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Chapter 23 (v.1) - By Their Fruits You Will Know Them

Submitted: August 20, 2018

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By Their Fruits You Will Know Them

St. Matthew 7:16-20 is relevant here: ‘You will know them by their fruits. Do they gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? So, every good tree bears good fruit; but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit; neither can a bad tree bear good food. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and cast into the fire. Thus by their fruit you will know them.’ The fruits of our actions in this world speak for themselves; they reveal whether we are a good tree or a bad one. It takes utter honesty with ourselves to establish whether we can genuinely be counted as belonging to the good trees. If so, we are likely to be spiritually mature enough to be among those who will be allowed to go forward into our new world.

As mentioned earlier, there will be no judgement day. We shall always be our own judge and jury and it is everybody’s own task on this level of life to regularly assess whether we are doing all we can to make our world a better place to live in, not just for ourselves but for all. If we insist on predominantly sending the lower emanations of our earthly self into our world, our vibrations will remain as dense as those of the physical manifestations of Mother Earth, i.e. matter. The more we follow our inner guidance to bring forth the higher and highest qualities of our Christ Self, the finer and higher our vibrations become. This will continue until they have risen to Its level; and that’s what it means to be one with God.

St. Paul’s epistle to the Galatians 5:22-23 shows that the requirements of the human soul on the spiritual pathway have remained unchanged over the ages: ‘But the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control.’ We are in this life to bring forth and practise our Christ-like qualities, most of all gentleness and kindness to all creatures. And because every cell and atom of physical matter is imbued with God’s life force, inanimate objects deserve to be dealt with in like manner. The more we treat everything that is in our lives this way, whilst ensuring that in every encounter we act with honesty, loyalty and integrity, the more Christ-like we become and our energies cannot help being purified and refined.

Universal laws see to it that the more love and goodwill we project and give out to our world, the more of it must return, until finally the shadows of all our past misdeeds have been dissolved, all Karma has been redeemed by us and we are fully one again with God. To develop all the qualities that enable the human soul to return to this state is the bliss it has been sent out into the world, from the very moment of its release from God.

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