I’ve read much on the crucifixion and have never been able to figure out why it happened.
HE WAS A THREAT TO JOSEPH CAIPHAS [the High Priest] WHO WAS GETTING RICH ON TEMPLE FUNDS, AND THERE WAS A SUITABLE PAWN AVAILABLE IN THE PERSON OF THE JUDEAN GOVERNOR [Herod Antipas] WHO WAS A COWARD AND WHO WAS ALREADY IN TROUBLE WITH TIBERIUS OVER OTHER THINGS. THE INFINITE SOUL CARES NOTHING ABOUT THE PHYSICAL BODY, AND WHEN IT WAS REALIZED HOW THE DECK WAS STACKED, IT WAS SEEN AS A CONVENIENT WAY TO SPEEDILY FULFILL THE PROPHESY.
What is meant by His saying He was the Son of God?
YOU ARE ALL “SONS OF GOD”. THIS MAN, BEFORE THE INFINITE SOUL MANIFESTED, REFERRED TO HIMSELF AS THE SERVANT OF MAN. THE INFINITE SOUL SAID, “I AM THE WORD”. THE INFINITE SOUL MANIFESTED DURING A PERIOD OF INTENSE MEDITATION AND FASTING, AND “THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT” WAS THE FIRST UTTERING OF THE INFINITE SOUL.
Did the man Jesus become conscious after the forty days and forty nights?
THIS MAN WAS AN OCCULT MASTER. HE WAS A FINAL LEVEL OLD SOUL.
What is the meaning of, “I am the word”?
THE LOGOS, THE TRUTH, THE ABSOLUTE, THE ORDER OF THINGS.
“Thy kingdom come, (when you hear the word,) thy will be done” — could you comment on this?
THE WORD IS UTTERED, THE WAY IS MADE KNOWN; IF YOU CHOSE THE PATH, EVOLUTION WILL OCCUR.
It makes me wonder, if evolution occurs through cycles regardless of what one does, what is the point of the Infinite soul manifesting? A lot of people quit their jobs to follow Him, and then lead useless lives. The implications are not to quit these things unless you are on the path instead of quitting your job and sitting around waiting for the “king”, and “judgment day”.
THIS WAS PROMULGATED BY A MAN NAMED JOHN, WHO HAD A SERIES OF NIGHTMARES. IT WAS NOT PLEASANT TO WATCH SOMEONE YOU LOVED DIE IN A PARTICULARLY HORRIBLE MANNER. THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE AND AN ECLIPSE THAT DAY — COMPLETELY NATURAL PHENOMENA, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. THIS GAVE RISE TO MANY BAD DREAMS IN ALREADY SUSCEPTIBLE SUPERSTITIOUS PEOPLE.
Could you comment on the second coming being in the clouds?
HE WAS WARNING THEM NOT TO EXPECT ANY PHYSICAL HELP FROM HIM. THEY COULD NOT CONCEIVE OF THE HELP IN THE ABSTRACT, AND TO HAVE TOLD THEM THAT IN TWO THOUSAND YEARS HE WOULD REPEAT THIS PERFORMANCE WOULD HAVE BEEN MEANINGLESS. BY THE TIME LUCANUS QUIRINUS [Luke] REACHED THE HOLY LAND, THE MOTHER OF JESUS WAS COMPLETELY INSANE. SHE HAD BORNE FAR MORE THAN COULD BE EXPECTED OF ONE FAIRLY SIMPLE PEASANT WOMAN.
The way I have understood the teachings of Christ, through meditation or praying, one can elevate himself to receive the word by communion with God. That is what He meant by “receiving the word of God”. That is what is meant by being “under grace” — all troubles melt away. Can I achieve this state?
YOU WILL ACHIEVE THIS STATE — WHETHER YOU DO IT THIS TIME IS UP TO YOU. YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT: MEDITATION, CONCENTRATION, RIGHT-THINKING, STUDY.
Could you explain the Sermon on the Mount. I do not understand it. We read at this point from Matthew 5:1-12 concerning the “beatitudes” — Blessed are the meek, merciful, peacemakers, they that mourn, hunger after righteousness, the poor in spirit, etc.
SUBSTITUTE FOR THE WORD “BLESSED” THE WORD “FORTUNATE”. THE EMPHASIS HERE IS ON SIMPLICITY. BY “MEEK” WE DON’T SPEAK OF COWARDICE, BUT RATHER AN INWARDNESS OF PURPOSE. THOSE “POOR IN SPIRIT” REFER TO THOSE WHO RECOGNIZE WITHIN THEMSELVES THE LACK OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE AND SEEK THIS. THIS PASSAGE IS WARNING AGAINST COMPLACENCY THAT HERALDS THE DOWNFALL, OF THE DEGRADATION OF HUMANITY. THE “BARBARIANS” CAN BE USED SYMBOLICALLY HERE AS THE MATERIALISTIC EXISTENTIALISTS WHO DENY OTHER DIMENSIONS BEYOND THE PHYSICAL PLANE AND DEVOTE THEMSELVES TO THE PURSUIT OF MAYA. THEY ARE INDEED UNFORTUNATE, IN THAT THEY INCUR MUCH ADVERSE KARMA.
ONE MUST KEEP IN MIND THE AUDIENCE TO WHICH THE MAN JESUS SPOKE, AND THE SCRIBES WHO WROTE THE ACCOUNT, BEFORE PASSING JUDGMENT ON THE WORDS. THESE PEOPLE BELIEVED IN A VERY LITERAL, VERY PERSONAL GOD WHO MONITORED EVERY MOVE THEY MADE, AND WAS FOR THE MOST PART STERN AND DISAPPROVING. GREEK THOUGHT HAD MUCH INFLUENCE ON THE MAN JESUS, PARTICULARLY EPICURUS, BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO ESPOUSE THE WORDS OF THIS PAGAN PHILOSOPHER FROM THE PORTICOES OF THE TEMPLE. THEN WHEN THE INFINITE SOUL MANIFESTED, THE LOGOS WAS BROUGHT TO BEAR IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TIMES, TRANSCRIBED BY A ROMAN TAX COLLECTOR [Matthew] AND AN EMOTIONALLY CENTERED GREEK PHYSICIAN (Luke). EPICURUS HAD A MOST PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON ALL OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE TIME, SURPASSING THAT OF THE STOIC, ZENO. THIS PHILOSOPHY WAS MADE TO ORDER FOR THE SADDUCEES, WHO ALSO APPEALED TO THIS YOUNG MAN’S SENSITIVE NATURE. THE EPICUREAN THOUGHT PATTERN IS WHAT YOU ALL ARE STRIVING TO ACCOMPLISH.
Someone then asked if Jesus really did work miracles, or if that was imagination.
THIS MAN WAS AN OCCULT MASTER. THE MIRACLES ARE THERE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BECOME MASTERS. MASS HYPNOSIS WAS NOT BEYOND THE GRASP OF ORDINARY PRIESTS, LET ALONE ONE WHO HAS MASTERED ALL OF THE MYSTERIES. EVEN MOST ADEPTS CAN PERFORM FEATS WHICH COULD BE CONSIDERED MIRACLES BY THOSE WHO WERE LOOKING ON. MANY OF THE STORIES SURROUNDING THE BIRTH OF THE MAN JESUS WERE CONCOCTED LONG AFTER HIS DEATH TO SATISFY THOSE WHO FELT THAT THE ANCIENT PROPHESIES SHOULD BE FULFILLED.
Was Jesus really conceived without sex?
OF COURSE NOT.
What was his Bodytype? It has been said he was a Martial, and that his body was perfect.
NO. THIS MAN WAS A MERCURIAL SATURN.
Does the “Occult Brotherhood” still exist? Are we better off to read the Bible or just listen to Michael concerning the new Messiah coming?
YES. THE BROTHERHOOD CANNOT DIE OUT. IT IS FAR TOO WIDESPREAD AND THE BROTHERS ARE TOO CAREFUL. THIS IS THE MOST ANCIENT SCHOOL.
THE BIBLE CAN BE READ AS LITERATURE.
Was Christ influenced by the Eleusinian Mystery religion?
NOT PARTICULARLY, BUT WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY SOCRATES AND EPICURUS, AS WELL AS THE ALEXANDRIAN BROTHERHOOD, WHICH REALLY WAS A COUNTERPART TO THE ELEUSINIAN SCHOOL.
I have heard it said that when Christ was born He was a reincarnation of Zoroaster.
THAT IS VALID.
He said in the Bible that He was Elias reincarnated.
THAT IS ALSO VALID. JOHN AND JESUS WERE BOTH FRAGMENTS OF THE SAME ANCIENT ENTITY. AT THE TIME OF THEIR LAST PHYSICAL INCARNATION, ALL THE FRAGMENTS HAD REUNITED. THIS WAS AN ENTITY COMPOSED OF FIVE HUNDRED PRIESTS AND FIVE HUNDRED KINGS.
Michael told us to study Epicurus, for a reason that Christ was much influenced by him. The problem I have here is that from what I read about Epicurus, he believed the soul and the body were one and inseparable, and there is no reincarnation.
WE SAID THAT JESUS WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY EPICURUS. HE WAS. EPICURUS WAS NOT A MANIFESTATION, HE WAS A MATURE PRIEST. THE HUMANITARIAN ASPECTS OF HIS PHILOSOPHY ARE WORTH EMULATING. THIS, BY THE WAY, IS TYPICAL OF GREEK THOUGHT OF THAT PERIOD. JESUS KNEW ABOUT REINCARNATION THROUGH THE MYSTICAL TEACHINGS OF THE ESSENES IN THE HILLS AROUND THE TOWN IN WHICH HE WAS BORN. AS AN OLD SOUL, THIS MAN WENT THROUGH ALL OF THE CONFUSION AND DOUBTS THAT SOME OF YOU ARE NOW EXPERIENCING, THE DIFFERENCE BEING THAT HE WAS ABLE TO SORT IT OUT. THE GREEK PHILOSOPHERS WISHED TO NEGATE THE CHARM OF THE “OTHER WORLD” SO THAT THIS WORLD WOULD HAVE MORE MEANING. THEY, OF COURSE, SUCCEEDED NOT AT ALL, BUT THE GENTLENESS OF EPICUREAN THOUGHT PERSISTED THROUGH THE AGES PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE SEPARATION FROM THE AFFAIRS OF STATE, WHICH IS VALID. THIS SEPARATION MUST BE MADE BEFORE FURTHER GROWTH CAN ENSUE.
I would like to hear something about the teachings of Jesus in relation to divorce: He was always so harsh.
THE QUESTION OF DIVORCE IS A TRAGIC ONE ONLY IN YOUR CULTURE, AS RELATIVELY LITTLE THOUGHT IS GIVEN TO THE SUITABILITY OF THE PAIR BONDING INITIALLY. ASSIGNING ALL OF THIS TO “PROVIDENCE” IS NONSENSE. WE ARE SURPRISED ONLY THAT MORE PAIR BONDS CONTRACTED IN THIS HAPHAZARD MANNER DO NOT DISSOLVE. JESUS WAS COGNIZANT OF THIS. THERE WAS SOME PERSONAL BIAS HERE THAT CAME OUT IN THIS MAN [Jesus], AS THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN HIS MOTHER AND FATHER WAS DOTTED WITH INTERFERENCE FROM HIS MOTHER’S FAMILY. HIS FATHER’S ONLY RECOURSE WAS TO THREATEN REGULARLY DIVORCE WHEN HE COULD NO LONGER STAND THE PRESSURE EXERTED BY AN OBNOXIOUS BROTHER-IN-LAW. JESUS GREW UP WITH THIS HANGING OVER HIS HEAD.
If Jesus’ prejudiced ideas of divorce were attributed to his early childhood, how does Michael form his ideas to set down values and judgments of divorce.
THE FRAGMENTS OF THIS ENTITY (Michael), AT THE TIME THEY WERE ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, RAN THE GAMUT OF OPINION CULMINATING IN THE OPINION THAT ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OTHER SOULS IN THE FORM OF AGAPE WAS THE GREATEST TRUTH. THIS DID NOT OCCUR UNTIL THE REINCARNATION CYCLE WAS COMPLETED. THE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS INDUCED BY YOUR CULTURE ARE SUPERFICIAL, AND ARE FOR THE MOST PART TO BE CONDEMNED IN TEACHINGS SUCH AS THIS. THE STUDENTS OFTEN GROW TO THE POINT WHERE THE RELATIONSHIPS TRANSCEND THIS SUPERFICIALITY AND TRULY BECOME SPIRITUAL BONDING, OR PSYCHIC UNION — WHICH IS WHAT JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT. HE ATTEMPTED TO DISCOURAGE RELATIONSHIPS BASED UPON EROTIC LOVE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THOSE CLOSE TO HIM.
do not understand Michael when they say that demons and hell are absurd. What do they say about the three temptations of Christ where He said, “Get thee behind me, Satan”? He drove the demons out of many people.
SUBSTITUTE THE WORD “MAYA” FOR THE WORD “SATAN”. WE DID NOT SAY THAT HELL, DEMONS, AND THE LIKE WERE ABSURD, MERELY OF YOUR OWN CREATION. THEY ARE VERY REAL TO THOSE WHO MUST ENDURE THEM. WHERE THE RUB COMES IS THAT YOU NEED NOT ENDURE THEM.
Why does Christ threaten hell fire and brimstone and casting into outer darkness? Why does He say there will be much gnashing of teeth (all the money spent on orthodontia, too)?
JESUS DID NOT THREATEN ANYONE WITH VIOLENCE OF HIS OWN MAKING. HER MERELY POINTED OUT TO THEM WHAT WAS IN STORE FOR THEM IF THEY CONTINUED TO PURSUE THE COURSE THEY WERE ON. ONE OF THE GROUPS HIT THE HARDEST WAS THE PHARISEES, WHO HAD EXTREMELY LITERAL AND UNSHAKABLE BELIEFS IN A PERSONAL, LIVING GOD. THIS WAS NOT THE EASIEST GROUP TO CHALLENGE, BUT THEY DID UNDERSTAND THREATS. THE SADDUCEES, ON THE OTHER HAND, WERE ALREADY SKEPTICAL AND MORE WILLING TO GIVE UP THE PERSONIFICATION, BUT WERE NOT WILLING TO GO TO BATTLE FOR THEIR BELIEFS. THE JEWISH WORLD BY THAT TIME WAS SPLIT WIDE OPEN AT THAT TIME BY THE OPPOSING FACTIONS. THE SADDUCEES LIKED THE HELLENISTIC INFLUENCES AND LIKED MUCH ABOUT THE ROMAN DOMINION: BESIDES THEY HAD NO DESIRE TO ROCK THE BOAT. THE PHARISEES, ALTHOUGH CERTAINLY NOT AS OPPOSED AS THE ZEALOTS AND THE ESSENES, DID RESENT THE MERE PRESENCE OF OUTSIDERS IN THEIR MIDST. THEY FELT RITUALLY UNCLEAN FROM THE DAILY CONTACT WITH UNCIRCUMCISED HEATHENS, AND FOR THEM, THE PRESENCE OF SO MANY OUTSIDERS WAS AN ANNOYANCE AND THEY RESENTED IT. THEY ALSO CONSIDERED IT A BAD INFLUENCE ON WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN. ROMAN LADIES OFTEN ACCOMPANIED THEIR HUSBANDS INTO BATTLE AND TO THE PROVINCES.
How old was Christ when He left His body?
HE WAS BORN SIX YEARS BEFORE THE COMMON ERA. HE DIED MARCH SEVENTEENTH IN THE THIRTY-THIRD YEAR OF THE COMMON ERA. (So He was 39.)
SOURCE: Michael Teachings Transcripts