|Transcript of Videotape Series||Session 7 of 12|
Student: Who was speaking when Jesus said, "I will come again"?
Do: Boy, that's a big question. A picture comes in when that question is addressed that is monumental. We must address that question. Who was speaking when Jesus said...or another way to say it, who was saying, "I will come again"? There are a number of reasons that that issue is so important to us as we anticipate His return, or our Father's return - because we want to be ready and we don't want to make the mistake of wrong identity. I believe that in an earlier tape we discussed that you might be disappointed if you are anticipating some spacecraft coming over the Mount of Olives or someplace in the Middle East or in the Israel area, and it hovers there, or it rests over that mountain, and an individual steps out and comes down through the air with a flowing white robe and flowing long hair, looking like the picture that artists have depicted of Jesus and shows his scars and says, "Here am I, Jesus." Now I believe we've said something that some of you certainly could respond to negatively, or feel that it is blasphemous for us to say. I'm afraid that would be a trick that Lucifer, or Satan, would pull to have you satisfied with something that you're anticipating. Well, what did Jesus say? Not only did Jesus say, "I will come again," He also said, "if someone says that 'I'm over here,' or if 'He (Jesus) is over there,' or 'He's hidden there,' or 'He is on this mountain,' don't believe him." Well, what will we do? One says, "I'm coming again," and another one says, "If somebody says that He's there, don't believe him." So, how do we understand that? How do we put that together? Well, I'm going to skip to something that we're dealing with right now in our classroom and in our preparation of these sessions for you.
Yesterday we taped Session 7 and Session 8, and you heard me a moment ago say, "Welcome to our seventh session." We're re-recording 7 and 8 because I felt that in addressing Ti and asking Ti in the night, "There was something wrong with one of those sessions. What was it? What was wrong"? Around 3 am or before, the picture began to clarify in my head. I certainly feel that it was my Older Member clarifying it, helping me see that "I" had come in to the picture in an issue that we brought up in the seventh session. Therefore, it was necessary to do the seventh session over again, or it was certainly our choice to do it, and we chose to do it because we don't like to be off track.
We've talked about, before, that when I comes in, then I can lead astray. When I comes in, if it's I, Do, or if it's I, this vehicle, or if it's the word I being used and it is something different from what my Father, my Older Member, would say through me, then I'm off track. Now what was it that we did that we considered that was worthy of our retaping those sessions? I want to explain that to you now, because it hurt me. It meant a lot to me that I could so easily go astray and not realize it. What happened was that on that seventh session, I shared with the audience some of the overcoming experiences that this vehicle had experienced, some of the addictions that it had had in the world, and some of the difficulty it had had in overcoming those addictions, thinking - and I guess that was my trouble - that by helping you see some of the things this vehicle had dealt with that it might assist you as a possible overcomer to not think so poorly of yourself if you might have had those same addictions to deal with or similar ones to deal with. And yet it was made clear to me in the night, that for me to slip into a position where I am addressing something that this vehicle or even this soul might have dealt with, is to separate from my Older Member. When I separate from my Older Member, at the same time I separate from my Older Member's Older Member. I separate from our Heavenly Father. I separate from the Kingdom of Heaven.
Anytime I comes in and it's an identity, and my mouth is being used, and I'm discussing something that is unique to this vehicle, or unique to Do, or unique to whatever name tag was placed on this soul prior to its existence, even when identified as Do, then for the time that I am discussing that identity, my Older Member, my Heavenly Father through my Older Member, is not speaking through me because that was not the truth for them. If I speak of something in my past that was not my Older Member's past, then I am separate for the time that I am discussing it. I'll try not to repeat myself too much here, but maybe I need to continue to repeat in order to try to help you understand the complexity of this issue and the importance of this issue.
We discussed a little bit how in a sense we're all mediums. There are two minds that can flow through us - the mind of our Father's Kingdom, and the mind of Satan's Kingdom - and we try to sort it out. We try to move more so that only the mind of our Father's Kingdom is speaking, or certainly get into the percentages where the majority of that mind that is speaking is from our Father's Kingdom. And then slowly we identify more and more what is not of our Father's Kingdom, and we abort it, and we abort it, and we separate from it.
A very key issue in separating from what is not of our Father's Kingdom and destroying identity was pointed out to me in the night, in this particular lesson that we are experiencing, of how I went awry. For me to remember and relate to - even if I did it in my own head and did not voice it - something that this vehicle experienced or that Do experienced, or the individual that this soul might have been labeled prior to Do, is to separate from my Father. My Father cannot say through me, "at one time my vehicle experienced this...." I don't know what my Father's vehicle experienced. So, who's talking? It's obviously not my Father. It's not my Older Member. It's not my Older Member's Older Member. It's somebody else, and therefore, for the time that I am identifying with that, then it is not my Heavenly Father, my Older Member speaking. I am not a vessel - I am a separate identity.
When Jesus tried to tell them that the Father speaks through Him, and that He and His Father are one, He was trying to help them understand this same process that we're discussing right now. And I'm so glad that it was pointed out to me and I was reminded how easily I can get off the track in that way. Now, if I am going to abide by the rules of overcoming, one rule that is addressed in overcoming is: when someone begins an overcoming task as a student of overcoming, we leave the past behind. Whatever we have been is left behind.
We see clearly that we have to go a step further than leaving it behind. We have to actually forget it. We have to be unable to remember it. If in truth when Jesus told his disciples that when you have acknowledged something and you have asked forgiveness for your separateness, that the slate is clean, it is wiped, it is no longer there. If it is no longer there, then I can't remember it. If the slate is really clean, it is not there. If I remember it and dredge it up, I bring it back, I relate to it, and for the time I'm relating to it, I am separate. I am certainly not a vessel, and I am identifying with my past. In a sense, I'm almost triggering old responses, turning on old addictions. Now that may be an exaggeration, but the possibility exists. That's the reason it's so deadly for a student of overcoming to reflect on their past or reflect on what they have gone through - reflect on their addictions.
So, serving in the function as a teacher or even if these students serve in a function as a teacher for you in the future, they don't want to know your past. They want to know nothing of what indulgences you have had. And they will encourage you to not only put it behind you, but to make a point to erase it, forget it. If you believe them when they say, "Don't identify with it any longer. It is not you. I don't want to know of it," then why should you want to know of it? I mean if my Older Member, my Heavenly Father, my Older Member's Older Memb