Re: Demonstration and Faith
- "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD?...He that hath clean
hands, and a pure heart...." Ps. 24:3-4
The Son, the Christed One, does nothing "of himself," but what he
seeth the Father do; as Above, so below.
The Father, omniscient perfection, works precisely; insofar as the
Son of God worketh hitherto, the work is complete, well-done,
Jesus, being a perfect example of the Christ (Rabbi Ezekiel and
Saint John the Beloved being lesser examples), demonstrates the
loving care of the Father-Mother God in all aspects of ministry.
For each application of the Truth in Love, Christ's ministry was
tailored for the individual, often applicable to a wider teaching.
When, in Saint Mark 5:18-19, a formerly bedeviled individual "prayed
[Jesus]...that he might be with him," "Jesus suffered him not, but
saith unto him, 'Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great
things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on
By the timing of Ezekiel, "...the house of Israel will not hearken
unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of
Israel are impudent and hardhearted." (Ezek. 3:7) The impudence is
as Kierkegaard's "subjective madness" (cf SK's earlier lifestyle),
the hardheartedness is as Kierkegaard's "objective madness" (cf
Saint Paul's earlier lifestyle). Speaking the Word to His
disciples, who "reasoned" among themselves re Jesus' admonition
to "beware the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod,"
Jesus marveled, saying, "Why reason ye, because ye have no bread?
perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet
hardened? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how
many baskets full of fragments took ye up?...and when the seven
among four thousand, how many baskets...? How is it that ye do not
understand?" (Mark 8:15-21)
The Father and Son use various fruits of the Spirit, such as healing
and prospering, to move the disciples and others of the people from
their objective/subjective madnesses of rigid and human
willfulness/licentiousness. Gifts of the Spirit are in fact
empowerments, obtained via meritorious grace, of the vine of the
Comforter, unto much fruit. "Healings" and "signs following" are
fruits of the Spirit, evidence of things not seen; what are
typically not seen are the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, e.g.,
the gift of healing (the fruit of which is wholeness, wellness, and
the like) and the gift of prophecy (the fruit of which are
the "signs following" of confirmation, e.g. confirmational events
after the prophecies of Fatima, of Kibeho (in Rwanda), and of
Hrushiv (in Ukraine)).
[Galatians 5:22-23 is not an exhaustively explicit listing of
the "fruit of the Spirit." Your preference for ensuring the sifting
of peepings and mutterings, avoiding cheap grace, etc., is validly
part of the picture. However, consider as well Jesus' teaching
given in Mark 9:38-40, and the accompanying need for discernment,
one of the gifts (and fruits) of the Spirit.]
"Faith" is "the evidence of things not seen." (Heb. 11:1)
For those who would profit by telling their friends of Jesus'
healing ministry, He instructed them to do so; for those whose
subjective madness would likely increase same (qua thronging crowds
for the next "fix"), He bade them shew themselves to the priests for
a testimony, conforming to ritual and witness, etc.
When Saint John the Baptist asks for public confirmation of Jesus'
authenticity, Jesus answers his emissaries, saying, "Go your way,
and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind
see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead
are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." (Luke 7:22)
Reverend Mary Baker Eddy, whose words and works are of the same
Source as Jesus ("Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer," Yvonne von
Fettweis, is well worth reading), and who rediscovered much of the
Divine Science in-Forming early Christian healing, essentially
advised her students never to attempt healing with any whose
desirings arose from other than real and true faith. This may
indicate the reason Jesus could not or would not heal some, and why
He often stated, "Be it unto you, according to your faith." It is
well to note, for purposes of the Holy Christ Self, Reverend Eddy's
statement, "One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the
footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness." ("Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures")
So, we have, for those whose faith is appreciable unto
healing/prospering/preaching, "Go in peace;" for various subgroups
of that already-narrowed group: "Tell everyone; tell the priests;
tell no one."
Testifying to all, to some, or to none, is a function of the
exercise, or memorable re-calling, of the Word made flesh. Faith is
a function of transcendental belief (be-love), unto the Holy Christ
Truth, the Way. Hebrew society was formed by the Godhead unto
faithful stewardship, until such time as the Messiah should come,
and show the Way, which is Christ, Truth, the Living Light of the
world, Mind's reflection and demonstration.
Human will, misappropriating the Word and Work of the Lord, may
become objectively maddened "synagogue of satan," aka self-ish,
willful frowardness, and/or subjectively maddened grossness,
licentiousness, inanity, slothfulness. By the timing of Rabbi
Ezekiel, the die was fairly cast, and the people majorly would not
change, albeit in the living Presence of the Holy One of Israel.
Taking up one's vertical Father charge into the horizon of the
world, going into Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the
world, preaching the commandments Love God with all your heart,
mind, soul, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself, was not a
very present help to Jesus, insofar as Pharisee and publican felt
inclined to do otherwise.
Godly faith is the correct, correlative exercise of "free will," in
the Oneness of Holy demonstration of that One. It permits the
living Light of Truth to manifest. Faith vocalized is the fohat or
Sound Ray of Spirit's vibration, an instauration of wholeness,
blueprint, order, design...the Word of the Prophets and others who
serve the living God, the holy One of Israel. Faith is a key, not
the key; Light is an alchemical key, divine Love is a key, Truth is
a key, etc. These keys, often least among the traditions/energy
patterns of the world, unlock the biggest doors.
It is interesting to note that when the lifestream which brought
forth the soul-field initiative known as Saint Paul, and to which
Saint Paul was gathered, brought forth its final incarnation, known
as Saint Hilarion the Great, that Saint regularly attempted to avoid
the maddening crowds of earnest seekers of healing, which gift and
fruits Saint Hilarion (the Great) manifested in such abundance.
Hilarion now maintains a school of Light over the island of Crete,
wherein the "Brotherhood of Truth" especially ministers to those
whose soul-fields are drawn there/elect to travel there, and who
have entangled earthly misrepresentations of Truth in religions and
elsewise, and especially have fallen into atheism, agnosticism, and
skepticism. If one's soul-field is not attuned with that (Edenic,
etheric) level/sphere of awareness, at least to the degree of being
able to mount, after one's physical body temple is resting, a
Jacobean ladder of angelic Light prompts unto its halls, then one
qualifies as "sick," according to the stated mission of Jesus and
many other such intercessors, who have come to minister to
the "sick," i.e., those who are not functioning in that Edenic plane.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Anngeister"
> Dear Jim2,
> It is clearly the case, at least from the historical
> record, that the power of healing is a prerogative of the
> Eternal when manifest in time (as in "the Life").
> Still, I have also noticed that "the God," in speaking to
> those whose faith had combined with his Presence to effect
> a physical healing, never once said the words "Follow me."
> More often His words to the recipients of this side-
> ministry were something like, "Now keep quiet and get outta here."
> ie., "Go in peace." "Tell no one."
> On the one hand, "Go in peace."
> The *faith* of these people was already manifest (and
> in the fact that it had healed them in the presence of the Eternal.presence
> If faith is the key, what need, then, of the God's physical
> and voice?not
> On the other hand, "Tell no one."
> As if to say, "What has transpired for you in my Presence could
> be hindered, in view of the intersection of my power with youronly
> faith, - but this is NOT the substance of my Gospel. And your
> testimony to it will not secure a like faith in others, but will
> bring a "crowd" desirous that I shall do their bidding."but
> If faith is the key, what use, then, in testifying to a "wonder"?
> PS: You spoke of "healings and signs" as *fruits* of the spirit,
> I don't see either of these at Gal. 5:22. You meant *gifts*?There
> is a difference between spirit fruit and spirit gifts, no?against in
> you wrote:
> > given today's surround, he [K] might find avenues of interest in
> > state-specific science and/or Fatima-type demonstrations (or,
> > possibly, condemn such interest as presenting more of the same
> > diverting/superficial conditions as those he remonstrated
> > 19th century Copenhagen);their
> > as Saints and Sages demonstrate that field, others may light
> > candles by it, and healings and signs follow; by those fruitshave
> > followers of Christ, Truth, been known;