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“If you remain within My word you will really be My disciples and will know the truth, and the truth will make you free”, said Christ, our Lord, in the Second Era.
And in the Third Era He explained: “When you get to love the truth, you will enjoy great beauty in your existence and when you will achieve the saint freedom that I have come to offer to your spirit, you will be able to travel through your faculty of thought through the skies, the spaces and the worlds”.
And He mentioned something else: “The true Spirituality is the freedom to your spirit in its journey and to the flesh in its path. The matter should not invade the paths of the spirit nor the spirit should turn to materialism”.
But many still now wonder as Pilate did when he was facing Jesus: “Which is the truth?” And turning his back onto Him, he did not wait for the answer. But we now have the answer.
Our Father says: “The truth has its own arms to defend itself, which lie within the truth itself. And when this question is asked again: Where is the truth?” you will then answer: In love”.
In another of His teachings, He confirms it in all certainty: “I assure you that the only truth is love. The truth is the Divine Love shown in the Universe. The one that can not understand the truth, is not able to recognize God”.
If we meditate about this idea, we will see that all those other ideas that wrongfully focus on conquering the “truth” by means of walking away from the path of divine truth are wrong ideas, misleading ideas, ideas that will make us loose what we are all longing to have, true freedom.
We have to be aware that there is a tendency in the World to change the meaning of the words and of the Divine Teachings. Our Heavenly Father states: “The sense of the essential values has been replaced in such a way that this replacement has led to believe that the truth is exactly the opposite of what it truly is”.
Freedom is the natural state that all spirit yearn for, but to be able to reach it we have to know the way, and which one is it?
Not only did our Father stated it in the Second Era “I am the path, the truth and the life”, but in this Era He explains even further by saying “The one that follows my teachings will find the true happiness, peace, knowledge and spiritual greatness. The one who complies with my Law, conquers freedom”.
This is to say, that the one who does not comply with the Divine Law can not conquer freedom, and when men and women of this world think that to be free is to use the free will and moving forward by human interests and material ideas, they do not realise that they are fooling themselves and what they are really doing are turning themselves into slaves. We are warned by our Father who says: “Those who have entirely surrender
to materialism, without further considering the voice of their conscience, and neglecting all what is related to the spirit, they are no longer fighting, they have been defeated in combat. They think they are triumphant, and they think they are free, they do not realise that they are prisoners and are in need of the legions of light to come to the darkness so they can be freed”.
Oh, how mankind has been mislead by believing that just by the use of the free will freedom is granted!. We see everyday that when we think we are behaving “freely” we fall victims of low passions, of vices, we become slaves of the absurd pharaoh which is the world.
This is how the Master clearly states it in one of the Teachings of the Book of the True Life: “The chalice that you drink is too bitter and the chains that you pull are too heavy. You continue being the captive people of the Pharaoh. The more you wish for your freedom the more you are obliged to work and greater your tributes are. How far would
your bitterness go? The surroundings in which you live and covers you, is the pharaoh of this era which is full of selfishness, hatred, greed and all the sins committed by mankind”.
“The chains represent your needs that force you to subdue to the prevailing selfishness, to injustice and even to wickedness”. “My Law, on the contrary, do not enslaves you, My Law liberates you”.
And this Teaching about the Divine Law taking us to freedom is not a new one, brothers, for a long time it has been known by evolved spirits. David knew it, and he wrote in a psalm: “I will always follow your Law, forever and eternally, and I will always be free because I searched in your commandments…”
David knew as we ought to know ourselves, that only those who fulfill the Divine Laws can be free; all the other ideas about being free are illusions and deceptions…and this seems logic because the one that do not fulfill the Divine Law moves away from God, and the one that moves away form God is vulnerable and falls victim into temptation, into sin, into materialism and finally, into sadness.
And it is not that God withdraws for us, no, it is not! We all know that God never withdraws form us, but He makes us see the difference when he says: “Meditate: If I am within you, where have you taken Me when you sin?”
Its is in vain that men and women wish to find freedom in this world instead of finding it in the Law, this is because their surroundings do not allow them to do so.
Our Father states: “Be free, do not seek in this world your kingdom nor your glory”.
In this world, many of us tend to mistake free will with freedom. But, is it true that free will equals freedom?
Well. To start up, free will is a trial given to the spirit of the son by his Father.
“Free will and the influence of the flesh are the trials to which your spirit is subject to”, confirms our Father in His Teachings of this Era.
What is the use of having been granted with the free will?
Obviously not to have used it in such a way to have become prisoners, but on the contrary, to make us masters of our own selves.
“If I granted the spirit with free will, is for the spirit to have its own disposition and in turn feel the master of its own life, of its acts and to be similar to Me”. God says.
We cannot be similar to God if we are slaves, if we are not the masters of our own lives, masters of our own actions…but we know that the true resemblance with God is within the spirit, not within the flesh. And God clearly explains it to us when He says:
-“Within your spirit there is intelligence, sensibility and grace. Then manifest these attributes through the flesh which God has entrusted you with, do not say your flesh is imperfect, stubborn or incomprehensible, that it does not know how to listen the voice of your conscience and is willing to be directed only by the free will. No, it is not like this, you are the spirit and the guide, and you are in charge of taking care of the flesh and preparing it to become an obedient device for the spirit, a kind intermediary of the spiritual feelings and gifts that dwell in each one of you”.
This concept has been repeated several times in many Teachings by the Father, the concept that it is the conscience in the spirit that should guide the man and the woman in their path through life. And it is not to the flesh that has been given such a responsibility. When men die the flesh remains in the Earth, and it is the spirit who has to present itself to the Father and account for its actions and deeds. When the spirit is defeated and enslaved by the flesh, that spirit completely looses its freedom, not only the spiritual one but the moral one as well, because it refuses to listen to the voice of the conscience, and
which other thing can the conscience dictate but the fulfillment of the Divine Laws?
God says: “As I did over all the gifts, I have also placed over the free will the conscience, so while it enlightening you, it will also guide you to develop these gifts and to take them to perfection”.
The indiscriminate use of the free will instead of approaching you to freedom it puts you farther away from it”.
“As human beings have misused the free will, they have fallen victims to vices; for misusing the free will they have sinned in a despicable manner; well then, for the virtue of the free will, but now enlightened by the conscience, they will have to go back, step by step, over that path that has taken them to the abyss”.
To finish I invite you to think about this overwhelming phrase from one of the Teachings of the Divine Master, in its briefness it contains a whole teaching that if it were follow it would bring happiness to men and women even in this world:
-“Put your free will under the control of My Law and your conscience, and you will never feel a slave but you will truly be free.”