow the path dictated by your conscience, your spirit
will elevate itself toward me.
6. What is the purpose of your life on earth, other than to help
your spirit to attain spiritual elevation? You have come to dwell on
earth where there is illness, tears, and sorrow. But you fail to realize
that you could change your life by practicing love and charity with
your brethren.
7. The one who truly loves me will attain wisdom. He will first
elevate himself on earth and then continue to elevate in other
mansions in the universe. Behold how the love of God manifests
itself throughout creation. His deeds are wise, His word is perfect,
and He holds the keys to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Love,
which is the essence of the universe, will elevate your existence
until all beings are able to communicate spiritually.
8. A year has 365 days. How many deeds of love and charity do
you practice during that period? Why do you say that you love me
when you do nothing to help your needy brethren? When I say to
you that I love you, I prove it with my deeds. Men say that they love
Christ, but they continually hurt me, judge me, ignore me, failing to
follow the examples that I set. Do you not believe that mankind has
given me another crown of thorns and crucified me once again
during this period? When I spiritually visit the ill, the poor, the
dejected, and those in prison, why have you not been there with me?
Why do you deny charity to those who request it? Behold why I say
to you that you have crucified me again, for whoever does not
practice deeds of love, rejects me.
9. Each one of you is a child of God. Thus, you are a part of him
and are similar to him. Therefore, why not work together with him
to make the world a more beautiful place to live? Do this by
practicing deeds that are guided by your conscience.
10. The true servant of God is one who offers a healing balsam
of love to his brethren, and one who practices true charity with
others.
11. You have made me suffer a long time due to your lack of
love and comprehension.
12. During this Third Era, I once again tell you to love one
another.
13. My people, prepare yourselves to receive my healing
balsam. Everyone who prepares himself will be healed, and
everyone who is weak will be strengthened. Elevate your spirit to
me, and then wait for my balsam. I will give you more than what
you expected. Receive it silently, for I will give it to you spiritually.
I give you hope, my beloved children. Remember that what you
receive from me, you should also give to others. Do not be greedy.
When you give to others, do not think about what you are taking
away from your children, for it is best not to give unless you do it in
a loving manner.
14. Do not judge the lives of your brethren for you would only
stain your lips and your heart. Instead, prepare yourself to judge
each one of your deeds and to listen to the voice of your conscience.
15. Make a true effort to live in a virtuous manner. When you
live in harmony with all of your brethren, you will feel the spiritual
peace that you have long awaited.
16. The Divine Master truly tells you: I will continue to give
you my word for three more years which are symbolic of the three
eras. During these last three years, my teachings will become more
profound because I have prepared you spiritually and physically to
comprehend my teachings better.
17. You are unlike your brethren from the First Era who had no
knowledge of a spiritual law to follow. The Divine Father sent
prophets to earth to inform mankind about the existence of God. As
each prophet taught man about God he learned more about the
Divine Being and began to develop greater faith in him. Thus, man's
faith and understanding of God became stronger. Mankind
witnessed the great love that Abraham had for the Lord, the great
strength that Jacob demonstrated during his ordeals, and the great
inspirations and commandments that were given to Moses.
18. Those men were forerunners and messengers of the First
Era, similar to how you will be forerunners and messengers of
another era, the Era of Spirituality.
19. During this current year of 1948, which represents the First
Era, you will get to know many things about that era. You will get to
know the significance of the history of Israel, which was not the
only nation to have been rescued during the First Era and spiritually
redeemed in the Second Era. That nation can be found spiritually in
all races and religions throughout the world. Since I chose that
nation to offer my teachings to humanity and because you are part of
that nation spiritually, you need to know the history of Israel. Its
history contains the great revelations that I gave to mankind during
the First Era.
20. You are amazed that such great spirits, such as Abraham,
dwelt on earth during the First Era. Not only was his love of God
pure but he loved Him more than anything else. If you carefully
examine his life and his deeds, you will discover that his faith, his
strength, his humility, and his love served as the true foundation for
the nation of Israel.
21. In that era there were nations that practiced idolatry. The
gentiles worshiped the forces of nature as their gods. It was then that
Abraham appeared, revealing to mankind the inspirations that he
received from God. These inspirations revealed God's truth, justice,
and enlightenment. But those men were stubborn and unbelieving,
thus submitting Abraham to various ordeals. He overcame those
obstacles and was able to convert humanity to accept the doctrine of
God. He succeeded in making man accept God as the only true and
living God.
22. Spiritual struggles have long existed among humanity, but
behold that after those struggles man becomes enlightened with the
truth.
23. .Be aware that I have not come to complicate your life with
my teachings, but rather to simplify your form of worship and
practices. I have come to teach you that it is not necessary to ignore
the good things on earth nor your responsibilities in order to please
me. While you have a material body, you will be subject to human
needs. However, I do want you to allow your conscience to guide
you so that your spirit will progress and begin to fulfill my law.
24. Since the First Era I have given you a spiritual shepherd to
guide you. That shepherd has served as my forerunner and
messenger prior to my arrival among this multitude. Because you
have ignored my teachings due to your spiritual ignorance, you are
still worshiping the "golden calf" and other material things.
25. The God of Truth has always manifested himself to this
multitude, offering you riches, enlightenment, and power to govern
the world.
26. You were wealthy and noble lords in the past, who yielded
to vanity and selfishness, converting your humble brethren into
slaves and servants. I, nevertheless, forgive you and I have come to
bless and help those who have gone astray from the divine path. I
have been your servant, granting all of your requests, I have awaited
patiently for you to fulfill the mission that I entrusted to you long
ago.
27. I am a just God, but I do not punish you. I do not demand
restitution even though I was crucified by mankind. You are being
purified through the suffering and hardship that you have brought
onto yourself. Because you have disobeyed my law, you will need to
correct your mistakes and to purify your spirit. Then you will allow
your spirit to return to its original state of purity. You are now in the
right path for salvation and spiritual evolution, but you must become
aware of your mission and of the time in which you now live. Ask
your conscience what you have done to help your brethren, and it
will inform you that you have not helped them. Your conscience will
also inform you that mankind still does not practice my divine law
and that my doctrine of love has not yet blossomed.
28. Today, as I speak to you, you will become familiar with my
teachings. Behold, that I have manifested myself through those who
are simple and humble so that mankind can believe in this
manifestation. However, you still doubt that it is God who is
manifesting himself through the human spokesman. You believe that
it is a human, not God, who speaks to you. That is why I have
permitted you to carefully analyze the spokesman, at a time when I
am not manifesting myself through him, so that you may observe
that he is illiterate and naive. I have taught you to be humble and
charitable. Although I have assigned different missions to this nation
of people to fulfill, there are many who consider themselves
superior to others. They praise and glorify themselves, becoming
self-centered and always wanting to be first.
29. I am the only one who is truly first, although I have not
come to humiliate anyone nor to make anyone my slave. I have
come to take care of your needs. I am your Father, and I cannot react
with indifference to your suffering. I am God. I cannot abandon you
while you are in a state of darkness and ignorance. For that reason I
have come to manifest myself. I want you to know me so you will
realize who is before you.
30. This nation of people has not set an example of unity for
humanity. That is why there is a lack of brotherhood and harmony
among the different religions and sects. They lack unity and disagree
with one another, because they all aspire to be great. Thus, they are
preparing to battle one another.
31. You have not yet fulfilled my law. My path is filled with
spiritual enlightenment and love, yet you choose to walk in
darkness. The Divine Master continually offers you his love, but you
still nourish feelings of hatred. I give you teachings of morality and
virtue, yet you have evil thoughts and perform evil deeds. That is
why those who have come recently to witness my manifestation
ridicule my disciples, because they observe that you are not sincere
and truthful. Similarly, the scientists who have come to witness my
manifestation do not believe that it is God who is manifesting
himself. My disciples will need to offer great evidence of power,
such as resurrecting the dead to life, restoring sight to the blind,
making those who are paralyzed walk, and other such evidence, in
order for humanity to believe in my arrival during this era.
32. Because the flesh rebels against the will of God, your spirit
cannot fulfill its mission. However, I have endowed the spirit with
spiritual weapons to triumph against the sensual passions of the
flesh, thus helping the spirit to achieve merits. The flesh is stubborn,
but the material body can help the spirit to become purified and
virtuous.
33. That is why I have come to help you. I am your Savior. I
give you the opportunity to go dwell in the "promised land".
34. Allow yourself to evolve spiritually now, before I have to
summon you to the hereafter. Eliminate your materialism, practice
charity, and become my true apostle. Through you I will manifest
the power of my divine mercy to humanity.
35. Great ordeals await you, thus you should now prepare
yourself! In .the future, I do not want you to become spiritually lost
and helpless, proclaiming that no one taught you about the divine
path. Today, I am giving you the opportunity to acquire great
spiritual strength. I have offered you my love and have nourished
you spiritually with my teachings and wisdom. Therefore, I do not
want to see you in a state of pain and misery in the future.
36. If you fail to fulfill your mission to teach others about the
divine teaching you will experience grief and sorrow. You will
behold those close to you become spiritually weak because they lack
the divine teachings that is their true daily bread for spiritual
strength. Although I had chosen to bless this nation with peace and
enlightenment, wars will break out leaving it stained with the
innocent blood of your loved ones. You will then be at the mercy of
foreign nations, becoming their slaves and separating from the true
divine path. Thus, you will no longer be able to listen to my voice.
37. I, the Creator, do not demand that you fulfill my law nor
have I come to impose it. I come from the heavens asking you to
fulfill my law and to practice humility.
38. I offer peace to those who listen to my word with good will.
39. I am the Divine Gardener who tends after the orchards
watering them with celestial water. Those orchards consist of all the
human hearts. I have come to sprinkle my divine love upon all the
bitterness that is found, on earth. I have come to teach you the path
that will guide you to the Kingdom of the Father. It is an infinite
path. If you follow it, you will continually evolve spiritually and
discover new and marvelous things.
40. I am preparing your spirit with my teachings. Work with me
to prepare yourself spiritually, thus bringing splendor and grace to
your spirit. I will bless your work so that you will fulfill your great
mission on earth.
41. I am the Divine Master and the Divine Father, thus, do not
assume that we are separate. There is no difference between the Son
and the Holy Spirit. They are one. Behold that only one God has
manifested himself in three eras to give you different teachings. He
has given you a single book that contains many teachings of love.
42. Bless my name with your deeds. You will then acquire
spiritual enlightenment and free yourself from the darkness that is
caused by ignorance and sin.
43. My people, do you remember your life before you listened
to my teachings and began to practice them? Your behavior
previously was very different from how you behave today. You
cannot compare your life then with your life today. In the past, you
were a lonely individual traveling through a dark path, lacking
enlightenment, joy, and hope. Today, you are a disciple of God. I
have quenched your spiritual thirst and have healed your wounds
with my love. I have come to remove the thorns from your body, and
I will remove the nails from your cross.
44. I am the light of the world and universe. I want that light to
cover and protect you. Allow my word to heal you as you listen to it.
You must analyze yourself, changing your unvirtuous life to a life
that is pure and righteous. Previously, I told you to cleanse the cup
outside and inside meaning that there should be harmony between
your spirit and physical body.
45. I will help you to cleanse and to purify your spirit, that inner
part of your being that is invisible to others but not to me. You
should also cleanse yourself on the outside so that your material
body will truly reflect your inner spiritual being. Thus, your deeds
will reflect both truth and sincerity. Since man does not cleanse his
spirit, he attempts to conceal that part of his being.
46. Have you examined your wounds and placed the healing
balsam that I have given you? If you doubt its healing power, place
it once again on your wounds. If you have faith and believe, set
aside the medication for your wounds and you will observe how my
love will heal the wounds and make them disappear. I will allow
others to regain their health through prayer, faith, and meditation.
Multitudes of spiritual beings will come, uniting their power and
strength to anoint and heal you.
47. The spiritualist will say: Life is so beautiful! But those who
are materialistic and who disrespect my laws will say: Life is so
bitter, sad, and gloomy! The one who lacks spiritual elevation easily
stumbles and suffers, however one who is spiritually evolved does
not concern himself with his misfortunes. Rather than judging his
brethren, he praises and puts great importance on the virtues of
others. He forgives everyone without judging, accusing, and
publicizing their faults.
48. I ask those who judge their brethren: Are your sins so few
that you want to judge the sins of others? If you are unable to
overcome your own sins, why become preoccupied with the sins of
others? Rather than focusing on the good qualities and spiritual
virtues of your brethren, you prefer to focus on their sins and
weaknesses.
49. The kingdom of the Father has many mansions. Those
spirits who dwell in highly evolved mansions help man to correct
his sins and mistakes. They help him with his restitution without
judging him nor rejoicing in his suffering.
50. There are days when I observe that you are unvirtuous and
days when you repent. I have also seen you denying that this
manifestation is true, but later offering testimony of its truth to
others. Sometimes you ridicule your brethren, and other times you
defend them. On some days I have seen you offering charity to those
who do not need it, and denying it to those who truly need it. It is
good to correct your mistakes, but it is best not to commit them at
all. However, I do not come to judge nor to accuse you but to
enlighten you with my teachings so that you will not sin. I also say
to you that I have seen you being helpful, kind, charitable, and
understanding with others. I always take those merits into account,
but today there should be more love and kindness in your heart.
51. Do not pray without truly feeling that prayer in your heart
and in your spirit. There is no need to pray with words,
mechanically moving your lips. Pray with sincere feelings. In the
past you would easily make false promises and swear in vain, but
today you should only reveal the truth.
52. Do not take things that belong to someone else, otherwise
you will experience shame and suffering. I will not expose the sins
that you have committed, but I do want each individual to analyze
himself according to my divine teachings.
53. I will not blame you nor demand restitution of your past
faults when you lived in a state of spiritual infancy, darkness, and
materialism. However, now that you have acquired full knowledge
of my law, you will have to respond to the Father for any evil thing
that you do. He will manifest himself through the conscience, and
your conscience will judge your own acts severely.
54. Each one of you represents one of my seeds that I am.
gathering. If there are any bad seeds among the good seeds, I will
also gather them with love to transform them into good seeds. I
observe that the human heart still produces seeds of sin, evil, and
hatred, but I will continue to offer my divine love to each individual.
I will gently guide and help him to become purified until his spirit
becomes enlightened.
55. Do you not think that my love is powerful enough to save
you? After I have purified you, I will sow you in my garden, where
you will produce new flowers and fruits. It is my mission to help
you to become spiritually elevated.
56. My love comes to bless you, to forgive you, and to make
you worthy of listening to my word.
57. My word shows you the path that you need to follow. I
taught you my law since the First Era so that you would follow the
path of justice and morality.
58. This doctrine is the same one that I revealed to you in the
past, a doctrine of love.
59. Your spirit is a child of the perfect love of God. Your heart,
where emotions originate, is a symbol of love.
60. Thus, you should offer love to your brethren, for humanity is
in great need of love. Humanity is spiritually hungry and lacks
spiritual elevation. It needs to become spiritually alive.
61. If those of you who have listened to my teachings, the bread
of life, have been comforted and nourished by it, then offer it to the
spirit and to the heart of those who are weary and who hunger for
spiritual enlightenment.
62. When you discover that your brother has erroneous concepts
or beliefs, offer him my enlightenment, but never impose or force
him to accept my doctrine. Offer my doctrine in the same manner to
everyone, whether they are wealthy or poor. Help your brethren who
have strayed from the divine path and who are suffering and in pain.
Your heart will truly feel their suffering and will seek the means to
help them. With your charity you will comfort those who are
spiritually weak and offer peace to those whose hearts are in
turmoil. You will illuminate the path of those who walk in darkness
and confusion. If you fulfill your mission to help others, you will be
worthy of being called a teacher.
63. My doctrine does not need material temples to bring
together new multitudes. My temple is a universal temple, a temple
that is formed from the hearts of mankind.
64. Follow the example that Jesus set in the Second Era. He
gave his teachings and parables in the countryside, never inside
material temples.
65. Whoever utilizes temples to make a monetary profit by
taking advantage of those who are innocent and who suffer, lacks
spiritual enlightenment and should not call himself my spiritual
follower.
66. You will have to struggle along the path of life, including
your place of work and in your home.
67. You will prepare yourself so that when you speak it will be
through my inspiration at the appropriate time. The one listening to
you will be unaware that it is I who speaks to him through his own
conscience.
68. Do not expect men to forget their traditions from one day to
the next, nor should you be surprised if someone tells you that your
beliefs are wrong. In the Second Era there were many who believed
that my doctrine was also false; however, it was later accepted as the
true doctrine of God.
My Peace be with you!