Vol. 22 No. 26 - Sanat Kumara - July 1, 1979
THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
Kings and Priests Unto Our God
Who Are Occupying the Offices of Universal Christhood
in the Earth Unto the Coming of the Ancient of Days:
Hail, in the Name of the Lamb!
We have spoken of the Matter square within the Matter sphere. We have diagramed the base of the pyramid within the City Foursquare in the earth that will appear, surely it will appear, through the two witnesses who reveal science and religion as the emanation of the Word and crystallize the God consciousness in the fifth ray at the east gate.
We have shown the coming of the Everlasting Gospel through the saints, the hundred and forty and four thousand who minister unto the flame of the Father in the Son on the sixth ray at the north gate. And we have shown the gentle multitudes who must be fed daily by the Holy Spirit released through the Word of the witnesses. And we have shown the Mother as the nexus of the flow of life from God into manifestation in the nonpermanent worlds that are to be made permanent by the sacred fire breath.
Now let us examine the hierarchies of the four cosmic forces positioned in the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, waiting to be outpictured, surely to be outpictured, in the waiting bride and in the two witnesses, the saints, and the multitudes. As the Mother gives birth to the Son, so the Son is the open door unto the multitudes. As he said, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The Word incarnate is the opening of the way, the truth, and the life that I AM. The mantra of the Son is “I AM the door, I AM the door, I AM the open door which no man can shut! I AM the doer, I AM the doer, I AM the doer of the Word made flesh!”
When my Son Jesus Christ gave his discourse on the Good Shepherd, he spoke of the role of personal Christhood, the office he had assumed and would assume to set the example for the true shepherds of the sheep who are called by the World Teachers to come forth in this era to deliver the sheep of my pasture from the false pastors who scatter and destroy them. Therefore learn of him the meaning of the office of the Man occupied by the seven chohans, the Maha Chohan, the World Teachers, and all ascended masters of the Great White Brotherhood who give to you, beloved Keepers of the Flame, the initiations of the Son of man on the east gate of the New Jerusalem.
Tarry with the Son of God and the sons to whom he has granted the status of full and coequal Sonship that they might hold the flame of the Good Shepherd (the Beloved Christ Self, the Lord Our Righteousness) for and on behalf of the disciples of Christ on earth. Submit to the initiations of the Son of God for the balance of karma and the transmutation of energy misqualified through the perfection of the mind of God in Christ. Learn the byword of initiates standing on the east gate: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Learn the way of the dharma of surrender and learn its virtue in the moral discipline of self and society:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I AM the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I AM the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
I AM the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. <1>
Keepers of the Flame, you are called to embody the Person of the Good Shepherd under the World Teachers. I have sponsored you and continue to sponsor you as you gather in our teaching centers and at Summit University for the Seminar of the World Teachers, the first in the series of initiations leading to the conferment of the mantle of the World Teachers.
The discourse of Jesus Christ on the Good Shepherd outlines the distinct differences in the paths of the true Christs and the false Christs whom the Saviour Jesus prophesied would come in his name. Those who would master the mind of God in Christ must enter by the door of the heart. Those unwilling to be consumed by Love, the price that must be paid for the mind of God, attempt to enter the Holy of Holies by some other way.
What are these other ways? My dears, even the recitation of mantras when these are devoid of love may degenerate to autohypnosis, mental manipulation, and, alas, black magic. Therefore we cannot reiterate too often the warning that not everyone who crieth, “Lord, Lord,” may enter in. For the motive of the heart may contaminate the stream of consciousness and all who contact it. And the contaminated stream may not reach the Source.
The impostors of the Path of the Rose Cross who lead the multitudes astray are the thieves who steal the light of God through the very sheep they rob from the sheepfold. But even the light of God that is within the sheep is become the manifestation of their judgment. The true shepherd enters in by the door of the one who holds the office of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the one, the Christ Self within, who is indeed the selfsame manifestation of that Son of God.
The Lamb of God is “the porter” who opens the door to the one who would embody the flame of the Good Shepherd. Once the door of the inner mysteries of the heart is opened to him, then the sheep hear his voice; for his voice is become the voice of the Word of God. And he calls His disciples by the inner name, by the vibration of the soul, and he leads them out of the maelstrom of the mass consciousness and the falsehoods and falsifications of the hirelings.
Those false Christs are indeed for hire. They are the worshipers of the beast–his carnality and his cult of idolatry. They have his image, his mark, his number, and his name. Their motive is greed for the light–an ill-gotten gain. Their will is to take the light without paying the price of that all-consuming, self-consuming Love. They have come to steal the light, to kill the Word incarnate, and to destroy and scatter the sheep of the Good Shepherd. But the Son of God utters the Word, the worlds tremble, and the false Christs are self-consumed!
“I AM come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Let this be the mantra of the Word within you this week, for we are determined that the hirelings shall be bound, those in church and state who see the wolf of the international capitalist/communist conspiracy and leave the sheep and flee.
Let the great drama of the Faithful and True be outplayed! Enter the armies of the Lord which were in heaven and are now in the earth following him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Let the wolves in sheep’s clothing be bound in heaven and in earth by the Word of the apostles who are also seated upon the twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
I lay down my life for the sheep.
And I lay it in the heart of the Mother
that I might take it again.
John 14:6; Phil. 2:5; Matt. 24:24; 7:15, 21; Rev. 15:2; 19:11, 14; Luke 22:30.
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