THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
The Blood of the New Covenant
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me. (The sacred fire of thy white-fire body hath utterly consumed me, for I have borne thy white-fire cross and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.)
To Those Who Would Bear the Lord’s Burden of Light:
Psalm 69 sets forth the path of one who would lawfully and joyfully claim the Lord’s mantle as his burden of light. Thus shalt thou also do, my beloved, when thou shalt enter in to the full sharing of my Personhood, to which I bid thee saying, Drink me while I AM drinking thee.
But I hide not from you the course of your choosing. It is a path of sorrows that is turned to a path of joy. It is the cup of personal and planetary karma filled to the dregs and transmuted by the joyous cup of resurrection’s sacred fires. Then there is the deadly cup of the poison of Serpent and Serpent’s seed, who posed as my prophets and priests and princes in Israel. To them I gave the cup of the water of gall. This is the cup that will utterly destroy them, but it cannot destroy my saints who have drunk of the cup of the New Covenant, for they have no part with Serpent and his seed. And though they “part my garments among them and cast lots upon my vesture,” they still cannot take my yoke upon them nor learn of me, “for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” <1> And I give it unto all who are engaged in the sacred labor of the Holy Spirit, all who are passing the initiation of the Calf who, as the great bearer of our burden, is become the Ox who is heavy laden with the burden of personal and planetary karma.
Those who wait upon the Lord, the beloved I AM Presence, day and night, have entered into the initiation of the sacred labor and the karma to which my Son Jesus referred. Only personal discipleship to Christ in the archetypes of Christhood--the Man, the Lion, the Calf and the Eagle--can afford the devotee the privilege of taking upon himself the yoke of the Lord and thus entering into his understanding, his Cosmic Christ consciousness.
The Mode of the Ox
In this scene from the great drama of his fourfold Christhood, the Great I AM of Jesus, the Lord, descends from the right hand of God where he rules as the chosen Son and heir--the Calf who is to be sacrificed--and takes on the mode of the Ox, the great burden-bearer of the sins of the world.
The Ox, often the castrated male, is the God incarnate who has set aside his authority, even his polarity and his God-free estate, to dwell among his people and bear their karma, transmuting their burden by the light that he is until they become that light.
The mode of the Ox is in fact that of the slave serving the Master who is the God indwelling in the disciples. This, then, is the cosmic interchange whereby the living Guru exchanges garments with his chelas. Though they revere him as Guru, they do not often see that the burden he carries is their own. Thus the Great I AM of the Lord Jesus is become “meek and lowly in heart” <2> in the guise of the Ox, even stationed on the west gate of the Matter sphere where the multitudes throng him with hosannas on one day (for he healeth all their diseases), and cry out, “Crucify him!” the next (because he exacts a price for the light he imparts and the transmutation he effects).
The promise of “rest unto your souls,” given unto those who will walk in the shoes of the Guru while he walks in theirs, is the re-creation of their four lower bodies and of the cycles of their chakras as he mathematically and geomet-rically outpictures the mantra: Drink me while I AM drinking thee.
The taking in of the Holy Spirit of the Guru means the taking on of the sacred labor of the holy one of God. Thus world service is given in exchange for world karma. And the cry of the peddler, “New lamps for old!” is the lure of God to the soul who must surrender the self if he is to be made whole.
Bearing the Guru’s karma to bring enlightenment to a world, the chela enters into the service of the World Teachers. And the rest unto the soul becomes the acceleration unto light as the chela verily embodies the icon of the Guru in his heart and delivers his light in the self-creative/re-creative process--truly the alchemy of his Guru’s Word incarnate.
Now he discovers that the yoke of his Guru is easy and that his burden is light, never knowing the price that is paid by that one who, as the Ox, quietly affirms, “I AM meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” <3>
The New Covenant Is the Path of the Ruby Ray
This is the New Covenant of the eighth ray and this is the decade when you, my beloved, may learn of me, as I AM the Guru embodied in all the Ascended Masters who have become the Lamb. This is the Path of the Ruby Ray. Walk ye in it while ye have the light of the witnesses who witness unto the light.
Those who are my disciples following the fourfold path of Christhood under the blessed chohans of the rays, for they obey the command, “Drink ye all of it, “ <4>are so filled with the Light of the Man, the Lion, the Calf and the flying Eagle that the promise is unto them that if they “drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.” <5> For the sacred fire of the Guru’s resurrection is upon them and in them and he in them (“I in them and thou in me” <6>). It utterly consumes any and all spirals of the Serpent that would enter the hallowed circle of identity or penetrate the Holy of holies of the dazzling cross of white fire.
Drink of the Cup of the New Covenant
The sixth-ray initiations at the north gate in the Matter sphere are the crossroads of life. They begin at the Last Supper when the one who is Christ transfers to his disciples the opportunity to drink his cup and to eat his bread. The bread that he broke and blessed is the bread of his own life. “I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.” <7>
He shared his body of light, both his spiritual light-body and the body of his experience in the earth. And the cup that he gave to them saying, “Drink ye all of it” is the essence of the light of Alpha and Omega, the balanced life-force raised that raises the soul up, up the initiatic ladder (spiral) expanded in the sacred heart and accelerated as an ascension coil from the base unto the crown.
Ye are called to follow Christ Jesus and the light initiated by the Christ Self in the regeneration, the re-creation, of the soul in the likeness of the Son of Man--in the likeness of the Central Sun of the I AM Presence. For every chela who follows the Guru in his regeneration out of the Matter spheres unto Spirit, when the Guru as the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of the Lamb in his glory (Great Causal Body), the chelas shall sit upon the twelve thrones of the twelve solar hierarchies of the Son.
And whether there be twelve or twelve thousand or the 144,000, they shall be positioned at the twelve gates of consciousness, guarding the holy city, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, separating by the Word the light and darkness of the children of Israel (of God-Reality) on the west gate, who are entering in by the twelve paths of initiation.
This New Covenant is the opportunity for the soul to drink in the light of Christ as he takes unto himself the burden of the soul’s karma. In this interchange, the soul is filled with the light of the Christ Self, and the Christ Self transmutes the energies of sin, the records of karma--that which is out of balance or in a state of imbalance with the light of Alpha and Omega.
The New Covenant is therefore the opportunity to receive this grace through the Word and Works of the LORD on the path of individual Christhood. Those who would enter this grace must be willing to take every step on the path of initiation of the Ruby Ray promised to the saints by Jesus when he said, “Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of, and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized.” <8>
The Judgment by the Saints
Who Drink of the Cup of Christ
This promise of the path of initiation has been overlooked, to say the least, by the false pastors of my people who are denounced by the Lord through Jeremiah prior to the transfer to them of the cup of the water of gall and of wormwood. It is then that he promises the coming of the good shepherds who shall feed the people through the indwelling Person of the Son of God, THE Lord OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
These shepherds among you are the living saints who are pursuing the path of the World Teachers. For in this day is the judgment come upon the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture: “Ye have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not visited them. Behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord” <9>
The judgment of the fallen ones who have taken up their positions of authority in church and state preempting the burden of the Lord is therefore upon them on each occasion when a saint of the Church elects to drink of the cup of Christ and to be baptized with him. The judgment comes each time a saint replaces a Sadducee, a Pharisee or a member of the Sanhedrin.
Those who have not fulfilled my covenants among the people, those who have not laid the groundwork for the seven covenants, will not enter in to the eighth covenant whereby they partake of my blood, which is the Ruby Ray. While they are yet under the law of their own sin, for they have made their own sin the law of their existence wherein they have become a law unto themselves, they will not be invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb wherein the Lord says unto his beloved, Drink me while I AM drinking thee.
When their judgment is come and all things are fulfilled, then the remnant of the flock will be gathered out of all countries whither the law of their karma has driven them. And they will come in again into their folds, the twelve paths of initiation of the twelve tribes of Israel. And each of them shall knock at each of the twelve gates in succession. And they shall be fruitful in the Christ consciousness and they shall increase in the knowledge of the I AM THAT I AM.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
And it shall come to pass that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up and to break down and to throw down and to destroy and to afflict, so will I watch over them to build and to plant, saith the Lord.
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. <10>
The Cup of World Karma in the Garden of Gethsemane
Now, my beloved, it is necessary for you to enter in to the Garden of Gethsemane that you might fulfill all these things that were told to you by beloved Lord Maitreya in the beginning of your path, that they might be fulfilled in the ending. For here you will make the decision to drink or not to drink the cup of sorrows even unto death, the death of your former life and lifestyle, that you might come into the fullness of his life--the life universal and triumphant of the Guru of the Ruby Ray.
This is the hour of the cup of world karma. “Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of man is betrayed unto the hands of sinners.” <11> This is the hour of the revenge of the fallen ones when the Son of man takes into his heart the misqualified power of their manifest darkness. And this he must do while the children of God make haste to fulfill the vows of their individual Sonship, hastening, then, to also walk in his footsteps that they might know the meaning of the sacred heart and the cosmic interval provided by the Lord for their soul’s initiations on the Ruby Ray.
And Peter, James and John were with him, and he bade them keep the prayer watch with him as he prepared to be fastened (crucifigere) to the cross of the sins of the world. He, the Ox, was fastened to the yoke of the vertical and horizontal bars of mankind’s transgression of the Law of Alpha and Omega.
This yoke, then, that formed his cross included the words and works of the Devil that they might be destroyed by the blood of the New Covenant. And he knelt in prayer, saying, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” <12>
And the light of the initiation of the Father within the Son was so intense and the burden of the karma of the Lord’s chosen people and of the laggard races was so great that he himself sweat as it were “great drops of blood.”
And when he found the disciples sleeping, he said unto them what he says unto you today: “What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” <13> And he went away and prayed the same prayer a second and a third time, each time finding the disciples asleep.
Finally, to those who could not partake of his cup in that hour, those for whom it would be reserved in the end times, he said, “Sleep on now, and take your rest; it is enough, the hour is come. Behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.” <14>
The cup of karma he drank was so great that it would take him through the valley of the shadow of death, preceding the glorious resurrection that his soul had foreseen when he wrote the Psalms of David. In the three prayers Jesus prayed, he accepted the weight of world sin against the Father and against the Son and against the Holy Ghost.
The Cup of Betrayal
And the fourth cup that he took was the cup of betrayal. How many times and by how many would he be betrayed before he gave up the ghost on Golgotha?
First, by the three who slept in the garden, the betrayal of the unconscious mind; then by Judas with the kiss of familiarity, mockery and contempt; then the betrayal of Peter’s uncontrolled emotion as he cut off the servant’s ear who sought to take him--Peter who had once forbade the Lord when he began to speak of his crucifixion saying, “Be it far from thee, Lord.” <15>
In both instances, the Lord rebuked him for humanly interacting with world thought and feeling. This third betrayal was again by his own: the very one who had declared, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” now denied his Lord--“Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” <16>
The fourth betrayal was by the band of soldiers and officers sent by the chief priests, the Pharisees, the Scribes and the Sanhedrin. And finally came the betrayal of Pilate himself who, although he washed his hands of the blood of the innocent man, yet released Barabbas and allowed the seed of the Wicked One to crucify him.
In this scene, we see the betrayal of the Christ by the mass consciousness, even the multitude, the great multitude of the people who would one day stand on the west gate of the City Foursquare awaiting the coming of the emissaries of the Lord in the hour of their own redemption by his light.
- The sixth betrayal came when he said, “I thirst,” <17> and the seed of Serpent gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall. And when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. Thus he rejected their attempt to put upon him the cup of the water of gall that the Lord had given them to drink for their blasphemy against his name.
- Therefore, he established his crucifixion for and on behalf of the lightbearers of God, and rejected for all time and space what the seed of Serpent embodied have claimed since that era, that he died for their sins. He died for the sins of no man, but he took upon himself the sins of God’s children that he might be resurrected in light, that he might live for their redemption.
- And he was betrayed by the malefactor who joined in with the passersby who reviled him, wagging their heads and saying, “Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.” <18>
- And again the chief priests with the scribes mocked him saying, “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him. For he said, I AM the Son of God.” <19>
I go before you all the way Home.
“The Summit Lighthouse Sheds Its Radiance o’er All the World to Manifest as Pearls of Wisdom.”
This is the final 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, dated December 9, 1979. Read Jeremiah 31, Psalm 22.
2. Matt. 11:29.
4. Matt. 26:27.
5. Mark 16:18.
6. John 17:23.
8. Mark 10:39.
9. Jer. 23:2.
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