THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
The Blood of the New Covenant
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
To the Saints Who Wait upon the Word of the Lord
That They Might Indeed Drink of the Cup of Which He
The remnant of the Woman’s seed are the Keepers of the Flame who keep the flame of the Father on the north gate. The north gate in Matter is the polar opposite of the north gate in Spirit. Standing on the north gate, the saints are at the greatest distance from the Great Central Sun that they will experience in time and space on the Path of the Ruby Ray.
Zechariah foresaw the Lord’s initiations of his saints and exclaimed to the soul of Eve and to the feminine potential of her sons and daughters: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” <1>
Jesus, the Instrument of the Initiators of the Ruby Ray
This is the description of the coming of the King of kings and Lord of lords whose birth in Bethlehem proclaimed the advent of the redemption of the Woman and her offspring to the lightbearers who vowed with me to keep the flame of Life midst earth’s evolutions. He came as their king. He came as the key-holder, the one who would hold in time and space the key to their incarnation of God, hence to individual Christhood.
Thus he came as the Great Initiator. He was the issue and the instrument of the entire lineage of the initiators of the Ruby Ray. He was both the incarnate Christ and the one who was able to reignite the sacred fire of Christhood in all who were of the descent of my seed through Adam and Eve—from Seth to Noah and reincarnated from Abraham unto the twelve tribes—even to the present hour.
“Behold the Man!” and the face of the Son of man who stands at the east gate of Eden, sounding the Word for all who have gone out from the way of the Tree of Life: “I AM the open door to your Christ consciousness which no man can shut.” To all who would run with him the path of the seven initiations of the seven rays leading to the eighth–ray integration of the soul with the eternal Lamb and the embodied Lamb, he is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
The eternal Lamb is the Christ Self in heaven, invisible yet congruent with the Mind of God. The embodied Lamb is the Lord’s representative in the earth, visible yet also congruent with the Mind of God.
Holding the flame of Life on the south gates in Spirit and in Matter, these congruent figures of the Lamb, symbolized in the figure of the interlaced triangles of the six-pointed star of the Davidic covenant, focus the crystal of the sacred heart, the nexus, through which the Light of the Father, positioned on the north gate in Spirit, passes to the masses on the north gate in Matter. Likewise, through the individual Lamb, the light of the saints passes to the Father.
He Came That the Descendants of Adam and Eve
Might Take Up the Initiations of Maitreya
He, the archetype of the four cosmic forces, descended into the Matter spheres born of a virgin—herself the incarnation of the Archeia of Truth, counterpart of the Archangel of Truth, the blessed Raphael. He came that through the flame of the Virgin Mother and her incarnate Son, Adam and Eve and their descendants might once again take up the initiations of Lord Maitreya and Lord Gautama, leading them from the covenant on individual Sonship (on the first ray) to the new covenant (on the eighth ray) of the putting on of the garment of the Ancient of Days by the wearing of the Mother Flame.
The spirit of elemental life provided the platform for his ministration to the saints in the earth. As Joseph took Mary, who was seated on a donkey, to the place prepared for the glorious incarnation of the Word, so he himself rode triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem upon the foal of an ass. This interaction and interdependence of the archetypes of Christ and of humanity with elemental life is another application of the mystery of the white cube.
The beings of the elements, earth, air, fire and water, are essential to the crystallization--Christ-realization--of the soul in the God-flame in the earth, their temporary “coats of skins” and imprisonment in animal forms notwithstanding.
Let this illustration of the humility of the Christ be sealed in your souls, my beloved, that you might daily put on his garment of humility in the realization that came upon John the Beloved in his contemplation of the mysteries of the Rose Cross: “For God so loveth the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” <2>
The Good Shepherd
The birth of the avatar is the moment when the Lamb, who has been initiated at the cardinal signs of the Lion, the Calf, the Man and the flying Eagle, descends from the position of the Word at the nexus of the figure eight, and the Word is made flesh to dwell among the people who have forgotten their origin in God, their true nature made after his image and likeness and the paths of the descent and the ascent.
Because the great multitude of my people were as lost sheep, as sheep gone astray in the wilderness of Judea, I sent the Good Shepherd to lead them back to the twelve gates of the City Foursquare that they might speak peace unto the twelve nations of Israel and Judah and to the gentiles who would be glad and glorify the Word of the Lord: all they that were ordained to eternal life.
Zechariah saw my saints who would enter in to the initiations of the sons and daughters of dominion standing on the north gate. And he prophesied that their dominion would be from sea even to sea, from the waters (+) above the firmament (in Spirit) to the waters (-) under the firmament (in Matter) gaining God-mastery through the double arc of the flame of peace, and the sign of the Piscean conqueror.
Yes, he prophesied their God-mastery over the sacred fires of God’s energy in the stillness of the Great Hub and in the motion of molecules in outer and inner spheres. He prophesied their dominion to be “from the river even to the ends of the earth.” <3>
This river is revealed to John as the “pure river of water of life” <4> proceeding out of the throne of God the Father, the beloved I AM Presence, and of the Lamb, the beloved Christ Self. The “ends of the earth” are the farthest reaches of the Matter spheres and the farthest point of initiation of the saints who, in the hour of their crucifixion, must descend to the astral plane and even to the bottomless pit and the subterranean levels of Death and Hell to rescue not only the lost sheep of the house of Israel reincarnated among the gentile nations but also those of the original seed of Judah who remained uncontaminated by laggard lifewaves.
The Renewed Covenant
Now this is the blood of my new covenant, which is my renewed covenant, initiated in the seed/soul of Seth, the son of compensation (the reincarnated Abel), and filled in his final embodiment as Jesus Christ. He was the potential Christ in the first days of his incarnations upon earth and he became in the last days the fullness of that Christ by his soul evolution on the Path of the Ruby Ray. In the ending, he was the Self-realization of the beginning--the incarnation of the Father in the Son and ultimately of the Mother in the Holy Spirit.
By his renewed covenant have I, the Ancient of Days, sent thee forth, my beloved saints, as representatives of the World Teachers. Go to! Now gather up the prisoners of darkness, who are God’s souls in chains, even the children of my heart led astray by the Devil and enchained in the bottomless pit where there is no water that they may drink and having drunk never thirst again.
For the wells of water of both Spirit and Matter have run dry; and the astral plane is a dry and thirsty land where my children of disobedience are in bondage to the chains they have forged out of their own willful misuses and misqualifications of the waters of the Father’s everlasting Lifestream and the Mother’s crystal stream.
Even though your position on the north gate is termed “the ends of the earth,” through your meditation upon the eternal Lamb and the embodied Lamb—my Mother Flame embodied above and below on the south gates in Spirit and Matter—you have direct access to the Lord God Almighty, who is positioned at the “ends of heaven.” This line of accessibility is the straight and narrow line of your soul’s alignment with the Permanent Atom of Being.
The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer given by the Master Jesus to his disciples is the prayer of the saints whereby they may daily and hourly reestablish the alignment that is for the salvation of their souls through contact with the “Our Father, who art in heaven” and his hallowed name.
As they hallow the name of God, I AM THAT I AM, within the secret chamber of the heart, the saints receive the momentum of his authority and his Word over the crystal cord. The crystal cord, also called the silver cord, is the umbilical cord, the lifeline of the soul connecting it to the Spirit, or I AM Presence.
Over this lifeline flows the pulsation of the Presence that beats the heart and the energy that is distributed through the major and minor chakras for the sustainment of the life-force of the soul within the four lower bodies. The volume of light that descends is proportional to the diameter of this lifeline to the Mighty I AM Presence.
As you know, in the early golden ages of the first root races, the crystal cord was of a far greater dimension than it is today. Before the reduction of the diameter of the crystal cord, records indicate that the descendants of Adam even through Noah lived for hundreds of years in the same physical body.
The proliferation of evil through the imagination of men’s hearts both before and after the sinking of Atlantis caused the decrease of the lifeline to a mere thread. And the old age, disease and death witnessed by Prince Siddhartha was astonishing to him because these conditions were unnatural in the era of the Ancient of Days when the “river of life” flowed freely and plenteously from God to his sons and daughters on earth. And so shall it be in the coming golden age.
In the beginning, God was the diameter of thy Life-stream. And in the ending, God shall be the diameter of thy Lifestream. But in the middle, whereas you have decreased it, you must increase it by the flow of your perpetual devotion perpetually countering your momentums of antidevotion.
As the saints become the chelas of the Ascended Masters and then of the Guru Ma on the south gate of the Matter sphere, they are able to enter into the fullest comprehension of the “Our Father, who art in heaven.” Now they give the I AM Lord’s Prayer, which the Master taught to the disciples in the Upper Room.
They enter into the equation of the Ruby Ray whereby they realize that the Lord God who is the Almighty One in external manifestation in the Macrocosm of Life is also in internal manifestation in the microcosmic forcefield of the individual God-flame. This spiritual Presence he has established as the blessed Identity, the counterpart of the material manifestation.
Through the I AM Lord’s Prayer they celebrate the new covenant whereby the outer God-manifestation is become—through the infusion of the Sacred Name—the inner God-realization. And the worlds without become the worlds within, and the entire macrocosmic/microcosmic Being is known of the soul through the Knower enthroned within his heart.
The Meaning of Mount Zion
As the saints one by one realize that I AM WHERE I AM, that they dwell in me and I in them whenever they are in Spirit and in Matter, the upper and the lower spheres of the figure eight begin to converge. This ultimate convergence of the spheres is finally completed through the Z-ray initiations of the ion (Zion).
These are the initiations given by the Lamb to the archetypal 144,000 who follow him whithersoever he goeth and are therefore with him on the mount, the apex of attainment—Zion. The four letters of the word indicate the four cardinal points of cosmic consciousness ensouled by the Lion, the Calf, the Man and the Eagle.
Zion, therefore, is a state of consciousness, which the Beloved in due course transfers to his beloved. Coincidentally, it may be a geographical location. Always it is the place where the eternal Lamb and the embodied Lamb are one with their chelas in the cosmic interchange: Drink me while I AM drinking thee.
These fourfold steps of the Z-ion I have hidden in this work. I have also made them plain. Shortly, I shall again describe them to you as the things that shall shortly come to pass among you, even in your very midst. For through all this teaching that I am giving, I desire to bring you full circle through the full journey of the figure eight to the God-realization: I and my Father are one. Lo I AM where I AM. And where I AM, there God in me is the oneness of the Father in the Son and the Son in the Father.
The Path of Lost Steps
Studying now the chart of the seven initiations of the saints who follow the Lamb, you can readily see that your position on the sixth ray at the north gate in the Matter sphere places you in direct alignment with the eighth-ray and fourth-ray initiations of the south gate in the Matter and Spirit spheres and with the second-ray initiations of the north gate in the Spirit sphere.
Here, then, is the opportunity for the saints to reenter and retrace the path of lost steps. This is the path taken by the lost sheep of the house of Israel and by those who dwelt in Judah gone astray of the Lamb. The apostle of the Good Shepherd retraces their steps until he comes upon the one caught in the thicket of carnal-mindedness and the brambles of astral illusion.
In going after the lost sheep, he also encounters the missed steps of his own untransmuted karma. These missed steps often take him on a jagged course until he understands the initiations of the Z-ray of the ion. The one who is pursuing wayward souls on the path of the lost steps cries out to souls disconsolate and distressed on the zigzag course: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.” <5>
Thus those who serve under the World Teachers prepare the way of the Lord by making straight his paths:
Transmuting as they go,
And this they do because they indeed drink of the cup of Christ, the blood of the new covenant.
The Old Covenant
If you would drink of his cup and “drink ye all of it” <6> as he commanded you to do, you must first understand the old covenant and the cup of the water of gall that the Lord gave his people to drink because, as he said: “They have forsaken my law which I set before them and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein, but have walked after the imagination of their own heart.” <7>
And of the kings and princes and priests and prophets and the inhabitants of Jerusalem who have chosen death rather than life by a perpetual backsliding, holding fast to their deceit and their self-deception and refusing to return to the way of truth. He said: “They spake not aright; no man repented him of his wickedness…. For every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
“For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.” <8> And they were not ashamed when they committed the abomination of the misuse of the sacred fire of the Mother: therefore shall they fall among them that fall, even as the life-force within them is fallen.
In the time of their visitation they shall be cast down. I will surely consume them. And the things that I have given them shall surely pass away from them. Therefore they say: “Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defensed cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God has put us to silence and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.” <9>
And therefore because profaneness has gone forth from both prophet and priest of Jerusalem, I will feed them with wormwood and make them drink the water of gall. For the land is full of adulterers misusing the sacred fire of the Mother.
And because of swearing, taking the name of the Lord God, YHVH, ELOHIM, in vanity and in profanity and thereby invoking devils out of the bottomless pit, the land of the Mother and elemental life mourneth; and the pleasant places, the chakras of their virgin consciousness, are dried up and the course of energy flow within them is evil, and their life-force is not used rightly. And there is wickedness in the house of the Lord.
Therefore in the year of their visitation, in the cycle of the return of their karma, I will bring the energy veil of the Dark Cycle upon them. The prophets of Samaria have prophesied unto Baal and caused my people Israel to err in the desecration of the life-force in lasciviousness before the altars of Baal.
The prophets of Jerusalem commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, supporting their love of money and the pleasure cult; they rebuke them not, and none doeth return from his wickedness. They are become as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. They have undone the paths of light within the Holy of holies, undoing the light of Alpha and Omega.
Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain; they speak a vision of their own heart and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
They say still unto them that despise me: The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord and hath perceived and heard his word? Who hath marked his word and heard it?
Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind. It shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have executed and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
But if they had stood in my counsel and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.
Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?…
And as for the prophet and the priest and the people that shall say: The burden of the Lord, I will even punish that man and his house….
And the burden of the Lord shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God….
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. <10>
The Burden of the Lord
This burden of the Lord is the very pressure of the light of the I AM THAT I AM. It is the weight of his mantle. It is the presence of his Karma—his Word and his Work. It is this mantle that the false prophets of Baal have claimed.
And they dream their psychic dreams and deliver the messages of the false hierarchy and the disembodied spirits of Serpent and his seed dwelling on the astral plane, claiming that their word is my Word. But my Word is like fire, saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock of their pride and their ambition into pieces.
And these prophets have laid unlawful claim to my Word, stealing every one from his neighbor, they lay claim to my Word. They cause my people to err by their psychic dictations and by their irresponsibility to the mantle of the Messenger. Yet I sent them not nor commanded them. Therefore they shall not profit this people at all.
These are the false gurus, the false prophets, the false Christs and the false messengers who are an abomination unto my light! Now, therefore, they may not share in the burden of my light. But they have their own burden, for every man’s word shall be his burden. For ye have perverted the words of the Lord of hosts our God. “And by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” <11>
All who therefore usurp the authority of the Lion, the Calf, the Man and the flying Eagle in the Matter spheres will give answer to me this day. And I will initiate them by their own unrighteous deeds and their deadly misuses of the sacred fire in the seven citadels of consciousness. And the law will require them to take in that which they have sent forth.
- They have poisoned my people Jerusalem by the water of gall. Therefore they must drink the poison from the fruit of their own poisonous tree which they have given me to drink. They must take into their own temples the poisonous philosophy of the misuse of the sacred fire that they have put upon this generation of my people.
- They shall not be initiated with the fruit of the Tree of Life nor by the Lord God who yet walks and talks with the twin flames of the Ruby Ray, but they shall be initiated by their own karma and their karma shall be their guru. And I will no longer walk among them.
- And when they shall say with Serpent and his seed “Peace and safety,” then the sudden destruction which they have delivered upon the holy innocents shall come upon them “as travail upon a woman with child” and they shall hear the cries of those they have murdered in their mother’s wombs and they shall not escape!
- For this is the covenant that I established with you when I brought you to the land of promise:
And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body and in the fruit of thy cattle and in the fruit of thy land for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul.
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say: Who shall go up for us to heaven and bring it unto us that we may hear it and do it?
Neither is it beyond the sea that thou shouldest say: Who shall go over the sea for us and bring it unto us that we may hear it and do it?
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart that thou mayest do it.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love the Lord thy God and that thou mayest obey his voice and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. <12>
- But your ways have not been my ways, saith the Lord. And therefore, for your disobedience to my covenant, I have dispersed you among the nations and you have forgotten my name and your origin in the Mighty I AM Presence.
- But by repentance and remission of sins you shall return to the Lord your God, and the land that I have given thee shall be restored. And the nations of Israel shall be converted by the true path of individual Christhood, and those who oppress the light of the people of the Ancient of Days shall receive my judgment. And you shall prosper in the planes of Spirit and Matter.
to be continued
The Summit Lighthouse Sheds Its Radiance o’er All the World to Manifest as Pearls of Wisdom.”
This is the first part of the concluding Pearl of Wisdom in the series The Opening of the Seventh Seal dictated by Sanat Kumara to the Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and dated December 9, 1979. Read Zechariah 9, Isaiah 40, Jeremiah 8, 9, 13, 23.
1. Zech. 9:10.
3. Zech. 9:10.
4. Rev. 22.1.
5. Isa. 40:3-5.
6. Matt. 26:27.
9. Jer. 8:14.
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