Jesus said to his disciples, whom say ye that I am? Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art The Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered to Simon - Blessed art thou Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven - (a spiritual communion with God). And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus Christ. Simon means "hearing". The rock being his faith in the God-given revelation. Jesus blessed Simon as a result of his inner hearing that told him Jesus is The Christ, the Son of the living God.
Jesus began to show his disciples how he must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day. Peter began to rebuke him saying Lord, this shall not be unto thee. Jesus turned to Peter and said Get behind me Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
This writing was taken from The Westminster Study Edition of The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments in the Authorized (King James) Version.
The full meanings of the teachings of Jesus have been ignored because he spoke in parables that people were not able to understand at that time. The fear complex had become too deep to conceive of a God of Love until the coming of Jesus to tell them of the One God and the perfection of man. Down through the centuries the Western mind interpreted Jesus as the Savior who came to save wicked sinners from their badness instead of understanding Jesus came to give an example of right living. The inner morality he taught is the revelation of truth. Consciousness goes beyond five-sense consciousness. Jesus was a man who reached the highest state of being called the Christ. The Christ is the name for the consciousness humankind must resurrect to hear the Word of God through an Inner Development. The idea of this kind of connection to God is difficult to understand, but we are moving closer to getting that understanding. One-sided Christianity is responsible for much that is unsound and pathological in both our national and in our private lives.
Jesus knew God is not separate from any one of us. He was a person who set himself free from the ignorance of separatism that holds humankind in bondage. Jesus gave humankind a precept and example for a happy, harmonious human existence from his complete knowing of Universal Law and the Science of Man. He was the world's only consummate scientist. Jesus lived the principle of brotherly love with scientific knowledge of the unity of man. He knew the Oneness of the omniscient Light from which all things are extended to manifest the love principle of unity. Science is the director of The Cosmic Age. Life is a process of growth and development.
Jesus, The Christ, is the Light that gives us the God Power to serve our Life Purpose. Jesus received his illumination from God alone, and because we are One Being, he is able to transmit knowledge to those who are able to receive his frequency. Each one of us is a unit of God and each one of us must do the Great Work to awaken the dormant brain cells that enable us to co-create with God by developing inner hearing and inner seeing from a higher frequency of the One Consciousness of which each one of us is a unit. This is what those unused brain cells are all about and the time has come to learn how to use more of our potential.
Dante's "Inferno" represented man's belief of an after-death punishment for his own admitted wickedness. Both "Satan" and "Hell" are the conjuring up of man's own guilty mind. The human race has unfolded to a higher stage. Love has entered man's consciousness for him to realize there is a release from self-punishment and that man alone could release himself by visioning a state of goodness instead of a state of wickedness. paradise represents a greater awakening of the soul and its final entrance into the Divine Light of Spirit.
In 1901 Richard Maurice Bucke., M.D. published a book called Cosmic Consciousness. This book is a study in the evolution of the human mind. The human mind is in the process of developing a new kind of consciousness. Dr. Bucke developed the idea of this new consciousness as a mental evolution of mankind. He prophesied Cosmic Consciousness will appear more and more often until it becomes a regular attribute of adult humanity. "Cosmic Consciousness enables man to realize the oneness of the Universe, to be free of all fears of evil, disaster or death, to comprehend that Love is the rule and basis of the Cosmos" .
Among other things, Dr. Bucke did not come to believe, he saw and knew that the Cosmos is not dead matter but is a living presence, that the soul of man is immortal, that the universe is so built and ordered that all things work together for the good of each and all, that the foundation principle of the world is what we call love, and that the happiness of everyone is, in the long run, absolutely certain.
"It is unfortunate that our educational institutions and our science are still in such infantile condition that they depend entirely upon information gained through the senses and consider it impossible to gain it cosmically through inspiration and imagination. Until educators realize that God is the first, last, an only teacher, that Truth lies in the invisible universe beyond the reach of man's senses, and that Nature always has the last word in every transaction and conclusion of man, the whole human race and its institutions will never transcend their sense-limited stage and advance to the stage of genius or cosmic consciousness" Dr. Walter Russell.
Many people believe God exists. Belief is not knowledge. There is new Straight-Knowledge that can define God as a scientific fact. The greatest scientist of our time is Dr. Walter Russell. Dr. Russell demonstrated the Father in him doing the work as Jesus demonstrated in his time when we were not ready to hear. He is a messenger sent from our Father "to give unfolding humanity the needed comprehension for taking the next transforming step in man's long journey from the jungle of sensed awareness of body to cosmic conscious awareness of the omnipotent Light of God as the centering motivating force in man"
"Man will be enslaved to the treadmill of hard labor, war, famine, and fear until knowledge of the invisible controlling universe comes to man. This can never come through the senses for they observe only physical effects of creation without being able to fathom Cause in the Creator" - Dr. Walter Russell.
Dr. Russell's whole incarnation was used in the search for the real Self. God, Himself, gave that knowledge to him. That is the way God unfolds all creating things. God gives for today that which is of today. Complete knowledge of the Creator and the processes of Creation were given to Dr. Russell in order to save humanity by the use of higher knowledge. He taught and demonstrated how to give the world a concept of God that is so undebatedly true that an atheist person or nation would be wholly impossible in a normal society. A person cannot give the initial impulse if that person does not have the inner development to receive that frequency.
In 1926 Dr. Russell tried to give his scientific knowledge to the world. He warned scientists why our thinking about the universe needs to be changed. He was not asking science to make a little change. He was asking to overthrow all of it - leaping ahead two to three thousand years from that time. Some of our top scientists - including Dr. Albert Einstein - knew he was right, but not one dared to support changes that would overturn everything we hold in our existent belief system. The Stock Market Crash came just three years later followed by the Great Depression.
Dr. Russell did not receive one letter of recognition until 1942 when he was awarded a Doctor's Degree of Sciences by The American Academy of Sciences. Dr. Russell is the father of the atomic age as he gave that knowledge to the world first. He was the first to discover the two atomic elements, Uridium and Urium (which were renamed Plutonium and Neptunium in 1934) but stressed that he would never have developed the atom bomb if science had consulted him because he had intuited a more powerful weapon of defense which would have saved lives rather than destroy them. DR. RUSSELL STATED THAT ATOMIC FISSION SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR WAR OR INDUSTRY.
In 1946 Dr. Russell was given specific instructions, but he was warned that man would not listen to the message, which tore apart old beliefs, until the world has suffered sufficiently to realize its danger. Human relations are based upon outer sensing. As we begin to base human relations upon inner thinking, we must change because mankind will have learned that what he does to others he is doing to himself.
The Message of The Divine Iliad was published in 1949. Dr. Russell died in 1963. According to his wife, Lao, he was in the process of making changes in his writings so to fully update and explain his thoughts in the context of current events but he died before his work was completed.
Dr. Russell's and his wife, Lao's work is timed to this day and age. Just as Dr. Russell explained to scientists back in 1926, our entire understanding of life will have to change. Their message is awaiting those who have suffered enough and are ready to grow from Sensed Thinking to Mind Knowing.