The following is a collection of readings taken from The Book of Daily Instruction known as YODA - Jedi Master*, which consists of the Divinely Inspired Daily Messages and Teaching from Our Lord, in "God Calling" and "God at Eventide", about how to use The Force of Divine Power, that were written down by 'Two Listeners', who opted to remain anonymous.
YODA - Jedi Master is unfortunately not yet in print, but "God Calling" and "God at Eventide" are available separately or compiled into one volume called "A Treasury of Devotion," published by Arthur James Publishing and available from most bookshops.
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The Ache of Love.
(G.C. Jan. 11)
CRY unto Me, and I will hear you and bless you. Use My unlimited stores for your needs and those of others. Seek My wonderful Truths and you shall find.
There may come times when you sit in silence, when it seems as if you were left alone. Then I Command- Command - you to remember I have spoken to you, as I spoke at Emmaus.
But there was the time in the Upper Room, after My Ascension, when My disciples had to comfort themselves by saying, "Did He not speak to us by the way?"
You will have the consciousness of My Presence when you hear no voice. Abide in that Presence. "I am the Light of the world," but sometimes in tender pity, I withhold too glaring a light, lest, in its dazzling brightness, you should miss your daily path and work.
Not until Heaven is reached, do souls sit and drink-in the ecstasy of God's revelation to His Own. At the moment you are pilgrims and need only your daily marching-orders, and Strength and Guidance for the day.
Oh! Listen to My Voice, eagerly, joyfully. Never crowd it out. I have no rival claimants, and if men seek the babble of the world, then I withdraw.
Life has hurt you. Only scarred lives can really save.
You cannot escape the discipline. It is the hallmark of discipleship. My children, trust Me always. Never rebel.
The trust given to Me today, takes away the ache of rejection of My Love, that I suffered on Earth, and have suffered through the ages." I died for you, My children, and could ye treat Me so?"
In My Presence.
(G.C. Feb. 14)
YOU do not realize that you would have broken-down under the weight of your cares but for the renewing time with Me. It is not what I say; it is I, Myself. It is not the hearing Me so much as the being in My Presence. The strengthening and curative powers of this you cannot know. Such knowledge is beyond your human reckoning.
This would cure the poor sick world, if every day, each soul, or, group of souls, waited before Me. Remember, that you must never fail to keep this time apart with Me. Gradually you will be transformed, physically, mentally, spiritually, into My likeness.
All who see you, or contact with you will be, by this intercourse with you, brought near to Me, and gradually the influence will spread.
You are making one spot of Earth a Holy Place, and though you must work and spend yourself ceaselessly, because that is for the present your appointed task, yet the greatest work either of you can do, and are doing, is done in this time apart with Me. Are you understanding that?
Do you know that every thought, every activity, every prayer, every longing of the day is gathered up and offered to Me, now. Oh! Joy that I am with you. For this I came to Earth, to lead man back to personal spirit-converse with his God.
Fruit Of Joy.
(G.C. Mar. 10)
YOU have to hush the heart and bid all your human senses be still before you can be attuned to receive Heaven's music.
Your five human senses are your means of communication with the material world, the links between your real Spirit-Life and the material manifestations around you, but you must sever all connection with them, when you wish to hold Spirit-communication. They will hinder, not help.
See the good in everybody. Love the good in them. See your unworthiness compared with their worth. Love, laugh, make the world, your little world, joyful.
As the ripples caused by a flung stone stir the surface of a whole pond, so your joy-making shall spread in ever-widening circles, beyond all knowledge, all anticipation. Joy in Me. Such Joy is eternal. Centuries after, it is still bearing Joy's precious fruit.
Your Cross Is You.
(G.C. Mar. 15)
REMEMBER, you are only an instrument. Not yours to decide how or when or where you act. I plan all that. Make yourself very fit to do My work. All that hinders your activity must be cured.
Mine is the Cross on which the burdens of the world are laid. How foolish is any one of My disciples who seeks to bear his own burdens, when there is only one place for them - My Cross.
It is like a weary man on a hot and dusty road, bearing a heavy load, when all plans have been made for its carriage. The road, the scenery, flowers, beauty around - all are lost.
But, My children, you may think I did say, "Take up your cross daily and follow Me."
Yes, but the cross given to each one of you is only a cross provided on which you can crucify the "Self" of yours that hinders progress and joy, and prevents the flow through your Being of My invigorating Life and Spirit.
Listen to Me, love Me, joy in Me. Rejoice.
Too Much Talk.
(G.C. Apr. 23)
GUIDANCE you are bound to have as you live more and more with Me. It follows without doubt.
But these times are not times when you ask to be shown and led, they are times of feeling and realizing My Presence and The Force around you. Does the branch continually ask the Vine to supply it with sap, to show it in what direction to grow? No, that comes naturally from the very union with the Vine, and I said, "I am the true Vine and you are the branches."
From the branches hang the choice grapes, giving joy and nourishment to all, but no branch could think that the fruit, the grapes, were of its shaping and making.
No! the grapes are the fruit of the Vine, the Parent-Plant. The work of the branch is to provide a channel for the life-flow.
So My children, union with Me is the one great overwhelming necessity. All else follows so naturally, and union with Me may be the result of just consciousness of My Presence. Be not too ready to speak to others. Never make yourselves do this.
Pray always that the need may be apparent, if you are to do this, and the guidance very plain. My Spirit has been driven-out by the words of men. Words, words, words. Many have called Me Lord, Lord, who have not done the things that I said.
Discourage too much talk. Deeds live, and re-echo down the ages - words perish. As Paul:
Though I speak with the tongues of Men and of Angels, and have
not compassion, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, . . . . and have not
compassion, I am nothing . . . .
Remember that rarely to the human heart do I speak in words. Man will see Me in My Works done through you, meet Me in the atmosphere of love and 'Self'-effacement. Do not feel that you have to speak.
When man ceased to commune with his God simply and naturally, he took refuge in words - words. Babel resulted. Then God wanted to do away with man from the Earth. Rely less on words. Always remember that speech is of the senses. So make it your servant, never your master.
I Make The Opportunities.
(G.C. Apr. 26)
NEVER doubt. Have no fear. Watch the faintest tremor of fear, and stop all work, everything, and rest before Me until you are joyful and strong again.
Deal in the same way with all tired feelings. I was weary too, when on Earth, and I separated Myself from My Disciples, and sat and rested on the well. Rested - and then it was that the Samaritan woman was helped.
Times of withdrawal for rest always precede fresh miracle-working. Learn of Me. To accept the limitations of human flesh is to be subject, except as far as sin is concerned, to the same conditions as man.
I had to teach renewal of Spirit-Force, rest of body, to My Disciples. Then, as your Example, I lay with My head on a pillow, asleep in the boat. It was not, as they thought, indifference. They cried, "Master, carest Thou not that we perish?" and I had to teach them that ceaseless activity was no part of My Father's Plan.
When Paul said, " I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me," he did not mean that he was to do all things and then rely on Me to find strength. He meant that for all I told him to do he could rely on My supplying the strength (The Force).
My Work in the world has been hindered by work, work, work. Many a tireless, nervous body has driven a spirit. The spirit should be the master always, and just simply and naturally use the body as need should arise. Rest in Me.
Do not seek to work for Me. Never make opportunities. Live with Me and for Me. I do the work and I make the opportunities.
See As I See.
(G.C. June 21)
O Lord, we praise Thee. Bless us, we beseech Thee
I BLESS you. I promise you release. Joy in Me. You shall be shielded from the storm.
Wonders have unfolded. Just to come before Me and stay for a while in My Presence - this must strengthen and help you.
Learn of Me. The only way for so many in My poor world to keep calm, sane, is to have the mind which is in Jesus Christ. The mind which is in Me.
That mind you can never obtain by reasoning, or by reading, but only by living with Me and sharing My Life.
Think much of Me. Speak much of Me. See others as I see them. Let nothing less satisfy you.
(G.C. June 27)
THE Eternal Arms shelter you . "Underneath are the Everlasting Arms." This promise is to those who rise above the earth-life and seek to soar higher, to the Kingdom of Heaven.
You must not feel the burden of your failure. Go on in faith, the clouds will clear, and The Way will lighten - the path becomes less stony with every step you take. So run that you may obtain. A rigid doing of the simple duties, and success will crown your efforts.
I had no words of reproach for any I healed. The man was whole and free who had wrecked his physical body by sin - whose palsy I healed.
The woman at the well was not overwhelmed by My, "Thou hast five husbands, he whom thou hast is not thy husband."
The woman taken in adultery was told, "neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more." She was not told to bear the burden of the consciousness of her sin . . .
Remember now abideth these three, Faith, Hope and Charity. Faith is your attitude towards Me. Charity/Compassion your attitude towards your fellow man but, as necessary, is Hope, which is confidence in yourself to succeed.
(G.C. Sept. 7)
The Eternal God is Thy Refuge and underneath are the Everlasting Arms. - Deut. 33:27.
ARMS, sheltering Arms, express the loving tenderness of your Father (My Father) in Heaven. Man, in his trouble and difficulty, needs nothing so much as a refuge. A place to hide in. A place where none and nothing can touch him.
Say to yourself " He is our Refuge." Say it until its Truth sinks into your very soul. Say it until you know it - are so sure of it, that nothing can make you afraid.
Feel this not only until fear goes, but until Joy ripples through in its place. Refuge. Everlasting Arms - so untiring - so safe - so sure.
(G.C. July 19)
Our Lord, with hearts full of joy we thank Thee for Thy marvellous blessing showered on us to-day and every day.
I AM beside you. Follow in all things My Guiding. Marvels beyond all your imagining are unfolding. I am your Guide. Joy in that thought. Your Guide and your friend. Remember that to Me a miracle is only a natural happening. To My disciples, to my chosen, a miracle is only a natural happening.
But it is a natural happening operative through Spiritual Forces, and therefore the man who works and understands through the human-senses only, instead of also with his spiritual-feelings, regards it as something contrary to Nature.
Remember too that the natural man is at enmity with God. Realize fully, and pray to realize more and more fully, that there is no wonder too marvellous to be with you an everyday happening, if you are guided and strengthened by Me.
My children, the children of My Kingdom are a peculiar people, set apart, different hopes, and aspirations, and motives and sense of reward.
You see a marvellous happening (as that today), happening so easily, so simply, so free from all other agency, and you wonder.
My children, listen, this has not happened easily and simply. It has been achieved by hours, days, months of weariness and heartache battled against and overcome, by a steadfast, unflinching desire to conquer "Self", and to do My Will and live My Teachings.
The frets and the worries and the scorn patiently borne mean Spiritual Power acquired, operating marvellously.
Your Loved Ones.
(G.C. Sept. 6)
YOUR loved ones are very safe in My Keeping. Learning and loving and working, theirs is a life of happiness and progress.
They live to serve, and serve they truly do. They serve Me and those they love. Ceaselessly they serve.
But their ministrations, so many, so diverse, you see no more than those in My time on Earth in human form could have seen the angels who ministered unto Me in the wilderness.
How often mortals rush to earthly friends who can serve them in so limited a way, when the friends who are freed from the limitations of humanity can serve them so much better, understand better, protect better, plan better, and even plead better their cause with Me.
You do well to remember your friends in the Unseen. Companying with them the more you live in this Unseen World the gentler will be your passing when it comes. Earth's troubles and difficulties will seem, even now, less overwhelming as you look, not at the things that are seen but at the real, the Eternal Life.
"And this is Life Eternal that we may know Thee, the Only True God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."
Learning to know Me draws that Kingdom very near, and in Me, and through knowledge of Me, the dear ones there become very near and dear.
The Way of The Spirit.
(G.C. Nov. 28)
Jesus, we come to Thee with Joy.
THE Joy of meeting Me should more and more fill your lives. It will. Your lives must first of all be narrowed down, more and more, into an inner circle life with Me (the three of us), and then, as that friendship becomes more and more engrossing, more and more binding, then, gradually, the circle of your interests will widen.
For the present do not think of it as a narrow life. I have My Purpose, My Loving Purpose, in cutting you away from other work and interests, for the time.
To work from large interests and a desire for great activities and world movements, to the inner circle life with Me, is really the wrong way. That is why so often, when, through all these activities and interests, a soul finds Me, I have to begin our Friendship by cutting-away the ties that bind it to the outer and wider circle. When it has gained strength, and learned its lesson in the inner circle, it can then widen its life, working this time from within out, taking then to each contact, each friendship, the inner circle influence.
And this is to be your Way of Life.
This is The Way of the Spirit. Man so often mis-understands this.
(G.C. Dec. 19)
Our Lord, give us that Perfect Love of Thee that casts out all fear.
NEVER let yourselves fear anybody or anything. No fear of My failing you. No fear that your faith will fail you. No fear of poverty or loneliness. No fear of not knowing the way. No fear of others. No fear of their misunderstanding.
But, My children, this absolute casting-out of fear is the result of a Perfect Love, a perfect Love of Me and My Father. Speak to Me about everything. Listen to Me at all times. Feel My tender nearness, substituting at once some thought of Me for the fear.
The Powers of evil watch you as a besieging force would watch a guarded city - the object being always to find some weak-spot, attack that, and so gain an entrance. So evil lurks around you, and seeks to surprise you in some fear.
The fear may have been but a small one, but it affords evil a weak-spot of attack and entrance, and then in come rushing despondency, doubt of Me, and so many other sins. Pray, My beloved children, for that Perfect Love of Me that indeed casts out all fear.
The Way of Progress.
(G.E. Feb. 7)
IMPRESS upon all, that growth is one of the laws of My Kingdom.
However long your span of life on Earth, it can never be too long for growth and progress.
Be ever seeking My Will for you. Not a new religion, nor the right religion, but- My Will. Then all will be well and growth will follow.
(G.E. Feb. 22)
ALL work with Me is wonder-work. God working in and through man. This should be the normal work of every one of My children's day. For this I came to Earth, to show man this could be.
For this I left the Earth, so that this should be. Can life offer anything more for you than that you fulfill in yourselves My expectations for My disciples?
Satan frustrates My plan by whispering to My followers a mock humility, in which they trace not his evil hand - "They are too weak, too small, too unimportant to do much... " Away with false humility, which limits not you but Me. Mine is the power.
The War Within.
(G.E. Feb. 25)
And he was dumb, because he believed not.
THERE is physical correspondence to faith and to doubt.
Especially is this so among those who would serve Me. For unlike others, they are not so controlled by the law of physical success or failure, but are under the direct control of the Laws of My Kingdom.
So, in many cases, you may note good health in one ignorant of Me, and ill-health in one of my followers, until he has learned the full control of the physical by the Spiritual. In his case the warring of physical and Spiritual may cause physical ill-health, or unrest.
So do not fret about the physical side, aim increasingly at control by My Spirit. Control; control; you must learn control.
To the Water's Edge.
(G.E. Mar. 4)
AS God was in the days of Moses, so is He to-day.
Responsive to the prayer of faith. Still ready and willing to make a path through the Red Sea.
Have the faith of Moses, who never faltered in his trust, even with the sea before, the advancing host behind, and no visible way of escape. To the very edge of the water he led his People.
His task was done. It was for God, His God, in whom he trusted, to act now. Moses waited for, and expected, that act. But to the edge he had to go.
How often man draws back, halts at the thought of the troubled sea ahead. To go further is useless, he says, and gives up.
Or he goes within sight of the sea, and pauses. He must go on, always as far as he can; he must do all his share. On - to the Edge of the Sea.
Learn from this a mighty lesson. Do all your work, and leave your salvation to God. To say it will be no good is not to go to the edge, and that is to miss the saving Power of God.
The waters shall be divided, and you shall walk through the midst of the sea on dry land. I have said it. I, the Lord. Have I not done this for so many in your own day? For you? Think on these things.
(G.E. Mar. 16)
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven.
THAT was the aim I set before My disciples when I spoke to them on the Mount.
That is the aim I set before you and every follower of Mine today.
To achieve this you would be as God.
To aim at less would mean an unworthy standard.
To keep your gaze on this as your standard means that your eyes are fixed on the Heights of God, always directed above the difficulties and the lower aims and desires and standards of others round you.
Light Comes. (1948)
"LORD, show me Thyself" is a cry that never goes unanswered.
Not to physical vision comes the awareness, but to spiritual insight, as More and more you realize My Love, My Power and the manifold wonders of My character.
Its Humility, its Majesty, its Tenderness, its Sternness, its Justice, its Mercy, its Healing of sore wounds, and its consuming Fire.
Man turns to books, he studies theology, he seeks from other men the answer to life's riddles, but he does not come to Me.
Is there a problem?
Do not worry over its solution.
Seek Me. Live with Me. Talk to Me. Company with Me, daily, hourly. Lo, suddenly you see.
(G.E. May 3)
PREPARATION-time is so neglected by My followers. Consequently there is lack of power (The Force) in work for Me.
To alter the laws of a country is no real remedy for ill. Men's hearts must be altered by contact with Me.
Remember the lessons I have taught you about useless activity. When most work cries out to be done, then it is truly the time- not to rush, but to Commune with Me and My Father .
Never feel strong in yourself. Know that only in My Strength can you accomplish all. No mountain of difficulty can then be insurmountable or immovable.
Christianity Has Not Failed.
(G.E. May 22)
MEN are trying to live the Christian Life in the Light and Teaching of My three years' Mission alone. That was never My Purpose.
I came to reveal My Father, to show the God-Spirit working in man. I taught, not that man was only to attempt to copy the JESUS the Nazarite, but that man was also to be so possessed by My Spirit, the Spirit actuating all I did, that he would be inspired as I was.
Seek to follow Me by the Power of the In-dwelling Spirit which I bequeathed to you. This Spirit WILL guide you into all Truth .
I told My disciples that I could not tell them all but the Spirit would guide them. That is where My followers fail Me. Dwell more and more upon this Spirit-Guidance, promised to all, and so little claimed.
(G.E. July 4)
For by whom a man is overcome ... he is the slave.
I CUT the bonds of sin which bound you to evil. With loving Hands I replaced each with my cords of Love, which bound you to Me, your Lord.
The power of evil is subtle. A cut cord, a snapped cord, would awaken your slumbering conscience, but strand by strand, so carefully, with gentleness cunningly acquired, evil works until a cord is free. Even then the work is slow, but oh, so sure, until presently the old bond I severed is binding you to evil, strand by strand.
Snap off these returning fetters. Satan hath desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat. He works with an efficiency My servants would do well to copy. He has marked you as one who will increasingly bring souls to Me.
(G.E. Aug. 8)
He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death.
THE first death is the death to "Self", the result of overcoming, of "Self"-conquest. This is gradual death.
When it is complete, the second death shall cause no hurt. For it is only the conquering Spirit sloughing away its human habitation for a better Life.
The courage My Martyrs showed was not only fearlessness engendered in time of persecution through faith in Me, and in My Power to support and sustain. It was consequent on the overcoming of "Self" already achieved. "Self", having truly died, this second death had no hurt for them.
Theirs was then the Risen Life with Me.
(G.E. Aug. 22)
MANY are speaking ABOUT Me, and they marvel that their words have no force. They are not My Words, they are words about Me. Oh, how different.
The world is surfeited with words about Me.
The world needs to see Me, not to hear of My Power, but to see it in action. Not to hear of My Peace, but to see that it keeps My followers calm, unruffled and untroubled, no matter what the outward circumstances.
Not to hear of My Joy, but to see it, as from hidden depths of security, where true Power and Peace abide, it ripples to the surface of the life, and is revealed to those around.
"I Die Daily."
(G.E. Aug. 26)
I ENJOINED that if any man would follow Me he must deny himself and take up his cross.
The denial thus impressed upon My disciples as necessary was not a mere matter of discipline, of giving up, of going without.
It was a total repudiation of any claim the "Self" might make, ignoring it, refusing to acknowledge it.
Not once was this to be done, but daily; there was to be a daily recrucifixion of any part of the "Self"-life not already completely dead.
You Can Help.
(G.E. Sept. 18)
MY followers were to save My world- by keeping My Commands, by close union with Me, and by the indwelling Power of My Spirit.
But they were to be a peculiar people. My religion which was to change men's lives, and was to be so revolutionary as to separate families and re-organize governments, has become a convention, tolerated where not appreciated.
Its Truths have been modified to suit men's desires. Its followers carry no flaming sword, they bear no Message of Love so tender as to heal every wound, so scorching as to burn out every evil. My Cross is out-dated, My Loving Father but the First Cause.
Man delights in his "Self"-sufficiency, and seeks to persuade himself that all is well. Can he deceive a loving, understanding Father, Who knows that under all the boasting there lurks fear, longings, despair?
Can I leave man so? Can I offer him Calvary, and if he will have none of it, leave him to his fate? I know too well his need of Me. You can help Me.
(G.E. Oct. 29)
THE secret of true discipleship is service in little things. So rarely do Mine understand this.
They are ready to die for Me, but not to live for Me, in all the small details of this life.
Is not this the way of men, so often, towards those they love in the world? They are so ready to make the big sacrifices, but not the little ones.
Guard against this in service for Me. Suffer little hardships gladly, overcome little proud impulses, little selfishnesses, and little difficulties. Serve Me in the little things. Be My servants of the little ways.
Miracles I Could Not Do.
(G.E. Nov. 29)
WHAT emphasis has been laid upon the wonder of My walking upon the Sea, and upon My feeding the multitudes. In the eyes of Heaven those were miracles of small importance.
Nature was My servant, the creation of the Father; and the Father and I are one. Over her and over the material world I had complete control. My acts were natural, spontaneous, requiring no premeditation, beyond the selection of a suitable moment for their performance.
But My real Miracle work was in the hearts of men, because there I was limited by the Father's gift of Freewill to man. I could not command man as I could the waves. I was subject to the limitations the Father had set. No man must be coerced into My Kingdom. Think of all that My restraint cost Me. I could have forced the world to accept ME, but I should then have broken faith with all mankind.
Your Faith Confirmed.
(G.E. Dec. 3)
"WHOM do men say that I am?" That is the first question I put to each man. My Claim, and the world's interpretation of My Mission and its culmination, must be a matter of consideration.
Then comes My second question, and upon the answer to this depends the man's whole future. Here we have left the realm of the mind. Conviction must be of the heart. "Whom do you say that I am?"
"Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God," was Simon's answer. Then, and not till then, was it possible, without infringement of man's right of Free-will, to add to that profession of faith, the confirmation of My Father, "This is My Beloved Son."
I had lived My Life naturally, as a man among men. But always with the longing that those I had chosen might have the eyes to see, the faith to penetrate the Mystery of Incarnation, and to see Me, the God revealed.
The faith of a personal conviction is always cemented by the assurance of My Father. It is that which makes the faith of My true followers, so unshakable.
A New Song.
(G.E. Dec. 6)
You are being led forth. You have crossed the Red Sea. Your wilderness wanderings are nearly over. Behold I make all things new.
A new birth, a new heart, a new life, a new song.
Let this time be to you a time of renewal.
Cast away all that is dead. Truly live the Risen Life. In mind and spirit turn out all that offends.
When Evil Smiles.
(G.E. Dec. 27)
REMEMBER that the forces of evil are always ranged against you. They know the power you can become as a channel for God-Power (The Force).
I had to conquer them in the wilderness before My Life of Healing and Helpfulness could be all-powerful.
Not by great falls but by little stumbles does evil seek the downfall of My friends. Your Mountain of Transfiguration can only come after your conquest in the wilderness. Temptations at which your whole nature would shudder are no temptations for you.
Beware the smiling face of evil, its seeming innocence, its hand of friendliness. Walk the path I trod.
You must learn "The Way" of The Force, if you are to come with me into the New Jerusalem and Age (the Sabbath Millennium) - JAH.