Monday, November 5, 2007

Ephesians 6: Speak Boldly

Ephesians 6
1 Children (chelas, disciples), obey your (inner, divine) parents in the Lord: for this is right (virtuous).

2 Honour thy (Divine) Father and (Divine) Mother (in each thought, word, and deed); which is the first commandment with promise;

3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth (physical body, which you need to advance in the Great Work).

4 And, ye fathers (spiritual leaders), provoke not your children (students) to wrath (with your ego): but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (the Being; teach them to first serve their own Innermost).

5 Servants (of humanity), be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers (appearing to serve, but not with your heart); but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

7 With good (conscious) will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: (do all service as if it were for your own Innermost)

8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. (because Karma is indeed infallible)

9 And, ye masters (of Major Mysteries), do the same things (of selfless service) unto them (who follow after you), forbearing threatening (do not threaten or use fear): knowing that your (Inner) Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord (the revolutionary Christ), and in the power of his might (Aun).

11 Put on the whole armour of God (the Solar Bodies), that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (who is within you).

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against (inner) principalities, against (our own egotistical) powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this (psychological) world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth (in perfect chastity), and having on the breastplate of righteousness (with a clean and robust heart);

15 And your feet (your marriage) shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (the Fifth Gospel, the gospel of Alchemy);

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith (direct experience), wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts (criticisms and gossip) of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation (the illuminated pineal gland), and the sword of the Spirit (your tongue), which is the word of God (the profound teachings which you spread with your Word):

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and (consciously) watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel (without fear, without reserve, but with great compassion for all mankind, and in accordance with the instructions given by the Christ himself),

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:

22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.