(??) the season of the year where the whole Christian world will celebrate the great event. Here is the season of Advent, the coming of the greatest of all events. For were it not for this event you and I would be automatons forever and forever. So what is this great event?
May I tell you, I can tell you from experience what it is. I am not theorizing. I am not speculating. I know. I’ve been sent to tell you, so tell it I will and I must. Whether one accepts it or not that is to me irrelevant. There’s an event, so here is the story. Here, “For I bring you good news of a great joy that will be to all the people”—if not tonight, tomorrow night, but it will be to all the people, not one will be left out—“for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12). Then the shepherds said one to another, “Let us go into Bethlehem and see this thing which has happened.” And they went into Bethlehem and found just as it was told. You read this story in the 2nd chapter of Luke…though when you read it you think of something taking place here in this world. May I tell you, no, it isn’t here. You and I are here and we are lifted out of this world, a world of death, by this story. We are told it. And I am telling you what happened. It’s true, not 2,000 years ago only, but forever and forever.
Now, may I tell you, whatever man has ever done to you or whatever you have ever done to man, that was what God did to himself. This whole vast world is a play and God is acting, only acting. “God only acts and is in all existing beings or men.” And he acts upon himself. And “You must be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” So he acts upon himself… and every blow ever given to me, whether it was physical, mental, an insult, all these things when people insulted me, all these were blows necessary to make me perfect. And when I was perfect in the eyes of the one who began that good work in me, then he brought himself home. He’s only bringing forth himself, that’s all. God is forming himself in man, and when he completes the work which he began in us with all the blows of the world, then he brings it forward.
And this story of the birth of Christ is the story of God bringing forth himself. All things must bring forth after their kind, so if God be perfect, he has to bring forth the perfect being that is God. This is law, forever and forever. When he brings it forth, then he departs from this world into an entirely different age, where he is all creative. He is the creative power of the universe and he is bringing forth himself out of us, and we are he, believe it or not. And so “When the time had fully come, then he sends forth his Son into our hearts, crying Father.” When he completes the work in us, because God is Father then his Son buried in the very depths of our soul comes forward into our hearts crying to us, Father, confirming that we are God.
Now the most difficult thing in this world is to take anyone trained in the Jewish-Christian faith and bring about even a modification of these fixed ideas. Here, if I said, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” if you are a Christian, you’d say, “Yes, I believe in Jesus Christ.” And if we got into a little conversation, I would say, “Well, tell me, tell me something about Jesus Christ.” And you would say, “Well, Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” “You really believe he’s the Son of God?” “Oh, yes! Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Then we’ll start from there. I said, “Did he not tell us that he is God the Father?” and their eyes open up wide. Then you go to scripture, “He who has seen me has seen the Father; how then can you ask me to show you the Father?” I am the Father (John 14:8). That doesn’t register because they have been trained to believe he is the Son. “I and my Father are one. I came out from the Father and came into this world; again, I am leaving this world returning to the Father” (John 10:30; 16:28). But I came out from the Father and I and the Father are one: I came out from myself the Father. Then their eyes go…well, they can’t quite follow it at that moment.
I say, Jesus Christ is God the Father. “What think ye of the Christ, whose son is he? They answered, ‘The son of David.’” Then he said to them, “Why then did David in the Spirit call him Lord? If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be David’s son?” (Mat. 22:42). The word Lord, Adonai, was used by every son of his father, so referring to his father he would always say “my lord.” David called me “my Father.” Now listen to the change in tense, the 89th Psalm. It begins, he tells every beautiful thing to David…he calls David “my anointed, my chosen, the first born, the king.” He calls him everything. All of this is now, “I have found David.” Now that is something that is accomplished, that’s past—I have found David. Now he changes the tense, “He shall cry unto me”—changes the tense, it’s future—“He shall cry unto me, ‘Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’”
Then comes a break, a complete break, and David cries out, remembering all the promises, “Why hast thou forgotten me? How long, O Lord, wilt thou hide thy self from me? Remember, O Lord, the measure of life. Can a man who lives not see death? Can any soul hide itself from hell or save itself from hell?” (Ps.89:46). And the next psalm, the 90th, now, tells us the measure of that life. That the measure of a man’s life is threescore and ten, or even by strength, fourscore, and the sands of time are running out. How long, O Lord, wilt thou hide thyself from me after calling me the anointed, your chosen, your son? When will it be that I will call you Father? And man despairs…when will it be?
Well, I tell you from experience, I have been through the mill and reached the end. You’re, almost all of you, at the very end, and so if you died tonight it makes no difference. The world does not cease to be when my senses cease to register it, it doesn’t. If someone drops now, because they have gone out of my sight, it doesn’t mean that they have ceased to be because my senses cannot touch them, cannot see them, cannot hear them, can’t sense them. They are in a world just as real as this, just like this, and in this world they are just as solid as I am now before you. And in that body where they find themselves this will happen, what I’m telling you: this great announcement. When he makes the statement to the shepherds, go, go into Bethlehem, for today this thing has happened. It happens in the city of David. Well, what is the city of David? Your own wonderful skull, that is the city of David, that is Zion, this is Bethlehem…it all happens here.
And what would you find? You aren’t going to find the thing that happened; you’re going to find a sign. What happened? God was born, that is what happened. All things bring forth after their kind, so God is begetting himself. So I will tell you, this day in the city of David a Savior was born. Well, who is the Savior? You’re told in the 43rd chapter and the 45th chapter of Isaiah, “I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…and besides me there is no Savior” (Is. 43:3, 11; 45:5). Jehovah is the only Savior. So when you’re told now, “Christ the Lord”, it is not Christ anointed, it is the Lord. Translated it is Messias Jehovah, Messiah Jehovah, the same thing. He is not translating that here is something that is the Lord’s anointed that is born. No, it’s not the Lord’s anointed. The Lord’s anointed is David. He comes after. “I will tell of the decree of the Lord…he said unto me, ‘Thou art my Son; today I have begotten thee’” (Ps.2:7). This is the anointed, this is the chosen, this is the elect.
But here is God himself coming forward in man, in you, in all of us. So tell it, it is good news that will come to all the people. Everyone in this world is going to experience it…not one can fail. For, “The anger of the Lord will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his mind; in the latter days—that is, the end—you will understand it perfectly” (Jer.30:24). Now, “Be ye perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mat. 5:48). The word “perfect” is teleios, which means “the end, the latter days” but it really means “completeness.” It means “of a full statue, a full name”— when you come into perfection. God is actually beholding himself and he brings forth himself. I tell you from my own experience, God is man. Man in his sleep cannot believe it. How could God be man? I tell you he’s man. But when you stand in the presence of the risen God, it is man, infinite man. I don’t mean bigness out in space just man…the most glorious being you’ve ever seen. Infinite love, that’s God. Here, the human form divine stands before you and it’s man. He incorporates you into his being by an embrace, that’s all. He simply embraces you and you become one with the body of God. You understand these words in Philippians, “He will change our lowly body to be of one form with his glorious body” (Phil. 3:21). You actually are incorporated into that body, and you are that body, the body of God. And it is man, a man of infinite love and yet infinite power, who brought the whole vast world into being for the purpose of bringing all things into himself. As we are told, how did he do it? By the power that is inherent in himself…a power that is even able to subject all things to himself.
I do not wish this night to go beyond that. But just imagine—you who love animals, you who love trees, you who love stones—that this power is not only able to, but one day will bring all things into his being. He has become everything in this world. And don’t think for one moment the animals that you and I eat, and the trees that we cut down and build and make homes out of it, and the stones we use that they will be discarded. Nothing will be discarded! He will actually bring everything into his being. And you and God are one. And we are playing that part.
So I tell you tonight I know from experience what I’m talking about. I was told it doesn’t really matter. I was told this from on high, “You will not see it now, Neville, not now, but what you are doing now will throughout the centuries to come and the ages to come be known, all will be known.” Then I was told that three of us—and who the three are I do not know; whether they were, they are, or they will be, I do not know—but three will always be mentioned when this work is mentioned. And so it doesn’t really matter. It was definitely implied, or rather stated, I will not see it here. That my time is short and I will go. But what I have done and am doing will throughout the ages to come, unborn generations will know it. I’m telling you what I have been told, told from on high.
So I tell you it is true, every word of scripture is true, the whole Old and New Testament. So when someone hurts you and you hurt someone, may I tell you, they meant, if they meant evil against you, but God meant it for good. The end of the seed plot, the 50th chapter of the Book of Genesis, here is the seed plot. Joseph looks at his brothers and he forgives them completely for what they did. For Joseph is a prototype of Jesus. Here is this one God adds unto…that’s Joseph. All these are prototypes, coming to fulfillment in the one called Jesus, and the word Jesus is Jehovah. So he turns to his brothers…and who are my brothers?—everyone in the world. And they all sold him into slavery and hoped that he would die. He said to them, “You meant evil against me but God meant it for good. And so you aren’t condemned. I hold nothing against you,” said he.
So everything that man has ever done against you or that you have ever done against man is that which God did against himself, for God is playing all the parts. Do you say, “I am”? That’s God; there is no other God. When you say “I am”…you say “I don’t feel well”…that’s God. You’re doing it to yourself. If, in spite of not being well, you dare to assume that “I’ve never felt better!” that’s what God is then doing to himself. If you say, “I can’t meet my way in life” and then you dare to claim that “I have all that it takes and I am meeting my way in life and beyond!” that’s what God is doing to himself. It’s entirely up to us in this world. But whatever I am doing to myself, then the whole vast world must confi rm it and do it to me, and beat me beyond measure. And so, I feel weak and unwanted, feel neglected, the whole vast world must mirror that, and do it to me and hurt me beyond measure…and that is what I’m doing to myself. To awaken, I must become perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect. I do everything to myself, and the world that is doing it to me is doing it because I am doing it to myself. And then, when I awaken, I will awaken and find this story so true. I can’t tell you how true the story is. That one day, out of the blue, when you least expect it the child comes forward and you can’t believe it, this infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Now, there’s a little story told by Blake and he speaks of smiles. Now he tells us “There are many smiles. There’s a smile of love, we all know that, and there’s a smile of hate; and there’s a smile of smiles in which the two meet. They meet. But there is one smile that only once smiled can be, and it comes between the cradle and the grave. But when once it is smiled there is an end to misery.” That is the smile you find on the face of the one called “he smiles”…it is Isaac. It is the infant that comes not by nature, it comes by the forming of the unbegotten in man. When the unbegotten, who is God, is formed in man, he presents the sign that it is completed. It is the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and he smiles. You hold him in your hands and you look into this heavenly face and it smiles. You’ve never seen such a smile. Anyone who brings forth the child holds in his hands that smile. It’s a sign of what?—of his own birth. The one who brings it forward, he and he alone has been born.
So they come, the shepherds come, the wise men come, to see only the sign. They can’t see what is born, why?—because God is born and you can’t see God by coming to see the sign. “No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known” (John 1:18). So here, “No one knows who the Son is, only the Father; and no one knows who the Father is, only the Son, and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Mat. 11:27). So I can tell you from now to the ends of time—and I hope you believe what I’m telling you of the story—but I can’t persuade you to the point of conviction until it happens in you. Because no one knows who the Son is. The whole vast Christian world tonight looking forward towards Christmas, and there are a billion Christians, they believe if asked the question concerning Jesus Christ, he is the Son of God. I tell you he is not the Son of God, he is God the Father.
But, then who is the Son of God? I’ll tell you, it is David. Well, every Christian in the world would scream bloody murder, as they have to me when I tell them that. So I can’t persuade them. I must only tell it and depart. I’ve been told from on high, “They will all know it. They will all know it, so you leave it behind you. Tell it to the best of your ability.” As you will tell it, always tell it in a short little manner, they say to me. I said “they”? The Elohim…it’s a plural word, the brothers; takes all the brothers to form God. And they told me, “Go and tell it in your own short unique way. But you will tell it.” And so I’ve told it to the best of my ability and they have assured me that throughout the ages to come it has been told and they will know it.
But how to change man’s fixed idea concerning Jesus Christ…that Jesus Christ is a play, the whole thing is a play. Not on earth, how could it be on earth? Listen to these words, “It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know when he appears we shall be like him, and we shall know him as he is.” We shall be like him when he appears. Now, this is John, the 1st epistle, the 3rd chapter. Scholars are agreed that whoever wrote the gospel of John wrote these epistles. How then can someone walk this earth as the apostle John, seeing a being called Jesus Christ, who could in the epistle say, “It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him”? He’s speaking of the Father, as you’ll read it in the 1st verse of the 3rd chapter of the 1st epistle. The second verse is what I’ve quoted, but he tells you who he’s speaking of, he’s speaking of the Father. He doesn’t know the Father. Yet, in the 14th chapter of John, we are told, “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” And this is John, the same so-called author of this epistle, “It does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him.” Yet in that same Book of John, the 18th verse of the 1st chapter of the gospel, “No one has ever seen God; but the Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” You must wait for the experience, that’s what he’s telling you. That’s what he is telling you, what I am telling you now, as though he heard it as you are hearing it; that he recorded it but had not yet the experience. But I tell you from my own personal experience it all happens from within you and it happens right in your own skull, that’s where it happens. Everyone is going to have it, not one can fail. But when, no one knows. No, not even the one who has experienced it—that is called the Son—only the Father who is buried in you. For when the time has fully come he’ll bring it to the surface. There will be an eruption within you and you will know it.
So here, I tell you this night this story which is being celebrated in our world in just a couple of weeks is the grandest story in the world. It’s the true story. There is no other story, really. But while we are here waiting for it to happen, don’t despair. Apply all that it tells us concerning changing things in our world to our own, not advantage, taking advantage of another, but to our own good. What would it be like were it true? What would any lovely, lovely thing in this world? And everyone in this world will aid the birth of it. Just as they bring all the evil upon you because you feel sad and sorry, sorrowful, and all these things…and they will bring it. It’s God doing it to himself to awaken himself. Therefore, now assume the loveliest thing in this world and then let the same people instead of bringing evil unto you bring the good.
So, sleep night after night in the assumption that things are as you would like them to be in this world of Caesar. But don’t forget this glorious promise. Make that your first. And then while we’re here we’ve got to pay rent, buy food and pay all the expenses of Caesar. But don’t forget that in the story Caesar set his soldiers over the closed tomb to keep that mystery, that secret from ever rising; for if it ever rises, he puts an end to Caesar. So when someone takes a soldier and throws him into the pool, he’s throwing that which tried to hold the secret buried in the tomb. The tomb is your own skull and soldiers watch it. But in spite of their watch the stone was rolled away and the secret came out. Well, the secret is out in the world. And still they’re still trying to hold it in that tomb. So the whole vast world is watching to keep this thing away from man. You can’t!
So you are sent into the world, not publicized, but sent into the world to tell it. You tell it to the best of your ability. But I have been assured, may I tell you, from on high it has been told. It’s going to be recorded, it’s registered, and generations to come will discuss it. This little thing called Neville means nothing. Yet they did say to me, “When it is told you’ll be mentioned with two others: the one who actually told it and brought about the change, the change from Jesus Christ being the Son of God to Jesus Christ as God the Father; and David, instead of being a prophet of old, to being truly what he is, the Son of God, set up in eternity to reveal man to himself as God the Father. Well, I do not know of anyone prior to this moment who has done it. So if the other two, as I was told from on high, they’ve been recorded. But I do not know…I haven’t read it, never heard it from anyone. But I was told three, through the centuries to come, will be identified as those who really got it over to bring about the change in the mind of man that Jesus Christ in man is God the Father. And if he is God the Father, then he must have a Son and that Son cannot be Jesus Christ, it is David. “I have found David…and he shall cry unto me, ‘Thou art my Father, my God and the Rock of my salvation.’” But then will come the horrors before he cries, because “He shall cry” is a different tense. “I have found,” that’s an accomplished fact; “he shall cry unto me,” that’s future. And I am telling you he has cried unto me, “Thou art my Father” when I stood and I saw him.
And so here, I have brought it to the surface, and I know now the change has taken place in the world. Man from now on will find who Jesus Christ really is: he is his own identity, and that is God the Father. Well, if he’s father, then there must be a son, and that son is David. And so, if the world will deny it today, I have been shown from on high it is done. I have brought about the change and the whole vast world will accept it in time. I don’t say tomorrow they’ll all rush out and do it. You might have seen on TV last night, they just put Spellman into the little crypt, and they say that this holy man’s great accomplishment was he actually brought into the diocese hundreds of millions of dollars, tax exempt. That makes him a holy man. Someone else starts behind the eight-ball, as he did, and they earn a couple of million dollars by going into business, and speculating, and paying taxes, not tax exempt, and he’s simply an ordinary business man. The other one brought in hundreds and hundreds of millions, tax exempt…he’s a holy man.
Well, I’ll tell you, you believe what I’ve told you this night: Christ Jesus is God the Father and he’s in you, buried in you, and he rises in you. But he’s a father, don’t forget that. And being a father, he has to have some confirmation of father-hood and it is David. David represents humanity, the whole vast world of men. David is humanity, personified as a single being and it’s David. He calls him Father.
So you see the whole change has taken place in a small little band. And today, as it always has, when great changes take place in the world no one sees it. It takes generations for them to see the change. Then all of a sudden they will see it, hundreds of years hence. And then they will conjure a name and the name they’ll stick on it. That’s not my name, but they’ll stick the name of Neville on it, may I tell you, for I was told that in eternity. But that’s not my name. I stood in the presence of the risen One and this is the Ancient of Days. He embraced me, we became one, and he’s the God of love. Even though I told you in the deep “my name is Friday,” which is the God of love, it still isn’t Friday. It has no name; it’s simply love. That is the being with whom I am one and forever. And you are too, but you are not going to wait (??), but you will be, every one of you.
In the meanwhile, you live it fully here. Hurt no one, because you hurt yourself. If you feel sorry for yourself, you’re hurting yourself and the whole vast world will hurt you. They’ll have to hurt you. Everything that you’re doing to yourself man will do for you; and that is what God is doing to himself to awaken from this dream. When he awakens, he is God, the eternal God. There’s nothing but God. God is playing all the parts in the world and there’s nothing but God.
Now, before we go into the Silence, let me remind you that we have but two left, Monday and Friday of next week. Then we’re closed for three weeks, reopening on the 8th of January. I’m not going to send out any notices this year. It’s too short an interval.
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A: (??) 6-6-6, the Book of Revelation. First of all, six would be as a single number the number of man; but if I take the three sixes, add them together, bring them to the number nine, I’ve summarized it. It would be meaning “completeness.” After nine, you start all over again and you start with ten. So when we are told that the beast is 666 and people try to make it the pope or Rome or some other thing of that nature, just completely forget it. It’s simply man, man in his present state. And man in his present state is truly an animal. As told us in the Book of Daniel that we are wearing bodies that are the bodies of animals. Everyone is an animal, who will deny it? But you are not destined to be always wearing these bodies that are excrementitious. How could that be a body in eternity? You couldn’t conceive of wearing this forever. You will one day wear a glorious body. It’s human, alright, it’s man, but it’s not excrementitious. It is a divine body, infinite love. And you’ll overcome the fullness of the thing that is man. For 666, which will be eighteen, eighteen will be nine, and nine is the explosion. You’ve reached the end where something else is born; after this nine something else is born, a new beginning. And you will not wear these.
But the six is the number of man. On the 6th day he said, “Let us make man in our image.” So don’t let anyone tell you it means Rome or it means the pope, with his number on his tiara. Don’t believe it, it isn’t that. It simply means the fullness of man is reached; that is called the beast. Man is wearing a garment—the 4th chapter of the Book of Daniel—when the tree was felled and man became it, for read it carefully, it turns it from a tree into a person, “And let him be watered by the dew of heaven.” Suddenly, that which was brought down low becomes now a person and he remains in this animal world where the mind of man was taken from him and the mind of a beast was given to him. He plays the part of a beast. Who can deny that we all live the part of the beast? Whatever is taking place in the world, all wars, violence, stealing, all that is the part of the animal. And the three sixes would be the fullness of it. For three is simply, well, resurrection. He resurrects out of that, after playing it fully. So don’t judge any person on the outside, because you are judging yourself. You can’t behold anyone else…just you, just God.
Any other questions, please? You will experience what I have experienced. God actually became man that man may become God. If God is Father and man is God, then man is the Father. And that Son that bears witness to his fatherhood is David of biblical fame. When you see him, there is no doubt in your mind as to the relationship between you, the Father, and the Son that is David. This is the change that has now taken place in this section of time.