David Christopher Lewis Discourse (Overshined by John the Beloved)
October 28, 2016 9:00–9:32 am MDT
Teachings on the Book of Revelation
Good morning, everyone. God bless you and thank you for being with us and participating in this broadcast. John the Beloved is known also as John the Revelator, and he was Jesus's closest male disciple. He was called “Beloved” for a number of reasons. Obviously he manifested great love for God, love for Jesus; yet, more importantly, he maintained that love of the living Christ-essence within himself and modeled the same divine light that Jesus did.
John received the Book of Revelation on the Isle of Patmos, which is just off the western coast of Turkey. The Book of Revelation has twenty-two chapters, and it has 403 verses within those chapters. Numerologically, if you add the four and three of the 403, you have seven, which is a number that appears often in the Book of Revelation. The seven churches in Asia are mentioned, and these are all in modern-day Turkey.
So it is understandable that, being on Patmos, just off the coast of Turkey, John would focus on the seven churches that were close to where he was—in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, (Pergamum), Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea—and the work of initiates there. Some believe that Mother Mary passed on in Ephesus, which is the first of these seven churches, and that her grave is there. Very interesting. The seven churches also symbolize the seven paths to God through the seven rays, overshined by the seven chohans—in effect, administered by them, as the lords of the rays—from higher octaves of light.
I'm going to skip around to different concepts that are in the Book of Revelation to share what John the Beloved revealed to me this morning for our spiritual edification. We know that the seven spirits mentioned represent the seven Elohim, the creators of worlds, the great spirits who are serving at the throne of God. They are, literally, very close to God in their attainment, in their mastery, in the power that they wield of creation itself.
It's mentioned that we can be kings and priests after the Most High.1 I see this to mean that we are given the authority of the living Christ to minister and to serve as priests of the sacred fire on the purple and gold ray to assist every soul to reach her destiny, to reunite with God. So the true initiates have the authority of the kings and the commission, the sacred mission, of priests, holy ministrants, servitors, to both wield the sacred fire through the authority of their kingly lives, in alignment with the King of kings—Jesus the Christ, the living Christ—and Jesus as the great ministrant, the servitor of humanity, the Prince of Peace.
It mentions that Jesus “cometh with clouds.”2 What John said to me is that the clouds represent divine frequencies, higher radiant fields of energy that the living Christ brings to humanity in this time and any time that the Christ so chooses to descend and to emanate that light and to inculcate within the Earth these higher energy fields, these divine frequencies. So when it says “cometh with clouds,” it's not just a physical cloud that Jesus comes with; it's with what the cloud represents—this concentrated focus of energy. Some of you will remember that we used to give the Cloud Ritual with Saint Germain in The Summit (Lighthouse), and we would focus and see the concentration of light as a veritable cloud of energy. And as we focused and concentrated that light within that cloud matrix, an alchemical formula itself and miracles could ensue, because when energy is focused at that level, concentrated in a very direct way, it's amazing what can transpire.
It says that John was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.3 What this means, of course, is that he was in deep meditation, in communion with and fully within his Higher Self. We can all abide in this same Spirit through meditation by literally entering our Divine Presence through focus, putting our attention on our Presence, practicing the Presence, focusing on the light of our Divine Self. John says that we too can partake of the mystery of the Book of Revelation and all that was presented by being in the Spirit on the Lord's day. And we can do this every day; we can be in that Spirit. It doesn't have to be just on the Lord's day, which some say is the seventh day or the day of worship, the day of rest. Every day becomes the Lord's day when we live within our Divine Self.
In the Book of Revelation it mentions the twelve manner of fruits.4 I've spoken on this before, and we know that these represent the twelve virtues, or God-qualities, that we are manifesting in our daily lives as we master the initiations around the cosmic clock, as taught by Mother Mary through Elizabeth Clare Prophet. And, of course, these are God-power, God-love, God-mastery, God-control, God-obedience, God-wisdom, God-harmony and supply, God-gratitude, God-justice, God-reality, God-vision and God-victory. We mention these in the prayer in our prayer book that is our own version of “Round the Clock Protection,” which we've upgraded a little bit.5 You can utilize this prayer to draw forth those God-qualities, those virtues, into your life and partake of these twelve manner of fruits.
We had a whole class on the 144 virtues, in which we took each line of the clock and went around and focused on and meditated on the twelve sub-virtues. We did this over a twelve-month period. It was a wonderful Meru University class taught by Claire Brown, and if you haven't partaken of that, it's a free class. You can go onto our website and take that class month by month or as fast as you'd like to take it. You can do it in twelve days if you like. It's a great class to focus on these twelve manner of fruits, the virtues of God, which we are destined to manifest. How? By imbibing them within our seven major chakras and the five crystal-ray chakras: in our hands, feet and near our thymus.
It says in the Book of Revelation, “The tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.”6 What is this tabernacle of God that is with men? Obviously the tabernacle of God symbolizes the secret chamber of the heart, in which God's essence, God's very beingness, God him/herself, in quality, lives within us. God himself, God herself created this tabernacle within us, which houses our threefold flame, that spark of life within us. We all have it within us if we are created in God's image and likeness. And yet how many realize this or know this?
When this tabernacle is entered into, we are living fully within our true nature, our Higher Self, and we become immortal beings. We become ascended in the light and free, and we are made permanent in God. When we are aware of this tabernacle and we meditate, pray and emanate light from within the secret chamber of the heart, the tabernacle expands; our threefold flame expands; the housing of the threefold flame, which is our heart chakra—in particular, the secret chamber of the heart—expands; and we are able to house more energy, more divine light within our sacred body temple. So first we have to become aware that we have this tabernacle of God as a secret chamber within ourselves, commune with God within—remember, Jesus said the kingdom of God is within7—and then fully gain the mastery of our true God Self, God Presence, our Divine Self, and live within that tabernacle in eternality in our immortal divine state. This can happen gradually as we meditate, pray and commune with God within and reach that enlightened, self-awakened state of divine beingness; as we merge, through divine yoga and through any of the yogas or all of the yogas, with our Divine Presence, because the purpose of religion and spirituality is to yoke us, or unite us, or reunite us with God.
To understand that we have this sacred tabernacle of God within us, we use the geometry of this tabernacle to enter into the beingness of God right in our self. The Holy City itself is a cosmic cube; it's based on sacred geometry. We were told in the previous activity that those who joined the Church Universal and Triumphant had the white cube in their hearts. That was the symbol of our membership in Church Universal and Triumphant, which is really a spiritual church. It's a spiritual church, or movement, or organization, and it's not based on just outer organizational membership. It's based on our uniting with the living Christ consciousness inside of us.
So whether or not you were or still are a member of this outer organization of the Church Universal and Triumphant, when you have that white cube in your heart, when you are aligned with the Holy City, which is in the shape of a cube, you are godly; you are a member of that inner church. And no matter whether you have been excommunicated or told that you're no longer an outer member, too bad. As long as you live in accord with the laws of God and are in alignment with the living Christ-essence within you, you are a member of this inner church.
Our body temple is a replica of the Holy City and is created in accord with the same sacred geometry. When we went on our pilgrimage to Egypt in 2006, and I believe it was in Luxor, a heartfriend gave a wonderful talk on how the entire Luxor temple complex was laid out according to sacred geometry. They obviously knew what they were doing when they designed this temple complex. It was a replica of the geometry of the body temple. This was a wonderful talk, and it's obvious to me—and it can be something that we contemplate and meditate upon—that the Holy City is also our body temple.
So do we have to go in meditation to this place outside of ourselves to embrace Jesus the Christ and his beloved Magda sitting on the throne? We have this wonderful new video, based on a meditation which Jesus and Magda dictated at Mt. Shasta and which Lisa Delaney created a beautiful, beautiful visual for, and we can meditate on that. Yes, we can go there in our meditation to the Holy City, to any of the retreats of the Universal Great White Brotherhood. Yet ultimately we go within; the Holy City is within us.
So remember this, because all of the symbology in the Book of Revelation, which John the Revelator received from Jesus the Christ through this revelation, is there to remind us of the spiritual path, what is going on inside of us as we go through the travail, the awakening process of becoming fully clothed with light, becoming that Woman Clothed with the Sun, the soul. The Woman represents the soul, the feminine aspect of our self. We can be fully clothed with the Sun, ensconced with that divine light when we live in the light, and then we become a sun-radiant field of energy, emanating, emitting these divine light frequencies.
It says in the book, “Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”8 What are these sayings? We created a beautiful ritual, 9.016 in our prayer book, which Cheryl Bench helped with, “Victory of the Holy City: the Soul's Mystical Union with God.” We also have it as a booklet with a beautiful cover. It's a small booklet and you can keep it in your pocket, in your purse, in a backpack, whatever, and give it often. We have taken from the Book of Revelation the I AM statements and the words of Jesus, as dictated to John, which are very powerful. And it becomes a back-and-forth series of statements and affirmations with the congregants and the person leading this. Of course, you can say all of the words yourself. I believe this is one way that we can keep the sayings of this book. We have kind of codified the essence of the higher mysteries of the Book of Revelation in this “Victory of the Holy City.” And when we give this ritual, what happens? We are lowering the energies of the Holy City into the crucible, the tabernacle, of our being. We are keeping those sayings, which, to me, means we are maintaining the spirit of the living Christ within ourselves and living in accord with the spiritual disciplines of the path, the initiatic path.
It's one thing to give a ritual; it's more important, however, to live in accord with that spirit of the living Christ that John had become through his attunement with Jesus, the living Christ. It's more important that we are living in these spiritual disciplines, are abiding by cosmic law and the golden rule. The golden rule is really the rule of the living Christ—golden symbolizing the essence of Jesus, or the living Christ—which we can choose to live by.
It also says, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life.”9 So we gain the right to partake of the tree of life when we are obedient to the commandments of God. We have the right to the tree of life, and the tree of life bears these twelve manner of fruits. So when we are obedient to the laws of God, to the commandments of our Father-Mother God, we do partake of the twelve fruits of the Spirit and we may enter into the gates of the city. We may go into the city, the secret chamber of the heart, the tabernacle of God within us, and commune fully with God. We can enter through the gates, through the portals of the twelve major chakras.
We can seek God through the higher mind, through the crown chakra, through study. We can seek God through pure vision, through our third eye. We can seek God through the power of the spoken word, the blue chakra, the throat chakra. We can seek God through divine love, bakhti yoga, through our heart. We can seek God through the solar plexus, the place of the sun within us, by meditating each morning on the rising sun, with Omraam, Master Deunov, HRM and all those who teach of this ancient science of solar gazing, solar meditation, the solar sciences. We can enter through our soul chakra by being soulful with Afra, living in the light of freedom, being sensitive to the needs and requirements of others and ourselves. And we can enter in through the base chakra, the light of the Mother, by raising the kundalini, living in the state of purity. And we can also enter in through the five crystal-ray chakras, giving the Rosary of Divine Quintessence, communing with the angels and archangels of the five crystal rays and also the Elohim thereof, mastering the energies of those crystal rays, as Padre Pio and the great saints who had the stigmata did.
So there are twelve gates, twelve paths to God-attainment. And we can use them, step by step, all twelve, one after another. We can master each one in succession, and ultimately we can use any and all of them—in combination, individually or all at once—and a part of ourselves enters in through all of those gates. We don't divide ourselves into twelve to enter into the Holy City through all twelve gates, and yet in our essence we command the spiritual frequencies through our mastery of these twelve major chakras. And the totality of our self is then ensconced within the Holy City. We live move and have our being in the light of the Presence. We can commune with the Lamb and the One that sitteth upon the throne, the living Christ, which Jesus was a great representative of.
There are also the twelve gemstones, which I've talked about in the past. I gave a talk at one of our conferences. I believe it was either in Arizona or New Mexico, where I went through these twelve gemstones: jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, sardius, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprasus, jacinth and amethyst. There are all kinds of different colors. Jasper is primarily red. Sapphire is primarily blue. Chalcedony can be gray, brown, grayish-blue. Emerald, of course, is emerald green. Sardonyx is kind of a brown-red. Sardius is ruby. Chrysolite is a yellow-green, a beautiful light green. Beryl can be aquamarine. Emerald is actually a type of beryl, so it's primarily aquamarine or emerald, kind of a greenish-blue or emerald. The topaz that's celebrated on the cosmic clock and in astrology is typically orange; it can be wine-red, yellow, pale gray or blue. There are many, many topaz colors, even clear. Chryosprasus is kind of an apple green color to a deep green. Jacinth is reddish-orange. And amethyst, obviously, is violet to a deep purple-violet.
So meditate on these colors and these crystals, these gemstones. See them inside of you. See them as part of the urim and the thummim, the breastplates of the Lord, which we invoke in our prayer, 9.007. The breastplates of Aaron, the urim and the thummim, have these jewels on them. So maybe when we meditate on these jewels, we will receive inner instruction from the lords of the rays, from the five Dhyani Buddhas on the inner meanings of these crystals, these gemstones, their vibrations, their emanations.
In HeartStreams in the past we've often been given dispensations that involve a gem being embedded within our etheric body, which remains there etherically for us to use. How and why? For spiritual work, so that we can emanate light through those crystals that we've been given—whether it's a replica of some gemstone in our third eye, an emerald possibly, or another focus, such as pink roses in our hearts, et cetera. We use all of these focuses to emanate light. That is their purpose.
Another interesting concept in the Book of Revelation is that there are these souls who will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years. How do these souls—who got their victory over the beast, the mark of the beast, the number of his name—live and reign with Christ for a thousand years? They reign with Christ. Obviously this means that they have attained their liberation by manifesting the Christ consciousness. How could they reign with Christ unless they had attained Christ consciousness? This is something you don't hear Christians talking about a lot. “Oh, we'll be in heaven. But how do we reign with Christ? I mean we're on par with Christ.” The only way to be on par with Christ, equal with Christ in consciousness, is to attain Christ consciousness through union with God, through balancing karma, fulfilling dharma, balancing the threefold flame, aligning the four lower bodies, mastering the psychology and fully clothing ourselves with that deathless Solar body, or that eternal light body. Then and only then can we live and reign with Christ.
This is a very interesting concept, which I think we can meditate on. Obviously, I would love to be with Jesus, with the living Christ for a thousand years. And I hope you would too. It's a cycle; it's a long cycle: ten one-hundred year periods, or a hundred decades. Think of that, a hundred decades, a thousand years—quite a timetable.
There's a lot more that could be said about the Book of Revelation; I've only touched the surface. These are some of the things that beloved John the Beloved desired that I highlight today. One thing that you can do is observe all of the kind of downers in the Book of Revelation, the characters that are not so good—the beast with seven heads and ten horns, with crowns on his horns, who was like a leopard with the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion. And there was the dragon who gave him his power. These are characters that you can bind in the name of the living God. We used to do this in the Fourteenth Rosary in The Summit Lighthouse.
The Fourteenth Rosary is a great rosary. For a cycle I gave it every day and almost memorized it. There is a prayer near the end in which you bind all these figures in the Book of Revelation: the beast with two horns like a lamb but who spake as a dragon. That's another beast. There were unclean spirits like frogs, which contained the spirit of devils. The great whore, the mystery of Babylon the great, the mother of harlots, the dragon, the serpent, the devil, false prophet, Satan, kings of the earth, merchants of the earth, who are in alignment with all of these bad characters. And then there are Gog and Magog and Babylon itself, of course, represents, some think, New York. Others think it's the Catholic Church, the great whore. Who is this great whore? Well, it's also emblematic of many things, symbolic of many things.
So if you choose, you can give the Fourteenth Rosary and make that long prayer that binds all these things in the name of the living God. It's not always great to focus on negativity; however, when we are getting our victory over the beast, the mark of the beast, the number of his name, we do have to go after darkness and transmute it, overcome it and master it. Being aware of all these characters and figures in the Book of Revelation, which are symbolic of all kinds of things, we work to overcome and transmute them in the I AM name of God.
So that's it for today. Maybe John will come another time and share more with us. This is what he desired to share through me today. God bless you. Have a wonderful day, and thank you, Arny and Marion, for all the prayers for Canada today.
In the name of the living God, we call for the light of the living Christ to help us to understand the deeper mysteries of the Book of Revelation, the twenty-two chapters thereof, gain the mastery of our seven major chakras with the seven rays, with the seven chohans and their complements and to get the victory in this life, by God's grace. Amen. Thank you so much. Have a great day.
1. See Revelation 1:6.
2. See Revelation 1:7.
3. See Revelation 1:10.
4. See Revelation 22:2.
5. Prayer 6.002 Cosmic Cycles Clearance in Prayers, Decrees and Mantras, (The Hearts Center, 2016)
1. See The Hearts Center—Prayers, Decrees and Mantras, prayer 6.002, “Cosmic Cycles Clearance.”
6. Revelation 21:3.
7. See Luke 17:20–21.
8. Revelation 22:7.
9. Revelation 22:14.
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