WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PRAYER?
You ask Me what does the prayer consist of, and I say to you: It is permitting your spirit to elevate himself freely to the Father; it is surrounding yourself with full confidence and faith in that act; it is receiving in the heart and in the mind the sensations gathered by the spirit and accepting with true humility the will of the Father. Whoever prays in that manner rejoices in My presence at any moment of his life, and he never feels to be needy.
Prayer is the spiritual means which I have inspired in man to communicate with My Divinity. That is why it became manifested within you from the beginning, like a yearning, like a necessity for the spirit, like a refuge in the hours of trial.
Is the beginning of the communication from spirit to Spirit which, in times to come, will flourish and will give fruits among this Humanity. Today I have revealed all this to the people listening to Me, so that they will be the forerunners of the age of spirituality.
Is the means revealed to your spirit to reach Me with your interrogations, with your inquietudes and your yearning for light. Through that communication, you will be able to dispel your doubts and remove the veil which may conceal a mystery.
HOW TO PRAY?
During all eras you have been taught the prayer.
In the Second Era I taught you the Lord’s Prayer, so that inspired by it, you would turn to the Father in your needs, always keeping in mind the promise of the coming of His Kingdom; so that you would seek Him in quest of forgiveness, consulting your conscience as to whether you had forgiven your debtors in the same manner.
Now I teach you the spiritual prayer, which does not come from the lips, but from the deepness of your spirit who, with humility and confidence, says to Me: -Lord, Thy will be done upon us.-
This is the language that I listen to, the one that I understand, a language without words, the one with the truth and sincerity. That is the prayer that I have come to teach you in this Third Era.
Enter into prayer in the silence of your home. Elevate your thought toward the Father who knows every worry, and is aware of every suffering in your heart, without the need of pronouncing any word whatsoever, and thus communicate with Him from spirit to Spirit to feel life, as much in the spirit as in the body, and restore them with fortitude and light in this manner.
I do not ask that your prayer lasts long hours, but rather that it be brief and heartfelt, simple in form and profound in spirituality. Those instants will be enough for Me to grant you My charity.
Pray with a simple prayer which comes from the purity of your spirit, and with the help of your conscience, examine your deeds. Then, you will rejoice with My presence.
Pray for all, and your prayer will be light and peace which will be extending, minute by minute, upon the face of the Earth.
PRACTICING THE SPIRITUAL PRAYER
Go forth practicing the spiritual prayer, so that from now on, you verify its goodness and its truth; become accustomed to search for the inspiration and the development of your intuition through that form of prayer. Then you will experience, in your intellect, a torrent of light that struggles to be converted into human expressions and words, into noble feelings, and into good deeds.
Do not forsake the practice of prayer, even when it is a brief as only five minutes, but in it, know how to make a good examination with the light of your conscience, in order to observe your deeds and know what you have to correct.
SPIRITUAL PRAYER, MEAN FOR COMMUNICATING WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
The spirit conserves the intuition of having departed from the bosom of the Father some time ago, and knows that he still has before him an extensive journey to go through, in order to return to the point of departure. He devotes himself to prayer because he knows that at least, for the moment, he is able to communicate with his Father.
The spirit knows that in prayer he finds comfort that caresses, invigorates and heals.
I bless those who pray; the more spiritual their prayer is, the greater is the peace I allow them to feel; this you can easily explain, for one who feels that in order to pray he must kneel before idols or other objects to feel the presence of the divine, will not be able to experience the spiritual sensation of the presence of the Father within his heart.
When will this Humanity cease to deprive their spirit of the joy of feeling Me in their heart, through direct prayer or, what is the same, through the prayer from spirit to Spirit? Until it is My light that will illuminate the life of men, when they recognize the truth and understand their errors.
I have taught you to pray, and in that prayer we have conversed. You have called for Me in your sufferings and in your hours of peace; also when you have sinned, you have sought My presence to weep your faults with Me, and thus calm your spirit. My love and My patience are infinite, and are manifested at every instant among you.
I have taught you to elevate the spirit through prayer, to consult your Father with humility and respect, because then the Arcanum will be standing ajar, to allow you to contemplate that which is reserved for your knowledge, and you will feel the Divine light of inspiration reach your mind.
This is the time to pray and meditate, but with a prayer free from fanaticisms and idolatry, and with a serene and profound meditation in My Divine word.
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER LISTENS TO ALL PRAYERS
Blessed are those who practice the spiritual prayer, because they feel My presence; but truly I say to you, that I receive all prayers, regardless of the manner in which you elevate them to Me. I am attentive to every calling and to every petition, without judging the form, mindful only of the need with which you seek Me.
Why should I not listen to those who pray in an imperfect manner, knowing that everyone will come to practice the true prayer?
Truly I say to you, that it is necessary for everyone to know the truth; and that truth, is that the worship of man toward God has had an extensive evolution and has suffered incessant transformations. Within that worship is prayer, and it also has suffered transformations. Throughout your evolution I have always made you feel My presence, My mercy, and My light.
Now you have before you, a period of spirituality which you may name The Period of Perfect Prayer, because I have come to teach you to communicate with Me from spirit to Spirit.
SPIRITUAL PRAYER AS A TOOL
Through prayer, peace can be achieved, wisdom may be acquired, health can be obtained, the profound is comprehended, the mind illuminated and the spirit fortified.
Ah! If men of this era could understand the power of the prayer, what superhuman deeds they would perform! But they live an age of materialism, in which they even try to materialize the divine in order to touch it and be able to see it.
How can man go wrong when, before he does his will, he interrogates his Father through prayer? The man who knows how to pray, lives in contact with God; he knows the value of the benefits he receives from the Father, and, at the same time, understands the meaning or the objective of the tests which he goes through.
My servants of past eras, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph or Moses, knew about the power of prayer and with that they gave unforgettable demonstrations to Mankind, leaving their manner of praying as an example for all generations.
He who does not know true prayer, does not know the delights that it contains; does not know the fountain of health and of good things that may be found within it.
Pray, the Master says to you; prayer gives luster and brilliance to the weapons of love, with which you must conquer the peace for humanity. It causes the faculties to awaken, the spirit to become sensitized, the eyes become more perceptive and the heart more sensitive.
Without the power of prayer you cannot come out ahead in the struggle, nor will you be able to resist the trials, much less will you be able to teach your brethren the perfect way to pray.
I have taught you to pray so you may be free from dangers and obstacles, from pitfalls and darkness. I have said that even the elements will hear your prayer when they are unleashed by My justice. They will pass over you without touching you for you were able to pray with faith and purity.
And it is necessary for you to give proof of the power of the spiritual prayer, similar to past eras when it was given by those men whom you remember as patriarchs, as guides and prophets.
the texts of this topic are excerpts taken from The Third Testament
Contrary to popular belief, original sin is not a divine doctrine as Christian religions teach, but a human theory instead.
As scandalous as it may sound to many good-hearted people nurtured with the belief that such idea comes from divine source, truth is that there is no word in the Bible to support that.
Modern Christians sincerely think and believe these theories come from the Bible, since many priests, theologians and preachers use to teach them as divine doctrines directly taken from the Bible, while they try to give them appearance of credibility by quoting a couple of versicles, completely out of context.
Nevertheless, these theories are not biblical doctrines and Jesus’ first followers never knew about them. Jesus himself never mentioned a word about it. They simply do not exist in the Gospels.
The theory of original sin, or at least part of it, was initially sustained by Augustine, Hypo’s bishop, in two books written against Pelagius and Celestius, as late as year 418 of the Christian era.
Later three different versions of this doctrine emerged, each one rejecting as false all the others, denying them any validity. But basic principle in all of them were that humankind, starting on Adam and Eve, has a depraved nature, and all of us, as their descendants, come to birth within a sin.
Sex, Original sin?
For some strange reason, people’s imagery (and many ancient Bible “scholars”, among all) detract the real reason of the so called “original sin” or “fall of man”, to drove it away from disobedience to divine commands and into something more material and mundane: sex.
Without noticing such profanation so far, many people still attibute to pleasures of the flesh the fall of human race.
That’s completely wrong. A careful reading on the parable about the Garden of Eden and the human gender’s fall from grace –found in chapters 2 and 3 of the Bible, reveals something quite important: during all that time, both Adam and his female companion were virgins!
They knew nothing about sex until chapter 4, when Adam “knew” (Bible euphemism for intercourse) with the woman, and it was not until after that very moment that she is mentioned as Eve (mother, in ancient Hebrew).
Yes, indeed. Since her creation up to the ousting from Eden, she is simply called “woman”. Therefore, is not accurate to state that God created Adam… and Eve. The only name called is Adam, not a name given to someone in particular, for it means “man”, but to the human race as a whole. In chapter 5 of Genesis (1,2), the same concept is reaffirmed.
The “original sin” idea is not based on the Scriptures. If you take your Bible and read not only prophet Ezekiel but the book of Deuteronomy as well, you’ll find the opposite: Each man (remember, “man” here refers both to the human male and female) is responsible for his acts, so there is no original sin transferred from generation to generation.
Deuteronomy 24:16 says:
“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”
At Ezekiel 18:20 you can read:
“…The son shall note bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
In 2 Kings 14:6 and Jeremiah 31:30 you will find also that a person will not suffer because an ancestor’s wrongdoing. The evidence against the original sin is overwhelming.
Furthermore, the fact that man is created in the image of God, is clearly shown in the Scriptures, not only in chapter 1 of Genesis but in chapter 5, after the ousting. If man (understood as human race) is created in the image and likeness of God, how can he or she be born depraved, due to his or her own nature?
Divine teachings of the Third Time clearly explain this:
“Original sin comes not from the mating of man and woman. I, the Creator, established such union by saying both of them: Grow and multiply. That was the first Law. Sin resides in the abuse of free-will gift”.
“You know that God said to men: Grow and be fruitful and fill the earth. Such was the primary law given to you, oh people. Later on, the Father did not ask men just to multiply so the species keep growing, but to rise their feelings so their spirits start an open growth and development”.
“But if the first law was to spread the human race, how can you imagine the Father Himself would punish you for obeying and accomplish His command? Is it possible, people, that in your God can exist such contradiction?”
“Behold how material interpretation men gave to a parable that speaks only about the awakening of the spirit in man. Therefore, do analyse my teaching and do not ever say that you are paying a debt the first settlers acquired due to their disobedience with your Father. Do have a higher conception of divine justice”.
“For I have said that up to the last stain shall be cleaned from man’s heart, I also say that each one shall wash his own stains”.
Who is Elijah?
Beyond doubt, Elijah of Tishbe is one of the most fascinating characters in the Bible. He appears unexpectedly in Book I of Kings without his parents being mentioned and it seems there is no story of his childhood.
But the importance of his role is fundamental: he is the forerunner signaled with all clarity in the Book of Malachi as the prophet who was to precede the Messiah on His first coming as well in the time of His Advent in the final time in this Third Era.
That he left an unerasable track in all the cultures of ancient times is suggested by the fact that the symbol of the chariot of fire, the sun that seems to be in flames, appears in the mythology of diverse cultures, such as in the Greek myth of Helios.
In the Gospel of Mathew, Jesus tells His disciples that Elijah, who was to come according to the prophecy of Malachi, at that moment had already come, and the disciples understood that He was talking of John the Baptist. In Luke 1:17, the angel that appears before Zacharias to announce that, regardless of the advanced age of his wife and him, a son would be granted to them by God, says irrefutabily: “…and he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah…”
Let’s review what Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist reveals in Luke 1:76 concerning this when he says: “… and thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways.” in clear referrence to the passage of Malachi 4:5,6.
But that’s not all: Further on, in Luke 1:78, Zacharias says : “…whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us…” The symbolic association of Elijah with the sun, the chariot of fire, appears also in Revelation 7:2 in the passage relating to the opening of the Sixth Seal when the prophet John sees “another angel ascending from the east…”
Coincidence? Maybe not.
Some scholars disagree about this analysis of the texts by quoting the passage where John the Baptist, when questioned by priests and Levites (in those times, the priests were kin to the Sadduceans) if he was Elijah, the prophet, he answers : “I am not.” But, of course! What else could he have answered? He was John the Baptist at that moment, but he had in him the spirit and power of Elijah, just as Jesus reveals it to the apostles later on. To understand this well, one must remember the passage of Isaiah 62:2 that reads: “…and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name…”
If those men had asked him, “Do you carry within you the spirit of Elijah? ” they would certainly have obtained an affirmative answer which another evangelist, Mark, puts in the lips of the Divine Master: “…But I say unto you, That Elijah is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they wished, just as it is written of him”(Mark 9:13) and Mathew 11:14 confirms it: “… and if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.”
…At last! The Lord came, as written in The Book of Revelation, as thief and although men of creed are still awaiting for Him, He already fulfilled His promise.
And the same as in the past, the Lord had chosen again to communicate through the humble and uneducated rather than the most learned; otherwise, His divine Word would not have been attributed to Him but to those highly learned and educated,
From 1866 through 1950, the Holy Spirit of God communicated with His chosen in many houses of prayer all over Mexico and in other countries as well.
It is written that in the final days the Lord shall return. The prophecies have fully became reality and the Day of the Lord is here. Behold the mystery unveiled..
|The Prophecies of the End||The Form of Communication|
|“…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”… (Acts 1:11)”Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not”… (Luke 12:40)
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him”… (Daniel 7:13)”…And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory”… ( Matthew 24:30)
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him”… (Revelation 1.7)
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places, and there shall be famines and troubles; these are the beginning sorrows”… (Mark 13:8)
|“…I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come”… (Joel 2:28-31)
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because of it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dewllseth with you, and shall be in you”. (John 14:16,16)”…but the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”… (John 14:26)
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.” (John 15:26)
“I have yet many thing to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbelt when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (John 16:12)
The year of 1866 designates the beginning of an era of light, the Third Era.
Elijah, the prophet, came spiritually to remove the veil of mystery and introduce the period of God’s communication with mankind as the Holy Spirit. Elijah illuminated a man destined by the Father to be the forerunner. That chosen one, named Roque Rojas, was he who listened from spirit to spirit to the voice of the prophet, who ordered him in the name of the Father to call and unite his brethren, because a Divine revelation was about to illuminate the destinies of humanity. Roque Rojas, gentle and humble as a lamb, obeyed the spiritual voice, answering: “God’s will be done upon me.”
Roque Rojas assembled a group of men and women of faith and good will, and there, in the midst of his first gatherings, Elijah manifested himself through the human understanding of the Envoy saying: “I am Elijah, the prophet, the same of the transfiguration on Mount Tabor.” He gave instructions to the first disciples, at the same time that he proclaimed to them the era of Spirituality and he prophesied that the Ray of Light of the Divine Master would communicate with His people soon.
On a day when the humble dwelling of Roque Rojas was full of faithful followers who believed the word of that man, Elijah descended to illuminate the mind of his spokesman, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, he anointed seven of those believers to whom he gave the representation or symbolism of the Seven Seals.
Later, when that promised moment of the communication of the Lord took place, from those seven chosen, only one kept vigilance awaiting the arrival of the Pure Spouse and that heart was that of Damiana Oviedo, the maiden whose human understanding was the first to receive the light of the Divine Ray as a reward for her perseverance and her preparation.
Damiana Oviedo represented the Sixth Seal. It was one more proof that the light of the Sixth Seal illuminates this era.
During the Second Era the Word found a woman’s endearing reception, a maternal love, and during this era, the promised lightning that came out of the east unto the west rested in the chaste and pure heart of Damiana Oviedo. Her maidenly tenderness was maternal for the people of Israel and through her guidance the Lord prepared the guides, spokesmen and laborers.
In which of them did I announce to you that I would come as Man?
|Like a thief I came into your heart during this Era, surprising some, awakening others, saying to you: "Behold your Master, listen to Him and purify your life so that you may give testimony of My coming, with your deeds."|
Today I come for the second time as the Master. My eyes are seeking those who are to follow Me; those who will be prepared to speak to the world of My coming as the Spirit of Consolation. But with sadness I contemplate the tender and innocent hearts who have become hardened.
The greater number of men bear in their heart a Thomas. They would like to see and touch in order to believe, and I say to you, that those trials, allowed to the most unbelieving of My disciples, shall not be repeated during this period, because the world will not have Me as a Man again, and because that example remained as an open book before each one of My children, so that they would analyze that lesson.
It will not be the first time that men will strive to define a divine revelation or reach some clarification in something, which to their eyes, appears as a mystery. Already, during the Second Era, after My preaching in the world, men deliberated over the personality of Jesus, wanting to know whether He was Divine or not; if He was One with the Father, or was a different person. They judged and scrutinized My Doctrine in every form.
Today, I will again be the object of analysis, of discussions, of struggles, of scrutiny.
It will be judged that if the Spirit of Christ appeared, He would be independent from the Spirit of the Father; and there will be others who will say that it is the Holy Spirit of the Father; and there will be others who will say that it is the Holy Spirit who has spoken, and not the Father or the Son.
However, what you call the Holy Spirit, He is the light of God, and what you call the Son, He is the Word; therefore, when you hear this Word, when you take from My Doctrine of the Second Era, or believe in the Law and revelations of the First Era, know that you are before the presence of the only God, listening to His Word, and receiving the light of His Spirit.
From those who live waiting for Me, I can say to you, that not everyone anticipates the rightful manner of My presence during this era, for while some, influenced by ancient beliefs, believe that I am to return to the world as a Man, others believe that I will come in some form visible to every human eye; and very few are those who guess the truth, perceiving that My coming is spiritual.
While some ask themselves what form I will adopt, at what hour or day I will return to Earth, and from which direction I will appear, others, without thinking about forms or determined moment, say to themselves: The Master is already amongst us. His light, which is His Spirit, is bathing us.
When this message reaches all hearts, it will be a gift of rejoicing for some, because in it they will confirm all their presentiments and their faith. On the other hand, others will deny any truth to My message, not finding it in accordance with what they believed it to be, and the form in which it would be manifested.
During the Second Era I announced My return, but it was not in some vague manner, but very clear. Nevertheless, the people became tired of waiting, and they ended up forgetting My promise.
When I announced to My disciples My new coming and allowed them to foresee the way in which I would manifest Myself to men, a long time had already passed since that promise was made.
Here you have that period unfolding before you, here you have those prophecies being fulfilled. Who should be surprised? Only those who have slumbered in darkness or the ones who erased My promises from themselves.
I let all the signs appear which would announce My return, and they also passed unnoticed by mankind, because they were spiritually asleep, devoted to the world, and stationary in their religions.
In this period I did not appear in the bosom of any church, because I came in search of My temple that exists in your heart.
The solemnity of the liturgies, the splendor of the religions are not the ones that attract My Spirit, nor do they signify My church.
In the Second Era, the princes and the priests expected the birth of the Messiah in the bosom of their church. However, I was not born among them because I found the stable of Bethlehem cleaner. I found more love among the shepherds and more clemency in the harsh winter.
That is why the theologians of that period were confused and why the kings persecuted Me from My birth up to My death as a man.
Today the theologians are again confused before My new coming because the prophecies and announcements of it have not been rightfully interpreted.
Those who call themselves shepherds of Mankind have not felt My presence; they are still waiting for Me, but I contemplate that they go imparting a different teaching from the one which the Teacher has entrusted to Humanity, the one that would lead you through the path of the truth, on teaching you to love one another.
Religions slumber in a sleep of centuries of routine and lethargy, while the truth has remained concealed.
However, those who will know the commandments of Yahve and the word of the Divine Master, will have to recognize in this voice, which today speaks to you, the voice of the Spirit of Truth, promised for these times.
The hearts of the shepherds which, in different sects and religions, should teach the spiritual science which is greatness and wealth for the spirit, have closed.
I have seen that the Law and Doctrines that I bequeathed to humanity in past eras, are kept hidden and have been substituted by rituals, exterior cults, and traditions.
But you, that recognize intimately that the essence of this word is the same that the children of Israel received in Mount Sinai, and the one that the multitudes heard from the lips of Jesus in the Second Era, will be those who, with your worship and your deeds, shall teach that the divine Law should not be forgotten to comply with fatuous traditions that do not benefit the spirit.
Humanity asks for supernatural proof to believe in My existence and in the immortality of the spirit, and truly I say to you, that I will give them this proof during this period of great realizations and fulfillment.
The times announced by Christ through John, His apostle and the prophets, are here. According to man, these times were very late in arriving. On the other hand, I say to you that considering them from the eternal, only an instant has passed. Remember that you were told that those who persevered faithfully within My Law of love to the end, would be saved.
Those who, in the midst of their churches, await My coming, do not even sense in what manner, and where, I am communicating, even though My manifestation was being felt through numerous happenings.
When someone asks you: Why, if God is so great, has He availed Himself of an insignificant human being to manifest His wisdom? You will answer: The love of God for His children has no limits. That is why He has used them to realize this miracle.
In this time, I have not been born to the world as Man; I have arrived to you in the light of My Spirit made human word, and through this I give you My essence, to lift the faith in your heart.
If I had come in a human form to repeat My lesson of the Second Era, I would have hindered the progress of your spirit, and mankind could not have recognized Me. However, I, the Master of all perfection, take you step by step, always toward the top of the mount, each time teaching you new lessons.
I knew that when I would again communicate with My children, many would deny Me and for that reason, I announced My return, but at the same time I gave you to understand that My presence would be in spirit.
However, if you doubt it, turn to the testimony of those four disciples who wrote My Word in the Gospel.
How could I return to Earth as man once more and shed My blood again? It would be like considering My work and My sacrifice of that era sterile, and it would be as much as judging that, from that time until now, Humanity had not evolved spiritually at all.
The essence and truth of My revelations of past eras which I made known to you, could not be lost in forgotten books where My Word was written, neither would it, in fact, lose its meaning even though it suffered alterations by men.
To the human eye, God is invisible and so is His own Spirit, for He has no form nor limitations; that is why many, on seeing you elevated in prayer and listening to Me, are doubtful, because they do not know that the divine and the spiritual, apparently invisible to human eyes, is felt by the spirit and even by the heart.
It has always been the humble and the destitute who discover My presence, because their minds are not occupied with human theories that will separate them from a clear discernment.
In the Second Era it also happened that after the coming of the Messiah has been announced, when He appeared, those who felt Him were the simple of heart, those of humble spirit and clean understanding.
The theologians had in their hands the book of the prophets, and they daily repeated the words that announced the signs, the time and the manner of the coming of the Messiah. Nevertheless, they saw Me and did not recognize Me; they heard Me and denied that I was the Promised Saviour. They witnessed My deeds, and the only thing they did was to become scandalized, when in truth, all of the signs had been prophesied.
Like the lightning that emerges in the east and sets in the west, that is how My coming has been; but the vibration and the reflection of My Spirit have remained among you, transformed into the human word, so that you may understand who was the One who knocked at the door of the hearts of man, and why the signs were given.
Remember Me by My passing through the world in that Era. Remember that I died as humbly as I was born and lived.
I am present before Humanity, in a period when new revelations have transformed the lives of men, and so I put in an appearance among you, with the same humility that you knew in Me during that Era.
It is not that the Verb of God has come to incarnate again; it is not that Jesus has been born again in the poverty of a manger. No, because it is no longer necessary for the body to give testimony of the power of God. If men believe that this spokesman, through whom I communicate, is God come again to this world, it is not so. The presence of God is spiritual, universal, and infinite.
If everything that men have struggled for in this era were fair, licit, and righteous, it would not have been necessary for Me to descend and talk to you again, but not all the needs that Mankind presents to Me are good; there are many mistakes, many injustices, many deviations, and wickedness. Therefore, it was necessary that My charity awaken man when he was more than devoted to his deeds, to remind him what are the forgotten duties, to whom he owes everything that he is, and what he will be.
To make Myself heard by a materialized Mankind, who could not have heard Me from Spirit to spirit, I had to avail Myself of his gifts and faculties in order for Me to communicate through the mind of man.
The explanation of why I descend to communicate with you is this: As you are unable to elevate yourself to communicate with your Lord from spirit to Spirit, I had to descend one more step, that is to say, in the spiritual, from the divine, where you cannot reach yet, then use your intellect, which has its seat in the brain of man, and translate My Divine inspiration into the human word and material sound.
Man needs much more knowledge, and it is God who comes to man to entrust him wisdom. If the elected means for My brief communication through the mind of these spokesmen does not appear dignified to you, I truly say to you, that the message given through them is very great.
I could have come among lightning and storms to make My power felt, but then, how easy it would have been if man confessed that the presence of the Lord had come! But, do you not believe that the fear in your heart would come back again, and also the idea of the incomprehensible too? Do you not believe that every feeling of love towards the Father would only have turned into fear of His justice? And you should know that God, even though He is omnipotent force, will not conquer you with that power, nor will He impose upon you because of it, but rather, through another power, and that is love.
It is the Divine Spirit who now speaks to the Universe. It is He who comes to spread the light on everything you did not see clearly in another era. It is the dawn of a new day for all men, because He comes to free you from false fears, to destroy your doubts. In short, to bring about your freedom of the spirit and the mind.
I say to you, that after knowing the essence of My teachings and the justice of My Laws, you will also know the limits that your concepts had instilled in you, preventing you from going far beyond a weak knowledge of the truth.
It will not be the dread nor the fear of punishment that will stop you from investigating to discover; when you truly are wanting to know the impenetrable, it will be your conscience which will prohibit the way, because you should know, that not all the truth corresponds to man, and that from it, he can only take the part that corresponds to him.
People: If My announced coming would be in the midst of wars, unleashed elements, of epidemics, and of chaos, it is not because I have brought all this to you; it is precisely because My presence had to be timely in that hour of crisis for Mankind.
And here you have the fulfillment of what was said of My new coming. I come to men when a world is agonizing, and at its point of death, the Earth trembles and shakes, to give way to a new Mankind. That is why the calling of God in the Third Era, is a calling of love, a love that encompasses and inspires justice, fraternity, and peace.
But I do not come only to free you from mistakes and prejudices that affect your life in the world, but I also come to tell you that eternal condemnation as it has been described to you, does not exist, because the spirit cannot suffer the physical punishment that produces pain on the body.
The pain of the spirit comes as he contemplates his actions in the light of the conscience, which makes him see and comprehend, with clarity, all the mistakes and imperfections committed.
I chose the cloud as a symbol to represent My coming to the world during the Third Era.. Is not the cloud the messenger that crosses over mountains, valleys, and cities? Is it not the one that fertilizes the fields with its rain, and offers beneficent shade? Does not the lightning surge from it, announcing the storm and the vibrant thunder that shakes?
Here I am before you in Spirit, from the luminous cloud, sending My word to you, making it human through these spokesmen, as a preparatory lesson for that communication which everyone shall attain: The communication of spirit to Spirit.
Because of My love for you, I have come on a cloud, symbol of the spiritual, to communicate with your spirit. But in the beginning, that luminous cloud has had to alight upon the mind of the spokesmen, as a preparation until you are able to communicate with Me directly. Then, it will be there, upon your spirit, where the cloud will descend to settle.
That is why I chose the cloud as a symbol. For that reason, when My apostles saw Me in Spirit for the last time, and Roque Rojas, during this Third Era, when I allowed them to contemplate the symbol that was an indication of My new coming, they understood the significance of My presence on a cloud.
Since then, a sweet shadow embraces these people who have been gathering around My manifestation. My word has been a fertile rainfall upon the arid lands of spirituality, and the ray which, on each communication, descends upon the human mind, has torn the darkness of your sin and of your ignorance, shaking your very strength and awakening your spirit. How terrible has been for you, this storm which has unleashed within your spirit as you hear My Divine Word!
What majesty and what imposing beauty you have beheld in that storm of light that surges from My word during those moments of its manifestation! Startled with admiration, with respect and fear, the multitudes are speechless, letting that torrent of love, of justice, and of wisdom, bathe and purify them.
O! Beloved people whom I have named the spiritual Israel, because I am converting you as the depositor of My messages and revelations! When will you learn to translate and interpret My word justly?
I have fulfilled My promise to return which I made during the Second Era. The apostles, in Bethany, saw Me ascend from the Earth toward the infinite, and you have seen Me return from the infinite into your heart. Do you not also find in this, a similarity with the clouds that rise from the sea and ascend to pour their beneficial rain on other places where the parched lands call for them?
I knew that from generation to generation, men would be mystifying My Doctrine, adulterating My Law, and falsifying the truth. I knew that men would forget My promise to return and would cease to consider each other as brothers, to kill one another with the most cruel, cowardly, and evil weapons.
However, now the time and the promised day has come, and here I am. Do not judge the form that I have chosen to communicate with you: for it is not the world which is to judge Me, but instead, it is I who will judge Humanity because this is the time of its judgment.
I have come to establish a kingdom within the heart of Mankind; not a material kingdom as many expect; rather a spiritual one, whose strength will come from love and justice and not from the powers of the world.
I notice that there are those who are surprised hearing Me talk this way. But I ask you: Why should you imagine me always covered with silks, gold, and precious stones? Why do you always wish My Kingdom to be of the world, when I revealed the opposite to you?
Your suffering has drawn My attention. My Spirit has felt invoked by yours, and I have come on a cloud of love and justice to overflow Myself in mercifulness upon mankind.
Not all nations call for Me, and those who wait for Me are very few. The spiritual cloud will come and shall envelop, like a mantle of peace, those people who invoke it, those hearts who are waiting for it.
To all those who attempt to extinguish the thirst of the spirit with the pleasures of the world, the cloud will surprise them with the brilliance of its lightning, and the din of its storm will fill them with fear, for then, they will remember that a Divine justice exists, and that each man is a carrier of a spirit who shall respond to God for all his deeds.
The cloud of love, of light, of mercy, and of justice, is also an immense legion of spiritual creatures, of servants of mine, of spirits of light who live to fulfill My designs, and multiply in the universe, carrying out, with perfect harmony, their mission of loving one another; because that Divine commandment, that maxim I revealed to the world in the Second Era, was not only for men; that maxim is the law which governs all existent spirits.
O, my beloved people: over that cloud of light, which is the spiritual legion of love and fraternity between all the worlds, I descended through My Ray during this Third Era, bringing to you a new message of wisdom, an infinite consolation for your suffering, and a light which would serve you as a guide to find the forgotten path, so that once discovered, you will come to Me, step by step, merit by merit, consciously and firmly, to pursue your spiritual perfection.
From the time that I said My last word at Calvary, until the day in which I gave you My first teaching during this era, I can say to you, that the time transpired did not pass over Me. The time was so fleeting between My departure at that time and My arrival during this era, that I compare it with the flash of lightning from the East and concealing itself in the West.
There are moments when men judge themselves to be so unworthy of Me, that they cannot conceive that I could ever love them so much; and once resigned to live away from their Father, they construct a life according to their own ideal; they create their laws and set up their own religions.
That is why when they see Me coming, they are greatly surprised. Then, they ask themselves: "Truly, does the Father love us so much, that this is the form He seeks to communicate with us?"
Humanity: I can only tell you that what is mine, I will not allow it to get lost; and you are mine. I loved you even before you existed, and I shall love you eternally.
It is true that many men have already recognized the signs of My new coming, that they scrutinize the scriptures in search of prophecies; that they feel that the trials that today weigh upon humanity speak of the Justice of the Lord. They look for Me, they are waiting for Me, they want Me, but they do not know that My Divine vibration is already among men, they ignore the manner in which I am vibrating over all that is material and over every spirit.
I truly say to you, if even the kings marveled at the humbleness in which I was born at that time, in this Era there will also be a surprise when everybody knows the humble manner I elected to deliver My Word to you.
Around My message the arguments will stir up, some affirming that it is the truth, others trying to contradict it, some giving testimony of their own spiritual experiences and others denying the existence of such manifestations.
But the truth will impose itself, because this is the time when the dormant gifts and faculties in the spirit become unleashed and manifest themselves through men, because the bodies by this time have already attained the evolution and the indispensable sensitivity for the communication with the spiritual.
From the children up to the elders, passing on through the youth, everybody will have manifestations that, in the beginning, will seem strange to them, because it has been a long time that Humanity has stayed away from the spiritual, but they will later take it as something absolutely natural in the superior life of man.
It will be when children speak of profound teachings, when men and women have spiritual visions and prophetic dreams, and when the gift of healing is propagated all over the Earth.
Great will be the surprise among the gentlemen and the distinguished ones of the Earth, when they confirm the truth of My return, because in their hearts they will ask themselves why has He come.
Among the poor there will be a great rejoicing because their heart will tell them that the moment of grace, of liberty and peace for the oppressed and for those who have had infinite hunger of love and justice, draws near.
This Work, that you now see limited to your smallness and hidden in poverty, will surge as a divine splendor, illuminating all the Earth, wakening the dormant spirits, lighting up the faith in the hearts, opening before the mind of Mankind, the Book of the True Life, the book of the truth.
You will receive in one single inheritance the Three Testaments, and when you find along your pathway those who wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit, you will show them My message and you will tell them not to imitate the Jewish people who, while waiting for the Messiah, did not recognize Him when He arrived among them and they are still waiting for Him.
I made Elijah return in this the Third Era as I, as the Master, had announced in that Second Era, saying: "Truly Elijah has been among you and you have not felt him. I shall return to the world, but truly I say to you, Before I return, Elijah will come."
Elijah, like in a chariot of fire, moves his spirit throughout the Universe, leaving a trace of love, that love which is the fire of the Spirit of God, light that illuminates and fire that embraces, that warms up those who are cold of spirit and heart.
Elijah, a spirit of great power, who has not been recognized by humanity, has always been My forerunner. Today he has come once again to prepare the chosen, those who have served Me as spokesmen, and all of humanity.
During all eras Elijah has come as My forerunner to prepare the spirit of all men.
Before I am being felt in someone’s heart, Elijah appears before him to tell him to repent for his sins, for the Lord draws near. He did the same thing during the Second Era through John, the Baptist, when the latter commanded that penitence be felt and purification be made, because the Kingdom of Heaven was close at hand.
And since every word of the Master is fulfilled, in the Third Era Elijah has arrived first before Me in order to come to awaken the spirits, to make them perceive that the hour of the Holy Spirit has opened its doors today to every spirit, to open his eyes, to prepare his footing in order to go through the threshold of the Second Era toward the Third; and so that the manifestation of Elijah in this Third Era be more perceivable, I made him communicate through a righteous man: Roque Rojas.
Before I am being felt in someone’s heart, Elijah appears before him to tell him to repent for his sins, for the Lord draws near. He did the same thing during the Second Era through John, the Baptist, when the latter commanded that penitence be felt and purification be made, because the Kingdom of Heaven was close at hand.
I have marked the place and the time in which I would come among men in the Third Era. Everything was prepared with perfect justice and wisdom. A new land was to be witness of My new coming. The west was to be illuminated with the brilliance of My presence
From perfection, I descend on the ladder of spiritual evolution which was disclosed to Jacob in a revelation, so that My voice may be heard in each mansion.
The world should not expect a new Messiah. If I promised to return, I also gave you to understand that My return would be spiritual, but humanity has never been prepared to receive Me.
In that Era, men doubted that God could conceal Himself in Jesus, whom they judged to be the same as any other man and just as poor as the other. Nevertheless, later, before the powerful deeds of Christ, humanity was convinced that in that man who was born, and who grew up, and died on earth, was the Word of God. However, during this period, many men would only accept My coming if it were in human form as in the Second Era.
The proofs that I come in Spirit to communicate with humanity, will not be accepted by everyone in spite of the testimonies, because the materialism will be like a veil of darkness before the eyes of some.
How many would like to see Christ suffer again in the world and receive from Him the miracle, in order to believe in His presence, or in His existence.
But truly I say to you, that there will never again be, on this earth, a manger that will behold My birth as Man, nor another Golgotha that will see Me die.
Now, all those who are resurrected to the true life will feel Me born within their heart. Those who are obstinate in their sin, will also feel Me dying within their heart.
Change the material to the spiritual, and from the human to the divine, all that Jesus did in that period, and you will keep in mind His passion during your existence.
All that you see which occurs during this period, in the spiritual, as well as in the material, had already been announced.
There were men in past eras who predicted everything that humanity endures during these moments. Those men were My prophets, sons of light, who admonished the people so that they would direct their footsteps along the paths of righteousness. Those prophets predicted the darkness of the desolation and of the destruction, due to the indifference of mankind before the calling of their Father.
In the different eras, I have manifested Myself to men in an unexpected form. Who would have said that, in the Second Era, the promised Messiah, the Son of God, would not even have a humble home to be born in? Who would have said to you that Mary, the wife of the carpenter, would be the Mother of Jesus?
Since My first steps on Earth, I gave signs of My power, and nevertheless, many did not even have any intuition of My presence.
During this period I have not come to surprise you. If you had prepared yourselves, transmitting the promise of My new coming, from father to children, from generation to generation, I would have found you waiting for My arrival; but no one was waiting for Me.
Some of you had forgotten these prophecies; others ignored them because they were hidden. How few of you scrutinized the firmament and observed the happenings of the world in each of the signs which would announce the time of My coming?
Nevertheless, those who were waiting for My return as the Promised Comforter, feel that the time has come, and that Christ has come spiritually to humanity; others have heard rumors of My coming and they have not believed.
Jesus said to His disciples: "I will be absent from you only for a time; I shall return." Then it was revealed to them that their Master would come on a cloud, surrounded by angels, and emitting rays of light over the Earth.
Behold! I am here on a cloud, surrounded by angels who are the spiritual beings who have come to manifest themselves among you as messengers of My Divinity, and as your good advisors. The rays of light are My "Word" which speak to you of new revelations, and which overflow wisdom on every mind.
Blessed are those who, without seeing, have believed, for they are the ones who feel My presence.
Let other peoples awaken to the new period while seeing the regions devastated by the waters, nations destroyed by war, and pestilence annihilating lives.
Those peoples, conceited in their knowledge, and lethargic in the splendor of their religions, will not recognize My word under this humble means, nor feel My manifestation in spirit; therefore, the Earth will have to shake first, and Nature will say to men: "The time has arrived and the Father has come among you". In order for mankind to awaken, let them open their eyes and accept that I am the One who has arrived; first the power and pride of man will be touched, but you have as your mission to be vigilant, to pray, and be prepared.
Do not doubt My word. In the First Era I fulfilled My promise to liberate Israel from the bondage of Egypt, which signified idolatry and darkness, to take you to Canaan, land of freedom and worship toward the living God.
There, My advent as a Man was announced, and the prophecy was fulfilled, word by word, in Jesus. I, that Master who inhabited and loved you in Jesus, promised the world to speak to them in another time, manifesting Myself in Spirit, and here you have the fulfillment of My promise.
Today I announce to you, that I have reserved for your spirit marvelous regions, realms, spiritual mansions, where you may be able to find the true freedom to love, to do good, and extend My light. Would you have any doubt, after having fulfilled My previous promises to you?
I am the book in which the life is written and in which all the wisdom exists.
Come, knock on My door and I will open it at once, but I want to contemplate in your heart a true longing for the light. If you come to feel that your mind has come to a limit of comprehension and cannot go any further, do not fear, because then your spirit, to whom more ample horizons exist, will elevate himself above the smallness of the flesh until he reaches that light he wished to see.
“I am the same Master who during the Second Era spoke to you about the way to the Kingdom of
Heaven. I am the same Christ manifesting the truth across the centuries; the eternal lessons
which are unchangeable, because they are revelations which emanate from My Spirit.”
From The Book of The True Life 9:47 (The Third Testament)
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
“God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The Worship in the Beginning
You are not more developed than the primitive men, who were able to discover in each element, and in each marvel of Nature, the Works of a Divine Being, superior, wise, just, and powerful, to whom they attributed all goodness, everything existent, and for that reason they worshipped Him.
Through a growing intelligence, they attempted to understand what their corporal senses received. What perfect worship could they offer Me? What full comprehension could they have of the truth? Nevertheless, their amazement, their faith, and their worship, were received by Me as the first fruits of an extensive field that My Spirit would cultivate throughout the times.
Since then until now, how many revelations My love has entrusted to Mankind! Nevertheless, when these men should have reached the pinnacle of comprehension, and when their worship should be perfect, it is then when their science, egotistical, arrogant, and inhuman, has risen to deny Me. And regarding the existing worships, they live in a lethargy of routine and traditions.
Love Me through everything created by Me and discard the idea that God can be limited in some form. Mankind has created My image under different forms to feel that I am with them.
Why do you not seek Me through My deeds? I have allowed that everyone may contemplate the wonders around you so that through them, you can behold My power, from the least perceptible up to the majestic sun king.
However, I do not say that I am Nature, nor that it is God. Neither do I say that the sun is the Divine Spirit, since they are merely atoms in the Work of the Creator.
If you limit your mind to those beliefs, you would be imitating your predecessors, those who worshipped Me through the sun. However, you should not judge your forefathers badly, because at that time, man was hardly able to conceive the power of God from that force, because there he found warmth, light and life. Keep in mind that they were not very far from the truth.
In the same manner that I have not come to judge your imperfections, neither do I want you to judge those of your brethren.
The Spiritual Worship
Today I come to spread My spirit among you, so that you may learn to render Me a spiritual and simple worship, free of materialism, of traditions, and fanaticism.
You, who have overthrown the false gods you worshipped in past eras, will be able to enter this sanctuary that today I am engraving in your spirit with My word.
In this period I came to liberate you from a new bondage: the temptations, the pleasures, the vices, which are like the cruel tyrant Pharaoh, who has burdened you with chains. Tomorrow this new freedom will be celebrated by mankind, not with feasts or traditions, but with a spiritual love for one another.
The victims whom you offered before the altar of Jehovah were received by Him, but it was not the most adequate form to elevate your spirit to the Father. It was then that I came to you as Jesus to teach you the Divine commandment which says: “Love one another.” I say to you today, that the lessons I taught you during the Second Era through the deeds of Jesus, have been altered sometimes and misinterpreted on others. That is why I have come as I announced, to clarify My truth.
My sacrifice of that period prevented the sacrifice of many victims, and I taught you a more perfect worship. My new manifestation of this period will allow mankind to understand that the symbolic forms should not be adopted without first analyzing their significance, since they are only a representation of My lessons.
One God, one worship
The moment of silence has come, the moment of your communion with Me, for in the same way that the ocean waves blend with one another, you will unite with My Divine Spirit; a silence not only in the lips, but also within the inner temple of man, because it is your spirit who speaks to Me, and it is a solemn moment.
Enter into silence and listen to Me, O travelers of many pathways who carry the dust of different roads; let Me be the light in your destiny.
All the religions will disappear and only the light of the Temple of God will remain shining within and outside of man, in which everyone will render only one worship of obedience, of love, of faith, and good will.
I have seen that your religions do not have the necessary strength to contain your wickedness, nor the sufficient light to touch the conscience and illuminate your reason. And that is because they have departed from the essence of My Doctrine, which is solely for the spirit.
The perfect worship
My pathway remains outlined within your conscience. Soon you will not have any pastor on Earth, nor ministers who celebrate rituals before your eyes, nor houses of prayer that symbolize the universal temple of God.
The universe will be your temple; before your spirit shall be the Lord, the Master, your sweet Christ, filled with wisdom and with love, always ready to listen to you. You shall have no altar but your heart, nor any other guide but your own conscience.
These lessons have been revealed to you and have taken form within your spirit. You cannot stray from the pathway because you have seen it very well.
When the world contemplates you walking along without material gods, without rituals, and without pastors, it will be amazed, it will judge you, and what will enable you to give testimony to them of My truth, that you are not alone, shall be your deeds, your virtue, your life, for you will not only spread My work through the instrument of your lips, you must live it, because one action in your existence is worth more than a thousand of your words, however convincing they may be. Love, gentleness, humility, sacrifice. In this manner, the world will recognize Me through you.
In that way, My people, in that manner, disciples, I want to take you to perfection; that is the way I want you to reach that great city that has been prepared since eternity, so you may be the dwellers, the eternal inhabitants within that peace and within that perfection.
All the texts of this topic are excerpts taken from The Book of the True Life.
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1)
Who is Mary?
God is love.
This simple truth, reaffirmed by John in his First Epistle (1 John 4:8), must be fully understood by all those who study and analyze the Scriptures.
In God we find Love of the Father, surely. But what about the love of the Mother? Is it also part of divine love or isn´t it ?
It’s convenient to read the following metaphor closely:
“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should, not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.” (Isaiah 49:15)
In the beauty of that analogy, we discover the fathomless, total and perfect love of God for His children. Mary, at the foot of the Master´s cross, symbolizes all the mothers of the universe, that´s why Jesus says to her: “Woman, behold thy son!” (John 19:26) In the Acts of the Apostles, it reads that these lived after the Crucifixion and resurrection of their Master, in continuous prayer and vigil with “Mary the mother of Jesus…” (Acts 1:14)
The presence of the Holy Spirit in Mary (Luke1:35) is undeniable for those who believe that the Scriptures of the so called New Testament are inspired and true in their essence.
And that the presence is eternal, continuous and constant in Mary is revealed in the careful analysis of the versicle in Apocalypsis (or Book of the Revelation) quoted at the head of this document .
Mary, the Divine Tenderness
What is the meaning of the prophet seeing the woman clothed with the sun? Let´s remember that the time when that happens in the seeing is once the Sixth Seal has been opened. The Sixth Seal… the sixth day….the sixth stage.
What happens on the sixth day of Creation? Let´s see.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27)
If God had to create a male and a female in order to create an image of Himself on Earth, then it´s natural to deduce that within God there is masculine nature, symbolized by the Father, and a feminine one symbolized by the Mother. Otherwise, why bother to emphasize that the female was created when the verse clearly is dedicated to the image of God in man?
Another logical deduction would be to think that both divine powers, the Father and the Mother, posses different qualities. Within the Father, strength, law, order. And which are the qualities of the feminine part within God? Surely tenderness, charity and infinite comprehension. And if the Father is eternal, so the Mother must be.
The Eternal Feminine in God
The divine eternal feminine took the shape of woman. Just like the Verb of God (another of His powers) became flesh in Jesus, the Divinity could also adopt, in order to manifest its feminine side, the shape of a woman, blessed amongst all women of all times, and “full of grace”. Those words belong to Gabriel, one of the High spirits that assist God, according to the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:28 and 30).
And some good and faithfull Christians cannot accept the virginity of that blessed woman when without hesitation they accept the chastity of her son Jesus. And they base their opinions on several passages of the Gospels and the Acts where the brothers of Jesus are mentioned (Mathew 12:46/Luke8:20), although those same evangelists never, in any case, mention that those brothers are also Mary´s children.
When Joseph, widower, takes Mary the maiden to be his wife, he´s already a man of age and it is known with certainty that at that moment he had children with the one who had been his first deceased wife; Jacob (James), Joseph, Simon and Judas (Mathew 13:55).
On the contrary, the Scriptures themselves are very careful and precise in specifying that Jesus is the son of Mary (Mathew 13:55/Mark 6:3).
Wouldn’t they have been as careful to point out that fact if that were also true pertaining the brothers of Jesus on the part of His earthly father? Wouldn’t the evangelist, in the passage of Mark 6:3, have written that story in another way had it not been for the fact that, precisely, Jesus was the only son of Mary?
Jacob (also known as James) who was called the Just, son of Joseph and “brother” of Jesus remained, after the crucifixion, as the leader of the “nazarites”, the Jews that had believed that He was the promised Messiah. Jacob dies, beat to death, on the stairs of the Temple of Jerusalem on the year 62 or the Christian Era, close to 80 years old! (Memoirs of Hegesippus, quoted by Eusebius and Julius Africanus/Antiquities of The Jews by Flavius Josephus). A simple arithmetical operation reveals that when Jesus was born (give or take three years; scholars haven´t agreed yet in this point -see please Jesus birth-) Jacob had to be at least 17 years old! And different authorized primitive Christian sources -mainly Eusebius and Origen- assure that when Jesus was born, Mary was scarcely 14 years old. Could, by any means, a four year old girl bear children?
Maybe it serves to transcribe here a surprising version of how Mary was seen by the early followers of Jesus:
“At this time the mother of Jesus died and was buried in the same place were He had been crucified, and a stone was erected on the site. On that stone, the relatives of Jesus wrote these words: “Behold that here is a ladder erected upon the land that reaches heaven, and upon it the angels of God ascend and descend, and the Mother rejoices here with Her children”. (Memoirs of Heggesipus quoted by Eusebius/Acts of the Nazarites by Julius Africanus)
The presence of Mary in the Third Era.
The Woman clothed with the Sun
A reflective analysis of Revelation 12:1 and following versicles can come upon certain deductions:
- The woman is a mother for she is about to give birth.
- The fact that she is clothed with the sun, symbol of light, warmth and life, can very well represent her divine essence. What other visions contained in the Bible concede these attributes to another person?
- The moon beneath her feet could very well indicate that she has conquered and surpassed her material feminine nature (it could represent menstruation in women) like Christ overcame the world.
- And as a crown upon her head, twelve stars that can symbolize two thing which are not excluding of each other: The twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve apostles of Jesus.
One way or the other the spirit of the eternal feminine that lives in God, as announced by John the prophet, could not be put aside in this Third Era.
All biblical quotes mentioned here are taken from the commonly known as King James New and Old Testament version.
The studies of past lives.
Dr. Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia Medical School has researched over 2.600 cases of children’s past life recall. At least 900 of these cases have been verified, which means that Dr. Stevenson got enough information from the children subject of his investigations to identify the past life personality they remembered as theirs.
The methods and investigation techniques that Dr Stevenson has followed for many years has earn him a well deserved respect among the scientific community -always skeptical as we all know- and the few attempts by religious zelots to “debunk” and minimize his findings have been proven to be mistaken and lacking of any valid basis. And it comes as no surprise that the defense against these attacks has been taken not by Dr. Stevenson himself but by his colleagues.
Children’s Past Lives: A very strong case.
One of the most solid basis of Dr. Stevenson’s research about reincarnation is the fact that the subject of his investigations are young children. Why? Because they are more likely not to be as affected by bias or prejudices as we grown-ups are. And the cases studied by Dr. Stevenson have another poweful element: They all are located in which are known as underdeveloped countries and many of the children that were the subjects of his thourough investigation live in poor and small villages, that are completely out of the mainstream of mass media’s influence.
You can surf Dr. Stevenson’s
webpage at Children’s Past Lives.
Q: Why is not the word “reincarnation” mentioned in the Bible?
Q: Is it reincarnation the same as transmigration of the soul (metempsychosis)?
Q: Is there a proof of the existence of reincarnation?
Q: They told me in Sunday school that the belief in reincarnation is heresy!
Q: Paul said in Hebrews 9:27 that “it is appointed unto men once to die”
Q: Jesus did not spoke of reincarnation, did He?
Q: Why can’t we recall memories of past lives?
Q: Where is the logic on the need for reincarnation?
The word “reincarnation” comes from the mixture of two Latin words: the prefix “re=to repeat, again” and the femenine sustantive “caro, carnis=flesh”. And although it does not appear as such in the Scriptures, the meaning is there, in many verses; in John 3 for example, the notion to return, to be again in the flesh, in a body, is mentioned by Jesus Christ, and to further clarify this, He states there that in order to do this, man should be born again. The liberal interpretation of this passage assuming that He was referring to a “spiritual” birth, is denied by the very words of the Lord, right there: “”
The misreading of the original texts leads many to believe that “soul” and “spirit” are the same, and they are not. The problem came since the very first translation of the Hebrew texts into Greek; at that time in history, the Greek language lacked of different terms to describe “nephesh” (the Hebrew word for soul) and “rowah” [spirit in Hebrew], therefore the translators of the Septuagint used the same word “psyche” to describe both different terms.
Yes, and increbidly enough, both in the spiritual and in the science fields. In the New Testament read about the reincarnation of the spirit of Elijah into John the Baptist. And that this is not a metaphor is proven by the very words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 14:14. And from a scientific point of view look at Reincarnation and Human Science to see what advanced science has found regarding past lives and reincarnation.
The characterization of the law of reincarnation as heresy was decided not by the early fathers of the church or by the disciples, let alone the Lord Himself. It was decided by the Roman emperor Justinian as late as the 5th century, who had strong political reasons to do so. It has nothing to do with doctrinal issues; the amazing thing is that up until this day, Western religions still treat reincarnation as something heretic. Truth is that there is not a single denial or rebuttal of this concept in the Bible.
This misreading comes from a mistake, made while translating the original text in Greek to Latin and from there passed to all versions that took the Latin Vulgate as source. The problem starts with the Greek syntax which has the word “once” before the subject “men” so instead of translated in the way that you read in your Vulgata’s inspired Bible (yes, your KJV use it as it main source), it should read: It is appointed once men die”… Otherwise, we must believe then that the son of the Ebionite woman, Lazarus and the young girl that Jesus resucitated should be alive today…since they already died -therefore the need to be resucitated- and considering that there is not other possible death, they stood arose to live forever… ???
Yes, he did. Read please all the verses in which the Lord refers to John the Baptist as been Elijah. And if after reading this you still do not admit that John was in fact, Elijah reincarnated…well, you just joined the group of persons that are still waiting for the arrival of Israel’s Messiah which was to be foreran by the return of Elijah. If John was not Elijah, then the Messiah hasn’t come yet.
Because the one that reincarnates is the spirit, the essence in the human being, not the brain or the soul. Here is where the wrong assumption that the soul reincarnates misleads many. And the fact that the flesh does not remember details or things pertaining a past existence of the spirit is due that was this the one that lived thru that other life, not the former.
If there is no reincarnation, then God’s love and forgiveness are not unlimited, it has a limit, our sins. But if, as Jesus stated and John confirmed, God’s love is endless and limitless, there should be a way in which the spirit can erase all his wrongdoings and errors. And that way is reincarnation.