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Lesson 12: Love

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"Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13

AFFIRMATION

Our Father, through the Love
that You have manifested in the world
through Your Son, the Christ,
make us more aware of "God is love".
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INTRODUCTION

Love is God.
The whole law is fulfilled in these three words.
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(Q) What does it mean "Love is God. God is Love."?
(A) The Son was shown the way, through the love of the Father,
and He made manifest that love in giving His earthly, material life
for a cause, an ensample, a mediation,
a contact with the Father, a mediator for man.

Hence in love, through love, God is Love,
in the Christ Consciousness, the Christ Spirit;

The Son of man made "God is Love" manifest
in all the experiences through the earth.

Hence, as given by the beloved disciple,
"God so loved the world as to give His only begotten son,
"that we, Through Him, might have life - God - more abundant.

God is Love. Love is God.
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We are urged to observe and to cultivate Love (an attribute of the soul).
It is through Love that physical life is perfected
It is through Love that the continuity of life realized.

Life is Creative Force in action and is the expression of love.

Love, Divine Love is universal.
Love is found in the smile of a baby, which is indeed is love undefiled,
Love is found in the beauty of a song, and in a soul raised in praise to the Giver of Light.
Love is manisfested in the performance of duty when there is no though of personal gain,
Love is manifested in speaking encouraging words to those seeking an understanding,
Love is manifested in the activities of those doing their best with the talents entrusted to them.
Love may be found in a contented heart that is willing to wait
until the time is fulfilled when the ideal may be realized.

Love that passes understanding is found in Christ Consciousness.

LOVE MANIFESTED

It is the privilege of every soul to find joy in communing with God in nature.
Each creation is a complete unit of expression of the Creative Power.

Christ perfectly manifested the Love of God.
Christ's life and teachings are the inspiration for the regeneration for all of us.
As sons and daughters of God we can manifest God's love
if we allow God to have His way in our lives.

Joy comes through service even in toil and pain.
Pure, undefiled Love is so powerful
that men may lay down their lives for others.
Self is forgotten.

Then, come ye, my children!
Harken unto that which thou hast attained in thine self,
that ye may put on the whole armor
and be fruitful in the love of Him (who) calls that everyone
should hear, should know, should understand,
that God is in His heavens and that His love endureth
even to those who harden their hearts
- and wills that no one should perish;
rather that in the love as may be manifested
in the daily walks, the daily activities of every soul,
each may show through that manifested the love
which impels the giving of everything within self
as a manifestation of He, the Master, having spoken with thee!
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THE POWER OF LOVE

Love is the force that uplifts and inspires us.
Children starve without Love.
Men and women wither and decay when love is lacking.
Love costs nothing, yet Love's value cannot be measured by material standards.
Love can lift a wretched human being from the miry clay of despair
and set his feet upon the solid rock of respectability and service.

Love is that inexplicable force which brought Jesus to earth
so that through Christ the way back to the Father
might be made plain to the children of men.

Love caused the Father to give His Son
that who so ever believes might have eternal life.

Love is that dynamic force which brings into manifestation all things.
Love is the healing force, the cleansing force, and the force
that blessed all things we touch.

With our hearts filled with Love we will see only goodness and purity
in everybody and in everything.

In the beginning Love looked upon the earth
and saw that it was good and blessed it. (Genesis)

As Love is God, it is, therefore, our abundant supply.
Do we lack?
Do we love?
Do we allow conditions to keep us from the realisation of the presence of God?
If so, how can we expect the flow of abundance,
when we are keeping the channel blocked by our thoughts and attitudes?
We are standing in the way of our own success.

When conditions arise which seem hard to endure,
if we would realize that we are workers together with God
and that each condition is perhaps some problem in our lives
that must be met and overcome,
we might stop and count our blessings instead of counting our hardships.

Only with our hearts filled with love
- love for conditions, love for people, love for God
- can we fully realize this.

Life is growth.
We never can grow in knowledge and understanding
and really be channels of blessing
until we have endured and conquered ourselves
just the things that we would help others to overcome.

Love allows no place for hate and recognizes no evil.
Love sees all things working together for good.

The power of love is unlimited.
We alone may set the metes and bounds.
We may use Love constructively or selfishly.
We may uplift our fellow man or crush ideals,
instigate revolts, and wreck civilization.
It all depends upon whether we are in love with ourselves
or are willing to lay down our lives for others.

THE TEST OF LOVE

"Love is patient, love is kind...Love always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
(1 Corinthians 13:4,7).

Can we truthfully say,
"For I am convinced, that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the Love of God
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
(Romans 8:38-39).

The Master said,
"A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
(John 13:34).

"But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good,
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."
(Matthew 6:44-45).

He that does not love his worst enermy has not even begun to develop.
The Father's love is the golden thread,
that is woven through the Scriptures,
which enlarges and spreads until the whole law is fulfilled in
"God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16).

To fulfill the law of love is more than simply to love those who love us,
for by so doing we have not reached the faintest conception of divine love.

Love is giving out the best that is within us.
Then, where slights, slurs, or even suspicions have been allowed to affect us,
love cannot mean all that it should in our experience.

The Master asks of us that we love Him,
that we keep His commandments that He may abide with us,
even as He abides with the Father.

All of us believe, all know, and all understand
that those things that hinder are caused by selfishness.

This prevents even the dawn of the concept of what love should mean to us.
Few of us have found the love that makes us free indeed,
that keeps us from making unkind remarks,
and prevents us from being disappointed in things, in people, and in conditions.

How much are we willing to bear, to do, and to suffer
that others may become aware of the love of the Father?

LOVE IS GIVING

The law of love does not do away with other laws,
but makes the law of recompense, the law of faith,
the law of earth forces of effect - not defective but effective.

Love is that attribute of the soul that enables us to give,
asking nothing in return.

Christ exemplified this in His life, in His death,
and in His parting promise after His resurrection,
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(Matthew 28:20).

If mankind could get the vision of what it means to love as He loves,
what peace would come on earth!

Do we want the best for another before our own wants and desires are satisfied?
Can we see some good in all whom we meet?
This is the Christ way of showing love.

Where we are weak, He is ready to sympathize, comfort, and supply strength.
In His name there is power.
If we call on His name, if we abide in His teachings,
we will radiate such a glow of righteousness
(right thinking and acting) that those who sit in darkness will see great light.

Let us take hold on things of the spirit, for they alone are eternal.
"The children of Light are called even now into service
that His day may be hastened, lest many faint."
(Edgar Cayce Readings).

Do we not remember our years and years of service
for our families and for our friends,
in which every act was so prompted by love
that there was never a thought of being weary?

When our best years have been spent for them
and we are no longer needed or seemingly appreciated,
does sadness fill our hearts?

Let us not forget that such service is never lost,
for with love it has been woven into the souls of those
for whom we worked.

Love will shine forth again and again in the lives of many yet unborn.
Love never dies; Love is eternal.

DIVINE LOVE PASSES UNDERSTANDING

Undoubtedly, the reason that mankind
does not totally accept the way back to the Father,
made perfect through the Christ,
is that so great a love as the Father
showed forth for His children passes understanding.

God, the Father, the First Cause, in the manisfestations of Self
brought the world, as we observe it about us, into being through love.

God gave to man, His creation, the ability to become one with Him.
This way was shown through the Christ,
the Mediator with the Father.

Hence we realize that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that we through Him might have life - God more abundant.

... "Ye that have known me knoweth my Father also,
for I am in Him, and ye in me"
- may know that love that maketh the life burn as an ember
in a darkened and unregenerated world.

"For unto me must come all that would find the way.
I am the way.
Ye are my brethren.
Ye have been begotten in the flesh
through the love made manifest in the earth."

Then, in the spirit and in the mind that hast brought thee
to that understanding and consciousness of His love
made manifest, abide ye day by day.
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PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

Personal Experience 1
"I was seeking to know and experience that love that passes understanding.
I soon found that if I would love I must know Him who is the Author of Love.
The way was pointed out to me:
Commune the more often in the inner shrine, in the Holy of Holies.
Meet the presence of the Father there; know the love of the Christ in action;
experience and see the power of the Holy Spirit."

Personal Experience 2
"In meditation I found the peace that I had been seeking for months.
It was not far away, but very near, even within my heart.
I came to know that my Redeemer lives,
that His presence may be experienced,
and that my body, mind, and soul may be one with Him."

Personal Experience 3
"In a trying experience I sought divine love.
I realized more and more the consciousness
of the presence of the Father
and the consolation that I was being watched over by guardian angels.
Peace filled my soul.
'This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us
and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.'
(1 John 4:10)."

Personal Experience 4
"I have found that in sending out thoughts of love to any person or thing
the whole environment may be changed.
My child was very cross one night.
She did not want to study or obey any of my requests.
I began to look at her and send her thoughts of love.
She seemed to get them quickly, for in a short while her face was wreathed in smiles,
and without further trouble she came to the table and began to study.
Instantly, her whole attitude changed to one of obedience.
Not a word was said; love alone conquered."

Personal Experience 5
"The law that bought worlds into existence
is the same law that makes us friends with all of God's creatures.
My children were great lovers of pets
and were ready to adopt any they found homeless or friendless.
My experience deals with a homeless cat
which made frequent visits to our back yard.
She was so wild that she would run if she saw or heard anyone approach.
We would leave food for her, but she was so filled with fear
that she did not dare let us see her eat it.
By our constant kindness in caring for her and showing our love,
for we had come to love and pity her,
she finally dropped her fear and would let us pet her,
and if permitted would even come into the house.
It took two years to accomplish this, but we succeeded.
Truly, 'Love drives out fear.' (1 John 4:18)."

The power of love may work in the lives of individuals in material ways
as well as spiritual, as indicated in the following experience.

Personal Experience 6
"Someone that I dearly loved was in need of financial help.
One morning when it seemed I had on me all I could bear,
from a material standpoint, he came to me and asked for a loan of a hundred dollars.
I felt that he was asking for my all, as I had only a little more in the bank
from which I could draw and did not know when I would be able to get more.
It seemed as if I were a child and someone asked for my last penny,
which I wanted very much.
In my dilemma, the thought came to me that I could not reject my friend,
but should go to the bank and let him have it,
for his mental distress outweighed my desire for self-preservation.
There followed many constructive as well as conflicting thoughts.
Should I take almost all I had and give to another?
Was I called on to make such a sacrifice?
Finally, there came to me a realization of the great sacrifice made for me,
and the love of the Heavenly Father for His children.
My conflicting thoughts vanished and I had peace.
For had He not promised,
'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'

(Hebrews 13:5 [NIV]).
The power of love is slowly molding the lives of us all.
I know this because of its influence in helping me day by day
to show forth His love and to live in the way that He may be glorified
through my service to others."

CONCLUSION

Come ye, my children, in that ye have all been called unto that way
which would show forth to thy neighbor, thy brethren,
that the Father loved His children.
Who are His children?
They that keep His commandments day by day.
For unto him that is faithful and true is given the crown of life.
The harvest is ripe, the laborers are few.
Be not weary because there has been that which has seemed to trouble thee,
for the ways are being opened to those that show themselves faithful and true.
Faint not, for the day of the Lord is near at hand.
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Our Father, through the love that Thou hast manifested
in the world through Thy Son, the Christ,
make us more aware of "God is love".
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GOD IS LOVE

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith that can move mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,
but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient,
Love is kind.
Love does not envy,
Love does not boast,
Love is not proud.
Love is not rude,
Love is not self seeking,
Love is not easily angered,
Love keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease;
where there are tongues, they will be stilled;
where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child,
I though like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;
then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

(1 Corinthians 13)

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Our Father, through the Love
that You have manifested in the world
through Your Son, the Christ,
Make us more aware of "God is Love".

In the preparation, then, for the study of self that each
has manifested in their lives, through the varied experiences
that have been theirs in the preparation of the lessons,
there has been brought to each a better concept
of the Father, of the Son, and of why He, the Son,
came into the earth that we as sons of God
might have the access to the throne of mercy,
grace, peace and pardon through the Son;
and through His life in the experiences of each
manifesting these in our own lives.

For, he that would expect mercy must show mercy
to his fellow man;
he that would find peace and harmony in the love of God
must show love, peace, harmony, with his fellow man.

And, as each individual has had its own problems,
its own experiences, in reaching this understanding
in the study and preparation of self in giving truth, light,
the words of life even, for others, so may each in
the preparation of this present lesson find love
that passeth understanding; peace, as He gives peace;
love, as He gave love.

For, if each will prepare themselves they may in this lesson
find Him as a brother that would speak with them.

For, His promises are sure; even as He gave,
"I will not leave thee comfortless, but will come to you."

"If ye love me, keep my commandments
- that I may abide with you," and through you shed abroad
the light, the Love of God, unto the sons of men!

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Each have become expectant for what may be
in their own consciousness to become aware of.

May each make manifest in their experience more
of Him who was love made manifest in the earth.

Those that have attempted often the harder have fallen
short of that as should be accomplished in their experience.

The first lesson that each must learn:
Love is the giving out of that within self.

Then, where slights, slurs, or even suspicions, have been allowed
to enter in respecting the fellow man, there cannot be all
of what love should be, should mean, in the experience of such an one.

For, "He so loved the world as to give His own son."
And it has been asked of everyone,
"Love me, keep my commandments, that I may abide in thee
even as I abide in the Father."

All believe, yes; all know, yes; all understand that those things
that hinder each and every soul are only self-centeredness,
selfishness in self, that present even the dawn of that concept
of what love means in their experience.

All see in various activities in the earth that of maternal love,
that of love in friendship, that of love for an ideal, for self,
for the varied experiences that are seen in everyone's experience.

Yet, to know the whole truth that makes one free indeed;
that love that prevents slurs, slights, unkind remarks, falterings here,
disappointments there - in things, in people, in conditions;
to not shake faith, the foundation of manifesting in
the material experience; few have found this.

Has anyone in the group, then, wholly prepared self?

For, in His presence has anyone opened the door
and been satisfied, or not even dismayed at times,
at that seen within self?

Has He entered with thee in thy daily conversation
one with another?

Purpose, yes; aims high, desires mounting;
yet that of self not left in the background,
rather taking the place - even as he when he answered
as to who the Son of man was, when there was the presentation
of that that must suffer in body, in the mental mind,
was needed to be upbraided for that, that such things must not
be when God himself walked in the earth.

Yet love, as He gave, was able even then to say,
"Get thee from me, for thou savorest rather the things
that be of the earth than the things of life."

Then, come ye, my children! Harken unto that thou
hast attained in thine self, that ye may put on the whole armor
and be fruitful in the love of Him that calls that everyone should hear,
should know, should understand, that God is in His heavens
and that His love endureth even to those who harden their hearts
- and wills that no one should perish; rather that in the love
as may be manifested in the daily walks, the daily activities
of every soul, each may show through that manifested the love
which impels the giving of everything within self
as a manifestation of He, the Master, having spoken with thee!

Faint not.
Be not overcome.
Be not impatient with thine brother, with thine neighbor,
and - most of all - with thine self.

For, as given, "In patience possess ye your souls"
that may know Him as thine elder brother,
who is at the right hand of God to make intercession
for you day by day; and who calls unto all that will harken,
"Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these,
my brethren, ye do it unto me."

As we show forth, then, in our speech, in our actions day by day,
do we make manifest that which will make for the awareness
within our own consciousness of the love, that love, His love,
that passeth all understanding in man's life - as man;
yet is a practical, personal love that makes for joy in
the services that one may render, even in toil, in pain,
in misunderstandings that shape the activities of the lives
of so many that would walk with Him!

In the deed, in the act, do we see that promised come to each,
that "I will come and abide with thee
- If ye love me, keep my commandments."

For, these are neither grievous nor hard to bear
when self is not sought to be exalted in the day or in the hour.

But,
"Ye that have known me knoweth my Father also,
for I am in Him, and ye in me may know that love that maketh
the life burn as an ember in a darkened and unregenerated world.
For unto me must come all that would find the way.
I Am the way. Ye are my brethren.
Ye have been begotten in the flesh through the love made manifest
in the earth."

Then, in the spirit and in the mind that hast brought thee
to that understanding and consciousness of His love
made manifest, abide ye day by day.

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As each goes forth to make manifest love,
each may find that love sought.

In the love expressed in a baby's smile:
in the hope, the light, the seeking, the manifestation
of that which is love undefiled.

See love in the rose,
as it seeks - with that it has to do with - to make manifest
that beauty in expression that may glorify its Maker.

Find love in friendship,
in that which speaks without thought of self,
that which makes for the expressions
of love glorified through the friendliness
that comes with friendship.

Find love in the reasons for the beauty of a song,
in the harmony that shows forth in the expression of the soul within;
whether in instruments or the soul raised in praise to the Giver of light.

Find love in the expressions of the duty
that may be the lot of one that, without thought of self,
shows forth in the acts of life that first thought of the duty
from a material standpoint, yet the Love made manifest
from wholly showing forth His life, His love, till He come again!

Find love in the manner of speech
under the varied circumstances that arise in the experience of all,
through that association which comes in the daily walks of life,
and in the encouragement that may be given through
the kind word spoken; the giving of the cup of water
to anyone seeking, to those that thirst.
This may show to such the love that is manifest
in "God Is love."

Find love in whatever the hands find to do,
that done well, in all phases of one's experience,
that lends self in the daily walks of life, doing the best
with that which presents itself, in the glorying of
the expressions,
"As ye do it unto the least of these, my little ones,
ye do it unto me."

Find love in the glory that comes in the satisfaction
of a contented heart, in knowing that each day has brought
an opportunity that has been taken advantage of by self
in showing the kindness here, going out of the way in self's
own life to make the lot of a neighbor more joyous, brighter,
in the activities of the daily life.

Find love in looking forward to those days
that may come, for the filling of those places that may be
made or given in the lives spent in the service of Him
who may call that thy face be that which may bring
the knowledge of thine life, thine heart, spent
in His service day by day.

Definition on At-one-ment.
At-onement may be given even as atonement.
At-onement, then, is making self's will one with
the Creative Forces that may become the impelling
influence in thought, in mind, that is the builder
to every act of a physical, mental or material body.

Then, in making at-onement, the will of an entity,
an individual, is made one with the Creative influences
in the experience.

"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin."
As given, without the shedding of blood
there was no remission of sin.

As given in the beginning of man's concept
of making atonement for the wrongs done self
in relationship to the Creative Forces.

For, the error that man makes is the more oft
against himself than making for the breaking
of law as related to divine influence in the experience.

For, love is law - law is love, in its essence.

And with the breaking of the law is the making of
the necessity for atonement and forgiveness,
in that which may take away error to or what
has been brought in the experience of the individual.

Hence the shedding of the blood in the man
Jesus made for the atoning for all men,
through making Himself in at-onement with the law
and with love.

For, through Love was brought the desire to make self
and His brother in at-onement.

Hence in the atoning or shedding of the blood comes
the redemption to man, through that which may make
for His - man's - at-onement with Him.

To each has been given that which it may apply
in the individual personality and individuality
of its experience.

Seek and ye shall find; knock and
it shall be opened unto you.

Study in the lessons that He gave, as He presented Himself
in the expectant way in the entry before
the crowning of the glory that He had before the world was,
that there is in each experience that even as He gave.

If the life is so lived that it makes manifest His love,
the very rocks and stones will cry out in praise
should man keep his mouth.

Yet these lessons will bring in the experience of all
that which is sought, in showing forth the love as He gave
- even in that,
"Though one may possess all things and have not love,
his life is nothing."

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Rather than presenting so many illustrations of that
applied by seeing in others, or things, the expressions
or manifestations, present more of that which may come
from within.

Give this in the experience, that each may find within
self the truth, the love, the life.

Life is, in all its manifestations in every animate force,
Creative Force in action; and is the love of expression
- or expressing that life.

Truth becoming a result of life's love expressed.

For, these are but names - unless experienced
in the consciousness of each soul.

Then, commune more often in the inner shrine,
in the holy of holies.

Meet the presence of the Father there.

Know the love of the Christ in action.

Experience and see truth and the Holy Spirit
in the results that come from such consecration
of the ideals of self.

Each may experience speaking with Him
through such a consecration.

For His promises are true,
"I will not leave you comfortless,
but will come and abide with you."

In such experiences in self, then,
may there be added to the lesson on Love
that which will awaken in the hearts, the souls, the minds
of others that desire to know His ways better.

Each has been chosen as a channel,
and each in its own way - and not alone by oneself.

But manifesting life through love will bring
the Spirit's reaction in the daily experiences
of every soul.

For, they are one - All believe, all have heard.
Then, let them that have eyes see, and ears hear,
what the Spirit says to them in such meditation
in the inner self.

For, from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

And the love of the Father through the Son constrains all.
If each will be less selfish, less self-centered,
more desirous of showing forth His love,
His abundant mercy, His peace, His harmony,
that comes from being quiet in the Lord, being joyous
in service, being happy in whatsoever state ye find self;
knowing that he whom the Lord loveth him doth
He call into service,

If each soul will seek to know His way
rather than "my way or thy way."
Let thy yeas be yea in the Lord.

Let thine understanding take hold on the things of the spirit,
for they are alone eternal.

For, the children of light are called - even now - into service,
that His day may be hastened, lest many faint.

"God so loved the world as to give has only begotten son."
 A beautiful lesson has just been given, and definition.

This may suit those seeking this the better.

God, the Father, the first cause, seeking
- in the manifestations of self - brought the world,
as we (as individuals) observe it about us,
into being - through love; giving to man,
His creation, His creatures, that ability
to become one with Him.

That son we have called the Son of man,
the Christ Spirit, the love made manifest
in bringing the creature into material being
in a plane we have called earth.

That son was shown, then, the way, through
the love of the Father, and He made manifest
that love in giving His earthly, material life
for a cause, an ensample, a mediation,
a contact with the Father, a mediator for man.

Hence in love, through love, God is Love,
in the Christ Consciousness, the Christ Spirit;
the Son of man made same manifest in all
the experiences through the earth.

Hence, as given by the beloved disciple,
"God so loved the world as to give
His only begotten son,
"that we, through Him, might have life - God
- more abundant.

He, though He were the Son, learned obedience
through the things which He suffered.

He that climbs up any other way than
accepting those things that are to be met
day by day, even as He, seeks through
some other channel.

The servant may never be greater than the master.
He has given that we may be equal and one with Him,
yet through Him, His manifestations, in Him,
we live in the earth, we move and have our being.

"Children of light"
They that choose to be guided by His will
and do not, through themselves, attempt
to manifest self rather than the will of the Father.

In the beginning was the word, and the word was God.
He said, Let there be Light - and there was light.

Like begets like.
It is both cause and effect, and they that choose some
other way become the children of darkness;
and they are these:
Envying, strife, hate; and the children of these
are sedition, rebellion, and the like.

The children of light first love, for
"Though I may have the gift of prophecy,
though I may speak in unknown tongues,
though I give my body to be burned
and have not the spirit of the Son of man,
the Christ Consciousness, the Christ Spirit,
I am nothing."

For, the children of light know Him;
He calleth each by name.

Be ye patient in well doing.
Count not the time long, for in so doing ye give
the forces of doubt a place in thine own experience;
and he that doubteth, or looketh back, is worse
than an infidel.

For, unto thee has come much, in joy, much in peace;
and the little discouragements that make for faltering,
if the heart will be kept singing, will make for
the brighter joys, the greater appreciations,
and the glories of the Son may be made the brighter
in thy experience.

For, live each day as if ye were to meet Him the next;
in that expectancy, in that glory, and let not those things
that would hinder have a place in thy consciousness.

Thus do His children, His brethren, manifest that faith
that removes mountains.

When may I expect the promise given me to be fulfilled?
In waiting, in being overanxious, oft does one delay
the appearing.

Open rather thine self, and know that He will speak
with thee.
"Be not afraid, it is I."

Then, when self is open, there will come
- not one, but many - such experiences.

How may I open self more than I am doing?
By entering more into the holy of holies, into the inner self.

In self may there be manifested that love,
even as He showed in thee, in the experiences
in the ministering with and for Him; and
the promises that were made thee are true,
if self will be kept in that way in which
that spirit of love, of faith, of hope, of charity,
may be kept in His way.
"If ye love me, keep my commandments"
is ever the call of Him.

Through the glorying in Him, and not in self,
do we become conscious of that He would
accomplish through us.

So keep, even as was said of her of old,
"She pondered these and kept them in her heart,"
knowing that there would be revealed
- even as they may be put to service for others
- that as each soul may need for the stimulation
of its soul in a broader, better service in His name.

For, there be no other name given under heaven
whereby men be saved.

Take that as has been given, that ye - each soul
- enter into the quietness of self and seek to know
His bidding with thee at this time.

For, as it has been given, there is a cause
- a purpose - for which the group was called,
and enjoined, that each study to show self approved
unto Him, avoiding the appearances of evil,
rightly dividing the words of truth, life, light, and love;
and by thy conversations, by thy deeds day by day,
make manifest that love He has given,
He has shown, in the earth.

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Each must so examine self that there be
that in the heart, the soul of each,
that each would present as a manifestation
of that each would have Him present
in the relationships with self.

As each seeks in its own way, there is given
that which will enable each to gain
a better concept of the Christ Consciousness
in activity.

In thine own experience comes the answer
to that which shows forth the love which is manifested
in those that seek to know His way.
Be not weary in well-doing.

Seek to show forth that which has been given,
in that there may be presented through the activities
of self that glory in Him.

For, as much may be forgiven as there is love shown.
Keep that as He gave, that all present themselves
in that way which keepeth in the light.

In the presenting of that which is found
in self's own experience, study to show self approved
unto Him. For, as given, he that seeketh to know
He will in no wise cast out.

For, love exalteth. Love manifested in the daily life,
then, gives more and more those expressions
of His grace in a material world.

In showing forth that which is manifest
in thine experience, let the love that was manifested
in forgiveness be in thee, that there be no envy,
no strife, no knowledge of other than good works
through the activities of self.

For, in glorying in the knowledge of the Father
comes more and more the manifestations
of the Spirit of the Christ.
"Inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these,
my little ones, ye do it unto me."

In the power of the name is there glory
and love shown to all those who seek to know,
to do His biddings.

For, unto him that is faithful in the few things
is there given the ruling of many.

Then, keep the way that thou hast set before thee;
knowing that His presence abides ever.

In the presenting of self's love for the ways
He would have thee go, look not back upon
that which would make afraid; for they who turn
their faces to the light show forth in their speech,
their actions, their lives, that love even as He has given,
"If ye love me keep my commandments."
For, they are not grievous to those that seek
to know His way.

Study to show self approved unto Him,
rightly dividing the words of truth, avoiding
the appearance of evil, that thy love, thy goodness,
be not evil spoken of. Glory in the Lord,
in His promises, day by day, that in thee,
through thee, may come many that call Him blessed.

"Let not thine heart be troubled;
ye believe in God, believe also in me,"

knowing that unto every good work is
the love of the Father shown through the Son
to those that would bless His holy name.

Not in envy, not in strife; rather in the little kindnesses,
even in the ways that present themselves
in every manner, whether in the home,
in the street, in the associations one with another.
Keep thy paths clear.

In thine presentation of the love as manifested
through those that would know His way, seek from
the inner self to know that He would have thee do;
for in the promises in Him does the love of the Father
made manifest through Him become expressive
in the acts of the mind, the body, the ways.

For, His ways are not past finding out; neither
are they hard to those that would show forth His love
till He come again. For, He will not tarry, if those
that love Him will but manifest His love in the earth.

That that is set before thee in measuring the ways
that He would have thee go; for, as the love of the Father
was shown in the life of the Master, so may His love
in thee be shown in the hearts, the minds, the souls,
of those whom ye contact day by day.

For, unto him to whom much is given much is required;
yet who would turn back that they may not press
on to the ways that His love passes all understanding
and is shown forth in the life day by day?

 As thy ways are His ways, glory in the love that
is shed on thee. Pass it on.

For, in giving does one receive that glory that He gave;
so did the glory of the Father shine on the earth.

Even though there be trials, disappointments,
His love enables all to know, to understand,
to comprehend, that He would have each do
day by day, here a little, there a little.

In thy daily walks let His light so shine
in thine own self that those ye contact may know
that the love of the Father is being shown
in thy daily conversation, thy daily activities.

For, as He gave, he that would show forth the love
of the Father will keep His ways day by day.

For, glorying in self is as the activities of self-exaltation,
but glorying in the Father, in the Son, is showing forth
that He bids thee do day by day.

What, then, are His biddings?
"Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
thine soul, and thy neighbor as thyself!"

In showing forth the love that He manifested,
study thy ways, thy going in, thy coming out.

Know that, he that seeks shall find; to him
that knocketh will He open the door, and
- as He has given -
"My ways are not thy ways" unless ye keep
the way of the Lord. In thy glorying,
let self be as naught; that His glory
may be manifested in thy acts day by day.

In showing forth His love, know
"As ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them."

For, as self manifests to thy brother,
so is the Father glorified in thee.

The manifestation in any act is the reflection
of that purpose in the heart.

Keep the heart clean.
Keep the purposes in Him;
for He is the way and the light.

Glory in the Lord, that the ways that He
would guide are the ways in which the soul
may know Him better.

In the love of the father he gave the Son.
In the love that self would show,
in keeping His ways day by day.

For, His ways are not grievous;
nor are thy hid from any that would seek
to know His face.

In manifesting that love as He has shown,
just be kind one to another; not in vainglorying,
not in hardness of heart.

Rather in the little things that bespeak of a mind
that oft speaks with Him.

Not in that which would make for vainglory,
but rather that takes hold on the things that
are oft despised of men yet shows forth the love
of the Father for His children.

For, as the father pitieth the children,
so does the heavenly Father have mercy
on those that would glory in Him.

Come, My Children,
in that you have all been called
to that Way which would show forth
to your neighbour, your brethren,
that the Father loves His children.
Who are His children?
They that keep His commandments day by day.
For, to Him that is faithful and true
is given the Crown of Life.
The Harvest is ripe, the labourers are few.
Be no weary because there has been
that which has seemed to trouble you,
for the ways are being opened
To those that show themselves faithful and true.
Faint not, for the day of the lord is near at hand.


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Updated: 8 August 2013