of Life Lessons
“AWAKE, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you
Before one may go forth and serve as a man, his fellow man, the spiritual
part of him must be born. It has lain for centuries dormant as a fetus within
– alive, and developing, but not delivered.
First the child, and then he grows to manhood to serve with Christ.
As Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock”, one may think
of the Lord, coming with a flashlight to the door of someone’s individual
temple, and knocking to awaken him, and saying, “Turn on your light within the
temple, so you may see to rise. Then,
when you are fully prepared, I shall return to pick you up to come and help
As Peter said, “You will do well to pay attention to
this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning
star rises in your hearts.”
The divine Child, the Son of God, is born within man in one of his rounds
of incarnation, when his consciousness has lifted and he has become amenable to,
and capable of, functioning as a superman in righteousness and selfless love,
for the good of all, when he arrives at the capacity to serve God with utter
The more single his eye is, in this respect, the less he looks at the
physical life he has stepped out from, the more pure his motives are, the more
will he develop the light of the Sun within.
God becomes the universe, the blue sky, in which the golden sun-son swims
and functions. He is immersed in
god, and dwells in Him. Collected
together in him are innumerable particles of Light which are invisible as the
Father, being all pervading.
But when they gather together in one strong focal point of Force and
Energy, they become the warm strong light around which the lesser beings gather,
to whom they look for strength and guidance, the true Son of God.
The Child is born in the very
That is to say, the Self is located near the heart area, or behind it,
near the spine. It is as though,
speaking imaginatively, the twins or Adam and Eve of Gemini, in their home nest
of Cancer, become parents as they give birth to the divine Child, the Sun,
corresponding to the sign of Leo, which both rules children, and is ruled by the
Paul Case said, “Spiritual consciousness is an awakening to the meaning
of what material consciousness supposes to be nothing but physical existence.
It is a recognition of the spiritual substance of this world, which
ignorance calls matter.
The wisdom which results from new birth shows us that we are truly
Children of the Sun, even now. When
this knowledge comes, it wells up in our hearts as a song of Joy, and we turn
from the limitations of the senses to the freedom of spiritual knowing.”
In Malachi 4:2, the prophet said, “For behold, the day comes, burning
like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble, the day
that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of Hosts, so that it will leave
them neither root nor branch. But
for you who fear My Name, the Sun of Righteousness shall rise, with healing in
The Sun, when it comes, and the Christ with His Spirit returns to earth,
will be so dazzling as to destroy all the darkness before it.
It will burn the dross, and only the gold, the righteous, shall remain.
When the Christ Spirit comes to show man the way, by its very brightness,
the negative shows up the more prominently, as the brighter the lighter, the
darker and more defined the shadow cast by an object.
If you placed a light within your body so strong it make all transparent,
except that which was foreign to its inherent nature, or that which was not
good, the evil tendencies would show out the stronger, and have to be faced.
There would be no nice dense place to hide the faults.
As long as there was no light, mankind could hide his sins, but now they
show, and he has to get rid of them, or leave the scene.
On the other hand, to him who loves God, and wants to do well, and turn
to Christ, then does this merciless spotlight become the healing Sun of
Just so, a great teacher, who come to emulate Jesus Christ on earth, to
bring men to the Light, and to God, the Father, has to first flush all negation to the surface, where it can be gotten rid of
before he can work with the True Son within the man.
He has to rout out all the anger and hatred and dissipation, the lies and
stealing. He has to make the subject
face them and consciously turn from all attachment to them.
Jesus healed many people and performed many miracles.
He woke Lazarus from the sleep of death, in order that the faith of many
might be strengthened.
Paul promised that he would wake us all when he comes, in Cor. 15:51 –
“Lo! I tell you a mystery.
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For
the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall
all be changed.”
The Psalmist declares in Psalm 27, verse 1,
“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation.”
The awakening comes from the Lord through the Scriptures as Psalm 119
proves, when David says that, “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, and a Light to
The Scriptures declare the Glory of God.
Some people awake and find their Soul empty.
Isaiah 29, verse 8: “But he
awaketh and his love is empty, but he awaketh and he is faint.”
Others wake up as if they were once dead.
“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead.”
After the Great Awakening, the Light of Christ comes.
In other words, “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead,
and Christ shall give thee light.”
Nothing can progress spiritually for us ‘til we are awakened, by Christ
through the Light of his word in us.
In Acts, chapter 16, verse 27, the following is recorded:
“When the jailer awoke and saw that the doors of the prison had been
opened, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself.”
The jailer is mass mind. When
mass mind sees the arousing of the believer, it will destroy itself.
In Romans 13, verse 2, Paul says “Because as I think you have realized
the present time is of the highest importance, it is time to wake up to Reality.
Every day brings God’s Salvation nearer.”