Vol. 22 No. 22 - Sanat Kumara - June 3, 1979
THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
The Mystery of the Indwelling Christ
And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
And the hand of the Lord was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.
Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
Beloved Who Would Know Him As He Is:
The Path of the Ruby Ray is the progressive initiation of the soul into the mystery of the indwelling Christ. First perceived as the Son of man, then recognized as the Son of God, the Christ who was in Jesus must ultimately be understood as the common denominator of every son and daughter of God. That which is seen in him must be seen in thyself, O children of the Most High.
This is the transition from childhood to Sonship. It is the point of Christ’s doctrine revealed in the Upper Room to the disciples during forty days of communion which continued until the hour of his ascension.
This point of doctrine is the crossroads where many leave the Lord. As they did then, so do the multitudes today who gather to be fed from the living vine but will not feed themselves from their own vine and fig tree. Thus when he said to them, “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you,” they departed from him and only the disciples remained. Testing their souls–whether they, too, would misunderstand the mystery of his doctrine–Jesus said to them, “Will ye also go away?” Their answer was, “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” <1>
Once again the body of God in earth is divided. Vast segments of Christendom are engaged in an idolatry of the person Jesus, worshiping him instead of the Lord from heaven indwelling in him and therefore in themselves. It is this conclusion of the Logos–this logical transfer of the light from the one Son who is to be brought captive to the many, and who is to bring the many into the captivity of his Sonship–for which every initiate of the Ruby Ray must assume full responsibility.
Then there are the idolaters of the self who say they worship God where they are but know him not. These are the worshipers of the ego, adding confusion to an already confused idolatry. The latter are the carnally minded, unknowing followers of the cult of Satan. But the former are the “good people” who, by their mistranslated dependency upon the Son of man Jesus, have failed to take the responsibility for the perils of a planet through independence in Christ the Son of God.
The Ruby Ray is the path for devotees who would walk the earth as Christ Jesus, who would love one another as he has loved them, who would appropriate that mind which was in him, who would be perfect as he was perfect. Abounding in good works, these know the grace of the Lord.
Paul is the great Christian example of the chela anointed by the Ascended Master Jesus into his path of Christhood. He anointed him his messenger on the fifth ray of science, truth, and healing. He sent him with his message of the mystery of salvation to ‘Jew’ and ‘Gentile’. And Paul preached the mystery of the indwelling Christ as “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Those who cannot, who will not, understand this mystery will remain babes in Christ, if that. They cannot follow in his footsteps to become bodhisattvas, World Saviours, quickening spirits.
We come, then, with the full authority of our office to challenge the false Christs and the false prophets who teach the false doctrine of Antichrist. Moving in and among the congregation of the righteous, they have made them, as they are, the self-righteous. Teaching the holy scriptures by the spirits of impostors, they have not the Holy Spirit nor the mantle of the authority of the Word. And they shall perish by their own pitiful, impoverished sense of his power and his glory.
In the name of the Lord’s anointed, we preach to you the mystery of “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” and we summon to the seminar of the World Teachers the faithful and true students of the Word who have the courage to be initiated by Jesus Christ as shepherds to the multitudes.
Consider, then, blessed sons and daughters, these words of Paul enlightened by the Spirit:
“Christ in you, the hope of glory” is this Christ Self, the pure Son of your own regenerate divinity. This is the One by whom we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all his wisdom that we may present every man in his own Christ Self, perfect, for the incoming to his temple of Christ Jesus.
Your beloved Christ Self as the Mediator of your I AM Presence is your hope that the glory of Christ Jesus might come unto you by works, the sacred labor of heart, head, and hand (good karma), and by grace (the transfer of light/energy/consciousness by the initiation of the Guru). Paul confirmed his participation in the reconciliation saying, “Whereunto–unto which perfection, i.e., the perfection of my Christ Self–I also labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me mightily.”
Paul, the initiated Son, made by Jesus Christ a joint-heir with him, yet labored striving for the perfection of the Christ even as that Christ Self performed his mighty works through him. As this Son of man was one in his own Christ Self, so he was one in Christ Jesus. The measure of the perfection of his Christ Self which he outpictured day by day in his soul was the same measure by which he received the portion of the divinity of Christ Jesus. He knew that the ‘reconciliation’ process of Jew and Gentile is the “thorough change,” or utter transmutation, by the Lord’s Spirit of the sinner into the saint, the natural man into the spiritual. He taught that this reconciliation of the soul with the Spirit of the I AM Presence occurs through Christ crucified on the cross of Alpha and Omega.
Now learn the real purpose and meaning of your meditation upon the crucifix–the Son of man Jesus fastened to the cross in life and in death. <2>Only through Christ (your own Christ Self) crucified can your living soul be reconciled unto the quickening Spirit. The crucifixion is the initiation on the Path of the Ruby Ray whereby the Son of God within you gives his light unto the Son of man. This Son of man then becomes–through the resurrection, by Christ, of God within him–the fulness of the Godhead dwelling bodily, soul by soul, in the whole body of God upon earth.
Each time the initiation of the crucifixion is reenacted, a living soul through Christ is reconciled to the Lord from heaven. Salvation by his ‘blood’ is by the energy of the Ruby Ray which flows to this hour freely from the sacred heart of Jesus Christ, from the immaculate heart of Mary, from the purple fiery heart of Saint Germain, from the hearts of all of the saints in heaven, and, most importantly, from the heart of your own blessed Christ Self as the distillation of your own Threefold Flame.
Paul’s great revelation was of the mystery of the body of God as the true inner Church–the Church Universal and Triumphant. Stone upon stone, he beheld the Temple Beautiful built from the lively stones–devotees become the living Word by the demonstration of the way of personal Christhood.
Paul experienced directly the communion of the saints in heaven and the saints in earth. He knew the saints in heaven as “the saints in light.” Thus he accurately described the ascended masters who appeared to him in their glorified bodies. And he knew the saints in earth unascended, both in and out of the body:
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) how that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. <3>
Paul gave thanks to the Father, Almighty God individualized in his own beloved I AM Presence, who made us the saints in ‘darkness’, bearers of the Karma in earth, meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in ‘light’, in heaven. This inheritance of the ascended masters is partaken of by their chelas (the unascended disciples of Christ) as the communion of the Lord’s body. Every ascended master who has become the incarnate Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through the intercession of the embodied Lamb, holds the light of the Trinity as his own inheritance which he then, by the authority of his own Sonship, transfers to the disciples of Christ by the ritual of initiation. The inheritance of each ascended master is laid up as his “treasures in heaven.” It is the light of his cumulative Christ consciousness–the net gain of pure thought and feeling, word and deed stored in the great spheres (the many mansions) of his causal body.
This light is the ‘body and blood’ of Christ, the communion of the Lord, first delivered by him to the ascended masters when they were yet unascended, now delivered by them to his disciples. The ‘blood’ of Christ is the Spirit of his Mind, Consciousness–Alpha (+); and his ‘body’ is the Energy and Light of his Word made manifest–Omega (-). The Holy Spirit always manifests itself in this masculine/feminine polarity of Alpha and Omega, Spirit/Matter, appearing to the apostles as a flame with a cloven tongue, a flame individed as the two in One.
The communion of the saints is the participation of the quickening spirits in the assimilation of the Word of Christ–of the Father in the Son, i.e., of the Beloved I AM Presence in the Blessed Christ Self–as one body in heaven and in earth through the Holy Ghost. It is the participation of ascended masters and their unascended disciples in Christ, the Teacher (the Person, the Embodiment of God, hence the Body), and in Christ, the Teaching (the Principle, the Essence/Energy, hence the Blood).
I, the Ancient of Days, declare unto you that whosoever shall deny this communion of saints is Antichrist and hath neither the Body nor the Blood of Jesus. And whosoever shall deny me shall be denied of Him, and whosoever shall deny the messenger of my Word shall be denied of Him. “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me....But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” <4> And they shall be cast into outer darkness (outside of the communion of the Lamb with his saints) where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth; for they have not come, therefore they shall not be called to the marriage supper of the Lamb of which all the ascended and unascended servant-sons are a part.
Let those who would remain within the hallowed circle of the Guru and the chela cast off the outworn and outmoded garments of the cults of Canaan and enter the Path of the Ruby Ray as I, the Ancient of Days, empowered Jesus Christ to teach it.
Let us return once again to the experience of the Son of man Ezekiel who embodied the law of Self-transcendence unto the house of Israel. He is the spiritual man who has superseded the natural man through the crucifixion, and he bore in his body the sins of Israel “three hundred and ninety days.” All who take up the ruby cross to follow me daily in the way of the regeneration must be willing to bear a portion of planetary karma as well as personal karma. This you will do, my beloved, as the saints have always done, through the violet transmuting flame, the all-consuming fire of the Holy Ghost.
Note well, my beloved, the process–the sacred ritual–of the Path of the Ruby Ray as its fiery coil unwinds in the life of Ezekiel. Five hundred years before the birth of the Messiah, Ezekiel was a priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans (Babylon). He was the priest who became the prophet, and his commission to the whole house of Israel began with the appearance of the I AM Presence and the Four Cosmic Forces. Before his mission was accomplished, he would himself experience the putting on of the four faces of Christ which appeared to him. The Lord’s appearance to him is an exercise of His free will to enter time and space in what modern man would call an exception to the laws of material science. Certainly this appearance would not be subject to empirical proof by material science; but just as certainly it is wholly verifiable in the empirical proof of spiritual science demonstrated daily by souls who are of the light.
The Lord chose to reveal himself to Ezekiel as the Creator, who had created all things for his pleasure, as the Preserver, and as the terrible Destroyer. He showed himself as the one Jehovah, at once the impersonal sacred fire, at once the personal Presence walking and talking with him as friend, as teacher–as God himself.
I was that God Presence unto Ezekiel. I gave to him the commission as Watchman of the Word, and I AM here today in the full fire of the Holy of Holies to consume all that opposes the I AM THAT I AM and to devour the enemies of the embodied Word. Thus unto Ezekiel I set aside the natural law by which the natural man is self-governed and self-limited, and I introduced to him the spiritual law by which the spiritual man is always Self-governed and Self-liberated.
The living soul Ezekiel, a daring and devout witness unto this Spirit/Matter phenomenon, responded to me with the exercise of his free will. He accepted from me the Calling, the Commission, and the Covenant–albeit, as he recorded, “in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit.” Thus he aptly described, though he did not fully understand, the alchemical ‘heat’ of transmutation, which was also noted by Peter who witnessed “the elements” of the resistive, recalcitrant human consciousness melting with “fervent heat”–sacred fire of the Spirit. And the bitterness in him was like John’s experience after he took and ate “the little book” handed to him as “a roll of a book” was handed to Ezekiel by the angel of the Lord. The bitterness in the belly (the solar-plexus chakra, seat of the desire body) is the alchemical sign of the transmutation of human desire into God desire–a prerequisite for all who would reenter the Mystery School.
During each succeeding ritual on the Path of the Ruby Ray when there is a sudden acceleration of light in the four lower bodies and a consequent sudden burning up of human effluvia, for an instant, only an instant, the Son of man often prays to the Ancient of Days in the words of Jesus: “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” <5>
Directing my Presence through his own individual I AM Presence, I steadied the soul of Ezekiel as he passed through this fiery trial and he felt the strong hand of the Lord upon him. And he sat by the river of Chebar, remaining among the children of the captivity seven days “astonished,” the living soul overshadowed by the Lord from heaven, in seven days absorbing the seven rays of the Christ consciousness by the Lord’s Spirit. This is the period of the eating of the flesh of the Christ and the drinking of his blood. It is an interval of assimilation–the assimilation of God consciousness for the work that the Lord is to accomplish through the soul whom he anoints with sacred fire.
You, my beloved, will have many such intervals, some in fasting, some in eating, some in quiescent meditation, and some in the heat of action, carrying on the sacred labor of the Word. These intervals are for the putting on of the ascension coil, increment by increment, spiral by spiral. Each one is an initiation clearly marked, individually designated for your soul.
A characteristic of the initiates on this path is that they lose an objective awareness of the lesser self as they become absorbed into the Greater Self and subject unto it. Often their perceptions of the indwelling Light are nonexistent, for they are at once within the center of its infolding sacred fire and at once sharply aware, by contrast, of the elements of personal karma in the process of melting in its all-consuming flame, a fire white-hot unto the dissolution of worlds within worlds.
While standing in the pillar of the Lord’s fiery Presence, the erroneous and illusory beasts of planetary karma loom large. And the Word of the initiates is as the Word of the prophet. Like a fiery tongue, it lashes out to expose and consume! expose and consume! expose and consume all unlike itself. Indeed it is the Mother flame in defense of her children. To those unacquainted with the phenomenon of the Son of man walking the earth as the Lord from heaven, such manifestations appear eccentric, egoistic, and altogether threatening to their sensual and sensorial existence.
If you would receive the gift of prophecy from the Holy Spirit, you must be willing to be like the prophets, being lifted up by the Spirit and taken away by the wings of the living creatures making the noise of the whirling T’ai chi, and the wheels making the noise of turning vortices of light, and the great rushing of the I AM THAT I AM within you.
If you would know the gift given to the prophets now offered to the saints whereby you, my beloved, may become the instruments of exhortation, judgment, exposure, as a true teacher of the Teaching, then call for the initiations which I gave to Ezekiel to be given unto you, step by step. And the fire infolding itself will descend from the Ancient of Days, from Gautama Buddha, from Lord Maitreya, Jesus Christ, through the twin flames and twin causal bodies of our two witnesses, thence through your own I AM Presence and Christ Self to be delivered to your soul through the Threefold Flame, three Persons/Principles of the Trinity burning on the altar of your heart.
I await thy call, thy heart’s conviction, the confession of thy mouth, and the commitment of thy soul unto the work of the Lord that is his Word in Aquarius.
Read Ezek. 3, 4; Micah 4:4; John 15:12; Phil. 2:5; Matt. 5:48; I Cor. 3:1; Col. 1; 2:9; Rom. 8:17; Matt. 6:19-21; Acts 2:3; Matt. 22:13; Rev. 19:9; Matt. 19:28; Rev. 4:11; II Pet. 3:10; Ezek. 2:9, 10; 3:1, 2: Rev. 10:8-10.
1. John 6.
5. Luke 22:42.
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