I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All God’s Children…All Over The World! And If That Be The Case In Your Individual World…Give Thanks And Praises To The Spirit Of The Living God On The Inside Of You…For The Power And Strength To Do So – Amidst All The Darkness And Chaos That Surrounds Us! And If That Be Not The Case For Some Others…Fret Not…But Learn To Call Upon The Power Of Your Own Individual “Mighty I AM Presence” – And The Assistance Of All The Heavenly Host – When Necessary – To Open Your Hearts And Minds…And Strengthen Your Resolve…When It Comes To Loving – Not Only Your Loved Ones – But All The Children Of God! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“It has been given us to know – and reason substantiates the fact – that according to the grade of development, is the nearness of the soul to the throne of the everlasting Father, so that there are in the spirit-world at the present time, not only the wondrous body of Yahveh Elohim, but there are angel-spirits ranking in gradatory order, from the highest sphere down to the border-land, between the mundane and the spiritual.
Therefore, when Yahveh Elohim has a message to send to the sons of earth, it is sent through the angel messengers, through “the spirits of just men made perfect;” and we have reason to believe that it is sent from one to another, until a messenger is reached whose potentiality enables him to meet the capacity of man who is to receive the message, for there are angels so highly developed that their words would be to man, a consuming fire.
The ministering spirits – ministering to those among men who are sufficiently developed to receive heavenly truths and to put them into practice – have overcome, and entered the realm of immortality; in other words, they are souls that are not bound to the earth-sphere, but live from the heavens. There are, however, multitudes of souls that are earth-bound, that know nothing of the realities of a spirit-existence; these are they that spiritualists, so-called, are dealing with, and among these earth-bound souls there are as many malignant, evil-designed personalities, as there are in the physical body among men – yea, more.
For when we come to deal with souls that are earth-bound, we come in contact with that quality of human consciousness that is no longer restrained by culture or society; we are in touch with the impulses and passions that arise from the lower nature or a lower organism. Because of this, these earth-bound souls were called by the Lord Christ, “demons,” devils; for as it is written, “the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be.”
These earth-bound souls are at enmity with the law of God, and when a person enters into covenant relation with God, to seek God and righteousness with all his heart, and has decided to overcome generation and to live henceforth in the regeneration that he may attain immortality, these souls at once become to him pestiferous enemies to hinder, to deceive, to mislead, and to destroy.
Thus, we find ourselves on the earth-plane surrounded by dark and malignant spirits; yet these dark forces have no power at all except what is derived from the spirit of the mundane or the earthly spirit. And so far as the children of God ally themselves to the Spirit of God in covenant relation, and place their hand, as it were, in the hand of God’s angel, overcoming fear and following the leadings of that divine messenger, wholly, to that degree they are safe.
But if one desires power, honor, wealth, the gratification of the lower nature, or any of the things that attract the men of the world, and attempts to gain them through unity with these mundane souls, the angel of God will leave him at once to the unmerciful influences of the dark world, who will promise, and in part, fulfill their promise to gratify the desires of the person, and to give him the condition on earth that he desires; but with every benefit derived from that source will come many, many evils, sorrows and perplexities, until the soul is hopelessly bound and drawn out of the body, to become an associate of the dark and malignant forces to which it has yielded itself.
This is a dark picture, but this fact is the cause of the old idea of a tempting Devil. Remember, however, that God rules the universe and that there is no power but that which is derived from the name Yahveh, or from Universal Mind and Will. Because of this it is said, “The name Yahveh is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
While we bring to light this dark side of the picture, we hope that you will not dwell upon it. We know that the world is full of darkness, temptation, deception, and all that is evil – evil because antagonistic to our hope and desire to be one with the Father; but it remains for us to hold closely to the original Christian principles, that is, consecration of our life to God and confiding trust in him, like the trust of a little child in the arms of its parent. It is this condition of mind that has preserved the church, notwithstanding its errors, its false doctrines.
These principles have preserved its people through all the centuries down to the present. Because of their failure to maintain these principles, the angel in the Revelation said to God’s people: “But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:4-5).
Here we meet, not new doctrine, not new theories, but are brought back to the “rock of ages,” to the foundation laid by the Christ, 1900 years ago; “For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11). He is the only door. On the contrary, instead of presenting new doctrine, we are obeying the injunction of the Spirit by the apostle: “Wherefore let us cease to speak of the first principles of Christ, and press on unto perfection.” For, as the Christ said, “I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.”
As the fulness of times has come and the souls of men have ripened and matured, the period when men are to come into the image and the likeness of God is at hand, and in order to bring about this image and likeness, an advance in knowledge is necessary.
…But, keep in mind the one thought, that Yahveh Elohim, the God of the solar system, is your ultimate, is the end that you seek; keep in mind the highest that you can conceive, and pray daily and earnestly to know the truth that you may live in harmony with it; and if you become conscious of one of the lesser heavens, learn from it, but do not desire to remain there.”
The Goal of Life, by Hiram Butler, 1908