From the Master Jesus
Murshid Samuel L. Lewis
(Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti)
Toward the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
the Only Being, United with All the Illuminated Souls
Who Form the Embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance.
February 2, 1931
I have given you by the Grace of God, to Whom be all praise forever, that which will save mankind from his perversity, to rescue civilization from the jaws of the two dragons which have enslaved her and to open the doors upon the earth of a social order and condition which will demonstrate outwardly the Kingdom of God.
But this outer condition can never be brought about unless you adjust one with the other the differences, small or great, which divide your personalities. If the cornet and the cello are not harmonious, the flute and the violin and the piano will help harmonize them, but if they continue to emphasize differences they will be useless as instruments. So instead of being used in the concord of Heavenly music, God will have to choose other instruments for His purpose.
I have said: “And I give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in Heaven.”
I have been trying to reach many souls and they would not. If they see me in vision, instead of rendering thanks to Allah to Whom alone thanks is due, they consider themselves as specially privileged persons different from the average humanity. The result is that that person to whom I have appeared and would have appeared again has destroyed that accommodation for my coming, has removed the light in claiming possession of the light and has gone back into the darkness of illusion.
Now there are souls on earth to whom the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven are given and to speak against them or work against them is to work against me. For whatsoever ye do to the least of these, my servants, ye do it also unto me. So here is a terrible warning, I repeat a terrible warning: Just as high as I am above my servants, so is multiplied in my heart that many times the pains you cause them. You cannot escape this cosmic law and I cannot escape this cosmic law. So in the way and according to the same principle, the smallest act of kindness or gentle word is multiplied so that I become glorified with my Father. So it is, as I have repeated again and again, my own followers are the ones who keep me on the cross.
Now this morning you repeated the Invocation together and there was a purpose for you joined in prayer together. Praying together and singing together are the means Heaven is prescribing to assist humanity in its efforts for peace. But if you repeat words headless of their meaning where is your prayer?
Who are the illuminated souls? It is enough that God has chosen certain ones to be His servants on earth and that whatever they say or do, it is binding in Heaven. The Baha’is were warned and their temple has been destroyed and yet this is only a little sign. You must realize that every word of your Pir-o-Murshida is a dictum in heaven.
Suppose I told you now that when Samuel says or thinks I wish the king of Spain lost his throne—it is done, it is fulfilled in Heaven—how would you feel? Yet every such thought or action may become binding. The Holy Ones do not dispute one with another and they cooperate fully with their servants, provided those servants do not contrariwise to the Will of God.
Now of you are going to find fault one with another, God will have to look elsewhere. He has commended that you pray and sing together but if you speak apart, the effect is lot. How then are you going to bring the rest of humanity to the realization of God’s purpose? O my children, when I said “Love ye one another,” I meant: feel for each other in your hearts; be as one in the spirit. If ye love as one loving another, it is not love for love unites and unless ye have one will between you, call it what ye may, it is not love.
I should like to appear before many, I would rejoice that all would have the beatific vision but if Pir-o-Murshida says: this shall be—it is in Heaven and if she says to one “Go,” he must go. So in the Eastern part of the United States all spiritual authority is in the hands of Sundar and every word, thought or action against her crucifies me, my instrument on earth is broken.
Should Sundar fail, that is between God and herself. But if those who think they see me as one and Murshida as another and Sundar as a third, in the end they will see nothing. The Invocation is not composed of words to those people but of letters only and they have closed the door upon my face. This is and has always been the reception of Jesus Christ; the door is shut in his face.
Perhaps it shall be that in 90 days tremendous changes will begin on the face of the earth. Are you prepared? Who is prepared? But the rain falls whether the people have umbrellas or not. Noah foresaw and built the ark; now ye foresee but if ye refuse to cooperate fully you have no place on that ark. The deluge will come and ye shall be drowned. Too late it shall be for what ye have done to my servants so it has been done to me. There is one Life and he who is not with me is against me.
It is now up to you whether this place shall be a scene of prophecy or a site of destruction. It is a hope that you establish here a resting place for souls for woes are coming, the earth cannot escape, but you can save thousands just by preserving an attitude of loving kindness.
Remove all personal friendships and ties and open the door for God. You have the capacity; you have the opportunity; you have been chosen as vessels. Now is your right to action. This is both a warning and a blessing. Allah has chosen you and every hour you should have so much praise for God, the Merciful and Compassionate that you should not see the small blemishes in each personality. Even they have a purpose. Look ye each to yourselves and all to God and His Holy Ones.