Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus
Chapters 99 - 115
The Sermon on the Mount, continued. Jesus unfolds to the twelve the spiritual aspects
of the ninth Commandment.
THE law has said: Thou shalt not lie; but in the eyes of law a man to lie must tell
inwords what is not true.
2 Now, in the light of spirit law, deceit in any form is nothing but a lie.
3 A man may lie by look or act; yea, even by his silence may deceive, and thus be
guilty in the eyes of Holy Breath.
4 It has been said in olden times: Thou shalt not swear by thine own life.
5 But, lo, I say, Swear not at all; not by the head, the heart, the eye, nor hand; not
by the sun, the moon, nor stars;
6 Not by the name of God, nor by the name of any spirit, good or bad.
7 You shall not swear by anything; for in an oath there is no gain.
8 A man whose word must be propped up by oath of any kind is not trustworthy in
the sight of God or man.
9 By oath you cannot make a leaf to fall, nor turn the colour of a hair.
10 The man of worth just speaks and men know that he speaks the truth.
11 The man who pours out many words to make think he speaks the truth, is simply
making smoke to hide a lie.
12 And there are many men with seeming double hearts; men who would serve two
masters at a time--two masters quite adverse.
13 Men feign to worship God upon the Sabbath day and then pay court to Beelzebul
on every other day.
14 No man can serve two masters at a time no more than he can ride two asses at
a time that go in different ways.
15 The man who feigns to worship God and Beelzebul is foe of God, a pious devil
and a curse of men.
16 And men cannot lay treasures up in heaven and earth at once.
17 Then, lo, I say, Lift up your eyes and see the safety vaults of heaven, and there
deposit every gem.
18 Where moth and rust cannot corrupt; where thieves cannot break in and steal.
19 There are no safety vaults on earth; no place secure from moth, and rust and thieves.
20 The treasures of the earth are but illusive things that pass away.
21 Be not deceived; your treasures are the anchor of the soul, and where your
treasures are your heart will be.
22 Fix not your heart upon the things of earth; be anxious not about the things to eat,
or drink or wear.
23 God cares for those who trust in him and serve the race.
24 Behold the birds! They praise God in their songs; the earth is made more glorious
by their ministry of joy; God keeps them in the hollow of his hand,
25 And not a sparrow falls to earth without his care; and every one that falls shall rise
26 Behold the flowers of earth! they trust in God and grow; they make the earth
resplendent with their beauty and perfume.
27 Look at the lilies of the field, the messengers of holy love. No son of man, not
even Solomon in all his excellence, was ever clothed like one of these.
28 And yet they simply trust in God; they feed from out his hand; they lay their heads
to rest upon his breast.
29 If God so clothes and feeds the flowers and birds that do his will, will he not feed
and clothe his children when they trust in him?
30 Seek first the kingdom of the soul, the righteousness of God, the good of men,
and feed, and clothe.
The Sermon on the Mount, continued. Jesus formulates and presents to the twelve a
practical code of spiritual ethics.
THERE is a rule that carnal man has made, and which he rigidly observes:
2 Do unto other men as they do unto you. As others judge, they judge; as others
give, they give.
3 Now, while you walk with men as men, judge not, and you shall not be judged.
4 For as you judge you shall be judged, and as you give it shall be given to you. If
you condemn, you are condemned.
5 When you show mercy, men are merciful to you, and if you love in such a way that
carnal man can comprehend your love, you will be well beloved.
6 And so the wise man of this world does unto other men as he would have them do
7 The carnal man does good to other men for selfish gain, for he expects to have his
blessings multiplied and then returned; he does not stop to note the end.
8 Man is himself the field; his deeds are seeds, and what he does to others grows
apace; the hearvest time is sure.
9 Behold the yield! If he has sown the wind, he reaps the wind; if he has sown the
noxious seeds of scandal, theft and hate; of sensuality and crime,
10 The harvest is assured and he must reap what he has sown; yea, more; the
seeds produce an hundred fold.
11 The fruit of righteousness and peace and love and joy can never spring from
noxious seeds; the fruit is like the seed.
12 And when you sow, sow seeds of right, because it is the right, and not in the way
of trade, expecting rich rewards.
13 The carnal man abhors the spirit law, because it takes away his liberty to live in
sin; beneath its light he cannot satisfy his passions and desires.
14 He is at enmity with him who walks in Holy Breath. The carnal man has killed the
holy men of old, the prophets and the seers.
15 And he will buffet you; will charge you falsely, scourge you and imprison you, and
think he does the will of God to slay you in the streets.
16 But you may not prejudge nor cencure him who does you wrong.
17 Each one has problems to be solved, and he must solve them for himself.
18 The man who scourges you may have a load of sin to bear; but how about your
19 A little sin in one who walks in Holy Breath is greater in the sight of God than
monster sins in him who never knew the way.
20 How can you see the splinter in your brother's eye while you have chunks within
21 First take the chunks from out your eye and then you may behold the splinter in
your brother's eye and help him take it out,
22 And while your eyes are full of foreign things you cannot see the way, for you are
23 And when the blind lead forth the blind, both lose the way and fall into the slough.
24 If you would lead the way to God you must be clear in sight, as well as pure in
The Sermon on the Mount, concluded. The concluding part of the code of ethics. The
Christines return to Capernaum.
THE fruitage of the tree of life is all too fine to feed the carnal mind.
2 If you would throw a diamond to a hungry dog, lo, he would turn away, or else
attack you in a rage.
3 The incense that is sweet to God is quite offensive unto Beelzebul; the bread of
heaven is but chaff to men who cannot comprehend the spirit life.
4 The master must be wise and feed the soul with what it can digest.
5 If you have not the food for every man, just ask and you shall have; seek earnestly
and you shall find.
6 Just speak the Word and knock; the door will fly ajar.
7 No one has ever asked in faith and did not have; none ever sought in vain; no one
who ever knocked aright has failed to find an open door.
8 When men shall ask you for the bread of heaven, turn not away, nor give to them
the fruit of carnal trees.
9 If one, a son, would ask you for a loaf, would you give him a stone? If he would
ask you for a fish, would you give him a serpent of the dust?
10 What you would have your God give unto you, give unto men. The Measure of
your worth lies in your service unto men.
11 There is a way that leads unto the perfect life; few find it at a time.
12 It is a narrow way; it lies among the rocks and pitfalls of the carnal life; but in the
way there are no pitfalls and no rocks.
13 There is a way that leads to wretchedness and want. It is a spacious way and
many walk therein. It lies among the pleasure groves of carnal life.
14 Beware, for many claim to walk the way of life who walk the way of death.
15 But they are false in word and deed; false prophets they. They clothe themselves
in skins of sheep, while they are vicious wolves.
16 They cannot long conceal themselves; men know them ny their fruits;
17 You cannot gather grapes from thorns, nor from the thistles, figs.
18 The fruit is daughter of the tree and, like the parent, so the child; and every tree
that bears not wholesome fruit is plucked up by the roots and cast away,
19 Because a man prays long and loud is not a sign that he is saint. The praying
men are not all in the kingdom of the soul.
20 The man who lives the holy life, who does the will of God, abides within the
kingdom of the soul.
21 The good man from the treasures of his heart sends blessedness and peace to
all the world.
22 The evil man sends thoughts that blight and wither hope and joy and fill the world
with wretchedness and woe.
23 Men think and act and speak out of the abundance of the heart.
24 And when the judgement hour shall come a host of men will enter pleadings for
themselves and think to buy the favour of the judge with words.
25 And they will say, Lo, we have wrought a multitude of works in the Omnific name,
26 Have we not prophesied? Have we not cured all manner of disease? Have we not
cast the evil spirits out of those obsessed?
27 And then the judge will say, I know you not. You rendered service unto God in
words when in your heart you worshipped Beelzebul.
28 The evil one may use the powers of life, and do a multitude of mighty works.
Depart from me, you workers of iniquity.
29 The man who hears the words of life and does them not is like the man who
builds his house upon the sand, which when the floods come on, is washed away and
all is lost.
30 But he who hears the words of life and in an honest, sincere heart receives and
treasures them and lives the holy life,
31 Is like the man who builds the house upon the rock; the floods may come, the
winds may blow, the storms may beat upon his house; it is not moved.
32 Go forth and build your life upon the solid rock of truth, and all the powers of the
evil one will shake it not.
33 And Jesus finished all his sayings on the mount and then he, with the twelve,
returned unto Capernaum.
The Christines at the home of Jesus. Jesus unfolds to them the secret doctrine. They
go through all Galilee and teach and heal. Jesus brings to life the son of a widow at
Nain. They return to Capernaum.
THE twelve apostles went with Jesus to his home, and there abode for certain days.
2 And Jesus told them many things about the inner life that may not now be written
in a book.
3 Now, in Capernaum, there lived a man of wealth, a Roman captain of a hundred
men, who loved the Jews and who had built for them a synagogue.
4 A servant of this man was paralysed, and he was sick nigh unto death.
5 The captain knew of Jesus and had heard that by the Sacred Word he healed the
sick, and he had faith in him.
6 He sent a message by the elders of the Jews to Jesus, and he pled for help.
7 and Jesus recognised the captain's faith and went at once to heal the sick; the
captain met him on the way and said to him,
8 Lo, Lord, it is not well that you should come unto my house; I am not worthy of the
presence of a man of God.
9 I am a man of war, my life is spent with those who ofttimes take the lives of fellow
10 And surely he who comes to save would be dishonoured if he came beneath my
11 If you will speak the Word I know my servant will be well.
12 And Jesus turned and said to those who followed him,
13 Behold the captain's faith; I have not seen such faith, no, not in Israel.
14 Behold, the feast is spread for you; but while you doubt and wait, the alien comes
in faith and takes the bread of life.
15 Then turning to the man he said, Go on your way; according to your faith so shall
it be; your servant lives.
16 It came to pass that at the time that Jesus spoke the Word the palsied man arose,
and he was well.
17 And then the Christines went abroad to teach. And as they came to Nain, a city
on the Hermon way, they saw a multitude about the gates.
18 It was a funeral train; a widow's son was dead, and friends were bearing out the
body to the tomb.
19 It was the widow's only son, and she was wild with grief. And Jesus said to her,
Weep not, I am the life; your son shall live.
20 And Jesus raised his hand; the bearers of the dead stood still.
21 And Jesus touched the bier and said, Young man, return.
22 The soul returned; the body of the dead was filled with life; the man sat up and
23 The people were astonished at the scene, and every one exclaimed, Praise God.
24 A Jewish priest stood forth and said, Behold a mighty prophet has appeared; and
all the people said, Amen.
25 The Christines journeyed on; they taught, and healed the sick in many towns of
Galilee, and then they came again unto Capernaum.
The Christines in Jesus' home. Jesus teaches the twelve and the foreign masters
every morning. Jesus receives messengers from John, the harbinger, and sends him
words of encouragement. He eulogies the character of John.
THE home of Jesus was a school where in the early morning hours the twelve
apostles and the foreign priests were taught the secret things of God.
2 And there were present priests from China, India, and from Babylon; from Persia,
Egypt and from Greece,
3 Who came to sit at Jesus' feet to learn the wisdom that he brought to men, that
they might teach their people how to live the holy life.
4 And Jesus taught them how to teach; he told them of the trials of the way, and how
to make these trials serve the race.
5 He taught them how to live the holy life that they might conquer death;
6 He taught them what the end of mortal life will be, when man has reached the
consciousness that he and God are one.
7 The after midday hours were given to the multitudes who came to learn the way
of life and to be healed; and many did believe and were baptised.
8 Now, in his prison by the Bitter Sea the harbinger had heard of all the mighty works
that Jesus did.
9 His prison life was hard, and he was sore distressed, and he began to doubt.
10 And to himself he said, I wonder if this Jesus is the Christ of whom the prophets
11 Was I mistaken in my work? Was I, indeed, one sent from God to pave the way
for him who shall redeem our people, Israel?
12 And then he sent some of his friends, who came to see him in his prison cell, up
to Capernaum that they might learn about this man, and bring him word.
13 The men found Jesus in his home, and said, Behold the harbinger sent us to ask,
Are you the Christ? or is he yet to come?
14 But Jesus answered not; he simply bade the men to tarry certain days that they
might see and hear.
15 They saw him heal the sick, and cause the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, the
blind to see;
16 They saw him cast the evil spirits out of those obsessed; they saw him raise the
17 They heard him preach the gospel to the poor.
18 Then Jesus said to them, Go on your way; return to John and tell him all that you
have seen and heard; then he will know. They went their way.
19 The multitudes were there, and Jesus said to them, Once you were crowding
Jordan's fords; you filled the wilderness.
20 What did you go to see? The trees of Juda, and the flowers of Heth? Or did you
go to see a man in kingly garb? Or did you go to see a prophet and a seer?
21 I tell you, men, you know not whom you saw. A prophet? Yea, and more; a
messenger whom God had sent to pave the way for what you see and hear this day.
22 Among the men of earth a greater man has never lived than John.
23 Behold I say, This man whom Herod bound in chains and cast into a prison cell
is God's Elijah come again to earth.
24 Elijah, who did not pass the gate of death, whose body of this flesh was changed,
and he awoke in Paradise.
25 When John came forth and preached the gospel of repentance for the cleansing
of the soul, the common folks believed and were baptised.
26 The lawyers and the Pharisees accepted not the teachings of this man; were not
27 Behold, neglected opportunities will never come again.
28 Behold, the people are unstable as the waters of the sea; they seek to be
excused from righteousness.
29 John came and ate no bread, and drank no wine. He lived the simplest life apart
from men, and people said, He is obsessed.
30 Another comes who eats and drinks and lives in homes like other men, and
people say, He is a glutton, an inegriate, a friend of publicans and those who sin.
31 Woe unto you, you cities of the vale of Galilee, where all the mighty works of God
are done! Woe to Chorazan and Bethsaida!
32 If half the mighty works that have been done in you were done in Tyre and in
Sidon they would have long ago repented of their sins, and sought the way of right.
33 And when the judgement day shall come, lo, Tyre and Sidon will be called more
worthy than will you.
34 Because they slighted not their gifts, while you have thrown away the pearl of
35 Woe unto you Capernaum! Behold, you are exalted now, but you shall be abased;
36 For if the mighty works that have been done in you had but been done within the
cities of the plain--of Sodom and Zeboim--they would have heard and turned to God;
would not have been destroyed.
37 They perished in their ignorance; they had no light; but you have heard; you have
38 The light of life has shown above your hills and all the shores of Galilee have
been ablaze with light;
39 The glory of the Lord has shown in evry street and syna gogue and home; but you
have spurned the light.
40 And, lo, I say, The judgment day will come and God will deal in greater mercy with
the cities of the plains than he will deal with you.
Jesus teaches the multitudes. Attends a feast in Simon's house. A wealthy courtesan
anoints him with precious balm. Simon rebukes him and he preaches a sermon on false
AND Jesus looked upon the multitudes who pressed about for selfish gain.
2 The men of learning and of wealth, of reputation and of power, were there; but they
knew not the Christ.
3 Their eyes were blinded by the tinselled glitter of their selfish selves; they could not
see the king.
4 And though they walked within the light, they groped about in dark--a darkness like
the night of death.
5 And Jesus cast his eyes to heaven and said,
6 I thank thee, Holy One of heaven and earth, that while the light is hidden from the
wise and great, it is revealed to babes.
7 Then turning to the multitudes he said, I come to you not in the name of man, nor
in a strength my own;
8 The wisdom and the virtue that I bring to you are from above; they are the wisdom
and the virtue of the God whom we adore.
9 The words I speak are not my words; I give to you what I receive.
10 Come unto me all you who labour and pull heavy loads and I will give you aid.
11 Put on the yoke of Christ with me; it does not chafe; it is an easy yoke.
12 Together we will pull the load of life with ease; and so rejoice.
13 A Pharisee, whose name was Simon, made a feast, and Jesus was the honoured
14 And as they sat about the board, a coutesan who had been cured of her desire
to sin by what she had received and seen in Jesus' ministry, came uninvited to the
15 She brought an alabaster box of costly balm and as the guests reclined she came
to Jesus in her joy, because she been freed from sin.
16 Her tears fell fast, she kissed his feet, and dried them with her hair, and she
anointed them with balm.
17 And Simon thought, he did not speak alous, This man is not a prophet or he
would know the kind of woman that approaches him, and would drive her away.
18 But Jesus knew his thoughts, and said to him, My host, I have a word to say to
19 And Simon said, Say on.
20 And Jesus said, Sin is a monster of iniquity; it may be small; it may be large; it
may be something left undone.
21 Behold, one person leads a life of sin and is at last redeemed; another, in a
careless mood, forgets to do the things hs ought to do but he reforms and is forgiven.
Now, which of these has merited the higher praise?
22 And Simon said, The one who overcame the error of alife.
23 And Jesus said, You speak the truth.
24 Behold this woman who has bathed my feet with tears and dried them with her
hair and covered them with balm!
25 For years she led a life of sin, but when she heard the words of life she sought
forgiveness and she found.
26 But when I came into your house as guest you gave me not a bowl of water that
I might wash my hands and feet, which every loyal Jew must do before he feasts.
27 Now, tell me, Simon, which of these, this woman or yourself, is worthy of most
28 But Simon answered not.
29 Then to the woman Jesus said, Your sins are all forgiven; your faith has saved
you; go in peace.
30 And then the guests who sat around the board, began to say within themselves,
What manner of a man is this who says, Thy sins are all forgiven?
Under the patronage of a number of wealthy woman, the Christines make a grand
missionary tour. In his teaching Jesus lauds sincerity and rebukes hypocrisy. He speaks
concerning the sin against the Holy Breath.
NOW, many women who possessed much wealth, and abode in other towns of
Galilee, implored that Jesus and the twelve, together with the masters from the foreign
lands, would thither go and preach and heal.
2 Among these anxious ones were Mary Magdalene, who was obsessed by seven
homeless spirits of the air, which had been driven out by the Omnific Word which Jesus
3 Susanna, who owned vast estates at Caesarea-Philippi;
4 Johanna, wife of Chuza, one of Herod's court;
5 And Rachel from the coast of Tyre;
6 And other from beyond the Jordan and the sea of Galilee.
7 And they provided ample means and three times seven men went forth.
8 They preached the gospel of the Christ and they baptised the multitudes who made
confession of their faith; they healed the sick and raised the dead.
9 And Jesus wrought and taught from early morn until the day had gone, and then
into the night, he did not stop to eat.
10 His friends became alarmed lest he should fail from loss of strength, and they laid
hold of him and would, by force, have taken him away to a place of rest.
11 But he rebuked them not; he said, Have you not read that God will give his angels
charge concerning me?
12 That they would hold me fast and suffer not that I should come to want?
13 I tell you, men, while I am giving out my strength unto these anxious, waiting
throngs I find myself at rest within the arms of God,
14 Whose blessed messengers bring down to me the bread of life.
15 There is a tide just once in human life.
16 These people now are willing to receive the truth; their opportunity is now; our
opportunity is now,
17 And if we do not teach them while we may, the tide will ebb;
18 They may not care again to hear the truth; then tell me, Who will bear the guilt?
19 And so he taught and healed.
20 Among the multitudes were men of every shade of thought. They were divided in
their views concernong everything that Jesus said.
21 Some saw in him a God, and would have worshipped him; and others saw in him
a devil of the nether world and would have cast him in a pit.
22 And some were trying hard to lead a double life; like little lions of the ground that
take upon themselves the colour of the thing they rest upon.
23 These people without anchorage of any sort, are friends or foes as seemed to
serve them best.
24 And Jesus said, No man can serve two masters at a time. No man can be a friend
and foe at once.
25 All men are rising up, or sinking down; are building up, or tearing down.
26 If you are gathering not the precious grain, then you are throwing it away.
27 He is a coward who would feign to be a friend, or foe, to please another man.
28 You men, do not deceice yourselves inthought; your hearts are known;
29 Hypocrisy will blight a soul as surely as the breath of Beelzebul. An honest evil
man is more esteemed by guardians of the soul than a dishonest pious man.
30 If you would curse the son of man, just curse him out aloud.
31 A curse is poison to the inner man, and if you hold and swallow down a curse it
never will digest; lo, it will poison every atom of your soul.
32 And if you sin against a son of man, you may be pardoned and your guilt be
cleansed by acts of kindness and of love;
33 But if you sin against the Holy Breath by disregarding her when she would open
up the doors of life for you;
34 By closing up the windows of the soul when she would pour the light of love into
your hearts, and cleanse them with the fires of God;
35 Your guilt shall not be blotted out in this, nor in the life to come.
36 An opportunity has gone to come no more, and you must wait until the ages roll
37 Then will the Holy Breath again breathe on your fires of life, and fan them to a
38 Then she will open up the doors again, and you may let her in to sup with you for
evermore, or you may slight her once again, and then again.
39 You men of Israel, your opportunity is now.
40 Your tree of life is an illusive tree; it has a generous crop of leaves; its boughs
hang low with fruit.
41 Behold, your words are leaves; your deeds the fruit.
42 Behold, for men have plucked the apples of your tree of life, and found them full
of bitterness; and worms have eaten to the core.
43 Behold that fig tree by the way so full of leaves and worthless fruit!
44 Then Jesus spoke a word that nature spirits know, and lo, the fig tree stood a
mass of withered leaves.
45 And then he spoke again, Behold, for God will speak the Word, and you will stand
a withered fig tree in the setting sun.
46 You men of Galilee, send forth and call the pruner in before it is too late, and let
him prune away your worthless branches and illusive leaves, and let the sunshine in.
47 The sun is life, and it can change your worthlessness to worth.
48 Your tree of life is good; but you have nurtured it solong with dews of self, and
mists of carnal things that you have shut the sunshine out.
49 I tell you, men, that you must give account to God for every idle word you speak
and every evil deed you do.
The Christines are in Magdala. Jesus heals a man who was blind, dumb and
obsessed. He teaches the people. While he speaks his mother, brothers and Miriam
come to him. He teaches a lesson on family relationship. He introduces Miriam to the
people and she sings her songs of victory.
MAGDALA is beside the sea, and here the teachers taught.
2 A man obsessed, and who was blind and dumb was brought, and Jesus spoke the
Word, and lo, the evil spirits went away; the man spoke out, his eyes were opened and
3 This was the greatest work that men had seen the master do, and they were all
4 The Pharisees were there, and they were full of jealous rage; they sought a cause
whereby they might condemn.
5 They said, Yes, it is true that Jesus does a multitude of mighty works; but men
should know that he is leagued with Beelzebul.
6 He is a sorcerer, a black magician of the Simon Cerus type; he works as Jannes
and as Jambres did in Moses' day.
7 For Satan, prince of evil spirits, is his stay by night and day and in the name of
Satan he casts the demons out, and in his name he heals the sick and raises up the
8 But Jesus knew their thoughts; he said to them, You men are masters, and you
know the law; whatever is arrayed against itself must fall; a house divided cannot stand;
9 A kingdom warring with itself is brought to naught.
10 If Satan casts the devil out, how can his kingdom stand?
11 If I, by Beelzebul, cast devils out, by whom do you cast devils out?
12 But if I, in the holy name of God, cast devils out, and make the lame to walk, the
deaf to hear, the blind to see, the dumb to speak, has not God's kingdom come to you?
13 The Pharisees were dumb; they answered not.
14 As Jesus spoke a messenger approached and said to him, Your mother and your
brothers wish to speak with you.
15 And Jesus said, Who is my mother? and my brothers, who are they?
16 And then he spoke a word aside unto the foreign masters and the twelve; he said,
17 Behold, men recognise their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers here in flesh; but
when the veil is rent and men walk in the realms of soul,
18 The tender lines of love that bind the groups of fleshly kin in families will fade
19 Not that the love for anyone will be the less; but men will see in all the
motherhood, the fatherhood, the sisterhood, the brotherhood of man.
20 The family groups of earth will all be lost in universal love and fellowship divine.
21 Then to the multitudes he said, Whoever lives the life and does the will of God is
child of God and is my mother, father, sister, friend.
22 And then he went aside to speak to mother and his other kindred in the flesh.
23 But he saw more than these. The maiden who once thrilled his very soul with
love. a love beyond the love of any fleshly kin;
24 Who was the sorest tempter in the temple Heliopolis beside the Nile, who sung
for him the sacred songs, was there.
25 The recognition was of kindred souls, and Jesus said,
26 Behold, for God has brought to us a power men cannot comprehend, a power of
purity and love;
27 To make more light the burdens of the hour, to be a balm for wounded souls;
28 To win the multitude to better ways by sacred song and holy life.
29 Behold, for Miriam who stood beside the sea and sung the song of victory when
Moses led the way, will sing again.
30 And all the choirs of heaven will join and sing the glad refrain:
31 Peace, peace on earth; good will to men!
32 And Miriam stood before the waiting throngs and sung again the songs of victory,
and all the people said, Amen.
A Pharisee demands of Jesus signs of his messiahship. Jesus rebukes him, because
he does not recognise the signs that are being continually given. Jesus exhorts the
people to receive the light that they may become the light.
A PHARISEE elated with himself stood forth among the multitudes and said to Jesus,
2 Sir, we would have you demonstrate. If you are truly Christ who was to come, then
you can surely do what black magicians cannot do.
3 Lo, they can talk, and hold the multitudes with words of power; and they can heal
the sick and drive the demons out of those obsessed;
4 They can control the storms; and fire and earth and air will hear and answer when
5 Now, if you will ascend and from that tower fly across the sea, we will believe that
you are sent from God.
6 And Jesus said, No black magician ever lived a holy life; you have a demonstration
of the Christ-life every day.
7 But lo, you evil and adulterous scribes and Pharisees, you cannot see a spirit sign,
because your spirit eyes are full of carnal self.
8 You seek a sign to please your curoisity. You walk the very lowest planes of carnal
life and cry, Phenomena! show us a sign and then we will believe.
9 I was not sent to earth to buy up faith as men buy fish and fruit and rubbish in the
10 Men seem to think it quite a favour done to me when they confess their faith in
me and in the holy Christ.
11 What does it matter unto me as man if you believe or disbelieve?
12 Faith is not something you can buy with coin; it is not something you can sell for
13 Once Mart, abeggar, followed me and cried, Give me a silver piece; then I will
believe in you.
14 And you are like this beggar man; you offer to exchange your faith for signs.
15 But I will give to all the world one sign as surety that the Christ abides with me.
16 You all have read the parable of Jonah and the fish, wherein it is recorded that
the prophet spent three days and nights within the stomach of the mighty fish, and then
17 The son of man will spend three days and nights within the heart of earth and
then come forth again, and men will see and know.
18 Behold, the light may be so bright that men cannot see anything.
19 The Spirit light has shown so brightly over Galilee that you who hear me now are
20 You may have read the words of prophet Azrael; he said, The light shall shine out
brightly in the darkness of the night, and men shall comprehend it not.
21 That time has come; the light shines forth; you see it not.
22 The Queen of Sheba sat in darkest night and still she yearned for light.
23 She came to hear the words of wisdom from the lips of Solomon, and she
24 And she became a living torch, and when she reached her home, lo, all Arabia
was filled with light.
25 A greater far than Solomon is here; the Christ is here; the Day Star had risen, and
you reject the light.
26 And you remember Nineveh, the wicked city of Assyria, which God had marked
to be destroyed by shock and flame unless the people turned and walked in ways of
27 And Jonah raised his voice and said, In forty days shall Nineveh be razed, and
her wealth shall be destroyed.
28 The people heard and they believed; and they reformed and turned to ways of
right, and lo, their city was not razed; was not destroyed.
29 You men of Galilee, I tell you that Arabia and Nineveh will testify against you in
the judgment day.
30 Behold, for every one to whom I speak has in him all the fires of God; but they are
31 The will is bridled by the flesh desires, and it brings not the ethers of the fires to
vibrate into light.
32 Look, therefore, to your soul and note, Is not the light within you dark as night?
33 There is no breath but Holy Breath that e'er can fan your fires of life into a living
flame and make them light.
34 And Holy Breath can raise the ethers of the fires to light in none but hearts of
purity and love.
35 Hear, then, you men of Galilee, Make pure the heart, admit the Holy Breath, and
then your bodies will be full of light.
36 And like a city on a hill, your light will shine afar, and thus your light may light the
way for other men.
Jesus rebukes the people for selfishness. The Christines attend a feast and Jesus is
censured by the Pharisee because he washed not before he ate. Jesus exposes the
hypocrisy of the ruling classes and pronounces upon them many woes.
THE multitudes were wild with selfish thought; none recognised the rights and needs
of any other one.
2 The stronger pushed the weak aside, and trampled on them in their haste to be the
first to get a blassing for himself.
3 And Jesus said, Behold the cage of beasts untamed; a den of stinging vipers,
maddened by their fiendish greed of selfish gain!
4 I tell you, men, the benefits that come to men who see no further than themselves
are baubles in the morning light;
5 They are unreal; they pass away. The selfish soul is fed today; the food does not
assimilate; the soul grows not, and then it must be fed again, and then again.
6 Behold, a selfish man obsessed by just one spirit of the air; by the Omnific Word
the spirit is cast out;
7 It wanders through dry places, seeking rest and finding none.
8 And then it comes again; the selfish man has failed to close and lock the door;
9 The unclean spirit finds the house all swept and cleaned; it enters in and takes with
it full seven other spirits more unclean than is itself; and there they dwell.
10 The last state of the man is more than sevenfold more wretched than the first.
11 And so it is with you who snatch the blessings that belong to other men.
12 While Jesus spoke a certain woman who stood near exclaimed, Most blessed is
the mother of this man of God!
13 And Jesus said, Yes, blest is she; but doubly blest are they who hear, receive and
live the word of God.
14 A Pharisee of wealth prepared a feast, and Jesus and the twelve, together with
the masters from afar, were guests.
15 And Jesus did not wash his hands according to the strictest Pharisaic rules,
before he ate; when this the Pharisee observed he marvelled much.
16 And Jesus said, My host, why do you marvel that I did not wash my hands?
17 The Pharisees wash well their hands and feet; they cleanse the body every day
when, lo, within is every form of filth.
18 Their hearts are full of wickedness, extortions and deceit.
19 Did not the God who made the outside of the body make the inside, too?
20 And then he said, Woe unto you, you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue, and
every herb, and pass by judgment and the love of God.
21 Woe unto you, you Pharisees! you love the highest seats in synagogues and
courts, and bid for salutations in the market place.
22 Woe unto you, you tinselled gentry of the land! no man would ever think you
servants of the Lord of hosts by what you do.
23 A lawyer sitting near remarked, Rabboni, your words are harsh, and then in what
you say you censure us; and why?
24 And Jesus said, Woe unto you, you masters of the law! you heap great burdens
on the sons of men, yea, loads by far too great for them to bear, and you will never
help to bear a feather's weight yourselves.
25 Woe unto you! you build the tombs of prophets and of seers; they whom your
fathers killed; and you are parties to the crimes.
26 And now behold, for God has sent again to you his holy men-apostles, prophets,
seers; and you are persecuting them.
27 The time is near when you will plead against them in the courts; will spurn them
into prison cells, and kill them with a fiend's delight.
28 I tell you, men, the blood of all the holy men of God that has been shed from
righteous Abel down to that of Zacharias, father of holy John,
29 Who was struck down beside the altar in the Holy Place--
30 The blood of all these holy men has made more red the hands of this ungodly
31 Woe unto you, you masters of the law! you snatch the keys of knowledge from
the hands of men;
32 You close the doors; you enter not yourselves, and suffer not the willing ones to
33 His words provoked the Pharisees, the lawyers and the scribes, and they,
resenting, poured upon him torrents of abuse.
34 The truths he spoke came like a thunderbolt from heaven; the rulers counselled
how they might ensnare him by his words; they sought a legal way to shed his blood.
The Christines go to a place apart to pray. Jesus warns them against the leaven of the
Pharisees and reveals the fact that all thoughts and deeds are recorded in God's Book
of Remembrance. Man's responsibility and God's care.
NOW, when the feast was finished Jesus with the foreign masters and the twelve,
with Mary, Miriam and a band of loyal women who believed in Christ, went to a place
apart to pray.
2 And when their silence ended Jesus said, Be on your guard; the leaven of the
Pharisees is being thrown in every measure of the meal of life.
3 It is a poison that will taint whatever it may touch; and it will blight the soul as sure
as fumes of the Diabolos; it is hypocrisy.
4 The Pharisees seem fair in speech, but they are diabolical in heart.
5 And then they seem to think that thought is something they can lock within
6 They do not seem to know that every thought and wish is photographed and then
preserved within the Book of Life to be revealed at any time the masters will.
7 That which is thought, or wished, or done in darkest night shall be proclaimed in
8 That which is whispered in the ear within the secret place shall be made known
upon the streets.
9 And in the judgment day when all the books are opened up, these men, and every
other man, shall be a-judged, not by what they've said or done,
10 But by the ways in which they used the thoughts of God, and how the ethers of
eternal love were made to serve;
11 For men may make these ethers serve the carnal self, or serve the holy self
12 Behold, these men may kill the body of this flesh; but what of that? the flesh is but
a transitory thing, and soon, by natural law, will pass;
13 Their slaughter only hastens nature's work a little time.
14 And when they kill the flesh they reach their bounds of power; they cannot kill the
15 But nature is the keeper of the soul as of the flesh, and in the harvest time of
soul, the trees of life are all inspected by the judge;
16 And every tree that bears no fruit of good is plucked up by the roots and cast into
17 Who then shall you regard? Not him who has the power to kill the flesh, and
18 Regard the mighty one who has the power to dissolve both soul and body in the
flames of nature's fire.
19 But man is king; he may direct his thoughts, his loves, his life, and gain the prize
of everlasting life.
20 And you are not abandoned in your struggle for the crown of life. Your Father
lives, and you shall live.
21 God has a care for every living thing. He numbers stars, and suns, and moons;
22 He numbers angels, men and every thing below; the birds, the flowers, the trees;
23 The very petals of the rose he knows by name, and every one is numbered in his
Book of Life;
24 And every hair upon your head, and every drop of blood within your veins, he
knows by number and by rhythm.
25 He hears the birdling's call, the cricket's chirp, the glow worm's song; and not a
sparrow falls to earth without his knowledge and consent.
26 A sparrow seems a thing of little worth; yea, five of them are worth two farthings
in the market place, and yet God cares for every one of them.
27 Will he not care much more for you who bear his image in your soul?
28 Fear not to make confession of the Christ before the sons of men, and God will
own you as his sons and daughters in the presence of the host of heaven.
29 If you deny the Christ before the sons of men, then God will not receive you as
his own before the hosts of heaven.
30 And more I say, Fear not when men shall bring you up before the rulers of the
land to answer for your faith.
31 Behold, the Holy Breath shall teach you in your hour of need what you should say,
and what is best leave unsaid.
32 And then the Christines went again to teach the multitudes.
Miriam sings a song of victory. The song. Jesus reveals the symbolic character of the
journey of Israel from Egypt to Canaam.
AND Miriam stood before the surging crowd, and casting up her eyes to heaven she
sung anew the song of victory:
2 Bring forth the harp, the vina and the lyre; bring forth the highest sounding cymbal,
all ye choirs of heaven. Join in the song, the new, new song.
3 The Lord of hosts has stooped to hear the cries of men, and lo, the citadel of
Beelzebul is shaking as a leaf before the wind.
4 The sword of Gideon is again unsheathed.
5 The Lord, with his own hand has pulled far back the curtains of the night; the sun
of truth is flooding heaven and earth;
6 The demons of the dark, of ignorance and death, are fleeing fast; are disappearing
as the dew beneath the morning sun.
7 God is our strength and song; is our salvation and our hope, and we will build anew
ahouse for him;
8 Will cleanse our hearts, and purify their chambers, every one. We are the temple
of the Holy Breath.
9 We need no more a tent within the wilderness; no more a temple built with hands.
10 We do not seek the Holy Land, nor yet Jerusalem.
11 We are the tent of God; we are his temple built without the sound of edged tools.
12 We are the Holy Land; we are the New Jerusalem; Allelujah, praise the Lord!
13 And when the song was done the multitudes exclaimed, Praise God.
14 And Jesus said, Behold the way!
15 The sons of men have groped for ages in the darkness of Egyptian night.
16 The Pharaohs of sense have bound them with their chains.
17 But God has whispered through the mists of time and told them of a land of liberty
18 And he has sent his Logos forth to light the way.
19 The Red Sea rolls between the promised land and Egypt's sands.
20 The Red Sea is the carnal mind.
21 Behold, the Logos reaches out his hand; the sea divides; the carnal mind is reft
in twain; the sons of men walk through dry shod.
22 The Pharaohs of sense would stay them in their flight; the waters of the sea
return; the Pharaohs of sense are lost and men are free.
23 For just a little while men tread the wilderness of Sin; the Logos leads the way;
24 And when at last men stand upon the Jordan's brink, these waters stay, and men
step forth into their own.
Jesus teaches. A man requests him to compel his brother to deal justly. Jesus reveals
the divine law, the power of truth and the universality of possessions. Relates the
parable of the rich man and his abundant harvest.
AND Jesus taught the multitudes; and while he spoke a man stood forth and said,
2 Rabboni, hear my plea: My father died and left a large estate; my brother seized
it all, and now refuses me my share.
3 I pray that you will bid him do the right, and give what is mine.
4 And Jesus said, I am not come to be a judge in such affairs; I am no henchman
of the court.
5 God sent me not to force a man to do the right.
6 In every man there is a sense of right; but many men regard it not.
7 The fumes that rise from selfishness have formed a crust about their sense of right
that veils their inner light, so that they cannot comprehend nor recognise the rights of
8 This veil you cannot tear away by force of arms, and there is naught that can
dissolve this crust but knowledge and love of God.
9 While men are in the mire, the skies seem far away; when men are on the
mountain top, the skies are near, and they can almost touch the stars.
10 Then Jesus turned and to the twelve he said, Behold the many in the mire of
11 The leaven of truth will change the miry clay to solid rock, and men can walk and
find the path that leads up to the mountain top.
12 You cannot haste; but you can scatter forth this leaven with a generous hand.
13 When men have learned the truth that bears upon its face the law of right, then
they will haste to every man his dues.
14 Then to the people Jesus said, Take heed, and covet not. The wealth of men
does not consist in what they seem to have--in lands, in silver and in gold.
15 These things are only borrowed wealth. No man can corner up the gifts of God.
16 The things of nature are the things of God, and what is God's belongs to every
17 The wealth of soul lies in the purity of life, and in the wisdom that descends from
18 Behold, a rich man's ground brought forth abundantly; his barns were far too
small to hold his grain, and to himself he said,
19 What shall I do? I must not give my grain away; I must not let it go to waste; and
then he said,
20 This will I do; I will tear down these little barns and built up larger ones; there I will
store away my grain and I will say,
21 My soul take now your ease; you have enough for many years; eat, drink and fill
yourself and be content.
22 But God looked down and saw the man; he saw his selfish heart and said,
23 You foolish man, this night your soul will quit its house of flesh; then who will have
your garnered wealth?
24 You men of Galilee, lay not up treasures in the vaults of earth; accumulated
wealth will blight your soul.
25 God does not give men wealth to hoard away in secret vaults. Men are but
stewards of God's wealth, and they must use it for the common good.
26 To every steward who is true to self, to other men, to every thing that is, the Lord
will say, Well done.
The Christines in the home of Mary of Magdala. Jesus calls his disciples, "Little Flock,"
and charges them to place their affections on divine things. He teaches them regarding
the inner life.
AND Jesus left the multitudes and went with his disciples up to Mary's home; and as
they sat about the board to dine he said,
2 My little flock, fear not; it is your Father's will that you shall rule the kingdom of the
3 A ruler in the house of God is servant of the Lord of Hosts, and man cannot serve
God except by serving men.
4 A servant in the house of God cannot be servant in the house of wealth; nor in the
synagogue of sense.
5 If you are tied to lands, or bonds, or wealth of earth, your hearts are knit to things
of earth; for where your treasures are there are your hearts.
6 Dispose of all your wealth, distribute it among the poor, and put your trust in God,
and you nor yours will ever come to want.
7 This is a test of faith, and God will not accept the service of faithless one.
8 The time is ripe; your Master comes upon the clouds; the eastern sky is glowing
with his presence now.
9 Put on reception robes; gird up your loins; trim up your lamps and fill them well with
oil, and be prepared to meet your Lord; when you are ready, he will come.
10 Thrice blessed are the servants who are ready to receive their Lord.
11 Behold, for he will gird himself, and will prepare a sumptuous feast for every one,
and he himself will serve.
12 It matters not when he shall come; it may be at the second watch; it may be at
the third; but blessed are the servants who are ready to receive.
13 You cannot leave your door ajar and go to sleep, and wait in blissful ignorance
of the fleeting time;
14 For thieves will surely come and take away your goods and bind and carry you
away to robbers' dens.
15 And if you are not carried forth, the Master when he comes will not regard a
sleeping guard as friend, but as a foe.
16 Beloved, these are times when every man must be awake and at his post, for
none can tell the hour nor the day when man shall be revealed.
17 And Peter said, Lord is this parable for us, or for the multitudes?
18 And Jesus, Why need you ask? God is not a man that he should show respect
for one and cast another off.
19 Whoever will may come and gird himself, and trim his lamp, and find a turret in
the tower of life where he may watch, and be prepared to meet the Lord.
20 But you, as children of the light, have come, and you have learned the language
of the court, and may stand forth and lead the way.
21 But you may wait, and think that you are ready to receive the Lord, and still he
does not come.
22 And you may grow impatient and begin to long for carnal ways again, and may
begin to exercise your rule;
23 To beat, and otherwise maltreat the servants of the house, and fill yourselves with
wine and meat.
24 And what will say the Lord when he shall come?
25 Behold, for he will cast the faithless servant from his house; and many years will
come and go before he can be cleansed, and be thought worthy to receive his Lord.
26 The servant who has come into the light, who knows the Master's will and does
it not; the trusted guard who goes to sleep within the turret of the tower of life,
27 Shall feel the lash of justice many times, while he who does not know his Master's
will and does it not, will not receive the graver punishment.
28 The man who comes and stands before the open door of opportunity and does
not enter in, but goes his way,
29 Will come again and find the door made fast, and when he calls, the door will
30 The guard will say, you had the pass-word once, but you threw it away and now
the Master knows you not; depart.
31 And verily I say to you, To whom much has been given, much is required; to
whom a little has been given, a little only is required.
In answer to a question of Lamaas Jesus teaches a lesson on the reign of peace and
the way to it through antagonisms. The signs of the times. Guidance of the Holy Breath.
The Christines go to Bethsaida.
NOW, after they had dined, the guests and Jesus all were in a spacious hall in Mary's
2 And then Lamaas said, Pray, tell us Lord, is this the dawn of peace?
3 Have we come forth unto the time when men will war no more?
4 Are you, indeed, the Prince of Peace that holy men said would come?
5 And Jesus said, Peace reigns to-day; it is the peace of death.
6 A stagnant pool abides in peace. When waters cease to move they soon are
ladened with the seeds of death; corruption dwells in every drop.
7 The living waters always leap and skip about like lambs in spring.
8 The nations are corrupt; they sleep within the arms of death and they must be
aroused before it is too late.
9 In life we find antagonists at work. God sent me here to stir unto its depths the
waters of the sea of life.
10 Peace follows strife; I come to slay this peace of death. The prince of peace must
first be prince of strife.
11 This leaven of truth which I have brought to men will stir the demons up, and
nations, cities, families will be at war within themselves.
12 The five that have been dwelling in a home of peace will be divided now, and two
shall war with three;
13 The son will stand against his sire; the mother and the daughter will contend; yea,
strife will reign in every home.
14 The self and greed and doubt will rage into a fever heat, and then, because of
me, the earth will be baptised in human blood.
15 But right is king; and when the smoke is cleared away the nations will learn war
no more; the Prince of Peace will come to reign.
16 Behold, the signs of what I say are in the sky; but men can see them not.
17 When men behold a cloud rise in the west they say, A shower of rain will come,
and so it does; and when the wind blows from the south they say, The weather will be
hot; and it is so.
18 Lo, men can read the signs of earth and sky, but they cannot discern the signs
of Holy Breath; but you shall know.
19 The storm of wrath comes on; the carnal man will seek a cause to hale you into
court, and cast you into prison cells.
20 And when these times shall come let wisdom guide; do not resent. Resentment
makes more strong the wrath of evil men.
21 There is a little sense of justice and of mercy in the vilest men of earth.
22 By taking heed to what you do and say and trusting in the guidance of the Holy
Breath, you may inspire this sense to grow.
23 You thus may make the wrath of men to praise the Lord.
24 The Christines went their way, and came unto Bethsaida and taught.
A great storm on the sea destroys many lives. Jesus makes an appeal for aid, and the
people give with a generous hand. In answer to a lawyer's question, Jesus gives the
philosophy of disasters.
AS Jesus taught, a man stood forth and said, Rabboni, may I speak?
2 And Jesus said, Say on. And then the man spoke out and said,
3 A storm upon the sea last night wrecked many fishing boats, and scores of men
went down to death, and lo, their wives and children are in need;
4 What can be done to help them in their sore distress?
5 And Jesus said, A worthy plea. You men of Galilee, take heed. We may not bring
again to live these men, but we can succour those who looked to them for daily bread.
6 You stewards of the wealth of God, an opportunity has come; unlock your vaults;
bring forth your hoarded gold; bestow it with a lavish hand.
7 This wealth was laid aside for just times as these; when it was needed not, lo, it
was yours to guard;
8 But now it is not yours, for it belongs to those who are in want, and if you give it
not you simply bring upon your heads the wrath of God.
9 It is not charity to give to those who need; it is but honesty; it is but giving men
10 Then Jesus turned to Judas, one of the twelve, who was the treasurer of the
band, and said,
11 Bring forth our treasure box; the money is not ours now; turn every farthing to the
help of those in such distress.
12 Now, Judas did not wish to give the money all to those in want, and so he talked
with Peter, James and John.
13 He said, Lo, I will save a certain part and give the rest; that surely is enough for
us, for we are strangers to the ones in want; we do not even know their names.
14 But Peter said, Why, Judas, man, how do you dare to think to trifle with the
strength of right?
15 The Lord has spoken true; this wealth does not belong to us in face of this
distress, and to refuse to give it is to steal.
16 You need not fear; we will not come to want.
17 Then Judas opened up the treasure box and gave the money all.
18 And there was gold and silver, food, and raiment in abundance for the needs of
19 A lawyer said, Rabboni, if God rules the worlds and all that in them is, did he not
bring about this storm? did he not slay these men?
20 Has he not brought this sore distress upon these people here? and was it done
to punish them for crimes?
21 And we remember well when once a band of earnest Jews from Galilee were in
Jerusalem, and ata feast and were, for fancied crimes against the Roman law,
22 Cut down within the very temple court by Pontius Pilate; and their blood became
23 Did God bring on this slaughter all because these men were doubly vile?
24 And then we bring to mind that once a tower called Siloam, graced the defences
of Jerusalem, and, seemingly, without a cause it tottered and it fell to earth and
eighteen men were killed.
25 Were these men vile? and were they slain as punishment for some great crime?
26 And Jesus said, We cannot look upon a single span of life and judge of anything.
27 There is a law that men must recognise: Result depends on cause.
28 Men are not motes to float about within the air of one short life, and then be lost
29 They are undying parts of the eternal whole that come and go, lo, many times into
the air of earth and of the great beyond, just to unfold the God-like self.
30 A cause may be a part of one brief life; results may not be noted till another life.
31 The cause of your results cannot be found within my life, nor can the cause of my
results be found in yours.
32 I cannot reap except I sow and I must reap whate'er I sow,
33 The law of all eternities is known to master minds:
34 Whatever men do unto other men the judge and executioner will do to them.
35 We do not note the execution of this law among the sons of men.
36 We note the weak dishonoured, trampled on and slain by those men call the
37 We note that men with woodlike heads are seated in the chairs of state;
38 Are kings and judges, senators and priests, while men with giant intellects are
scavengers about the streets.
39 We note that women with a moiety of common sense, and not a whit of any other
kind, are painted up and dressed as queens,
40 Becoming ladies of the courts of puppet kings, because they have the form of
something beautiful; while God'd own daughters are their slaves, or serve as common
labourers in the field.
41 The sense of justice cries aloud: This is a travesty on right.
42 So when men see no further than one little span of life it is no wonder that they
say, There is no God, or if there is a God he is a tyrant and should die.
43 If you would judge aright of human life, you must arise and stand upon the crest
of time and note the thoughts and deeds of men as they have come up through the
44 For we must know that man is not a creature made of clay to turn again to clay
45 He is a part of the eternal whole. There never was a time when he was not; a
time will never come when he will not exist.
46 And now we look; the men who now are slaves were tyrants once; the men who
now are tyrants have been slaves.
47 The men who suffer now once stood aloft and shouted with a fiend's delight while
others suffered at their hands.
48 And men are sick, and halt, and lame, and blind because they once transgressed
the laws of perfect life, and every law of God must be fulfilled.
49 Man may escape the punishment that seems but due for his mis-doings in this life;
but every deed and word and thought has its own metes and bounds,
50 Is cause, and has its own results, and if a wrong be done, the doer of the wrong
must make it right.
51 And when the wrongs have all been righted then will man arise and be at one with
Jesus teaches by the sea. He relates the parable of the sower. Tells why he teaches
in parables. Explains the parable of the sower. Relates the parable of the wheat and
AND Jesus stood beside the sea and taught; the multitudes pressed close upon him
and he went into a boat that was near by and put a little ways from shore, and then he
spoke in parables; he said,
2 Behold, a sower took his seed and went into his field to sow.
3 With lavish hand he scattered forth the seed and some fell in the hardened paths
that men had made,
4 And soon were crushed beneath the feet of other men; and birds came down and
carried all the seeds away.
5 Some seed fell on rocky ground where there was little soil; they grew and soon the
blades appeared and promised much;
6 But then there was no depth of soil, no chance for nourishment, and in the heat of
noonday sun they withered up and died.
7 Some seed fell where thistles grew, and found no earth in which to grow and they
8 But other seed found lodgement in the rich and tender soil and grew apace, and
in the harvest it was found that some brought forth a hundred fold, some sixty fold,
some thirty fold.
9 They who have ears to hear may hear; they who hearts to understand may know.
10 Now, his disciples were beside him in the boat, and Thomas asked, Why do you
speak in parables?
11 And Jesus said, My words, like every master's words, are dual in their sense.
12 To you who know the language of the soul, my words have meanings far too deep
for other men to comprehend.
13 The other sense of what I say is all the multitude can understand; these words are
food for them; the inner thoughts are food for you.
14 Let every one reach forth and take the food that he is ready to receive.
15 And then he spoke that all might hear; he said, Hear you the meaning of the
16 Men hear my words and understand them not, and then the carnal self purloins
the seed, and not a sign of spirit life appears.
17 This is the seed that fell within the beaten paths of men.
18 And others hear the words of life, and with a fiery zeal receive them all; they seem
to comprehend the truth and promise well;
19 But troubles come; discouragements arise; there is no depth of thought; their good
intentions wither up and die.
20 These are the seeds that fell in stony ground.
21 And others hear the words of truth and seem to know their worth; but love of
pleasure, reputation, wealth and fame fill all the soil; the seeds are nourished not and
they are lost.
22 These are the seeds that fell among the thistles and the thorns.
23 But others hear the words of truth and comprehend them well; they sink down
deep into their souls; they live the holy life and all the world is blest.
24 These are the seeds that fell in fertile soil, that brought forth fruit abundantly.
25 You men of Galilee, take heed to how you hear and how you cultivate your fields;
for if you slight the offers of this day, the sower may not come to you again in this or
in the age to come.
26 Then Jesus spoke another parable; he said:
27 Then kingdom I may liken to a field in which a man sowed precious seed;
28 But while he slept an evil one went forth and sowed a measure full of darnel seed;
then went his way.
29 The soil was good, and so the wheat and darnel grew; and when the servants
saw the tares among the wheat, they found the owner of the field and said,
30 You surely sowed good seed; from whence these tares?
31 The owner said, Some evil one out has sown the seed of tares.
32 The servants said, Shall we go out and pull up by the roots the tares and burn
them in the fire?
33 The owner said, No, that would not be well. The wheat and tares grow close
together in the soil, and while you pull the tares you would destroy the wheat.
34 So we will let them grow together till the harvest time. Then to the reapers I will
35 Go forth and gather up the tares and bind them up and burn them in the fire, and
gather all the wheat into my barns.
36 When he had spoken thus, he left the boat and went up to the house, and his
disciples followed him.
The Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age. Transcribed from the Book of God's Remembrance Known as the Akashic records