Vol. 22 No. 33 - Sanat Kumara - August 19, 1979
THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
The Everlasting Gospel Foursquare
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Beloved Who Would Fly with the Angel in the Midst of Heaven
and Preach unto Them That Dwell on the Earth:
The fourth gospel is the gospel of the Lamb. It is the Everlasting Gospel. It is the gospel foursquare of the four living creatures, archetypes of the fourfold manifestation of the Christ Self that unfolds on the Path of the Ruby Ray. It is four gospels in one for the teaching and preaching of the law of the One, the law of Love supreme.
The Everlasting Gospel fulfills the gospel of the Trinity and is therefore the squaring of the circle. By this gospel is the Word made flesh within you. Thus it enables you to experience the sacred alchemy of the little book open within your soul as it is already accomplished within the Spirit of your I AM Presence. As above so below, by this gospel do your four lower bodies become the vehicles of the Light as the temple foursquare for the Lord’s holy habitation. Verily it is through this gospel that the Lord’s kingdom (the realm of his consciousness) is come on earth as it is in heaven–in Matter as it is in Spirit.
Therefore is it the teaching of the Mother unto her children. Therefore hath Wisdom builded her house in Matter. Therefore doth she build upon the Rock of the living Word. Therefore hath she hewn out her seven pillars. The Everlasting Gospel is the initiation of the Woman given unto the saints. It is the gospel of the Ancient of Days that I have waited, lo, these cycles of millenniums to deliver unto you, my beloved.
Now learn of Me and My Mystery, for I occupy the office of the Woman. I AM Wisdom who teacheth her children. I have builded my house at Shamballa and in the Shamballa of your heart. I build upon the white stone of the Word who lives in my sons and daughters. I hew out the image of my seven pillars–the seven holy Kumaras–within the sacred centers of man and woman, restoring the archetype of the Christ in the path of the seven rays. Lo, I AM in the Woman and the Woman is in me. And I and my Mother are one. In Spirit I AM Father, in Matter I AM Mother. In Cosmos we are One.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for
And some of the Everlasting Gospel you will read here, and some of it you will run with. But not all. And some I will give to Keepers of the Flame in their written lessons, and some I will give in the unwritten lessons transferred only by the Lamb to his wife.
The foursquare gospel is the life of the one, the Son of man, who has descended into the earth to outpicture the Christhood of the four living creatures. Having fulfilled this the fiery destiny of the soul of God, he becomes the one who ascends into heaven.
Jesus Christ became the fullness of the four cosmic forces. Initiates of the Ruby Ray, eat up the little book open and go thou and do likewise! Study, O study the four stages of the Incarnation of the Word and show thyself reproved and approved unto God!
(1) The Son. The first stage is the birth of the Saviour, the initiation of the Son of man who is to become the Son of God through the Christ of Jesus under the office of the Man on the east gate. This includes infancy, childhood, and the maturing years when the Spirit of the Lord waxes strong within the heart flame. It includes the soul’s pilgrimage both during and following the years of formal education, when it seeks and finds the living Gurus and sits at their feet on earth and in heaven (on the etheric plane in inner retreats of the Great White Brotherhood), submitting to all of the initiations he will later demonstrate before the saints and the great multitude.
In the externalization of this first archetype of personal Christhood, the Son of man discovers and defines himself to be the Son of God, declaring “I AM WHO I AM...Lo, I AM come to do thy will, O God!” In this Self-awareness, he goes forth on the journey of soul alignment with the divine plan of God for the evolutions he is to serve. He is required to magnetize a sufficient quantity of light to hold the balance in the seven planes against all of the principles and personalities of anti-Light he will encounter. Thus in the first stage he builds his house–the forcefield of his Christ consciousness–and hews out his seven pillars–sacred fire foundations to support the mission of revealing the Christ Path on each of the seven rays.
The first stage is the becoming of the Son. It is the gathering of the gates of Godhood, the summoning of the forces of individual Selfhood, whereby the Son may then sacrifice the Self as the acceptable offering on the altar of the Father. Only this supreme sacrifice can hold the balance (pay the price) for the sins (karma) of the world.
In order to meet the demands of surrender on the Path of the Ruby Ray, one must have an identity to surrender. And that identity is the Son of God, and no other will be accepted. Therefore do many of the disciples, when they hear this saying of the law of individual Christhood, turn back and walk no more with the Lord. Having no light within them, they spurn the initiation of eating his flesh and his blood–lest they should dwell in him and he in them and therefore be like him. For he said: “He that eateth me, even he shall live by me.”
These are they who desire the light of the Son not so that they may become the Son and offer themselves as he did–in Rome to be crucified again. O no! They have no intention whatsoever of taking up the cross of the Ruby Ray and being crucified with him. They desire the light to perpetuate their own darkness and to perpetrate their own dark deeds. Beware, then, of those who pretend to be on the Path, associating with lightbearers for the mere enjoyment of the light instead of for the sake of the Dharma.
O Blessed Dharma, most blessed Presence of the Teacher within the Teaching! O Blessed Dharma, Thou Living Word wherein all devotees enjoy the supreme reason for being!–I would give thee alone to those who bear the banner of joy in My Work, joy in My Name, joy in My Son, and joy in living in Me. O Blessed Dharma, for thy flame’s sake I would dwell in the midst of my people who love me for what I AM and not merely for what I give. To such as these and only these I give freely of my Self. And they give to me the only gift worthy to be given–the Self.
(2) The Father. The initiation of the second stage of Christhood is the Water (Matter) Baptism through the Christ of Maitreya under the office of the Lion on the north gate. This stage was reenacted by the Lord Jesus Christ in his baptism by John in the river Jordan. Its purpose was to illustrate the ritual for you, my beloved; for the living Gurus (God-men) John and Jesus had no need to publicly reenact the ritual except to fulfill the law as an example of its righteous use to their chelas–an example which they should follow both in the spirit and the letter in the hour of their initiation into the second gospel of the four that form the square.
Therefore the Master said, “Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.” This is the moment of the initiation by Maitreya when the Person of the Father enters the temple–magnified by the already balanced and expanded Threefold Flame. The Light of the I AM Presence, as the Light of Alpha and Omega, pours directly through his heart chakra as he is dedicated to his earthly mission by the dove of the Holy Ghost. This is the moment of my approbation, “This is my Son, my beloved, in whom I AM well pleased.”
The meaning of these words is revealed to the initiated: “This is my Son [the Light manifestation of my Presence, i.e., the incarnation of my Word–the extension of my Self through the lineal descent of the Ruby Ray]–this is my beloved soul Jesus [my beloved Self in Matter–in Mother] in whom I AM THAT I AM–[in whom I dwell, for “I and my Son (Light) are one”] well pleased” [exceedingly One].
The pleasure of the Father in the Son is always by the law of congruency. When the Son is the perfect chalice for the Father, then is the Father joyous, comfortable, and comforting all life through the transparent Presence of the Son. Thus when the Son fulfills his purpose of being the chalice worthy, the chalice is sealed in the Water Baptism and the divine approbation is pronounced before the councils of the hosts of heaven and before all upon earth who have ears to hear.
This baptism is the sign that the Guru is in the chela–bodily. The equilateral triangles of their identity are congruent. This is part one of the threefold empowerment conferred in stages two, three, and four.
All that transpires between the Water (Matter) Baptism and the Transfiguration in the high mountain of the Christ consciousness on the west gate fulfills the second archetype of personal Christhood on the Path of the Ruby Ray. Many of these initiations are illustrated in the public ministry of the Saviour–but not all. Other initiations are borne solely within the retreats of the Brotherhood. His public ministry is evidence to all adepts that he has undergone said initiations according to the preordained path.
(3) The Holy Spirit. Beginning with the Transfiguration, the Fire (Spirit) Baptism, Jesus outpictured the third archetype of Christhood, the sign of the Holy Spirit, the initiation through the Christ of Gautama under the office of the Calf on the west gate. In this hour he magnetized the light of the Great Central Sun, the light of Alpha and Omega (individualized in the Mighty I AM Presence), into every cell of his four lower bodies. This great influx of the light of the Logos he focused and so intensified, through his seven chakras (sun-centers) and the nuclei of all energy centers, that “his face did shine as the sun and his garments became glistering, exceeding white; so as no fuller on earth can white them.” So reads the eyewitness account of his disciples.
This great drama is known as the cosmic interchange–the interchange of Spirit and Matter. It is the bathing of every crystal of the Matter chalice (even the garment) of the Son of God with the fiery baptism of the Holy Ghost. This the third stage of Christhood is the “pretrial” for the fourth stage that is to take place under the office of the flying Eagle on the south gate–the Lord whose Lord I AM.
The Transfiguration is the fusion of the microcosm and the Macrocosm, and neither will ever be the same again. In order for the disciples to see and record the event–in order that ye might have a written record for your own initiations that are to take place in the last days of your incarnation of the Word, my beloved–the Lord Jesus raised up Peter, James, and John to the high mountain of his exalted cosmic consciousness.
Thus he “brought” them–literally accelerating their vision and soul faculties–to the octaves of light and gave to them the foretaste of heaven and its hierarchical order: There, standing with him in his transfigured glory, they beheld the ascended master Elias (Elijah the prophet), whose soul, he later explained, had already incarnated in the person of John the Baptist, completed his mission as the messenger of the initiations of Christ, suffered martyrdom at the hands of Herod (who represented the council of Watchers), and ascended back to heaven whence he came. He, as Elijah, had ascended into heaven in a chariot (vortex) of sacred fire. He, an ascended master before he was born, was almost unique in the annals of earth’s history. Thus it is understandable that Jesus should say of him, “Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist.”
In so honoring his herald, Jesus fulfilled the law of chelaship. The chela who had become the Guru paid tribute to the one who had given him that “double portion” of his attainment in the Holy Spirit and the mantle of his authority under God the Father. In this statement, Jesus acknowledges John as having gone before him in the cosmic peerage–in that he took his ascension when he was Elijah, whereas his disciple Elisha did not. For the fullness of his time (cycle of initiation in the Ruby Ray) had not yet come; for he was to later incarnate my Word as the Messiah for the Piscean dispensation. (The name Elijah means “I AM THAT I AM is God,” or Person of the Father, hence Guru. The name Elisha means “God is Saviour,” or Person of the Son, hence chela. The soul of John the Baptist had been embodied as Elijah. The soul of Jesus Christ had been embodied as Elisha. Together they served in Israel in the Guru/chela relationship.)
In the Transfiguration, Jesus therefore stands before the immortal Gurus of the Israelite (Aries) dispensation, both of whom had ascended to heaven before him. Moses and Elijah. He thus demonstrated the law of cosmic interchange whereby the Son of man who has passed through the ritual of the Transfiguration may freely interact with the ascended masters, the ascended Gurus of East and West, and deliver their light, their counsel, and their initiations to the unascended chelas. Here he endorsed the communion of saints in heaven and earth through the agency of the Holy Spirit when sponsored by an initiate of the Great White Brotherhood, whereas the Word always condemns psychic, mediumistic communications with the departed dead or with the divinity when such communication is practiced without the agency of the Holy Spirit or outside of the Guru/chela relationship on the path of initiation.
The “bright cloud” that overshadowed them at the scene of the Transfiguration was the same cloud into which Jesus, the Lord, would ascend (“out of their sight”–physical spectrum) at the conclusion of the fourth stage of his demonstration of the Way of personal Christhood. Out of this cloud–vortex of sacred fire–surrounding the Presence of the Father, it was Lord Maitreya, one with Jesus’ I AM Presence, who spoke the message which you, my beloved, may one day hear when you enter the third stage of your own Christhood:
“This is my beloved Son, my chosen: hear ye him”–which is to say, “This is the incarnation of My Self whom I have chosen to deliver my Word unto you. He is the Word that I AM. His Word is my Word. And I AM in the Word and he is in me. And the Word that he speaks is the Word that he has become–my very Self.”
(4) The Mother. The fourth stage of Christhood whose archetype is the flying Eagle is given on the south gate under my own Name. Herein is the consummation of purity’s love as the soul embraces the Mother flame and enters into the initiations of the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. In the life of Jesus Christ, these begin with his prediction to his disciples of his crucifixion, followed by the anointing of his head (crown chakra) by Mary of Bethany for the three initiations which are to follow. These are the culmination of the Path of the Ruby Ray. They cannot be completed until the ritual of the fourteen stations have been fulfilled in Alpha and Omega–in the beginning and the ending of all cycles (evolving in the sacred centers) of the individual divine plan.
The announcement of the Son of God to all the world for all ages to come that he has indeed paid the last farthing of personal and planetary karma and is ready to ascend to the Godhead whence he descended so many evolutions ago yet rings across the centuries and the galaxies:
“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth....And, lo, I AM with you alway, even until the end of your initiations under the law of personal and planetary karma. Lo, I AM the all-power of God, the fullness of his joy and the glory of his Life universal and triumphant throughout the Spirit/Matter cosmos.”
May you also receive the crown of Life which he has promised to all who love him, enduring temptation (meeting the misqualified energies of personal and planetary karma) and trial (the path of initiation).
Yes, my beloved, the foursquare gospel everlasting is the opening of the seven-sealed book which I hold in my hand. It outlines for you, step by step, the sevenfold Path of the Ruby Ray and of the Rose Cross and the sevenfold sounding of the judgments by the seven sacred tones of the Word. It is conveyed by the transfer of Light from my hand through the hand of the entire Spirit of the Great White Brotherhood in the initiation of the sealing of the servants of our God in their foreheads. First the one hundred and forty and four thousand and then the great multitude must receive the fohat of the Word by the direct transfer of the flame from the I to the Eye. And this, too, is the communication of the Word in the gospel foursquare.
The Everlasting Gospel is the message of the ascension to the children of God, and it is the message of the second death to those who blaspheme the name of God, I AM THAT I AM, and repent not of their deeds. It is the message of the judgment that liberates all souls above and below unto the conclusion of their rounds.
Let us renew our meditations on the initiations given to the soul on the cardinal points of the citadeloccupy of consciousness. For though the initiations of the four gates of the citygates are distinct and follow the cycles of time and space and are experienced in sequential order on the timeline of each individual’s evolution, yet these four initiations–and their breakdown under the three solar hierarchies governing the initiations of each of the four quadrants in Spirit and Matter–are “geometric” and “spherical” in nature and hence simultaneous in appearance. As Paul said, “I die daily,” may you say, my beloved, “I ascend daily.”
Thus it is possible for an individual to be drinking of the four cups of the Christ consciousness epitomized in the way of the Man, the Lion, the Calf, and the flying Eagle as day by day he masters his soul’s testings in the frequencies of fire, air, water, and earth which govern (1) his inner nature (This inner nature consists of the fire body and the recordings made upon it as the memory of his immersion in God in the Great Central Sun before the worlds were framed. It includes his memory throughout all of his incarnations upon earth which may tally millions of years.); (2) his outer nature (The outer nature is expressed through the air and water vehicles, the mind and emotions, corresponding with the mental and emotional development, the personality, habits, customs, self-knowledge, and purpose within the fragments of Selfhood experienced in a given embodiment.); and (3) his integration of the inner and outer natures (This integration is experienced through the ‘earth’ body–the body of form which circumscribes identity whether in Spirit or in Matter, i.e., the body celestial or the body terrestrial.).
As the Guru prepares to take his position on the south gate of the New Jerusalem in Spirit and the City Foursquare in Matter, he gives to his saints who will embody his flame within his Church the Great Commission to be himself in the fullness of the seven rays and in the eighth ray. These saints are the free electrons of God who have elected to be free in their expression of the Word and who understand the disciplines of that freedom of the Holy Ghost and abide by them lovingly. Moved by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, they are submitting to the initiations foursquare of the Everlasting Gospel of the four living creatures.
These saints of the Ruby Ray, carried in the Spirit, are positioned everywhere on the circumference and within the hallowed Circle of Life–the life everlasting that belongs to those who dwell in the Word and in whom the Word dwells. These are the partakers of the Guru/chela relationship with the Lamb–here and hereafter.
Behold, I announce to you your initiations on the Ruby Ray as chelas of the Lamb incarnate.
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
To receive power, and riches, and wisdom,
And strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
And there arises out of the mist of the deep
Into which the souls of God have descended,
Whom the saints have followed and defended
By the gospel of the Word
The song of praise and universal adoration
By which the great multitude believe and are baptized
Because they have heard the preaching of the four Gospels:
“Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power,
Be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
And unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”
Read Rev. 14; John 1:14; Prov. 8:32-36; 9:1; II Tim. 2:15; John 6:53-57; Matt. 3:13-17; 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36; Matt. 14:1-12; 11:11; I Kings 19-22; II Kings 1-2; Acts 1:9; Matt. 26:1-13; 5:21-26; 28:18, 20; James 1:12; Rev. 7; I Cor. 15; Rev. 5.
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