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Messages of Encouragement:
THE OPEN DOOR
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Encouragement for the Lesson on THE OPEN DOOR (262-30)
In the preparation of self for this lesson, there are many material and mental conditions
that the body must correlate, that there be the proper understanding of THE OPEN DOOR
being a positive activity for self; something to do, something to be done,
that there be those activities in accord with the lessons that have prepared self for the same.
The visions of self's meditations do draw to the consciousness of self
THE OPEN DOOR to the understanding, and interpretation of,
activities in the lives of those whom the body contacts day by day.
In the actions of self, be not afraid to declare His walks with thee in thy meditation.
As there is put into activity that gained, and as self looks onward, upward,
there comes the clarifying of the way in the consciousness of self.
There IS the growth in self.
Be not weary in well-doing.
As those determinations in self are set in Him,
as THE DOOR IS OPENED that He may walk with thee,
so will that promise as given come to mean more in the experience of self;
For "My yoke IS easy, my burden is light. If ye love me, keep my commandments,
that I may abide WITH thee, that the way may not be shadowed by doubts
or fears that make for faltering steps."
Keep in the light, that the promises may be fulfilled in thee,
that there may be that closer communion with those that seek to know Him face to face.
As there is the experiencing of the varied temperaments of associations with the truth
that is in Him, so may the self come to know the full answer as from old,
"Is this not he of whom the prophets spoke?"
Keep in that understanding that makes for seeking to bring thy brethren close in that way,
through THE OPEN DOOR.
In the application does the knowledge come of what IS to be accomplished by self,
in the step by step, line by line, that others may know of that promise
that IS to each individual that may be one with Him.
Be not unmindful that those met in the way are seekers also, and are the Israel of the Lord.
As there is given those presentations from day to day in the steps that are taken,
in thy OWN way does the knowledge, the understanding come of
"Well done, enter into the joys of Him who shows the way,"
For him that is called is also predestined for the activities of HIS kingdom.
In seeking, in doing, in the meeting day by day,
let self be as naught that HE, the leader, the guide,
may be the better understood by those that look to thy activities;
For in Him is the light, and as there is the closer walk with Him
the way becomes brighter to all that would follow in the light.
In OPENING THE DOOR there are those responsibilities, as well as those joys, in following in the light.
Be THOU the guide to many, that no stumbling block of condemnation be placed in the way of any.
WELL hast thou chosen in thine choosing, for HE is the guide.
In the understanding of THE OPEN DOOR, be mindful that HIS way is pointed out to all.
"Not my will but thine be done," even as He gave, "For this purpose came I into the world;"
the greater service, then, being that HE would have you be.
In the application of those tenets, those precepts gained,
keep the knowledge that HE is the guide, "upon Him may I lean."
Though at times the way be heavy, or the storms such as to cause doubts and fears,
He stills the tempest, He brings harmony to those that are weary, and tired.
Keep the faith that OPENS THE DOOR to Him.
That which is given as the next lesson must be IN HIS PRESENCE,
for "If His presence go not WITH thee, be not lifted up,"
and the meditation for all shall be with this lesson:
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN,
MAY THY KINGDOM COME IN EARTH
THROUGH THY PRESENCE IN ME,
THAT THE LIGHT OF THY WORD
MAY SHINE UNTO THOSE
THAT I MEET DAY BY DAY.
MAY THY PRESENCE IN MY BROTHER BE SUCH
THAT I MAY GLORIFY THEE.
MAY I SO CONDUCT MY OWN LIFE
THAT OTHERS MAY KNOW THY PRESENCE
ABIDES WITH ME,
AND THUS GLORIFY THEE.
Keep the faith of the fathers burning bright along the way,
for many will follow where thou leadest.
OPEN THE DOOR of thine heart, that He may abide with thee.
Know in whom thou hast believed, that He is able to keep that way,
THAT DOOR THOU OPENEST, that thy brother may see the glory of thy God in thy walks daily among men.
In keeping the way be joyous in the glory of the birthright in Him;
For as thou hast OBTAINED mercy be merciful to those who falter
or seek to know the variableness of those conditions that cause fear
and trembling in the minds, in the hearts, of many.
Peace - Be still, that THY efforts be in the way as HE doth guide.
Updated: 6 June 2014