of Life Lessons
THE PRODIGAL SON:
since our entrance into life, we have been preparing to return to the Father.
St. Luke's gospel, this is referred to as "the inheritance." St. Luke
15:12, begins our story.
are told in this particular Bible reference that a man had two sons, the younger
one said to his father that he wanted a share of all his property, and the
father complied with his request. It
was not long before the child went off to a foreign land, and squandered all he
had. And when he had run through all
his inheritance a famine broke out in the land, and the son began to feel it.
hired himself out to a citizen of that land who put him in charge of feeding the
pigs. He began to feed himself upon
the things that were fit for pigs alone. He
came to a great awakening and found out that his father's servants had a better
existence than this.
deep humility he returned home and made a plea before his father to accept him
back as a servant only. The father
welcomed him back with open arms, and restored unto him his sonship, by placing
upon his finger the ring of authority. His
brother was extremely jealous, and complained to his father about his younger
brother. The rich man replied that
the other brother he had with him always, and for this he was grateful, but that
the younger brother was like a dead man who had come to life, and that the
father thought he had lost him, but that the son had returned.
With great festivity and music, the father had accepted the wayward son.
of the great lessons that we learn when we go through the great awakening is
that we have been separated from our Creator through subjecting ourselves to the
Father's Creation, and wasting our Divine Inheritance as sons of the Creator.
We lost this inheritance through misuse of the power, and lack of
understanding of the Law, and stubbornness towards our Father's will. This is
the way man has sinned.
has been made to be an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ, to have
dominion over the things of this world. The
things of the world are to be fully under man's control.
Today we are living in an age which is divided into two, symbolized by
the two sons of the father. An old
order, and a new order. The old order has been with the Father from the
beginning. The New order is coming
alive and into fulfillment.
old order refused to die out and make way for that which is coming into full
manifestation. The old order is
controlled completely by mass mind, which speaks to it of its own
self-righteousness in keeping the former laws and regulations established by the
Creator for a time and a season.
mind refuses to allow the old order to realize the time is at hand for a
transition of time, a complete change. Therefore
mans mind is compelling the old order to transgress the law of God.
The sons of God, symbolized by the prodigal son, have come through this
order, and are defying it. At one
time they had defied the very will of the Father.
Now they are returning to the Father's house in order to fulfill their
mission as lords of this earth under Christ, the Lord.
purpose of the Holy Order of MANS, through verses of the Bible, the sciences,
and the tools, is to place the Father's ring upon the restored Son's finger. We
are returning to the Father in a humbler state than when we left, but all shall
be restored to us in greater measure than when we left.
There shall be much rejoicing by God and his angels over one sinner that
repents. Repentance is turning away
and going forward.
and Realization bring us to this point and we attain through these two sources.
we come to the Great Return from dabbling in the lower nature, to achieving the
higher nature, we shall have no fear, and have the ability to exercise our
authority as sons of God.
Through many lands I have wandered
Over trackless sand and trackless moons.
I've climbed mountains, vast and rugged,
To see the setting Sun.
In other worlds I searched for Gold,
And found it here and there--
Felt the arms of loved ones around me,
Knew of the presence of others everywhere.
Felt the Great Force flowing through me,
Known its ecstasy sublime.
But of these none has so much moved me,
As the little arms of my First Born Son.