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262-90 3rd of November, 1935
262-91 22nd of December, 1935
262-92 12th of January, 1936
262-93 8th of March, 1936
262-94 22nd of March, 1936
OPEN THOU MINE EYES, O GOD,
THAT I MAY KNOW THE GLORY
THOU HAST PREPARED FOR ME.
GLORY is THAT WHICH IS SOUGHT
IN THE EXPERIENCE
of EACH and EVERY INDIVIDUAL.
GLORY, is THE NATURAL EXPRESSION
also OF EVERY THING, CONDITION, CIRCUMSTANCE
that GIVES TO MAN AND HIS MIND
A CONCEPT OF CREATIVE FORCES
as THEY MANIFEST IN MATERIALITY
Hence this, then, is
THE NATURAL SEEKING OF MAN.
If YE WOULD KNOW GOD,
If YE WOULD KNOW HIS GLORY,
DO GOOD UNTO THY FELLOW MAN!
GIVE EXPRESSION of THAT LOVE
as THE SON GAVE
in HIS MINISTRY among men;
who went about DOING GOOD,
GIVING PRAISE and GLORY.
NOT TO SELF,
NOT TO A PERIOD,
NOT TO AN IDEAL,
BUT TO GOD.
For, as He gave,
"OF MYSELF I CAN DO NOTHING,
but that THE GLORY OF GOD
MAY BE MANIFESTED among men
FOR THIS CAUSE,
FOR THIS PURPOSE
CAME I INTO THE WORLD."
"AS YE ABIDE IN ME AND I IN THE FATHER,
SO MAY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER
THROUGH THEE BE MADE MANIFEST
IN THE EXPERIENCE OF THY BRETHREN."
the ABILITY OF
KNOW that THE LORD, THY GOD, IS ONE!
KNOW that THY ABILITY, THY SERVICE,
BEGINS FIRST WITH COOPERATION
IN BEING THAT CHANNEL
THROUGH WHICH THE GLORY OF THE LORD
MAY BE MANIFESTED IN THE EARTH!
THE ACTIVITIES should come to be
LESS AND LESS FOR SELF,
but MORE AND MORE THAT SELF MAY BE THE CHANNEL
through which THE GLORY OF THE FATHER
MAY BE MANIFESTED in the earth.
KNOW that to KNOW THE GLORY INDEED
is to - self - BE A PART OF THAT GLORY;
THAT WHICH WOULD COME THROUGH THY EFFORTS.
NOT AS AN HONOR, but as THY HONORING THE CHRIST
- FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE.
Not that ye may be well-spoken of or looked upon
by the world as something set aside.
Rather as He gave,
"IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD"
yet MANIFESTING THAT which becomes
THE GLORY OF THE FATHER
among the children of men.
NOT THAT SELF, thine own EGO MAY BE SATISFIED,
BUT RATHER THAT THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
- as exemplified in the manner,
the way the Master,
thy Savior did manifest
- may be THROUGH THEE MANIFESTED
BEFORE and TOWARD THY FELLOW MAN.
In giving that as may be the opening presentation of the lesson, a lesson, on Glory:
These that present this
should within themselves
that which to each is Glory.
What manner or form, then,
shall it take in each EXPERIENCING
- during this lesson, this preparation of same
- that which will be, that is, GLORY in each one's experience?
These lessons to many have become at times as yokes;
yet some have learned and are learning what He meant when He gave,
"Take my yoke upon you and learn of me;
For my yoke is easy, my burden is light."
Then, as ye approach this glorified Savior, this glorified Christ,
GLORY in thine OWN experience that ye as individuals
are BEING a channel of blessing to others;
that ye are serving in such a manner
that the service is no longer as a servitude
but rather as that which brings JOY in the activity,
a longing for the association, the opportunity, the manner
in which self may be in some measure or some manner a channel of blessing.
Does the Glory then as in Him shine out unto others?
Does it become in thine own experience only a cross in the flesh?
Is it not rather that same experience which He had in entering into His Glory?
That is, the completion of those activities in the material world when His Glory was shown?
And He asked that they - that all those who would
make of their lives, of their experience,
a channel of blessing to the fellow man - might know His Glory;
that they might know their OWN glory;
that there might come that glory in the experiences of those who had consecrated,
dedicated their lives and so LIVED them as to become living examples
known among men for their good work in being a channel.
Think it not strange, then, that ye should look for that glory.
For has it not been given that ye have been chosen, even as ye have chosen Him?
Thinkest thou that His prayer will not be answered IN thee,
and in thine experience? [See also 262-93]
Then, rather than the opening of that as would be presented to others,
rather would we give here that YE rededicate, reconsecrate yourselves;
that ye may know, that ye may experience, this Glory.
How - ye ask - and in what way?
How has He asked ever? "What seekest thou?"
Then, shall this Glory be known and experienced in the realm of spiritual awakening,
of mental attunement, or of material benefit?
All are of the Lord.
In considering the lesson at this time:
Glory is that which is sought in the experience of each and every individual.
It, Glory, is the natural expression also of every thing, condition, circumstance
that gives to man and his mind a concept of Creative Forces as they manifest in materiality.
Hence this, then, is the natural seeking of man.
Yet, as with EVERY phase of man's experience with conditions that deal with the fellow man,
this may be turned into that which may become a stumblingblock to self or to others.
GLORY, then, in all its phases in man's experience, and as related to the Creative Forces
in the manifestations in the earth, is to be studied.
That this particular Season brings to man the time when there is the expression of the Glory of the Father
through the Son in the earth, is manifested in the experience of all present.
Then, we may find Glory in those activities, those expressions
that may bring joy, peace, happiness, understanding, knowledge, wisdom,
in the experience of all.
These be the expressions of man in glorifying not self but that purpose, that ideal,
for which the Season, the period stands in the experience of each
that seeks to know the Glory of the Father.
For, as was given of old, the Glory of God shall be manifested among men;
For He, God, hath spoken it, hath promised it to the sons of men.
Yet this Glory must become aware in the experience of each in the same order, the same manner,
as every law of the Lord.
They that would know God or His Glory must believe that He IS,
and a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.
If ye would know God, if ye would know His Glory, DO GOOD unto thy fellow man!
Give expression of that love as the Son gave in His ministry among men;
who went about doing good, giving praise and Glory.
Not to self, not to a period, not to an ideal, but to God.
For, as He gave,
"Of myself I can do nothing, but that the Glory of God may be manifested among men
- for this cause, for this purpose came I into the world."
Then, if ye would make this Glad Season of effect in thine own experience,
show forth THAT LOVE in thy dealings, in thy relationships, in thine words, in thine acts.
For as He gave,
"As ye do it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do it unto me."
Not, then, that self may be well-spoken of.
Not that there may be this or that of thine own convenience, of thine own satisfaction.
But that the Glory of God may be manifested among the sons of men!
In this manner, then, ye may know the Glory of the Father, of the Son, at this Glad Christmas Time.
"As ye abide in me and I in the Father, so may the Glory of the Father through thee
be made manifest in the experience of thy brethren."
In giving that as may be helpful in the study of the lesson,
and in presenting that which may be helpful to others:
Oft in the interpretation of Glory we find those conditions
that become disturbing, or the incorrect understanding of Glory.
There may be given, then, that premise from which those interpretations
may be presented to others.
So we would give, here, the manner in which this group would present this lesson, Glory:
GLORY is the ability of the individual, the object, the personality the god-force, to SERVE.
Then, when this is considered from this phase or angle,
we find that oft there is VAINGLORY.
When that spoken so oft by the sages, the prophets of old, is considered,
as to how the glory of the Lord would fill the earth,
it is seen as to how vain becomes the experiences of individuals
who have lost sight of that purpose for which those individuals,
groups or masses spoke - or were spoken to - as to the glory that might be theirs.
As it has so oft been given from the first,
KNOW that the Lord, thy God, is ONE!
KNOW that thy ability, thy service, begins first with COOPERATION
in BEING that channel through which the Glory of the Lord
may be manifested in the earth!
For, "The earth IS the Lord's, and the fullness thereof
- Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night sheweth knowledge."
If ye would, then, fill that whereunto thou hast been called,
let thy Glory - let thy Knowledge - let thy WISDOM - be in the Lord!
In summing up that which has been given respecting the manner
in which individuals should apply themselves in relationships
to activities for the GLORY of the Father through the Son
in their activities with and to their fellow man, we find:
The activities should come to be less and less for self,
but more and more that self may be the channel through which
the Glory of the Father may be manifested in the earth.
Then, the activities of self become less and less towards the Glory of self,
less that good may come to thee.
For being one with the Father, even as He has given,
"As ye abide in me and I in the Father,"
then there may be that Glory, that consciousness of the oneness
that thou didst occupy before thy advent or before the world was.
Even as He prayed,
"Now, glorify thy son, that he may have the glory
that was his before the worlds were."
Hence, be - individuals in this group - as individuals preparing others that they, too,
may know that Glory in their activities, in their lives.
Not unto the Glory of self that thou may be only well-spoken of;
For they that do such have indeed their own reward within their EARTHLY experience.
But they that do service IN His name, for the Glory of the Father,
may indeed know the Glory the Lord hath prepared for them that serve Him.
Quit ye yourselves like the children of the Father, knowing that His love, His Glory,
abideth with those who love His ways, that keep His commandments,
that GLORY in the Cross and in a service to their fellow man.
In giving that as might be helpful to each of you in applying yourselves as individuals,
and in giving and supplying that as may be helpful to others
in their study and their seeking for the ways and manners
in which they, too, as individuals, may know and manifest
the Glory of the Son in the Father.
In adding to that which has been given, or in summing it all up,
KNOW that to KNOW the Glory indeed is to - self
- be a part of that Glory; that which would come through thy efforts.
Not as an honor, but as thy honoring the Christ - for His name's sake.
Not that ye may be well-spoken of or looked upon by the world as something set aside.
Rather as He gave, "IN the world but not OF the world"
yet manifesting that which becomes the Glory of the Father among the children of men.
Not that self, thine own ego may be satisfied, but rather that the spirit of truth
- as exemplified in the manner, the way the Master, thy Savior did manifest
- may be THROUGH THEE manifested before and toward thy fellow man.
For it was spoken of Him that He went about doing good.
NO one could speak evil of Him, yet WE say, YE say, evil was done Him.
Yet He said, "for that purpose came I into the world, that I might overcome the world,"
and thus that the Glory of the Father, of the Creator - yea, of thy Elder Brother - might be manifest.
As has been declaimed by a teacher, there is one Glory of the sun, another of the moon,
another of the stars; each differing in their Glory according to the purpose
for which they each have been established.
That man might in himself see the Glory of the Father being made manifest
by they each performing their purpose in THEIR cooperation, in THEIR activity, before Him.
So, in thine own life, in thine own relation, in thine own associations one with another,
how speakest THOU - how readest thou?
that ye do this or that in order that ye may be well thought of?
or are ye fearful of what another will say because thou art called to do this or that?
Does the sun fear the Glory of the moon, or the moon the sun?
Do the stars fail to shine because the sun is in HIS Glory?
Yea, these should be to each of us that example, even as He gave,
"Abide in me, I in thee, and ye shall have and know the Glory of the Father."
(Q) As I call each name, you will give an individual message for them
relative to this lesson and their part in this group work.
(A) Let the Glory of service to thy brother, in the Christ, show forth thy life, thy mind, thy heart;
that the light of the whole body may be strengthened in Him.
(A) Let the Glory of the Father, through thy efforts in thine dealings with thy fellow man,
bring thee joy, bring thee peace.
For like begets like.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
Keep the faith that is set in Him,
and press ON to the mark of the higher calling set BY Him.
(A) The Glory of the Father, of the Son, keep thee in the ways
that thou shouldst go day by day.
Realize in thine daily experience that indeed in Him ye have life,
in Him ye move and have thy being.
(A) The Glory of the Father, of the Son, keep thy days, thy ways,
that there may be no shadows, no faults, in thine inner self.
For He is the light and He is the way. Follow where He leadeth thee.
(A) Let the Glory of the Father, of the Son, be as the light to thy feet, to thy ways.
When the turmoils of life, the turmoils of associations trouble thee,
look rather to Him who hath given,
"Put thy burden on me - LEARN of me and thy burden will be light, and thy way will be straight."
(A) Let that Glory thou hast seen in thy service to thy fellow man strengthen thee
in the way that He leadeth thee.
For He faileth not those who put their trust in Him.
(A) Let that Glory of service, of understanding, be as WISDOM in thy dealings with thy fellow man.
Not as knowledge alone but as wisdom, that giveth the manner, the way, the how, the when,
to speak His name - in and before thy fellow man.
(A) The Glory of the Father, of the Son, shadow thee in all thy going in, thy coming out.
Let the Voice as thou hast heard, as thou mayest hear calling,
be as those experiences that make more and more aware of His abiding presence with thee.
For whom the Lord loveth He directeth.
(A) The way of the Lord is not past finding out.
And the Glory that thou hast had, thou mayest have in His presence, abides nigh unto thee.
Glory, then, in the Father, in the Son; that His name, His promises, may be sure to the sons of men.
(A) Let the glory of the Lord abide with thee.
Know that he that calleth but harkeneth not is as they who build their house on the sand.
When He calls, answer - and give forth that which may be in glory for the purposes,
for the service of the Son.
(A) Let the Glory of the Father, of the Son, suffice thee.
Not what man thinketh, or what man sayeth.
For man looketh on the outward appearance, but God looketh on the heart.
Know that as thou hast purposed in thy heart is that which comes before the Glory of God,
that may be manifested IN THEE - for as He abides in thee and in thy fellow man,
then not to the Glory of self but to that spirit of love, of truth, that abides with Him.
(A) Let love be without dissimulation.
Cleave to good; that the Glory of the Son in the Father may
- through thine efforts among the sons of men
- be more and more glorious in the eyes of those that seek to know the way.
(A) Let the heart be not troubled.
Let it be not afraid.
(A) Let the Glory of the Father EVER be before thee.
For whom the Lord hath called, they will be borne upon those glories
that may become as shining lights before men.
Keep the faith that HIS ways may become more and more as the ways of those ye meet day by day.
For with the measure ye mete, it will be measured to thee again
- either unto the Glory of the Father or to thine own confusion.
Let the Lord guide and direct thee.
(A) Let that thou hast held in thine heart keep thee ever.
For the Glory of the Lord is nigh to those that seek Him.
For He hath given, "If ye will be my children, I will be thy God."
Let that seeking, then, be the Glory of thy purpose, of thy desire.
(Q) Is there a message for the group as a whole?
(A) Keep the purposes thou hast been called to do.
For as ye have purposed, then to that end will He bear thee up
- if ye will but remain TRUE to the purposes in thy love for Him.
Ye may indeed Glory, for ye have been called of Him.
(Q) Please give an outline for the lesson Glory.
(A) There have been many outlines for the varied lessons.
Would you change these?
Is not this outline the same as the others;
that pertaining to the various phases of Glory?
As has been given in the first, there is the Glory of the Mind, the Body, the Soul.
In all of these phases there are presented the various activities
through which there may be the interpretation of Glory
in those that would be glorious, or the interpretation of Glory
in those that would show forth the Glory of the Lord.
(Q) Please give a discourse on the Creation of the Soul.
(A) This will come in its own time, in WISDOM
- that is the second lesson from this. KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM.
WISDOM, then, begins with the recognition and acknowledging of,
the knowing of, the application of, the Soul in its development.
(Q) Please explain the following excerpt from Group Reading [262-88] given Sunday, Sept. 8, 1935:
"That Force, that Power, which manifests itself in separating - or as separate forces
and influences in the earth, continue to enter; and then change; continuing to pour in and out.
From whence came it?
Whither does it go, when it returns?"
(A) Here we find those influences are spoken of that come as a portion of the Whole,
that are separate - as companionships to the Whole; and are given their individuality
through their activities in and through material manifestations.
In other words, the Soul - that is the motivative influence in the activities in a manifested form in the earth,
in its expression of that thou art studying in the present.
These influences, or interpretations, will become confusing unless kept in their OWN sphere.
(Q) : What is meant by paradise as referred to by Jesus in speaking to the thief on the Cross?
(A) The inter-between; the awareness of being in that state of transition
between the material and the spiritual phases of consciousness of the Soul.
The awareness that there is the companionship of entities or souls,
or separate forces in those stages of the development.
(Q) What is meant by Jesus in John 21:23,
"If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?"
(A) The answer to the disturbed soul of Peter, who recognized the condition existent
in the transition of the thought or the mind, or the experience
of that which had been asked, "Lovest thou me?"
And the MAN felt that the love shown to the beloved disciple was such that there MIGHT be that change.
Hence the setting of that aright, to that which had been before given,
"to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give,"
but is earned, is given, is prepared, for those that
"shew the Lord's death till he come."
(Q) Any message for the Group as a whole?
(A) Much of that ye seek, ye ask, may become confusing
- unless it, the information, the interpretation,
the APPLICATION of same in thine experience is kept in its OWN realm.
For, as has been given, the interpretation of spiritual laws is in spirituality;
the interpretation of material laws is in materiality.
Confuse not thyselves, but study to show selves approved; not by wisdom, not by might,
but in that which is the perfect law of the Lord,
"Thou shalt love the LORD (thy God) with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy body,
and - thy neighbor (thy brother) as thyself."
For, as He gave, this is the whole law - and there IS no other!
(Q) Explain what is meant by glorified in John 14:13,
"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
(A) If we as individuals will but look about us, as to the ways of man and his knowledge of those things
that go to make up the elemental influences in the earth, we can see and experience
that as the Master gave; that the children of this world are wise in their own conceit;
again, that the children of this world are wise even unto those that are the children of light.
Hence as He gave to those lacking in worldly wisdom and in the wiles of those
that would make for deceitfulness in any of its phases or experiences of man's activity,
the Glory of the Father may manifest through the prayer, the activity,
the seeking of those though they may be to the worldly wise as but babes in understanding.
Thus as He has given, those that run may read that the Glory of the Father
is made manifest in those that seek to know His ways.
(Q) Explain John 17:12 - "and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition."
What is meant by lost in this sense, and just what would be meant by saved?
(A) He had chosen rather to seek his OWN ways and to deceive others into seeking to follow
their own manner rather than that there should be credence or credit or loyalty or love
shown to that source from which life, consciousness or manifestations emanated.
Hence that spoken of him that rebelled against the throne of heaven,
and manifested in the flesh in the one who betrayed Him.
Then, all are sons of perdition - or allow that force to manifest through them - who deny Him,
or who betray Him, or who present themselves to be one thing and - under earthly environment
or for personal gain, or for reasons of gratification - do otherwise; for they do but persecute, deny, betray Him.
(Q) : In the reading of Nov. 3rd, [262-90] where it said,
"Thinkest thou that His prayer will not be answered in thee, and in thine experience?"
what connection has this with the prayer of Jesus Christ recorded in John 17?
What bearing does this have with my experience which I had while on the lesson Glory?
(A) As we find, one is a parallel or an explanation - as it were - of the other.
In the prayer that He gave,
"I pray not only for these but for those that may hear through the words of these."
Or it is an inclusive prayer for every soul that names the Name of Christ AS the example,
AS the way, as the water of life, as the Savior, as the Son.
Yet all of these are ever conditional, even as He gave.
"If ye ask in my name, that will be given unto thee - IF thou believest, IF thou art faithful."
Yet He said again,
"Hadst thou the faith, the belief, even to the grain of the mustard seed, thou would say to this mountain
'Be thou removed and cast into the sea.'"
And yet these we turn in our minds to mean spiritual or mental implications and not truths,
literal in our own experience!
So in the implication as given in thy own experience, as thou saw, as thou understood,
as the promises were given in thee, so may they be - so will they be
- fulfilled according to thy faith.
For how spoke He to they?
"What seekest thou? Be thou healed according to thy faith."
What IS thy faith?
How readest thou, in thine self, that the Glory of the Father may come to another but not to thee?
Art thou not His child?
Art thou not His alone, even as He has called?
Be not dismayed, but know that in thee, in thy service, in thy activities,
many will be drawn close to an understanding.
And let him know that hath saved a soul he hath covered a multitude of sins.
(Q) Any message for the group as a whole?
(A) Draw nigh unto Him who hath called thee.
For thou hast seen, thou hast experienced,
thou will know within thine own self the nearness of His presence among thee.
For His words faileth not.
For as He gave,
"Though the heavens and the earth pass away, my words shall NOT pass away."
So, as He hath called thee into service, be thou willing, be thou GLAD to be led by His presence,
HIS presence alone.
For the Lord is mighty and maketh known His ways unto those that seek to be gentle and kind,
to be patient and longsuffering, to be one that showeth forth brotherly love.
For, "Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of thy brethren, ye do it unto me
- if ye do it in my name, saith the Lord of hosts!"
(Q) What did Jesus mean when He spoke of
"the glory I had with the Father before the world was"?
(A) The opportunities; as Glory is only the means of opportunities
for expressing that purpose, that duty, that love, that law
which is before each soul.
(Q) Please explain the veil within the Holy of Holies.
(A) This is far afield, yet may be seen as that given by the Master,
"These I have spoken in parable lest they see and are converted."
What meaneth this?
That those individuals' times, purposes, intents, had not been completed
or sufficient unto where they would be stable in their use or application
of the Glory or the opportunity or the factor itself.
So with the veil in the Holy of Holies, which might not be entered
save by him who had been dedicated to the office of representing
or presenting the purpose, the mind of the people as a whole
- and THEN only after consecrating himself for that period or act of service.
So within man's own experience, as has been indicated,
step by step through that which has been given thee,
as ye approach the Father KNOW the way by putting into PRACTICAL application
that thou hast GAINED day by day!
What brought death to him that put forth his hand to steady the Ark that, in ORDER, sat behind the veil?
That which had brought to that individual material prosperity, laudation among his brethren;
yet the soul had accepted all without dedicating his body, his mind, his purpose to that service
- breaking through the veil to accept and yet not showing forth that which was in keeping
with those commands, those promises.
For it had been said and given,
"He that putteth forth his hand BEYOND that veil shall SURELY die!"
(Q) Please explain Hebrew 9:28,
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
(A) As it reads, so IS it; in spirit and in truth.
For, combine each promise in same to that the MASTER himself spoke.
And we will find that the promises are,
"He that abideth IN me hath indeed then put ON Christ, hath indeed become one with Christ
and is no longer subject to the temptations of the earth, of the world,"
and hence becomes one with Him and is IN that attitude, that plane of oneness.
To such there is no returning to the flesh.
(Q) As I call their names,
you will please give a personal message to each of the group
that will be of help at this time.
(A) Keep thy paths before thee as brightened with the promises of thy Christ,
and the ways will open for thee in thy service to others, through Him.
(A) Let the words of HIS mouth be as lamps to thy feet,
that the Glory of the Lord may shine roundabout thee.
(A) Keep the mind, the heart, OPEN;
that the light of the Lord may enter in and abide WITH thee.
For He WILL do thee good.
(A) Let the words of thy mouth and the meditation of thy heart coordinate with thy purposes in Him.
For in such does the light and the Glory of the Lord shine.
(A) In the Lord is thy hope, thy trust; in Him there is builded about thee the light
of the Glory of the Christ. KEEP Him in thy heart.
(A) Let the ways of the Lord come nigh unto thee day by day; for in thy meditations
ye walk along "this way," and He, thy Christ thy Brother, is the light thereof.
(A) Keep thy mind, thy heart, as one in Him; knowing even as He,
the faults in others ye CANNOT correct of thyself.
Only open the way; let the LORD have HIS way with thee.
(A) The Glory of the Lord shineth roundabout thee when ye put thy trust wholly in Him.
The ways of the Lord are not past finding out; neither do they become as a mystery
to those that make their purposes, their desires, CLEAN in the sight of the Lord.
Updated: 8 May 2014