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Part 12 of the Aquarian Gospel: The Resurrection and Appearances of Jesus–Establishment of the Christine Church

Hoffman's Christ in WhiteThe Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
Transcribed from The Book of God’s Remembrance (Akashic Records)
by Levi H. Dowling (1844-1911)

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SECTION XX

RESH
The Resurrection of Jesus

CHAPTER 172
Pilate places the Roman seal upon the stone door of the tomb.  At mid-night a company of the silent brothers march about the tomb.  The soldiers are alarmed.  Jesus preaches to the spirits in prison.  Early Sunday morning he rises from the tomb.  The soldiers are bribed by the priests to say that the disciples had stolen the body.

THE tomb in which they laid the body of the Lord was in a garden, rich with flowers, the garden of Siloam, and Joseph’s home was near.
2. Before the watch began Caiaphas sent a company of priests out to the garden of Siloam that they might be assured that Jesus’ body was within the tomb.
3. They rolled away the stone; they saw the body there, and then they placed the stone again before the door.
4. And Pilate sent his scribe who placed upon the stone the seal of Rome, in such a way that he who moved the stone would break the seal.
5. To break this Roman seal meant death to him who broke the seal.
6. The Jewish soldiers all were sworn to faithfulness; and then the watch began.
7. At midnight all was well, but suddenly the tomb became a blaze of light, and down the garden walk a troupe of white-clad soldiers marched in single file.
8. They came up to the tomb and marched and countermarched before the door.
9. The Jewish soldiers were alert; they thought that friends had come to steal the body of the Nazarene. The captain of the guard cried out to charge.
10. They charged; but not a white-clad soldier fell. They did not even stop; they marched and countermarched among the frightened men.
11. They stood upon the Roman seal; they did not speak ; they unsheathed not their swords; it was the Silent Brotherhood.
12. The Jewish soldiers fled in fear; they fell upon the ground.
13. They stood apart until the white-clad soldiers marched away, and then the light about the tomb grew dim.
14. Then they returned; the stone was in its place; the seal was not disturbed, and they resumed their watch.
15. Now, Jesus did not sleep within the tomb. The body is the manifest of soul; but soul is soul without its manifest.
16. And in the realm of souls, unmanifest, the Lord went forth and taught.
17. He opened up the prison doors and set the prisoners free;
18. He broke the chains of captive souls, and led the captives to the light;
19. He sat in council with the patriarchs and prophets of the olden times;
20. The masters of all times and climes he met, and in the great assemblies he stood forth and told the story of his life on earth, and of his death in sacrifice for man,
21. And of his promises to clothe himself again in garb of flesh and walk with his disciples, just to prove the possibilities of man;
22. To give to them the key of life, of death, and of the resurrection of the dead.
23. In council all the masters sat and talked about the revelations of the coming age,
24. When she, the Holy Breath, shall fill the earth and air with holy breath, and open up the way of man to perfectness and endless life.
25. The garden of Siloam was silent on the Sabbath day; the Jewish soldiers watched and no one else approached the tomb; but on the following night the scene was changed.
26. At midnight every Jewish soldier heard a voice which said, Adon Mashich Cumi, which meant, Lord Christ arise.
27. And they supposed again that friends of Jesus were alert, were coming up to take the body of their Lord away.
28. The soldiers were alert with swords unsheathed and drawn, and then they heard the words again.
29. It seemed as though the voice was everywhere, and yet they saw no man.
30. The soldiers blanched with fear, and still to flee meant death for cowardice, and so they stood and watched.
31. Again, and this was just before the sun arose, the heavens blazed with light, a distant thunder seemed to herald forth a coming storm;
32. And then the earth began to quake and in the rays of light they saw a form descend from heaven. They said, Behold an angel comes.
33. And then they heard again, Adon Mashich Cumi.
34. And then the white-robed form tramped on the Roman seal and then he tore it into shreds; he took the mighty stone in hand as though it were a pebble from the brook, and cast it to the side.
35. And Jesus opened up his eyes and said, All hail the rising sun; the coming of the day of righteousness!
36. And then he folded up his burial gown, his head bands and his coverings and laid them all aside.
37. He rose, and for a moment stood beside the white-robed form.
38. The weaker soldiers fell upon the ground, and hid their faces in their hands; the stronger stood and watched.
39. They saw the body of the Nazarene transmute; they saw it change from mortal to immortal form, and then it disappeared.
40. The soldiers heard a voice from somewhere; yea, from everywhere, it said,
41. Peace, peace on earth; good will to men.
42. They looked, the tomb was empty and the Lord had risen as he said.
43. The soldiers hastened to Jerusalem, and to the priests, and said,
44. Behold, the Nazarene has risen as he said; the tomb is empty and the body of the man is gone; we know not where it is. And then they told about the wonders of the night.
45. Caiaphas called a council of the Jews; he said, the news must not go forth that Jesus has arisen from the dead;
46. For if it does all men will say, He is the son of God, and all our testimonies will be proven false.
47. And then they called the hundred soldiers in and said to them,
48. You know not where the body of the Nazarene is resting now, so if you will go forth and say that his disciples came and stole the body while you slept,
49. Each one of you shall have a silver piece, and we will make it right with Pilate for the breaking of the Roman seal.
50 The soldiers did as they were paid to do.

SECTION XXI

SCHIN
Materialization of the Spiritual Body of Jesus

CHAPTER 173
Jesus appears, fully materialized, to his mother, Miriam, Mary of Magdala and to Peter, James and John.

NOW, when the rabbis took the body of the Lord and laid it in the tomb. The mother of the Lord, and Mary Magdalene, and Miriam were there.
2. And when the body was entombed they went to Joseph’s home and there abode.
3. They did not know that Jewish soldiers had been sent to guard the tomb, nor that the Roman seal was placed upon the stone;
4. So in the morning of the first day of the week they hastened to the tomb with spices to further embalm the Lord.
5. But when they reached the tomb they found the terror-stricken soldiers running frantically about.
6. The women did not know the cause; but when they found an empty tomb they were excited and aggrieved.
7. The soldiers did not know what had transpired; they could not tell who took the body of the Lord away.
8. And Mary Magdalene ran with haste toward Jerusalem to tell the news to Peter and the rest.
9. She met, just by the gateway, Peter, James and John; she said, Some one has rolled away the stone and carried off the body of the Lord.
10. And then the three disciples ran toward the tomb; but John was fleet of foot and was the first to reach the tomb; he found it empty; the body of his Lord was gone.
11. When Peter came he went into the tomb, and found the grave clothes neatly folded up and laid aside.
12. Now, the disciples did not comprehend the scene. They did not know the meaning of their Lord when he informed them just before his death that he would rise from death upon the first day of the week.
13. The three disciples went back to Jerusalem; the mother of the Lord and Miriam went not away.
14. And Mary looked within the tomb, and saw two masters sitting there; they said, Why do you weep?
15. And Mary said, Because my Lord is gone; some one has carried off the body of my Lord; I know not where it is.
16. Then she arose and looked around; a man stood near and said, Why do you weep? whom do you seek?
17. And Mary thought it was the gardener and said, If you have borne away the body of my Lord, O tell me where it is that I may lay it in a sacred tomb.
18. And then the man came near and said, My Mother! and Mary said, My Lord!
19. The eyes of Miriam were opened up and she beheld the Lord.
20. And Jesus said, Behold, I told you as we walked along the way up to the cross that I would meet you at the sepulchre upon the first day of the week.
21. Now, Mary Magdalene was sitting not a great way off, and Jesus went to her and said,
22. Why seek the living ’mong the dead? Your Lord has risen as he said, Now, Mary, look! Behold my face!
23. Then Mary knew it was the Lord; that he had risen from the dead.
24. And then Salome, and Mary (mother of the two disciples, James and John., Joanna, and the other women who had come out to the tomb, saw Jesus, and they talked with him.
25. And Mary Magdalene was filled with joy. She sought again for Peter, James and John; she found them and she said,
26. Lo, I have seen the Lord; and Miriam has seen the Lord; the mother of the Lord has seen the Lord; and many more have seen his face; for he has risen from the dead.
27. But the disciples thought that she had simply seen a vision of the Lord. They did not think that he had risen from the dead.
28. Then Mary found the other members of the company and told them all about the risen Lord; but none of them believed.
29. Now, Peter, James and John were in the garden of Siloam; were talking with the gardener about the happenings of the day when John beheld a stranger coming up the walk.
30. The stranger lifted up his hands and said, I am. Then the disciples knew it was the Lord.
31. And Jesus said, Behold, for human flesh can be transmuted into higher form, and then that higher form is master of things manifest, and can, at will, take any form.
32. And so I come to you in form familiar unto you.
33. Go speak to Thomas, and the other men whom I have called to be apostles unto men, and say to them,
34. That he whom Jews and Romans thought was dead is walking in the garden of Siloam;
35. Will stand again before the priests and Pharisees within the temple in Jerusalem;
36. And will appear unto the sages of the world.
37. Tell them that I will go before them into Galilee.
38. Then Peter, James and John went forth and found their brethren and said, Behold, the Lord is risen from the dead, and we have seen him face to face.
39. The brethren were amazed at what the three disciples said; but still they looked upon their words as idle talk and they believed them not.

CHAPTER 174
Jesus appears, fully materialized, to Zachus and Cleophas as they journey to Emmaus, but they know him not.  He tells them many things about Christ.  He eats the evening meal with them, and reveals himself to them. They go to Jerusalem and tell the news.

TOWARDS the evening of the resurrection day, two friends of Jesus, Zachus and Cleophas of Emmaus, seven miles away, were going to their home.
2. And as they walked and talked about the things that had occurred a stranger joined their company.
3. He said, My friends, you seem discouraged and are sad. Has some great grief upon you come?
4. Cleophas said, Are you a stranger in Judea, and know not of the thrilling things that have transpired here?
5. The stranger said, What things? To what do you refer?
6. Cleophas said, Have you not heard about the man from Galilee who was a prophet mighty in both word and deed?
7. A man whom many thought had come to found again the kingdom of the Jews, and drive the Romans from the city of Jerusalem and be himself the king?
8. The stranger said, Tell me about this man.
9. Cleophas said, His name was Jesus; he was born in Bethlehem; his home was up in Galilee. He loved the people as he loved himself.
10. He was, in truth, a master sent from God, for he had matchless power. He healed the sick and made the deaf to hear, the blind to see, the lame to walk, and even raised the dead.
11. The Jewish scribes and Pharisees were jealous of his fame and power, and they arrested him; by perjured witnesses they proved him guilty of a score of crimes,
12. And on last Friday he was taken to the place of skulls and crucified.
13. He died and he was buried in a rich man’s tomb, out in the garden of Siloam.
14. This very morning when his friends went to the tomb they found it empty; the body of the Lord was gone.
15. And now the news has spread abroad that he has risen from the dead.
16. The stranger said, Yes, I have heard about this man; but it seems strange that after all the things that Jewish prophets long ago foretold concerning him that when he came men knew him not.
17. This man was born to demonstrate the Christ to men, and it is just to say that Jesus is the Christ.
18. According to the word, this Jesus came to suffer at the hands of men, to give his life as pattern for the sons of men;
19. To rise from death that men might know the way to rise from death.
20. And then the stranger told the two disciples all about the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms, and read to them a multitude of things that had been written of this man from Galilee.
21. And now the men had reached their home, and as the night was near they importuned the stranger to abide with them.
22. And he went in with them and as they sat about the table at the evening meal, he took a piece of bread, and blessed it in the name of Christ.
23. And instantly their eyes were opened up, and they perceived that he, the stranger, was the Lord, the man from Galilee; that he had risen from the dead; and then the form of Jesus disappeared.
24. When he had gone, the two disciples were amazed. They said, Did not our hearts burn with delight while he was talking to us by the way and opening up the testimonies of the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms?
25. Then Zachus and Cleophas went back to Jerusalem, and everywhere they went they said, Lo, we have seen the Lord;
26. He walked with us to Emmaus; he ate with us the evening meal, and broke for us the bread of life.

CHAPTER 175
Jesus appears, fully materialized to the ten apostles in Simon’s house, and to Lazarus and his sisters.

THE evening of the resurrection day had come; the ten apostles were in Simon’s house in Bethany. The lawyer, Thomas, was not there.
2. The doors were closed and barred, because the Jews had said that they would drive the Galileans from the land.
3. And as they talked, lo, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said, Peace! peace!
4. And the disciples shrank in fear; they thought it was a phantom that they saw.
5. And Jesus said, Why are you troubled thus? Why do you fear? I am no phantom form. I am your Lord, and I have risen from the dead.
6. I often said, I will arise; but you believed me not; and now come here and see. A phantom has not flesh and bones and brawn, like I possess.
7. Come now, and clasp my hands, and touch my feet, and lay your hands upon my head.
8. And every one came up and clasped his hands, and touched his feet, and laid his hands upon his head.
9. And Jesus said, Have you here anything to eat.
10. And they brought out a fragment of a fish; he ate it in the presence of them all and then the ten believed.
11. Nathaniel said, And now we know that he has risen from the dead; he stands a surety of the resurrection of the dead. And Jesus disappeared.
12. Now, Mary, Martha, Ruth and Lazarus were in their home, and they had heard the rumor that their Lord had risen from the dead, and Martha said,
13. It cannot be, for such a thing has never happened since the world began.
14. But Mary said, Did not the Lord bring back our brother from the dead? and he could surely bring himself to life again.
15. And as they talked, the Lord stood in their midst and said,
16. All hail! For I am risen from the dead, first fruitage of the grave!
17. And Martha ran and brought the chair in which the Lord had ever loved to sit, and Jesus sat down on the chair.
18. And for a long, long time they talked about the trial, and the scenes of Calvary and of the garden of Siloam.
19. Then Jesus said, Fear not, for I will be your boon companion all the way; and then he disappeared.

CHAPTER 176
Jesus appears, fully materialized, to the eastern sages in the palace of Prince Ravanna in India;  to the magian priests in Persia.  The three wise men speak in praise of the personality of the Nazarene.

RAVANNA, prince of India, gave a feast. His palace in Orissa was the place where men of thought from all the farther East were wont to meet.
2. Ravanna was the prince with whom child Jesus went to India many years ago.
3. The feast was made in honor of the wise men of the East.
4. Among the guests were Meng-ste, Vidyapati and Lamaas.
5. The wise men sat about the table talking of the needs of India and the world.
6. The door unto the banquet hall was in the east; a vacant chair was at the table to the east.
7. And as the wise men talked a stranger entered, unannouced, and raising up his hands in benediction said, All hail!
8. A halo rested on his head, and light, unlike the light of sun, filled all the room.
9 The wise men rose and bowed their heads and said, All hail!
10. And Jesus sat down in the vacant chair; and then the wise men knew it was the Hebrew prophet who had come.
11. And Jesus said, Behold, for I am risen from the dead. Look at my hands, my feet, my side.
12. The Roman soldiers pierced my hands and feet with nails; and then one pierced my heart.
13. They put me in a tomb, and then I wrestled with the conqueror of men. I conquered death, I stamped upon him and arose;
14. Brought immortality to light and painted on the walls of time a rainbow for the sons of men; and what I did all men shall do.
15. This gospel of the resurrection of the dead is not confined to Jew and Greek; it is the heritage of every man of every time and clime; and I am here a demonstration of the power of man.
16. Then he arose and pressed the hand of every man and of the royal host, and said,
17. Behold, I am not myth made of the fleeting winds, for I am flesh and bone and brawn; but I can cross the borderland at will.
18. And then they talked together there a long, long time. Then Jesus said,
19. I go my way, but you shall go to all the world and preach the gospel of the omnipotence of men, the power of truth, the resurrection of the dead;
20. He who believes this gospel of the son of man shall never die; the dead shall live again.
21. Then Jesus disappeared, but he had sown the seed. The words of life were spoken in Orissa, and all of India heard.
22. The magian priests were in the silence in Persepolis, and Kaspar, and the magian masters who were first to greet the child of promise in the shepherd’s home in Bethlehem, were with the priests.
23. And Jesus came and sat with them; a crown of light was on his head.
24. And when the silence ended Kaspar said, A master from the royal council of the Silent Brotherhood is here; let us give praise.
25. And all the priests and masters stood and said, All hail! What message from the royal council do you bring?
26. And Jesus said, My brothers of the Silent Brotherhood, peace, peace on earth; goodwill to men!
27. The problem of the ages has been solved; a son of man has risen from the dead; has shown that human flesh can be transmuted into flesh divine.
28. Before the eyes of men this flesh in which I come to you was changed with speed of light from human flesh. And so I am the message that I bring to you.
29. To you I come, the first of all the race to be transmuted to the image of the AM.
30. What I have done, all men will do; and what I am, all men will be.
31. But Jesus said no more. In one short breath he told the story of his mission to the sons of men, and then he disappeared.
32. The magi said, Some time ago we read this promise, now fulfilled, upon the dial plate of heaven.
33. And then we saw this man who has just demonstrated unto us the power of man to rise from carnal flesh and blood to flesh of God, a babe in Bethlehem.
34. And after many years he came and sat with us in these same groves;
35. He told the story of his human life, of trials, sore temptations, buffetings and woes.
36. He pressed along the thorny way of life til he had risen and o’erthrown the strongest foes of God and man; and he is now the only master of the human race whose flesh has been transmuted into flesh divine.
37. He is the God-man of today; but every one of earth shall overcome and be like him, a son of God.

CHAPTER 177
Jesus appears, fully materialized, in the temple in Jerusalem.  Rebukes the rulers of the Jews for their hypocrisy. Reveals himself to them and they fall back in fear. He appears to the apostles in Simon’s house.  Thomas is convinced.

IT was the Sabbath day and many priests and scribes and Pharisees were in the temple in Jerusalem. Caiaphas, Annas and some other ruling Jews were there.
2. A stranger came in garb of fisherman and asked, What has become of Jesus who is called the Christ? Is he not teaching in the temple now?
3. The Jews replied, That man from Galilee was crucified a week ago, because he was a dangerous man, a vile, seditious man.
4. The stranger asked, Where did you put the body of this man from Galilee? Where is his tomb?
5. The Jews replied, We do not know. His followers came at night and stole the body from the tomb in which it lay and carried it away, and then declared that he had risen from the dead.
6. The stranger asked, How do you know that his disciples stole the body from the tomb? was any one a witness of the theft?
7. The Jews replied, We had a hundred soldiers at the place, and every one of them declares that his disciples stole the body from the tomb.
8. The stranger asked, Will any one of all your hundred men stand forth and say, I saw the body stolen from the tomb?
9. The Jews replied, We do not know; these men are men of truth; we cannot doubt their word.
10. The stranger said, You priests and scribes and Pharisees hear me: I was a witness of the facts, was in the garden of Siloam, and stood among your hundred men.
11. And this I know that not a man among your hundred men will say, I saw the body stolen from the tomb.
12. And I will testify before the God of heaven and earth, The body was not stolen from the tomb; the man from Galilee is risen from the dead.
13. And then the priests and scribes and Pharisees rushed up to seize the man and cast him out.
14. But instantly the fisherman became a radiant form of light, and priests and scribes and Pharisees fell back in deadly fear; they saw the man from Galilee.
15. And Jesus looked upon the frightened men and said, This is the body that you stoned beyond the city’s gates and crucified on Calvary.
16. Behold my hands, my feet, my side and see the wounds the soldiers made.
17. If you believe that I am phantom made of air, come forth and handle me; ghosts do not carry flesh and bones.
18. I came to earth to demonstrate the resurrection of the dead, the transmutation of the flesh of carnal man to flesh of man divine.
19. Then Jesus raised his hands and said, Peace be to every one of you; goodwill to all mankind. And then he disappeared.
20. Now, Thomas, had not seen the Lord since he had risen from the dead, and when the ten averred that they had seen and talked with him he said,
21. Until I see the nail prints in his hands and feet, the spear wound in his side, and talk with him as I have talked with him before, I cannot have a reason to believe that he is risen from the dead.
22. At Simon’s house in Bethany the men from Galilee had met. It was the evening of the first day of the week, and on the morrow all would turn their faces toward their homes.
23. The eleven apostles all were there: the doors were closed and barred, and Jesus came and said, Peace be to all!
24. And then he said to Thomas, Friend, you do not know that I have risen from the dead; the time has come for you to know.
25. Come here and see the nail prints in my hands, the spear wound in my side, and talk with me as you have often talked with me.
26. And Thomas came and saw and then exclaimed, My master, and my Lord! I do not now believe, I know that you are risen from the dead.
27. And Jesus said, Because you see me you believe, and blessed are your eyes;
28. But blessed thrice are they who see me not and yet believe.
29. Then Jesus vanished from their sight, but the disciples were established in their faith.

CHAPTER 178
Jesus appears, fully materialized, before Apollo and the Silent Brotherhood in Greece. Appears to Claudia and Juliet on the Tiber near Rome. Appears to the priests in the Egyptian temple at Heliopolis.

APOLLO, with the Silent Brotherhood of Greece, was sitting in a Delphian grove. The Oracle had spoken loud and long.
2. The priests were in the sanctuary and as they looked the Oracle became a blaze of light; it seemed to be on fire, and all consumed.
3. The priests were filled with fear. They said, A great disaster is to come; our gods are mad; they have destroyed our Oracle.
4. But when the flames had spent themselves, a man stood on the orac pedestal and said,
5. God speaks to man, not by an oracle of wood and gold, but by the voice of man.
6. The gods have spoken to the Greeks, and kindred tongues, through images made by man, but God, the One, now speaks to man through Christ the only son, who was, and is and evermore will be.
7. This Oracle shall fail; the Living Oracle of God, the One, will never fail.
8. Apollo knew the man who spoke; he knew it was the Nazarene who once had taught the wise men in the Acropolis and had rebuked the idol worshippers upon the Athens’ beach;
9. And in a moment Jesus stood before Apollo and the Silent Brotherhood, and said,
10. Behold, for I have risen from the dead with gifts for men. I bring to you the title of your vast estate.
11. All power in heaven and earth is mine; to you I give all power in heaven and earth.
12. Go forth and teach the nations of the earth the gospel of the resurrection of the dead and of eternal life through Christ, the love of God made manifest to men.
13. And then he clasped Apollo’s hand and said, My human flesh was changed to higher form by love divine and I can manifest in flesh, or in the higher planes of life, at will.
14. What I can do all men can do. Go preach the gospel of the omnipotence of man.
15. Then Jesus disappeared; but Greece and Crete and all the nations heard.
16. Claudas and Juliet, his wife, lived on the Palatine in Rome and they were servants of Tiberius; but they had been in Galilee;
17. Had walked with Jesus by the sea, had heard his words and seen his power; and they believed that he was Christ made manifest.
18. Now Claudas and his wife were on the Tiber in a little boat; a storm swept from the sea, the boat was wrecked and Claudas and his wife were sinking down to death.
19. And Jesus came and took them by the hands and said, Claudas and Juiet, arise and walk with me upon the waves.
20. And they arose and walked with him upon the waves.
21. A thousand people saw the three walk on the waves, and saw them reach the land, and they were all amazed.
22. And Jesus said, You men of Rome, I am the resurrection and the life. They that are dead shall live, and many that shall live will never die.
23. By mouth of gods and demi-gods God spoke unto your fathers long ago; but now he speaks to you through perfect man.
24. He sent his son, the Christ, in human flesh, to save the world, and as I lifted from the watery grave and saved these servants of Tiberius,
25. So Christ will lift the sons and daughters of the human race, yea, every one of them, from darkness and from graves of carnal things, to light and everlasting life.
26. I am the manifest of love raised from the dead; Behold my hands, my feet, my side which carnal men have pierced.
27. Claudas and Juliet whom I have saved from death, are my ambassadors to Rome.
28. And they will point the way and preach the gospel of the Holy Breath and of the resurrection of the dead.
29. And that was all he said, but Rome and all of Italy heard.
30. The priests of Heliopolis were in their temple, met to celebrate the resurrection of their brother Nazarite; they knew that he had risen from the dead.
31. The Nazarite appeared and stood upon a sacred pedestal on which no man had ever stood.
32. This was an honor that had been reserved for him who first would demonstrate the resurrection of the dead.
33. And Jesus was the first of all the human race to demonstrate the resurrection of the dead.
34. When Jesus stood upon the sacred pedestal the masters stood and said, All hail!
The great bells of the temple rang and all the temple was ablaze with light.
35. And Jesus said, All honor to the masters of this Temple of the Sun.
36. In flesh of man there is the essence of the resurrection of the dead. This essence, quickened by the Holy Breath, will raise the substance of the body to a higher tone,
37. And make it like the substance of the bodies of the planes above, which human eyes cannot behold.
38. There is a holy ministry in death. The essence of the body cannot be quickened by the Holy Breath until the fixed is solved; the body must disintegrate, and this is death.
39. And then upon these pliant substances God breathes, just as he breathed upon the chaos of the deep when worlds were formed,
40. And life springs forth from death; the carnal form is changed to form divine.
41. The will of man makes possible the action of the Holy Breath. When will of man and will of God are one, the resurrection is a fact.
42. In this we have the chemistry of mortal life, the ministry of death, the mystery of deific life.
43. My human life was wholly given to bring my will to tune with the deific will; when this was done my earth-tasks all were done.
44. And you, my brothers, know full well the foes I had to meet; you know about my victories in Gethsemane; my trials in the courts of men; my death upon the cross.
45. You know that all my life was one great drama for the sons of men; a pattern for the sons of men. I lived to show the possibilities of man.
46. What I have done all men can do, and what I am all men shall be.
47. The masters looked; the form upon the sacred pedestal had gone, but every temple priest, and every living creature said, Praise God.

CHAPTER 179
Jesus appears, fully materialized, to the apostles at the sea of Galilee. Appears to a multitude of people. Tells his apostles to go again to Jerusalem and he would meet them there.

NOW, the apostles were at home in Galilee; the women tarried in Judea until the Pentecost.
2. And Peter, James and John, and Andrew, Philip and Nathaniel were in Capernaum. They joined with Jonah and with Zebedee, and in their boats went out to fish,
3. They toiled all night and when the morning came they had no fish.
4. And as they neared the shore a man stood on the shore and said, How many fish have you?
5. And Peter answered, None.
6. Again the man called out and said, A school of fish is passing now upon the right side of your boat; cast out your net.
7. They cast their net, and it was filled; and John exclaimed, It is the Lord who stands upon the shore.
8. And Peter plunged into the sea and swam to shore. The other men brought in the net, and it contained a hundred fifty and three fish and yet it did not break.
9. And Jesus said, My children, let us break our fast together here.
10. They found some living coals upon the beach and Peter brought and dressed the fish; they had some bread.
11. And when the meal had been prepared they broke their fast, and Jesus ate of both the fish and bread.
12. Now, after breakfast all the men were sitting on the beach, and Jesus said to Peter, Do you love the Lord your God with all your heart, and do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?
13. And Peter said, Yea, Lord, I love the Lord my God with all my heart; I love my neighbor as I love myself.
14. And Jesus said, Then feed my sheep.
15. And then he said to James, Do you love her, the Holy Breath, with all your heart, and do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?
16. And James replied, Yea, Lord, I love the Holy Breath with all my heart; I love my neighbor as I love myself.
17. Then Jesus said, Protect my sheep.
18. And then he said to John, Do you love Christ, the love divine made manifest, with all your heart, and do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?
19. And John replied, Yea, Lord, I love the Christ with all my heart; I love my neighbor as I love myself.
20. And Jesus said, Then feed my lambs.
21. Then Jesus rose and said to Peter, Follow me. And Peter followed him.
22. When Peter saw that John was following him he said to Jesus, Lord, behold, John follows you! What shall he do?
23. Now Peter did not hear the master when he said to John, Then feed my lambs.
24. And Jesus spoke to Peter and he said, It matters not to you what John shall do; not even though I will that he remain until I come again.
25. Just do your duty; follow me.
26. And Jesus passed, they knew not where he went.
27. The news soon spread through all Capernaum that Jesus had risen from the dead, that he had walked with his disciples by the sea and ate with them the morning meal. The multitudes came forth to see.
28. Now Peter, James and John, together with the other men who had been called to be apostles of the Lord, went to the mountains near Capernaum to pray.
29. And as they prayed the master came; they saw him and they talked with him.
30. He said to them, The Pentecost is near at hand; go to Jerusalem and I will meet you there.
31. And as he talked, a multitude of people came; they saw the Lord; they said,
32. Behold, for now we know that he, the Nazarene, has risen from the dead for we have seen him face to face.

CHAPTER 180
Jesus appears, fully materialized, to the apostles in Jerusalem. Gives them his instructions. Promises them a special endowment for their work on Pentecost. Goes to Mount Olives and in full view of many disciples ascends to heaven. The disciples return to Jerusalem.

THE eleven apostles of the Lord were in Jerusalem and in a spacious room that they had chosen by the Lord’s command.
2. And as they prayed the Lord appeared to them and said,
3. Peace be to all; good will to every living thing.
And then he talked with them a long, long time.
4. And the disciples asked, Will you restore the kingdom unto Israel now?
5. And Jesus said, Be not concerned about the governments of men; the masters will direct.
6. Do that which has been given you to do, and wait and murmur not.
7. All power in heaven and earth is given unto me, and now I bid you go to all the world and preach the gospel of the Christ, the unity of God and man, the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal life.
8. And as you go and preach, baptize the people in the name of Christ.
9. They who believe and are baptized shall rise up in the newness of the life of Christ, and they who disbelieve shall rise not in the newness of the life of Christ.
10. And you shall give to men the power I give to you.
11. They who believe and are baptized shall heal the sick; shall cause the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk;
12. Shall cast the unclean spirits out of those obsessed; shall tread on deadly serpents and be not harmed; shall pass through flames and not be burned; and if they drink a poisonous draught it shall not kill.
13. You know the sacred Word, which is the word of power.
14. The secret things that I have told to you that may not now be told to all the world, you shall make known to faithful men who shall in turn reveal them unto other faithful men.
15. Until the time shall come when all the world may hear and comprehend the words of truth and power.
16. And now I will ascend to God, as you and all the world will rise to God.
17. Behold, upon the day of Pentecost you all shall be endowed with power from on high.
18. But here you shall remain till then in holy thought and prayer.
19. Then Jesus went to Olivet, and his disciples followed him, and in a place not far removed from Bethany, he met the Marys and Salome;
20. Met Martha, Ruth and Miriam; met Lazarus and a host of others who had come from Galilee.
21. And Jesus stood apart and raised his hands and said,
22. The benedictions of the Holy Ones, of the Almighty God, and of the Holy Breath, of Christ the love of God made manifest,
23. Will rest upon you all the way till you shall rise and sit with me upon the throne of power.
24. And then they saw him rise upon the wings of light; a wreath encircled him about; and then they saw his form no more.
25. But as they gazed up into heaven two men, in robes of white, appeared and said,
26. You men of Galilee, why gaze you thus so anxiously upon the ascending Lord? Lo, he will come again from heaven as you have seen him go to heaven.
27. Then the eleven and Lazarus, and other men from Galilee together with the faithful women, not a few, returned unto Jerusalem and there abode.
28. And they were constantly in prayer and Holy thought. They waited for the Holy Breath, and for the coming of the promised power from on high.

SECTION XXII

TAU
Establishment of the Christine Church

CHAPTER 181
The eleven apostles make choice of Matthias to fill the place made vacant by the defection of Judas. The Christines are glad.  Miriam sings a song of praise.  Apostolic roster.

THE fact that Jesus had arisen from the dead was not denied by many of the rulers of the Jews.
2. And Pilate gave an order that the followers of the Nazarene be not molested in their worship any place in his domain.
3. The day of Pentecost was near at hand and every one was looking for a manifest of Spirit power.
4. Now, in Jerusalem the eleven had met to choose a man to fill the place of Judas who betrayed his Lord.
5. And Peter said, the Lord called to this ministry twelve men as twelve foundation stones on which the Christine temple should be built.
6. This Judas who betrayed his Lord, has gone to his own place beyond the veil.
7. Of him the prophet wrote: His habitation shall be desolate; no man shall dwell therein; his office let another take.
8. From those who have accompanied us from Gigal, where the harbinger baptized, until this day, shall one be chosen to complete the number twelve, to fill the place from which our brother by transgression fell.
9. And then the eleven spent a long, long time in prayer, and when they cast their lots, Matthias, from the valley of the Nile, was chosen for the place.
10. Matthias was an Israelite indeed; but he was learned in all the wisdom of Egyptian schools, and he had taught the mysteries of Mizraim in Jericho.
11. He was among the first to greet the harbinger; among the first to recognize the Nazarene as Christ, the son of God;
12. He had been with the Christine band in all their journeys in the land of Galilee, Judea and Samaria.
13. A messenger was sent who found Matthias, and he came and joined the eleven, and for a time the twelve were lost in silent prayer.
14. The Christines who had come from Galilee and places in Judea, about six score, were there, and Peter told them of Matthias, and how, by lot, he had been chosen an apostle of the Lord.
15. The Christines all were glad and praised the name of God; and Miriam sung a song of praise.
16. These are the names of the apostles of the Lord; Peter, John and James; Philip, Andrew and Nathaniel;
17. Thomas, James the son of Alpheus and Simon Zelotes; Matthew, Jude, the son of Alpheus and Matthias.

CHAPTER 182
Events of the day of Pentecost.  Endowment of the apostles.  The Christine Church is established.  Peter preaches the introductory sermon.  The sermon.  Three thousand people are baptized and become members of the church.

NOW, when the day of Pentecost had come Jerusalem was filled with pious Jews and proselytes from many lands.
2. The Christines all were met and were in perfect harmony.
3. And as they sat in silent prayer they heard a sound a-like the distant murmur of a coming storm.
4. The sound grew louder still, until, like thunder peals, it filled the room where the apostles sat.
5. A brilliant light appeared, and many thought, The building is afire.
6. Twelve balls, that seemed like balls of fire, fell from heaven–a ball from every sign of all the circle of the heavens, and on the head of each apostle there appeared a flaming ball of fire.
7. And every ball sent seven tongues of fire toward heaven, and each apostle spoke in seven dialects of earth.
8. The ignorant rabble treated lightly what they heard and saw; they said, These men are drunk, and know not what they say.
9. But men of learning were amazed; they said, Are not these men who speak all Jews? how is it that they speak in all the languages of earth?
10. And Peter said, You people of Jerusalem, and you who live beyond the city’s gates; Peace be to you, and all mankind.
11. This is the time that holy men of old desired to see, by faith they saw this hour, and now they stand with us in ecstasy.
12. The prophet Joel in olden times told of the things you see and hear. The Holy Breath spoke with his tongue and said,
13. And it shall come to pass in latter days, that I will breathe upon the sons of men, and fill them with the blessedness of holiness.
14. Your sons and daughters will stand forth and prophesy; your young men will be seers; your old men will dream dreams.
15. And I will show wonders in the heavens above, and marvelous signs in earth.
16. Sounds will proceed from heaven and voices will be heard that men will fail to comprehend.
17. The sun will fail to shine; the moon will wade in blood before the coming of the great day of the Lord.
18. And it will come to pass that they who call upon the name of God in faith shall be redeemed.
19. This is the day of Christine power; the day that he, the man from Galilee, is glorified.
20. He came as a babe in Bethlehem and from his day of birth the kings of earth went forth intent to take his life.
21. God held him in the hollow of his hand.
22. Men called him Jesus, and they called him well, for he was sent to seek and save the lost.
23. And Jesus grew to manhood and was subject unto all trials and temptations of the sons of men, that he might know the loads that men must bear, and know the way to succour them.
24. In distant lands he lived and by the sacred Word he healed the sick, threw prison doors ajar, and set the prisoners free, and everywhere he was proclaimed, Immanuel.
25. But wicked men despised him and rejected him, and by bribed men they proved him guilty of a score of crimes;
26. And in the presence of a multitude of men who hear me now, they nailed him to a cross;
27. They sealed him with the seal of death; but death was all too weak to hold him in the tomb and when immortal master said, Adon mashich cumi, he burst the bands of death, and rose again to life.
28. He showed himself alive, not only to the rulers in Jerusalem, but to the many in the distant parts of earth;
29. And then, before the wondering eyes of many who now hear me speak, attended by a retinue of courtiers of the angel world, he ascended to the throne of God.
30. And being now exalted high, and having breathed to full the Holy Breath, he breathes again on us, and thus sheds forth what you now see and hear.
31. You men of Israel, Know that God has made this man from Galilee whom you abused and crucified, both Lord and Christ.
32. And then the people said, What shall we do?
33. And Peter said, This Christine Lord has sent us forth to open up the gates of dawn. Through Christ all men may enter into light and life.
34. The Christine Church stands on the postulates that Jesus is the love of God made manifest; that love is saviour of the sons of men.
35. This Christine Church is but the kingdom of the Holy One within the soul, made manifest.
36. This day the Christine Church is opened up, and whosoever will may enter in, and, by the boundless grace of Christ, be saved.
37. Again the people said, How may we enter in that we may share the boundless grace of Christ?
38. And Peter said, Reform and be baptized, and turn away from sin and lead the life deep hid with Christ in God, and you shall enter in and be redeemed.
39. Three thousand people turned away from sin and were baptized and sought to lead the life deep hid with Christ in God.
40. And in one day the Christine Church became a mighty power; and Christ became a mighty word that thrilled the multitudes in many lands.

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