We laud this master who conveyed to the world the virtues to which every son and daughter may aspire through divine grace. “For what one man can do, all men can do” was a watchword for Mark.
In reviewing a series of introductory teachings10 of this messenger of the Universal Great White Brotherhood, in a first lesson published by Summit University Press, we learn that constancy is a prerequisite virtue for any serious student on the Path to Personal Christhood.
Through many embodiments─some as celebrated historical figures, others as individuals never recorded by the world’s historians, Mark’s soul persevered in the virtue of constancy. As recounted by Elizabeth, his co-messenger and wife, shortly after his passing in 1973, she relates that Mark, now the Ascended Master Lanello was among the bodhisattva volunteers who had come to Earth “to rescue the children of God from the darkness and deception of the fallen ones who had departed from the Lord through disobedience to the Law of the One."11
He remained true to that mission through all the ups and downs of countless incarnations on Earth and even in other worlds. Of his final embodiment as Mark L. Prophet from which he ascended, we are told:
“I exhort you, O chelas of the will of God, to realize that the door to heaven stands wide open because your messenger and mine has opened it, not only for himself but for you and all mankind.”12
Cosmic Consciousness—the Ascension as the Goal of Life
Not long after Elizabeth first met Mark in Washington DC, Mark shared with her the plan their sponsoring masters had for them and their combined ministry. Once Elizabeth received sufficient training and passed certain initiations, she was to receive an anointing from the Master Saint Germain. And after a certain number of years Mark would transfer the mantle and authority he wore as messenger for the Great White Brotherhood to her.
And so, Mark told his wife-to-be that he was destined to make his transition relatively soon. Their time (physically) working together would be short.
In order to deliver messages from the ascended masters and other cosmic beings, Mark was drawn up into congruency with their exalted consciousness. In that mind-meld state of oneness, he was made aware of what it is like to gaze through the eyes of an ascended being. Once he experienced this state, there was to be no other goal in sight other than to attain that consciousness permanently.
And as his attention spanned the horizon, he perceived that once he himself became an ascended master he could touch the lives of many more souls coming into embodiment through this highest expression of giving his heart’s love to those residing on Earth.
Before that time was to come, he knew Elizabeth and he had much to accomplish. In assessing their combined contributions to the great cause of the Brotherhood from our vantage point today, we can acclaim that the true teachings of Jesus Christ and of every teacher sent from God as a wayshower have been preserved through the mission victoriously accomplished by these “Two Witnesses."13
The Office of the Two Witnesses
And suddenly, the day Mark had foretold arrived. Suffering from a massive stroke, Mark lay immobile on a hospital bed. Elizabeth keeping the vigil at her husband's bedside, watched as Mark’s soul ebbed away from the physical body. She beheld his soul rising and reuniting with his ascended light body. The light of his soul had exceeded the capacity of the lower vehicles to anchor that light in mortal form.
And so Mark, from his ascended state, would hold the balance for the mission of the Two Witnesses, while Elizabeth continued to teach and publish, vested with the mantle of the Lord fully upon her.14
In a book Elizabeth wrote and published through The Summit Lighthouse, we learn that the scriptural reference to the “Two Witnesses” refers to a holy office in the spiritual hierarchy.15 It is the desire of the ascended hosts to always have their representatives in embodiment who are working closely with the heavenly hosts to guide and protect humankind in their ongoing spiritual development.
It is the function of the messenger(s) working in this holy office of the “Two Witnesses” to help bridge the gap between the higher cosmic realms and mankind.16
Mainstream Christianity religious authorities have yet to acknowledge the spiritual role Mark and Elizabeth Prophet performed, yet the legacy of the Prophets is archived in the Book of Life and in the lives of those whom they touched and who have taken up their calling to enter the path of personal Christhood outlined in their teachings.
Their achievement as preeminent representatives of the Office of the Two Witnesses is amply attested to in the following ways:
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The Continuity of the Messengership—The Torch Is Passed! Lanello’s New Dispensation
On September 27, 2004 the Ascended Master Lanello began dictating a series of inspired messages to a new amanuensis-in-training, David Christopher Lewis. David had been a devoted follower and staff member in The Summit Lighthouse since 1975. Now, the masters wished to use him to launch a new release of inspired teachings.
David was to receive messages from Lanello for 33 consecutive days as a test of his dedication and proficiency as a messenger apprentice. If David was successful in receiving all 33 messages, Lanello would inaugurate a new dispensation granted by the spiritual hierarchy, received by himself and the Ascended Master El Morya.
David completed this assignment and shortly thereafter The Hearts Center Community movement began.
That was in 2005. And today we are able to experience an ever-growing number of messages from masters, archangels, Elohim, Buddhas and cosmic beings, which we call our HeartStreams. Please refer to the HeartStreams Library in the module to the right. You will find a complete archive of Lanello’s messages featured in audio, video, and some in transcript format.
Command Ye Me! The Call to the Messengers Ascended
After the passing of Elizabeth in 2009, and her subsequent ascension, she now serves with Lanello in heaven. Together, they are hierarchs of illumination working closely with students and aspirants intent on making spiritual progress.
With six other ascended masters. Lanello and Clare de Lis (Elizabeth’s ascended name) sponsor our Hearts Center dispensation. Lanello with his Clare de Lis invite you to acquaint yourself with our Holy Spirit inspired community!. Let’s discover together under their watchful gaze the joyful mysteries of God!
Now you too can shake the hand of Lanello as he welcomes you on this trek upwards in light, love and levity!
You might be surprised as to how much daily guidance these beloved ones impart to those supporting the work of God on Earth..
Lanello, as the “Ever-Present Guru” has promised to walk and talk with us each day. Anytime we are faced with a challenge or a problem, he invites us to write a letter to him and ask for his guidance. The master never fails.
“Dear ones, meditate on us and we will assist you. Call to us and we will be there. Frame your need in the context of the greater need of the Brotherhood, in some way fulfilling our need to raise a planet and its people, and then we will help meet those needs in a most tangible way.”18
More recently, we have received a consoling yet emboldening HeartStream from the Master. In this excerpt, he cajoles us to realize how important our individual efforts and personal victories are in contributing to the collective victory of all. He says:
“I have sought guidance from Jesus and Kuthumi for you individually, dearest ones. And these great mentors and World Teachers have offered me insights into higher psychological work that will, I pray, afford you entrée into deeper mindfulness with the Buddhas, higher awareness with the chohans and the lords of light. Therefore if you would have me as your personal mentor, in addition to your other sponsoring masters, I will see to it that there will be a greater fire manifested through your conscience to keep you on spec toward what must be fulfilled and self-realized day after day, year after year for you to come to that point where you will choose to ascend and thereby be a greater blessing to all mankind.
"…[R]emember, I am with you—even as Jesus is with you—as your magnanimous heart-man, as your Ever-Present Guru, to encourage you, to cherish you and to inspire you to be your best, your brightest, your most beautiful. I see you fulfilled in God, now and always. Thank you.”19
1. Elizabeth Clare Prophet; in The Hearts Center activity known as Ascended Lady Master Clare de Lis.
2. John 16:13; also John 14:26.
3. John 1:9.
4. Proverbs 16:25.
5. Hebrews 9:27.
6. I Cor. 15:26.
7. Mark L. Prophet.,Ashram Notes--El Morya (The Summit Lighthouse, 1958, 1990).
8. Mark L. Prophet , Elizabeth Clare Prophet.The Science of the Spoken Word (Summit University Press, 1965).
9. Lectures by Mark Prophet from the audio series, Sermons for a Sabbath Evening and Discourses on Cosmic Law (The Summit Lighthouse, 1972).
10. Keepers of the Flame, Lesson 1 (The Summit Lighthouse).
11. Mark L. Prophet, Cosmic Consciousness (Summit University Press,1962), 252-253.
12. Ibid., xiv of Introduction.
13. Revelation 11:3.
14. Daniel 12:5.
15. Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Sanat Kumara the Opening of the Seven Seals, (Summit University Press, 1979), 183.
16. Prophet, Cosmic Consciousness, 245.
17. #9 of original 33 HeartStreams by Lanello through David Christopher Lewis, October 5, 2004.
19. HeartStream by Lanello through David Christopher Lewis, April 25, 2018, Livingston Sanctuary of the Heart, Livingston, Montana.