I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All God’s Children And All God’s Creation. And I Need Not Mention Being Thankful During This Week Of Thanksgiving…Cuz We Are All Aware Of What We Have To Be Thankful For – Most Importantly, That Which Is Far More Valuable Than Our Material Possessions. But Most Of Us Do Make An Extra Effort During This Time To Extend Gratitude And Show Divine Love By Extending A Helping Hand…Wherever And However We Can – Which Is A Blessing To Many Of God’s Children! And Believe Me When I Say…Those Efforts Do Not Go Unnoticed In The Heavens! Let Us, Then, Hold Steady, Those Thoughts And Feelings Of Love And Gratitude In Our Hearts And Minds In The Days And Weeks To Come – And Let Them Lead Our Actions Always; Let Us Continue Radiating Those Higher Qualities Into the Atmosphere And Emitting The Loving Energy Of Our Own “Mighty I AM Presence”…So That Our Collective Energy And Power Of Divine Love, Will Begin To – Not Only Positively Transform Us Individually – But Begin To Uplift The Collective Consciousness Of All Mankind; So That The Next-Level -Up Transformation Of The Entire World …Will Soon Follow! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“The natural inclination of man is to lose interest in a thing and to lower his estimate of it as soon as he begins to comprehend it; but we assure you that were it possible for you to have a glimpse of the realities of the existence of that wondrous Brotherhood, Yahveh Elohim, the Creators of the world, you would find their real nature and character so far transcending your former conception of God, that your mind would sink beneath its effort to comprehend the wonders of that Deific Mind. Yet God in his love, wisdom, and goodness has so constructed us in his image and has led us so far into his likeness that we can now begin to apprehend something of the realities of his own great nature.
If what has been said enables you, the true child of God, to look up with a realistic conception and exclaim in the language of the Master, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth”, then you will begin to comprehend the reason for the opening words of this prayer; for the soul recognizes the Father not as a myth, not as something far beyond the possibility of our perception, but as a real, tangible Existence, as an intelligent Being that is able to sympathize, through knowledge gained by experience, with all the weaknesses, all the vicissitudes of the human family, and yet loves us with a love transcending the love of the mother for the child in her arms, or the love of a husband for his bride.
This is a realization that will bring us nearer to God and bring God nearer to us; and in the order of the heavens, established by the great wisdom and goodness of God, we are brought in direct touch with his mind, his will, his loving sympathy, and his all-pervading mentality.
As to how we are brought in touch with God’s great nature, we have not been left to speculate, for every great truth has been recorded in some form in that wondrous book, the Bible. The apostle in his letter to the Hebrews said: “But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant.”
Here the apostle, either by vision or by revelation, is given to understand the order of the heavens and announces it by speaking of “just men made perfect,” and of the “church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven.”
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. Therefore, the word of Yahveh Elohim must be passed down through the mind-organs of those who are nearer to man in order that he may be enabled to receive it without injury. The Lord Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you.” (John xiv., 2.)
In Jacob’s vision “He dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And behold, Yahveh stood above it.” (Gen. xxviii. 12, 13.)
Thus this gradation is, as it were, a ladder set up on the earth, (man), whose top reaches to heaven, Yahveh being at the head of the ladder, and each rung of the ladder from Yahveh down to man a stage of unfoldment, of spirit-life, and all the angels upon these varied planes are, as the Apostle Paul said, “ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation.” These ministering spirits minister to man according to his unfoldment.
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.”
The Goal of Life, by Hiram Butler, 1908